Amphibians and Reptiles Native to Minnesota

Amphibians and Reptiles Native to Minnesota

Any study requiring the marking of animals should be coordinated with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources before the start of the program . Field biologists use a variety of methods to mark animals . They include painting on ...

Author: Barney Oldfield

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816623848

Category: Nature

Page: 252

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Offers substantial information designed for use by both amateurs and specialists and useful to residents of other Upper Midwest states and bordering Canadian provinces as well. Introductory chapters present the history of herpetology in Minnesota, the preferred habitats of these species, techniques
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Amphibians and Reptiles in Minnesota

Amphibians and Reptiles in Minnesota

With more than two hundred photographs, written descriptions, county-based maps, habitat and distribution data, life histories, and circular keys to adult and larval specimens, the book brings readers up to date on Minnesota's new species ...

Author: John J. Moriarty

Publisher:

ISBN: 081669091X

Category: Nature

Page: 370

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Snakes on the patio, salamanders in the basement, frogs crossing the road, and turtles nesting on the shore in the land of 10,000 lakes: from the enchanted child to the curious adult, from the amateur naturalist to the dedicated conservationist, living with wildlife in Minnesota means finding amphibians and reptiles in prairies and forests and your own backyard. Amateur and professional alike will find this book a comprehensive source and a user-friendly guide, invaluable for discovering, identifying, and learning about any of the state's fifty-three amphibian and reptile species from the common American Toad to the little seen Western Ratsnake. This handbook takes readers through the steps for studying these species in the field. Including current information about designations of species in need of conservation, this reference covers the latest research and work on environmental threats and amphibian and reptile protection, such as the deformed frog phenomenon, turtle legislation, climate change, and habitat restoration. With more than 200 photographs, written descriptions, county-based maps, habitat and distribution data, life histories, and circular keys to adult and larval specimens, the book brings readers up-to-date on Minnesota's new species and changes to scientific names. Amphibians and Reptiles in Minnesota is the most complete and authoritative guide of its kind. Information in this book was partly funded by proceeds of the Minnesota Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources.
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Amphibians and Reptiles of the Great Lakes Region Revised Ed

Amphibians and Reptiles of the Great Lakes Region  Revised Ed

Amphibians and Reptiles Native to Minnesota. Minneapolis: Univ. Minnesota Press. Pauly, G. B., D. M. Hillis, and D. C. Cannatella. 2009. Taxonomic freedom and the role of official lists of species names. Herpetologica 65 (2): II 5–28.

Author: James H. Harding

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472053384

Category: Nature

Page: 409

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A revised and updated guide to reptiles and amphibians in the Great Lakes region
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Amphibian Reptile Time Table for Minnesota

Amphibian   Reptile Time Table for Minnesota

Field Herpetology : Methods for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles in Minnesota . Bell Museum of Natural History Occasional Paper 18. 88 pp . Oldfield , Barney and John J. Moriarty . 1994. Amphibians and Reptiles Native to Minnesota .

Author: Randy E. Blasus

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89058776220

Category: Amphibians

Page: 30

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Categories: Amphibians

Alien Reptiles and Amphibians

Alien Reptiles and Amphibians

Amphibians and reptiles native to Minnesota. University of Minnesota Press, MN. Olioso, G. 1983. Note sur la presence de grenouilles vertes en Sardaigne. Alyes 2: 54. Oliver, J.A. 1950. Anolis sagrei in Florida. Copeia 1950: 55–56.

Author: Fred Kraus

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402089466

Category: Nature

Page: 563

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Transportation of species to areas outside their native ranges has been a feature of human culture for millennia. During this time such activities have largely been viewed as beneficial or inconsequential. However, it has become increasingly clear that human-caused introductions of alien biota are an ecological disruption whose consequences rival those of better-known insults like chemical pollution, habitat loss, and climate change. Indeed, the irreversible nature of most alien-species int- ductions makes them less prone to correction than many other ecological problems. Current reshuffling of species ranges is so great that the present era has been referred to by some as the “Homogocene” in an effort to reflect the unique mag- tude of the changes being made. These alien interlopers often cause considerable ecological and economic d- age where introduced. Species extinctions, food-web disruptions, community alte- tions, ecosystem conversion, changes in nutrient cycling, fisheries collapse, watershed degradation, agricultural loss, building damage, and disease epidemics are among the destructive – and frequently unpredictable – ecological and economic effects that invasive alien species can inflict. The magnitude of these damages c- tinues to grow, with virtually all environments heavily used by humans now do- nated by alien species and many “natural” areas becoming increasingly prone to alien invasion as well. Attention to this problem has increased in the past decade or so, and efforts to prevent or limit further harm are gaining wider scientific and political acceptance.
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Minnesota s Amphibians and Reptiles Their Conservation and Status

Minnesota s Amphibians and Reptiles  Their Conservation and Status

In this essay , I define exotic animals as those placed by man into regions or habitats where they have not occurred historically . Exotics that impact native amphibian health include Bullfrogs , bait fishes , and game fishes .

Author: Minnesota Herpetological Society

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89058776295

Category: Amphibians

Page: 75

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Minnesota s Endangered Flora and Fauna

Minnesota s Endangered Flora and Fauna

Unpublished report on Eumeces fasciatus to the Minnesota Natural Heritage Program. July 1979. Breckenridge, W. J. 1944. Reptiles and amphibians of Minnesota. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis. 202pp. Brown, W. S. 1982.

Author: Barbara Coffin

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816616893

Category: Science

Page: 492

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Provides information on status, habitat, identification, and conservation recommendations for endangered species of plants, animals, and insects
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A Naturalist s Guide to the Great Plains

A Naturalist  s Guide to the Great Plains

Amphibians and Reptiles Native to Minnesota. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Olson, S. T., and W. H. Marshall. 1952. The Common Loon in Minnesota. Occasional Papers of the Minnesota Museum of Natural History No. 5.

Author: Paul A. Johnsgard

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781609621261

Category: Travel

Page: 164

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This book documents nearly 500 US and Canadian locations where wildlife refuges, nature preserves, and similar properties protect natural sites that lie within the North American Great Plains, from Canada's Prairie Provinces to the Texas-Mexico border. Information on site location, size, biological diversity, and the presence of especially rare or interesting flora and fauna are mentioned, as well as driving directions, mailing addresses, and phone numbers or internet addresses, as available. US federal sites include 11 national grasslands, 13 national parks, 16 national monuments, and more than 70 national wildlife refuges. State properties include nearly 100 state parks and wildlife management areas. Also included are about 60 national and provincial parks, national wildlife areas, and migratory bird sanctuaries in Canada's Prairie Provinces. Many public-access properties owned by counties, towns, and private organizations are also described.
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The Map Turtle and Sawback Atlas

The Map Turtle and Sawback Atlas

Amphibians and Reptiles Native to Minnesota. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis. Olson, R. E. 1959. Notes on some Texas herptiles. Herpetologica 15:48. ——— . 1967. Peripheral range extensions and some new records of Texas ...

Author: Peter V. Lindeman

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806150604

Category: Nature

Page: 489

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Covering all facets of the biology of a little-known genus, Peter V. Lindeman’s lavishly illustrated Map Turtle and Sawback Atlas is both a scientific treatise and an engaging introduction to a striking group of turtles. Map turtles and sawbacks, found in and along rivers from Texas to Florida and north to the Great Lakes, fascinate ecologists and evolutionary biologists. Over a short geologic time span, these turtles achieved exceptional biological diversification. Their diets are also exceptionally diverse, and a significant difference in size distinguishes males from females. Adult males are typically half or less the shell length of adult females, making map turtles and sawbacks the champions of sexual dimorphism among not only turtles but all four-legged vertebrates. Aesthetics also draw biologists and hobbyists to map turtles and sawbacks. While the male Sabine map turtle may look to some like a “pencil-necked geek,” as the author puts it, markings on the shell, limbs, head, and neck make map turtles among the most attractive turtles on earth. Sawbacks feature a striking ridge down their shell. Few turtles show themselves off to such advantage. Photographs included here of Graptemys basking poses reveal to what improbable heights these turtles can scale, the spread-eagle sunning stances they adopt, the stacking of individuals on a crowded site, and the heads that warily watch the world above the waterline. In lively prose, Lindeman details the habitat, diet, reproduction and life history, natural history, and population abundance of each species. A section on conservation status summarizes official state, federal, and international designations for each species, along with efforts toward population management and recovery as well as habitat preservation. The author also outlines promising avenues for future research, ranging from the effects of global climate change on populations to strategies for combating expansion of the pet trade.
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Peril in the Ponds

Peril in the Ponds

Deformed Frogs, Politics, and a Biologist's Quest Judith Cairncross Helgen. Minnesota Pollution ... A Comprehensive Wetland Assessment, Monitoring and Mapping Strategyfor Minnesota. ... Amphibians and Reptiles Native to Minnesota.

Author: Judith Cairncross Helgen

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558499461

Category: Science

Page: 260

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When deformed frogs-many with missing legs or eyes, footless stumps, or misshapen jaws-began to emerge from Minnesota wetlands, alarm bells went off. What caused such deformities? Pollution? Ultraviolet rays? Biological agents? And could the mysterious cause also pose a threat to humans? Former government biologist Judy Helgen provides an inside view of a highly charged environmental issue that continues to spark controversy among scientists, politicians, and government agencies. Book jacket.
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