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Amphibians of East Africa

Author: A Channing; Kim Howell
Publisher: Ithaca : Comstock Pub. Associates/Cornell University Press, 2006.
Series: Comstock books in herpetology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the first field guide and reference book about the amphibians of East Africa, Alan Channing and Kim M. Howell provide identification keys and detailed accounts for 194 frog species and 9 caecilians. These descriptions will be of great interest to all herpetological enthusiasts, travelers to the region, and conservation biologists who track the health of amphibian populations. Amphibians of East Africa is
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A Channing; Kim Howell
ISBN: 0801443741 9780801443749
OCLC Number: 60650905
Language Note: One chapter in Swahili.
Description: xi, 418 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
History of amphibian studies in East Africa --
Geography and environment --
Conservation --
Classification --
Identification --
Species accounts --
Order Anura --
Order Gymnophiona --
Tadpoles --
Kwa wasomaji wa kiswahili (for the Swahili reader) --
Bibliography --
Systematic index --
Alphabetical index.
Series Title: Comstock books in herpetology.
Responsibility: Alan Channing and Kim M. Howell.
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"In the first field guide and reference book about the amphibians of East Africa, Alan Channing and Kim M. Howell provide identification keys and detailed accounts for 194 frog species and 9 caecilians. These descriptions will be of great interest to all herpetological enthusiasts, travelers to the region, and conservation biologists who track the health of amphibian populations. Amphibians of East Africa is exhaustively illustrated with 185 color images on 24 plates, 24 halftones, 74 line drawings, 202 maps and 1 table."

"The species accounts are comprehensive - they include a statement of description, known habitat preferences and distribution, advertisement call, and breeding biology. If known, the characteristics of tadpoles are provided in their own chapter. The authors explain the meanings of the amphibians' scientific names and list local names and other common names. A section of notes and a guide to key references for further reading complete each species account."

"The frogs found in this volume include representatives from 8 families: squeakers (Arthroleptidae), toads (Bufonidae), snout-burrowers (Hemisotidae), treefrogs (Hyperoliidae), narrow-mouthed frogs (Microhylidae), clawed frogs (Pipidae), common frogs (Ranidae), and foam nest frogs (Rhacophoridae). The East African caecilians are from the families Caeciliidae and Scolecomorphidae"--Jacket.

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