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Preliminarily Herpetological Resource Survey and Analysis in Shiwandashan Nature Reserve, Guangxi, China
Author of the article:REN Jinlong, AN Hui, YANG Tong, WANG Kai, XU Shaocai, WU Puchu, WEI Shubao, HUANG Xiaoxia,LI Jiatang
Author's Workplace:1.Guangxi Shiwandashan National Nature Reserve Master Administration, Fangchenggang, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region 538000, China; 2.Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041, China; 3.Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma73019, USA
Key Words:Shiwandashan National Nature Reserve; Amphibian; Reptile; Biodiversity; Herpetofauna; Conservation status
Abstract:A survey of herpetological resources in Shiwandashan Nature Reserve, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region was carried out in April, 2012, May, 2014, July, 2015, and May, 2016. Based on results from our field surveys as well as data reported in literatures, 119 species of amphibians and reptilians are recorded in the reserve, of them 47 species of amphibians belonging to three orders, 11 families, and 31 genera, and 72 species of reptiles belonging to two orders, 16 families, and 48 genera. G-F index shows that herpetological diversity of the Shiwandashan National Nature Reserve is at a relatively high level comparing to other reserves. A total of six ecological types of amphibians were identified, including Running Water Type, Terrestrial-Quiet Water Type, Quiet Water Type, Arboreal Type, Terrestrial-Running Water Type, and Fossorial Type. Most of the species were distributed in Southern China and Central-Southern China, the result of average faunal resemblance analysis suggested that the reserve was most closely related to Nonggang National Nature Reserve and most distantly related to Tay Yen Tu Nature Reserve. Three and seven species are National Class Ⅰ and Ⅱ Protected Wild Animals, respectively, twenty-two species were listed in the List of Key Protected Animal of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Twelve, nineteen, twenty species were classified as CR, EN and VU categories of Redlist of China’s Biodiversity, separately. In addition, twenty-one species were in Appendix of the CITES list, therefore, the herpetological conservation is of extreme importance. In the end, some measures for protecting wildlife were suggested according to the current situation of the reserve.
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