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Biodiversity and Conservation 9: 15871622, 2000. 2000 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands.
 

Summary: Biodiversity and Conservation 9: 1587­1622, 2000.
© 2000 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands.
Species diversity of Amphibia, Reptilia and Lipotyphla
(Mammalia) at Ambolokopatrika, a rainforest between
the Anjanaharibe-Sud and Marojejy massifs,
NE Madagascar
FRANCO ANDREONE1,2,, JASMIN E. RANDRIANIRINA2,3,
PAULA D. JENKINS4 and GENNARO APREA5
1Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Laboratory of Vertebrate Taxonomy and Ecology, Via G. Giolitti,
36, 10123, Torino, Italy; 2Parc Botanique et Zoologique de Tsimbazaza, Département Faune, BP 4096,
Antananarivo (101), Madagascar; 3Ecological Training Program, WWF Country Office, BP 738,
Antananarivo (101), Madagascar; 4The Natural History Museum, Mammal Group, Cromwell Road,
London SW7 5BD, UK; 5Dipartimento di Biologia Evolutiva e Comparata, Universitŕ di Napoli, Via
Mezzocannone, 8, 80134 Napoli, Italy; Author for correspondence (fax: +39-011-4323331;
e-mails: frand@tin.it Franco.Andreone@regione.piemonte.it)
Received 11 June 1999; accepted in revised form 11 February 2000
Abstract. The Réserve Spéciale d'Anjanaharibe-Sud and the Parc National de Marojejy are two important
areas of biodiversity and endemicity in northeastern Madagascar. These reserves are separated by about
40 km, including the extensive Andapa Basin, and connected by a rather narrow mid-altitude montane
ridge. Nothing was previously known about the biota of this corridor and its faunal relations with the

  

Source: Andreone, Franco - Zoology Department, Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali di Torino

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology