From rare salamanders found only in southeastern Oklahoma to common turtles that can be spotted across the state, the Wildlife Department’s “A Field Guide to Oklahoma’s Amphibians and Reptiles” introduces our state’s 140 species of salamanders, frogs, turtles, lizards, snakes and alligator.
Each account shares a photo of the animal along with a physical description, information about the food and habitat preferences, and notes on the life cycle and habits of the species. The book’s spiral binding makes it easy to flip through and make comparisons of different species when identifying animals at home or in the field.
The guide is available through the Wildlife Department’s Go Outdoors Oklahoma shop for $20 (a $3 convenience fee applies to online purchases.)
Hunting and fishing licenses, required for catching and collecting amphibians and reptiles with open seasons, are also available through Go Outdoors Oklahoma. License requirements and daily limits can be found in the Oklahoma Hunting and Fishing Regulations Guide.
What’s New in the 4th Edition: Six species accounts have been added to the guide; three species were recently reclassified as full species, two species were previously undocumented in Oklahoma, and one species is thought to be new to science. In addition to these new accounts, range maps and scientific names have been updated throughout the guide to best reflect our current understanding of these animals.