Biological records of potentially nutrient plants of mexican wild bees identified from Naturalista (Mexican iNaturalist Node) observations. This is an interinstitutional effort for taxonomic curation and mobilization of plant observations that appear in photos of bees compiled by the project “Xicotli Data: Native Bees and their flowers” (https://www.naturalista.mx/projects/xicotli-data-abejas-mexicanas-y-sus-flores). It seeks to maximize the use of the available observations in Naturalista. Thus, it is expected to contribute to the documentation of the native plant-bee interactions. This dataset is made up of a metadata and three tables: 1) occurrences; 2) ecomorphological attributes (see details here), and 3) type of interaction with the bee (see details here). Taxonomic determination from photographs is a great challenge. However, experts plant taxonomists carried out the curation of the observations from specialized literature (i.e., taxonomic descriptions and catalogues) and comparison with specimens from two Mexican herbaria: IEB-“Graciela Calderón and Jerzy Rzedowski ” (http://inecolbajio.com/index.php#) and MEXU-UNAM (http://www.ib.unam.mx/botanica/herbario/) applied a very conservative protocol that guarantees the greatest possible veracity of the taxonomic determinations. This dataset has been generated within the framework of the project “Integration of biodiversity data of wild bee-plant interactions in Mexico” (https://www.gbif.org/es/project/BID-CA2020-021-NAC/integration-of-biodiversity-data-of-wild-bee-plant-interactions-in-mexico). The original Naturalista data can be consulted on the following resources: https://www.gbif.org/occurrence/download/0200063-210914110416597 and https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6522118
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 1,716 records.
2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.
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Bedolla García B Y, Madrigal González D, Mérida J, González-Vanegas P A, Barrios J M, Cultid-Medina C A (2022): Registros biológicos de plantas potencialmente nutricias de abejas nativas mexicanas identificadas a partir de observaciones de Naturalista.
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|Bounding Coordinates||South West [14.35, -117.246], North East [32.658, -86.748]|
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|Family||Asphodelaceae, Rosaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Onagraceae, Asteraceae, Solanaceae, Lamiaceae, Passifloraceae, Moringaceae, Brassicaceae, Oxalidaceae, Verbenaceae, Lythraceae, Namaceae, Pontederiaceae, Rutaceae, Cactaceae, Fabaceae, Acanthaceae, Araceae, Musaceae, Crassulaceae, Polygonaceae, Scrophulariaceae, Amaryllidaceae, Iridaceae, Nyctaginaceae, Cucurbitaceae, Bixaceae, Bignoniaceae, Malvaceae, Begoniaceae, Rubiaceae, Convolvulaceae, Apiaceae, Polemoniaceae, Poaceae, Apocynaceae, Cannaceae, Plantaginaceae, Ericaceae, Polygalaceae, Sapindaceae, Malpighiaceae, Portulacaceae, Aizoaceae, Phytolaccaceae, Hydrophyllaceae, Plumbaginaceae, Meliaceae, Tropaeolaceae, Papaveraceae, Balsaminaceae, Commelinaceae, Asparagaceae, Myrtaceae, Strelitziaceae, Orchidaceae, Zygophyllaceae, Gesneriaceae, Cordiaceae, Campanulaceae, Amaranthaceae, Heliconiaceae, Boraginaceae, Melastomataceae, Nymphaeaceae|
|Start Date / End Date||2009-07-17 / 2022-02-26|
Mexico’s National Biodiversity Information System (SNIB) identifies 1,740 species of wild bees. While 95 per cent of those have geographic records and other relevant information, ecological data about interacting plants are scarce and fragmented. Increasing our knowledge about their role as pollinators is crucial to maintaining ecosystem functions and the sustainability of many crops (e.g., chile, tomato, coffee, avocado). This project aims to mobilize and integrate information about the interactions between Mexican wild bees and host plants (wild and cultivated) by: * proposing a data model for the monitoring of these interactions through the national (SNIB) and international (GBIF) platforms, maximizing the use of the available fields in the DarwinCore and GBIF extensions, * promoting the registration and collective verification (taxonomic and ecological) of the wild bee-plant interactions, * consolidating a rigorous and dynamic source of information for the study, management, and conservation of pollination, and * transferring the information between at least five institutions in the federal, academic and agricultural spheres.
|Title||Integration of biodiversity data of wild bee-plant interactions in Mexico|
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