Frog Atlas of Southern Africa

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Date started: 1996
Web page: http://adu.org.za/frog_atlas.php

FrogMAP is the continuation of the Southern African Frog Atlas Project (SAFAP). It aims to build on the distribution data collected during seven years of fieldwork (1996-2003), plus earlier data compiled from museum records, private collections, the literature and conservation agencies.

SAFAP data was used for the 2003 red listing of all frog species of the region, the results were published in the book Atlas and Red Data Book of the Frogs of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland, published by the Smithsonian Institution, USA.

 

SAFAP Metadata

1) DATASET CONTACT
Name of Organization/Department Animal Demography Unit, Department of Biological Science, University of Cape Town
Contact person (Person to contact about the dataset) Dr Rene Navarro
Position IT Systems Specialist
Postal Address Animal Demography Unit, Department of Biological Science, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch
Postal code 7701
City/Town Cape Town
Province Western Cape
Country South Africa
Telephone +27 (0)21 650 4751
Cell
Fax +27 (0)21 650 3301
Email rene.navarro@uct.ac.za
Website address (url) http://adu.org.za/frog_atlas.php
2) DATASET METADATA
Title of dataset Atlas of the Frogs of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland
Brief description (max. 200 words) Distribution data collected during seven years of fieldwork (1996-2003), plus earlier data compiled from museum records, private collections, the literature and conservation agencies.
FrogMAP, started June-2010, is the Virtual Museum continuation of SAFAP.
Purpose (max. 200 words) Data was used for the 2003 red listing of all frog species of the region, the results were published in the bookAtlas and Red Data Book of the Frogs of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.
Begin date (When data collection started) 1996
End date (For dormant datasets: When was data collection ended 2003
3) DATA QUALITY
Give a brief account of any biases, gaps or errors which may exist in the dataset. The most comprehensive distribution dataset until 2003
4) ACCESS/USE CONSTRAINTS
How to get a copy of the dataset Summary data is freely available from the website: http://adu.org.za/frog_atlas.php. If you require the complete data set, please write to us at adu-info@uct.ac.za
5) OTHER INFORMATION
Other information about the dataset which may be important. Not all information is freely available, data provided by the Transvaal Museun and The National Museum Bloemfountain require written permission to acces their data. Data users must write to the respective museum directors to obtain such permission.
6) METADATA AUTHOR
Author name (name of the person who entered the metadata record) Rene Navarro
Author organization Animal Demography Unit, Department of Biological Science, University of Cape Town
Author position IT Systems Specialist
Author address Animal Demography Unit, Department of Biological Science, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch
Author postal code 7701
Author city/town Cape Town
Author province Western Cape
Author country South Africa
Author telephone 021 650 2566
Author fax 021 650 3434
Author email rene.navarro@uct.ac.za
Metadata creation date 24/08/2009
Last update of metadata 24/08/2009

 

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