Check List 10(1): 131-148, doi: 10.15560/10.1.131
Amphibians and reptiles from southeastern Goiás, Central Brazil
expand article infoDanusy Lopes Santos, Sheila Pereira de Andrade§, Edmar Pereira Victor-Jr.§, Wilian Vaz-Silva|
‡ Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brazil§ Centro Tecnológico de Engenharia Ltda., Brazil| Centro Tecnológico de Engenharia Ltda.; Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Goiás, Brazil
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Even harboring a high diversity and many endemic species of amphibians and reptiles, the Cerrado biome has shown drastic changes due to the conversion of natural areas into pastures and plantations. Here, we present a checklist of amphibians and reptiles from southeastern state of Goiás, Central Brazil. This checklist was the result of collecting efforts of an inventory along the basin of the Piracanjuba and Peixe rivers carried out between September 2010 and January 2011. We recorded 39 amphibians and 40 reptiles. These results were also compared to other studies in the Cerrado biome. Our results showed that this region has a rich herpetofauna, despite the progress of anthropogenic activities in the region.
Amphibia; Reptilia; Cerrado; Goiás