Juan Daniel Vásquez-Restrepo

Juan Daniel Vásquez-Restrepo
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México | UNAM · Institute of Geology

Biologist
Systematics, Taxonomy and Macroecology of Neotropical reptiles

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Introduction
My name is Daniel, and I'm a biologist from Universidad de Antioquia and MSc. student at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. My areas of interest are the Systematic and Taxonomy of reptiles, mainly of snakes and Gymnophthalmidae lizards. Also, in recent years I've been working in scientific divulgation in the pro of the conservation of these animals.
Additional affiliations
May 2017 - June 2019
Asociación Colombiana de Herpetología
Position
  • Editor
February 2016 - December 2017
Museo de Herpetología Universidad de Antioquia MHUA
Position
  • Auxiliar de colección
July 2014 - January 2016
Serpentario Universidad de Antioquia
Position
  • Joven investigador
Education
February 2021 - December 2022
March 2012 - February 2018
University of Antioquia
Field of study
  • Biology

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Publications (23)
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The area is located along a 79.9 km highway and its surroundings, on the eastern plains of Colombia, between the cities of Villavicencio and Puerto López, in Meta department, within an altitudinal range from 192 to 400 meters above sea level. The sampled area has a heterogeneous landscape, including four main vegetation covers: pastures, gallery fo...
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Despite being one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, the inclusion and representativeness of samples from Colombia in taxonomic and systematic studies are still low in the herpetological literature. Currently, there are 80 herpetological collections in Colombia, which together house more than 214 000 specimens with wide geographic cover...
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Although Colombia is perceived as one of the most diverse countries in reptiles, the distribution of many microteiid lizards of the Alopoglossidae and Gymnophthalmidae families is still poorly known. This is particularly true for those species in the cis-Andean regions, in part due to the remoteness or socio-political issues within some of these te...
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Aquatic species are among the least studied groups of snakes in Colombia. This is mainly due to their ecology, which makes some species difficult to survey, resulting mostly in fortuitous encounters. Within this group is the genus Tretanorhinus, for which there are records of two species in Colombia: T. mocquardi and T. taeniatus, along with a poss...
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Morunasaurus is a genus of Neotropical iguanid lizards of the family Hoplocercidae, inhabiting Central and northwestern South America. Their phylogenetic relationships are not completely clear but being presumably paraphyletic. Its type species, M. groi, is very rare, known only from two single localities and a handful of specimens. Here I report a...
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In the last decade, understanding of the Neotropical lizards family Gymnophthalmidae has changed dramatically with the recognition of several new genera, resolution of non-monophyly, definition of previously unknown lineages and refined biogeographic hypotheses. Recent field explorations on the northern Cordillera Central in Colombia uncovered two...
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Esta clave es el resultado de un proyecto personal autopublicado, por lo tanto, no ha sido sometida a un proceso formal de revisión por pares, solo se ha alimentado de los comentarios de quienes la han puesto a prueba.
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El objetivo de este artículo es hacer una revisión y recopilación de la normativa acerca de la tenencia de diferentes tipos de animales en Colombia, así como un análisis comparativo entre los términos doméstico, silvestre y exótico presentes en la legislación y los conceptos biológicos para las mismas nociones. Se encontró que algunas de las defini...
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The family Gymnophthalmidae is a highly diverse Neotropical lizard clade. Although multiple phylogenetic and taxonomic studies have reshaped our understanding of gymnophthalmid systematics and diversity, many groups remain understudied. This is the case for the cercosaurine genus Echinosaura, which includes eight species of small riparian lizards d...
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Por su heterogeneidad orográfica y ambiental, el Valle de Aburrá posee gran variedad de fauna, siendo los vertebrados los más estudiados. Entre ellos se encuentran las serpientes, criaturas extraordinarias que son parte imprescindible de los ecosistemas, pero que al mismo tiempo son uno de los grupos de animales más temidos por las personas. Desaf...
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The Indo-Pacific Gecko, Hemidactylus garnotii Duméril and Bibron, 1836, is a species of house gecko native to Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands. As with many of its congeners, this gecko species has been accidentally introduced to other parts of the world. In January 2018, several photographs of “H. frenatus” from Colombia posted in iNaturalist.or...
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Poster del proyecto Guía de las serpientes del Valle de Aburrá, presentado en el marco del Primer Congreso Colombiano de Herpetología (1CCH) en la ciudad de Medellín, 2016.

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Documentar la diversidad de serpientes en los 10 municipios que conforman el Valle de Aburrá