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dc.contributor.authorGrismer, L. Lee
dc.contributor.authorMcGuire, Jimmy A.
dc.contributor.authorHollingsworth, Bradford D.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-03T11:32:23Z
dc.date.available2020-09-03T11:32:23Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholar.oxy.edu/handle/20.500.12711/11080
dc.description.abstractThe Sierra Vizcaino and Sierra Santa Clara are located along the west <br /><br />coast of central Baja California and compose the continental portion of the Viz- <br /><br />caino Peninsula. A survey of the herpetofauna of this region documented the <br /><br />presence of several previously unreported species. Three species {Gambelia wis- <br /><br />lizenii, Coleonyx variegatus, and Cwtalus exsul) show a close morphological <br /><br />similarity to conspecifics of Isla de Cedros. The presence of a relict mesophilic <br /><br />species, Hyla regilla, in the Sierra Vizcaino, suggests that this region was much <br /><br />more mesic in the past. It is hypothesized that the saxicolous taxa of the Sierra <br /><br />Vizcaino and Sierra Santa Clara colonized these mountains from the Peninsular <br /><br />Ranges of Baja California while the former existed as Pacific islands during the <br /><br />last 10,000 years. Such habitat specialists would be unable to disperse across the <br /><br />flat, sandy, Vizcaino Desert that currently separates these species from their pen- <br /><br />insular counterparts.
dc.subjectHerpetofauna
dc.subjectBiogeography
dc.subjectTaxonomic
dc.subjectVizcaino Peninsula
dc.subjectBaja California
dc.subjectMexico
dc.titleA Report on the Herpetofauna of the Vizcaino Peninsula, Baja California, Mexico, with a Discussion of its Biogeographic and Taxonomic Implications
dc.title.alternativeHerpetofauna of the Vizcaino Peninsula, Baja California, Mexico
dc.typearticle
dc.abstract.formatonep
dc.source.beginpage45
dc.source.issuescas/vol93/iss2
dc.source.issue2
dc.identifier.legacyhttps://scholar.oxy.edu/scas/vol93/iss2/4
dc.source.endpage80
dc.source.peer_reviewedTRUE
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.source.volume93
dc.source.journaltitleScas: Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences


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