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ANIMALI FANTASTICI. LE SALAMANDRE GIGANTI CINESI NON SOLO UNA, MA ADDIRITTURA CINQUE (O OTTO) SPECIE!

Meravigliose e preoccupanti notizie allo stesso tempo dal Pianeta Terra. La salamandra gigante cinese era (una volta) classificata e considerata un’unica specie, sotto il nome scientifico di Andrias davidianus. In un articolo apparso su Current Biology i ricercatori mostrano invece … Continue reading

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CHINESE GIANT SALAMANDERS ARE NOT ONE SPECIES, BUT FIVE OR EIGHT!

​Wonderful and worrying news at the same time. The Chinese giant salamanderwas (once) classified and considered just one species, under the scientific name of Andrias davidianus​. In a paper appeared just today on Current Biology shows that in reality this … Continue reading

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​30 YEARS OF MADAGASCAR​: CONSERVING AMPHIBIANS OF THE GREAT ISLAND

This year, 2018, it is just 30 years that I come in Madagascar. This is for studying and protecting amphibians and reptiles. The first year I came was just for holidays. It was really funny and interesting to devote myself … Continue reading

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WHITE LIPPED TREEFROGS, THE METEOROLOGICAL AMBASSADORS

When I passed in the Vohimana Forest, East Madagascar, I had the exceptional luck to find a considerable number of white-lipped treefogs, Boophis albilabris. This anuran is really particular since, first of all, it is large (up to 81 mm), … Continue reading

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SO BEAUTIFUL MANTELLAS!

I was already in the Vohimana Forest around 30 years ago. It was one of the first raiforests that I ever visited. I was so amazed and so astonished by the beauty of the forest itself, and by the kindness … Continue reading

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WONDERFUL AMPHIBIANS

The Andasibe Forest where I am now hosts an incredible number of frogs. In Madagascar the endemic frogs and treefrogs are more than 420. Every time we pass in the forests of the large island we find new species. We … Continue reading

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THE AMPHIBIAN SPECIALIST GROUP MADAGASCAR IN MEETING TO BOOST FROG CONSERVATION

The presentation of the co-chair of the IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group Madagascar, Andolalao Rakotoarison, occurred on the 7th March at the Espace OLEP at Ambatobe, Antananarivo. This was also the occasion to present the activities of the group for … Continue reading

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