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Anurans of Reserva Natural Salto Morato, municipality of Guaraqueçaba, State of Paraná, southern Brazil

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Author(s):
Michel Varajão Garey ; Marília Teresinha Hartmann
Total Authors: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Biota Neotropica; v. 12, n. 4, p. 137-145, Dez. 2012.
Abstract

Here we present a survey of amphibian species of the Reserva Natural Salto Morato (RNSM), an Atlantic rainforest reserve in Paraná, southern Brazil. We sampled lentic and lotic water bodies, phytotelmata and leaf litter from September 2006 to March 2007. We found 42 species from nine families, one of which is endemic to the study area. Additionally, we recorded 14 reproductive modes. In the RNSM, 50% of anuran species occur in more than 50% of samples, 26% of species occurred between 25 and 50% of samples, and 24% were rare, occurring in less than 25% of samples. The reserve holds the highest diversity of amphibians and reproductive modes in Paraná. Our results emphasize the importance of RNSM for amphibian conservation. (AU)