Distribution and diversity of amphibians in Albania: New data and foundations of a comprehensive database

  title={Distribution and diversity of amphibians in Albania: New data and foundations of a comprehensive database},
  author={M{\'a}rton Szabolcs and Edv{\'a}rd Mizsei and Daniel Jablonski and Bal{\'a}zs V{\'a}gi and B{\'e}la Mester and Zsolt V{\'e}gv{\'a}ri and Szabolcs Lengyel},
Albania is part of the Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot. Yet its amphibian fauna is poorly known due to little scientific exploration during the long political isolation of the country. To fill this gap, we constructed a georeferenced database with occurrences of all known amphibian species based on records from published sources and personal data collected during expeditions to poorly known areas. Our database includes 1097 records of 16 species collected between 1920 and 2017. Based on… 

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