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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Reptiles From Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, Maranhão, Northeastern Brazil.
Author: Miranda, Jivanildo Pinheiro
Costa, João Carlos Lopes
Rocha, Carlos Frederico D
Abstract: We are presenting a list of the reptile species from Lençóis Maranhenses National Park (LMNP), Maranhão, Brazil, obtained during 235 days of field work. The study area is located in the contact zone between three major Neotropical ecosystems: Amazonia, Caatinga, and Cerrado. The PNLM encompasses the largest dune fields in Brazil, wide shrubby areas (restingas), lakes, mangroves, and many freshwater lagoons. We have recorded 42 species of reptiles in the area: 24 snakes, 12 lizards, two worm lizards, three turtles, and one alligator. About 81 % of the recorded species occurred only in restinga areas. Our data highlights the uniqueness of the PNLM in the context of the biomes that surround it and shows the importance of efforts to improve the conservation of reptiles living in the restinga, which currently comprise only about 20 % of the total area protected by the park, but which are the mesohabitat containing most of the reptile species in the Lençóis Maranhenses complex of habitats.
Subject: Richness
Dunes
Ecotone
Lizards
Restingas
Snakes
Turtles
Worm Lizards
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.246.2593
Address: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23275751
Date Issue: 2012
Appears in Collections:Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp

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