University of Massachusetts Amherst

Massachusetts North American Amphibian Program

Resources on Amphibians and Reptiles


A Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles by Thomas F. Tyning. 1990. Little Brown & Co.

Salamanders of the United States and Canada by James W. Petranka. 1998. Smithsonian Institution Press.

Snakes of the United States and Canada by Carl H. Ernst and Evelyn M. Ernst. 2003. Smithsonian Institution Press.

Turtles of the United States and Canada by Carl H. Ernst and Jeffrey E. Lovich. 2009. John Hopkins University Press.

Handbook of Turtles: the Turtles of the United States, Canada, and Baja California by Archie Carr. 1995. Cornell University Press.

The Frog Book: North American Toads and Frogs by Mary C. Dickerson. 1969. Dover Publications.

Amphibians and Reptiles of New England: Habitats and Natural History by Richard M. DeGraaf and Deborah D. Rudis. 1983. The University of Massachusetts Press.

A Natural History of Amphibians by Robert C. Stebbins and Nathan W. Cohen. 1995. Princeton University Press.

Reptiles and Amphibians: Eastern/Central North America by Roger Conant and Joseph T. Collins. 1998. Houghton Mifflin Company.

A Guide to Field Identification of Amphibians of North America by Hobart M. Smith. 1978. Golden Press.

Atlases for Neighboring States

The Amphibians & Reptiles of New Hampshire by James Taylor. 1993. New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

The Amphibians and Reptiles of Maine by Malcolm L. Hunter, Jr., John Albright and Jane Arbuckle. 1992. Maine Agricultural Experiment Station.

The Atlas of the Reptiles and Amphibians of Vermont by James S. Andrews. 2001. James S. Andrews, Middlebury, VT (2005 version available online at

Amphibians and Reptiles of Connecticut and Adjacent Regions by Michael W. Klemens. 1993. State Geological and Natural History Survey of Connecticut.

New York Herp Atlas Project:

Web-based Resources

General Amphibian & Reptile Resources

Amphibian Monitoring Resources

Frog Recordings

Amphibian Declines

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