Restinga lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) at the Imbassaí Preserve on the northern coast of Bahia, Brazil

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Danilo Couto-Ferreira
M.S. Tinôco
M.L.T.D. Oliveira
H.C.B. Ribeiro
C.P. Fazolato
R.M.D. Silva
G.S. Barreto
M.A. Dias

Abstract

This study presents the diversity of lizard species at the Imbassaí Preserve, located in the Mata de São João municipality, on the northern coast of Bahia region, Brazil, with special attention to the threatened and endemic species. We present the main results on richness and abundance, from a long term monitoring program and especially from the period between November 2008 and June 2010. We applied the visual search method associated with pitfall traps and random encounters, on a 200m linear transect, in four different vegetation habitats. We detected 26 lizard species, distributed in 19 genera of 10 families. The study reveals a high diversity area for lizards, within the restinga ecosystem along the northern coast line, and therefore contributes to the knowledge of the herpetofauna on the northern coast of the Bahia region, as well as to future management and monitoring programs.

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Couto-Ferreira, D., Tinôco, M., Oliveira, M., Ribeiro, H., Fazolato, C., Silva, R., Barreto, G. and Dias, M. 2011. Restinga lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) at the Imbassaí Preserve on the northern coast of Bahia, Brazil. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 3, 8 (Aug. 2011), 1990–2000. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o2800.1990-2000.
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Author Biographies

Danilo Couto-Ferreira

Danilo Couto-Ferreira Biological Sciences undergraduate student and junior researcher at the Centro de Ecologia e Conservação Animal (ECOA), Universidade Católica do Salvador (UCSAL).

M.S. Tinôco

Moacir Santos Tinôco Centro de Ecologia e Conservação Animal (ECOA) co-ordinator. Biodiversity Management PhD Candidate at the Durrell Institute for Conservation and Ecology, School of Anthropology and Conservation, University de Kent.

M.L.T.D. Oliveira

Magno Lima Travassos de Oliveira MSc in Ecology and Biomonitoring at the Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA). Contributing researcher at the Centro de Ecologia e Conservação Animal (ECOA), Universidade Católica do Salvador (UCSAL).

H.C.B. Ribeiro

Henrique Colombini Browne-Ribeiro MSc in Ecology and Biomonitoring at the Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA). Contributing researcher at the Centro de Ecologia e Conservação Animal (ECOA), Universidade Católica do Salvador (UCSAL).

C.P. Fazolato

Cecil Pergentino Fazolato Biological Sciences undergraduate student and junior researcher at the Centro de Ecologia e Conservação Animal (ECOA), Universidade Católica do Salvador (UCSAL).

R.M.D. Silva

Ricardo Marques da Silva Biological Sciences undergraduate student and junior researcher at the Centro de Ecologia e Conservação Animal (ECOA), Universidade Católica do Salvador (UCSAL).

G.S. Barreto

Gilvana Santos Barreto Biological Sciences undergraduate student and junior researcher at the Centro de Ecologia e Conservação Animal (ECOA), Universidade Católica do Salvador (UCSAL).

M.A. Dias

Marcelo Alves Dias M.Sc. in Zoology at the Programa de Desarrollo de las Ciencias Básicas (PEDEClBA), da Universidad de la Republica-Uruguay. Contributing researcher at the Centro de Ecologia e Conservação Animal (ECOA), Universidade Católica do Salvador (UCSAL).

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