Check List 12(3): e19509, doi: 10.15560/12.3.1907
Anuran species of the Salto Morato Nature Reserve in Paraná, southern Brazil: review of the species list
expand article infoManuela Santos-Pereira, Douglas Milani§, Luiz Felipe Barata-Bittencourt|, Tcheily Miriele Iapp, Carlos Frederico Duarte Rocha#
‡ Laboratório de Ecologia de Vertebrados Departamento de Ecologia Programa de Pós Graduação em Ecologia e Evolução Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro - UERJ, Brazil§ Instituto Estadual do Ambiente, Brazil| Instituto Moleque Mateiro de Educação Ambiental, Brazil¶ Universidade Regional Integrada do Alto Uruguai e das Missões, Brazil# Departamento de Ecologia, Instituto de Biologia Roberto Alcântara Gomes, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro., Brazil
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We provide an updated checklist of the anurans of the Salto Morato Nature Reserve (SMNR), Paraná, southern Brazil, including information on species endemism, conservation status, habitat use, and reproductive modes. We sampled the study area between February 2013 and July 2015, using Visual Encounter Surveys, totaling 700 hours of sampling effort. We supplement our primary data with secondary data (published papers and voucher specimens), and through these, we found a total of 54 anuran species representing 23 genera and 10 families. All the frogs recorded are endemic to the Atlantic Forest. Although no species has been listed asEndangered on the Red Lists of Paraná state, Brazil, and the IUCN, five are classified as Data Deficient. Most of the species recorded were arboreal (55.5%), a third were terrestrial (33.3%), and the remainders were rheophilic (11.1%). We identified 18 different reproductive modes, with types 1 (lay eggs in lentic water where the tadpoles develop) and 23 (direct development of terrestrial eggs) being the most common. Our findings indicate that the SMNR currently has the greatest diversity of anuran species and reproductive modes of any area in southern Brazil.
Amphibia; Atlantic Forest; reproductive mode; species inventory