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Field Guide to the Frogs of Australia
     

Field Guide to the Frogs of Australia

by Michael J. Tyler, Frank Knight
 

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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 25 years.

This revised and updated guide provides concise accounts of all the known frogs of Australia. There are 230 species within the five native frog families: Hylidae, Limnodynastidae,

Overview

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 revised and updated 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 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.

KEY FEATURES
* Revised and updated to include all known frogs of Australia
* Covers 230 species within the five main frog families
* Illustrations of species provide greater detail than photographs
* Closely related frogs are shown in identical poses so that comparisons can be made readily

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Frank Knight's artwork highlights this book! This title is a must have for those with an interest in the frogs of Australia."
Birdbooker Report
"Frank Knight's artwork highlights this book! This title is a must have for those with an interest in the frogs of Australia."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780643103986
Publisher:
CSIRO Publishing
Publication date:
10/28/2011
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Michael J. Tyler is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Eureka Prize for Science Communication. He has published more than 400 scientific papers and 24 books, and has edited or co-edited 11 books and journals.

Frank Knight spent 25 years at CSIRO’s Division of Wildlife Research illustrating books and scientific papers. He left the organization in 1991 to illustrate the best-selling Field Guide to the Birds of Australia. Since then he has illustrated a series of field guides.

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