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Melissa E. Rodríguez

Melissa E. Rodríguez
Asociación Territorios Vivos El Salvador · Research

Master of Science

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The wrinkled-faced bat (Centurio senex) is an enigmatic species widely distributed in Mesoamerica. Besides its wide distribution it is considered rare in almost the entire range and little is known about its life history. We provide notes and discuss on the natural history of the species and performed a distribution model and an elevation profile i...
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Spider monkeys (genus Ateles) are distributed across rainforests from southern Mexico to northern Bolivia, but at risk of extinction across much of their range. Like most members of the genus, the black-handed spider monkey, or the Central American spider monkey, Ateles geoffroyi is particularly vulnerable to anthropogenic threats, due to its inabi...
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The yellow-shouldered bat, Sturnira parvidens (Phyllostomidae), is an abundant and widespread species in southern North America and Mesoamerica. Despite its important ecological role, no genomic resources exist for this species. Using low-coverage short Illumina 150 bp pair-end reads sequencing, this study reports the mitochondrial chromosome and n...
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Se comparó la riqueza y actividad acústica de los murciélagos insectívoros entre bosque de manglar y bosque ripario en Golfito, Costa Rica. Adicionalmente se evaluó si las especies de murciélagos registrados presentaban o no fobia lunar. Para ello se muestrearon cinco sitios por tipo de bosque por una noche. Se obtuvieron 1470 pases acústicos (923...
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Neotropical Tent roosting bats are in the Phyllostomidae family, in which Artibeus watsoni uses the greatest diversity of plants as a roost. Currently, eight styles of tents are known, and their descriptions are based on leaf size, shape, and the number of cuts needed to create it. Here, we describe the preference for the construction, tent design,...
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El Salvador is the most deforested country in Central America, where forest remnants are immersed in an agricultural matrix (mainly pastures or shade coffee), which reduces habitat suitability for native wildlife. Habitat loss affects species dispersal, increases isolation and in some cases can lead to genetic structure. In order to quantify the ge...
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We here present some of the Áreas de Importancia para la Conservación de murciélagos (AICOM, Important Areas of Conservation for bats) present in El Salvador. The AICOM described here are: Parque Nacional El Imposible, Parque Nacional Walter Thilo Deininger and the first transnational AICOM: Reserva de la Biósfera Trifinio-Fraternidad; which is sha...
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Roost ecology in bats is a complex interaction of behavioral, morphological and physiological adaptations, thus, there are many factors involved in roost selection by bat species. Approximately 22 species of bats are able to modify leaves to establish their roost, 17 of which are in the Neotropics. Although there are many studies of tent-roosting b...
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We report the first record of Van Gelder's bat (Bauerus dubiaquercus) from El Salvador, Central America. This is the first report of Van Gelder's bat from the Pacific versant of Mesoamerica, between Guerrero, Mexico, and Costa Rica, a distance of ca. 1,850 km.Reportamos el primer registro del murciélago de Van Gelder (Bauerus dubiaquercus) para El...

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