A Tenebrionid beetle's dataset (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae) from Peninsula Valdés (Chubut, Argentina)

Authors
Cheli, German Horacio; Flores, Gustavo Ernesto; Martínez Román, Nicolás Rafael; Podestá, Darío Hector; Mazzanti, Renato; Miyashiro, Lidia
Publication Year
2013
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
The Natural Protected Area Peninsula Valdés, located in Northeastern Patagonia, is one of the largest conservation units of arid lands in Argentina. Although this area has been in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1999, it has been continually exposed to sheep grazing and cattle farming for more than a century which have had a negative impact on the local environment. Our aim is to describe the first dataset of tenebrionid beetle species living in Peninsula Valdés and their relationship to sheep grazing. The dataset contains 118 records on 11 species and 198 adult individuals collected. Beetles were collected using pitfall traps in the two major environmental units of Peninsula Valdés, taking into account grazing intensities over a three year time frame from 2005-2007. The Data quality was enhanced following the best practices suggested in the literature during the digitalization and geo-referencing processes. Moreover, identification of specimens and current accurate spelling of scientific names were reviewed. Finally, post-validation processes using DarwinTest software were applied. Specimens have been deposited at Entomological Collection of the Centro Nacional Patagónico (CENPAT-CONICET). The dataset is part of the database of this collection and has been published on the internet through GBIF Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT) (http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/14669/). Furthermore, it is the first dataset for tenebrionid beetles of arid Patagonia available in GBIF database, and it is the first one based on a previously designed and standardized sampling to assess the interaction between these beetles and grazing in the area. The main purposes of this dataset are to ensure accessibility to data associated with Tenebrionidae specimens from Peninsula Valdés (Chubut, Argentina), also to contribute to GBIF with primary data about Patagonian tenebrionids and finally, to promote the Entomological Collection of Centro Nacional Patagónico (CENPAT-CONICET) and its associated biodiversity data. For these reasons, we believe that this information will certainly be useful for future faunistic, ecological, conservational and biogeographical studies.
Fil: Cheli, German Horacio. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Nacional Patagónico; Argentina; Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina;
Fil: Flores, Gustavo Ernesto. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico - CONICET - Mendoza. Instituto Argentino de Investigaciones de Zonas Aridas; Argentina; Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico - CONICET - Mendoza. Instituto Argentino de Investigaciones de Zonas Aridas. Laboratorio de Entomología; Argentina;
Fil: Martínez Román, Nicolás Rafael. Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia; Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina;
Fil: Podestá, Darío Hector. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Nacional Patagónico; Argentina; Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina;
Fil: Mazzanti, Renato. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Nacional Patagónico; Argentina; Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina;
Fil: Miyashiro, Lidia. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Nacional Patagónico; Argentina;
Subject
DATA PAPER
TENEBRIONID
DATASET
PATAGONIA
PENINSULA VALDÉS
TENEBRIONIDAE
PIMELIINAE
TENEBRIONINAE
LAGRIINAE
EDROTINI
NYCTELIINI
EPITRAGINI
STENOSINI
SCOTOBIINI
OPATRINI
BELOPINI
BLAPSTINUS PUNCTULATUS
ECNOMODERES BRUCHI
EMMALLODERA HIRTIPES
EPIPEDONOTA CRISTALLISATA
HYLITHUS TENTYROIDES
LEPTYNODERES STRANGULATA
LEPTYNODERES TUBERCULATA
MITRAGENIUS ARANEIFORMIS
NYCTELIA NODOSA
RHYPASMA QUADRICOLLIS
EPITRAGUS SPP.
Zoología, Ornitología, Entomología, Etología
Ciencias Biológicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Open access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/1609