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Randall Babb

About Randall Babb

Randy Babb is a biologist and an Arizona native. He is currently employed by Arizona Game and Fish Department.

He has worked on numerous studies and projects in Arizona, New Mexico, southeastern U.S., Mexico, Central America, Vietnam, and southern Africa on small mammals, fish, reptiles and amphibians.

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Reptiles & Amphibians of Colorado Plateau

ISBN: 978-1-936913-72-5
Reptiles & Amphibians of Colorado Plateau
Author: Randall D. Babb


A guide featuring 49 of the most commonly encountered reptiles and amphibians native to the Colorado Plateau region of the southwestern United States. Some of the rare and more unique species are included to underscore the biological importance of this interesting biome. The most current taxonomic and common names are used in this guide to assist the enthusiast in keeping abreast with the many changes in this dynamic field. This guide covers the following National Parks and Monuments; Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Arches, Black Gunnison (Black Canyon area), Mesa Verde, Chaco Canyon, Aztec Ruins, Canyon De Chelly, Canyons of the Ancients, Cedar Breaks, Parashant, Escalante, El Malpais, El Morro, Hovenweep, Navajo, Natural Bridges, Rainbow Bridge, Sunset Crater, Vermillion Cliffs, Walnut Canyon, and Wupatki in addition to many wilderness and protected areas.

Full color photographs and descriptions keying on important characters will help inexperienced and seasoned outdoors people to identify the animal. Species are grouped by similarity to each other which aides in quick comparisons of one animal to another. Accompanying the photograph is information on distribution, behavior, diet, and size of each species.

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Reptiles & Amphibians of Chihuahuan Desert

ISBN: 978-1-936913-71-8
Reptiles & Amphibians of Chihuahuan Desert
Author: Randall D. Babb


Reptiles and Amphibians of the Chihuahuan Desert: A guide to the most commonly encountered reptiles and amphibians native to the Chihuahuan Desert region of the southwestern United States. Some of the area’s more rare and interesting species have been included to underscore the biological importance of this interesting and diverse biome. The most current taxonomic and common names are used in this guide to assist the enthusiast in keeping abreast with the many changes in this dynamic field. This guide covers the following National Parks, Monuments; Big Bend, Carlsbad Caverns, Guadalupe Mountains, White Sands, in addition to many wilderness and other protected areas.  Full color photographs accompany descriptions that focus on important characters that will help inexperienced and seasoned outdoors people to identify the animal. Species are grouped by similarity to each other which aides in quick comparisons of one animal to another. Accompanying the photograph is information on distribution, behavior, diet, and size of each species.

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Reptiles & Amphibians of Sonoran Desert

ISBN: 978-1-936913-68-8
Reptiles & Amphibians of Sonoran Desert
Author: Randall D. Babb

Reptiles and Amphibians of the Sonoran Desert: A guide to 41 of the most commonly encountered reptiles and amphibians native to the Sonoran Desert region of the southwestern United States. Some of the area’s more rare and interesting species have been included to underscore the biological importance of this interesting and diverse biome. The most current taxonomic and common names are used in this guide to assist the enthusiast in keeping abreast with the many changes in this dynamic field. This guide covers the following National Parks, Monuments, Wildlife Refuges, and State Parks; Joshua Tree, Organ Pipe Cactus, Saguaro, Sonoran Desert,   Ironwood, Coachella Valley, Cabeza Prieta, Kofa, Anza-Borrego, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, South Mountain, in addition to many wilderness and other protected areas.   Full color photographs accompany descriptions that focus on important characters will help inexperienced and seasoned outdoors people to identify the animal. Species are grouped by similarity to each other which aides in quick comparisons of one animal to another. Accompanying the photograph is information on distribution, behavior, diet, and size of each species.

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Reptiles & Amphibians of Mojave Desert

ISBN: 978-1-936913-69-5
Reptiles & Amphibians of Mojave Desert
Author: Randall D. Babb

Reptiles and Amphibians of the Mojave: A guide featuring 41 of the most commonly encountered reptiles and amphibians native to the Mohave Desert region of the southwestern United States. Some of the rare and more unique species are included to underscore the biological importance of this interesting biome. The most current taxonomic and common names are used in this guide to assist the enthusiast in keeping abreast with the many changes in this dynamic field. This guide covers Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley National Park, Mojave National Preserve, Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, Lake Havasu, California State Park, Antelope Valley, California Poppy Reserve and many other areas. Full color photographs and descriptions keying on important characters will help inexperienced and seasoned outdoors people to identify the animal. Species are grouped by similarity to each other which aides in quick comparisons of one animal to another. Accompanying the photograph is information on distribution, behavior, diet, and size of each species of the southwestern United States featuring the most common species and some of the more interesting or unique species found in the area. A photo of each species is included along with information on distribution, behavior, diet, and size.

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Snakes of Southeast Arizona

ISBN: 978-1-936913-81-7
Author: Randall D. Babb

Snakes of Southeast Arizona: This fact-filled identification guide is an excellent resource for all outdoor and nature enthusiasts.

It describes 38 species of snakes found in southeastern Arizona (south of the Gila River and east of the Baboquivari Mountains to the Mexican and New Mexico borders) including all 10 species of venomous snakes that inhabit the area. The guide also features color photos that make it ideal for field use.

Common and scientific names, average adult size, habitat, diet, and behavior are described. Tips on field identification and safety instructions are also presented. The 12 panels of this laminated and waterproof guide fold up into a handy pocket-size, making it sturdy enough to withstand repeated use in the field.

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