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Dung beetle (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) assemblage of a highly fragmented landscape of Atlantic forest: from small to the largest fragments of northeastern Brazilian region
Human activities in tropical forests are the main causes of forest fragmentation. According to historical factor in deforestation processes, forest remnants exhibit different sizes and shapes. TheExpand
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What is the importance of open habitat in a predominantly closed forest area to the dung beetle (Coleoptera, Scarabaeinae) assemblage?
What is the importance of open habitat in a predominantly closed forest to the dung beetle assemblage? The Atlantic Forest in Brazil is one of the most highly disturbed ecosystems and is mainlyExpand
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First record of myrmecochorous diaspores removal by dung beetles in the Caatinga vegetation, a Brazilian semiarid ecosystem
Abstract Canthon (Francmonrosia) carbonarius is recognized as coprophagous and this paper describes, for the first time, the interaction between the dung beetle and seeds of Jatropha mollissima, inExpand
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Landscape structure and composition define the body condition of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae) in a fragmented tropical rainforest
Abstract Environmental disturbance generates changes in local abiotic and biotic conditions, which affect the physiological condition of the organisms. However, most of the studies dealing withExpand
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Environmental patterns and daily activity of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in the Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the daily activity and habitat associations of dung beetles, to examine their seasonal variation and to determine which species are dominant in a regionExpand
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Edaphic beetle (Insecta: Coleoptera) diversity over a forest-matrix gradient in a tropical rainforest
Species from natural communities show different capacities for moving across contrasting habitats, and they may gradually respond along the transition between forests and anthropogenic areas. BecauseExpand
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Dominant Dung Beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) Species Exhibit Wider Trophic Niches on Fruits, Excrement, and Carrion in Atlantic Forest, Brazil
Dung beetles of the subfamily Scarabaeinae encompass an important part of the copronecrophagous fauna in the tropical and temperate regions (Hanski and Cambefort 1991). These insects exert extremelyExpand
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Daily activity of Dichotomius geminatus (Arrow, 1913) and Deltochilum verruciferum Felsche, 1911 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae) facing carrion: from resource perception to feeding
Abstract Dung beetles (Scarabaeinae) interact with resources in different ways and are classified according to resource relocation guilds. Dichotomius geminatus (Coprini) and Deltochilum verruciferumExpand
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A new species of Pyrrhosphodrus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae) from the Caatinga ecosystem in Brazil, with notes on the genus.
A new species of Reduviidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) from Caatinga ecosystem, Pyrrhosphodrus caatingensis Lapischies Forero sp. nov., is described. The new species is distinguished from its congenersExpand
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Diversity of dung beetles in three vegetation physiognomies of the Caatinga dry forest
Caatinga is the largest continuous Seasonally Tropical Dry Forests (STDF) in America, with a wide variety of vegetation physiognomies. Understanding how biodiversity is structured in each ecosystemExpand
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