TITLE

Amphibians and Reptiles of the Madrean Archipelago of Arizona and New Mexico

AUTHOR(S)
BEZY, ROBERT L.; COLE, CHARLES J.
PUB. DATE
July 2014
SOURCE
American Museum Novitates;7/31/2014, Issue 3810, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The Madrean Archipelago in southern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico consists of 22 mountain ranges south of the Mogollon Rim. Herpetofaunal lists for these ranges and a segment of the rim were constructed based on museum specimens from Madrean evergreen woodland, petran montane conifer forest, and interior chaparral. Few or no species have been recorded from these communities in the Sierrita, Little Dragoon, and Big Hatchet mountains, emphasizing the need for additional sampling in the archipelago. A total of 83 species are found in the remaining 20 ranges, with lizards (28) and snakes (35) predominating. No two mountain ranges had the same herpetofauna. Species richness varies from 15 to 44 (mean 28.1). Phenetic analyses of herpetofaunal similarity among the ranges identify three groups: a northern group with eight ranges from the Rincon Mountains to the Pinaleño Mountains to the Sierra Ancha; a southwestern group consisting of the Baboquivari, Santa Rita, Pajarito, and Patagonia mountains; and a southeastern group with seven ranges from the Huachuca and Whetstone mountains to the Animas Mountains; the Mogollon Rim segment is placed as the first "branch" of the phenogram. The analyses place the Patagonia Mountains in the SW group and the Huachuca Mountains in the SE group, although the two are connected by woodland. The Madrean line separating the northern group from the two southern groups approximates the southern limit of interior chaparral. The ranges of the southwestern group are in contact with semitropical Sonoran desert scrub at low elevations, whereas Chihuahuan desert scrub and semidesert grassland surround the southeastern ranges. With few exceptions, published studies of phylogeography within species suggest that divergence among montane populations in the archipelago does not predate the Pleistocene. Phylogeographic analyses using nuclear and mitochondrial gene sequences and including all ranges of the Madrean Archipelago inhabited by a species are needed to determine the extent to which shared historic biogeographic events may underlie the groups of mountain ranges identified on the basis of herpetofaunal similarities in this study.
ACCESSION #
97358916

 

Related Articles

  • Effect of Fire on the Herpetofauna of the Koanaka Hills, Ngamiland, Botswana. Kennedy, Alicia M.; Marais, Johan; Bauer, Aaron M.; Lewis, Patrick J.; Thies, Monte L. // CheckList;2012, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p666 

    Ngamiland is one of the most remote regions in Botswana, and its herpetofauna is largely under-surveyed. This study documents the herpetofauna of the Koanaka Hills (KH) in Ngamiland in 2009 following extensive fire destruction and compares it to the pre-fire herpetofauna collected in 2008. We...

  • Herpetofauna of the Bilsa Biological Station, province of Esmeraldas, Ecuador. H. Mauricio Ortega-Andrade; Bermingham 4, Juliet; Aulestia, Carlos; Paucar, Christian // CheckList;Jan2010, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p119 

    The Bilsa Biological Station is located on the Mache-Chindul mountains and protects some of the last rainforest remnants in the province of Esmeraldas, northwestern Ecuador. Since 2004, we have been inventorying the amphibians and reptiles of Bilsa. We found 109 species of herpetofauna (37...

  • FIRST REPORT OF THE HERPETOFAUNA OF PHI PHI ARCHIPELAGO, ANDAMAN SEA, THAILAND. Milto, Konstantin D. // Russian Journal of Herpetology;2014, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p269 

    A list of amphibian and reptile species recorded on the islands of Phi Phi Archipelago, Andaman Sea, Thailand is given. Two species (Oligodon barroni, Polypedates discantus) for this region are reported for the first time.

  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of Herpetofaunal Sampling Techniques across a Gradient of Habitat Change in a Tropical Forest Landscape. Ribeiro-Júnior, Marco A.; Gardner, Toby A.; Ávila-Pires, Teresa C. S. // Journal of Herpetology;Dec2008, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p733 

    ABSTRACT.-To improve our understanding of the distribution and abundance of amphibians and reptiles in tropical forests, herpetologists need to understand the relative effectiveness of different sampling techniques. However, current studies are biased by a focus on certain methods, species...

  • Preliminary Herpetofaunal Inventory of a Logging Concession in the Upper Baram, Sarawak, Borneo. ASAD, SAMI; MATHAI, JOHN; LAIRD, DANIEL; ONG, NICHOLAS; BUCKINGHAM, LUCY // Herpetological Review;2015, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p64 

    The article focuses on herpetofaunal inventory of Borneo, which conserves several amphibians and reptiles. Topics discussed include presence of animals in Borneo instead of highest deforestation rates of Borneo in the world; areas of Borneo which have inventory such as dipterocarp forest and...

  • The Herpetofauna of the Capanda Dam Region, Malanje, Angola. CERÍACO, LUIS M. P.; BAUER, AARON M.; BLACKBURN, DAVID C.; LAVRES, ANA C. F. C. // Herpetological Review;2014, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p667 

    The article discusses the Herpetofauna of the Capanda Dam region in Angola. Topics discussed include lack of knowledge of Angolan biodiversity and amphibian and reptile diversity, review of the herpetofauna of Angola, and description of specimens in the region including Amietophrynus cf....

  • Getting the Drift: Examining the Effects of Timing, Trap Type and Taxon on Herpetofaunal Drift Fence Surveys. Todd, Brian D.; Winne, Christopher T.; Willson, John D.; Gibbons, J. Whitfield // American Midland Naturalist;Oct2007, Vol. 158 Issue 2, p292 

    The evaluation of appropriate sampling methodologies is critical for accurately determining the distribution and status of herpetofaunal populations. We report the results of a year-long drift fence study, using multiple trap types (large pitfall traps, small pitfall traps and funnel traps), of...

  • The herpetofauna of Sonora, Mexico, with comparisons to adjoining states. Enderson, Erik F.; Quijada-Mascareñas, Adrian; Turner, Dale S.; Rosen, Philip C.; Bezy, Robert L. // CheckList;Jul2009, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p632 

    Situated in the topographically complex transition between the Neotropics and the temperate biomes of North America, the state of Sonora, Mexico, has an extraordinarily diverse herpetofauna. Surprisingly little research has been conducted on the state's amphibians and reptiles and many...

  • Herpetofauna of Gunung Panti Forest Reserve, Johor, Peninsular Malaysia. Chan Kin Onn; Grismer, L. Lee; Matsui, Masafumi; Nishikawa, Kanto; Wood, Jr.,, Perry Lee; Grismer, Jesse Leland; Belabut, Daicus; Ahmad, Norhayati // Tropical Life Sciences Research;Jul2010, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p71 

    A survey was carried out at Gunung Panti Forest Reserve, Johor from 3-7 August 2006, 2-5 June 2008, and 28-31 July 2008 to inventory the herpetofauna therein. An updated checklist for the area which incorporates findings from previous studies is provided. In total, 37 species of frogs, 1 turtle,...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics