Alberto Tinaut

Alberto Tinaut
University of Granada | UGR · Department of Zoology

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September 1977 - December 2014
University of Granada
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We present a list of the arthropod fauna of Sierra Nevada (latitude 36.927 and 37.23; longitude -3.571 and -2.646) which includes 3953 records represented as 6 classes, 33 orders, 268 families, 1884 genera and 3940 species (of which 169 are endemic), indicating the bibliographic reference of the citation and the corresponding taxonomic information....
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Se presentan los primeros resultados faunísticos del estudio colaborativo sobre los invertebrados terrestres presentes en tres pequeñas islas (isla de San Andrés, isla de Terreros e isla Negra) cercanas a la costa de la provincia de Almería (España). De un total de 385 individuos capturados (373 artrópodos y 12 moluscos), se han identificado entre...
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Tabla 1. Relación de taxones estudiados en la pequeñas islas de la provincia de A Se incluyen los niveles taxonómicos intermedios que facilitan información sustancial. En las observaciones de cada taxón PHYLUM CLASSIS ORDO SUBORDO
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Ants are highly diverse in the Iberian Peninsula (IP), both in species richness (299 cited species) and in number of endemic species (72). The Iberian ant fauna is one of the richest in the broader Mediterranean region, it is similar to the Balkan Peninsula but lower than Greece or Israel, when species richness is controlled by the surface area. In...
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Descripción de una nueva especie para la península ibérica: Temnothorax alfacarensis n. sp. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Description of a new species from the Iberian Peninsula: Temnothorax alfacarensis n. sp. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)
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Molorchus (Caenoptera) minor (Linnaeus, 1758) es un coleóptero de la familia Cerambycidae nunca registrado hasta el momento en la península ibérica. Es la especie tipo tanto del género Molorchus Fabricius, 1792 como de la tribu Molorchini Gistel, 1848; fue descrita originalmente en el género Necydalis Linnaeus, 1758. Se trata de una especie ampliam...
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A new dipterous species (Parochthiphila verrucosa sp. n.) is described in the present work. The specimen was captured in a pitfall trap, at an elevation of around 2,500 m a.s.l., in the "Peñones de San Francisco", in the Sierra Nevada National Park (Granada, Spain) in 2015. This new species belongs to the family Chamaemyiidae and constitutes the se...
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RESUMEN: En este artículo se presentan los isópodos terrestres recolectados durante los muestreos efectuados en diversas campañas realizadas en las cuevas del Parque Natural de la Sierra Norte de Sevilla, durante los años 2002-2004. Se han identificado 673 ejemplares pertene-cientes a cinco especies de isópodos terrestres: Haplophthalmus danicus, L...
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The sphaerocerid Crumomyia glacialis (Meigen, 1830) is recorded from the Iberian Peninsula for the first time. The specimens were captured in two Spanish National Parks (Sierra Nevada N. P. and Sierra de Guadarrama N. P.). Most of the specimens (6 out of 7) were captured in the Mesovoid Shallow Substratum by means of subterranean sampling devices (...
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Based on the review of the material of the genus Plagiolepis present in the collection of ants of the Department of Zoology of the University of Granada is put in evidence the presence of P. taurica in almost half of the previously identified as P. schmitzii specimens. We include the synonyms which have resulted after this misidentification. The di...
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The aim of this paper is to describe the relationship between two ant species, Formica frontalis and Iberoformica subrufa, found together in shared nests. Therefore, we obtained data from dug nests and outdoor activity in two sympatric populations and investigated the cuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs) in both sympatric populations and in 10 I. subrufa...
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A list of morphological characters to separate Iberoformica and Formica (Serviformica) (F. fusca species group) is provided. Sexual forms of Formica gerardi Bondroit are described based on Iberian material and reinstated into the subgenus Serviformica based on genetic data and morphological characters. The status of †F. horrida Wheeler, 1915 is ass...
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We present a taxonomical study of the species of terrestrial isopods found during several sampling periods conducted in the Nerja Cave (Maro, Malaga), from the years 2000 to 2002. Until now, six species of terrestrial isopods have been identified: Anaphiloscia simoni Racovitza, 1907, Lucasius pallidus (Budde-Lund, 1885), Porcellio incanus Budde-Lun...
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Parasitism is known to be one of the main drivers of evolution. Each organism involved in this relationship has an evolutionary potential that can be measured as its genetic diversity. This feature, in turn, depends on factors such as the dispersal ability, genetic flow and size, structure and composition of its populations. The evolutionary potent...
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• Parnassius apollo filabricus is a subspecies of apollo (Lepidoptera, Papilionidae) restricted to the Sierra de Baza‐Filabres range in southeastern Spain that has become increasingly rare in the last decades, disappearing from most of its known locations. • In this article, we calculate both census and effective population size of a local populati...
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Population persistence depends in many cases on gene flow between local populations. Parnassius apollo nevadensis is an endemic subspecies of Apollo butterfly in the Sierra Nevada (southern Spain), whose populations are distributed in discrete patches at altitudes between 1850 and 2700 m. In this paper, we use 13 microsatellite loci to examine the...
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Although Iberian subsurface terrestrial habitats have been sampled for a half century, they remain poorly known. During the last five years much more sampling of these subsurface habitats has been made, mainly in scree slopes (also called colluvial Mesovoid Shallow Substratum habitats, MSS) but also in alluvial debris of temporal watercourses (allu...
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El objetivo de este trabajo es conocer la variación en la forma alar de Parnassius apollo nevadensis, lepidóptero endémico de Sierra Nevada, en función del sexo y la altitud. Para ello, utilizamos herramientas de Morfometría Geométrica aplicadas a fotografías de individuos de ambos sexos de poblaciones situadas a lo largo de su área de distribución...
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A family of satellite DNA is analyzed in seven ant species from the genus Aphaenogaster. This satellite DNA is organized as tandemly repeated sequences with a consensus sequence of 160 bp in length. The sampled sequences show a high similarity and belong to the same family of satellite DNA. However in Aphaenogaster spinosa, two types of repeat clea...
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A large dataset of various associations between silverfish (order Zygentoma) and Formicidae is presented; this was obtained from samples collected across continental Spain. Associations have been detected in 693 ant nests of 14 different genera of Formicidae, hosting two species of Zygentoma belonging to the family Nicoletiidae (subfamilyAtelurina...
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In countries with high levels of urbanization, protected areas are often subject to human disturbance. In addition to dealing with fragmentation, land managers also have to confront the loss of characteristic ecosystems due to biotic homogenization, which is the increasing similarity of species assemblages among geographically separate regions. Usi...
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Description of the sites sampled in the Andalusia network of protected areas (PAs)
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Dataset used in the publication: Anthropogenic impacts in protected areas: assessing the efficiency of conservation efforts using Mediterranean ant communities (Angulo, Boulay, Ruano, Tinaut, Cerdá) published in PeerJ (on-line free access) (see Table 1 in the paper to understand the abbreviations)
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Some species of Cataglyphis desert ants have evolved a hybridogenetic mode of reproduction at the social scale. In hybridogenetic populations, two distinct genetic lineages coexist. Non-reproductive offspring (workers) are hybrids of the two lineages, whereas sexual offspring (males and new queens) are produced by parthenogenesis and belong to the...
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Interesting information (new scientific records or rarities) on 37 species of hypogean invertebrates found in subterranean habitats from Sierra de Segura (Jaén) is presented. Ten of them are nematodes and 27 arthropods.
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RESUMEN En este artículo se revisa la aportación de Wilhelm Gottlieb Rosenhauer y de Maximilien Spinola en el conocimiento de las hormigas de Andalucía destacando que fueron los autores de las primeras citas sobre este grupo en esta región. Además se resuelven algunos proble-mas relacionados con la fecha de descripción y la localidad típica de Anoc...
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Interesting information (new scientific records or rarities) on 37 species of hypogean invertebrates found in subterranean habitats from Sierra de Segura (Jaén) is presented. Ten of them are nematodes and 27 arthropods.
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Millipedes (Diplopoda), with a few notable exceptions, are poor dispersers, showing a very high degree of endemicity, not the least in mountains. The first samplings of the Mesovoid Shallow Substratum (MSS) of the higher altitudes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains (Baetic System, Southern Spain) have led to the discovery of a high number of millipedes...
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Proformica longiseta Collingwood is an endemic ant found in southeastern Spain that inhabits high mountains and is widespread within an altitude range. We have studied the population genetics and biogeography of 14 populations of P. longiseta throughout its distribution using microsatellites and mitochondrial data. Populations are strongly structur...
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Systematic sampling of the Mesovoid Shallow Substratum (MSS) at several sites in three regions of the Iberian Peninsula has revealed two new and one very poorly known species of the genus Archipolydesmus Attems, 1898. These are the first records of Archipolydesmus in the MSS, although the genus had previously been recorded from several caves in sou...
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Formica frontalis is an ant species that has often been confused with F. dusmeti, making it impossible to have a clear idea of their distribution in the Iberian Peninsula. In this article we performed a comprehensive review of existing records in the literature using the material deposited in scientific collections, by consulting the opinion of som...
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Recently, a series of systematized studies of the Milieu Souterrain Superficiel (MSS) are being carried in several enclaves of the Iberian Peninsula, which have entailed the finding of the enigmatic ant Aphaenogaster cardenai Espadaler, 1981, hitherto considered as hypogean, in a mountain range far away from its known distribution area. Its ecologi...
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We report the reduction of mice carcasses by a single species of ant Pheidole megacephala (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). The carcasses of drowned mice were placed inside a greenhouse and remained under observation until reduced to a skeleton. The access of external fauna into the greenhouse was limited and no fly or other necrophagous insect colonised...
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We characterized 20 new microsatellite loci isolated from Parnassius apollo nevadensis. The 20 loci displayed 2–12 alleles and expected heterozygosities varied from 0.22 to 0.89; the markers were amplified in nine multiplex reactions. The combined non-exclusion probabilities of this set are 0.001084 and 0.000005 for the first and second parents, re...
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Ergatoid (= permanently wingless) queens do not disperse individually from their natal colonies, instead they walk with nestmate workers to new nesting sites during the fission of existing colonies. Very few observations of dependent colony foundation are available, and it must often be studied with indirect data. Thirty-five colonies of Monomorium...
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Ergatoid (= permanently wingless) queens do not disperse individually from their natal colonies, instead they walk with nestmate workers to new nesting sites during the fission of existing colonies. Very few observations of dependent colony foundation are available, and it must often be studied with indirect data. Thirty-five colonies of Monomorium...
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RESUMEN Se presenta en este trabajo una actualización de las especies de formícidos presentes en la Comunitat Valenciana. Para ello se ha recopilado toda la información bibliográfica disponible y se ha incluido datos inéditos que corresponden a la determinación del material depositado en las colecciones del Museu Valencià d'Història Natural desde 2...
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The host-parasite genera Proformica-Rossomyrmex present four pairs of species with a very wide range of distribution from China to Southeastern Spain, from huge extended plains to the top of high mountains. Here we review (1) the published data on these pairs in comparison to other slave-makers; (2) the different dispersal ability in hosts and para...
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Host and parasite distributions are crucial to understand the coevolutionary outcomes of their relationships. This comes from the fact that the distribution of a species (fragmented vs. continuous habitats) influences its dispersal opportunities. In this work, we studied the effect of the spatial distribution on dispersal and coevolution between th...
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The subgeneric subdivision of the genus Formica is still open. In this article, we make a phylogenetic study on several species of the genus Formica and of its closely related genera, Polyergus and Proformica, using sequences of nuclear satellite DNA (stDNA) and the mitochondrial rrnL as molecular markers. Our goal was to shed light on their phylog...
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Since the middle of the 20 th century ants of the genus Cataglyphis – inhabiting the southern part of the Palearctic region – have become model organisms for insect navigation and various other fields of biological research. Currently ca. 100 Cataglyphis species are described. However, although molecular-based phylogenetic analyses are common pract...
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The present paper provides an inventory of the species of Formicidae cited up to now in the literature for the Region of Murcia (Spain). We also supply the species collected directly or manually by the authors in different areas of this region over time, but more specifically from July 2010 to September 2011. The total number of species reached 77,...
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El primer Encuentro Ibérico de Biología Subterránea, celebrado en Valencia el pasado julio de 2009, logró reunir un nutrido elenco de investigadores y profesionales en diversos aspectos de la Biología Subterránea que trabajan en España y Portugal. Entre los objetivos del citado encuentro se pretendía publicar los resúmenes de las ponencias que abor...
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In the present work, we indicate the distribution of and taxonomic differences between Formica dusmeti and Formica frontalis (stat. n.). Morphological differences include a total absence of hairs in F. dusmeti as opposed to uniformly scattered hairs in F. frontalis. These two species have similar coloration and hairless scapes and eyes. In addition...
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El primer Encuentro Ibérico de Biología Subterránea, celebrado en Valencia el pasado julio de 2009, logró reunir un nutrido elenco de investigadores y profesionales en diversos aspectos de la Biología Subterránea que trabajan en España y Portugal. Entre los objetivos del citado encuentro se pretendía publicar los resúmenes de las ponencias que abor...
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Twenty-six species of ants associated with aphids, belonging to twelve genera, are collected. Three subfamilies are identified, being the Formicinae the more represented about number of samples, genera and species. On the other hand, Lasius niger has been the species that is found with a more number of aphids (fifty eight species), and it seems to...
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Three different isolated populations of the slave-making ant Rossomyrmex minuchae, sympatric with its obligate host Proformica longiseta, are known from the high mountains of southern Spain. To test the prediction that the slave-maker and its host represent a coevolutionary geographical mosaic, we studied the variation in the cuticular hydrocarbons...
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Tras el estudio realizado en 49 cuevas de la Comunidad Andaluza, citamos un total de seis especies de tricópteros troglófilos: Mesophylax aspersus, Stenophylax crossotus, S. espanioli, S. fissus, S. nycterobius y S. vibex. La especie más frecuente resultó ser M. aspersus, seguida con diferencia por S. crossotus (encontrada en siete de las cuevas pr...
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The queen of Anochetus ghilianii is redescribed with specimens from southern Spain, as descriptions and illustrations of this caste provided so far are incomplete. Some observations on the ecology and distribution of the species are also provided.
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Actualización de la distribución del formícido Aphaenogaster cardenai Espalader, 1981
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Understanding levels of population differentiation and inbreeding are important issues in conservation biology, especially for social Hymenoptera with fragmented and small population sizes. Isolated populations are more vulnerable to genetic loss and extinction than those with extended continuous distributions. However, small populations are not al...
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Abstract  In this paper, we analyze and compare nest composition and architecture as well as worker relatedness in three related species of slave-making ants: Rossomyrmex anatolicus, R. minuchae, and R. quandratinodum. Colony structure within nests is an important trait in ants, especially in the case of mixed societies, when host and parasite coex...
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In this work we study nest distribution and its determining factors in Proformica longiseta, a high-mountain ant. Four factors affecting the distribution of nests were analysed: nest density, intraspecific and interspecific competition, distribution and density of nest-site rocks, and the mode of nest founding. In general, P. longiseta shows a rand...
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El creciente interés por mejorar el conocimiento que se tiene sobre la biodiversidad, el incremento en los últimos años del estudio faunístico de los formícidos ibéricos y la implicación de dos de los autores en la elaboración de una monografía sobre los formícidos ibéricos, nos conduce a una revisión y actualización de los listados faunísticos que...
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In this article, we present the results related to the formicids collected during a project carried out at Cabo de Gata Natural Park (Almería, S. Spain), providing knowledge on ant species inhabiting this area and their distribution. For the sampling, pitfall traps were alternated with direct collection and Moericke colour traps. In addition to the...
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In this article, we present the results related to the formicids collected during a project carried out at Cabo de Gata Natural Park (Almería, S. Spain), providing knowledge on ant species inhabiting this area and their distribution. For the sampling, pitfall traps were alternated with direct collection and Moericke colour traps. In addition to the...