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  1. Content type: Research

    Among Neotropical fishes, the family Characidae is highly diverse and speciose and its taxonomy is not completely resolved. In Chile, the family is represented by five species, all within the genus Cheirodon, of ...

    Authors: Miguel Ángel Soto, Jonathan Pena Castro, Laura Ines Walker, Luiz Roberto Malabarba, Mateus Henrique Santos, Mara Cristina de Almeida, Orlando Moreira-Filho and Roberto Ferreira Artoni

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2018 91:8

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    Having the right identification is essential in the field of entomology. The scanning electron microscopy allows rapid and accurate identification of different species of flies since a better visualization of...

    Authors: Rebecca Leal Caetano, César Carriço, Doris Mendonça de Abreu Freitas and Zeneida Teixeira Pinto

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2018 91:7

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  3. Content type: Research

    The analysis of the negative effects of environmental metal pollution is complex and difficult to assess, because the great number of variables and levels of biological organization involved. Therefore, an int...

    Authors: Laura T. Cervantes-Ramírez, Mónica Ramírez-López, Patricia Mussali-Galante, Ma. Laura Ortiz-Hernández, Enrique Sánchez-Salinas and Efraín Tovar-Sánchez

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2018 91:6

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    “Garra de Leon” (Leontochir ovallei) is an ephemeral endangered Alstroemeriaceae species endemic to Chile. Despite many efforts to improve the conservation of this species, the stimulation of dormant seeds and th...

    Authors: Marta Vargas, Elda Jofré, Carlos Navarrete, Jaime Bravo, Fabiola Jamett, Claudio Inostroza-Blancheteau and Cristian Ibáñez

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2018 91:5

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  5. Content type: Research

    The composition, structure and biological diversity of two regenerated areas after livestock activities in a Tamaulipan thornscrub vegetation from Northeast Mexico were evaluated. The regeneration of each area...

    Authors: Miguel A. Pequeño-Ledezma, Eduardo Alanís-Rodríguez, Víctor M. Molina-Guerra, Arturo Mora-Olivo, Alejandro G. Alcalá-Rojas, José Guadalupe Martínez-Ávalos and Fortunato Garza-Ocañas

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2018 91:4

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  6. Content type: Research

    Current knowledge of urban bird ecology and biodiversity relies on evidence from cities of the Northern Hemisphere, while the Southern Hemisphere is underrepresented. Santiago is a large city from South Americ...

    Authors: Pablo Gutiérrez-Tapia, M. Ignacio Azócar and Sergio A. Castro

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2018 91:3

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  7. Content type: Research

    Taxon- and/or ecosystem-based definitions of management units typically focus on conspicuous species and physical habitat limits; these definitions implicitly assume that these classification systems are relat...

    Authors: Ana Inés Borthagaray, Alvaro Soutullo, Alvar Carranza and Matías Arim

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2018 91:2

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  8. Content type: Research

    Human population growth since the mid-1900s has been accompanied by an unsustainable use of natural resources and a corresponding impact on terrestrial and marine biota. In response, most states have establish...

    Authors: Ignacio J. Petit, Ana N. Campoy, Maria-Jose Hevia, Carlos F. Gaymer and Francisco A. Squeo

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2018 91:1

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  9. Content type: Review

    This review covers long-term ecological studies in Central America, South America, and Antarctica that include at least 10 years of data on both terrestrial and marine mammals as well as birds. Specifically, w...

    Authors: Megan Taig-Johnston, Madeline K. Strom, Kendall Calhoun, Kendra Nowak, Luis A. Ebensperger and Loren Hayes

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2017 90:7

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  10. Content type: Research

    The seasonal variations in macroinvertebrate communities in tropical, temperate and subarctic regions have been observed and well documented to date, but similar studies conducted in subtropical rivers at the ...

    Authors: Shiyun Chi, Sixin Li, Sheng Chen, Mingxiu Chen, Jinxiu Zheng and Juxiang Hu

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2017 90:6

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  11. Content type: Research

    Mitochondrial markers are widely used as a first approach in determining evolutionary relationships among vertebrate taxa at different hierarchical scales. Cytochrome b and cytochrome oxidase I are among the most...

    Authors: Fernando Torres-Pérez, Dusan Boric-Bargetto, Evelyn Rodríguez-Valenzuela, Constanza Escobar and R. Eduardo Palma

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2017 90:5

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  12. Content type: Research

    Although the mesquite (mesquital or mezquital in Spanish) is one of the representative ecosystems of the landscapes in the north of Mexico, it is also one of the least studied. This study evaluated the structu...

    Authors: Eduardo Alanís-Rodríguez, Víctor M. Molina-Guerra, Javier Jiménez-Pérez, Ernesto A. Rubio-Camacho, Arturo Mora-Olivo, Alejandro Collantes-Chávez-Costa and Jonathan J. Marroquín-Castillo

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2017 90:4

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  13. Content type: Research

    Understanding the role of agroecosystems as habitat for wildlife is crucial for long-term conservation planning, as different crop stratification and landscape elements can influence bird communities, which ar...

    Authors: Andrés Muñoz-Sáez, Jorge F. Perez-Quezada and Cristián F. Estades

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2017 90:3

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  14. Content type: Short report

    Monitos del monte (Dromiciops gliroides) are old-growth forest specialists and, thus, believed to be very sensitive to habitat transformation, although some recent studies show some level of plasticity of their h...

    Authors: Sandra V. Uribe, Romina G. Chiappe and Cristián F. Estades

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2017 90:2

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  15. Content type: Short report

    The long-eared owl (Asio otus) has a Holarctic distribution, including much of North America. This nocturnal species is considered to be extremely secretive, and poorly known in the Great Plains of the United Sta...

    Authors: José I. González-Rojas, Hernaldo Padilla-Rangel, Irene Ruvalcaba-Ortega, Miguel A. Cruz-Nieto, Ricardo Canales-del-Castillo and Antonio Guzmán-Velasco

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2017 90:1

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  16. Content type: Research

    Mosses dominate much of the vegetation in the Antarctic, but the effect of climatic change on moss growth and sexual reproduction has scarcely been studied. In Antarctica, mosses infrequently produce sporophyt...

    Authors: A. Casanova-Katny, G. A. Torres-Mellado and S. M. Eppley

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:13

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  17. Content type: Research

    Latitudinal and altitudinal patterns of plant species richness have frequently been related to different climate variables such as precipitation, temperature and evapotranspiration. However, studies assessing ...

    Authors: Pablo I. Becerra

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:12

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  18. Content type: Research

    In one-piece nesting termites, which nest and forage in a single piece of wood, soldier production increases during the swarming period, i.e. when the risk of invasion of their substrate and hence of their col...

    Authors: Daniel Aguilera-Olivares, José F. Rizo, Camila Burgos-Lefimil, Luis Flores-Prado and Hermann M. Niemeyer

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:11

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  19. Content type: Research

    Many barrel or columnar cacti, including some in the Atacama Desert, produce their reproductive tissue at or near the terminal apices of solitary or minimally branched stems that lean toward the equator, repor...

    Authors: Steven D. Warren, Lorgio E. Aguilera and L. Scott Baggett

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:10

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  20. Content type: Research

    During the last decades the frequency and global distribution of toxic cyanobacteria blooms has increased globally, which has been attributed to the eutrophication and climate change. In Chile there have been ...

    Authors: Viviana Almanza, Oscar Parra, Carlos E. De M. Bicudo, Carolina Baeza, Johana Beltran, Ricardo Figueroa and Roberto Urrutia

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:8

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  21. Content type: Research

    Maritime Antarctica is severely affected by climate change and accelerating glacier retreat forming temporal gradients of soil development. Successional patterns of soil development and plant succession in the...

    Authors: Jens Boy, Roberto Godoy, Olga Shibistova, Diana Boy, Robert McCulloch, Alberto Andrino de la Fuente, Mauricio Aguirre Morales, Robert Mikutta and Georg Guggenberger

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:6

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  22. Content type: Research

    Early life stages of macroalgae, especially from polar species, can be highly vulnerable to physical stressors, leading to important consequences for the fate of the whole population in scenarios of changing e...

    Authors: Nelso P. Navarro, Pirjo Huovinen and Iván Gómez

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:5

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  23. Content type: Research

    Photosynthetic characteristics and the effect of UV radiation and elevated temperature measured were studied in Chlorella sp. isolated from a snow microalgal community at King George Island, Maritime Antarctica t...

    Authors: C. Rivas, N. Navarro, P. Huovinen and I. Gómez

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:7

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  24. Content type: Short report

    This is a study of current pollen rain on soil disturbed by human use on the Fildes Peninsula, King George Island, South Shetland Islands. A sector strongly affected by human activity, an area between the Edua...

    Authors: Eduardo Fuentes-Lillo, J. Max Troncoso-Castro, Marely Cuba-Díaz and Mauricio J. Rondanelli-Reyes

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:4

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  25. Content type: Research

    Antarctic marine organisms have evolved a variety of physiological, life-history and molecular adaptations that allow them to cope with the extreme conditions in one of the coldest and most temperature-stable ...

    Authors: Karina González, Juan Gaitán-Espitia, Alejandro Font, César A. Cárdenas and Marcelo González-Aravena

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:2

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  26. Content type: Research

    Prevailing environmental conditions can modulate the structuring role of biotic interactions. In intertidal habitats, less stressful environmental conditions and/or higher grazer densities may allow grazing ef...

    Authors: V. Segovia-Rivera and N. Valdivia

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:3

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  27. Content type: Research

    The vegetation structure and dynamics in subtropical forest fragments is influenced by the bamboo density. After the reproductive events followed by the death of the bamboos, is critical to understanding commu...

    Authors: Elivane Salete Capellesso, Rafael Weirich, Giamarco Dariva, Tanise Luisa Sausen and Elisabete Maria Zanin

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2016 89:1

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  28. Content type: Review

    Prosopis tamarugo Phil. is a legume tree native to the Atacama Desert, Chile. Tamarugo has physiological characteristics that are highly adapted to extreme life conditions in the Pampa de...

    Authors: Gabriela Calderon, Marco Garrido and Edmundo Acevedo

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:18

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  29. Content type: Research

    Dromiciops gliroides is a small nocturnal marsupial found in the temperate forests of Southern Chile and Argentina. It is the only living member of the order Microbiotheria. Here, we d...

    Authors: Yamila Gurovich, Hayley J. Stannard and Julie M. Old

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:17

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  30. Content type: Review

    Canopy of forest ecosystems has been recognized as a habitat that supports a wide variety of plants, vertebrates, invertebrates, and microbes. Within the invertebrate group, arthropods are characterized by the...

    Authors: Leticia Valencia-Cuevas and Efraín Tovar-Sánchez

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:15

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  31. Content type: Research

    Morphological variability can lead to serious taxonomic problems in species with wide distribution ranges. Although morphological variability is partly due to ontogenetic programming, abiotic variables can als...

    Authors: Maribel Paniagua-Ibáñez, Alfredo López-Caamal, Patricia Mussali-Galante, Enrique Sánchez-Salinas, Ma. Laura Ortiz-Hernández, Rolando Ramírez-Rodríguez and Efraín Tovar-Sánchez

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:14

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  32. Content type: Research

    Plants in a seasonal environment that become close to the artificial lake after dams construction may have enhanced growth or die due to the new conditions. Changes in mortality or growth rates lead to changes...

    Authors: Vagner S Vale, I Schiavini, J A Prado-júnior, Ana P Oliveira and André E Gusson

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:13

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  33. Content type: Research

    Recently it has been proposed that the genetic diversity of foundation species influences the structure and function of the community by creating locally stable conditions for other species and modulating ecos...

    Authors: Efraín Tovar-Sánchez, Leticia Valencia-Cuevas, Patricia Mussali-Galante, Rolando Ramírez-Rodríguez and Elgar Castillo-Mendoza

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:12

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  34. Content type: Research

    Natural M. chilensis populations dominate habitats with a steep environmental gradient, and that are characterized by abrupt changes in salinity and exposure to desiccation. Although these populations are the sou...

    Authors: Carlos Alberto Molinet Flores, Manuel Alejandro Díaz Gomez, Camilo Bernardo Arriagada Muñoz, Leny Eunise Cares Pérez, Sandra Lorena Marín Arribas, Marcela Patricia Astorga Opazo and Edwin Juan Elías Niklitschek Huaquin

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:11

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  35. Content type: Research

    Seed loss to predators is a common phenomenon across plant communities and an important determinant of plant recruitment. Although seed predators commonly destroy the entire seed, partial seed consumption has ...

    Authors: Andrea P Loayza, Paloma R Gachon, Patricio García-Guzmán, Danny E Carvajal and Francisco A Squeo

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:10

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  36. Content type: Research

    Introduced species can have a major negative impact on biodiversity; an example is the American mink, which was introduced in the 1930s in Patagonia. While there is a consensus that reversing alien mustelids c...

    Authors: Gonzalo Medina-Vogel, Macarena Barros, Rene Monsalve and Daniel J Pons

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:9

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  37. Content type: Research

    This study was performed to investigate the phenotypic, karyomorphological, and habitat environment characteristics of Lilium distichum that grows naturally in South Korea. Currently, this species follows limited...

    Authors: Yoon-Jung Hwang, Chang-Min Song, Adnan Younis, Chang-Kil Kim, Yoon-Im Kang and Ki-Byung Lim

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:8

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  38. Content type: Research

    Quercus crassifolia is an oak species with characteristics of foundation species, which is a canopy dominant element of different forest types that supports a wide diversity of associated speci...

    Authors: Efraín Tovar-Sánchez, Erwin Martí-Flores, Leticia Valencia-Cuevas and Patricia Mussali-Galante

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:7

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  39. Content type: Short report

    This paper presents a comparative study of moss diversity in three collection sites in the South Shetland Islands (King George, Elephant, and Nelson Islands) and one in the Antarctic Continent (Hope Bay, Antar...

    Authors: Jair Putzke, Camila G Athanásio, Margéli Pereira de Albuquerque, Filipe C Victoria and Antonio B Pereira

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:6

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  40. Content type: Research

    The detection of predator chemical cues is an important antipredatory behaviour as it allows an early assessment of predation risk without encountering the predator and therefore increases survival. For instan...

    Authors: Luisa Amo, Isabel López-Rull, Iluminada Pagán and Constantino Macías García

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:5

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  41. Content type: Review

    All members of Triatominae subfamily (Heteroptera: Reduviidae), potential vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi, etiologic agent of the Chagas disease, feed on blood. Through evolution, these bugs have fixed special morph...

    Authors: Fernando Otálora-Luna, Antonio J Pérez-Sánchez, Claudia Sandoval and Elis Aldana

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:4

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  42. Content type: Research

    Twenty beavers Castor canadensis (Castoridae) were initially introduced in the Argentinean portion of Tierra del Fuego Island, from where they have occupied most of the Fuegian Archipelago and even reached the co...

    Authors: Giorgia Graells, Derek Corcoran and Juan Carlos Aravena

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:3

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  43. Content type: Short report

    The purpose of this paper is to present the finding of Suaeda foliosa in El Yali National Reserve, Chile. With this finding, the southern limit of the distribution is displaced from the current position at 31° S,...

    Authors: Lorena Flores-Toro and Manuel Contreras-López

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:2

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  44. Content type: Research

    Caudal autotomy appears to be an adaptation strategy to reduce the risk of being preyed upon. In an encounter with a predator, the prey must reduce the risk of being preyed upon, and one of the strategies that...

    Authors: Moisés E Domínguez-López, Ángela M Ortega-león and Gastón J Zamora-abrego

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2015 88:1

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  45. Content type: Short report

    Biotic processes, such as predation and parasitism events, are crucial for answering questions in ecology and evolution. Here, we report predation and ectoparasitism events of invertebrates upon tadpoles in aq...

    Authors: Priscilla Guedes Gambale, Vinícius Guerra Batista, Fabrício Hiroiuki Oda, Renata Mayara Campos, Ricardo Massato Takemoto and Rogério Pereira Bastos

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2014 87:31

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  46. Content type: Research

    Subtle ecological and behavioral mechanisms that enhance reproduction such as nest building by animals may provide useful information of population level processes. Variation in behavioral traits may be observ...

    Authors: Teresa Navarrete-Fernández, Mauricio F Landaeta, Claudia A Bustos and Alejandro Pérez-Matus

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2014 87:30

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  47. Content type: Review

    The northernmost ‘robles’ of Argentina, located in Lagunas de Epulauquen (northwest Patagonia), are considered a population of Nothofagus obliqua, even though they differ in some respects from individuals of othe...

    Authors: María M Azpilicueta, Mario J Pastorino, Javier Puntieri, Fernando Barbero, Alejandro Martinez-Meier, Paula Marchelli and Leonardo A Gallo

    Citation: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2014 87:24

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