Check List 10(3): 574-582, doi: 10.15560/10.3.574
Anurans from a Cerrado-Atlantic Forest ecotone in Campos Gerais region, southern Brazil
expand article infoVinicius Guerra Batista, Rogério Pereira Bastos§
‡ Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brazil§ Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brazil
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Knowledge of the richness and distribution of anurans living in ecotone regions is still incipient, especially in transition zones between threatened phytogeographic areas like the Cerrado and the Atlantic Forest. This study presents a checklist of anuran amphibians in an ecotone (Cerrado-Atlantic Forest) in the Campos Gerais, Paraná State, Brazil. Samplings were conducted in 66 water bodies (ponds) between October 2012 and March 2013. We identified 42 anuran species, six of them in larval stage only and eight of them in adult stage only. The anurofauna accounted for 21.05% of the species registered for the Cerrado and 9.58% of the species found in the Atlantic Forest. Four species are endemic to the Cerrado and eight to the Atlantic Forest. Our results show that this region has a rich anurofauna with species characteristic of different biomes. This study contributes to the process of knowledge production to support further research in ecology, biogeography and conservation of anurans in the Campos Gerais.
Amphibia; Anura