Amphibians (Amphibia, Anura and Caudata) and reptiles (Reptilia, Squamata) from the headwaters of Río Guázaro on the Caribbean versant of Veraguas province, western Panama
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Detailed checklist from Lotzkat S, Wehrenberg G, Haas M, Köhler G (2021) Amphibians (Amphibia, Anura and Caudata) and reptiles (Reptilia, Squamata) from the headwaters of Río Guázaro on the Caribbean versant of Veraguas province, western Panama. Check List 17 (5): 1–16. https://doi.org/10.15560/17.5.1

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Keywords

Occurrence; Biodiversity; Cocuyos de Veraguas; Cordillera Central; frogs; inventory; lizards; salamanders; snakes; Anura; Reptilia; Squamata; Panama; Veraguas; Amphibia; Lissamphibia; Central America; Checklist

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Sebastian Lotzkat
Communication
Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart
Stuttgart
DE
Gerrit Wehrenberg
Researcher
Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main
DE
Marcel Haas
Veterinarian
Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main
DE

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Sebastian Lotzkat
Communication
Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart
Stuttgart
Baden-Würtemberg
DE
Gerrit Wehrenberg
Researcher
Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main
Hesse
DE
Marcel Haas
Veterinarian
Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main
Hesse
DE

Who filled in the metadata:

Sebastian Lotzkat
Communication
Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart
Stuttgart
DE
Gerrit Wehrenberg
Researcher
Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main
DE
Marcel Haas
Veterinarian
Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main
DE
Geographic Coverage

headwaters of Río Guázaro on the Caribbean versant of northern Veraguas province, western Panama

Bounding Coordinates South West [8.391, -81.282], North East [8.904, -80.659]
Taxonomic Coverage

herpetological checklist

Class  Reptilia (Reptiles),  Amphibia (amphibians),  Lissamphibia (Amphibia)
Order  Squamata (squamates),  Anura (frogs),  Urodela (salamanders),  Gymnophiona
Suborder  Serpentes (snakes)
Family  Bufonidae (toads),  Centrolenidae (glass frogs),  Craugastoridae (fleshbelly frogs),  Eleutherodactylidae (rain frogs),  Hylidae (tree frogs),  Ranidae (true frogs),  Plethodontidae (lungless salamanders),  Corytophanidae (casquehead lizards),  Dactyloidae (anoles),  Gymnophtalmidae (spectacled lizards),  Dipsadidae,  Elapidae (elapids),  Viperidae (vipers)
Genus  Atelopus (harlequin toads),  Rhaebo (cope toads),  Hyalinobatrachium (neotropical glass frogs),  Sachatamia,  Teratohyla,  Craugastor,  Pristimantis (robber frogs),  Diasporus (dink frogs),  Agalychnis,  Lithobates,  Bolitoglossa (mushroom-tongued salamanders),  Basiliscus (basilisks),  Norops,  Anolis,  Echinosaura (spined tegus),  Imantodes (blunt-headed vine snakes),  Sibon,  Micrurus (coral snakes),  Bothrops,  Porthidium (hognose pitvipers)
Species  Atelopus varius (variable harlequin toad),  Rhaebo haematiticus (truando toad),  Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni (Fleischmann's glass frog),  Sachatamia albomaculata,  Teratohyla pulverata (powdered glass frog),  Teratohyla spinosa (spiny Cochran frog),  Craugastor crassidigitus (Isla Bonita robber frog),  Pristimantis cruentus (Chiriqui robber frog),  Diasporus quidditus,  Agalychnis lemur (lemur leaf frog),  Lithobates warszewitschii (Warszewitsch's frog),  Bolitoglossa schizodactyla (Cocle salamander),  Basiliscus plumifrons (plumed basilisk),  Norops capito (bighead anole),  Norops humilis (humble anole),  Norops limifrons (slender anole),  Norops lionotus (lion anole),  Echinosaura panamensis (Panama teiid),  Imantodes cenchoa (fiddle-string snake),  Sibon argus (Argus snail sucker),  Micrurus stewarti (Panamenian coral snake),  Bothrops asper (Terciopelo),  Porthidium nasutum (rainforest hognosed pitviper)
Unranked  Caudata (salamanders),  Sauria
Temporal Coverage
Start Date / End Date 2016-07-16 / 2016-07-20
Project Data

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.

Title Amphibians (Amphibia, Anura and Caudata) and reptiles (Reptilia, Squamata) from the headwaters of Río Guázaro on the Caribbean versant of Veraguas province, western Panama
Funding Erika und Walter Datz-Stiftung
Study Area Description Panama, nothern Veraguas province. Remote Rainforest areas with rivers and streams as well as mountain areas at the continential devide of the Cordillera Central. Heavy rainfalls occured during our survey.
Design Description First herpetological inventroy of nothern Veraguas since 50 years. Third noteworthy herpetological collecting event of Caribbean Northern Veraguas. Herpetological inventroy with observation, catching and preservation of species.

The personnel involved in the project:

Editor
Ross McCulloch
Reviewer
Javier Sunyer
Reviewer
Milan Vesely
Sampling Methods

We searched for reptiles and amphibans during daytime and during the nigth. We caugth the animals by hand or with the aid of a snake hook. After catching the animals were photographed and then euthanized. The animals were euthanized by using a pericardial injection of T61 (Intervet International, Unterschleißheim, Germany). After euthanization we took tissue samples of the animals to get data about their genetic information.

Study Extent Our Study took place in the Caribbean versant of Northern Veraguas, it started at 08.5482°N, 081.0480°W and expands to 08.6531°N, 081.0337°W around the trail to Cocuyos.
Quality Control We took photos of the animals in live, to ensure the documentation of the colour of the animals which differs when they are preserved. Tissue of the animals was taken by scissors which were sterilized by using the fire of a lighter.

Method step description:

  1. Fieldwork, preservation and documentation of the speciemens follows Lotzkat (2014). relevant literature: Lotzkat S (2014) Diversity, taxonomy, and biogeography of the reptiles inhabiting the highlands of the Cordillera Central (Serranía de Talamanca and Serranía de Tabasará) in western Panama. PhD thesis, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 930 pp. http://publikationen.ub.uni-frankfurt.de/frontdoor/index/index/docId/37824
Collection Data
Collection Name Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut Frankfurt (SMF)
Collection Name Museo Herpetológico de Chiriquí (MHCH)
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol
Additional Metadata
Alternative Identifiers 679478a3-bb0c-4bb1-81d2-50215704577f
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