Amphibians and Reptiles of Florida

This book details the natural history and distribution of native and established nonnative amphibians and reptiles in Florida.

Amphibians and Reptiles of Florida

Amphibians and Reptiles of Florida

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.

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Amphibians and Reptiles of Florida
Language: en
Pages: 728
Authors: Kenneth L. Krysko, Kevin M. Enge, Paul E. Moler
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-05 - Publisher:

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
Amphibians and Reptiles
Language: en
Pages: 317
Authors: Walter E. Meshaka
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher:

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
Florida's Fabulous Reptiles & Amphibians
Language: en
Pages: 120
Authors: Peter Carmichael, Winston Williams
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher: World Wide Publications

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Reptiles and Amphibians of the Amazon
Language: en
Pages: 291
Authors: Richard D. Bartlett, Patricia Pope Bartlett
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher:

"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
The Florida Wildlife Encyclopedia
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Scott Shupe
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-28 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Florida’s wildlife has always played an important role in the history of human beings inhabiting the state. Native Americans depended on birds, mammals, and fish for sustenance. The state’s first European explorers encountered new and intimidating species like the American Alligator and the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake. In later years “plume

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