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Amphibians And Reptiles Of Florida

Author : Kenneth L. Krysko
ISBN : 1683400445
Genre : Nature
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Florida is home to a more diverse variety of amphibians and reptiles than any other state due to its wide array of ecosystems--from pine forests to the subtropical Everglades to the tropical Keys--and its large number of established nonnative species. This volume is a comprehensive account of the 219 species known to exist in the state. Chapters are organized into families and species of salamanders, frogs, turtles, crocodilians, lizards, and snakes, including both native and nonindigenous species. A final chapter addresses nonnative species not proven to be established in the state. Each species is presented with one or more color photographs, an up-to-date distribution map, and detailed information about its appearance, current taxonomy, geographic distribution and habitat, reproduction and develop-ment, diet, behavior, and conservation status. Many of the photographs highlight the differences between sexes, between juveniles and adults, and between larval stages. This volume also includes a thorough discussion of the environmental impacts that are threatening the herpetofauna of the state. As parts of Florida are experiencing degradation of natural habitats at record rates, particularly large urban areas such as the southeastern Atlantic Coast, species that cannot adapt will disappear. This volume will be a touchstone for future efforts to study and protect the extraordinary biodiversity of Florida's native amphibians and reptiles.

Amphibians And Reptiles

Author : Walter E. Meshaka
ISBN : CORNELL:31924101908881
Genre : Nature
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Meshaka (zoology and botany, State Museum of Pennsylvania) and Babbitt (natural resources, University of New Hampshire) gather a cross-section of researchers to address the conservation of Florida's rich but imperiled herpetofauna. The 27 contributions represent original research, essays, and reviews that identify threats to amphibians and reptiles and to the system that supports them. The editors provide a consensus on the most important threats and offer recommendations for conserving the state's herpetofauna. Annotation : 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Florida S Fabulous Reptiles Amphibians

Author : Peter Carmichael
ISBN : 0911977112
Genre : Nature
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The Exotic Amphibians And Reptiles Of Florida

Author : Walter E. Meshaka
ISBN : UOM:49015002974302
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Florida contains more exotic amphibians and reptiles than any other U.S. state. Illustrated species accounts detail the history and nature of each, the mode of dispersal, natural history, and present-day habitat and geographic distribution in the state. The impact of these animals is measured by their presence in natural systems of Florida and predator-prey interactions with native and other exotic species. The authors update the list of the documented exotic species in Florida and provide a progress report on new and published natural history information for each established species. An afterword examines the role people have played in the success of these species.

A Checklist Of The Amphibians And Reptiles Of Florida

Author : E. Ross Allen
ISBN : OCLC:26323383
Genre : Amphibians
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Verified Non Indigenous Amphibians And Reptiles In Florida From 1863 Through 2010

Author : Kenneth L. Krysko
ISBN : 1869777840
Genre : Amphibians
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Identification Manual To The Amphibians And Reptiles Of Florida

Author : Ray E. Ashton
ISBN : OCLC:4084701
Genre : Amphibians
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A History Of Fossil Amphibians And Reptiles In Florida

Author : Peter Andre Meylan
ISBN : OCLC:33424976
Genre : Amphibians, Fossil
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The Field Herping Guide

Author : Mike Pingleton
ISBN : 9780820354583
Genre : Science
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Herping is the observation of amphibians and reptiles for recreation or for the production of citizen science—the cold-blooded equivalent of birding. The Field Herping Guide: Finding Amphibians and Reptiles in the Wild is the first book to explore the fun and fascinating world of observing herpetofauna across North America. The natural world holds an amazing diversity of herps, some as close as our own backyards. This guidebook is geared toward new field herpers and uses proven methods from professional herpetologists Mike Pingleton and Joshua Holbrook. The guide addresses basic questions new field herpers have about amphibians and reptiles: What do I need to know about their biology? Where do I look for them, and when? These topics are covered in a straightforward manner, with images, a glossary of essential terms, personal anecdotes, and informational vignettes that support the subject material. TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE: Getting Started Understanding Herp Behavior Finding Herps Catching and Handling Herps Safety in the Field Ethics and Etiquette, Rights and Responsibilities Classification, Taxonomy, and Species Identification Citizen Science and Data Collection Herp Photography Social Aspects of Field Herping A History of Field Herping

A Checklist Of Florida S Amphibians And Reptiles

Author : Paul Moler
ISBN : OCLC:23201941
Genre : Amphibians
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Species descriptions divided by three regions: Panhandle, Northern peninsula, Southern peninsula.

Amphibians And Reptiles Of Georgia

Author : John B. Jensen
ISBN : 0820331112
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Featuring more than 475 full-color photographs and 182 maps, this comprehensive guide to the state's diverse herpetofauna makes accessible a wealth of information about 170 species of frogs, salamanders, crocodilians, lizards, snakes, and turtles, including species attributes, behavior, life cycles, habitat, and more.

The Exotic Amphibians And Reptiles Of Florida

Author : Walter E. Meshaka
ISBN : 157524246X
Genre : Amphibians
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Reptiles And Amphibians Of The Amazon

Author : Richard D. Bartlett
ISBN : 0813026237
Genre : Nature
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"The Bartlett's provide a convenient identification guide and reference manual for the reptiles and amphibians most likely to be encountered by visitors to the Amazon basin. It will be of great interest to ecotourists and herpetological hobbyists, and the basic natural history information will be useful to professional biologists who are not specialists in the taxa covered in the book."--Paul E. Moler, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Though travel to the Amazon Basin once was accessible only to the most intrepid explorer, today the region is a popular destination for scores of ecotourists, visitors who are likely to observe 50 species of reptiles and amphibians in just a weeklong trip. Until publication of this illustrated field guide, no book has been available to help identify these delightful, stunning, and sometimes venomous creatures. This handbook offers a colorful, easy-to-use guide to more than 250 of the snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, and salamanders common to the Amazonian regions of Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, and Colombia. From brightly colored frogs so small they fit on a thumbnail to large poisonous snakes camouflaged by green and brown patterned skin, it features all the more frequently seen species as well as types that are less common, and it also provides basic natural history information. Clear close-up photos accompany text that describes appearance, range, size, and color and lists similar species. For many years the authors have led tours to the rainforest. They travel remote rivers on small boats, bunk in tents pitched on sleeping platforms, and walk seldom-trodden trails, usually finding a herpetologic species new to them on each trip. At times, they were hard-pressed to identify the species they photographed; their fellow travelers have found the task even more difficult. For those who want to attach names and information to their natural surroundings, this new field guide will open up the beautiful and mysterious world of herpetofauna. In addition, students of rainforest ecology will find useful information about the infinite variety of rainforest adaptations, and hobbyists will appreciate hard-to-find information about imported specimens. R.D. Bartlett is the author of many books, including In Search of Reptiles and Amphibians and Popular Boas and Pythons, and has published more than 500 articles about herpetology in such magazines as Tropical Fish Hobbyist, Reptiles, and Reptile and Amphibian. Patricia Bartlett is the coauthor with R.D. Bartlett of numerous books, including A Field Guide to Florida Reptiles and Amphibians. Together they have led herpetology photography tours to many areas of the Amazon Basin.

The Cuban Treefrog In Florida

Author : Walter E. Meshaka
ISBN : 081302109X
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"A wonderfully detailed account of an alien species in the U.S. . . . The author provides intriguing details of the natural history of the Cuban Treefrog in Florida and why it has been so successful in its new home."--Robert W. Henderson, curator of herpetology, Milwaukee Public Museum "The abundance of data cited in this study not only characterizes the Cuban Treefrog but establishes it as a model of a successful colonizer. This latter feature vastly increases the importance of this work by providing wildlife biologists with a list of characteristics that can be applied to other introduced species to determine the likelihood of successful establishment and expansion in non-native habitats--particularly those severely altered by human activity."--Robert Powell, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, author of A Key to the Amphibians and Reptiles of the Continental United States and Canada Florida has become a melting pot of invasive exotic species, especially those introduced from the Caribbean. Their expanding ranges and their impact on other species underscore a growing ecological problem faced in today's world of massive land-use changes and rapid transportation on a global scale. In one of the most detailed accounts of the ecology of an introduced species in the United States, Walter Meshaka presents the natural history of the Cuban Treefrog from the perspective of its phenomenal success, in terms of sheer numbers and geographic range, as a colonizer in South Florida and, in particular, the Everglades. For those interested in the natural history of the state and especially for herpetologists, ecologists, conservation biologists, and land managers, this work provides a readable and data-rich study on a timely issue. Meshaka discusses all facets of the natural history of the Cuban Treefrog in detail as well as the correlates of its successful colonization--for example, it colonized an environment that was nearly competitor-free, it ate its potential competitors, and it exploited human habitats. In light of Meshaka's findings, any hope of eradicating the Cuban Treefrog looks dim. The usefulness of this book extends well beyond mere description of the natural history of a single species. It supplies a methodology for evaluating and setting priorities for the threats facing Florida's amphibian and reptile populations and identifies the most vulnerable species, providing a base for management decisions. It also presents and interprets a large data set associated with patterns of colonization and predictions. Walter E. Meshaka, Jr., senior curator of zoology and botany for the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, was curator at Everglades National Park from 1995 to 2000. He has contributed numerous articles to Journal of Herpetology, Copeia, Florida Scientist, and other publications and is the coauthor of the forthcoming Exotic Amphibians and Reptiles of Florida.

Rare And Endangered Biota Of Florida Amphibians And Reptiles

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ISBN : UOM:39015009915904
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Habitat Occurrence Of Florida S Native Amphibians And Reptiles

Author : Kevin M. Enge
ISBN : OCLC:40458194
Genre : Amphibians
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Rare And Endangered Biota Of Florida Amphibians And Reptiles

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Handbook Of Reptiles And Amphibians Of Florida Vol 2

Author : Ray E. Ashton
ISBN : 0484535323
Genre : Science
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Excerpt from Handbook of Reptiles and Amphibians of Florida, Vol. 2: Lizards, Turtles Crocodilians Florida has the richest concentration of reptile and amphibian fauna of any state in this country. Its geographic location, climate, varied physiography, and diversity of habitats support 127 native and approximately 25 introduced species. It is an area where the more northern species meet those of the south and the Caribbean, and the western forms converge on the eastern species. This large herpetofauna has made the state a true haven for amateur and professional herpetologists - those who study reptiles and amphibians. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Handbook Of Reptiles And Amphibians Of Florida The Snakes

Author : Ray E. Ashton
ISBN : PSU:000016212510
Genre : Nature
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Part 1, through color photos and drawings, identifies all the snakes found in Florida. Part 2 presents a scientific study of turtles, lizards and crocodilians, emphasizing the natural history and conservation of these fauna.

Natural History Of West Indian Reptiles And Amphibians

Author : Robert W. Henderson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215328365
Genre : Nature
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"The reference source that biologists interested in West Indian herpetofauna have been waiting for."--Steven Reichling, curator, Memphis Zoo "A state-of-the-art compendium. The West Indies is one of the hottest of the world's biodiversity hot spots and will continue to be a focus of ecological research, now invigorated by this definitive synthesis."--S. Blair Hedges, Pennsylvania State University The West Indies have become a major focus for biologists and conservationists. Its herpetofauna is considered one of the richest and most vulnerable in the world. These fragile natural environments are home to many unique animals that occur only on these islands. Loss of habitat, development of scenic areas for a burgeoning tourist industry, and the introduction of invasive species have contributed to an already tenuous situation for many of the region's native species. This volume summarizes the natural history of each of the more than seven hundred species of frogs and reptiles that live in the West Indies. Sure to be the starting point for all future research on West Indian amphibians and reptiles, it will be an essential companion to the biologist contemplating or conducting research in the area.

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