The description of Rafetus vietnamensis Le et al., 2010 is reviewed. As the name was based on the same type material as Rafetus leloii Ha, 2000, we declare R. vietnamensis an objective synonym of R. leloii. Simultaneously, no characteristics presented by Le et al. distinguish their R. vietnamensis from Rafetus swinhoei (Gray, 1873), which confirms our view that they constitute the same biological entity. Leer más.
The NA2RE project compiles updated data about the distribution of European amphibians and reptiles, based in a system of distributed online databases. This is an evolution of the Atlas of European Amphibians and Reptiles published by the Societas Europaea Herpetologica in 1997 and reedited in 2004 (with a new chapter about taxonomical changes). Leer más.
Dear Blair, of course you are right, but the scale is all wrong. Predictability of course within a constrained design and clade of close relatives as in your example. My contingency is at the much higher level of designs themselves. Leer más.
The genus Oreolalax is reported from Vietnam for the first time and a new species is described based on morphological differences, molecular divergence, and phylogenetic placement. Leer más.