Mario García-París

Mario García-París
Spanish National Research Council | CSIC · Departamento de Biodiversidad y Biología Evolutiva

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The host range of parasitoids varies greatly among species: Some only parasitize one to a few hosts (specialists), while others parasitize multiple species or a variety of host types (generalists). The direction of most host range shifts in parasitoid groups, that is from generalist to specialist or, alternatively, from specialist to generalist, is...
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The knowledge about geographic distribution of species and intraspecific lineages, and the populations and metapopulations dynamic is essential to stablish conservation bases in many organisms. In recent years, the insight about anostraceans local distribution in the Iberian Peninsula has been greatly increased through taxonomic surveys in temporar...
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Hunchback darkling beetles of the Ibero-Maghrebian genus Misolampus Latreille, 1807 (Tenebrionidae, Stenochiinae) encompass six species: M. gibbulus (Herbst 1799), M. goudotii Guérin-Méneville, 1834, M. lusitanicus Brême, 1842, M. ramburii Brême, 1842, M. scabricollis Graells, 1849, and M. subglaber Rosenhauer, 1856. Previously known distribution r...
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Forficula auricularia (the European earwig) is possibly a complex of cryptic species. To test this hypothesis, we performed: (1) a phylogeographic study based on fragments of the mitochondrial COI and the nuclear ITS2 markers on a wide geographic sampling, (2) morphometric analyses of lineages present in Spain and (3) niche overlap analyses. We rec...
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Romania is one of the most diverse countries for Anostraca in Europe. The Romanian Plain and the Black Sea coast are recognized as the most species-rich areas and harbour a high concentration of saline lakes and ponds. A short survey of ponds and small lakes was carried out in these areas of Romania during March 2019, with the aim of improving the...
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Anostraca are known by their ability for long-distance dispersal, but the existence in several species of deep, geographically structured mtDNA lineages suggests their populations are subjected to allopatric differentiation, isolation and prevalence of local scale dispersion. Tanymastix stagnalis is one of the most widespread species of Anostraca a...
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The genus Pimelia Fabricius is the most speciose in the tribe Pimeliini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). It consists of approximately 320 species distributed mainly in xeric environments in the western Palaearctic region and northern deserts in the Afrotropical region. Pimelia is a very heterogenous group despite its conserved morphology. Based on two...
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We prospected 21 small lakes and salt marshes of La Mancha (Central Spain) to locate and monitor populations of Deleproctophylla dusmeti Navás, 1914 (Planipennia, Ascalaphidae). Monitoring was conducted during two consecutive years (2014-2015) to determine adult activity, general habitat, and population status of the endangered and protected D. dus...
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Resumen: Además del nombre científico en latín, es cada vez más frecuente asignar a las especies un nombre común. Con ello se intenta conseguir que los naturalistas y gestores ambientales se transmitan información entre ellos sin equívocos usando nom-bres fáciles de recordar y de pronunciar; es decir, en la práctica reemplazan directamente al nombr...
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We found a population of the Moroccan endemic G. reymondi 3 km northeast of Aïn Ech Chair (province of Figuig, Oriental region, southeastern Morocco), near the border with Algeria. The population is located about 150 km of the closest locality known (head of the Guir river: Gourrama), outside the geographic range known for the species. The specimen...
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The presence of a population of Rivetina baetica baetica, a typically littoral taxon endemic to the southernmost regions of Spain and Portugal, was studied for two consecutive reproductive periods in a continental steppe area of Central Spain. Reproduction was successful, representing a considerable range expansion from previous records. Additional...
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The power of phylogeographic inference resides in its ability to integrate information from multiple sources in an iterative hypothesis-testing framework. In this paper, we build upon previous mtDNA-based hypotheses about the evolutionary history of the Iberian newt Lissotriton boscai using sequences of the highly variable nuclear β-fibrinogen intr...
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Three populations of Eupompha imperialis (Wellman, 1912) were located in the Mexican states of Baja California and Sonora, in close proximity to the Mexico-USA border. These populations represent the first records for E. imperialis in Mexico. The specimens were observed in sandy areas of the Sonoran Desert, associated with flowering Tiquilia palmer...
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The scientific collections of the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (MNCN-CSIC, Madrid) hold an extense set of entomological materials collected in Morocco along the first decades of the XXth century by the preeminent naturalist M. Martínez de la Escalera. Morphological studies of the specimens of the genus Meloe Linnaeus, 1758 (Coleoptera: Melo...
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Extensive morphological variability in Nemognatinae has often led to proliferation of species descriptions. Most species of Nemognathinae are seldom encountered in nature and some species remain only known by the specimens used for the original descriptions. Two examples of this problem are represented by Sitaris lativentris Schaufuss, 1861 and Sit...
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In this study we clarify the taxonomic status and geographic distribution of Apalus cinctus (Pic, 1896), a Mediterranean species included in the group of Apalus bimaculatus (Linnaeus, 1760). Apalus cinctus was only known from a few North African localities mentioned in the original description, and was considered of uncertain taxonomic status. The...
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Table S1. Hypotheses about the potential function of blister beetle consumption in great bustards. Hypotheses were grouped by selective processes: natural selection and sexual selection. The nutritional value hypothesis explains consumption of blister beetles based on their large size, low mobility and short handling time (i.e., high rate of net en...
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We present evidence of a possible case of self-medication in a lekking bird, the great bustard Otis tarda. Great bustards consumed blister beetles (Meloidae), in spite of the fact that they contain cantharidin, a highly toxic compound that is lethal in moderate doses. In addition to anthelminthic properties, cantharidin was effective against gastro...
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Hycleus duodecimmaculatus (Coleoptera, Meloidae, Mylabrini) is a poorly known species endemic to Morocco. Its geographic range extends along the coastal-subcoastal fringe of the Atlantic Coast, between Larache and Tiznit region (Arbaa Ait Ahmed). In this paper we study more than a hundred specimens, mostly preserved in the collection of the Museo N...
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Nemognatha plaumanni Borchmann, 1942 (Coleoptera: Meloidae: Nemognathinae) was described from a single specimen found in Brazil, and since its description no additional information has been published on the species. During a field survey in Venezuela, we found one individual morphologically assignable to the species. In this note, we report and dis...
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We present evidence of a possible case of self-medication in a lekking bird, the great bustard Otis tarda. Great bustards consumed blister beetles (Meloidae), in spite of the fact that they contain cantharidin, a highly toxic compound that is lethal in moderate doses. In addition to anthelminthic properties, cantharidin was effective against gastro...
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Six new species of the doryctine wasp genus Notiospathius (Braconidae) are described for the states of Jalisco, Oaxaca and Veracruz, Mexico: N. bisulcatus sp. n., N. chinanteco sp. n., N. crypticus sp. n., N. laurae sp. n., N. mariachi sp. n. and N. tuxtlaensis sp. n. DNA barcoding sequences are provided for these species. They represent the first...
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The presumed sympatry and validity of morphological diagnostic characters used to separate the only 2 described species of Cissites (Coleoptera: Meloidae), C. maculata (Swederus) and C. auriculata Champion, are assessed. Morphological diagnostic features between both species (head shape, antennae length, thorax shape, first metatarsal segment lengt...
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As part of the biodiversity surveys conducted by the Department of Biodiversity at the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI), we can report the presence of Scaurus puncticollis Solier, 1838 in Qatar, and confirm the first record for the tribe Scaurini Billberg, 1820 in the country. We found two living specimens and remains of a th...
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We describe a morphologically remarkable new species of the Epicauta cupraeola species group from the highlands of the State of Nayarit, Mexico. The external appearance of Epicauta cora sp. nov., is similar to that of Epicauta rufipennis and Epicauta diana, but it is distinct from both species based on male antennae structure, shape and pilosity of...
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A population of Lytta corallifera Haag-Rutenberg, 1880 (Coleoptera: Meloidae), one of the less-studied and rarest species of its genus, was discovered near Charco Blanco, in the Guadalcazar Biological Preservation Area in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The rarity of L. corallifera and its apparent sensitivity to changes in its habitat make the above regi...
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Ethnopharmacological relevance: Beetles of the family Meloidae (blister beetles) are often reported in pharmacological literature because of their content of cantharidin. Cantharidin has a long history in human medicine and was commonly applied in the 19th and the early 20th centuries, although its use has been progressively abandoned since then....
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We report the discovery of the blister beetle, Meloe coelatus Reiche, 1957, in Qatar. According to the Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera there is no record for the genus Meloe in Qatar, although the genus is well represented in other areas of the Arabian Peninsula. M. coelatus is a rare species, that is present along a wide area of Northern Afric...
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The darkling beetle Adesmia cancellata Solier, 1835 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) is considered a dominant arthropod in the Qatari desert as suggested by previous studies. The species is also distributed in the Arabian Peninsula, Syria and Israel. The objective of our study is to explore the evolutionary history of this species in Qatar through genet...
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Blister beetles of the genus Meloe Linnaeus, 1758, are widely distributed in temperate areas. However, their presence in arid environments is often overlooked. This is certainly true for Qatar. According to the Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera (Bologna in Löbl & Smetana, 2008) there is not a single record for the genus Meloe in Qatar, although t...
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The effect of the Gibraltar Strait as a barrier to gene flow is one of the most attractive research topics in Western Mediterranean Biogeography. In this study, we perform molecular phylogenetic analyses using multi-locus molecular data to characterize the relationships among Iberian and Moroccan species of Trichodes and to define the patterns of g...
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Characters used to diagnose the subfamily Metrodorinae (Bolívar, 1887) (Orthoptera: Tetrigidae) are largely variable or homoplastic. Relevant traits used to distinguish amongst subfamilies of Tetrigidae, including sensorial structures, mouth parts, and genitalia are not present in any description of representatives of the subfamily Metrodorinae. Th...
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A study of morphological variation among populations from southern Spain and northwestern Africa of Rhabdotocarabus melancholicus (Fabricius, 1798) shows that there is statistical support for the recognition of three taxa: R. m. submeridionalis (Breuning, 1975) distributed over southeastern Spain, R. m. dehesicola n. ssp. from southwestern Spain an...
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A review of 376 individuals of Berberomeloe, an African-Iberian genus of Meloidae described by Bologna (1988), reveals that the genus is composed of two species: B. majalis (Linnaeus, 1758) and B. insignis (Charpentier, 1818). The geographic range of B. majalis covers most of Spain and Portugal in the Iberian Peninsula, a portion of Southern France...
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En los capítulos que preceden se ha puesto de manifiesto el alcance, magnitud y, sobre todo, diversidad de la obra de Martínez de la Escalera en su conjunto. En verdad, Martínez de la Escalera fue un entomólogo extraordinariamente versátil: publicó trabajos taxonómicos de 21 familias distintas de coleópteros, en los que describió 862 nuevos taxones...
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En este capítulo nos ocuparemos de la labor que desarrolló D. Manuel Martínez de la Escalera para el conocimiento de la familia Meloidae. Además de comentar los avatares taxonómicos y los cambios nomenclaturales de los 38 taxones que describió, se han localizado las diferentes series tipo aún existentes en el Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (M...
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The invasive species, Forficula auricularia L., is reported from 2 localities of Mexico: Lagunas de Zempoala (State of Mexico), a high elevation area 2824 m absl on the Transversal Neovolcanic Belt, and on the island of Guadalupe (State of Baja California), 260 km off shore in the Pacific Ocean. These data confirm that the geographic range of F. au...
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Niche conservatism has been proposed as the mechanism driving speciation in temperate montane clades through range fragmentation during climatic oscillations. Thus, a negative relationship between speciation rates and niche width is expected. Here, we test this prediction using American zopherine beetles. Our phylogenetic analyses recovered two cla...
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The Pleistocene was characterized by climatic changes that greatly altered the distribution of organisms. Population extinctions, bottlenecks, isolation, range expansions and contractions were often associated with glaciations, leaving signatures in the spatial patterns of genetic diversity across species. Lissotriton helveticus belongs to a Pan-Eu...
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The genus Hycleus Latreille, 1829, included in the tribe Mylabrini (Coleoptera: Meloidae) is represented by five species in the Iberian Peninsula. We revise and actualize the Iberian geographic range of each species and discuss the variability of elytral pattern, based upon the revision of 1148 specimens, mostly from the entomological collection of...
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Tillus ibericus sp. nov. is described from the Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) and it is compared to the western Palaearctic species of the genus Tillus Olivier, 1790. Tillus ibericus is easily distinguished from all other species of the genus by the structure of the elytral sculpture and its characteristic coloration. This new species shares...
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The structure and the histological expression of annual bone growth marks of Iberian water frogs (Rana perezi) from a warm temperate climate region (southwestern Spain) differ markedly from the pattern observed in colder climate populations. Forty-eight percent of winter growth marks appeared to be annuli; 52% are lines of arrested growth but 20% o...
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En este trabajo presentamos un listado sinonímico actualizado de la fauna de Meloidae (Coleoptera) de la Península Ibérica e Islas Baleares. En el listado actual se recogen las sinonimias correspondientes a 65 táxones de nivel especie. Se han revisado las publicaciones donde se incluyen las descripciones originales de la mayoría de los táxones y no...
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Entre las especies más raras de la familia Meloidae en la cuenca mediterránea destaca un pequeño grupo de especies del género Meloe relacionadas con M. saharensis Chobaut, 1898. El estudio taxonómico de nueve ejemplares (incluido el material tipo de M. saharensis, M. otini Peyerimhoff, 1949 y M. vignai Bologna, 1990), permite concluir que las difer...
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El día 2 de mayo de 2006 encontramos un ejemplar adulto de Malpolon monspessunalus muerto en una carretera en la provincia de Cuenca, España, con otro ejemplar de menor tamaño contenido en el interior de su estómago. Los casos de canibalismo descritos para esta especie son esporádicos y parecen consecuencia de una estrategia trófica eurífaga y opor...
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The aim of this work was to clarify the taxonomic status and phylogenetic relationships of the Bolivian frogs of the genus Telmatobius, which inhabit different kinds of habitats in the Andes. Sequences of the mitochondrial 16S and cytochrome b (cob) genes were analysed for representatives of most species and morphotypes of Telmatobius in the region...