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Synopsis and classification of living organisms.
Sybil P. Parker, editor in chief. New York : McGraw-Hill, 1982. 2v.
Provides systematic positions of all living organisms down to the family level. Index is located in volume 2 and contains both common and scientific names. Length of entries varies--sometimes just the name is mentioned (though references for the taxon immediately superior may be relevant) May be a brief overview of the organism's characteristics, biology and ecology, as well as literature references.
Valley QH83 .S89
Guide to reference and information sources in the zoological sciences 2003. (Valley QL45.2 .S36 2003)
Amphibians and Reptiles
Scientific style and format: the CSE manual for authors, editors and publishers (formerly the CBE style guide)
Here are two helpful online guides to CSE format:
For other style guide information (including APA) refer to Style and Citation Guides
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