Reptiles of Paraguay. Special Publication 11, Museum of Southwestern Biology, University of New Mexico
Our goal is to provide a current list of reptile species of Paraguay, with maps of their known occurrences. Surprisingly little research has been conducted on the reptile fauna of Paraguay. In contrast, Brazil and Argentina have a long history of herpetological investigation, each country having produced hundreds of publications on reptiles and amphibians in the last century. Paraguay, lying between the two countries, has been the focus of only a handful of investigators, mostly foreign, and there have been few publications on the herpetofauna. This checklist of reptiles in Paraguay will enhance understanding of biogeographic linkages between reptile faunas in the Southern Cone.
herpetology, reptiles, South America, Paraguay, zoology, vertebrates, biological diversity, conservation
Cacciali, Pier; Norman J. Scott; Aida Luz Aquino Ortíz; Lee A. Fitzgerald; and Paul Smith. "The Reptiles of Paraguay: Literature, Distribution, and an Annotated Taxonomic Checklist." (2016). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/msb_special_publications/1