Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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The species of Meranoplus Smith, 1853 of the Arabian Peninsula are reviewed based on the worker caste. Two species are recognized, keyed, and illustrated by Scanning Electron Microscope images (SEM), Meranoplus mosalahi and M. pulcher, Sharaf, 2014. Meranoplus...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6287
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Barona arcuata, n.gen et n.sp., a left forewing of a relatively large cockroach of the Order Blattaria, is described from mesosaur-bearing lagoonal shales of the Mangrullo Formation (north-eastern Uruguay). While most of the insect remains recovered from the Mangrullo...

["Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6289
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Naupactus Dejean is the most diverse genus of the tribe Naupactini (Curculionidae: Entiminae), with more than 200 species occurring in South America, of which about 40 range in Argentina and neighboring countries. The Argentinean species treated herein were classified...

["Entomology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6196
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Chronostratigraphic correlation of terrestrial Early Cretaceous biotas in China is highly problematic due to the lack of marine deposits, few absolute dates, and limited number of index fossils. This often leaves vertebrate faunas as one of the few potential tools...

["Ecology","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6229
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Elatostema (Urticaceae) comprises several hundred herbaceous species distributed in tropical and subtropical Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania. The greatest species richness occurs on limestone karst in Southeast Asia. Taxonomic revisions of Elatostema are largely...

["Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6188
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Ichthyosaur fossils are abundant in Lower Jurassic sediments with nine genera found in the UK. In this paper, we describe the partial skeleton of a large ichthyosaur from the Lower Jurassic (lower Sinemurian) of Warwickshire, England, which was conserved and rearticulated...

["Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6112
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A new Primulina species from Guangdong, China with an unusual inflorescence is described here. Primulina anisocymosa is vegetatively most similar to P. bobaiensis. It can be distinguished from all species within Primulina morphologically by its unique zigzag monochasial...

["Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6157
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We describe Arge bella Wei & Du sp. nov., a large and beautiful species of Argidae from south China, and report its mitochondrial genome based on high-throughput sequencing data. We present the gene order, nucleotide composition of protein-coding genes (PCGs),...

["Entomology","Genomics","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6131
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A recent (2013) taxonomic review of the freshwater-fish genus Rasboroides, which is endemic to Sri Lanka, showed it to comprise four species: R. vaterifloris, R. nigromarginatus, R. pallidus and R. rohani. Here, using an integrative-taxonomic analysis of morphometry,...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6084
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A series of well-preserved fossil assemblages from the Middle Triassic marine rock succession in Southwest China provide unique evidences for studying the early evolution of holostean fishes, including Halecomorphi (e.g., bownfin) and Ginglymodi (e.g., gars). Ginglymodi...

["Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6054
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Bumble bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae, Bombus) are important pollinators and models for studying mechanisms underlying developmental plasticity, such as factors influencing size, immunity, and social behaviors. Research on such processes, as well as expanding use of...

["Agricultural Science","Developmental Biology","Entomology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6089
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Species identification is a crucial step in forensic entomology. In several cases the calculation of the larval age allows the estimation of the minimum Post-Mortem Interval (mPMI). A correct identification of the species is the first step for a correct mPMI estimation....

["Entomology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5962
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In the present study, we focus on the phylogeographic pattern, demographic history and morphological differentiation of Heleobia ascotanensis, a freshwater gastropod restricted to the Ascotán saltpan in the Chilean Altiplano. The current distribution of the species...

["Taxonomy","Freshwater Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5802
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Phytosauria is a clade of large, carnivorous, semi-aquatic archosauromorphs which reached its peak diversity and an almost global distribution in the Late Triassic (c. 230–201 Mya). Previous phylogenetic analyses of Phytosauria have either focused primarily on...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5901
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Background Land gastropods of the Dry Chaco merit special attention because they comprise a highly diverse but barely studied group. Clessinia Doering, 1875 are typical inhabitants of this ecoregion. The inclusion of their distribution areas into Spixia range,...

["Biodiversity","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5986

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