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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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. Squamata, Gymnophtalmidae, Anotosaura vanzolinia Dixon, Seven species we collected both during active searches and in the pitfall traps. 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.

With the addition of those few species, the number of species of amphibians and lizards approaches the richness projected by the estimators. Despite the increase in herpetofaunal inventories in the Caatinga biome, information for many areas is still lacking and new surveys are required.

Services on Demand Journal. 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 herpetoauna, specially for reptiles and snakes. The authors are grateful to all researchers that helped sometime during the fieldwork. The species rarefaction curves were attained without replacement, using 1, randomizations. We recorded 15 species of lizards, 4 amphisbaenas, 23 snakes, 2 chelonians and 31 frogs.

It is more likely dq find snakes and turtles during active searches or sporadically.

September 17, ; Accepted: 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 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.


Parque Nacional do Catimbau. We also found a high diversity of lizards in Catimbau National Park. User Username Password Remember me. Turtles of the world. Overview of the distribution of snakes of the genus Thamnodynastes Dipsadidae in northeastern Brazil, with new records and remarks on their morphometry and pholidosis. The glue traps were efficient for lizard survey, capturing 64 individuals from 13 species.

Herpetology Notes

A new genus and species of eyelid-less and limb reduced gymnophthalmid lizard from northeastern Brazil Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae. Caaatinga this study, our principal goal, using the same methodology to describe and compare the herpetofauna of the protected areas in Caatinga biome has been reached see Garda et al.

Interpolating, extrapolating and comparing incidence-based species accumulation curves. 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.

Those two species have their distributions almost confined to the Caatinga biome Coelho et al. Finally, the only turtle species found in Catimbau Herptofauna Park is a common species in Caatinga areas and it has wide distribution in South America Bonin et al.

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

March 20, ; Revised: Although we used small buckets 30 liters for pitfall traps, we collected a total of 35 snake specimens with this method. 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 Parque Nacional do Catimbau, Pernambuco, Brasil.


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. The ecology of tropical lizards in the Caatinga herpetofquna northeast Brazil. In addition, we used species richness estimators with nonparametric incidence-based estimators: We collected the two specimens of the mud-turtle Kinosternon scorpioides during the active searches.

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 ds in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The lizard richness is higher than other Caatinga areas, which typically range from 14 to 21 species VittCavalcanti et al.

However, snake richness will increase considerably with more sampling effort and consequently the number of reptiles will rise.

Also, four snake species were only found and collected through active search Table 1. Isabella Mayara Monteiro de Carvalho Pedrosa, e-mail: 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 Usually, in rapid inventories, snakes are harder to sample than lizards and frogs because they present secretive habits, low abundance, do not produce ra, and due to the lack of effective collecting methods Shine Usually, snakes contribute with a small number of species in short-term inventories.

Herein, we provide the first record of several species berpetofauna Chapada Diamantina, which among them are worth mentioning Chiasmocleis sp.

All traps were checked daily.