Los Tuxtlas (mosaic habitat)
Basic information
Sample name: Los Tuxtlas (mosaic habitat)

Reference: A. Estrada and R. Coates-Estrada. 2002. Dung beetles in continuous forest, forest fragments and in an agricultural mosaic habitat island at Los Tuxtlas, Mexico. Biodiversity and Conservation 11:1903-1918 [ER 302]
Geography
Country: Mexico
State: Veracruz

Coordinate: 18° 25' N, 95° 0' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical moist broadleaf forest
Protection: biosphere reserve
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 27.0
MAP: 4900.0
Habitat comments: "an ‘island’ of vegetation about 250 ha in size, surrounded by pastures. It consists of remnant rain forest and interdigitated 20–25-year old stands of coffee and cacao shaded by rain forest trees and of citrus and banana groves as well as patches of pineapple, avocado and papaya"
Methods
Life forms: scarab beetles
Sites: 16
Sampling methods: baited, pitfall traps
Sample size: 2140
Years: 1997 - 1999
Days: 16
Nets or traps: 50
Net or trap nights: 800
Sampling comments: "dung beetles were sampled in 16 locations... At each location... we set up 50 baited pitfall traps... Dung beetles were sampled [for a single day each] in February–March, May–June, and September–October in the 3-year period for 288 24-h periods" (apparently meaning 288 across three categories of sites including this one); however, the authors also say that samples were "based on 50 baited pitfall traps at 16 locations in each habitat for one 24-h period", so the latter math is used
Metadata
Sample: 1362
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-02-24 09:53:55
Modified: 2020-01-14 21:17:05
Abundance distribution
24 species
2 singletons
total count 2140
Fisher's α: 3.786
geometric series k: 0.7683
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8687
Shannon's H: 2.2757
Good's u: 0.9991
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