Carolina Reyes-Puig

Carolina Reyes-Puig
Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) · College of Biological and Environmental Sciences

PhD student CIBIO-InBIO University of Porto
PhD student CIBIO-InBIO University of Porto.

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Introduction
My main interests include: The spatial analysis of species distribution models and priority conservation areas for neotropical herpetofauna. Systematics and taxonomy in families Strabomantidae, Craugastoridae, Iguanidae, Gymnophthalmidae , Colubridae. Diversity and biogeographic patterns of amphibians and reptiles in Ecuador. Conservation status of species, geometric morphometrics to identify cryptic reptiles, and management and administration of collections and databases of Natural History.
Additional affiliations
January 2017 - present
Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ)
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
February 2015 - December 2016
Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad, Museo Ecuatoriano de Ciencias Naturales
Position
  • Researcher
August 2013 - December 2014
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
Position
  • Master's Student
Education
August 2015 - December 2015
National University of Cordoba, Argentina
Field of study
  • Bioestadística Básica Aplicada, mediada con entorno R
August 2013 - December 2015
September 2008 - June 2012
Central University of Ecuador
Field of study
  • Zoology

Publications

Publications (107)
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We document Lepidoblepharis conolepis from El Cielito, Carchi province, northern Ecuador. This record , the first record for Carchi province, represents a northward range extension of 90 km from the previously known occurences. All known occurrences of L. conolepis, including our new record, are restricted to the western slopes of the Ecuadorian An...
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We present a molecular phylogeny of snake genus Atractus, with an improved taxon sampling that includes 30 of the 140 species currently recognized. The phylogenetic tree supports the existence of at least three new species in the Pacific lowlands and adjacent Andean slopes of the Ecuadorian Andes, which we describe here. A unique combination of mol...
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We describe two new species of terrestrial frogs of the genus Pristimantis from the cloud forest of the Reserva Río Zuñag, located on the slopes of the Cordillera de los Sacha Llanganatis, buffer zone of the Llanganates National Park, on the eastern slopes of the central Andes of Ecuador. The first species differs from its congeners by presenting a...
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p>We describe three new species of terrestrial frogs of the genus Pristimantis from the province of El Oro, southwestern Ecuador. Two species inhabit the lowland semi-deciduous forests, and the third species in the high montane forests. Pristimantis kuri sp. nov. is characterized by having white patches bordered by dark brown on ventral, inguinal a...
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We describe a new species of terrestrial frog Pristimantis from the western slopes of the Ecuadorian Andes, in the province of Pichincha, Ecuador. The species is a member of the P. devillei species-group and is characterized by having cranial crests with high frontoparietals, concealed tympanum, glandular dorsolateral folds and flanks, and subconic...
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The anatomy of the penis in the Paucituberculata has received little attention. The only treatise addressing the genitalia and prostate in this group of marsupials comes from a century ago. The present work describes the macroscopic morphology of the male genitalia of the gray-bellied shrew opossum, Caenolestes caniventer, a structure that can be u...
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We present the results of herpetological surveys in two adjacent mountains where the EcoMinga Foundation protects the cloud forest in the Upper Rio Pastaza watershed, in the Llanganates Sangay Ecological Corridor in Ecuador. A rapid assessment of the amphibian communities of the study sites reveals a diverse and heterogeneous composition, dominated...
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We describe a new species of terrestrial-breeding frog of the genus Noblella from the northwestern slopes of the Andes of Ecuador, in the province of Pichincha, Ecuador, and report a new locality for the recently described N. worleyae. We include a detailed description of the osteology of both species and discuss their phylogenetic relationships. T...
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We describe a new species of Pristimantis from southern Ecuador, province of Zamora Chinchipe. The new species is closely related to an undescribed species of Pristimantis from Reserva Tapichalaca, Ecuador and with species of a clade historically assigned to the P. unistrigatus species group, such as P. parvillus, P. luteolateralis, P. walkeri, amo...
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The increase in sexual dimorphism (SD) with body size in male-biased clades, or decrease in female-biased ones, is known as Rensch's Rule (RR). RR has been almost exclusively examined for size and not for other characters, despite being initially formulated for a diversity of traits. The trend of increased SD with increasing body size represents a...
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La mosca soldado negra, Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae), es una especie saprófaga, utilizada por el ser humano en procesos de bioconversión de residuos orgánicos en todo el mundo. Nuestro estudio tuvo como objetivo generar modelos de nicho ecológico de la especie H. illucens a nivel mundial para conocer las variables climáticas que influ...
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We describe a new species of Pristimantis from the Comunidad Río Blanco, Cordillera del Cóndor, Ecuador. Pristimantis ledzeppelin sp. nov. is characterized by a snout-vent length of 23.9-24.6 mm in adult males (n = 2) and 36.1 mm in one adult female and is compared morphologically with Pristimantis muscosus and other similar species of Pristimantis...
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Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, but faces severe pressures and threats to its natural ecosystems. Numerous species have declined and require to be objectively evaluated and quantified, as a step towards the development of conservation strategies. Herein, we present an updated National Red List Assessment for amphibian...
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Species’ activity patterns are driven by the need to meet basic requirements of food, social interactions, movement, and rest, but often are influenced by a variety of biotic and abiotic factors. We used camera-trap data to describe and compare the activity patterns of the relatively poorly studied tayra (Eira barbara) across 10 populations distrib...
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We describe two new species of salamanders of the genus Oedipina, subgenus Oe-dopinola, from two localities on the northwestern foothills of Ecuador, at elevations between 921 and 1,067 m. These are the southernmost members of the genus. We examined different museum collections and we found just three specimens of Oedipina from Ecuador, obtained th...
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With the third most biodiverse amphibian fauna in the world, Ecuador has bolstered this claim with a particularly high rate of species descriptions in recent years. Many of the species being described are already facing anthropogenic threats despite being discovered within privately protected reserves in areas previously not sampled. Herein we desc...
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Describimos 3 nuevas especies de cutines Pristimantis del subgénero Hypodictyon de la bioregión del Chocó de Colombia y Ecuador. Además, presentamos una filogenia actualizada del subgénero Hypodictyon en la que reportamos por primera vez la posición filogenética de P. calcaratus, P. colomai, P. illotus, P. kuri, P. rosadoi, P. tenebrionis y P. vari...
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Based on specimens collected in the southeastern Andes of Ecuador, at Parque Nacional Sangay, but also including animals from mammal collections, a revision of the species of the group “cinereus” of the cricetid genus Thomasomys Coues, 1884 (Sigmodontini, Thomasomyini) was made. As a result, concomitantly to a new phylogeny based on a molecular mar...
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Based on two adult specimens collected in the Río León (Azuay, Ecuador), we describe a new highland species of a small crab-eating rat of the genus Ichthyomys Thomas (Rodentia, Cricetidae, Ichthyomyini). It is dis-tinguishable from Ichthyomys hydrobates (Winge, 1891), the species phenetically closest to it, by its smaller size, bicolored tail (unic...
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Listed as Vulnerable on the basis that this species has an extent of occurrence of around 17,000 km2, threats from varied human activities acting throughout its range are resulting in a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat and only one of the four known localities - each treated as a separate location defined by these threats...
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Listed as Vulnerable on the basis that this species has an extent of occurrence of around 17,000 km2, threats from varied human activities acting throughout its range are resulting in a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat and only one of the four known localities - each treated as a separate location defined by these threats...
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Listed as Data Deficient on the basis that nothing is known of this species other than that it was reportedly collected from an unknown locality in Ecuador, and it has not been rediscovered since it was described nearly 70 years ago.
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We describe a new species of terrestrial frog of the genus Noblella from the eastern versants of the Ecuadorian Andes in the upper Pastaza watershed. Noblella naturetrekii sp. n. differs from its Ecuadorian congeners by the presence of a differentiated tympanic membrane and a weakly defined tympanic annulus, and eyelids with rounded tubercles. In a...
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We describe a new species of terrestrial frog of the genus Noblella from the eastern versants of the Ecuadorian Andes in the upper Pastaza watershed. Noblella naturetrekii sp. n. differs from its Ecuadorian congeners by the presence of a differentiated tympanic membrane and a weakly defined tympanic annulus, and eyelids with rounded tubercles. In a...
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Las estribaciones andinas y tierras bajas de la Amazonía ecuatoriana son áreas de alta biodiversidad. Las cuencas hidrográficas y cadenas montañosas son barreras biogeográficas que podrían limitar la dispersión de fauna en esta zona. La lagartija Potamites strangulatus se distribuye ampliamente en esta región; sin embargo, existe incertidumbre taxo...
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Las serpientes de Galápagos están entre los vertebrados terrestres menos estudiados del archipiélago. Sus variaciones morfológicas, así como también las características inherentes a su hábitat son todavía confusas y poco conocidas. En este estudio proveemos un análisis morfológico, morfométrico y ecológico de la serpiente corredora de Galápagos (i....
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Since 1984 there have been no records of Rhaebo colomai (Hoogmoed, 1985) within the territory of Ecuador. This species was known from 2 localities in the province of Carchi, northwestern Ecuador, and the department of Nariño, southwestern Colombia, which were reported in 1979 and 2015, respectively. We report the recent sightings of R. colomai at 3...
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We describe a new species of Pristimantis from the montane forest of the Río Zuñag Ecological Reserve, upper basin of the Pastaza River, Ecuador. Pristimantis mallii sp. n. is characterized by a snout-vent length of 11.6-21.3 mm in adult males (n = 12), 22.6-34.3 mm in adult females (n = 8), and is compared morphologically and genetically with Pris...
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Los patrones de actividad son indicadores espacio-temporales de las dinámicas inter e intraespecíficas en un ecosistema. Los estudios de grandes mamíferos en las estribaciones andinas del Ecuador son numerosos, sin embargo, la información asociada a patrones y niveles de actividad de fauna silvestre es escasa. En esta investigación presentamos los...
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Los patrones y niveles de actividad de grandes mamíferos silvestres pueden ser considerados como indicadores temporales de gasto energético, esfuerzo en la búsqueda de alimento y exposición a riesgos. En este estudio estimamos los patrones de actividad del oso andino en tres localidades de los Andes centro orientales de Ecuador; e identificamos dif...
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Las variables ambientales son importantes parámetros relacionados con la ocupación y detección de la fauna silvestre; pero esta información a escala local sobre pequeños vertebrados es limitada a pocos algunos taxones. Varios grupos de anfibios, como las ranas de cristal de la familia Centrolenidae, no cuentan con datos publicados sobre la correlac...
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La principal amenaza a la biodiversidad son las especies invasivas. En San Cristóbal, hay cuatro especies de gecos introducidos y dos endémicas (Phyllodactylus leii y Phyllodactylus darwini). La información sobre distribución, abundancia y relaciones interespecíficas es escasa. En este estudio estimamos la abundancia relativa y distribución de geco...
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Los patrones de actividad son indicadores espacio-temporales relacionados con el gasto energético, esfuerzo en el forrajeo y exposición a riesgos. En esta investigación presentamos los resultados preliminares de las estimaciones de patrones de actividad del oso de anteojos y tapir andino en distintas localidades de las estribaciones centro-oriental...
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El género Pristimantis es un grupo endémico de ranas terrestres de la región Neotropical; con más de 525 especies es el género más grande de todos los vertebrados. Su mayor diversidad se encuentra en los bosques montanos andinos de Colombia, Ecuador y Perú. En Ecuador, el género representa el 38.5% de los anfibios del país con 230 especies descrita...
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We performed a systematic review of the genus Anadia in Ecuador to delimit species based on several lines of evidence: external morphology, hemipenes, coloration, DNA sequences and geographical distribution. We describe a new species, Anadia buenaventura sp. nov., which is distinguished from other species of Anadia by presenting a pattern of colora...
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A new species of Anolis lizard from the Andean slopes of southwestern Colombia and northwestern Ecuador, from between 1187 and 2353 m in elevation, is described. The new species can be distinguished from other Anolis in squamation, cranial osteology, hemipenial morphology, and nuclear and mitochondrial DNA. The new species is sister to Anolisaequat...
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Twelve gecko species within the genus Phyllodactylus Gray, 1828 have been recorded from Ecuador to date (Torres-Carvajal et al., 2017). Eight of these are found exclusively in the Galápagos Islands, three on the mainland, and one species is present in both locations (Dixon and Huey, 1970; Torres-Carvajal, 2001; TorresCarvajal et al., 2017; Uetz et...
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En este capítulo se explican las características relevantes de la provincia de El Oro, como la delimitación política, hidrología, relieve, diversidad su el área de estudio
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Se describe la metodología utilizada para la obtención de muestras de Macroinvertebrados Acuáticos y Peces de la provincia de El Oro.
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The stump-tailed porcupine (Coendou rufescens) is a medium-sized species that inhabits subtropical, temperate and High-Andean forests of the northern Andes, at 800 to 3,650 m asl. This species is characterized by a short non-prehensile tail and a distinctive reddish color. Here, we report new localities for Coendou rufescens in Ecuador based on dir...
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p>We describe a new species of terrestrial frog of the genus Pristimantis , located in the south Andes of Ecuador. The new species is characterized by: presence of dentigerous processes of vomer that are triangular in outline; ulnar tubercles flattened and disposed in a longitudinal, fold-like row; and a distinctive ventral coloration light to dark...
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p>We describe a new species of terrestrial frog of the genus Pristimantis , located in the south Andes of Ecuador. The new species is characterized by: presence of dentigerous processes of vomer that are triangular in outline; ulnar tubercles flattened and disposed in a longitudinal, fold-like row; and a distinctive ventral coloration light to dark...