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Anurans from the Middle Jaguaribe River Region, Ceara State, Northeastern Brazil

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Author(s):
Santana, Diego Jose [1] ; Mangia, Sarah [2] ; da Silveira-Filho, Ricardo Rodrigues [2] ; da Silva Barros, Livia Claudia [3] ; Andrade, Igor [3] ; Napoli, Marcelo Felgueiras [4] ; Junca, Flora [3] ; Garda, Adrian Antonio [5]
Total Authors: 8
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Mato Grosso do Sul, Ctr Ciencias Biol & Saude, Campo Grande, MS - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Paraiba, Dept Sistemat & Ecol, BR-58059900 Joao Pessoa, Paraiba - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Feira de Santana, Dept Ciencias Biol, Feira De Santana, BA - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Bahia, Dept Zool, Inst Biol, Salvador, BA - Brazil
[5] Univ Fed Rio Grande do Norte, Bot & Zool, BR-59072970 Natal, RN - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Biota Neotropica; v. 15, n. 3 JUL-SEP 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 2
Abstract

The Middle Jaguaribe River region is a poorly sampled area in the Caatingas domain, located in the eastern Ceara State, northeastern Brazil. The Brazilian government agencies considered this region as a priority area for conservation and inventories. In order to fill this biodiversity knowledge gap, we conducted a ten-day rapid inventory of the anuran fauna from April 11 to 20, 2014, surveying different physiognomies of the region. We recorded 19 anuran species belonging to five families: Bufonidae (2), Hylidae (5), Leptodactylidae (9), Microhylidae (2) and Odontophrynidae (1). Most inventories of Caatinga amphibians published to date have been conducted inside protected areas and/or of high altitude (mesic areas known as ``brejos de altitude{''}). The list we present herein contributes to the knowledge of lowland Caatinga sites outside protected areas. We discuss our results in light of taxonomic and geographic features of the anurans sampled. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/52321-7 - Diversity and ecology of tadpoles from Central Amazonia
Grantee:Denise de Cerqueira Rossa-Feres
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants