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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March 20, ; Revised: Introduction The Caatinga biome is exclusive to Brazil, covering approximately Acknowledgements The authors are grateful to all researchers that helped sometime during the fieldwork. Currently, there are more than squamate and amphibian species known for the Caatinga, many of caahinga are endemic RodriguesDelfimand new endemic species are continuously being described Cruz et al.

The species rarefaction and richness estimators were constructed in EstimateS 9.

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

New records and geographic distribution map. We also carried random active searches for specimens, which were conducted in the herpftofauna, in the afternoon, and at night, in the following locations and trails, locally knows as: 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.

All amphibians found in Catimbau Herpetofauan Park were anuran species distributed in seven families. 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.

Herpetology Notes

With the addition of those few species, the number of species of amphibians and lizards approaches the richness projected by the estimators. Microhylidae and Acanthochelys sp. Estimating terrestrial biodiversity through extrapolation.


Herpetofauna of protected areas in the Caatinga II: Changing the course of biodiversity conservation in the Caatinga of Northeastern Brazil. Those two species have their distributions almost confined to the Caatinga biome Coelho et al. The function of richness Mao Tau was calculated as the accumulation function of species throughout the number of collected individuals. However, snake richness will increase considerably with more sampling effort and consequently the number of reptiles will rise.

We collected the two specimens of the mud-turtle Kinosternon scorpioides during the active searches. Usually, in rapid inventories, snakes are harder to sample than lizards and frogs because they present secretive habits, low abundance, do not produce sound, and due to the lack of effective collecting methods Shine Isabella Mayara Monteiro de Carvalho Pedrosa, e-mail: 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.

Finally, two species Amphisbaena alba and Philodryas olfersii were found killed on roads within and adjacent to the Catimbau National Park. Despite the increase in herpetofaunal inventories in the Caatinga biome, information for many herperofauna is still lacking and new surveys are required. Results and Hrepetofauna We recorded 1, individuals pertaining to 37 species of reptiles 25 lizards, three caatibga, 11 snakes, and one chelonian and 21 species of amphibians Table 1Figures 3 – 8.

The species rarefaction curves were attained without replacement, using 1, randomizations. Taken together, our results catainga 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 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.


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 herpeyofauna medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

We used a standardized methodology that allows results to be compared across previous and future inventories Garda et al.

Check List 10 1: Despite these findings, our rarefaction curves suggest that local biodiversity is still underestimated, which reinforces the need for future inventories in this and in less studied sites along this region. Nevertheless, more species are likely to be incorporated to the local lizard richness. Also, four snake species were only found and collected through active search Table 1. Leiuperinae from Northeastern Brazil. Despite this increase in herpetofaunal inventories, information for many areas of the biome is still lacking and new surveys are required.

Amphibians; reptiles; inventory; northeast Brazil. In this caatina, 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. In addition, our work reinforces the importance of the Park in conserving and maintaining Caatinga biodiversity, and new efforts to a better preservation and management vaatinga the National Park are certainly recommended.

Rarefaction curves and richness estimators suggest that local biodiversity is still underestimated.