morphospecies


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morphospecies

a species recognized solely on the basis of its MORPHOLOGY.
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ANEXO 2 Listado de morfoespecies por estacion de muestreo APPENDIX 2 Morphospecies list for each sampling station.
The ant morphospecies were separated, and a sample of each was determined using the methods described by Longino (2000).
Ten (10) morphospecies of predatory ants--belonging to seven genus and four subfamilies (Table 1) - were collected during the whole assessment period.
Coleopterans in particular are easy to sample and relatively easy to identify as families or even morphospecies (Hirao et al.
Salticidae represents a well-known taxon in this area (Rubio 2014, Galvis & Rubio 2016, Rubio 2016, Rubio & Baigorria 2016), thus, common errors derived from the use of morphospecies to characterize richness are strongly reduced.
However, few isolates belonged to these morphospecies, indicating that they are rare in the community (Table 2).
The insects were separated into morphospecies with a Nikon SMZ445 stereomicroscope.
use genetic sequencing on select morphospecies, to test the hypothesis that variations in shell morphology are a response to environment; 4.
Similarly, the absence from the faeces of the seeds of some species--most notably Syzygium cumini--was due to their large size, whereas the two morphospecies identified in faecal samples which were not observed during behavioural monitoring was, in turn, probably a result of the combination of small size of the fruits and low frequency of consumption by the study subjects.
Where possible, this study opted for identification of infraspecific taxa and took into account the morphospecies (Splitting method) (Mitchell & Meisterfeld, 2005).