Revista mexicana de biodiversidad
versión On-line ISSN 2007-8706
versión impresa ISSN 1870-3453
A herpetofaunistic survey was carried out in 2007 and 2008 in 6 vegetation types in the Municipality of Tacámbaro, state of Michoacán, México. A total of 21 amphibian species (8 families) and 58 reptile species (16 families) were registered. Species richness estimators indicated that from 85 to 91% of amphibian species, 77 to 85% of lizard species and 41 to 78% of snake species were registered. Forty-three species were registered in tropical deciduous forest, 29 in thorn forest, 17 in pine-oak forest, 13 in oak forest, 12 in pine forest, and 7 in fir forest. Of 79 species registered, 49 (62%) are endemic to México and 3 species are endemic to Michoacán. Thirty-seven (47%) species are listed in the Norma Oficial Mexicana of threatened species. The snake Leptotyphlops maximus was registered for the first time in Michoacán.
Palabras llave : amphibians; reptiles; Tacámbaro; Michoacán.