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Vertebrates of Texas


The Rio Grande Valley is filled with a variety of mammals, an active aquatic life with amphibians, fishes and more. Find where you can purchase a book about vertebrates in South Texas from the list below and more.

The Mammals of Texas

revised edition, David J. Schmidly, 2004 University of Texas Press

$29.95 (Definitive field guide and with range by county)

Reptiles and Amphibians, Eastern Central North America
Roger Conant, Josep T. Collins
1998, Peterson Field Guides, Houghton Mifflin, $20.00 [Good field guide]

A Field Guide to the Mammals of North America north of Mexico
William H. Burt, Richard P. Grossenheider

1980, Peterson Field Guides, Houghton Mifflin, $18.00 [Good field guide]

Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico, Texas, Louisiana and Adjacent Waters
H. Dickson Hoese and Richard H. Moore
1998, Texas A&M University Press [Good photographic field identification guide, color photos separate from text]