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Note on the amphibians and reptiles of the Mungbwalu (Ituri Province) and Mutwanga (Province of North-Kivu) in DR Congo


Volume 44, Issue 1, August 2019, Pages 36–48

 Note on the amphibians and reptiles of the Mungbwalu (Ituri Province) and Mutwanga (Province of North-Kivu) in DR Congo

Masudi Muenye Mali Franck, Chifundera Kusamba Zacharie, Aristote Mwenebantu Mlungu, Gembu Tungaluna Guy Crispin, Morgan Mukobya, Danadu Mizani Celestin, Ewango E.K. Corneille, Katuala G.B. Pionus, and Dudu Akaibe

Original language: English

Received 20 December 2018

Copyright © 2019 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


An inventory of amphibians and reptiles had been carried out in the Ituri forest and Mutwanga. The herpetofauna of this region has never been the subject of a recent study. In order to analyze its biodiversity, 4 remote sites of each other, all located in the primary forest had been sampled. The collection of data had been carried out during the dry season from December 25, 2014 to January 12, 2015 (18 days). The prospecting of sites took place during the day and the night. In total, 182 specimens of amphibians divided into 32 species, 4 families, all belonging to the Order of the anurans and 37 specimens of reptiles diversified in 18 species, 7 families and grouped in two Orders had been inventoried. The capture of the species: Hymenochirus boulengeri, Hyperolius rossii, Amietia desaegeri, Amietia ruwenzorica, Xenopus lenduensis and Xenopus ruwenzoriensis were interesting, because these species are poorly documented in the region.

Author Keywords: biodiversity, amphibians, reptiles, Ituri forest, Democratic Republic of the Congo.


How to Cite this Article


Masudi Muenye Mali Franck, Chifundera Kusamba Zacharie, Aristote Mwenebantu Mlungu, Gembu Tungaluna Guy Crispin, Morgan Mukobya, Danadu Mizani Celestin, Ewango E.K. Corneille, Katuala G.B. Pionus, and Dudu Akaibe, “Note on the amphibians and reptiles of the Mungbwalu (Ituri Province) and Mutwanga (Province of North-Kivu) in DR Congo,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 36–48, August 2019.