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Nuevos registros de anfibios y reptiles para Guanajuato, procedentes de la reserva de la biosfera sierra gorda de Guanajuato y zonas adyacentes

10 Aug 2009-Vol. 25, Iss: 2, pp 269-282

AbstractRESUMEN . La presente contribucion tiene como objetivo dar a conocer seis nuevos registros deanfibios y reptiles y confirmar la presencia de una especie en Guanajuato. Los ejemplares fueroncolectados entre los anos 2003 y 2006 en varias localidades de los municipios de San Luis de la Paz,Victoria y Xichu, que actualmente forman parte de la Reserva de la Biosfera “Sierra Gorda deGuanajuato” y se depositaron en la coleccion Herpetologica de la Escuela Nacional de CienciasBiologicas, del I.P.N. Los nuevos registros de anfibios son: Chaunus marinus y Ollotis nebulifer, los dereptiles son: Sceloporus variabilis, Plestiodon tetragrammus, Boa constrictor y Masticophis flagellum. El registro de Lithobates berlandieri confirma la presencia de esta especie en Guanajuato. Palabras clave: anfibios, reptiles, Guanajuato, nuevos registros. Campos-Rodriguez, J. I., C. Elizalde-Arellano, J. C. Lopez-Vidal, G. F. Aguilar-Martinez, S. N.Ramos-Reyes & R. Hernandez-Arciga. 2009. Noteworthy records of amphibians and reptiles ofGuanajuato, collected at the Biosphere Reserve of “Sierra Gorda of Guanajuato” and adjacentzones.

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TL;DR: The objective of this study was to document new host plants and the geographical distributions of Melanagromyza floris Spencer, M. tomaterae Steyskal,M.
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