Handbook of Salamanders: The Salamanders of the United States, of Canada, and of Lower California (Comstock Classic Handbooks)
- Publish Date: 1994-06-21
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Sherman C. Bishop
Despite their abundance in many parts of North America, salamanders have generally been neglected by all but a few specialists. In this bookfirst published in 1943Sherman C. Bishop discusses in a lively but authoritative manner the 126 species and subspecies of salamanders that are known to exist in the United States, Canada, and Baja California.
Group by group, Bishop describes salamanders in accounts that give the common and technical names, type of locality, range, habitat, size, anatomical characteristics, color, breeding habits, and relationshipsall in a uniform arrangement that makes the handbook especially convenient for studying both living animals and laboratory specimens. His brief introduction surveys the relationships and general habits of salamanders and gives information on collecting and preserving them. In his foreword to the 1994 reprint edition, Edmund D. Brodie, Jr., a specialist on salamanders, updates the taxonomy of the group.