Accession Number : AD0728487

Title :   Ecology of a Tropical Delta Forest Environment. VI. Quantitative Analysis of the Ecological Distribution of a Tropical Herpetofauna.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 66-Jun 71,

Corporate Author : SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Crump, Martha L.

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 153

Abstract : The ecological distribution of each of 62 species of frogs, salamanders, and lizards was determined by means of continuous sampling throughout the environment from mid-January to the end of July, 1969, two weeks in April 1970, and June-July, 1970. Each species exhibits a characteristic distribution, according to its genetic, morphological, and physiological make-up, its life cycle, its way of relating to the physical environment, and its interactions with other species.

Descriptors :   *ECOLOGY, *JUNGLES, *TROPICAL REGIONS, *AMPHIBIANS, *REPTILES, DISTRIBUTION, GENETICS, PHYSIOLOGY, MORPHOLOGY(BIOLOGY), ENVIRONMENTS, ADAPTATION(PHYSIOLOGY), BRAZIL.

Subject Categories : Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE