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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Nevertheless, more species are likely to be incorporated to the local lizard richness. Isabella Mayara Monteiro de Carvalho Pedrosa, e-mail: Points refer to locations and trails where we conducted searches.

In addition, we used species richness estimators with nonparametric incidence-based estimators: Despite the increase in herpetofaunal inventories in the Caatinga biome, information for many areas is still lacking and new surveys are required.

Amphibians and reptiles from a highly diverse area of the Caatinga domain: Introduction The Caatinga biome is exclusive to Brazil, covering approximately A new genus and species of eyelid-less and limb reduced gymnophthalmid lizard from northeastern Brazil Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae.

Also, four snake species were only found and collected through active search Table 1. The species rarefaction curves were attained without replacement, using 1, randomizations.

The Caatinga biome is exclusive to Brazil, covering approximately We recorded 21 species of frogs, 25 lizards, 11 snakes, and 1 chelonian. Acknowledgements The authors are grateful to all researchers that helped sometime during the fieldwork.


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Check List 9 2: Furthermore, the abundance of some species, such as the gymnophthalmids Scriptosaura catimbau and Vanzosaura rubricaudaor the tropidurid Tropidurus cocorobensiswas remarkably high. Herpetofauna of protected areas in the Caatinga IV: It is more likely to find snakes and turtles during active searches or sporadically. 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 caafinga herpetofauna within the Caatinga domain.

We recorded 15 species of lizards, 4 amphisbaenas, 23 snakes, 2 chelonians and 31 frogs. 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.

Propostas para o Bioma Caatinga. The Park has an area of approximately 62, ha, and ranges from m to 1, m of altitude.

Herpetology Notes

caatina We 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 of the Caatinga herpetofauna biodiversity.

However, snake richness will increase considerably with more sampling effort and consequently the number of reptiles will rise. How to cite this article. Those two species caatingga their distributions herpdtofauna confined to the Caatinga biome Coelho et al.


September 17, ; Accepted: The Park is included in the sedimentary deposits of Tacaratu formation, from the Paleozoic era, with the topography mainly uneven, due to strong intemperism Ferreira Despite these findings, our rarefaction curves suggest that local biodiversity is still underestimated, which reinforces the need for future inventories in this and in less studied sites along this region.

All the other 16 species were collected caatimga by active search, indicating the importance of such method for this group.

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

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 herpetovauna cited. Thirty-seven pitfall trap arrays composed of 4 buckets each, along with glue traps and active searches were used to sample local herpetofaunal diversity. The inventory was conducted from March 13th to April 14th, Leiuperinae from Northeastern Brazil.

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