André Felipe de Araújo Lira Stênio Ítalo Araújo Foerster Adriano Medeiros DeSouza Luis F. de Armas


El ensamblaje de comunidades se considera a menudo como un proceso que implica la dispersión de especies procedentes de una fuente regional. Una isla oceánica brinda una oportunidad única para probar tal hipótesis y muchas otras relacionadas con los patrones y procesos detrás de la biodiversidad. Nuestro objetivo fue investigar los patrones de diversidad de los escorpiones en el archipiélago cubano, utilizando variables bióticas y abióticas y sus interacciones como características explicativas. Se utilizaron variables bióticas y abióticas relacionadas con la vegetación, el clima y la topografía que caracterizan el paisaje del archipiélago cubano. De esta forma, se analizaron los patrones de diversidad beta de los escorpiones, verificando los efectos de las variables solas y juntas. La fauna de escorpiones del archipiélago cubano comprende 61 especies, agrupadas en nueve géneros y dos familias: Buthidae y Diplocentridae. La interacción entre las variables bióticas y abióticas explicó la composición de las especies, especialmente cuando se consideraron predictores espaciales. Los predictores climáticos y espaciales afectaron la diversidad beta en términos de diferencia de riqueza. Estos patrones se discuten enfatizando el papel de las características ambientales bióticas y abióticas y sus interacciones en los mecanismos de generación y mantenimiento de la biodiversidad de los escorpiones en el archipiélago cubano.


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distribución de especies, diversidad beta, ecología del paisaje, biogeografía insular, Antillas Mayores

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de Araújo Lira, A. F., Araújo Foerster, S. Ítalo, Medeiros DeSouza, A. . y de Armas, L. F. (2022) «Desenredando los patrones de diversidad de los escorpiones cubanos (Arachnida: Scorpiones)», Novitates Caribaea, (19), pp. 72–91. doi: 10.33800/nc.vi19.290.

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