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Books & Articles by Brian Bush

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1981 Reptiles of the Kalgoorlie-Esperance Region Produced by Snakes Harmful & Harmless, Stoneville, WA. (2004 facsimile reprint)

1982 Suggestions for improving the conservation of W.A. herpetofauna. S.A. Herp. Group News.

1982 Snakes don't eat carrion, fact or fallacy? S.A. Herp. Group News.

1983 Diurnal or Nocturnal? S.A. Herp Group News.

1983 Please don't tell my son some snakes are harmless! S.A. Herp. Group News.

1983 Notes on reproductive behaviour in the tiger snake (Notechis scutatus). West. Aust. Nat. 15 (5): 112.

1983 Notes on reproduction in captive Menetia greyii (Lacertilia: Scincidae). West. Aust. Nat. 15 (6): 130.

1983 A record of reproduction in captive Delma australis & D. fraseri (Lacertilia: Pygopodidae). Herpetofauna 15 (1): 11.

1984 Male/male combat in the Western Banjo Frog Limnodynastes dorsalis (Gray). Herpetofauna 15 (2): 43.

1984 Seasonal aggregation behaviour in a mixed population of legless lizards, Delma australis & D. fraseri. Herpetofauna 16 (1): 1.

1985 Identification Key to the Snakes of the WA Goldfields & Adjacent Areas. Regional Herp L. 1.

1985 On the snake Pseudechis butleri with a description of a colour variant from the Eastern Goldfields. West. Aust. Nat. 16 (3): 53.

1985 The amateur herpetologist in W.A. RKA News 6 (4).

1985 On the captive maintenance of the Desert Banded Snake. RKA News 6 (6).

1987 Identification Key to the Snakes of the Perth Area. Regional Herp L. 2.

1987 Cannibalism and lizard predation in skink lizards. Herpetofauna17 (1): 12.

1987 The movement of reptiles in mulga fenceposts with records from Esperance, Western Australia. West. Aust. Nat. 16 (8): 171.

1988 An unsuccessful breeding record for the Western Carpet Python, Morelia spilota imbricata. Herpetofauna 18 (1): 30.

1989 Polymorphism in captive bred siblings of the snake, Pseudonaja nuchalis. Herpetofauna 19 (20): 28.

1989 Ontogenetic colour change in the Gwardar, Pseudonaja nuchalis. West. Aust. Nat. 18 (2): 25.

1991 (with Browne-Cooper & Maryan) Some suggestions to decrease reptile roadkills in reserves with emphasis on the WA wheatbelt. Herpetofauna 21 (2): 23.

1992 Glue Traps: an appraisal of their use in residential areas of Perth, Western Australia. Herpetofauna 22 (1): 12.

1992 Some records of reproduction in captive lizards and snakes. Herpetofauna 24 (2): 19-21.

1994 Problems with successful double clutching in captive gwardars, Pseudonaja nuchalis (Serpentes: Elapidae). Herpetofauna 24 (1): 2-5.

1995 Captive reproduction in Pseudechis australis (Serpentes: Elapidae) from Western Australia, and notes on other Pseudechis species.Herpetofauna 25 (1): 30-32.

1995 Australia's venomous snakes: the modern myth or are you a man or a mouse? Monitor 7 (1): 12-18.

1995 Reptiles and Frogs of the Perth Region. UWA Press, Perth 226 pp.

1996 The dugite or spotted brown snake Pseudonaja affinis. Herpetofauna 26 (2): 22-34.

1996 On snake fangs: grooved or hollow? WASAH Newsletter No. 8: 5-6

1997 Is conservation justified or just humans opposing change? WASAH Newsletter 10: 7-8.

1997 Captive reproduction in the carpet python, Morelia spilota imbricata, including an exceptional fasting record of a reproductively active female. Herpetofauna 27 (2): 8-12.

1997 The Western Swamp Turtle (Pseudemydura umbrina): a radical conservation plan. WASAH Newsletter No. 11: 11-13

1997 Snake removal from private property in the Perth metropolitan area. WASAH Newsletter No. 13: 11-13.

1998 Results don’t happen over night! (Pseudechis butleri), WASAH Newsletter No. 15: 5.

1999 Excrement eating (coprophagy) in the Australian Mulga Snake (Pseudechis australis). WASAH Newsletter 19: 15.

2000 Inclusion body disease (IBD) in pythons: a reminder of the importance of quarantine. WASAH Newsletter 21: 11-12

2001 Taxonomic contributions in the 'amateur' literature: comments on recent descriptions of new genera and species by Raymond Hoser. Co-authored with W. Wuster, J.S. Keogh, M. O'Shea & R. Shine. Litt. Serp. 21 (3): 67-91.

2002 Herpetofauna survey of Maralla Road bushland. Co-authored with Brad Maryan, Robert Browne-Cooper. West. Aust. Nat. 23 (3): 197-205.

2003 Lääne-Austraalia on mõnus paik roomajatele 1. Rästik “The Adder” Herp Mag., Estonia.

2003 Lääne-Austraalia on mõnus paik roomajatele 2. Rästik “The Adder” Herp Mag., Estonia.

2004 Snakes and Snakelike Reptiles of the WA Pilbara & Goldfields - A Guide to their identification and medical significance for industry in remote regions of Western Australia. Co-authored with Brad Maryan. Published by Snakes Harmful & Harmless, Stoneville, WA ISBN 0 646 43709 7

2004 Cross reactivity between venomous, mildly venomous and nonvenomous snake venoms with the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories Venom Detection Kit. Co-authored with G. Jelinek, C. Tweed, D. Lynch, T. Celenza and N. Michalopoulos. Em. Med. Aust. 16: 459-464.

2005 Snakes and Snakelike Reptiles of the WA Kimberley - A Guide to their identification and medical significance for industry in remote regions of Western Australia. Co-authored with Brad Maryan. Published by Snakes Harmful & Harmless, Stoneville, WA ISBN 0 646 44936 2

2006 Snakes and Snakelike Reptiles of Southern Western Australia - A Guide to their identification and medical significance for outdoor workers. Co-authored with Brad Maryan. Published by Snakes Harmful & Harmless, Stoneville, WA ISBN 0 646 46440 X

2007 Rediscovery of Aprasia rostrata on the Montebello Islands, Western Australia. Co-authored with Brad Maryan. West. Aust. Nat. 25 (4): 247-251.

2007 Reptiles and Frogs in the Bush: Southwestern Australia. Co-authored with Brad Maryan, Robert Browne-Cooper & David Robinson. Published by UWA Press, Nedlands, WA. ISBN 978 1 920694 74 6

2010 Field Guide to Reptiles and Frogs of the Perth Region. Co-authored with Brad Maryan, Robert Browne-Cooper & David Robinson. WA Museum, Perth 185 pp.

2011 Field Guide to Snakes of the Pilbara Region. Co-authored with Brad Maryan. WA Museum, Perth 112 pp.

2013 Perseverance Prevails: Captive Reproduction in the Spotted Mulga Snake (Pseudechis butleri). Scales & Tails Issue 29, May: 29-32.

2013 Interview with a legend. Scales & Tails Issue 30, August: 42-46.

2013 Morphological and molecular assessment of Aprasia fusca and A. rostrata (Squamata: Pygopodidae), with a description of a new species from the Lake MacLeod region, Western Australia. Co-authored with Brad Maryan and Mark Adams. Records WA Museum 28: 144-163.

2014 Posing in the Pilbara. Scales & Tails Issue 35, May: 4-11.

2015 The Hunt for the Western Desert Taipan. Scales & Tails Issue 42, July: 4-12.


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