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Coloring Lizards, Snakes, and More

Southern California

Amphibians and reptiles are bewilderingly diverse, and often intrigue the nature lover for their secretive lifestyles. A few have adapted well to urban neighborhoods and are regularly seen. Most are mysterious. Being able to recognize each is difficult, especially when you catch only a glimpse before they dart off. Others come out only at night or are so secretive they live their entire lives within a rock crack. Coloring Snakes, Lizards, and More of Southern California will reveal the rarely seen, and nature lovers of all ages will find it helpful in identifying the species that call this region home.

This book has 40 amphibian and reptile species from southern California including frogs, salamanders, lizards, snakes and turtles. The book includes the common and scientific name of each, where the species can be found, its food preferences, and interesting facts about its natural history. Each illustration has a corresponding color photograph. The coloring pages provide an introduction to the diverse body forms and lifestyles these animals display and help in species identification. The Color & Learn series will help you learn about the biology of amphibians and reptiles as you create colorful artwork to call your own.

About the Author

Dr. Bradford Hollingsworth

Dr. Bradford Hollingsworth has had a life-long interest in the diversity of amphibians and reptiles. His research focuses on the systematics and biogeography of amphibians and reptiles of the Southwest, including the Baja California peninsula and its associated islands. He is responsible for the care and maintenance of Museum’s 78,000 amphibian and reptile research specimens and regularly teaches as an adjunct professor at San Diego State University. Additionally, Dr. Hollingsworth launched the Amphibian and Reptile Atlas of Peninsular California. The goal of the Atlas is to combine both Museum collection data and observations from citizen scientists to help better understand the biodiversity of our region. The Atlas is a binational effort spanning from southern California to the tip of Baja California. Dr. Hollingsworth is donating his author royalties to the San Diego Natural History Museum.