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Frogs of Australia: An Introduction to their Classification, Biology and Distribution

Flora / Fauna

Series: Pensoft Series Faunistica Volume: 32

By: J Turner

164 pages, Col illus, dist maps

Pensoft Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #145148 | ISBN: 9546421979
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £43.50 $55/€51 approx

About this book

Language: English

This book introduces the Australian frog fauna and includes a painting of, and distribution maps for each of the 213 species and 5 sub-species of Australian frogs currently recognised in 2003, mostly based on Dr H G Coggers' taxonomy. More than 110 new species of Australian frogs have been discovered and described since 1960. The five Families of frogs found within Australia are dealt with, followed by details of the Genera within each of the Families. The individual species are arranged in alphabetical order using their common name. However a Quickfind index is provided at the front of the book to enable those familiar with scientific names to go directly to any Family, Genus or specific species. The text on each species has clear, precise information.


Contents

Foreword - Preface - Acknowledgements - Quick Find Index. List of currently recognised Species and Sub-species of Australian frogs - Introduction - How old are Frogs?, Common Names, Zoological Names, Species & Sub-species, Descriptions and Distribution - Diagnostic Characters in Frogs - The Frogs of Australia: The Families - Family Myobatrachidae (Southern Frogs) - The Genera - Family Hylidae (Tree Frogs) - The Genera - Family Microhylidae (Narrow-mouthed Frogs) - The Genera - Family Ranidae ("True" Frogs) - The Genus - Family Bufonidae ("True" Toads) - The Genus - Conservation - The Frogs of Australia: The Species & Sub-species - Glossary - References - Index

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