Ernst and Lovichas thoroughly revised edition of this classic reference provides the most updated information ever assembled on the natural histories of North American turtles. From diminutive mud turtles to giant alligator snappers, two of North Americaas most prominent experts describe the turtles that live in the fresh, brackish, and marine waters north of Mexico. Incorporating the explosion of new scientific information published on turtles over the past fifteen yearsaincluding the identification of four new speciesaErnst and Lovich supply comprehensive coverage of all fifty-eight species, with discussions of conservation status and recovery efforts. Each species account contains information on identification, genetics, fossil record, distribution, geographic variation, habitat, behavior, reproduction, biology, growth and longevity, food habits, populations, predators, and conservation status. The book includes range maps for freshwater and terrestrial species, a glossary of scientific names, an extensive bibliography for further research, and an index to scientific and common names. Logically organized and richly illustratedawith more than two hundred color photographs and fifty-two mapsa Turtles of the United States and Canada remains the standard for libraries, museums, nature centers, field biologists, and professional and amateur herpetologists alike.Eggs in nests along the lower Apalachicola River in Florida can sustain brief exposure to 36.5AdC and may en- dure longer ... Grimpe (1987) reported that a clutch of 29 eggs had 10 infertile eggs, 14 live hatchlings, and 5 dead embryos in ... The jaws are long, relatively narrow, and pointed at the tip, and the inside of the mouth is light gray brown with black mottling. ... (2004) evaluated the development of alligator snapping turtle embryos and hatchlings incubated in vermiculite and inanbsp;...
|Title||:||Turtles of the United States and Canada|
|Author||:||Carl H. Ernst, Jeffrey E. Lovich|
|Publisher||:||JHU Press - 2009-05-12|