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Doing Business As Name:American Museum Natural History
  • Christopher J Raxworthy
  • (212) 769-5802
Award Date:09/19/2000
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ NaN
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 397,649
  • FY 2003=$93,047
  • FY 2000=$124,322
  • FY 2002=$91,077
  • FY 2001=$89,203
Start Date:09/15/2000
End Date:08/31/2007
Transaction Type:Grant
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.074
Primary Program Source:490100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:CAREER: Amphibians, Reptiles and Small Mammals in the Tsaratanana Massif Complex of Northern Madagascar
Federal Award ID Number:9984496
DUNS ID:061202768
Parent DUNS ID:061202768
Program:Biodiversity: Discov &Analysis

Awardee Location

Street:Central Park West at 79th St
City:New York
Awardee Cong. District:08

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:American Museum Natural History
Street:Central Park West at 79th St
City:New York
Cong. District:08

Abstract at Time of Award

The research objectives of this CAREER project are (1) to complete a survey of amphibians, reptiles, and small mammals (and their co-evolved parasites) at 15 sites in the Tsaratanana Massif Complex of Madagascar; (2) to describe new species, revise taxonomic groups, and produce species lists, monographs, keys, and field guides; and (3) to establish website accessible database that can be used for future research work and conservation planning. Survey results are expected to include new biogeographic and systematic data for an estimated 350 species of amphibians, reptiles, and small mammals, including the discovery about 50 - 150 undescribed species of vertebrates. The teaching objectives of the CAREER proposal will be the introduction of a new course, linking via satellite phone, ongoing survey activities in Madagascar to students, and involving undergraduate and graduate students in field-work, curation, and data analysis. This project will be jointly funded by the Biotic Surveys and Inventories program and the Africa program in the Division of International Programs.

Publications Produced as a Result of this Research

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Raxworthy, C.J., Martinez-Meyer, E., Horning, N., Nussbaum, R.A., Schneider, G.E., Ortega-Huerta, A., and Peterson, A.T. "Predicting distributions of known and unknown reptiles species in" Nature, v.426, 2003, p.837.

Raxworthy, C.J. and Nussbaum, R.A. "Reptile mark-recapture trial using rainforest plots at Montagne d?Ambre," Phelsuma, v.10, 2002, p.41.

Vences, M., Raxworthy C. J., Glaw, F., Andreone, F., Nussbaum, R. A "A revision of the Scaphiophryne marmorata complex of marbled toads" Herpetological Journal, v.13, 2003, p.69.

Steven M. Goodman, Link E. Olson, Claudette P. Maminirina and Christopher J. Raxworthy "A new species of Microgale (Family Tenrecidae) from the Tsaratanana Massif" Journal of Zoology, v.270, 2006, p..

Mendelson, JR; Lips, KR; Gagliardo, RW; Rabb, GB; Collins, JP; Diffendorfer, JE; Daszak, P; Ibanez, R; Zippel, KC; Lawson, DP; Wright, KM; Stuart, SN; Gascon, C; da Silva, HR; Burrowes, PA; Joglar, RL; La Marca, E; Lotters, S; du Preez, LH; Weldon, C; Hya "Biodiversity - Confronting amphibian declines and extinctions" SCIENCE, v.313, 2006, p.48. doi:10.1126/science.112839  View record at Web of Science

Raxworthy, C.J., Forstner, M.R.J. and Nussbaum, R.A. "Chameleon radiation by oceanic dispersal" Nature, v.415, 2002, p.784.

Raselimanana, A.P., Nussbaum, R.A., and Raxworthy, C.J. "Observations and re-description of Zonosaurus boettgeri Steindachner 1891" Miscellaneous Publications of the University of Michigan, v., 2006, p.1.

Frost, D. et al. "The amphibian tree of life." Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History., v., 2006, p..

Andreone, F., Cadle, J.A., Cox, N., Glaw, F., Nussbaum, R.A., Raxworthy, C.J., Stuart, S.N., Vallan, D. and Vences, M "A Species Review of Amphibian Extinction Risks in Madagascar: Conclusions" Conservation Biology, v.1, 2005, p.1790.

Andreone, F., Glaw, F., Nussbaum, R. A., Randrianirina, J. E., Raxworthy C. J. and Vences, M "Diversity and conservation of amphibians and reptiles on offshore islands: the" Journal of Natural History, v.37, 2003, p.2119.

Le, M; Raxworthy, CJ; McCord, WP; Mertz, L "A molecular phylogeny of tortoises (Testudines : Testudinidae) based on mitochondrial and nuclear genes" MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, v.40, 2006, p.517. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2006.03.00  View record at Web of Science

Clark, VC; Rakotomalala, V; Ramilijaona, O; Abrell, L; Fisher, BL "Individual variation in alkaloid content of poison frogs of madagascar (Mantella; Mantellidae)" JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ECOLOGY, v.32, 2006, p.2219. doi:10.1007/s10886-006-9144-  View record at Web of Science

Vences, M., Raxworthy C. J., Nussbaum, R. A., and Glaw, F. "A new microhylid frog (Plethodontohyla) from Madagascar, with semi-" Journal of Herpetology, v.37, 2003, p.629.

Clark, C., Raxworthy, C.J., Rakotomalala, V., Sierwald, P. and Fisher, B.L. "Convergent evolution of chemical defense in poison frogs and arthropod prey" Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, v., 2005, p..

Pearson, RG; Raxworthy, CJ; Nakamura, M; Peterson, AT "Predicting species distributions from small numbers of occurrence records: a test case using cryptic geckos in Madagascar" JOURNAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHY, v.34, 2007, p.102. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2006.01594.  View record at Web of Science

Raxworthy, C.J., and Nussbaum, R.A. "Six new species of occipital-lobes Calumma chameleons (Squamata:" Copeia., v.2006, 2006, p.711.

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