A Guide to the Tadpoles of Borneo

Haas, Alexander (Prof. Dr.)/Das, Indraneil (Prof. Dr.)/Hertwig, Stefan
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ISBN/EAN: 9783347643451
Sprache: Englisch
Umfang: 284 S.
Lesealter: 15-99 J.
Einband: kartoniertes Buch


The most comprehensive and fully illustrated guide to the tadpoles of Bornean frogs available. The book presents tadpole descriptions for 99 species from the southeast Asian island of Borneo, covering all species commonly found, as well as representatives of the more cryptic ones. Almost all presented species are depicted from life with color photographs, mostly for the first time. The aims of this book are to allow a broad audience an easy access to the tadpole fauna of Borneo, increase awareness of these life stages, document their diversity, and provide insights into their fascinating biology.


Professor for Zoology and Curator of Herpetology at the Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change. He developed an interest in herpetology early on and luckily could pursue the topic in his professional career. He studied at Universität Tübingen and University of California Berkeley and received his doctorate degree from Universität Tübingen, Germany. Mainly trained as morphologist, he fell in love with the rainforest and frogs on the island of Borneo in 2001 and has pursued biodiversity research topics there since. His scientific work includes many international journal articles. Haas conducted field work in Argentina, Australia, European countries, Indonesia, Malaysia. and USA.