Contents: Preface. 1. Classification of amphibia. 2. Rana tigrina: common Indian bull frog. 3. Frog-skin. 4. Frog-skeletal system. 5. Frog-muscular system. 6. Frog-coelom. 7. Frog-digestive system. 8. Frog-respiratory system. 9. Frog-circulatory system. 10. Frog-blood and its functions. 11. Frog-lymphatic system. 12. Frog-nervous system. 13. Frog-sensory organs. 14. Frog-urinogenital system. 15. Development of frog. 16. Necturus (Mud puppy). 17. Parental care in amphibia. 18. Neoteny and paedogenesis. 19. Stegocephalia. 20. Evolution and adaptive radiation of amphibia.
"The present book "An Introduction to Amphibia" in which complete description of different types of amphibia has been given. The types have been drawn from all the classes of amphibia. In order to make the book subjective and informative, the complete and update help of outstanding works of various authors have been taken and we are highly greatful to them. We have tried to prepare the book with all important animals, describing their detailed classification, morphology, anatomy, physiology and embryology.
"Acute awareness is taken to provide explanatory illustrations to make it possibly useful for the graduate and post-graduate students of all Indian Universities. Authors hope that the book will be proved to be a boon for the readers, students as well as teachers." (jacket)