Check List 16(3): 665-674, doi: 10.15560/16.3.665
Herpetofauna of Engabao, Playas Canton, Ecuador, with notes on the occurrence of Ceratoprhys stolzmanni (Steindachner, 1882)
expand article infoStefania S. Cuadrado, Yelsin A. Loor, Andrea E. Narváez
‡ Universidad de Guayaquil, Guayaquil, Ecuador
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The Ecuadorian coast ecosystems are considered fragile due to anthropic activities, such as livestock production and agriculture, which are important economically. In this study, we document the herpetofauna of Engabao, in Playas Canton, Ecuador, and extend the distribution range of one species of frog. We performed day and night sampling, including transect surveys and visual encounters. Ten species of amphibians and reptiles were recorded. Included among these species the Threatened Ceratophrys stolzmanni (Steindachner, 1882). Engabao is an area intended for livestock production.

Agricultural land, amphibians, dry thorn scrub, livestock, reptiles