New Publication: revised South Dakota field guide

The Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of South Dakota (second edition) is now available! This newly-revised guide describes and illustrates all reptile and amphibian species in South Dakota in one reference. Color photos, updated distribution maps, and descriptions of life history and habitats help the reader identify 45 known and two possible species and understand the role these interesting animals play in nature. The second edition includes new illustrations and additional identification keys and reflects updated taxonomy and recent knowledge gained from university and community scientists. This field guide provides a glimpse into the lives of these intriguing members of South Dakota’s diverse natural heritage. Click here to purchase it ($20, shipped)

Kiesow AM, Davis DR. 2020. Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of South Dakota. Second edition. South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, Pierre, South Dakota. vii + 161 pp.