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José Hernández Díaz MSc

Puebla, Mexico

  • EDGE Fellow
[General description section]

I'm a Mexican biologist. My main interests are evolution and conservation of amphibians and reptiles, the animals I love the most.

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Africam Safari Zoo
Position within organisation

Curator of Amphibians and Reptiles

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This salamander is able to tolerate a water salinity that would kill most other amphibians.

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Relevant publications

Hantke, G., Hernández Díaz, J. A., Hernández Castán, J. and Martínez Belmar, F. 2014. The Amphibians and Reptiles from Cholula. UDLAP. Puebla, Mexico.  


Hernández Díaz, José Alfredo. 2014. Large Crested Toad Conservation Program at Africam Safari. Connect Magazine. Association of Zoos and Aquariums. June Issue. 


Hernández Díaz, José Alfredo. 2013. Large Crested Toad Release in the North Sierra of Puebla Mexico. Amphibian Ark Newsletter. Number 24. Available at: http://www.amphibianark.org/Newsletters/AArk-newsletter-24.pdf


Hernández Díaz, José Alfredo, and Erika Nathalia Salazar Gómez. 2011. Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=107356




Associated Blog Posts
31st Jul 15
Four hours and 250km later, in Puebla State, we arrive at Laguna Alchichica, Alfredo’s field site. Set in a landscape that has turned from forest to se...  Read

29th Jul 15
  I am standing on a narrow isthmus of land, essentially a dirt track running on top of a levee. On my right is a fragment of the once vast Lerma...  Read

22nd Jul 15
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24th Jun 15
 A few weeks ago we started the field work for the Taylor’s Salamander Project in Alchichica. Chris Michaels from ZSL visited the project and came with ...  Read

25th Mar 15
There are lots of beautiful and enigmatic places around the world, and most of them are subject of myths and legends. Can you imagine a piece of th...  Read

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