California Amphibians and Reptiles (Princeton Field Guides #165) (Paperback)

Pre-Order Now Badge
California Amphibians and Reptiles (Princeton Field Guides #165) By Robert Hansen, Jackson D. Shedd Cover Image
Not Yet Published


A spectacularly illustrated field guide to the amphibians and reptiles of California

California is home to more than 200 species of reptiles and amphibians that can be found in an extraordinary array of habitats, from coastal temperate rainforests with giant redwoods to southeastern deserts offering dazzling wildflower displays each spring. California Amphibians and Reptiles covers every species and subspecies in this biodiverse region of the United States, with outstanding color photography and in-depth species accounts that draw on the latest findings on taxonomy and distribution. Setting a new standard for regional field guides, this state-of-the-art guide will serve as the definitive reference for California's amphibian and reptile fauna for many years to come.
  • Covers all 209 species of amphibians and reptiles found in California
  • Features hundreds of stunning photos that illustrate geographic and within-species variation as well as differences between males, females, and young
  • Includes first-ever color images and species accounts for newly discovered species
  • Shows every species and subspecies in full color on a white background
  • Depicts all amphibian larvae in breathtaking color
  • Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, similar species, habitat, range and elevation, activity and behavior, diet, reproduction, and conservation
  • Provides updated status of all threatened, endangered, nonnative, and special concern species
  • Accurate range maps reflect contemporary and, where applicable, historical distributions in light of significant habitat loss across the state
  • An invaluable resource for amateur naturalists, resource managers, and professional herpetologists

About the Author

Robert W. Hansen is an affiliated researcher with the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at the University of California, Berkeley, and served as editor of the Herpetological Review from 1991 to 2021. Jackson D. Shedd is a scientific illustrator, herpetologist, wildlife photographer, and independent researcher. He is a departmental associate with the San Diego Natural History Museum.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780691249070
ISBN-10: 0691249075
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: January 14th, 2025
Pages: 480
Language: English
Series: Princeton Field Guides