Photographic Field Guide to Australian Frogs

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Author: Mark G. Sanders


ISBN: 9781486313266

Category: Nature

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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.
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A Complete Guide to the Frogs of Southern Africa

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

ISBN: 9781775843504

Category: Science

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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.
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Wildlife of the Box Ironbark Country

Wilson S, Swan G (2017) A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia. ... Anstis M (2002) Tadpoles of South-eastern Australia: A Guide with Keys. ... Hero J, Littlejohn M, Marantelli G (1991) Frogwatch Field Guide to Victorian Frogs.

Author: Chris Tzaros


ISBN: 9781486313174

Category: Nature

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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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Frogs and Reptiles of the Murray Darling Basin

This book is the first comprehensive guide to the frogs and reptiles of the Murray– Darling Basin: a massive depression with an area of 1059 000 km2 that spans most of New South Wales, northern Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory ...

Author: Michael Swan


ISBN: 9781486311347

Category: Science

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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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The Book of Frogs

Chipping Norton, Australia: Surrey Beatty & Sons, 1995. Channing, A. Amphibians of Central and Southern Africa Ithaca, USA: Cornell University Press, 2001. Du Preez, L. & Carruthers, V. A Complete Guide to the Frogs of Southern Africa ...

Author: Tim Halliday

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226184791

Category: Science

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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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Australian Frogs

Field guides have been published for the first time for Victoria and for south - eastern Australia , whilst one for Western Australia has been revised . Harold Cogger's field guide to all Australian species has been revised twice and a ...

Author: Michael J. Tyler

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801484995

Category: Nature

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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.
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Reproductive Sciences in Animal Conservation

Clulow S, Swan M. A complete guide to frogs of Australia. Sydney: Australian Geographic; 2018. 336 pp. Clulow J, Mahony M, Browne R, Pomering M, Clark A. Applications of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) to endangered anuran ...

Author: Pierre Comizzoli

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030236335

Category: Science

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This second edition emphasizes the environmental impact on reproduction, with updated chapters throughout as well as complete new chapters on species such as sharks and rays. This is a wide-ranging book that will be of relevance to anyone involved in species conservation, and provides critical perspectives on the real utility of current and emerging reproductive sciences. Understanding reproductive biology is centrally important to the way many of the world’s conservation problems should be tackled. Currently the extinction problem is huge, with up to 30% of the world’s fauna being expected to disappear in the next 50 years. Nevertheless, it has been estimated that the global population of animals in zoos encompasses 12,000 – 15,000 species, and we anticipate that every effort will be made to preserve these species for as long as possible, minimizing inbreeding effects and providing the best welfare standards available. Even if the reproductive biology community cannot solve the global biodiversity crisis for all wild species, we should do our best to maintain important captive populations. Reproductive biology in this context is much more than the development of techniques for helping with too little or too much breeding. While some of the relevant techniques are useful for individual species that society might target for a variety of reasons, whether nationalistic, cultural or practical, technical developments have to be backed up by thorough biological understanding of the background behind the problems.
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Birds and Animals of Australia s Top End

Tracks, Scats and Other Traces – A Field Guide to Australian Mammals: Revised Edition (2004). B. Triggs. Oxford University Press. Reptiles A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia (2013). S. Wilson and G. Swan. New Holland. Frogs Field ...

Author: Nick Leseberg

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691161464

Category: Nature

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One of the most amazing and accessible wildlife-watching destinations on earth, the "Top End" of Australia's Northern Territory is home to incredible birds and animals—from gaudy Red-collared Lorikeets to sinister Estuarine Crocodiles and raucous Black Flying-foxes. With this lavishly illustrated photographic field guide, you will be able to identify the most common creatures and learn about their fascinating biology—from how Agile Wallaby mothers can pause their pregnancies to why Giant Frogs spend half the year buried underground in waterproof cocoons. The Top End stretches from the tropical city of Darwin in the north, to the savannas of Mataranka in the south, and southwest across the vast Victoria River escarpments to the Western Australian border. The region includes some of Australia's most popular and impressive tourist destinations, such as Kakadu, Litchfield, Nitmiluk, and Gregory national parks, and is visited by more than two hundred thousand tourists every year. An essential field guide for anyone visiting the Top End, this book will vastly enhance your appreciation of the region's remarkable wildlife. Features hundreds of stunning color photographs Includes concise information on identification and preferred habitat for each species Provides a summary of each species' life history, including interesting habits, and suggestions on where to see it Offers valuable tips on searching for wildlife in the Top End An essential guide for visitors to the Top End, from Darwin south to Katherine and Kununurra, including Kakadu, Litchfield, Nitmiluk and Gregory national parks
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Field Guide to the Frogs of Australia

Anderson AS, Monastic C and Shoo LP (2010) Breeding behaviour of the poorly known Australian hylid frog Litoria longirostris. Herpetofauna 49 (1), 9–12. ... Barker J, Grigg G and Tyler M (1995) A Field Guide to Australian Frogs.



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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 35 years. This second edition of "Field Guide to the Frogs of Australia" provides fully updated accounts of all the known frogs of Australia. There are 248 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, behaviour and advertisement call. Each species is accompanied by a map of Australia showing its known distribution, and a full-colour painted illustration. 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.
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Living Waters

Goldingay R & Osborne W (Eds) (2009) Ecology and conservation of Australian bell frogs. ... for local frog groups Australia-wide, and general regional guides to all Australian frogs with a useful selection of pattern variations, ...

Author: Nick Romanowski


ISBN: 9780643107571

Category: Nature

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More than a natural history, this book explains the underlying forces that drive ecological change and movement in Australian wetlands.
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