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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Nevertheless, more species are likely to be incorporated to the local lizard richness.

We recorded 15 species of lizards, 4 amphisbaenas, 23 snakes, 2 chelonians and 31 frogs. We collected the two specimens of the mud-turtle Kinosternon scorpioides during the active searches. Those two species have their distributions almost confined to the Caatinga biome Coelho et al.

Acknowledgements The authors are grateful to all researchers that helped sometime during the fieldwork. Services on Demand Journal.

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 Finally, two species Amphisbaena alba and Philodryas olfersii were found killed on roads within and adjacent to the Catimbau National Park.

Isabella Mayara Monteiro de Carvalho Pedrosa, e-mail: Herpetofauna of protected areas in the Caatinga I: 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.

Catinga, snakes and turtles are not prone to be collected with specific traps. March 20, ; Revised: Despite this increase in herpetofaunal inventories, information for many areas of the biome is still lacking and new surveys are required.


All the other 16 species were collected exclusively by active search, indicating catinga importance of such method for this group. However, snake richness will increase considerably with herpetofaauna sampling effort and consequently the number of reptiles will rise. We also found a high diversity of lizards in Catimbau National Park. Thirty-five pitfall trap arrays composed of 4 buckets each, coupled with glue traps, and haphazard searches were used to sample the herpetofaunal diversity.

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: Also, four snake species were only found and collected through active search Table 1.

Herpetology Notes

Microhylidae and Acanthochelys sp. Introduction The Caatinga biome is exclusive to Brazil, covering approximately Although we used small buckets 30 liters for pitfall traps, we collected a total of 35 snake specimens with this method. All traps were checked daily. Probably, new species caaatinga be added to the list, mostly those pertaining to biological groups difficult to access rapidly, such as snakes. Estimating terrestrial biodiversity through extrapolation.

Parque Nacional do Catimbau.

The lizard richness is caatigna than other Caatinga areas, which typically range from 14 to 21 species VittCavalcanti et al. Historically, the Caatinga herpetofauna was considered impoverished and lacking character compared to forest biomes in South America Vanzolini et al. Propostas para herpetofuana Bioma Caatinga.

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. 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.


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

Herpetofauna of protected areas in the Caatinga IV: The glue traps were efficient for lizard survey, capturing 64 individuals from 13 species. 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.

The species rarefaction curves were attained without replacement, using 1, randomizations. 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.

We used a standardized methodology that allows results to be compared across previous and future inventories Garda et al. 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. Squamata, Gymnophtalmidae, Anotosaura vanzolinia Dixon, However, a rapid increase in the last decades of long-term inventories herpeyofauna several localities has shown a much higher amphibian and reptile species richness and endemism than previously believed Rodrigues