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A Reexamination of the Herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: Composition Update, Physiographic Distribution, and Conservation Commentary

Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas 79968-0500, USA
Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca 68023, MEXICO.
Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas 79968-0500, USA
Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences, Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, Georgia 31061-0490, USA.
Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas 79968-0500, USA
Laboratorio de Ecología de Poblaciones, Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas, Instituto de Ciencias Básicas e Ingeniería, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Km 4.5 Carretera Pachuca-Tulancingo, 42184 Mineral de La Reforma, Hidalgo, MEXICO
Centro Zamorano de Biodiversidad, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana Zamorano, Departamento de Francisco Morazán, HONDURAS; 1350 Pelican Court, Homestead, Florida 33035-1031, USA.
Amphibia Conservation status endemism herpetofaunal update patterns of distribution taxonomic and nomenclatural changes

Abstract

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 involving the Oaxacan herpetofauna also are discussed. Updated patterns of physiographic distribution, endemism, and conservation status of the members of the state herpetofauna are examined.

 

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