Reptiles in Colombia’s wetlands

Gonatodes albugolaris (c) Buckeye Herps Blog

Gonatodes albugolaris (c) Buckeye Herps Blog

Chironius carinatus (c) free-pet.wallpapers.com)

Chironius carinatus (c) free-pet.wallpapers.com)

Dr Guido Fabian Medina-Rangel is now contributing his data on reptile communities in Colombia for collaboration within the BIOFRAG research. Wetlands are areas of special ecological importance (Ramsar Convention, 1975), provding habitats and resources for many wildlife taxa and delivering a range of ecosystem services for the benefit of humans (e.g. flood control, water purification, sediment and nutrient retention).

Guido studied reptile communities in the Zapatosa wetland complex of Colombia, measuring abundance of all species detected in chasmophyte , dry and riparian forests, palm-grove and tree-lined savanna.

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