Friday, August 10, 2012

You're Ultimate Guide to Texas Reptiles and Amphibians

“Red on yellow kills a fellow. Red on black, friend of Jack.” So, maybe you’ve heard this simple lyric that can help you tell the difference between a poisonous and nonpoisonous snake. But what about other snakes? 
Amphibians and Reptiles of Texas: With Keys, Taxonomic Synopses, Bibliography, and Distribution Maps is your ultimate guide to anything snake-related, plus information on other reptiles and amphibians. James R. Dixon, a professor emeritus at Texas A&M University and curator emeritus of amphibians and reptiles at the Texas Cooperative Wildlife Collection, provides references and facts covering more than 200 different species. From poisonous snakes to tiny pocket sized frogs, Dixon covers everything you might like to know about the creatures.

In this third edition that has been widely recognized as the standard scientific guide for naturalists of all ages, Amphibians and Reptiles of Texas is completely redesigned with color photographs, revised taxonomic keys, and updated species descriptions. Unlike in the previous versions, the book also includes a lengthy list of literature on Texas amphibians and reptiles that goes back to the early 19th century, as well as the most updated and recent research.

Check out this popular nature guide, and arm yourself with the latest on reptiles and amphibians. You will be surprised how much there is to learn!

 --Madeline Loving