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Effects of forest fragmentation and habitat degradation on West African leaf-litter frogs.
- A. Hillers, M. Veith, M. Rödel
- Biology, Medicine
- Conservation biology : the journal of the Society…
- 1 June 2008
Habitat degradation alters the dynamics and composition of anuran assemblages in tropical forests. The effects of forest fragmentation on the composition of anuran assemblages are so far poorly… Expand
Complex patterns of continental speciation: molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of sub-Saharan puddle frogs (Phrynobatrachus).
- Breda M. Zimkus, M. Rödel, A. Hillers
- Biology, Medicine
- Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
- 1 June 2010
Puddle frogs (Anura: Phrynobatrachidae) are one of the most species-rich sub-Saharan amphibian groups, occupying an extraordinarily diverse range of habitats. We construct the first phylogeny of… Expand
Taxonomy of the super-cryptic Hyperolius nasutus group of long reed frogs of Africa (Anura: Hyperoliidae), with descriptions of six new species.
Specimens from across the range of the Hyperolius nasutus species group were sequenced for two mitochondrial genes and one nuclear gene. Advertisement calls were recorded from the same specimens… Expand
Biodiversity in a forest island: reptiles and amphibians of the West African Togo Hills
Our recent surveys of the herpetological diversity of the West African Togo Hills documented a total of 65 reptile and amphibian species, making Kyabobo National Park one of the most diverse sites… Expand
Conservation status of chimpanzees Pan troglodytes verus and other large mammals in Liberia: a nationwide survey
- Clement G Tweh, Menladi M. Lormie, Célestin Kouakou, A. Hillers, H. Kühl, J. Junker
- 8 April 2014
Abstract Liberia has the largest blocks of continuous forest in West Africa, providing habitat for numerous wildlife species. However, there is a lack of empirical data about the status of Liberia's… Expand
A preliminary assessment of the amphibians of the Fouta Djallon, Guinea, West Africa
We report on the amphibians of three sites in the Fouta Djallon highlands in central-northern Guinea. During our survey we recorded at least 25 frog species, including two first country records… Expand
A hotspot revisited – a biogeographical analysis of West African amphibians
Aim The study was aimed at testing whether West Africa can be regarded as a distinct biogeographic region based on amphibian assemblages. If so, we asked what were the relationships of these… Expand
West Africa - A Safe Haven for Frogs? A Sub-Continental Assessment of the Chytrid Fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis)
A putative driver of global amphibian decline is the panzootic chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd). While Bd has been documented across continental Africa, its distribution in West… Expand
Advancing conservation planning for western chimpanzees using IUCN SSC A.P.E.S.—the case of a taxon-specific database
Even though information on global biodiversity trends becomes increasingly available, large taxonomic and spatial data gaps persist at the scale relevant to planning conservation interventions. This… Expand
Dusted off—the African Amietophrynus superciliaris -species complex of giant toads
Amietophrynus superciliaris is known to occur in rain forests from West Africa to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and Gabon. We herein present morphological and molecular data indicating the… Expand