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Re-introduction of the Mallorcan midwife toad, Mallorca, Spain

Griffiths, Richard A. and Garcia, Gerardo and Olivier, J. (2008) Re-introduction of the Mallorcan midwife toad, Mallorca, Spain. In: Soorae, P.P., ed. Global re-introduction perspectives: Re-introduction case studies from around the globe. IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group, Abu Dhabi, pp. 54-57. ISBN 978-2-8317-1113-3. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:23168)

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The Mallorcan midwife toad (Alytes muletensis, Sanchíz & Alcover, 1977) or

Pleistocene fossils, and was considered extinct. The discovery of live tadpoles in

to Mallorca (Mayol & Alcover, 1981). Subfossils suggest that the species was

the Serra de Tramuntana mountains in the north-west part of the island. There

original wild populations plus 18 re-introductions). These are largely isolated from

depression. Re-introduction of captive bred toads started in 1989 and it is

successful re-introduction program contributed to the downgrading of the species

of 2004. There is little evidence that wild populations are continuing to decline, but


Item Type: Book section
Additional information: Prepared by the IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group in conjunction with the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi, UAE and the Denver Zoological Foundation, USA
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: James Chaffin
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2009 09:28 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:33 UTC
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