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19 December 2009

BOOK ON THE AMPHIBIANS OF THE KAIETEUR NATIONAL PARK, GUYANA

Likely, this is the most complete guide to the amphibian fauna for a tropical protected area. This book covers 48 species of frogs, toads and caecilians living in the Kaieteur National Park (Guyana).


Each of the species is beautifully illustrated with pictures of the live animal, and plates pointing to distinguishing features that facilitates field identification. The vast majority of the species also has color illustrations showing oscillograms and spectrograms of advertisement calls.


A complete fully illustrated section is devoted to key features of adult and larval stages, which is the most complete and detailed modern guide on external morphological characteristics for amphibian species, of ample utility to workers in other tropical places.


The book also provides useful information on methods and techniques to perform taxonomic studies, surpassing the usual information on collecting, preserving and gathering data on the specimens, to offer valuable data and tips on personal equipment to carry to the field, photography, recording of calls, and much more.

This book will be the delight of professionals, students and lay people alike, and a “jewel book” to collectors.

To order the book or to download low and high resolution pdfs, go to : Abc Taxa

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