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PLoS Biology | www.plosbiology.org 0001 May 2008 | Volume 6 | Issue 5 | e118 Perspective
 

Summary: PLoS Biology | www.plosbiology.org 0001 May 2008 | Volume 6 | Issue 5 | e118
Perspective
F
rogs from Madagascar constitute
one of the richest groups of
amphibian fauna in the world,
with currently 238 described species;
caecilians and salamanders are
absent [1]. Several frog radiations
of the island are species-rich and
parallel lemurs and tenrecs in their
astonishing morphological and
ecological diversity. According to the
Global Amphibian Assessment (GAA),
Madagascar ranks as the country
with the 12th highest amphibian
species richness [2,3] (see also
http://www.globalamphibians.org),
but this is likely an underestimate,
because an additional 182 candidate

  

Source: Andreone, Franco - Zoology Department, Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali di Torino
Zoologische Staatssammlung München, Sektion Herpetologie

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology