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An uncommon habitat for a common salamander: Isthmura bellii in arid tropical scrub

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Salamanders are usually seen as typical inhabitants of temperate and humid habitats. Among Plethodontids, Isthmura bellii has the broadest altitudinal range of any salamander in the world and it is considered a habitat generalist. Nonetheless, even for this species, dry environments are thought unsuitable. We report the first records of I. bellii in arid tropical scrub from two localities within central Mexico. We analyze the environmental differentiation of these new localities in relation to the known distribution range of the genus. Our study shows that among the new localities, there is at least one site where I. bellii appears to have established in arid tropical scrub. An environmental model reveals that these new localities present different conditions than most of the records of Isthmura spp.

Affiliations: 1: 1División de Desarrollo Sustentable, Universidad Intercultural del Estado de México, Libramiento Francisco Villa s/n, 50640, San Felipe del Progreso, Estado de México, México ; 2: 2Laboratorio de Interacciones, Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Ciudad del Conocimiento, carretera Pachuca-Tulancingo Km. 4.5, Col. Carboneras, 42184, Mineral de la Reforma, Hidalgo, México ; 3: 3Predio Intensivo de Manejo de Vida Silvestre X-Plora Reptilia, Carretara México-Tampico s/n, Pilas y Granadas, 43350, Metztitlán, Hidalgo, México

*Corresponding author; e-mail: izuria@uaeh.edu.mx
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2018-10-16

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