While this page is not meant to provide an exhaustive list, these resources are some of our favorite websites and publications.



Rattlesnake: Portrait of a Predator
Manny Rubio, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington and London, 1998
In this remarkable study, Rubio provides detailed information on almost everything anyone would want to know about rattlesnakes-their origins, habitats, physiology, and anatomy.
Pennsylvania Amphibians & Reptiles, Larry L. Shaffer, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Bureau of Boating and Education, 1999, Harrisburg

Amphibians and Reptiles of Pennsylvania and the Northeast
Arthur C. Hulse, C.J. McCoy, Ellen J. Censky, Cornell University Press, Ithaca and London, 2001
The Book is very good for identifying PA species. It contains a good set of color plates, a identification key and text describing the species. The text describing reproduction and habitat is also quite good.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Reptiles and Amphibians
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1980
An identification guide to more than 160 herpetological species in North America. Great full-color photos and illustrations.

The Amphibians and Reptiles of New York State: Identification, Natural History and Conservation
James P. Gibbs, Alvin R. Breisch, Peter K. Ducey, Glenn Johnson, John L. Behler and Richard C. Bothner, Oxford University Press, New York, 2007.
The book is the first comprehensive presentation of the distributional data gathered for the New York State Amphibian and Reptile Atlas project. With more than 60,000 records compiled from 1990-1999, this volume provides detailed narratives on the 69 species native to New York State. With a heavy emphasis on conservation biology, the book also includes chapters on threats, legal protections, habitat conservation guidelines, and conservation case studies.

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