The herpetology team has documented more than 30 species of amphibians and reptiles in the Sierra Cacachilas.

Herpetology team in action at Rancho Cacachilas, BCS

This includes at least two species of frogs, 16 species of lizards, and 15 species of snakes. 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.


San Diego Natural History Museum: Bradford Hollingsworth

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