RECENTES REGISTROS DE Bolitoglossa paraensis (UNTERSTEIN, 1930) (CAUDATA, PLETHODONTIDAE) NO CENTRO DE ENDEMISMO BELÉM

Ruth Amanda Estupiñán

Abstract


In the red list of threatened species of Pará State, in Brazil, the salamander Bolitoglossa paraensis was listed as vulnerable. Initially the species was considered a synonym with Bolitoglossa altamazonica, but was recently revalidated. This note discusses the validity of the specimens from the west of the Brazilian Amazon identified as B. paraensis. It is also discussed the categorization of the species as vulnerable, and the records of the species was mapped in the Endemism area Belém. In order to establish a Private Natural Reserve (RPPN), a herpetological survey was carried out in different landscape units of the Nova Amafrutas, in Benevides (Pará), and the records of B. paraensis were mapped in these landscape units. By comparing the abundances recorded by Crump (1971) and those results of the present study, suggested that this species is tolerant to antropic “capoeira” forest (old fallows) next to undisturbed forest. More molecular phylogeographic studies are needed in order to establish a stable the taxonomy status for B. paraensis, and also the definition of its real endemic status in the Center of Endemism of Belém.

Keywords


Revalidação de <i>Bolitoglossa paraensis</i>; Vulnerabilidade; Centro de Endemismo Belém; Amazônia; Revalidation of Bolitoglossa paraensis; Vulnerability; Center of Endemism Belém; Amazonian



DOI: https://doi.org/10.31420/uakari.v3i1.22