Field Guide to the Frogs of Australia Revised Edition

October 2011
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  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    19th October 2011
  • ISBN 9780643103986
  • Language English
  • Pages 210 pp.
  • Size 5.75" x 8.625"
  • Images color illus

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.

* 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

"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

Families and genera
Species accounts
Checklist of genera and species
Index of scientific names
Index of common names

Michael J. Tyler

Michael Tyler, AO DSc is a Fellow of The American Association for the Advancement of Science, and 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. Among his many contributions to herpetology, he has described 69 new frog species or genera, and reported the first fossil frogs from Australia and New Guinea. He is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide, and for the past 49 years has been Honorary Associate in Herpetology at the South Australian Museum.

Frank Knight

Frank Knight has been a wildlife illustrator for more than 30 years, producing illustrations for scientific papers, books, and lectures. His work appears in Field Guide to the Frogs of Australia (2020), with text by Michael Tyler, and in Vanished and Vanishing Parrots (2017) by Joseph Forshaw.