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Identification of the Brazilian Canids Through their Guard Hairs/ Identificação dos Canídeos Brasileiros Através dos Pêlos Guarda

Identification of the Brazilian Canids Through their Guard Hairs/ Identificação dos Canídeos Brasileiros Através dos Pêlos Guarda

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ABSTRACT
The Canidae family includes six extant species in Brazil: Atelocinus microtis, Cerdocyon thous, Chrysocyon
brachyurus, Pseudalopex gymnoscercus, Pseudalopex vetulus and Speothos venaticus. These canids are top food chain
species and their importance is relevant and indispensable for the homeostatic maintenance of the ecosystem. This
family is under threat due to anthropogenic actions: habitat loss and hunting to obtain furs. The study of canid ecology
in the field, generally, requires high financial costs that include radio telemetry equipment and specialized
professionals. The biological study of these animals, based in their traces, is a cheaper alternative, and its application in
the field is easy and probably efficent. Analyzing the patterns of dispersal of faeces and morphological patterns of the
hairs found in faeces (due to self-grooming behavior), bring about important information, such as species, population
size and territory size. The aim of this study was a field key elaboration for guard hair identification of the six Brazilian
canids. This key is based on cuticular and medular patterns of the guard hairs and on their coloration and bands.
Financial support: FAPESP
Key words: Canidae Family, guard hairs, cuticular pattern, medular pattern, faeces.
ABSTRACT
The Canidae family includes six extant species in Brazil: Atelocinus microtis, Cerdocyon thous, Chrysocyon
brachyurus, Pseudalopex gymnoscercus, Pseudalopex vetulus and Speothos venaticus. These canids are top food chain
species and their importance is relevant and indispensable for the homeostatic maintenance of the ecosystem. This
family is under threat due to anthropogenic actions: habitat loss and hunting to obtain furs. The study of canid ecology
in the field, generally, requires high financial costs that include radio telemetry equipment and specialized
professionals. The biological study of these animals, based in their traces, is a cheaper alternative, and its application in
the field is easy and probably efficent. Analyzing the patterns of dispersal of faeces and morphological patterns of the
hairs found in faeces (due to self-grooming behavior), bring about important information, such as species, population
size and territory size. The aim of this study was a field key elaboration for guard hair identification of the six Brazilian
canids. This key is based on cuticular and medular patterns of the guard hairs and on their coloration and bands.
Financial support: FAPESP
Key words: Canidae Family, guard hairs, cuticular pattern, medular pattern, faeces.

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Published by: Iris Amati Martins on Feb 17, 2010
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UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL PAULISTAFaculdade de Ciências e Letras de Assis
 IDENTIFICAÇÃO DOS CANÍDEOS BRASILEIROS ATRAVÉSDOS SEUS PÊLOS GUARDA
Iris Amati Martins
Assis
2005
Monografia apresentada aoDepartamento de Ciências Biológicasda Faculdade de Ciências e Letras deAssis da Universidade EstadualPaulista – Unesp – como requisito àobtenção do grau de Bacharel emCiências Biológicas.Orientador: Carlos C. Alberts.Apoio: FAPESP
 
 E assim, nas calhas de roda,Gira a entreter a razãoEste comboio de cordaQue se chama o coração.Fernando Pessoa
 
 Dedicada à minha amada famíliaE ao Dr. Aldo Luiz Klein:Agrônomo de formação eBiólogo de coração

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