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Title (Primary) The herpetofauna of the Bijagós archipelago, Guinea-Bissau (West Africa) and a first country-wide checklist
Author Auliya, M.; Wagner, P.; Böhme, W.;
Journal Bonn Zoological Bulletin
Year 2012
Department NSF;
Volume 61
Issue 2
Language englisch;
Keywords West Africa; Guinea-Bissau; Bijagós archipelago; herpetofauna; first country records
Abstract

An annotated checklist of amphibians and reptiles from the Bijagós archipelago (Guinea-Bissau) with comments on the species’ distribution, systematics and natural history traits is presented here for the first time. During two field surveys 13 anurans and 17 reptile species were recorded from the archipelago of which several species represent either first records for the islands, i.e., Silurana tropicalis, Hemisus g. guineensis, Leptopelis viridis, Hemidactylus angulatus, Chamaeleo gracilis, Trachylepis perrotetii, Philothamnus heterodermus, Toxicodryas blandingii, Naja melanoleuca and Thelotornis kirtlandii or first country records, i.e., Amietophrynus maculatus, Ptychadena pumilio, P. bibroni, Phrynobatrachus calcaratus, P. francisci, Leptopelis bufonides, Hyperolius occidentalis, H. nitidulus, H. spatzi, Kassina senegalensis and Thrasops occidentalis. Species diversity reflects savanna and forest elements and a complete herpetofaunal checklist of the country is provided.

ID 13201
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=13201
Auliya, M., Wagner, P., Böhme, W. (2012):
The herpetofauna of the Bijagós archipelago, Guinea-Bissau (West Africa) and a first country-wide checklist
Bonn Zoological Bulletin 61 (2), 255 - 281