Reptiles, Amphibians, and Invertebrates: An Identification and Care Guide

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Hobbyists will appreciate this pictorial identification guide and basic husbandry manual covering more than 250 species, subspecies, and color morphs of reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. All animals shown in this volume can be purchased at pet stores and other outlets. The authors advise on the do's and don'ts of purchasing, proper caging, and correct feeding. Each animal profile includes the species' place of origin, its size from hatchling to adult, lifespan, and general behavior traits. A wide array of animals are covered—snakes, lizards, skinks, geckos, turtles and tortoises, frogs, toads, salamanders, tarantulas, scorpions, mantids, crabs—and even cockroaches. 269 color illustrations.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780764116506
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Series: Barron's Educational
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 7.87 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction v
Part I Reptiles 1
Snakes 2
Boas and Pythons 3
Colubrine Snakes 24
Lizards 69
Agamid Lizards 70
Iguanian Lizards 78
Skinks 96
Glass Lizards and Alligator Lizards 103
Plated Lizards and Armadillo Lizards 105
Geckos 108
Monitors 128
Chameleons 136
Whiptails and Tegus 145
Lacertid Lizards 151
Tortoises and Turtles 156
Tortoises 157
Basking Turtles 166
Mud Turtles and Musk Turtles 181
Side-necked Turtles 185
Soft-shelled Turtles 189
Crocodilians 191
Caiman 192
Part II Amphibians 194
Frogs, Toads, and Treefrogs 196
Discoglossid Toads 197
True Toads 198
Spadefoots 205
Hyperoliid Frogs 206
Old World Treefrogs 210
Narrow-mouthed Toads 213
True Frogs 216
Leptodactylid Frogs 223
Pipid Frogs 227
Australian and American Treefrogs 230
Poison Frogs 238
Newts, Salamanders, and Caecilians 244
Newts 245
Mole Salamanders 249
Caecilians 252
Part III Invertebrates 254
Arthropods 256
Tarantulas 257
Millipedes and Centipedes 265
Scorpions 267
Mantids and Stick Insects 268
Cockroaches 270
Bibliography 271
Index 273
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