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Mamíferos do Brasil [Mammals of Brazil]

By: Nelio Roberto dos Reis(Editor), Adriano Lúcio Peracchi(Editor), Wagner André Pedro(Editor), Isaac Passos de Lima(Editor)

439 pages, colour photos

Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro

Paperback | Jan 2011 | Edition: 2 | #234995 | ISBN-13: 9788590639541
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Language: Portuguese

The diversity of mammals in Brazil runs into impressive numbers and is certainly one of the largest in the world. Since publication of the first edition of this guide, four years prior to this second edition, 42 new species distributed in five orders have been described. Taking into account changes in taxonomy, the effective number of species covered increases by 30 species from 658 to 688 species in this edition, distributed in 46 families and 12 orders. Of these species, 69 are threatened with extinction, most of which belong to the orders Primates, Rodentia and Carnivora, with 26, 12 and 10 species respectively. Considering the intimate relation that wild mammals have with Brazilian ecosystems, these numbers are certainly related to the great reduction, fragmentation and other anthropic impacts these natural areas are experiencing. The intention of this book is to present the species of mammals of Brazil, and to aid studies and conservation measures that aim at diminishing the risks to which these animals are being exposed

Summary in Portuguese:
A diversidade de mamíferos do Brasil atinge números expressivos sendo, certamente, uma das maiores do mundo. Em um intervalo de quatro anos entre a primeira edição da atual, tivemos um acréscimo de 42 novas espécies distribuídas em cinco ordens. Sendo assim, tivemos um aumento real de 30 espécies desde a primeira edição de Mamíferos do Brasil, passando de 658 para 688 espécies, distribuídas em 46 famílias e 12 ordens. Destas espécies, 69 estão ameaçadas de extinção, sendo a maior parte pertencente às ordens Primates, Rodentia e Carnívora, com 26, 12 e 10 espécies, respectivamente. Considerando a íntima relação que os mamíferos silvestres apresentam com os ecossistemas brasileiros, esses números certamente estão relacionados à grande redução, fragmentação e a outros impactos antrópicos nessas áreas naturais. Deste modo, a intenção deste livro é apresentar as espécies de mamíferos do Brasil, auxiliando estudos e medidas de conservação que visem diminuir os riscos aos quais esses animais vêm sendo expostos


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