A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians: Eastern and Central North America by Joseph T. CollinsNot 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 better than The National Audubon Societys Field Guide to North American Reptiles and Amphibians in that there are more descriptive pictures rather than just pretty photographs.
Peterson Field Guides
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The Peterson Field Guides PFG are a popular and influential series of American field guides intended to assist the layman in identification of birds, plants, insects and other natural phenomena. The series was created and edited by renowned ornithologist Roger Tory Peterson — His inaugural volume was the classic book A Field Guide to the Birds , published as were all subsequent volumes by the Houghton Mifflin Company. The PFG series utilized what became known as the Peterson Identification System , a practical method for field identification which highlights readily noticed visual features rather than focusing on the technical features of interest to scientists. The series both reflected and contributed to awareness of the emerging environmental movement. Most books in this series use a section of plates of drawings usually reduced from commissioned paintings rather than photographs of the subject species, grouped at the center of the book. This allows for idealized portraits that highlight the identifying "field marks" of each species; such field marks are often indicated by arrows or straight lines in the plate illustrations.
When Robert C. Stebbins published his masterful scientific illustrations of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Western North America in McGraw-Hill , they raised the bar for the accurate and aesthetic depiction of western herpetofauna. His …. The high quality photos document the variability of each rattlesnake species and subspecies. This app field guide is useful to the general public, providing quick …. It sounds too good to be true… unfortunately, it is not. This app relies on Internet content and falls far short of its ….
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