Amphibians of Belarus
Advances in Amphibian Research, Volume 10
By S.M. Drobenkov, et al.
Data on taxonomy, biology, ecology & conservation, graphs, tables,
14 color plates, references, index.
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
176 pages, Illustrated
This book summarizes the results of a long-term investigation of amphibian distribution, ecology and morphology in the Republic of Belarus. For all amphibian species, Triturus vulgaris, T. cristatus, Bombina bombina, Pelobates fuscus, Bufo bufo, B. viridis, B. calamita, Hyla arborea, Rana temporaria, R. arvalis, R. ridibunda, R. lessonae and Rana esculenta, geographical and habitat distribution, assemblage structure, feeding, activity, reproduction and development are described. Detailed analysis of morphological variation and the differentiation of populations by landscape regions are given. Regional problems of anthropogenic pressure and methodology of species conservation are discussed. The book may also serve a guide to the amphibians of Belarus and may well be used by both specialists and amateurs.
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