Fossil Frogs and Toads of North America, Paperback Book

Fossil Frogs and Toads of North America Paperback

Part of the Life of the Past series

Description

The heart of this book consists of detailed systematic accounts of the known fossil frogs and toads (anurans) of North America and their localities.

Extinct fossil frogs and toads are fully discussed and illustrated, and in some cases are re-diagnosed and re-described.

For fossil taxa still living, the book gives the modern characteristics, ecological attributes, and modern ranges, and includes illustrations of diagnostic skeletal elements.

The volume begins with an overview of the anurans and anuran studies, a general account of the skeleton and bones, and a discussion of the early evolution of the Anura, along with the formal classification of anuran taxonomic groups found in the North American fossil record.

The third part of the book presents an epoch-by-epoch discussion of Mesozoic, Tertiary, and Pleistocene anurans, the classification and phylogeny of the anurans, and a comprehensive list of references.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 264 pages, 103 figures, 47 color photos, 1 bibliog., 3 indexes
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Palaeontology
  • ISBN: 9780253031747

£23.99

£19.45

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also in the Life of the Past series   |  View all