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Abstract

Diversity of amphibians and reptiles in Zhejiang Zhuji Baitahu National Wetland Park.

Abstract

Investigations were implemented on amphibian and reptile resource in Zhuji Baitahu National Wetland Park, Zhejiang province from April to August in 2017 and 2018. The results showed that there were 10 families of 3 orders of amphibians and reptiles in the Park, among them, 10 species of amphibians, from 4 families, 8 genera and 1 order, 13 species of reptiles from 2 orders, 6 families, 13 genera. Analysis on amphibian and reptile resources from the aspects of species composition, geographical flora and protection indicated that both amphibians and reptiles were dominated by the oriental realm species with a single genus. The reptile biodiversity index was higher than amphibian's. Amphibians and reptiles had characteristics of typical plain water network area. One species was listed as national key protected wildlife, 2 species in Zhejiang Province, 8 species were listed as endangered by China red list, and 2 species were listed as endangered by IUCN red list. And the main ecological challenge was habitat fragmentation and invasive species in the Park. Suggestions were put forwarded for better protection such as handling of collective land in the Park, transformation of wildlife habitat, preventing and controlling invasive species, and long-term monitoring of amphibian and reptile species.