Waterberg Plateau Park (surrounding flatlands)
Basic information
Sample name: Waterberg Plateau Park (surrounding flatlands)

Reference: A. B. Stein, T. K. Fuller, and L. L. Marker. 2008. Opportunistic use of camera traps to assess habitat-specific mammal and bird diversity in northcentral Namibia. Biodiversity and Conservation 17(14):3579-3587 [ER 1705]
Country: Namibia

Coordinate: -20.461330° S, 17.208120° E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical savanna
Substrate: ground surface
Disturbance: grazing, hunting
MAT: 21.0
WMT: 24.0
CMT: 16.0
MAP: 532.0
Habitat comments: "The farmlands surrounding the Park are mostly managed for livestock production and also support populations of wildlife for game farming, trophy hunting, and conservation... The area is dominated by Acacia mellifera and Dichrostachys cinerea bush, characterized as the thornveld biome"
MAP 400 to 500 mm
Life forms: carnivores, primates, rodents, ungulates, other large mammals, other small mammals, birds
Sampling methods: no design, automatic cameras
Sample size: 383
Years: 2006
Nets or traps: 4
Net or trap nights: 200
Camera type: analog
Cameras paired: yes
Trap spacing: 5.400
Sampling comments: four "motion-sensor camera stations" were positioned "between June and October 2006... Each station consisted of two motion-sensor cameras secured to trees at a height of 60 cm, pointing towards the path, but offset from each other at >0.5 m... The minimum distance between nearest stations was 3.0 km and the maximum distance was 7.8 km"
Sample: 1897
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-01-09 19:44:55
Modified: 2016-12-15 08:56:35
Abundance distribution
35 species
6 singletons
total count 383
standardised richness: 27.6
Fisher's α: 9.372
geometric series k: 0.8845
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9318
Shannon's H: 3.0110
Good's u: 0.9844
Bos taurus5
Equus africanus asinus2
Tragelaphus strepsiceros17189 kg browser-grazer
Oryx gazella10195 kg grazer-browser
Sylvicapra grimmia513 kg browser-grazer
Madoqua kirkii24.8 kg browser
Taurotragus oryx5393 kg browser-grazer
Phacochoerus africanus2582 kg grazer-browser
"Phacochoerus aethiopicus"
Panthera pardus1932 kg carnivore
Hyaena brunnea848 kg carnivore
Caracal caracal312 kg carnivore
"Felis caracal"
Felis lybica204.5 kg carnivore
Genetta genetta191.7 kg insectivore-frugivore
Acinonyx jubatus142 kg carnivore
Mellivora capensis27.7 kg carnivore-invertivore
Canis mesomelas87.9 kg carnivore
Galerella sanguinea28465 g carnivore-insectivore
"Herpestes sanguinea"
Mungos mungo31.5 kg insectivore-carnivore
Vulpes chama22.7 kg carnivore-frugivore
Otocyon megalotis53.2 kg frugivore-invertivore
Ictonyx striatus2753 g invertivore-carnivore
Papio cynocephalus2116 kg browser-grazer
Lepus saxatilis272.0 kg
Orycteropus afer440 kg insectivore
Pedetes capensis6
Hystrix africaeaustralis2815 kg browser
Numida meleagris651.3 kg omnivore
Pternistis adspersus20
Lophotis ruficrista12
Ardeotis kori1104 g insectivore
Tockus leucomelas4211 g
Streptopelia capicola1142 g omnivore
Plocepasser mahali16.3 g
Bubo africanus1 carnivore
Lamprotornis nitens185.6 g