Published the page of Acanthodactylus boskianus

In the species section you can find the species page of Acanthodactylus boskianus.

More information in the Acanthodactylus boskianus species page.


Updated the Pelobates varaldii species page

It was recently discovered a population of Moroccan Spadefoot Toad (Pelobates varaldii) that extends about 50 km to the north the known range of this threatened anuran.

Photo: © Philip de Pous.

The correct identification was confirmed by analysis of mt-DNA and the finding was published in the latest issue of Herpetological Review. We are grateful to Iñigo Martínez-Solano for sharing with us the article.

We have updated the Pelobates varaldii page to reflect these new data and we have also added new pictures to the photo gallery of this endangered Moroccan species, kindly provided by Philip de Pous and Wouter Beukema for www.moroccoherps.com.

Reference: Lapeña, M.; Barbadillo, L.J. & Martínez-Solano, I. 2011. Geographic Distribution. Pelobates varaldii.
Herpetol. Rev.
, 42(1): 108.


Connecting…

Today, all WEBs should be present in the social networks. In this line, www.moroccoherps.com keeps a Facebook page, a account in Twitter and a Flickr group. This multiplicity of contents creates the need to integrate all these services so web activity does not disperse.

After looking around and trying different options, we have decided to install the popular MailChimp Social plugin that permits an easy integration between WordPress based blogs and the Facebook and Twitter social networks.

Thus, from now on, comments can be left not only filling the fields in the comments box, or registering as a user in blog.moroccoherps.com, but also using our personal accounts in Facebook or Twitter.

What makes this plugin especially interesting is that it permits to incorporate the comments done in the social networks to the blog, avoiding that the conversations get dispersed and centralizing the discussion in the blog.

This way, in the comments of each entry, apart from the normal anonymous comments, the registered user accounts and those done from Facebook or Twittter, we will also see the Tweets done in relation with the entry, and the comments done in Facebook about the contents of the blog, with the origin of each comment conveniently identified by icons.

We hope this new system will offer an improved experience, more interactive and social to the users of our WEB. If any user finds any problem using this new system, we would appreciate if he or she let us know.


Herpetological Expedition August 2011 – Casablanca-Assa-Guelmin

In the Trips section is available the trip report with pictures of some of the rarest species of snakes in Morocco.

Telescopus tripolitanus. Photo: © Gabri Mtnez.

Read the report: August 2011 – Casablanca-Assa-Guelmin