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Journal Articles

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2014

da Silva, J.M., Herrel, A., Measey, G.J., Vanhooydonck, B., & Tolley, K.A. (2014). Linking microhabitat structure, morphology and locomotor performance traits in a recent radiation of dwarf chameleons. Functional Ecology.

Vanhooydonck, B., James, R.S., Tallis, J., Aerts, P., Tadic, Z., Tolley, K.A., Measey, G.J. & Herrel, A. (2014). Is the whole more than the sum of its parts? Evolutionary trade-offs between burst and sustained locomotion in lacertid lizards.Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences281(1777), 20132677. pdf

da Silva, J.M., Herrel, A., Measey, G.J., & Tolley, K.A. (2014). Sexual Dimorphism in Bite Performance Drives Morphological Variation in Chameleons.PloS one9(1), e86846. pdf

Cressey, E.R., Measey, G.J., & Tolley, K.A. (2014). Fading out of view: the enigmatic decline of Rose’s mountain toad Capensibufo roseiOryx, 1-8.

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2013

Edwards, S., Tolley, K.A., Vanhooydonck, B., Measey, G.J. & Herrel, A. 2013. Is dietary niche breadth linked to morphology and performance in Sandveld lizards Nucras (Sauria: Lacertidae)? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 110: 674-688.

Segall, M., Tolley, K.A., Vanhooydonck, B., Measey, G.J. & Herrel, A. 2013. Impact of temperature on performance of South African Dwarf Chameleon, Bradyposion pumilum and B. occidentale? Journal of Experimental Biology 216: 3828-3836.

Herrel, A., Tolley, K.A., Measey, G.J., da Silva, J.M., Potgieter, D.F., Boller, E., Boistel, R. & Vanhooydonck, B. 2013. Slow but tenacious: an analysis of running and gripping performance in chameleons. Journal of Experimental Biology 216, 1025-1030.

Bohm, M. et al. 2013. The conservation status of the world's reptiles. Biological Conservation 157, 372-385.

Schreiner, C., Rodder, D. & Measey, G.J. 2013. Using models to test Poynton's predictions. African Journal of Herpetology 62, 49-62.

Edwards, S., Branch, W.R., Vanhooydonck, B., Herrel, A., Measey, G.J. & Tolley, K.A. 2013. Taxonomic adjustments in the systematics of southern African lacertid lizards (Sauria: Lacertidae). Zootaxa 3669, 101-114.

Measey, G.J. & Tolley, K.A. 2013. A molecular phylogeny for sub-Saharan amphisbaenians. Journal of Herpetology 62: 100-109.

Carne, L. & Measey, G.J. 2013. Chameleons on the cruise: seasonal differences in prey choice of two dwarf chameleons. Herpetological Journal 23: 221-227.

Fogell, D.J., Tolley, K.A. & Measey, G.J. 2013. Mind the gaps: Investigating the cause of the current range disjunction in the Cape Platanna, Xenopus gilli (Anura: Pipidae). Peer J 1: e166. pdf  

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2012

Mokhatla, M.M., Measey, G.J., Chimimba, C.T., & van Rensburg, B.J. 2012. A biogeographical assessment of anthropogenic threats to areas where different frog breeding groups occur in South Africa: implications for anuran conservation. Diversity and Distributions 18, 470-480.

Measey, G.J., Rodder, D., Green, S.L., Kobayashi, R., Lilli, F., Lobos, G., Rebelo, R. & Thirion, J.M. 2012. Ongoing invasions of the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis: a global review. Biological Invasions 14, 2255-2270.

Measey, G.J., Muchai, V., & Spawls, S. 2012. Rediscovery of Boulengerula denhardti Nieden 1912 (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Caeciliidae) in Meru County, Kenya. African Zoology 47, 187-191.

Herrel, A., Measey, G.J., Vanhooydonck, B., & Tolley, K.A. 2012. Got It Clipped? The Effect of Tail Clipping on Tail Gripping Performance in Chameleons. Journal of Herpetology 46, 91-93.

Herrel, A., & Measey, G.J. 2012. Feeding Underground: Kinematics of Feeding in Caecilians. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part a-Ecological Genetics and Physiology 317A, 533-539.

Edwards, S., Vanhooydonck, B., Herrel, A., Measey, G.J., & Tolley, K.A. 2012. Convergent evolution associated with habitat decouples phenotype from phylogeny in a clade of lizards. PloS one 7, e51636-e51636. pdf

Conradie, W., Branch, W.R., Measey, G.J., & Tolley, K.A. 2012. A new species of Hyperolius Rapp, 1842 (Anura: Hyperoliidae) from the Serra da Chela mountains, south-western Angola. Zootaxa, 1-17.

Conradie, W., Measey, G.J., Branch, W.R., & Tolley, K.A. 2012. Revised phylogeny of African sand lizards
            (Pedioplanis), with the description of two new species from south-western
Angola. African Journal of
            Herpetology
61, 91-112.

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2011

Tolley, K.A., Tilbury, C.R., Measey, G.J., Menegon, M., Branch, W.R. & Matthee, C.A. 2011. Ancient forest fragmentation or recent radiation? Testing refugial speciation models in chameleons within an African biodiversity hotspot. Journal of Biogeography 38, 1748-1760. pdf

Measey, G.J. 2011. The past, present and future of African herpetology. African Journal of Herpetology 60. 89-100. pdf

Measey, G.J., & Tolley, K.A. 2011. Sequential fragmentation of Pleistocene forests in an East Africa biodiversity hotspot: chameleons as a model to track forest history. PloS one 6, e26606-e26606. pdf

Measey, G.J., & Tolley, K.A. 2011. Investigating the cause of the disjunct distribution of Amietophrynus pantherinus, the Endangered South African western leopard toad. Conservation Genetics 12, 61-70. pdf

Measey, G.J., Rebelo, A.D., Herrel, A., Vanhooydonck, B., & Tolley, K.A. 2011. Diet, morphology and performance in two chameleon morphs: do harder bites equate with harder prey? Journal of Zoology 285, 247-255. pdf

Measey, G.J., Hinkel, H.H., Dumbo, B., & Fischer, E. 2011. Rediscovery of Boulengerula fischeri, with notes on its morphology and habitat. African Journal of Herpetology 60, 47-59. pdf

Loader, S.P., Wilkinson, M., Cotton, J., Measey, G.J., Menegon, M., Howell, K.M., Muller, H. & Gower, D.J. 2011. Molecular phylogenetics of Boulengerula (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Caeciliidae) and implications for taxonomy, biogeography and conservation. Herpetological Journal 21, 5-16. pdf

Herrel, A., Measey, G.J., Vanhooydonck, B., & Tolley, K.A. 2011. Functional consequences of morphological differentiation between populations of the Cape Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion pumilum). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 104, 692-700. pdf

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2010

Bates, M.F., Pietersen, D.W., & Measey, G.J. 2010. New amphisbaenian records for the Northern Cape, South Africa. Navorsinge van die Nasionale Museum Bloemfontein 26, 61-72. pdf

Tolley, K.A., Raw, R.N.V., Altwegg, R., & Measey, G.J. 2010. Chameleons on the move: survival and movement of the Cape dwarf chameleon, Bradypodion pumilum, within a fragmented urban habitat. African Zoology 45, 99-106. pdf

Tolley, K.A., De Villiers, A.L., Cherry, M.I., & Measey, G.J. 2010. Isolation and high genetic diversity in dwarf mountain toads (Capensibufo) from South Africa. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 100, 822-834. pdf

Malonza, P.K., Lotters, S. & Measey, G.K. 2010. The Montane Forest Associated Amphibian Species of Taita Hills, Kenya. Journal of East African Natural History 99. 47-63. pdf

Herrel, A., & Measey, G.J. 2010. The Kinematics of Locomotion in Caecilians: Effects of Substrate and Body Shape. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part a-Ecological Genetics and Physiology 313A, 301-309. pdf

Bwong, B.A., & Measey, G.J. 2010. Diet composition of Xenopus borealis in Taita Hills: effects of habitat and predator size. African Journal of Ecology 48, 299-303. pdf

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2009

Wollenberg, K.C., & Measey, G.J. 2009. Why colour in subterranean vertebrates? Exploring the evolution of colour patterns in caecilian amphibians. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22, 1046-1056. pdf

Ngwava, J.M., Malonza, P.K., & Measey, G.J. 2009. Observations on the breeding behaviour of the Taita dwarf toad Mertensophryne taitana on Mt. Mbololo, Thita Hills, Kenya. African Journal of Herpetology 58, 44-49. pdf

Measey, G.J., Hopkins, K., & Tolley, K.A. 2009. Morphology, ornaments and performance in two chameleon ecomorphs: is the casque bigger than the bite? Zoology 112, 217-226. pdf

Measey, G.J., Armstrong, A.J., & Hanekom, C. 2009. Subterranean herpetofauna show a decline after 34 years in Ndumu Game Reserve, South Africa. Oryx 43, 284-287. pdf

Loader, S.P., Measey, G.J., De Sa, R.O., & Malonza, P.K. 2009. A new Brevicipitid species (Brevicipitidae: Callulina) from the fragmented forests of the Taita Hills, Kenya. Zootaxa, 55-68. pdf

Blackburn, D.C., & Measey, G.J. 2009. Dispersal to or from an African biodiversity hotspot? Molecular Ecology 18, 1904-1915. pdf

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2008

Measey, G.J., Smita, M., Beyo, R.S., & Oommen, O.V. 2008. Year-round spermatogenic activity in an oviparous subterranean caecilian, Boulengerula taitanus Loveridge 1935 (Amphibia Gymnophiona Caeciliidae). Tropical Zoology 21, 109-122. pdf

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2007

Tolley, K.A., & Measey, G.J. 2007. Chameleons and vineyards in the Western Cape of South Africa: Is automated grape harvesting a threat to the Cape Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion pumilum)? African Journal of Herpetology 56, 85-89. pdf

Measey, G.J., Vences, M., Drewes, R.C., Chiari, Y., Martin, M. & Bourles, B. 2007. Freshwater paths across the ocean: molecular phylogeny of the frog Ptychadena newtoni gives insights into amphibian colonization of oceanic islands. Journal of Biogeography 34, 7-20. pdf

Measey, G.J., Galbusera, P., Breyne, P., & Matthysen, E. 2007. Gene flow in a direct-developing, leaf litter frog between isolated mountains in the Taita Hills, Kenya. Conservation Genetics 8, 1177-1188. pdf

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2006

Raquet, M., Measey, G.J., & Exbrayat, J.M. 2006. Premières observations histologiques de l'ovaire de Boulangerula taitanus Loveridge, 1935, amphibien gymnophione. Revue Française d'Histotechnologie 19, 9-15.

Measey, G.J., & Van Dongen, S. 2006. Bergmann's rule and the terrestrial caecilian Schistometopum thomense (Amphibia : Gymnophiona : Caeciiiidae). Evolutionary Ecology Research 8, 1049-1059.

Measey, G.J., Mejissa, J., & Muller, H. 2006. Notes on the distribution and abundance of the caecilian Boulengerula uluguruensis (Amphibia : Gymnophiona : Caeciliidae) in the Uluguru Mountains, Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology 44, 6-13. pdf

Measey, G.J., & Herrel, A. 2006. Rotational feeding in caecilians: putting a spin on the evolution of cranial design. Biology Letters 2, 485-487. pdf

Measey, G.J., & Barot, S. 2006. Evidence of seasonal migration in a tropical subterranean vertebrate. Journal of Zoology 269, 29-37.

Measey, G.J. 2006. Surveying biodiversity of soil herpetofauna: towards a standard quantitative methodology. European Journal of Soil Biology 42, S103-S110. pdf

Fouquet, A., & Measey, G.J. 2006. Plotting the course of an African clawed frog invasion in Western France. Animal Biology 56, 95-102. pdf

Decaens, T., Jimenez, J.J., Gioia, C., Measey, G.J., & Lavelle, P. 2006. The values of soil animals for conservation biology. European Journal of Soil Biology 42, S23-S38. pdf

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2005

Muller, H., Measey, G.J., Loader, S.P., & Malonza, P.K. 2005. A new species of Boulengerula Tornier (Amphibia : Gymnophiona : Caeciliidae) from an isolated mountain block of the Taita Hills, Kenya. Zootaxa, 37-50. pdf

Muller, H., Measey, G.J., & Malonza, P.K. 2005. Tadpole of Bufo taitanus (Anura : Bufonidae) with notes on its systematic significance and life history. Journal of Herpetology 39, 138-141. pdf

Measey, G.J., & Royero, R. 2005. An examination of Pipa parva (Anura : Pipidae) from native and invasive populations in Venezuela. Herpetological Journal 15, 291-294.

Measey, G.J., & Gower, D.J. 2005. Externally measured condition versus internal organ mass in the caecilian Gegeneophis ramaswamii (Amphibia : Gymnophiona : Caeciliidae). Zoological Science 22, 445-452. pdf

Malonza, P.K., & Measey, G.J. 2005. Life history of an African caecilian: Boulengerula taitanus Loveridge 1935 (Amphibia Gymnophiona Caeciilidae). Tropical Zoology 18, 49-66. pdf

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2004

Measey, G.J., Gower, D.J., Oommen, O.V., & Wilkinson, M. 2004. A subterranean generalist predator: diet of the soil-dwelling caecilian Gegeneophis ramaswamii (Amphibia; Gymnophiona; Caeciliidae) in southern India. Comptes Rendus Biologies 327, 65-76. pdf

Measey, G.J. 2004. Are caecilians rare? An East African perspective. Journal of East African Natural History 93, 1-21. pdf

Gaborieau, O., & Measey, G.J. 2004. Termitivore or detritivore? A quantitative investigation into the diet of the East African caecilian Boulengerula taitanus (Amphibia : Gymnophiona : Caeciliide). Animal Biology 54, 45-56. pdf

Deletre, M., & Measey, G.J. 2004. Sexual selection vs ecological causation in a sexually dimorphic caecilian, Schistometopum thomense (Amphibia Gymnophiona Caeciliidae). Ethology Ecology & Evolution 16, 243-253. pdf

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2003

Measey, G.J., Silva, J., & Di-Bernardo, 2003. M. Testing for repeatability in measurements of length and mass in Chthonerpeton indistinctum (Amphibia: Gymnophiona), including a novel method of calculating total length of live caecilians. Herpetological Review 34, 35-39. pdf

Measey, G.J., Gower, D.J., Oommen, O.V., & Wilkinson, M. 2003. Quantitative surveying of endogeic limbless vertebrates - a case study of Gegeneophis ramaswamii (Amphibia : Gymnophiona : Caeciliidae) in southern India. Applied Soil Ecology 23, 43-53. pdf

Measey, G.J., Gower, D.J., Oommen, O.V., & Wilkinson, M. 2004. A mark-recapture study of the caecilian amphibian Gegeneophis ramaswamii (Amphibia : Gymnophiona : Caecillidae) in southern India. Journal of Zoology 261, 129-133. pdf

Measey, G.J., & Di-Bernardo, M. 2003. Estimating juvenile abundance in a population of the semiaquatic caecilian, Chthonerpeton indistinctum (Amphibia : Gymnophiona : Typhlonectidae), in southern Brazil. Journal of Herpetology 37, 371-373. pdf

Measey, G.J., & Channing, A. 2003. Phylogeography of the genus Xenopus in southern Africa. Amphibia-Reptilia 24, 321-330. pdf

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2002

Presswell, B., Gower, D.J., Oomen, O.V., Measey, G.J., & Wilkinson, M. 2002. Scolecophidian snakes in the diets of south Asian caecilian amphibians. Herpetological Journal 12, 123-126. pdf

Lobos, G., & Measey, G.J. 2002. Invasive populations of Xenopus laevis (Daudin) in Chile. Herpetological Journal 12, 163-168. pdf

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2001

Measey, G.J., Gower, D.J., Oommen, O.V., & Wilkinson, M. 2001. Permanent marking of a fossorial caecilian, Gegeneophis ramaswamii (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Caeciliidae). Journal of South Asian Natural History 5, 109-115. pdf

Measey, G.J. 2001. Growth and ageing of feral Xenopus laevis (Daudin) in South Wales, UK. Journal of Zoology 254, 547-555. pdf

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2000

Oommen, O.V., Measey, G.J., Gower, D.J., & Wilkinson, M. 2000. Distribution and abundance of the caecilian Gegeneophis ramaswamii (Amphibia : Gymnophiona) in southern Kerala. Current Science 79, 1386-1389. pdf

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1998

Moss, B., Kornijow, R., & Measey, G.J. 1998. The effects of nymphaeid (Nuphar lutea) density and predation by perch (Perca fluviatilis) on the zooplankton communities in a shallow lake. Freshwater Biology 39, 689-697. pdf

Measey, G.J., & Wilkinson, M. 1998. Lines of arrested growth in the caecilian, Typhlonectes natans (Amphibia : Gymnophiona). Amphibia-Reptilia 19, 91-95. pdf

Measey, G.J., & Tinsley, R.C. 1998. Feral Xenopus laevis in South Wales. Herpetological Journal 8, 23-27. pdf

Measey, G.J. 1998. Terrestrial prey capture in Xenopus laevis. Copeia, 787-791. pdf

Measey, G.J. 1998. Diet of feral Xenopus laevis (Daudin) in South Wales, UK. Journal of Zoology 246, 287-298. pdf

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1997

Measey, G.J., & Tinsley, R.C. 1997. Mating behavior of Xenopus wittei (Anura: Pipidae). Copeia, 601-609. pdf

 

 

 

 

Books

 

 

Measey, G.J. (ed.) (2011). Ensuring a Future for South Africa's Frogs: A Strategy for Conservation Research. Biodiversity Series 19. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. pdf

 

 

 

Harper, E.B., Measey, G.J., Patrick, D.A., Menegon, M., & Vonesh, J.R. (2010). Field guide to the amphibians of the Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests of Tanzania and Kenya. Camerapix Publishers International, Nairobi. pdf

 

 

 

Measey, G.J., Malonza, P.K., & Muchai, V. (2009). Amphibians of the Taita Hills / Amfibia wa milima ya Taita. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. pdf

 

 

Book Chapters

 

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Angulo, A., Hoffmann, M. & Measey, G.J. (2011). Introduction: Conservation assessments of the amphibians of South Africa and the world. In: Ensuring a future for South Africa’s frogs: a strategy for conservation research. (ed. G.J. Measey), pp. 1-9. SANBI Biodiversity Series 19. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. pdf

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Channing, A., Measey, G.J., Minter, L.R. & Harvey, J. (2011). Understanding and documenting species diversity. In: Ensuring a future for South Africa’s frogs: a strategy for conservation research. (ed. G.J. Measey), pp. 12-17. SANBI Biodiversity Series 19. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. pdf

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Measey, G.J., Weldon, C., Morgan, D., Channing, A., Harvey, J. & Turner, A.A. (2011). Conservation and ecological studies. In: Ensuring a future for South Africa’s frogs: A strategy for conservation research (ed. G.J. Measey), pp. 18-28. SANBI Biodiversity Series 19. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. pdf

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Measey, G.J., Minter, L.R. & Turner, A.A. (2011). Assessing status and trends. In: Ensuring a future for South Africa’s frogs: a strategy for conservation research. (ed. G.J. Measey), pp. 29-36. SANBI Biodiversity Series 19. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. pdf

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Tolley, K.A., Minter, L.R., Harvey, J., Tarrant, J. & Measey, G.J. (2011). Education, awareness and capacity building. In: Ensuring a future for South Africa’s frogs: a strategy for conservation research. (ed. G.J. Measey), pp. 37-41. SANBI Biodiversity Series 19. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. pdf

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Measey, G.J. (2004). Xenopus laevis: una perspectiva sobre invasiones globales. In:  Antecedentes sobre la biologia de Xenopus laevis y su introduccion en Chile, 3-8. Solis, R., Lobos, G. & Irirarte, A. (eds). Santiago: Maval Ltda. pdf

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Measey, G.J. (2004). The Genus Xenopus (Wagler 1827). In:  Atlas and Red Data Book of the Frogs of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland, 258-259. Minter, L.R. et al. (eds). Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. pdf

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Measey, G.J. (2004). Species account: Xenopus muelleri (Peters 1844). In:  Atlas and Red Data Book of the Frogs of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland, 264-266. Minter, L.R. et al. (eds). Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. pdf

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Measey, G.J. (2004). Species account: Xenopus laevis (Daudin 1802). In:  Atlas and Red Data Book of the Frogs of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland, 266-267. Minter, L.R. et al. (eds). Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. pdf

 

Notes

 

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Measey, G.J. & Davies, S.J. 2001. Struggling against domestic exotics at the southern end of Africa. Froglog: News from the Herpetological Community 97: 28-30.

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Measey, G. J. & Turner, A. 2008. Scolecomorphus vittatus (Boulenger, 1895). Taste. African Herp News 45: 3-5. 

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Measey, G.J., Silva, J.M. & Di Bernardo, M. 2003. Testing for repeatability in measurements of length and mass in Chthonerpetonindistinctum (Amphibia: Gymnophiona); including a novel method of calculating total length of live caecilians Herpetological Review 34: 35-39.

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Borges-Martins, M., Di-Bernardo, M., Vinciprova, G. et al. 2002. Rana catesbeiana (American bullfrog). Herpetological Review 33: 319

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Measey, G. J. 1994. Some Odonata from Belize, Central America. Notulae Odonatologicae 4: 40-46.

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