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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30425605/a-list-of-bees-from-three-locations-in-the-northern-rockies-ecoregion-nre-of-western-montana
#1
Elizabeth G Reese, Laura A Burkle, Casey M Delphia, Terry Griswold
Background: Wild bees that were collected in conjunction with a larger study are presented as a checklist of species for the Northern Rockies Ecoregion of Montana, USA. Over the course of four field seasons (2013-2016), 281 species and morphospecies in 32 genera and five families were collected using insect nets, and identified. This paper addresses the distinct lack of studies monitoring bee species in Montana and contributes to a basic understanding of fauna in the northern Rocky Mountains...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30425604/on-the-identity-of-a-u-s-intercepted-conotrachelus-dejean-coleoptera-curculionidae-with-avocado-persea-americana
#2
Maria Lourdes Chamorro, Maxwell V L Barclay
Background: The multimillion-dollar avocado industry is threatened by a number of serious insect pests, including at least seven species of Curculionidae. Of these, three Conotrachelus species are known to develop and feed on avocados: Conotrachelus aguacatae Barber, Conotrachelus perseae Barber and C. serpentinus (Klug); the first two are of economic importance. Recently, a series of unrecognised Conotrachelus was intercepted with avocado and other commodities by the USDA at various southern U...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30393455/species-conservation-profiles-of-a-random-sample-of-world-spiders-iii-oecobiidae-to-salticidae
#3
Sini Seppälä, Sérgio Henriques, Michael L Draney, Stefan Foord, Alastair T Gibbons, Luz A Gomez, Sarah Kariko, Jagoba Malumbres-Olarte, Marc Milne, Cor J Vink, Pedro Cardoso
Background: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is the most widely used information source on the extinction risk of species. One of the uses of the Red List is to evaluate and monitor the state of biodiversity and a possible approach for this purpose is the Red List Index (RLI). For many taxa, mainly hyperdiverse groups, it is not possible within available resources to assess all known species. In such cases, a random sample of species might be selected for assessment and the results derived from it extrapolated for the entire group - the Sampled Red List Index (SRLI)...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30393454/resolving-orphaned-non-specific-structures-using-machine-learning-and-natural-language-processing-methods
#4
Dongfang Xu, Steven S Chong, Thomas Rodenhausen, Hong Cui
Scholarly publications of biodiversity literature contain a vast amount of information in human readable format. The detailed morphological descriptions in these publications contain rich information that can be extracted to facilitate analysis and computational biology research. However, the idiosyncrasies of morphological descriptions still pose a number of challenges to machines. In this work, we demonstrate the use of two different approaches to resolve meronym (i.e. part-of) relations between anatomical parts and their anchor organs, including a syntactic rule-based approach and a SVM-based (support vector machine) method...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30393453/a-new-record-of-avrainvillea-cf-erecta-berkeley-a-gepp-e-s-gepp-bryopsidales-chlorophyta-from-urbanized-estuaries-in-the-hawaiian-islands
#5
Rachael M Wade, Heather L Spalding, Kimberly A Peyton, Kevin Foster, Thomas Sauvage, Matthew Ross, Alison R Sherwood
Background: A second species in the siphonous green algal genus Avrainvillea was recently discovered off the island of O'ahu in the Main Hawaiian Islands. Specimens were collected from Honolulu Harbor, including its entrance channel, and near Ke'ehi Harbor. These locations are both in Mālama Bay on O'ahu's south shore in or adjacent to urbanized estuaries, respectively. In situ observations, morphological and molecular assessments were conducted to examine the alga's habit and distribution, as well as to assess its putative species identification...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30319307/visualizing-natural-history-collection-data-provides-insight-into-collection-development-and-bias
#6
Vaughn Shirey
Natural history collections contain estimated billions of records representing a large body of knowledge about the diversity and distribution of life on Earth. Assessments of various forms of bias within the aggregated data associated with specimens in these collections have been conducted across temporal, taxonomic, and spatial domains. Considering that these biases are the sum of biases across all contributing collections to aggregate datasets, the assessment of bias at the collection level is warranted. Interactive visualization provides a powerful tool for the assessment of these biases and insight into the historical development of natural history collections, providing context for where sources of bias may originate and developing historical narratives to clarify our understanding of our own knowledge about life on Earth...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30305800/aggregated-occurrence-records-of-the-federally-endangered-poweshiek-skipperling-oarisma-poweshiek
#7
Michael W Belitz, Lillian K Hendrick, Michael J Monfils, David L Cuthrell, Christopher J Marshall, Akito Y Kawahara, Neil S Cobb, Jennifer M Zaspel, Andrew M Horton, Stacey L Huber, Andrew D Warren, Grace A Forthaus, Anna K Monfils
Background: Primary biodiversity data records that are open access and available in a standardised format are essential for conservation planning and research on policy-relevant time-scales. We created a dataset to document all known occurrence data for the Federally Endangered Poweshiek skipperling butterfly [ Oarisma poweshiek (Parker, 1870; Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae)]. The Poweshiek skipperling was a historically common species in prairie systems across the upper Midwest, United States and Manitoba, Canada...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30305799/opennahele-the-open-hawaiian-forest-plot-database
#8
Dylan Craven, Tiffany M Knight, Kasey E Barton, Lalasia Bialic-Murphy, Susan Cordell, Christian P Giardina, Thomas W Gillespie, Rebecca Ostertag, Lawren Sack, Jonathan M Chase
Background: This data paper provides a description of OpenNahele, the open Hawaiian forest plot database. OpenNahele includes 530 forest plots across the Hawaiian archipelago containing 43,590 individuals of 185 native and alien tree, shrub and tree fern species across six islands. We include estimates of maximum plant size (D950.1 and Dmax3 ) for 58 woody plant species, a key functional trait associated with dispersal distance and competition for light. OpenNahele can serve as a platform to test key ecological, evolutionary and conservation questions in a hotspot archipelago...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30294208/evaluation-of-the-population-dynamics-of-microalgae-isolated-from-the-state-of-chiapas-mexico-with-respect-to-the-nutritional-quality-of-water
#9
Yazmin Sánchez Roque, Yolanda Del Carmen Pérez-Luna, Joel Moreira Acosta, Neín Farrera Vázquez, Roberto Berrones Hernández, Sergio Saldaña Trinidad, Joseph Sebastian Pathiyamattom
As Chiapas state, México, counts on an extensive hydrography with diverse nutrimental and climatic characteristics, it therefore allows isolating and identifying microalgae with bioenergetics potential. For this purpose, samples from 8 locations were collected, corresponding to 6 rivers, a wastewater and a springwater. The isolation of microalgae was developed for 4 weeks with 12:12 light/dark cycles. We demonstrated that the most efficient means for the isolation of microalgae of the hydrographic areas evaluated was the medium BG11 with 80...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30271255/macrobenthic-fauna-from-an-upwelling-coastal-area-of-peru-warm-temperate-south-eastern-pacific-province-humboldtian-ecoregion
#10
Vicente Tasso, Mustapha El Haddad, Carolina Assadi, Remy Canales, Luis Aguirre, Ximena Vélez-Zuazo
Background: A total of 162 species and subspecies of marine macroinvertebrates were recorded in the submerged soft and hard substrates around the PERU LNG marine terminal and surrounding area, in the central coast of Peru, 167 km south of Lima, Peru. The collection of specimens was carried out from June 2011 to June 2015 as part of the research studies conducted by the Biodiversity Monitoring and Assessment Program (BMAP) around the marine terminal. The area is part of the Humboldt Current Large Marine Ecosystem, one of the most important upwelling systems in the world...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30271254/new-records-of-sharks-elasmobranchii-from-the-andaman-and-nicobar-archipelago-in-india-with-notes-on-current-checklists
#11
Zoya Tyabji, Rima W Jabado, Dipani Sutaria
The diversity of sharks occurring off the Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago in India has received increased attention in recent years. Yet, available checklists are out of date, often with inaccurate information and a number of commercially important species have not been documented through research and fish landing surveys. Here we report on shark species examined during fish landing surveys conducted from January 2017 to April 2018. Records of twelve previously unreported species from the archipelago are presented and include the bignose shark ( Carcharhinus altimus ), pigeye shark ( Carcharhinus amboinensis ), bull shark ( Carcharhinus leucas ), snaggletooth shark ( Hemipristis elongata ), slender weasel shark ( Paragaleus randalli ), Arabian smoothhound shark ( Mustelus mosis ), Indonesian houndshark ( Hemitriakis indroyonoi ), sand tiger shark ( Carcharias taurus ), Indonesian bambooshark ( Chiloscyllium hasseltii ), tawny nurse shark ( Nebrius ferrugineus ), dwarf gulper shark ( Centrophorus atromarginatus ), and the Indonesian shortsnout spurdog ( Squalus hemipinnis )...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30271253/two-species-of-caiusa-surcouf-diptera-calliphoridae-new-to-india-with-data-on-larval-behaviour-and-morphology
#12
Ananda Banerjee, Knut Rognes, Daniel Whitmore
Caiusa Surcouf (Diptera: Calliphoridae) is an Old World genus of blow flies, the larvae of which feed on egg masses in the foam nests of various species of rhacophorid tree frogs. Here, we provide the first records for India (West Bengal, Eastern India) of Caiusa coomani Séguy, 1948 and C. karrakerae Rognes, 2015, together with new information on the behaviour and morphology of their larvae. Active surface swimming to disperse from infested nests is documented in blow fly larvae for the first time, as is the presence of a large internal air sac presumably acting as a floating aid...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30271252/the-spider-fauna-from-uruguay-river-islands-understanding-its-role-in-a-biological-corridor
#13
Álvaro Laborda, Laura Montes de Oca, Fernando Pérez-Miles, Gonzalo Useta, Miguel Simó
Biological corridors are connections which link habitats in a regional scale, allowing the gene flow between populations. The Uruguay River comprises riverside and insular riparian forests along subtropical to temperate zones passing through different biogeographic provinces. The aim of this study was to characterise the spider fauna from the Uruguay River islands highlighting their connection role for the spider community of riparian forest. Spiders were studied from surveys in a fluvial island of the southern course of the river with nine campaigns being carried out from September 2007 to September 2009...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30271251/new-records-of-a-critically-endangered-shrew-from-mexican-cloud-forests-soricidae-cryptotis-nelsoni-and-prospects-for-future-field-research
#14
Lázaro Guevara, Víctor Sánchez-Cordero
The Nelson´s small-eared shrew, Cryptotis nelsoni (Merriam, 1895), is a critically endangered species, endemic to cloud forests in Los Tuxtlas, a mountain range along the Gulf of Mexico coast. This species is only known from the type locality and its surroundings. Here we present new records that extend its distribution approximately 7 km southeast of the type locality and report more specimens near to the type locality. We also identified climatically suitable areas for C. nelsoni using ecological niche modelling and investigated the sampling bias to identify poorly sampled areas in Los Tuxtlas...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30271250/composition-and-distribution-of-lice-insecta-phthiraptera-on-colombian-and-peruvian-birds-new-data-on-louse-host-association-in-the-neotropics
#15
Juliana Soto-Patiño, Gustavo A Londoño, Kevin P Johnson, Jason D Weckstein, Jorge Enrique Avendaño, Therese A Catanach, Andrew D Sweet, Andrew T Cook, Jill E Jankowski, Julie Allen
The diversity of permanent ectoparasites is likely underestimated due to the difficulty of collecting samples. Lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera) are permanent ectoparasites of birds and mammals; there are approximately 5,000 species described and many more undescribed, particularly in the Neotropics. We document the louse genera collected from birds sampled in Peru (2006-2007) and Colombia (2009-2016), from 22 localities across a variety of ecosystems, ranging from lowland tropical forest and Llanos to high elevation cloud forest...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30072844/biota-from-the-coastal-wetlands-of-praia-da-vit%C3%A3-ria-terceira-azores-portugal-part-1-arthropods
#16
Paulo Alexandre Vieira Borges, Rosalina Gabriel, César M M Pimentel, Mariana R Brito, Artur Raposo Moniz Serrano, Luís Carlos Fonseca Crespo, Volker Assing, Peter Stüben, Simone Fattorini, António Onofre Soares, Enésima P Mendonça, Elisabete Nogueira
Background: During a LIFE research project aiming at the implementation of the conservation of the habitats and restoration of coastal wetland areas of Praia da Vitória (Terceira, Azores, Portugal), there was the opportunity undertake a systematic record of several groups of arthropods in three wetland areas: Paul da Praia da Vitória (PPV), Paul do Belo Jardim (PBJ) and Paul da Pedreira do Cabo da Praia (PPCP). The objective of the study was to perform a rapid biodiversity assessment, comparing the three sites in two different years, before and after the implementation of several conservation measures...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30065607/liberating-links-between-datasets-using-lightweight-data-publishing-an-example-using-plant-names-and-the-taxonomic-literature
#17
Roderic Page
Constructing a biodiversity knowledge graph will require making millions of cross links between diversity entities in different datasets. Researchers trying to bootstrap the growth of the biodiversity knowledge graph by constructing databases of links between these entities lack obvious ways to publish these sets of links. One appealing and lightweight approach is to create a "datasette", a database that is wrapped together with a simple web server that enables users to query the data. Datasettes can be packaged into Docker containers and hosted online with minimal effort...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30065606/species-conservation-profiles-of-a-random-sample-of-world-spiders-ii-gnaphosidae-to-nemesiidae
#18
Sini Seppälä, Sérgio Henriques, Michael L Draney, Stefan Foord, Alastair T Gibbons, Luz A Gomez, Sarah Kariko, Jagoba Malumbres-Olarte, Marc Milne, Cor J Vink, Pedro Cardoso
Background: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is the most widely used information source on the extinction risk of species. One of the uses of the Red List is to evaluate and monitor the state of biodiversity and a possible approach for this purpose is the Red List Index (RLI). For many taxa, mainly hyperdiverse groups, it is not possible within available resources to assess all known species. In such cases, a random sample of species might be selected for assessment and the results derived from it extrapolated for the entire group - the Sampled Red List Index (SRLI)...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30057480/anticosti-island-a-hot-spot-for-neospondylis-upiformis-coleoptera-cerambycidae-in-eastern-canada
#19
Christian Hébert, Serge Laplante, Mario Fréchette, Luc Jobin
Background: During an inventory of insect diversity on Anticosti Island in 1993, we caught unprecedented numbers of Neospondylis upiformis (Mannerheim), a longhorned beetle rarely observed in eastern North America. All specimens were caught using 12-funnel Lindgren traps baited with 95% ethanol and α-pinene. This longhorned beetle was captured again in 2007 on Anticosti with the same traps. Other than that, seven specimens of N. upiformis were caught elsewhere in Quebec between 1993 and 2015...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30046275/a-cybercatalogue-of-american-sand-fly-types-diptera-psychodidae-phlebotominae-deposited-at-the-natural-history-museum-london
#20
Zoe J O Adams, Paloma Helena Fernandes Shimabukuro
Background: Sand flies (Diptera, Psychodidae, Phlebotominae) are biting flies involved in the transmission of pathogens, including the protozoan parasite Leishmania amongst human and non-human animals (Rangel and Lainson 2009). New information: A total of 60 species of American Phlebotominae (Diptera: Psychodidae), distributed amongst 16 genera were studied. A checklist of the primary and secondary type specimens held at the Natural History Museum, London (NHMUK), is given and 968 photographs of the specimens and their labels are made available on a Scratchpads website http://phlebotominaenhmtypes...
2018: Biodiversity Data Journal
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