Amphibians and Reptiles of New Mexico / Edition 2

Amphibians and Reptiles of New Mexico / Edition 2

by William G. Degenhardt, Charles W. Painter, Andrew H. Price
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826338119

ISBN-13: 9780826338112

Pub. Date: 02/15/2005

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

Amphibians and reptiles thrive in New Mexico's many landscapes and varied environments. In all, the state has 123 species, an assemblage of 3 salamanders, 23 frogs and toads, 10 turtles, 41 lizards, and 46 snakes. In this comprehensive guide, each species is presented in a color photograph and its distribution shown on a map. Technical art supplements,

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Amphibians and reptiles thrive in New Mexico's many landscapes and varied environments. In all, the state has 123 species, an assemblage of 3 salamanders, 23 frogs and toads, 10 turtles, 41 lizards, and 46 snakes. In this comprehensive guide, each species is presented in a color photograph and its distribution shown on a map. Technical art supplements, identification keys, and line art complement family descriptions. For each species, the following is provided: type, distribution, description, similar species, systematics, habitat, behavior, reproduction, food habits, and references.

The detailed descriptions add to our knowledge about the region's herpetofauna, which will aid students, herpetologists, and resource managers. The book is also of great benefit to non-specialists, including casual hikers, since the authors write in accessible language that makes for easy identification of species.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826338112
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
02/15/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
507
Sales rank:
1,388,325
Product dimensions:
(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents

A physiographic sketch of New Mexico1
A brief history of herpetology in New Mexico7
A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles11
A key to the tadpoles and salamander larvae15
A key to the salamanders17
A key to the toads and frogs31
A key to the turtles93
A key to the lizards125
A key to the snakes251
Amphibians and reptiles of questionable occurrence in New Mexico359
List of scientific and common plant names used in the text363
List of museum symbolic codes365
Conversion table431

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