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Antarctic Rotifera

Latest version published by Italian National Antarctic Museum (MNA, Section of Genoa) on Jul 12, 2019 Italian National Antarctic Museum (MNA, Section of Genoa)

We present a data set on Antarctic biodiversity for the phylum Rotifera, providing taxonomic information, geographic distribution, location, and habitat. The data set gathers all the published literature about rotifers found and identified across the Continental, Maritime, and Subantarctic biogeographic regions of Antarctica. A total of 1422 records of rotifers in Antarctica found from 1907 to 2018 is reported, with information on taxonomic hierarchies, updated nomenclature, geographic information, geographic coordinates, and type of habitat. The aim is to provide a georeferenced data set on Antarctic rotifers as a baseline for further studies, to improve our knowledge on what has been considered one of the most diverse and successful groups of animals living in Antarctica.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 1,423 records.

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Italian National Antarctic Museum (MNA, Section of Genoa). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

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Keywords

Occurrence; Antarctica; Bdelloidea; biodiversity; biogeography; Monogononta; rotifers

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Giuseppe Garlaschè
National Research Council of Italy, Water Research Institute (CNR-IRSA)
Diego Fontaneto
Permanent researcher
National Research Council of Italy, Water Research Institute (CNR-IRSA) IT

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Diego Fontaneto
Permanent researcher
National Research Council of Italy, Water Research Institute (CNR-IRSA) IT

Who filled in the metadata:

Diego Fontaneto
Permanent researcher
National Research Council of Italy, Water Research Institute (CNR-IRSA) IT
Stefano Schiaparelli
Associate Professor
Italian National Antarctic Museum (MNA), Section of Genoa

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Stefano Schiaparelli
Associate Professor
Italian National Antarctic Museum (MNA), Section of Genoa IT

Geographic Coverage

This data set covers all studies conducted in the three currently accepted biogeographic regions of Antarctica (Stonehouse 1982; Lewis-Smith 1984; Ochyra 1998; Van der Putten et al. 2012): (1) Subantarctica, representing all the islands at latitudes between 45° and 60°S, including the South Atlantic Ocean Province (South Georgia), the South Pacific Ocean Province (Macquarie Island) and the South Indian Ocean Province (Prince Edward Islands, Iles Crozet, Iles Kerguelen and the Heard Island group); (2) Maritime Antarctica, including the other islands and archipelagos in the South Atlantic (namely South Shetlands, South Orkneys, South Sandwich and Bouvetøya) and the Antarctic peninsula (Palmer Land and Graham Land); (3) Continental Antarctica, representing all the rest of the continent, excluding the peninsula, and the surrounding islands. Moreover, for Continental Antarctica, a further subdivision in six sectors (Pugh 1993; McInnes & Pugh 1998; Velasco-Castrillón et al. 2014a, b, c) was followed: (1) Maud (between 30°W and 30°E), (2) Enderby (between 30°E and 90°E), (3) Wilkes (between 90°E and 150°E), (4) Scott (between 150°E and 150°W), (5) Byrd (between 90°W and 150°W), (6) Ronne (between 30°W and 90°W, excluding the Peninsula, which belongs to Maritime Antarctica).

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [-60, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

The data set covers all records of the phylum Rotifera in Antarctica. The inclusion of a taxon was based on its taxonomic assignation to the phylum Rotifera in its traditional meaning, excluding parasitic Acanthocephala (Fontaneto & De Smet 2015). All taxa belonging to Rotifera were considered. In particular, we gathered data from records at the species, genus, family, class (Bdelloidea, Monogononta, Seisonacea), and phylum (Rotifera) level (Fontaneto & De Smet 2015).

Phylum  Rotifera

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1907-01-01 / 2018-01-01

Project Data

We present a data set on Antarctic biodiversity for the phylum Rotifera, providing taxonomic information, geographic distribution, location, and habitat. The data set gathers all the published literature about rotifers found and identified across the Continental, Maritime, and Subantarctic biogeographic regions of Antarctica. A total of 1422 records of rotifers in Antarctica found from 1907 to 2018 is reported, with information on taxonomic hierarchies, updated nomenclature, geographic information, geographic coordinates, and type of habitat. The aim is to provide a georeferenced data set on Antarctic rotifers as a baseline for further studies, to improve our knowledge on what has been considered one of the most diverse and successful groups of animals living in Antarctica.

Title Antarctic Rotifera
Funding Funding grants: Italian National Antarctic Research Program (PNRA, www.pnra.it), projects 2013/AZ1.13 and PNRA16_00120-A1 (TNB-CODE).
Study Area Description This data set covers all studies conducted in the three currently accepted biogeographic regions of Antarctica (Stonehouse 1982; Lewis-Smith 1984; Ochyra 1998; Van der Putten et al. 2012): (1) Subantarctica, representing all the islands at latitudes between 45° and 60°S, including the South Atlantic Ocean Province (South Georgia), the South Pacific Ocean Province (Macquarie Island) and the South Indian Ocean Province (Prince Edward Islands, Iles Crozet, Iles Kerguelen and the Heard Island group); (2) Maritime Antarctica, including the other islands and archipelagos in the South Atlantic (namely South Shetlands, South Orkneys, South Sandwich and Bouvetøya) and the Antarctic peninsula (Palmer Land and Graham Land); (3) Continental Antarctica, representing all the rest of the continent, excluding the peninsula, and the surrounding islands. Moreover, for Continental Antarctica, a further subdivision in six sectors (Pugh 1993; McInnes & Pugh 1998; Velasco-Castrillón et al. 2014a, b, c) was followed: (1) Maud (between 30°W and 30°E), (2) Enderby (between 30°E and 90°E), (3) Wilkes (between 90°E and 150°E), (4) Scott (between 150°E and 150°W), (5) Byrd (between 90°W and 150°W), (6) Ronne (between 30°W and 90°W, excluding the Peninsula, which belongs to Maritime Antarctica).

The personnel involved in the project:

Author
Giuseppe Garlaschè
Author
Diego Fontaneto
Author
Karimullah Karimullah
Author
Nataliia Iakovenko
Author
Alejandro Velasco-Catrillón
Author
Karel Janko
Author
Roberto Guidetti
Author
Lorena Rebecchi
Author
Stefano Schiaparelli
Author
Matteo Cecchetto
Author
Willem H. de Smet
Author
Diego Fontaneto

Sampling Methods

The data set was created including all the available publications on Antarctic Rotifera, to the best of our knowledge through the literature search.

Study Extent This data set covers all studies conducted in the three currently accepted biogeographic regions of Antarctica.

Method step description:

  1. The completeness of the literature survey was confirmed by using three different search engines, and by not finding additional papers until 2014 not already listed in Fontaneto et al. (2015). The published data were considered reliable and simply checked for nomenclatorial consistency. Taxonomic data were checked and updated to include revision of names, synonymizing, delimitation of genera and higher taxa, all conducted through a comparison with the List of Available Names for Rotifera (Segers et al. 2012, 2015) for all species described before year 2000, and with the original descriptions for all species described after year 2000. Both the original name reported in the paper reporting the record and the currently accepted name are included in the data set.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers https://ipt.biodiversity.aq/resource?r=rotifera_database