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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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Additionally, we used glue traps distributed as quartets in each array of pitfall traps: Amphibians and reptiles from a highly diverse area of the Caatinga domain: Thirty-five pitfall trap arrays composed of 4 buckets each, coupled with glue traps, and haphazard searches were used to sample the herpetofaunal diversity.

Herpetology Notes

Herpetofauna of protected areas in the Caatinga III: Hfrpetofauna 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: 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.

Also, the region is considered to be of extreme biological importance due its richness and endemism MMA Estimating terrestrial biodiversity through extrapolation. Although we used small buckets 30 liters herptofauna pitfall traps, we collected a total of 35 snake specimens with this method.

All sampling methods contributed significantly to achieve the amphibian and reptile diversity recovered in the inventory. We suggest that long-term studies in the area should be conducted, attempting to describe the entire herpetofauna of the region.

The inventory was conducted from March 13th to April 14th, 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 Interpolating, extrapolating and comparing incidence-based species accumulation curves.


Check List 10 1: 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 Nevertheless, more species are likely to be incorporated to caatinag local lizard richness. Acknowledgements The authors are grateful to all researchers that helped sometime during the fieldwork.

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

September 17, ; Accepted: Services on Caatijga Journal. Probably, new species gerpetofauna be added to the list, mostly those pertaining to biological groups difficult to access rapidly, such as snakes. 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, 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. The Caatinga biome is exclusive to Brazil, covering approximately Of those, eigth species were recorded in the Catimbau National Park for the first time.

Squamata, Gymnophtalmidae, Anotosaura vanzolinia Dixon, 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.

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. User Username Password Remember me.

Those two species have their distributions almost confined to the Caatinga biome Coelho et al. Parque Nacional do Catimbau, Pernambuco, Brasil.

The species rarefaction curves were attained without replacement, using 1, caatingga. 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. User’s Guide and application published at: Changing the course of biodiversity herpteofauna in the Caatinga of Caatihga Brazil.


Seven species we collected both during active searches and in the pitfall traps. Introduction The Caatinga biome is exclusive to Brazil, covering approximately 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 herpetofauha Caesalpinia ferrea, Ziziphus joazeiro, Orbignya herpetofajnaBursera leptophloeos, as well as cacti and bromeliads Figueiredo et al.

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. Despite the increase in herpetofaunal inventories in the Caatinga biome, information for many herpetlfauna is still lacking and new surveys are required.

The species rarefaction and richness estimators were constructed in EstimateS 9. 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. Check List 9 2: Leiuperinae from Northeastern Brazil.

Parque Nacional do Catimbau. Currently, there are more than herletofauna and amphibian species known for the Caatinga, many of which are endemic RodriguesDelfimand new endemic species are continuously being described Cruz et al.

The lizard richness is higher than other Caatinga areas, which typically range from 14 to 21 species VittCavalcanti et al. 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.