Island Hopping in a Biodiversity Hotspot Archipelago: Reconstructed Invasion History and Updated Status and Distribution of Alien Frogs in the Philippines

  title={Island Hopping in a Biodiversity Hotspot Archipelago: Reconstructed Invasion History and Updated Status and Distribution of Alien Frogs in the Philippines},
  author={Arman N. Pili and Emerson Y. Sy and Mae Lowe L. Diesmos and Arvin C. Diesmos},
  journal={Pacific Science},
  pages={321 - 344}
Abstract:Six alien frogs have been introduced in the Philippines: chronologically, Hylarana erythraea, Rhinella marina, Lithobates catesbeianus, Hoplobatrachus rugulosus, Kaloula pulchra, and Eleutherodactylus planirostris. [] Key Result Their spatio-temporal pattern of distribution showed a stratified-diffusion process of spread involving primarily leading-edge and long-distance dispersal.

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