Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): Oscar J. Abelleira Martinez
    Date: 2008
    Source: Acta Cientifica. 22(1-3): 37-42.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: International Institute of Tropical Forestry
    PDF: Download Publication  (279.56 KB)


    Diurnal field observations in secondary forests dominated by the introduced African tulip tree (Spathodea campanulata) in Puerto Rico show a faunal assemblage that consists mostly of native species (81.1 percent). The most abundant species were common birds and reptiles, yet some uncommon fauna appear to be visiting or residing in these forests. The observations suggest these forests have the potential to provide resources and habitat for uncommon or endangered species. Systematic studies on the fauna associated to these forests are needed, especially for less conspicuous species and those with limited daytime activity such as bats, frogs, and invertebrates.

    Publication Notes

    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.


    Abelleira Martinez, Oscar J. 2008. Observations on the fauna that visit African Tulip Tree (Spathodea campanulata Beauv.) forests in Puerto Rico. Acta Cientifica. 22(1-3): 37-42.


    introduced species, novel forests, plant-animal interactions

    Related Search

    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page