As presently understood, the herpetofauna of El Salvador consists of 130 species representing 88 genera and 30 families. For each of these species the following information is provided: (1) a partial synonymy, including reference, the current name, and references to the species in El Salvador; (2) the total geographic distribution; (3) ecological distribution in El Salvador; (4) a short description of the morphology; (5) natural history and taxonomic comments; (6) conservation status of evaluated species; and (7) a list of Salvadoran specimens examined and their locality data. Distribution maps and color photographs are provided for each species. Dichotomous keys for the identification of the orders, genera, and species of Salvadoran amphibians (including tadpoles) and reptiles are provided in English and Spanish.
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Gunther Kohler, PhD, is the head of the Department of Herpetology at the Research Institute Senckenberg in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and director of the Conservation Project Utila Iguana, Honduras. To date, he has produced hundreds of popular articles, scientific articles, and books on herpetology, most of which pertain to Central American amphibians and reptiles. Milan Vesely, PhD, RNDr, is an assistant professor in the Department of Zoology at the Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, and vice president of the Czech Herpetological Society. He has published several scientific papers on reptile ecology, taxonomy, and parasites. Eli Greenbaum is a PhD candidate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas. He received degrees from Binghamton University (BS) and University of Louisiana at Monroe (MS). He has published several scientific papers on turtle development, viper behavior and venom biochemistry, and taxonomy of amphibians and reptiles from Central America and West Africa.
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