Colored Atlas of Chinese Amphibians and Their Distributions
By Fei, Liang et al.
Pp. 620; 3400+ color photographs and fine color drawings, 405 color distribution maps. Original color pictorial laminated boards, folio (345 x 260 mm). This mammoth volume, printed entirely on clay-coated paper, presents the most up-to-date summary of amphibian research in China. The text is in Chinese with Latin names and English common names used throughout. Part one provides a general introduction of natural environment conditions, species diversity and distribution of amphibians, and ecological types of amphibians of China. Part two focuses on the introduction of each species of Chinese amphibians, consisting of three sections, description in characters, colorful illustration and geographical distribution map of all the known amphibians in China. The description of each species includes its Chinese name, Latin name, English name, morphological characteristics (of male and female adults, tadpoles and eggs), biological data, population status, and geographical distribution. The protected grades of species are presented based on the “Species List of State Key Protected Wildlife of China’’ (1988), the endangered status is provided according to the “Threatened Amphibians of the World” (2008), and “China Species Red List”, vol.1 (2004) and vol. 2 (2009). Color photos are mainly used to illustrate the morphological characteristics of each species, including dorsal and ventral views of the body, color changes that occur, tadpole morphology, egg clutch form, ecological environment, and distribution map. The volume includes an index to the Chinese taxon names, an index to the Latin names and an index of the English names, all at the end of the volume. This research presented in this volume was organized by the Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
|Publisher||Sichuan Publishing House of Science and Technology|
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|Condition Description||Small bumps to two outer corners, a bright and clean copy in fine condition.|