Title

The First Gran Chaco expedition of the Museum für Tierkunde Dresden: Records of Amphibians, Reptiles and Mammals from the Dry Chaco of Paraguay.

Abstract

During a first expedition of the Museum fur Tierkunde Dresden to the Dry Chaco of Paraguay a total of 22 amphibian, 46 reptile and 41 mammal species were recorded, of which an annotated list is presented. Of these, six amphibian, four reptile, and five mammal species are exclusively representatives of the Gran Chaco region. In total, 24 taxa of the recorded species are listed in current CITES Appendices I and II. Beside the distributional records given for each species, the microteiid lizard Gymnophthalmus rubricauda could be recorded for Paraguay for the first time (ZIEGLER et al. 2002a). In addition, the chelid turtle Phrynops hilarii is definitely recorded for Paraguay (Chaco) on the basis of a black and white drawing published in a journey report by HANS KRIEG in 1948.

Disciplines

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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