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Boll. Mus. reg. Sci. nat.Torino Vol. 14 -N. 1 pp. 179-190 Franco ANDREONE 1
 

Summary: 28-2-2007
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Boll. Mus. reg. Sci. nat.Torino Vol. 14 - N. 1 pp. 179-190
Franco ANDREONE 1
- Jasmin E. RANDRIANIRINA 2
The amphibians and reptiles of Kalambatritra,
a little-known rainforest
of south-eastern Madagascar
ABSTRACT
We report data on the presence of amphibians and reptiles from Kalambatritra Special
Reserve, SE Madagascar, based upon a survey work. In total, we collected 22 amphibians
and 22 reptiles, to which we add a further three amphibian species, and five reptile species
that were reported in the literature. Most of our findings are new records for the area, and
highlight interesting biogeographic data. Of particular interest we quote the finding of
Boophis periegetes, Mantidactylus aerumnalis, M. delormei, Gephyromantis. spinifer, Uropla-
tus malahelo, and U. malama. In terms of biogeographic patterns, the Kalambatritra Forest
appears to be constituted by different faunal composition, sharing important elements with
the Andringitra Massif and others with Andohahela and Anosy Chain.
INTRODUCTION
Despite the many herpetological survey activities conducted in the last

  

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

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology