Herpetology


Two new frogs, three new geckos

While I have been focussing most of my efforts over the last months on the most important publications for my PhD thesis, I’ve still been involved in a number of other papers. This week, two of these have been published: two new species of Guibemantis frogs from northern Madagascar published in […]


Bone-based fluorescence in chameleons!

This week, we published something a little different than our typical taxonomic output. Roughly three years ago, my friend, fellow PhD student David Prötzel, discovered a fascinating phenomenon in chameleons: shining a UV torch on them made patterns of fluorescence appear on their heads and in some species across their […]


A swathe of Stumpffia: 26 new frog species 4

Published today in the open access journal Vertebrate Zoology, Andolalao Rakotoarison and a team of 17 other authors, including yours truly, have described 26 new species of Stumpffia, a genus of small narrow-mouthed frogs endemic to Madagascar! You can access the PDF of this paper here at high resolution (72 MB), […]