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The North American Reporting Center for Amphibian Malformations

Douglas H. Johnson, Suzanne C. Fowle1 and Jeffrey A. Jundt


Abstract:  The North American Reporting Center for Amphibian Malformations was established to provide a conduit of information about, and a systematic data base on, malformed amphibians. This article describes the Reporting Center and the variety of features available at its Web site, presents an example of a summary analysis that can be conducted with its data, discusses caveats about the data, and makes recommendations about systematic surveys to better understand patterns and trends in the incidence of malformed amphibians.

Key words:  amphibians, data base, deformities, malformations, World-Wide Web.


This resource is based on the following source (Northern Prairie Publication 1104):

Johnson, Douglas H., Suzanne C. Fowle, and Jeffrey A. Jundt.  2000.  The North American reporting center for amphibian malformations.  Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science 107(3):123-127.

This resource should be cited as:

Johnson, Douglas H., Suzanne C. Fowle, and Jeffrey A. Jundt.  2000.  The North American reporting center for amphibian malformations.  Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science 107(3):123-127.  Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.  http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/herps/malform/index.htm (Version 26MAR2001).


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*All authors: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Jamestown, North Dakota 58401
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