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Ledesma, David Treviño

I study paleoherpetology with a focus on the Quaternary. I am interested in understanding the response of herpetofaunas to past climatic changes and how this information can be used to inform modern conservation strategies.

To advance our ability to rigorously interpret the fossil record, I am interested in documenting osteological variation in extant species of non-avian reptiles and amphibians.  


Ledesma, D.T., and Scarpetta, S., 2018, The skull of the gerrhonotine lizard Elgaria panamintina (Squamata: Anguidae) PLoS ONE 13(6): e0199584. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0199584

Ledesma, D. T. 2020. PotomotyphlusPotomotyphlus kaupii. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (CAAR). 23 pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/6980