A Preliminary Assessment of the Species Richness of the Madamas Watershed: A Proposed National Park

E.S. Devenish, Howard Nelson, Floyd Lucas, E. Erdmann

Abstract


A preliminary species inventory and elevational transect was conducted in the Madamas Valley of Trinidad. A total of 50 tree species, 63 bird species, 24 bat species, 8 non-volant mammals, and 21 butterfly species were recorded from eight sample sites. This study recommends that a Protected Natural Area include the Madamas Valley.


Keywords


Madamas; elevational gradient; species richness; endangered species

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