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Notes of the coastal snake assemblage from Northern Bahia, Brazil

AutorInnen: 
Marques, R., Mebert, K., Fonseca, E., Rödder, D., Solé, M., Santos Tinôco, M.
Erscheinungsjahr: 
2016
Vollständiger Titel: 
Composition and natural history notes of the coastal snake assemblage from Northern Bahia, Brazil
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Publiziert in: 
ZooKeys
Publikationstyp: 
Monographie
DOI Name: 
10.3897/zookeys.611.9529
Keywords: 
Atlantic forest, coastal sand dunes, conservation, ombrophilous forest, restinga, snakes, conservation
Bibliographische Angaben: 
Marques, R., Mebert, K., Fonseca, E., Rödder, D., Solé, M., Santos Tinôco, M. (2016): Composition and natural history notes of the coastal snake assemblage from Northern Bahia, Brazil. - ZooKeys 611: 93-142; doi: 10.3897/zookeys.611.9529
Abstract: 

Information about the snake diversity and their natural history from the Atlantic forest domain in Brazil refer mostly to inland forests than to coastal region. Within the state of Bahia, this knowledge is concentrated to the southeastern coastal stretch. Herein we report on the diversity of snakes from the restinga, ombrophilous forest and anthropogenic environment from the northern Atlantic coast of Bahia. We sampled nine sites for three years and visited four museum collections. Furthermore, we provide anecdotal natural history information, voucher analyses, literature complements, and a key to fascilitate species identification. We report a total of 774 snakes belonging to 50 species and 23 new distribution records for northeastern coast of Bahia, supplemented by new data on feeding and reproduction. The number of detected species is similar to numbers obtained in comparable studies from other Brazilian ecoregions. This study reports and focuses for the first time on all known species of snakes from the northeastern coast of Bahia.
 

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