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Herpetology Literature:

Conant, R., and J.T. Collins. 1998. A field guide to reptiles and amphibians of eastern and central North America, 3rd Edition. Houghton Mifflin, New York.

Crother, B. I. (Editor). 2008. Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico, with comments regarding confidence in our understanding, 6th ed. SSAR Herpetological Circular 37:1–84.

Green, N.B., and T.K. Pauley. 1987. Amphibians and reptiles in West Virginia. University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 241 pp.

Harris, H.S., Jr. 1975. Distributional survey (Amphibia/Reptilia): Maryland and the District of Columbia. Bulletin of the Maryland Herpetological Society 11:73-167.

Hulse, A.C., McCoy, C.J., and E. Censky. 2001. Amphibians and reptiles of Pennsylvania and the northeast. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York.

Mitchell, J.C. 1994. The Reptiles of Virginia. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.

Petranka, J.W. 1998. Salamanders of the United States and Canada. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington and London.

Walker, C.F. 1946. The amphibians of Ohio. Part 1: The frogs and toads (order Salientia). Ohio State Mus. Sci. Bull. 1: 1-109.

White, J.F., Jr. and A.W. White. 2002. Amphibians and reptiles of Delmarva. Tidewater Publishers, Centerville, Maryland.

White, J.F., Jr. and A.W. White. 2007. Amphibians and reptiles of Delmarva. Tidewater Publishers, Centerville, Maryland.

Wright, A. H., and A.A. Wright. 1949. Handbook of Frogs and Toads of the United States and Canada. Comstock Publishing Company, Inc., Ithaca, New York.


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