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Anurans from preserved and disturbed areas of Atlantic Forest in the region of Etá Farm, municipality of Sete Barras, state of São Paulo, Brazil

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Bruno Ferreto Fiorillo [1] ; Carolina Sconfienza Faria [2] ; Bruno Rocha Silva [3] ; Marcio Martins [2]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Super Agr Luiz de Queiroz, Programa Posgrad Ecol Aplicada, BR-13418900 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Dept Ecol, Rua Matao, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Inst Butantan, Lab Colecoes Zool, BR-05503900 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Biota Neotropica; v. 18, n. 4, p. -, 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Abstract: We provide information on the diversity and natural history of anurans from preserved and disturbed habitats in the region of Etá Farm, municipality of Sete Barras, state of São Paulo, Brazil. The region is covered by rainforest and plantations of banana and peach palm. From April, 2013 to March, 2014 we sampled amphibians mainly with pitfall traps with drift fences and visual and auditory surveys. A total of 9813 individuals of 36 species of anurans from nine families were recorded in this study. A larger number of species was found in forests (29 species), followed by peach palm plantations (21 species), and banana plantations (17 species). The areas of peach palm plantation and forests showed the greatest similarity in species composition. The vegetation type with the highest number of exclusive species was the forest, whereas only four species were exclusive of the peach palm plantation, and none was exclusive of the banana plantation. Species accumulation curves indicated that our sampling effort was not enough to sample all the species that occur in the region. Our results reinforce the importance of forested habitats for the maintenance of anuran diversity in the Atlantic forest. The preservation of large fragments of forest in the region of Etá Farm is necessary to preserve the diverse amphibian fauna of this region. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/11855-0 - Ecology and natural history of snakes of Atlantic Forest at Sete Barras, south of São Paulo
Grantee:Bruno Ferreto Fiorillo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 11/50206-9 - Origin and evolution of snakes and their diversification in the Neotropics: a multidisciplinary approach
Grantee:Hussam El Dine Zaher
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/23267-5 - Ecology and natural history of anuran amphibians community of Sete Barras, south of São Paulo state
Grantee:Carolina Sconfienza Faria
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation