150 years of snake collections: Data bank proves rich snake diversity in the neotropics

Posted by on November 24, 2017 12:47 pm
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An extensive database constructed for snakes of the American tropics has now been released by researchers. This database is made up of museum collections from the past 150 years and demonstrates that some Neotropical regions, such as the Cerrado in the central Brazil, contain a disproportionately high diversity. Furthermore, some other diverse regions are disproportionally under sampled, such as the Amazon.

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