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2019

Animal Diversity and Biogeography of the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin

Springer

Titre : Animal Diversity and Biogeography of the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin

Auteur/ Editor : Alvarez, Fernando, Ojeda, Margarita (Eds.)
Publisher Springer
Date de parution : 2019
Pages : 231 eBook

Descriptif
All chapters were written by a group of experts who have directly worked in the Cuatro Ciénegas ValleyPresents an updated account of the animal diversity found in the Cuatro Ciénegas Valley.The high levels of endemism, biogeographic affinities, and main ecological roles of the studied groups of animals are discussedClose to 1,000 species are recorded, including new species, new records and exotic species.The conservation status of all the major groups of animals is analyzed

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.

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