We provide a list of amphibians, lizards, chelonians, and snakes collected during a day expedition to the northern portion of Chapada Diamantina National. 20 jun. aqueles da Caatinga – PNSCo e Parque Nacional da Serra da Capivara Palavras-chave: Répteis, Anfíbios, Inventário da herpetofauna. Chapada Diamantina for the maintenance and conservation of the herpetofauna within the Caatinga domain. Keywords: Anurofauna.
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Those two species have their distributions almost confined to the Caatinga biome Coelho et al. Additionally, we attempted to show the great potential of Catimbau National Park in harboring an important herpetofaunal Caatinga diversity, characterized by the richest herpetofauna surveyed in a core region herpetodauna the biome.
The authors are herpetfauna to all researchers that helped sometime during the fieldwork. The glue traps were efficient for lizard survey, capturing 64 individuals from 13 species. The ecology of tropical lizards in the Caatinga of northeast Brazil.
Although we used small buckets 30 liters for pitfall traps, we collected a total of 35 snake specimens with this method. Furthermore, the abundance of some species, such as the gymnophthalmids Scriptosaura catimbau and Vanzosaura rubricaudaor the tropidurid Tropidurus cocorobensiswas remarkably high. Despite the increase in herpetofaunal inventories in the Caatinga biome, information for many areas is still lacking and new surveys are required.
Of those, eigth species were recorded in the Catimbau National Park for the first time. All the other 16 species were collected exclusively by herpetkfauna search, indicating the importance of such method for this group.
While we did not extensively searched roads, this may be a great concern due to the impact on the wild fauna, primarily around protected areas. User Herpetofana Password Remember me. Leiuperinae from Northeastern Brazil. The composition of amphibian families is similar to other surveys in the Caatinga core region Garda et alArzabe et alwith species distributed in families with a dominance of Hylidae and Leptodactylidae, followed by other families with species, such as Bufonidae and Odontophrynidae.
Finally, two species Amphisbaena alba and Philodryas olfersii were found killed on roads within and adjacent to the Catimbau National Park.
Probably, new species will be added to the list, mostly those pertaining to biological groups difficult to access rapidly, such as caatigna. However, a rapid increase in the last decades of long-term inventories for several localities has shown a much higher amphibian and reptile species richness and endemism than previously believed Rodrigues However, snake richness will increase considerably with more sampling effort and consequently the number of reptiles will rise.
Herein, we present the results of a day inventory of the herpetofauna from the Catimbau National Park, in the semi-arid region of Pernambuco State.
Herein, we provide the first record of several species for Chapada Diamantina, which among them are worth mentioning Chiasmocleis sp. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. We recorded 21 species of frogs, catinga lizards, 11 snakes, and 1 chelonian.
Abstract We provide a list of amphibians, lizards, chelonians, and snakes collected during a day expedition to the northern portion of Chapada Diamantina National Park, Palmeiras municipality, Bahia State, Brazil.
We recorded 1, individuals pertaining to 37 species herpteofauna reptiles 25 lizards, three amphisbaenians, 11 snakes, and one chelonian and 21 species of amphibians Table 1Figures 3 – 8. Finally, the number of endemic and undescribed species recorded in this study provides additional evidence of the importance of Chapada Diamantina for the maintenance and conservation of the herpetofauna within the Caatinga domain.
Interpolating, extrapolating and comparing incidence-based species accumulation curves.
Additionally, we used glue traps distributed as quartets in each array of pitfall traps: Parque Nacional do Catimbau. We recorded 15 species of lizards, 4 amphisbaenas, 23 snakes, 2 chelonians and 31 frogs.
September 17, ; Accepted: Amphibians; reptiles; inventory; northeast Brazil. Introduction The Caatinga biome is exclusive to Brazil, covering approximately Herpetofauna of protected areas in the Caatinga I: Herpetofauna of protected areas in the Caatinga III: Parque Nacional do Catimbau, Pernambuco, Brasil.
Herpetofauna of protected areas in the Caatinga III: The Catimbau National Park, Pernambuco, Brazil
Usually, snakes contribute with a small number of species in short-term inventories. The species rarefaction and richness estimators were constructed in EstimateS 9. A new species of Pseudopaludicola Anura: Despite this increase in herpetofaunal inventories, information for many areas of the biome xaatinga still lacking and new surveys are required.
This is supported by our results, which show species accumulation curves quite asymptotic for amphibians and lizards but not for reptiles and snakes, and that species richness estimates were herpeyofauna than the observed number of species, specially for reptiles and snakes. March 20, ; Revised: Results and Discussion We recorded 1, individuals pertaining to 37 species of reptiles 25 lizards, three amphisbaenians, 11 snakes, and one chelonian and 21 species of amphibians Table 1Figures 3 – 8.
Our aims herpetfoauna to herpeyofauna provide a list based on an intensive effort conducted over a whole month; 2 contribute to the knowledge of the Caatinga herpetofauna, and 3 contextualize the results comparing, when possible, the richness and abundance of squamates and amphibians with other Caatinga sites. Changing the course of biodiversity conservation in the Caatinga of Northeastern Brazil. Microhylidae and Acanthochelys sp.
Thirty-seven pitfall trap arrays composed of 4 buckets each, along with glue traps and active searches were used to sample local herpetofaunal diversity.