It’s official: Manu National Park in Peru has the highest diversity of reptiles and amphibians in the world.
Surveys of the park, which extends from high Andean cloud forests down into the tropical rainforest of the Western Amazon, and its buffer zone turned up 155 amphibian and 132 reptile species, 16 more than the 271 species documented in Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park in 2010.
The research, published in the journal Biota Neotropica
, was conducted by Alessandro Catenazzi of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Edgar Lehr of Illinois Wesleyan University, and Rudolf von May of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at University of California, Berkeley. Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0128-manu-world-record-herps.html#XRR1ekDVJvrEYg7i.99