Fauna of China Volume
BOOK REVIEW: AMPHIBIANS OF CHINA
Atlas of Amphibians of China Edited by Liang Fei. Henan Science
& Technology Press, Zhengzhou, China. 1999. 432pp. ISBN 7-5349-1835-9
(hardcover) [in Chinese].
With its immense size and diverse range of habitats in different climate
zones, China is endowed with a rich fauna. The amphibians of China comprise
a significant component of the fauna of China and the amphibian diversity
in the world. Some 302 species and subspecies of amphibians belonging to
59 genera in 11 families of three orders are known in China. This is about
7% of the amphibian species in the world. The unique aspect of this fauna
is that two-thirds of the amphibian species are endemic to China.
This new book is the most comprehensive guide to amphibian fauna of
China. It was jointly prepared by four leading specialists in China: Liang
Fei (also the editor overseeing the preparation of the book), Changyuan
Ye, Yongzhao Huang and Minyu Liu. The drawings were contributed by artists
Yisheng Wang and Jian Li.
This book consists of seven parts...........