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A treasure of the Motagua Valley:  The Unique Aspidoscelis motaguae Lizard of Mesoamerica
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A treasure of the Motagua Valley: The Unique Aspidoscelis motaguae Lizard of Mesoamerica

Who are the Teiids (Teiidae)? The genus Aspidoscelis belongs to the family Teiidae. This group includes approximately 110 species reported in regions across the United States, the Mesoamerican zone, South America, and parts of the Antilles (Köhler, 2003). Some of the main genera in this family located in the Mesoamerican region are Aspidoscelis, Cnemidophorus and…

Guatemala’s wildlife is like no other and we should take care of it.
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Guatemala’s wildlife is like no other and we should take care of it.

Wildlife in Guatemala is unique, as in few places in the world. To better understand this, it is worth understanding the natural history of this country: Phallus indusiatus at Paso Caballos, PNLT. Photo by: Boris Llamas. August 2021.   Guatemala is located in between two broad continental masses that support almost every kind of ecosystem…