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Anonymous. 1956. Some mammals and reptiles which may be seen within 30 miles of Zaria (excluding the smaller shrews, rodents and bats). Nigerian Field 21(3): 136-138.

Adeyemo, A.I.; Tamungang, A.; Ayodele, I.A. 2006. Convergence of wild animals at River Oli Banks in Kainji Lake National Park, Nigeria. Research Journal of Biological Sciences 1(1-4): 98-101.

Agbelusi, E.A. 1994. Wildlife conservation in Ondo State. Nigerian Field 59(1-2): 73-83.

Akani, G.C.; Aifesehi, P.E.E.; Petrozzi, F.; Amadi, N.; Luiselli, L. 2014. Diversity of terrestrial vertebrates in Taylor Creek Forest Reserve, an area of high environmental value in the River Niger delta (Bayelsa state, Nigeria). Vie et Milieu 64: 59-68.

Akani, G.C.; Aifesehi, P.E.E.; Petrozzi, F.; Nioking, A.; Luiselli, L.M. 2014. Preliminary surveys of the terrestrial vertebrate fauna (mammals, reptiles, and amphibians) of the Edumanon Forest Reserve, Nigeria. Tropical Zoology (Florence) 27(3): 63-72.

Akani, G.C.; Barieenee, I.F.; Capizzi, D.; Luiselli, L. 1999. Snake communities of moist rainforest and derived savanna sites of Nigeria: biodiversity patterns and conservation priorities. Biodiversity and Conservation 8(5): 629-642.

Akani, G.C.; Capizzi, D.; Luiselli, L. 2002. Community ecology of scincid lizards in a swamp rainforest of south-eastern Nigeria. Russian Journal of Herpetology 9(2): 125-134.

Akani, G.C.; Eyo, E.; Odegbune, E.; Eniang, E.A.; Luiselli, L. 2002. Ecological patterns of anthropogenic mortality of suburban snakes in an African tropical region. Israel Journal of Zoology 48(1): 1-11.

Akani, G.C.; Luiselli, L. 2000. Aspects of the natural history of Natriciteres (Serpentes, Colubridae) in Nigeria, with special reference to N. variegata and N. fuliginoides. Herpetological Natural History 7(2): 163-168.

Akani, G.C.; Luiselli, L. 2001. A survey of the cultural attitudes of people towards reptiles in the Niger Delta, Nigeria: implications for conservation. Herpetological Bulletin 75: 19-24.

Akani, G.C.; Luiselli, L. 2009. Diversity and distribution of Sea Turtles in the Niger delta, Nigeria. Revue d'Ecologie la Terre et la Vie 64(4): 369-374.

Akani, G.C.; Luiselli, L.; Angelici, F.M.; Corti, C.; Zuffi, M.A.L. 2001. The case of rainforest stiletto snakes (genus Atractaspis) in southern Nigeria. Evidence of diverging foraging strategies in grossly sympatric snakes with homogeneous body architecture? Ethology Ecology & Evolution 13(1): 89-94.

Akani, G.C.; Luiselli, L.; Politano, E. 1999. Ecological and conservation considerations on the reptile fauna of the eastern Niger Delta (Nigeria). Herpetozoa 11(3-4): 141-153.

Akani, G.C.; Luiselli, L.; Tooze, Z.; Angelici, F.M.; Corti, C.; Zuffi, M.A.L. 2001. The ecological distribution of Causus Wagler 1830 (Viperidae) in Nigeria, with special reference to C. resimus (Peters 1862) and C. lichtensteini (Jan 1859), two species rarely recorded from this country. Tropical Zoology 14(1): 185-195.

Akani, G.C.; Luiselli, L.M. 2010. Aspects of community ecology of amphibians and reptiles at Bonny Island (Nigeria), an area of priority relevance for petrochemical industry. African Journal of Ecology 48(4): 939-948.

Akani, G.C.; Luiselli, L.M.; Ogbeibu, A.E.; Onwuteaka, J.N.; Chuku, E.; Osakwe, J.A.; Bombi, P.; Amuzie, C.C.; Uwagbae, M.; Gijo, H.A. 2010. Aspects of species richness and seasonality of amphibians and reptiles in the coastal barrier island of Brass (Nigeria). Revue d'Ecologie la Terre et la Vie 65(2): 151-161.

Akani, G.C.; Nwabueze, E.; Franco, D.; Eniang, E.A.; Petrozzi, F.; Politano, E.; Luiselli, L.M. 2013. Correlation between annual activity patterns of venomous snakes and rural people in the Niger Delta, southern Nigeria. Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases 19: 1-8.

Akani, G.C.; Ogbalu, O.K.; Luiselli, L. 2001. Life-history and ecological distribution of chameleons (Reptilia, Chamaeleonidae) from the rain forests of Nigeria: Conservation implications. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 24(2): 1-15.

Akani, G.C.; Petrozzi, F.; Eniang, E.A.; Luiselli, L. 2015. Structure and composition of snake assemblages across three types of plantation in south-eastern Nigeria. African Journal of Ecology 53(2): 223-230.

Akani, G.C.; Petrozzi, F.; Luiselli, L.M. 2014. Variation in reptile community composition across different plantation types in south-eastern Nigeria. Revue d'Ecologie la Terre et la Vie 69(3-4): 285-303.

Akani, G.C.; Petrozzi, F.; Segniagbeto, G.H.; Luiselli, L. 2015. Notes on morphology, biology and domestic consumption of Pelusios niger (Duméril & Bibron, 1835) from Forcados River, Nigeria. Herpetozoa 28(1-2): 94-98.

Akinpelu, A.I.; Areo, A. 2007. The snakes of Osun grove: a world heritage site in Osogbo, Nigeria. Revista de Biologia Tropical 55(2): 717-721.

Andreone, F.; Luiselli, L. 2000. Are there shared general patterns of specific diversity, abundance, and guild structure in snake communities of tropical forests of Madagascar and continental Africa? Revue d'Ecologie la Terre et la Vie 55(3): 215-239.

Bayless, M.K.; Luiselli, L. 2000. The ecological distribution of monitor lizards (Reptilia, Varanidae) in Nigeria. Miscellania Zoologica (Barcelona) 23(1): 1-8.

Blackwell, K. 1967. A preliminary survey of the reptiles of the Ibadan area. British Journal of Herpetology 3: 307-310.

Böhme, W.; Nikolaus, G. 1989. Herpetological specimens from the Gotel Mountains and Mambilla Plateau, Nigeria. Tauraco Research Report 1: 28-30.

Butler, J.A. 1986. Notes on collections and observations of lizards in Nigeria. Nigerian Field 51(3-4): 85-94.

Butler, J.A.; Reid, J.C. 1990. Records of snakes from Nigeria. Nigerian Field 55(1-2): 19-40.

Butler, J.A.; Shitu, E. 1985. Uses of some reptiles by the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Herpetological Review 16(1): 15-16.

Cozens, A.B.; Marchant, S. 1952. A contribution to the fauna of Owerri Province. Nigerian Field 17(2): 70-79.

Dunger, G.T. 1965. Wase Rock - its history, geology, fauna and climbs. Nigerian Field 30: 148-184.

Dunger, G.T. 1967. The lizards and snakes of Nigeria. 1. The chamaeleons of Nigeria. Nigerian Field 32: 53-74.

Dunger, G.T. 1967. The lizards and snakes of Nigeria. 2. The lacertids of Nigeria. Nigerian Field 32: 117-131.

Dunger, G.T. 1967. The lizards and snakes of Nigeria. 3. The monitors and a plated lizard. Nigerian Field 32(4): 170-178.

Dunger, G.T. 1968. The lizards and snakes of Nigeria. 4. The geckos of Nigeria. Nigerian Field 33: 18-47.

Dunger, G.T. 1971. The snakes of Nigeria. 1. The file snakes of Nigeria. Nigerian Field 36(2): 54-71.

Dunger, G.T. 1971. The snakes of Nigeria. 2. The house snakes of Nigeria. Nigerian Field 36(4): 151-163.

Dunger, G.T. 1972. The lizards and snakes of Nigeria. 6. The skinks of Nigeria. Nigerian Field 37(3): 99-120.

Dunger, G.T. 1972. The snakes of Nigeria. 3. The harmless water and marsh snakes of Nigeria. Nigerian Field 37(1): 21-38.

Dunger, G.T. 1973. The lizards and snakes of Nigeria. 7. The skinks of Nigeria (continued and completed). Nigerian Field 38(2): 54-80.

Dunger, G.T. 1973. The snakes of Nigeria. 4. The harmless green snakes of Nigeria. Nigerian Field 38: 158-180.

Edington, M.A. 1984. Biological observations on the Ogbunike cave system, Anambra State, Nigeria. Studies in Speleology 5: 31-38.

Eniang, E.A.; Ebin, C.O.; Luiselli, L. 2002. On the composition of the snake fauna of Okwangwo division of Cross River National Park, a hilly forest-savanna transition zone in south-eastern Nigeria (Squamata: Serpentes). Herpetozoa 15(1-2): 79-82.

Eniang, E.A.; Egwali, E.C.; Luiselli, L.M.; Ayodele, I.A.; Akani, G.C.; Pacini, N. 2006. Snake bushmeat from the forest markets of south-eastern Nigeria. Natura (Milan) 95(2): 33-46.

Eniang, E.A.; Ekpo, I.J.; Akani, G.C.; Luiselli, L. 2002. On the composition of the snake fauna of Uyo, a recently deforested area in Nigeria (Squamata: Serpentes). Herpetozoa 14(3-4): 143-147.

Eniang, E.A.; Luiselli, L. 2002. Ikpan wetland rainforest: an area of high biodiversity importance in south-eastern Nigeria. Revue d'Ecologie la Terre et la Vie 57(1): 19-28.

Ezealor, A.U. 1988. Kagoro Forest conservation study. Appendix 13. The non-avian wildlife of Kagoro Forests. ICBP (International Council of Bird Preservation) Study Report 28: 71-74.

Geerling, C. 1973. Notes on the aquatic and amphibian fauna of the Gaji River, Yankari Game Reserve. Nigerian Field 38(3): 114-119.

Grandison, A.G.C. 1962. British Museum (Natural History) expedition to northern Nigeria. Unpublished report. 12 pp.

Günther, A. 1896. Report on a collection of reptiles and fishes made by Miss M.H. Kingsley during her travels on the Ogowe River and in Old Calabar. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Ser. 6) 6(17): 261-285.

Hall, P. 1976. Priorities for wildlife conservation in north-eastern Nigeria. Nigerian Field 41(3): 99-112.

Hopkins, B. 1970. The Olokemeji Forest Reserve. 4. Check lists. Nigerian Field 35: 123-144.

Ijeomah, H.M.; Efenakpo, O.D. 2011. Assessment of Nile Crocodile utilization in selected communities of Rivers State, Nigeria. ARPN Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science 6(10): 66-77.

Ita, E.O. 1994. Aquatic plants and wetland wildlife resources of Nigeria. CIFA Occasional Paper 21: 1-52.

Jibirin Jia, M.O.N. 1971. The Yankari game reserve: 1955-1970. IUCN Publication New Series 22: 27-30.

Lamborn, W.A. 1913. Notes on habits of certain reptiles in the Lagos district. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1913: 218-224.

Lea, J.M.; Luiselli, L.; Politano, E. 2005. Are there shifts in amphibian faunal composition in Nigerian landscapes undergoing long-term degradation? A case study from a Montane environment. Revue d'Ecologie la Terre et la Vie 60(1): 65-76.

Lea, J.M.; Politano, E.; Luiselli, L. 2003. Changes in the herpetofauna of a fresh water river in Southern Nigeria, after 20 years of development. Russian Journal of Herpetology 10(3): 191-198.

Luiselli, L. 2008. Linnaeus fund research report: oil industry development and freshwater turtle conservation: comparing the diversity, abundance, and functioning of turtle communities inhabiting pristine habitats and oil-polluted areas in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter 12: 18-21.

Luiselli, L.; Akani, G.C. 1999. Habitats of snakes in the rainforests of Eket (Akwa-Ibom State, south-eastern Nigeria) (Squamata: Serpentes). Herpetozoa 11(3-4): 99-107.

Luiselli, L.; Akani, G.C. 2002. An investigation into the composition, complexity and functioning of snake communities in the mangroves of south-eastern Nigeria. African Journal of Ecology 40(3): 220-227.

Luiselli, L.; Akani, G.C. 2003. An indirect assessment of the effects of oil pollution on the diversity and functioning of turtle communities in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 26(1): 57-65.

Luiselli, L.; Akani, G.C.; Capizzi, D. 1998. Food resource partitioning of a community of snakes in a swamp rainforest of south-eastern Nigeria. Journal of Zoology (London) 246(2): 125-133.

Luiselli, L.; Akani, G.C.; Rugiero, L.; Politano, E. 2005. Relationships between body size, population abundance and niche characteristics in the communities of snakes from three habitats in southern Nigeria. Journal of Zoology (London) 265(2): 207-213.

Luiselli, L.M.; Petrozzi, F.; Akani, G.C. 2013. Long-term comparison reveals trends in turtle trade in bushmeat markets of southern Nigeria. Herpetozoa 26(1-2): 57-64.

Massuti, M. 1967. Los fondos de pesca en la platforma continental de Marruecos, Sahara Espanol, Mauritania, Senegal, Republica de Guinea, Ensenada de Biafra y Archipielago de Cabo Verde. Trab. Inst. esp. Oceanogr. 34: 7-97.

Nneji, L.M.; Adeola, A.C.; Yan, F.; Okeyoyin, A.O.; Oladipo, O.C.; Olagunju, T.E.; Omotoso, O.; Oladipo, S.O.; Iyiola, O.A.; Auta, T.; Usman, A.D.; Abdullahi, H.; Peng, M.S.; Jin, J.Q.; Murphy, R.W.; Ugwumba, A.A.A.; Che, J. 2018. Cryptic lineages of Nigerian Agama (Squamata: Agamidae) within the West African radiation. Russian Journal of Herpetology 25(2): 97-112.

Onuazuluchi, G.O. 1960. Clinical observations on snake-bite in Wukari, Nigeria. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 54: 265-269.

Pasqual, J.H. 1937. The chamaeleons of Nigeria. Nigerian Field 6(1): 32-34.

Reid, J.C. 1986. A list with notes of lizards of the Calabar area of southeastern Nigeria. pp. 699-703. In: Rocek, Z. (ed.). Studies in herpetology. Proceedings of the European Herpetological Meeting (3rd Ordinary General Meeting of the Societas Europaea Herpetologica) Prague 1985. Charles University, Prague. 754 pp.

Romer, J.D. 1953. Introducing some common Nigerian reptiles. Nigerian Field 18(2): 70-77.

Romer, J.D. 1953. Reptiles and amphibians collected in the Port Harcourt area of Nigeria. Copeia 1953: 121-123.

Rosevear, D.R. 1949. Nigerian animals that don't exist. Nigerian Field 13(1) [1948]: 6-14.

Rugiero, L.; Luiselli, L.; Eniang, E.A.; Akani, G.C. 2007. Diet of a guild of geckos in a fragmented, human-altered African rainforest. African Journal of Herpetology 56(1): 91-96.

Service, M.W. 1969. Kainji Lake, a new aquatic habitat in northern Nigeria. Biological Conservation 2: 70.

Stones, P.B. 1949. Nigerian snakes - a brief conspectus. Nigerian Field 14(4): 151-157.

Sura, P. 1986. Plazy i gady Nigerii [Amphibians and reptiles of Nigeria]. (In Polish, English summary). Przeglad Zoologiczny 30(1): 95-108.

Sura, P. 1987. On a small collection of lizards from Nigeria. British Herpetological Society Bulletin 20: 15-21.

Trape, J.F.; Baldé, C. 2014. A checklist of the snake fauna of Guinea, with taxonomic changes in the genera Philothamnus and Dipsadoboa (Colubridae) and a comparison with the snake fauna of some other West African countries. Zootaxa 3900(3): 301-338.