Monday, May 14, 2012

TTFNC Presentation: An Update on the T&T Herpetofauna

Roger Downie and I will be giving an update on the T&T herpetofauna on this topic on June 14 at the TTFNC meeting in Port of Spain. Check the TTFNC website for time and location. My presentation will include a discussion of cryptic species.  The evidence is mounting for T&T holding numerous cryptic species of frogs, lizards and snakes. In some cases these are species thought to be widespread and known to be present on the islands for a long time, but we are just realizing they are different from mainland populations. In other cases there are multiple cryptic species present in the islands that were previously thought just one species.

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