Check List 12(2): e19458, doi: 10.15560/12.2.1856
First record of Sylvilagus brasiliensis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lagomorpha: Leporidae) in Rio Grande do Norte state, Northeast Brazil
expand article infoAna Raquel Carvalho Dantas, Fernando Heberson Menezes§, Kalyl Silvino Serra, Edja Daise Oliveira Barbosa|, Hugo Fernandes-Ferreira
‡ Universidade Estadual do Ceará, Brazil§ Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil| iversidade Federal de Campina Grande,¶ Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil
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We document the first record of Sylvilagus brasiliensis (Linnaeus, 1758) in Rio Grande do Norte state, Brazil. An adult individual was photographed in October 2015 in the municipality of João Câmara. This is the northernmost report of this species for the Caatinga biome. This article also represents important data for the Rio Grande do Norte, since the mammal diversity of this state is practically unknown.
Caatinga; distribution; Tapeti; mammals