Amphibians and Reptiles of Louisiana

An Identification and Reference Guide
Author: Jeff Boundy,John L. Carr
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 0807165484
Category: Nature
Page: 488
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This guide provides a means of identifying the 147 amphibian and reptile species currently known in Louisiana, as well as information on their natural histories (behavior, geographic range, populations, food and feeding habits, reproduction, and habitat). Written in a style that will be useful for both laypersons and experts, it will help those interested in the amphibians and reptiles of Louisiana appreciate our biodiversity heritage.

The Amphibians and Reptiles of Louisiana

Author: Harold A. Dundee,Douglas Athon Rossman,Eugene C. Beckham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780807120774
Category: Nature
Page: 300
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In the only detailed and comprehensive study ever published on Louisiana's widely varied herpetofauna, Harold A. Dundee and Douglas A. Rossman describe each of the state's 130 species, outlining each animals's life history as well as feeding, behavioral, and reproductive habits. They give a brief history of herpetology in Louisiana, offer useful information on collecting and preserving specimens, emphasize the need for conservation, and analyze the zoogeography of the herpetofauna

Reptiles, Amphibians, and Invertebrates

An Identification and Care Guide
Author: Patricia Pope Bartlett,Billy Griswold,Richard D. Bartlett
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764116506
Category: Pets
Page: 279
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Discusses the characteristics, behavior, place of origin, care, and feeding of more than 250 species and subspecies of reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates.


Nature and People in the Louisiana Bayou Country
Author: Kelby Ouchley
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 0807138614
Category: Science
Page: 240
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Louisiana's bayous and their watersheds teem with cypress trees, alligators, crawfish, and many other life forms. From Bayou Tigre to Half Moon Bayou, these sluggish streams meander through lowlands, marshes, and even uplands to dominate the state's landscape. In Bayou-Diversity, conservationist Kelby Ouchley reveals the bayou's intricate web of flora and fauna. Through a collection of essays about Louisiana's natural history, Ouchley details an amazing array of plants and animals found in the Bayou State. Baldcypress, orchids, feral hogs, eels, black bears, bald eagles, and cottonmouth snakes live in the well over a hundred bayous of the region. Collectively, Ouchley's vignettes portray vibrant and complex habitats. But human interaction with the bayou and our role in its survival, Ouchley argues, will determine the future of these intricate ecosystems. Bayou-Diversity narrates the story of the bayou one flower, one creature at a time, in turn illustrating the bigger picture of this treasured and troubled Louisiana landscape.

Amphibians and Reptiles of Land Between the Lakes

Author: Edmund J. Zimmerer,David H. Snyder,A. Floyd Scott,David F. Frymire
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813168414
Category: Science
Page: 154
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Known for its natural beauty, Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is the largest inland peninsula in the United States. Consisting of 170,000 acres of forested and protected public land between Kentucky Lake (Tennessee River) and Lake Barkley (Cumberland River), this scenic sanctuary is visited by more than 1.4 million nature lovers annually and encompasses many diverse habitats, each supporting a particular community of plants and animals. Amphibians and Reptiles of Land Between the Lakes is your guide to some of the often-overlooked residents of this unique ecosystem. The authors offer detailed descriptions and stunning color photographs of the salamanders, frogs, toads, turtles, lizards, and snakes found in the region. Each entry includes the species' scientific and common names as well as information on its distribution, habitat, and natural history. An extensive glossary assists readers in identifying the animals. This handy reference illustrates the collective ecological effect that these underappreciated species have on the habitats in which they thrive. Whether you are a professional or backyard naturalist, Amphibians and Reptiles of Land Between the Lakes is an indispensable resource for understanding these fascinating creatures.

The Eponym Dictionary of Amphibians

Author: Bo Beolens,Michael Watkins,Michael Grayson
Publisher: Pelagic Publishing
ISBN: 190780742X
Category: Science
Page: 250
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New species of animal and plant are being discovered all the time. When this happens, the new species has to be given a scientific, Latin name in addition to any common, vernacular name. In either case the species may be named after a person, often the discoverer but sometimes an individual they wished to honour or perhaps were staying with at the time the discovery was made. Species names related to a person are ‘eponyms’. Many scientific names are allusive, esoteric and even humorous, so an eponym dictionary is a valuable resource for anyone, amateur or professional, who wants to decipher the meaning and glimpse the history of a species name. Sometimes a name refers not to a person but to a fictional character or mythological figure. The Forest Stubfoot Toad Atelopus farci is named after the FARC, a Colombian guerrilla army who found refuge in the toad’s habitat and thereby, it is claimed, protected it. Hoipollo's Bubble-nest Frog Pseudophilautus hoipolloi was named after the Greek for ‘the many’, but someone assumed the reference was to a Dr Hoipollo. Meanwhile, the man who has everything will never refuse an eponym: Sting's Treefrog Dendropsophus stingi is named after the rock musician, in honour of his ‘commitment and efforts to save the rainforest’. Following the success of their Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles, the authors have joined forces to give amphibians a similar treatment. They have tracked down 1,609 honoured individuals and composed for each a brief, pithy biography. In some cases these are a reminder of the courage of scientists whose dedicated research in remote locations exposed them to disease and even violent death. The eponym ensures that their memory will survive, aided by reference works such as this highly readable dictionary. Altogether 2,668 amphibians are listed.

Amphibians and Reptiles of Texas

With Keys, Taxonomic Synopses, Bibliography, and Distribution Maps
Author: James Ray Dixon
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9780890969205
Category: Nature
Page: 421
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Situated at the junction of four major physiographic divisions of North America, Texas provides many varied habitats for amphibians and reptiles. In this new edition of Amphibians and Reptiles of Texas, James R. Dixon adds to and updates the extensive information given in the highly valued first edition published in 1987. The many helpful features of this book include an updated listing of the literature on Texas amphibians and reptiles and a brief history of important herpetological publications, investigators, and authors. This volume covers more than 150 years of inquiry and is testimony to the careers of many distinguished herpetologists, including French botanist Jean Louis Berlandier, who encountered Texas herpetofauna during his travels from 1828 to 1834. More than 150 maps show the distribution records for Texas herpetofauna. The book also contains an identification key supplemented by drawings, photographs, a glossary, and scientific and common names to aid both professional and amateur herpetologists. For this new edition Dixon has added a section on conservation issues that highlights the threats to the continued survival of amphibians and reptiles, particularly commercial collecting and habitat destruction. Herpetologists, environmentalists, wildlife specialists, and all those who love the outdoors will find this guide invaluable for identifying and understanding the species they encounter.

Spiders of Louisiana

A Guide to Common and Notable Species
Author: Quick Reference Publishing,Valerie G. Bugh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781943334629
Category: Nature
Page: 12
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A Field Guide to Florida Reptiles and Amphibians

Author: Richard D. Bartlett,Patricia Pope Bartlett
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 9780884152774
Category: Nature
Page: 280
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This book is the only field guide that provides full-color photos of all 177 species and subspecies of reptiles and amphibians in Florida.

Snakes of Louisiana

A Guide to Common and Notable Species
Author: Clint Pustejovsky,Quick Reference Publishing
Publisher: Quick Reference Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781936913459
Category: Nature
Page: N.A
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This 12 panel foldout guide fits in pocket or backpack Beautiful photography is accompanied by easy to understand text that describes and identifies various snakes found in Louisiana. Habitat, diet, and likely season listed in format suitable for even the youngest explorer. Laminated for waterproofing.

A Field Guide to the Southeast Coast & Gulf of Mexico

Coastal Habitats, Seabirds, Marine Mammals, Fish, & Other Wildlife
Author: Noble S. Proctor,Patrick J. Lynch
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300113285
Category: Nature
Page: 386
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DIVA uniquely comprehensive and beautiful guide to more than 600 species of fauna and flora along the coasts of the southeastern United States and the Gulf of Mexico/div

Butterflies of Louisiana

A Guide to Identification and Location
Author: Craig W. Marks
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 080716870X
Category: Nature
Page: 472
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Butterflies abound in every region of the Bayou State, and with this authoritative resource in hand, both the experienced and novice butterfly watcher can identify a frequent backyard visitor or pinpoint the haunts of a particular species. With a long flight season stretching from late February to early November, Louisiana offers an abundance of opportunities to observe the 154 native species of butterflies, whose habitats range from coastal prairies to swampland to northern piney woods. Craig Marks provides a wealth of information about each species’ physical appearance, behavior, and location based on numerous documented sightings around the state. A replete resource tailored specifically to Louisiana, the guide also features: Multiple color photos of each species Parish distribution map for each species Identification keys Tips on butterfly watching and gardening Life cycle basics Best natural areas in the state for seeing butterflies Explanation of official butterfly counts Appendix of other possible species in Louisiana Appendix of common and scientific names of host plants Glossary of scientific terms

Handbook of Reptiles and Amphibians of Florida: Lizards, turtles & crocodilians

Author: Ray E. Ashton
Publisher: Windward Publishing Company
Category: Nature
Page: 191
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Beautiful full-color photos, along with species accounts that include descriptions, habitats, and natural history and range charts, identify all of the lizards, turtles, and crocodilians found in Florida. Detailed drawings emphasize characteristics that aid in identifying the different reptiles.

Snakes of the Eastern United States

Author: Whit Gibbons
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820349704
Category: Nature
Page: 392
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More than sixty species of snakes are found in the eastern United States, the region of highest biodiversity of all reptiles and amphibians in North America. In this brand new guide, stunning photographs, colorful geographic range maps, and comprehensive written accounts provide essential information about each species—including detailed identification characteristics, general ecology and behavior, and conservation status. Carefully researched and written by an expert herpetologist, the guide is directed toward a general audience interested in natural history. Additional information supports the already fact-filled snake species profiles. A chapter on urban and suburban snake ecology focuses on species most commonly found in some of the country’s largest cities and residential settings. A chapter on snake conservation includes information on threats faced by native species in many regions of the eastern United States. Another chapter provides the latest updates on the status of invasive species of pythons and boa constrictors that have now become naturalized permanent residents in certain areas of the country. This is the most accessible and informative guide to snakes of the eastern United States available anywhere. Covers snakes in these states (plus Washington, DC): Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Features: More than 385 stunning color photographsColorful geographic range mapsSpecies accounts that cover identification, general ecology and behavior, and conservation statusExtra information on snakes in urban and suburban areasStrong conservation message, with a focus on environmental threats to native speciesCoverage of invasive snakes

Reptiles of North Carolina

Author: William M. Palmer,Alvin L. Braswell
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807866539
Category: Nature
Page: 448
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Based on more than twenty years of research in the field and in museum collections, Reptiles of North Carolina is the definitive work on the 71 reptile species found in the state. It is an indispensable resource for herpetologists, zoologists, ecologists, and wildlife managers, and it will be enjoyed by amateur naturalists as well. For each species the authors offer a description that includes characteristics useful in distinguishing the species from similar ones and information on the variation, distribution, and natural history of the species in the state. Each account is accompanied by a range map and at least one detailed drawing that shows characteristics important for identification. A section of color photographs aids in identification of reptiles.

Alligators of Texas

Author: Louise Hayes
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1623493889
Category: Nature
Page: 240
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Found only in the United States, the American alligator ranges in Texas through 120 counties, from the Sabine River to the Rio Grande, across a swath of river drainages and coastal marshes that include both the backwater swamps of the Big Thicket and the urban bayous of greater Houston. From its beginning in a pile of eggs buried in a meticulously constructed nest to its possible end as an alligator burger or a pair of boots, an alligator’s habitat preferences sometimes coincide with the favorite haunts of boaters, hunters, and coastal residents. In Alligators of Texas, biologist Louise Hayes and photographer Philippe Henry bring readers up close to this cryptic reptile’s food choices, parenting skills, communication techniques, and responses to natural events such as freezes and hurricanes. They also relate some Texas “alligator tales”; discuss alligator farming, hunting, and live capturing; and examine how people can successfully co-exist with this predator. They end by telling readers where they can view alligators, both in the wild and in captivity. Although not as often, as easily, or perhaps as happily observed as white-tailed deer or armadillos, the American alligator is an iconic Texas animal, and knowing more about its life and habits can help Texans better understand its rightful place in the landscape.