ERNST, R., HÖLTING, M., Rodney, K., Benn, V. Thomas-Caesar, R., Wegmann, M. (in press). A frog’s eye view: logging roads buffer against further diversity loss. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

Mecke, S., Mader, F., Kieckbusch, M., Kaiser, H., Böhme, W. & ERNST, R. (accepted) Tracking a syntype of the Australian skink Anomalopus leuckartii (WEINLAND, 1862): ‘lost’ treasures in the Senckenberg Natural History Collections Dresden highlight the importance of reassessing and safeguarding natural history collections. Vertebrate Zoology


Channing, A., Dehling, J., Lötters, S., & ERNST, R. (2016). Species boundaries and taxonomy of the African river frogs (Amphibia: Pyxicephalidae: Amietia). Zootaxa, 4155(1): 1-76.

HÖLTING, M., Bovolo, C.I., ERNST, R. (2016) Facing Complexity in Tropical Conservation: How Reduced Impact Logging and Climatic Extremes Affect Beta Diversity in Tropical Amphibian Assemblages. Biotropica. 48 (4): 528-536 [Featured on BITR front cover]

Medina, M. F., Bauer, A. M., Branch, W. R., Schmitz, A., Conradie, W., Nagy, Z. T., Hibbitts, T.J., ERNST, R., Portik, D., Nielsen, S.V., Colston, T. J., Kusamba, C., Behanga, M., Rödel, M.-O., Greenbaum, E. (2016). Molecular phylogeny of Panaspis and Afroablepharus skinks (Squamata: Scincidae) in the savannas of sub-Saharan Africa. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 100: 409-423


ERNST, R., Schmitz, A., Wagner, P., HÖLTING, M. (2015) A window to Central African forest history: Distribution of the Xenopus fraseri-subgroup south of the Congo Basin including a first country record of Xenopus andrei from Angola. Salamandra. 52(1): 147-55.

Fouquet A., Orrico V. Dill, ERNST, R., Blanc M., Martinez Q., Vacher J.-P., Rodrigues M.T., Ouboter P., Jairam R., Ron S. (2015) A new Dendropsophus Fitzinger, 1843 (Anura: Hylidae) of the parviceps group from the lowlands of the Guiana Shield. Zootaxa. 4052(1): 039-064

WERNER, Y.L.,  Korolker N., Sion, G., Göcmen, B. (2015) Bergmann’s and Rensch’s rules and the spur-thighed
tortoise (Testudo graeca). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (2015)


Bässler, C., ERNST, R.,Cadotte, M., Heibl, C., Müller, J. (2014) Near-to-nature logging influences fungal community assembly processes in a temperate forest. Journal of Applied Ecology. 51 (4): 939-948

ERNST, R., Böhm, S., HÖLTING, M., Konrad, T. (2014) Whipped cream cravings in the rainforest: Predation of foam nests of Physalaemus ephippifer (Anura: Leptodactylidae) by Platemys platycephala (Testudines: Chelidae) in central Guyana. Salamandra. 50 (1): 57-62 [Featured on Salamandra front cover]

ERNST, R., Nienguesso, A.B.T., Lautenschläger, T., Barej, M.F., Schmitz, A., HÖLTING, M. (2014) Relicts of a forested past: Southernmost distribution of the hairy frog genus Trichobatrachus Boulenger, 1900 (Anura: Arthroleptidae) in the Serra do Pingano region of Angola with comments on its taxonomic status. Zootaxa. 3779: 297-300 

Gehara, M., Crawford, A.J., Orrico, V.G.D., Rodríguez, A., Lötters, S., Fouquet, A., Barrientos, L.S., Brusquetti, F., De la Riva, I., ERNST, R., Gagliardi Urrutia, G., Glaw, F., Guayasamin, J.M., HÖLTING, M., Jansen, M., Kok, P.J.R., Kwet, A., Lingnau, R., Lyra, M., Moravec, J., Pombal Jr, J.P., Rojas-Runjaic, F.J.M., Schulze, A., Celsa Señaris, J., Solé, M., Trefaut Rodrigues, M., Twomey, E., Haddad, C.F.B., Vences, M., Köhler, J. (2014): High Levels of Diversity Uncovered in a Widespread Nominal Taxon: Continental Phylogeography of the Neotropical Tree Frog Dendropsophus minutus.  PlosOne.  9(9): e10395

Mecke, S. and 12 correspondents: Kieckbusch, M., Schuster, K., ERNST, R., O’Shea, M., Rödel, M.-O., Köhler, G., Grillitsch, H., Köhler, J., Haas, A., Hallermann, J., Kaiser, H. (2014) Review risks before eradicating toads. Nature. 511: 534 (2014)


Böhm, M. et. al. (mult. authors w/ Y.L. WERNER as co-author, 2013) The Conservation Status of the World’s Reptiles. Biological Conservation. 157: 372–385

Fouquet, A., Pineaub, K., Trefaut Rodrigues, M., Mailles, J., Schneider, J.-B., ERNST, R., Dewynter, M. (2013) Endemic or exotic: The phylogenetic position of the Martinique Volcano Frog Allobates chalcopis (Anura: Dendrobatidae) sheds light on its origin and challenges current conservation strategies. Sytematics and Biodiversity. 11: 87-101

Jungfer, K.-H., Faivovich, J., Padial, J. M., Castroviejo-Fisher, S., Lyra, M.L., Berneck, B.V.M., Iglesias, P.P., Kok, P. J. R., MacCulloch, R. D., Rodrigues, M. T., Verdade, V. K., Torres Gastello, C. P., Chaparro, J. C., Valdujo, P. H., Reichle, S., Moravec, J., Gvoždík, V., Gagliardi-Urrutia, G., ERNST, R., De la Riva, I., Means, D. B., Lima, A. P., Señaris, J. C., Wheeler, W. C., Haddad, C. F. B. (2013) Systematics of spiny-backed treefrogs (Hylidae: Osteocephalus): an Amazonian puzzle. Zoologica Scripta. 42: 351-380

Kok, P.J.R., HÖLTING, M., ERNST, R. (2013) A third microendemic to the Iwokrama Mountains of central Guyana: a new „cryptic“ species of Allobates Zimmerman and Zimmerman, 1988 (Anura: Aromobatidae). Organisms Diversity and Evolution. 13: 621- 638 [Featured in/on ScienceDaily Science 2.0 Mongaby.com; Discover Magazine; Starbroek News; Leibniz Media Der Standard MDR n-tv etc.]

Lemme, I., Erbacher, M., KAFFENBERGER, N., Vences, M., Köhler, J. (2013) Molecules and morphology suggest cryptic species diversity and an overall complex taxonomy of fish scale geckos, genus Geckolepis. Organisms Diversity and Evolution. 13: 87-95.


ERNST, R., Keller, A., Landburg,G., Grafe, T.U., Linsenmair,K.E., Rödel, M.-O., Dziock, F. (2012) Common ancestry or environmental trait filters: cross-continental comparisons of trait-habitat relationships in tropical anuran amphibian assemblages. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 21: 704-715. [Featured on GEB front cover & in ASG/IUCN FrogLog 100th anniversary issue Global Focus ]

Gilad, A., Klass, K.,  WERNER, Y.L. (2012) New methods and old pictures illuminate the status of the lacertid lizard Acanthodactylus boskianus asper (Audouin, 1827). North-western Journal of Zoology. 8: 154-163.

Litvinchuk, S. N., Mazepa, G.O., Kami, H.G., AUER, M. (2012) Taxonomic Status and Distribution of Common toads in Iran. Herpetological Journal 22: 271-274.

KAFFENBERGER, N., Wollenberg, K.C., Köhler, J., Glaw, F., Vieites, D.R., Vences, M. (2012) Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of Malagasy frogs of the genus Gephyromantis. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 62: 555-560.

Kessler, T., Cierjacks, A., ERNST, R., Dziock, F. (2012)  Direct and indirect effects of ski run management on alpine Orthoptera. Biodiversity and Conservation. 21: 281–296.

Rödel, M.-O., Barej, M.F., Hillers, A., Leaché, A.D., Kouamé, N.G., Ofori-Boateng, C., Assemian, N.E., Tohé, B.,  Penner, J., Hirschfeld, M., Doumbia, J., Gonwouo, L.N., Nopper, J., Brede, C.,  Diaz, R., Fujita, M.K.,  Gil, M., Seniagbeto, G.H., ERNST R., Sandberger, L. (2012) The genus Astylosternus in the Upper Guinea rainforests, West Africa, with the description of a new species (Amphibia: Anura: Arthroleptidae). Zootaxa 3245: 1–29

RÖSLER, H., Ineich, I., Wilms, T.M., Böhme, W. (2012) Studies on the taxonomy of the Gekko vittatus Houttuyn, 1782 complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae) I. On the variability of G. vittatus Houttuyn, 1782 sensu lato, with the description of a new species from Palau Islands, Micronesia. Bonn Zoological Bulletin 61: 241–254

RÖSLER, H., Schmidtler, J.F., Moravec, J. (2012) Notes on some subspecies of Mediodactylus kotschyi(STEINDACHNER, 1870) and Mediodactylus heterocercus mardinensis (MERTENS, 1924) in southern Turkey and adjacent areas (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae). Herpetozoa 22: 25-46

WERNER, Y.L., Ibrahim, A.A. (2012) A specific pholidotic character in Acanthodactylus  boskianus boskianus (Reptilia: Lacertidae). Herpetozoa 25: 13-19.

WERNER, Y.L., Gajst, O., Talbi, R., Bouskila, A. (2012) Acanthodactylus opheodurus in the Levant revisited, and the striped patterns of Levantine Acanthodactylus (Reptilia: Lacertidae). Zoology in the Middle East. 56: 31-38.


Castroviejo-Fisher, S., Vilà, C., Ayarzagüena, J., Blanc, M., ERNST, R. (2011) Species diversity of Hyalinobatrachium glassfrogs (Amphibia: Centrolenidae) from the Guiana Shield, with the description of  two new species. Zootaxa 3132: 1–55.

Dziock, F., Gerisch, M., Siegert, M., Hering, I., Scholz, M., ERNST, R. (2011) Reproducing or dispersing? Using trait-based habitat templet models to understand grasshopper strategies in response to flooding and land management in the Elbe River floodplain. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 145: 85-94. [Special Issue: Understanding species and community response to environmental change – a functional trait perspective Volume 145 Issue 1 ]

ERNST, R., Massemin, D. & Kowarik, I. (2011) Non-invasive invaders from the Caribbean: The status of Johnstone’s Whistling frog (Eleutherodactylus johnstonei) ten years after its introduction to Western French Guiana. Biological Invasions 13: 1767–1777. [Featured in/on ASG/IUCN FrogLog 98 DeutschlandRadio: Wissenschaft & Forschung]

Fouquet, A., Dewynter, M., Gaucher, P., Blanc, M., Marty, C., Rodrigues, M.T., ERNST, R. (2011) New records and geographic distribution map of Adenomera heyeri Boistel, de Massary and Angulo 2006 (Anura, Leptodactylidae). Check List 7(5):601-605.

Gong, S., Hitschfeld, E., Hundsdörfer, A.K., AUER, M., Wang, F., Zhou, L. & U. Fritz (2011) Is the horned pitviper Ceratrimeresurus shenlii Liang and Liu, 2003 from China a valid Protobothrops? Amphibia-Reptilia, 32: 132-135.

Landsman, A.,  WERNER, Y.L. (2011) Captive reproduction of Eirenis levantinus SCHMIDTLER, 1993 with comments on some congeners (Squamata: Serpentes: Colubridae). Herpetozoa 23: 59-65.

Lötters, S, van der Meijden, A, Coloma, L.A., Boistel, R, Coetes, P, ERNST, R, Lehr, E, Veith, M (2011) Assessing the molecular phylogeny of a near extinct group of vertebrates: the Neotropical harlequin frogs (Bufonidae; Atelopus). Systematics and Biodiversity 9: 45-57. [Voted outstanding paper 2011: Editors choice paper free access online; for authors‘ profiles see Systematics and Biodiversity Volume 10 Issue 2 2012 ]

RÖSLER, H., Bauer, A. M., Heinicke, M. P., Greenbaum, E., Jackmann, T., Truong Quang Nguyen, T.Q., Ziegler, T. (2011) Phylogeny, taxonomy, and zoogeography of the genus Gekko Laurenti, 1768 with the revalidation of G. reevesii GRAY, 1831 (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Zootaxa, 2989: 1-50.

Schneider, N., Nguyen, T.Q., Schmitz, A., Kingsada, P., H., AUER, M., Ziegler, T. (2011) A new species of karst dwelling Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from northernwestern Laos. Zootaxa 2930: 1–21.

WERNER, Y.L. (2011) Photographing herpetofauna in nature. Herpetological Review 42: 364.

WERNER, Y.L. (2011) A splitters’ systematics of writing: scientific writing and writing English are separate issues and this has implications. Taprobanica 3: 1-4.

WERNER, Y.L.(2011) Herpetology at a biogeographical junction: Research and teaching at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). Herpetological Review 42: 150-159.

WERNER, Y.L., Shapira, T.  (2011) A brief review of morphological variation in Natrix tessellata in Israel: between sides, among individuals, between sexes, and among regions. Turkish Journal of Zoology 35: 451-466.


Fritz, U., Shiping, G., AUER, M., Kuchling, G., Schneeweiß, N., Hundsdörfer, A. K.  (2010) The world’s economically most important chelonians represent a diverse species complex (Testudines: Trionychidae: Pelodiscus). Organisms Diversity and Evolution 10: 227–242

Nguyen, T.Q., Kingsada, P., Rösler, H., AUER, M., Ziegler, T. (2010) A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from northern Laos. Zootaxa 2652: 1–16

Rocha, S., RÖSLER, H., Gehring, P. S., Glaw, F.,   Posada, D., Harris, D. J., Vences, M. (2010) Phylogenetic systematics of day geckos, genus Phelsuma, based on molecular and morphological data (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Zootaxa, 2429: 1-28.

RÖSLER, H., Glaw, F. (2010): Morphologische Variation und Taxonomie von Hemidactylus brookii GRAY, 1845 und Hemidactylus angulatus HALLOWELL, 1854 sowie phänotypisch ähnlicher Taxa. Spixiana 33 (1): 139-160.

RÖSLER, H., Nguyen, QT, Doan, V.K., Ho, C.T., Nguyen, T.T., Ziegler, T. (2010): A new species of the genus Gekko LAURENTI (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Vietnam, with remarks on G. japonicus (SCHLEGEL). Zootaxa 2329: 56-68.


Köhler, J., Vieites, D. R., Glaw, F., KAFFENBERGER, N., Vences M. (2009) A further new species of
limbless skink, genus Paracontias, from eastern Madagascar. African Journal of Herpetology,

Ross D. MacCulloch, R.D., Lathrop, A., Kok, P.J.R., ERNST, R., Kalamendeen, M. (2009) The genus Oxyrhopus (Serpentes: Dipsadidae: Xenodontinae) in Guyana: morphology, distributions and comments on taxonomy. Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia 49 (36): 487-495

Blackburn, D.C., Gonwouo, N.L., ERNST, R., M.-O. Rödel (2009) A new squeaker frog (Arthroleptidae: Arthroleptis) from the Cameroon Volcanic Line with redescriptions of Arthroleptis adolfifriederici Nieden, 1911 „1910“ and A. variabilis Matschie, 1893. Breviora (Museum of Comparative Zoology) 515: 1-22.

HÖLTING, M., W. Böhme & A. Schmitz (2009) Range extension for the tree frog Leptopelis karissimbensis Ahl, 1929 in Rwanda (Anura: Arthroleptidae). Herpetology Notes 2:45-47.

Gong, S., Shi, H., Mo, Y., AUER, M., Vargas, M., Hundsdörfer, A. K., Fritz, U. (2009) Phylogeography of the endangered black-breasted leaf turtle, Geoemyda spengleri (Reptilia: Testudines: Geoemydidae) and conservation implications for other chelonians. Amphibia-Reptilia 30: 57-62.

Fritz, U., AUER, M., Chirikova, M.A., Duysebayeva, T., Eremchenko, V.K., Kami, H.G., Kashkarov, R.D., Masroor, R., Moodley, Y., Pindrani, A., Siroky, P., A.K ,Hundsdörfer. (2009) Mitochondrial diversity of the wide-ranging Central Asian steppe tortoise (Testudo horsfieldii Gray, 1844): implications for relocation of confiscated tortoises and taxonomy. Amphibia-Reptilia 30: 245-257.


Luger, M., Garner, T.W.J., ERNST, R., Hödl, W., S. Lötters. (2008) No evidence for precipitous declines of harlequin frogs (Atelopus) in the Guyanas. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment. 43: 177-180.

ERNST, R. & M.-O. Rödel. (2008) Patterns of community composition in two tropical tree frog assemblages: separating spatial structure and environmental effects in disturbed and undisturbed forests. Journal of Tropical Ecology 24: 111-120.

ERNST, R., Agyei, A. C.& M.-O. Rödel. (2008) A new giant species of Arthroleptis (Amphibia: Anura) from the Krokosua Hills Forest Reserve, south western Ghana. Zootaxa 1697: 58–68.

AUER, M., Richter, S., Khani A. (2008) A new record of the Turkmenian Fat-Tailed Gecko from North East Iran. Zoology in the Middle East 45: 107-110.

Fritz, U., Guicking, D., AUER, M.,  Sommer, R. S.,  Wink, M. & A. K. Hundsdörfer (2008)
Diversity of the Southeast Asian leaf turtle genus Cyclemys: how many leaves on its tree of life? Zoologica Scripta 37 (4): 367-390

Fritz, U., Ayaz, D., Buschbom, J., Kami, H., Mazanaeva, L. F., Aloufi, A. A., AUER, M., Rifai, L., ŠiliÆ, T. & A. K. Hundsdörfer (2008) Go east: Phylogeographies of Mauremys caspica and M. rivulata – discordance of morphology, mitochondrial and nuclear genomic markers and rare hybridization. J. Evol. Biol. 21 (2): 527-540

Hitschfeld, E., AUER, M., Fritz, U. (2008) Phalangeal formulae and ontogenetic variation of carpal morphology in Testudo horsfieldii and T. hermanni. Amphibia-Reptilia 29: 93-99


Kok, P.J.R. & R. ERNST. (2007) A new species of Allobates (Anura: Aromobatidae: Allobatinae) exhibiting a novel reproductive behaviour. Zootaxa 1555: 21-38.

ERNST, R., Konrad, T., Linsenmair, K.E. & M.-O. Rödel (2007) The impacts of selective logging on three sympatric species of Leptodactylus in a Central Guyana rainforest. Amphibia-Reptilia 28: 51-64.

Ludwig, M., AUER, M., Fritz, U. (2007) Phalangeal formulae of geoemydid terrapins (Batagur, Callagur, Hardella, Heosemys, Kachuga, Orlitia, Pangshura, Rhinoclemmys)
reflect distinct modes of life. Amphibia-Reptilia 28: 574-576

Fritz, U., Guicking, D., Kami, H.,  Arakelyan, M., AUER, M., Ayaz, D., Ayres, C. A. Fernández, Bakiev, A. G., Celani, A., Džuki´c, G., Fahd, S., Havaš, P., Joger, U., Khabibullin, V. F., Mazanaeva, L. F., Široký, P., Tripepi, S., Vélez, A. V., Antón, G. V., Wink, M. (2007) Mitochondrial phylogeography of European pond turtles (Emys orbicularis, Emys trinacris) – an update. Amphibia-Reptilia 28: 418-426

Fritz, U., Hundsdörfer, A. K., Siroky, P., AUER, M., Lehmann, J., Mazanaeva, L.F., Türkozan, O., Wink, M. (2007) Phenotypic plasticity leads to incongruence between morphology-based taxonomy and genetic differentiation in western Palaearctic tortoises (Testudo graeca complex; Testudines, Testudinidae). Amphibia-Reptilia 28 : 97-121

Richter,S., AUER, M., Fritz U. (2007) Variation of hyoid morphology in Geoemydid turtles. Amphibia-Reptilia 28: 148-153


ERNST, R. & M.-O. Rödel (2006): Community assembly and structure of tropical leaf litter anurans. Ecotropica 12: 113-130.

ERNST, R., K.E. Linsenmair & M.-O. Rödel (2006): Diversity erosion beyond the species level: Dramatic loss of functional diversity after selective logging in two tropical amphibian communities. Biological Conservation 133: 143-155.

Fritz, U., Petzold, A., AUER, M. (2006) Osteology in the Cuora galbinifrons complex suggests conspecifity of C. bourreti and C. galbinifrons, with notes on shell osteology and phalangeal formulae within the Geoemydidae. – Amphibia-Reptilia 27: 195-205

Fritz, U., AUER M., Bertolero, A., Cheylan, M., Fattizzo, T., Hundsdörfer, A. K., Sampayo, M. M., Pretus, J., Siroky, P., Wink, M. (2006) A range-covering phylogeography of Testudo hermanni. Zoologica Scripta 35 (5): 531-543


ERNST, R. & M.-O. Rödel (2005): Anthropogenically induced changes of predictability in tropical anuran assemblages. Ecology 86: 3111-3118.

ERNST, R., Rödel M.-O. & D. Arjoon (2005): On the cutting edge – The anuran fauna of the Mabura Hill Forest Reserve, Central Guyana. Salamandra 41: 179-194

Rödel, M.-O., M. Gil, A.C. Agyei, A.D. Leaché, R.E. Diaz, M.K. Fujita & R. ERNST (2005): The amphibians of the forested parts of south-western Ghana. Salamandra 41: 107-127.

Rödel, M.-O., J. Kosuch, N. G. Kouamé, R. ERNST, & M. Veith (2005): Phrynobatrachus alticola Guibé & Lamotte, 1961 is a junior synonym of Phrynobatrachus tobka (Chabanaud, 1921). African Journal of Herpetology 54: 93-98.  

ERNST, R., Agyei, A.C. & M.-O Rödel (2005): Herpetological assessment of Draw River, Boi-Tano, and Krokosua Hills, pp. 44-49, appendices 5-7: pp. 135-139. In: McCullough, J., Decher, J. & D.G. Kpelle (eds) A biological assessment of the terrestrial ecosystems of the Draw River, Boi-Tano, Tano Nimiri and Krokosua Hills forest reserves, southwestern Ghana. RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 36, Conservation International, Washington D.C., 154 pp.

AUER, M., Ta_kavak, E. (2004) The population structures of syntopic Mauremys rivulata (Valenciennes, 1833) and Emys orbicularis (Linnaeus, 1758) in western Turkey. Biologia. Bratislava, 59/ Suppl. 14: 81-84                                                                                    


Rödel, M.-O. & R. ERNST (2004): Measuring and monitoring amphibian diversity in tropical forests. I. An evaluation of methods with recommendations for standardization. Ecotropica 10: 1-14.


Rödel, M.-O. & R. ERNST (2003): The amphibians of Marahoué and Mont Péko National Parks, Ivory Coast. Herpetozoa 16 (1/2): 23-39.

Rödel, M.-O., J. Kosuch, M. Veith & R. ERNST (2003): First record of the genus Acanthixalus Laurent, 1944 from the Upper Guinean rain forest, West Africa, with the description of a new species. Journal of Herpetology, St. Louis, 37 (1): 43-52.


Rödel, M.-O. & R. ERNST (2002): A new Phrynobatrachus from the Upper Guinean rain forest, West Africa, including a description of a new reproductive mode for the genus. Journal of Herpetology, St. Louis, 36 (4): 561-571.

Rödel, M.-O., D. Krätz & R. ERNST (2002): The tadpole of Ptychadena aequiplicata (Werner, 1898) with the description of a new reproductive mode for the genus (Amphibia, Anura, Ranidae). Alytes, Paris, 20 (1-2): 1-12.

ERNST, R. & M.-O. Rödel (2002): A new Atheris species (Serpentes: Viperidae), from Taï National Park, Ivory Coast. Herpetological Journal, London, 12: 55-61.

Rödel, M.-O., T.U. Grafe, V.H.W. Rudolf & R. ERNST (2002): A review of West African spotted Kassina, including a description of Kassina schioetzi sp. nov. (Amphibia: Anura: Hyperoliidae). Copeia, Lawrence, 2002 (3): 800-814.

Rödel, M.-O. & R. ERNST (2002): A new reproductive mode for the genus Phrynobatrachus: Phrynobatrachus alticola has nonfeeding, nonhatching tadpoles. Journal of Herpetology, St. Louis, 36 (1): 121-125.


Rödel, M.-O., G. Schorr & R. ERNST (2001): Zur Biologie von Cardioglossa leucomystax (Boulenger, 1903), im Taï-Nationalpark, Elfenbeinküste.  Salamandra, Rheinbach, 37 (4): 239-260.

Rödel, M.-O. & R. ERNST (2001): Description of the tadpole of Kassina lamottei SchiØtz, 1967. Journal of Herpetology, St. Louis, 35 (4): 678-681.

Rödel, M.-O. & R. ERNST (2001): Redescription of the tadpole of Phlyctimantis boulengeri Perret, 1986, with preliminary comments on the biology of the species. Alytes, Paris, 18 (3-4): 178-186.


Rödel, M.-O., R. ERNST, G. Leistner & J. Fahr (2000): Zum Totstellverhalten einiger westafrikanischer Frösche. Salamandra, Rheinbach, 36 (2): 125-130.

Rödel, M.-O. & R. ERNST (2000): Bufo taiensis n. sp., eine neue Kröte aus dem Taï-Nationalpark, Elfenbeinküste. Herpetofauna, Weinstadt, 22 (125): 9-16.

Books & Book Chapters (peer-reviewed) 

Rödel, M.O., Adeba, P.J., ERNST, R., Hillers, A., Nago, S.G.A., Penner, J. & M. Wegmann. (2008) Threatened islands of amphibian diversity in West Africa. In: Stuart, S., Hoffmann, N. M., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A., Berridge, R.J., Ramani, P., Young, B.E. (eds) Threatened Amphibians of the World. Lynx Edicions in association with IUCN – The World Conservation Union, Conservation International and NatureServe, pp. 62-63.

ERNST, R., K.E. Linsenmair, R. Thomas & M.-O. Rödel (2007): Amphibian communities in disturbed forests: lessons from the Neo- and Afrotropics. In: Tscharntke, T., Leuschner, C., Zeller, M., Guhardja, E., Bidin, A. (eds) The stability of tropical rainforest margins: linking ecological, economic and social constraints of land use and conservation. Springer Verlag Berlin, pp. 61-87.

De Dijn, B.P.E., LANDBURG, G.,  Ouboter, P.E.  & S.A. Sahdew (2011) Impacts on the terrestrial fauna. In: Werger, M.J.A. (ed) Sustainable Management of Tropical Rainforests: the CELOS Management System. TropenbosInternational, Paramaribo, Suriname, pp. 282

AUER, M. (2013)  Paradactylodon persicus (formerly Batrachuperus persicus)(EISELT & STEINER 1970) Persian Salamander and Paradactylodon gorganensis (formerly Batrachuperus gorganensis)(CLERGUE-GAZEAU & THORN 1979) Gorgan-cave salamander. In: Schultschik, G., Große, W.-R. (eds) Mertensiella Band 20e: Threatened Newts and Salamanders of the World – Captive Care Management,  pp. 16-22.

Popular scientific papers, Conservation publications & Non ISI contributions

ERNST, R., HÜBLER,. N., HÖLTING, M. (2016) Weisse Flecken im grünen Herzen Afrikas. Herpetologen erkunden die Regenwälder Nordangolas.  Natur Forschung Museum 146: (7/8) 224-235

 HÖLTING, M., ERNST, R. (2016) Haariger Knochenbrecher.  Natur Forschung Museum 146: (7/8) 238-239

HÖLTING, M. ERNST, R (2014) Anfíbios – vida entre a terra e a água. In: Lautenschläger, T., Neinhuis, C. (Eds) Riquezas naturais de Uíge- Uma breve introdução, a ameaça e a preservação da biodiversidade. Neues Druckhaus Dresden. 68-71.

ERNST, R, HÖLTING, M. (2014) Répteis – animais de sangue frio com escamas. In: Lautenschläger, T., Neinhuis, C. (Eds) Riquezas naturais de Uíge- Uma breve introdução, a ameaça e a preservação da biodiversidade. Neues Druckhaus Dresden. 72-75.

ERNST, R, Päckert, M., Lautenschläger, T. (2014) Fauna utilizada. In: Lautenschläger, T., Neinhuis, C. (Eds) Riquezas naturais de Uíge- Uma breve introdução, a ameaça e a preservação da biodiversidade. Neues Druckhaus Dresden. 106-113.

ERNST, R. (2014) Die Grenzen der Nachhaltigkeit: Biologische Vielfalt in tropischen Wäldern nutzen oder schützen? Natur Forschung Museum 144: (1/2) 48-49

ERNST, R. (2013) Verlorener Frosch in der vergessenen Welt? Terraria-elaphe 6/2013: 12-13.

Kok, P.J.R., HÖLTING, M., ERNST, R. (2013) The frog that may be lost. Another new species endemic to the Iwokrama Mountains of Guyana. Explore Guyana 2013: 75-76

Päckert, M., Stuckas, H., ERNST, R., Mende, M., Fritz, U. (2013) Integrative Taxonomie – eine Zukunftswissenschaft. Natur Forschung Museum 143: (7/8) 206 – 217

RÖSLER, H. (2013) Ein kleiner Bodengecko erzählt von einer Bergsteiger-Tragödie: Das kurze Leben des Adolf Göttner (1914-1937). Sekretär 13(1), 2013

AUER, M. (2012) Cyclemys- A Picture Puzzle as an Identification Aid . RADIATA 21 (4): 4-23

ERNST R., Hölting, M., Thomas-Caesar, R., Bovolo, C.I. (2012) The Cutting Edge of Sustainability: Cold Blooded Research in an Overlooked Hotspot. FrogLog 100, Regional Insight 52-53.

ERNST, R. (2012) Merging community ecology and phylogenetic biology in amphibian research: How habitats shape anuran trait communities and species’ life-history traits. FrogLog 100, Global Focus 56-57.

WERNER, Y.L. (2012) The structure and function of zoology. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 57: 270.

WERNER, Y.L., Ventura, L. (2012) Sexual dimorphism in colubrid snakes (Reptilia:Ophidia:Colubridae) of Israel: Body size, frequency of occurrence, and their inter-relations. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 57: 271

Meiri, S., Itescu, Y., Shacham, H., WERNER, Y.L. (2012) What tortoise is Testudo floweri, named by Bodenheimer (1935) from the Negev ? Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution. 57: 261.

WERNER, Y.L., Goldenzweig, A. (2012) The fan-toed geckos of Israel (Ptyodactylus): Does each attain its preferred body temperature? Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution.

WERNER, Y.L., Gajst, O., Motro, U. (2012) House geckos (Squamata: Gekkoninae: Hemidactylus): what species occurs or occur in Israel? Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution.

WERNER, Y.L. (2011) Some comments on the recent discovery of the Hula painted frog in Israel. HerpDigest.org (electronic newsletter): Volume # 11 Issue # 52, 3 December 2011

Werner, Y.L., Goldenzweig, A., Fay, R.R. (2011) Are the ears of gecko lizards tuned to the calls of the same species? Journal of Basic & Clinical Physiology & Pharmacology 22: 80-81.

AUER, M. (2011) Beobachtungen zu Vorkommen und Handel von Schildkröten in Nordlaos. Sauria, 33 (1): 3-11.

Kirschey, T., AUER, M., Mebert. K. (2011) Amphibien und Reptilien Aserbaidschans – Ein Projekt der BAG Kaukasus. Naturmagazin 4: 46-49

Dziock, F., Wacowska, K., Siegl, S., Briesenick, T., ERNST, R. ( 2010) Erfassung und Bewertung der Vorkommen der Asiatischen Keiljungfer und der Grünen Flussjungfer an der Elbe bei Roßlau. Naturschutz im Land Sachsen Anhalt, 46, Sonderheft 2009: 169-175.

AUER, M. (2010) Bemerkungen zur Haltung des Gorgan- Höhlensalamanders (Batrachuperus gorganensis). amphibia 9 (1): 21-27

AUER, M., Herz, M. (2010) Beobachtungen an Süßwasserschildkröten im Iran, Teil 1 Emys orbicularis. Marginata 7 (2): 54-57

Herz, M., AUER,M. (2010) Beobachtungen an Süßwasserschildkröten im Iran, Teil 2 Mauremys caspica. Marginata 7 (3): 40-44

RÖSLER, H., Ineich, I. (2010): Das Typenmaterial von Phelsuma lineata punctulata MERTENS, 1970. elaphe 18 (2): 14-17.

ERNST, R. (2009) Allobates spumaponens, een koekkoek in schuimnesten. DN Magazine Dendrobatidae Nederland 21:5-7 (in Dutch).

ERNST, R. (2009) Kuckuck im Schaumnest – Allobates spumaponens, ein neuer Pfeilgiftfrosch mit außergewöhnlichem Fortpflanzungsverhalten. Terraria 17:43-46.

AUER, M., Herz, M. (2008) Die Landschildkröten des Iran – Persische Populationen der Maurischen Landschildkröte. Draco 32 (8): 50-55

Herz, M. , AUER, M. (2008) Die Landschildkröten des Iran- Steppenschildkröten in Persien. Draco 32 (8): 56-60

AUER, M. (2007) Status, Verbreitung und standortabhängige Merkmalsausbildung der Landschildkröten Aserbaidschans. Elaphe 15 (2): 14-16

ERNST, R. (2006): Im Schatten der Säge – Amphibiengemeinschaften in selektiv eingeschlagenen tropischen Wäldern. Terraria 2: 32-35.

AUER, M.,  Herz, M. (2006) Anmerkung zur Maximalgröße der Maurischen Landschildkröte Testudo graeca (Linnaeus, 1758) in Kleinasien. Sacalia 13 (4): 44-47

Pieh, A., AUER, M. (2005) Testudo graeca pallasi Chkhikvadze & Bakradze, 2002, eine wenig bekannte Schildkröte aus Daghestan. Marginata, 2 (2): 48-51                                          

AUER, M., Reimann, M. & E. Taakavak (2004) Siamesische Zwillinge bei der Maurischen Landschildkröte Testudo graeca ibera Pallas, 1814 und der Griechischen Landschildkröte Testudo hermanni boettgeri MOJSISOVICS, 1889. Elaphe 12 (1): 63-66

AUER, M. (2002) Süßwasserschildkröten in der Westtürkei. Elaphe 10 (3): 34-40

AUER, M. (1997) Meine Erfahrungen mit Agrionemys horsfieldii. Schildkröte. 3 (2): 8-11
Online contributions

ERNST, R. (2006): The Africa focus of the herpetological collection of the Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart- an online catalogue. URL:  SMNS Herp