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Reptiles of Fazenda  Bom Pastor

Regarding the last comprehensive checklist, 856 species of reptiles can be found in Brazil. The Mata Atlantica biome harbors 517 of them.  278 snake species, 174 "lizard" species, 72 amphisbaenians, 21 turtles and a four species of crocodiles. A systematic review counted 129 snake species in the state of Bahia. A long term inventory of cabruca areas counted 61 snake species, whereas no difference could be found compared to reference areas in forests. The species richness of reptiles on Bom Pastor will roughly correspond to that of the last study, as the Fazenda is situated in the study area. So far we have been able to photograph and identified 17 snake species.

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