Check List 12(2): e19453, doi: 10.15560/12.2.1851
Large and medium-sized mammals in the urban park Cinturão Verde, Cianorte, northwestern Paraná
expand article infoThais de Oliveira Martins, Simone Pereira Bunhuolo, Henrique Ortencio-Filho, Thomas Edward Lacher Jr.§
‡ Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brazil§ Texas A&M University, United States of America
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We surveyed the composition of large and medium-sized mammals in the urban park Cinturão Verde in the city of Cianorte, Paraná, Brazil. This urban reserve is an important regional corridor for wildlife. Data were collected monthly during seven months for six days with track plots, camera traps, and visual searches for animals and sign. Richness estimates were calculated using Chao 2 and ICE estimators. Nineteen species of mammals in seven orders and 14 families were recorded. Although the area displays a high degree of disturbance, it supports the presence of important species for the fauna of northwestern Paraná, including state, regional and globally threatened species.
urban wildlife; corridors; fragmentation; species richness; Atlantic Forest