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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Herpetofauna of protected areas in the Caatinga I: The function of richness Mao Tau was calculated as the accumulation function of species heerpetofauna the number of collected individuals. The species rarefaction curves were attained without replacement, using 1, randomizations.

All traps were checked daily.

Herpetology Notes

Also, the region is considered to be of extreme biological importance due its richness and endemism Herpetoafuna Herpetofsuna authors are grateful to all researchers that helped sometime during the fieldwork. A new genus and species of eyelid-less and limb reduced gymnophthalmid lizard from northeastern Brazil Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae.

Rarefaction curves and richness estimators suggest that local biodiversity is still underestimated. Thirty-five pitfall trap arrays composed of 4 buckets each, coupled with glue traps, and haphazard searches were used to sample the herpetofaunal diversity.

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

The inventory was conducted from March 13th to April 14th, 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 amphibians with other Caatinga sites. 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.


User’s Guide and application published at: Herpetofauna of protected areas in the Caatinga III: Overview of the distribution of snakes of the genus Thamnodynastes Dipsadidae in northeastern Brazil, with new records and remarks on their morphometry and pholidosis. With the addition of those few species, the number of species of amphibians and lizards approaches the richness projected by the estimators.

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 Heerpetofauna 1Figures 3 – 8. We suggest that long-term studies in the area should be conducted, attempting to describe the entire herpetofauna of the region.

We also found a high diversity of lizards in Catimbau National Park. Amphibians; reptiles; inventory; northeast Brazil.

Statistical estimation of species caatings and shared species from samples. Acknowledgements The authors are grateful to all researchers that helped sometime during the fieldwork. The species rarefaction and richness estimators were constructed in EstimateS 9.

In 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. 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 Cruz et al.


The lizard richness is higher than other Herpetofaunna areas, which typically range from 14 to 21 species VittCavalcanti et al. Of those, eigth species were recorded in the Catimbau National Park for the first time.

Despite this increase in herpetofaunal inventories, information for many areas of the biome is still lacking and new surveys are required. Interpolating, extrapolating and comparing incidence-based species accumulation curves.

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

Leiuperinae from Northeastern Brazil.

Squamata, Gymnophtalmidae, Anotosaura vanzolinia Dixon, 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 hfrpetofauna within the Caatinga domain. 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.