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Photographic Field Guide to Australian Frogs

Paperback
September 2021
9781486313259
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  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    30th September
  • ISBN 9781486313259
  • Language English
  • Pages 376 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images 1431 color photographs, 27 illustrations, 246 maps
$39.99

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 recognized 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 color and pattern as well as features used for identification such as thigh coloration, skin texture, belly color and patterning, eye color 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.

Features:

  • Detailed species descriptions with comparative analysis to improve identification
  • Generously illustrated with feature-specific images including webbing, finger discs, posterior thigh color, and bellies
  • Provides keys for identification and individual distribution maps
  • Includes call descriptions with comparisons to similar species.

Foreword
Acknowledgements
INTRODUCTION
Purpose and scope
Classification and names
Amphibians in Australia
Frog protection and legislation
Finding frogs
Hygiene
Morphology - physical features which aid identification
Distribution maps
Call
FROG IDENTIFICATION AND SPECIES PROFILES
Family Limnodynastidae
Family Microhylidae
Family Myobatrachidae
Family Pelodryadidae
Family Ranidae
Family Bufonidae
Glossary and abbreviations
References
Index

Mark G. Sanders

Mark G. Sanders has a passion for the natural world. Initially focused on birds, his interest and knowledge now includes all terrestrial vertebrates, a number of invertebrate groups and orchids too. His professional experience as a field naturalist, ecologist and fauna surveyor extends over more than 20 years. He is a well-known wildlife photographer, and currently runs an environmental consultancy conducting surveys across Australia but mostly within his home state of Queensland.

herpetology; frogs; amphibians; taxonomy; identification; Limnodynastidae; Microhylidae; Myobatrachidae; Pelodryadidae; Ranidae; Bufonidae