Amphibians and reptiles thrive in New Mexico's many landscapes and varied environments. In all, the state has 123 species, an assemblage of 3 salamanders, 23 frogs and toads, 10 turtles, 41 lizards, and 46 snakes. In this comprehensive guide, each species is presented in a color photograph and its distribution shown on a map. Technical art supplements, identification keys, and line art complement family descriptions. For each species, the following is provided: type, distribution, description, similar species, systematics, habitat, behavior, reproduction, food habits, and references. The detailed descriptions add to our knowledge about the region's herpetofauna, which will aid students, herpetologists, and resource managers. The book is also of great benefit to non-specialists, including casual hikers, since the authors write in accessible language that makes for easy identification of species.
In all, the state has 123 species, an assemblage of 3 salamanders, 23 frogs and toads, 10 turtles, 41 lizards, and 46 snakes. In this comprehensive guide, each species is presented in a color photograph and its distribution shown on a map.
Author: William G. Degenhardt
Publisher: UNM Press
The State of Texas has the highest biodiversity of herpetofauna in the U.S. with 219 native and exotic species of amphibians and reptiles . New Mexico ranks third , supporting 123 species of amphibians and reptiles .
Looks at the behavior and physical characteristics of twenty-nine lizard species.
Bauer , Aaron M. “ Lizards . ” In Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians , 2d ed . , edited by Harold Cogger and Richard Zweifel . ... New York : American Elsevier Publishing Co. , 1966 . ... Amphibians and Reptiles of New Mexico .
Author: David P. Badger
The demand for water resulting from massive population and economic growth in the southwestern U.S. overwhelmed traditional uses of riparian areas. As a consequence, many of these uniquely-structured ecosystems have been altered or destroyed. Within recent years people have become increasingly aware of the many uses and benefits of riparian zones a
Jones, K.B. and Glinski, PC, Microhabitats of lizards in a southwestern riparian community, ... Degenhardt, W.G., Painter, C.W. and Price, A.H., Amphibians and Reptiles of New Mexico, University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 1996, ...
Author: Peter F. Ffolliott
Publisher: CRC Press
The most thorough treatment of lizards of the United States and Canada when first published in 1946, Handbook of Lizards has become a landmark among herpetologists and lizard specialists. Hobart M. Smith spent years compiling and organizing information on 136 species of lizards for this classic study. With more than 300 illustrations, including black-and-white photographs, labeled drawings, range maps, and illustrated keys, this volume serves as a still-relevant and convenient reference guide to the study of North American lizards. Darrel Frost, a prominent lizard specialist, provides a foreword for the 1995 paperback edition that underscores the work's relevance for herpetology today. In the first section, Smith covers in concise fashion the habits, life history, habitats, methods of collection and preservation, and structural features of lizards. The second section of the book considers each species under topics that are conveniently arranged for studying both living lizards and laboratory specimens: range, type, locality, size, color, scalation, recognition characters, habitat and habits, and references. Smith also discusses problems for further study and gives recommendations for special investigations of each species. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography.
Amphibians and reptiles in Nevada. Proc. Amer. Acad. ... The reptiles and amphibians collected in northeastern Nevada by the Walker-Newcomb expedition of the University of Michigan. Occ. Pap. Mus. ... NEW MEXICO: Species Recorded 1.
Author: Hobart Smith
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Desert Biology: Special Topics on the Physical and Biological Aspects on Arid Regions, Volume I covers the biology, geophysical characteristics, and ways of life in arid regions. This book is composed of 11 chapters, and begins with a brief description of a desert community, the Merkhiyat Jebels, with its diverse fauna and flora. The subsequent chapters look into the climate, geographical distribution, geologic and geomorphic aspects, and the evolution of desert community. These topics are followed by intensive discussions on desert plants, animals, and limnology. The last chapter describes the adaptive processes and human adaptation capacity to arid environments. This book will prove useful to upper division and graduate students in desert biology.
TABLE I–(Continued) North America TABLE I—(Continued) Location Animals Author New Mexico Reptiles Lewis (1950). Location Animals Author Arizona Baja California California Mexico New Mexico Amphibians, reptiles Amphibians, reptiles ...
Author: G. W. Brown
Many people fear snakes, and watersnakes in particular have one of the worst reputations of any snake found in North America. Some species are commonly mistaken for venomous cottonmouths, and a few may eat popular game fishes. Unfortunately, few people realize the important roles many watersnakes play in natural ecosystems and, consequently, they are still persecuted in many regions today. Seeking to overcome common misperceptions, J. Whitfield Gibbons and Michael E. Dorcas have compiled North American Watersnakes, the first comprehensive study of all fourteen species of watersnakes found in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Cuba. Individual species accounts explore all aspects of the natural history of watersnakes in North America, including their behavior, physiology, life history, ecology, and conservation. Almost 100 color photographs accompany the text, illustrating all 14 species and nearly all subspecies. Supplementing the species accounts are detailed color maps depicting each species distribution and stunning black-and-white drawings by Peri Mason. Easy-to-use keys help readers to identify specimens at hand.
University of New Mexico infected snake erythrocytes as evidenced Press , Albuquerque . by differential staining . Journal of Para- DeGraaf , R. M. , and D. D. Rudis . 1983 . sitology 70 : 151-153 . Amphibians and Reptiles of New ...
Author: J. Whitfield Gibbons
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Historically the management of public lands from a multiple use perspective has led to a system that emphasizes those habitat components or faunal elements that primarily resulted in some sort of definable economic value. While this often benefitted other species that were not even considered in the original prescriptions, it also negatively impacted others. We no longer can afford to take this simplistic view of ecosystem management. We need to use a more holistic approach where ecological landscapes are considered as units, and land management practices incorporate all elements into an integrated policy. This includes examining the impacts of proposed land uses on amphibian, reptile, and small mammal populations.
Because Arizona's amphibian and reptile regulations are reviewed annually , new data can be incorporated into management decisions . ... Unpubl . report to New Mexico Department of Game and Fish ( Santa Fe , New Mexico ) . 157 p .
Author: Robert C. Szaro
3 ) Across taxa , differentiation is negatively correlated with dispersal ability , ( i.e. , differentiation of amphibians > reptiles > mammals > birds and bats ) . Digital maps of predicted occurrence were obtained from the New Mexico ...
Author: Rosamonde R. Cook
Amphibians and Reptiles Land tortoises of the genus Hesperotestudo (Geochelone in the older literature) are the most commonly encountered reptilian fossils in the Miocene of New Mexico, especially in the late Barstovian Pojoaque Member ...
Author: Spencer G. Lucas
Publisher: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science