Check List 17(4): 1067-1073, doi: 10.15560/17.4.1067
New record of Ocelot, Leopardus pardalis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Felidae), in an Atlantic Forest fragment in the Pernambuco Endemism Center, northeastern Brazil
expand article infoDéborah Maria Soares Ramos§|, Lucas Gonçalves da Silva§, João Pedro Souza-Alves|, Isabella Ribeiro Carlos §, Martín Alejandro Montes§
‡ Department of Zoology, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil§ Department of Biology, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil| Laboratório de Ecologia, Comportamento e Conservação, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil¶ Center for Sustainable Development, University of Brasília, Brasília, Brazil
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The Pernambuco Endemism Center is a key region for the maintenance of biodiversity of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Inventories of the medium-sized terrestrial mammals in this region are scarce, and several information gaps still remain. We conducted a camera trap survey at the Tapacurá Ecological Station, São Lourenço da Mata, Pernambuco. We obtained new records of at least four females and three male individuals of Ocelot, Leopardus pardalis (Linnaeus, 1758). The records provide important data about occurrence and distribution of a threatened population of this mesocarnivore in northeastern Brazil.

Biodiversity hotspot, camera traps, geography, mammal