Amphibians of North Africa is a comprehensive compilation of available data on the amphibians and reptiles found in various ecosystems across North West Africa and parts of the Mediterranean region. The first of its kind, this book is essential to identifying and understanding the ecological role of regional herpetofauna and its conservational importance.
This book examines the biological origins and diversity of amphibians in North Africa, going on to explore the diverse ecosystems these animals inhabit in the region, including deserts, grasslands, and subtropical forests. It features detailed descriptions of the adult and larvae stages of species such as the North African fire salamander, the common painted frog, Brongersma's toad, and the Mediterranean tree frog.
Amphibians of North Africa is a vital resource for herpetology and ecology students and researchers to help identify, understand, and conserve these amphibians and reptiles in their various habitats across the North African and Mediterranean regions. Additionally, this book exemplifies the importance of amphibian and reptile protection from habitat loss and destruction worldwide.
2. Ecology of Amphibians in North West Africa
2a. Amphibians and ecoregions
2b. The role of amphibians in ecosystems
3. Species Descriptions
Daniel Escoriza is a physician and researcher for Institut Catala de la Salut and University of Abdelmalek Essaadi. His work now focuses on the ecology of Mediterranean amphibians, particularly in North African species. Before coming to ICS/AEU, D. Escoriza collaborated with the University of Girona. He has published about 50 articles in scientific journals and three books, describing one new genus and two new subspecies of North African amphibians and a new species of freshwater shrimp. He earned a doctorate in ecology from the University of Girona. He is also member of the IUCN working group in Mediterranean amphibians.
Dr. Jihène Ben Hassine is a teacher and biologist for University of Tunis el Manar. Her work now focuses on the ecology of North African amphibians, with special interest in Algeria and Tunisia. She earned a doctorate in ecology from the University of Tunis el Manar and has published about 25 articles in scientific journals.