The amphibians and reptiles of Nouabale-Ndoki national park, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2007
Authors:K. Jackson, Blackburn D. C.
Date Published:Aug 20 2007

We present an annotated list of 20 amphibian and 14 reptile species collected along the southern edge of Nouabale-Ndoki National Park in the Republic of Congo, which comprises lowland forests that are part of the Congo River drainage basin. This study has resulted in the first definitive records of the frogs Aubria masako, Amietophrynus regularis, Cryptothylax greshoffii, Hyperolius balfouri, H. brachiofasciatus, Leptopelis brevirostris, and L. calcaratus meridionalis from the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville). Comparing four sites subjected to different degrees of human disturbance, we note differences in herpetofaunal composition among these sites, which we attribute to difference in tolerance of human activity, opportunistic colonisation by non-native species, and, in some cases, a preference for proximity to human habitations. We compare the results of our study to other herpetofaunal surveys of Central and West Africa in order to gain insight into which faunae are most similar to that of Nouabale-Ndoki National Park.

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