Gabriel Badjedjea Babangenge

Gabriel Badjedjea Babangenge
University of Kisangani · Department of Ecology

Master of Biology

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Introduction
Researcher in Herpetology: Biodiversity and Ecology of Amphibians
Additional affiliations
January 2011 - September 2018
University of Kisangani
Position
  • Researcher

Publications

Publications (20)
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We present new records of reptiles (Testudines and Squamata) from Kungulu and Mbiye Islands on the upper Congo River in the vicinity of Kisangani, Tshopo Province, northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mbiye Island's currently documented herpetofauna includes 19 species (two turtles, seven lizards and ten snakes), all but two recorded here...
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Repetitive elements have multiple copies in a genome and have been identified in several amphibian genomes using whole genome sequencing, but few studies have used cytogenetic mapping to visualize these elements in this vertebrate group. Here we compared the numbers and positions of repetitive elements in diploid and tetraploid species of the genus...
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The fauna of the Central Congolian Lowland Forests ecoregion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is poorly known due to the region’s remoteness and limited accessibility. An amphibian survey was conducted in Kokolopori, including the Kokolopori Bonobo Nature Reserve, to fill this gap in our knowledge of its amphibians. All major habitat types w...
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Secondary sympatry among sister lineages is strongly associated with genetic and ecological divergence. This pattern suggests that for closely related species to coexist in secondary sympatry, they must accumulate differences in traits that mediate ecological and/or reproductive isolation. Here, we characterized inter‐ and intra‐specific divergence...
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Grayia is a genus of relatively large (1.5 – 2.5 m) aquatic Afrotropical snakes that is currently comprised of four species. Recent molecular phylogenies recovered Grayia in its own distinct subfamily (Grayiinae), which was strongly supported as the sister group to Colubrinae. Because tropical African snakes are generally understudied, the relation...
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The genus Toxicodryas, historically included with the renowned Australasian cat-eyed snakes of the colubrid genus Boiga, currently includes two widespread species (T. blandingii and T. pulverulenta) in western, central, and eastern Africa. We leverage findings from a recent phylogenomic and historical demographic analysis of this genus (based on 28...
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The reed frog genus Hyperolius (Afrobatrachia, Hyperoliidae) is a speciose genus containing over 140 species of mostly small to medium-sized frogs distributed in sub-Saharan Africa. Its high level of colour polymorphism, together with in anurans relatively rare sexual dichromatism, make systematic studies more difficult. As a result, the knowledge...
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Aims: Amphibians and reptiles of the Albertine Rift in the Congolese part of the country are poorly documented. The objective of this research was to perform a preliminary inventory of the diversity of amphibians and reptiles in the region. Study Design: This study was designed following scientific expeditions related to studies on chimpanzees. Lit...
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Amphibians are poorly known in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve (RFO) in DRC, and amphibians are identified as one of the most threatened animal taxa among vertebrates living on Earth. The aim of this study was to inventory amphibians in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve. To do this, amphibians were caught by hand during the day (between 06:00-08:00 hrs) and at...
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We analyze a selection of new and published predation cases of spiders (Araneae: Ctenidae and Pisauridae) on Afrotropical anuran amphibians (Amphibia: Anura), including (re-)identifications of the predators and preys involved. Reported cases occurred in Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozamb...
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The authors of this paper provide for the first time data on the lizard species composition and distribution in an unstudied area of the central Congo basin. Twenty species are found, some being endemic to the region. More surveys are ongoing to fully characterize the lizards of this faunal area.
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Organismal traits interact with environmental variation to mediate how species respond to shared landscapes. Thus, differences in traits related to dispersal ability or physiological tolerance may result in phylogeographic discordance among co-distributed taxa, even when they are responding to common barriers. We quantified climatic suitability and...
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The Democratic Republic of the Congo alone possess about 181 species of ophidians belonging to 59 genera and 7 families. Kisangani city and surrounding area are a "hot spot" of several zoological groups already studied; while the biology and ecology of ophidians remain unknown in this ecoregion. From the perspective of dominance we got 0.1136 for a...
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This study wore on the diversity and distribution of ophidians in a few protected areas in the Oriental Province (DR. Congo). The harvest data were performed at Tshuapa Lomami Lualaba Park (TL2), in the Yoko Forest Reserve (RFY) and in the Rubitele hunting area (RBTL). The collections come from the missions of Tshuapa Lomami Lualaba Park (TL2), the...
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Our survey was conducted in the forest habitats and on the border of the river and road. Additional materials were obtained from different traps (Pitfall and Vervet net). In total, 16 frog morphospecies/representatives of species were collected and recorded. Most of the specimens of amphibians were collected in the forest habitats. Two specimens of...
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The present study carried out in Kisangani area on the biodiversity of Rodents and Soricomorpha mixed culture fields in some villages of the surroundings of Kisangani. The main goal was to evaluate the specific richness of rodents and Soricomorpha in these habitats. In 8.955 nights traps, by using the technique of trapping out of grid using the Tra...
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A preliminary study on amphibians was conducted in three selected sites of Kisangani region and surroundings in the Orientale Province (Democratic Republic of the Congo). In this part of the country, data on herpetological diversity are scarce; therefore, knowledge of the biodiversity of amphibians in the Kisangani region and its surroundings is st...

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This project combines data from field surveys, morphology, and genetics to study amphibian assemblages, and species and genetic diversity of amphibians in the central (south of the Congo River), northern and eastern Congo Basin in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.