Species and their Ecology

» Phylum: Chordata
» Class: Amphibia
» Order: Anura (formerly Salientia): Frogs and toads
» Order: Caudata (formerly Urodela): Salamanders
» Order: Gymnophiona: Caecelians

The U.S. is home to approximately 287 of the world's estimated 6,000 amphibian species. The number of known species changes periodically as new species are discovered and new genetic techniques (e.g. molecular genetics) allow scientists to distinguish among cryptic species.

Resources

National Amphibian Atlas.

Mark Roth
M. Roth (ARMI) installing an acoustic recorder and water-level and water-temperature loggers at an amphibian breeding site in the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway in WI. Photo by: P. Boma.
Grad Glorioso
B. Glorioso (ARMI) with American bullfrog in Atchafalaya Basin, LA conducting amphibian surveys. Photo by: L. Elston.

Amphibian Taxonomy

» Scientific and standard names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico, with comments regarding confidence in our understanding. (Crother, B.I. (chair). 2008. Publisher: Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles)

» Amphibian species of the world 5.4, an online reference. (Frost, D. 2010. Publisher: American Museum of Natural History)

» Standard common and current scientific names for North American amphibians, turtles, reptiles and crocodillians. (Collins, J.T., and T.W. Taggart. 2009. Publisher: Center for North American Herpetology)

ARMI conducts research on the natural history of species; writing reports and describing the ecology of America's amphibians. ARMI also collaborates with federal and state partners to design, implement, and evaluate management actions that benefit T&E and other imperiled amphibian species.

Federal and State Partners: Information about the status, management, and conservation of amphibians is found throughout the ARMI web site [e.g. Products Database and Topics Sections]. Please consult the "National Amphibian Atlas" to identify the approximate range of the species of interest.


Species and their Ecology - ARMI Papers & Reports

Trend Data Non-federal lands in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota: Acris blanchardi ( Blanchard's Cricket Frog)
Location: Varied with the survey type. For the 2006 nighttime call surveys of Acris crepitans (and subseque... ; Non-federal lands in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota
Describe baseline amphibian diversity, gross external deformities, and the presence of pathogens relative to environmental conditions. Estimate baseline occupancy and detection probabilities when possible.
Trend Data Occupancy estimates AT post-fire monitoring- San Diego: Anaxyrus californicus ( Arroyo Toad)
Location: Lower Cottonwood Creek on San Diego City lands. ; Cottonwood Creek
To study the impacts of large scale wildfires on the arroyo toad in San Diego County.
Trend Data Occupancy estimates AT post-fire monitoring- San Diego: Anaxyrus californicus ( Arroyo Toad)
Location: Sweetwater River within Cuyamaca Rancho State Park ; Upper Sweetwater River
To study the impacts of large scale wildfires on the arroyo toad in San Diego County.
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