The Life Cycle of a Painted Turtle

by Andrew Hipp
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release Date: 2004-12-15
Genre: Science
Pages: 24 pages
ISBN 13: 9781404252073
ISBN 10: 140425207X
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The Life Cycle of a Painted Turtle
Language: en
Pages: 24
Authors: Andrew Hipp
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-12-15 - Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

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Turtles of the Southeast
Language: en
Pages: 252
Authors: Kurt Buhlmann, Tracey Tuberville, J. Whitfield Gibbons
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: University of Georgia Press

Seventy-five percent of the turtle species in the United States can be found in the Southeast. In fact, the region is second only to parts of Asia in its number of native turtles. Filled with more than two hundred color photographs and written with a special focus on conservation, this guide covers forty-five species of this nonthreatening, ancient lineage of long-lived reptiles. Heavily illustrated, fact-filled descriptions of each species and its habitat comprise the heart of the book. Species accounts cover such information as descriptions of adults and hatchlings; key identifiers including size, distinctive characters and markings; land, river, pond, and wetland habitats; behaviors and activities; food and diet; reproduction; predators and defense; and conservation issues. Also included is a wealth of general information about the importance of turtle conservation and the biology, diversity, and life history of turtles. Discussed are distinguishing turtle characteristics; differences among turtles, tortoises, and terrapins; shell structure and architecture; reproduction and longevity; turtle predators and defense mechanisms; and turtle activities such as basking, hibernation, aestivation, and seasonal movement. Useful information about the interactions of humans and turtles is also covered: species that are likely to be commonly encountered, turtles as pets, and more. Clearly written, cleanly designed, and fun to use, the guide will promote a better understanding of the habitat needs of, and environmental challenges to, this fascinating group of animals. Features: In-depth descriptions of the forty-two native species Conservation-oriented approach More than two hundred color photographs Nearly forty distribution maps Clear descriptions of each species, including differences in the appearance of young and mature turtles “Did You Know?” sidebars of interesting turtle facts Size charts; key identifiers; and information about habitat, behavior and activity, food and feeding, reproduction, predators and defense, and conservation
Biology of Turtles
Language: en
Pages: 408
Authors: Jeanette Wyneken, Matthew H. Godfrey, Vincent Bels
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-12-26 - Publisher: CRC Press

Featuring in-depth contributions from an international team of experts, the Biology of Turtles provides the first comprehensive review of the Testudinata. The book starts with the premise that the structure of turtles is particularly interesting and best understood within the context of their development, novelty, functional diversity, and evolution. It provides a robust discussion of the development and diversity of the shell. The book also explores the turtle body plan, its physiological and ecological consequences, evolutionary novelties, and their importance. The 200 illustrations found throughout the text enhance the chapters combine with color illustrations of the development of the shell, aspects of bone structural diversity, growth, and skeletochronology, to make this book an unparalleled resource. The volume concludes with a thoughtful discussion of the more than century long debate on the origins of turtles and the reasons why our understanding of the phylogenic origins and evolution of turtles remains tentative. Currently available books on this subject are woefully out of date and no overall review of Testudinata has been undertaken...until now. Each chapter represents a milestone in synthesizing a wide range of available information on specific subjects. The book’s challenge: look both inside and outside the shell to build a clearer understanding of the diversity and evolution of turtles.
Small Animal Care and Management
Language: en
Pages: 656
Authors: Dean M. Warren
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-02-03 - Publisher: Cengage Learning

Reader-friendly and engaging, SMALL ANIMAL CARE AND MANAGEMENT, Fourth Edition, offers a comprehensive guide to the care and husbandry of small animals. Through a logical flow of information, it introduces readers to the basics of the small animal industry, including the history, safety concerns and care and welfare of these animals before diving into the specifics of each, with chapters covering dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, fish and exotic species. Full-color photos and illustrations visually depict various breeds and their characteristics, anatomy, handling techniques, housing and other care concerns to facilitate learning, while activities and additional resources offer the opportunity for application and further study. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The Amphibians and Reptiles of New York State
Language: en
Pages: 504
Authors: James P. Gibbs, Alvin R. Breisch, Peter K. Ducey, Glenn Johnson, the late John Behler, Richard Bothner
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-04-05 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This is the first guide yet produced to the amphibians and reptiles of New York State, a large and heavily populated state that hosts a surprisingly diverse and interesting community of amphibians and reptiles. This much needed guide to the identification, distribution, natural history and conservation of the amphibians and reptiles of New York State fill a long-empty niche. The book is the first comprehensive presentation of the distributional data gathered for the New York State Amphibian and Reptile Atlas project. With more than 60,000 records compiled from 1990-1999, this extraordinary and up-to-date database provides a rich foundation for the book. This volume provides detailed narratives on the 69 species native to New York State. With a heavy emphasis on conservation biology, the book also includes chapters on threats, legal protections, habitat conservation guidelines, and conservation case studies. Also included are 67 distribution maps and 62 pages of color photographs contributed by more than 30 photographers. As a field guide or a desk reference, The Amphibians and Reptiles of New York State is indispensable for anyone interested in the vertebrate animals of the Northeast, as well as students, field researchers and natural resource professionals.
Elsevier's Dictionary of Reptiles
Language: en
Pages: 758
Authors: Murray Wrobel
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-12-04 - Publisher: Elsevier

This dictionary gives an overview of the English, German, French and Italian names of reptiles. The basic table contains the scientific names of families, genera, species and some sub-species with their identified names, which are given in the singular for species and sub-specis and in the plural for other terms.
The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michigan
Language: en
Pages: 291
Authors: J. Alan Holman
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Wayne State University Press

A comprehensive look at Michigan amphibians and reptiles from ancient times to present.
Language: en
Pages: 119
Authors: Charles Fergus
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Stackpole Books

A fairly comprehensive and detailed look at turtles.
Adirondack Wildlife
Language: en
Pages: 249
Authors: James M. Ryan
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: UPNE

The first comprehensive field guide to the habitats and wildlife of the Adirondack State Park
Turtles of the United States and Canada
Language: en
Pages: 827
Authors: Carl H. Ernst, Carl H.. Ernst, Jeffrey E. Lovich
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-06-15 - Publisher: JHU Press

Ernst and Lovich’s thoroughly revised edition of this classic reference provides the most updated information ever assembled on the natural histories of North American turtles. From diminutive mud turtles to giant alligator snappers, two of North America’s most prominent experts describe the turtles that live in the fresh, brackish, and marine waters north of Mexico. Incorporating the explosion of new scientific information published on turtles over the past fifteen years—including the identification of four new species—Ernst and Lovich supply comprehensive coverage of all fifty-eight species, with discussions of conservation status and recovery efforts. Each species account contains information on identification, genetics, fossil record, distribution, geographic variation, habitat, behavior, reproduction, biology, growth and longevity, food habits, populations, predators, and conservation status. The book includes range maps for freshwater and terrestrial species, a glossary of scientific names, an extensive bibliography for further research, and an index to scientific and common names. Logically organized and richly illustrated—with more than two hundred color photographs and fifty-two maps—Turtles of the United States and Canada remains the standard for libraries, museums, nature centers, field biologists, and professional and amateur herpetologists alike.
New England Wildlife
Language: en
Pages: 482
Authors: Richard M. DeGraaf, Mariko Yamasaki
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: UPNE

Offers information on the status, breeding, habitat, biology, and food habits of 338 wildlife species found in New England.
The Snake and the Salamander
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Alvin R. Breisch
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-15 - Publisher: JHU Press

In the best tradition of natural history writing and art, The Snake and the Salamander explores the diverse collection of reptiles and amphibians that inhabit the northeastern quadrant of the United States. Covering 13 states that run from Maine to Virginia, author Alvin R. Breisch and artist Matt Patterson showcase the lives of 83 species of snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, and salamanders. These intriguing animals are organized by habitat and type, from forest to grassland to bogs to big waters, and revealed through a combination of Breisch’s engaging prose and Patterson’s original color illustrations. Breisch’s guided tour combines historical notes and conservation issues with lessons on genetics, evolution, habitats, life histories, and more. Discover how careful attention to frog calls coupled with DNA analysis led to the discovery of a new species of frog in New York City, why evolutionary adaptations made the Eastern Ratsnake a superb climber, and the surprising fact that Spiny Softshell turtles actually sprint on land to retreat from predators. Breisch also tells the odd tale of the Green Frog and the Smooth Greensnake, two “green species” that do not actually have any green pigment in their skin. Every species has a story to tell—one that will keep the reader wanting to learn more. The breadth of herpetofauna in the area will surprise many readers: more than 8% of the world’s salamanders and 11% of all turtle species live in the region. Beyond numbers, however, lie aesthetics. The surprising colors and fascinating lifestyles of the reptile and amphibian species in this book will mesmerize readers young and old.