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Ecology and natural history of snakes of Atlantic Forest at Sete Barras, south of São Paulo

Grant number: 14/11855-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2014
Effective date (End): February 29, 2016
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Otavio Augusto Vuolo Marques
Grantee:Bruno Ferreto Fiorillo
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas (IBILCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São José do Rio Preto. São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:11/50206-9 - Origin and evolution of snakes and their diversification in the Neotropics: a multidisciplinary approach, AP.BTA.TEM


Neotropical snake assemblages show high complexity and diversity. The Atlantic Forest is one of the biodiversity hotspots and has high levels of endemism. Over 150 snake species are currently known in the Atlantic Forest, but there are still many poorly studied areas. Thus, studies that provide information on the native fauna of these forests are of great importance for conservation. The fieldwork of this project was carried out between April, 2013 and March, 2014 at the Etá Farm (24.30264 S, 047.96106 W), located in Sete Barras municipality, São Paulo State, southeastern Brazil. We made 2-week samplings monthly during 12 months. The following sampling methods were used: (1) pitfall and funnel traps; (2) time constrained search; (3) sampling by other people, and (4) accidental encounters during other activities. We found 17 species (4 families, 14 genera) of snakes in the study area. We collected and preserved more than 10 specimens per species, which are deposited in the Museum of Zoology of the University of São Paulo. For all the snakes collected, we obtained data on size, abundance, habitat and substrate use, daily and seasonal activity, defense behavior, diet, and reproduction. (AU)

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FIORILLO, BRUNO F.; DA SILVA, BRUNO R.; MENEZES, FREDERICO ALCANTARA; MARQUES, V, OTAVIO A.; MARTINS, MARCIO. Composition and Natural History of Snakes from Eta Farm region, Sete Barras, south-eastern Brazil. ZOOKEYS, n. 931, p. 115-153, . (14/23267-5, 11/50206-9, 14/11855-0)
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FIORILLO, Bruno Ferreto. Structure of snakes Community in Etá Farm Region. 2016. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Instituto de Biociências Letras e Ciências Exatas. São José do Rio Preto São José do Rio Preto.

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