oa Madoqua - Review of Namibian anuran diversity
|Article Title||Review of Namibian anuran diversity|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Windhoek, Namibia|
|Publication Date||Jan 1995|
|Pages||31 - 32|
|Keyword(s)||Benguella currunt-induced fogs, Coast desert, Conservation status, Desert Rain Frog, Environmental health, Fossorial dwarf bufonid, Hyper-arid, Perennial rivers as conduits, Species-locality records, Terrestrial Bufo species and Tomopierna species|
Namibia is the most arid country south of the Sahara, yet 45 species of anurans are known, and a further l5 are expected to be found there. The northern assemblage consists of highly water-dependent species in the Caprivi that originate from rich faunas in Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique and Zaire. The southern assemblage which is partially arid-adapted originates from the rich Namaqualand fauna as well as from the Orange River watershed.
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