NZCS Sipaliwini Savanna Expeditions 1997/2014

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The Sipaliwini Savanna expedition in 1997 was carried out from 10-16 April and then a second expedition took place from 15-28 April 2014. The first team consisted of Paul Ouboter, Helen Hiwat-van Laar, Anielkoemar Gangadien and Shamita Sahdew. The amphibian and reptile team of 2014 consisted of Antoine Fouquet, Jean-Piere Vacher, Paul Ouboter and Vanessa Kadosoe. Jerome Murienne investigated harvestmen and Piero Delprete and Gunovaino Marjanom worked on plants. From the Sipaliwini Airstrip the team split up in three groups, one group (AP and J-PV) went to Apalagadi Mt., the other (PO, VK and JM) to the Sipaliwini Savanna, while the plant group (PD and GM) stayed at the airstrip. The amphibians and reptiles included in the dataset are from the savanna area and forest bordering the savanna in the North.

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Ouboter P, Ouboter D, Kadosoe V (2019): NZCS Sipaliwini Savanna Expeditions 1997/2014. v1.1. National Zoological Collection of Suriname (NZCS). Dataset/Occurrence. https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=nzcs-sipaliwini-savanna-expeditions-1997-2014&v=1.1

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Keywords

Occurrence; Anura; Gymnophiona; Lepidoptera; Sipaliwini Savanna; Expeditions; 1997; 2014; Suriname; Specimen; Anura; Gymnophiona; Lepidoptera

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 ex 2322
Principal Investigator
Paul Ouboter
Director of IBER
IBER Acetylene straat #3 Paramaribo SR +597 8866450
Custodian Steward
Dimitri Ouboter
IBER Paramaribo SR

Geographic Coverage

The geographic coverage for the Sipaliwini Savanna Expeditions 1997/2014 encompasses the Northern Sipaliwini Savanna and the forest area bordering the Siplaiwini Savanna to the North.

Bounding Coordinates South West [2.024, -56.174], North East [2.18, -56.081]

Taxonomic Coverage

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

Order  Anura (Amphibians),  Gymnophiona (Caecilians),  Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Moths)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1997-04-10 / 1997-04-16
Start Date / End Date 2017-04-15 / 2017-04-28

Project Data

The Sipaliwini Savanna expedition in 1997 was carried out from 10-16 April and then a second expedition took place from 15-28 April 2014. The first team consisted of Paul Ouboter, Helen Hiwat-van Laar, Anielkoemar Gangadien and Shamita Sahdew. The amphibian and reptile team of 2014 consisted of Antoine Fouquet, Jean-Piere Vacher, Paul Ouboter and Vanessa Kadosoe. Jerome Murienne investigated harvestmen and Piero Delprete and Gunovaino Marjanom worked on plants. From the Sipaliwini Airstrip the team split up in three groups, one group (AP and J-PV) went to Apalagadi Mt., the other (PO, VK, JM) to the Sipaliwini Savanna, while the plant group (PD and GM) stayed at the airstrip. The amphibians and reptiles included in the dataset are from the savanna area and forest bordering the savanna in the North.

Title Biography and Pace of Diversification in the Guiana Shield
Identifier BID-CA2016-0006-REG
Funding French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
Study Area Description Savanna on rolling hills while most of the valleys are grass swamps. The area north of the Sipaliwini Savanna consists of Mesophytic rainforest on slopes. This area is the southern part of the Eilerts de Haan Mountain with the highest peak within the area, being the Apalagadi Mountain.
Design Description Areas were sampled for harvestmen, amphibians and reptiles during the day and in the evening while using line transects and random sampling. For plants mostly active sampling was used for collecting.

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Paul Ouboter
Principal Investigator
Helene Hiwat-van Laar
Originator
Anielkoemar Gangadin
Originator
Shamita Sahdew
Principal Investigator
Vanessa Kadosoe
Principal Investigator
Antoine Fouquet
Principal Investigator
Jean-Piere Vacher
Principal Investigator
Jerome Murienne
Principal Investigator
Piero Delprete
Originator
Gunovaino Marjanom

Sampling Methods

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

Study Extent The Sipaliwini Savanna, Apalagadi and the Sipaliwini Airstrip were sampled twice.
Quality Control The data was identified with the use of field guides and or amphibian call libraries. In some cases the identification of specimens was rechecked by foreign experts.

Method step description:

  1. 1. The amphibians were collected using line transects and vocal recordings during night and day surveys. Reptiles were collected by hand when encountered. The harvestmen were collected by active sampling. Plants were collected by random sampling. 2. The specimens were labeled in the field and after identification a collection number was assigned to each specimen. 3. Tissue samples were collected for DNA analysis. 4. The specimens were first preserved in formaldehyde and then transferred into 70% Ethanol. 5. 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,  Pinned
Curatorial Units Between 1 and 3 Dried specimens/Pinned ,  Between 80 and 87 Jars

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers a239b32e-e90d-4902-ac9f-6f72a78769d2
https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=nzcs-sipaliwini-savanna-expeditions-1997-2014