Larry David Wilson

Larry David Wilson
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The Amphibians and Reptiles of the Los Chimalapas Region, Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico: Composition, Distributional Categorization, Conservation Status, and Biodiversity Significance Please read, download and share https://biologiaysociedad.uanl.mx/.../b/article/view/73/63
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Dado el incesante impulso de la actual crisis mundial de la biodiversidad, existe una gran urgencia en documentar y reportar la ocurrencia y distribución de especies, y las amenazas para su persistencia. Esta urgencia aumenta aún más cuando se trata de especies secretivas de regiones poco estudiadas. Presentamos una lista taxonómica actualizada de...
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Abstract We present a list of amphibian and reptile species from the locality known as Palo Gordo inthe municipality of Zapopan. After one year of sampling, 55 species were recorded, of which17 are amphibians and 38 are reptiles. Resumen Presentamos un listado de especies de anfibios y reptiles de la localidad conocida como PaloGordo en el municipi...
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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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The distribution of Trimorphodon tau Cope, 1869 in Nuevo León, Mexico, is understood on the basis of only a few records from the municipality of Iturbide and the central portion in the municipality of Monterrey, both in the southern portion of the state. The most recent record was reported in 2020. We provide new information on specimens from the c...
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Book review in Herpetological Review, 2021, 52(4), 892–895.© 2021 by Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles Advances in Coralsnake Biology: with an Emphasis on South America Da Silva, Nelson Jorge, Jr., Louis W. Porras, Steven D. Aird, and Ana Lúcia da Costa Prudente (eds.). 2021. Eagle Mountain Publishing LC, Eagle Mountain, Utah (www.ea...
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During a field trip in February 2020 to Bosque de “La Primavera” in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, we observed a Colima Giant Whiptail (Aspidoscelis communis) being preyed upon by a Thornscrub Vine Snake (Oxybelis microphthalmus). Although these species are sympatric throughout much of their distributions in Mexico, due to the arboreal habits of O....
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We report predation by the Central American Indigo Snake (Drymarchon melanurus) on the Western Ribbonsnake (Thamnophis proximus). In addition, we describe certain aspects related to the biology of each species and provide a brief description of the study site. Resumen En este documento reportamos la depredación entre dos especies simpátricas, víbor...
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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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We document for the first time predation on a clouded anole (Norops nebulosus) by a ferruginous pygmy-owl (Glaucidium brasilianum) in a habitat on the outskirts of the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Resumen Aquí documentamos por primera vez la depredación sobre la lagartija anolis del bosque neblinoso (Norops nebulosus) por un búho-pigmeo fe...
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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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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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Among the principal causes producing detrimental effects on global biodiversity are introductions of alien species. Very few attempts to control introduced amphibians and reptiles in Middle America (Mexico and Central America) can be identified, so listings are provided for 24 exotic species, 16 translocated species, and 11 species that were remove...
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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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Tantilla cascadae is a rare centipede snake that inhabits western Mexico and is only known from two localities and three specimens. In this work we report two new specimens from a new locality in the municipality of Tamazula de Gordiano, Jalisco, Mexico. We assess the biogeographical and physiographical component of the species’ distribution, and d...
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Due to their conserved morphology, cryptic species have long been problematic for taxonomists. When attempting to assess diversity and delimit species within these taxa, it has been recognized that an integrative approach can be very useful, whereby independent, yet complementary lines of evidence are utilized. New World microhylids (Anura: Microhy...
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The Chortís Highlands of Mesoamerica exhibit a high degree of in situ evolutionary diversification, exemplified by numerous endemic radiations of stream-dwelling treefrogs (Anura: Hylidae: Atlantihyla, Duellmanohyla, and Ptychohyla), which have been a source of ongoing taxonomic uncertainty. Recent evidence suggests that one species, Atlantihyla sp...
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A new species of Tantilla is described from the Refugio de Vida Silvestre Barras de Cuero y Salado (RVSBCS), on the Caribbean coast of Honduras. Assigned to the Tantilla taeniata group, this species differs from others in this group in color pattern, numbers of scales, measurements, and habitat. An incomplete pale nuchal collar and a pale mediodors...
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Here we present the first continental record of Tantilla vermiformis Hallowell, 1861 for Honduras. This species is confined almost exclusively to dry and arid lowland forest and is considered as a priority one species in the conservation priority list of endemic species of Central America. This record is the second for the country, after that from...
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In this note we report an incident in which two sympatric species were involved, one the great-tailed grackle as predator (Quiscalus mexicanus), and the other the neovolcanic leopard frog (Lithobates neovolcanicus) as prey. We also document some aspects of the biology of each species as components of their trophic chain. Resumen En este documento r...
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During the course of an ornithological and herpetological survey in July of 2018 in the municipality of Huejutla de Reyes in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico, we observed a Trachycephalus typhonius (milky treefrog) being preyed upon by a Leptophis diplotropis (Pacific Coast parrot snake). This was an unexpected field observation, even though the distri...
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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 the tropical climbing salamander genus Bolitoglossa (Magnadigita) in Honduras has been underestimated historically, with 11 new species having been described in the past quarter-century. Bolitoglossa celaque is known to occur in three disjunct mountain ranges across the Lenca Highlands region of southwestern Honduras, and previous...
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Geographic distribution of the Mexican salamander Isthmura maxima. First report in the municipality of Villa de Tututepec de Melchor Ocampo, Oaxaca, Mexico.
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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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Mexico contains a large number of amphibian and reptile species, and the states in the southeastern part of the country are the richest and most diverse. Although the study of species richness within Mexico’s individual states has been increasing over the last two decades, herpetofaunal species lists for several states in the central region are inc...
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A review of the book "Venomous Snakes of South America/Giftschlangen Südamerikas."
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The rediscovery of Tantilla bocourti from Isla María Cleofas, Nayarit, Mexico is reported. This species was initially reported from the island by McDiarmid et al. (1976), based on a specimen collected 54 years ago (1964).
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Single-locus molecular barcoding is a useful method for identifying overlooked and undescribed biodiversity, providing the groundwork for further systematic study and taxonomic investigation. A variety of methods for delimiting species from barcoding libraries have been developed and applied, allowing for rapid estimates of species diversity in a b...
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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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The Gulf of California islands are a priority for conservation of biodiversity in Mexico. Therefore, we need to understand the natural biodiversity and resources they support. Most of the islands are not inhabited by people; they are visited, however, by tourists, fishermen and scientists. The resulting impact on the terrestrial ecosystems has not...
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First report of arboreal behavior on the Dunn's Hognosed Pitviper (Porthidium dunni) from Oaxaca, Mexico.
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First report of the exotic Common House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus) in the diet of the native White-fronted Capuchin (Cebus capucinus) in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.
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Vehicular mortality is commonly seen with herpetofaunal species. These events promote the decrease in gene pool variability and interrupt local migrations. We sampled a section of road of 8.5 km of length between two localities in the municipality of Cuauhtémoc for 774 days during three consecutive years (2014-2016), but with unequal collecting per...
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Herein we review the book "Serpientes Venenosas del Ecuador: Sistemática, Taxonomía, Historia Natural, Conservación, Envenenamiento y Aspectos Antropológicos" published in 2016 by Jorge H. Valencia, Katty Garzón-Tello, and María Elena Barragán-Paladines.
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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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Integrative taxonomy seeks to approach the complex topic of species diagnosis using independent, complementary lines of evidence. Despite their ubiquity throughout North and Central America, taxonomy of the American leopard frogs (Anura: Ranidae: Rana: subgenus Pantherana) remains largely unresolved, and this is arguably nowhere truer than in the C...
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Abstract: We recovered 33 severed heads of Phrynosoma cornutum found in 19 Buteo swainsoni nests at La Reserva de la Biosfera de Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico. We estimated the snout–vent lengths of these lizards by inserting their head lengths into a scaling model relating head length to body length for P. cornutum, derived from an ontogenetic series o...