Carl Franklin

About Carl Franklin

Carl J. Franklin is a herpetologist, biological cura­tor and collections manager of the Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center at the Uni­versity of Texas Arlington. He has worked at the Fort Worth Zoo and Dallas Zoo departments of herpetology and El Serpentario de La Paz in Baja California. He has published several popular and technical articles covering various topics in herpetology as well as two books about turtles. He has also provided lectures and present­ations about some of our often misunderstood wildlife to several audiences of all age groups. In addition to numerous outreach programs Carl has assisted with several wildlife documentary television programs, local news broadcasts and motion pictures pertaining to reptiles and amphibians, conducted numerous herpetological collecting expeditions in the United States, Latin America and Indonesia. An avid outdoorsman and native Texan, Carl most enjoys spending time in the field with his family and friends. Especially in places where there are turtles.

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Turtles of Texas

Author: Carl Franklin

ISBN: 978-1-936913-89-3

“CoverTurtles of Texas: A Guide to Common and Notable Species is a fact-filled identification guide is an excellent resource for all outdoor and nature enthusiasts. It describes all 32 species of turtles found in Texas.

The guide also features color photos that make it ideal for field use. Common and scientific names, state maximum length, habitat, diet, and behavior are described. Tips on field identification 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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