CRC and Dr. Tellez’s Publications

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The following is a compilation of scientific publications related to Mesoamerica, for other publications by Dr. Tellez contact via email at marisa.tellez@crcbelize.org.

 

Professional Presentations

2009, Aug     Belize Wildlife Network Conference (San Ignacio, Belize)

The Role of Apex Predators (oral presentation).

 

2009, Aug     Belize Wildlife Network Conference (San Ignacio, Belize)

The anthropogenic affects on parasitism of Crocodylus moreletii in Belize

(poster presentation).

 

2010, May     Southern California Academy of Sciences Conference (Los Angeles, USA)

Parasitic infection of the ventral epidermis of Crocodylus acutus and Crocodylus moreletii in Belize (poster presentation).

 

2012, May     University of California, Los Angeles Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Annual Department Symposium (Los Angeles, USA)

Gastric Nematode Community of Crocodylus acutus, Crocodylus moreletii, and Caiman crocodilus chiapsius from Southern Mexico (poster presentation).

 

2012, May     IUCN-SSC Crocodile Specialist Group’s International Meeting (Manila, Philippines)

Host-Parasite Interaction of the Order Crocodylia (oral presentation).

 

2012, May     IUCN-SSC Crocodile Specialist Group’s International Meeting (Manila, Philippines)

Gastric Nematode Community of Crocodylus acutus, Crocodylus moreletii, and Caiman crocodilus chiapsius from Southern Mexico (poster presentation).

 

2016, May    IUCN-SSC Crocodile Specialist Group’s International Meeting

(Skukuza, South Africa)

Next Gen Croc: Cultivating the Next Generation of Crocodile

Conservationists.

 

2016, Aug     Anhui Normal University, China

Predicting Aquatic Ecosystem Health Through Crocodiles and Parasites

 

2016, Aug     8th World Congress of Herpetology, China

Caye Crocin: population management and parasitism of the American

crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) in Caye Caulker, Belize.

 

 

Popular Publications

2008, May     “Don’t feed the crocs!”  San Pedro Sun, Belize.

 

2008, May     “The consequences of illegal crocodile feeding.”  Caye Caulker

Chronicles, Belize.

 

2008, July      “Crocodile deaths by human hands.”  San Pedro Sun, Belize.

 

2008, Dec      “The Role of Apex Predators.”  Ambergris Today, Belize.

 

2011, Nov      “Story of a Latina Croc Hunter.”  LA Latino, USA.

 

2015, Nov.    “Keeping Belize Wild.”  My Beautiful Belize, Belize.

 

2016, April- Present.  “Croc Corner.” Placencia Breeze, Belize

Monthly updates of CRC research and crocodile facts primarily around

Placencia Peninsula.

 

 

Database

Tellez, M. (2013) Crocodile-Parasite Data Excel Sheet.  IUCN/SSC- Crocodile Specialist Group Veterinary Sub-committee.  http://www.iucncsg.org/pages/Resources-provided-by-the-CSG-Veterinary-Science-Group.html.

 

Tellez, M. (2013) Manual for Parasite Collection and Preservation.  IUCN/SSC- Crocodile Specialist Group Veterinary Sub-committee.

http://www.iucncsg.org/pages/Resources-provided-by-the-CSG-Veterinary-Science-Group.html

 

Tellez, M. (2015) Crocodilian Capacity Building Manual.  IUCN/SSC-Crocodile Specialist Group.  Wrote section about Parasitism and disease of crocodilians for this “Wikipedia” style database.

Website currently being updated on the Crocodile Specialist Group’s website.

 

 

Published Abstracts

Tellez, M., (2009).  The anthropogenic affects on parasitism of Crocodylus moreletii in Belize.  Belize Wildlife Network Conference.  http://www.galen.edu.bz/belizewildlife/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13&Itemid=33

 

Tellez, M., and I. Paquet-Durand (2010) Parasitic infection of the ventral epidermis of Crocodylus acutus and Crocodylus moreletii in Belize.  Southern California Academy of Sciences Bulletin 109(3):106

 

Tellez, M.  (2012) Host-Parasite Interaction of the Order Crocodylia Proceedings of the 21st Working Meeting of the Crocodile Specialist Group of the Species Survival Commission of IUCN.

 

Tellez, M., D. Ramsawamy, and N. Sarimiento (2012) Gastric Nematode Community of Crocodylus acutus, Crocodylus moreletii, and Caiman crocodilus chiapsius from Southern Mexico. Proceedings of the 21st Working Meeting of the Crocodile Specialist Group of the Species Survival Commission of IUCN.

 

Manuscript Publications

Tellez, M., and I. Paquet-Durand (2011) Nematode infection of the ventral scales of Crocodylus acutus and Crocodylus moreletii in Southern Belize.  Comparative Parasitology 78(2):378-382

 

Tellez, M. (2013) A Checklist of Host-Parasite Interactions of the Order Crocodylia. UC Publications in Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, California.

 

Shaffer, B., M. Gidis, E. McCartney-Melstad, K. Neal, H. Oyamaguchi, M.

Tellez, E. Toffelmier (2015) Conservation genetics of amphibians and

reptiles. Annual Review of Animal Biosciences 3:113-138.

 

Tellez, M., M. Boucher, and K. Kohlman (2016) Population status of the American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) on Caye Caulker, Belize. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3: 450-460.

 

Tellez, M., M. Gamble, S. Ontiveros, and M. Tran 2016. Ectoparasitism and host range extension Tabasco Mud Turtle. Herpetological Review 48(1): 178.

 

Tellez, M., B. Arevalo, I. Paquet-Durand, and Shawn Heflick. Population Status of Crocodylus moreletii (Morelet’s crocodile) in Chiquibul Forest, Belize. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(1): 7-21.

 

Haghighi, A. and M. Tellez.  Size-related habitat selection by the Spectacle caiman (Caiman crocodilus) in Nicaragua 4(1): 173-174.

 

Sung, H., M. Tellez and M. Merchant (2016). Parasitism of Crocodylus acutus, Crocodylus moreletii, and Caiman crocodilus chiapasius. Herpetological Review (in press).

 

Tellez, M., S. Heflick, M. Boucher, A. Austin. Cannibalism in Crocodylus moreletii. Herpetological Review (in press).

 

Tellez, M. and C. Cochran. First host record and range extension distribution of the tick Ornithodorus turnicata. Herpetological Review (in press).

 

Tellez, M., S. Matola and D. Brianne. Ectoparasitism in Crocodylus acutus. (in review).

 

Boucher, M., and M. Tellez. Historical population trends of the American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) in Belize (in review).

 

Tellez, M., T.R. Rainwater, S.G. Platt, and S.T. McMurry.  Patterns of Paratrichosoma sp. infection in the American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) and Morelet’s crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii) in Northern Belize (in prep).

 

 

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