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Amphibians of Central America

 

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Gunther Köhler

• Hardcover
• 378 pp
• 930 color photographs
• ISBN 978-3-936180-33-6



This book is a completely up-dated and fully colored illustrated guide to the 598 species of amphibians that are known to occur in the region extending from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Mexico to the southern extent of the Panamanian isthmus.

Special features:
• The rich illustrated keys for identification will prove useful to anyone who has a doubt about what amphibian is in hand.
• Color photographs of almost 90 percent of the species in life are provided for the caecilians, salamanders and frogs.
• With expertly done line drawings of
diagnostic features.
• Distribution maps to all species.
• Identification key for the anuran tadpoles.
• Up to date information on amphibian
declines and extinctions.
• and more ...

 

About the author:
Dr. Gunther Köhler is the Head of the Department of Herpetology at the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. To date, he has produced 26 books, 155 popular articles, and 170 scientific papers on herpetology, most of which pertain to Central American amphibians and reptiles.

Content

 

Foreword

Introduction

Comments on the Usage of this Book

Classification of the Amphibians of

Central America

The Environment

Climate in Central America

 

Amphibia

Caecilians (Gymnophiona)

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs and Toads (Anura)

Bufonidae

Centrolenidae

Dendrobatidae

Terrarana

Craugastoridae

Eleutherodactylidae

Strabomantidae

Hemiphractidae

Hylidae

Leiuperidae

Leptodactylidae

Microhylidae

Pipidae

Ranidae

Rhinophrynidae

The Tadpoles of Central American Anurans

 

Amphibian Declines and

Extinctions

 

Amphibians as Bioindicators

 

Acknowledgments

Literature Cited

Glossary

Addendum

Index