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Elí García-Padilla

Elí García-Padilla
Biodiversidad Mesoamericana

Bachelor of Science
Independent researcher and photographer.

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The herpetofauna of the state of Querétaro, Mexico, consists of 129 species, including 27 anurans, seven caudates, 92 squamates, and three turtles. Regarding the distribution of the herpetofaunal species among the three recognized physiographic regions in the state, the total number of species ranges from 43 in the Transmexican Volcanic Belt to 102...
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Oaxaca es el estado de México con mayor diversidad biológica y cultural. Los pueblos originarios de Oaxaca son todos descendientes, total o parcialmente, de la antigua cultura madre Olmeca también conocida como “Pueblo del Jaguar”. Estos pueblos originarios actualmente están tratando de defender sus territorios y bienes naturales comunes de la expl...
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Guía visual de algunas comunes de vertebrados terrestres (anfibios, reptiles, aves y mamíferos) de la región de los Chimalapas en el Istmo de Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, México.
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Freshwater turtles represent a diverse group of reptiliaforms in Mexico, with the highest diversity being distributed mostly in the southern tropical states. Unfortunately, knowledge regarding their ecology, behavior, cultural importance, and reliable geographic distribution is still scarce; consequently, preventing in-depth spatial analyses that a...
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New distributional records of Anolis carolinensis (A. porcatus) in Tamaulipas, México
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The herpetofauna of the state of Veracruz, Mexico, currently consists of 359 species, including 76 anurans, 45 caudates, one caecilian, one crocodylian, 217 squamates, and 19 turtles. The distribution of the herpetofaunal species are catalogued here among the four recognized physiographic regions in the state. The total number of species ranges fro...
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Composición, distribución y estatus de conservación de las serpientes venenosas del estado mexicano de Tamaulipas.
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A substantial number of changes to the composition of the herpetofauna of the Mexican state of Oaxaca, including taxonomic additions and deletions, have occurred in the five years since our original assessment of this region. These changes now establish a herpetofauna of 480 species for the state. A number of taxonomic and nomenclatural changes inv...
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“Biodiversidad Mesoamericana” es una publicación digital mensual de comunicación de la ciencia en torno al conocimiento y conservación de la Diversidad Biológica y Cultural de Mesoamérica.
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“Biodiversidad Mesoamericana” es una publicación digital mensual de comunicación de la ciencia en torno al conocimiento y conservación de la Diversidad Biológica y Cultural de Mesoamérica.
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Salamanders are threatened currently by the destructive activities of humans and potentially endangered by the possibility of the invasion of their habitats by the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans. Our conclusion is that Mesoamerican salamanders should be recognized as a conservation focal group for several reasons outlined herein....
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Biodiversidad Mesoamericana” es una publicación digital mensual de comunicación de la ciencia en torno al conocimiento y conservación de la Diversidad Biológica y Cultural de Mesoamérica.
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“Biodiversidad Mesoamericana” es una publicación digital mensual de comunicación de la ciencia en torno al conocimiento y conservación de la Diversidad Biológica y Cultural de Mesoamérica.
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The herpetofauna of Hidalgo, Mexico, is comprised of 203 species, including 42 anurans, 17 caudates, one crocodylian, 137 squamates, and six turtles. Here, the distribution of the herpetofaunal species are catalogued among the four recognized physiographic regions. The total number of species varies from 77 in the Mexican Plateau to 166 in the Sier...
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The diversity of amphibians of Oaxaca, México
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The herpetofauna of Coahuila, Mexico, is comprised of 143 species, including 20 anurans, four caudates, 106 squamates, and 13 turtles. The number of species documented among the 10 physiographic regions recognized ranges from 38 in the Laguna de Mayrán to 91 in the Sierras y Llanuras Coahuilenses. The individual species occupy from one to 10 region...
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Biodiversidad de México. Biodiversidad de Oaxaca. Biodiversidad de Los Chimalapas. Las serpientes de cascabel de México. El Jaguar (Panthera onca) en México. El quetzal resplandeciente (Pharomachrus mocinno). Divulgación de la ciencia.
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The endemic herpetofauna of Central America is of global significance, and currently consists of 623 species, 56.9% of a total herpetofauna of 1,095 species. During the last two years 43 endemic species have been added to this total, and one species has been deleted. The endemic herpetofauna of Central America is distributed unevenly among 10 physi...
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A conference that I did about the diversity and conservation status of the amphibians and reptiles of México
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The genus Abronia in Chiapas, México
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The umbrella species concept posits that protection of a single, wide-ranging species may confer protection to a large number of sympatric species. Due to their large home ranges, widespread distribution in the Mesoamerican Biodiversity Hotspot (MBH), and status as the focal species of numerous conservation initiatives, the jaguar Panthera onca is...
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First report of arboreal behavior on the Dunn's Hognosed Pitviper (Porthidium dunni) from Oaxaca, Mexico.
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Herpetofauna can represent difficult targets in biological surveys due to the crytpic life histories and low detectability of many species. Unfortunately, amphibians and reptile populations around the world have experienced severe declines due to ongoing anthropogenic habitat degradation and loss, increasing the need for contemporary survey efforts...
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In order to increase the utility of the Taxonomic List on the Mesoamerican Herpetology website, we devised a simple system that consists of the following nine categories: (1) MXEN (species endemic to Mexico); (2) CAEN (species endemic to Central America; (3) MXUS (species distributed only in Mexico and the United States); (4) MXCA (species distribu...
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The herpetofauna of the state of Puebla, Mexico, is composed of 267 species, including 64 anurans, 25 salamanders, 174 squamates, and four turtles. We document the distribution of the herpetofaunal members among the six physiographic regions we recognize. The number of species ranges from 41 in the Sierra Madre del Sur to 185 in the Sierra Madre Or...
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Scientific note about the distribution of Leptodeira nigrofasciata
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The herpetofauna of the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula is comprised of 145 species, including 22 anurans, three salamanders, two crocodylians, 102 squamates, and 16 turtles. We examined the state-level distribution of the herpetofauna of this region, which revealed that the largest number of amphibian species (24 of 25) is recorded for Campeche, followe...
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The herpetofauna of Jalisco, Mexico, is comprised of 223 species, including 47 anurans, four salamanders, one caecilian, one crocodylian, 158 squamates, and 12 turtles. We document the distribution of these species among the seven physiographic regions we recognize. The number of species in these regions ranges from 38 in the Sierra de Coalcomán an...
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Life on Earth exists due to the interactions among the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere. Humans, however, have created and are faced with the consequences of an interrelated set of problems that impact all of these spheres, including the biosphere. The decline in the diversity of life is a problem of global dimensions resulting from a sixth...
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The first record of Gerrhonotus lugoi from Nuevo León, Mexico is given. This is the first time the species is reported outside Coahuila, Mexico, where it is known from the San Marcos y Pinos and La Madera mountain ranges, surrounding the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin in central Coahuila.
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The herpetofauna of Nuevo León, Mexico, is comprised of 139 species, including 22 anurans, four salamanders, 106 squamates, and seven turtles. We delineate the distribution of these species among the seven physiographic regions we recognize. The number of species in these regions ranges from 20 in the Sierras Transversales to 87 in the Gran Sierra...