Check List 15(1): 79-86, doi: 10.15560/15.1.79
New distribution records for amphibians and reptiles in eastern Chihuahua, Mexico
expand article infoTomas Hernandez, Mark W. Herr§, Skyler Stevens|, Karlee Cork|, Carolina Medina-Nava, C.J. Vialpando#, Timothy Warfel¤, Noah Fields|, Ciara Brodie|, Sean P. Graham|
‡ Department of Biology, Midland College, Midland, Texas, United States of America§ The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, United States of America| Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas, United States of America¶ Department of Natural Resources Management, Alpine, Texas, United States of America# New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States of America¤ Colorado Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Lakewood, Colorado, United States of America
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Distributions of amphibian and reptile species in northern Mexico are poorly understood when compared to adjacent areas of the southwestern United States. To address this gap in knowledge, we conducted a series of surveys in east-central Chihuahua, Mexico in 2014–2016. We documented 40 new municipality records for amphibian and reptile species by means of high quality digital photos. Photographic surveys offer a low-cost, highly accessible technique for accumulating distributional information.

Aridland, herpetofauna, northern Mexico, protected areas, surveys