217 pages, 159 colour photos, 8 b/w photos, 103 maps
Each of the species is grouped alphabetically by scientific name within each order. Color photographs are accompanied by descriptive text that details the appearance, naturally occurring color morphs, behavior, range/habitat, and prey of each species - as well as species with which it may be confused.
Geared toward a popular audience of people interested in amphibians, this volume allows for greater depth in the descriptions of species than other field guides that survey all herpetofauna under one cover. R. D. and Patricia Bartlett employ a writing style that is accessible and informative without being overly technical. In their completeness, the authors even include information on introduced species.
A little less technical than other field guides, with a writing style that will appeal to non-scientists. As an in-depth guide covering just western amphibians, it includes more material about each species than other reptile and amphibian guides can cover. - Daniel Cox, Arizona Game and Fish Department"
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