Frogs and Toads.

Mattison, Chris.

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From the smooth, damp creatures that leap about to the warty species that tend to run or walk, this is a comprehensive guide to this large and diverse group of animals. Chris Mattison describes the evolution and classification of frogs and toads, highlighting distinctive and notable species and providing detailed information about each of the 49 recognised families. He describes their eventful life-cycle, diverse habitats and the various methods they use to attract mates and hunt for food. For example, did you know that many frogs swallow prey whole and then use the undersides of their eyeballs to help push the food down their throats?

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From the smooth, damp creatures that leap about to the warty species that tend to run or walk, Frogs and Toads is a comprehensive guide to this large and diverse group of animals. Chris Mattison describes the evolution and classification of frogs and toads, highlighting distinctive and notable species and providing detailed information about each of the 49 recognised families. He describes their eventful life-cycle, diverse habitats and the various methods they use to attract mates and hunt for food. For example, did you know that many frogs swallow prey whole and then use the undersides of their eyeballs to help push the food down their throats?

Book Details

Author Mattison, Chris.
Format HC
Publisher The Natural History Museum
Imprint The Natural History Museum
Number of Pages 192
Publish Date 4/02/2011
Catalogue Jun19
Catalogue book number 280