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Friday, April 17, 2015

JOURNAL: Acta Herpetologica 9(1)

Acta Herpetologica 9(1)
Posted by on in Journal Contents, Herpdigest reprint with Breck's Persmission
  • Budzik, Karolina A. and Krystian M. Budzik. 2014. A preliminary report of amphibian mortality patterns on railways. Acta Herpetologica. 9 (1): 103-107. [coffee8b@gmail.com]
  • Carisio, Loredana, Roberto Sacchi, Daniele Seglie and Roberto Sindaco. 2014. Habitat selection in the fossorial toad Pelobates fuscus insubricus (Amphibia: Pelobatidae): does the soil affect species occurrence? Acta Herpetologica. 9 (1): 51-59. [rsindaco@gmail.com]
  • Comas, Mar, Alexis Ribas, Concetta Milazzo, Emilio Sperone and Sandro Tripepi. 2014. High levels of prevalence related to age and body condition: host-parasite interactions in a water frogPelophylax kl. hispanicus. Acta Herpetologica. 9 (1): 25-31. [alexisribas@hotmail.com]
  • Damas-Moreira, Isabel, D. James Harris, Daniela Rosado, Isabel Tavares, João P. Maia, Daniele Salvi and Ana Perera. 2014. Consequences of haemogregarine infection on the escape distance in the lacertid lizard, Podarcis vaucheri. Acta Herpetologica. 9 (1): 119-123. [isabeldamas.m@gmail.com]
  • Denoël, Mathieu and Laurane Winandy. 2014. Fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra) in Larzac plateau: low occurrence, pond-breeding and cohabitation of larvae with paedomorphic palmate newts (Lissotriton helveticus). Acta Herpetologica. 9 (1): 43-49. [Mathieu.Denoel@ulg.ac.be]
  • Di Pietro, Diego O., Leandro Alcalde and Jorge D. Williams. 2014. New cranial characters in the tribe Hydropsini (Serpentes: Dipsadidae: Xenodontinae). Acta Herpetologica. 9 (1): 1-14. [dipietro@fcnym.unlp.edu.ar]
  • Escoriza, Daniel and Jihene Ben Hassine. 2014. Microclimatic variation in multiple Salamandra algira populations along an altitudinal gradient: phenology and reproductive strategies. Acta Herpetologica. 9 (1): 33-41. [daniel_escoriza@hotmail.com]
  • González, Exequiel, Guillermina Galvani, Eduardo Sanabria, Diego A. Barrasso, Leandro Alcalde and Lorena Quiroga. 2014. The tadpole of Odontophrynus barrioi Cei, Ruiz, and Beçak, 1982 (Anura: Odontophrynidae): a comparison with the other tadpoles of the genus. Acta Herpetologica. 9 (1): 15-23. [sanabria.eduardo@gmail.com]
  • Lanza, Benedetto and Donald G. Broadley. 2014. A review of the genus Gonionotophis in north-eastern Africa (Squamata: Lamprophiidae). Acta Herpetologica. 9 (1): 89-97.
  • Nakamura, Yasuyuki, Akio Takahashi and Hidetoshi Ota. 2014. A new, recently extinct subspecies of the Kuroiwa’s Leopard Gecko, Goniurosaurus kuroiwae (Squamata: Eublepharidae), from Yoronjima Island of the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. Acta Herpetologica. 9 (1): 61-73. Goniurosaurus kuroiwae yunnu subsp. nov. [ynaka.riukiaria@gmail.com]
  • Pinya, Samuel and Valentín Pérez-Mellado. 2014. Clutch size in wild populations of Alytes muletensis. Acta Herpetologica. 9 (1): 115-117. [sampinya22@gmail.com]
  • Salas, Nancy E., Julián A. Valetti, Pablo R. Grenat, Manuel A. Otero and Adolfo L. Martino. 2014. Meiotic behavior of two polyploid species of genus Pleurodema (Anura: Leiuperidae) from central Argentina. Acta Herpetologica. 9 (1): 109-113. [pgrenat@exa.unrc.edu.ar]
  • Salvidio, Sebastiano. 2014. Book review: Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica. Acta Herpetologica. 9 (1): 129. [salvidio@dipteris.unige.it]
  • Sanchez, Laura C., Rafael C. Lajmanovich, Paola M. Peltzer, Adriana S. Manzano, Celina M. Junges and Andrés M. Attademo. 2014. First evidence of the effects of agricultural activities on gonadal form and function in Rhinella fernandezae and Dendropsophus sanborni (Amphibia: Anura) from Entre Ríos Province, Argentina. Acta Herpetologica. 9 (1): 75-88. [lauracecilias@gmail.com]
  • Schalk, Christopher M. and Marco Sezano. 2014. Observations on the use of tarantula burrows by the anurans Leptodactylus bufonius (Leptodactylidae) and Rhinella major (Bufonidae) in the Dry Chaco ecoregion of Bolivia. Acta Herpetologica. 9 (1): 99-102. [cschalk@tamu.edu]
  • Stark, Tariq, Carlijn Laurijssens, Martijn Weterings, Annemarieke Spitzen-van der Sluijs, An Martel and Frank Pasmans. 2014. Death in the clouds: ranavirus associated mortality in assemblage of cloud forest amphibians in Nicaragua. Acta Herpetologica. 9 (1): 125-127. [tariqstark@hotmail.com]

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