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PROFILE / ROBERT STEBBINS; Art and Science Illuminate a Naturalist's Path
Los Angeles Times - Los Angeles, Calif.
Subjects: Personal profiles; Writers; Wildlife conservation; Books-titles -- Western Reptiles and Amphibians
Author: Sahagun, Louis
Date: Apr 4, 2005
Start Page: B.2
Section: California Metro; Part B; Metro Desk
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"Dr. [ROBERT STEBBINS]' work on Ensatina is still being cited and followed up on," said Cal Poly Pomona biologist Glenn Stewart. "And remarkably, at 90, he's still out there looking for the animals."

* Two amphibians have been named in Stebbins' honor: Ambystoma stebbinsi, a species of tiger salamander; and Batrachoseps stebbinsi, commonly known as the Tehachapi slender salamander.

KEEN EYE: Stebbins has studied nature since boyhood.; PHOTOGRAPHER: Robert Durell Los Angeles Times; APPRECIATION: Robert Stebbins, author and illustrator of Peterson Field Guides' "Western Reptiles and Amphibians," has written a book about creating a sense of wonder in children. "I'm in a big hurry to get this book out because the world is being paved over bit by bit."; PHOTOGRAPHER: Robert Durell Los Angeles Times

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