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  • Experience of predacious cues and accessibility to refuge minimize mortality of Hylarana temporalis tadpoles
Santosh Mogali, Bhagyashri Shanbhag, Srinivas Saidapur
accepted on 2018, 31st October
doi: 10.13128/Acta_Herpetol-22855

  • Tonal calls as a bioacoustic novelty in two Atlantic Forest species of Physalaemus (Anura: Leptodactylidae)

Thiago R. de Carvalho, Célio F. B. Haddad, Marcos Gridi-Papp

accepted on 2019, 19th January
doi: 10.13128/Acta_Herpetol-23871

  • Scientific publication of georeferenced molecular data as an adequate guide to delimit the range of Korean Hynobius salamanders through citizen science

Amaël Borzée, Hae Jun Baek, Chang Hoon Lee, Dong Yoon Kim, Jae-Young Song, Jae- Hwa Suh, Yikweon Jang and Mi-Sook Min

accepted on 2019, 1st March
doi: 10.13128/Acta_Herpetol-24102

  • Uzungwa Scarp Nature Forest Reserve; a unique hotspot for reptiles in Tanzania

John Valentine Lyakurwa, Kim Monroe Howell, Linus Kasian Munishi, Anna Christina Treydte

accepted on 2019, 20th March
doi: 10.13128/Acta_Herpetol-25008

  • Mirrored images but not silicone models trigger aggressive responses in male Common wall lizards

Stefano Scali, Roberto Sacchi, Mattia Falaschi, Alan J. Coladonato, Sara Pozzi, Marco A.L. Zuffi, Marco Mangiacotti

accepted on 2019, 4th April
doi: 10.13128/Acta_Herpetol-24651 

  • Using an in-situ infra-red camera system for sea turtle hatchling emergence monitoring

Fatima N. Oğul, Franziska Huber, Sinem Cihan, Kumsal Düzgün, Ahmet E. Kideyş, Korhan Özkan

accepted on 2019, 5th April
doi: 10.13128/Acta_Herpetol-23941

  • Does color polymorphism affect the predation risk on Phalotris lemniscatus (Duméril, Bibron and Duméril, 1854) (Serpentes, Dipsadidae)?

Fernanda R. de Avila, Juliano M. Oliveira, Mateus de Oliveira, Marcio Borges-Martins, Victor Hugo Valiati, Alexandro M. Tozetti

accepted on 2019, 2nd May
doi: 10.13128/Acta_Herpetol-24274

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