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  • Andreone, F., Cadle, J. E., Cox, N., Glaw, F., Nussbaum, R. A., Raxworthy, C. J., Stuart, S. N., Vallan, D., and Vences, M. (2005). ''Species review of amphibian extinction risks in Madagascar: conclusions from the Global Amphibian Assessment.'' Conservation Biology, 19(6), 1790-1802.
  • Arnoult, J. (1966). ''Contribution a l'étude des batraciens de Madagascar. Écologie et développement des Mantella aurantiaca Mocquard 1900.'' Bulletin du Muséum National d’histoire Naturelle, Série 2, 37(6), 931-940.
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  • CITES Secretariat (2008). Review of significant trade in specimens of Appendix-II species. Twenty-third meeting of the Animals Committee Geneva (Switzerland), 19-24 April 2008. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Available in .pdf format from
  • Clark, V. C., Raxworthy, C. J., Rakotomalala, V., Sierwald, P., and Fisher, B. L. (2005). ''Convergent evolution of chemical defense in poison frogs and arthropod prey between Madagascar and the Neotropics.'' Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102(33), 11617-11622.
  • Daly, J. W., Andriamaharavo, N. B., Andriantsiferana, M., and Myers, C. W. (1996). ''Madagascan poison frogs (Mantella) and their skin alkaloids.'' American Museum Novitates, 3177, 1-34.
  • Daly, J.W., Highet, R., and Myers, C. (1984). ''Occurence of skin alkaloids in non-dendrobatid frogs from Brazil (Bufonidae), Australia (Myobatrachidae) and Madagascar (Mantellinae).'' Toxicon, 22(6), 905-919.
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  • Garraffo, H. M., Caceres, J., Daly, J. W., Spande, T. F., Andriamaharavo, N. R., and Andriantsiferana, M. (1993). ''Alkaloids in Madagascan frogs (Mantella): pumiliotoxins, indolizidines, quinolizidines, and pyrrolizidines.'' Journal of Natural Products, 56, 1016-1038.
  • Glaw, F., Schmidt, K., and Vences, M. (2000). ''Nachzucht, Juvenilfärbung und Oophagie von Mantella laevigata im Vergleich zu anderen Arten der Gattung (Amphibia: Ranidae).'' Salamandra, 36, 1-24.
  • Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2006). A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar, 3rd Edition. Vences & Glaw Verlag GbR, Köln.
  • Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2007). Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences and Glaw Verlag, Köln.
  • Odierna, G., Vences, M., Aprea, G., Lötters, S., and Andreone, F. (2001). ''Chromosome data for Malagasy poison frogs (Amphibia: Ranidae: Mantella) and their bearing on taxonomy and phylogeny.'' Zoological Science, 18, 505-514.
  • Orrell T. (custodian) (2015). ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System (version Mar 2015). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 26th August 2015 (Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Kunze T., Flann C., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., eds). Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.
  • Rabemananjara, F., Bora, P., Razafindrabe, T., Randriamitso, E., Ravoahangimalala Ramilijaona, O., Rasoamanpionona Raminosoa, N., Rakotondravony, D., Vieites, D.R., and Vences, M. (in press). Rapid assessments of population sizes in ten species of Malagasy poison frogs, genus Mantella. A Conservation Strategy for the Amphibians of Madagascar. Monografie del Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali di Torino, XLI.
  • Rabemananjara, F., Rasoamampionona Raminosoa, N., Ravoahangimalala Ramilijaona, O., Andreone, F., Bora, P., Carpenter, A.I., Glaw, F., Razafindrabe, T., Vallan, D., Vieites, D.R., and Vences, M. (2007). ''Malagasy poison frogs in the pet trade: a survey of levels of exploitation of species in the genus Mantella.'' Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, 5, 3-16.
  • Schaefer, H.-C., Vences, M., and Veith, M. (2002). ''Molecular phylogeny of Malagasy poison frogs, genus Mantella (Anura: Mantellidae): homoplastic evolution of colour pattern in aposematic amphibians.'' Organisms, Diversity and Evolution, 2, 97-105.
  • Staniszewski, M. 1997. "Mantella FAQ" (On-line). Accessed 11/03/99 at
  • Vences, M. and Raxworthy, C. (2008). Mantella aurantiaca. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 22 April 2009.
  • Vences, M., Chiari, Y., Raharivololoniaina, L., and Meyer, A. (2004). ''High mitochondrial diversity within and among populations of Malagasy poison frogs.'' Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 30, 295-307.
  • Woodhead, C., Vences, M., Vieites, D. R., Gamboni, I., Fisher, B. L., and Griffiths, R. A. (2007). ''Specialist or generalist: feeding ecology of the Malagasy poison frog Mantella aurantiaca.'' Herpetological Journal, 17, 225-236.
  • Zimmermann, H. and Hetz, S. (1992). ''Vorläufige Bestandsaufnahme und Kartierung des gefährdeten Goldfröschchen, Mantella aurantiaca, im tropischen Regenwald Ost-Madagaskars.'' Herpetofauna, 14(77), 33-34.


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