Vol 11 Num 3




Herpetofauna of Igarapé Esperança area in the Reserva Extrativista Riozinho da Liberdade, Acre - Brazil

Paulo Sérgio Bernarde

Universidade Federal do Acre
Laboratório de Herpetologia, Centro Multidisciplinar, Campus Floresta. CEP 69980-000. Cruzeiro do Sul, AC, Brasil
email: snakebernarde@hotmail.com

Reginaldo Assêncio Machado

Universidade Federal do Acre
Laboratório de Herpetologia, Centro Multidisciplinar, Campus Floresta. CEP 69980-000. Cruzeiro do Sul, AC, Brasil
Luiz Carlos Batista Turci

Universidade Federal do Acre
Laboratório de Herpetologia, Centro Multidisciplinar, Campus Floresta. CEP 69980-000. Cruzeiro do Sul, AC, Brasil

keywords
Amazon, Amphibia, Reptilia, Anura, Squamata

publication date: 08-10-2011





Abstract
The upper Juruá region is located in Acre state (western Brazilian Amazonia) and it is known for having a high diversity and moreover is considered a priority area for survey and conservation of herpetofauna. This study was carried out from August 2006 to June 2008 and presents a list of amphibians and reptiles from Igarapé Esperança area in the Reserva Extrativista Riozinho da Liberdade, Acre. Four sampling methods were used to survey herpetofauna: time constrained visual search, pitfall traps with drift fences, call records and accidental sightings. One hundred and sixty-two species were recorded, including 83 amphibians (80 frogs, two caecilians and one salamander) and 79 reptiles (29 lizards, 42 snakes, one anfisbaenian, four chelonians and three caimans). Of these species, eleven (Adelphobates  quinquevittatus , Hyalinobatrachium  munozorum , Pristimantis  academicus , P.  aureolineatus , Syncope  antenori , Alopoglossus  buckleyi , Drymobius  rhombifer , Liophis  dorsocorallinus , L.  taeniogaster , Umbrivaga  pygmaea  , e Micrurus  remotus ) were registered for the first time to Acre, six (H.  munozorum , P.  academicus , P.  aureolineatus , S.  antenori , A.  buckleyi  e L.  dorsocorallinus ) of which also are the first records for Brazil. The importance of the form of forest use by traditional peoples (indigenous, extractive and riverine people) was pointed out ,as well that of areas for conservation of the high biodiversity found in the Upper Juruá. Also the need for studies on the use of some species (especially chelonians and crocodilians) to evaluate possible impacts on the populations of these animals is stressed.

how to quote this paper
Bernarde, P. S.; Machado, R. A. and Turci, L. C. B. Herpetofauna of Igarapé Esperança area in the Reserva Extrativista Riozinho da Liberdade, Acre - Brazil. Biota Neotrop.  Jul/Sep 2011 vol. 11, no. 3 http://www.biotaneotropica.org.br/v11n3/en/abstract?article+bn02111032011 ISSN 1676-0603.

Cited species
check for this species in other resources Adelphobates  quinquevittatus 
check for this species in other resources Alopoglossus  buckleyi 
check for this species in other resources Drymobius  rhombifer 
check for this species in other resources Hyalinobatrachium  munozorum 
check for this species in other resources Liophis  dorsocorallinus 
check for this species in other resources Liophis  taeniogaster 
check for this species in other resources Micrurus  remotus 
check for this species in other resources Pristimantis  academicus 
check for this species in other resources Pristimantis  aureolineatus 
check for this species in other resources Syncope  antenori 
check for this species in other resources Umbrivaga  pygmaea 



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