Diversity and conservation status of the herpetofauna for an area from north of Hidalgo, Mexico

Luis Manuel Badillo-Saldaña, Aurelio Ramírez-Bautista, Daniel Lara-Tufiño, Christian Berriozabal-Islas


Conservation measures currently lack adequate information to assign some species of amphibians and reptiles in the categories of protection. In this study we analyzed and compared the herpetofauna of MCF and TEF an area north of Hidalgo. For this study, we conducted fieldwork (24 sites) and a literature review. In addition, the conservation status of species was analyzed. The herpetofauna of the municipality consists of 70 species (20 amphibians and 50 reptiles), nine of which are historical records that were not found in the present study. Cloud forest was more diverse (39 species), TEF (37 species). There are discrepancies between national and international systems of conservation regarding the threatened status of these species. The high biodiversity from MCF and TEF in this place might suggest that this site is an important area for conservation. We propose to reassess the conservation category of Mexican herpetofauna

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