publication . Article . 2005

Endemic and threatened tetrapods in the restingas of the biodiversity corridors of Serra do Mar and of the Central da Mata Atlântica in eastern Brazil.

Carlos Frederico Duarte Rocha; M. Van Sluys; H. G. Bergallo; Maria Alice S. Alves;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2005
Abstract
Biodiversity corridors comprise a mosaic of land uses connecting fragments of natural forest across a landscape. Two such corridors have been established along the eastern coast of Brazil: the Serra do Mar and the Central da Mata Atlântica corridors, along which most of the coastal plains are restinga areas. In this study, we analyze the present status of the endemic and endangered terrestrial vertebrates of both corridors. We sampled 10 restingas in both corridors, recording species of amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Some restingas harbor a relatively large number of endemic species, and two main regions of endemism can be identified along the resting...
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free text keywords: biodiversity corridors, Atlantic Rainforest, restingas, terrestrial vertebrates, endemisms, extinction, biodiversity corridors, Atlantic Rainforest, restingas, terrestrial vertebrates, endemisms, extinction, corredores de biodiversidade, Floresta Atlântica, vertebrados terrestres, endemismos, extinção, Endangered species, Liolaemus lutzae, biology.organism_classification, biology, Trinomys eliasi, Endemism, Biodiversity, Threatened species, Ecology, Formicivora, Schistochlamys melanopis, lcsh:Science, lcsh:Q, lcsh:Biology (General), lcsh:QH301-705.5, lcsh:Zoology, lcsh:QL1-991, lcsh:Botany, lcsh:QK1-989
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