Check List 13(5): 647-657, doi: 10.15560/13.5.647
Herpetofauna recorded by a fauna rescue program in a Caatinga area of João Câmara, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
expand article infoPedro de Oliveira Calixto, Sérgio Augusto Abrahão Morato§
‡ Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil§ STCP Engenharia de Projetos Ltda., Curitiba, Brazil
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We present an annotated list of herpetofauna for the municipality of João Câmara, Rio Grande do Norte State (RN), Brazil, in Caatinga domain. The data were obtained through fauna rescue program activities performed during the
installation of two wind energy parks. We recorded 10 species of lizards, eight snakes, four amphisbaenids and three anurans. The results obtained present extensions to known geographic distribution for four species (Amphisbaena littoralis, Enyalius bibronii, Epictia borapeliotes and Corythomantis greeningi) and add information to the natural history of the first two species. This constitutes the second list of herpetofauna for RN. Our results show that such studies may contribute useful data on herpetofauna, especially in poorly studied areas.
Semi-arid; diversity; reptiles; amphibians; conservation