Panguana Biological Field Station covers two square kilometers on the lower Río Llullapichis in the Amazonian lowlands of central Peru (Departamento de Huánuco, 9°37′S, 74°56′W, ca. 260 m elev.). Besides herpetological surveys (e.g., Toft, 1980; Aichinger, 1987; Schlüter, 1987a, b), several other neotropical faunas (e.g., rotifers: Koste, 1988; acari: Wunderle, 1992; mammals: Hutterer et al., 1995) and tropical ecology in general (Verhaagh, 1989) have been studied at Panguana. The field station was founded 1968 by the German ecologist Dr. H.-W. Koepcke and his wife Dr. M. Koepcke, an ornithologist. Andreas Schlüter was a graduate student of H.-W. Koepcke (University of Hamburg) and spent 17 months (August 1977 to December 1978) doing fieldwork at Panguana. This work resulted in his dissertation on “Ecological investigations at a blackwater pond in the tropical rainforest of Peru with special regards on amphibians” (Schlüter, 1984...

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