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Title (Primary) Studies on anomalies in natural populations of amphibians = Untersuchungen zu Anomalien in natürlichen Populationen von Amphibien
Publisher Henle, K.; Dubois, A.;
Journal Mertensiella
Year 2017
Department NSF;
Volume 25 (Suppl. zu Salamandra)
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T12;
Keywords Amphibians; Abnormalities;
UFZ wide themes RU1;
UFZ inventory Leipzig, Bibliothek, Hauptlesesaal, 00521048, 17-0740 DK: 597.6 Stu
Abstract Anomalies in animals and humans have attracted human curiosity for centuries and the literature on this topic is enormous. The rediscovery of hotspots of malformed frogs by school-kids in the USA in 1996 has brought this issue into the spotlight of the media, the public, politics and science. This volume of MERTENSIELLA provides the first comprehensive global review of the occurrence of anomalies in natural populations of amphibians and of the types of anomalies that have been evoked by experimental exposure to the potential causative factors of anomalies in natural populations. It includes a case study of the discovery of one of the most severe global hotspots, including its implication for environmental politics. A comprehensive terminology of amphibian anomalies, including synonymies, and recommendations for the study of anomalies in natural populations provide essential backgrounds for understanding and planning studies on amphibian anomalies. The volume is liberally illustrated with colour photos and facilitates access to more than 1000 publications on amphibian anomalies.
Großformat, 240 Seiten, 137 Farbfotos, 30 SW-Abbildungen, 25 Grafiken und 23 Tabellen
ID 19599
Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=19599
Henle, K., Dubois, A. (eds., 2017):
Studies on anomalies in natural populations of amphibians = Untersuchungen zu Anomalien in natürlichen Populationen von Amphibien
Mertensiella 25 (Suppl. zu Salamandra)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Herpetologie und Terrarienkunde (DGHT), Mannheim, 259 pp.