Large mammals; carnivores; lagomorphs; suids; occurrence; indirect signs; transects; diurnal; nocturnal
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The dataset contains records of large and medium-sized mammals (Mammalia: Carnivora, Cetartiodactyla and Lagomorpha) collected in the lower valley of the River Tua, and included in the Complementary Studies (2009-10) of the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Dam, promoted by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. Data were collected between February and March 2010 during field visitis to 40 transects (20 diurnal and 20 nocturnal) with favourable habitats in 20 2x2 km UTM squares on the area of the lower Tua valley directly or indirectly affected by the Foz Tua dam. The presence of individuals was recorded mainly through the detection presence signs such as scats, tracks, rooting/rummages and occaisonally, live individuals (only in the nocturnal transects).