Anurans from the Middle Jaguaribe River Region, Ceará State, Northeastern Brazil
Keywords:Amphibians, Caatinga, semiarid, species list, biodiversity
AbstractThe Middle Jaguaribe River region is a poorly sampled area in the Caatingas domain, located in the eastern Ceará State, northeastern Brazil. The Brazilian government agencies considered this region as a priority area for conservation and inventories. In order to fill this biodiversity knowledge gap, we conducted a ten-day rapid inventory of the anuran fauna from April 11 to 20, 2014, surveying different physiognomies of the region. We recorded 19 anuran species belonging to five families: Bufonidae (2), Hylidae (5), Leptodactylidae (9), Microhylidae (2) and Odontophrynidae (1). Most inventories of Caatinga amphibians published to date have been conducted inside protected areas and/or of high altitude (mesic areas known as "brejos de altitude"). The list we present herein contributes to the knowledge of lowland Caatinga sites outside protected areas. We discuss our results in light of taxonomic and geographic features of the anurans sampled.
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Santana, D. J., Mângia, S., Silveira- Filho, R. R. da, Silva Barros, L. C. da, Andrade, I., Napoli, M. F., Juncá, F., & Garda, A. A. (2015). Anurans from the Middle Jaguaribe River Region, Ceará State, Northeastern Brazil. Biota Neotropica, 15(3). Retrieved from //www.biotaneotropica.org.br/BN/article/view/1168