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The use of food medicines is a widespread practice worldwide. In Brazil, such use is often associated with wild animals, mostly focusing on vertebrate species. Here we assessed taxonomic and ecological trends in traditional uses of wild edible vertebrates in the country, through an extensive ethnobiological database analysis. Our results showed that at least 165 health conditions are reportedly treated by edible vertebrate species (n=204), mostly fishes and mammals. However, reptiles stand outdoi:10.1155/2017/4901329 pmid:28894470 fatcat:ky7h4axy3bflhcvth7s5tti7ne