The AG Urodela meets annually in Gersfeld (Rhön),Germany. During the meeting our members exchange tricks, experience and knowledge. The popularity of this event shows with all the countries our attendees come from. Each year we welcome members from Belgium, Netherlands, France, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, USA, Argentina, United Kingdom, Poland, Czech Republic and Germany of course.

It starts Friday afternoon with organisational topics. The associates of the Molchregister meet to exchange the latest updates and results. In the evening we have a public presentation which draws many visitors every year.
On Saturday we have a ‘presentation-marathon’ which is exclusively available to our members. It begins about at 9am and continues up to 6pm. Even though the presentations are excellent, people are looking forward to the breaks. There are discussions about the just heard and old friendships are maintained.
In the evening finally ones has gained a lot more knowledge, learned some more tricks and enjoyed the good food and drinks.

On Sunday is the official trade-expo. Everyone may purchase new animals there. The steering committee puts an emphasis to offer, sell and trade only captive bred animals (see Terms & Conditions). The trade-expo is open to the public who are then admiring the animals.

Friday and Saturday evening are enjoyed together in some of the bars and restaurants Gersfeld has to offer. There you meet new people and have opportunity to exchange plenty know-how while enjoying some drinks.

The 30th meeting of the AG Urodela will be from Friday, October 18th 2019 until Sunday, Ocotber 20th 2019 in Gersfeld (Stadthalle, Bürgersaal).

Friday, October 18th 2019

16:15 – 16:45Mattias MüllerThe Swedish Salamander Center – newly formed Nordic Salamander Society & breeding data from the Nordic countries
16:45 – 17:00Sergé BogaertsBreeding statistics of the Salamander Society (B/NL)
17:00 – 17:15Mario RiedlingNachzuchtstatistik Deutschland
17:15 – 17:30Heiko WerningEine weitere Schwanzlurchart in Citizen Conservation – Tylototriton vietnamensis
20:00Sergé Bogaerts & Frank PasmansCalifornia über alles?

Saturday, October 19th 2019

09:00 – 09:15Uwe GerlachWelcome
09:15 – 09:45Florian GlaserEin kurzer Streifzug durch die Amphibienvielfalt Tirols
09:45 – 09:55 Uwe Gerlach Triturus carnifex in Kalabrien
09:55 – 10:15Ben Geutkens & Wolf-Rüdiger GrosseDie Entwicklung des Axolotl – ein Film
10:15 – 10:40Coffee break I
10:40 – 11:05Jens Hoberg & Jürgen BraunsdorfLiteraturangaben auf der Spur- Deutschlands höchste Abundanz von S. s. terrestris?
11:05 – 11:20Eike Amthauer
Haltung und Zucht von Aneides lugubris
11:20 – 11:35Dietrich MebsWas bringt giftige Molche um?
11:35 – 11:55Jean Raffaëlli & Jean Michel ColletNew taxonomic proposal for Ichthyosaura alpestris
12:00 Group picture
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 14:30Joachim Nerz & Sebastian VoitelIm Süden von Japan auf der Suche nach Hynobius (Teil 1): Shikoku und Tsushima
14:30 – 15:00Sebastian Voitel & Joachim NerzIm Süden von Japan auf der Suche nach Hynobius (Teil 2): Kyushu und Honshu
15:00 – 15:30Matthieu Girard, Emmanuel Jelsch & Jean Raffaëlli Herpetologic trip to Honduras / Herpetologische Reise nach Honduras
15:30 – 15:50Coffee break II
15:50 – 16:10Wolf-Rüdiger GrosseKleinste Futtertiere aus dem Freiland trotz Dürre und Hitze
16:10 – 16:30Michael FahrbachNeue Erkenntnisse zur Haltung & Aufzucht von Paradactylodon persicus, sowie wiederholte Nachzucht
16:30 – 17:00Christopher MichaelsMethods for treating Bd infection in Mexican Ambystoma
17:00 – 17:45Uwe Seidel & Philip GerhardtNeue Wege in der Salamanderhaltung
17:45 – 18:00Frank PasmansNews from Bsal/Bd
17:45 – 18:00Discussion
18:00 Uwe Gerlach On AG Urodela

Sunday, October 22nd 2019

09:00 – 11:00Time for demostration and traing of captive bred animals