Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of California

Author: Robert C. Stebbins
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520949973
Release Date: 2012-09-04
Genre: Nature

This user-friendly guide is the only complete resource that identifies and describes all the amphibians and reptiles—salamanders, frogs and toads, lizards, snakes, and tortoises and turtles—that live in California. The species are described in richly detailed accounts that include range maps, lifelike color paintings by Robert C. Stebbins, clear drawings of various life stages including eggs, notes on natural history, and conservation status. Easy-to-use keys for every order help identify species, and informative chapters cover more general topics including evolution, habitat loss, and photography. Throughout, anecdotes and observations reveal new insights into the lives of California’s abundant but often hidden amphibians and reptiles.

Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of the San Diego Region

Author: Jeffrey M. Lemm
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520245733
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Nature

Field guide to all the amphibians and reptiles of San Diego County (pop. 2.9 million), which has been designated one of the 25 "biodiversity hotspots" in the world; the majority of these animals exist elsewhere in S. California as well.

A Field Guide to Snakes of California

Author: Philip Brown
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: UCSC:32106017664449
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Nature

In this book you will find all the facts for current conservation issues and laws, sensible precautions to follow while in the wild, a listing of California's heroetological societies, and a comprehensive glossary. This guide is a must have for any herper from amateur to expert.

California Amphibian and Reptile Species of Special Concern

Author: Robert C. Thomson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520964839
Release Date: 2016-06-21
Genre: Science

One of the most important hotspots of herpetological biodiversity in the United States, California is home to many endemic amphibians and reptiles found nowhere else on earth. Many of these taxa have unique ecological and morphological specializations, and their management is an important conservation challenge. Increasing climate change impacts, human development, and extreme drought mean many of these species face an ever-greater risk of extinction. California Amphibian and Reptile Species of Special Concern provides an up-to-date synthesis of the current state of knowledge regarding the biology and conservation risks faced by 45 of California’s most sensitive amphibian and reptile species. With the goal of enhancing management based on the best available science, the authors developed a novel set of risk metrics to identify special concern species and the threats they face, including population declines, range size and restrictions, and ecological specializations and niche restrictions. In addition to detailed species accounts, this book provides a quantitative analysis of the conservation status and pressing management issues facing individual species and the state’s amphibian and reptile fauna as a whole. The volume focuses on identifying threats, concrete recommendations for management and recovery, and future research needs. The text is complemented by detailed distribution maps, color photos, and graphs. Written in nontechnical language, California Amphibian and Reptile Species of Special Concern will be a valuable resource to a broad range of users from resource managers, field biologists, and academic herpetologists to students and recreational naturalists. Published in association with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cort s

Author: L. Lee Grismer
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520925203
Release Date: 2002-09-16
Genre: Science

The Baja California peninsula is home to many forms of life found nowhere else on earth. This, combined with the peninsula's rugged and inaccessible terrain, has made the area one of the last true biological frontiers of North America. L. Lee Grismer is not only the foremost authority on the amphibians and reptiles of Baja California, but also an outstanding photographer. He has produced the most comprehensive work on the herpetofauna of the peninsula and its islands ever published. With its stunning color images, detailed accounts of many little-known species, and descriptions of the region's diverse environment, this is the definitive guide to the amphibians and reptiles of a fascinating and remote region. The culmination of Grismer's quarter century of fieldwork on the Baja peninsula and his exploration of more than one hundred of its islands in the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortés, this book gives information on the identification, distribution, natural history, and taxonomy of each species of amphibian and reptile found there. Preliminary accounts of the life history of many of the salamanders, frogs, toads, turtles, lizards, and snakes are reported here for the first time, and several species that were almost unknown to science are illustrated in full color. The book also contains new data on species distribution and on the effect of the isolated landscape of the peninsula and its islands on the evolutionary process. Much of the information gathered here is presented in biogeographical overviews that consider the extremely varied environments of Baja California in both a contemporary and a historical framework. An original and important contribution to science, this book will generate further research for years to come as it becomes a benchmark reference for both professionals and amateurs.

Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of California

Author: Samuel M. McGinnis
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520936965
Release Date: 2006-09-17
Genre: Science

This popular book is the only field guide to all of California's 130 freshwater fish species, both native and introduced. Revised and updated throughout, the guide now features the only complete collection of color illustrations of California freshwater fishes available anywhere. These color illustrations, coupled with a set of highly detailed black-and-white drawings, provide a quick and easy method for identifying fish in the field. Detailed natural history accounts for each species give a wealth of information, including the current endangered or threatened status of many native species. * Includes angling tips for each sport fish species * Features an expanded section on cooking freshwater fish

Field Guide to the Spiders of California and the Pacific Coast States

Author: Richard J. Adams
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520276604
Release Date: 2014-01-28
Genre: Nature

"A user-friendly guide to identifying and understanding the spiders of the Pacific Coast. There are 67 families of spiders found in North America, and 59 of them can be found in California. This field guide will cover all 59 of those families, including introduced species and common garden spiders--those will be given extra coverage. Each family is reviewed including details of their identification, taxonomy, distribution, and natural history. There will be a full color plate for each of the families."--

Reptiles and Amphibians of the Pacific Islands

Author: George R. Zug
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520955400
Release Date: 2013-06-28
Genre: Science

The Pacific is not only the world’s largest body of water; its vast expanse also includes an extraordinary number and diversity of oceanic islands, from Palau and the Marianas east of the Philippines to Cocos Island and the Galápagos west of the Americas. The isolation of these islands and the extreme distances between them long prevented scientists from studying their floras and faunas in a comparative context. But now George R. Zug, one of the world's foremost experts on the diverse reptiles and amphibians of the Pacific Basin, offers the first such systematic overview in more than half a century. Reptiles and Amphibians of the Pacific Islands is a compendium of frogs, lizards, snakes, and turtles living on these lands and in the adjacent waters of the oceanic islands in the tropical Pacific. The means to identify each species is included, along with entries that describe each animal's form, coloration, habitat, distribution, reproductive biology, and natural history. Color plates of more than 75 percent of the species also help to facilitate visual identification. This accessible and informative guide is the most comprehensive field guide available and will appeal to both novice sightseers and professional naturalists.

Amphibians and Reptiles of the Pacific Northwest

Author: Ronald A. Nussbaum
Publisher: Caxton Press
ISBN: UCSD:31822000478156
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Nature

Written by outstanding authorities in the field, this Northwest guide tells in interesting and readable fashion how to find and identify the various salamanders, frogs, turtles, lizards, and snakes that inhabit Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia.

Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California

Author: Ronald H. McPeak
ISBN: 0930118286
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Amphibians

Covers species that occur on the Baja California Peninsula, islands of the Gulf of California, and the islands along the Pacific Coast. Reviews the geography, geology, and diversity of Baja California, and provides general information on finding reptiles and amphibians, venomous reptiles, and conser

National Audubon Society Field Guide to California

Author: Peter Alden
Publisher: National Audubon Society Regio
ISBN: UCSD:31822023058266
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Nature

Identifies one thousand types of California's plant and animal life, offers an overview of its natural history, and describes the state's beaches, parks, preserves, and forests

Mammals of California

Author: Everett Williams Jameson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520235827
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

An essential companion for the outdoor enthusiast and professional scientist, this up-to-date, compact guide to California mammals is illustrated in both black and white and color.

North American Amphibians

Author: David M. Green
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520956728
Release Date: 2014-02-28
Genre: Science

Some 300 species of amphibians inhabit North America. The past two decades have seen an enormous growth in interest about amphibians and an increased intensity of scientific research into their fascinating biology and continent-wide distribution. This atlas presents the spectacular diversity of North American amphibians in a geographic context. It covers all formally recognized amphibian species found in the United States and Canada, many of which are endangered or threatened with extinction. Illustrated with maps and photos, the species accounts provide current information about distribution, habitat, and conservation. Researchers, professional herpetologists, and anyone intrigued by amphibians will value North American Amphibians as a guide and reference.