TITLE

Anurans of a subtropical montane forest in northwestern Argentina: ecological survey and a proposed list of species of conservation concern

AUTHOR(S)
Vaira, Marcos
PUB. DATE
June 2002
SOURCE
Biodiversity & Conservation;Jun2002, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p1047
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the species composition, reproductive ecology, and patterns of activity that were determined for an anuran assemblage of an area of subtropical montane forest in northwest Argentina. Species that were recorded at Parque Nacional Calilegua, Province of Jujuy; Study that reflects an increase in the number of species reported in previous surveys; Species inhabiting the park that are mainly from adjacent Chacoan regions; Species that are known to be endemic from montane forest areas; Species that are aquatic breeders, and the absence of many forest reproductive modes that is noticeable; Baseline information to compare former community composition that was lacking; Comparisons based on museum specimens that revealed no evidence of local population extinctions; Immediate intensive monitoring that is needed to quantitatively address amphibian population fluctuations and to examine the effectiveness of present-day montane forest protection; Proposal of a list of species of conservation concern in order to assist and promote future monitoring programs.
ACCESSION #
9185780

 

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