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Encyclopedia of Japanese Frogs [English / Japanese]

Flora / Fauna
By: Masafumi Matsui(Author), Norio Maeda(Illustrator)
271 pages, colour & b/w photos, b/w illustrations, b/w distribution maps
Encyclopedia of Japanese Frogs [English / Japanese]
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  • Encyclopedia of Japanese Frogs [English / Japanese] ISBN: 9784829988435 Hardback Aug 2018 Usually dispatched within 2-4 weeks
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Language: Bilingual in English and Japanese with scientific nomenclature

This definitive encyclopaedia covers all 48 frog species occurring in Japan. Based on the latest genetic analyses, this book contains the latest phylogenetic trees. Compared to the authors' previous 1999 book, this book now also contains new, introduced, and exotic species that have been identified in the last two decades. The book contains detailed descriptions of morphology, life history, ecology (including a sonogram), and taxonomy (including a schematic illustration of the karyotype). Species that may change classification in future taxonomic studies, such as cryptic and unlisted species, are mentioned in the commentary.

All adults are photographed in the same pose, with photos showing the dorsal, ventral and lateral views for all species. Various photos of limbs are also included, allowing comparison with similar books. The large selection of photos furthermore shows individual colour variations. Finally, photos of juveniles, larvae (tadpoles) and eggs are included, showing them against a white background. For larvae, too, frontal, dorsal, ventral, and lateral views are included, as well as photos of egg masses and froglets just after metamorphosis.

Summary in Japanese:
国内のカエル全48種類を網羅したカエル図鑑の決定版。
DNA情報を用いた最新の分類学的知見に基づき各種の特徴を詳細に記載。最新の研究結果に基づいた「科・属」の配列、各種の扱いの変更だけでなく、『改訂版 日本カエル図鑑』(1999年)以降に記載された種や外来種も新規で掲載。

1)圧倒的な情報量を誇る国内最高峰のカエル図鑑
日本のカエルに関する分類学・生態学的知見を徹底的に集め、各種の外部形態・生活史・生態・分類情報を詳細に記載。隠蔽種や未記載種といった今後の分類学的研究によって、分類が変更される可能性のある種についても解説文で触れた。

2)成体の写真は全種同一ポーズで収録
全種について側面・背面・側面からの写真を掲載した。手足の写真も全種掲載しており、類似書との比較ができる。多数個体を掲載し、斑紋や個体変異のバリエーションも紹介。産地にもこだわり可能限りタイプ産地の個体を収録している。

3)幼体・幼生(オタマジャクシ)・卵も全種収録
成体だけでなく幼体・幼生も白バック写真で掲載。幼生は側面写真だけでなく上面・下面・正面写真も収録。幼体と幼生は各種の発生段階が揃った写真を使用しており、形態や模様の違いを種間で比較しやくなっている。

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Flora / Fauna
By: Masafumi Matsui(Author), Norio Maeda(Illustrator)
271 pages, colour & b/w photos, b/w illustrations, b/w distribution maps
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