Check List 9(1): 42-50, doi: 10.15560/9.1.42
Checklist of lizards of the Juruti, state of Pará, Brazil
expand article infoAna Lúcia Costa Prudente, Fernanda Magalhães, Alessandro Menks, João Fabrício de Melo Sarmento
‡ Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Brazil
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We present the first lizard species list for the municipality of Juruti, state of Pará, Brazil. The list was drawn up as a result of data obtained from specimens deposited in the Herpetological Collection of the Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi and from inventories conducted in 2008-2011. Sampling methods included pitfall traps with drift fences and time constrained searches. We considered the data collected by other researchers, incidental encounters and records of dead individuals on the road. We recorded 33 species, 26 genera and ten families. Norops tandai was the most abundant species. Compared with the other regions of Amazonia, the region of Juruti presented a large number of lizards. However, further studies with an increase in the sampling effort, could prove this area to be richer in lizards than that observed so far.