DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15560/13.3.2129

Medium-sized to large mammals of Serra do Tombador, Cerrado of Brazil

Rodolfo Cabral, Marina Zanin, Grasiela Porfírio, Daniel Brito

Abstract


The Cerrado is the second largest biome of Brazil and one of the most threatened, mainly due to habitat conversion and agricultural expansion. At the same time, the fauna of the Cerrado is poorly known. In this study, undertaken from April to July of 2012, we provide a checklist of the medium-sized to large mammals recorded by camera traps in the Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural Serra do Tombador, a private protected area located in northern Goiás state. With a total effort of 2,340 camera-days, we recorded 17 species including rare and threatened species, among them jaguar (Panthera onca), giant armadillo (Priodontes maximus), tapir (Tapirus terrestris) and giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla). Our results suggest that the surveyed protected area has importance in the conservation of mammals in the Cerrado.


Keywords


carnivores; Felidae; private natural heritage reserve; Chapada dos Veadeiros

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