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Non-volant mammals, Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural (RPPN) Rio das Pedras, municipality of Mangaratiba, state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Author(s): Pessôa, F. S. | Modesto, T. C. | Albuquerque, H. G. | Attias, N. | Bergallo, H. G.

Journal: Check List
ISSN 1809-127X

Volume: 5;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 577;
Date: 2009;
Original page

The Atlantic Forest is recognized as a global hotspot for having one of the highest rates of endemism and biodiversity.Its portion in the state of Rio de Janeiro is extremely fragmented and reduced. The present study seeks to getinformation on the non-volant mammals of RPPN Rio das Pedras in municipality of Mangaratiba, state of Rio deJaneiro. The rapid mammal's survey was accomplished by the use of pitfalls, live traps, transects and camera traps. Werecorded 23 non-volant species that represent 13.1 % of Rio de Janeiro’s terrestrial mammal species. Among therecorded species, five are endemic of the Atlantic Forest and three are in the state list of threatened or presumablythreatened species. The area presents great mammal richness, but the hunting activity and the presence of exotic speciesmay represent a threat to the local biodiversity and should be controlled.
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