Basic and Applied Herpetology Online First: From a local observation to a European-wide phenomenon: Amphibian deformities at Serra da Estrela Natural Park, Portugal

Telma G. Laurentino, Miguel P. Pais, Gonçalo M. Rosa. Basic and Applied Herpetology Online First. 2016. In the last decades increasing records of morphological abnormalities in many amphibian populations have become subject of scientific interest. Once considered a mere curiosity, this worldwide phenomenon has been highlighted as a potential local conservation issue, for it appears to be yet another threat to amphibian diversity. Our study reports the first cases of amphibian deformities for North-Central Portugal, which are put in context with a review comprising European records since the XVIII centuryLeer más.