Amphibians and Reptiles of Montana
Mountain Press Pub., 2004 - Amphibians - 262 pages
Ribbeting, hissing, and rattling, 31 known species of amphibians and reptiles call Montana home. This book provides complete, basic information about all of them. With descriptions, color photographs, and eight identification keys (including egg an larval stages), this comprehensive field guide allows both the layperson and the professional to confidently identify Montana's frogs, toads, salamanders, turtles, lizards, and snakes. Find out where and when to look for these often reclusive critters; what their calls sound like; which ones really mean it when they bite; how each species hunts, breeds, eludes predators, and overwinters; when they shouldn't be disturbed; how to handle them; and why populations in some places are dwindling and what you can do about it. Includes 213 color photographs, 78 line drawings, 41 maps, 4 tables, 3 appendixes, bibliography, glossary, species checklist, and index.
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