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Recommending Reading - Amphibians


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Reptiles and Amphibians

of Australia

7th Edition

Harold Cooger


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 1194 species there is a description of its appearance, distribution and habits. Each species is accompanied by a distribution map and, in most cases, a colour photograph of the living animal.


The book includes 130 simple-to-use dichotomous keys 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 seventh edition includes all species described prior to October 2013

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Tadpoles and Frogs
of Australia
Marion Anstis
Discover the absolute world of Australian frogs with this one of a kind reference bible on the life histories and patterns of Australian frogs.
The book covers all species of adult frogs and includes illustrated descriptions of the egg, tadpoles and metamorphs of most species, with clearly demonstrated keys to tadpoles and eggs.
Full colour throughout, including over 3,060 photos and drawings, it is a must have reference guide for amateurs, students and professionals alike.Source : Publisher.


Rainforest Frogs of the
Wet Tropics
North East Australia
Conrad Hoskin & Jean Marc-Hero
A complete guide to the 33 species of frog found in the World Heritage rainforest of the Wet Tropics region of north-east Queensland.
This field guide includes an easy to use key for identification and an up-to-date account for each species. All species are illustrated with at least two photographs.Source Publisher

Frogs of Australia - a complete electronic field guide to Australian frogs


By Ug Media

A comprehensive eGuide to the frogs of Australia. Written and produced by Conrad Hoskin, Gordon Grigg, David Stewart, and Stewart Macdonald, the app uses current Australian frog taxonomy and will be updated as new species are described.
Major features include:

-profiles for all 238 Australian species.

-over 1200 high resolution images from    some of Australia's best wildlife photographers.

-over 700 frog call sound clips.

-detailed descriptions and distribution maps.

-filter search results to only those species found at your current location using your device's GPS hardware (if present).

-universal app for iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini and iPod touch.

-fully self-contained - no network connection is needed.

-quickly identify a frog by browsing through thumbnails and descriptions representing the 34 major groups.

There is also a free lite version available, featuring full profiles for 16 species.
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