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Diversity and conservation of the reptile fauna in the Southeastern Atlantic Forest

Grant number: 99/08291-5
Support Opportunities:BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants
Duration: March 01, 2001 - May 31, 2006
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology
Principal Investigator:Denise Maria Peccinini Seale
Grantee:Denise Maria Peccinini Seale
Host Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This project proposes to study the reptile diversity in the southeastern Atlantic Forest in Brazil. The reptile fauna in this portion of the Atlantic Forest is quite distinct from the other Brazilian tropical forests. Extending over a mountainous continental area and in several coastal islands, the Atlantic Forest is characterized by an accentuated degree of endemism. In all its extension, the faunistic composition is still poorly documented, especially in relation to the latitudinal and altitude variations. The field work will focus in disjunct areas separated by geographic barrier. Morphological, cytogenetic, enzymatic, molecular and toxicological data will be employed to characterize the populations. Ecological studies will characterize each species natural history. The reptile communities will be characterized by its faunistic composition, relative abundance of species, resource use, and reproductive patterns. The comparative analysis of several parameters will be employed to evolutionary and biogeographical inferences. The results will be used to define priority areas to conservation, as well as to produce non-scholarship publications and public exhibitions. (AU)

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Scientific publications (11)
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HERBERT SERAFIM; SUSAN IENNE; PAULO JOSÉ PYLES CICCHI; JORGE JIM. Anurofauna de remanescentes de floresta Atlântica do município de São José do Barreiro, estado de São Paulo, Brasil. Biota Neotropica, v. 8, n. 2, p. 0-0, . (99/08291-5)
PECCININI-SEALE‚ D.; ROCHA‚ C. F. D.; ALMEIDA‚ T. M. B.; ARAÚJO‚ A. F. B.; DE SENA, M. A.. Cytogenetics of the Brazilian whiptail lizard Cnemidophorus littoralis (Teiidae) from a restinga area (Barra de Maricá) in Southeastern Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Biology, v. 64, n. 3B, p. 661-667, . (99/08291-5)
FRANCO‚ F.L.; FERNANDES‚ D.S.; BENTIM‚ B.M.. A new species of Hydrodynastes Fitzinger‚ 1843 from central Brazil (Serpentes: Colubridae: Xenodontinae). Zootaxa, v. 1613, p. 57-65, . (99/08291-5)
BOQUIMPANI-FREITAS‚ L.; MARRA‚ R.V.; VAN SLUYS‚ M.; ROCHA‚ C.F.D.. Temporal niche of acoustic activity in anurans: interspecific and seasonal variation in a neotropical assemblage from south-eastern Brazil. Amphibia-Reptilia, v. 28, n. 2, p. 269-276, . (99/08291-5)
C. F. D. ROCHA; D. VRCIBRADIC; M. VAN SLUYS. Dieta do lagarto Mabuya agilis (Sauria; Scincidae) em um habitat insular (Ilha Grande, RJ, Brasil). Brazilian Journal of Biology, v. 64, n. 1, p. 135-139, . (99/08291-5)
VAN SLUYS, MONIQUE; MARRA, RODRIGO V.; BOQUIMPANI-FREITAS, LEONARDO; ROCHA, CARLOS FREDERICO D.. Environmental Factors Affecting Calling Behavior of Sympatric Frog Species at an Atlantic Rain Forest Area, Southeastern Brazil. Journal of Herpetology, v. 46, n. 1, p. 41-46, . (99/08291-5)
VAN SLUYS‚ M.; VRCIBRADIC‚ D.; ALVES‚ M.A.S.; BERGALLO‚ H.G.; ROCHA‚ C.F.D.. Ecological parameters of the leaf-litter frog community of an Atlantic Rainforest area at Ilha Grande‚ Rio de Janeiro state‚ Brazil. AUSTRAL ECOLOGY, v. 32, n. 3, p. 254-260, . (99/08291-5)
HERBERT SERAFIM; DENISE MARIA PECCININI-SEALE; RADENKA FRANCISCA BATISTIC. Estudo cariotípico de duas espécies brasileiras do gênero Micrurus (Ophidia: Elapidae). Biota Neotropica, v. 7, n. 1, p. 0-0, . (99/08291-5)
VAN SLUYS, M.; FERREIRA, V. M.; ROCHA, C. F. D.. Natural history of the lizard Enyalius brasiliensis (Lesson, 1828) (Leiosauridae) from an Atlantic Forest of southeastern Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Biology, v. 64, n. 2, p. 353-356, . (99/08291-5)
RICO, MIGUEL; ROCHA, CARLOS F. D.; BORGES JUNIOR, VITOR NELSON T.; VAN SLUYS, MONIQUE. Breeding ecology of Scinax trapicheiroi (Anura, Hylidae) at a creek in the Atlantic Rainforest of Ilha Grande, southeastern Brazil. Amphibia-Reptilia, v. 25, n. 3, p. 277-286, . (99/08291-5)
PAULO JOSÉ PYLES CICCHI; MARCO AURÉLIO DE SENA; DENISE MARIA PECCININI-SEALE; MARCELO RIBEIRO DUARTE. Serpentes das ilhas costeiras do Estado de São Paulo, Sudeste do Brasil. Biota Neotropica, v. 7, n. 2, p. 0-0, . (99/08291-5)

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