Check List 9(2): 405-414, doi: 10.15560/9.2.405
Herpetofauna of protected areas in the Caatinga I: Raso da Catarina Ecological Station (Bahia, Brazil)
expand article infoAdrian Antonio Garda, Taís Borges Costa§, Carlos Roberto dos Santos-Silva|, Daniel Oliveira Mesquita§, Renato Gomes Faria|, Breno Moura da Conceião|, Izabel Regina Soares da Silva|, Anthony Santana Ferreira|, Stephanie Menezes Rocha|, Cristiane Nikely Silva Palmeira, Ricardo Rodrigues§, Stephen Francis Ferrari|, Selma Torquato
‡ Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil§ Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil| Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil¶ Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Brazil
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We provide a list of amphibian and squamate species collected in the Raso da Catarina Ecological Station, Bahia state, Brazil, during two distinct periods. An initial visual inventory of amphibians was conducted monthly from March 2010 to February 2011, using transects in a forest and temporary ponds. The second inventory was conducted over a 30-day period between March and April, 2012, when 37 pitfall trap arrays, each consisting of four buckets and supplementary glue traps, were set in low scrub and forest, complemented by opportunistic searches. A total of 19 lizard species, two amphisbaenians, 21 frogs, and 11 snakes were recorded during the study. New records for the protected area include 10 lizards, one amphisbaenian, 15 amphibians, and 11 snakes (36 species in total). Several species typical of the Atlantic Forest were collected, reflecting the potential influence of this biome, especially in the sampled forest habitats (Mata da Pororoca).