The herpetology team has documented 37 species of amphibians and reptiles in the Sierra Cacachilas.

Herpetology team in action at Rancho Cacachilas, BCS

At least 19 of the species are listed on the NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010, an official Mexican document of protected species. The diverse number of species found on our lands includes more than 70% of the non-marine reptiles and amphibians known from the cape region. At least 13 of the species are found only in Mexico, and seven are narrow endemics to the Cape Region. The Sierra Cacachilas will soon have one of the peninsula´s most detailed understandings of herpetological diversity, abundance, and seasonal activity. 

reptile and amphibian photos

These are some of the species that have been encountered on Rancho Cacachilas. Click on images to see larger views and use arrows to scroll left and right.


California State Parks — Robert Delmanowski
CIBNOR — Abelino Cota-Castro, Narda Cota-Castro, Patricia Galina-Tessaro, Yaredh Ramirez-Enriquez, Fernando Isai Valle-Jimenez
FAUNO — Anny Peralta-Garcia, Jorge H. Valdez-Villavicencio
SDNHM — Andy Gottscho, Bradford Hollingsworth, Laura E. Kabes, Dean Leavitt, Clark R. Mahrdt, Melissa Stepek, Paul Tuskes
SDSU — Paulette Gonzalez
UABC — Andrea Navarro

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