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Ital. J. Zool., 70. 53-63 (2003) Conservation priorities and potential
 

Summary: Ital. J. Zool., 70. 53-63 (2003)
Conservation priorities and potential
threats influencing the hyper-diverse
amphibians of Madagascar
FRANCO ANDREONE
Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali,
Via G. Giolitti, 36, I-10123 Torino (Italy)
E-mail: f.andreone@libero.it
LUCA MARIA LUISELLI
FIZV, Herpetological Section,
Via dei Cochi, 48/B, I-00133 Roma (Italy)
E-mail: lucamlu@tin.it
ABSTRACT
The conservation of Madagascan amphibians was assessed us-
ing a set of natural history parameters. The more than two hun-
dred species were grouped into 51 operational conservation units
to get more reliable results than those afforded by the low level
of knowledge available for most of the species. Results in terms
of ecological sensitivity were obtained by means of a univariate
ranking and cluster analysis. Mantelline mantellids and cophyline

  

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

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology