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

Changing the course of biodiversity conservation in the Caatinga of Northeastern Brazil. Taken together, our results indicate that the Central Pernambuco faatinga has the highest known herpetofaunal richness within the Caatinga and that Catimbau National Park is a key area for Caatinga biodiversity conservation Rodrigues Thirty-five pitfall trap arrays composed of 4 buckets each, coupled with glue traps, and haphazard searches were used to sample caatibga herpetofaunal diversity.

All amphibians found in Catimbau National Park were anuran species distributed in seven families. 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. Currently, there are more than squamate and amphibian species known for the Caatinga, many of which are endemic RodriguesDelfimand new endemic species are continuously being described Herprtofauna et al.

Herpetofauna of protected areas in the Caatinga IV: 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 caatiga with plant species such as Caesalpinia ferrea, Ziziphus joazeiro, Orbignya phalerataBursera leptophloeos, as well as cacti and bromeliads Figueiredo et al. Of those, eigth species were recorded in the Catimbau National Park for the first time. Herpetofauna of protected areas in the Caatinga II: Results and Discussion We recorded 1, individuals pertaining to 37 species of herletofauna 25 lizards, three amphisbaenians, 11 snakes, and one chelonian and 21 species of amphibians Table 1Figures 3 – 8.


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 properly cited. September 17, ; Accepted: In addition, we used species richness estimators with nonparametric incidence-based 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.

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.

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. Herpetofauna of protected areas in the Caatinga I: Thirty-seven pitfall trap arrays composed of 4 buckets each, along with glue traps and active searches were hfrpetofauna to sample local herpetofaunal diversity.

Check List 9 2: However, snake richness will increase considerably with more sampling effort and consequently the hdrpetofauna of reptiles will rise. The ecology of tropical lizards in the Caatinga of northeast Brazil. Finally, two species Amphisbaena alba and Philodryas olfersii were found killed on roads within and adjacent to the Catimbau National Park.

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

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: New records and geographic distribution herpetofajna. The lizard richness is higher than other Caatinga areas, which typically range from 14 to 21 species VittCavalcanti et al. Seven species we collected both during active searches and in the pitfall traps.


Despite these findings, our rarefaction herpetofana suggest that local biodiversity is still underestimated, which reinforces the need for future inventories in this and in less studied sites along this region.

Herpetology Notes

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 We recorded 21 species of frogs, 25 lizards, 11 snakes, and 1 chelonian.

With the addition of those few species, the number of species of amphibians and lizards approaches the richness projected by the estimators. Services on Demand Journal. 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.

Propostas para o Bioma Caatinga.

Herpetofauna of protected areas in the Caatinga III: A new species of Pseudopaludicola Anura: It is more likely to find snakes and turtles dw active searches or sporadically. Turtles of the world. 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 also found a high diversity of lizards in Catimbau National Park. Check List 10 1: