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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The species rarefaction and richness estimators were constructed in EstimateS 9. Rarefaction curves and richness estimators suggest that local biodiversity is still underestimated.

Turtles of the world. 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 herpetfauna with other Caatinga sites. Despite the increase in herpetofaunal inventories in the Caatinga biome, information for many areas is still lacking and new surveys are required.

Historically, the Caatinga herpetofauna was considered impoverished and lacking character compared to forest biomes in South America Vanzolini et al.

Interpolating, extrapolating and comparing incidence-based species accumulation curves. The authors are grateful to all researchers that helped sometime during the fieldwork. All sampling methods contributed significantly to achieve the amphibian and reptile diversity ca in the inventory.

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

User’s Guide and application published at: Caatibga lizards, four species were only collected through active search Table herpetofauja and three species were only caught with pitfall traps, including two amphisbaenians and the tiny gecko Coleodactylus meridionalis.


Usually, snakes and turtles are not prone to be collected with specific traps. Leiuperinae from Northeastern Brazil. How to cite this article.

September 17, ; Accepted: Microhylidae and Acanthochelys sp. This is supported by our results, which show species accumulation curves quite asymptotic for amphibians and lizards but not for reptiles and snakes, and that species richness estimates were higher than the observed number of species, specially for reptiles and snakes.

Herpetology Notes

Amphibians and reptiles from a highly diverse area of the Caatinga domain: 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.

The ecology of tropical lizards in the Caatinga of northeast Brazil. Changing the course of biodiversity conservation in the Caatinga of Northeastern Brazil. It is more likely to find snakes and turtles during active searches or sporadically. 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.

Nevertheless, more species are likely to be incorporated to the local lizard richness. In addition, our work reinforces the importance herpetofaunz the Park in conserving and maintaining Caatinga biodiversity, and new efforts to a better preservation and management of the National Park are certainly recommended.

However, snake richness will increase considerably with more sampling effort and consequently the number caatimga reptiles will rise. In addition, we used species richness estimators with nonparametric incidence-based estimators: A new genus and species of eyelid-less and limb reduced gymnophthalmid lizard from northeastern Brazil Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae.


Taken together, our results indicate that the Central Pernambuco region has the highest known herpetofaunal richness within the Caatinga and that Catimbau National Park is a key area for Caatinga biodiversity conservation Rodrigues Also, dq snake species were only found and collected through active search Table 1.

Also, the region is considered to be of extreme biological importance due its richness and endemism MMA 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. Overview of the distribution of snakes of the genus Thamnodynastes Dipsadidae in northeastern Brazil, with new records and remarks on their morphometry and pholidosis.

Probably, new species will be added to the list, mostly those pertaining to biological groups difficult to access rapidly, such as snakes. All amphibians found in Catimbau National Park were anuran species distributed in seven families. We collected the two specimens of the mud-turtle Kinosternon scorpioides during csatinga active searches. Points refer to locations and trails where we conducted searches.