Field Guide to the Frogs of Australia

Author(s): Mike Tyler and Frank Knight


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 25 years. This fully illustrated guide to all the known frogs of Australia provides concise accounts of all 227 species within the five main frog families such as: Hylidae, Limnodynastidae, Microhylidae, Myobatrachidae and Ranidae. It also includes the introduced Cane Toad and provides notes on other '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.

2009. First edition. A near fine copy only marked by minor soiling to the wraps. The contents are fine and unmarked.


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Michael Tyler AO is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and was a winner of the prestigious lg Nobel prize from Harvard University in 2005. He has published 23 books and more than 350 scientific papers. Among his many contributions to herpetology he has described 65 new frog species or genera, and reported the first fossil frog from Australia. He is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at The University of Adelaide, Honorary Associate at the South Australian Museum and Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Applied Herpetology. Frank Knight spent 25 years at CSIRO's Division of Wildlife Research illustrating books and scientific papers. He won a CSIRO Overseas Study Award in 1980, visiting artists and illustrators in Europe, UK, USA and Canada. He left the organisation in 1991 to illustrate the best-selling Field Guide to the Birds of Australia. Since then he has illustrated a series of field guides including Parrots of the World: An Identification Guide with text by Joseph Forshaw. Field Guide to Australian Frogs is his most recent work.

General Fields

  • : 9780643092440
  • : CSIRO Publishing
  • : CSIRO Publishing
  • : 0.454
  • : 230mm X 148mm X 15mm
  • : Australia
  • : October 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : colour illustrations
  • : 200
  • : 597.890994
  • : Paperback
  • : Mike Tyler and Frank Knight