Zuid River Expedition 1988

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The Zuid River Expedition was carried between February 6th and 19th 1988, with the main purpose to investigate the ecology of caimans in the area. However, during the expeditions fish, amphibians and reptiles were also collected. The team consisted of Paul Ouboter (expedition leader, herpetologist), Jan Mol (ichthyologist) and Jan Toto (preparator). The base camp was established at Kayser Airstrip. Habitats: Zuid river is a clear water river with many rapids and the shore vegetation is principally Tropical Rainforest. However, some small savannas occur east of the airstrip as well.

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Ouboter P, Ouboter D, Kadosoe V (2018): Zuid River Expedition 1988. v1.1. National Zoological Collection of Suriname (NZCS). Dataset/Occurrence. https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=zuid-river-expedition-1988&v=1.1

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Keywords

Occurrence; Reptilia; Amphibia; Insecta; Arachnida; Zuid River; Kayser Airstrip; 1988; Suriname; Specimen; Reptilia; Amphibia; Insecta; Arachnida

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 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 Zuid River Expedition 1988 encompasses the area of Kayser Airstrip and some small savannas east from the airstrip. In addition an area bordering the Zuid River to the West and to the East of Kayser Airstrip.

Bounding Coordinates South West [3.028, -56.647], North East [3.239, -56.308]

Taxonomic Coverage

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

Class  Reptilia (Reptiles),  Amphibia (Amphibians),  Insecta (Insects),  Arachnida (Scorpions, Spiders)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1988-02-06 / 1988-02-19

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 Ouoboter
Principal Investigator
Jan Toto

Sampling Methods

The sampling methods were specific to the taxonomic groups and included transect walks, hand sampling and seining.

Study Extent The Zuid River area was sampled once.
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; 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 (fishes), while insects were preserved in 90% Ethanol. 4. All specimens were identified to species using literature and identification keys.

Collection Data

Collection Name NZCS Vissen Collectie
Parent Collection Identifier NZCS Vertebraten Collectie
Collection Name NZCS Amfibieën Collectie
Parent Collection Identifier NZCS Vertebraten Collectie
Collection Name NZCS Reptielen 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 45 +/- 1 Jars ,  Count 3 +/- 1 Dried specimens/Pinned

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 885a0b69-3f54-4d79-aabf-cc68df89533d
https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=zuid-river-expedition-1988