Field Guide to the Frogs of Australia Edition 2

September 2020
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  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    24th September 2020
  • ISBN 9781486312450
  • Language English
  • Pages 208 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images 10 color photos, 351 color illus, 243 maps

Throughout much of the world, frog populations are declining, with the survival of many species under threat. 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.

Each species account includes details of size, status, distribution, habitat, behavior and advertisement call. Species are beautifully illustrated with full-color paintings and distribution maps are also included. 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.

Families and genera
Species accounts
Checklist of families, 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.