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1 June 2007 Chironomid species richness in low-order streams in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest: a first approximation through a Bayesian approach
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The Atlantic Forest of Brazil has been identified as a biodiversity hotspot of global significance. We assessed chironomid (Diptera:Chironomidae) taxa richness in 2 vegetation types in this region: the Atlantic Rain Forest and the Atlantic Semi-deciduous Forest. Taxa were collected from 15 low-order streams across multiple habitats. A total of 191 morphospecies were recognized (125 Chironominae, 28 Tanypodinae, and 38 Orthocladiinae). We estimated chironomid richness using a Bayesian statistical approach. Species-richness estimates ranged from 200 (credibility interval, 195–207) to 267 (248–288). These results place low-order streams from Atlantic Forest among the most chironomid speciose areas in the world.

Fabio de Oliveira Roque, Susana Trivinho-Strixino, Luis Milan, and José Galvão Leite "Chironomid species richness in low-order streams in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest: a first approximation through a Bayesian approach," Journal of the North American Benthological Society 26(2), 221-231, (1 June 2007). https://doi.org/10.1899/0887-3593(2007)26[221:CSRILS]2.0.CO;2
Received: 5 August 2005; Accepted: 28 November 2006; Published: 1 June 2007
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