Rubén Pineda López

Rubén Pineda López
Autonomous University of Queretaro · Facultad de Ciencias Naturales

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August 1990 - present
Autonomous University of Queretaro
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Publications (59)
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The herpetofauna of the state of Querétaro, Mexico, consists of 129 species, including 27 anurans, seven caudates, 92 squamates, and three turtles. Regarding the distribution of the herpetofaunal species among the three recognized physiographic regions in the state, the total number of species ranges from 43 in the Transmexican Volcanic Belt to 102...
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Anthropized environments are associated with loss of biodiversity and have been listed as sites with low species richness for various biological groups. In this study, anuran amphibian species richness, community composition, and taxonomic and functional richness are analyzed for a highly anthropized region of central Mexico, the state of Querétaro...
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Urban expansion is a pervasive driver of biodiversity loss. To understand the effects of urbanization on diversity, we investigated the response of bird taxonomic, phylogenetic, and functional diversity to urban green spaces' characteristics in thirty-one green spaces of Mexico City. Selected sites encompassed variation of environmental factors alo...
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Se describe la presencia de tres especies de loros en la ciudad de Querétaro: loro frente blanca, loro tamaulipeco y loro cachete amarillo.
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Se describe el historial de dispersión de tres especies que llegaron recientemente al estado de Querétaro: la tórtola turca, el estornino pinto y la cotorra argentina.
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Due to its topographic and climatic diversity, the state of Querétaro presents high levels of amphibian and reptile richness, abundance, and endemism. However, this information must be updated constantly as regions with previously little to no information are further explored, using sampling methods that allow efficient recording of biological dive...
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In this study we focused on urban bird diversity across Mexico, a megadiverse country, with a special focus on the relative role of urban greenspaces and heavily-built sites. We considered a country-wide approach, including 24 different sized Mexican cities. Our aims were to describe the urban bird diversity in focal cities and further assess the r...
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Reportamos los primeros registros formales del colibrí barba negra (Archilochus alexandri) para el estado de Querétaro, México. Estos registros corresponden a tres sitios: el Parque Nacional El Cimatario, el Parque Nacional Cerro de las Campanas y un remanente de vegetación (dentro de la ciudad); donde observamos a la especie durante la migración,...
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Resumen E l número de estudios sobre aves en ambientes urbanizados ha aumentado en México como resultado del interés y preocupación por los efectos de la urbanización sobre la biodiversidad. La mayoría de estos estudios se basa en conteos, con lo que se obtiene información sobre la riqueza y abundancia de aves. Dada la relevancia de los conteos par...
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Tropical dry forests are characterized by a marked seasonality throughout the year. The response of bird assemblages and species abundance to the seasonal changes of dry forests, as evidenced by bird feeding habits, can contribute to a greater understanding of the ecological processes in this ecosystem. In this study, we estimated variations in ric...
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The bobcat (Lynx rufus) is one of the carnivores most widely distributed in North America, coexisting with wild and domestic animals. Parasites reported for the bobcat in the United States and Canada are generalists typical of the order Carnivora. In Mexico, studies on parasites of carnivorous mammals are scarce due to their elusive nature, which m...
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Quantifying biodiversity patterns in the context of human caused environmental degradation is a fundamental task to improve conservation strategies; yet, it can be difficult given the rapid increase of available analytical methods. To guide studies on the topic, in this brief essay we present four approaches, accompanied by empirical examples, that...
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We report the first formal record of the Aztec Thrush (Ridgwayia pinicola) for the state of Queretaro, Mexico, on an oak-pine forest west of the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve. This report is one of the few recordes in the Sierra Madre Oriental, all of which confirm that it is a resident species in the area but with a low abundance.
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Reportamos el primer registro formal del mirlo pinto (Ridgwayia pinicola) para el estado de Querétaro, México, en un bosque de encino-pino al oeste de la Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra Gorda. Este reporte es uno de los pocos registrados en la Sierra Madre Oriental, los que en conjunto confirman que es una especie residente en esta zona, aunque con b...
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Reportamos por primera vez nueve especies de aves para el estado de Querétaro, México, cinco de ellas nativas (Cyrtonyx montezumae, Buteo lineatus, Phalaropus fulicarius, Falco mexicanus e Icterus spurius) y cuatro introducidas (Streptopelia roseogrisea, Cyanoliseus patagonus, Amazona finschi yCalocitta colliei). El inventario avifaunístico del est...
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We report for the first time nine bird species for the state of Querétaro, Mexico, five of them native (Cyrtonyx montezumae, Buteo lineatus, Phalaropus fulicarius, Falco mexicanus, and Icterus spurius) and four introduced (Streptopelia roseogrisea, Cyanoliseus patagonus, Amazona finschi, and Calocitta colliei). The checklist of the state avifauna w...
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There are numerous and important coral reefs in the Mexican Pacific, but scarce studies of brittle stars conducted in these ecosystems. In this regard, this work provides the first annotated checklist of brittle stars associated with coral communities and reefs in the Mexican Pacific and an illustrated key to identify the species. We also provide t...
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Urban wooded areas are used by some exotic invasive bird species during the process of colonization; the early detection of such species is a necessary action for their surveillance and control. We used a rapid sampling method in urban parks, which requires little planning and execution time, as a strategy for detection of four bird species which a...
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Considerando el contexto global actual de rápida desaparición de am- bientes acuáticos y la expansión de las ciudades, se compararon las comunidades de aves acuáticas en doce embalses urbanos y extra-urbanos de la ciudad de Querétaro, México. se analizó la proporción de la riqueza de especies regional presente en los embalses urbanos y si las comun...
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We explore the influence of spatial grain size, dispersal ability, and geographic distance on the patterns of species dissimilarity of terrestrial vertebrates, separating the dissimilarity explained by species replacement (turnover) from that resulting from richness differences. With data for 905 species of terrestrial vertebrates distributed in th...
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Background: It was suggested that ecological patterns can be used to infer the nature of ecological processes (i.e., competition) that structure communities. Analysis of patterns of resource partitioning under the classical niche paradigm (competitive niche differentiation in exploiting limited resources) has traditionally been used to understand t...
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Urban wooded areas are used by some exotic invasive bird species during the process of colonization; the early detection of such species is a necessary action for their surveillance and control. We used a rapid sampling method in urban parks, which requires little planning and execution time, as a strategy for detection of four bird species which a...
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As a result of monthly sampling surveys for a year in Querétaro reservoirs and adjacent areas of neighboring states, as well as visits to the Sierra de Lobos in Guanajuato, we present new records of waterfowl for the states of Queretaro (Bucephala albeola, Fregata magnificens, Numenius americanus), Hidalgo (Charadrius semipalmatus, Leucophaeus atri...
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Urbanization is a process that replaces pre-established systems to satisfy human needs. Related to the main components of global change, urbanization has been identified as a major threat to biodiversity. In this study, we surveyed bird communities at 12 urban green areas of the city of Santiago de Queretaro and contrasted them with those from adja...
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We report the presence of the Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis) in the state of Jalisco after observing an individual in the mouth of the Marabasco river. In Mexico, this species is restricted to the southeast, the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, portions of Veracruz, and occasionally in the coast of Chiapas, Guerrero and Colima. Its presence in Colima an...
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Based on results of several studies in the city of Querétaro, Mexico, we provide the first reports of Streptopelia decaocto, Myiopsitta monachus, and Sturnus vulgaris, the latter species having previous records in the state of Querétaro. Records we provide of S. decaocto are not abundant, whereas we observed up to 40 individuals and a nest of M. mo...
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Based on results of several studies in the city of Querétaro, Mexico, we provide the first reports of Streptopelia decaocto, Myiopsitta monachus, and Sturnus vulgaris, the latter species having previous records in the state of Querétaro. Records we provide of S. decaocto are not abundant, whereas we observed up to 40 individuals and a nest of M. mo...
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A systematic sampling of aquatic birds was conducted over a period of two years in the state of Querétaro, Mexico. Twenty nine species have been added to the official list of species for the state, nine of which have few records in the interior of the country: Dendrocygna autumnalis, D. bicolor, Lophodytes cucullatus, Gavia immer, Pluvialis squatar...
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Large areas are generally favored for bird conservation, whereas small areas resulting from habitat fragmentation tend to be ignored, despite their potential to host great diversity. To determine its potential value as a bird conservation area, we surveyed the avifauna of a 30-hectare dam and adjacent land at Mompaní, nearby Queretaro City, Mexico....
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En la conservación de las aves generalmente se consideran grandes áreas, ignorando pequeñas zonas producidas por fragmentación del hábitat, que pueden contener una diversidad de especies importante. Para determinar su valor potencial como área de conservación, documentamos la riqueza avifaunística de un embalse y su área ribereña de influencia en u...
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Presentamos información nueva de 24 especies, incluyendo 12 nuevos registros de aves para el estado de Querétaro, México. Estos datos fueron obtenidos en diversos estudios de campo de 1993 a 2007, principalmente en la provincia del Eje Neovolcánico. Cinco especies están bajo alguna categoría de riesgo según la NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2001: Buteogallus ant...
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We present new information about 24 species, including 12 noteworthy records for the avifauna of the Mexican state of Queretaro. These data were gathered during fieldwork performed between 1993 to 2007, mainly in the Eje Neovolcánico province. Five species are considered protected under Mexican law NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2001: Buteogallus anthracinus, Bu...
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The Rufous-backed Robin (Turdus rufopalliatus) is an endemic species to western Mexico. Since the middle of the last century, it was recorded out of its known distribution, mainly in southern United States and in cities and natural areas of central and central western Mexico, in Mexico City and the states of Oaxaca, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Mexico, San Lu...
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El mirlo dorso rufo (Turdus rufopalliatus) es una especie endémica del oeste de México. Desde mediados del siglo pasado se ha registrado fuera de su zona de distribución geográfica original, en el sur de los Estados Unidos de América y en ciudades y zonas naturales del centro y centro-oeste de México, en la ciudad de México y los estados de Oaxaca,...

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Analyze different ecological, morphological, functional and diversity aspects in the herpetofauna of Querétaro, Mexico
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Document and assess the current situation of the herpetofauna in terms of conservation and biological diversity.