A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003 - Nature - 533 pages
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This third edition covers all the species of reptiles and amphibians found in western North America. More than 650 full-color paintings and photographs show key details for making accurate identifications. Up-to-date color range maps give species' distributions. Important information on conservation efforts and survival status rounds out the detailed species descriptions.
  

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Review: A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians (Peterson Field Guides #16)

User Review  - Dav - Goodreads

Bought a copy for this to keep around for nature trips. So now when my daughter captures a frog (or maybe that's a toad?) we can try to figure out what species it is. Also wanted to read up on what ... Read full review

Review: A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians (Peterson Field Guides #16)

User Review  - Ken-ichi - Goodreads

Pretty much the standard guide for western herps. Pretty good overall, good illustrations and maps, a bit light on the natural history but it's meant for the field. Sturdy binding, despite thickness. Read full review

Contents

Map oj Area Covered ii
Introduction I
Making Captures i 5
Identification Keys 25
PLATES
35
SPECIES ACCOUNTS
Frogs and Toads i 99
Turtles 246
Lizards 263
Snakes 340
Baja California Endemics
Amphibian Eggs and Larvae 433
Range Maps 464
Gossary 508
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Robert C. Stebbins is Emeritus Professor of Zoology and Emeritus Curator in Herpetology, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of numerous books, includingA Field Guide to Western Reptiles and AmphibiansandA Natural History of Amphibians.

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