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Record of Baird’s tapir Tapirus bairdii at the La Suerte Biological Field Station in the Caribbean lowlands of Costa Rica.

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Record of Baird’s tapir Tapirus bairdii at the La Suerte Biological Field Station in the Caribbean lowlands of Costa Rica. https://t.co/CJhdiKmUD1
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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

LaRoy S E Brandt conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Maggie Singleton conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Animal Ethics

The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

Lincoln Memorial University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee provided full approval for this purely observational research.

Field Study Permissions

The following information was supplied relating to field study approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

Data was collected in Costa Rica during 2017 under the framework of a research agreement between University of Costa Rica and Lincoln Memorial University. This research was also conducted under the permission of the Maderas Rainforest Conservancy who owns and manages the La Suerte Biological Field Station in Costa Rica.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

As this is a record of the Baird's Tapir in a region that where they were once thought to be extirpated, no raw data is necessary. Additionally, selected trail camera images are included in the manuscript. The manuscript does provide photographic images as evidence of tapir presence.

Funding

This work was supported by Lincoln Memorial University internal mini-grant system and by the Maderas Rainforest Conservancy. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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