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Recent introduction of a chytrid fungus endangers Western Palearctic salamanders
A new, yet old, threat to amphibians Globally, populations of amphibians have been severely affected by a disease caused by the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Recently, some EuropeanExpand
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Challenges of monitoring reintroduction outcomes: Insights from the conservation breeding program of an endangered turtle in Italy
Abstract Captive breeding and reintroduction programs remain a powerful but divisive tool for management of threatened species, with a proven potential to avoid extinction, but low long-term successExpand
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Ecology of a Speleomantes ambrosii population inhabiting an artificial tunnel
A Speleomantes ambrosii population living in an artificial tunnel in NW Italy was studied for two consecutive years. Activity on the walls varied cyclically in relation to seasonal temperatures andExpand
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Feeding habits of the European pond terrapin Emys orbicularis in Camargue (Rhône delta, Southern France)
The diet of the European pond terrapin Emys orbicularis is poorly known, especially in the Mediterranean region. Bannikov (1951) showed that in the Russian Republic of Daghestan this species mainlyExpand
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Branchiobdellid size-crayfish size: a possible relationship
The aim of this paper was to verify a possible relationship between the size of the ectocommensal annelid Branchiobdella italica Canegallo, 1929 and that of its host, the freshwater crayfishExpand
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Land abandonment may reduce disturbance and affect the breeding sites of an Endangered amphibian in northern Italy
Abstract Although human-related disturbance is usually detrimental for biodiversity, in some instances it can simulate natural processes and benefit certain species. Changes in the disturbanceExpand
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A New Dwarf Forest Chameleon from the Udzungwa Mountains of Tanzania, East Africa, (Squamata: Rhampholeon Günther, 1874)
Abstract A new species of Rhampholeon from the montane and submontane escarpment forests of the Udzungwa Mountains is described. This pigmy chameleon has a maximum total length of 64 mm and bears aExpand
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Estimating abundance and biomass of a Speleomantes strinatii (Caudata, Plethodontidae) population by temporary removal sampling
A rock-face population of the European plethodontid Speleomantes strinatii (Aellen, 1958) was studied along a small Apennine stream, in northwest Italy. Three temporary removal samples were taken inExpand
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Amphibian and Reptile Diversity in the Southern Udzungwa Scarp Forest Reserve, South-Eastern Tanzania
The Udzungwa Scarp Forest Reserve is one of the largest forest patches within the Udzungwa Mountains of South-central Tanzania. It covers an area of about 200 km2 on the south eastern slopes ofExpand
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