Turtles of the United States and Canada

Turtles of the United States and Canada

Book - 1994
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A comprehensive reference that summarizes the current knowledge about the 56 turtle species of the US and Canada, of which 13 are protected under the Endangered Species Act. Each of the species accounts includes sections on recognition, karyotype, fossil record, distribution, geographic variation, confusing species, habitat, behavior, reproduction, biology, growth and longevity, food habits, populations, and predators. The authors also include a discussion of turtle anatomy, a key to species identification, a pronunciation glossary for scientific names, and an extensive bibliography. Illustrated with color plates and b&w photographs of each species, anatomical line drawings, and distribution maps. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Publisher: Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, c1994
ISBN: 9781560983460
Call Number: 597.9209 Er66t
Characteristics: xxxviii, 578 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm


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