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Diversity, natural history, and geographic distribution of snakes in the Caatinga, Northeastern Brazil.
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The Caatinga snake assemblage shows high richness and endemism levels, and the results highlight the usefulness of basic natural history data and revision of voucher specimens as baseline information for biogeographic studies and conservation strategies.
Infomap Bioregions: Interactive Mapping of Biogeographical Regions from Species Distributions
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Infomap Bioregions is presented, an interactive web application that inputs species distribution data and generates bioregion maps and calculates the fit between the inferred bioreGions and WWF ecoregions.
Atlas of Brazilian Snakes: Verified Point-Locality Maps to Mitigate the Wallacean Shortfall in a Megadiverse Snake Fauna
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The first comprehensive collection of detailed, voucher-based, point-locality, range maps for all described and documented Brazilian snakes is presented, with the major aim of mitigating the Wallacean shortfall and as a contribution towards a better understanding of this rich, threatened, and poorly studied megadiverse fauna.
New records and geographical distribution of the Tropical Banded Treesnake Siphlophis compressus (Dipsadidae) in Brazil
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Siphlophis compressus is an arboreal snake that usually occurs within humid forests and feeds mainly on lizards, but occasionally on snakes, mammals, anurans, and lizard eggs.
Conceptual and empirical advances in Neotropical biodiversity research
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This review highlights the great opportunities for studying the Neotropical biota to understand the evolution of life and urges more coordination and integration of data and ideas among disciplines, transcending their traditional boundaries, as a basis for advancing tomorrow’s ground-breaking research.
Biogeography, vicariance and conservation of snakes of the neglected and endangered Caatinga region, north‐eastern Brazil
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The first formal test of vicariance patterns in the Caatinga, detected poor overlap between biotic elements and protected areas, indicating that biogeographical patterns and processes are largely unprotected in this imperilled and neglected Neotropical region.
Patterns, biases and prospects in the distribution and diversity of Neotropical snakes
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The biodiversity metrics of Neotropical snakes reflect patterns previously documented for other vertebrates, suggesting that similar factors may determine the diversity of both ectothermic and endothermic animals.
On the Young Savannas in the Land of Ancient Forests
Covering ancient geomorphological landscapes, and surrounded by some of the most diverse forests on Earth, the Neotropical savannas were once perceived by naturalists as ancient environments.
A complex biogeographic history of diversification in Neotropical lancehead pitvipers (Serpentes, Viperidae)
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It is found that a multitemporal and multidirectional history of diversification may be correlated with geoclimatic and dispersalist events and argued that the vacant niche hypothesis by itself does not explain Bothrops diversification.
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