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

Authors

  • E. S. Devenish Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists' Club
  • H. P. Nelson 1. Asa Wright Nature Centre, Arima, Trinidad and 2. Department of Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
  • F. Lucas Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad
  • F. Erdmann Department of Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

Keywords:

Madamas, elevational gradient, species richness, endangered species

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.

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Published

2007-12-31

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Research Papers