Presentation Title

Herpetofauna de Madre de Dios

Major

Biology

Anticipated Graduation Year

2020

Access Type

Open Access

Abstract

Within the Madre de Dios region of Peru, we observed and classified species of herpetofauna, focusing on habitat and location of the individual. Tropical ecosystems have a higher abundance of herpetofauna, housing lizards, frogs, snakes, turtles, and caiman. Some of the species that we identified include: Ameiva ameiva, Leptodactylus bolivianus, Dipsas catesbyi, and Podocnemis unifilis. While most of the species observed are relatively abundant, we did find an endangered species - Melanosuchus niger. Our week-long observational study contributed to the biodiversity profile of the Madre de Dios region by adding to a citizen science database, iNaturalist.

Community Partners

Inkaterra

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Fr. Stephen Mitten, S.J., Institute of Environmental Sustainability

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Herpetofauna de Madre de Dios

Within the Madre de Dios region of Peru, we observed and classified species of herpetofauna, focusing on habitat and location of the individual. Tropical ecosystems have a higher abundance of herpetofauna, housing lizards, frogs, snakes, turtles, and caiman. Some of the species that we identified include: Ameiva ameiva, Leptodactylus bolivianus, Dipsas catesbyi, and Podocnemis unifilis. While most of the species observed are relatively abundant, we did find an endangered species - Melanosuchus niger. Our week-long observational study contributed to the biodiversity profile of the Madre de Dios region by adding to a citizen science database, iNaturalist.