The Outcomes of the Carnegie Discoverers – Sponsored Herpetological Expedition to Vilcabamba
May 30, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker: José Padial, Research Associate, Carnegie Museum of Natural History
The final results of the February 2017 Discoverers-sponsored expedition will be presented. The expedition goals included the following: to inventory species diversity of amphibians and reptiles in one of the most remote areas of the Amazon, to study how the community composition changes with elevation and habitat changes, and to provide baseline data for management and conservation of the Otishi National Park and the Ashaninka Communal Reserve. The inventory revealed the existence of 26 species of amphibians and 12 species of reptiles among which 10 species have been confirmed as a new species and three are candidates pending further analysis.