Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

The geographical distribution of Triops australiensis (Crustacea: Notostraca) in Australia: a biogeoclimatic analysis

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Arthropodes_v2b_00812
Auteur(s)
  • W. D. Williams 1
  • J. R. Busby 2
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) Department of Zoology, University of Adelaide, G.P.O. Box 498, 5001, Adelaide, S.A., Australia
  • 2) Australian Biological Resources Study, G.P.O. Box 1383, 2601, Canberra, A.C.T., Australia
Résumé

Until relatively recently many species of entomostracan crustaceans were thought to have widespread, even cosmopolitan distributions. Evidence now suggests that this is far less the case than thought. However, an exception appears to be provided by the crustaceans of episodically filled waterbodies. Typically these include Anostraca, Notostraca and Conchostraca. The paper considers the distribution of Triops australiensis (Branchiopoda: Notostraca) in Australia. There, it is a frequent inhabitant of episodically filled temporary waters. It is absent from such waters in northern Australia. A biogeoclimatic analysis using the program BIOCLIM indicates that this is because of the absence of suitable localities. BIOCLIM enables the preparation of maps which provide statistical predictions of climates suitable for the survival of a particular taxon. These predictions are based upon the known climate of localities where the taxon in question actually occurs. It is suggested that for the biota of shallow ephemeral waters (such as those typically inhabited by Anostraca, Conchostraca and Notostraca) biogeoclimatic analysis has a powerful predictive value.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - biology
  • 3 - marine biology & hydrobiology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - invertebres
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Aquatic Science
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - marine & freshwater biology
Identifiant ISTEX
2E46883AEDE9B1D79F3A0668F63CB958B34896CC
Revue

Hydrobiologia

Année de publication
1991
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
5.893
Sous-corpus
  • Arthropodes
Type de publication
Journal
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