Database of lizard (Squamata: Sauria) occurrence from Santa Catarina, southern Brazil.




Atlantic Forest, Inventory, Citizen-science, Sauria, Lacertilia


The dataset includes data about the occurrence of lizards in the state of Santa Catarina, between years of 1896 and 2020, through non-published records from specimens housed in scientific collections, as well as records collected by the author itself and other people in the course of a citizen-science project held in social media. A total of 1208 occurrence records from 17 native lizard species were compiled, being 902 from scientific collections (75%) and 306 from citizen-science project (25%). Most recorded species were Ophiodes sp. (n=213), Salvator merianae (n=199), Enyalius iheringii (n=172), Liolaemus occipitalis (n=90) and Contomastix vacariensis (n=88). These data have high potential to be used in subsequent revisions of the redlist of threatened fauna from Santa Catarina and it also may serve as a baseline for long-term monitoring of species occurrence patterns. Data may also aid delineation of conservation strategies for lizard species in Santa Catarina and it may fulfil some knowledge gaps (Wallacean shortfall).


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GAVA JUST, J. P. Database of lizard (Squamata: Sauria) occurrence from Santa Catarina, southern Brazil. Latin American Data in Science, [S. l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 11–15, 2023. DOI: 10.53805/lads.v3i1.62. Disponível em: Acesso em: 1 mar. 2024.