DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15560/10.1.131

Amphibians and reptiles from southeastern Goiás, Central Brazil

Danusy Lopes Santos, Sheila Pereira de Andrade, Edmar Pereira Victor-Jr., Wilian Vaz-Silva

Abstract


Even harboring a high diversity and many endemic species of amphibians and reptiles, the Cerrado biome has shown drastic changes due to the conversion of natural areas into pastures and plantations. Here, we present a checklist of amphibians and reptiles from southeastern state of Goiás, Central Brazil. This checklist was the result of collecting efforts of an inventory along the basin of the Piracanjuba and Peixe rivers carried out between September 2010 and January 2011. We recorded 39 amphibians and 40 reptiles. These results were also compared to other studies in the Cerrado biome. Our results showed that this region has a rich herpetofauna, despite the progress of anthropogenic activities in the region.


Keywords


Amphibia; Reptilia; Cerrado; Goiás

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