The Reptiles & Amphibians of the Hamilton Area
An Historical Summary and the Results of The Hamilton Herpetofaunal Atlas
by William G. Lamond; photographs by Kathleen Gardiner
Painted Turtle (Photo: Barry Cherriere)
This book is the compilation of the historical reports and recent field collected data (14, 280 records) during 1984-1992 of the reptiles and amphibians of the Hamilton area. The study area was a circle of 40.2 km radius centred at Dundurn Castle in west Hamilton. Accounts of 47 species and subspecies which occur or have occurred or were introduced to the area are included. From the mudpuppy to black rat snake, eastern massasauga rattlesnake, and the genetic anomaly the Jefferson salamander, this report fills you in on life history, Ontario distribution, the animal's occurrence in the Hamilton area back to prehistoric records and up until the present and provides a map showing the locations where it has been found in Hamilton during the study.
This book is available at local libraries in Hamilton.