A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians: Field Marks of All Species in Western North America, Including Baja California
Houghton Mifflin, 1985 - Nature - 336 pages
This guide describes 244 species plus 260 subspecies, including the key features needed to indentify them. The 600 illustrations show details of anatomy, reproduction, scale arrangement, and life stages. Full range information is given in 200 maps.
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adults amphibians Ariz Baja Calif Baja California bands belly blotches blue bluish body breeding Canyon Carapace chiefly Clutch Coast costal grooves creosote bush crossbands dark brown dark spots desert Dorsal scales dorsal stripe dusky Eats insects eggs enlarged eyes female flecks folds GARTER SNAKE Gecko grassland gray greenish ground color habitats head hind Identification KINGSNAKE laid lengthwise Leopard Frog light Male markings middorsal stripe mottled mountains Narrow-mouthed Toad neck Northern Leopard Frog olive orange Pacific Pacific Treefrog pale parotoid glands patches pattern Plains Range RATTLESNAKE rear reddish reptiles rocks rocky Santa scale rows Scales smooth Sea level side Sierra Similar species SKINK Slender Salamander snout sometimes Sonoran Spadefoot Spiny Lizard Spotted Whiptail streams Subspecies supraoculars tail Tailed Frog throat Toad toes Treefrog turtles underside upper labials usually ventral Western whitish woodland yellow yellowish Young