Iucn ssc amphibian specialist group (asg) regional group report



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IUCN SSC AMPHIBIAN SPECIALIST GROUP (ASG)

REGIONAL GROUP REPORT

2013-2016




Chair/Co-Chair names:

Javier sunyer & andreas hertz

Regional group:

ASG Nicaragua

Number of regional group members

(Note: they must also be ASG members):

2

summary of GROUP’S main activities in the 2013-2016 period

Please use this section to provide a summary of your regional group’s activities in the 2013-2016 period. You can use bullet points to report on your group’s activities. If you are a recently appointed Chair/Co-Chair, please indicate the date of your appointment.
Realization of the following papers and notes:
García-Roa, R., J. Sunyer, A. Fernández-Loras & J. Bosch (2014). First record of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Nicaragua. Herpetological Journal 24: 65–68.
Sunyer, J., J.G. Martínez-Fonseca, M. Salazar-Saavedra, D.M. Galindo-Uribe & L.A. Obando (2014). Range extensions and new departmental records for amphibians in Nicaragua. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1(1): 165–175.
Sunyer, J. (2014). An updated checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Nicaragua. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1(2): 186–202.
Galindo-Uribe, D., J. Sunyer, J.S. Hauswaldt, A. Amézquita, H. Pröhl & M. Vences (2014). Colour and pattern variation and Pleistocene phylogeographic origin of the strawberry poison frog, Oophaga pumilio, in Nicaragua. Salamandra 50(4): 225–235.
Ubeda, M., J. Sunyer & J.-M. Maes (2015). Dieta del Sapo Amarillo Incilius luetkenii (Boulenger, 1891) en la Reserva Silvestre Privada Quelantaro, Managua, Nicaragua. Revista Nicaragüense de Biodiversidad. 2: 1–57.
HerpetoNicas (2015). Guía ilustrada de anfibios y reptiles de Nicaragua. Managua, Nicaragua. Dirección de Biodiversidad/MARENA. 522 pp.
Solano, L., J. Sunyer, K.E. Nicholson & C. Walton (2013). Dendropsophus phlebodes. Geographic Distribution. Herpetological Review 44(3): 471–472.
Ubeda-Olivas, M.F., J. Sunyer, T.W. Pierson & T.J. Papenfuss (2014). Gymnopis multiplicata. Birth. Herpetological Review 45(3): 470.
Martínez Fonseca, J. G., & J. Sunyer (2015). Smilisca puma (Cope, 1885). Distribution Notes. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2(4): 539–540.
Martínez Fonseca, J. G., M. F. Chávez-Velásquez & J. Sunyer (2015). Lithobates warszewitschii (Schmidt, 1857). Distribution Notes. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2(3): 353–354.
Martínez Fonseca, J. G., L. E. Gutiérrez-López & J. Sunyer (2015). Incilius valliceps (Wiegmann, 1833). Distribution Notes. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2(4): 537.
Sunyer, J., L.A. Obando, S.M. Rovito & T.J. Papenfuss (2015). Craugastor lauraster. Geographic Distribution. Herpetological Review 46(3): 376.
Sunyer, J., P. Dávila & L. Solano (2015). Dendropsophus microcephalus. Geographic Distribution. Herpetological Review 46(3): 377.



impact on conservation

Use this section to highlight how your regional group’s activities have had an impact on amphibians and/or habitat/ecosystem conservation. You can also discuss how your regional group is having an impact on amphibian conservation research, capacity building, education and outreach.
Realization of the following herp guide with National impact: HerpetoNicas (2015). Guía ilustrada de anfibios y reptiles de Nicaragua. Managua, Nicaragua. Dirección de Biodiversidad/MARENA. 522 pp.
First record of Bd from Nicaragua: García-Roa, R., J. Sunyer, A. Fernández-Loras & J. Bosch (2014). First record of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Nicaragua. Herpetological Journal 24: 65–68.



future goals and activities in the new 2017-2020 period


Please use this section to explain your regional group’s future goals and projected activities in the forthcoming IUCN period. Please highlight how these relate to the ASG’s 2015-2016 Strategic Plan.
Create departmental lists of amphibians; fill in distributional gaps; focus on the salamander group. In general, continue to contributiong on the knowledge onf Nica amphibians.



challenges


Other than resources, what have been the main challenges your group has faced to implement its activities? How do you plan to address/work around these challenges in the new period?

General lack of interest by the Nicaraguan hereptological members (HerpetoNicas), National universities, and authorities.

acknowledgements


Please indicate which entities/organizations/individuals outside of your regional group have contributed to the group’s activities and achievements.

All the coauthors of the papers and notes above specified.




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