Amphibians of China Volume (I)

中国两栖动物 上卷

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Author: Fei Liang & Ye Changyuan
Language: English
ISBN/ISSN: 9787030417862
2017-01;  Hardcover

Amphibians of China Volume (I)
This book is an academic monograph based on several decades of research in fieldworks, laboratory studies, and references to a large amount of literature.  The whole book is divided into an introduction section which includes: the history of Chinese amphibian studies, the overview of China's Nature, the biodiversity and geographical distribution of the Amphibians of China, the ecological types of the amphibians of China, the Taxonomic terms and measurments of the Amphibians. And followed by a taxonomic section which includes detailed descriptions of China's known 13 families, 87 genera and 421 species with their Latin names, English names, synonyms, morphological characteristics, biological data, population status, geographic distribution, discussions of classification, and the key to adult amphibians. The monograph is divided into two volumes. Volume 1 contains chapters on the introduction, the GYMNOPHIONA, the URODELA and ANURA(including Bombinatoridae, Megophryidae, Bufonidae and Hylidae) totaling more than 200 species and subspecies. Volume 2 includes the Ranida, Dieroglossidae, Occidozygidae, Rhacophoridae, Microhylidae and 4 introduced species, totaling about 221 species.   
 
本书是1994年中国和法国著名学者合作的编研项目,其书是依据两国作者数十年野外实地考察和室内研究的积累,并参阅相关文献资料(包括核型和分子系统学研究成果),经过综合研究编著而成。全书分为个两部分:引论包括中国两栖动物研究简况、中国的自然概况、两栖动物物种多样性及其分布、两栖动物的生态类型、两栖动物术语和量度共5个章节;各论记述了各阶元拉丁学名、英文名、异名、形态特征、生物学资料,种群现状、地理分布及评述等。共记述中国已知的403种(亚种),分隶97属(亚属),22科(亚科),其中包括新属10个,新亚属2个,新种1种,新亚种2种;各阶元特征采用对应编码,有助系统学研究。还有中国两栖动物检索、主要参考文献、成体、蝌蚪、卵群,染色体及地理分布表、模式标本保存单位、拉丁名索引。文内共有各类图片2000幅左右(包括骨骼,雌雄成体,蝌蚪、卵群),多数图片是依据模式标本或近模式标本产地标本拍摄或绘制的


Preface

Introduction Section
I.  History of Chinese Amphibian Studies
II. Overview of Chine's Nature
III.Biodiversity and Geographical Distribution of the Amphibians of China
IV. Ecological Types of the Amphibians of China
V.Taxonomic and Measurements of Amphians

TAXONOMIC SECTION
Overview of Amphibians  
I.  Order of GYMNOPHIONA Rafinesque Schmaltz 1814
II  Order URODELA Fischer von Waldheim, 1813
III.Order ARURA Fischer von Waldheim, 1813
Major References
Appendix 1 Key to Tadpoles of Chinese Amphibians
Appendix 2. Key to Eggs of Chinese Urodela
Index of Latin Names
Index of English Names



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