Chris Grünwald

Joined: Apr 28, 2014 Last Active: Jul 27, 2021 NaturaLista

I am a Mexican Herpetologist who specializes in endangered snakes and frogs. I lead a team of field specialists on expeditions for documenting and describing biodiversity in Mexico's diverse habitats, especially the fragmented tropical forests.

Our primary focus is on accurately cataloging Mexican biodiversity in order to establish consistent and effective conservation methods.

Species discovered and described by our team include the following:

Crotalus campbelli (Bryson et al. 2014)
Crotalus tlaloci (Bryson et al. 2014)
Eleutherodactylus grunwaldi (Reyes-Velasco et al. 2015)
Eleutherodactylus wixarika (Reyes-Velasco et al. 2015)
Ophryacus smaragdinus (Grünwald et al. 2015)
Eleutherodactylus colimotl (Grünwald et al. 2018)
Eleutherodactylus erendirae (Grünwald et al. 2018)
Eleutherodactylus floresvillelai (Grünwald et al. 2018)
Eleutherodactylus jaliscoensis (Grünwald et al. 2018)
Eleutherodactylus manantlanensis (Grünwald et al. 2018)
Eleutherodactylus nietoi (Grünwald et al. 2018)
Sarcohyla toyota (Grünwald et al. 2019)
Kinosternon cora (Loc-Barragán et al. 2020)
Eleutherodactylus maculabialis (Grünwald et al. 2021)
Eleutherodactylus sentinelus (Grünwald et al. 2021)

Species rediscovered in the wild by our team after being considered "lost" for years are as follows:

Crotalus lannomi (Reyes-Velasco et al. 2010)
Charadrahyla trux (Grünwald et al. 2016)
Boliglossa hermosa (Ahumada-Carrillo et al. 2020)

Species our team has redescribed or re-elevated taxonomic obscurity:

Ophryacus sphenophrys (Grünwald et al. 2015)

Country Records:

Porthidium ophryomegas (Grünwald et al. 2016)

Please feel free to follow our research and discoveries at or on Facebook, Twitter or Youtube as herpmx.

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