Records Needed for Maine Amphibians and Reptiles Book Update

Maine Amphibians and Reptiles, the second edition of which was published in 1999, is currently being revised with publication planned for early 2024. The foundation of the book is the township distribution data from the Maine Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Project (MARAP). Although MARAP is an ongoing effort, this new third edition of Maine Amphibians and Reptiles will include distribution maps incorporating records obtained through the 2023 field season. Thus, we are hoping to fill in as many gaps in the distribution maps as possible by the summer of 2023. Of particular importance is adding records near the edges of the ranges for species that only occur in parts of Maine (e.g., Mink Frog, Eastern Milksnake) in order to better define those species’ distributional limits in the state. We also hope to add township records of widespread species (e.g., Eastern Red-backed Salamander) in poorly surveyed regions of the state, such as northwestern Maine or interior Washington ...more ↓

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The Maine Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Project (MARAP) is an on-going effort by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) to document the distribution of all amphibian and reptile species throughout the state of Maine.

Additional information provided in the iNaturalist "Notes" field increases the observation's scientific value. A specific locality description ...more ↓

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