John, B.A., Nelson, B.R, Sheik, H.I., Cheung, S.G., Wardiatno, Y., Dash, B.P., Tsuchiya, K., Iwasaki, Y., Pati, S. (2018). A review on fisheries and conservation Status of Asian Horseshoe Crabs. Biodiversity and Conservation, 27(14): 3573–3598. LINK
Horseshoe crabs are the only extant xiphosurans and are believed to be morphologically unchanged for more than 200 million years. Of the four extant species namely, Limulus polyphemus, Tachypleus tridentatus, Tapinauchenius gigas and Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda, the latter three are found in Asian waters. Recent evidences showed that Asian horseshoe crabs are facing serious threats such as degradation of their spawning grounds and habitat, environmental pollution, overexploitation as a culinary delicacy and biomedical bleeding practices.
Puechagut, P. B., Politi, N., Ruiz de los LLanos, E., Lizaraga, L., Bianchi, C. L., Bellis, L. M., & Rivera, L. O. (2018) Association between livestock and native mammals in a conservation priority area in the Chaco of Argentina. Mastozoología Neotropical, 25(2): 407-418. LINK
The Chaco has high richness of medium- and large-sized mammal species and is one of the most endangered ecoregions in the world. Our goal was to assess associations between livestock and medium and large mammals in Bañados del Quirquincho of the Chaco of Northwestern Argentina. In five habitat types, we set 15 to 20 camera traps during at least 30 consecutive days to determine native mammal species and livestock camera trapping rate.
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