Multi-taxonomic survey in the Sierra del Abra Tanchipa Biosphere Reserve


  • Francisco Javier Sahagún-Sánchez Universidad de Guadalajara, Departamento de Políticas Públicas, Núcleo Universitario Los Belenes
  • José Arturo De-Nova Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Instituto de Investigación de Zonas Desérticas


Biodiversity, Conservation, Ecological corridor, Natural protected area, Seasonally dry tropical forest, San Luis Potosí.


Abstract: Studies on biological diversity are essential to generate baseline information in natural protected areas. In the present study, we developed a multi-taxonomic inventory in the Sierra del Abra Tanchipa Biosphere Reserve, located northeast of San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Systematic samplings were performed between January 2017 to May 2018, for the taxonomic groups of flora, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. A total of 3 730 records of 683 species were obtained, corresponding to 427 species of flora, 10 of amphibians, 20 of reptiles, 192 of birds, and 34 of mammals, from which 47 species are threatened. The results obtained represent the critical biodiversity that can be found in this natural protected area. The information will be useful for decision-making on the management and conservation of biodiversity in the Sierra Madre Oriental’s ecological corridor.




How to Cite

Sahagún-Sánchez, F. J., & De-Nova, J. A. (2021). Multi-taxonomic survey in the Sierra del Abra Tanchipa Biosphere Reserve. Biota Neotropica, 21(1). Retrieved from