Centro Cientifico de Rio Palenque (February 1976)
Basic information
Sample name: Centro Cientifico de Rio Palenque (February 1976)

Reference: S. B. Peck and A. Forsyth. 1982. Composition, structure, and competitive behaviour in a guild of Ecuadorian rain forest dung beetles (Coleoptera; Scarabaeidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology 60:1624-1634 [ER 324]
Country: Ecuador
State: Pinchincha

Coordinate: 0° 41' S, 79° 10' W
Geography comments: 47 km south of Santo Domingo (coordinate extrapolated from Santo Domingo)
elevation 200 - 250 m
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical moist broadleaf forest
Substrate: ground surface
WMT: 27.5
CMT: 20.5
MAP: 3800.0
Habitat comments: "primary rain forest"
MAP stated in text; CMT and WMT based on Leck 1979
Life forms: scarab beetles
Site length: 700.000
Sampling methods: line transect, baited, pitfall traps
Sample size: 3011
Years: 1976
Sampling comments: human dung-baited pitfall traps along a single 700 m transect; number of traps and days of trapping are entirely unclear
Sample: 640
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2014-03-28 21:07:29
Modified: 2015-09-29 20:29:27
Abundance distribution
28 species
4 singletons
total count 3011
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 4.268
geometric series k: 0.7805
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8403
Shannon's H: 2.1591
Good's u: 0.9987