Our study on matrotrophy in marsupial frogs was featured on Italian public broadcasting channel Rai3, during nature program Geo on 19 December. The live show was hosted by Emanuele Biggi (www.anura.it) who has photographed our fieldwork in Peru on multiple occasions. The interview is available here (interview from ~1h20 to ~1h27).
A revised edition of the rapid photographic guide to the amphibians and reptiles of the Kampankis Mountains of northern Peru is available from the Field Museum. This guide coauthored with Pablo Venegas of CORBIDI was produced with photographs and material collected during a rapid biological and social inventory in 2011. During fieldwork we encountered isolated amphibian and reptile communities in the highest portions of the Kampankis Mountains; species with distributions restricted to the northwestern Amazon basin; amphibian communities in clear-water, sandy- and rocky-bottomed creeks and streams in the headwaters; seven potentially undescribed amphibian species and one potentially undescribed reptile, apparently restricted to the ridgetops of the Kampankis Mountains; four amphibian species known only from Peru, and three threatened frogs.
Alex Shepack, Catenazzi Lab doctoral student, just passed his prelimary exams and has advanced to candidacy. Now, onward to completing his research in Central and South America. To read more about what he is working on, check out his website alexshepack.weebly.com
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