Field Guide to the Frogs of Australia Revised Edition
Illustrated by Frank Knight
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
Checklist of genera and species
Index of scientific names
Index of common names