Waterberg Plateau Park
Basic information
Sample name: Waterberg Plateau Park

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
MAT: 21.0
WMT: 24.0
CMT: 16.0
MAP: 532.0
Habitat comments: there are "four different vegetation zones on top of the plateau: fountain plant communities, rocky outcrop communities, bush savanna, and mixed tree and shrub woodland"
climate data are for Grootfontein and are from Mileusnic et al. (2014, Journal of Geochemical Exploration)
Life forms: carnivores, primates, rodents, ungulates, other large mammals, other small mammals, birds
Sampling methods: no design, automatic cameras
Sample size: 351
Years: 2006
Nets or traps: 11
Net or trap nights: 545
Camera type: analog
Cameras paired: yes
Trap spacing: 5.400
Sampling comments: 11 "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: 1899
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-01-09 20:03:13
Modified: 2016-12-15 08:56:22
Abundance distribution
41 species
9 singletons
total count 351
standardised richness: 34.9
Fisher's α: 12.035
geometric series k: 0.9163
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9502
Shannon's H: 3.2617
Good's u: 0.9744
Ceratotherium simum16 grazer
Diceros bicornis181.0 kg browser
Giraffa camelopardalis27942 kg browser
Syncerus caffer10548 kg grazer-browser
Hippotragus niger2177 kg grazer
Hippotragus equinus10246 kg grazer
Tragelaphus strepsiceros12189 kg browser-grazer
Oryx gazella9195 kg grazer-browser
Sylvicapra grimmia613 kg browser-grazer
Taurotragus oryx28393 kg browser-grazer
Alcelaphus buselaphus2143 kg grazer-browser
Phacochoerus africanus682 kg grazer-browser
"Phacochoerus aethiopicus"
Raphicerus campestris19.7 kg browser-grazer
Panthera pardus1232 kg carnivore
Hyaena brunnea1148 kg carnivore
Caracal caracal912 kg carnivore
"Felis caracal"
Felis lybica74.5 kg carnivore
Genetta genetta331.7 kg insectivore-frugivore
Mellivora capensis77.7 kg carnivore-invertivore
Canis mesomelas57.9 kg carnivore
Galerella sanguinea5465 g carnivore-insectivore
"Herpestes sanguinea"
Mungos mungo31.5 kg insectivore-carnivore
Proteles cristata49.1 kg insectivore
Vulpes chama22.7 kg carnivore-frugivore
Otocyon megalotis13.2 kg frugivore-invertivore
Ictonyx striatus5753 g invertivore-carnivore
Papio cynocephalus2816 kg browser-grazer
Lepus saxatilis132.0 kg
Orycteropus afer640 kg insectivore
Hystrix africaeaustralis2815 kg browser
Numida meleagris71.3 kg omnivore
Pternistis adspersus2
Lophotis ruficrista7
Tockus leucomelas1211 g
Streptopelia capicola2142 g omnivore
Burhinus capensis1423 g
Lamprotornis nitens185.6 g
Peliperdix coqui1
Pycnonotus nigricans130.8 g
Dendroperdix sephaena1
Monticola brevipes133.0 g