Philippine Amphibia

RM 120.00

Dr Robert Inger’s 1954 monograph “Systematics and Zoogeography of Philippine Amphibia” is a classic herpetological work that is a valuable source of information for SE Asian biodiversity specialists, amphibian taxonomists, biogeographers, and conservation biologists. The work comprehensively treated Philippine amphibians diversity at a time when much of the available literature was scattered in difficult-to-obtain primary sources. Although many taxonomic changes have taken place between 1954 and the present day, this work should be considered “required reading” for anyone interested in SE Asian biogeography and systematic herpetology. The reprinted volume contains an introduction by Dr Rafe Brown, a summary of taxonomic updates that have occurred since 1954, and a checklist of the currently recognized species of Philippine amphibians.

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  • Introduction by Rafe M. Brown 1
  • Introduction 25
  • Geographic Notes 26
  • Environmental Notes 28
  • Taxonomic Background 34
  • Methods and Terminology 43
  • Systematics Key to Genera 45
  • Ichthyophis 47
  • Barbourula 49
  • Megophyrys 53
  • Bufo 65
  • Pelophryne 73
  • Ansonia 79
  • Hyla 87
  • Ooeidozyga 89
  • Rana 99
  • Staurois 173
  • Micrixalus 184
  • Cornufer 188
  • Rhacophorus 210
  • Philautus 233
  • Chaperina 254
  • Kalophrynus 256
  • Kaloula 260
  • Oreophryne 285
  • Zoogeography 288
  • Introduction 288
  • Geologic Structure and History of the Philippine Island 289
  • Composition of the Fauna 296
  • Reliability of Distributional Data 298
  • Faunal Division of the Philippine Islands 303
  • Faunal Relations of the Philippine Islands 303
  • Faunal Divisions of the Philippine Islands 308
  • Dispersal of the Philippine Amphibia 311
  • Ecological Aspects of Disperal 311
  • Modes of Dispersal 315
  • Dispersal Routes 325
  • Order and Time of Entry of Faun 337
  • Summary 349
  • Appendix: Faunal Lists 351
  • References 356
  • Index 364
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