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Microclimate of American crocodile nests in Banco Chinchorro biosphere reserve, Mexico: Effect on incubation length, embryos survival and hatchlings sex
Abstract Crocodilians have temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD) in which incubation temperature determines sex of embryo. Global warming is expected to alter hatchling sex ratio, leading toExpand
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Tropical cyclones and reproductive ecology of Crocodylus acutus Cuvier, 1807 (Reptilia: Crocodilia: Crocodylidae) on a Caribbean atoll in Mexico
Crocodylus acutus, a coastal species nesting in sand beaches, could be affected by increasing tropical cyclone frequency. We studied key characteristics of C. acutus reproductive ecology on BancoExpand
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Evidence for Wild Crocodiles as a Risk for Human Leptospirosis, Mexico
Sentinel species such as crocodilians are used to monitor the health of ecosystems. However, few studies have documented the presence of zoonotic diseases in wild populations of these reptiles.Expand
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Between introgression events and fragmentation, islands are the last refuge for the American crocodile in Caribbean Mexico
Habitat loss and degradation in the Mexican Caribbean, caused by the development of tourism, have decreased the potential nesting area for the American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) and haveExpand
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Reptiles of Banco Chinchorro: Updated List, Life History Data, and Conservation
Abstract One of the most useful strategies for biological conservation is the creation of protected natural areas. In addition, periodic updates of management plans are necessary to modify or improveExpand
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Record of Scolopendra viridis Say, 1821 (Chilopoda: Scolopendromorpha: Scolopendridae) from Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve, Quintana Roo, Mexico
The second record of Scolopendra viridis Say, 1821 for the State Quintana Roo is describe. Two individuals were found in Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve, an atoll located 31 km from the SouthernExpand
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Tasas de crecimiento del Cocodrilo Americano ( Crocodylus acutus ) en estado silvestre en la Península de Yucatán, México
We present the first data on the growth rates of wild American Crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus) in the Yucatan peninsula. The rate of grow for both length and mass vary considerably betweenExpand
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Vulnerability to climate change of Anolis allisoni in the mangrove habitats of Banco Chinchorro Islands, Mexico.
As niche specialist species, lizards from tropical environments are characterized by a low tolerance and high physiological sensitivity to temperature changes. The extent of vulnerability to thermalExpand
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Oral and cloacal microflora of wild crocodiles Crocodylus acutus and C. moreletii in the Mexican Caribbean.
Bacterial cultures and chemical analyses were performed from cloacal and oral swabs taken from 43 American crocodiles Crocodylus acutus and 28 Morelet's crocodiles C. moreletii captured in QuintanaExpand
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Organochlorine pesticides in nest substratum and infertile eggs of American crocodiles (Reptilia, Crocodylidae) in a Mexican Caribbean atoll
Abstract. As top predators, crocodilians can bioaccumulate high concentrations of persistent organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) that may have adverse effects on their physiology and health. Recent andExpand
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