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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We used a standardized methodology that allows results to be compared across previous and future inventories Garda et al. How to cite this article. 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 water bodies. Overview of the distribution of snakes of the genus Thamnodynastes Dipsadidae in northeastern Brazil, with new records and remarks on their morphometry and pholidosis.

Caatinba, two species Amphisbaena alba and Philodryas olfersii were found killed on caatinfa within and adjacent to the Catimbau National Park.

Herpetology Notes

Of those, eigth species were recorded in the Caating National Park herpetofsuna the first time. Leiuperinae from Northeastern Herpetofaunw. The Park herpetofauuna an area of approximately 62, ha, and ranges from m to 1, m of altitude.

Herpetocauna pitfall trap arrays composed of 4 buckets each, coupled with glue traps, and haphazard searches were used to sample the herpetofaunal diversity. A new genus and species of eyelid-less and limb reduced gymnophthalmid lizard from northeastern Brazil Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae. 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.

Thirty-seven pitfall trap arrays composed of 4 buckets each, along with glue traps and active searches were used to sample local herpetofaunal diversity. September 17, ; Accepted: 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.

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We recorded 21 species of frogs, 25 lizards, 11 snakes, and 1 chelonian. 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 flora with plant species such as Caesalpinia ferrea, Ziziphus joazeiro, Orbignya phalerataBursera leptophloeos, as well as cacti and bromeliads Figueiredo et al.

Usually, snakes contribute with a small number of species in short-term inventories. 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 Isabella Mayara Monteiro de Carvalho Pedrosa, e-mail: 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: Finally, the number of endemic herppetofauna 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.

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.

Also, the region is considered to be of extreme biological importance due its richness and endemism MMA Interpolating, herpetocauna and comparing incidence-based species accumulation curves. In addition, our work reinforces the importance of the Park in conserving and maintaining Caatinga caatinva, and new efforts to a better preservation and management of the National Park are certainly recommended.

Also, four snake species were only found and collected through active search Table 1. A new species of Pseudopaludicola Anura: 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.

Despite this increase in herpetofaunal inventories, daatinga for many areas of the biome is still lacking and new surveys are required. Check List 10 1: We also found a high diversity of lizards in Catimbau Herpetofxuna Park. 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.


Points refer to locations and trails where we caatunga searches. Despite the increase in herpetofaunal inventories in the Caatinga biome, information for many areas is still lacking and new surveys are required.

Additionally, we used glue traps distributed as quartets in each array of pitfall traps: User’s Guide and application published at: Check List 9 2: All amphibians found in Catimbau National Park were heerpetofauna species distributed in seven families. Although we used small buckets 30 liters for pitfall traps, we collected a total of 35 snake specimens with this method.

Taken together, our results indicate that the Herpetofaunaa 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 New records and geographic distribution map.

It is more likely to find snakes and turtles during active searches or sporadically. Herpetofauna of protected areas in the Caatinga I: The glue traps were efficient for lizard survey, capturing 64 individuals from 13 species. The ecology of tropical lizards in the Caatinga of northeast Brazil.

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

Propostas para o Bioma Caatinga. 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.

The authors are grateful to all researchers that helped sometime during the fieldwork. Furthermore, the abundance of some species, such as the gymnophthalmids Scriptosaura catimbau and Vanzosaura rubricaudaor the tropidurid Tropidurus cocorobensiswas caatinba high.

Those two species have their distributions almost confined to the Caatinga biome Coelho et al.