Gayana <p><strong><strong>ISSN <strong>0717-652X</strong> (print) </strong><strong>ISSN <strong>0717-6538</strong> (online)</strong></strong></p> <p><strong>GAYANA</strong> mainly receives contributions such as Original Article, Review, Short Communication, Editorial, and Book Review. Manuscripts are accepted in English or Spanish, although the use of the English language is encouraged.</p> <p><strong>WoS Impact Factor: </strong>0.941 (2021) 0.753 (5 years)</p> <p><strong>SciELO</strong> (Scientific Electronic Library Online): <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a></p> Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanográficas, Universidad de Concepción en-US Gayana 0717-652X <p>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</p> <ol> <li class="show">Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication.</li> <li class="show">The articles in this journal are published under&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License</a> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</li> <li class="show">Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories, on their website or ResearchGate) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See<a href="" target="_new">The Effect of Open Access</a>).</li> </ol> Approach to home range of Liolaemus lemniscatus Gravenhorst, 1838 (Squamata, Liolaemidae) in a priority site of mediterranean Chile <p>We characterized the home range (HR) of a population of <em>Liolaemus lemniscatus </em>in a sector of the Cordón de Cantillana Priority Site. The estimated HR average size for six individuals was 55.919 m<sup>2</sup>. Our results show that males have a larger HR size compared to females and they are significantly associated with the patchy distribution of shrub vegetation present in the study area.</p> Juan P. Guerrero-Aravena Paulo Vallejos-Garrido Copyright (c) 2022 Juan P. Guerrero-Aravena, Paulo Vallejos-Garrido 2022-06-30 2022-06-30 86 1 1 7 10.4067/S0717-65382022000100001 First record of Chelonibia testudinaria (Linnaeus, 1758)) (Cirripedia: Chelonibiidae) in northern Chile <p>The first record of the epibiont cirripedium of sea turtles, <em>Chelonibia testudinaria </em>(Linnaeus, 1758), is described for northern Chile (the second record for the species in the country), extending the distribution of this species by almost 10 latitudinal degrees (about 1020 km), and filling a gap in its geographic range in the southeastern Pacific.</p> Nicolás Zambrano Alberto Ahumada Juan Antonio Aliaga Juan Francisco Araya Copyright (c) 2022 Nicolás Zambrano, Alberto Ahumada, Juan Antonio Aliaga, Juan Francisco Araya 2022-06-30 2022-06-30 86 1 8 12 10.4067/S0717-65382022000100008 Overcoming barriers: Novel records of swimming behavior in Leopardus guigna <p>The distribution range of the güiña cat (<em>Leopardus guigna</em>) is highly restricted and the species is threatened. Owing to the shyness of the animal, uncertainties remain about its behavioral repertoire. In this note, we report two records of swimming for this felid, a behavioral trait that has not yet been described in the literature. These records were obtained in the context of a citizen science project and thus confirm that public participation can help to expand our knowledge of the natural history of elusive species.</p> Melanie Kaiser Patricio Antonio Muñoz Peña Byron Cristian Guzmán Marín Copyright (c) 2022 Melanie Kaiser, Patricio Antonio Muñoz Peña, Byron Cristian Guzmán Marín 2022-06-30 2022-06-30 86 1 13 16 10.4067/S0717-65382022000100013 Phylogenetic relationships of three endemic and endangered lizard species of Pristidactylus from central Chile based on the cytochrome b <p>Lizards of the genus <em>Pristidactylus </em>distribute in southern South America (Chile and Argentina). In Chile, there are four endemic species (<em>P. alvaroi</em>, <em>P. torquatus</em>, <em>P. valeriae </em>and <em>P. volcanensis</em>) that distribute in the central-south zone of the country. We performed a Bayesian analysis with the mitochondrial gene cytochrome b to assess the phylogenetic position of these four species, which shows that they comprise a high supported clade that is separated from the other species of the genus.</p> Claudio Correa Marta Mora Jesús A. Morales Milen Duarte Misque Hoare Juan Carlos Ortiz Carlos Garín Copyright (c) 2022 Claudio Correa, Marta Mora, Jesús A. Morales, Milen Duarte, Misque Hoare, Juan Carlos Ortiz, Carlos Garín 2022-06-30 2022-06-30 86 1 17 21 10.4067/S0717-65382022000100017 Range extension of Catedral spiny-chest frog, Alsodes gargola Gallardo, 1970: a record in an unknown road of the Chilean Patagonia <p>This article reports the presence of <em>Alsodes gargola </em>Gallardo, 1970 in Paso Las Golondrinas, south of Lago Verde village, Aysén Region, Chile. To validate our finding, we made a phylogenetic analysis with the mitochondrial gene cytochrome b. This record extends the distribution range of this species, which inhabits Chile and Argentina, 130 km to the south. The finding emphasizes the importance of conducting samplings in little-known zones of Chilean Patagonia, especially in those that totally lack antecedents on their herpetofauna.</p> Jorge Mella-Romero Jorge Mella Cristián Muñoz Claudio Correa Copyright (c) 2022 Jorge Mella-Romero, Jorge Mella, Cristián Muñoz, Claudio Correa 2022-06-30 2022-06-30 86 1 22 29 10.4067/S0717-65382022000100022