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Amphibians of Venezuela (No. 24) | Volume 13, Number 1

ARC Amphibians of Venezuela

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  • Catalogue of the amphibians of Venezuela: Illustrated and annotated species list, distribution, and conservation. César L. Barrio-Amorós, Fernando J. M. Rojas-Runjaic, J. Celsa Señaris. Special Section: pages 1–198 (e180).
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  • The endemic herpetofauna of Central America: a casualty of anthropocentrism. Vicente Mata-Silva, Dominic L. DeSantis, Elí García-Padilla, Jerry D. Johnson, Larry David Wilson. General Section: pages 1–64 (e168).
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  • Ecological interactions between arthropods and small vertebrates in a lowland Amazon rainforest. Rudolf von May, Emanuele Biggi, Heidy Cárdenas, M. Isabel Diaz, Consuelo Alarcón, Valia Herrera, Roy Santa-Cruz, Francesco Tomasinelli, Erin P. Westeen, Ciara M. Sánchez-Paredes, Joanna G. Larson, Pascal O. Title, Maggie R. Grundler, Michael C. Grundler, Alison R. Davis Rabosky, Daniel L. Rabosky. General Section: pages 65–77 (e169).
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  • Description of head scalation variation, hemipenis, reproduction, and behavior of the Indian Smooth Snake, Coronella brachyura (Günther 1866). Dikansh S. Parmar. General Section: pages 78–89 (e164).
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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. Cuong The Pham, Anna Rauhaus, Thang Dai Tran, Christian Niggemann, Phuong Huy Dang, Minh Duc Le, Truong Quang Nguyen, Thomas Ziegler. General Section: pages 90–103 (e170).
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  • Genetic diversity of Egyptian populations of the African Common Toad (Sclerophrys regularis, Reuss 1833). Lamiaa Elsayed Mokhtar Deef. General Section: pages 104–110 (e171).
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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. Antonia Beuttner, Claudia Koch. General Section: pages 111–121 (e172).
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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. Rudolf von May, Nelson Rufino de Albuquerque, Henrique Bartolomeu Braz, Roy Santa-Cruz, Emanuele Biggi, Francesco Tomasinelli, Daniel L. Rabosky. General Section: pages 122–142 (e173).
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  • New reptile records from Lékédi Park and Haut-Ogooué Province, southeastern Gabon. Olivier S. G. Pauwels, Stephan Morelle, Jean-Louis Albert, Piero Carlino, Nil Rahola, Jean-François Trape. General Section: pages 143–161 (e174).
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  • Annotated checklist of the herpetofauna (Amphibia, Reptilia) of Mount Ararat and surroundings. John Mulder. General Section: pages 162–172 (e175).
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  • Taxonomic assessment of Craugastor podiciferus (Anura: Craugastoridae) in lower Central America with the description of two new species. Erick Arias, Andreas Hertz, Gabriela Parra-Olea. General Section: pages 173–197 (e176).
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  • Reptiles of Ecuador: a resource-rich portal, with a dynamic checklist and photographic guides. Omar Torres-Carvajal, Gustavo Pazmiño-Otamendi, David Salazar-Valenzuela. General Section: pages 209–229 (e178).
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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. Anslem de Silva, Aaron M. Bauer, Madhava Botejue, Suranjan Karunarathna. General Section: pages 198–208 (e177).
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  • A new state record of the Mandarin Rat Snake Euprepiophis mandarinus (Cantor, 1842) (Squamata: Colubridae: Coronellini) from Mizoram, India. Khan Ashaharraza, V. Rangasamy, Hmar Tlawmte Lalremsanga, Lalbiakzuala, Jenny Sailo, Tom Charlton. General Section: pages 230–234 (e179).
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A Tribute to William R. Branch (1946–2018) (No. 25) | Volume 13, Number 2

ARC A Tribute to William R. Branch (19462018) Issue Cover

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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. Werner Conradie, Michael L. Grieneisen, Craig L. Hassapakis (Editors). Preface: pages i–xxix (e186).
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  • A herpetological survey of western Zambia. Gabriela B. Bittencourt-Silva. Special Section: pages 1–28 (e181).
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  • Hiding in the bushes for 110 years: rediscovery of an iconic Angolan gecko (Afrogecko ansorgii Boulenger, 1907, Sauria: Gekkonidae). Pedro Vaz Pinto, Luis Veríssimo, William R. Branch. Special Section: pages 29–41 (e182).
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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. Melita Vamberger, Margaretha D. Hofmeyr, Courtney A. Cook, Edward C. Netherlands, Uwe Fritz. Special Section: pages 42–56 (e184).
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  • Mind the gap—Is the distribution range of Pelomedusa galeata really disjunct in western South Africa? Melita Vamberger, Paula Ribeiro Anunciação, Margaretha D. Hofmeyr, Uwe Fritz. Special Section: pages 57–60 (e185).
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  • Geographic range extension of Speke’s Hinge-back Tortoise Kinixys spekii Gray, 1863. Flora Ihlow, Harith M. Farooq, Václav Gvoždík, Margaretha D. Hofmeyr, Werner Conradie, Patrick D. Campbell, James Harvey, Luke Verburgt, Uwe Fritz. Special Section: pages 61–67 (e195).
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  • Value of forest remnants for montane amphibians on the livestock grazed Mount Mbam, Cameroon. Arnaud M. Tchassem Fokoua, Legrand Nono Gonwouo, Joseph L. Tamesse, Thomas M. Doherty-Bone. Special Section: pages 68–81 (e197).
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  • Another Angolan Namib endemic species: a new Nucras Gray, 1838 (Squamata: Lacertidae) from south-western Angola. William R. Branch, Werner Conradie, Pedro Vaz Pinto, Krystal A. Tolley. Special Section: pages 82–95 (e199).
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  • The herpetofauna of Bicuar National Park and surroundings, southwestern Angola: a preliminary checklist. Ninda L. Baptista, Telmo António, William R. Branch. Special Section: pages 96–130 (e203).
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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. Hai Ngoc Ngo, Tuan Quang Le, Minh Le Pham, Truong Quang Nguyen, Minh Duc Le, Mona van Schingen, Thomas Ziegler. General Section: pages 1–13 (e183).
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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. Suranjan Karunarathna, Kanishka D.B. Ukuwela. General Section: pages 14–27 (e187).
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  • BOOK REVIEW—How Snakes Work: Structure, Function and Behavior of the World's Snakes. Brian I. Crother. General Section: pages 28–30 (e188).
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  • The herpetofauna of Coahuila, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. David Lazcano, Manuel Nevárez-de los Reyes, Elí García-Padilla, Jerry D. Johnson, Vicente Mata-Silva, Dominic L. DeSantis, Larry David Wilson. General Section: pages 31–94 (e189).
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  • Unpublished population data of Dendrobates azureus Hoogmoed 1969 obtained in 1968 and 1970, and its historical and current taxonomic status. Marinus S. Hoogmoed. General Section: pages 95–101 (e190).
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  • Vulnerability of Northern Pine Snakes (Pituophis melanoleucus Daudin, 1803) during fall den ingress in New Jersey, USA. Joanna Burger. General Section: pages 102–114 (e191).
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  • From incidental findings to systematic discovery: locating and monitoring a new population of the endangered Harlequin Toad. Andrés Jiménez-Monge, Felipe Montoya-Greenheck, Federico Bolaños, Gilbert Alvarado. General Section: pages 115–125 (e192).
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  • Thorius narismagnus (Amphibia: Plethodontidae): rediscovery at the type locality and detection of a new population. José L. Aguilar-López, Paulina García-Bañuelos, Eduardo Pineda, Sean M. Rovito. General Section: pages 126–132 (e193).
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  • A new glassfrog (Centrolenidae: Hyalinobatrachium) from the Topo River Basin, Amazonian slopes of the Andes of Ecuador. Juan M. Guayasamin, José Vieira, Richard E. Glor, Carl R. Hutter. General Section: pages 133–144 (e194).
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  • New records and distribution extension of the rare glassfrog Hyalinobatrachium chirripoi (Anura: Centrolenidae) throughout the Chocó-Magdalena region in Colombia. Angela M. Mendoza-Henao, Roberto Márquez, Claudia Molina-Zuluaga, Daniel Mejía-Vargas, Pablo Palacios-Rodríguez. General Section: pages 145–151 (e196).
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  • Natural history notes on three sympatric frogs, Amolops formosus (Günther 1875), Nanorana liebigii (Günther 1860), and Ombrana sikimensis (Jerdon 1870), from Manaslu Conservation Area, Nepal. Biraj Shrestha, Min Bahadur Gurung. General Section: pages 152–159 (e198).
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  • Checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of the Lely Mountains, eastern Suriname. Rawien Jairam. General Section: pages 160–171 (e200).
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  • Book Review—Islands and Snakes: Isolation and Adaptive Evolution. Bayard H. Brattstrom. General Section: pages 172–173 (e201).
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  • Possible hybridization between East Pacific Green Chelonia mydas and Olive Ridley Lepidochelys olivacea sea turtles in northwest Mexico. Catherine E. Hart, Cesar P. Ley-Quñonez, F. Alberto Abreu-Grobois, Luis Javier Plata-Rosas, Israel Llamas-Gonzalez, Delia Karen E. Oceguera-Camacho, Alan A. Zavala-Norzagaray. General Section: pages 174–180 (e202).
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  • Diversity and conservation of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine reptiles and amphibians in Saudi Arabia. Abdulhadi A. Aloufi, Zuhair S. Amr, Mohammad A. Abu Baker, Nashat Hamidan. General Section: pages 181–202 (e204).
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  • Phylogenetic analysis of the Common Krait (Bungarus caeruleus) in Pakistan based on mitochondrial and nuclear protein coding genes. Muhammad Rizwan Ashraf, Asif Nadeem, Eric Nelson Smith, Maryam Javed, Utpal Smart, Tahir Yaqub, Abu Saeed Hashmi, Panupong Thammachoti. General Section: pages 203–211 (e205).
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  • Daboia russelii (Reptilia: Squamata) in remote parts of Gujjar Village Miandam, Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Wali Khan, Bashir Ahmad. General Section: pages 212–216 (e206).
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  • Native anuran species as prey of invasive American Bullfrog, Lithobates catesbeianus, in Brazil: a review with new predation records. Fabrício H. Oda, Vinicius Guerra, Eduardo Grou, Lucas D. de Lima, Helen C. Proença, Priscilla G. Gambale, Ricardo M. Takemoto, Cauê P. Teixeira, Karla M. Campião, Jean Carlo G. Ortega. General Section: pages 217–226 (e211).
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  • Three new species of Hemidactylus Oken, 1817 (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from Iran. Farhang Torki. General Section: pages 239–258 (e209).
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  • The Blue Dyeing Poison-Dart Frog, Dendrobates tinctorius (Dendrobates azureus, Hoogmoed 1969): extant in Suriname based on a rapid survey. Christian A. d’Orgeix, De’Jah Hardy, Sarah Melissa Witiak, Laren R. Robinson, Rawien Jairam. General Section: pages 259–264 (e210).
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  • BOOK REVIEW—Night Lizards: Field Memoirs and a Summary of the Xantusiidae. Howard O. Clark, Jr. General Section: pages 265–266 (e211).
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  • Impacts of a highway on the population genetic structure of a threatened freshwater turtle (Glyptemys insculpta). Alexander J. Robillard, Sean Robinson, Elizabeth Bastiaans, Donna Vogler. General Section: pages 267–275 (e212).
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  • First field report of Trimerodytes percarinatus (Boulenger, 1899) (Reptilia: Squamata: Natricidae) from India with notes on its natural history. Ashok Kumar Mallik, Subhadeep Chowdhury, Bharat Bhushan Bhatt, Ashok Captain. General Section: pages 299–303 (e214).
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  • The most frog-diverse place in Middle America, with notes on the conservation status of eight threatened species of amphibians. José Andrés Salazar-Zúñiga, Wagner Chaves-Acuña, Gerardo Chaves, Alejandro Acuña, Juan Ignacio Abarca-Odio, Javier Lobon-Rovira, Edwin Gómez-Méndez, Ana Cecilia Gutiérrez-Vannucchi, Federico Bolaños. General Section: pages 304–322 (e215).
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  • Three new species of day geckos (Reptilia: Gekkonidae: Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887) from isolated granite cave habitats in Sri Lanka. Suranjan Karunarathna, Anslem de Silva, Madhava Botejue, Dinesh Gabadage, Lankani Somaratna, Angelo Hettige, Nimantha Aberathna, Majintha Madawala, Gayan Edirisinghe, Nirmala Perera, Sulakshana Wickramaarachchi, Thilina Surasinghe, Niranjan Karunarathna, Mendis Wickramasinghe, Kanishka D.B. Ukuwela, Aaron M. Bauer. General Section: pages 323–354 (e216).
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  • Manuscript reviewers for Amphibian & Reptile Conservation (2019). Craig Hassapakis, Michael L. Grieneisen, Werner Conradie. Pages xxx–xxxi (e217).
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