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Sympatric lineages in the Mantidactylus ambreensis complex of Malagasy frogs originated allopatrically rather than by in-situ speciation.

Mol Phylogenet Evol 2020 Mar 3;144:106700. Epub 2019 Dec 3.

Department of Evolutionary Biology, Zoologisches Institut, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2019.106700DOI Listing
March 2020

Integrating hybrid zone analyses in species delimitation: lessons from two anuran radiations of the Western Mediterranean.

Heredity (Edinb) 2020 Mar 20;124(3):423-438. Epub 2020 Jan 20.

Departamento de Biodiversidad y Biología Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (MNCN-CSIC), Madrid, Spain.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41437-020-0294-zDOI Listing
March 2020

Are glacial refugia hotspots of speciation and cytonuclear discordances? Answers from the genomic phylogeography of Spanish common frogs.

Mol Ecol 2020 Feb 3. Epub 2020 Feb 3.

Departamento de Biodiversidad y Biología Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (MNCN-CSIC), Madrid, Spain.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mec.15368DOI Listing
February 2020

Translucent in air and iridescent in water: structural analysis of a salamander egg sac.

Soft Matter 2020 Feb;16(7):1714-1721

Laboratory of Artificial and Natural Evolution (LANE), Department of Genetics and Evolution, University of Geneva, Sciences III, 30, Quai Ernest-Ansermet, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9sm02151eDOI Listing
February 2020

Pooling skin swabs does not inhibit qPCR detection of amphibian chytrid infection.

PLoS One 2019 2;14(4):e0214405. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Zoological Institute, Braunschweig University of Technology, Braunschweig, Germany.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6445426PMC
December 2019

Mechanisms of Convergent Egg Provisioning in Poison Frogs.

Curr Biol 2019 Dec 21;29(23):4145-4151.e3. Epub 2019 Nov 21.

Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2019.10.032DOI Listing
December 2019

Tarantula phylogenomics: A robust phylogeny of deep theraphosid clades inferred from transcriptome data sheds light on the prickly issue of urticating setae evolution.

Mol Phylogenet Evol 2019 11 30;140:106573. Epub 2019 Jul 30.

National University of Singapore, Department of Biological Sciences, 16 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117558, Singapore; Yale-NUS College, 10 College Avenue West, #01-101, Singapore 138609, Singapore.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2019.106573DOI Listing
November 2019

A new species of Uroplatus (Gekkonidae) from Ankarana National Park, Madagascar, of remarkably high genetic divergence.

Zootaxa 2019 Oct 7;4683(1):zootaxa.4683.1.4. Epub 2019 Oct 7.

Zoologie et Biodiversité Animale, Université d'Antananarivo, BP 906, Antananarivo, 101 Madagascar.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4683.1.4DOI Listing
October 2019

A new species of the Spinomantis bertini species complex (Anura: Mantellidae) from Pic d'Ivohibe Special Reserve (Madagascar).

Zootaxa 2019 Aug 13;4656(1):zootaxa.4656.1.6. Epub 2019 Aug 13.

Zoological Institute, Braunschweig Technical University, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany..

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4656.1.6DOI Listing
August 2019

Description of the lucky Cophyla (Microhylidae, Cophylinae), a new arboreal frog from Marojejy National Park in north-eastern Madagascar.

Zootaxa 2019 Aug 5;4651(2):zootaxa.4651.2.4. Epub 2019 Aug 5.

Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106, Braunschweig, Germany Mention Zoologie et Biodiversité Animale, Faculté des Sciences, Université d'Antananarivo, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4651.2.4DOI Listing
August 2019

Reconstructing evolution at the community level: A case study on Mediterranean amphibians.

Mol Phylogenet Evol 2019 05 21;134:211-225. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

Trier University, Department of Biogeography, Universitätsring 15, 54296 Trier, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2019.02.013DOI Listing
May 2019

Isolation and Identification of Alkaloids from Poisons of Fire Salamanders ( Salamandra salamandra).

J Nat Prod 2019 May 10;82(5):1319-1324. Epub 2019 May 10.

Institute of Organic Chemistry , Technische Universität Braunschweig , Hagenring 30 , 38106 Braunschweig , Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jnatprod.9b00065DOI Listing
May 2019

Phylogeny and species delimitation of near Eastern Neurergus newts (Salamandridae) based on genome-wide RADseq data analysis.

Mol Phylogenet Evol 2019 04 16;133:189-197. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Zoological Institute, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstrasse 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2019.01.003DOI Listing
April 2019

Identification and Synthesis of Luteolide, a Highly Branched Macrolide Semiochemical from the Mantellid Frog Gephyromantis luteus.

Org Lett 2019 04 4;21(8):2851-2854. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Technische Universität Braunschweig , Institute of Organic Chemistry , Hagenring 30 , 38106 Braunschweig , Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.orglett.9b00852DOI Listing
April 2019

Mitochondrial Introgression, Color Pattern Variation, and Severe Demographic Bottlenecks in Three Species of Malagasy Poison Frogs, Genus .

Genes (Basel) 2019 04 23;10(4). Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Zoological Institute, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/genes10040317DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6523892PMC
April 2019

Integrative evidence confirms new endemic island frogs and transmarine dispersal of amphibians between Madagascar and Mayotte (Comoros archipelago).

Naturwissenschaften 2019 Apr 26;106(5-6):19. Epub 2019 Apr 26.

Division of Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, Braunschweig University of Technology, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106, Braunschweig, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00114-019-1618-9DOI Listing
April 2019

Diversity of miniaturized frogs of the genus Adelophryne (Anura: Eleutherodactylidae): A new species from the Atlantic Forest of northeast Brazil.

PLoS One 2018 19;13(9):e0201781. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

Departamento de Ecologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Laboratório de Herpetologia e Comportamento Animal, Campus Samambaia, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0201781PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6145526PMC
February 2019

Allopatric diversification and evolutionary melting pot in a North African Palearctic relict: The biogeographic history of Salamandra algira.

Mol Phylogenet Evol 2019 01 12;130:81-91. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

CIBIO/InBIO, Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos da Universidade do Porto, Instituto de Ciências Agrárias de Vairão, R. Padre Armando Quintas n° 7, 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2018.10.018DOI Listing
January 2019

The conspicuous postmetamorphic coloration of fire salamanders, but not their toxicity, is affected by larval background albedo.

J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 2019 01 6;332(1-2):26-35. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of Life Sciences, Zoological Institute, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jez.b.22845DOI Listing
January 2019

Finaritra! A splendid new leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus) species from Marojejy National Park in north-eastern Madagascar.

Zootaxa 2019 Jan 21;4545(4):563-577. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Zoologie et Biodiversité Animale, Université d'Antananarivo, BP 906, Antananarivo, 101 Madagascar.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4545.4.7DOI Listing
January 2019

Molecular phylogeny and diversification of Malagasy bright-eyed tree frogs (Mantellidae: Boophis).

Mol Phylogenet Evol 2018 10 9;127:568-578. Epub 2018 Jun 9.

Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr 4, Braunschweig 38106, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2018.05.027DOI Listing
October 2018

A salamander's toxic arsenal: review of skin poison diversity and function in true salamanders, genus Salamandra.

Naturwissenschaften 2018 Sep 4;105(9-10):56. Epub 2018 Sep 4.

Zoological Institute, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106, Braunschweig, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00114-018-1579-4DOI Listing
September 2018

A new riparian Mantidactylus (Brygoomantis) frog from the Tsaratanana and Manongarivo Massifs in northern Madagascar.

Zootaxa 2018 Sep 30;4486(4):575-588. Epub 2018 Sep 30.

Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany..

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4486.4.10DOI Listing
September 2018

Asymptomatic infection of the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in captivity.

Sci Rep 2018 08 6;8(1):11767. Epub 2018 Aug 6.

Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-30240-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6078946PMC
August 2018

Disruption of skin microbiota contributes to salamander disease.

Proc Biol Sci 2018 08 22;285(1885). Epub 2018 Aug 22.

Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2018.0758DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6125908PMC
August 2018

The Intestinal Microbiota of Tadpoles Differs from Those of Syntopic Aquatic Invertebrates.

Microb Ecol 2018 Jul 20;76(1):121-124. Epub 2017 Nov 20.

Zoological Institute, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106, Braunschweig, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00248-017-1109-5DOI Listing
July 2018

Widespread vulnerability of Malagasy predators to the toxins of an introduced toad.

Curr Biol 2018 06;28(11):R654-R655

Molecular Ecology and Fisheries Genetics Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences, Bangor University, Bangor, LL57 2UW, UK. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2018.04.024DOI Listing
June 2018

Three new species of nocturnal geckos of the Paroedura oviceps clade from xeric environments of Madagascar (Squamata: Gekkonidae).

Zootaxa 2018 Jun 12;4433(2):305-324. Epub 2018 Jun 12.

Zoologische Staatssammlung München (ZSM-SNSB), Münchhausenstr. 21, 81247 München, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4433.2.4DOI Listing
June 2018

Morphological and transcriptomic analyses reveal three discrete primary stages of postembryonic development in the common fire salamander, Salamandra salamandra.

J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 2018 03 5;330(2):96-108. Epub 2018 Mar 5.

Zoological Institute, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jez.b.22792DOI Listing
March 2018

Frogolide - An Unprecedented Sesquiterpene Macrolactone from Scent Glands of African Frogs.

European J Org Chem 2018 Mar;2018(20-21):2651-2656

Institute of Organic Chemistry, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Hagenring 30, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejoc.201800199DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6070141PMC
March 2018

Discovering the silk road: Nuclear and mitochondrial sequence data resolve the phylogenetic relationships among theraphosid spider subfamilies.

Mol Phylogenet Evol 2018 02 2;119:63-70. Epub 2017 Nov 2.

Zoological Institute, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2017.10.015DOI Listing
February 2018

A preliminary assessment of genetic divergence and distribution of Malagasy cave fish in the genus Typhleotris (Teleostei: Milyeringidae).

Zootaxa 2018 Feb 8;4378(3):367-376. Epub 2018 Feb 8.

Zoological Institute, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106 Braunschweig.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4378.3.5DOI Listing
February 2018

Temporal migration patterns and mating tactics influence size-assortative mating in .

Behav Ecol 2018 Mar-Apr;29(2):418-428. Epub 2018 Jan 10.

Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science, Berlin, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arx188DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5873255PMC
January 2018

Living quarters of a living fossil-Uncovering the current distribution pattern of the rediscovered Hula painted frog (Latonia nigriventer) using environmental DNA.

Mol Ecol 2017 12 2;26(24):6801-6812. Epub 2017 Dec 2.

Department of Zoology, George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mec.14420DOI Listing
December 2017

Two new species of leaf-tailed geckos (Uroplatus) from the Tsaratanana mountain massif in northern Madagascar.

Zootaxa 2017 Nov 14;4347(3):446-464. Epub 2017 Nov 14.

Mention Zoologie et Biodiversité Animale, Université d'Antananarivo, BP 906, Antananarivo, 101 Madagascar.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4347.3.2DOI Listing
November 2017

Yet another small brown frog from high altitude on the Marojejy Massif, northeastern Madagascar (Anura: Mantellidae).

Zootaxa 2017 Nov 14;4347(3):572-582. Epub 2017 Nov 14.

Zoologische Staatssammlung München (ZSM-SNSB), Münchhausenstr. 21, 81247 München, Germany Zoologisches Institut, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4347.3.9DOI Listing
November 2017

Inferring the shallow phylogeny of true salamanders (Salamandra) by multiple phylogenomic approaches.

Mol Phylogenet Evol 2017 10 14;115:16-26. Epub 2017 Jul 14.

Zoological Institute, Braunschweig University of Technology, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2017.07.009DOI Listing
October 2017

Host niche may determine disease-driven extinction risk.

PLoS One 2017 13;12(7):e0181051. Epub 2017 Jul 13.

Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0181051PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5509289PMC
September 2017

Phylotranscriptomic consolidation of the jawed vertebrate timetree.

Nat Ecol Evol 2017 Sep 24;1(9):1370-1378. Epub 2017 Jul 24.

Centre for Biodiversity Theory and Modelling, UMR CNRS 5321, Station of Theoretical and Experimental Ecology, Moulis, 09200, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41559-017-0240-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5584656PMC
September 2017

Temporal changes in cutaneous bacterial communities of terrestrial- and aquatic-phase newts (Amphibia).

Environ Microbiol 2017 08 6;19(8):3025-3038. Epub 2017 Jun 6.

Zoological Institute, Braunschweig University of Technology, Braunschweig, 38106, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.13762DOI Listing
August 2017

A synthetic dodecanolide library for the identification of putative semiochemicals emitted by mantellid frogs.

Org Biomol Chem 2017 Aug;15(33):6967-6977

Institute of Organic Chemistry, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Hagenring 30, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7ob00849jDOI Listing
August 2017

Model-based analyses reveal insular population diversification and cryptic frog species in the Ischnocnema parva complex in the Atlantic forest of Brazil.

Mol Phylogenet Evol 2017 07 9;112:68-78. Epub 2017 Apr 9.

Zoological Institute, Division of Evolutionary Biology University of Technology of Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2017.04.007DOI Listing
July 2017

Skin microbiota differs drastically between co-occurring frogs and newts.

R Soc Open Sci 2017 Apr 5;4(4):170107. Epub 2017 Apr 5.

Zoologisches Institut, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.170107DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5414276PMC
April 2017

Integration of molecular, bioacoustical and morphological data reveals two new cryptic species of Pelodytes (Anura, Pelodytidae) from the Iberian Peninsula.

Zootaxa 2017 Mar 13;4243(1):1-41. Epub 2017 Mar 13.

Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Estación Biológica de Doñana (EBD-CSIC), Avenida Américo Vespucio, s/n, 41092 Sevilla, Spain CIBIO-InBIO, Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, Campus Agrário de Vairão, Universidade do Porto, 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4243.1.1DOI Listing
March 2017

Cutaneous Bacterial Communities of a Poisonous Salamander: a Perspective from Life Stages, Body Parts and Environmental Conditions.

Microb Ecol 2017 02 27;73(2):455-465. Epub 2016 Sep 27.

Zoological Institute, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106, Braunschweig, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00248-016-0863-0DOI Listing
February 2017

Extended molecular phylogenetics and revised systematics of Malagasy scincine lizards.

Mol Phylogenet Evol 2017 02 9;107:466-472. Epub 2016 Dec 9.

Technical University of Braunschweig, Division of Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2016.12.008DOI Listing
February 2017

Off the scale: a new species of fish-scale gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: ) with exceptionally large scales.

PeerJ 2017 7;5:e2955. Epub 2017 Feb 7.

Sektion Herpetologie, Zoologische Staatssammlung München (ZSM-SNSB) , Munich , Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.2955DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5299998PMC
February 2017

Cryptic within cryptic: genetics, morphometrics, and bioacoustics delimitate a new species of Eleutherodactylus (Anura: Eleutherodactylidae) from Eastern Cuba.

Zootaxa 2017 Jan 20;4221(5):zootaxa.4221.5.1. Epub 2017 Jan 20.

Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany Zoological Institute, University of Veterinary Medicine (TiHo) Hannover, Bünteweg 17, 30559 Hannover, Germany..

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4221.5.1DOI Listing
January 2017

Identification, synthesis and mass spectrometry of a macrolide from the African reed frog .

Beilstein J Org Chem 2016 13;12:2731-2738. Epub 2016 Dec 13.

Technische Universität Braunschweig, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Hagenring 30, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3762/bjoc.12.269DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5238529PMC
December 2016

Vocalizations in juvenile anurans: common spadefoot toads (Pelobates fuscus) regularly emit calls before sexual maturity.

Naturwissenschaften 2016 Oct 2;103(9-10):75. Epub 2016 Sep 2.

Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106, Braunschweig, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00114-016-1401-0DOI Listing
October 2016

The complete mitochondrial genomes of the Galápagos iguanas, Amblyrhynchus cristatus and Conolophus subcristatus.

Mitochondrial DNA A DNA Mapp Seq Anal 2016 09 10;27(5):3699-700. Epub 2015 Sep 10.

a Department of Evolutionary Biology , Zoological Institute, Technische Universität Braunschweig , Braunschweig , Germany and.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/19401736.2015.1079863DOI Listing
September 2016

Spatial Biodiversity Patterns of Madagascar's Amphibians and Reptiles.

PLoS One 2016 6;11(1):e0144076. Epub 2016 Jan 6.

Zoological Institute, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0144076PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4703303PMC
July 2016

Ontogenetic Development of the Derived Olfactory System of the Mantellid Frog Mantidactylus betsileanus.

Anat Rec (Hoboken) 2016 07 3;299(7):943-50. Epub 2016 May 3.

Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstraße 4, Braunschweig, 38106, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ar.23351DOI Listing
July 2016

Reconciling molecular phylogeny, morphological divergence and classification of Madagascan narrow-mouthed frogs (Amphibia: Microhylidae).

Mol Phylogenet Evol 2016 07 13;100:372-381. Epub 2016 Apr 13.

CIBIO, Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, InBIO, Universidade do Porto, Campus Agrário de Vairão, Rua Padre Armando Quintas, N° 7, 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2016.04.019DOI Listing
July 2016

A new species of Blaesodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Tsingy limestone outcrops in Namoroka National Park, north-western Madagascar.

Zootaxa 2016 May 11;4109(5):523-41. Epub 2016 May 11.

Division of Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany; Email: unknown.

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May 2016

Gut bacterial communities across tadpole ecomorphs in two diverse tropical anuran faunas.

Naturwissenschaften 2016 Apr 29;103(3-4):25. Epub 2016 Feb 29.

Department of Animal Ecology and Conservation, University of Hamburg, Martin-Luther-King Platz 3, 20146, Hamburg, Germany.

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April 2016

A new arboreal frog of the genus Guibemantis from the southeast of Madagascar (Anura: Mantellidae).

Zootaxa 2015 Dec 23;4059(3):569-80. Epub 2015 Dec 23.

Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt, Friedensplatz 1, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany; Email: unknown.

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December 2015

Phylogeography of the arid-adapted Malagasy bullfrog, Laliostoma labrosum, influenced by past connectivity and habitat stability.

Mol Phylogenet Evol 2015 Nov 1;92:11-24. Epub 2015 Jun 1.

Technische Universität Braunschweig, Zoological Institute, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany.

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November 2015

Molecular systematics and undescribed diversity of Madagascan scolecophidian snakes (Squamata: Serpentes).

Zootaxa 2015 Nov 10;4040(1):31-47. Epub 2015 Nov 10.

Zoologische Staatssammlung München (ZSM-SNSB), Münchhausenstr. 21, 81247 München, Germany; Email: unknown.

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November 2015

A new species of bright-eyed treefrog (Mantellidae) from Madagascar, with comments on call evolution and patterns of syntopy in the Boophis ankaratra complex.

Zootaxa 2015 Oct 30;4034(3):531-55. Epub 2015 Oct 30.

Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany; Email: unknown.

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October 2015

Individual and Geographic Variation of Skin Alkaloids in Three Swamp-Forest Species of Madagascan Poison Frogs (Mantella).

J Chem Ecol 2015 Sep 2;41(9):837-47. Epub 2015 Sep 2.

Department of Biology, John Carroll University, University Heights, OH, 44118, USA.

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September 2015

A new leaf-tailed gecko of the Uroplatus ebenaui group (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Madagascar's central eastern rainforests.

Zootaxa 2015 Aug 21;4006(1):143-60. Epub 2015 Aug 21.

Technical University of Braunschweig, Zoological Institute, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany; Email:

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August 2015

Integrative taxonomic revision of mantellid frogs of the genus Aglyptodactylus (Anura: Mantellidae).

Zootaxa 2015 Aug 25;4006(3):401-38. Epub 2015 Aug 25.

Division of Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany.; Email:

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August 2015

A likely microendemic new species of terrestrial iguana, genus Chalarodon, from Madagascar.

Zootaxa 2015 Apr 9;3946(2):201-20. Epub 2015 Apr 9.

Division of Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany; Email: unknown.

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April 2015

Revision and phylogeny of narrow-mouthed treefrogs (Cophyla) from northern Madagascar: integration of molecular, osteological, and bioacoustic data reveals three new species.

Zootaxa 2015 Mar 24;3937(1):61-89. Epub 2015 Mar 24.

Zoological Institute, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany; Email:

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March 2015

Widespread presence of the pathogenic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in wild amphibian communities in Madagascar.

Sci Rep 2015 Feb 26;5:8633. Epub 2015 Feb 26.

CIBIO Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, InBIO, Universidade do Porto, Campus Agrário de Vairão, Rua Padre Armando Quintas, N° 7, 4485-661 Vairão, Vila do Conde, Portugal.

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February 2015

Beautiful bright belly: A distinctive new microhylid frog (Amphibia: Stumpffia) from eastern Madagascar.

Zootaxa 2015 Feb 26;3925(1):120-8. Epub 2015 Feb 26.

Division of Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany.; Email:

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February 2015

A necessarily complex model to explain the biogeography of the amphibians and reptiles of Madagascar.

Nat Commun 2014 Oct 9;5:5046. Epub 2014 Oct 9.

Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany.

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October 2014

DNA barcoding assessment of genetic variation in two widespread skinks from Madagascar, Trachylepis elegans and T. gravenhorstii (Squamata: Scincidae).

Zootaxa 2014 Jan 24;3755:477-84. Epub 2014 Jan 24.

Zoologische Staatssammlung München, Münchhausenstr. 21, 81247 München, Germany; Email: unknown.

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January 2014