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Cape Verde Herpetological Collection - IICT

Latest version published by Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical on Dec 20, 2018 Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical

The Cape Verde herpetological collections of the Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical (IICT), currently housed in the Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência (MUHNAC) are part of the scientific collections of the Universidade de Lisboa (UL), Portugal. This set comprises a total of 1747 records (1747 specimens), representing 20 taxa (1 amphibians and 19 reptiles), turning the collection into the richest Cape Verde herpetological collection in the world. These were collected between 1967 and 1993, either by targeted surveys promoted by the IICT or by fortuitous collections and donations by private individuals and researchers.

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Ceriaco L, Marques M, Parrinha D (2018): Cape Verde Herpetological Collection - IICT. v1.3. Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=cape_verde_herpetological_collection_iict&v=1.3

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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: e5dd4343-8bd9-449a-bef5-47c655968225.  Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Portugal.

Keywords

Cape Verde; Amphibia; Reptilia; Specimens; Museums; Portuguese collections; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Luis Ceriaco
Curator
Museu de Historia Natural e da Ciencia da Universidade do Porto Praça Gomes Teixeira 4099-002 Porto Porto PT 963125545
Mariana Marques
Associated Curator
Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência - Universidade de Lisboa Rua da Escola Politécnica 58 1250-102 Lisboa Lisboa PT 964295925
Diogo Parrinha
MSc Student
Universidade de Évora

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Luis Ceriaco
Curator
Museu de Historia Natural e da Ciencia da Universidade do Porto Praça Gomes Teixeira 4099-002 Porto Porto 963125545
Mariana Marques
Associated Curator
Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência - Universidade de Lisboa Rua da Escola Politécnica 58 1250-102 Lisboa Lisboa 964295925
Diogo Parrinha
MSc Student
Universidade de Évora PT

Who filled in the metadata:

Luis Ceríaco
Praça Gomes Teixeira
Museu de Historia Natural e da Ciencia da Universidade do Porto Porto 4099-002 Porto Porto 963125545
Mariana Marques
Associated Curator
Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência - Universidade de Lisboa Rua da Escola Politécnica 58 1250-102 Lisboa Lisboa PT 964295925
Diogo Parrinha
MSc Student
Universidade de Évora PT

Who else was associated with the resource:

Curator
Luis Miguel Pires Ceríaco
Curator
Museu de Historia Natural e da Ciencia da Universidade do Porto Praça Gomes Teixeira 4099-002 Porto Porto PT 963125545
Curator
Mariana Marques
Associated Curator
Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência - Universidade de Lisboa Rua da Escola Politécnica 58 1250-102 Lisboa Lisboa PT 964295925
Author
Diogo Parrinha
MSc Student
Departamento de Biologia, Universidade de Evora Pólo da Mitra Apartado 94 7002-554 Evora Evora PT

Geographic Coverage

The Cape Verde Islands

Bounding Coordinates South West [14.435, -25.862], North East [17.351, -22.148]

Taxonomic Coverage

The dataset comprises representatives of 4 families, 4 genus, 17 species and 3 subspecies of Amphibians and Reptiles.

Class  Amphibia,  Reptilia
Order  Anura,  Squamata
Family  Bufonidae,  Scincidae,  Phyllodactilidae,  Gekkonidae
Genus  Sclerophrys,  Chioninia,  Tarentola,  Hemidactylus
Species  Sclerophrys regularis,  Chioninia delalandii,  Chioninia fogoensis,  Chioninia nicolauensis,  Chioninia strangeri,  Chioninia vaillantii,  Hemidactylus angulatus,  Tarentola bocagei,  Tarentola caboverdiana,  Tarentola darwini,  Tarentola fogoensis,  Tarentola gigas,  Tarentola maioensis,  Tarentola nicolauensis,  Tarentola raziana,  Tarentola rudis,  Tarentola substituta
Subspecies  Chioninia spinalis maioensis,  Tarentola protogigas hartogi,  Tarentola protogigas protogigas

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1969-01-01 / 1993-01-01

Sampling Methods

The majority of the records of this dataset result from the Missões Zoológicas do Ultramar carried out by the former Junta de Investigação do Ultramar. Only a small part of these specimens were previously studied and published (Pinheiro 1989).

Study Extent The study covers part of Cape Verde Islands, which includes 7 islands (Brava, Fogo, Maio, Santiago, Santo Antão, São Nicolau and São Vicente) and two islets (Branco and Raso). The temporal distribution is mainly concentrated between the 1969 and 1972.
Quality Control Information from each specimen was catalogued in an Excel spreadsheet, involving two steps: i) digitization of specimen records; and ii) taxonomic revision and data checking. Nomenclature was checked through available literature (Arnold et al. 2008; Miralles et al. 2010; Vasconcelos et al. 2012), The Reptile Database [http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/], and the Amphibia Species of the World v.6.0 [http://research.amnh.org/vz/herpetology/amphibia/]. Georeferencing followed the recommendations by Chapman and Wieczorek (2006), including the determination of uncertainty of coordinates, in particular when insufficient information was available from specimens' records and labels to attribute a specific locality (e.g. names of riversides, properties, etc.).

Method step description:

  1. The herpetological collections were catalogued using the software Microsoft Excel. We conducted extensive shelf surveys to locate all the remaining Cape Verde specimens of amphibians and reptiles. After locating the specimens, basic curatorial procedures were taken. Each jar was cleaned, and ethanol or formalin was changed to 70% etanol gradually. In certain cases jars were substituted as they were cracked or were otherwise not reliably sealable. All the information linked to the survinving specimens and/or jars were collected, copied, and linked to the specimen. After completion of curatorial activities, each specimen was identified to the species and/or subspecies level. The identification of the specimens was accomplished by consulting the most updated available literature sources and followed the currently accepted nomenclature. Additionally, the specimens' original information was re-checked at this phase, comparing the label data with surviving original field books and catalgoues, in order to screen for any initial cataloguing errors. The collecting locality for each bibliographic reference was georeferenced using the published Lepidoptera paper from Mendes & Bivar de Sousa (2010). When no data were available in Mendes & Bivar de Sousa (2010), or in the recent publications, we used "GEOLocate online application" (http://www.museum.tulane.edu/geolocate/) for georeferencing the locality cited . The uncertainty of georeferenced localities was recorded whenever possible. For some records it was not possible to determine the coordinates due to insufficient location information. All coordinates are given in geographic format, decimal degrees, datum WGS 84.

Collection Data

Collection Name Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol
Curatorial Units Count 1,747 +/- 0 specimens

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Pinheiro, M. (1989) Mabuya delalandii (Dum. & Bibr.) e Mabuya vaillanti Blgr. (Sauria, Scincidae) do arquipélago de Cabo Verde. Garcia de Orta, Sér. Zool., Lisboa 13 (1-2): 49-55.
  2. Vasconcelos, R., Perera, A., Geniez, P., Harris, D.J. and Carranza, S. (2012) An integrative taxonomic revision of the Tarentola geckos (Squamata, Phyllodactylidae) of the Cape Verde Islands. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 164: 328-360.
  3. Miralles, A., Vaconcelos, R., Perera, A., Harris, D.J. and Carranza, S. (2010) An integrative taxonomic revision of the Cape Verdean skinks (Squamata, Scincidae). Zoological Scripta,40 (1): 16-44.
  4. Arnold, E.N., Vasconcelos, R., Harris, D.J., Mateo, J.A. and Carranza, S. (2008) Systematics, biogeographty and evolution of the endemic Hemidactylus geckos (Reptilia, Squamata, Gekkonidae) of the Cape Verde Islands: based on morphology and mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. Zoologica Scripta, 97 (6): 619-639.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers e5dd4343-8bd9-449a-bef5-47c655968225
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