Arbovirus Studies in Bush Bush Forest, Trinidad, W. I., September 1959–December 1964

IV. Vertebrate Populations

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  • University of the West Indies, Trinidad Regional Virus Laboratory, P. O. Box 164, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, West Indies
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An introduction has been given to the principal vertebrates of Bush Bush Forest, which include 59 species of mammal (32 of bat), 171 species of bird, 27 species of reptile, seven species of amphibian, and an undetermined number of fish. Special attention was paid to the population dynamics, longevity, and range of small forest rodents. During the study years the populations of small rodents declined almost to the point of disappearance.