Box Turtles (Nature Watch) by Lynn M. Stone PDF

By Lynn M. Stone

ISBN-10: 1575058693

ISBN-13: 9781575058696

From sea-living creatures to reptiles, to carnivorous vegetation, the 'Nature Watch' sequence caters for researchers and pleasure-readers alike, with a wealth of data and images of natural world of their normal environments internationally.

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Shaffer, Larry L. Pennsylvania Amphibians and Reptiles. Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Fish Commission, Bureau of Education and Information, 1991. Smith, Philip W. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Illinois. Urbana: Survey Division, Illinois Department of Registration and Education, 1961. Stebbins, Robert C. A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1966. , ed. Status and Conservation of Turtles of the Northeastern United States. Lincoln: Massachusetts Audubon Society, 1997.

Box turtles can be sur- prisingly quick when snapping at live prey. Ornate box turtles even chase grasshoppers. With their broad tastes, box turtles can usually find food easily. But they sometimes have to work for their meals Above: Other eastern box turtles may join this one to take advantage of the ripe berries. 31 by scratching through leaf litter and dung piles for bugs and other little creatures. Many box turtle species hunt on land. But Coahuilan box turtles, like other aquatic turtles, do most of their hunting in ponds and marshes.

Box Turtle at Long Pond. New York: HarperCollins, 1989. Hirschi, Ron. Turtle’s Day. New York: Penguin, 1994. MacMillan, Dianne Life in a Deciduous Forest. Minneapolis: Twenty-First Century Books, 2003. Patent, Dorothy Hushow. Life in a Desert. Minneapolis: Twenty-First Century Books, 2003. Patent, Dorothy Hushow. Life in a Grassland. Minneapolis: Twenty-First Century Books, 2003. 46 INDEX body temperature, 18, 21, 23, 28 clutch, 34 Coahuilan box turtle, 9, 14, 32, 40 cold-blooded, 18 omnivores, 30 ornate box turtle (subspecies), 13, 16, 17, 20, 26, 37, 40, 41, 43 ornate box turtles (species), 6, 9, 13, 15, 21, 31 protective laws, 40–41 defense mechanism, 6, 7, 37, 42 desert box turtles (western box turtles), 13, 16 eastern box turtle (species), 5–8, 10, 12, 15–25, 28, 30–39, 41, 42 eastern box turtles, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 27, 30, 31, 33–37, 40 eggs, 30, 34–36 endangered, 14, 40 fighting, 28 Florida box turtles, 10, 16, 22, 29 food, 30–33 form, 20, 23, 28 shell, 5–8, 14, 36, 37, 38; carapace, 6–7, 9–10, 12, 13, 14; plastron, 6–9; scutes, 7, 8 social, 28 speed, 13, 25 terrapins, 42 threats, 39–42 three-toed box turtles, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 17, 23, 30, 40 toes, 12 torpor, 23, 24, 36 tortoise, 42 Yucatán box turtle, 6, 10, 12, 28, 39 Gulf Coast box turtles, 10, 25 habitat, 5, 9, 16, 17, 20, 39, 40 herpetologist, 9, 10, 12, 20, 21, 33 hibernation, 23, 24 home range, 25–28 homing instinct, 27 life span, 37 mating, 34 Mexican box turtles, 10, 12, 32 Mexican spotted box turtle, 9, 14 Native Americans, 38–39 nests, 25, 32, 35 47 ABOUT THE AUTHOR Lynn M.

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