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Data from: Paleobiology of the basal hydrochoerine Cardiomys Ameghino, 1885 (Rodentia, Caviomorpha, late Miocene, South America) as inferred from its postcranial anatomy

Adriana M. Candela, Nahuel A. Muñoz & César M. García-Esponda
Extinct Hydrochoerinae traditionally included within “Cardiomyinae” (Cavioidea, Caviidae) are caviomorph rodents well-represented in the late Miocene-late Pliocene of Argentina, but their paleobiology has been investigated little. The postcranium of these rodents is poorly-known and has not been considered in morpho-functional or systematic studies. Here, we provide the first description of the postcranium of the basal hydrochoerine Cardiomys Ameghino, 1885, based on a well preserved specimen from the late Miocene of Central Argentina, and evaluate its...

Data from: Biotic interactions in species distribution models enhance model performance and shed light on natural history of rare birds: a case study using the Straight-billed Reedhaunter (Limnoctites rectirostris)

Facundo X. Palacio & Juan M. Girini
Species distribution models (SDMs) have become a workhorse to explain, understand and predict distributions of birds. However, SDMs at broad scales are typically built using climatic variables, while ignoring the effects of biotic interactions. Although its role still remains controversial, the inclusion of biotic interactions into SDMs could confirm and/or provide new ecological insights of poorly known species. We modeled the distribution of the rare South American straight-billed reedhaunter (Limnoctites rectirostris, Furnariidae), a specialist of...

Data from: AmpuBase: a transcriptome database for eight species of apple snails (Gastropoda: Ampullariidae)

Jack C. H. Ip, Huawei Mu, Qian Chen, Jin Sun, Santiago Ituarte, Horacio Heras, Bert Van Bocxlaer, Monthon Ganmanee, Xin Huang & Jian-Wen Qiu
Background: Gastropoda, with approximately 80,000 living species, is the largest class of Mollusca. Among gastropods, apple snails (family Ampullariidae) have members that are widely distributed in tropical and subtropical freshwater ecosystems and are ecologically and economically important. They exhibit various morphological and physiological adaptations to their respective habitats, which make them ideal candidates for studying adaptation, population divergence, speciation, and larger-scale patterns of diversity, including biogeography of native and invasive populations. The limited availability of...

Data from: Phylogenomic data yield new and robust insights into the phylogeny and evolution of weevils

Seunggwan Shin, Dave J. Clarke, Alan R. Lemmon, Emily Moriarty Lemmon, Alexander L. Aitken, Stephanie Haddad, Brian D. Farrell, Adriana E. Marvaldi, Rolf G. Oberprieler & Duane D. McKenna
The phylogeny and evolution of weevils (the beetle superfamily Curculionoidea) has been extensively studied, but many relationships, especially in the large family Curculionidae (true weevils; > 50000 species), remain uncertain. We used phylogenomic methods to obtain DNA sequences from 522 protein coding genes for representatives of all families of weevils and all subfamilies of Curculionidae. Most of our phylogenomic results had strong statistical support, and the inferred relationships were generally congruent with those reported in...

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  • National University of La Plata
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Hong Kong Baptist University
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Lille
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • Harvard University
  • King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
  • Florida State University