Herpetofauna of protected areas in the Caatinga IV: Chapada Diamantina National Park, Bahia, Brazil. Felipe de Medeiros Magalhães, Daniel Orsi Laranjeiras. 9 jan. Herpetofauna em unidades de conservação da Caatinga III: Parque Nacional do Catimbau, Pernambuco, Brasil. Isabella Mayara Monteiro de. Oliveira Mesquita2, David Lucas Röhr1, Willianilson Pessoa da Silva1, Gustavo the Caatinga herpetofauna, especially for the region of.

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In addition, we used species richness estimators with nonparametric incidence-based estimators: The Park has an area of approximately 62, ha, and ranges from m to 1, m of altitude. For lizards, four herpetofquna were only collected herpetofaunz active search Table 1 and three species were only caught with pitfall traps, including two amphisbaenians and the tiny gecko Coleodactylus meridionalis.

A new species of Pseudopaludicola Anura: Our aims were to 1 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.

Herpetology Notes

We used a standardized methodology that allows caainga to be compared across previous and future inventories Garda et al. Acknowledgements The authors are grateful to all researchers that helped sometime during the fieldwork.

Probably, new species will be added to the list, mostly those pertaining to biological groups difficult to access rapidly, such as snakes. We herpetofauns 37 pitfall trap arrays divided into two different trails, one in an open shrubby vegetation area with sandy soil and the other in a dense forest vegetation area. Additionally, we attempted to show the great potential of Catimbau National Park in harboring an important herpetofaunal Caatinga diversity, characterized by the ccaatinga herpetofauna surveyed in a core region of the biome.


The rarefaction curves Mao Tau did not reach stability Figure 9 and the various species richness estimators produced greater estimates than the observed richness for amphibians and reptiles, or also for individual estimates for lizards and snakes Table 2.

Overview of the distribution of snakes of the genus Thamnodynastes Dipsadidae in northeastern Brazil, with new records and remarks on their morphometry and pholidosis. Finally, the only turtle species found in Catimbau National Park is a common species in Caatinga areas and it has wide distribution in South America Bonin et al.

With the addition of those few species, the number of species of amphibians and lizards approaches the richness projected by the estimators. The lizard richness is higher than other Caatinga areas, which typically range from 14 to 21 species VittCavalcanti et al. Although we used small buckets 30 liters for pitfall traps, we collected a total of 35 snake specimens with this method.

The function of richness Mao Tau was calculated as the accumulation function of species throughout the number of collected individuals.

Introduction The Caatinga biome is exclusive to Brazil, covering approximately Caatingx this increase in herpetofaunal inventories, information for many areas of the biome is still lacking and new surveys are required.

Herpetofauna of protected areas in the Caatinga IV: Nevertheless, more species are likely to be incorporated to the local lizard richness. Check List 9 2: Herpetofauna of protected areas in the Caatinga III: Also, the region is considered to be of extreme biological importance due its richness and endemism MMA March 20, ; Revised: Usually, snakes contribute with a small number of species in short-term inventories. Usually, snakes and turtles are not prone to be collected with specific traps.


In addition, our work reinforces the importance of the Park in conserving and maintaining Caatinga biodiversity, and new efforts to a better preservation and management of the National Park are certainly recommended. The Caatinga biome is exclusive to Brazil, covering approximately 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.

Propostas para o Bioma Caatinga. 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.

It is more likely to find snakes and turtles during active searches or sporadically.

Herpetofauna of protected areas in the Caatinga III: The Catimbau National Park, Pernambuco, Brazil

All sampling methods contributed significantly to achieve the amphibian caatigna reptile diversity recovered in the inventory. Amphibians and reptiles from a highly diverse area of the Caatinga domain: Amphibians; reptiles; inventory; northeast Brazil. Changing the course of biodiversity conservation in the Caatinga of Northeastern Brazil. However, snake richness will increase considerably with more sampling effort and consequently the number of reptiles will rise.

Thirty-seven pitfall trap arrays composed of 4 buckets each, along with glue traps and active searches were used to sample local herpetofaunal diversity. New records and geographic distribution map.