DATABASE: Range of Newt and Name of Toad

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Science  21 May 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5674, pp. 1087
DOI: 10.1126/science.304.5674.1087c

From northern Sweden to Tierra del Fuego, from soggy Brazilian rainforests to the Australian outback, you can find amphibians hopping, slithering, and splashing. Amphibian Species of the World, from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, provides an authoritative guide to the taxonomy of this slippery group. An update of curator Darrell Frost's 1985 reference book, the site encompasses more than 5500 species of frogs, toads, salamanders, and caecilians: legless burrowers found in the tropics. You can search the entries taxonomically or geographically. Species pages offer distribution data, references, comments on classification controversies, and other information.

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