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Do Rapoport's rule, the mid-domain effect or the source-sink hypotheses predict bathymetric patterns of polychaete richness on the Pacific coast of South America?
The sharp exponential decay in benthic polychaete richness across the bathymetric gradient supports the general idea that abyssal environments should harbour fewer species than shallower zones. Expand
Systematics and evolutionary relationships of the mountain lizard Liolaemus monticola (Liolaemini): how morphological and molecular evidence contributes to reveal hidden species diversity
It is postulate that the four current subspecies represent independent evolutionary lineages and must be raised to the specific level as L. monticola, L. chillanensis and L. villaricensis, while phylogenetic analyses with mitochondrial DNA data showed the group is polyphyletic. Expand
Subtidal macrozoobenthos communities from northern Chile during and post El Niño 1997–1998
This study compared species diversity and co-occurrence patterns of soft-bottoms macrozoobenthos communities from the continental shelf off northern Chile during (March 1998) and after (September 1998) the strong EN event 1997–1998. Expand
Biogeographical patterns and Rapoport's rule in southeastern Pacific benthic polychaetes of the Chilean coast
Recently three biogeographical units were identified along the Chilean coast (the Magellanic Province, an Intermediate Area, and the Peruvian Province), however few studies have focused on theExpand
Late Holocene history of Chaitén Volcano: New evidence for a 17th century eruption
Prior to May 2008, it was thought that the last eruption of Chaiten Volcano occurred more than 5,000 years ago, a rather long quiescent period for a volcano in such an active arc segment. However,Expand
Patterns of endemism in south‐eastern Pacific benthic polychaetes of the Chilean coast
Aim In this study we evaluate patterns of endemism for benthic polychaete species along the southeastern Pacific coast of Chile. Our goals were (1) to describe latitudinal gradients of endemism andExpand
Long-term dynamics (1990 to 2004) of the polychaete fauna from the sublittoral soft-bottoms off Punta Coloso (Antofagasta), northern Chile
The analyzed data validate or corroborate high stability or persistence over time that has been suggested for polychaete fauna in the study area in spite of high seasonal variability and interannual fluctuations in the region’s oceanographic conditions. Expand
On some ecological aspects of the lugworm Abarenicola affinis chiliensis Wells, 1963 (Polychaeta: Scolecida: Arenicolidae) from shallow soft bottoms of northern Chile
We conducted an ecological study of a population of the polychaete Abarenicola affinis chiliensis in the shallow subtidal zone of Caleta Guardiamarina Riquelme in northern Chile. The study area isExpand
DNA barcoding of marine polychaetes species of southern Patagonian fjords
This study establishes the effectiveness of DNA barcoding for identification of marine polychaetes species from Patagonian Fjords, thus making it available to a much broader range of scientists. Expand