|A Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of California
| Pictures and Information About Herps in California
||Pictures and Information About Herps From Outside of California
|This website documents the amphibians and reptiles (herps) found in the state of California using:
• Taxonomic Lists, Photo Indexes, Range Maps, and Species Accounts of all native and non-native amphibians and reptiles established in California
• Sound Recordings, including the Calls of California's Frogs and Toads
• Short Videos of most species
• Lists of Species that Might Occur in California and of Established Non-native
Species in California
• Tips for Identifying Amphibians and Reptiles found in the wild in California
• Current California Collecting Regulations,
• Current Conservation Status information
In addition to complete coverage of California's herps, the site includes photo indexes, sounds, and videos of some reptiles and amphibians from areas Beyond California, including a complete list of herps of the Pacific Northwest, some Appalachian Mountains Salamanders, many of the herps of Texas, Baja California, and the North American Southwest, some herps from Australia, and miscellaneous herps from Other Areas not included on any other list.
For an introduction to the herps of California that does not require knowledge of the names of the animals, look at the Behavior and Life History pages, the Photo Indexes, the Range Maps, or the regional pages for the San Francisco Bay Area and for Southern California.
This site does not provide information regarding keeping and caring for captive amphibians or reptiles. It is not a place where you can get information about buying, selling, or trading animals. And I do not provide information about where, when, or how you can find and collect herps in the wild.
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 this 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 Contact Me.
This is a privately-owned and maintained web site that is not affiliated with any other organization, agency, institution, or web site. I have taken care to make sure the information is accurate and complete, but you should consult primary sources for definitive information. If you see an error, please let me know. Caveat lector.
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Sounds, & Videos
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|California's Herp Diversity|
|Living with Wild Herps|
|Books about California Herps|
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