NZCS Maratakka-Nickerie River Expedition 1988/1989

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This expedition took place in two parts. The Maratakka River was visited in July 1988 and July 1989, while the Nickerie River, Arawarra and Wayambo rivers were visited in October 1988. The Nickerie River was visited a second time in March 1989. The team consisted of Paul Ouboter, Jan Mol, Frank van der Lugt and Jan Toto. The group traveled from Wageningen upstream the Nickerie River till the Stondansi Rapid. After that they visited the Arawarra and Wayambo rivers. The main goal of the expedition was to study caiman ecology in the area. On the way a few amphibians and Arachnida were collected.

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Ouboter P, Ouboter D, Kadosoe V (2019): NZCS Maratakka-Nickerie River Expedition 1988/1989. v1.2. National Zoological Collection of Suriname (NZCS). Dataset/Occurrence. https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=nzcs-nickerie-river-expeditions-1988-suriname&v=1.2

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Keywords

Occurrence; Amphibia; Arachnida; Maratakka River; Nickerie River; Expedition; 1988; 1989; Suriname; Specimen; Amphibia; Arachnida

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Paul Ouboter
Director of IBER
IBER Acetyleen straat #3 Paramaribo SR +597 8866450
Dimitri Ouboter
Database Assistant
IBER Paramaribo SR
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 IBER
IBER Acetyleen straat #3 Paramaribo SR +597 8866450

Who filled in the metadata:

Paul Ouboter
Director of IBER
IBER Acetyleen straat #3 Paramaribo SR +597 8866450
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 ext 2322
Principal Investigator
Paul Ouboter
Director of IBER
IBER Acetyleen #3 Paramaribo SR +597 8866450
Custodian Steward
Dimitri Ouboter
Database Assistant
IBER Paramaribo SR

Geographic Coverage

The geographic coverage for the Maratakka-Nickerie River Expedition 1988 encompasses the middle Nickerie River and the Arawarra and the Wayambo River. The Arawarra and the Wayambo River form a bifurcation between Nickerie River and the Coppename River systems.

Bounding Coordinates South West [5.001, -56.733], North East [5.77, -56.048]

Taxonomic Coverage

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

Class  Amphibia (Amphibians),  Arachnida (Spiders)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date 1988-07-18
Start Date / End Date 1988-10-11 / 1988-10-24
Start Date / End Date 1989-03-10 / 1989-03-20
Start Date / End Date 1989-07-06 / 1989-07-11

Project Data

The project was executed between 1986-1996 as a PhD thesis of Paul Ouboter. The project was carried out in different study areas in Suriname and was focused on the occurrence, habitat and food of the three species of caiman that occurs in Suriname. The field work was organized by the National Zoological Collection of Suriname. During field trips for this research project other taxonomic groups were also collected.

Title Sympatry and Competition in Three species of Caimans in Suriname
Identifier BID-CA2016-0006-REG
Funding WOTRO (Stichting voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek in de Tropen) is a Dutch organization whom funds projects in Suriname.
Study Area Description Mostly clear to blackwater rivers and creeks, with most upstream rapid. These rivers are usually surrounded by tropical rainforest and freshwater swaps.
Design Description Areas were visited to carry out night surveys on rivers to investigate caiman ecology, while during the day time the terrestrial and aquatic habitats were sampled for other taxonomic groups.

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Paul Ouboter
Principal Investigator
Bart De Dijn

Sampling Methods

The sampling methods were specific to the taxonomic groups and included transect walks, hand sampling and using active insect collecting.

Study Extent The Maratakka-Nickerie River area was sampled once.
Quality Control In some cases the identification of specimens was rechecked by foreign experts.

Method step description:

  1. 1. The amphibians were collected using line transects during night and day surveys. Spiders were collected through active sampling. 2. The specimens were labeled in the field and after identification a collection number was assigned to each specimen. 3. The specimens were first preserved in formaldehyde and then transferred into 70% Ethanol. The spiders were dried and pinned. 4. All specimens were identified to species using literature and keys.

Collection Data

Collection Name NZCS Amfibieën Collectie
Parent Collection Identifier NZCS Vertebraten Collectie
Collection Name NZCS Insecten Collectie
Parent Collection Identifier NZCS Invertebraten Collectie
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol
Curatorial Units Count 5 +/- 1 Jars ,  Between 9 and 11 Jars

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 0b89297c-eb85-4e17-ba52-71c17def2f2c
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