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The conservation status of the world’s reptiles
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Contenido en: Biological Conservation Vol. 157, (January 2013), p. 372–385 ISSN: 0006-3207
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Effective and targeted conservation action requires detailed information about species, their distribution, systematics and ecology as well as the distribution of threat processes which affect them. Knowledge of reptilian diversity remains surprisingly disparate, and innovative means of gaining rapid insight into the status of reptiles are needed in order to highlight urgent conservation cases and inform environmental policy with appropriate biodiversity information in a timely manner. We present the first ever global analysis of extinction risk in reptiles, based on a random representative sample of 1500 species (16% of all currently known species). To our knowledge, our results provide the first analysis of the global conservation status and distribution patterns of reptiles and the threats affecting them, highlighting conservation priorities and knowledge gaps which need to be addressed urgently to ensure the continued survival of the world’s reptiles. Nearly one in five reptilian species are threatened with extinction, with another one in five species classed as Data Deficient. The proportion of threatened reptile species is highest in freshwater environments, tropical regions and on oceanic islands, while data deficiency was highest in tropical areas, such as Central Africa and Southeast Asia, and among fossorial reptiles. Our results emphasise the need for research attention to be focussed on tropical areas which are experiencing the most dramatic rates of habitat loss, on fossorial reptiles for which there is a chronic lack of data, and on certain taxa such as snakes for which extinction risk may currently be underestimated due to lack of population information. Conservation actions specifically need to mitigate the effects of human-induced habitat loss and harvesting, which are the predominant threats to reptiles.


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Biology of the boas and pythons / edited by Robert W. Henderson, Robert Powell
Henderson, Robert W. (editor) (1945-) ; Powell, Robert (editor) (1948-) ;
Eagle Mountain, Utah : Eagle Mountain Publishing , c2007
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This book is the product of a symposium "Biology of Boas, Pythons, and Related Taxa" held at the 2005 joint meetings in Tampa, Florida, and sponsored by the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. This was the first attempt to bring together researchers actively working on some aspect of boa/python biology. The symposium was a resounding success, and this book represents a current assessment of our understanding of boid biology. Between the diversity of the peer-reviewed contributions and the literature reviews, this volume will become an essential reference for most future boa and python research.

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Foreword
Introduction
The Biology of Boas and Pythons: A Retrospective Look to the Future
Ecology, Natural History, and Evolution
The Higher-level Relationships of Alethinophidian Snakes Inferred from Seven Nuclear and Mitochondrial Genes
Ecomorphology of Boine Snakes, with Emphasis on South American Forms
Thermal Biology of the Southern African Python (Python natalensis): Does Temperature Limit its Distribution?
The Higher-level Relationships of Alethinophidian Snakes Inferred from Seven Nuclear and Mitochondrial Genes
Ecomorphology of Boine Snakes, with Emphasis on South American Forms
Thermal Biology of the Southern African Python (Python natalensis): Does Temperature Limit its Distribution?
Reproduction and Thermoregulation are Principal Factors that Influence Habitat Selection in the Argentine Boa Constrictor (Boa constrictor occidentalis)
Comparative Ecology and Ecological Modeling of Sympatric Pythons, Python regius and Python sebae
Body Size and Head Shape of Island Boa constrictor in Belize: Environmental Versus Genetic Contributions
Habitat Use by the Mona Boa (Epicrates monensis monensis) on Isla Mona, West Indies
Natural History of the Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus) in the Venezuelan Llanos
Foraging Ecology and Diet of an Ambush Predator: The Green Python (Morelia viridis)
The Things You Find on the Road: Roadkill and Incidental Data as an Indicator of Habitat Use in Two Species of Tropical Pythons
Behavior
Feeding in Boas and Pythons: Motor Recruitment Patterns During Striking
Response of the Yellow Anaconda (Eunectes notaeus) to Aquatic Acoustic Stimuli
Constriction Strength in Snakes
Courtship, Mating, and Alternative Reproductive Tactics in the Middle American Dwarf Boa (Ungaliophis continentalis)
Geographic Variation in Pheromone Trailing Behaviors of the Indonesian Water Python (Liasis mackloti) of Indonesia’s Lesser Sunda Archipelago

Physiology, Neurology, and Reproductive Biology
Testing the Coadaptation Hypothesis: The Thermal Physiology and Thermoregulatory Behavior of Rubber Boas (Charina bottae)
Adaptive Correlation Between Feeding Habits and Digestive Physiology for Boas and Pythons
Neural Correlates of Complex Behavior: Vision and Infrared Imaging in Boas and Pythons
The Infrared Sight of Boas and Pythons
The Specific Dynamic Action in Boas and Pythons
Sexual Size Dimorphism and the Mating System of the Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus)
Conservation
Effects of Habitat Loss on the Genetic Structure of Populations of the Argentine Boa Constrictor (Boa constrictor occidentalis)
Conservation Biology of the Yellow Anaconda (Eunectes notaeus) in Northeastern Argentina
Spatial Ecology of Resident and Displaced Boa Constrictors (Boa constrictor imperator) on Ometepe Island, Nicaragua: Implications for Conservation
Treeboas in the West Indies: Responses of Corallus cookii and Corallus grenadensis to Disturbed Habitats
Ecology and Conservation of an Exploited Insular Population of Boa constrictor (Squamata: Boidae) on the Cayos Cochinos, Honduras
Genetic Population Structure of the Yellow Anaconda (Eunectes notaeus) in Northern Argentina: Management Implications
Introduced Populations of Boa constrictor (Boidae) and Python molurus bivittatus (Pythonidae) in Southern Florida


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The three living species of manatees, West Indian (Trichechus manatus), Amazonian (Trichechus inunguis) and West African (Trichechus senegalensis), are distributed across the shallow tropical and subtropical waters of America and the western coast of Africa. We have sequenced the mitochondrial DNA control region in 330 Trichechus to compare their phylogeographic patterns. In T. manatus we observed a marked population structure with the identification of three haplotype clusters showing a distinct spatial distribution. A geographic barrier represented by the continuity of the Lesser Antilles to Trinidad Island, near the mouth of the Orinoco River in Venezuela, appears to have restricted the gene flow historically in T . manatus . However, for T. inunguis we observed a single expanding population cluster, with a high diversity of very closely related haplotypes.

A marked geographic population structure is likely present in T. senegalensis with at least two distinct clusters. Phylogenetic analyses with the mtDNA cytochrome b gene suggest a clade of the marine Trichechus species, with T. inunguis as the most basal trichechid. This is in agreement with previous morphological analyses. Mitochondrial DNA, autosomal microsatellites and cytogenetic analyses revealed the presence of hybrids between the T. manatus and T. inunguis species at the mouth of the Amazon River in Brazil, extending to the Guyanas and probably as far as the mouth of the Orinoco River. Future conservation strategies should consider the distinct population structure of manatee species, as well as the historical barriers to gene flow and the likely occurrence of interspecific hybridization.