Check List 17(6): 1541-1556, doi: 10.15560/17.6.1541
Amphibians (Amphibia, Anura and Caudata) and reptiles (Reptilia, Squamata) from the headwaters of Río Guázaro on the Caribbean versant of Veraguas province, western Panama
expand article infoSebastian Lotzkat§, Gerrit Wehrenberg|, Marcel Haas|, Gunther Köhler|
‡ Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany§ Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany| Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany¶ Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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We present a list of amphibian and reptile species encountered from 16–20 July 2016 in the upper drainage of Río Guázaro, Parque Nacional Santa Fé, Veraguas, Panama. We collected 10 amphibian and 10 reptile species and observed three additional amphibian and one additional reptile species. Our collected material provides the first records from Veraguas province for the amphibians Bolitoglossa schizodactyla Wake & Brame, 1966 and Diasporus aff. quidditus (Lynch, 2001), as well as for the reptiles Basiliscus plumifrons Cope, 1876, Micrurus stewarti Barbour & Amaral, 1928, and Sibon argus (Cope, 1876). Although relatively small in species and specimen numbers, our collection represents the first documented herpetological inventory on the largely unexplored Caribbean versant of Veraguas in 50 years.
Biodiversity, Cocuyos de Veraguas, Cordillera Central, frogs, inventory, lizards, salamanders, snakes