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Frogs & toads of the southeast

Author: Michael E Dorcas; Whit Gibbons
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2008.
Series: Wormsloe Foundation nature book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English
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Dorcas and Gibbons enumerate the distinguishing characteristics of frogs and toads, including how they are different from other amphibians and the differences between a frog and a toad. Also discussed are the morphology of frogs and toads, the main groups to be found in the Southeast, and their habitats. Individual species accounts contain a physical description of the species plus information about distribution and  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael E Dorcas; Whit Gibbons
ISBN: 9780820329222 0820329223
OCLC Number: 215174922
Description: 238 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm.
Contents: All about frogs and toads --
Why frogs and toads? --
Defining the Southeast --
Characteristics of frogs and toads --
Activity and energy --
The difference between frogs and toads --
Diversity of anurans in the Southeast --
Frogs and toads as predators --
Defense mechanisms --
Reproduction --
Vocalizations --
Diversity around the world --
Introduced species --
Identifying frogs and toads --
Naming frogs and toads --
Species accounts --
Introduction --
Basic features of the species accounts --
Cricket grogs, chorus frogs, and treefrogs --
True frogs --
True toads --
Other frogs and toads --
People and frogs and toads --
What is a herpelologist? --
Conservation --
Frogs and toads as pets --
Calling months --
What kinds of frogs & toads are found in your state?
Series Title: Wormsloe Foundation nature book.
Other Titles: Frogs and toads of the southeast
Responsibility: by Mike Dorcas and Whit Gibbons.
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Enumerates the distinguishing characteristics of frogs and toads, including how they are different from other amphibians and the differences between a frog and a toad. This book also discusses the  Read more...

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Good books provide fresh insight each time you pick them up. This is clearly true for the volume.--Southeastern Biology [An] exquisite book . . . on the herpetofauna of the southeastern United Read more...

 
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