Reference : Invasive reptiles and amphibians
Scientific journals : Article
Life sciences : Veterinary medicine & animal health
Invasive reptiles and amphibians
[en] Reptiles et batraciens envahissants
Moutou, François [Agence Française de Sécurité Sanitaire des Aliments (AFSSA) > Laboratoire d'Etudes et de Recherches en Pathologie Animale et Zoonoses (LERPAZ) > > > >]
Pastoret, Paul-Pierre [Université de Liège - ULiège > Médecine vétérinaire et santé animale]
Revue Scientifique et Technique. Office International des Epizooties
227-233, 235-40
Yes (verified by ORBi)
[en] Amphibians/physiology ; Animals ; Anura/physiology ; Bufo marinus/physiology ; Colubridae/physiology ; Humans ; Iguanas/physiology ; Introduced Species ; Rana catesbeiana/physiology ; Reptiles/physiology ; Turtles/physiology ; Xenopus laevis/physiology
[en] Although they are frequently lumped together, reptiles and amphibians belong to two very different zoological groups. Nevertheless, one fact is clear: while numerous reptile and amphibian species on Earth are in decline, others have taken advantage of trade or human movements to become established in new lands, adopting different, and sometimes unusual, strategies. The authors have taken a few examples from these two zoological groups that illustrate the majority of cases. A brief analysis of the causes and effects of their introductions into new areas reveals connections with economic interests, trade in companion animals, medical research and public health.
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