Animal Diversity and Biogeography of the Cuatro Cienegas Basin
31%
off

Animal Diversity and Biogeography of the Cuatro Cienegas Basin

Edited by  , Edited by 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

This volume investigates the contemporary fauna that inhabit the Cuatro Cienegas Basin. Divided into 15 chapters, it addresses and describes their diversity, taxonomic and biogeogaphic affinities, and ecological characteristics.
The Cuatro Cienegas Valley is a unique oasis in the south-central region of the State of Coahuila, part of the Sonoran Desert, in Mexico. Several clues, specially derived from the study of the microbiota, suggest a very ancient origin of the valley and its permanence through time. This condition had promoted a high level of endemism and led to unique interactions between the resident species.
show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 231 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 16mm | 541g
  • Cham, Switzerland
  • English
  • 1st ed. 2019
  • 30 Tables, color; 45 Illustrations, color; 13 Illustrations, black and white; XV, 231 p. 58 illus., 45 illus. in color.
  • 3030112616
  • 9783030112615

Back cover copy

This volume investigates the contemporary fauna that inhabit the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin. Divided into 15 chapters, it addresses and describes their diversity, taxonomic and biogeogaphic affinities, and ecological characteristics.
The Cuatro Ciénegas Valley is a unique oasis in the south-central region of the State of Coahuila, part of the Sonoran Desert, in Mexico. Several clues, specially derived from the study of the microbiota, suggest a very ancient origin of the valley and its permanence through time. This condition had promoted a high level of endemism and led to unique interactions between the resident species.
show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 - An overview of the fauna of the Cuatro Cienegas Valley Fernando Alvarez & Margarita Ojeda (UNAM, MX)

Chapter 2 - Helminth community structure of some freshwater fishes in Cuatro Cienegas: Patterns and Processes
Gerardo Perez-Ponce de Leon & Rogelio Aguilar-Aguilar (UNAM, MX)

Chapter 3 - Soil microarthropods
Margarita Ojeda (UNAM, MX)

Chapter 4 - Scorpions (Arachnida: Scorpiones) from the Cuatro Cienegas Basin
Oscar Francke (UNAM, MX)

Chapter 5 - Spiders
Pablo Corcuera (UAM, MX), Maria Luisa Jimenez (CIBNOR, MX) & Marco Antonio Desales (UAEM, MX)

Chapter 6 - Water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidiae)
Gerardo Rivas & Maria Marcia Ramirez-Sanchez (UNAM, MX)

Chapter 7 - Crustaceans
Fernando Alvarez & Jose Luis Villalobos (UNAM, MX)

Chapter 8 - Molluscs
Evan Carson (US Fish and Wildlife Service, USA)

Chapter 9 - The diversity of Lepidoptera (Papilionoidea sensu stricto) in the Cuatro Cienegas Valley: spatial and temporal patterns
Marysol Trujano-Ortega, Jessica Hernandez-Jeronimo, Moises Armando Luis-Martinez, Uri Omar Garcia-Vazquez & Omar Avalos-Hernandez (UNAM, MX)

Chapter 10 - Diversity and resource use patterns of bees and flies that visit flowers in the Cuatro Cienegas Valley
Omar Avalos-Hernandez, Marysol Trujano-Ortega, Uri Omar Garcia-Vazquez & Olivia Yanez-Ordonez (UNAM, MX)

Chapter 11 - Dragonflies and damselflies (Insecta: Odonata)
Enrique Gonzalez-Soriano (UNAM, MX)

Chapter 12 - Diversity and ecology of ants in Cuatro Cienegas, Coahuila
Milan Janda, Pablo Corcuera-Del Rio, Madai Rosas-Mejia, Mario Aguilar-Mendez & Miguel Vasquez-Bolanos (UNAM, UAdeG, UAG, MX)

Chapter 13 -Systematics of the fishes of Cuatro Cienegas
Hector Espinosa, Christian Lambarri (UNAM, MX), Mauricio de la Maza (Pronatura Noreste, UNAM, MX) & Evan Carson (US Fish and Wildlife Service, USA)

Chapter 14 - Diversity and biogeophaphical affinity of amphibians and reptiles of Cuatro Cienegas ValleyUri Omar Garcia-Vazquez, Marysol Trujano-Ortega (UNAM, MX), Arturo Contreras-Arquieta (Acuario y Herpetario W. L. Minckley, MX) & Omar Avalos-Hernandez (UNAM, MX)
Chapter 15 - Birds
Pablo Corcuera (UAM, MX), Adolfo Navarro (UNAM, MX), Luis Antonio Sanchez-Gonzalez (UNAM, MX) & Omar Suarez-Garcia (UNAM, MX)

Chapter 16 - Patters of distribution and endemism in the mammals of the Cuatro Cienegas Valley, CoahuilaNiza Gamez & Gabriela Castellanos-Morales (UNAM, MX)
show more

About Fernando Alvarez

Fernando Alvarez obtained his B.Sc. degree in Biology from the School of Sciences at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City. He subsequently completed his MSc degree at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana and his PhD at the University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland, USA. In 1993 he was hired by the Institute of Biology, UNAM, where he is now a full Professor and became Curator of Crustacea. He has published 121 papers on the biology of Crustacea, mainly in systematics, ecology and evolution; he has written 29 book chapters and 8 books. He is currently Editor in Chief of Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad, has been awarded level III in the National Researchers System of Mexico (SNI) and is a regular member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences.
Margarita Ojeda received her BSc degree in Biology from the School of Sciences at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City in 1983, and then her MSc degree and PhD from the same university in 1990. She has published papers describing species of oribatid mites from Mexico, and on different topics such as the ecology and the role of the soil fauna. Since 2013, she has been an associated researcher at the National Acarology Collection of the Biology Institute at UNAM, and collaborates in different activities and projects concerning several groups of mites.
show more