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Herpetofauna, Parc National des Volcans, North Province, Republic of Rwanda

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Author(s): Roelke, C. E. | Smith, E. N.

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ISSN 1809-127X

Volume: 6;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 525;
Date: 2010;
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ABSTRACT
Herein is presented a list of the reptiles and anurans from the Parc National des Volcans (PNV)(01°43’ S, 29°52’ W), an area in the west and north provinces of the Republic of Rwanda in the Albertine Riftregion of Africa. Fieldwork was conducted between two and six days per week from June through August2007 and 2008. We also conducted literature searches of all historical expeditions within the park for speciesrecords. Seventeen species of reptiles and anurans are recorded from the PNV. Nine of the species were anurans,distributed in five families: Arthroleptidae (3), Bufonidae (1), Hyperoliidae (3), Phrynobatrachidae (1), andPipidae (1). Eight species of reptiles were recorded from five families: Chamaeleonidae (1), Lacertidae (2),Scincidae (2), Colubridae (2), and Viperidae (1). Eight of the seventeen species found in the PNV are endemicto the Albertine Rift.
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