Ptychadena in Mauritania and the first record of Ptychadena schillukorum

  title={Ptychadena in Mauritania and the first record of Ptychadena schillukorum},
  author={Alberto S{\'a}nchez‐Vialas and Marta Calvo-Revuelta and Rafael M{\'a}rquez},
  pages={125 - 133}
Abstract The study of specimens of the genus Ptychadena of the herpetological collection of the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales de Madrid reveals the first record of Ptychadena schillukorum from Mauritania, extending the known distribution range of the species in West Africa more than 450 km northwards. A key is provided for the four Mauritanian species of Ptychadena to solve problems in identification encountered in previous studies. 

Figures and Tables from this paper

List of amphibian species (Vertebrata, Tetrapoda) of Burkina Faso
The discovery of several new country records highlights that the amphibian fauna of Burkina Faso is still incompletely known and that many poorly explored sites may still harbour a high diversity.
Atlas of the distribution of amphibians and reptiles in the Diawling National Park, Mauritania
This study provides the first atlas of the distribution of amphibians and reptiles in the Diawling National Park (DNP), Mauritania. Unpublished fieldwork observations collected between 2010 and 2017
Conservation Biogeography of Amphibians in Mauritania: integrating DNA Barcoding and spatial analyses for the identification of cryptic diversity and phylogenetic units
This study provides a preliminary assessment of amphibian diversity in Mauritania and highlights the use of DNA barcoding to infer biogeographic patterns at a regional scale.
Beyond the comfort zone: amphibian diversity and distribution in the West Sahara-Sahel using mtDNA and nuDNA barcoding and spatial modelling
DNA barcoding methods for both genetic markers successfully identified the taxonomic identity of specimens, also uncovering cryptic diversity in the amphibians of the Sahara-Sahel ecoregions.


Guide to the Ptychadena (Amphibia: Ranidae) of the southern third of Africa
A key and diagnoses are given for the following species of Ptychadena: subpunctata, oxyrhynchus, superciliaris, obscura, mascareniensis, porosissima, grandisonae, upembae, uzungwensis, ansorgei,
Diversity of Ptychadena in Rwanda and taxonomic status of P. chrysogaster Laurent, 1954 (Amphibia, Anura, Ptychadenidae)
The taxonomic status and the phylogenetic position of Ptychadena chrysogaster are further assessed based on the partial sequence of the mitochondrial 16S rRNA and appears to be most closely related to specimens assigned to P. uzungwensis.
Phylogeography of Ptychadena mascareniensis suggests transoceanic dispersal in a widespread African‐Malagasy frog lineage
The phylogenetic relationships and intraspecific genetic differentiation of the Mascarene ridged frog are explored to contribute to the understanding of transoceanic dispersal in amphibians.
Amphibian conservation in Mauritania
Only eleven species of amphibians (all anurans) have been found in Mauritania so far. Nonetheless, large areas of the country remain unexplored and the taxonomic status of several species remains
Atlas of the distribution of reptiles in the Parc National du Banc d’Arguin, Mauritania
This study provides the first atlas of the distribution of reptiles in the Parc National du Banc d’Arguin, Mauritania. The area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Nature Reserve. Unpublished
The amphibian fauna of Pendjari National Park and surroundings, northern Benin
We present the results of the first comprehensive survey of the amphibian fauna of a savannah region in Benin, West Africa. We herein add 17 species to the countries' amphibian list: Bufo pentoni,
Annotated checklist of the amphibians of Mauritania (West Africa)
Lista comentada de los anfibios de Mauritania (Africa occidental). - Se presenta la primera lista comentada y se revisa la distribucion de los anfibios de Mauritania. La diversidad es de 11 especies
Inventory of amphibians and reptiles in SE Senegal, including the Niokola-Koba National Park, with observations on factors influencing diversity
Faunal overlap of lizards in SE Senegal with those of W Mali—the same area of endemism—was higher than with species in northern and western Senegal, and diversity was lower.
A guide to the reptiles and amphibians of Egypt
Reptiles and amphibians are among Egypt's most successful wildlife, found in almost every habitat in the country, from homes to fields and the desert itself. For the first time, "A Guide to the
Leapfrogging into new territory: How Mascarene ridged frogs diversified across Africa and Madagascar to maintain their ecological niche.