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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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The caatingz was conducted from March 13th to April 14th, Additionally, we used glue traps distributed as quartets in each array of pitfall traps: Currently, there are more than squamate and amphibian cxatinga known for the Caatinga, many of which are endemic RodriguesDelfimand new endemic species are continuously being described Cruz et al. Herpetofauna of protected areas in the Caatinga IV: Rarefaction curves and richness estimators suggest that local biodiversity is still underestimated.

Herpetology Notes

We recorded 15 species of lizards, 4 amphisbaenas, 23 snakes, 2 chelonians and 31 frogs. A new species of Pseudopaludicola Anura: Parque Nacional do Catimbau, Pernambuco, Brasil.

We collected the two specimens of the mud-turtle Kinosternon scorpioides during the active searches. Services on Demand Journal. All sampling methods contributed significantly to achieve the amphibian and reptile diversity recovered in the inventory.

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

March 20, ; Revised: 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 faatinga bodies.


How to cite this article. New records and geographic distribution map.

However, a rapid increase in the last decades of long-term csatinga for several localities has shown a much higher amphibian and reptile species richness and endemism than previously believed Rodrigues 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 Statistical estimation of species richness and shared species from samples.

Despite the increase in herpetofaunal inventories in the Caatinga biome, information for many areas is still lacking and new surveys are required. Those two species have their distributions almost confined to the Caatinga biome Coelho et al.

Estimating terrestrial biodiversity through extrapolation.

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: 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.

However, snake richness will increase considerably with more sampling effort and consequently the number of reptiles will rise. The authors are grateful to all researchers that helped sometime during the fieldwork. 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: Usually, snakes and turtles are not prone to be collected with specific traps.


Check List 10 1: 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.

Isabella Mayara Monteiro de Carvalho Pedrosa, e-mail: 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. Squamata, Gymnophtalmidae, Anotosaura vanzolinia Dixon, Leiuperinae from Northeastern Brazil. 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.