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Similarity of ground-dwelling anuran (Amphibia) composition among different vegetation physiognomies in a Mesophytic Semideciduous Forest from southeastern Brazil

Vasconcelos, Tiago da S. [1] ; dos Santos, Tiago G. [1, 2] ; Rossa-Feres, Denise de C. [3] ; Haddad, Celio F. B.
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, Programa Posgrad Zool, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Pampa Unipampa, BR-97300000 Sao Gabriel, Rio Grande Sul - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Paulista, Dept Bot & Zool, BR-15054000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: North-Western Journal of Zoology; v. 6, n. 2, p. 275-285, DEC 2010.
Web of Science Citations: 9

The composition of ground-dwelling anuran species was hypothesized to vary according to the different selected vegetation physiognomies of the Morro do Diabo State Park (MDSP), one of the largest remnants of Mesophytic Semideciduous Forest from southeastern Brazil. Thus, the studied vegetation physiognomies were compared concerning their anuran species composition. The existence of indicator species for these areas was also tested. Similarity analyzes showed a high beta diversity among the different areas studied, but it is rather a consequence of the low species richness recorded in the studied vegetation physiognomies, instead of the different anuran species compositions expected among them. On the other hand, a higher similarity on species composition was found among the most preserved areas at MDSP, which is related to preferential habitat use of some species in these areas. Three species were indicative of the studied vegetation physiognomies: Rhinella ornata as indicator of the Mature Forest, and Eupemphix nattereri and Physalaemus cuvieri as indicators of Forest in Advanced Regeneration Stage. The efficiency of pitfall traps for capturing the anurans in the studied area was also discussed. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 01/13341-3 - Diversity of Anuran Amphibians from São Paulo State
Grantee:Célio Fernando Baptista Haddad
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 02/13602-4 - Evolution of the southeastern Brazilian reptile fauna from Cretaceous: paleontology, phylogeny and biogeography
Grantee:Hussam El Dine Zaher
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 08/50928-1 - Speciation of frogs in high-altitude environments
Grantee:Célio Fernando Baptista Haddad
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants