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Bhupathy, Subramanian - - 2009
We monitored the mortality of herpetofauna on a fortnightly basis along National Highway 220, which cuts across the Western Ghats, India, during December 2006-November 2007. In all, 101 amphibians (3.5 amphibians/ 10km) belonging to six taxa and 78 reptiles (2.7 reptiles/10 km) of 23 taxa were found dead in 48 ...
Malonza, Patrick - - 2009
Burrowing limbless and slender skinks of the genus Melanoseps have been assumed to be oviparous. Our field observations, however, indicate Melanoseps loveridgei from Kitobo forest is viviparous and has a litter size of three young.
Karunarathna, D.M.S. - - 2009
The Spotted giant gecko, Hemidactylus maculatus hunae, is the largest gecko recorded in Sri Lanka and it is considered to be endemic of the island. There are few records of geckos feeding on vertebrates, and this Is the first record of a gecko feeding on a rat species. More research ...
Roldan, Juan Salvador - - 2009
We document the first record of viperid predation for Bothrops asper. The feeding event involved a neonate of this species and a neonate of Porthidium lansbergii, the prey item. We consider neonate viper opiophagy in B. asper s. density-dependent response, as has been shown in cannibalistic events. High neonate abundance ...
Hilje, Branko - - 2009
Territorial behavior in males of Oophaga pumilio has been reported as a defensive diurnal display of resident-intruder aggressive behaviors. We observed a previously undescribed nocturnal territorial behavior in a resident-Intruder confrontation between two strawberry male frogs in Costa Rica. Such behavior was characterized by aggressive interactions and vocalizations that differ ...
Mueses-Cisneros, Jonh - - 2009
The current state of the knowledge of the tiger frog Hyloscirtus tigrinus is presented, on the basis of information obtained from 32 explorations carried out among the years 2005-2009 in Southwestern Colombia and Northern Ecuador. The species is reported in six of the 24 localities visited, four of them not ...
Rios, Edwin - - 2009
Between February and June 2006, we performed a study of natural lizard communities in two zones of the Colombian Choco Natural Region (Angostura, Tado; and Sangaral Playa del Medio, Guapi), Colombia, to generate a baseline in knowledge. We registered 207 individuals distributed in seven families, 11 genera and 17 species. ...
Estrella, Amalid - - 2009
The dipsadid genus Helicops comprises sixteen species ocurring in all South American countries, with the exception of Chile. Such aquatic snakes inhabit rivers and lagoons of Tropical areas; all species have enlarged rear teeth, although a sulcus is absent, reason why they are considered aglyphous snakes. Nonetheless, a well developed ...
Armesto, Orlando - - 2008
We report the presence of eleven species of amphibians in the municipality of Cucuta, corresponding to two orders and six families. Six species are recorded for the first time for the Department of Norte de Santander, while for the municipality of Cucuta, eight species are new records, in this way, ...
La Marca, - - 2008
A new collared frog of the genus Mannophryne is described from the Andes of Lara State, in western Venezuela. The new taxon is readily distinguished from its congeners by its small size (x SVL male 19.5 mm, females 23.5 mm), the presence of two conspicuous short pale bands from posterior ...
Mueses-Cisneros, Jonh - - 2008
Based on the examination of 520 specimens deposited in Colombian and Ecuadorian museums, and photographic analysis of some specimens deposited in other museums, I conclude that Rhaebo haematiticus represents a species complex that includes, at least, four externally similar species (R. haematiticus, R. hypomelas, and two undescribed species) in Colombia ...
Infante-Rivero, Edwin - - 2008
We present the first record of the subspecies Porthidium l. lansbergii in northern Zulia state; furthermore, we give comments on the genus in Venezuela and the distribution in Zulia state. The specimens deposited at the Museum of Biology at the University of Zulia posses features of the nominal subspecies known ...
Gabadage, Dinesh - - 2008
This is the first completely described observation of the oviposition behavior of the common Green Garden Lizard Calotes calotes from Sri Lanka. This oviposition behaviour consisted of the digging of the nest hole to lay the eggs, the laying of the eggs (N: 5; mean 18.5 mm long, 8.8 mm ...
Gross, Jetzabel - - 2008
The goal of this study was to determine the population status of the anuran species in Paramo de Mucubaji, Merida State, Venezuela, through a study of presence-absence, relative abundance and capture effort, from April 2005 to July 2006. Additionally, we seek to correlate some physicochemical variables in the study area ...
Granda-Rodriguez, Hernan - - 2007
The harlequin frog Atelopus laetissimus, a species categorized as critically endangered (CR) by the red list criteria of IUCN, is a bufonid which lives along streams and rivers in mountainous areas of the northwestern sector of the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, Colombia. With the purpose of better understanding the ...
Granda-Rodriguez, Hernan - - 2007
A new locality record is reported for Atelopus nahumae in the southeastern sector of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (Department of Cesar, municipality of Pueblo Bello, Colombia). Until this moment, this species was only known in the northwestern sector of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (Department of Magdalena, ...
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Karunarathna, D.M.S. - - 2007
The first documentation on the territorial behaviour of Otocryptis wiegmanni Wagler, 1830 is reported here mainly from Dombagas-kanda Proposed Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka. In addition, more than twenty five observations on territorial behaviour of O. wiegmanni observed during the past five years were included into this analysis. In this study, ...
Ardila-Marin, Daniel - - 2007
We determined whether qualitative variables such as stratum, substrate, light intensity, climate, and diet, were significantly associated with the sex ratio in a population of Anolis tolimensis in the eastern Andes of Colombia (Tena, Departament of Cundinamarca, 2250 m). Observations were done in a secondary cloud forest during the rainy ...
Velasquez-E., Beatriz - - 2007
Infection by a chytrid fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Longcore 1999) was detected in anurans collected in four localities of Valle del Cauca, region where cases of mass mortality, decrease and disappearance of amphibians have been observed and previously reported. From the 466 analyzed individuals, 22 individuals of 16 species were positive ...
Balaguera-Reina, Sergio - - 2007
Information about population structure and density is key part of conservation planning for crocodiles, yet little is known about Crocodylus acutus within its area of distribution and in the country in general. Population structure, density and habitat of this species were studied between September and December of 2006 in the ...
Burrowes, Patricia - - 2007
Body size (SVL) of adult Eleutherodactylus coqui frogs infected versus non-infected with Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) were compared to determine a potential fitness cost of chytridiomycosis in persisting populations. Studies were conducted at two different elevations, in a Cloud Forest (650 m) and an Elfin Forest (850 m), in El Yunque, ...
Melo H., Aline - - 2007
We studied the abundance and structure of Ameiva ameiva and Cnemidophorus lemniscatus inhabiting different ecologic areas of La Pena, northeast of El Guajaro Reservoir in the Colombian Atlantico department. For this, a total of six field trips (14 days each) were made during the dry and wet seasons (September 2005 ...
Lotzkat, Sebastian - - 2007
We update the known distribution of the snail-eater Dipsas variegata within Venezuela, providing the first records for the states Miranda, Carabobo and Yaracuy. The records are accompanied by photographs and natural history notes.
Daza-Perez, Erika - - 2007
The richness and abundance of a community of lizards was studied over an altitudinal gradient, which includes the towns of Soata, Boavita and Tipacoque, located north of the department of Boyaca, Colombia. It was found that the community is composed of seven species of lizards, grouped into four families, namely, ...
Natera-Mumaw, Marco - - 2007
New records for Dendrophidion dendrophis are reported that extend its known range in Venezuela towards the northern and eastern parts of this South American country. Data on squamation, altitudinal distribution, morphometry, and natural history are also included. In Venezuela, D. dendrophis is known to inhabit Amazonas and Bolivar states, at ...
Yerena, Edgard - - 2007
A new locality is reported for Atelopus cruciger in the Interior Serrania of the Coastal Cordillera of Venezuela, based on field observations in a cloud forest of Guatopo national park in 1984. This is evidence of a broader geographical distribution for the species. The need to expand herpetological surveys to ...
Natera-Mumaw, Marco - - 2007
New records of Dipsas indica are reported from its northernmost and easternmost known range of distribution. Lepidosis, altitudinal distribution, morphometry and natural history data are included. In Venezuela, Dipsas indica is reported from Amazonas and Bolivar states, ranging from 80 to 1000 m elevation. The lepidosis and color pattern are ...
La Marca, - - 2007
Diaz, Luis - - 2006
The advertisement calls of 49 species of Cuban Eleutherodactylus are revised. Brief synopses of spectral and temporal call features useful for species identification are provided, together with oscillograms and espectrograms of each taxon. For the first time, the following taxa are acoustically described: E. atkinsi, E. casparii, E. cubanus, E. ...
Schluter, Andreas - - 2006
Eleutherodactylus guaiquinimensis sp. nov., Eleutherodactylus stegolepis sp. nov., and Eleutherodactylus tepuiensis sp. nov. are described from the summit of Cerro Guaiquinima, a table mountain ("tepui") in Bolivar state, Venezuelan Guayana. Eleutherodactylus guaiquinimensis, a member of the unistrigatus-group, is unique among other tepui Eleutherodactylus in the following combination of characters: dorsal ...
La Marca, - - 2006
In this work we recognize two new genera of high Andean Venezuelan amphibians. One of them has Hylodes briceni Boulenger, 1903, as the type species and comprises, furthermore, Eleutherodactylus lancinii Donoso-Barros, 1965, E. paramerus Rivero, 1984, and four species described to science for the first time. The other genus is ...
Vargas Galarce, Jessica - - 2006
We describe a new species of Mannophryne frog, coming from Trujillo State, in the Venezuelan Andes, which constitutes the first species of the genus described from that political unit. This new taxon is distinguished from its congeners by the following combination of characters: small size (SVL males 20.1-23.1 mm, females ...
Manzanilla, Jesus - - 2006
Mabuya croizati Horton, 1973, is a scincid lizard endemic to the Turimiquire Massif, eastern Cordillera de la Costa, in northern Venezuela. The original description, based on four specimens from "Elvecia" and "Mt. Turimiquire", provides little information about the species. At present, samples of M. croizati in Venezuelan collections are scarce ...
Zippel, Kevin - - 2006
Studies of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) indicate that what was thought to be a single species of golden frog (Atelopus zeteki) in Panama is actually two genetically distinct lineages largely indistinguishable in appearance. In the western half of the golden frog's range, animals exhibiting the golden ground coloration might be a ...
Cisneros-Heredia, Diego - - 2006
We report the first record of Hyalinobatrachium ruedai for Ecuador, extending its distribution range from Colombia to the central slopes of the Cordillera Oriental of Ecuador. Analysis of additional material and the type series of H. ruedai let us to comment on its morphological and coloration variation. Some characters previously ...
Santiago-Paredes, Suleima - - 2006
We performed a climate study in the Paramo de Mucubaji region, Venezuelan Andes, for the period 1969-1995, which corroborates the notion that a bi-seasonal climate regime is present there. However, a detailed analysis revealed that this norm of bi-seasonality has been disturbed during some years in which this tendency deviates ...
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