Vol 13 Num 4




The amphibians and reptiles of Manu National Park and its buffer zone, Amazon basin and eastern slopes of the Andes, Peru

Alessandro Catenazzi

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Department of Zoology, Carbondale IL 62901, USA
email: acatenazzi@siu.edu

Edgar Lehr

Illinois Wesleyan University
Department of Biology, Bloomington, IL 61701
email: elehr@iwu.edu

Rudolf Von May

University of California at Berkeley
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
email: rvonmay@gmail.com

keywords
herpetofauna, biodiversity hotspots, Cusco Region, Madre de Dios Region, Amazonia

publication date: 11-25-2013





Abstract
We compile a list of all amphibians and reptiles known to occur within Manu National Park, Peru and its buffer zone, located in one of the world's biodiversity hotspots. Covering approximately 0.01% of the planet's terrestrial surface, this protected area preserves 155 species of amphibians and 132 species of reptiles, corresponding to 2.2% and 1.5% respectively of the known diversity for these groups. Moreover, Manu National Park preserves natural habitats and populations of one critically endangered (Atelopus  erythropus ), three endangered (Bryophryne  cophites , Pristimantis  cosnipatae  and Psychrophrynella  usurpator ), three vulnerable amphibians (Atelopus  tricolor , Gastrotheca  excubitor , Rhinella  manu ) and two vulnerable reptiles (Chelonoidis  denticulata , Podocnemis  unifilis ), according to the threat categories of the IUCN Red List.

how to quote this paper
Catenazzi, A.; Lehr, E. and von May, R. The amphibians and reptiles of Manu National Park and its buffer zone, Amazon basin and eastern slopes of the Andes, Peru. Biota Neotrop.  Oct/Dec 2013 vol. 13, no. 4 http://www.biotaneotropica.org.br/v13n4/en/abstract?inventory+bn02813042013 ISSN 1676-0603.

Cited species
check for this species in other resources Atelopus  erythropus 
check for this species in other resources Atelopus  tricolor 
check for this species in other resources Bryophryne  cophites 
check for this species in other resources Chelonoidis  denticulata 
check for this species in other resources Gastrotheca  excubitor 
check for this species in other resources Podocnemis  unifilis 
check for this species in other resources Pristimantis  cosnipatae 
check for this species in other resources Psychrophrynella  usurpator 
check for this species in other resources Rhinella  manu 



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