oa Madoqua - Wetland-associated reptiles and amphibians of Namibia - a nationaI review
|Article Title||Wetland-associated reptiles and amphibians of Namibia - a nationaI review|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 *Ministry of Wildlife, Conservation and Tourism, Windhoek, Namibia. **Departent of Biochemistry, University of the Western Cape, Belville|
|Publication Date||Jan 1991|
|Pages||221 - 225|
|Keyword(s)||Chelonia midas, Conservation, Crocodiles, Depauperate frogs, Green turtles, Namibian anurans and Nile soft-shelled turtles|
Namibia posseses a varied amphibian fauna and being primarily an arid and semi-arid region. 88% of this fauna is independent of permanent wetland. The few species that do depend on permanent wetland habitats (8) are species with marginal distributions in Namibia. The primary interest these species is that they are highly vulnerable due to their sensitive habitat and can thus be act as environmental indicators. Relatively few Namibian reptiles (8) are dependent on permanent wetlands and fewer still are associated with ephemeral ones.
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