Nagarjun Forest
Basic information
Sample name: Nagarjun Forest
Sample aka: Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park

Reference: G. K. Pokhrel, P. C. Aryal, K. B. Shah, B. Rijal, M. K. Suwal, S. C. Kharel, E. Paudel, and M. K. Dhamala. 2011. Herpetofaunal diversity in Nagarjun Forest. Nepal Journal of Science and Technology 12:358-365 [ER 2202]
Geography
Country: Nepal

Coordinate: 27° 48' N, 85° 23' E
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "inside the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. The area covers 16 km2 in the western part of the national park" (coordinate based on Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park)
elevation 1350 to 2100 m
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Protection: national/state park
Substrate: ground surface
Habitat comments: "sub-tropical type of climate and partly temperate climate" with apparently highly seasonal rainfall
Methods
Life forms: lizards, snakes, frogs
Sampling methods: line transect, hand capture
Sample size: 134
Years: 2009
Days: 20
Sampling comments: "Diurnal transect walks were carried to locate the amphibians and reptiles. Hand picking (using equipments for handling the reptiles and amphibians) method was used in all the sites. The species caught" were "released in-situ... Field surveys were carried out during June-August, 2009 for 20 days covering 6 watersheds in Nagarjuna forest. In each transect (along the forest trails and streams) four persons walked covering the distance of 10 m on both sides"
Metadata
Sample: 2237
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-08-27 21:49:49
Modified: 2016-08-27 21:50:17
Abundance distribution
11 species
1 singleton
total count 134
Fisher's α: 2.838
geometric series k: 0.7008
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8433
Shannon's H: 2.0554
Good's u: 0.9925
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