Carlos Prieto

Carlos Prieto
Universidad del Atlántico · Departamento de Biología

PhD

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Introduction
My research interests are taxonomy, nomenclature, DNA barcoding, systematics, faunistics, biogeography and conservation of butterflies. Focus mainly in south American biodiversity. Current research is centered in creating DNA barcode libraries in megadiverse countries. I am very interested as well in history of science and the paths of German explorers in the neotropics in the last half of the 19th century and first half of the 20th century.
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August 2013 - present
Universidad del Atlántico
Position
  • Professor
January 2013 - June 2016
Universidad del Atlántico
Position
  • Associate professor, Biology

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Publications (37)
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The Colombian species of the genus Rhamma Johnson, 1992 are revised. Male and female phenotypes of all species are associated and diagnosed, and data on their distributions are given along with a discussion of the geographic variability of the species. Thirteen taxa are considered valid at the species level. The following taxonomic changes are prop...
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A synopsis of the P. amatista species-group in Colombia is provided. Five taxa are considered valid at species level, male and female phenotypes are associated, diagnosed and data on their distribution are given. The geographic variability of the species is discussed, and Penaincisalia celosia new species is described from specimens collected in an...
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Micandra stephanieae, sp. nov., is described and illustrated from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in northern Colombia. Adult specimens and male genitalia are illustrated and compared with those of M. aegides (C. Felder & R. Felder) and M. dignota (Draudt), the putatively most closely related species. A synopsis of the Micandra species in Colombia...
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The wide range of morphological variations in the "loxurina group" makes taxa identification difficult, and despite several reviews, serious taxonomical confusion remains. We make use of DNA data in conjunction with morphological appearance and available information on species distribution to delimit the boundaries of the "loxurina" group species p...
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Coexistence by a great number of species could reflect niche segregation at several resource axes. Differences in the use of a hilltop as mating site for a Eumaeini (Lycaenidae) community were measured to test whether niche segregation exists within this group. Specimens were collected throughout 21 samplings between July-October of 2004 and July-O...
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We propose a higher classification of the lycaenid hairstreak tribe Eumaeini – one of the youngest and most species‐rich butterfly tribes – based on autosome, Lepidopteran Z sex chromosome and mitochondrial protein‐coding genes. The subtribe Neolycaenina Korb is a synonym of Callophryidina Tutt and subtribe Tmolusina Bálint is a synonym of Strephon...
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A new species of the genus Tenedos O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1897 belonging to the barronus group is described and illustrated based on both sexes. Tenedos barbarae sp. n. is described from Serranía del Perijá in Cesar department, Colombia. Specimens of the new species were collected during a standardized sampling in a landscape of tropical dry forest....
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Liodessus picinus sp. nov. is described from the Páramo de Sumapaz near Bogota D.C. at 3,500 m above sea level. The species can be distinguished from the other Colombian Liodessus species by its dark colora-tion, discontinuous habitus, shiny surface of the pronotum and elytron, presence of a distinct occipital line, distinct basal pronotal striae,...
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Background: With about 1,000 species in the Neotropics, the Eumaeini (Theclinae) are one of the most diverse butterfly tribes. Correct morphology-based identifications are challenging in many genera due to relatively little interspecific differences in wing patterns. Geographic infraspecific variation is sometimes more substantial than variation b...
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Catasticta lycurgus is a striking endemic butterfly, restricted to high elevation habitats in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, an isolated mountain range separate from the Andes in the north of Colombia. The type, which for almost a hundred years was the only known specimen, was collected in 1878 by Frederick Simons in the vicinity of Atánquez and...
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The Transandean-Andean genus Johnsonita Salazar & Constantino, 1995 is revised on the basis of wing and genitalia morphology. Apart from eight species formerly placed in Johnsonita (Thecla assula Draudt, 1919; Thecla auda Hewitson, 1867; Thecla catadupa Hewitson, 1869; Thecla chaluma Schaus, 1902, Thecla chlamydem Druce, 1907; Thecla pardoa d’Abrer...
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We diagnose a new butterfly species from the Belmira paramo in the central cordillera of the Colombian Andes. We infer from the barcoding analysis, wing pattern, morphology and distribution that this entity is not a geographical variation or subspecies of any named lycaenid, and it is described herein as Rhamma eleonorae sp. nov. Adult specimens an...
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Faunal structure, species relationships and distribution patterns of Pronophilina butterflies, a Neotropical montane section of the Satyrinae (Nymphalidae), of 5 isolated north Andean massifs —Cordillera de Mérida, Sierra El Tamá, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Cordillera de la Costa and Sierra de Perijá— are analyzed from the island biogeography pe...
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The Colombian species of the diving beetle genus Liodessus Guignot, 1939 Guignot, F. (1939), ‘Contribution à l’étude des Bidessus’, Bulletin de la Société d’Étude des Sciences Naturelles de Vaucluse, 10(4), 51–61. [Google Scholar] are revised. Liodessus bogotensis Guignot, 1953 Guignot, F. (1953), ‘Trente-neuvième note sur les hydrocanthares’, Revu...
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A population of Morpho rhodopteron (Godman & Salvin, 1880), one of the endemic and endangered butterflies of Colombia, was studied during a year in a sector of the northwestern part of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Mark-ReleaseRecapture methods were used to study population parameters and population size was estimated using the Jolly-Seber mode...
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Arhuaco Adams & Bernard (1977) is one of the least known genera of Neotropical Satyrinae. It comprises two species and presents an unusual disjunct distribution, with A. ica Adams & Bernard (1977), endemic to the isolated Colombian Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, and A. dryadina (Schaus 1913) found in the mountains of Costa Rica and Panama. Here, the...
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A population of Morpho rhodopteron (Godman & Salvin, 1880), one of the endemic and endangered butterflies of Colombia, was studied during a year in a sector of the northwestern part of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Mark-Release-Recapture methods were used to study population parameters and population size was estimated using the Jolly Seber mod...
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A new species of Lymanopoda Westwood, a cloud forest Neotropical genus of Satyrinae, is described from the páramo grasslands on an isolated, peripheral massif in the Colombian Central Cordillera of the Andes: L. fl ammigera Pyrcz, Prieto & Boyer, sp. n. The genus Lymanopoda is species-rich (approx. 65 species) and its alpha taxonomy is relatively w...
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The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) commits its 196 nation parties to conserve biological diversity, use its components sustainably, and share fairly and equitably the benefits from the utilization of genetic resources. The last of these objectives was further codified in the Convention's Nagoya Protocol (NP), which came into effect in 201...
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In this work, we used mtDNA data as a tool to delimit species and we compared the resulting molecular operational taxonomic units (barcode index number, BIN) with morphology-based identifications in the Colombian species of Rhamma Johnson, 1992 exploring the usefulness of DNA barcodes for taxonomy, species identification and delimitation. We obtain...
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A preliminary assessment of barcode data for the genus Rhamma suggests the presence of several cryptic species in Colombia. Based on morphology and barcodes, we were able to diagnose one of these lineages as a new species that is described herein as Rhamma dawkinsi, sp. nov. Adult specimens and the genitalia of both sexes are illustrated and compar...
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Richness of the tribe Eumaeini was analyzed on a temporal scale on San Antonio hill, west of Cali, based on collections made in 2003. Specimens were collected with 5 m and 1.8 m long insect nets in 92 surveys. Species accumulation curves and similarity analysis (Jaccard) were carried out to compare 11 months of the year with BiodiversityPro softwar...
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The phylogenetic position of a new high-elevation butterfly species, which we describe as Electrostrymon picoloro Prieto & Robbins, new species, is assessed. The ventral wing pattern and genitalic structures of this species are unique among Electrostrymon. This species is also unique among Electrostrymon in that it occurs, so far as is known, only...
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The goal of this paper is to clarify the status and identity of the type species of the lycaenid genus Abloxurina Johnson, 1992 so that the name can be used correctly in future taxonomic work. Abloxurina was originally typified with Thecla amatista Dognin, 1895. However, the specimen examined and illustrated by Johnson (1992) to diagnose the genus...
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Four new species of Pedaliodes Butler (i.e., P. adrianae, n. sp., P. haydoni, n. sp., P. philinae, n. sp. and P. rodriguezi, n. sp.) are described from the high elevation cloud forests in the Frontino massif in the Colombian Western Cordillera and the northern part of the Central and Eastern Cordilleras. The affinities of these new species with oth...
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Abstract A new butterfly species, Podanotum pulsar Prieto & Rodríguez n. sp. is described from the high Andes of Colombia. We present a brief discussion on its systematic placement and on adult ecology. Adult specimens and the genitalia of the male and female are illustrated and compared with the most closely related species Podanotum glorissimum B...
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A new species of Penaincisalia, P. elisabeth sp. n. is described and diagnosed from the "Sierra Nevada del Cocuy" in north-eastern Colombia. Adult specimens and genitalia of both sexes are illustrated and compared with P. saraha, hypothetically the most closely related species.
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We provide a taxonomic review of the "browni group", a cloud forest lineage of the diverse lycaenid butterfly genus Penaincisalia, distributed from Costa Rica to northern Argentina. The group is characterized on the basis of five charac-ters provided by wing shape, forewing androconia and genital structures. We distinguish eight species in the grou...
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Abstract A new species of Penaincisalia from the central mountain range of Colombia is described and diagnosed. We present a brief discussion on the systematic placement of Penaincisalia cuiva Prieto & Rodríguez n. sp. within the genus. The species is apparently a member of the “browni group”, and we discuss its relationships with other members of...
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Two new Eumaeini species from the high Andes of Ecuador and Peru are described and diagnosed: Penaincisalia amatamba sp. n. (type locality: Chiguinda-Sigsig, Azuay/Morona-Santiago, Ecuador) and Abloxurina dominiquae sp. n. (type locality: Huancabamba, Pasco, Peru). Imagines and male genitalia of Penaincisalia amatamba are compared with Abloxurina a...
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Entre los meses de abril y agosto de 2003 se estimó el tamaño de una población de Morpho sulkowskyi conocida para la cordillera occidental en el departamento del Cauca por medio de tres metodologías de Marcaje-recaptura (MRR): Peterson, Jolly-Seber y Schnabel comparadas con el método de abundancia por observación de Pollard. Se capturaron 152 indiv...
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PRIETO C, TAKEGAMI C, RIVERA JM. 2005. Population structure of Morpho sulkowskyi Kollar, 1850 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in the western Cordillera, Cauca department (Colombia). Entomotropica 20(1): 15-22. Between the months of April and August of 2003 we stimated the Morpho sulkowskyi population size in a site of the western mountain range in the d...

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Projects (4)
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We are creating a comprehensive DNA barcode library based on taxonomically well-curated specimens. This library will support the implementation of fast and reliable DNA-based identifications for the butterflies of Colombia.
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Systematics and Biodiversity of Andean Satyrinae