Reserva de la Biosfera el Cielo
This snake was sitting under a large rock (.6m x 1m x .3m) that was sitting on the bedrock bottom of the canyon. The snake rattled at us as we walked past. It was caught, photographed and then released at its original site.
Beautiful golden Oropel
Long black snake hiding in a wall
Small salamander with orange spots
The Squamata, or the scaled reptiles, are the largest recent order of reptiles, comprising all lizards and snakes. With over 9,000 species, it is the second-largest order of vertebrates after the perciform fish. Members of the order are distinguished by their skins, which bear horny scales or shields. They also possess movable quadrate bones, making it possible to move the upper jaw relative to the braincase. This is particularly visible in snakes, which are able to...