Vol 7, No 1 (2012)

Table of Contents

Editorial

The “Peer” in “Peer Review” PDF
Gad Perry, Jaime Bertoluci, Bruce Bury, Robert W. Hansen, Robert Jehle, John Measey, Brad R. Moon, Erin Muths, Marco A.L. Zuffi

Articles

The Gulf of Manfredonia: a new neritic foraging area for loggerhead sea turtles in the Adriatic Sea PDF
Paolo Casale, Giovanni Simone, Ciro Conoscitore, Michele Conoscitore, Pasquale Salvemini 1-12
Preliminary analysis of dorsal pattern variation and sexual dimorphism in Montivipera latifii (Mertens, Darevsky and Klemmer, 1967) (Ophidia: Viperidae) PDF
Mehdi Rajabizadeh, Ali Yazdanpanah, Sylvain Ursenbacher 13-21
On the distribution of Uromastyx alfredschmidti Wilms and Böhme, 2000 (Squamata: Agamidae: Uromastycinae) PDF
Roberto Sindaco, Thomas M. Wilms, Alberto Venchi 23-28
Quantifying the intersexual and interspecific morphometric variation in two resembling sympatric lacertids: Iberolacerta horvathi and Podarcis muralis PDF
Anamarija Žagar, Nadja Osojnik, Miguel A. Carretero, Al Vrezec 29-39
Eryx jaculus (Reptilia, Boidae) north of Danube: a road-killed specimen from Romania PDF
Severus D. Covaciu-Marcov, Sára Ferenți, Alfred S. Cicort-Lucaciu, István Sas 41-47
Updated distribution of hybrids between Lissotriton vulgaris and Lissotriton montandoni (Amphibia: Caudata: Salamandridae) in Romania PDF
Iulian Gherghel, Alexandru Strugariu, Ioana-Madalina Ambrosă, Ștefan R. Zamfirescu 49-55
Altitudinal variation in body size in the Rice Frog (Rana limnocharis) in southwestern China PDF
Yan Hong Liu, Yu Zeng, Wen Bo Liao, Cai Quan Zhou, Zhi Ping Mi, Min Mao, Lin Chen 57-68
Is the exploratory behavior of Liolaemus nitidus modulated by sex? PDF
Jaime Troncoso-Palacios, Antonieta Labra 69-80
A scanning electron microscopic study of the surface morphology of nuptial pads in male amphibians (Genus: Bombina, Pelophylax, Rana) PDF
Pasqualina Kyriakopoulou-Sklavounou, Efthymia Papaevangelou, Nikolaos Kladisios 81-90
Chemosensory responses to chemical and visual stimuli in five species of colubrid snakes PDF
Anthony J. Saviola, Valerie J. McKenzie, David Chiszar 91-103
Long term observations on the alimentation of wild Eastern Greek Tortoises Testudo graeca ibera (Reptilia: Testudines: Testudinidae) in Dobrogea, Romania PDF
Alexandru Iftime, Oana Iftime 105-110
Testing the ability to store sperm: an experimental manipulation of mating opportunities in the common wall lizard, Podarcis muralis PDF
Daniele Pellitteri-Rosa, Roberto Sacchi, Fabio Pupin, Adriana Bellati, Walter Cocca, Augusto Gentilli, Paolo Galeotti, Mauro Fasola 111-118
Skeletal development and adult osteology of Hypsiboas pulchellus (Anura: Hylidae) PDF
Julio M. Hoyos, Marcelo R. Sánchez-Villagra, Alfredo A. Carlini, Christian Mitgutsch 119-138
Genetic variability of Mesalina watsonana (Reptilia: Lacertidae) on the Iranian plateau and its phylogenetic and biogeographic affinities as inferred from mtDNA sequences PDF
Jiri Smid, Daniel Frynta 139-153

Short Note

Loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) foraging at Drini Bay in Northern Albania: Genetic characterisation reveals new haplotypes PDF
Can Yilmaz, Oguz Turkozan, Fevzi Bardakcı, Michael White, Esmeralda Kararaj 155-162
Evidence of phoresy by leeches (Hirudinoidea) on Rhinella abei (Anura: Bufonidae) in the Atlantic Rainforest in the state of Santa Catarina, southern Brazil PDF
Thiago Maia-Carneiro, Thiago Arnt Dorigo, Milena Wachlevski, Carlos Frederico Duarte Rocha 163-169
Scavenging in the genus Natrix PDF
Cesar Ayres 171-174
New data on the distribution of Darevskia pontica (Lantz and Cyrén, 1919) (Reptilia: Lacertidae) in Romania: filling a significant gap PDF
Tibor Sos, Attila Kecskés, Zsolt Hegyeli, Bela Marosi 175-180
Exceptional sea turtle nest records in 2011 suggest an underestimated nesting potential in Sicily (Italy) PDF
Paolo Casale, Giuseppe Palilla, Alessandro Salemi, Angelo Napoli, Maurizio Prinzi, Laura Genco, Davide Bonaviri, Angela Mastrogiacomo, Marco Oliverio, Mario Lo Valvo 181-188



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