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Posters on the Herpetofauna of Ranomafana National Park

We have recently teamed up with Ranomafana National Park to produce information materials on the amphibians and reptiles of this region for local guides as well as for tourists who are visiting this park.

As a first outcome, four posters have been produced that have been also printed in A4.


71. Glaw, F., J. Köhler, F. M. Ratsoavina, A. P. Raselimanana, A. Crottini, P.-S. Gehring, W. Böhme, 
M.D. Scherz & M. Vences
(2023): A new large-sized species of leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus) from northern Madagascar. – Salamandra 59: 239-261. pdf link

70Gehring, P.-S.(2023): Der Feuersalamander im Lichtschacht – elaphe 4/2023: 78-83. pdf link

69. Gehring, P.-S., M. D. Scherz, C. A. Bailey, E. E. Louis, F. M. Ratsoavina, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2023): High diversity of deep mitochondrial lineages meets low morphological distinctiveness – insights into the complex phylogeography of the Malagasy leaf-tailed geckos Uroplatus sikorae and U. sameiti. – Salamandra 59 (2): 158-178. pdf link

68. Koppetsch, T., M. Pabijan, C.R. Hutter, J. Köhler, P.-S. Gehring, A. Rakotoarison, F.M. Ratsoavina, M.D. Scherz, D.R. Vieites, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2023): An initial molecular resolution of the mantellid frogs of the Guibemantis liber complex reveals three new species from northern Madagascar. – Vertebrate Zoology 73: 397-432. pdf link

67. Miralles, A., J. Köhler, F. Glaw, K. C. Wollenberg Valero, A. Crottini, G. M. Rosa, L. du Preez, P.-S. Gehring, D. R. Vieites, F. M. Ratsoavina & M. Vences (2023): An endless harvest: integrative revision of the Gephyromantis boulengeri and G. blanci complexes reveals six new species of mantellid frogs from Madagascar. – Salamandra 59 (1): 1-41. pdf

66. Fleute, M., F. Glaw & P.-S. gehring (2023): A rarely found beauty: a new record of Liophidium pattoni Vieites et al., 2010, the most colourful snake in Madagascar, from Marojejy National Park. – Herpetology Notes 16: 111-113.pdf

65. Gehring, P.-S., M. Vences & F. Glaw (2022): Wieso Phelsuma punctulata Mertens, 1970 zur eigenen Art erhoben wurde. – Der Taggecko 115: 6-9. pdf

64. Gehring, P.-S. & F.M. ratsoavina (2022): Gekkonidae: Phelsuma, Day Geckos, Katsaksaka, Tsatsake. – p. 1485 – 1490 in Goodman, S. (ed.): The New Natural History of Madagascar. – Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 2246 pp.  

63. Gehring, P.-S., F.M. ratsoavina, A.P. Raselimanana, C.J. Raxworthy & M.D. Scherz (2022): Gekkonidae: Uroplatus, Leaf-tailed Geckos, Tahafisaka. – p. 1480 – 1484 in Goodman, S. (ed.): The New Natural History of Madagascar. – Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 2246 pp.  

62. Vences, M., M. Multzsch, S. Gippner, A. Miralles, A. Crottini, P.-S. Gehring, A. Rakotoarison, F. M. Ratsoavina, F. Glaw & M. D. Scherz (2022): Integrative revision of the Lygodactylus madagascariensis group reveals an unexpected diversity of little brown geckos in Madagascar’s rainforest. Zootaxa 5179: 1-61.

61. Gehring, P.-S., M. Vences & F. Glaw (2022): Lang bekannt, endlich benannt: Phelsuma dorsivittata paradoxa Gehring, Razafindraibe, Vences & Glaw 2022. Der Taggecko 114: 18-23. pdf

60. Gehring, P.-S., J. H. Razafindraibe, M. Vences & F. Glaw (2022): Day geckos (Phelsuma) in northern Madagascar: first step to resolve a paradoxical case of mitochondrial paraphyly and morphological differentiation. Salamandra 58: 83-100. pdf

59. Gehring, P.-S. & M. Vences (2021): Laichexplosionen, kuhäugige Frösche und Chamäleons mit Nasen - Vielfalt und Eigenheiten der madagassischen Amphibien- und Reptilienfauna.- S. 23 – 34 in: Pyritz, L. (Hrsg.): Madagaskar – Von Makis, Menschen und einem bedrohten Paradies.- Springer Spektrum, 
342 S.

58. Glaw, F., J. Köhler, A. Crottini, P.-S. Gehring, D. Prötzel, L. Randriamanana, F. Andreone & M. Vences (2021): An additional level of cryptic diversity: a new green-coloured Malagasy treefrog of the Boophis luteus species group. – Salamandra 57: 295-308. pdf

57. Gehring, P.-S. (2020): Leaf-tailed geckos – The complete Uroplatus.- Edition Cimaira, Frankfurt a.M., 383 pp. (english and german version)

56. Mohan, A.V., P.S. Gehring, M.D. Scherz, F. Glaw, F.M. Ratsoavina & M. Vences (2019): Comparative phylogeography and patterns of deep genetic differentiation of two gecko species, Paroedura gracilis and Phelsuma guttata, across north-eastern Madagascar. – Salamandra 55: 211-220. pdf

55. Gehring, P.-S.(2018): Nach Rinca der Warane wegen.- Terraria/elaphe 74:23-30.

54. Gehring, P.-S., S. Siarabi, M. D. Scherz, F. M. Ratsoavina, A. Rakotoarison, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2018): Genetic differentiation and species status of the large-bodied leaf-tailed geckos Uroplatus fimbriatus and U. giganteus. – Salamandra 54: 132-146pdf

53. Ratsoavina, F.M., P.S. Gehring, M.D. Scherz, D.R. Vieites, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2017): Two new species of leaf-tailed geckos (Uroplatus) from the Tsaratanana mountain massif in northern Madagascar. – Zootaxa 4347: 446-464.

52. Gehring, P.-S. & T. Althaus (2017): Pantherchamäleons – Münster, Natur und Tier Verlag, 150 pp.

51. Vences, M., J. Köhler, M. Pabijan, M. Bletz, P.-S. Gehring, O. Hawlitschek, A. Rakotoarison, F. M. Ratsoavina, F. Andreone, A. Crottini & F. Glaw (2017): Taxonomy and geographic distribution of Malagasy frogs of the Gephyromantis asper clade, with description of a new subgenus and revalidation of Gephyromantis ceratophrys – Salamandra 53: 77-98.pdf

50. Zimkus, B.M., L.P. Lawson, M.F. Barej, C.D. Barratt, A. Channing, K.M. Dash, J.M. Dehling, L. Du Preez, P.-S. Gehring, E. Greenbaum, V. Gvozdík, J. Harvey, J. Kielgast, C. Kusamba, Z.T. Nagy, M. Pabijan, J. Penner, M.-O. Rödel, M. Vences, S. Lötters (2017): Leapfrogging into new territory: How Mascarene ridged frogs diversified across Africa and Madagascar to maintain their ecological niche. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 106: 254–269. pdf

49. Hawlitschek, O., E.F.A. Toussiant, P.-S. Gehring, F.M.Ratsoavina, N. Cole, A. Crottini, J. Nopper, A.W. Lam, M. Vences, F. Glaw (2016): Gecko phylogeography in the Western Indian Ocean region: the oldest clade of Ebenavia inunguis lives on the youngest island. – Journal of Biogeography DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12912

48. wegner, C., S. Pulka & P.-S. Gehring (2016): Dem Ursprung der Chamäleons auf der Spur – Molekulare Evolutionsforschung – Praxis der Naturwissenschaften Biologie 65: 10 - 17.

47. Glaw, F., H. Rösler, I. Ineich, P.-S. Gehring, J. Köhler & M. Vences (2014): A new species of nocturnal gecko (Paroedura) from karstic limestone in northern Madagascar. – Zoosystematics and Evolution 90: 249-259. pdf

46. Gehring, P.-S. F. Glaw, M. Gehara, F.M. Ratsoavina & M. Vences (2013): Northern origin and diversification in the central lowlands? – Complex phylogeography and taxonomy of widespread day geckos (Phelsuma) from Madagascar.- Organisms, Diversity & Evolution; published online DOI 10.1007/s13127-013-0143-5.

45. Gehring, P.-S. (2013): Seelenräuber mit Haftlamellen – Madagassische Plattschwanzgeckos der Gattung Uroplatus. – DRACO 52 (13): 4 – 17

44. Gehring, P.-S. & P. Schönecker (2013): Auf der Suche nach Plattschwanzgeckos auf Madagaskar. – DRACO 52 (13): 18 – 33.

43. Gehring, P.-S. (2013): Erfahrungen in der Haltung und Nachzucht des Flechtenplattschwanzgeckos (Uroplatus sikorae, Boettger, 1913). – DRACO 52 (13): 54 – 64.

42. Ratsoavina, F. & Gehring, P.-S. (2013): Naturschätze Madagaskars: Plattschwanzgeckos und ihr Schutz. – DRACO 52 (13): 65 – 71.

41. Fritz, U., W. R. Branch, P.-S. Gehring, J. Harvey, C. Kindler, L. Meyer, L. Du Preez, P. Široký, D. R. Vieites & M. Vences (2012): Weak divergence among African, Malagasy and Seychellois hinged terrapins (Pelusios castanoides, P. subniger) and evidence for human-mediated oversea dispersal. – Organisms Diversity & Evolution 13: 215-224.

40. Eckhardt, F. S. , P.-S. Gehring, L. Bartel, J. Bellmann, J. Beuker, D. Hahne, J. Korte, V. Knittel, M. Mensch, D. Nagel, M. Pohl, C. Rostosky, V. Vierath, V. Wilms, J. Zenk & M. Vences (2012): Assessing sexual dimorphism in a species of Malagasy chameleon (Calumma boettgeri) with a newly defined set of morphometric and meristic measurements. – Herpetology Notes 5: 335-344.pdf 

39. Gehring, P.-S. & M. Vences (2012): Laichexplosionen, kuhäugige Frösche und Chamäleons mit Nasen - Vielfalt und Eigenheiten der madagassischen Amphibien- und Reptilienfauna.- S. 16 – 23 in: Pyritz, L. (Hrsg.): Madagaskar – Von Menschen und Makis.- Springer Spektrum, 250 S.

38. Gehring, P.-S., M. Pabijan, J.E. Randrianirina, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2012): The influence of riverine barriers on phylogeographic patterns of Malagasy reed frogs (Heterixalus). – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 64: 618-632.pdf 

37. Gehring, P.-S., K. A. Tolley, F. S. Eckhardt, T. M. Townsend, T. Ziegler, F. Ratsoavina, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2012): Hiding deep in the trees: discovery of divergent mitochondrial lineages in Malagasy chameleons of the Calumma nasutum group. – Ecology and Evolution, 2: 1468-1479.pdf  

36. Köhler, J., F. Glaw, G. M. Rosa, P.-S. Gehring, M. Pabijan, F. Andreone & M. Vences (2011): Two new bright-eyed treefrogs of the genus Boophis from Madagascar. Salamandra 47 (4): 207-221.pdf 

35. Kaloloha, A., C. Misandeau & P.-S. Gehring (2011): Notes on the diversity and natural history of the snake fauna of Ambodiriana - Manompana, a protected rainforest site in north-eastern Madagascar. Herpetology Notes 4: 397-402.pdf 

34. Gehring, P.-S., F.M. Ratsoavina, M. Vences & F. Glaw (2011): Calumma vohibola, a new chameleon species (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae) from the littoral forests of eastern Madagascar.- African Journal of Herpetology 60 (2): 130- 154.

33. Gehring, P.-S., J. Köhler, A. Strauß, R. D. Randrianiaina, J. Glos, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2011): The kingdom of the Frogs: Anuran Radiations in Madagascar.- p. 235 – 254 in Zachos, F. E. & J. C. Habel (eds.) (2011): Biodiversity Hotspots – Distribution and Protection of Conservation Priority Areas.- Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Dordrecht, London, New York; 546 pp.

32. Pabijan, M., P.-S. Gehring, J. Köhler, F. Glaw & M. Vences (2011): A new microendemic frog species of the genus Blommersia (Anura: Mantellidae) from the east coast of Madagascar. – Zootaxa 2978: 34-50.

31. Crottini, A., P.-S. Gehring, F. Glaw, D.J. Harris, A. Lima & M. Vences (2011): Deciphering the cryptic species diversity of dull-coloured day geckos Phelsuma (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Madagascar, with description of a new species.- Zootaxa 2982: 40–48

30. Bauer, A., F. Glaw, P.-S. Gehring & M. Vences (2011): New species of Blaesodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Ankarafantsika National Park in north-western Madagascar. – Zootaxa 2942: 57-68.

29. Gehring, P.-S. (2011): Ergänzende Beobachtungen zur Phelumenfauna der nördlichen Ostküste Madagaskars.- Der Taggecko 74: 10 -18.

28. Gehring, P.-S. & N. Lutzmann (2011): Anmerkungen zum Zungentestverhalten bei Chamäleons.- elaphe 19 (2): 12-15.pdf 

27. Lutzmann, N., J.Mackkinnon, P.-S. Gehring & T.M. Wilms (2010): A new Record of the rarely found Chameleon, Calumma vatosoa ANDREONE, MATTIOLI, JESU & RANDRIANIRINA, 2001. from north - eastern Madagascar.- Sauria 32(4): 65- 66.

26. Gehring, P.-S., A. Crottini, F. Glaw, S. Hauswaldt & F.M. Ratsoavina (2010): Notes on the natural history, distribution and malformations of day geckos (Phelsuma) from Madagascar. - Herpetology Notes 3: 321-327.pdf 

25. Gehring, P.-S., M. Pabijan, F.M. Ratsoavina, J. Köhler,     K. Mebert  & F. Glaw (2010): Calumma tarzan - Eine neue Chamäleonart aus Madagaskar braucht dringend Hilfe!.- Reptilia 86 (6): 60-65.

24. Gehring, P.-S., F.M. Ratsoavina & M. Vences (2010):Filling the gaps – amphibian and reptile records from lowland rainforests in eastern Madagascar.-Salamandra 46(4): 214-234.pdf

23. Gehring, P.-S.(2010): Tarzan wirbt für den Schutz der Regenwälder auf Madagaskar.- Tier International(4): 4 - 7.

22. Gehring, P.-S. & F. Glaw (2010): Bunte Vielfalt in modernem Licht - Taggeckos der Gattung Phelsuma.- Draco 43 (11): 4 - 22.

21. Pabijan, M., P.-S. Gehring & M. Vences (2010):Biogeographische Bedeutung des Mangoro - Flusses an Madagaskars zentraler Ostküste.- elaphe 18 (3): 6 - 9.pdf

20. Gehring, P.-S., M. Pabijan, F.M. Ratsoavina, J. Köhler, M. Vences  & F. Glaw(2010): A Tarzan yell for conservation: a new chameleon, Calumma tarzan sp. n., proposed as flagship species for the creation of new nature reserves in Madagascar.- Salamandra 46(3): 151 - 163.pdf

19. Ratsoavina, F.M., P.-S. Gehring, F.J. Ranaivoarisoa, T. H. Rafeliarisoa, A. Crottini, E.E. Louis Jr. & M. Vences (2010): Molecular phylogeography of a widespread Malagasy leaf chameleon species, Brookesia superciliaris.- Zootaxa 2554: 62–64.

18. Gehring, P.-S. (2010): Fady, Tavy und Aye-Aye - Unterwegs im Nordosten Madagaskars.- elaphe 18(2): 62 - 71.pdf

17. Glaw, F., P.-S. Gehring, J. Köhler, M. Franzen & M. Vences (2010): A new dwarf species of day gecko, genus Phelsuma, from the Ankarana pinnacle karst in northern Madagascar. – Salamandra 46: 83-92.pdf 

16. Rocha, S., H. Rösler, P.-S. Gehring, F. Glaw, D. Posada, D. J. Harris & M. Vences (2010): Phylogenetic systematics of day geckos, genus Phelsuma, based on molecular and morphological data (Squamata: Gekkonidae). – Zootaxa 2429: 1-28.

15. Gehring, P.-S. (2010): Reptielen en Amfibieen van  noordelijk Madagaskar.-  Dutch translation by Louwerens-Jan Nederlof of the article Gehring, P.-S. (2006): Von Teufeln und Unglücksboten – Die Reptilien und Amphibien des nördlichen Madagaskars.- Zeitschrift des Kölner Zoos 49 (3):127–141.pdf

14. Gehring, P.-S. (2009): A remarkable case of malformation in a free-living individual of Furcifer pardalis (Cuvier, 1829) from northern Madagascar.- Herpetology Notes 2: 223 - 225.icon 

13. Gehring, P.-S., A.-L. Kubik & T. Althaus (2009): Leben auf Stand by - Über Leben von Amphibien und Reptilien in den saisonalen Trockenwäldern West - Madagaskars.- Zeitschrift des Kölner Zoos 52 (2): 93-107.icon 

12. Gehring, P.-S. (2008): Extreme Lebensräume, Lebewesen aus aller Welt - Aliens im Wattenmeer? Ein Unterrichtsvorhaben für einen Landschulheimaufenthalt mit der Klasse 6.- unpubl. 2nd examination thesis, Studienseminar Bielefeld II. 

11. Gehring, P.-S. (2008): Anmerkungen zum Lebensalter von Teppichchamäleons (Furcifer lateralis) im Terrarium.- Chamaeleo Mitteilungsblatt der AG Chamäleons 18 (2):5-7.icon 

10. Gehring, P.-S. & M. Vences (2008): Untersuchungen zur Phylogeographie und Entstehung der Diversität der Herpetofauna Nordost-Madagaskars.- elaphe 16 (3):23-25.

9. Gehring, P.-S., N. Lutzmann, S. Furrer & R. Sossinka (2008): Habitat preferences and activity patterns of Furcifer pardalis (Cuvier, 1829) in the Masoala Rain Forest Hall of the Zurich Zoo.- Salamandra 44 (3):129-140.icon  

8. Gehring, P.-S. (2008): Beobachtungen an madagassischen Buntfröschen der Gattung Mantella im Freiland.- Terraria (11): 65-72.

7. Gehring, P.-S.  & K. Witte (2007): Ultraviolet reflectance in malagasy chameleons of the genus Furcifer (Squamanta: Chamaeleonidae).- Salamandra 43 (1): 43-48.icon

6. Gehring, P.-S. (2007): Behavioural Observations on Day Geckos of the Genus Phelsuma in northeastern Madagascar with a new Distribution Record for Phelsuma quadriocellata lepida Krüger 1993.- Sauria 29 (2):24-37.

5. Gehring, P.-S. (2006): Schraubenbäume (Pandanaceae) als Mikrohabitate für Reptilien und Amphibien auf Madagaskar.- Reptilia 11 (6):41 - 45.

4. Gehring, P.-S. (2006): Von Teufeln und Unglücksboten – Die Reptilien und Amphibien des nördlichen Madagaskars.- Zeitschrift des Kölner Zoos 49 (3):127–141.icon

3. Gehring, P.-S. (2006): Paroedura stumpffi Predation. Herpetological Review. 37 (2):225-226.

2. Gehring, P.-S. (2005): Habitat preferences and activity patterns of Furcifer pardalis (Cuvier, 1829) - Analyses of radio-telemetric data.- unpubl. examination thesis, University Bielefeld.

1. Gehring, P.-S. & A.-L. Kubik (2005): Herpetologische Beobachtungen aus Madagaskar.- elaphe 13 (3):60-66.icon

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