Parque Nacional Guatopo
Basic information
Sample name: Parque Nacional Guatopo

Reference: M. A. O'Connell. 1989. Population dynamics of Neotropical small mammals in seasonal habitats. Journal of Mammalogy 70(3):532-548 [ER 1579]
Geography
Country: Venezuela

Coordinate: 10° 3' N, 66° 26' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "approximately 40 km SSE Caracas in the states of Miranda and Guárico"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Altered habitat: secondary forest
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 27.0
MAP: 1500.0
Habitat comments: "Premontane humid forest... an area previously cultivated for a variety of fruit trees such as Citrus aurantium and Theobroma cacao... a dry season typically extended from January through April and a wet season from June through November" and tree phenology was also seasonal
MAP stated in text; MAP is for the Tuy River basin (which includes the site) and is from Mogollón et al. (Environmental Geochemistry and Health)
Methods
Life forms: rodents, other small mammals
Sampling methods: quadrat, baited, Sherman traps, other traps
Sample size: 637
Years: 1976, 1977
Nets or traps: 215
Net or trap nights: 38270
Sampling comments: "a 4-ha trapping grid with 100 stations at 20-m intervals in a 10 by 10 configuration" with "one Sherman live trap (23 by 9 by 7.5 cm) per station. Larger National traps (46 by 15 by 15 cm) were set at each station... Fifteen National traps (38 by 13 by 13 cm)... were placed 1.7 to 3 m high in trees and vines... Traps were baited with cracked corn and banana"; trap night total is stated
Metadata
Sample: 1814
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-12-09 15:34:03
Modified: 2015-12-09 15:34:03
Abundance distribution
13 species
0 singletons
total count 637
Fisher's α: 2.312
geometric series k: 0.7548
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8893
Shannon's H: 2.3291
Good's u: 1.0000
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