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Frogs and Toads in Your Pocket

A Guide to Amphibians of the Upper Midwest

Terry VanDeWalle

Publication Year: 2011

Frogs and toads have become canaries in the coal mine when it comes to conservation, as the discovery of malformed frogs has brought increased attention to global habitat loss, declining biodiversity, and environmental pollution. Midwestern species of frogs and toads—already declining due to habitat loss from agriculture—have been greatly affected by this worldwide phenomenon. VanDeWalle includes a complete description of each species along with distinguishing characteristics for three subspecies, information about range and habitat preferences, diet, types of calls, and breeding season.

Published by: University of Iowa Press

Plains spadefoot: Scaphiopus holbrookii

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Eastern spadefoot: Spea bombifrons

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American toad: Anaxyrus americanus

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Great Plains toad: Anaxyrus cognatus

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Tadpoles

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Eastern narrowmouth toad: Gastrophryne carolinensis

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Great Plains narrowmouth toad: Gastrophryne olivacea

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Fowler’s toad: Anaxyrus fowleri

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Woodhouse’s toad: Anaxyrus woodhousii

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Boreal chorus frog: Pseudacris maculata

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Midland chorus frog: Pseudacris triseriata

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Upland chorus frog: Pseudacris feriarum

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Eastern gray treefrog: Hyla versicolor

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Cope’s gray treefrog: Hyla chrysoscelis

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Northern leopard frog: Lithobates pipiens

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Plains leopard frog: Lithobates blairi

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Northern crawfish frog: Lithobates areolatus circulosus

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Wood frog: Lithobates sylvaticus

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Blanchard’s cricket frog: Acris blanchardi

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Northern spring peeper: Pseudacris crucifer crucifer

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Bullfrog: Lithobates catesbeianus

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Bronze frog: Lithobates clamitans

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Southern leopard frog: Lithobates sphenocephalus utricularius

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Pickerel frog: Lithobates palustris

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Mink frog: Lithobates septentrionalis

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E-ISBN-13: 9781609380601
E-ISBN-10: 1609380606
Print-ISBN-13: 9781609380595
Print-ISBN-10: 1609380592

Illustrations: 24 color photos
Publication Year: 2011

Edition: first
Series Title: Bur Oak Guides
Series Editor Byline: Holly Carver