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Amphibians of Central and Southern Africa

Field / Identification GuideIdentification Key

By: Alan Channing

470 pages, 160 col photos, 25 illus, 200 maps

Cornell University Press

Hardback | Dec 2001 | #70298 | ISBN: 0801438659
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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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