Check List 13(3): e19743, doi: 10.15560/13.3.2141
Large and medium-sized mammals of Nova Baden State Park, Minas Gerais, Brazil
expand article infoClarissa Alves da Rosa, Agnis Cristiane Souza
‡ Universidade Federal de Lavras, Brazil
Open Access
Nova Baden State Park (NBSP) is located in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest which is a biodiversity hotspot and priority for conservation. Our aim is to provide a list of large and medium-sized mammal species recorded in NBSP. We made a camera trap survey and opportunistic observations from December 2014 to September 2015, and searched the grey literature. We recorded 12 large and medium-sized mammals in our survey and 11 more species listed in grey literature. The 23 species registered for NBSP belong to eight orders (Carnivora, Primates, Rodents, Cingulata, Pilosa, Didephimorphia, Lagomorpha and Artiodactyla), including threatened species at local, national and global levels. With an important mammal biodiversity, we concluded that avoidance of poaching and the control of domestic dogs need to be priorities for biodiversity conservation of NBSP, with a political management that includes the local community in Park activities.
checklist; ; Atlantic Forest; Serra da Mantiqueira; tropical forest