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Monte Desert (Argentina): insect biodiversity and natural areas
Monte is a warm shrub desert of Argentina, having particular biogeographical interest because it lies between the Neotropical and Antarctic regions. A preliminary list of some insect families shows aExpand
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ALSODES PEHUENCHE (ANURA: CYCLORAMPHIDAE): PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
A B S T R A C T. — Alsodes pehuenche is an endemic species of the Pehuenche Valley in the Central Andes of Argentina, on the border with Chile. Its biology is poorly known, and in consequence, hasExpand
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Predicting the environmental niche of the genus Phymaturus: Are palluma and patagonicus groups ecologically differentiated?
The genus Phymaturus (Reptilia: Liolaemidae) is distributed in the mountains and rocky plateaux of Argentina and Chile and comprises two groups of species, palluma and patagonicus.The two lineagesExpand
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Comparative phenology and floral patterns in Larrea species (Zygophyllaceae) in the Monte desert (Mendoza, Argentina)
Abstract Phenological patterns and floral stages are described for Larrea divaricata, L. cuneifolia , and L. nitida in the Monte desert. In addition, floral structures and their relation toExpand
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Thermal ecology of two sympatric saxicolous lizards of the genus Phymaturus from the Payunia region (Argentina)
Abstract We evaluated the thermal biology of two sympatric saxicolous species of the genus Phymaturus , endemic from the Argentine Payunia region. Taking into account that the distributional range ofExpand
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Spatial and temporal patterns in the aquatic insect community of a high altitude Andean stream (Mendoza, Argentina)
Benthic invertebrate communities have been poorly studied in Andean streams apart from the Patagonian region. The primary objective of this work was to analyse the faunal composition at threeExpand
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Prolonged larval development in the Critically Endangered Pehuenche’s frog Alsodes pehuenche: implications for conservation
Overwintering is an anuran strategy to survive in cold-temperate climates. Those aquatic species that withstand harsh conditions and short growing seasons are candidates for having long larvalExpand
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A new species of the genus Phymaturus of the flagellifer group from Central-Western Mendoza, Argentina (Reptilia: Iguania: Liolaemidae)
A new Phymaturus species of the flagellifer (= palluma) group inhabiting the Reserve Laguna del Diamante (San Carlos, Mendoza province) is described herein as Phymaturus gynechlomus. The meristic andExpand
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Basking behaviour in two sympatric herbivorous lizards (Liolaemidae: Phymaturus) from the Payunia volcanic region of Argentina
We studied several aspects of the thermal biology of two coexisting saxicolous species of the genus Phymaturus (Liolaemidae) at the Payunia, a volcanic region in Argentina where harsh conditionsExpand
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Breeding system of Bulnesia retama (Gillies ex Hook & Arn.) Gris. (Zygophyllaceae) in the Central Monte Desert (Mendoza, Argentina)
Abstract Reproductive and phenological patterns of Bulnesia retama were analysed in the Nacunan Biosphere Reserve. Flowering spanned approximately 4 weeks, while mature fruits dispersed in 75 days.Expand
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