Collins, Joseph T., Suzanne L. Collins, and Travis W. Taggart.
Title Amphibians, Reptiles, and Turtles in Kansas,
Book Condition New,
Publisher Eagle Mountain, Utah, Eagle Mountain Publishing, LC, 2010,
0972015450 / 9780972015455
Illustrator Errol D. Hooper, Jr.,
Seller ID EMP005
xvi + 312 pp., 497 color images, 97 color maps, 65 black & white illustrations. Amphibians, Reptiles, and Turtles in Kansas displays the herpetofauna of Kansas in vivid color, through the lens craft of co-author Suzanne L. Collins. Innovative features include the recognition of turtles (Class Chelonia) as a distinct evolutionary lineage, the inclusion of a phylogeny for the Phylum Chordata, and the elimination of subspecies for the traditionally recognized herpetofaunal groups. With over 1,700 entries, the bibliography in this book is the most complete ever assembled for a state field guide. The range maps are in color and dots show the specific county localities for each species. The text includes the most current data for each herpetofaunal species found in Kansas, in addition to their conservation status, where relevant. Richly illustrated identification keys can be useful in the field, as well as in the classroom and laboratory. Information on the identification, size, distribution, natural history, and pertinent literature references are included for each of the nearly 100 species of amphibians, reptiles, and turtles found in the state. ORIGINAL PRICE $30.00