9780820331119

Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia

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  • ISBN13:

    9780820331119

  • ISBN10:

    0820331112

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-07-15
  • Publisher: Univ of Georgia Pr
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Summary

A hidden world of amphibians and reptiles awaits the outdoor adventurer in Georgia's streams, caves, forests, and wetlands.Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgiamakes accessible a wealth of information about 170 species of frogs, salamanders, crocodilians, lizards, snakes, and turtles. Throughout, the book stresses conservation, documenting declines in individual species as well as losses of local and regional populations.Color photographs are paired with detailed species accounts, which provide information about size, appearance, and other identifying characteristics of adults and young; taxonomy and nomenclature; habits; distribution and habitat; and reproduction and development. Typical specimens and various life stages are described, as well as significant variations in such attributes as color and pattern. Line drawings define each group's general features for easy field identification. Range maps show where each species occurs in Georgia county by county, as well as in the United States generally. State maps depict elevations, streams, annual precipitation, land use changes, physiographic provinces, and average temperatures.The book includes a checklist, a chart of the evolutionary relationships among amphibians and reptiles, a list of the top ten most reported species by major group, and a table summarizing the diversity of amphibians and reptiles in the state's five physiographic provinces.Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgiais an authoritative reference for students, professional herpetologists, biologists, ecologists, conservationists, land managers, and amateur naturalists.Features: Nearly 500 color photographs 24 line drawings showing each group's defining features Almost 200 range maps detailing county-by-county distribution Detailed species accounts written by 54 regional experts providing information on size, appearance, and other identifying characteristics of adults and young; taxonomy and nomenclature; habits; distribution and habitat; and reproduction and development Introductory sections providing overviews of physiography, climate, and habitats of Georgia, the Georgia Herp Atlas Project, taxonomic issues, conservation, and herpetology as a science and a career A selection of frog and alligator vocalizations at www.ugapress.org/AmphibsAndReptiles

Author Biography

Carlos D. Camp is a professor of biology at Piedmont College. Whit Gibbons is a professor of ecology at the University of Georgia and the former Head of the Environmental Outreach and Education Program at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory. Matt J. Elliott is a program manager for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division, Nongame Conservation Section. John B. Jensen is a senior wildlife biologist for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division, Nongame Conservation Section.

Table of Contents

List of amphibian and reptile vocalizations
Counties of Georgia
Introductionp. 1
Amphibiansp. 29
Frogsp. 32
Salamandersp. 129
Reptilesp. 267
Crocodiliansp. 271
Worm lizardsp. 275
Lizardsp. 278
Snakesp. 322
Turtlesp. 440
Species of possible Goergia occurrencep. 523
Glossaryp. 527
Selected references for further studyp. 533
Checklist of Georgia's amphibians and reptilesp. 563
Index of scientific namesp. 567
Index of common namesp. 571
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