Check List 10(3): 594-596, doi: 10.15560/10.3.594
New distribution records of Blastocerus dichotomus Illiger, 1815 (Mammalia: Cervidae) in Minas Gerais, Brazil
expand article infoPaula Ribeiro Prist, Raphael Hipólito§, Hugo Borghezan Mozerle|
‡ University of São Paulo, Brazil§ GuiraGuira Consultoria Ltda, Brazil| Caipora Cooperativa para a Conservação da Natureza, Brazil
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Herein we present new distribution records of Blastoceurs dichotomus in the State of Minas Gerais. Previously, this species had only been recorded inside the Grande Sertão Veredas National Park, in the state of Minas Gerais. Our new record is 110 km southeast of Grande Sertão Veredas NP. Given its “Vulnerable” IUCN status and this new record, it is important to reinforce the need for new surveys and ecological studies that assess its current geographic distribution, and ecological responses to habitat loss, fragmentation and degradation; factors considered main threats to these animals. Doing so will allow for more informed conservation priorities to be determined.
Mammalia; Cervidae; Marsh Deer