Projects of the Animal Demography Unit

Atlas and Red Data Book of
the Frogs of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland

Frog Atlas
Soft cover, 418 pages with maps and line drawings, 32 pages in full colour

The book has species accounts and distribution maps for all 115 known frog species of the region as well as colour photos of the threatened species and their habitats and threats. The four introductory chapters cover project methods, conservation issues, biogeography of the region’s frogs, and causes of declines. The distribution maps reflect data collected during seven years of fieldwork (1996–2003) and earlier data compiled from museum records, private collections, the literature and conservation agencies.

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Summary data in comma delimited format, giving species name, family, red listing code, QDS and number of records can be downloaded here: (57 kb).
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