Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America, Fourth Edition

by Robert Powell, Roger Conant and Joseph T. Collins

This fourth edition is a completely updated, comprehensive field guide to the reptiles and amphibians of eastern and central North America.


  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544129979
  • ISBN-10: 0544129970
  • Pages: 512
  • Publication Date: 04/12/2016
  • Carton Quantity: 24

About the book

A completely updated edition, including 122 newly recognized or recently established non-native species of reptiles and amphibians. 


The new edition of this definitive guide reflects 25 years’ worth of changes in our knowledge of reptiles and amphibians. It includes descriptions of 122 newly recognized or recently established non-native species, updated maps, and new figures and photos. Color illustrations and drawings show key details for accurate identification. More than 100 color photographs and 322 color distribution maps accompany the species descriptions. Clear and concise species accounts provide key characteristics, similar species, habitats, and ranges, as well as subspecies, voice descriptions, and conservation status. This edition will be a crucial resource for professional and amateur herpetologists, naturalists, outdoor enthusiasts, and students. 




About the author
Robert Powell

ROBERT POWELL is professor of biology at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri, and a research associate at the University of Kansas Natural History Museum in Lawrence. He has written hundreds of scientific articles and notes (many with student coauthors) and is coauthor or coeditor of seven books, including A Key to the Herpetofauna of the Continental United States and Canada (1998, 2nd edition 2012; with Joseph T. Collins and Errol D. Hooper).

Roger Conant

ROGER CONANT was an American herpetologist, author, and conservationist. 

Joseph T. Collins

The late JOSEPH T. COLLINS was the herpetologist with the Kansas Biological Survey and emeritus at the University of Kansas Natural History Museum, where he worked for thirty years. He was founder and director of the Center for North American Herpetology and author of many articles and books, most recently Amphibians, Reptiles, and Turtles in Kansas (2010; with Suzanne L. Collins and Travis W. Taggart).