Frogs of New South Wales

This key enables the user to identify the adult frogs of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

This key was created by Matthew Bulbert and Kindi Smith, of the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Research, Australian Museum, Sydney. Key construction, taxonomic decisions and content were by Matthew Bulbert, technical assistance by Kindi Smith.

The key has been constructed from examination of preserved specimens held at the Museum, original taxonomic descriptions and published keys, especially Cogger (2000), Robinson (1995), Barker et al (1995). Further input has been supplied by various experts within the field of frog research.

The key has been designed for people with varying degrees of prior knowledge of frogs, from the general enthusiast to research scientist. The terminology has been kept simple but is supported by a glossary and illustrations.

At the time of writing the authors are aware of undescribed species from New South Wales. Work is currently being conducted on revising Kyarranus sp, and the Litoria citropa complex.

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Posted By: Site Admin Last Updated: 27/04/2016 Views: 266
Key Author(s): Matthew Bulbert and Kindi Smith Key Publisher: Australian Museum Key Version: 1.0
Frogs of the Solomon Islands

This key is designed for live specimens of the 21 frog species from the political Solomon Islands (excludes Bougainville). It is mainly for use with adult specimens but may be used for juveniles if body size is not used. We have included photographs or line drawings of the natural variation in most of the characters to help the user. We have also included photographs of each species and tried to incorporate the natural variation in morphology, particularly skin colour and patterning where applicable.

Posted By: Site Admin Last Updated: 03/09/2008 Views: 2400
Key Author(s): Clare Morrison and Patrick Pikacha Key Version: 1.0
Fruits of Brazilian Savanna Attractive to Wildlife (Frutos Atrativos do Cerrado)

The Cerrado biome is considered the richest savanna of the planet. It is the second biggest vegetation domain of Brazil, occupying 22% of its territory, and has about 12.000 species of vascular plants. From this, it is estimated about 4.000 species producing fruits attractive to wildlife, distributed in 300 genera. The correct identification of fruit species is important in studies of plant-animal interactions. The aim of this key is to represent the most common fruit species of all genera. This key is also a complement of the first volume of the book “Fruits and Seeds of Cerrado Attractive to Wildlife” (Frutos e Sementes do Cerrado Atrativos para Fauna) and, currently, has about one third of all genera of Cerrado fruits.

Key characters for identification process and each of the species are illustrated by photographs. For each species it is also presents a fact sheet with more information.


Posted By: Site Admin Last Updated: 12/04/2017 Views: 31392
Key Author(s): Marcelo Kuhlmann Key Version: 1.1
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