DataTri, a database of American triatomine species occurrence

Autores/as: Soledad Ceccarelli, Agustín Balsalobre, Paula Medone, María Eugenia Cano, Rodrigo Gurgel Gonçalves, Dora Feliciangeli, Darío Vezzani, Cristina Wisnivesky-Colli, David E. Gorla, Gerardo A. Marti & Jorge E. Rabinovich

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Número de páginas: 9
Nombre del medio de comunicación: Scientific Data
Fecha de publicación: Abril de 2018
Idioma: Inglés.

Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative agent of Chagas disease, is transmitted to mammals – including humans – by insect vectors of the subfamily Triatominae. We present the results of a compilation of triatomine occurrence and complementary ecological data that represents the most complete, integrated and updated database (DataTri) available on triatomine species at a continental scale. This database was assembled by collecting the records of triatomine species published from 1904 to 2017, spanning all American countries with triatomine presence. A total of 21815 georeferenced records were obtained from published literature, personal fieldwork and data provided by colleagues. The data compiled includes 24 American countries, 14 genera and 135 species. From a taxonomic perspective, 67.33% of the records correspond to the genus Triatoma, 20.81%to Panstrongylus, 9.01%to Rhodnius and the remaining 2.85% are distributed among the other 11 triatomine genera. We encourage using DataTri information in various areas, especially to improve knowledge of the geographical distribution of triatomine species and its variations in time.

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