The Herpetofauna of Southeast Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago


  • Ryan S. Mohammed Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad, W.I
  • Shiva A. Manickchan Strategic Environmental Services Limited, 122, Cumuto Road, Trinidad, W.I
  • Stevland P. Charles Department of Biology, Howard University, 415 College Street NW, Washington, DC USA 20059
  • John C. Murphy Science & Education, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL USA 60605


The Rio Claro-Mayaro area of southeast Trinidad contains a variety of lowland habitats. Because access to much of the area is restricted, its herpetofauna has been poorly explored, resulting in few publications on its herpetofauna.  Reported here are results of fieldwork conducted in the Rio Claro-Mayaro area between November 2009 and April 2014. Documented here is the presence in southeast Trinidad of 77 of the 106 known (excluding questionable) species that inhabit the island. Included are records from published literature, our own fieldwork, and museum specimens.





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