By: Alan Channing
470 pages, 160 col photos, 25 illus, 200 maps
The first field guide to cover all of the 200 species of frogs and three caecelians of the 10 African countries south of the Equator - Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. It includes an illustrated identification key to the adults; an identification key to the tadpoles; an illustration of a typical tadpole from each genus; detailed species accounts which feature: common, alternative, and scientific names, description, distribution and habitat with maps, breeding biology, tadpole behaviour and description, conservation status, and skin toxins; sonograms of advertisement calls, grouped for easy comparison; an overview of African fossil frogs; and a chapter of the impact of man and his relationship with the fauna today.
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