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    ARC Amphibians of Venezuela

    ARC A Tribute to William R. Branch



BOOK REVIEW: How Snakes Work: Structure, Function and Behavior of the World's Snakes

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Compilation of personal tributes to William Roy Branch (1946–2018): a loving husband and father, a good friend, and a mentor

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A new species of dwarf day gecko (Reptilia: Gekkonidae: Cnemaspis) from lower-elevations of Samanala Nature Reserve in Central massif, Sri Lanka

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First record of the Cat Ba Tiger Gecko, Goniurosaurus catbaensis, from Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam: microhabitat selection, potential distribution, and evidence of threats

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Mind the gap—Is the distribution range of Pelomedusa galeata really disjunct in western South Africa?

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Phylogeography of the East African Serrated Hinged Terrapin Pelusios sinuatus (Smith, 1838) and resurrection of Sternothaerus bottegi Boulenger, 1895 as a subspecies of P. sinuatus

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Hiding in the bushes for 110 years: rediscovery of an iconic Angolan gecko (Afrogecko ansorgii Boulenger, 1907, Sauria: Gekkonidae)

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A herpetological survey of western Zambia

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Catalogue of the amphibians of Venezuela: Illustrated and annotated species list, distribution, and conservation

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A new state record of the Mandarin Rat Snake Euprepiophis mandarinus (Cantor, 1842) (Squamata: Colubridae: Coronellini) from Mizoram, India

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A new species of endemic day gecko (Reptilia: Gekkonidae: Cnemaspis) from a wet zone forest in the second peneplain of Southern Sri Lanka

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Reptiles of Ecuador: a resource-rich portal, with a dynamic checklist and photographic guides

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Taxonomic assessment of Craugastor podiciferus (Anura: Craugastoridae) in lower Central America with the description of two new species

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Annotated checklist of the herpetofauna (Amphibia, Reptilia) of Mount Ararat and surroundings

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New reptile records from Lékédi Park and Haut-Ogooué Province, southeastern Gabon

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Distribution of the Neotropical water snakes Hydrops caesurus, H. martii, and H. triangularis in South America, with new records from Peru and Brazil

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Analysis of diet composition and morphological characters of the little-known Peruvian bush anole Polychrus peruvianus (Noble, 1924) in a northern Peruvian dry forest

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Genetic diversity of Egyptian populations of the African Common Toad (Sclerophrys regularis, Reuss 1833)

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Ecological interactions between arthropods and small vertebrates in a lowland Amazon rainforest

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First record of Gracixalus quangi Rowley, Dau, Nguyen, Cao & Nguyen, 2011, from Hoa Binh Province, Vietnam, including the first documentation of advanced larval stages and an extended tadpole description

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Description of head scalation variation, hemipenis, reproduction, and behavior of the Indian Smooth Snake, Coronella brachyura (Günther 1866)

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The endemic herpetofauna of Central America: a casualty of anthropocentrism

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