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Herpetofauna of the Beni Biological Station Biosphere Reserve, Amazonian Bolivia: Additional information, and current knowledge in context

OCLC: 45165181
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Edited by:
Olga Herrera-MacBryde, Francisco Dallmeier, Bruce MacBryde, James A. Cominskey, Carmen Miranda

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Abstract

Previous collections in the Departamento del Beni in tropical Bolivia only hinted at high levels of herpetological biodiversity (Fugler 1986, 1988; de la Riva 1990a; Fugler and de la Riva 1990). Fieldwork (totaling 48 days) in July-August 1988 and September 1987 (dry seasons) and November-December 1990 (wet season) has resulted in collection and identification of 401 amphibian and reptilian specimens from the general area of the Beni Biological Station's (EBB) headquarters at El Porvenir. These collections represent 33 amphibian and 17 reptilian species in 29 genera (14 amphibian, 15 reptilian). The inventory of herpetofauna scientifically documented to occur in the Departamento del Beni is considered to have been increased by 6 amphibian and 10 reptilian species. Specimens that could not be definitively identified (reflecting taxonomic uncertainty and/or probably species new to science) include 3 amphibian species (anurans) and 2 reptilian species (snakes). The EBB harbors the richest savanna for anuran species known in South America.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Herpetofauna of the Beni Biological Station Biosphere Reserve, Amazonian Bolivia: Additional information, and current knowledge in context
Year Published:
2000
Language:
English
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
v, 423
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
Larger Work Title:
Biodiversity, Conservation and Management in the Region of the Beni Biological Station Biosphere Reserve, Bolivia
First page:
151
Last page:
169