Taxonomic identification is a key step in studies of biodiversity. For relatively well-known groups, PPBio promotes the production of species identification guides in a colorful format with excellent quality graphics written for a mixed audience, made up of scientists, students, tourists and others. The introductory sections, which occupy much of the content of the books are complete enough to be used by high school students in school projects. These guides are available for free in electronic format.
However, identification can be very time consuming to mega-diverse groups and little studied. For these, it is necessary to work with morphotypes in inventories, to the identification or description of the species. Therefore, the PPBio Portal Amazon offers virtual guides of various taxonomic groups being studied by researchers Program. These guides are preliminary and should not be used for definitive identifications. They are available to stimulate the communication between researchers and experts who can receive the material in the future, and to enhance communication among researchers doing surveys in different areas.
GUIDES NOW PUBLISHED (PDF files):
The plants of Reserva Ducke
This is a collection of pdf files which will download in a rar (Flora Ducke).
It is written in Portuguese.
Obermuller, F. A., Daly, D., Oliveira, E. C., Polary, H., Oliveira, H. M., Souza, L. & SILVEIRA, M. Guia Ilustrado e Manual de Arquitetura Foliar para Espécies Madeireiras da Amazônia Ocidental. Rio Branco: G.K.Noronha, 2011. v. 1. 101 p.
Cavalcante, C. O., Barbosa, R. I. & Flores, A. S. 2009. Leguminosas (Fabaceae) Herbáceas – Grades de Savana do Programa de Pesquisas em Biodiversidade (PPBio), Roraima, Brasil. Field Museum Guide Plants – Web Version.
Guide to the Frogs of Reserva Ducke - Central Amazon (digital version updated, with movies of species)
This is an electronic version of the new edition of the Frogs Guide of Reserva Ducke. This book is accompanied by a folder containing movies with the corner of each species, and this folder should be located in the same folder as the PDF file. The videos can be accessed in PDF file through the video camera icon in the description of each species. Unless otherwise indicated, the videos were filmed by Karl Mokross.
Lima, A. P., Magnusson, W. E., Menin, M., Erdtmann, L. K., Rpdrigues, D. J., Keller, C. & Hödl, W. Guia de Sapos da Reserva Adolpho Ducke: Amazônia Central. Manaus: Attema Design Editorial Ltda, 2006. 168 p.
Zuquim, G., Costa, F. R. C., Prado, J. & Tuomisto, H. Guia de identificação das samambaias e licófitas da REBIO Uatumã, Amazônia Central. Manaus: Áttema Design Editorial, 2008. 321 p.
Costa, F. R. C., Espinelli, F. P. & Figueiredo, F. O. G. Guia de idntificação das Marantáceas da Reserva Ducke e Reserva biológica do Uatumã. Manaus: Áttema Design Editorial, 2008. 154 p.
Ferns of Uatumã Biological Reservation (in English)
Zuquim, G. & Prado, J. Pteridophyta of Uatumã / Uatumã Biological Reserve, Central Amazonia, BRASIL. Chicago: The Field Museum of Chicago, 2008 (Material didático - guia fotográfico).
Baccaro, Fabrício B.; Feitosa, Rodrigo M.; Fernandez, Fernando; Fernandes, Itanna O.; Izzo, Thiago J.; Souza, Jorge L. P. de; Solar, Ricardo. Manaus: Editora INPA, 2015. 388 p.
VIRTUAL GUIDES AVAILABLE: