Schechter Natural History

A Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of North America

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Contains over 600 species of reptiles and amphibians

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

The Loggerhead Sea Turtle is one of 6 sea turtles found in North America. Loggerheads are named for their relatively large heads. They use their large heads and powerful jaws to feed on hard-shelled prey such as conchs and whelks.

Zebra-tailed Lizard

Zebra-tailed lizards are known for their black and white striped tails, which they often curl upright. You can find them in the deserts of the southwestern United States.

Comal Blind Salamander

Blind salamanders are rare cave-dwelling amphibians native to the southern United States. They are highly adapted for life underground and have no pigment making them appear white or translucent.

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