Check List 14(5): 785-799, doi: 10.15560/14.5.785
Checklist of medium-sized to large mammals of Campos Gerais National Park, Paraná, Brazil
expand article infoAlan Deivid Pereira, Sergio Bazilio§, Mário Luís Orsi
‡ Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Londrina, Brazil§ Universidade Estadual do Paraná-Campus de União da Vitória-PR, União da Vitória, Brazil
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Campos Gerais National Park lies within the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest, a biodiversity hotspot and a priority for conservation. Current analysis, featuring a list of large and medium-sized mammal species in the park, was conducted between July 2013 and July 2014 and between May 2016 and April 2017. With a 780-hour sampling effort in active research and 157,516 hours in camera traps, 31 species of 17 families and 8 orders were recorded. Furthermore, 42% of recorded mammals in the park proved to be endangered species at state, national, or international levels. Two exotic and 1 domestic species were reported in the park. Results contribute towards an in-depth knowledge of the fauna in south Brazil and may help in further research work and management, complying with conservation proposals in the biodiversity of the Campos Gerais region in the state of Paraná, Brazil.

Atlantic Rainforest; conservation; inventories; Mixed Ombrophilous Forest; species richness; tropical forest