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      Influence of microhabitat on the richness of anuran species: a case study of different landscapes in the Atlantic Forest of southern Brazil

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          Abstract: Environmental heterogeneity is a factor which can help explain the higher local species richness. The objective of this study was to test if richness and composition of anurans species are related to available microhabitats and landscape type of sampled sites. We assume that a higher number of microhabitats increase environmental heterogeneity and this, in turn, affects species richness of amphibians. We performed the study in the Mesophytic Semideciduous Forest, a vegetation type within Atlantic Forest Domain. Between October 2010 and February 2011, we sampled 23 water bodies located in the agricultural, forest, and urban landscapes. The species richness was determined using survey at breeding sites methodology, and the availability of microhabitats was estimated visually. Thirty-four anuran species belonging to 12 families were recorded. The species richness in water bodies ranged from two to 13 species. The highest species richness was recorded in environments with a higher number of microhabitats, while the species composition in water bodies was partially grouped according to the predominant landscape type that is agricultural, forest, forest edge or urban. Our results suggest that species use specific environments (e.g. landscapes, habitat and microhabitat) for their reproductive activities.

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                Journal
                aabc
                Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
                An. Acad. Bras. Ciênc.
                Academia Brasileira de Ciências (Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil )
                0001-3765
                1678-2690
                2019
                : 91
                : 2
                : e20171023
                Affiliations
                [1] Londrina Paraná orgnameUniversidade Estadual de Londrina orgdiv1Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Biológicas Brazil
                [5] Londrina Paraná orgnameUniversidade Estadual de Londrina orgdiv1Centro de Ciências Biológicas orgdiv2Departamento de Biologia Animal e Vegetal Brazil
                [3] Maringá Paraná orgnameUniversidade Estadual de Maringá orgdiv1Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ecologia de Ambientes Aquáticos Continentais/PEA Brazil
                [2] São Paulo SP orgnameSamauma Consultoria Ambiental Ltda Brazil
                [4] Goiânia Goiás orgnameUniversidade Federal de Goiás orgdiv1Laboratório de Herpetologia e Comportamento Animal Brazil
                Article
                S0001-37652019000300615
                10.1590/0001-3765201920171023
                5a790c6b-c269-4176-b839-8511908c11f5

                This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

                History
                : 25 July 2018
                : 03 July 2017
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                Biological Sciences

                Amphibians,Anthropic actions,Biodiversity,Fragmentation
                Amphibians, Anthropic actions, Biodiversity, Fragmentation

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