Mahausakande (abandoned rubber, nocturnal)
Basic information
Sample name: Mahausakande (abandoned rubber, nocturnal)

Reference: M. Wickramasinghe, C. Bambaradeniya, D. Vidanapathirana, and S. Karunaratna. 2012. Diversity of herpetofauna in Mahausakande: a regenerating rainforest in Sri Lanka. Mahausakande Tropical Rainforest Regeneration Initiative, Research Paper 1:1-40 [ER 2255]
Country: Sri Lanka
State: Sabaragamuwa

Coordinate: 6° 35' N, 80° 35' E
Basis of coordinate: based on political unit
Geography comments: "in the Ratnapura district... The site consists of approximately 40 acres spread across a hilly terrain, with its altitude ranging from 80-1100 m asl" (coordinate based on Ratnapura District)
Habitat: tropical/subtropical moist broadleaf forest
Altered habitat: plantation
Protection: unprotected
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 31.0
MAP: 4000.0
Habitat comments: "regenerating tropical rain forest... The site was managed as a rubber plantation till year 2003, which was subsequently abandoned in order to initiate a restoration program to establish a tropical rainforest. The area receives an annual rainfall of over 4000 mm, and the mean temperature is around 31 C"
Life forms: lizards, snakes, frogs
Sites: 4
Sampling methods: no design, hand capture
Sample size: 273
Years: 2011
Sampling comments: "Field observations were made over a period of four months, extending from April to July 2011... Observations were made by walking through representative terrestrial habitat types, and at the edge of man-made ponds during day and night time. Torch, and head lamps were used to observe species during night time. The specimens encountered were caught, measured (the length from the tip of the snout to the vent), sexed, and checked for any deformities"
there were four "Sampling replicates per habitat type" (presumably meaning separate sites)
Sample: 2321
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-10-22 13:02:54
Modified: 2020-01-14 20:48:27
Abundance distribution
20 species
6 singletons
total count 273
extrapolated richness: 29.7
Fisher's α: 4.970
geometric series k: 0.7925
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8008
Shannon's H: 2.0098
Good's u: 0.9781
Each square represents a species. Square sizes are proportional to counts.