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Illustrated guide for the identification of Brazilian deer

Grant number: 18/00810-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2019
Effective date (End): February 29, 2020
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Applied Zoology
Principal Investigator:José Maurício Barbanti Duarte
Grantee:Natália Aranha de Azevedo
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias (FCAV). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Jaboticabal. Jaboticabal , SP, Brazil

Abstract

There are eight deer species in Brazil and all of them show certain levels of external morphological similarities specially on those fur color. As there is an increase use of camera trap on ecological studies, there is also an increasing demand on deer pictures identification. Thus, it is necessary to produce an illustrated identification guide that show external morphological details of those species and that highlights relevant particularities on species discrimination. The aim of this project is to produce an illustrated guide for Brazilian deer species identification that describes its external morphology and as much as possible the species discriminant characteristics. Illustrations will be portrayed on plates and three techniques will be tested: colored pencils, watercolor and acrylic paint. On the plates will be showed the deer species focusing on its external morphology, fur colors and discriminant characteristics on a comparative and didactical approach.