Rubén M. Barquez

Rubén M. Barquez
National University of Tucuman | UNT · Instituto de Investigaciones de Biodiversidad Argentina (PIDBA)

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Director of PIDBA Institute

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Introduction
Bats and other small mammals from South America, mainly distribution and systematics; also postcranial skeleton, anatomy and function.
Additional affiliations
January 1998 - present
National University of Tucuman
Position
  • Manager
January 1992 - April 2016
National University of Tucuman
Position
  • Managing Director
April 1988 - July 2018
National Scientific and Technical Research Council
Position
  • Principal Investigator

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Publications (310)
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Este libro es el corolario de muchos años de trabajo y dedicación de los miembros de la RELCOM (Red Latinoamericana y del Caribe para la Conservación de los Murciélagos), cuyo objetivo es poner a disposición de la comunidad los resultados de una actividad de carácter regional, que se viene realizando de manera ininterrumpida desde 2011, cuando el p...
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Cline variation in ecoregion transition zones can provide strong evidence for adaptation to different environments. We describe the geographical gradations of phenotypes and genetic variation between two rodent species across an environmental gradient in northwestern Argentina. We applied an integrative analysis of the genetic (mtDNA) and phenotypi...
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In this study, we provide a description of the anterior autopodium of two extant species of bats of the genus Noctilio. Based on the description of Noctilio and the comparisons with other Neotropical bat species, we conclude that this genus has a set of morphological characteristics (e.g. the shape of the radiusscaphocentralunate facet, the presenc...
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Relato sobre el Paso del Dr. Bonaparte por el Instituto Lillo de Tucumán
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In this research we explore elevation gradient of small mammal diversity on the arid slopes of the Andes in northwestern Argentina. We evaluated the influence of climatic and environmental factors on species richness and abundance across two altitudinal transects between 2700 and 4700 m. We used canonical correspondence analysis, multiple regressio...
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Los límites más australes conocidos para la distribución de Noctilio albiventris se encuentran en Argentina, donde se consideraba que la especie habitaba exclusivamente en la región noreste del país. Recientemente, un ejemplar fue citado para el noroeste de Argentina, pero la localidad ha sido erróneamente definida. Este espécimen de referencia se...
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Decadencia, olvido o intereses científicos? La osteología en murciélagos como estudio de caso Gaudioso et al. 2021 Resumen Los estudios de anatomía clásica, realizados durante la primera mitad del siglo XIX, contribuyeron al desarrollo de la teoría darwiniana de la evolución. En esa época surgieron los primeros trabajos descriptivos sobre el sistem...
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Rufous-throated dipper (Cinclus schulzii) is the least known dipper, categorized as 'Vulnerable' by IUCN. From the year 2010 to 2013, we surveyed two mountain rivers in the Southern Yungas of Argentina to determine the abundance of this dipper in the breeding and non-breeding season. The overall relative abundance on the breeding season was 1.26 ±...
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A new material of a Quaternary waterfowl is described here. The implications of this finding, in the context of the dispersal of Anatidae in the past, are discussed. The specimen consists in a partial humerus coming from the Upper Pleistocene of austral Chaco from Santiago del Estero Province, Argentina. The specimen here described belongs to the t...
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The common vampire bat ( Desmodus rotundus ) is a sanguivorous (i.e., blood-eating) bat species distributed in the Americas from northern Mexico southwards to central Chile and Argentina. Desmodus rotundus is one of only three mammal species known to feed exclusively on blood, mainly from domestic mammals, although large wildlife and occasionally h...
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Citation: Bolatti, E.M.; Viarengo, G.; Zorec, T.M.; Cerri, A.; Montani, M.E.; Hosnjak, L.; Casal, P.E.; Bortolotto, E.; Di Domenica, V.; Chouhy, D.; M.B. Allasia; R.M. Barquez; M. Poljak; A. A. Giri.
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PUBLICACIONES ANTIGUAS (ALGUNAS NUEVAS) PARA SERVIR DE BASE A LOS ESTUDIOS SOBRE LA SISTEMÁTICA Y DISTRIBUCIÓN DE MURCIÉLAGOS, Y OTROS MAMIFEROS, DE ARGENTINA
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Compilacion de todos los artículos publicados por Oldfield Thomas, referidos a los Mamíferos de América del Sur A compilation of all the articles published by Oldfield Thomas concerning the Mammals of South America.
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Un relato sobre la historia del Programa de Investigaciones de biodiversidad Argentina, desde 1993 hasta el presente
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Introduction: The common vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus) is currently one of the most impactful transmissors of rabies throughout Latin America. Despite its importance as a natural reservoir, little is known about the historical distribution of D. rotundus. Detailed occurrence data are necessary for the accurate assessment of the ecology and epidem...
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Para facilitar esfuerzos de identificación de murciélagos en la región, ponemos a disposición la presente clave, estructurada a nivel de familias, subfamilias, géneros y especies, incluyendo a todas aquellas citadas hasta ahora para la región neotropical. Se incluyen mapas de la región Neotropical para indicar los países y territorios que la integr...
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Fourteen species of bats in the genus Molossus currently are recognized in the Neotropical region; only three are known from Argentina. Here, we describe a new species based on specimens collected in the province of Santa Fe, Argentina, in the Pampa ecoregion. The new species can be distinguished from its congeners by its general strong orange colo...
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Identifying adequate methods and tools for biodiversity monitoring is fundamental in ecology and conservation biology. Most of the standardised monitoring techniques involve the presence of the researchers at the survey sites meanwhile, passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) of the diversity of anuran species could be a valid alternative. In this study,...
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Spatial and temporal structure of terrestrial small mammal assemblages on elevation gradients of the dry Andes in northwestern Argentina. We describe the pattern of composition and temporal variation of terrestrial small mammal species along an altitudinal gradient in the arid slopes of the Andes in northwestern Argentina. We sampled two elevation...
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ABSTRACT. Biogeographic patterns of the bats of Argentina: species richness and distributional congruence. Currently 67 species of bats are recognized for the fauna of Argentina. Notwithstanding the geographical records of the species are well documented, their distributional patterns on a national scale have not been studied so far. In this study,...
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RESUMEN. En esta investigación usamos códigos de barras de ADN como una herramienta para el análisis de la diversidad específica y la variabilidad geográfica de roedores Sigmodontinae (Cricetidae) en el Norte de Argentina. Analizamos 162 individuos de 50 localidades pertenecientes a 31 especies originalmente determinadas mediante morfología. El 72%...
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Cynomops planirostris (Peters, 1866) was previously known in Argentina only from the provinces of Salta and Jujuy in the northwest and in Misiones in the northeast. Here, we newly report this species from the province of Corrientes and the Humid Chaco ecoregion. We also offer information on the natural history of the species and on the bat assembla...
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El 16 de marzo nos encontramos con Analía en las oficinas del PIDBA (Programa de Investigaciones de Biodiversidad Argentina). Nos habían informado, la noche antes, que quedábamos exceptuados de asistir a los lugares de trabajo por 14 días, como medida preventiva por el Covid-19, un plazo que se fue extendiendo, sin que imagináramos entonces lo que...
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Cada ejemplar depositado en una colección sistemática constituye una prueba irrefutable de la presencia de una especie en un lugar y en un momento dado (ver Mares et al., 1989). Así, es importante que cada uno de los ejemplares depositados en una colección, cuente con la mayor cantidad posible de información que pueda servir de apoyo a diferentes l...
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New information is presented for bats and their ectoparasite insects from the Argentine Field and Weedlands Ecoregion. Bats of the families Molossidae, Phyllostomidae and Vespertilionidae containing ectoparasites belonging to families Polyctenidae (Hemiptera), Nycteribiidae and Streblidae (Diptera) were collected. Here is presented the first record...
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note on the creation of the new Area of Importance for the Conservation of Bats (AICOM) PN Noel Kempff Mercado in Bolivia and on environmental education experiences in the Santo Corazón community at the ANMI San Matías
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en The morphological variation of the scapula of bats, in a phylogenetic context, is still unknown. However, several descriptive–comparative and morphofunctional studies about the scapular girdles and forelimbs and their importance in the wing‐beat cycle are well known and documented. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that there is a conjunct...
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NOTA Reflexiones sobre las Tesis Doctorales en el ámbito lilloano Aunque una tesis doctoral es un tema universal y de larga data, en esta oportunidad, atendiendo a un pedido formulado por nuestro Secretario de Posgrado, Pablo Sesma, sobre una re exión u opinión de lo que espero de una tesis doctoral, me parece más oportuno comentarles mi visión y e...
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Trypanosomes are a group of parasitic flagellates with medical and veterinary importance. Despite many species having been described in this genus, little is known about many of them. Here, we report a genetic and morphological characterization of trypanosomatids isolated from wild mammals from the Argentine Chaco region. Parasites were morphologic...
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Two new species of fleas of genus Ectinorus (Siphonaptera: Rhopalopsyllidae) are described from sigmodontine rodents (Rodentia: Cricetidae) collected during a survey of small mammals in northwestern Argentina. The new species belong to the subgenus Ectinorus and can be distinguished from all other species of the subgenus by the characteristics of t...
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Fleas of Argentina are receiving renewed systematic interest, but the identification of many species associated with small mammals can be problematic. We review the taxonomy of the flea genus Agastopsylla including the re-description of two species and one subspecies, and designate neotype and neallotype for Agastopsylla hirsutior, neotype for Agas...
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Fleas of Argentina are receiving renewed systematic interest, but the identification of many species associated with small mammals can be problematic. We review the taxonomy of the flea genus Agastopsylla including the re-description of two species and one subspecies, and designate neotype and neallotype for Agastopsylla hirsutior, neotype for Agas...
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Bats provide important ecosystem services as pollinators, seed dispersers, and/or insect controllers, but they have also been found harboring different viruses with zoonotic potential. Virome studies in bats distributed in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America have increased dramatically over the past decade, whereas information on viruses infect...
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Los murciélagos constituyen uno de los grupos más diversos de mamíferos, lo que se ve reflejado en su morfología y en su ecología, siendo el esqueleto postcraneal un ejemplo claro de esa diversificación (Arita y Fenton, 1997; Freeman, 2000). Si bien la anatomía del postcráneo de los murciélagos viene siendo estudiada desde la primera mitad del sigl...
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En esta guía se actualizan e incrementan las distribuciones de muchas especies, incluyendo extensiones de especies a nuevas provincias, como resultados de un aumento muy significativo de muestreos de campo e incorporación de ejemplares en las colecciones sistemáticas (Barquez et al. 2011 a, b, 2013; Bracamonte y Lutz 2013; Castilla et al. 2010, 20...
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Migratory colonies of up to thousands or millions of Brazilian free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) are present in temperate areas of America. The monitoring of these massive colonies is crucial to know their conservation status and to evaluate the important ecosystem services that they provide. The objectives of this study were to characterize...
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Papers by Oldfield Thomas about South American Mammals
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Ancient publications (also some new) to serve as backgrounds for studies on systematics and distribution of the bats of Argentina
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Lasiurus varius (Poeppig, 1835) is a vespertilionid bat commonly known as Chilean red bat or cinnamon red bat. L. varius is characterized by its deep reddish coloration without frosted appearance, and by the uropatagium covered with long hairs that extend beyond the trailing edge, which clearly distinguishes it from the other species in the genus....
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We add the family Emballonuridae to the bat fauna of Argentina, with the new record of a specimen of Peropteryx macrotis (Wagner, 1843) from Salta Province, increasing to five the number of families of bats in the country. The new locality extends the distribution of this species by 663 km south from its previously southernmost known record in Boli...
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Histiotus magellanicus (Philippi, 1866) is a vespertilionid bat called the southern big-eared brown bat. The dark color of the ears and the absence of a connecting band between the ears are the characters that clearly differentiate this species from all other species of Histiotus. It is a little-known species with a distribution restricted to the s...
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ABSTRACT. A pioneer of the collection of mammals in Patagonia: the trip of Emilio Budin in 1927-1928. Emilio Budin, an outstanding collector of mammals, made, accompanied by his family and using a Ford T truck, a trip through the Patagonian territory during the years 1927-1928, to cover more than four thousand kilometers of routes. Part of the spec...
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Ctenomys famosus is one of the less known species of the genus, both in systematic and in phylogenetic aspects, as well as in its distribution and natural history. So far the only known specimens of this species are those from the type series, collected at the two localities mentioned in the original description, in La Rioja province, Argentina. We...
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"A new species of flea (Siphonaptera: Rhopalopsyllidae) is described from sigmodontine rodents collected during a survey of small mammals in northwestern Argentina. The new species belongs to the subgenus Tetrapsyllus and can be distinguished from all species of the subgenus by characteristics of the modified abdominal segments and genitalia. A phy...
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https://academic.oup.com/jmammal/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/jmammal/gyz009/5306222
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Esta especie es categorizada como Vulnerable (VU) debido a que se estima que ha sufrido un retroceso del 30% en los últimos 17 años (Criterio A2). Este retroceso se justifica debido a la pérdida y/o degradación de los bosques donde habita (subcriterio c), ya que tanto la Selva Paranaense y las Yungas están sufriendo modificaciones antrópicas severa...
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El preconcepto de que todo debe tener una explicación "útil" para el ser humano es una de las armas más letales contra la conservación de la naturaleza. Así por ejemplo, hablar del rol del vampiro en la cadena trófica puede tener el simple encanto de entender la vida… o provocar la típica pregunta antropocéntrica de: ¿Para qué existe algo que puede...
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Por toda la región Latinoamericana y del Caribe, las más de 300 especies de murciélagos allí presentes enfrentan un altísimo nivel de amenaza, particularmente debido a la destrucción de sus hábitats y refugios. Los murciélagos son el grupo de mamíferos que más alarmantemente está declinando en números en todo el mundo y el menos contemplado en prog...
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Here, we present the first record of Eptesicus brasiliensis argentinus Thomas, 1920 for the province of Entre Ríos, Argentina. This subspecies was originally described as a full species ( E. argentinus ) based on its morphological features that clearly separate it from all other species of the genus. However, it was later treated as a subspecies of...
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Los reportes sobre hallazgos de paleofauna cuaternaria, como así también trabajos con enfoques multidisciplinarios en la región centro-norte de Argentina, son escasos. Teniendo en cuenta esa problemática hemos iniciado un estudio geológico y paleontológico de los sedimentos aflorantes en el Río Dulce (Departamento Río Hondo, provincia de Santiago d...
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La variación espacial en la riqueza de especies, a lo largo de gradientes latitudinales y altitudinales, ha sido frecuentemente asociada con variables ambientales. Entre las hipótesis más citadas como determinantes de la riqueza de especies en gradientes de elevación, se encuentran aquellas relacionadas con factores climáticos y topográficos. El ob...
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Objective: Determination of color and evaluating its variation form the basis for a broad range of research questions. For studies on taxonomy, systematics, etc., resorting to mammal specimens in museum collections has a number of advantages over using field specimens. However, if museum specimens are to be for studying color, they should accuratel...
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La posición de los miembros posteriores es exclusiva en los murciélagos. Esto produjo modificaciones morfológicas excepcionales y una gran transformación funcional en la región del tobillo. Estas aberraciones morfológicas no fueron consideradas por los investigadores y han sido apenas nombradas de manera anecdótica, excepto por Simmons (1994), quie...
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The reproductive accessory glands (RAG) are essential components in reproduction because their secretion products ensure survival, viability, and sperm motility. The objective of this study was to characterize and compare the morphological and histological structure of the RAG in three species of bats of the genus Sturnira (S. erythromos, S. lilium...
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Here we present detailed descriptions and comparisons of the axial skeleton of seven species of bats belonging to five subfamilies of Phyllostomidae of different trophic guilds. The material examined consisted of 34 complete skeletons of seven species. For five of the studied species, previous descriptions have not been conducted, and for the vampi...
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A detailed description of the forelimbs and hindlimbs of all living species of the genus Tympanoctomys are presented. These rodents, highly adapted to desert environments, are semi-fossorial with capacity to move on the surface as well as to build burrows. The shape, structure, and size of the limbs are described. Contrary to what was expected for...
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Here, we report new records for the distribution in Argentina of 3 bat species from the family Vespertilionidae: Lasiurus varius (Poeppig, 1835), Histiotus magellanicus (Philippi, 1866), and Myotis chiloensis (Waterhouse, 1838). The range of L. varius is extended by more than 800 km south of the previous known limit, representing the southernmost k...
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Intra-specific color variation is often underestimated by researchers, and among mammals, intra-specific differences in coloration are poorly documented for most species. The main goal of this study was to apply an objective color measurement methodology to the study of a specific problem: the detection, if any, of patterns of changes in the fur co...
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En el presente trabajo se analiza el estado del conocimiento sobre los murciélagos del departamento La Capital, provincia de Santa Fe, Argentina. Se actualiza mediante el análisis de 128 ejemplares y registros de la literatura la distribución de Eumops glaucinus, E. patagonicus, E. perotis, Molossus molossus, M. rufus y Tadarida brasiliensis (Molos...