M. Alejandra Camacho

M. Alejandra Camacho
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador | PUCE · Escuela de Ciencias Biológicas

Master of Science

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Introduction
M. Alejandra Camacho currently works at the Escuela de Ciencias Biológicas, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. M. Alejandra does research in Systematics (Taxonomy), Zoology and Ecology.

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In 2012, we conducted a mammal survey in the cloud forest of the Otonga Forest Preserve on the western slope of the Andes in Cotopaxi Province, Ecuador. We used Sherman traps, Tomahawk traps, pitfall traps, and mist nets to collect mammal specimens at 2,070 m in elevation. We collected 148 specimens representing 19 species from the survey area. The...
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Aim: Comprehensive, global information on species' occurrences is an essential biodiversity variable and central to a range of applications in ecology, evolution, biogeography and conservation. Expert range maps often represent a species' only available distributional information and play an increasing role in conservation assessments and macroeco...
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The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic reveals a major gap in global biosecurity infrastructure: a lack of publicly available biological samples representative across space, time, and taxonomic diversity. The shortfall, in this case for vertebrates, prevents accurate and rapid identification and monitoring of emer...
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We know relatively little about the non-breeding period of most migratory birds. Decades of research on Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) have focused on their breeding ecology, whereas their non-breeding ecology is limited to broad patterns of distribution and migratory stopover ecology. For nearly 50 years, the US Breeding Bird Survey record...
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Quimsacocha National Recreation Area is located on the western slope of the Andes in Azuay Province, southern Ecuador. All sampling locations were in the high paramo and high Andean forests (3,572 to 3,865 m). The habitats include paramo, bogs, riparian, patches of elfin forests, and secondary cloud forest. We set Sherman, pitfall, and camera traps...
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The Stripe-headed Round-eared bat, Tonatia saurophila, includes three subspecies: Tonatia saurophila saurophila (known only from subfossil records in Jamaica), Tonatia saurophila bakeri (distributed from southeastern Mexico to northern Colombia, Venezuela west and north of the Cordillera de Mérida, and northwestern Ecuador), and Tonatia saurophila...
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El presente documento es una versión adaptada para primates y modificada de los “Procedimientos de registro de datos, preparación y preservación de especímenes mastozoológicos”, de la sección de Mamíferos del Museo de Zoología de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (QCAZ).
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We present a revision of distribution of Micronycteris schmidtorum in Northern South America reporting fourteen new localities of the species for Colombia and Ecuador on both sides of the Andes. We present the first records of the species for Ecuador, the first record for the biogeographic region of El Chocó, and fill the gap in Amazonian localitie...
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We present a revision of distribution of Micronycteris schmidtorum in Northern South America reporting fourteen new localities of the species for Colombia and Ecuador on both sides of the Andes. We present the first records of the species for Ecuador, the first record for the biogeographic region of El Chocó, and fill the gap in Amazonian localitie...
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Yacuri National Park, located on the South American continental divide in Loja Province, Ecuador, was surveyed for mammals during four field trips (2009, 2014, 2015, and 2016). All sampling locations were along the western slope of the Andes (3,077−3,454 m) and included: páramo bogs, primary forests, lower páramo, páramo lagoon, a secondary forest,...
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Biologists and economists collaborated to estimate the monetary value of the Mammal collection of the Museo de Zoología at PUCE in Quito. We analyzed the direct and indirect costs associated with collecting, preparing, and transporting mammal specimens during four 20-day trips. We determined that the average cost per specimen was $74.70. However, b...
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On line compilation and review of the Ecuadorian mammals. <https://bioweb.bio/faunaweb/mammaliaweb/>
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Mormoops megalophylla is a cave-dwelling bat distributed from southern United States across Central America to northern Peru. Its conservation status at a global level is of Least Concern, according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species; in Ecuador, however, it is included under the Vulnerable category due to the threats faced by the only two...
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Sturnira is the most speciose genus of New World leaf-nosed bats (Phyllostomidae). We name Sturnira adrianae, new species. This taxon is born polytypic, divided into a larger subspecies (S. a. adrianae) widespread in the mountains of northern and western Venezuela, and northern Colombia, and a smaller subspecies (S. a. caripana) endemic to the moun...
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Herein we present a geographical review to the genus Glyphonycteris in Ecuador. We confirm the first record for G. sylvestris for the country, which extends its range about 680 km southwest of the nearest previously known record. This first record belongs to an individual captured in Sangay National Park, Morona Santiago province, eastern slopes of...
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The Yasuni Round-eared bat, Lophostoma yasuni, was described in 2004 by morphological analysis of the holotype, the only specimen attributed to this taxon to date. A molecular analysis using cytochrome-b sequences and a new morphological analysis that includes the holotype of L. yasuni and two specimens of L. carrikeri from near the type locality o...
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Herein we confirm the occurrence of Lophostoma carrikeri in Ecuador. One adult female was collected in Orellana province on 17 September 2012 at Boanamo, Waorani Ethnic Reserve, and another on 5 May 2013 at Yasuni Research Station, Yasuni National Park. These records extend the distributional range of the species about 570 km northwest of the neare...
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In Ecuador, Thyroptera tricolor is distributed on the northern coastal region, in Amazonia, and in the foothillsof the Andes between 50 to 1,800 m of altitude. We reported a capture of a non-breeding female at El Descanso, Los RíosProvince, in the central coastal region of Ecuador. With this record, we have extended the geographical distribution of...
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The QCAZ has a mammalian collection of about 10,200 specimens, from which approximately 8,000 were evaluated by applying the Collection Health Index (CHI). This index is a numerical coding system that determines the curatorial status of the collection based on evaluation units, and reviews the data associated with the specimens. This index was chos...
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La colección de mamíferos del QCAZ presenta sesgos relacionados con el esfuerzo de muestreo que indican una tendencia a realizar colecciones en zonas de fácil acceso. Se encontraron diferencias altamente significativas entre la cantidad de registros colectados en el Sistema Nacional de Áreas Protegidas y fuera de éste. Además, 20 de las 35 áreas de...

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Mamíferos del Ecuador es parte de BIOWEB Ecuador, la plataforma informática más extensa de la biodiversidad ecuatoriana. Iniciativa a cargo de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUCE) con el apoyo de la Secretaria de Educación Superior, Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (SENESCYT) y la Participación de la Escuela Politécnica Nacional (MEPN) y el Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INABIO). Mamíferos del Ecuador tiene como objetivo brindar un compendio sobre las especies de mamíferos del Ecuador. En este portal pretendemos presentar una lista actualizada y exhaustiva de los mamíferos del Ecuador con sus respectivas sinopsis (fichas), en las que se detalla la distribución geográfica, mapas de distribución, historia natural, estado de conservación, ocurrencia en áreas protegidas, identificación, taxonomía y relaciones evolutivas de cada especie. Además, Mamíferos del Ecuador pone a disposición la más grande colección de fotografías de mamíferos ecuatorianos y la primera sonoteca de ecolocación del Ecuador. Así como mapas de idoneidad de hábitat y registros de museo. Para acceder al portal Mamíferos del Ecuador por favor sigue el siguiente enlace: https://bioweb.bio/faunaweb/mammaliaweb/ Para para más información sobre la plataforma BIOWEB Ecuador por favor sigue el siguiente enlace: https://bioweb.bio/aboutus.html Para un compendio explicativo de la información disponible en Mamíferos del Ecuador siga el siguiente enlace: https://bioweb.bio/faunaweb/mammaliaweb/Contenidos/