A Field Guide to Reptiles & Amphibians: Eastern and Central North America
This newly designed field guides features detailed descriptions of 595 species and subspecies. The 656 full-color illustrations and 384 drawings show key details for accurate identification. More than 100 color photographs and 333 color photographs and 333 color distribution maps accompany the species descriptions.
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adults amphibians anal appearance areas band belly blotches blue body bordered broad carapace colonies costal dark brown dark spots divided dorsal EASTERN edges extends extr females fields Florida FROG genus gray green grooves ground color Gulf habitats hatching head head-body IDENTIFICATION isolated keeled lack lateral legs length less light light stripes LIZARD lower males markings Mexican Mexico middorsal MOUNTAIN narrow neck normally North NORTHERN occur orange pale pattern pigment plain plastron PLATE Prairie races RANGE Rat Snake record reddish region reptiles ridges River rows SALAMANDER scales scutes shell side SIMILAR SPECIES single Skink smooth snout sometimes southern specimens spring streams stripe strongly subspecies tail Texas throat Toad toes TURTLE upper usually variable variation varies ventral WATER SNAKE Western yellow yellowish Young