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Frogs and Toads

L. Lee Grismer

in Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortes

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 2002 | ISBN: 9780520224179
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520925205 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520224179.003.0004
Frogs and Toads

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This chapter examines the identification, distribution, taxonomy, natural history, and geographic variation of frogs and toads found in Baja California. The frog and toad fauna consists of five families and four genera: the Bufonidae family (true toads), represented by the genus Bufo; Hylidae (treefrogs), represented by the genus Hyla; Ranidae (true frogs) represented by the genus Rana; and Pelobatidae (spadefoot toads), represented by Scaphiopus and Spea.

Keywords: frogs; toads; Bufonidae; Hylidae; Ranidae; Pelobatidae

Chapter.  14824 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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