As supervisors of both Franšois Catzeflis's research into small mammals and Anna and Ineke's into carbon storage (see TN 32), the foresters of Trésor noticed several special animals, particularly amphibians and reptiles, among them species perceived for the first time in Trésor or seldom seen in French Guiana. This counts especially for Drepano´des anomalus and Taeniophallus nicagus.
A selection from our observations:
A Lancehead (Bothrops atrox) eating a lizard (Neusticurus rudis) on the educational trail.
Bothrops bilineatus, an arboreal Lancehead.
Dendropsophus calcaratus,occurs in the swamps of Trésor.
Rhinatrema bivittatum, a peculiar, limbless amphibian, observed for the first time in Trésor.
Taeniophallus nicagus, a very rare species, observed for the first time in Trésor.
Pseustes poecilonotus, observed for the first time in Trésor.
Oxyrhopus aff. melanogenys
Drepanoïdes anomalus, this species is seldom seen in French Guiana.