Note on the Amphibians and Reptiles of the Mungbwalu (Ituri Province) and Mutwanga (Province of North-Kivu) in DRC

@inproceedings{Mali2019NoteOT,
  title={Note on the Amphibians and Reptiles of the Mungbwalu (Ituri Province) and Mutwanga (Province of North-Kivu) in DRC},
  author={Franc Mali and Zacharie Chifundera Kusamba and Aristote Mwenebantu Mlungu and C Danadu Mizani and Pionus Katuala Gatate Banda and Sylverstre Gambalemoke Mbalitini and Corneille E N Ewango and Guy Crispin Gembu Tungaluna and Bejamin Dudu Akaibe},
  year={2019}
}
The Democratic Republic of Congo's forests are rich and diversified in biodiversity, particularly in high-altitude regions where they are reputed to be very rich in animal and plant biological diversity, particularly amphibians. Nevertheless, this fauna has not been well documented so far, mainly because of the lack of expertise in this field in the DRC. To contribute to this area, an inventory of amphibians and reptiles had been carried out in the Ituri forest and Mutwanga. We note that the… 
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