Southern California Reptiles and Amphibians
By Donald Becker
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California is literally crawling with reptiles and amphibians--and this app is your key to identifying and understanding them! SoCalHerps is a comprehensive field guide to reptiles and amphibians (herpetofauna) of southern California. It has over 2300 color photos and detailed text descriptions for 132 species--covering all native species and the most common introduced species. The app also includes audio recordings for each frog species.
Each species description includes notes on identification, behavior, habitat, range, hazards, range, similar species, taxonomic notes, and references. You can browse animals by scientific or common name or using a thumbnail browser--the same user interface that has gotten good reviews in other Earthrover guides. The app also includes a glossary, built-in help, an introduction, and a favorites list.
Whether you live in Southern California or are visiting, this app will let you quickly identify any reptile or amphibian you come across, whether it's in the middle of the desert or in your own backyard.
Note: this app is about 700MB in size, so it's best to download this over a Wi-Fi connection, or to your computer.
What's New in Version 1.1
Replaced and updated some photos; fixed formatting issues with the Introduction and some species descriptions.
Great Field Guide/AP
This is a great ap. The amount of work that went into it is mindboggleing! I'm not sure why the previous reviewer couldn't use the search function. I have used the search function to ID several species. It works great.
The photography is great.
I would recommend this ap to anyone living in or traveling to So Cal.
Excellent resource, but nor really formatted for a mobile platform
This is a great port of an excellent reference book, and there is the rub. No key, no search parameters, searching is done by name or by image.
It's a great resource, but think of it more like a digital version of a paper book with no key.
A key would make this a 5+ star item.
best reptile/amphibian app!
This app has a huge amount of details in the text for each species, photography is some of the best I've seen for these animals, and the search features make it a great guide for the field.
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- Category: Reference
- Updated: Aug 11, 2012
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 705 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Donald Becker
- © 2012 Earthrover Software and Todd Battey
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.