Caimans

Known as: Caiman, Cayman, Caymans 
 
National Institutes of Health

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2015
Highly Cited
2015
The increasing burden of dengue, and the relative failure of traditional vector control programs highlight the need to develop… (More)
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2008
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2008
First documented off Florida more than a decade ago, populations of Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois volitans and P. miles) have… (More)
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2007
PURPOSE Only recently has it become known that oxidative stress and generation of reactive oxygen species are the cause and the… (More)
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2006
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2006
  • MANUEL A. ITURRALDE
  • 2006
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. . . 9 Paleogeography of the Caribbean Region: Evidence and Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Early Middle Jurassic to Late Eocene Paleogeography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Latest Eocene to Middle Miocene Paleogeography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Eocene-Oligocene Transition (35–33 Ma) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Late Oligocene (27–25 Ma) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Early Middle Miocene (16–14 Ma) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Biogeographical Hypotheses and Caribbean Paleogeography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Continent-Island Vicariance: Model of Rosen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Passive Overwater Dispersal: Model of Hedges and Co-workers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Preliminary Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Sources of Error in Estimating Times of Lineage Origins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Passive Transport and Cenozoic Surface-Current Patterns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Surface-Current Patterns and Flotsam Dispersal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Surface-Current Patterns and Paleogeography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Surface-Current Patterns and Proxy Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Other Constraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 GAARlandia Landspan and Island–Island Vicariance: Model of MacPhee and Iturralde-Vinent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Landspans, Vicariance, and Diversity Scenarios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Appendix 1: Reconstructing Caribbean Paleogeography: An Analytical Guide . . . . . . . . 72 Yucatan Peninsula . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Northern Central America, Nicaragua Rise, and Western Jamaica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Southern Central America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Northwestern South America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Aruba/Tobago Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Greater Antilles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Blue Mountains Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Aves Ridge, Lesser Antilles, and Grenada Basin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Beata Ridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Cayman Islands and Cayman Ridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Appendix 2: A Plate Tectonic Model of the Caribbean from Latest Eocene to Middle Miocene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 1999 3 ITURRALDE-VINENT AND MACPHEE: CARIBBEAN PALEOGEOGRAPHY 
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Highly Cited
2006
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2006
4 Non-technical summary 5 1 Introduction 7 2 Related literature 10 3 Data and stylized facts relating to global equity and bond… (More)
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2001
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2001
Since the 1970s, macroalgae have become considerably more abundant on many Caribbean reefs and overfishing of grazing fishes has… (More)
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2001
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2001
It has been proposed that Cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 inhibitors may be able to enhance the effects of chemotherapeutic or radiation… (More)
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Highly Cited
2001
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2001
The complete mitochondrial genomes of two reptiles, the common iguana (Iguana iguana) and the caiman (Caiman crocodylus), were… (More)
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1992
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1992
The genus Morinda embraces about 80 species, mostly of Old World origin.M. citrifolia L. (southern Asia Australia), noted as a… (More)
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