NZCS Upper Tapanahony Expedition 1991

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The Upper Tapanahony Expedition was carried out between 28 Augustus – 17 September 1991. The team landed at Tepoe and obtained permission from the chief of the village to perform research. By dugout canoes the team traveled upstream to a waterfall up till a point where boats cannot travel any further. From there, the team traveled on foot into the southern Eilerts de Haan gebergte (Eilerts de Haan Mts.). On the way 6 camps were constructed where the team stayed for 1 to 3 nights. The team consisted of Paul Ouboter (expedition leader, herpetologist), Bart De Dijn (entomologist) and Jan Toto (preparator). The focus of this expedition was on insects, fish, amphibians and reptiles. Habitats consisted of a clear water river with many rapids, small brooklets and tropical rainforest.

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Ouboter P, Ouboter D, Kadosoe V (2018): NZCS Upper Tapanahony Expedition 1991. v1.2. National Zoological Collection of Suriname (NZCS). Dataset/Occurrence. https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=upper_tapanahony_expedition-1991&v=1.2

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Keywords

Occurence; Actinopterygii; Reptilia; Amphibia; Insecta; Upper Tapanahony; Expedition; Suriname; Specimen; Actinopterygii; Reptilia; Amphibia; Insecta

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Paul Ouboter
Director of NZCS
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ext 2322
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 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 NZCS
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ext 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 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 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 Upper Tapanahony River Expedition 1991 encompasses the drainage area of the Upper Tapanahony River, upstream of the confluence with the Blaka Watra Creek.

Bounding Coordinates South West [2.599, -55.932], North East [3.194, -55.577]

Taxonomic Coverage

All amphibians and insects were identified to species level.

Class  Actinopterygii (Fishes),  Reptilia (Reptiles),  Amphibia (Amphibians),  Insecta (Insects)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1991-08-28 / 1991-09-17

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
Funding WOTRO (Stichting voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek in de Tropen) is a Dutch organization whom funds projects in Suriname.
Study Area Description Mostly clear water rivers with many rapids and black water rivers in Suriname, the habitat of caimans. These rivers are usually surrounded by tropical rainforest.
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, seining and using insect traps and active insect collecting.

Study Extent The Upper Tapanahony River and the Blaka Watra Creek were 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 surveys. Reptiles were collected by hand when encountered. Insects were collected using various methods (insect traps, 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 Insecten Collectie
Parent Collection Identifier NZCS Invertebraten Collectie
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol,  Pinned
Curatorial Units Count 63 +/- 3 Jars ,  Count 13 +/- 2 Dried specimens/Pinned

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers ec5f88f7-7b04-4c4a-84a0-7898759a224f
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