281 pages, 268+ colour photos, 300+ b/w line drawings
This groundbreaking work on the identification of tadpoles represents an ideal synthesis of science and natural history that will encourage both amateur and professional to observe and monitor declining frog fauna. Tadpoles of South-Eastern Australia is designed for use both in the field and the laboratory for the identification of tadpoles and frog eggs. It describes 84 species, including 30 species never described elsewhere. The first part of Tadpoles of South-Eastern Australia provides brief overviews of frog classification, developmental stages and conservation issues. Part 2 includes an identification key for tadpoles and another for eggs and embryos. It includes a section on collecting tadpoles and raising them in captivity to confirm identity. Part 3 provides detailed, illustrated species descriptions of tadpoles and adult frogs, with distribution maps for each species. Tadpoles of South-Eastern Australia includes 268 full-color photographs and more than 300 line drawings. Tadpoles of South-Eastern Australia sets a new benchmark for rigorous taxonomic work.
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