Animal Diversity and Biogeography of the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin

  • Fernando Álvarez
  • Margarita Ojeda

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Pablo Corcuera, María Luisa Jiménez, Marco Antonio Desales-Lara
    Pages 61-75
  3. Fernando Álvarez, José Luis Villalobos
    Pages 77-90
  4. Jessica Hernández-Jerónimo, Uri Omar García-Vázquez, Omar Ávalos-Hernández, Arturo Arellano-Covarrubias, Moisés Armando Luis-Martínez, Marysol Trujano-Ortega
    Pages 91-104
  5. Omar Ávalos-Hernández, Marysol Trujano-Ortega, Uri Omar García-Vázquez, Olivia Yánez-Ordóñez
    Pages 105-116
  6. Héctor Ortega-Salas, Enrique González-Soriano
    Pages 117-128
  7. Milan Janda, Madai Rosas-Mejía, Pablo Corcuera, Mario Josué Aguilar-Méndez, Miguel Vásquez-Bolaños, Yuliza Tafoya-Alvarado
    Pages 129-145
  8. Héctor Espinosa-Pérez, Christian Lambarri-Martínez
    Pages 161-173
  9. Uri Omar García-Vázquez, Marysol Trujano-Ortega, Arturo Contreras-Arquieta, Omar Ávalos-Hernández, Omar Osvaldo Escobedo-Correa, Pablo Corcuera
    Pages 175-188
  10. Pablo Corcuera, Adolfo Navarro-Sigüenza, Omar Suárez-García
    Pages 189-201
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 225-231

About this book


This volume investigates the contemporary fauna that inhabit the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin. Divided into 15 chapters, it addresses and describes their diversity, taxonomic and biogeogaphic affinities, and ecological characteristics. 

The Cuatro Ciénegas Valley is a unique oasis in the south-central region of the State of Coahuila, part of the Sonoran Desert, in Mexico. Several clues, specially derived from the study of the microbiota, suggest a very ancient origin of the valley and its permanence through time. This condition had promoted a high level of endemism and led to unique interactions between the resident species.


Desert Fauna Desert Biogeography Freshwater Introduced Fishes Desert Endemism Ecological networks

Editors and affiliations

  • Fernando Álvarez
    • 1
  • Margarita Ojeda
    • 2
  1. 1.Colección Nacional de CrustáceosInstituto de Biologia Universidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMexico CityMexico
  2. 2.Colección Nacional de CrustáceosInstituto de Biología Universidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMexico CityMexico

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-11261-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-11262-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2523-7284
  • Series Online ISSN 2523-7292
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