James Aparicio

James Aparicio
Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, La Paz, Bolivia · Unidad de Zoología, área de herpetología

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First report of a juvenile Bothtops atrox found on top of aquatic vegetation.
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Las tortugas continentales son uno de los grupos de reptiles menos estudiados en Bolivia. La última revisión y evaluación de este grupo fue realizada el año 2009 para el Libro Rojo de la Fauna Silvestre de Vertebrados de Bolivia. En el presente trabajo evaluamos tanto el estado de conocimiento como el nivel de las amenazas actuales, y determinamos...
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Las tortugas continentales son uno de los grupos de reptiles menos estudiados en Bolivia. La última revisión y evaluación de este grupo fue realizada el año 2009 para el Libro Rojo de la Fauna Silvestre de Vertebrados de Bolivia. En el presente trabajo evaluamos tanto el estado de conocimiento como el nivel de las amenazas actuales, y determinamos...
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Las tortugas continentales son uno de los grupos de reptiles menos estudiados en Bolivia. La última revisión y evaluación de este grupo fue realizada el año 2009 para el Libro Rojo de la Fauna Silvestre de Vertebrados de Bolivia. En el presente trabajo evaluamos tanto el estado de conocimiento como el nivel de las amenazas actuales, y determinamos...
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Amphibians are one of the most diverse and successful groups on the planet, but they did not manage to become completely independent of water bodies and are subject to a constant loss of water through evaporation, which depends on factors determined by the habitat occupy. Gastrotheca marsupiata and Pleurodema cinereum are anuran amphibians that sha...
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Lizard species have diverse behavioral and physiological responses to thermo-environmental conditions, which allow them to inhabit a broad range of latitudes and elevations. Because the availability of suitable thermal resources is limited and more variable at high-elevation environments than at lower elevations, we expect high-elevation lizards to...
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Liolaemus representa al grupo de saurios más diverso en Sudamérica. Las especies de este género, habitan en diferentes ecosistemas caracterizándose por su endemismo, cuyo conocimiento taxonómico incrementó a partir de 1837, principalmente en Argentina y Chile, mientras que en el Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia (Bolivia) el conocimiento taxonómico y...
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We used radio-telemetry to record how Caiman yacare (Cy) and Melanosuchus niger (Mn) responded to the intrusion of the Maniqui river into Cedral Lagoon in the Bolivian Amazon. Nine M. niger and 3 C. yacare were followed between December 2015 and May 2016. Both species showed a gradual reduction in mean monthly range from December (19.96 ha Mn and 1...
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The South American lizard genus Liolaemus comprises > 260 species, of which > 60 are recognized as members of the Liolaemus montanus group, distributed throughout the Andes in central Peru, Bolivia, Chile and central Argentina. Despite its great morphological diversity and complex taxonomic history, a robust phylogenetic estimate is still lacking f...
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Resumen El estado de conservación de las poblaciones de anfibios en Bolivia aún es poco conocido, y los estudios sobre su distribución, densidad, y amenazas son escasos para cada una de las especies. En el presente trabajo realizamos una evaluación del estado de conservación de la especie endémica boliviana Yunganastes bisignatus, incrementamos el...
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Climate change and socio-economic and environmental determinants of health (SDH) are the first acknowledged root-causes of infectious diseases. Controlling for SDH would reduce disease burden and promote adaptation. How can we determine which non-health sectors contribute the most and how to health vulnerability? No interdisciplinary and participat...
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The Liolaemus montanus group is a diverse group of lizards that ranges from central Peru to southwestern Mendoza, Argentina, including much of the Plurinational State of Bolivia (“Bolivia”) and Chile. The species of this group mainly inhabit high elevation areas with cold temperatures. In the last years, several species of this group have been desc...
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The South American lizard genus Liolaemus comprises > 260 species, of which > 60 are recognized as members of the Liolaemus montanus group, distributed throughout the Andes in central Peru, Bolivia, Chile and central Argentina. Despite its great morphological diversity and complex taxonomic history, a robust phylogenetic estimate is still lacking f...
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El uso de hábitat en lagartijas está relacionada a la cobertura del suelo, la cual afecta a la adopción de diferentes estrategias de termorregulación, tipo de forrajeo y la utilización del espacio. A su vez, la edad, sexo e interacciones inter e intra-específicas modifican esos patrones. Liolaemus forsteri es una lagartija endémica de Bolivia, que...
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Estudio de ámbito de hogar de Liolaemus forsteri, una especie de lagartija endémica de Bolivia perteneciente a ecosistemas de alta montaña, semiáridos y fríos.
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Estudio sobre el ámbito de hogar de Liolaemus forsteri, especie de lagartija endémica de Bolivia.
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Liolaemus chaltin preferred and critical thermal temperatures
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Acá les presentamos una guía de los anfibios encontrados en la estancia de Sara Ana de la Cooperativa de Productores de Cacao (El Ceibo) con el Proyecto FiBL (Farming Systems Comparison in the Tropics FiBL - Bolivia). El objetivo del proyecto es encontrar el mejor sistema de cultivo de cacao que sea amigable con el medio ambiente y económicamente r...
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Despite the development of adaptation initiatives that are showing to be effective the existent climate change and variability public adaptation policies and strategies are still insufficient due to the severity of observed impacts, particularly those related to extreme events. During the 1990s half of the world’s population lived in cities and the...
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Tachymenis peruviana (Colubridae, Dipsadinae) is a viviparous snake distributed in mountainous areas of Peru, Bolivia, northern Chile, and northern Argentina (Donoso-Barros 1966. Reptiles de Chile. Ediciones de la Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile, 458 pp.; Cei 1993. Reptiles del Noroeste, Nordeste y Este de la Argentina. Herpetofauna...
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We expanded the known distribution of the leaflitter frog Pristimantis ockendeni (Boulenger, 1912) with a new record from Madidi National Park, La Paz, Bolivia. This represents the southernmost record along the Andes for this species. Individuals were found in montane savanna and gallery forest at about 1800 m above sea level close to the Machariap...
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Three new species of Psychrophrynella from the Bolivian section of the Cordillera de Apolobamba are described. The new species are distinguished from their closest relatives mainly by characters such as colour pattern, size, and skin texture. With the addition of these three new species, the diversity of the genus Psychrophrynella in Bolivia increa...
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Snakes of the genus Tachymenis are known to feed mainly on amphibians and lizards (Walker 1945. Publ. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard College 55:1–55; Greene and Jaksicć 1992. Rev. Chil. Hist. Nat. 65:485–493). Stomach contents suggest that T. peruviana feeds mainly on frogs (Walker, op. cit.). On 13 December 2014, we captured a female T. peruviana (435 m...
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La revisión exhaustiva en los ejemplares del grupo Liolaemus montanus depositados en la Colección Boliviana de Fauna permite ampliar la distribución geográfica de la especie Liolaemus pleopholis de oeste a este llegando a territorio boliviano y considerarla como un primer registro para el país.
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Diversidad de reptiles registrados durante el proyecto “Investigación de la biodiversidad como base para el manejo de recursos naturales en Unión Ipiri, Alto Beni (IDH-UMSA)” y el proyecto “Comparación de sistemas agrícolas a largo plazo en el trópico (FiBL)”
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Diversidad de anfibios registrados durante el proyecto “Investigación de la biodiversidad como base para el manejo de recursos naturales en Unión Ipiri, Alto Beni (IDH-UMSA)” y el proyecto “Comparación de sistemas agrícolas a largo plazo en el trópico (FiBL)”
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Hydro-climatic anomalies are impacting the well-being of populations and increasing vector-, rodent-and water-borne diseases (HID) in Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay where extreme ENSO-linked floods have been frequent since 2007. In Paraguay and Uruguay HID have increased over the last decade associated with yearly rainfall variability. The extreme f...
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Climate change and variability is impacting health, across different spatial scales, ecosystems, and water supply and quality. In Bolivia climate change is operating in a framework of poverty and inequality. This chapter focuses on the Bolivian Chaco ecosystems water availability and indigenous health. An ecohealth research was launched to evaluate...
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Climate change and ENSO events are increasing hydro-climatic risks and health impacts in Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay, as well as social inequalities in Bolivia and Paraguay. Climate scenarios project increase in average temperature in the whole region, a slight decrease in precipitation and modified rainy patterns in the Andean region and Paragua...
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La temperatura es una de las principales variables climáticas que afecta el ambiente en el que habitan los animales, así como sus características fisiológicas y comportamentales, incidiendo sobre su desarrollo, reproducción y supervivencia. Esto es especialmente evidente en el caso de los ectotermos y realmente crítico cuando habitan elevadas altit...
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Pragmatic methods to assess the status of biodiversity at multiple scales are required to support conservation decision-making. At the intersection of several major biogeographic zones, Bolivia has extraordinary potential to develop a monitoring strategy aligned with the objectives of the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network...
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La revisión rigurosa de especímenes del género Liolaemus, depositados en la Colección Boliviana de Fauna, permite ampliar la distribución de la especie endémica Liolaemus variegatus a más de 500 km al sur del país en el departamento de Tarija.
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We collected two specimens of the genus Hyalinobatrachium during fieldwork expeditions to the Departamento Pando—the northernmost region of Bolivia situated in the south-western Amazonian basin, within the zone of tall evergreen lowland rainforest. The specimens are deposited in the Colección Boliviana de Fauna, La Paz (CBF 6453) and in the Nationa...
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We collected two specimens of the genus Hyalinobatrachium during fieldwork expeditions to the Departamento Pando-the northernmost region of Bolivia situated in the south-western Amazonian basin, within the zone of tall evergreen lowland rainforest. The specimens are deposited in the Coleccion Boliviana de Fauna, La Paz (CBF 6453) and in the Nationa...
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We collected two specimens of the genus Hyalinobatrachium during fieldwork expeditions to the Departamento Pando—the northernmost region of Bolivia situated in the south-western Amazonian basin, within the zone of tall evergreen lowland rainforest. The specimens are deposited in the Colección Boliviana de Fauna, La Paz (CBF 6453) and in the Nationa...
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An updated list of anuran species of the Bolivian Departamento Pando is provided. The list contains 114 species belonging to 13 families. One species (Dendropsophus brevifrons) is recorded for the first time from Bolivia. Three other species (Dendropsophus cf. nanus, Pristimantis olivaceus and Trachycephalus coriaceus) are recorded for the first ti...
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An updated list of anuran species of the Bolivian Departamento Pando is provided. The list contains 114 species belonging to 13 families. One species (Dendropsophus brevifrons) is recorded for the first time from Bolivia. Three other species (Dendroprophus cf. minus, Pristimantis olivaceus and Trachycephalus coriaceus) are recorded for the first ti...
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Se registran las dos poblaciones más altas de lagartijas pertenecientes al género Liolaemus grupo montanus (Etheridge, 1995), los individuos capturados de esas poblaciones fueron depositados en la Colección Boliviana de Fauna (CBF) Registro de la población más alta del género Liolameus en la República de Bolivia, departamento de La Paz, provincia F...
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A new species of Telmatobius is described from humid paramo of southeastern Peru and western Bolivia. Males of the new species differ from those of Telmatobius sanborni, the only other species of Telmatobius in the area, mainly by lacking hypertrophied forearms and having smaller nuptial spicules; in addition, color patterns are different. The appa...
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A new species of Osteocephalus is described from lowland Amazonia of the Departamento Pando, northern Bolivia. The new species is most similar to Osteocephalus planiceps but differs by its smaller size (SVL 47.8–51.3 mm in males, 47.7–63.3 mm in females), absence of vocal slits, lack of sexual dimorphism in dorsal tubercles, single distal subarticu...
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Twelve species (Bothriopsis bilineata, B. oligolepis, B. taeniata, Bothrocophias microphthalmus, Bothrops andianus, B. atrox, B. jonathani, B. moojeni, B. neuwiedi, B. sanctaecrucis, Crotalus durissus, Lachesis muta) and five genera of pitvipers are known from Bolivia. Known ranges of several species are expanded to accommodate recently collected m...
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FIGURE 3. (A) Palmar, and (B) plantar views of right hand and foot of the holotype of Osteocephalus castaneicola sp. n. (CBF 6051). Scale bar equals 5 mm.
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FIGURE 4. Schematic map of northern Bolivia showing the known distribution of Osteocephalus castaneicola sp. n. in Bolivia: (1) San Antonio del Matti, (2) San Antonio de Filadelfia (type locality).
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FIGURE 2. Holotype of Osteocephalus castaneicola sp. n. (CBF 6051) in life, (A) dorsal, and (B) ventral views. (C) Adult female paratype of Osteocephalus castaneicola sp. n. (CBF 6052) in life. (D) Night colouration of adult male paratype of Osteocephalus castaneicola sp. n. (NMP 6 V 73810 / 2) under natural conditions. (E) Newly metamorphosed juve...
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FIGURE 1. The majority rule consensus tree of the Bayesian phylogeny of the frog genus Osteocephalus, using mitochondrial 12 S rRNA – tRNA-Val – 16 S rRNA data. Nodal support, Bayesian posterior probabilities (BPP) and maximum likelihood (PhyML) bootstrap (1000 pseudoreplicates), are indicated. Collapsed branches were supported <50 % bootstrap and...
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A new species of Osteocephalus is described from lowland Amazonia of the Departamento Pando, northern Bolivia. The new species is most similar to Osteocephalus planiceps but differs by its smaller size (SVL 47.8–51.3 mm in males, 47.7–63.3 mm in females), absence of vocal slits, lack of sexual dimorphism in dorsal tubercles, single distal subarticu...
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A new small species of Dendrospsophus is described from lowland Amazonia of the Departamento Pando, northern Bolivia. The new species is mainly characterized by smooth dorsal skin with scattered minute tubercles, relatively large distal subarticular tubercle on first toe, lack of tarsal folds, light brown to dark reddish or purple brown dorsum with...
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A new small species of Dendrospsophus is described from lowland Amazonia of the Departamento Pando, northern Bolivia. The new species is mainly characterized by smooth dorsal skin with scattered minute tubercles, relatively large distal subarticular tubercle on first toe, lack of tarsal folds, light brown to dark reddish or purple brown dorsum with...
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A new small species of Dendrospsophus is described from lowland Amazonia of the Departamento Pando, northern Bolivia. The new species is mainly characterized by smooth dorsal skin with scattered minute tubercles, relatively large distal subarticular tubercle on first toe, lack of tarsal folds, light brown to dark reddish or purple brown dorsum with...
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FIGURE 3. Audiospectrogram (A), corresponding waveform (B), and expanded waveform (C) of the advertisement call of Dendropsophus reichlei sp. n. Recording obtained on 29 November 2006. Air temperature 24.5 ° C.
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FIGURE 4. Schematic map of northern Bolivia showing known distribution of Dendropsophus reichlei sp. n.: (1) Estacion biológica Tahuamanu, (2) Limón (the type locality), (3) San Antonio de Filadelfia.
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FIGURE 1. Drawings of holotype of Dendropsophus reichlei sp. n. (CBF 6073). (A) Lateral, and (B) dorsal views of the head; (C) palmar, and (D) plantar views of left hand and foot. Scale bars equal 1 mm.
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FIGURE 2. Adult male paratype of Dendropsophus reichlei sp. n. (NMP 6 V 73617 / 1) in life, (A) dorsal, and (B) ventral views. (C) Adult male paratype of Dendropsophus reichlei sp. n. (CBF 6074) in life, showing thigh and flank colouration. (D) Adult male of Dendropsophus sp. (NMP 6 V 73618 / 1) from Palmira (Bolivia, Pando) in life.
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This chapter compares the diversity patterns of amphibians, reptiles, and mammals from a collection of specimens of the three groups in 11 Polylepis woodlands, to learn if they are similar to one another and if one taxonomic group could serve as an umbrella for the others in conservation planning. It finds a number of new distributional records for...
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We describe a new species of small Dendropsophus from lowland Amazonia of the Departamento Pando, northern Bolivia. The new species is mainly characterized by smooth dorsal skin, indistinct tympanic annulus, lack of tarsal folds, yellowish-tan to reddish-brown dorsum with obscure dark brown markings, colouration of loreal-tympanic region and flanks...
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We describe a new species of small Dendropsophus from lowland Amazonia of the Departamento Pando, northern Bolivia. The new species is mainly characterized by smooth dorsal skin, indistinct tympanic annulus, lack of tarsal folds, yellowish-tan to reddish-brown dorsum with obscure dark brown markings, colouration of loreal-tympanic region and flanks...
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We describe a new species of small Dendropsophus from lowland Amazonia of the Departamento Pando, northern Bolivia. The new species is mainly characterized by smooth dorsal skin, indistinct tympanic annulus, lack of tarsal folds, yellowish-tan to reddish-brown dorsum with obscure dark brown markings, colouration of loreal-tympanic region and flanks...
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A new species of Bufo is described from cloud forests of the Cordillera de Apolobamba, La Paz, Bolivia. The new species has large glands on dorsal surfaces of shanks and forearms and is tentatively included in the B. spinulosus group.