Amphibians and Reptiles in Colorado, Second Edition (Paperback)

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Amphibians and Reptiles in Colorado, Second Edition, is an up-to-date, definitive summary of the distribution, conservation status, habitat, behavior, life history, ecology, and taxonomy of all salamanders, frogs, turtles, lizards, and snakes known to inhabit Colorado. It includes a description of the Colorado landscape, color photographs of each species, detailed range maps, identification keys, and tips on how to find, study, and photograph amphibians and reptiles. In addition, the author addresses the impact of human behavior on the region's herpetofauna, as well as the impact of Colorado's amphibians and reptiles upon humans.

Covering the western part of the central Great Plains, the southern Rocky Mountains, and the canyons, mesas, and plains of the upper Colorado River basin, Amphibians and Reptiles in Colorado will be a useful resource for adjacent states such as Wyoming and eastern Utah.

With more than 200 color photographs to aid the reader in identification, this book is both an ideal reference work for those interested in the herpetofauna of the region and an invaluable field guide for hikers, amateur naturalists, and other outdoor enthusiasts.

About the Author


Geoffrey A. Hammerson is a Research Zoologist for the Nature Conservancy. He has studied amphibians and reptiles in Colorado since 1977.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780870815348
ISBN-10: 0870815342
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Publication Date: January 15th, 2000
Pages: 480
Language: English