|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2003|
|Authors:||L. Astrid Pul Herrera, Canas, R. Antonio Ri, Harders, F. Gast, von Hildebrand, P.|
|Journal:||m3m: Monografias Tercer Milenio|
|Keywords:||Chiribiquete, diversity, Dung beetles, landscape, Scarabaeidae|
Within the project “Elaboration and implementation of the management plan of the Chiribiquete Natural Park” dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae Scarabaeinae) are being used as an indicator group and also to establish similarities or differences between the landscape units of the Chiribiquete Natural Park. The results of the preliminary paper are given, which include the first two expeditions launched to the Mesay river basin, with five landscape units, and to the Sararamano river basin, with six landscape units. These landscape units were established with satellite images identified by color. A total of 4,620 individuals from 61 species and 14 genera were collected; there are differences, for the richness and diversity values, between landscape units, and also the complementarity index shows differences between some landscape units. Seven new species are new records for the Colombian Guyana region.