A Key to Amphibians and Reptiles of the Continental United States and Canada / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $44.91
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (4) from $44.91   
  • New (1) from $149.00   
  • Used (3) from $44.91   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$149.00
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(14)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
PAPERBACK New 0700609296 Perfect condition. Never been used. Shrink-wrapped. **FREE** Delivery tracking with every book purchased.

Ships from: Rushville, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

This comprehensive key for identifying specimens of amphibians and reptiles in the U.S. and Canada—the first since 1983—incorporates the wealth of scientific findings generated by molecular systematics (the study of DNA to determine genetic relationships) and simplifies identification by making geographic origin a leading factor. A dichotomous key (that is, one that gives the user only two choices at each level of morphological scrutiny), it is designed for use in college-level herpetology or vertebrate biology courses. It will be especially useful as an effective tool for teaching the principles of taxonomy and for introducing students to the systematics of amphibians and reptiles. While it can serve to identify specimens in the field, it is intended primarily as a teaching tool for classifying preserved specimens whose geographic origins are known.

The dichotomous keys are supplemented by 257 line illustrations depicting the distinguishing morphological characteristics of salamanders, frogs and toads, turtles, alligators and crocodilians, amphisbaenians (wormlike lizards), lizards, and snakes. The drawings, along with frequent references to the species descriptions, maps, and photographs in the Peterson Field Guide Series, make the key user friendly and increase its appeal to undergraduate and amateur herpetologists.

Author Biography: Robert Powell teaches biology at Avila College in Kansas City, Missouri.

Joseph T. Collins, coauthor of the Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America, is the director of the Center for North American Amphibians and Reptiles in Lawrence, Kansas.

Errol D. Hooper, Jr., is a freelance wildlife illustrator.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
This dichotomous key for identifying specimens of amphibians and reptiles whose geographic origins are known is designed for use in herpetology or vertebrate biology courses. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780700609291
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 150
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
A Word to the User of this Key 1
Acknowledgments 2
Abbreviations 2
A Map Showing the Area Covered by this Key 3
Key to the Classes Amphibia and Reptilia 5
Key to the Orders of the Class Amphibia 5
Key to Families of the Order Caudata (Salamanders) 5
Key to Families of the Order Anura (Frogs and Toads) 25
Key to Orders of the Class Reptilia 49
Key to Families of the Order Testudines (Turtles) 49
Key to Families of the Order Crocodylia (Alligators and Crocodiles) 65
Key to Suborders of the Order Squamata 67
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)