Reserva Natural La Planada (pasture site 1)
Basic information
Sample name: Reserva Natural La Planada (pasture site 1)

Reference: F. Escobar. 2004. Diversity and composition of dung beetle (Scarabaeinae) assemblages in a heterogeneous Andean landscape. Tropical Zoology 17(1):123-136 [ER 351]
Country: Colombia

Coordinate: 1° 17' N, 78° 15' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "municipality of Ricaurte, Department of Nariño"
altitude 1400 to 1750 m
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Altered habitat: pasture
Protection: nature reserve
Substrate: ground surface
MAP: 4900.0
Habitat comments: originally native primary "cloud forest"; there is "an extremely dry season from June to August"
MAP given in text; CMT and WMT unclear because the nearest climate station (80370, Ipiales) has much lower MAP and is at a much higher altitude
Life forms: scarab beetles
Sites: 1
Site length: 350.000
Sampling methods: line transect, baited, pitfall traps
Sample size: 49
Days: 2
Nets or traps: 8
Net or trap nights: 16
Sampling comments: eight human dung-baited pitfall traps situated 50 m apart on a single transect
sampling was between January and June, and "Traps were baited between 06:00 and 08:00 hr and all specimens were collected after 48 hr. For the first three sampling months, the traps were checked every 12 hr in order to identify each species’ period of daily activity" (this apparently means that traps were set out on one occasion)
Sample: 1277
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-02-18 12:57:02
Modified: 2015-10-03 10:14:56
Abundance distribution
8 species
5 singletons
total count 49
standardised richness: 4.3
Fisher's α: 2.715
geometric series k: 0.6518
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.6747
Shannon's H: 1.3879
Good's u: 0.8980