Discover the Red-bellied Turtle, which is nearly extinct. Uncover a Garter Snake in your backyard. Locate an Alligator Lizard--or a Legless one. Identifying reptiles is fascinating and fun with this classic Golden Field Guide. Abundant illustrations and the Key Characteristic system, preferred by professionals, make this single-volume reference an outstanding choice for nature projects, collectors of all ages, and scientific study.
• All of North America in one volume
• 278 species and 500 subspecies in 22 families...plus 18 exotics
• Illustrations include juveniles and adults, body forms, undersides, scales, and more!
• Text, range maps, and illustrations seen together at a glance
• Common and scientific names
• Convenient measuring rules
• Plus first aid information for snakebites.