A checklist of arthropods associated with rat carrion in a montane locality of northern Venezuela

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Title: A checklist of arthropods associated with rat carrion in a montane locality of northern Venezuela
Authors: Velásquez Zambrano, Yelitza
Research Group/s: Bionomía, Sistemática e Investigación Aplicada de Insectos Dípteros e Himenópteros
Center, Department or Service: Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas. Laboratorio de Biología de Organismos | Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ciencias Ambientales y Recursos Naturales
Keywords: Forensic entomology | Venezuela | Diptera | Coleoptera
Knowledge Area: Zoología | Ecología
Date Created: 2007
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: VELÁSQUEZ ZAMBRANO, Yelitza. "A checklist of arthropods associated with rat carrion in a montane locality of northern Venezuela". Forensic Science International, ISSN 0379-0738, Vol. 174 (2008), pp. 67-69
Series/Report no.: IBAI-10 | IBAI-40002
Abstract: This is the first report of arthropods associated with carrion in Venezuela, using laboratory bred rats (Rattus norvegicus). Rat carcasses were exposed to colonization by arthropods in neighboring montane savanna and cloud forest habitats in the state of Miranda. The taxonomic composition of the arthropods varied between both ecosystems. Scarabaeidae, Silphidae, Micropezidae, Phoridae, Vespidae and one species of ant, were collected only in the cloud forest. Dermestes maculatus, Chrysomya albiceps, Termitidae and most species of ants, were found only in the savanna. Fourteen species were considered to be of primary forensic importance: D. maculatus, Oxelytrum discicolle, Calliphora sp., Cochliomyia macellaria, Compsomyiops sp., C. albiceps, Phaenicia cuprina, P. sericata, P. eximia, Fannia sp., Puliciphora sp., Megaselia scalaris, Ravina sp. and Sarcophaga sp.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/2790
ISSN: 0379-0738
DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2007.02.020
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2007.02.020
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