Museo Nacional de Historia Natural del Paraguay

Ingeniero Guillermo N. Juárez, Argentina

Museo Nacional de Historia Natural del Paraguay

Ingeniero Guillermo N. Juárez, Argentina
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Cacciali P.,Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum | Cacciali P.,Goethe University Frankfurt | Cacciali P.,Institute Investigacion Biologica del Paraguay | Martinez N.,Museo Nacional de Historia Natural del Paraguay | Kohler G.,Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum
ZooKeys | Year: 2017

The family Gymnophthalmidae contains nearly 235 species with a distribution range from southern Mexico to central Argentina as well as in the Antilles. Among gymnophthalmids, the genus Colobosaura is a member of the tribe Iphisini, and currently is considered monotypic (C. modesta). The diversity of the tribe was studied recently, with the erection of several new genera. In this work genetic and morphological data of specimens of Colobosaura recently collected in Paraguay were analyzed. Genetic (16S barcode) data indicate that these samples are not conspecific with C. modesta and they are allocated to the nominal species C. kraepelini. Because the original primary type of the latter taxon is considered to be lost, a neotype (SMF 101370) is designated for this species and a redescription provided based on our material. Colobosaura kraepelini is distributed in the Humid Chaco, being the only member of the whole tribe in this ecoregion. © Pier Cacciali et al.

Diaz S.D.R.,Museo Nacional de Historia Natural del Paraguay | Diaz S.D.R.,National University of Asunción | Dias F.M.S.,Federal University of Paraná | Casagrande M.M.,Federal University of Paraná | And 2 more authors.
Revista Brasileira de Entomologia | Year: 2014

Notes on the geographic distribution and subspecific taxonomy of Sais rosalia (Cramer) (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Ithomiini), including the first records in Paraguay. This paper provides comments on the subspecific taxonomy and geographic distribution of Sais rosalia (Cramer, 1779) (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Ithomiini), as well as an up-to-date distributional map, complemented with unpublished distributional data based on specimens deposited in the Coleção Entomológica Pe. Jesus S. Moure, Curitiba, Brazil and the Museo de Historia Natural, Lima, Peru. The following synonyms are proposed: Sais rosalia camariensis Haensch, 1905 syn. rev. as junior subjective synonym of Papilio rosalia Cramer, 1779 and Sais rosalia brasiliensis Talbot, 1928 syn. rev. as junior subjective synonym of Sais rosalia rosalinde Weymer, 1890. Additionally, the first country records of Sais rosalia in Paraguay, including the southernmost record of the species, are documented.

Satterlee S.A.,Southeast Missouri State University | Zuercher G.L.,University of Dubuque | Kuhle C.W.,University of Dubuque | Ramirez-Pinto F.,Investagacon | And 4 more authors.
Journal of Crustacean Biology | Year: 2012

Aegla are endemic to southern South America and have been documented in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Documentation in Paraguay is sparse, with the last published encounter occurring in 1985; in 1999, the genus was proposed extinct within that country. Since then, a few individual aeglids have been found scattered throughout the Rio Tebicuary watershed. In 2009, aeglids were discovered within the Rio Jejuí watershed within eastern Paraguay; males and ovigerous females were successfully captured including a female carrying more than 20 juveniles beneath its pleon. All individuals from the 2010 field season were later identified morphologically as Aegla platensis Schmitt, 1942. This discovery comes after a two-decade gap in abundant aeglid collections within Paraguay and serves as the first recorded breeding population of aeglid crabs to be documented. © 2012 The Crustacean Society. Published by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden.

Smith P.,FAUNA Paraguay | Diaz S.D.R.,Museo Nacional de Historia Natural del Paraguay | Diaz S.D.R.,National University of Asunción | Cibois A.,Natural History Museum of Geneva
Revue Suisse de Zoologie | Year: 2015

The "Catalogos Sistematicos de los Vertebrados del Paraguay", published in two editions by Arnaldo de Win- kelried Bertoni (1878-1973) during the early decades of the 20th Century, represented one of the first attempts to collate in a single work the available information about Paraguayan birds. However various species listed in these works have been the subject of much debate by subsequent authors. In this paper we review the historical reports of 14 such species cited by Bertoni that were treated in later works as hypothetical, making historical reference to overlooked literature from the period and suggesting new status designations for each.

Rios S.D.,Museo Nacional de Historia Natural Del Paraguay | Rios S.D.,National University of Asunción | Gonzalez J.M.,Texas A&M University
Zootaxa | Year: 2011

A list with comments on status, natural history, biology, hosts and distribution are presented for all species of Castniidae known from Paraguay. All the presented information has been summarized based on literature, museum specimens, infor-mation gathered from researchers/collectors and personal observations. New synonyms are proposed: Imara satrapes ca-tharina (Preiss) [= Imara satrapes (Kollar)] and Castnia juturna paraguayensis Strand (= Castnia invaria penelope Schaufuss), and synonymic lists are given in each case. Twelve species are recorded from Paraguay, four of them are re-latively common and have been previously reported from the country [Synpalamides phalaris (Fabricius), Synpalamides rubrophalaris (Houlbert), Castnia invaria penelope Schaufuss, Gazera heliconioides micha (H. Druce)]. The other eight species are much less common in collections [Imara satrapes, Castnia juturna Hopffer, Telchin licus laura (H. Druce), Ceretes marcelserres (Godart), Riechia acraeoides (Guérin-Méneville), Prometheus cochrus (Fabricius), Frostetola gramivora (Schaus), Paysandisia archon (Burmeister)]. Telchin licus laura (H. Druce) and Frostetola gramivora (Schaus) are reported from this country for the first time. Four species not known from Paraguay, but suitable to be found within, are also mentioned [Yagra fonscolombe (Godart), Castnia lecerfi Dalla Torre, Geyeria uruguayana (Burmeister), Ceretes thais (Drury)]. Copyright © 2011 · Magnolia Press.

Smith P.,Fauna Paraguay | Cacciali P.,Para La Tierra | Atkinson K.,Para La Tierra | Pheasey H.,Para La Tierra | Motte M.,Museo Nacional de Historia Natural del Paraguay
Check List | Year: 2012

New distributional data are provided for 12 species of amphibian in Departamento San Pedro, Paraguay. Records are from the Reserva Natural Laguna Blanca, a small private reserve located in an area of transition from Atlantic Forest to Cerrado-type habitats. The chronic under-sampling of amphibian populations in Paraguay is highlighted. © 2012 Check List and Authors.

Scott N.J.,Smithsonian Institution | Cacciali P.,Museo Nacional de Historia Natural del Paraguay
Check List | Year: 2011

An old published record for "Crocodilurus" in Paraguay was almost certainly based on Dracaena paraguayensis Amaral, 1950. Thus, D. paraguayensis occurs from the Brazilian Pantanal south along the Paraguay River as far as Fuerte Olimpo, and Crocodilurus lacertinus (Daudin, 1802) remains restricted to the Amazon and Orinoco river drainages. © 2011 Check List and Authors.

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