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Mastozoología neotropical

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MIRANDA, João M. D  and  ZAGO, Luciana. Mastozool. neotrop. [online]. 2015, vol.22, n.1, pp.55-62. ISSN 0327-9383.

The Atlantic Forest is one of the most rich and threatened ecosystems in the world, and has about 113 bat species. The aim of this study was to characterize the bat assemblage in a remnant of Araucaria Pine Forest at 1100 meters of altitude, at Guarapuava Highlands, Paraná State, Brazil. Bats were caught with ten mist nets installed above ground in 24 night sampling distributed in 12 months. A total of 160 catches of 144 individuals was performed, these being allotted to ten species, and the Vespertilionidae family being the most represented. The estimated richness (Chao2) was 12.75 ± 4.14 species. Sturnira lilium and Molossus molossus were the most abundant species with 36 catches to each. The insectivore bats dominate the assemblage both in number of species and number of individuals captured. We suggest that this assemblage can be characterized as a typical subtropical highland fauna and be related to environments of Araucaria Pine Forest, especially above 1000 meters of altitude.

Keywords : Atlantic rainforest; Bat inventory; Chiroptera; Vespertilionidae.

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