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Issue 1 (No. 29) | Volume 15, Number 1

ARC 29 Issue 1

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  • Two new species of Eleutherodactylus (Anura:Eleutherodactylidae) from Southern Mexico, with comments on the taxonomy of related species and their advertisement calls. Christoph I. Grünwald, Jacobo Reyes-Velasco, Héctor Franz-Chávez, Karen I. Morales-Flores, Ivan T. Ahumada-Carrillo, Christopher M. Rodriguez, Jason M. Jones. Taxonomy Section: pages 1–35 (e272).
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  • A new species of the genus Gekko Laurenti, 1768 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Nicobar Archipelago, with an overview of congeners from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. S.R. Chandramouli, G. Gokulakrishnan, C. Sivaperuman, L. Lee Grismer. Taxonomy Section: pages 108–125 (e276).
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  • The distribution and conservation status of the Dwarf Marsupial Frog (Flectonotus fitzgeraldi, Anura, Hemiphractidae) in Trinidad, Tobago, and Venezuela. Joanna Smith, Michael J. Jowers, Renoir J. Auguste, Paul Hoskisson, Cammy Beyts, Greig M. Muir, Mark S. Greener, Dan Thornham, Isabel Byrne, Rick Lehtinen, Meredith Eyre, Michael G. Rutherford, John C. Murphy, Mayke De Freitas, Gilson A. Rivas, J. Roger Downie. General Section: pages 36–56 (e273).
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  • Can artificial retreat sites help frogs recover after severe habitat devastation? Insights on the use of “coqui houses” after Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Patricia A. Burrowes, Ábner D. Hernández-Figueroa, Gustavo D. Acevedo, Junángel Alemán-Ríos, Ana V. Longo. General Section: pages 57–70 (e274).
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  • Amphibian diversity of a West African biodiversity hotspot: an assessment and commented checklist of the batrachofauna of the Ivorian part of the Nimba Mountains. Kouassi Philippe Kanga, N’Goran Germain Kouamé, Parfait Zogbassé, Basseu Aude-Inès Gongomin, Konan Laurent Agoh, Akoua Michèle Kouamé, Jean Christophe B.Y.N. Konan, Abouo Béatrice Adepo-Gourène, Germain Gourène, Mark-Oliver Rödel. General Section: pages 71–107 (e275).
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  • Issue 2 (No. 30) | Volume 15, Number 2

    ARC 30 Issue 2

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    • A new lizard of the Liolaemus montanus group that inhabits the hyperarid desert of southern Peru. Pablo Valladares-Faúndez, Pablo Franco León, Cesar Jove Chipana, Marco Navarro Guzmán, Javier Ignacio-Apaza, César Cáceres Musaja, Robert Langstroth, Álvaro Aguilar-Kirigin, Roberto C. Gutierrez, Cristián S. Abdala. Taxonomy Section: pages 10–22 (e278).
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    • Abundance and microhabitat use of the Endangered toad Rhinella yanachaga (Anura: Bufonidae) in the cloud forest of Yanachaga Chemillén National Park, Peru. Shirley Huamán-Trucios, Vladimir Camel, Edith Orellana Mendoza, Marcela V. Pyles, Rudolf von May. General Section: pages 1–9 (e277).
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    • New records of the Endangered Szechwan Rat Snake, Euprepiophis perlaceus (Stejneger, 1929) (Squamata: Colubridae: Coronellini), from Shaanxi, China. Shi-Yi Tang, Chen-Liang Li, Yu-Li Li, Bao-Guo Li. General Section: pages 23–30 (e279).
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    • Description of the tadpole and natural history notes of Incilius spiculatus (Mendelson, 1997), an Endangered toad endemic to the Sierra Madre de Oaxaca, Mexico. Medardo Arreortúa, Carlos A. Flores, Pablo Rogelio Simón-Salvador, Hermes Santiago-Dionicio, Edna González-Bernal. General Section: pages 31–39 (e281).
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    • Trends in ovarian development, plasma vitellogenin, and steroid hormones in female Malaclemys terrapin (Schoepff, 1793) from coastal Louisiana. Jordan Donini, Will Selman, Steven Pearson, Roldán A. Valverde. General Section: pages 40–49 (e282).
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    • Effect of anthropogenic habitat disturbance on the nesting ecology of the Wood Turtle (Glyptemys insculpta). Alexandra Vlk, Elizabeth Bastiaans, Daniel Stich, Donna Vogler. General Section: pages 50–58 (e283).
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    • Herpetofauna of Marechal Newton Cavalcanti Instruction Center, a hotspot Atlantic Forest fragment in Pernambuco, north-eastern Brazil. Leonardo P.C. Oitaven, Danilo S. Barreto, Mariana M. de Assunção, José R. de O. Santos, Alan P. Araújo, Geraldo J.B. de Moura. General Section: pages 59–71 (e284).
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