3 - 6 august 2007 - Colegio de la Frontera Sur - San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas


Antonio Muñoz Alonso
Gabriela Parra Olea
James Hanken

Travelling and Lodging
Field trips



Mexico has an extremely rich salamander fauna. There are 132 species known from the country and new species are being discovered every year. Species diversity is highest in the upland regions of southern Mexico in the States of Chiapas and Oaxaca, where as many as 20 species of salamanders are found on a single elevational transect.

For the first time, the Conference on the Biology of Plethodontid Salamanders will be hosted in Mexico, the second most diverse country for this group. The Highlands Biological Station has been the sponsor for this meeting, beginning with the first conference in 1972 and continuing with subsequent meetings in 1982, 1992 and 1998. The Instituto de Biologia, UNAM, and ECOSUR are proud to host the Fifth Conference in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, on August 3-6th, 2007.

It seemed appropriate to use the fifth conference to honor the contributions
of our esteemed colleague and friend, David B. Wake.
If you are interested or potentially interested
in attending the meeting, please send a message to:

David B. Wake -- San Cristobal de las Casas - IBUNAM - ECOSUR