Amphibian declines in Australia

Alford, Ross A., and Rowley, Jodi J.L. (2008) Amphibian declines in Australia. In: Stuart, Simon, Hoffman, Michael, Chanson, Janice, Cox, Neil, Berridge, Richard, Ramani, Pavithra, and Young, Bruce, (eds.) Threatened Amphibians of the World. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain, pp. 72-73.

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[Extract] Concern about the status of Australian frogs first arose in the 1980s with the disappearance of the famous gastric-brooding frogs: Rheobatrachus silus {described in 1973, and last seen in the wild in 1985}, and R. vitelinus {described in 1984, and last seen in the wild in 1985} (Ingram and Mcdonald 1993; and see Essay 6.1). Intensive searches for both of these species were conducted in teh late 1980s, with no individuals located then, or since, and they are both now listed as Extinct on the IUCN Red List. This represents the loss of an entire family, as well as a unique reproductive strategy.

Item ID: 19421
Item Type: Book Chapter (Scholarly Work)
ISBN: 978-84-96553-41-5
Keywords: tropical biology; amphibian declines; regional; biodiversity; conservation
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2017 04:52
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960805 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales @ 100%
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