Check List 8(3): 355-359, doi: 10.15560/8.3.355
Mammals of Serra do Cipó National Park, southeastern Brazil
expand article infoE. M. V. C. Câmara, L. C. Oliveira§
‡ Bicho do Mato Instituto de Pesquisa Museu de Ciências Naturais PUC Minas, Brazil§ Bicho do Mato Instituto de Pesquisa Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Abstract
The mammals of the Cerrado (Brazilian Savanna Biome) are still poorly known; only a few localities have been properly surveyed and studied. Hereby, we present a survey of the mammals of Serra do Cipó National Park, a protected area of Cerrado in Minas Gerais State, southeastern Brazil. A total of 55 species from eight orders were listed, which have been captured, observed or recorded in the literature. Some mammals are endemic or listed as threatened either by IUCN’s red list or by the national and regional red lists. Serra do Cipó National Park is an important site for scientific research and conservation of Minas Gerais’ biodiversity, though there is little information on mammal diversity and distribution in the park. We hope our study can help us fill this gap and improve the effectiveness of this national park in protecting Cerrado mammals and other vertebrates.
Keywords
Mammalia; Cerrado; Minas Gerais; Brazil