Paleobiogeography and taxonomy of the genus Concholepas (Lamarck, 1801): a review and new evidences

Cárdenas L.; Viard F.; Castilla, JC

Abstract

"The muricid gastropod Concholepas concholepas, known in Chile as 'loco', is an important component of intertidal and shallow subtidal communities, and is one of the main invertebrates targeted by small-scale fishers (divers) in Chile. Because of its ecological importance and economical value, numerous studies have been conducted to describe its life history, ecology and to understand population dynamics, fishery and management. However, little effort has been done to address the causal factor (s) behind its current geographic distribution and moreover little is known about the past distribution of the different species in the genus. In this paper, first we review the paleobiogeography, historical relationships, taxonomy and geographical distribution of Concholepas species, so to contribute in the reconstruction on the past history of the genus. Second, we discuss the robustness of using shell traits when classifying specimens of the genus Concholepas. Third, we evaluate the taxonomic status of C. concholepas including samples from Peru, the continental coast of Chile and Juan Fern

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Título según WOS: Paleobiogeography and taxonomy of the genus Concholepas (Lamarck, 1801): a review and new evidences
Título según SCOPUS: Paleobiogeography and taxonomy of the genus Concholepas (Lamarck, 1801): A Review and new evidences
Título según SCIELO: Paleobiogeography and taxonomy of the genus Concholepas (Lamarck, 1801): a review and new evidences
Título de la Revista: REVISTA CHILENA DE HISTORIA NATURAL
Volumen: 81
Número: 3
Editorial: SOC BIOLGIA CHILE
Fecha de publicación: 2008
Página de inicio: 417
Página final: 436
Idioma: English
URL: http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-67651068959&partnerID=q2rCbXpz
DOI:

10.4067/S0716-078X2008000300010

Notas: ISI, SCIELO, SCOPUS