"The Bartletts have combined excellent diagnostic photographs with range maps and a highly readable text to produce a concise identification guide."--Jeff Boundy, Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
"Arm yourself with the Bartletts' amphibian guide and a good headlamp, and you'll never have to fear the unknown on your late night salamander and frog jaunts."--Daniel W. Pearson, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
The Bartletts' guide to amphibians provides up-to-date accounts, range maps, and photos of the 239 recognized species and subspecies of frogs, toads, treefrogs, and salamanders found in eastern and central North America, from west Texas to Manitoba, to the eastern seaboard. Species descriptions are grouped by family, and each entry details size, appearance, behavior, range/habitat, prey, and similar species. For ease of use, description, map, and color photo are organized on the same page. In the general introduction, the authors provide an overview of taxonomy, habitats, and population trends, including species in decline.
Devoted solely to amphibians, this authoritative and user-friendly guide will appeal to a broad range of users, from hobbyists and amateur naturalists wanting to quickly identify neighborhood frogs to biologists and herpetologists seeking a focused, well-organized and detailed, fully illustrated field guide.
Richard D. Bartlett and Patricia Bartlett are coauthors of numerous books, including Florida’s Snakes: A Guide to Their Identification and Habits and A Field Guide to Florida Reptiles and Amphibians.
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If you're interested in reptiles and amphibians and are looking for a comprehensive guide for yourself or someone on your holiday gift list, this series would be useful. It is particularly useful for Florida readers because of the up-to-date information it contains about the exotic species you're likely to encounter if you do much wildlife watching around the state.
--The Lakeland Ledger
These guides are nicely prepared and easy to use.
…an attractively designed, affordable and very useful set of guides to the native and introduced herpetofauna of eastern North America.
--Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society