Mata Seca State Park (December)
Basic information
Sample name: Mata Seca State Park (December)

Reference: S. M. A. Novais, L. A. Evangelista, R. Reis-Júnior, and F. S. Neves. 2016. How does dung beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) diversity vary along a rainy season in a tropical dry forest?. Journal of Insect Science 16(1):1-6 [ER 2781]
Country: Brazil
State: Minas Gerais

Coordinate: 14° 53' S, 43° 0' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text as range
Geography comments: "in the Middle São Francisco valley in the Manga municipality"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Altered habitat: secondary forest
Protection: national/state park
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 24.4
MAP: 545.0
Habitat comments: "deciduous forest" and specifically "vegetation in advanced stages of secondary succession (over 20 years)"
MAP 242 to 848 mm
Life forms: scarab beetles
Sites: 10
Sampling methods: baited, pitfall traps
Sample size: 1706
Years: 2009
Days: 2
Seasons: wet or monsoon
Nets or traps: 40
Sampling comments: "Dung beetles were collected in the beginning, middle, and end of the wet season in December, February, and April of 2009–2010... Ten pre-existing 50 x 20 m plots... located at least 0.2 km apart... In each sampling period, four traps were placed at the extremes of each plot... Dung beetle were collectedusing pitfall-type traps consisting of plastic containers (14 cm in diameter x 11 cm in deep)... For use as bait, 50 of human feces was hung from a wire above the trap opening... The pitfalls remained in the field for 48 h"
Sample: 2999
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2018-06-03 19:46:09
Modified: 2018-06-03 19:46:09
Abundance distribution
34 species
3 singletons
total count 1706
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 6.017
geometric series k: 0.8300
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8522
Shannon's H: 2.4648
Good's u: 0.9982