- By Joseph T. Collins Isabelle Hunt Conant Tom R. Johnson Roger Tory Peterson

A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians: Eastern and Central North America

  • Title: A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians: Eastern and Central North America
  • Author: Joseph T. Collins Isabelle Hunt Conant Tom R. Johnson Roger Tory Peterson
  • ISBN: 9780395904527
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians Eastern and Central North America This newly designed field guides features detailed descriptions of species and subspecies The full color illustrations and drawings show key details for accurate identification More than

    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.

    1 thought on “A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians: Eastern and Central North America

    1. plates are too dark and indistinct and range-based species selection is odd. It covers species almost to the west coast but not quite all the way

    2. A decent field guide on reptiles and amphibians. This field guide covers the eastern and central North American reptiles and amphibians (crocodilians, turtles, lizards, amphisbaenians, snakes, salamanders, toads, and frogs.

    3. Not my favorite field guide, but there are few Reptile and Amphibian guides out there. The description of Mudpuppies is slightly offensive to the southerner. "but southerners, not to be outdone in coining colorful names, refer to it and all its relatives as "waterdogs." Throughout much of Dixieland, "mudpuppy" is also used by contry folk" Is any of the elaborate discription necessary? How about "In the south, it is commonly referred to as a "waterdog."Aside from that, an ok field guide. Slightly [...]

    4. This is a very comprehensive field guide to Eastern/Central North America reptiles and amphibians. My only recommended suggestion (common to many of the Peterson Field Guide series) is that I wish the range maps were included with the species rather than being separate in the back of the book. However, this guide is extremely helpful for field identification. I have used it mostly in Florida, but I have found it helpful as far west as Big Bend National Park in Texas.

    5. This has a different cover than the version I have.I read this book all the time when I was growing up, hoping I could tell which snakes we would have to avoid while on vacation in Florida and the like. Still one of my favorites!!

    6. love it love it love it. All that information on all those southern endemics! Biogeography the same as the plants!I've known this book since its first edition. It just keeps getting better arguably the best of all the Peterson field guides.

    7. Useful book for identifying all those creatures you run into in the backyard and out in the National Parks. Good photographs and descriptions. Regional maps are at the back.

    8. This field guide was actually first published in 1958, and has been continuously updated since then. Any field herper in their right mind should have this in their collection.

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