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Neotropical forest expansion during the last glacial period challenges refuge hypothesis
Significance The tropical forests of South America are among the most diverse and unique habitats in the world in terms of plant and animal species. One of the most popular explanations for thisExpand
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The Araguaia River as an Important Biogeographical Divide for Didelphid Marsupials in Central Brazil.
The riverine barrier model suggests that rivers play a significant role in separating widespread organisms into isolated populations. In this study, we used a comparative approach to investigate theExpand
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Small mammals in the diet of barn owls, Tyto alba (Aves: Strigiformes) along the mid-Araguaia river in central Brazil
We collected and analyzed 286 Barn owl, Tyto alba (Scopoli, 1769), pellets from two nests in different environments along the mid-Araguaia River in central Brazil. Our analyses revealed that theseExpand
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Small mammals of the mid-Araguaia River in central Brazil, with the description of a new species of climbing rat
The mid-Araguaia River basin in central Brazil is considered a priority area for biodiversity conservation, and Parque Estadual do Cantao (PEC) is one of the most important protected areas in thisExpand
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DNA from owl pellet bones uncovers hidden biodiversity
Owl pellets are a useful tool for inventorying small mammals and a robust complement to traditional trapping methods. Here we assessed if bone samples recovered from Barn owl pellets in theExpand
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Taxonomic and conservation status of the elusive Oecomys cleberi (Rodentia, Sigmodontinae) from central Brazil
The arboreal mouse Oecomys cleberi was described in 1981 based on just one specimen from Distrito Federal in central Brazil, and it has not been recorded ever since. Its taxonomic status as a validExpand
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Pipe refuge occupancy by herpetofauna in the Amazonia/Cerrado ecotone
We evaluated the usefulness of arboreal pipe refuges for studying Neotropical herpetofauna, by quantifying the effects of microhabitat variables and pipe colouration on pipe occupancy rates. We usedExpand
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Critical steps to ensure the successful reintroduction of the Eurasian red squirrel
Pasos fundamentales para garantizar la eficacia de la reintroduccion de la ardilla roja El objetivo de las estrategias de reintroduccion de fauna silvestre es establecer poblaciones viables a largoExpand
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Influence of landscape heterogeneity and meteorological features on small mammal abundance and richness in a coastal wetland system, NW Portugal
The abundance and distribution of small mammals are important factors for ecosystem structure and functioning, often affected by spatial heterogeneity and seasonal fluctuations. In this study, weExpand
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Mitochondrial demographic history of the Egyptian mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon), an expanding carnivore in the Iberian Peninsula
Abstract Describing the genetic patterns and the demographic history of expanding species is essential for providing insights into the processes linked with range dynamics. We analysed theExpand
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