Mammals recorded in isolated remnants of Atlantic Forest in southern Goiás, Brazil
Keywords:survey, cameras traps, linear transect, medium- and large-sized mammals, spatial distribution, species richness
AbstractAbstract: Habitat fragmentation is one of the principal causes of the decline of species worldwide, and the Brazilian Atlantic Forest and Cerrado savanna biomes are among the most severely affected by this process. While highly fragmented, remnants of Atlantic Forest can still be found within the Cerrado domain of southern Goiás, where previous studies have revealed high levels of biodiversity. To inventory the mammalian species that occur in the region, two fragments of semideciduous Atlantic Forest were sampled between 2011 and 2016, using line transect surveys and camera trapping. A total of 1016 records were obtained of 30 mammal species, of which eleven are under some threat of extinction. The species richness recorded on this study was similar to or higher than the values reported from other areas of Goiás, which reinforces the importance of the maintenance of these remnants, located in private properties, for the conservation of the region's mammals.
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Calaça, A., Fachi, M., Silva, D. A., Oliveira, S. R., & Melo, F. R. de. (2019). Mammals recorded in isolated remnants of Atlantic Forest in southern Goiás, Brazil. Biota Neotropica, 19(1). Retrieved from //www.biotaneotropica.org.br/BN/article/view/1596