Los Tuxtlas (continuous forest)
Basic information
Sample name: Los Tuxtlas (continuous forest)

Reference: A. Estrada and R. Coates-Estrada. 2002. Dung beetles in continuous forest, forest fragments and in an agricultural mosaic habitat island at Los Tuxtlas, Mexico. Biodiversity and Conservation 11:1903-1918 [ER 302]
Geography
Country: Mexico
State: Veracruz

Coordinate: 18° 25' N, 95° 0' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical moist broadleaf forest
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 27.0
MAP: 4900.0
Habitat comments: "pristine lowland tropical rain forest"
Methods
Life forms: scarab beetles
Sites: 16
Sampling methods: baited, pitfall traps
Sample size: 4110
Years: 1997 - 1999
Days: 16
Nets or traps: 50
Net or trap nights: 800
Sampling comments: "dung beetles were sampled in 16 locations... At each location... we set up 50 baited pitfall traps... Dung beetles were sampled [for a single day each] in February–March, May–June, and September–October in the 3-year period for 288 24-h periods" (apparently meaning 288 across three categories of sites including this one); however, the authors also say that samples were "based on 50 baited pitfall traps at 16 locations in each habitat for one 24-h period", so the latter math is used
Metadata
Sample: 606
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2014-03-27 15:49:40
Modified: 2015-09-28 19:24:46
Abundance distribution
25 species
2 singletons
total count 4110
Fisher's α: 3.542
geometric series k: 0.7442
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8407
Shannon's H: 2.1721
Good's u: 0.9995
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