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Zoology and Natural History: Field Guides & Map

This guide identifies major information resources in zoology including databases, bibliographies, sources of illustration, taxonomy sources, and field guides.

Map of Selected Zoology Field Guides in Yale University Library

Field Guides (selected) & Map

Field Guide to Long Island Sound: Coastal Habitats, Plant Life, Fish, Seabirds, Marine Mammals, & Other Wildlife 2017 location

Field Guide to the Ants of New England 2012 location

Field Guide to New England Turtles 1938 location

Guide to the Birds of New England and Eastern New York: Containing a Key for Each Season and Short Descriptions of over 250 Species, with Particular Reference to Their Appearance in the Field 1904 location

Northeastern Tiger Beetles: A Field Guide to Tiger Beetles of New England and Eastern Canada 1999 location

Book of Snakes: A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species From Around the World by Mark O'Shea. University of Chicago Press/Quarto Publishing plc 2018. Includes index of common names, glossary, bibliography. location

Field Companion to the Mammals of Australia 2013 location 

Red Sea Sharks: Taxonomy, Biology and Ecology 2013 location 

Simon and Schuster's Guide to Insects 1981 location 

Tasmanian Mammals: A Field Guide 1993 location 

Field Guide to the Damselflies of New Guinea 2012 location 

Britain's Dragonflies: a field guide to the damselflies and dragonflies of Britain and Ireland 3rd ed. 2014 paper ed. location 

National Audubon Society Field Guide to Fishes: North America, revised ed. 2002 location 

Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America, 4th ed. 2016 location 

A Field Guide to Birds' Nests (285 species east of the Mississippi River) 1975 location 

Book of Eggs: a lifesize guide to the eggs of six hundred of the world's bird species 2014 location 

Birds of North America, America American Museum of Natural History 2009 (LC) location 

Longhorns of the Tribe Dorcadionini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) of Kazakhstan and Middle Asia 2013 location 

Guide to Marine Mammals of Alaska by Kate Wynne. University of Alaska Fairbanks, 4th ed. 2012 location 

Mammal Tracks & Sign, a guide to North American Species 2003 location 

Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises 1995 location 

Key and Field Guide to the Australian Possums, Gliders and Koala 1997 location 

Sierra Club Handbook of Seals and Sirenians 1992 location 

For an online guide to field guides see Diane Schmidt's International Field Guides.

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