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Ancient associations of aquatic beetles and tank bromeliads in the Neotropical forest canopy
Water reservoirs formed by the leaf axils of bromeliads are a highly derived system for nutrient and water capture that also house a diverse fauna of invertebrate specialists. Here we investigate theExpand
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Instar Determination of the Neotropical Beetle Oxelytrum discicolle (Coleoptera: Silphidae)
ABSTRACT The carrion beetle Oxelytrum discicolle (Brullé, 1840) has forensic importance in the Neotropical region. The age of their larvae can provide important information to estimate the minimumExpand
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Effects of temperature on the development of the Neotropical carrion beetle Oxelytrum discicolle (Brullé, 1840) (Coleoptera: Silphidae).
Due to its necrophagy, the Neotropical beetle Oxelytrum discicolle (Brullé, 1840) is found in association with human corpses. Its biology can provide important information to determine the postmortemExpand
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Human-jaguar conflicts and the relative importance of retaliatory killing and hunting for jaguar (Panthera onca) populations in Venezuela
Retaliatory killing of large carnivores in response to their attacks on cattle is recognised as one of the most important factors causing worldwide declines of large carnivores. Conversely, huntingExpand
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Patterns of Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Richness and Relative Abundance along an Aridity Gradient in Western Venezuela
In xeric ecosystems, ant diversity response to aridity varies with rainfall magnitude and gradient extension. At a local scale and with low precipitation regimes, increased aridity leads to aExpand
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Revalidation of Pedaliodes lithochalcis Butler and Druce, description of a new species from Peru and Bolivia and a new subspecies of P. napaea Bates from Honduras (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae)
Pedaliodes lithochalcis , occurring in Costa Rica and Panama, has been considered for more than a century a junior synonym of P. dejecta from Guatemala. It is reinstated here as a valid species. ItExpand
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New species of high elevation cloud forest butterflies of the genus Pedaliodes Butler from the northern Colombian Andes (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Satyrinae).
Four new species of Pedaliodes Butler (i.e., P. adrianae, n. sp., P. haydoni, n. sp., P. philinae, n. sp. and P. rodriguezi, n. sp.) are described from the high elevation cloud forests in theExpand
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The Brazilian genus, Foetterleia, and its systematics (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae).
The pronophiline genus, Foetterleia, is redescribed and discussed, with one endemic Brazilian species. Se redscribe y justifica un genero pronofilino, Foetterleia, para ubicar una especie endemicaExpand
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Chaceus cesarensis, a new species of fresh-water crab (Crustacea : Decapoda : Pseudothelphusidae) from Colombia with a key to the genus
—Chaceus cesarensis, new species, adds a sixth species to a genus of pseudothelphusid crabs restricted to high mountains in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, in Colombia, and the Sierra de Perija,Expand
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Predicting carnivore distribution and extirpation rate based on human impacts and productivity factors; assessment of the state of jaguar (Panthera onca) in Venezuela
Abstract The worldwide decline in carnivore populations has been attributed to various human impacts. However, our understanding of the mechanisms behind these declines is insufficient to predict theExpand
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