A Pocket Guide to Salamanders of Pennsylvania
Walter E Meshaka, Jr. and Joseph T. Collins, with photographs by Suzanne L. Collins.
Salamanders of Pennsylvania makes accessible a wealth of information about the 23 kinds of native salamanders found in Pennsylvania. Color photographs are paired with detailed species accounts, which provide information about body size, appearance, and other identifying characteristics of adults and young; taxonomy and nomenclature; habits; distribution and habitat.
State maps show the counties in which each species occurs in Pennsylvania. Salamanders of Pennsylvania is an authoritative reference for amateur naturalists, students, and those interested in this group of animals.
Sponsored by The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission; Wild Resource Conservation Program, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources; Dickinson College Biology Department; Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary; Friends of Wildwood Lake Nature Center, Inc.; Liberty Environmental, Inc.; Powdermill Nature Reserve; Shippensburg University; and The Center for North American Herpetology.
About the authors:
Walter E. Meshaka, Jr. is the senior curator of zoology and biology at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. His research interest in herpetology and extensive fieldwork in Pennsylvania provided the idea and information for this booklet to encourage interest in salamanders.
The late Joseph T. Collins (1939-2012) was a dedicated herpetologist who helped write and edit this booklet before his death in January of 2012. During his lifetime he published extensively about amphibians, reptiles, and turtles. He was the director and founder of The Center for North American Herpetology. His colleagues sadly miss him.
Suzanne L. Collins is a noted wildlife photographer who with Dr. Meshaka completed the text and photos for this booklet.
50 pages; 3.75"x6"