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Updated distribution and biogeography of amphibians and reptiles of Europe

Autor Sillero, Neftalí; Toxopeus, Albertus G.
Palabras clave Distribution atlas
Distribution types
European herpetofauna
Species richness
Biogeography
IUCN red list
Conservation
Endemism
Fecha de publicación 2014
EditorSocietas Europaea Herpetologica
Citación Amphibia - Reptilia 35(1): 1-31 (2014)
ResumenA precise knowledge of the spatial distribution of taxa is essential for decision-making processes in land management and biodiversity conservation, both for present and under future global change scenarios. This is a key base for several scientific disciplines (e.g. macro-ecology, biogeography, evolutionary biology, spatial planning, or environmental impact assessment) that rely on species distribution maps. An atlas summarizing the distribution of European amphibians and reptiles with 50 × 50 km resolution maps based on ca. 85 000 grid records was published by the Societas Europaea Herpetologica (SEH) in 1997. Since then, more detailed species distribution maps covering large parts of Europe became available, while taxonomic progress has led to a plethora of taxonomic changes including new species descriptions. To account for these progresses, we compiled information from different data sources: published in books and websites, ongoing national atlases, personal data kindly provided to the SEH, the 1997 European Atlas, and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). Databases were homogenised, deleting all information except species names and coordinates, projected to the same coordinate system (WGS84) and transformed into a 50 × 50 km grid. The newly compiled database comprises more than 384 000 grid and locality records distributed across 40 countries.We calculated species richness maps as well as maps of CorrectedWeighted Endemism and defined species distribution types (i.e. groups of species with similar distribution patterns) by hierarchical cluster analysis using Jaccard's index as association measure. Our analysis serves as a preliminary step towards an interactive, dynamic and online distributed database system (NA2RE system) of the current spatial distribution of European amphibians and reptiles. The NA2RE system will serve as well to monitor potential temporal changes in their distributions. Grid maps of all species are made available along with this paper as a tool for decision-making and conservation-related studies and actions. We also identify taxonomic and geographic gaps of knowledge that need to be filled, and we highlight the need to add temporal and altitudinal data for all records, to allow tracking potential species distribution changes as well as detailed modelling of the impacts of land use and climate change on European amphibians and reptiles. © 2014 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden.
Descripción Sillero, Neftalí.-- This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported (CC-BY-NC 3.0)
Versión del editorhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15685381-00002935
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10261/115752
DOI10.1163/15685381-00002935
ISSN0173-5373
E-ISSN1568-5381
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