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The conservation status of amphibians is often assessed using public databases because of a lack of up-to-date field data. However, it is crucial that this kind of data is used carefully, evaluating the reliability and the consistency of the information. In Italy, the conservation status of the painted frog, Discoglossus pictus, was recently assessed using public databases, and the outcome highlighted a worrying situation for the species. We analyzed the reliability of these conclusions and reassessed the status of the painted frog, taking into account its insular distribution and new data of species occurrence. Our results contrast with the previous analysis and show how an incautious use of public databases can lead to inaccurate assessment of the amphibian conservation status.

In: Amphibia-Reptilia

). This resulted in a distribution atlas published in 1997 (Gasc et al., 1997 ). This work, which in the following will for brevity be referred to as ‘the 1997 European Atlas’, has subsequently provided the basis for numerous studies, such as several conservation-oriented modelling approaches (e

In: Amphibia-Reptilia
Author: L.B. Holthuis

REVIEWS DECLAN DOOGUE & PAUL T. HARDING, 1982. Distribution atlas of woodlice in Ireland, 85 pp., 30 maps. Published by An Foras Forbartha, St. Martin's House, Waterloo Road, Dublin 4, Ireland. Price £ 2.00. In the last 15 years the study of the terrestrial Isopods of the British Isles received

In: Crustaceana
This book is an attempt to summarize all knowledge and enable entomologists to identify all species belonging to these four genera. Moreover, this work complements to the The western Palaearctic Zygaenidae and it will later be accompanied by a distribution atlas. A short summary of the characters of the Procridinae, comments on possible phylogenetic relationships, a complete check-list of species and all known synonyms, an identification key with genitalia drawings of all species, a systematic catalogue with type localities and depositories of types, data on the distribution, and annotated list of all known larval foodplants, description of new biologies and a detailed bibliography are provided. Moreover, illustrations of wing venation, morphology of antennae and legs, larval morphology, so far unpublished photos of larvae and their foodplants and colour paintings of all mentioned species are included.
Author: L.B. Holthuis

REVIEWS DECLAN DOOGUE & PAUL T. HARDING, 1982. Distribution atlas of woodlice in Ireland, 85 pp., 30 maps. Published by An Foras Forbartha, St. Martin's House, Waterloo Road, Dublin 4, Ireland. Price £ 2.00. In the last 15 years the study of the terrestrial Isopods of the British Isles received

In: Crustaceana
Author: AVINOAM DANIN

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In: Israel Journal of Plant Sciences

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In: Israel Journal of Plant Sciences

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In: Israel Journal of Plant Sciences

.T., Shetty, K. 2005. Phenolic antioxidants from clonal oregano (Origanum vulgare) with antimicrobial activity against Helicobacter pylori.Process Biochemistry 40: 809-816. Danin, A. 2004. Distribution atlas of plants in the Flora Palaestina area. Israel Academy of Science and Humanities, Jerusalem

In: Israel Journal of Plant Sciences

. Ann. Mo. Bot. Gard. 68: 652-660. Dafni, A., Shmida, A., Avishai, M. 1981b. Leaf-less autumnal-flowering geophytes in the Mediterranean region—phytogeographical, ecological and evolutionary aspects. Plant Systematic and Evolution 137: 181-193. Danin, A. 2004. Distribution atlas of

In: Israel Journal of Plant Sciences