Mahausakande (abandoned rubber, diurnal)
Basic information
Sample name: Mahausakande (abandoned rubber, diurnal)

Reference: M. Wickramasinghe, C. Bambaradeniya, D. Vidanapathirana, and S. Karunaratna. 2012. Diversity of herpetofauna in Mahausakande: a regenerating rainforest in Sri Lanka. Mahausakande Tropical Rainforest Regeneration Initiative, Research Paper 1:1-40 [ER 2255]
Country: Sri Lanka
State: Sabaragamuwa

Coordinate: 6° 35' N, 80° 35' E
Basis of coordinate: based on political unit
Geography comments: "in the Ratnapura district... The site consists of approximately 40 acres spread across a hilly terrain, with its altitude ranging from 80-1100 m asl" (coordinate based on Ratnapura District)
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical moist broadleaf forest
Altered habitat: plantation
Protection: unprotected
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 31.0
MAP: 4000.0
Habitat comments: "regenerating tropical rain forest... The site was managed as a rubber plantation till year 2003, which was subsequently abandoned in order to initiate a restoration program to establish a tropical rainforest. The area receives an annual rainfall of over 4000 mm, and the mean temperature is around 31 C"
Life forms: lizards, snakes, caecilians, frogs
Sites: 4
Sampling methods: no design, hand capture
Sample size: 109
Years: 2011
Sampling comments: "Field observations were made over a period of four months, extending from April to July 2011... Observations were made by walking through representative terrestrial habitat types, and at the edge of man-made ponds during day and night time. Torch, and head lamps were used to observe species during night time. The specimens encountered were caught, measured (the length from the tip of the snout to the vent), sexed, and checked for any deformities"
there were four "Sampling replicates per habitat type" (presumably meaning separate sites)
Sample: 2320
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-10-22 12:55:48
Modified: 2020-01-14 20:48:04
Abundance distribution
21 species
8 singletons
total count 109
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 7.738
geometric series k: 0.8422
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8609
Shannon's H: 2.4016
Good's u: 0.9271