morphospecies


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morphospecies

[¦mȯr·fō′spē‚shēz]
(systematics)
A typological species distinguished solely on the basis of morphology.
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Among all these morphospecies, the species Euplotes aediculatus, Euplotes eurystomus, Spirostomum minus and Spirostomum teres, and Paramecium bursaria, Paramecium caudatum and Tetmemena pustulata were the ones that best adapted to the in vitro growth conditions (up to several months) using mineral water and rice grains and Cerophyl medium (Sonneborn, 1957), respectively (data not shown).
The black symbols correspond to the samplings and points in the fragments; the reds to the morphospecies (T= Theridiidae, P= Pholcidae, O= Orchyroceratidae, U= Uloboridae, W.tab= Wagneriana taboga, M.fal= Mangora falconae).
The groups of captured individuals were classified in the following taxonomic levels: Diplopoda (class); Acari (Subclass); Araneae, Blattodea, Coleoptera, Collembola, Diptera, Hemiptera, Hymenoptera, Isoptera, Orthoptera, Pseudoscorpiones, Scorpiones, Solifugae (order); Formicidae (family) and the larvae of Coleoptera, Diptera and Lepidoptera (morphospecies).
The collected specimens represent 28 families, 78 genera and 111 species/morphospecies, from which 41 were determined to species level, 12 as morphospecies related to a described species, 49 to genus, three to family and six were placed in a genus with doubt (Table 1).
These fungi were characterized by their morphological and cultural characters and classified into morphospecies on these bases.
A sonotype is equivalent to the acoustic morphospecies (Aide et al.
From the 15 identified families sampled from plots not exposed to grazing, 11 were represented by one species, three (Amaranthaceae, Malvaceae and Turneraceae) by two species, and one (Fabaceae) by four species (plus one morphospecies).
One fungal isolate from each morphospecies was cultured in Potato Dextrose Broth (PDB), filtered, and macerated in liquid nitrogen.
Ants were identified into genus level and then into morphospecies level using the keys given by Bolton [29] and reference specimens lodged in the Invertebrate Systematics and Diversity Facility (ISDF) in the Department of Zoology, University of Peradeniya.
Some isolates showed no reproductive structures (8%) and were identified as Mycelia sterilia (25% of morphospecies).
The insects were separated into morphospecies with a Nikon SMZ445 stereomicroscope.