The Classifying Animals series welcomes you to the world of classification, in which about 2 million different organisms have been identified and sorted into groups. This appealing and attractive book looks at the class of amphibians, and the orders, families and species within it. Find out about the characteristics that distinguish the amphibians in different groups and compare the differences in their life cycles. Discover the various ways in which amphibians have adapted to life in different climates and habitats on land and in water.
What are Amphibians? Caecilians (Gymnophiona) Tailed Amphibians (Caudata) Sirens (Sirenoidea) Giant and Asiatic Salamanders (Cryptobranchoidea) Newts and Salamanders (Salamandroidea) Frogs and Toads (Anura) Archaeobatrachians (Archaeobatrachia) Leptodactylids (Leptodactylidae) True Toads and Harlequin Frogs (Bufonidae) Poison Frogs (Dendrobatidae) Tree Frogs (Hylidae) Glass Frogs (Centrolenidae) True Frogs (Ranidae) Reed and Sedge Frogs (Hyperoliidae) Old World Tree Frogs (Rhacophoridae) Narrow-mouthed Frogs (Microhylidae) Under Threat Amphibian Classification Glossary Further Information Index
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Sarah Wilkes is a consultant ecologist who has worked with conservation organisations for many years. She has written a number of books on natural history and environmental topics and has travelled the world in search of wildlife. She is particularly concerned with the conservation of some of the world's most threatened animal species.