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Checklist of Amphibian Species and Identification Guide

An Online Guide for the Identification of Amphibians in North America north of Mexico


Interest in amphibians continues to rise as people become more aware of this fascinating group of animals. To the uninitiated all frogs may look alike; ditto for salamanders (in the same manner that beginning birders are overwhelmed by the immense variety of small brown birds!). One of the purposes of this CHECKLIST and online IDENTIFICATION GUIDE is to help you learn what species exist in North America (north of Mexico).


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This resource should be cited as:

Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center.  1997.  Checklist of Amphibian Species and Identification Guide: An Online Guide for the Identification of Amphibians in North America north of Mexico.  Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.  http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/herps/amphibid/index.htm (Version 14OCT2004).


This Northern Prairie resource was previously a part of the North American Reporting Center for Amphibian Malformations (NARCAM) Web site. The NARCAM Web site is now operated by the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) and has been incorporated into NBII's FrogWeb: Amphibian Declines & Deformities Web site. Please direct any comments or questions specific to amphibian malformations to the FrogWeb Contact page.

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