Soft cover, 112 pages
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.
Soft cover, 112 pages
|Dimensions||23 x 14 cm|
Introduces Australia’s various frog and toad families, informs about where they live and their life cycles and provides the answer to why so many of these beautiful and fascinating creatures are threatened with extinction.
High quality photographs and up-to-date information on appearance, behaviour and distribution make this book perfect for anyone who has ever wondered about the intriguing lives of frogs, or needs guidance on knowing where to spot them, or wants to understand how to care for them in our environment.
With a systematic organisation of authoritative information including key facts, scientific terms, a full glossary and index for reference, this is the must-have guide for anyone interested in, or wanting to know more, about Australia’s amazing frogs.
This publication describes Tasmania’s 11 species of frogs, in two families: Hylidae with three species and Myobatrachidae with eight species. There are subspecies of Lymnodynastes present on the main island, Flinders Island and King Island.
The first synthesis of the frogs of Tasmania, co-authored with Angus Martin, was published in 1974 as a chapter in the Biogeography and Ecology of Tasmania, and was followed in 1982 by the Field Guide to Tasmanian Amphibians (also with Angus Martin). In 1988 the author and Graeme Watson surveyed frogs in the World Heritage area of Western Tasmania. Subsequent research has included detailed studies of the geographic variation in the advertisement calls of frogs in Tasmania, on the adjacent mainland and in New Zealand.
Provides information on each species or group and is accompanied by a photograph and a distribution map. Also has fact panels throughout covering a wide range of topics. Other green guides in the series are mammals; parrots; spiders; birds; snakes and other reptiles; and sharks and rays.
An invaluable tool for scientists and amateur naturalists. Using meticulous scientific keys, this book teases out the differences between tadpole species and enables both scientists and amateur naturalists to identify what species of frog tadpole will become. This book will serve as an invaluable tool for monitoring frog populations and thus contribute towards out understanding of just what is causing the present alarming worldwide trend towards massive frog declines.
The first part of the book deals with frog classification, collecting and raising tadpoles, the prevailing laws in each State and the issues surrounding the decline and conservation of these amphibians. Part two is concerned with the scientific method of identifying tadpoles by means of keys. There is even a key to frogs’ eggs. The third and major part of the book features all 84 species of tadpoles – and frogs – living in Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales and just over the border to Queensland. This book has been co-sponsored by the World Wide Fund for Nature.