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The collection of amphibians is located in the terrarium of the Zoo. One of the main activities of the researches of this collection is the breeding in captivity of the the Majorcan midwife toad (Alytes muletensis), endemism of the Tramuntana Mountains on the island of Majorca.

1. Ethological studies to guarantee the animal welfare, diagnostic, introduction of programs of enrichment, evaluation of the effectiveness of the program. Elaboration of handling manuals. Revision of diets. Studies on sanitary state: pathology, endocrinology, physiology of the stress. 2. Studies on dynamics of the social interactions, resocialization / new individuals’ integration in groups. 3. To try to retain the maximum of genetic variability in captive populations. Studies about Physiology of the reproduction, controls of sexual cycles, behavioral indicators and hormonal controls. 4. Participation in the elaboration of the studbook that contain the history of the population of a species in captivity, registering the dates of birth and death and other data of interest for the handling.

Información general
Puntos fuertes

See description

Restricciones de uso

Exchanges of DNA and tissues only with banks of appreciate institutions.

Restricciones de acceso

General public access by means of tickets. Students can previous send a memory of work to the Director of Research. Agreements with scientific institutions have to be signed to collaborate in scientific projects.

Cobertura taxonómica
Nombres científicos

todo(s) Amphibia.

Nombres comunes

todo(s) anfibios, todo(s) reptiles.

Cobertura geoespacial

algunos/as Africa, algunos/as Mallorca (España), algunos/as Sudamérica.

Localización temporal
Cobertura temporal

todo(s) taxón existente.

Recursos de la colección o base de datos
Tipos de objeto

principalmente organismos enteros.

Tipos de recurso

principalmente observaciones.

Métodos de preservación

principalmente sin tratamiento.

Número de ejemplares / registros


Estado de la documentación

En soporte electrónico / In electonic form

Número de especies


Porcentaje de informatización


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