Field Guide To The Frogs Of Australia

ISBN: 1486312462
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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 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. 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 a full-colour 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.

Field Guide To Frogs Of Western Australia

Author: M J Tyloer
Editor: Western Australian Museum
ISBN: 1920843914
Size: 16,82 MB
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Western Australia is home to more than one third of the known frog species in Australia and new ones are still being discovered. This guide presents up to date information on all species, including their distribution and habitat — including the cane toad, which has just arrived in the state. The book also features extensive colour photographs and location maps to assist identification.

Field Guide To The Frogs Of Queensland

Author: Eric Vanderduys
ISBN: 0643106308
Size: 11,38 MB
Format: PDF
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A comprehensive photographic guide to the 132 species of frogs in Queensland, Australia most species-rich state.

A Field Guide To Frogs Of Australia

Author: Martyn Robinson
Editor: Reed New Holland
Size: 18,11 MB
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Identify all the frogs hopping and croaking their way around Australia.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.

A Field Guide To Frogs Of Australia

Author: Anon
Editor: Viking
ISBN: 9780670042425
Size: 13,82 MB
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Another fully illustrated, fact-packed Pocket File. Did you know that... There are more than 4,000 species of frog in the world. Australia has 214 known frog species, and we will probably find more. The world's largest tree frog is Australian A typical frog spends most of its life in the forest, not near water. Some Australian frogs do not breed in water, and never go near water. Most of our frogs only occur in Australia. In a number of our frog species the males care for the eggs. Desert frogs may live in a cocoon underground for years and only emerge after heavy rain. The chemicals in skin secretions of the common Green Tree Frog are being investigated for medicinal use. Frogs do NOT give you warts. Frogs do NOT turn into princes when kissed.

Living Waters

Author: Nick Romanowski
ISBN: 0643107576
Size: 17,62 MB
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More than a natural history, this book explains the underlying forces that drive ecological change and movement in Australian wetlands.

Field Guide To Wildlife Of The Australian Snow Country

Author: Ken Green
Editor: Reed New Holland
ISBN: 9781877069833
Size: 17,97 MB
Format: PDF
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This is a comprehensive field guide to Australia's high mountain fauna and environment - an environment that extends for more than five degrees of latitude. Exploring the inter-relationships between snow cover and wildlife, the authors combine ecological details and species accounts. At the heart of the book are detailed descriptions of the mammals, birds, reptiles, frogs, fish, insects and other invertebrates, including their distribution, breeding, food and habitats. A completely updated edition of the authorative Wildlife of the Australian Snow Country (first published in 1994), this book extends the fifteen years' extensive fieldwork and research on aspects of the ecology of alpine wildlife by another fifteen years. It updates the reader on the many changes that have occurred in that time: the visible impacts of climate change on animal species and habitats, the decline of high mountain frogs due to the chytrid fungus, and the impacts of high altitude fires in 2003 and 2006. A Field Guide to the Wildlife of the Australian Snow Country is indispensible for the professional and amateur naturalist alike - and anyone interested in the rich natural world of Australia's snow country. In a handy format with PVC cover to protect it from the elements, it is equally at home in a backpack or a reference library.


Author: David Lindenmayer
ISBN: 0643099875
Size: 11,68 MB
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Australia's little known woodlands once covered huge areas of the eastern side of our continent. Woodlands are distinguished from forests by the fact that their canopies do not touch, tree heights are usually lower and they usually have a grassy understorey. They support a fascinating and diverse array of birds, mammals, reptiles, frogs, invertebrates and plants, and have been under massive pressure from grazing and agriculture over the past 200 years. In many cases only small remnant patches of some types of woodland survive. Understanding and appreciating woodlands is an important way forward for promoting their sustainable management and conservation. Woodlands: A Disappearing Landscape explains with lucid text and spectacular photographs the role that woodlands play in supporting a range of native plants and animals that has existed there for millions of years. The book is set out as a series of logically linked chapters working from the woodland canopy (the tree crowns), through the understorey, the ground layers, and to the lowest lying parts of landscape – wetlands, creeks and dams. Each chapter illustrates many key topics in woodland biology with text and images, explaining important aspects of woodland ecology as well as woodland management and conservation.

Reptiles And Frogs In The Bush

Author: Brian Bush
Editor: UWA Publishing
ISBN: 9781920694746
Size: 11,93 MB
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This guide answers often-asked questions such as: What does a frog dropping or lizard burrow look like? How do you read a snake track? What do you do when you find a snake in your garden? What is the correct way of handling a frog or photographing a reptile? It contains species, scientific and common names, and much more.

Cronin S Key Guide To Australian Reptiles And Frogs

Author: Leonard Cronin
Editor: Jacana Books
ISBN: 9781760111052
Size: 20,17 MB
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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.