Amphibians and Reptiles from the State of Tamaulipas, Mexico (UANL)

Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon
Biological Science Faculty
Av. Pedro de Alba s/n
Ciudad Universitaria
66450 San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León, México
Phone: (81) 83 29 4110

Dr. David Lazcano V.
Laboratory of Herpetology

The climatic conditions of the state of Tamaulipas favor a great variety of herpetofauna, including 43 species of amphibians which include 10 salamandras (in 3 families Sirenidae, Salamandridae and Pletodontidae), 33 toads and frogs (in 7 families Rhinophrynidae, Pelobatidae, Leptodactylidae, Bufonidae, Hylidae, Ranidae and Michrohylidae). One salamandra and 4 toads or frogs are represented in the state by two subspecies. The reptiles are represented by 129 species, 14 tortoises (in 6 families Kinosternidae, Cheloniidae, Cermochelydae, Emydidae, Testudinidae and Trionychidae), 47 lizards (in 12 families Gekkonidae, Eublepharidae, Polychridae, Iguanidae, Corytophanidae, Crotaphytidae, Phrynosomatidae, Xanntusiidae, Teiidae, Dibamidae, Scincidae and Anguidae), 68 serpents (in 5 families Typhlopidae, Letotyphlopidae, Boidae, Colubridae, Elephidae and Viperidae) and one crocodile (in 1 family Crocodylidae); 2 tortoises, 7 lizards and 5 serpents are represented by 2 or 4 subspecies, which raises the number of species to 60.

The database of Amphibians and Reptiles from the State of Tamaulipas is represented by 34 families, 92 genera, 178 species which correspond to 6 659 specimens and which pertain to SNIB.

Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon

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