Throughout much of the world, frog populations are declining and some species are disappearing totally. In Australia, several species have become extinct in the past 25 years. This guide provides concise accounts of all the known frogs of Australia. There are 230 species within the five native frog families: Hylidae, Limnodynastidae, Microhylidae, Myobatrachidae and Ranidae. Also included are the introduced Cane Toad and nine stowaway species that have arrived in Australia. The text for each species includes details of size, status, distribution, habitat, behavior and advertisement call. Each species is accompanied by a map of Australia showing its known distribution, and a full-color photograhpy. Closely related frogs are shown in identical poses so that comparisons can be made readily. The introductory section of the book covers frog biology and habitats and includes notes on families and genera.
In Australia, several species have become extinct in the past 25 years. This guide provides concise accounts of all the known frogs of Australia.
Author: Simon and Swan Clulow
Publisher: Australian Geographic
Australia is home to more than 240 species of frogs, many of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The Photographic Field Guide to Australian Frogs provides readers with the tools to confidently identify 242 species and five recognized subspecies. It includes detailed information on the distribution, habitat preferences and call of each frog species, as well as fully illustrated keys to genera to assist with identification. Multiple photographs of each species show variation in color and pattern as well as features used for identification such as thigh coloration, skin texture, belly color and patterning, eye color and extent of webbing between the toes. With a strong focus on illustrating variation and key diagnostic features, this guide will enable frog enthusiasts, environmental professionals and research scientists to identify Australian frog species with a high level of confidence. Features: Detailed species descriptions with comparative analysis to improve identification Generously illustrated with feature-specific images including webbing, finger discs, posterior thigh color, and bellies Provides keys for identification and individual distribution maps Includes call descriptions with comparisons to similar species.
With a strong focus on illustrating variation and key diagnostic features, this guide will enable frog enthusiasts, environmental professionals and research scientists to identify Australian frog species with a high level of confidence.
Author: Mark G. Sanders
Australia is home to more than 240 species of frogs, many of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The Photographic Field Guide to Australian Frogs provides readers with the tools to confidently identify 242 species and five recognised subspecies. It includes detailed information on the distribution, habitat preferences and call of each frog species, as well as fully illustrated keys to genera to assist with identification. Multiple photographs of each species show variation in colour and pattern as well as features used for identification such as thigh colouration, skin texture, belly colour and patterning, eye colour and extent of webbing between the toes. With a strong focus on illustrating variation and key diagnostic features, this guide will enable frog enthusiasts, environmental professionals and research scientists to identify Australian frog species with a high level of confidence.
H-shaped mark above the shoulders which may be reduced to a pair of lyre shaped marks or a V-shape, and (iii) a complete or broken V-shape above the hips. A indistinct to distinct, well defined to poorly defined dark lateral head-stripe ...
Author: Mark G. Sanders
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Victoria's Box–Ironbark region is one of the most important areas of animal diversity and significance in southern Australia. The forests and woodlands of this region provide critical habitat for a diverse array of woodland-dependent animals, including many threatened and declining species such as the Squirrel Glider, Brush-tailed Phascogale, Regent Honeyeater, Swift Parrot, Pink-tailed Worm-Lizard, Woodland Blind Snake, Tree Goanna and Bibron's Toadlet. Wildlife of the Box–Ironbark Country gives a comprehensive overview of the ecology of the Box–Ironbark habitats and their wildlife, and how climate change is having a major influence. This extensively revised second edition covers all of the mammals, birds, reptiles and frogs that occur in the region, with a brief description of their distribution, status, ecology and identification, together with a detailed distribution map and superb colour photograph for each species. The book includes a 'Where to watch' section, featuring a selection of national parks, state parks and nature conservation reserves where people can experience the ecosystem and its wildlife for themselves. This book is intended for land managers, conservation and wildlife workers, fauna consultants, landholders, teachers, students, naturalists and all those interested in learning about and appreciating the wildlife of this fascinating and endangered ecosystem.
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Author: Chris Tzaros
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
This beautiful and authoritative book is the most comprehensive treatment of frogs of the region ever produced and covers frog and tadpole biology and behaviour. All 160 frog species (with their tadpole stages) are fully described, giving conservation status, habitat and habits. To aid identification, there are large, full-colour images of each species, detailed keys and clear summary panels showing 'Distinctive characters' and 'Key ID Points'. Spectrograms are provided, offering the surest method of identifying these secretive and often cryptic creatures. For all nature lovers, amateur 'froggers' students, as well as professional scientists, this is an inspiring and significant guide.
This large genus is distributed in two disjunct regions, namely East Africa and tropical Asia (from Sri Lanka, India, Nepal and southern China, extending through the Indo-Australian Archipelago into the Philippines, New Guinea and ...
Author: Louis du Preez
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
With over 7,000 known species, frogs display a stunning array of forms and behaviors. A single gram of the toxin produced by the skin of the Golden Poison Frog can kill 100,000 people. Male Darwin’s Frogs carry their tadpoles in their vocal sacs for sixty days before coughing them out into the world. The Wood Frogs of North America freeze every winter, reanimating in the spring from the glucose and urea that prevent cell collapse. The Book of Frogs commemorates the diversity and magnificence of all of these creatures, and many more. Six hundred of nature’s most fascinating frog species are displayed, with each entry including a distribution map, sketches of the frogs, species identification, natural history, and conservation status. Life-size color photos show the frogs at their actual size—including the colossal seven-pound Goliath Frog. Accessibly written by expert Tim Halliday and containing the most up-to-date information, The Book of Frogs will captivate both veteran researchers and amateur herpetologists. As frogs increasingly make headlines for their troubling worldwide decline, the importance of these fascinating creatures to their ecosystems remains underappreciated. The Book of Frogs brings readers face to face with six hundred astonishingly unique and irreplaceable species that display a diverse array of adaptations to habitats that are under threat of destruction throughout the world.
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Author: Tim Halliday
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
The Murray–Darling Basin spans more than 1 million square kilometres across the lower third of Queensland, most of New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, northern Victoria and the south-eastern corner of South Australia. Wildlife habitats range from the floodplains of the Basin to alpine areas, making the region of special ecological and environmental interest. This book is the first comprehensive guide to the 310 species of frogs and reptiles living in the Murray–Darling Basin. An overview of each of the 22 catchment areas introduces the unique and varied climates, topography, vegetation and fauna. Comprehensive species accounts include diagnostic features, conservation ratings, photographs and distribution maps for all frogs, freshwater turtles, lizards and snakes recorded in this important region.
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Author: Michael Swan
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Identify all the frogs hopping and croaking their way around Australia.A Field Guide to Frogs of Australia will help you identify all the frogs hopping and croaking their way around Australia. A key, with drawings of distinguishing features, plus a colour photograph and distribution map of each frog, will help you to identify your species. This book has been developed from the New South Wales Frog Watch Programme, a frog-monitoring programme involving schools and amateur herpetologists.
This book has been developed from the New South Wales Frog Watch Programme, a frog-monitoring programme involving schools and amateur herpetologists.
Author: Martyn Robinson
Publisher: Reed New Holland
Category: Frog culture
Australia is home to some of the most interesting and unusual frogs in the world, and Michael J. Tyler is acknowledged to be the foremost expert on them. This lavishly illustrated new edition of Australian Frogs is the definitive resource on the subject, with updated tables and supplementary text on the fossil record which is vital to historical understanding. Tyler covers the origins, environment, nomenclature, habits, and biology of frogs. The topic of declining frog populations, noted in American newspapers as a harbinger of ecological distress, has become the subject of a new chapter. Tyler discusses dietary studies and explains the effect on frogs of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, and heavy metals. He provides information, as well, on an unprecedented study to control populations of the Cane Toad, Bufo marinus.
Essentially this one involves an update of Australian Frogs published in 1989. ... Field guides have been published for the first time for Victoria and for south - eastern Australia , whilst one for Western Australia has been revised .
Author: Michael J. Tyler
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Photographic identification guide to the 280 species of frog most commonly seen in Australia which is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from Australia's top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers the geography and climate of Australia, types of habitat, and details of orders and families. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the frogs of Australia encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, and its global IUCN status as at 2015.
Photographic identification guide to the 280 species of frog most commonly seen in Australia which is perfect for resident and visitor alike.
Author: Peter Rowland
Publisher: A Naturalist's Guide to