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Frogs and Reptiles of the Murray-Darling Basin: A Guide to Their Identification, Ecology and ConservationArtist/Author: Swan, Michael
The Murray–Darling Basin spans more than 1 million square kilometres across the lower third of Queensland, most of New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, northern Victoria and the south-eastern corner of South Australia. Wildlife habitats range from the floodplains of the Basin to alpine areas, making the region of special ecological and environmental interest.
This book is the first comprehensive guide to the 310 species of frogs and reptiles living in the Murray–Darling Basin. An overview of each of the 22 catchment areas introduces the unique and varied climates, topography, vegetation and fauna. Comprehensive species accounts include diagnostic features, conservation ratings, photographs and distribution maps for all frogs, freshwater turtles, lizards and snakes recorded in this important region.
A Tribute to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia and New ZealandArtist/Author: The Australian Herpetological Society, Chris Williams (Editor), Chelsea Maier (Editor)
A Tribute to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia and New Zealand showcases 125 of the best photography ever assembled of the countries’ most spectacular reptiles and frogs, from the Tuatara to the Cape York Graceful Tree Frog, and from the Amethystine Python to the Starred Gecko. Twenty-five of the best photographers specialising in herpetology each submitted five of their most awe-inspiring images, culminating in a unique and captivating publication.
The contributor accounts read like an adventurer’s diary, with tales of hardship, sacrifice, skill and plain old good luck that were needed in order to find and photograph these amazing beasts. Structured like a field guide, this beautiful book includes details of each species’ natural history and distribution. For each image, photographic technical specifications are highlighted, while the story behind the image takes you alongside the photographer for each shot.
Publication is timed to coincide with the World Congress of Herpetology taking place in Dunedin, New Zealand, on 5-10 January 2020.
Cronin’s Key Guide to Australian Reptiles and Frogs (Revised Edition)Artist/Author: Cronin, Leonard
An indispensable guide to Australia’s fascinating reptiles and frogs, packed with information about their behaviour, development, food and habitat. Each entry fully describes the species and its way of life. Colourfully illustrated throughout with detailed artwork and with maps showing where each animal occurs, this is a handy family reference or a guide for the bushwalker or traveller.
Leonard Cronin is one of Australia’s foremost natural history authors. Trained as a biologist, he is a prolific writer of books and articles about the Australian flora, fauna and environment, bringing his own fascination with the natural world to the general reader. His books include the bestselling Key Guide series of field guides, Australian Flora, A Journey Through Ancient Kingdoms and Natural Wonders and The Australian Animal Atlas. He also contributes a monthly column about Australian wildlife to the ABC’s Gardening Australia magazine.
A Complete Guide to Frogs of Australia (Australian Geographic)Artist/Author: Clulow, Simon, Mike Swan
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 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, behaviour and advertisement call. Each species is accompanied by a map of Australia showing its known distribution, and full-colour photography. 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.
Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia (Seventh Edition)Artist/Author: Cogger, Harold
Includes detailed descriptions, distribution maps and photographs of over 1200 species.
Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia is a complete guide to Australia’s rich and varied herpetofauna, including frogs, crocodiles, turtles, tortoises, lizards and snakes. For each of the 1218 species there is a description of its appearance, distribution and habits. These descriptions are also accompanied by distribution maps and, in many cases, one of the book’s more than 1000 colour photographs of living animals.
The book also includes 130 simple-to-use dichotomous keys, accompanied by hundreds of explanatory drawings, that in most cases allow a specimen in hand to be identified. In addition, it has a comprehensive list of scientific references for those wishing to conduct more in-depth research, an extensive glossary, and basic guides to the collection, preservation and captive care of specimens.
This classic work was originally published in 1975. The updated seventh edition contains a new Appendix that discusses recent changes and lists over 80 new or resurrected species and genera that have been added to the Australian frog and reptile fauna since the 2014 edition.
Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians: Australia, New Zealand and Pacific IslandsArtist/Author: Heatwole, Harold, Jodi Rowley (Editors)
Aims to stimulate research into halting amphibian declines and to improve decisions about conservation.
Amphibians are among the most threatened groups of animals on earth. In part due to their highly permeable skin, amphibians are highly sensitive to environmental changes and pollution and provide an early-warning system of deteriorating environmental conditions. The more we learn about the impact of environmental changes on amphibians, the better we as humans will be able to arrest their demise, and our own.
Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians brings together the current knowledge on the status of the unique frogs of Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific. Although geographically proximate, each region presents unique challenges and opportunities in amphibian research and conservation. This book contributes to an understanding of the current conservation status of the amphibians of each region, aims to stimulate research into halting amphibian declines, and provides a better foundation for making conservation decisions. It is an invaluable reference for environmental and governmental agencies, researchers, policy-makers involved with biodiversity conservation, and the interested public.
Tadpoles and Frogs of Australia (Second Edition)Artist/Author: Anstis, Marion.
The identification of the eggs and tadpoles of Australian frogs has been a study waiting to happen for a very long time. Marion Anstis began the process of addressing this with her first book Tadpoles of South-eastern Australia: A Guide with Keys. Now, with Tadpoles and Frogs of Australia, for the first time we have the complete life histories of virtually the entire frog fauna of the Australian continent, which will become a lasting contribution to frog conservation. It contains comprehensive information about Australian tadpoles as well as the eggs, metamorphosed frogs and adult frogs, accompanied by detailed colour photographs. In fact this book has been described as ‘the most comprehensive and thorough treatment of a continental frog fauna that there has ever been’. Using meticulous keys, descriptive characters and a multitude of illustrations, Tadpoles and Frogs of Australia helps readers to identify which tadpole or egg belongs to which frog. The vast photographic array shows live frogs, tadpoles and eggs at various stages in their lives. This magnificent and unique volume is a worthy addition to the library of any naturalist, student or professional with a keen interest in identifying our frogs and learning more about their fascinating life histories. Tadpoles and Frogs of Australia will serve as an invaluable and fundamental tool by contributing greatly towards our understanding of how we can help Australian frogs survive.
A Field Guide to Frogs of Australia: From Port Augusta to Fraser Island Including TasmaniaArtist/Author: Robinson, Martyn
A Field Guide to Frogs of Australia will help you identify all the frogs hopping and croaking their way around Australia. A key, with drawings of distinguishing features, plus a colour photograph and distribution map of each frog, will help you to identify your species. This book has been developed from the New South Wales Frog Watch Programme, a frog-monitoring programme involving schools and amateur herpetologists.
Reed Concise Guide: Frogs of AustraliaArtist/Author: Anstis, Marion
Frogs and Reptiles of the Sydney RegionArtist/Author: Griffiths, Ken.
Stretching from Newcastle in the North to Batemans Bay in the South, and West through the Blue Mountains, the Sydney region is home to a vast array of frogs and reptiles. This book covers 130 species found in the region from the Blue-tongue lizard, turtles and frogs to diamond pythons and skinks. To aid in identification, each entry has a colour photograph together with a description of the colour and features of each animal, where it lives and what it eats, how it reproduces, its current conservation status for the Sydney region and whether it is an endangered species. Details and photographs of the most common habitats of the Sydney region are given at the front of the book, together with information about threatened species, how to keep frogs and reptiles as pets, what licenses you need, and how best to observe frogs and reptiles in the wild. Treatment for snake bites is given at the back of the book. To further help with identification of frogs, a CD of the calls of Sydney region frogs is included with the book.
Frogs of South-East QueenslandArtist/Author: Czechura, Greg.
This small identification guide contains 95 colour images and illustrations to assist with identifying frogs, their habitats and calls. It also includes information on introduced species of frogs and toads and handy hints on frog-watching.
Field Guide to the Frogs of QueenslandArtist/Author: Vanderduys, Eric.
Provides a comprehensive photographic guide to the 132 species of frogs in Queensland, Australia’s most species-rich state. Species profiles list common and scientific names, as well as information on size, call and preferred habitat for each species. Many species of frogs in Queensland are threatened in some way and for these species, conservation status is given on a state, federal and international level. Generously illustrated with one or more photographs for each species, the book also includes distribution maps, line illustrations which demonstrate key features, and keys to each family, genus and species.