Medium and large mammal community dataset of the Taim Ecological Station, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.




Protected area, Mammals, Camera trap, Effect zone, Road ecology


This dataset includes data derived from camera trap surveys of mammals in Taim Ecological Station, a federally protected area in southern Brazil. All information included in the dataset has been recorded between March 2002 and May 2003 as part of Estrada Viva project, which assessed the effects of the road on biodiversity in this protected area. Camera traps were installed in four areas with different degrees of anthropic impacts (near and far from the highway) and vegetation type (grassland and forest). Thirteen medium and large mammal species were identified, 11 native, one alien, and other domestic. The species were: Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris; n = 481), Pampa fox (Lycalopex gymnocercus; n = 68), Crab-eating fox (Cerdocyon thous; n = 51), Nutria (Myocastor coypus; n = 29), Nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus; n = 24), Crab-eating raccoon (Procyon crancrivorus; n = 7), Molina's hog-nosed skunk (Conepatus chinga; n = 6), Cape hare (Lepus capensis; n = 5); Neotropical otter (Lontra longicaudis; n = 4); Geoffroy’s cat (Leopardus geoffroyi; n = 4); White-eared opossum (Didelphis albiventris; n = 3); Domestic cat (Felis catus; n = 2); Six-banded armadillo (Euphractus sexcinctus; n = 2). The data allow us to assess the effects of the landscape and the presence of roads on the composition of the faunal community in the region.

Author Biography

Alex Bager, Federal University of Lavras

Oceanographer, with master's and doctorate degrees in Ecology. Coordinator of the Brazilian Center for Road Ecology at the Federal University of Lavras, MG, Brazil and founder of Environment, a technology-based startup whose mission is to save lives, human and animal, on Brazilian roads.


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How to Cite

BAGER, A.; CASTRO, Érika. Medium and large mammal community dataset of the Taim Ecological Station, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Latin American Data in Science, [S. l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 2–7, 2021. DOI: 10.53805/lads.v1i1.19. Disponível em: Acesso em: 1 mar. 2024.