Frogs of the United States and Canada, 2-vol. set
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: The Johns Hopkins University Press
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This book was brought to publication with the generous support of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative, the Center for Biological Diversity, and the Herpetologists’ League....
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There are two reasons I became a biologist. First, nature fascinates me. I have always been astonished at the diversity of life and how the sum total of its parts, from basic chemistry through physiology and genetics all the way to immense ecosystems, still cannot explain the essence and “why” of life. ...
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...microhylids deposit their eggs in single- layer surface fi lms. ‘fi ne,’ ‘slender,’ or ‘thin,’ and daktylos, meaning ...
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...in the genetic diversity of populations in the two Habitat of Ascaphus truei. Photo: C.K. Dodd Jr....
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There are no fossils reported for this species. Distribution of Anaxyrus baxteri(Mullally, 1953; Wood, 1977). Males tend to re- Female adult Anaxyrus canorus. Photo: Ceal Klinglercontinue to vocalize until touched, but amplexus Adult Anaxyrus debilis. Photo: Aubrey Heupelof several weeks, particularly from mid- March Amplexing adult Anaxyrus exsul. Photo: Robert Hansenthan when capturing them at ponds, whereas Adult Anaxyrus houstonensis. Photo: Robert A. Thomas...
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augusti: patronym honoring Auguste Henri Andre Dumeril (1812– 1870), Professor of Herpetology and Ichthyology at the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris; cactorum: from the Greek word kaktos meaning ‘prickly plant’ and the Latin suffix - orum meaning ‘of the.’ Literally, a frog of the cactus; ...
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cystignathoides: According to Lynch (1970), the name is derived from Cystignathus, an old generic name for several leptodactylid frogs. campi: a patronym honoring R.D. Camp who presented the type specimen to the U.S. National Museum. ...
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...the eggs of “Acris gryllus crepitans” are identical Distribution of Acris crepitansDistribution of Acris gryllus. It is likely that A. gryllus crosses to 5.0 mm) in Texas (Grubb, 1972) and 5.86 mm Distribution of Hyla chrysoscelisand the tail fi ns are fl ecked or blotched although Distribution of Hyla femoralistoba and eastern Saskatchewan. Pure populations Distribution of Hyla versicolor...
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Adults. This is a very streamlined frog with a pointed snout. The ground coloration is olive yellow, olive, brown, or reddish brown, with dark dorsal irregular spots. These spots may or may not be circled in white. There is a distinctive white or cream stripe on the upper jaw and a dark stripe from the nostril to the tympanum. ...
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...insect- like and diffi cult to describe (Fitch, 1956b). Eggs of Gastrophryne olivacea. Photo: Dana Drake...
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Adults. Rhinophrynus dorsalis is a rotund frog with very short but powerful limbs, a pustulose and loose skin, a short little head, tiny eyes with vertical pupils, and no tympanum. The ground color is dark brown to black and appears somewhat translucent. ...
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In Texas, oviposition occurs in the winter to Tadpole of Lithobates berlandieri. Photo: Jim RoraboughTadpole of Florida- Georgia “Lithobates catesbeianus.” Photo: Plate 96. Rana (Lithobates) fi sheri. 1 male, 2– 4 females. From Moler (1985) illustrates the tadpole and its Distribution of Lithobates okaloosaeokaloosae (left) and Lithobates clamitans (right). Photo: David ...
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...outer envelope is 3.25– 3.75 mm (Storer, 1925). Distribution of Spea hammondiiriorly more than posteriorly when viewed from Distribution of Spea intermontana...
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Adults. Dendrobates auratus is one of the most beautiful frogs known. It is a small species with a highly variable bright iridescent green and black coloration. Rarely, some individuals will be black and white or purple and white. Others may tend toward yellow or blue. ...
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...example, Kraus et al. (1999) reported collecting Distribution of Eleutherodactylus coqui...
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Adults and juveniles. This is the largest tree-frog in Florida, in particular, the adult females. The ground color is gray to light brown; some frogs are uniform in coloration whereas others have brown or green mottling or lichen- like patterns dorsally. ...
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Adults. This species is streamlined for living in the water, with a narrow dorsoventrally fl attened head and smooth globular gray body. The ground color is olive to brown, fi nely spotted to marbled or with large round or irregular spots in yellow or dark tints. ...
Page Count: 496
Illustrations: 387 color photos, 32 b&w illus., 109 maps
Publication Year: 2013