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North American amphibians: Distribution and diversity

March 1, 2014

Some 300 species of amphibians inhabit North America. The past two decades have seen an enormous growth in interest about amphibians and an increased intensity of scientific research into their fascinating biology and continent-wide distribution.

This atlas presents the spectacular diversity of North American amphibians in a geographic context. It covers all formally recognized amphibian species found in the United States and Canada, many of which are endangered or threatened with extinction. Illustrated with maps and photos, the species accounts provide current information about distribution, habitat, and conservation.

Researchers, professional herpetologists, and anyone intrigued by amphibians will value North American Amphibians as a guide and reference.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2014
Title North American amphibians: Distribution and diversity
Publication Type Book
Publication Subtype Monograph
Index ID 70099266
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center