The Reptiles and Amphibians of Alabama
The Reptiles and Amphibians of Alabama is the only comprehensive book about the state's 182 species and subspecies of snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, and salamanders. Generously illustrated, it contains photographs and range maps for each species, showing the specific locality from which each specimen on record was collected. The text includes keys, detailed descriptions, accounts of habitats and life histories, remarks and variations and ecological disturbances, as well as general information on such topics as collecting and care in captivity. This book is an essential guide for herpetologists of all ages.
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Taxonomic Keys to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Alabama
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adult Alabama distribution Alabama is indicated Amphiuma approximately the known aquatic attaining a maximum author examined specimens Baldwin County bama blotches breeding brown carapace Circles are literature conspicuous Covington County dark spots dorsal dorsal scale dorsum eastern eggs Fall Line fasciata females Florida genus gopher tortoise Graptemys gray ground color habitats Habits head Hyla indicated by hatching juveniles keeled known range Lampropeltis Lee County light stripe literature records believed lizards longitudinal Lower Coastal Plain Macon County males map depicts approximately maximum total length Mobile County Natrix Necturus nest northern occur statewide occurs in Alabama plastron ponds populations presumed range Pseudemys Rana range in Alabama Red Hills region salamander scales scutes skink small map depicts Snake Description snout snout-vent length Solid symbols indicate southern species Sternotherus minor streams subcaudal subspecies symbols indicate localities tail Tennessee River toad treefrog usually venter ventral water snake yellow yellowish