Check List 16(3): 611-620, doi: 10.15560/16.3.611
Annotated checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of the Santander highland, Colombia
expand article infoDiego A. Pérez-Rojas, Diego Escamilla-Quitián, María Fernanda Estupiñan-Tibaduiza, Juan E. Carvajal‑Cogollo
‡ Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Tunja, Colombia
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We characterize the amphibian and reptile fauna from four habitats of the Andean region of the department of Santan­der, Colombia. Eight species were recorded, including four amphibians and four reptiles. The family Hylidae was represented by two species and had the greatest abundance of individuals at 241. Among reptiles, the family with the greatest diversity was the Colubridae, with two species, but the Dactyloidae had the greatest abundance, with seven individuals. The grassland habitat exhibited the greatest diversity, with five species found, and it was the habitat with the greatest abundance of individuals, with 242 individuals obtained. The habitat with the least diversity and abundance was cropland, which had no species recorded. 
Andean region, ecological aspect, fragmented habitat, herpetofauna, species distribution, taxonomic diversity