About us

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AMPHIBIA – The Laboratory of Taxonomy and Natural History of Amphibians, was created in July 2002 by me, Marcelo Felgueiras Napoli. I was hired by the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) to fill out a vacancy as Professor for Vertebrate Zoology, emphasizing Systematics. The public selection occurred in January 2002, and the final admittance in April 2002. I am allocated in the Department of Zoology, in the Institute of Biology of the Federal University of Bahia (“Departamento de Zoologia, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Federal da Bahia”).

The primary purpose of this homepage, which is available in the net since November 2003, was to offer PDF files of articles with my authorship that are published in peer-reviewed journals, or in proceedings of zoological and herpetological meetings. Moreover, this page had the purpose to introduce the ongoing projects of the AMPHIBIA-team and to serve as an integration vehicle with other herpetologists. During the last seven years, this website gained other objectives, and now serves also as a way to maintain and/or disseminate several kinds of data produced or not by us or related to our activities.

The primary research interest of the AMPHIBIA-team is the Taxonomy of Neotropical Amphibians, but we are also initiating studies in Natural History and Ecology of anurans, with the goal to improve our participation in the courses in Ecology of the Federal University of Bahia.

The main project of AMPHIBIA, "Amphibians of Bahia: taxonomy, natural history and community structure”, has the goal to identify and map the amphibian species of the State of Bahia. Taking Bahia as a starting point, we furthermore intend to improve the knowledge on Brazilian amphibians in regard of taxonomy, ecology and natural history.


E-mail: amphibia@ufba.br

Tel. AMPHIBIA: +55 (71) 3283-6562

Tel/Fax (UFBA): +55 (71) 3283-6511, general phone of the Institute of Biology

Address: Universidade Federal da Bahia, Instituto de Biologia, Departamento de Zoologia, "AMPHIBIA - Laboratório de Taxonomia e História Natural de Anfíbios", Rua Barão de Jeremoabo, s/n, Campus Universitário de Ondina, 40170-115 Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.