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Variations on a bauplan: description of a new Malagasy “mermaid skink” with flipper-like forelimbs only (Scincidae, Sirenoscincus Sakata & Hikida, 2003)
ABSTRACT The “forelimbs only” bauplan, characterised by the combined presence of well-developed fingered forelimbs and the complete absence of hindlimbs, is rare among terrestrial tetrapods. It isExpand
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Introduction to Amphibians
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A new mid-altitude rainforest species of Typhlops (Serpentes: Typhlopidae) from Madagascar with notes on the taxonomic status of T. boettgeri Boulenger, T. microcephalus Werner, and T. capensis
We describe a new Typhlops species from mid-altitude rainforest (ca. 950 m elevation) of the Andasibe region in central eastern Madagascar. Typhlops andasibensis sp. nov. is a medium-sized speciesExpand
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A new perspective on the reduction of cephalic scales in fossorial legless skinks (Squamata, Scincidae)
In this study, we provide an extended multilocus phylogenetic analysis combining mitochondrial and nuclear DNA of a group of fossorial and miniaturized legless lizards (genus Paracontias) fromExpand
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Species complexes and the importance of Data Deficient classification in Red List assessments: The case of Hylobatrachus frogs
Taxonomy is the cornerstone of extinction risk assessments. Currently, the IUCN Red List treats species complexes either under a single overarching species name—resulting in an unhelpfully broadExpand
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Distress calls of Mertensiella luschani finikensis from Turkey (Amphibia: Salamandridae)
Abstract Distress calls of three specimens of Mertensiella luschani finikensis are described. The calls consist of numerous frequency-modulated harmonics. The fundamental frequency is between 0.7 andExpand
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Description of the lucky Cophyla (Microhylidae, Cophylinae), a new arboreal frog from Marojejy National Park in north-eastern Madagascar.
We describe a new species of arboreal microhylid frog from northern Madagascar. The new species is assigned to the genus Cophyla based on molecular phylogeny and morphological similarities to otherExpand
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