Arthur Tiutenko

Arthur Tiutenko
Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg | FAU · Sprachenzentrum

PhD
Currently working on an illustrated and annotated checklist of herpetofauna of the Harenna Forest, southern Ethiopia.

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Introduction
Arthur Tiutenko is a nature science illustrator and herpetologist based in Bavaria, Germany. His main research interest is in herpetofauna of sub-Saharan Africa. Arthur studied biology, computer science and linguistics, and works as an assistant professor and software developer for e-learning at the Centre of Modern Languages of the University of Erlangen/Nuremberg.

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Phrynobatrachus inexpectatus and P. minutus are sister species of dwarf-size puddle frogs endemic to humid montane forests in the Ethiopian highlands. For almost two decades P. inexpectatus was officially known only from two populations, although a wider distribution was assumed. We confirm a population of this species in Harenna Forest (Bale Zone)...
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A new ground-dwelling species of treefrog in the genus Leptopelis is described from the Harenna Forest in south-eastern Ethiopia. The description is based on morphology and acoustics and is supported by molecular data. The new species has a small body size, and the digital discs on fingers and toes are significantly more conspicuous than in other s...
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Erythrolamprus Boie, 1826 is a highly diverse dipsadid snake genus, ranging from Central America south to Argentina and Uruguay. In this work, we reassess the taxonomic status of specimens previously identified as Erythrolamprus poecilogyrus schotti (Schlegel, 1837) from the savannah habitats of Roraima state, northern Brazil, Guyana, and Bolívar s...
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Three species of Phrynomantis Peters, 1867, have been historically recorded for Angola: P. affinis, P. annectens and P. bifasciatus. As noted by all authors who have dealt with specimens of P. bifasciatus from the country, the Angolan population is characterized by an odd coloration pattern for the species, which led Boulenger to consider it a diff...
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Lamprophis erlangeri is a lamprophiid snake endemic to moist montane forest remnants and formerly forested areas in the south and south-west of the Ethiopian highlands. Its vernacular name ‘Ethiopian House Snake’ is a result of century-long speculations about the generic placement of this species. New molecular and morphological data brought eviden...
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Apostolepis albicollaris and A. cerradoensis are two Elapomorphini snake species, described within a short timespan, from the Cerrado of central Brazil. In their brief descriptions, these two species were diagnosed from congeners largely based on highly variable external morphological characters. Interestingly enough, A. cerradoensishas remained kn...
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Phalotris Cope, 1862 is a fossorial dipsadid snake genus that encompasses 15 species, distributed mainly in open areas from Northeastern Brazil to Southern Argentina. Some of its species are known from small series, and there is little to no knowledge on their morphological variation and species delimitations. In this work, we analyze the taxonomic...
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Apostolepis is a diverse Dipsadid snake genus, with 35 known species, inhabiting most of South America at east of the Andes. In this study, we redescribe Apostolepis assimilis Reinhardt, 1861, and evaluate the taxonomic status of a controversial taxon, Apostolepis tertulianobeui, described based on a single specimen from an unknown locality of Mina...
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Apostolepis Cope, 1862 is a speciose dipsadid snake genus. Among its more than 30 taxa, several species are known only from small series of specimens. The lack of basic information about morphological variations and natural history has resulted in a difficult taxonomic history of the group. We revisit the taxonomic status of the recently described...
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Apostolepis is a speciose Neotropical snake genus, encompassing 38 species, widely distributed in South America. Most species of the genus are known based on small series, which has contributed to a convoluted taxonomic history. In this study, we report the rediscovery of Apostolepis niceforoi, a taxon that remained known from a single specimen sin...
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Apostolepis Cope, 1862 is a highly diversified and speciose Neotropical dipsadid genus, encompassing almost 40 species of fossorial or cryptozoic snakes, widely distributed east of the Andes. In this work, we revisit the taxonomic status of A. sanctaeritae Werner, 1924, a rather controversial taxon described from a single specimen. Apostolepis sanc...
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The tadpole of poorly studied Leptopelis ragazzii (Boulenger, 1896), a high-altitude tree frog species from the Ethiopian highlands, is described for the first time and compared with closely related sympatric species — L. gramineus (Boulenger, 1898) and L. vannutellii (Boulenger, 1898).
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Apostolepis is a diverse neotropical snake genus, which has been historically subjected to poor taxonomic descriptions, largely based on either a small type series or subjective diagnoses. We evaluate the case of Apostolepis barrioi Lema, 1978 and its intricate taxonomic history, suggesting its synonymization with Apostolepis dimidiata (Jan, 1862),...
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I here report the first record of Pseudoboodon gascae from a forest habitat in southern Harenna Forest, Bale Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia.
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During a scientific field expedition to the Alai-Pamir range five specimens of the genus Gloydius have been collected in the larger Alai. A morphological and genetical examination of the specimens has shown that they are part of the G. halys complex, but represent a new taxon which is characterized by the following unique character combination: It...
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Technical solutions usually adopted for computer-based language teaching and testing materials were developed for purposes other than language learning. To understand the features offered by this technology and to formulate the requirements for their further development and improvement, the authors of language teaching materials need to know which...
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Language teaching pedagogy focuses on active, systematic knowledge transfer from teacher to learner and on frequent practice, rather than on self-study and gradual knowledge acquisition, as with most other subjects. The quality of computer-based language teaching materials is determined not only by essential constant interaction of a learner with t...
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The following article reports on practical experience in the usage of the Question and Test Interoperability Specification of the IMS Global Learning Consortium for the production of language courses. The many problems that both the authors of learning content and software developers encounter in striving to implement the standard need to be solved...
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A look from the viewpoint of the linguistic theory of text, as in this article, may result in reconsideration of some key-ideas common to many non-linguistic publications about hypertext. Since hypertext is frequently thought of as a primarily textual phenomenon (single text or system of texts), the authors of this article search for its linguistic...

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The Elapomorphini tribe is a highly diverse group of neotropical Dipsadid fossorial snakes, encompassing the genera Apostolepis Cope, 1862, Coronelaps Lema and Deiques, 2010, Elapomorphus Wiegmann, 1843, Phalotris Cope, 1862, and an undescribed genus. In this book, we revisit all 50 species from these five genera, providing novel information on morphology, variation, natural history, systematics, and offering an updated and accessible framework for researchers and nature enthusiasts alike who wish to work or know more about these recondite taxa.
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This project seeks to revise the taxonomic status of neglected Neotropical snake taxa.
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Finding and documenting new populations and species of amphibians and reptiles in some of the last forests at the Horn of Africa.