Vol 9 Num 4




Mammalian fauna of medium and large sized in the RPPN of UNISC, RS, Brazil

Edson Fiedler de Abreu Júnior

Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul
Departamento de Biologia e Farmácia, Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul Av. Independência, 2293, Bairro Universitário, CEP 96 815-900, Santa Cruz do Sul, RS, Brasil
email: edabreujr@hotmail.com

Andreas Köhler

Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul
Departamento de Biologia e Farmácia, Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul Av. Independência, 2293, Bairro Universitário, CEP 96 815-900, Santa Cruz do Sul, RS, Brasil

keywords
mammals, Serra Geral, inventory, tracks, camera-traps

publication date: 11-11-2009





Abstract
The aim of this study was to conduct an inventory on the mammal fauna present at UNISC’s private natural reserve (RPPN), in order to better contribute with data on the occurrence and distribution of mid and large-sized mammal species at Rio Grande do Sul’s Serra Geral region. Field samplings were conducted from November 2008 to April 2009. Additional previously collected data were also used. Methods used were live visual searching and camera-traps. Records of 16 mammal species were obtained, belonging to 12 families and six Orders: two Didelphimorphia, one Xenarthra, two Primates, six Carnivora, one Artiodactyla and four Rodentia. Two other species were not recorded according to our survey protocols and, consequently, were not considered in the analysis of occurrence consistency and spatial occupation. Six species were considered as occasional, seven were accessory, and only one, Cerdocyon  thous , was constant. Nine species (64%) were considered as specialis ts regarding the habitats they occupied, and five (36%) were generalists. Diet categories analysis indicated seven omnivorous species (43,75%), four frugivorous (25%), three carnivores (18,75%) and two herbivorous (12,5%). Among the 16 species recorded, seven are classified as under any level of threat of extinction for the State of Rio Grande do Sul, one is nationally threatened, and two other are considered globally “near threatened”. The fact that 44% of the species are experiencing any level of extinction threat reinforces the importance of the RPPN for the conservation of the regional mammal fauna.

how to quote this paper
Abreu Junior, E. F. and Kohler, A. Mammalian fauna of medium and large sized in the RPPN of UNISC, RS, Brazil.Biota Neotrop.  Oct/Dec 2009 vol. 9, no. 4 http://www.biotaneotropica.org.br/v9n4/en/abstract?article+bn02109042009 ISSN 1676-0603.

Cited species
check for this species in other resources Cerdocyon   thous 



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