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Amphibians

Introduction

The following is a brief, selected guide to amphibian  information resources available in Fogler Library, through the Fogler Library home page, and the World Wide Web.  The focus of this guide is on amphibian ecology.


Indexes and Abstracts | Key Journals in Fogler | Amphibian Monitoring | Species Accounts and Guides | Organizations, Societies, Directories | Bibliographies | Dictionaries | Tutorials | Biographical Information | Recent Monographs in Fogler | Virtual Libraries


New Resources since 3/28/2014

New Papers on Amphibian Declines. Amphibiaweb
Updated monthly. Citations only. Complied by Professor Tim Halliday.


URSUS

URSUS - the online catalogue of the University of Maine System, contains a wealth of information on amphibians. Searching is by author, title, keyword, subject, and call number. Through URSUS you can find books, conference, symposium, and workshop proceeding volumes, University of Maine theses and dissertations, and state, federal, Canadian, and other international documents. Material is catalogued by Library of Congress Subject Headings. The following subject headings may get you started in your search:

amphibians, amphibians - behavior, amphibians - classification, amphibians - ecology, amphibians - North America, amphibians - physiology, anura, salamanders

To get an idea of our collection of amphibian material conduct the following keyword search and limit to location Orono:

amphibian* or salamander* or anura*

Indexes and Abstracts

The following indexes and abstracts are listed in order of usefulness for finding ecological information on amphibians.

Amphibiaweb see Maine
Search for amphibians by genus, species, vernacular name, family, or order and limit by country.  This is a amphibian species database however the species accounts cite references. University of California, Berkeley.

New Papers on Amphibian Declines. Amphibiaweb
Updated monthly. Citations only. Complied by Professor Tim Halliday.

BIOSIS Previews 1926-present online
BIOSIS Previews, worldwide in scope, indexes the literature of the biological and biomedical sciences. The premier database in the biological sciences, subject coverage includes agriculture, biochemistry, bioengineering, botany, ecology, genetics, microbiology, pharmacology, and zoology. Approximately 5,500 serial publications (see Biosis Previews serials list) as well as books, proceedings and meeting abstracts, technical reports, review papers, and patents are indexed. There are 58 separate data fields that can be searched including author, title, publication source, organism, concepts, super taxa, publication type, author affiliation, and abstract keyword. Searches can be limited to review articles.

Wildlife and Ecology Studies Worldwide
Includes over 345,000 citations to the literature on mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians found in journals, conference proceedings, monographs, theses and dissertations, and government reports. Database includes Wildlife Review Abstracts, which was published through 1995 by the National Biological Service. Searching is by keyword, subject, and author as well as by taxonomic and geographic identifiers. Abstracts are available for publications added to the database since September 1996. 8,000 records added annually. Updated quarterly.

Zoological Record. 1864-present online
Sci Index QL1.Z58 1864-2003.  Coverage is the worldwide zoological literature, indexing over 6,000 journals (see Zoological Record serials list).

Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts  1971-present online. If you are connecting to this database off the University of Maine campus but within the State of Maine, please connect through Maine's Science, Technology & Business Library
This abstract is updated quarterly and covers the total aquatic environment (freshwater, brackish, and marine). Information is included on living resources as well as technology, policy, and non-living resources. Over 4,500 journals are indexed (see Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts serials list) as well as conference proceedings, books, and government and technical reports. Abstracts are included for most citations. 

Ecology Abstracts  1982-present online
Sci Index QH 540 A66 - 1979-2002
Indexes the broad area of the interactions of organisms with their environment. Includes information on conservation, pollution, management, environmental degradation, and reclamation. Ecology Abstracts can be searched by author, title, subject, and abstract word. Indexes over 900 journals (see Serials source list for Ecology Abstracts). Updated monthly.  

Agricola 1970-present online
Sci Index S1.U52. (Bibliography of Agriculture) 1942-1996 (1980-1996 in Annex). If you are connecting to this database off the University of Maine campus but within the State of Maine, please connect through Maine's Science, Technology & Business Library
Index to materials acquired by the National Agricultural Library (NAL) and cooperating institutions. Includes journal articles, monographs, series, and materials in many non-print formats covering a broad range of agricultural topics.  Bibliography of Agriculture (print form of Agricola) can be searched by subject, author, and geographic location. The Web version can be searched in a variety of ways including author, title and abstract keyword, and CAB descriptors. From 1979-1985 international in scope. From 1985+ focuses on U.S. related publications. Note that NAL provides its own Web version of Agricola from 1970 to present. There is an online thesaurus. Updated monthly.

Web of Science. 1899-present
Science Citation Index
1965-2003.
Sci Index Q1.A1S36
Web of Science includes Science Citation Index from 1899-present.  Search by word in the title, keyword, and abstract.  Perform cited reference searches from 1900 to present. Limit by author affiliation and document type.  See the master journal list.

Center for North American Herpetology Literature Library
Searchable by author, title, journal, and year of publication. 

Schmidt, D. International field guides. University Library, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
Searchable database of published field guides to amphibians plus other species. Searchable by author, title, description, publication, and region.

AGRIS  1975-present online
This database is one of the three main agricultural databases along with Agricola and CAB. It is produced and maintained by FAO. It contains over 2.7 million references. Searching is by keyword or by individual fields within a record. Agris indexes journals and books as well as gray literature, such as reports and theses. The records have been divided into two parts: references from 1975 to 1996 and from 1996 to present. Updated monthly.

Current Research Information System
A searchable database of U.S. Department of Agriculture funded research. Search by keyword, investigator, agency,  institution, state, and project status and type. Many records include a list of publications resulting from the research.

Key Amphibian Journals in Fogler Library


Acta Herpetologica

        Instruction for authors
        Indexed in:
            Web of Science

Copeia
        Instructions for authors
        Indexed in:
           Wildlife and Ecology Studies Worldwide
           Herpetology Literature Database
           Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts
           Ecology Abstracts
           JSTOR

Herpetologica
        Instructions for authors
        Indexed in:
               Wildlife and Ecology Studies Worldwide
               Herpetology Literature Database
               Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts
               Ecology Abstracts

Journal of Herpetology
        Instructions for authors
        Indexed in:
            Wildlife and Ecology Studies Worldwide
             Herpetology Literature Database
             Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts
             Ecology Abstracts

Herpetology journals. The Center for North American Herpetology.

          
Amphibian Monitoring

Amphibian Conservation Action Plan. IUCN. 2007.

Amphibian Survival Alliance. IUCN Species Survival Commission
Includes the full-text of the newsletter Froglog as well as news and additional links.

Amphibians on the IUCN Red List
Provides a conservation assessment of the world's amphibians. Brief information about over 6,000 species, including photograph.  This database is the result of a collaboration between the IUCN, Conservation International, and NatureServe plus experts in amphibian study.

Dodd, C.K., Jr. 2007. References on inventorying and monitoring amphibians. USGS, Southeast Ecological Science Center

Green, D.M. 1997. Amphibians in decline: Canadian studies of a global problem. Saint Louis: Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. 338 p.
ORO Stks QL654 .A44 1997

Maine Amphibian Monitoring Program. Maine Audubon.

National Amphibian Atlas
ARMI (Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative). Browse by Anura or Caudata.  Detailed distribution maps for individual species.  USGS, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

North American Amphibian Monitoring Program
This site is maintained by the USGS, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center.  It contains information on the various North American monitoring programs:  calling surveys, terrestrial salamander, aquatic surveys, atlases, and western surveys.

Species Accounts and Guides

Altig, R., McDiarmid, R.W., Nichols, K.A., and Ustach, P.C. no date. Tadpoles of the United States and Canada: A Tutorial and Key.

AmphibiaWeb
Includes taxonomic information on all recognized amphibian species.  Species accounts, including life histories, conservation status, and literature references, for many amphibians. 

Amphibian Photo Search - from AmphibiaWeb
Search by common or scientific name, photographer, location, continent, country, or U.S. state.

Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative Taxonomy and Photo Gallery
Search photographs by Order, Family, Species, Genus, and common name. From Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative, USGS. 

Amphibian Species of the World 6.0, an Online Reference
From the American Museum of Natural History,  this database is searchable by classification, geographic distribution, and comment notes on the species.  Each record gives citation for description. Maintained by Dr. Darrel R. Frost with a host of contributors.

Amphibian Tour of Canada
Maintained by the Canadian Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Network, this site contains species descriptions of amphibians and reptiles from each Canadian province.  Information for each species includes a photography and brief write-ups on distribution, habitat, description, reproduction, conservation concerns, and natural history.

Amphibians & Reptiles of Canada
Maintained by the Canadian Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Network.

Bartlett, R.D. and Bartlett, P. 2003. Reptiles and amphibians of the Amazon - An ecotourist's guide. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida. 291p.
Sci Ref QL657.A44B37 2003

Bartlett, R.D. and Bartlett, P.P. 2006. Guide and reference to the amphibians of eastern and central North America (north of Mexico). Gainesville: University of Florida Press. 283p.
Sci Ref QL651.B378 2006

Bartlett, R.D. and Bartlett, P.P. 2009. Guide and reference to the amphibians of Western North America (north of Mexico) and Hawaii. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida. 216p.
Sci Ref QL653.H3B37 2009

Bishop, S.C. 1943. Handbook of salamanders; the salamanders of the United States, of Canada, and of Lower California. Ithaca, NY: Comstock Publishing Company. 555p.
ORO Stks QL668.C2 B48

Brotherton, D.K., Behler, J.L., and Cook, R.P. 2004. Acadia National Park amphibian and reptile inventory: March-September 2001. Woodstock, VT: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service Northeast Region. 188p.

Catalogue of American amphibians and reptiles. 1963-current. New York: Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. 
Sci Ref QL 651 A55 

Channing, A. and Howell, K. 2006. Amphibians of East Africa. Ithaca. NY: Comstock. 418p.
ORO Stks QL662.A353C48 2006

Checklist of amphibian species and identification guide - an online guide for the identification of amphibians in North America north of Mexico
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

Collins, J.T. and Taggart, T.W. 2009. Standard common and current scientific names for North American amphibians, turtles, reptiles & crocodilians. 6th ed. Publication of The Center for North American Herpetology, Lawrence, KS. 44p.

Combined index to herpetology collections
Search or browse this index to the herpetology collections of 27 U.S. institutions. Maintained by J.V. Vindum, California Academy of Sciences and J.P Rosado, Harvard University

Conant, R. and Collins, J.T. 1998. Reptiles and amphibians Eastern/ and Central North America. 3d ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 616p.
Sci Ref QL651 .C65 1998

Crother, B.I. 1999. Caribbean amphibians and reptiles. San Diego: Academic Press. 495 p.
ORO Stks QL656.A1 C66 1999
 

DeGraaf, R.M. and Rudis, D.D. 1987. New England wildlife: habitat, natural history, and distribution. Broomall, PA: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 491p.
ORO Gov Doc A 13.88:NE-108/987

DeGraaf, R.M., Yamasaki, M., Leak, W.B., and Lanier, J.W. 1992. New England wildlife: Management of forested habitats. Radnor, PA: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 271p.
ORO Gov Doc A 13.88:NE-144

Duellman, W.E. 1993. Amphibian species of the world. Additions and corrections. Lawrence: University of Kansas. Supplement to: Amphibian species of the world / edited by Darrel L. Frost. 1985. 372p.
Sci Ref QL645 .A45 1993

Frost, D.R. 1985. Amphibian species of the world : a taxonomic and geographical reference. Lawrence, KS: Allen Press. 732p. (see Duellman above)
Sci Ref QL645 .F76 1985 

Gibbs, J.P., Breisch, A.R., Ducey, P.K., Johnson, G., Behler, J.L., and Bothner, R.C. 2007. The amphibians and reptiles of New York State. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 422p.
Oro Stks QL653.N7A47 2007

Himmelman, J. 2006. Discovering amphibians: Frogs and salamanders of the Northeast. Camden, ME: Down East Books. 208p.
ORO Stks QL668.E2H56 2006

Hunter, M.L., Calhoun, A.J.K., and McCollough, M. 1999. Maine amphibians and reptiles. Orono: University of Maine Press. 252p. Includes compact disk.
ORO Stks QL653.M2 M346 1999  - book
ORO Listening Center QL653.M2 M346 1999 - cd-rom

Klemens, M.W. 1993. Amphibians and reptiles of Connecticut and adjacent regions. Hartford: State Geological and Natural History Survey of Connecticut. Bulletin 112. 318 p.
ORO Stks QL653.C8 K58 1993  

Lannoo, M. (ed.) 2005. Amphibian declines[:] The conservation status of United States species. Berkeley: University of California Press. 1094p.
Sci Ref QL644.7.A48 2005

Lannoo, M.J. 1998. Status and conservation of Midwestern amphibians. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press. 507p.
ORO Stks QL653.M53 S735 1998

Lazell, J.D. 1976. This broken archipelago: Cape Cod and the islands, amphibians, and reptiles. New York: Quadrangle/New York Times Book Co. 260p.
ORO Stks QL653.M4 L39 1976

Lee, J.C. 2000. A field guide to the amphibians and reptiles of the Maya world: the lowlands of Mexico, Northern Guatemala, and Belize. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 402p.
ORO Stks QL655 .L44 2000  

Living amphibians. From the Tree of Life project, David R. Maddison, University of Arizonia, Coordinator and Editor. 
Includes information on phylogenic relations and characteristics for Salientia (frogs and toads) and Caudata (Salamanders and Newts). 

Meteyer, C.U. 2000. Field guide to malformations of frogs and toads with radiographic interpretations. USGS Biological Science Report USGS/BRD/BSR-2000-0005. 20p.

Nova Scotia herpetofaunal atlas project. Biology Department, Acadia University, Wolfville, N.S.

Petranka, J.W. 1998. Salamanders of the United States and Canada. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. 587p.
Sci Ref QL668.C2 P36 1998

Powell, R., Collins, J.T., and Hooper, E.D. Jr. 2012. Key to the herpetofauna of the continental United States and Canada. 2nd ed. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas. 152p.
Sci Ref QL652.P69 2012

Reichling, S.B. 2008. Reptiles & amphibians of the southern pine woods. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida. 252p.
Oro Stks QL653.S67R45 2008

Savage, J.M. 2002. The amphibians and reptiles of Costa Rica: a herpetofauna between two continents, between two seas. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 934p.
Sci Ref QL656.C783S27 2002

Species in parks - flora and fauna databases. Information Center for the Environment, University of California, Davis and the National Park Service.
Search by either park name or species name.  Includes amphibians, birds, fish, mammals, reptiles, and plants.

Stebbins, R.C. 1985. A field guide to western reptiles and amphibians: field marks of all species in western North America, including Baja California. 2nd ed. rev. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 336p.
Sci Ref QL651 .S783 1985

The Vermont reptile & amphibian atlas. Salisbury, VT: The Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas Project.

Wright, A.A. 1949. Handbook of frogs and toads of the United States and Canada. 3d ed. Ithaca, NY: Comstock Pub. Co. 640p.
ORO Stks 597.8 W93h3 1949

Organizations, Societies, and Associations in the Northeast along with selected national organizations. Directories

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

Amphibian Specialist Group

Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians

CNAH (Center for North American Herpetology) directory of state and provincial herpetological societies

New England Herpetological Society

North American Reporting Center for Amphibian Malformations

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles

The Vernal Pool Association

See the following site for listings of herpetological organizations and societies.

Herpetology links from the Minnesota Herpetological Society

Tutorials

Amphibian Embryology Tutorial. Jeff Hardin, Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Bibliographies

Information resources on amphibians. 2008. Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC), National Agricultural Library.

Rothschild, B.M., Schultze, H.-P., and Pellegrini, R. 2012. Herpetological osteopathology: Annotated bibliography of amphibians and reptiles. New York, NY: Springer. 450p.

Smith, C.H. 2007,2009. A bibliography concerning the geographical distribution of reptiles and amphibians. Western Kentucky University. (Note: updated through 1992)

Speare, R. and Berger, L.. updated 1/26/2005. Bibliography of amphibian diseases. James Cook University.

Dictionaries and Glossaries

AmphibiaWeb. Glossary of scientific terms used on AmphibiaWeb

Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico, with comments regarding confidence in our understanding. 7th ed. 2012. Committee on standard English and scientific names, Brian I. Crother, Chair. Adopted and recognized by The Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, and the Herpetologists' League.

Wareham, D.C.  1993. The reptile and amphibian keeper's dictionary: an A-Z of herpetology. London: Blandford. 248 p.
Sci Ref QL640.7 .W37 1993

Wareham, D.C. 2005. Elsevier's dictionary of herpetological and related terminology. Amsterdam: Elsevier. 227p.
Sci Ref QL640.7.W369 2005

Wrobel, M. (compiler) 2004. Elsevier's dictionary of amphibians. Amsterdam: Elsevier. 396p.
Sci Ref QL640.7.E48 2004

Biographical Information

Beltz, E. 2006. Scientific and common names of the reptiles and amphibians of North America - explained.

Recent monographs and reports in Fogler Library

Baldwin, R.F. 2005. Pool-breeding amphibian habitat use and conservation in Southern Main's urbanizing landscapes. Thesis. Ecology and Environmental Science. University of Maine. 147p.
ORO Spec Coll Univ. 2005 B1938

Bank, M.S. 2005. Mercury bioaccumulation and habitat relations of lotic and lentic amphibians from Acadia National Park, Maine, USA. PhD Thesis. Ecology and Environmental Science. University of Maine. 149p.
ORO Spec Coll Univ. 2005 B2258

Blomquist, S.M. 2008. Relative fitness and behavioral compensation of amphibians in a managed forest. PhD Thesis. Wildlife Ecology. University of Maine. 185p.
ORO Spec Coll Univ. 2008 B56

Calhoun, A.J.K. and DeMaynadier, P.G. (eds.) 2008. Science and conservation of vernal pools in Northeastern North America. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 363p.
ORO Stks QH541.5.P63C35 2008

Carroll, R.L. 2009. The rise of amphibians: 365 million years of evolution. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 360p.
ORO Stks QL645.3.C37 2009

Carvey, J.R. and Judge, D. S. 2000. Longevity records: life spans of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish. Odense: Odense University Press, 241p.
Sci Ref QP85.C37 2000

Collins, J.P., Crump, M.L., and Lovejoy, T.E. III. 2009. Extinction in our times: Global amphibian decline. Oxford: Oxford University Press 273p.
ORO Stks QL644.7.C65 2009

Dodd, C.K. Jr. (ed.) 2010. Amphibian ecology and conservation: A handbook of techniques. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
ORO Stks QL645.6.A47 2010

Donnelly, M.A., Crother, B.I., Guyer, C., Wake, M.H., and White, M.E. (eds.) 2005. Ecology and evolution in the tropics: A herpetological perspective. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 675p.
ORO Stks QL664.6E36 2005

Duellman, W.E. 1999. Patterns of distribution of amphibians: a global perspective. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press. 633p.
ORO Stks QL648 .P37 1999  

Duellman, W.E. 2005. Cusco Amazonico: The lives of amphibians and reptiles in an Amazonian rainforest. Ithaca, NY: Comstock/Cornell University Press. 433p.
ORO Stks QL657.P4D84 2005

Gahl, M.K. 2007. Spatial and temporal patterns of amphibian disease in Acadia National Park wetlands. PhD Thesis. Ecology and Environmental Science. University of Maine. 125p.
ORO Spec Coll Univ. 2007 G34

Henderson, R.W. and Powell, R. 2009. Natural history of West Indian reptiles and amphibians. Gainesville: University of Florida Press. 495p.
ORO Stks QL656.5.A1H46 2009

Herpetological Monograph

Himmelman, J. 2006. Discovering amphibians: frogs and salamanders of the northeast. Camden, ME: Down East Books. 208p.
ORO Stks QL 668.E2H56 2006

Kraus, F. 2008. Alien reptiles and amphibians. Dordrecht: Springer.

Lever, C. 2003. Naturalized reptiles and amphibians of the world. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 318p.
Sci Ref QL641.L48 2003

Narins, P.M., Feng, A.S., Fay, R.B., and Popper, A.N. (eds.) 2007. Hearing and sound communication in amphibians. New York: Springer. 362p.
ORO Stks QL669.2.H42 2007

Ogielska, M. (ed.) 2009. Reproduction of amphibians. Enfield, NH: Science Publishers. 422p.
ORO Stks QL669.3.R47 2009

Patrick, D.A. 2007. The effects of forest practices on a Maine amphibian community. PhD Thesis. Wildlife Ecology. University of Maine. 119p.
ORO Spec Coll Univ. 2007 P38

Popescu, V.D. 2011. Forest succession and amphibian migrations: Implications for landscape connectivity. PhD Thesis. Wildlife Ecology. University of Maine 134p.

Powell, R., Collins, J. T., and Hooper, E.D. jr. 2012. Key to the herpetofauna of the continental United States and Canada. 2nd ed. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas. 152p.
Sci Ref QL652.P69 2012

Recommendations for the care of amphibians and reptiles in academic institutions. 1992. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

Rothchild, B.M., Schultze, H.-P., and Pellegrini, R. 2012. Herpetological osteopathology: Annotated bibliography of amphibians and reptiles. New York: Springer. 450p.

Shi, Yun-Bo. 2000. Amphibian metamorphosis : from morphology to molecular biology. New York: Wiley-Liss. 288p.
ORO Stks QL669.2 .S48 2000

Virtual Libraries

Animal Diversity Web - Amphibia. University of Michigan Museum of Zoology.

AmphibiaWeb.

CNAH. The Center for North American Herpetology. Academic portal to North American herpetology. 

Herpetology at Savannah River Ecology Laboratory.

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