where to go for more information
For more information about these species, please consult the
following books which you can get through your local library:
Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of eastern/central
North America. By R. Conant and J.T. Collins.
The Peterson Field Guide Series. Houghton Mifflin Company.
This is the "bible" of North American herpetology.
Great guide to natural history, identification, etc.
Audubon Society Field Guied to North American Reptiles
& Amphibians. By J. Behler and F.W.
King. Chanticleer Press. 1989.
This is a nice handy field guide with lots of good pictures.
Prentice Hall. Edited by F.H. Pough et al. 1998.
This is a standard textbook for academic study of amphibians
Key to Amphibians & Reptiles. R. Powell,
J.T. Collins and E.D. Hooper, Jr. University Press of
This is an excellant key to all the reptiles and amphibians
of North America. Animal in hand, you can figure out
what it is.
Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians.
Edited by H.G. Cogger and R.G. Zwiefel. 1998.
Nice coffee table book with lots of pretty pictures,
but also amazingly athoritative.
information about frog call surveys in this area, contact North
American Amphibian Monitoring Program. The local frog call
survey coordinator is Dr. Russell Burke (Russell.L.Burke@hofstra.edu).
To report deformed frogs contact NARCAM.
Locality records for New York reptiles and amphibians are being
constantly compiled and updated by the NYS
Herpetological Atlas Program. Please contact them if you
find any unusual species of reptile or amphibian, or any species
in an unusual place.
sightings and beachings should be reported as soon as possible
Mammal and Sea Turtle Stranding Program at (516) 369-9829.