Nassau Mountain Expeditions 2005/2006/2010/2014

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The first expedition to Nassau Mountain was carried out as a Rapid Assessment by Conservation International between 25 October and 6 November 2005. The RAP expedition visited both Nassau and Lely Mts. No personnel of NZCS was involved, however some specimens are stored in the NZCS collections. In 2006 NZCS was asked to be involved in a search for the micro-endemic Hartiella crassicauda that was found at Nassau Mt. This trip was carried out between 29 March and 4 April 2006. During this trip observations on amphibians and reptiles were done as well, and some were collected. The team for this trip consisted of Jan Mol, Frank van der Lugt, Kenneth Wan Tong You, Paul Ouboter and Adrian Flynn. Based on the findings of the above-mentioned surveys, a third trip was organized from 15 to 24 July 2006, resulting in many additions to the herpetofauna of the area. The team for this trip was made up of Paul Ouboter, Rawien Jairam and Kenneth Wan Tong You. An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was carried out for the Nassau area between 10 and 23 May 2010 as a preparation for bauxite mining. NZCS was only involved in the herpetological part. The team consisted of Usha Satnarain, Rawien Jairam and Kenneth Wan Tong You. In December 2014 a forth trip to Nassau Mountain was carried out by Antoine Fouguet and Rawien Jairam to collect amphibians.

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Ouboter P, Ouboter D, Kadosoe V (2018): Nassau Mountain Expeditions 2005/2006/2010/2014. v1.0. National Zoological Collection of Suriname (NZCS). Dataset/Occurrence. https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=nassau-expeditions-2005-2006-2010&v=1.0

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Keywords

Occurrence; Amphibia; Nassau Mountain; Expeditions; 2005; 2006; 2010; 2014; Specimen; Amphibia

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Paul Ouboter
Director of NZCS
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ext 2333
Dimitri Ouboter
Database Assistant
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ext 2333
Vanessa Kadosoe
Assistant Vector Entomology
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ex 2322

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Vanessa Kadosoe
Assistant Vector Entomology
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ex 2322
Paul Ouboter
Director of NZCS
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR 465558 et 2333

Who filled in the metadata:

Paul Ouboter
Director of NZCS
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ext 2333
Vanessa Kadosoe
Assistant Vector Entomology
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ex 2322

Who else was associated with the resource:

Distributor
Vanessa Kadosoe
Assistant Vector Entomology
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ex 2322
Principal Investigator
Paul Ouboter
Director of NZCS
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ext 2333
Custodian Steward
Dimitri Ouboter
Database Assistant
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ext 2333

Geographic Coverage

The geographic coverage for the Nassau Moountain Expeditions 2005/2006/2010/2014 encompasses the area of the bauxite plateaus of the Nassau Mountain and the valley of the Paramaka Creek.

Bounding Coordinates South West [4.745, -54.629], North East [4.926, -54.494]

Taxonomic Coverage

All specimens from this expeditions were identified either to family, genus or species level.

Order  Anura (Amphibians)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2005-10-25 / 2005-11-06
Start Date / End Date 2006-03-29 / 2006-03-04
Start Date / End Date 2006-07-15 / 2006-07-24
Start Date / End Date 2010-05-10 / 2010-05-23
Start Date / End Date 2014-12-15 / 2014-12-21

Project Data

The first expedition to Nassau Mountain was carried out as a Rapid Assessment by Conservation International between 25 October and 6 November 2005. The RAP expedition visited both Nassau and Lely Mts. No personnel of NZCS was involved, however some specimens are stored in the NZCS collections. In 2006 NZCS was asked to be involved in a search for the micro-endemic Hartiella crassicauda that was found at Nassau Mt. This trip was carried out between 29 March and 4 April 2006. During this trip observations on amphibians and reptiles were done as well, and some were collected. Based on the findings of the above-mentioned surveys, a third trip was organized from 15 to 24 July 2006, resulting in many additions to the herpetofauna of the area. An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was carried out for the Nassau area between 10 and 23 May 2010 as a preparation for bauxite mining. NZCS was only involved in the herpetological part. In December 2014 a forth trip to Nassau Mountain was carried out to collect amphibians.

Title A Rapid Biological Assessment of the Lely and Nassau Plateaus, Suriname (with additional information on the Brownsberg Plateau); Assessment of the distribution of Hartiella crassicauda (2005); Herpetofauna survey of Nassau Mountain (2006); Environmental Impact Assessment of Nassau Mountain (2010); Biogeography and pace of diversification in the Guiana Shield (2014)
Funding The Rap of 2005, the first trip of 2006 and the EIA of 2010 ware funded by BHP Billiton Maatschappij Suriname and Suriname Aluminum Company LLC (Suralco). The second trip of 2006 was funded by NZCS. The 2014 expedition was funded by CNRS (Frans National Centre for Scientific Research).
Study Area Description Mesophytic and xerophytic tropical rainforest on bauxite cap at an altitude of about 600m. Also included in the study area is the Paramaka Creek, which is a clear water creek.
Design Description Areas were sampled for amphibians and reptiles during the day and in the evening while using line transects.

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Paul Ouboter
Principal Investigator
Jan Mol
Principal Investigator
Antoine Fouquet
Principal Investigator
Usha Satnarain
Curator
Rawien Jairam
Curator
Kenneth Wan Tong you

Sampling Methods

The sampling methods were specific for amphibians and reptiles and fishes, which included transect walks, hand sampling and seining.

Study Extent Nassau Mountain plateaus were sampled sampled five times.
Quality Control In some cases the identification of specimens was rechecked by foreign experts.

Method step description:

  1. Amphibians and reptiles were collected using line transects during night and day surveys and were collected by hand when encountered; Fishes were collected using dip nets and seining. 2. The specimens were labeled in the field and after identification a collection number was assigned to each specimen. 3. The vertebrate specimens were first preserved in formaldehyde and then transferred into 70% Ethanol. 4. All specimens were identified to species using literature and keys. Some specimens were identified abroad.

Collection Data

Collection Name NZCS Amfibieën Collectie
Parent Collection Identifier NZCS Vertebraten Collectie
Collection Name NZCS Vissen Collectie
Parent Collection Identifier NZCS Vertebraten Collectie
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol
Curatorial Units Count 39 +/- 1 Jars