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Research Article

Pervasive Defaunation of Forest Remnants in a Tropical Biodiversity Hotspot

  • Gustavo R. Canale mail,

    g.canale@cantab.net

    Affiliations: Wildlife Research Group, Anatomy School, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Department of Biology, Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso (UNEMAT), Tangará da Serra, Mato Grosso, Brazil

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  • Carlos A. Peres,

    Affiliation: Centre for Biodiversity Research, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom

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  • Carlos E. Guidorizzi,

    Affiliation: Instituto Chico Mendes, Brazilian Ministry of Environment ICMBIO, Brasilia DF, Brazil

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  • Cassiano A. Ferreira Gatto,

    Affiliation: Coordenação de Ecologia, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisa da Amazonia (INPA), Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

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  • Maria Cecília M. Kierulff

    Affiliation: Instituto Pri-Matas para a Conservação da Biodiversidade, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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  • Published: August 14, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0041671

About the Authors

Gustavo R. Canale
Wildlife Research Group, Anatomy School, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Gustavo R. Canale
Department of Biology, Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso (UNEMAT), Tangará da Serra, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Carlos A. Peres
Centre for Biodiversity Research, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
Carlos E. Guidorizzi
Instituto Chico Mendes, Brazilian Ministry of Environment ICMBIO, Brasilia DF, Brazil
Cassiano A. Ferreira Gatto
Coordenação de Ecologia, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisa da Amazonia (INPA), Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Maria Cecília M. Kierulff
Instituto Pri-Matas para a Conservação da Biodiversidade, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Corresponding Author

Email: g.canale@cantab.net

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MCMK. Performed the experiments: GRC CEG CAFG. Analyzed the data: GRC CAP. Wrote the paper: GRC CAP.