La Rana patilarga (Rana iberica) es un endemismo ibérico. Vive en el centro y norte de Portugal y en la mayor parte de Galicia. De forma más escasa, también se encuentra en Asturias, Cantabria, León, Zamora y País Vasco. Su distribución también incluye el Sistema Central. Hay poblaciones aisladas en Pinhal de Leira, Serra de San Mamede (Portugal), Sierra de las Villuercas, Sierra de Guadalupe y Sierra de San Pedro (Cáceres). Leer más.

Here we report on the combined observations of 10 years of opportunistic field work conducted during short visits to Sardinia, from 1999 to 2012. A total amount of 433 distribution records of 27 species were collected from 187 different localities covering 52 unique UTM squares. We report species presence in 157 new UTM squares and additionally reconfirm previous reported presence in 150 UTM squares. Overall, we produce a remarkable increase in the knowledge of the Sardinian herpetofauna. Notes and observations on ecology, taxonomy and conservation are provided. Leer más.

We characterize divergence times, intraspecific diversity and distributions for recently recognized lineages within the Hyla arborea species group, based on mitochondrial and nuclear sequences from 160 localities spanning its whole distribution. Lineages of H. arborea, H. orientalis, H. molleri have at least Pliocene age, supporting species level divergence. The genetically uniform Iberian H. molleri, although largely isolated by the Pyrenees, is parapatric to H. arborea, with evidence for successful hybridization in a small Aquitanian corridor (southwestern France), where the distribution also overlaps with H. meridionalis. The genetically uniform H. arborea, spread from Crete to Brittany, exhibits molecular signatures of a postglacial range expansion. Leer más.