Check List 10(4): 850-856, doi: 10.15560/10.4.850
Medium and large-sized mammals of an isolated Atlantic Forest remnant, southeast São Paulo state, Brazil
expand article infoMarcelo Magioli, Katia Maria Paschoaletto Micchi de Barros Ferraz, Márcia Gonçalves Rodrigues§
‡ Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil§ Ministério do Meio Ambiente, Instituto Chico Mendes para Conservação da Biodiversidade, Brazil
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The Area of Ecological Interest “Matão de Cosmopolis” is one of the few forest remnants larger than 100 hectares in the metropolitan region of Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil. Medium and large-sized mammals were surveyed in this forest remnant using natural signs and active search between September 2008 and April 2009. Eighteen species belonging to seven different orders were recorded. Seven species of Order Carnivora were identified, two of which are listed as endangered in São Paulo State (Leopardus pardalis and Puma concolor). Cerdocyon thous, Sapajus nigritus and Canis familiaris had the highest frequency of occurrence. Results show the importance of AEIMC in regional context for mammal conservation. However, immediate actions for its conservation are required due to anthropogenic activities in the area.
Mammalia; Atlantic Forest