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Post  Snakeman on Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:46 pm

Does anyone use herp field guides for references and if so, which ones do you use and what's your favorite field guide ?

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Post  Bryan Arens on Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:59 pm

I use the Oklahoma Guide as well as the Audubon Societys guide to North American Reptiles and Amphibians.
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Post  snakefreak on Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:08 am

I have around 6 different reptile and amphibian field guides that I frequently use. My favorites are: Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians by Robert C. Stebbins, Field Guide to Eastern/Central North America by Roger Conant and Joseph T. Collins, A Field Guide to Oklahoma's Amphibians and Reptiles by Gregory Sievert. The National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Reptiles and Amphibians is another good one. For a long time this was my only field guide. I like the first two a lot because they have great distribution maps covering all of America (not just Oklahoma), and they also seem to have better images to help with identification between subspecies and similar looking species.
I also really like Texas Snakes a Field Guide by James R. Dixon, who I have met in person due to the fact that he is one of my best friend's grandpa. This man is awesome! He has so many cool herping stories from literally ALL over the world! He has also identified many new species of frogs from south and central America, a subspecies of the checkered whiptail, and some other things. Yes, this is a field guide for Texas snakes, but many of the same species are also here in Oklahoma. I love the distribution maps in this one as well.
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Post  Zak on Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:03 pm

I don't know what mine is. I've had it since I was 5. I think my mom got it for me just for the pics but I've put it to good use since then.
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Post  sbender99 on Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:47 pm

i thought this was really good info for this section so I moved it on you guys to confuse you.

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Post  Cameron on Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:06 pm

i use google on my Thunderbolt....




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Post  tandy on Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:15 am

I use several too including the OK herps and the Texas guide mentioned. I really like the lay out of it and the range maps include counties which I really like. It also has a weather resistant cover.


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