Mammals in Brazil (click maps to enlarge)


Maps of mammal diversity include the total species richness, species endemic to Brazil, globally small-ranged species, threatened species, and data deficient species as defined by the IUCN. Species considered small-ranged are those with a geographic range size smaller than the global median (i.e., the 50% of species with the smallest ranges). Maps are based on data from the IUCN, August 2014 update.

All maps were generated at a spatial resolution of 10×10 km and use the Eckert IV equal-area projection. Maps represent native, extant species only. Tables of the species included are available for download here. Biodiversity maps for Brazil were earlier published in the article below.

Citation: Jenkins CN, Alves MAS, Uezu A, Vale MM (2015) Patterns of Vertebrate Diversity and Protection in Brazil. PLoS ONE 10(12): e0145064. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0145064

A zip file with higher resolution jpegs of the above maps can be downloaded here.