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Reptiles and amphibians from the Kenyan coastal hinterland

Håkansson, N Thomas (2009). Reptiles and amphibians from the Kenyan coastal hinterland. Herpetological Bulletin. 107 , 30-39
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THIS article is a contribution to the knowledge
of the distribution and natural history of
the herpetofauna in the cultivated zone of the
Kenyan coastal hinterland. Although agricultural
communities have existed for at least 2,000 years
on the Kenyan coast, the last 100 years have
seen an unprecedented increase in population,
urban expansion and tourism development. These
processes have transformed the environment by
reducing the forest cover, expanding cultivation
and human habitations. The effects of such changes
on the distribution of reptiles and amphibians
are poorly known. The present report is based on
observations of reptiles and amphibians collected
during residence in the coastal hinterland of Kenya
from 1985 to 1986. Most observations were made
around Kaloleni town, a small market center 25
Km northwest of Mombasa, situated on the coastal
ridge ca. 20 Km inland from the coast.

Authors/Creators:Håkansson, N Thomas
Title:Reptiles and amphibians from the Kenyan coastal hinterland
Series Name/Journal:Herpetological Bulletin
Year of publishing :2009
Page range:30-39
Publisher:British Herpetological Society
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:Obsolete subject words > NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology > Terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecology > Terrestrial ecology
Keywords:Reptiles, Kenya, Ecology, Amphibians, Distribution, Herpetology
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ID Code:9120
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Deposited By: Professor N. Thomas Håkansson
Deposited On:25 Oct 2012 13:21
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:52

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