Paul David Alfonso Gutiérrez Cárdenas

Paul David Alfonso Gutiérrez Cárdenas
University of Caldas · Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas

Ph.D. Ecology and Evolution

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Introduction
Amphibian and reptile biology, community ecology, niche segregation, tadpole ecology, conservation and wildlife management, animal behavior, ecotoxicology
Additional affiliations
March 2019 - present
University of Caldas
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
February 2007 - March 2019
University of Caldas
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
October 2002 - September 2006
University of Antioquia
Position
  • Professor
Education
July 2011 - June 2015
Rio de Janeiro State University
Field of study
  • Amphibians
February 2001 - June 2005
National University of Colombia
Field of study
  • Amphibians
September 1993 - October 1999
Universidad del Valle (Bolivia)
Field of study
  • Amphibians

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Publications (60)
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First record of the viper snake Bothrops punctatus (Squamata: Viperidae) from departament of Caldas (Colombia) and for the Parque Nacional Natural Selva de Florencia. This article shows an updated map (with and a list of localities reported to date) of the distribution of this species in Colombia. Additionally, the observation report of 4 juveniles...
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Vocalizations are one of the most important communication modalities in amphibian biology, and advertisement call is the type of vocalization mostly emitted by anurans (frogs and toads). In the present study, we carried out a scientometric analysis of the advertisement call in species of anurans in Colombia to determine the state of knowledge of th...
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The Neotropical Yellow-Headed Gecko Gonatodes albogularis commonly use cavities in the trees as a microhabitat for egg-laying. Here, we present the first record of this species in Colombia using the tank bromeliad Tillandsia elongata as nesting sites, along with the occurrence of communal egg-laying in that microhabitat.
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To date, the diet of the frog Pristimantis labiosus is not known. We analysed the feeding habits of adults and juveniles of this species and evaluated whether dietary shift was related to variation in body and/or mouth size. Diet was analysed in terms of number, volume and frequency of occurrence of items. Both length and volume of prey were correl...
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Based on recent records, published data, and review of specimens deposited in scientific collections, we present an updated map of the geographic distribution of Diploglossus monotropis in Colombia. Our data show that this species has a wide geographical distribution, including the Pacific versant of the Cordillera Occidental, the inter-Andean vall...
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Bufonidae is one of the most diverse amphibian families. Its large-scale phylogenetic relationships are relatively well understood with the exception of few Neotropical genera that may have diverged early in the evolution of the family. One of those genera is Andinophryne, a poorly known group of three toad species distributed in the western slopes...
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Cuantificar el efecto de borde es clave para comprender a escala local y del paisaje, la dinámica e impacto de la transformación y fragmentación de los hábitats naturales. Este trabajo tuvo como objetivo evaluar el efecto de borde sobre la riqueza, abundancia y diversidad de escarabajos coprófagos en el ecotono bosque–café de sol. Se consideraron l...
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We examine factors that influence male mating success in the glass frog Centrolene savagei; in addition, we describe courtship behaviour, oviposition and early parental behaviour. Fieldwork was conducted in the Colombian Andes during the rainy season from April 2006 to January 2011. Larger males had more chances of mating than smaller males; neithe...
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In many frog species, males defend a territory through direct male-to-male inter-actions and/or aggressive calling behaviour. We describe the site fidelity, vocal-izations, aggressive interactions, and male combat behaviour of the glassfrog Nymphargus grandisonae. We show high specificity of males' calling and mating sites. We then describe the tem...
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Ocypode quadrata is a crab species distributed from United States of America to Brazil which is frequently found in supratidal zones of sandy beaches, where they built burrows. The counting of the number of burrows allows sample of both population densities and spatial distribution of individuals. To study these parameters of O. quadrata in Vila Do...
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Glassfrogs (family Centrolenidae) are a charismatic group that currently contains about 149 species biogeographically restricted to the Neotropics (Frost 2013). The advertisement call and tadpole has been described for less than 25% glassfrog species, 32 and 35 species respectively (e.g. Marquez et al . 1996; Ospina-Sarria et al . 2011). Centrolene...
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The Annonaceae family is characterized by the presence of many bioactive substances from different chemical nature. Alkaloids, flavonoids and acetogenins have been characterized and reported in this family. The bioactivity of this type of Annonaceae plant metabolites is associated with its effect as insecticidal, antitumoral, antibacterial, antimal...
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A new species of tree frog of the genus Dendropsophus is described from the highlands of the Cordillera Central of the Andes, departamento de Antioquia, Colombia (06º58’50’’N, 75º08’07’’W, 1700 m a.s.l.). Dendropsophus norandinus sp. nov. differs from other Andean Dendropsophus previously described by the following combination of traits: dorsal ski...
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PHYSALAEMUS PUSTULOSUS (Tungara Frog). DIET. Physalae-mus pustulosus occurs in northern South America and through-out much of the lowland tropical forests of Middle America (Ryan 2010. pp.) reported that P. pustulosus eats primarily termites, in addition to ants, mites, dipterans, and snails; although no detailed information exists on the food habi...
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Herein we provided detailed informaton on the diet of Leptodactylus fragilis from Reserva Rio Manso (5.666°N, 74.77417°W; ca 220 m elev.), municipality of Norcasia, Departament of Caldas, Colombia. We examined the stomach contents extracted by stomach-flushing of 63 individuals of L. fragilis sampled by GGD and SEL from 12–20 May 2010, between 1900...
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Herein we provided the first data on nest site, clutch size, and parental care in Pristimantis achatinus from a premontane humid forest in the Central Andes of Colombia.
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The research on the nematode parasites of anurans in Colombia is scarce, with only three species of nematodes having been recorded from two Colombian anurans. Goldberg and Bursey reported Cosmocerca podicipinus, Physocephalus sp., and Porrocaecum sp. In the intestines, digestive tract musculature, and coelom, respectively, of the bufonid Atelopus s...
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We describe a new species of the Anolis aequatorialis group from the central Andes of Colombia. The new species, Anolis anoriensis, is similar to A. eulaemus Boulenger, which occurs in both the western and central Andes, and was positioned in the eulaemus subgroup of the aequatorialis group. Anolis anoriensis differs from A. eulaemus in having smal...
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Pristimantis repens (LYNCH, 1984), was described from Volcán Gáleras (the type locality) and adjacent localities above 3150 m of altitude, in the Department of Nariño, Colombia (LYNCH 1984, 2004). LYNCH & SUÁREZ-MAYORGA (2002), based only on the data presented by LYNCH (1984), classified P. repens as an endemic species to the Páramo ecosystem in Co...
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On 26-27 October 2005 were captured two individuals of the lizard L. southi at the Hacienda Santa Bárbara (ca. 06°32’N / 74º38’W, between 515-575 m above sea level), vereda Las Brisas, Maceo municipality, Department of Antioquia. Both specimens were collected on litterfall in the morning, inside secondary forest. These lizards represent the first d...
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During a herpetological survey carried out in the Magdalena River valley in October 2005, was found an individual of the poorly-know glassfrog Cochranella punctulata RUIZ-CARRANZA & LYNCH, 1995) at Hacienda Santa Bárbara (ca. 06º32’N / 74º38’W, between 515-575 m above sea level), vereda Las Brisas, Maceo municipality, Department of Antioquia. This...
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In this study we recorded the use of sleeping site by Anolis “anoriensis” and Anolis mariarum in two study sites located in the montane forest of the extreme northern of Cordillera Central, Colombia. We also tested the occurrence of spatial segregation between the two species. Furthermore, we estimated perch availability in both study sites. Anolis...
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During a field trip in November 2005 to the pacific coast of western Chocó, three specimens of Bolitoglossa medemi were collected. The exact locality is Coquí River (05º35’31” N, 77º21’13” W, 10 m a.s.l.), town of Coquí, Nuquí municipality, Department of Chocó, Colombia.
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During field surveys between years 2002-2005 in the northern part of the Cordillera Central (Amalfi and Anorí municipalities, Departamento de Antioquia, Colombia), six individuals of Lepidoblepharis williamsi Ayala and Serna 1986 were found. These records represent a significant range extension for this species previously known only from its type l...
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In 2005, during samplings carried out in the Natural Reserve Santa Helena (ca. 01º 31´N – 76º56´ W; ca. 3278 m above sea level), vereda El Paramito, corregimiento La Estancia, municipio La Cruz, Departamento Nariño, southwestern Colombia, four Eleutherodactylus species (E. buckleyi,E. leoni,E. repens, and E. unistrigatus) were found. Among the spec...
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Smilisca phaeota tadpoles were exposed to four sublethal concentrations (0.1, 1.0, 10 y 100 μg/l) of chlorpyrifos insecticide, in order to test the effects on growth rate and the time spend to reach the metamorphosis. Were used 36 tadpoles (six replicates for each treatment), between the Gosner stages 25-26, which were individually placed into 100...
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Kin recognition behavior (based on the spatial affinity for siblings index [S]) was examined in Smilisca phaeota tadpoles injected with odorific substances (experimental tadpoles). According to the S index values obtained, these tadpoles did not discriminate between relatives and nonrelatives when they were presented with unfamiliar sibling and non...
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The first demonstration of embryonic olfactory learning in a tropical anuran was documented in the Colombian treefrog Smilisca phaeota. It was determined that Smilisca tadpoles learned to recognize a specific odor and preferred it over others. Embryos were exposed to the olfactory substance (orange essence) in two different ways; first, an artifici...
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El norte de la Cordillera Central de los Andes Colombianos alberga una fauna diversa de anuros pobremente conocida y altamente amenazada por los procesos intensivos de modificación de bosques. Esta acción antrópica esta creando hábitats distintos, los cuales pueden diferir en la composición de especies y sus abundancias. En un estudio de un año en...
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This is the first report of Anolis mariarum in the diet of Imantodes cenchoa throughout their distribution in Colombia.
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We describe changes in some morphological traits of embryos and tadpoles of the treefrog Agalychnis spurrelli. Also, we made observations about their natural history. Between November 1998 and March 1999, a group of 289 tadpoles were collected, and 26 egg clutches were monitored from a population that breeds around an artificial pool located in Ver...

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Amphibian larvae represent a state of post-hatching development, morphologically different from the adult and without reproductive activity except in exceptional cases (neotenic species). In the anurans, known as tadpoles are widely informative, to indicate the presence of a species in a locality. They have developed fascinating and widely used ecomorphological strategies for phylogenetic inference, developmental biology and monitoring studies, among others. This collaborative initiative aims to establish the state of the art of tadpoles from Colombia, to determine available information publish, and direct future work about morphological descriptions and molecular identifications to strengthen knowledge of Colombian anuran larvae and the empowerment of scientific collections in the country.
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The anuran calls are widely used in the delimitation of species, in the interpretation of the evolution of characters and lineages, in the compression of the ecological context and fundamental tool in the monitoring of species.This project aims to document, describe and compare quantitatively and qualitatively the acoustic repertoires and vocalizations of the frogs from Colombia.