California Herps

California Amphibians
and Reptiles
A Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of California

 Additional Pictures of Herps*
From Beyond California

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This website documents the diverse amphibian and reptile fauna found in the state of California, with

• Lists, picture galleries, range maps, and species accounts of all native and introduced California   amphibians and reptiles

• Sound recordings, including the calls of most of California's frogs and toads

• Short videos of many species

• Lists of species of possible occurance in California and of established introduced species

• Tips for identifying amphibians and reptiles found in the wild in California

• Current California collecting regulations, and fieldherping information

• Current conservation status information

In addition to complete coverage of California's herps, the site includes picture galleries, sounds, and videos of assorted reptiles and amphibians from areas beyond California.

For a good introduction to the site, look at the Behavior pages.

The goal of this site is to educate, to entertain, and to promote an awareness of and an appreciation for indigenous amphibians and reptiles and their natural habitats. This site does not provide information regarding keeping and caring for captive amphibians or reptiles.

I will continue to add more pictures, videos, and information, and to update name changes, new species discoveries and new species introductions as I learn of them. Visitor comments, contributions, and observations of California amphibians and reptiles and of non-native animals found in the state are always welcome, and have enriched the site considerably. If you have pictures or reports of interesting or unusual California amphibians and reptiles and their activity, or of non-native animals you have found, that you want to share, please email me.

* Herp - a reptile or amphibian (short for herptile - a composite of herpetology and reptile.)

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