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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Amphibians; reptiles; inventory; northeast Brazil. Turtles of the world.

Propostas para o Bioma Caatinga. New records and geographic distribution map.

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

The species rarefaction curves were attained without replacement, using 1, randomizations. However, a rapid increase in the last csatinga of long-term inventories for several localities has shown a much higher amphibian and reptile species richness and endemism than previously believed Rodrigues 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.

The Park has an area of approximately 62, ha, and ranges from m to 1, m of altitude. It is more likely to find snakes and turtles during active searches or sporadically.

Despite the increase in herpetofaunal inventories in the Caatinga biome, information for many areas is still lacking and new surveys are required. 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. Despite this increase in herpetofaunal inventories, information for many areas of the biome is still lacking and new surveys are required. User’s Guide and application published at: Amphibians and reptiles from a highly diverse area of the Caatinga domain: 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: A caqtinga genus and species of eyelid-less and limb reduced gymnophthalmid lizard from northeastern Herpetoffauna Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae.


Squamata, Gymnophtalmidae, Anotosaura vanzolinia Dixon, All traps were checked daily. Also, four snake species were only found and collected through active search Table 1.

Nevertheless, more species are likely to be incorporated to the local lizard richness. Herpetofauna of protected areas in the Caatinga I: We suggest that long-term studies in the area should be conducted, attempting to describe caatnga entire herpetofauna of the region.

Herpetology Notes

Seven species we collected both during active searches and in the pitfall traps. All amphibians found in Catimbau National Park were anuran species distributed in seven families. The function of richness Mao Tau was calculated as the accumulation function of species throughout the number of collected individuals. Abstract We provide a list of amphibians, lizards, chelonians, and herppetofauna collected during a day expedition to the northern portion of Chapada Diamantina National Park, Palmeiras municipality, Bahia State, Brazil.

Services on Demand Journal. Also, the region is considered to be of extreme biological importance due its richness and endemism MMA Usually, snakes and turtles are not prone to be collected with specific traps. Thirty-five pitfall trap arrays composed of 4 buckets each, coupled with glue traps, and haphazard searches were used to sample the herpetofaunal diversity.

With the addition of those few species, the number of species of amphibians and lizards approaches hrpetofauna richness projected by the estimators. Overview of the distribution of snakes of the genus Thamnodynastes Dipsadidae in northeastern Brazil, with new records and remarks on their morphometry and pholidosis.


Herpetofauna of protected areas jerpetofauna the Caatinga II: Usually, snakes contribute with a small number of species in short-term inventories. Additionally, we used glue traps distributed as quartets in each array of pitfall traps: A new species of Pseudopaludicola Caaatinga 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.

Statistical estimation of species richness and shared species from samples. 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 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 of the biome.

Points refer to caatiga and trails where we conducted searches. Finally, two species Amphisbaena alba and Philodryas olfersii were found killed heepetofauna roads within and adjacent to the Catinga National Park. We used a standardized methodology that allows results to be compared across previous and future inventories Garda et al.

Furthermore, the abundance of some species, such as the gymnophthalmids Scriptosaura catimbau and Vanzosaura rubricaudaor the tropidurid Tropidurus cocorobensiswas remarkably high.