Contributions to Zoology, 86 (4) – 2017

Combining old and new evidence to increase the known biodiversity value of the Sahamalaza Peninsula, Northwest Madagascar

Samuel G. Penny1, Angelica Crottini2, Franco Andreone3, Adriana Bellati4, Lovasoa M.S. Rakotozafy5, Marc W. Holderied6, Christoph Schwitzer7, Gonçalo M. Rosa8

1.  Bristol Zoological Society, c/o Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA, UK. School of Biological Sciences, Life Sciences Building, University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TQ, UK. School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Science, Huxley Building, University of Brighton, Lewes Road, Brighton, BN2 4GJ, UK

2.  CIBIO, Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, InBIO, Universidade do Porto, Campus Agrário de Vairão, Rua Padre Armando Quintas, Nº 7, 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal

3.  Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Via G. Giolitti, 36, I-10123, Torino, Italy

4.  Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e dell’Ambiente, Università di Pavia, Via Ferrata 1, 27100 Pavia, Italy

5.  Mention Zoologie et Biodiversité Animale, Faculté des Sciences, Université d’Antananarivo, BP 906 Antananarivo 101, Madagascar

6.  School of Biological Sciences, Life Sciences Building, University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TQ, UK

7.  Bristol Zoological Society, c/o Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA, UK

8.  Department of Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, N Virgina St, Reno, NV 89557, USA. Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, Regent’s Park, NW1 4RY London, UK. Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, School of Anthropology and University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NR, UK. Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes (CE3C), Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Bloco C2, Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal. goncalo.m.rosa@gmail.com

Keywords: Amphibia,Squamata,integrative taxonomy,conservation,species inventory,Sambirano,molecular identification