Amphibians and Reptiles of the Carolinas and Virginia, 2nd Ed

Second Edition, Revised and Updated

By Jeffrey C. Beane, Alvin L. Braswell, Joseph C. Mitchell, William M. Palmer, Julian R. Harrison III

Photographs by Jack Dermid. With contributions by Bernard S. Martof and Joseph R. Bailey.

288 pp., 5.5 x 8.5, 221 color photographs, 3 tables, 172 maps, bibl., index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-7112-6
    Published: May 2010
  • E-book EPUB ISBN: 978-0-8078-9825-3
    Published: May 2010
  • E-book PDF ISBN: 979-8-8908-8331-5
    Published: May 2010

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Revised and updated to reflect the most current science, and including 30 new species, this authoritative and comprehensive volume is the definitive guide to the amphibians and reptiles of the Carolinas and Virginia. The new edition features 189 species of salamanders, frogs, crocodilians, turtles, lizards, and snakes, with updated color photographs, descriptions, and distribution maps for each species. It is an indispensable guide for zoologists, amateur naturalists, environmentalists, backpackers, campers, hikers, and everyone interested in the outdoors.

About the Authors

Jeffrey C. Beane is collections manager of amphibians and reptiles at the North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences.
For more information about Jeffrey C. Beane, visit the Author Page.

Alvin L. Braswell is deputy director for operations at the Museum of Natural Sciences.
For more information about Alvin L. Braswell, visit the Author Page.

Joseph C. Mitchell is an independent ecologist and head of Mitchell Ecological Research Services, LLC.
For more information about Joseph C. Mitchell, visit the Author Page.

Jack Dermid lives in Wilmington, North Carolina
For more information about Jack Dermid, visit the Author Page.

William M. Palmer is curator emeritus of herpetology at the Museum of Natural Sciences.
For more information about William M. Palmer, visit the Author Page.

The late Julian R. Harrison III was professor emeritus of biology at the College of Charleston.
For more information about Julian R. Harrison III, visit the Author Page.


"This collection of. . . color photographs, fact summaries, and range maps will be reference and refuge for reptile lovers." โ€”Southern Living

"A truly scientific history of the reptiles and amphibians of our region. . . . Amphibians and Reptiles of the Carolinas and Virginia will do much to encourage an interest in lizards, turtles, snakes, salamanders, and alligators and allay fears and correct superstitions about them. It should be in the library of all amateur naturalists, students and teachers." โ€”Raleigh News & Observer

"With text by four biologists and brilliant photographs by Jack Dermid, the book provides a nose-to-the-ground look at 159 species in three states. . . . This is one wildlife guide that isn't afraid to shed its scientific skin and tell it like it is." โ€”Richmond News Leader

"The only book that includes a comprehensive guide to all amphibians and reptiles specific to the Carolinas and Virginia. . . . A useful resource for the general public, natural historians, and herpetologists for years to come." โ€”Virginia Libraries

"An excellent source for anyone interested in amphibians and/or reptiles of the eastern US. . . . Highly recommended."โ€”Choice

"This handy reference guide makes identification a snap. . . . The volume works its real magic by helping us change the way we view lizards and newts, opening our eyes to the 'hidden' biodiversity that surrounds us on every side." โ€”Virginia Wildlife