Series: Bulletin of the Ohio Biological Survey (New Series) Volume: 17/1
905 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour distribution maps, 4 colour maps, 1 fold-out colour map
Exquisite photographs and original artwork, as well as comprehensive accounts of all of the frogs, toads, and salamanders of Ohio are contained in the groundbreaking new book Amphibians of Ohio.
Thirty-three knowledgeable and field experienced zoologists authored and edited Amphibians of Ohio. They present up-to-date information about the State's 14 species of frogs and toads and 25 species/subspecies of salamanders. Amphibians of Ohio also describes an extraordinary group of salamanders that use a form of reproduction unknown in any other vertebrate – the unisexual Ambystoma salamanders utilize genes from multiple species!
Amphibians of Ohio deftly combines non-technical text with rigorous scientific data. This wide-ranging approach accommodates the needs of a variety of users including local, state and federal natural resource agencies; academics; amateur and professional naturalists; environmental consultants; and anyone else looking for a complete reference for all of the naturally occurring amphibians in Ohio.
Life histories, taxonomies, habitats, distributions, and conservation status are described in detail for every single species of wild amphibian in Ohio. The thorough treatment covered in the text is elaborated upon in tables, maps, graphs and photographs. The 73 pages of literature citations are an additional resource.
"[...] If you work with, or have more than a passing interest in, any of the species covered in Amphibians of Ohio you would do well to purchase this masterpiece no matter what part of that species’ range you are in. Even if you are extralimital, this is a fantastic addition to any herp library. And of course, if you are a herp enthusiast at any level residing in Ohio, this book should definitely be on your bookshelf. You are unlikely to find a better referenced or more thorough treatise on any state’s amphibians. What makes Amphibians of Ohio even more of a triumph is that while massive and incredibly detailed, it is as accessible to the amateur field herper or naturalist as it is to the most seasoned of herpetologists. Amphibians of Ohio is well worth the cost and I eagerly await the upcoming sister volume on the reptiles of Ohio."
– Robert L. Hill, Herpetological Review 46(3), September 2015
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