• Izar Araújo Aximoff Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
  • Marcelo Hübel Usina Rio Vermelho de Energia Ltda
  • Antonio Carlos Freitas Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
  • Clarissa Rosa Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia
  • Anthony Caravaggi University of South Wales



camera trap, hunting, leucism, mammals, Protected Area


Carnivores typically exhibit cryptic behavior, which makes it difficult to study the ecology of species in this group. Camera trap bycatch can be a valuable source of important opportunistic records. In this short communication, we present rare records of carnivores in southern Brazil. The first record was of a tayra (Mustelidae) with anomalous coloration known as leucism. Other records were of a possible attempted predation event by two free-ranging dogs on lowland tapir (Perissodactyla, Tapiridae), a threatened species. Our remaining notable records consisted of intra and interspecific interactions of endangered felids (puma, ocelot and southern tiger cat).


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