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Conservation project on the tomato frogs, Dyscophus spp. BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION
 

Summary: Conservation project on the tomato frogs, Dyscophus spp.
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PROJECT OF
BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION
2006-2007
Life history traits as useful tool for the conservation of the
tomato frogs Dyscophus antongili and D. guineti
(Amphibia: Microhylidae) in eastern Madagascar
A proposal for the Management of the Residual Populations
and Conservation Biology
A project submitted to Zurich Zoo
Franco Andreone PhD and Curator
Chair for Madagascar of the Declining Amphibian Population Task Force DAPTF-IUCN
Gondwana Conservation and Research, and Museo Regionale di Sxienze Naturali, Torino
Email f.andreone@libero.it
Introduction
Amphibians of Madagascar, with more than 220 species currently known, are featured by a 99%
endemicity rate, facing anyway a poverty in terms of families (only Hyperoliidae, Mantellidae, Ranidae,
and Microhylidae are present on the Grand'Ile).
Madagascar is also sadly known for the increasing deforestation rate, with the so-called tavy

  

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

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology