Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park (October)
Basic information
Sample name: Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park (October)

Reference: A. Kofoky, D. Andriafidison, F. Ratrimomanarivo, H. J. Razafimanahaka, D. Rakotondravony, P. A. Racey, and R. K. B. Jenkins. 2007. Habitat use, roost selection and conservation of bats in Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, Madagascar. Biodiversity and Conservation 16:1039-1053 [ER 374]
Geography
Country: Madagascar
State: Mahajanga

Coordinate: 18° 39' 30" S, 44° 45' 0" E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "near Bekopaka village, on the northern bank of the Manambolo River"
coordinate based on ranges given in text
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 28.0
MAP: 456.0
Habitat comments: "The climate has distinct wet and dry seasons which extend from November to April and May to October, respectively" and sites were in "closed canopy deciduous forest... forest clearings of 'tsingy' rocks" and "forest/agriculture edges"
there is no climate station anywhere nearby on the actual west coast of Madagascar; MAP is based on Rakotoarivelo et al. 2007 and MAT is based on Menard et al. (2010, PNAS) and apply to Miandrivazo, which is well to the southeast at a higher elevation
Methods
Life forms: bats
Sites: 15
Sampling methods: no design, mist nets
Sample size: 154
Years: 2003
Days: 24
Net or trap nights: 132
Sampling comments: "five or six [mist] nets" of 6 or 9 m were open for four hours each night apparently every night "from 7-30 October" (i.e., 24 nights and about 132 net nights)
Metadata
Sample: 711
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2014-04-02 20:38:08
Modified: 2014-05-15 16:06:35
Abundance distribution
7 species
0 singletons
total count 154
Fisher's α: 1.510
geometric series k: 0.6278
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7675
Shannon's H: 1.6134
Good's u: 1.0000
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