Check List 11(3): e19228, doi: 10.15560/11.3.1630
Non-volant mammals from Baturité Ridge, Ceará state, Northeast Brazil
expand article infoHugo Fernandes-Ferreira, Newton Mota Gurgel-Filho§, José Anderson Feijó§, Sanjay Veiga Mendonça|, Rômulo Romeu da Nóbrega Alves, Alfredo Langguth§
‡ Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil§ iversidade Federal da Paraíba,| iversidade Estadual do Ceará,¶ iversidade Estadual da Paraíba,
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Baturité Ridge is an important Atlantic Forest remnant inserted in the Caatinga Morphoclimatic Domain located in the Ceará state, Northeast Brazil. Al­­though this area presents high rates of endemism and has been investigated by many researchers in the past, there was never an investigation regarding local mammals. In this context, this study aims to survey the non-volant mammals of this region to serve as a basis for future ecological and conservation studies. The work was conducted between 2009 and 2014, based on analyses of voucher specimens from zoological collections, capture of specimens in fieldwork, visual and photographic records, and interviews with selected local residents. Altogether, 32 species were documented and seven are present on lists of endangered animals. In addition, interviews indicated that three non-recorded species probably occur in the area and another two were pointed out by local people as locally extinct. Discussions about identification and conservation aspects were presented.
Atlantic Forest; brejos de altitude; Caatinga; mammalian survey