Using species distribution models as a tool to discover new populations of Phaedranassa brevifolia Meerow, 1987 (Liliopsida: Amaryllidaceae) in Northern Ecuador

Nora H. Oleas, Alan W. Meerow, Kenneth J. Feeley, Jennifer Gebelein, Javier Francisco-Ortega

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Abstract

Phaedranassa brevifolia Meerow (1987) is an endangered plant species endemic to Ecuador. Until recently, this species was only known by the type location and four other adjacent subpopulations in a restricted area of less than four km2. We combined geo-referenced occurrences of this species and bioclimatic variables to generate a prospective species distribution model. Using the resulting map as a guide for field work, we found three new populations of P. brevifolia, increasing its geographic distribution to 16 km2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)689-691
Number of pages3
JournalCheck List
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Amaryllidaceae
  • Liliopsida

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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