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PAPAVERO, Nelson; COURI, Marcia Souto; TEIXEIRA, Dante Martins  and  CHIQUIERI, Abner. The notes of Father Anselm Eckart, S. J., on some animals from the State of Grão-Pará and Maranhão (1785). Bol. Mus. Para. Emílio Goeldi. Ciênc. hum. [online]. 2011, vol.6, n.3, pp.593-609. ISSN 1981-8122.

The passages related to the fauna of the State of Grão-Pará and Maranhão, written by Father Anselm Eckart (1721-1807), S. J., in 1785, are translated and commented. Critical notes about every cited animal were included, bringing the species knowledge up to date and comparing the zoological and linguistic information compiled by the Jesuit with other contemporary documents and with the related scientific literature.

Keywords : Anselm Eckart; Jesuits; State of Grão-Pará and Maranhão; Fauna.

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