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The coevolutionary relationships between brood parasites and their hosts are often studied by examining the egg rejection behaviour of host species using artificial eggs. However, the traditional methods for producing artificial eggs out of plasticine, plastic,...

["Animal Behaviour","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.965
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Since its introduction in France 10 years ago, the yellow-legged Asian bee-hawking hornet Vespa velutina has rapidly spread to neighboring countries (Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Italy, and Germany), becoming a new threat to beekeeping activities. While introduced...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Environmental Sciences","Parasitology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.947
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Methylation has previously been associated with allele specific expression in ants. Recently, we found methylation is important in worker reproduction in the bumblebee Bombus terrestris. Here we searched for allele specific expression in twelve genes associated...

["Animal Behavior","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1094v1
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Background. Podocnemis bassleri Williams, 1956 is the oldest definite record for Podocnemis, dating back to the Miocene of South America. However, the diagnosis of P. ba. is fragile, as assumed by Williams himself. Here we evaluated the hypothesis of P. ba. as...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1077v1
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The seagrass Posidonia oceanica meadows are scarcely studied in the Albanian coast. Data presented in this work have been collected during an assessment of benthic communities of Sazani Island, Albania, in May 2013. The P. oceanica meadow has a limited distribution...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1073v1
101 downloads
478 views

Kāneʻohe Bay, which is located on the on the NE coast of Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi, represents one of the most intensively studied estuarine coral reef ecosystems in the world. Despite a long history of anthropogenic disturbance, from early settlement to post European contact,...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.950
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Adult large-bodied theropods are often found with numerous pathologies. A large, almost complete, probably adult Allosaurus specimen from the Howe Stephens Quarry, Morrison Formation (Late Kimmeridgian–Early Tithonian), Wyoming, exhibits multiple pathologies. Pathologic...

["Animal Behavior","Paleontology","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology","Pathology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.940
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405 views

Thylacinus yorkellus is described as a new, moderately small-bodied species of thylacinid from the latest Miocene or, more likely, earliest Pliocene of South Australia. The new species can be diagnosed by the autapomorphic presence a strongly developed precingulid...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.931
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Almost all extant land turtles are highly associated with terrestrial habitats and the few tortoises with high affinity to aquatic environment are found within the genus Manouria. Manouria belongs to a clade which forms the sister taxon to all remaining tortoises...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.896v2
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Malaysian black fighting fish Betta persephone Schaller (Teleostei: Osphronemidae) is economically and ecologically important fish in South East Asia notably in Malaysia. The locals keep this fish as ornemental fish as well as biocontrol for mosquitoes larvae....

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biogeography","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1048v1
23 downloads
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Hibernation is a key life history feature that can impact many other crucial aspects of a species’ biology, such as its survival and reproduction. I examined the timing of hibernation and reproduction in the federally endangered New Mexico meadow jumping mouse...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1046v1
9 downloads
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Sponges are one of the main components of Mediterranean benthic ecosystems. Aim of this work was to perform a preliminary survey of conspicuous sponges in the Marine Protected Areas of Capo Caccia – Isola Piana and Asinara (North-Western Sardinia) harbouring wide...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1044v1
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Background. The recent data on Panchelonioidea’s phylogeny suggested the family level relationships as (Toxochelyidae, (Cheloniidae, (Protostegidae, Dermochelyidae))). Despite the similarity between their limbs, it is known that the flippers morphology on marine...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1039v1
20 downloads
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Rothschild (2014) argues that many tyrannosaurid tooth marks left on isolated dinosaur bones cannot be attributable to their feeding behavior but instead, can be attributable to their play behavior. However, the evidence suggested by Rothschild (2014) are very...

["Animal Behavior","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1028v1
48 downloads
69 views

The Elements of Metacommunity Structure (EMS) framework gives rise to important ecological insights through the distinction of metacommunities into several different idealised structures. We examined the EMS in assemblages occupying a low-mountain river system...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1026v1

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