The conservation status of the herpetofauna of Honduras

  title={The conservation status of the herpetofauna of Honduras},
  author={Larry David Wilson and James R. Mccranie},
  journal={Amphibian and Reptile Conservation},
  pages={6 - 33}
  • L. Wilson, J. Mccranie
  • Published 1 October 2003
  • Environmental Science
  • Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
The conservation status of the members of the Honduran herpetofauna is discussed. Based on current and projected future human population growth, it is posited that the entire herpetofauna is endangered. The known herpetofauna of Honduras currently consists of 334 species, including 117 amphibians and 217 reptiles (including six marine reptiles, which are not discussed in this paper). The greatest number of species occur at low and moderate elevations in lowland and/or mesic forest formations… 

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