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Despite their abundance in many parts of North America, salamanders have generally been neglected by all but a few specialists. In this book-first published in 1943-Sherman C. Bishop discusses in a lively but authoritative manner the 126 species and subspecies of salamanders that are known to exist in the United States, Canada, and Baja California. Group by group, Bishop describes salamanders in accounts that give the common and technical names, type of locality, range, habitat, size, anatomical characteristics, color, breeding habits, and relationships-all in a uniform arrangement that makes the handbook especially convenient for studying both living animals and laboratory specimens. His brief introduction surveys the relationships and general habits of salamanders and gives information on collecting and preserving them. In his foreword to the 1994 reprint edition, Edmund D. Brodie, Jr., a specialist on salamanders, updates the taxonomy of the group.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801482137
ISBN-10: 0801482135
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x 31mm)
Pages: 576
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 21-Jun-1994
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sherman C. Bishop

Sherman C. Bishop (1887-1951) was Professor of Vertebrate Zoology at the University of Rochester.