Occurrence of Atelocynus microtis (Sclater, 1882) in the Jamari National Forest, Rondonia state
Keywords:Atelocynus microtis (short-eared dog), photographic monitoring, Jamari National Forest
AbstractThe Short-eared dog Atelocynus microtis is one of the most rare species of South America Canids. It is rarely reported in inventories or faunal surveys and the absence of captive animals also suggest a restrict distribution and low densities. Between August 16th 2006 and October 12th 2006, a photographic monitoring using camera traps (infrared-triggered), was carried out at the Jamari National Forest. This is a sustainable use conservation unity and has a management plan with its defined environmental zones. The Atelocynus microtis photos were captured in the Central-west and North-west areas of the Jamari National Forest, areas constituted by Dense Evergreen Forest with Open Evergreen Forest spots. The areas where the images of A. microtis were captured are in forest management zone and in mining zone, which still not exploited. Based on these facts, we suggest the management plan of this Conservation Unity took this finding into consideration and altered it, so this species could be better studied in the region, before its exploitation. As there are hardly any studies related to this species, this note becomes important, contributing to data about the A. microtis ecology.
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Koester, A. D., Azevedo, C. R. de, Vogliotti, A., & Duarte, J. M. B. (2008). Occurrence of Atelocynus microtis (Sclater, 1882) in the Jamari National Forest, Rondonia state. Biota Neotropica, 8(4). Retrieved from //www.biotaneotropica.org.br/BN/article/view/457