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metadata.artigo.dc.title: Medium-sized and large mammals from Quedas do Rio Bonito Ecological Park, Minas Gerais, Brazil
metadata.artigo.dc.title.alternative: Mastofauna do Parque Ecológico Quedas do Rio Bonito, Minas Gerais, Brazil
metadata.artigo.dc.creator: Santos, Kassius Klay
Pacheco, Gabrielle Soares Muniz
Passamani, Marcelo
metadata.artigo.dc.subject: Atlantic Forest
Mammalian inventory
Mammals - Minas Gerais
metadata.artigo.dc.publisher: Pensoft Publishers 22-Jan-2016
metadata.artigo.dc.identifier.citation: SANTOS, K. K.; PACHECO, G. S. M.; PASSAMANI, M. Medium-sized and large mammals from Quedas do Rio Bonito Ecological Park, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Check List: the journal of biodiversity data, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 1, p. 1-8, 2016.
metadata.artigo.dc.description.abstract: Information about the occurrence of medium-sized and large mammals in the Cerrado and the Atlantic Forest is essential for monitoring the conservation status of these species in such biodiversity hotspots. This study presents the results of a survey of medium-sized and large mammals from Quedas do Rio Bonito Ecological Park, located in an ecotone between Cerrado and Atlantic Forest in Southeastern Brazil. Four sampling methods were used: sand plots, camera traps, line transects and tomahawk traps. We recorded 20 species belonging to 12 families and 7 orders, with a high occurrence of Carnivora (50%). We highlight the occurrence of five endangered species: Chrysocyon brachyurus, Leopardus pardalis, L. guttulus, Puma yagouaroundi and P. concolor. The species with the highest frequencies of occurrence were P. concolor (27%), C. brachyurus (17%), and Sylvilagus brasiliensis (13%). Our results confirm that, despite their small size, forest fragments are essential for “top-of-the-chain” species conservation in the region.
metadata.artigo.dc.language: en_US
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