- Series: W. L. Moody Jr. Natural History Series (Book 45)
- Paperback: 460 pages
- Publisher: Texas A&M University Press; 3 edition (January 14, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1603447342
- ISBN-13: 978-1603447348
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 33 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #899,350 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Amphibians and Reptiles of Texas: With Keys, Taxonomic Synopses, Bibliography, and Distribution Maps (W. L. Moody Jr. Natural History Series) 3rd Edition
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The photos are phenomenal, and the format is clean and easy to catch on to. The record maps are very useful if you want to find something specific or just determine what *should* be in an area.
If you do anything with Texas herps this is invaluable.
To those who are not aware let me explain why this book is useful. When a new county record for Texas is published in Herpetological Review or other journals for an Amphibian or Reptile it is always this book (one of the editions) by Dixon that is listed as the reference for the submitter to show it is a new county record. The previous edition was written around 10 years ago and many county records have been added so a revision was needed. I have corresponded with Dr. Dixon over the years through email when I was submitting some specimens to him at the Texas Cooperative collection to be added as a new county record. Thus, this is also the first revision that has listed me in the bibliography for county records which I had been waiting for.
The beginning of the book has identification keys. I have yet to test the accuracy but the keys are thorough and the author is well known and highly respected so I have no doubt they are useful should you need them.
The book serves the exact purpose I bought it. Highly recommended as noted.
I can use this book when I help with creating lists for specific counties.
This book is good for scientists collecting specimens for their museum. For field identification in Texas, you may be better off printing off pages from the website: [...]