Anuran diversity (Amphiba) in the Extractivist Reserve Lado do Cedro, Goiás
Keywords:conservation unit, tadpole, Cerrado, Anura, Araguaia basin, species survey
AbstractThe Cerrado is a tropical savannah with a diversified anuran assemblage, with 209 to 271 known species, of which approximately 51% are endemic. In this study, we report results of an anuran survey performed in the Extractivist Reserve of the Lago do Cedro, located in the northwestern region of the state of Goiás, Brazil. In this area, we recorded 36 anuran species, distributed in five families, from which five species are Cerrado endemics. This high species richness found in the Extractivist Reserve of the Lago do Cedro could be explain by the different vegetational types within the reserve boundaries that promote a high local heterogeneity. Species richness and representativeness per family are similar to other assemblages reported for different areas in the Cerrado domain, being the local anuran assemblage composed by generalist and widely distributed species. The families Hylidae and Leptodactylidae are the most diversified in the studied area, a common pattern found in neotropical assemblages. The Extractivist Reserve Lago do Cedro is an important area for Cerrado conservation because of the anuran diversity and geographic location, which allows the connection among other protected areas within the Araguaia basin.
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Melo, M., Fava, F., Pinto, H. B. A., Bastos, R. P., & Nomura, F. (2013). Anuran diversity (Amphiba) in the Extractivist Reserve Lado do Cedro, Goiás. Biota Neotropica, 13(2). Retrieved from //www.biotaneotropica.org.br/BN/article/view/1191