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Analysis of ultraconserved elements supports African origins of narrow-mouthed frogs.

Mol Phylogenet Evol 2020 Feb 19:106771. Epub 2020 Feb 19.

Department of Biology, University of Richmond, Virginia, United States of America.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2020.106771DOI Listing
February 2020

A new species of tree snake (Dipsadoboa, Serpentes: Colubridae) from 'sky island' forests in northern Mozambique, with notes on other members of the Dipsadoboa werneri group.

Zootaxa 2019 Jul 25;4646(3):zootaxa.4646.3.6. Epub 2019 Jul 25.

Herpetology Department, Port Elizabeth Museum (Bayworld), P.O. Box 13147, Humewood, Port Elizabeth, 6013, South Africa Department of Zoology, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, 6013, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4646.3.6DOI Listing
July 2019

Impact of species delimitation and sampling on niche models and phylogeographical inference: A case study of the East African reed frog Hyperolius substriatus Ahl, 1931.

Mol Phylogenet Evol 2017 09 3;114:261-270. Epub 2017 Jul 3.

Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Basel, Basel 4056, Switzerland; University of Roehampton, Department of Life Sciences, London SW15 4JD, United Kingdom; Natural History Museum, Department of Life Sciences, London SW5 5BD, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2017.06.022DOI Listing
September 2017

Terrestrial reproduction as an adaptation to steep terrain in African toads.

Proc Biol Sci 2017 Mar;284(1851)

Department of Environmental Science (Biogeography), University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 27, 4056 Basel, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2016.2598DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5378084PMC
March 2017

The phylogenetic position and diversity of the enigmatic mongrel frog Nothophryne Poynton, 1963 (Amphibia, Anura).

Mol Phylogenet Evol 2016 06 18;99:89-102. Epub 2016 Mar 18.

Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Basel, Basel 4056, Switzerland; University of Roehampton, London SW15 4JD, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2016.03.021DOI Listing
June 2016

Designation and description of a neotype of Sclerophrys maculata (Hallowell, 1854), and reinstatement of S. pusilla (Mertens, 1937) (Amphibia: Anura: Bufonidae).

Zootaxa 2016 Apr 5;4098(1):73-94. Epub 2016 Apr 5.

Department of Environmental Science (Biogeography), University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 27, 4056 Basel, Switzerland Ecology, Evolution and Developmental Group, Department of Wetland Ecology, Estación Biológica de Doñana (CSIC), 41092 Sevilla, Spain; Email:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4098.1.3DOI Listing
April 2016

Divergence at the edges: peripatric isolation in the montane spiny throated reed frog complex.

BMC Evol Biol 2015 Jul 1;15:128. Epub 2015 Jul 1.

Biogeography Research Group, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Basel, Basel, 4056, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12862-015-0384-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4487588PMC
July 2015

Three new species of spiny throated reed frogs (Anura: Hyperoliidae) from evergreen forests of Tanzania.

BMC Res Notes 2015 Apr 25;8:167. Epub 2015 Apr 25.

Tropical Biodiversity Section, Science Museo of Trento, Via della Scienza e del lavoro, 38122, Trento, Italy.

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http://www.biomedcentral.com/1756-0500/8/167
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-015-1050-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4409744PMC
April 2015

Evolutionary relationships, species delimitation and biogeography of Eastern Afromontane horned chameleons (Chamaeleonidae: Trioceros).

Mol Phylogenet Evol 2014 Nov 7;80:125-36. Epub 2014 Aug 7.

University of Basel, Biogeography Research Group, Department of Environmental Sciences, Basel 4056, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2014.07.023DOI Listing
November 2014

Life-history evolution and mitogenomic phylogeny of caecilian amphibians.

Mol Phylogenet Evol 2014 Apr 27;73:177-89. Epub 2014 Jan 27.

Department of Life Sciences, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2014.01.009DOI Listing
April 2014

The status of Leptopelis barbouri Ahl, 1929 and eleven other nomina of the current tree-frog genus Leptopelis (Arthroleptidae) described from East Africa, with a redescription of Leptopelis grandiceps Ahl, 1929.

Zootaxa 2014 Apr 28;3793:165-87. Epub 2014 Apr 28.

Department of Environmental Sciences, Biogeography Research Group, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 27, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland; Email: unknown.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3793.1.8DOI Listing
April 2014

Light shines through the spindrift--phylogeny of African torrent frogs (Amphibia, Anura, Petropedetidae).

Mol Phylogenet Evol 2014 Feb 15;71:261-73. Epub 2013 Nov 15.

Natural History Museum of Geneva, Department of Herpetology and Ichthyology, C.P. 6434, 1211 Geneva 6, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2013.11.001DOI Listing
February 2014

The first endemic West African vertebrate family - a new anuran family highlighting the uniqueness of the Upper Guinean biodiversity hotspot.

Front Zool 2014 Feb 3;11(1). Epub 2014 Feb 3.

Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1742-9994-11-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3925359PMC
February 2014

The tadpoles of nine Cameroonian Leptodactylodon species (Amphibia, Anura, Arthroleptidae).

Zootaxa 2014 Feb 14;3765:29-53. Epub 2014 Feb 14.

Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity, Invalidenstr. 43, 10115 Berlin, Germany; Email: unknown.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3765.1.2DOI Listing
February 2014

One or two species? On the case of Hyperolius discodactylus Ahl, 1931 and H. alticola Ahl, 1931 (Anura: Hyperoliidae).

Zootaxa 2014 Feb 26;3768:253-90. Epub 2014 Feb 26.

Department of Environmental Science (Biogeography), University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 27, 4056 Basel, Switzerland; Email: unknown.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3768.3.2DOI Listing
February 2014

Forests as promoters of terrestrial life-history strategies in East African amphibians.

Biol Lett 2013 Jun 27;9(3):20121146. Epub 2013 Mar 27.

Institut für Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie mit Phyletischem Museum, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, , Erbertstrassee 1, 07743 Jena, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2012.1146DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3645021PMC
June 2013

Terrestrialization, miniaturization and rates of diversification in African puddle frogs (Anura: Phrynobatrachidae).

PLoS One 2012 10;7(4):e35118. Epub 2012 Apr 10.

Museum of Comparative Zoology and Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3325629PMC
August 2012

Gradual adaptation toward a range-expansion phenotype initiated the global radiation of toads.

Science 2010 Feb;327(5966):679-82

Biology Department, Amphibian Evolution Lab, Unit of Ecology and Systematics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1181707DOI Listing
February 2010

Two new endemic genera and a new species of toad (Anura: Bufonidae) from the Western Ghats of India.

BMC Res Notes 2009 Dec 7;2:241. Epub 2009 Dec 7.

Biology Department, Unit of Ecology & Systematics: Amphibian Evolution Lab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-2-241DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2797014PMC
December 2009

Toad radiation reveals into-India dispersal as a source of endemism in the Western Ghats-Sri Lanka biodiversity hotspot.

BMC Evol Biol 2009 Jun 11;9:131. Epub 2009 Jun 11.

Amphibian Evolution Lab, Biology Department, Unit of Ecology & Systematics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2148-9-131DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2706228PMC
June 2009

Global patterns of diversification in the history of modern amphibians.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2007 Jan 9;104(3):887-92. Epub 2007 Jan 9.

Unit of Ecology and Systematics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0608378104DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1783409PMC
January 2007