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Observations on Habitat, Activity, Foraging, and Diet in the Amazon Treeboa, Corallus hortulanus, on Batatas Island, Parnaíba Delta, Piauí, Brazil

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2010
Authors:P. C. da Silva
Secondary Authors:R. W. H. enderson
Journal:IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians
Start Page:219

Batatas Island represents a small portion of P arnaíba Delta, measuring
15 km2, bordered to the west by the Rio P arnaíba and to the east by
Lontras and M irim creeks. M ost of the land is devoted to agriculture, rice
in the region that comprises gallery forest, and sugarcane and banana plantations
in the interior.
Between June 2009 and S eptember 2010, 80 encounters with Amazon
Treeboas (Corallus hortulanus) resulted in a total of 144 hours of observations
of individuals in size classes ranging from juveniles to large adults. Forty percent
of observations were of adults, 50% subadults, and 10% juveniles.

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