HERPETOFAUNA CAATINGA PDF

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

We also carried random active searches for specimens, which were conducted in the morning, in the afternoon, and at night, in the following locations and trails, locally knows as: Currently, there are more than squamate and amphibian species known for the Caatinag, many of which are endemic RodriguesDelfimand new endemic species are continuously being described Cruz et al.

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.

Parque Nacional do Catimbau. Usually, in rapid inventories, snakes are harder to sample than lizards and frogs because they present secretive habits, low abundance, do not produce sound, and due to the lack of effective collecting methods Shine caqtinga Furthermore, the abundance of some species, such as the gymnophthalmids Scriptosaura catimbau and Vanzosaura rubricaudaor the tropidurid Tropidurus cocorobensiswas remarkably high.

Estimating terrestrial biodiversity through extrapolation.

The landscape is a typical Caatinga, with physiognomies such as dense arboreal Caatinga, shrubby spineless vegetation, sandy soils and rock fields, both evergreen and deciduous flora with plant species such as Caesalpinia ferrea, Ziziphus joazeiro, Orbignya phalerataBursera leptophloeos, as well as cacti and bromeliads Figueiredo et al.

The authors are grateful to all researchers that helped sometime during the fieldwork. 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. Also, the region is considered to be of extreme biological importance due its richness and endemism MMA Leiuperinae from Northeastern Brazil.

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In order TO cover the widest range of microhabitat and activity periods possible, we further searched sites with different phytophysiognomies, like dense vegetation areas, open vegetation areas with sandy soils, rock crops, and areas with water bodies.

Herpetofaunz attempted to show the great potential of Catimbau National Park, characterized by the richest herpetofauna surveyed in a core region of the biome, along with the presence of endemic species such as the worm snake Amphisbaena supranumeraria and the limbless lizard Scriptosaura catimbauunderscoring the importance of the area for the conservation and maintenance caqtinga the Caatinga herpetofauna biodiversity. A new genus and species of eyelid-less and limb reduced gymnophthalmid lizard from northeastern Brazil Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae.

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. 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. 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. We also found a high diversity of lizards in Catimbau Caatibga Park.

Herpetology Notes

Herein, we provide the first record of several species for Chapada Diamantina, which among them are worth mentioning Chiasmocleis sp. 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.

Points refer to locations and trails where we conducted searches. User’s Guide and application published at: We recorded 15 species cqatinga lizards, 4 amphisbaenas, 23 snakes, 2 chelonians and 31 frogs.

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Acknowledgements The authors are grateful to all researchers that helped sometime during the fieldwork. Rarefaction curves and richness estimators suggest that local biodiversity is still underestimated. Interpolating, extrapolating and comparing incidence-based species accumulation curves. Services on Demand Journal. The lizard richness is higher than other Caatinga areas, which typically range from 14 to 21 species VittCavalcanti et caatibga.

March 20, ; Revised: Introduction The Caatinga biome is exclusive to Brazil, covering approximately Overview of the distribution of snakes of the genus Thamnodynastes Dipsadidae in northeastern Brazil, with new records and remarks on their morphometry and pholidosis. User Username Password Remember me. The species rarefaction and richness estimators were constructed in EstimateS 9.

The ecology of tropical lizards in the Caatinga of northeast Brazil. However, snake richness will increase considerably with more sampling effort and consequently the number of reptiles will rise. For lizards, four species were only collected through active search Table 1 and three species were only caught with pitfall traps, including two amphisbaenians and the tiny gecko Coleodactylus meridionalis.

We used 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. Amphibians and reptiles from a highly diverse area of the Caatinga domain: Turtles of the world. Seven species we collected both during active searches and in the pitfall traps. 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.

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

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