NZCS Para River - Topibo Swamp Studies 1993-2007

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The Para River – Topibo Swamp studies 1993-2007 were focused on the ecology of this black water stream and the caiman species that were observed. During the study, fishes, amphibians and reptiles were collected. The dataset contains only the amphibians and reptiles. The study was carried out by Paul Ouboter, Bart De Dijn and Jan Toto.

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Ouboter P, Ouboter D, Kadosoe V (2019): NZCS Para River - Topibo Swamp Studies 1993-2007. v1.1. National Zoological Collection of Suriname (NZCS). Dataset/Occurrence. https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=para-river-topibo-swamp-study-1993-2007&v=1.1

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 29015374-e407-40d8-9779-78871fc5cd11.  National Zoological Collection of Suriname (NZCS) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.

Keywords

Occurrence; Anura; Squamata; Para River; Topibo Swamp; 1993; 2007; Suriname; Specimen; Anura; Squamata

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 ext 2322

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Vanessa Kadosoe
Assistant Vector Entomology
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ext 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 Paramaribo SR +597 8866450
Vanessa Kadosoe
Assistant Vector Entomology
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ext 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 straat #3 Paramaribo SR +597 8866450
Custodian Steward
Dimitri Ouboter
Database Assistant
IBER Paramaribo SR

Geographic Coverage

The geographic coverage for the Para River - Topibo Swamp studies 1993-2007 encompasses the middle section of the Para River including Topibo Swamp to the North-east and the tributary Coropina Creek in the South-west.

Bounding Coordinates South West [5.485, -55.175], North East [5.58, -55.108]

Taxonomic Coverage

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

Order  Anura (Amphibians),  Squamata (Snakes, Lizards)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1993-01-01 / 2007-01-01

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 The Para River is a black water river draining part of the Savanna Belt. The river has floating meadows along its shore that sometimes extent to the middle and cover large area of the river. The Topibo Swamp is a natural swamp that was polluted by, among other chemicals, caustic soda from the bauxite refinery at Paranam. It was studied to assess the impact of spills on the biodiversity.
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 observations from a boat (including) hand sampling of amphibians and reptiles, seining and active collecting using Dip nets.

Study Extent The Para River and the Topibo Swamp were surveyed on several occasions.
Quality Control In some cases the identification of specimens was rechecked by foreign experts.

Method step description:

  1. 1. The amphibians and reptiles were collected from a boat along the river and swamp during night surveys. Insects were collected using Dip-nets (active sampling). Fishes were collected using gill nets and seining. 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. 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 Reptielen Collectie
Parent Collection Identifier NZCS Vertebraten Collectie
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol
Curatorial Units Count 2 +/- 1 Jars

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 29015374-e407-40d8-9779-78871fc5cd11
https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=para-river-topibo-swamp-study-1993-2007