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Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas: Now Available!

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Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas

Calling all reptile and amphibian enthusiasts! The Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas is now available through Johns Hopkins University Press. This collaborative atlas is a result of over 1,000 community scientist volunteers and biologists working together to document distributions of reptiles and amphibians across Maryland. The guide contains over 85 natural history accounts of reptiles and amphibians found in Maryland as well as data from a five-year statewide survey. In addition to species accounts, the Atlas contains historical information about Maryland’s herpetofauna, as well as habitat, climate and land use data and conservation information.

In the coming months, we will be updating our reptile and amphibian information on the department website to reflect current information from the text. As you visit our pages, you may notice name changes, updated natural history information and new distribution data. Currently, the “Snakes of Maryland” pages have been updated to reflect recent taxonomy changes. Stay tuned!

Photos of green tree frog, black snake, wood turtle, northern red salamander

Left to right: green tree frog by Walter Roof, black snake by Christine Boltz, wood turtle by Santosh Shanmuga, northern red salamander by Sarah Milbourne

Appears in Vol. 22, No. 2 of the Maryland Natural Resource magazine, spring 2019.

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