Basic information
Sample name: Noup

Reference: B. Maritz and G. J. Alexander. 2014. Namaqua Dwarf Adders are generalist predators. African Journal of Herpetology 63(1):79-86 [ER 1146]
Country: South Africa
State: Northern Cape

Coordinate: 30° 8' S, 17° 12' E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Climate and habitat
Habitat: desert/xeric shrubland
Substrate: ground surface
Habitat comments: "stable semi-vegetated, longitudinal aeolian dunes, dominated by sclerophyllous shrubs and succulents"
Life forms: rodents, other small mammals, lizards, frogs
Sampling methods: quadrat, pitfall traps
Sample size: 240
Seasons: winter, spring, summer, autumn
Nets or traps: 54
Net or trap nights: 4185
Sampling comments: "six pitfall trap-arrays... Each array consisted of nine 10-litre plastic buckets... Pitfall traps were installed in three rows of three pitfall traps, each separated from the nearest bucket by 10 m. We did not use drift fences... Traps were kept open for periods of between 10 and 15 days... Trap effort was not equal in all seasons, totalling 986 trap-days in spring (September to November), 1 710 trap-days in summer (December to February), 834 trap-days in autumn (March to May) and 655 trap- days in winter (June to August)"
Sample: 1672
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-07-03 12:11:46
Modified: 2015-07-03 12:11:46
Abundance distribution
9 species
0 singletons
total count 240
standardised richness: 9.0
Fisher's α: 1.846
geometric series k: 0.6484
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7646
Shannon's H: 1.7159
Good's u: 1.0000