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Amphibians and Reptiles in Colorado

ISBN-10: 0870815342

ISBN-13: 9780870815348

Edition: 2nd 1999 (Revised)

Authors: Geoffrey A. Hammerson

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List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Publication date: 1/15/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
History of Herpetology in Colorado
Environmental Relationships
Physiographic Regions
Great Plains
High Plains
Colorado Piedmont
Raton Section
Southern Rocky Mountains
Eastern Granitic Belt
Western Granitic Belt
Mountains West of the Granitic Belts
Intermontane Basins
Middle Rocky Mountains
Wyoming Basin
Colorado Plateau
Uinta Basin
Canyonlands
Navajo Section
Drainage Systems
Elevation
Climate
Habitats
Terrestrial (Upland) Ecosystems
Alpine Tundra
Subalpine Forest/Woodland
Montane Forest/Woodland
Mountain Meadow
Mountain Shrubland
Pinon-Juniper Woodland
Semidesert Shrubland
Plains Grassland
Sandhills
Palustrine (Wetland) Ecosystems
Mountain Riparian
Lowland Riparian
Mountain Marsh
Lowland Marsh
Temporary Pool
Riverine Ecosystems
Lacustrine (Lake) Ecosystems
Ecological Versatility, Habitat Diversity, and the Distribution and Diversity of Amphibians and Reptiles
Spatial Pattern of Amphibian and Reptile Diversity
Biogeographic Context
Relationship to Humans
Impacts of Humans
Impacts on Humans
Conservation Status Ranks and State Regulations
Conservation Status Ranks
Regulations Pertaining to Amphibians and Reptiles in Colorado
How to Observe and Photograph Amphibians and Reptiles
Where and When to Find Amphibians and Reptiles
Preparing for Field Studies
Salvaging Dead Reptiles and Amphibians
Photography
Explanation of Species Accounts
Amphibians
Salamanders
Mole Salamanders--Family Ambystomatidae
Tiger Salamander--Ambystoma tigrinum
Frogs and Toads
Spadefoot Toads and Relatives--Family Pelobatidae
Couch's Spadefoot--Scaphiopus couchii
Plains Spadefoot--Spea bombifrons
Great Basin Spadefoot--Spea intermontana
New Mexico Spadefoot--Spea multiplicata
True Toads--Family Bufonidae
Mountain Toad--Bufo boreas complex
Great Plains Toad--Bufo cognatus
Green Toad--Bufo debilis
Red-spotted Toad--Bufo punctatus
Woodhouse's Toad--Bufo woodhousii
Treefrogs--Family Hylidae
Northern Cricket Frog--Acris crepitans
Canyon Treefrog--Hyla arenicolor
Western Chorus Frog--Pseudacris triseriata
Narrowmouth Toads and Relatives--Family Microhylidae
Great Plains Narrowmouth Toad--Gastrophryne olivacea
True Frogs--Family Ranidae
Plains Leopard Frog--Rana blairi
Bullfrog--Rana catesbeiana
Northern Leopard Frog--Rana pipiens
Wood Frog--Rana sylvatica
Reptiles
Turtles
Snapping Turtles--Family Chelydridae
Snapping Turtle--Chelydra serpentina
Pond Turtles and Box Turtles--Family Emydidae
Painted Turtle--Chrysemys picta
Ornate Box Turtle--Terrapene ornata
Mud and Musk Turtles--Family Kinosternidae
Yellow Mud Turtle--Kinosternon flavescens
Softshell Turtles--Family Trionychidae
Spiny Softshell--Trionyx spiniferus
Lizards
Collared and Leopard Lizards--Family Crotaphytidae
Collared Lizard--Crotaphytus collaris
Longnose Leopard Lizard--Gambelia wislizenii
Phrynosomatids--Family Phrynosomatidae
Lesser Earless Lizard--Holbrookia maculata
Texas Horned Lizard--Phrynosoma cornutum
Short-horned Lizard--Phrynosoma hernandesi
Roundtail Horned Lizard--Phrynosoma modestum
Sagebrush Lizard--Sceloporus graciosus
Desert Spiny Lizard--Sceloporus magister
Prairie and Plateau Lizards--Sceloporus undulatus
Tree Lizard--Urosaurus ornatus
Side-blotched Lizard--Uta stansburiana
Whiptails--Family Teiidae
Triploid Checkered Whiptail--Cnemidophorus neotessellatus
Six-lined Racerunner--Cnemidophorus sexlineatus
Diploid Checkered Whiptail--Cnemidophorus tesselatus
Western Whiptail--Cnemidophorus tigris
Plateau Striped Whiptail--Cnemidophorus velox
Skinks--Family Scincidae
Variable Skink--Eumeces gaigeae
Many-lined Skink--Eumeces multivirgatus
Great Plains Skink--Eumeces obsoletus
Snakes
Slender Blind Snakes--Family Leptotyphlopidae
Texas Blind Snake--Leptotyphlops dulcis
Colubrids--Family Colubridae
Glossy Snake--Arizona elegans
Racer--Coluber constrictor
Ringneck Snake--Diadophis punctatus
Great Plains Rat Snake--Elaphe guttata
Western Hognose Snake--Heterodon nasicus
Night Snake--Hypsiglena torquata
Common Kingsnake--Lampropeltis getula
Milk Snake--Lampropeltis triangulum
Smooth Green Snake--Liochlorophis vernalis
Coachwhip--Masticophis flagellum
Striped Whipsnake--Masticophis taeniatus
Northern Water Snake--Nerodia sipedon
Bullsnake/Gopher Snake--Pituophis catenifer
Longnose Snake--Rhinocheilus lecontei
Ground Snake--Sonora semiannulata
Southwestern Black-headed Snake--Tantilla hobartsmithi
Plains Black-headed Snake--Tantilla nigriceps
Blackneck Garter Snake--Thamnophis cyrtopsis
Western Terrestrial Garter Snake--Thamnophis elegans
Western Ribbon Snake--Thamnophis proximus
Plains Garter Snake--Thamnophis radix
Common Garter Snake--Thamnophis sirtalis
Lined Snake--Tropidoclonion lineatum
Vipers--Family Viperidae
Western Rattlesnake--Crotalus viridis
Massasauga--Sistrurus catenatus
Species of Possible Occurrence in Colorado
Amphibians and Reptiles in National Parks, National Monuments, and River Canyons of Colorado and Eastern Utah
Key to Amphibians and Reptiles of Colorado
About Scientific Names
Glossary
References
Index