Peer-reviewed Articles

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A new genus Kindia (Pavetteae, Rubiaceae) is described with a single species, Kindia gangan, based on collections made in 2016 during botanical exploration of Mt Gangan, Kindia, Republic of Guinea in West Africa. The Mt Gangan area is known for its many endemic...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4666
31 downloads
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Background The carabid beetle species Pterostichus oblongopunctatus is common in different types of forests in Poland and Europe. With respect to this species, some unclarities exist concerning the morphological feature of punctures on the elytra. P. oblongopunctatus...

["Entomology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4657
79 downloads
530 views

Prediction of taxonomy for marker gene sequences such as 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) is a fundamental task in microbiology. Most experimentally observed sequences are diverged from reference sequences of authoritatively named organisms, creating a challenge for prediction...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Microbiology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4652
105 downloads
645 views

Jewel wasps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) are extremely species-rich today, but have a sparse fossil record from the Cretaceous, the period of their early diversification. Three genera and three species, Diversinitus attenboroughi gen. & sp. n., Burminata caputaeria...

["Entomology","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4633
275 downloads
2,496 views

The birds-of-paradise (Aves: Paradisaeidae) are a quintessential example of elaborate ornamental diversification among animals. Ornamental evolution in the birds-of-paradise is exemplified by the presence of a highly integrated courtship phenotype, which is the...

["Animal Behavior","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4621
163 downloads
1,168 views

Modern marine turtles (chelonioids) are the remnants of an ancient radiation that roots in the Cretaceous. The oldest members of that radiation are first recorded from the Early Cretaceous and a series of species are known from the Albian-Cenomanian interval, many...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4594
90 downloads
1,175 views

The Asian leaf litter toads of the genus Leptolalax represent a highly diverse species group and currently contain 53 recognized species. During herpetological surveys in Yingjiang County, western Yunnan of China, we collected series of Leptolalax specimens from...

["Biodiversity","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4586
82 downloads
376 views

The species of poorly known but charismatic genera Haematodes Laporte, 1835 and Weiserianum Bernhauer, 1927 are revised. Weiserianum syn. nov. is considered a junior synonym of Haematodes, with Haematodes kuntzeni (Scheerpeltz, 1936) comb. nov. Weiserianum woltersi...

["Entomology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4582
92 downloads
436 views

The Longdong Stream Salamander Batrachuperus londongensis, living in a mountain stream environment at Mt. Emei in Sichuan Province, China, represents a rare species that is facultatively neotenic in the family Hynobiidae. Although the species has been known to...

["Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4517
802 downloads
1,690 views

Here we provide a detailed description of the postcranial skeleton of the holotype and referred specimens of Buitreraptor gonzalezorum. This taxon was recovered as an unenlagiine dromaeosaurid in several recent phylogenetic studies and is the best represented Gondwanan...

["Paleontology","Taxonomy","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4558
693 downloads
2,006 views

The first African dinosaur to be discovered, Paranthodon africanus was found in 1845 in the Lower Cretaceous of South Africa. Taxonomically assigned to numerous groups since discovery, in 1981 it was described as a stegosaur, a group of armoured ornithischian dinosaurs...

["Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4529
116 downloads
762 views

We used Massively Parallel High-Throughput Sequencing to obtain genetic data from a 145-year old holotype specimen of the flying lizard, Draco cristatellus. Obtaining genetic data from this holotype was necessary to resolve an otherwise intractable taxonomic problem...

["Genetics","Genomics","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4470
170 downloads
1,340 views

We hypothesize the phylogenetic relationships of the agamid genus Phrynocephalus to assess how past environmental changes shaped the evolutionary and biogeographic history of these lizards and especially the impact of paleogeography and climatic factors. Phrynocephalus...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4543
130 downloads
1,306 views

Several studies have demonstrated the contribution of northern immigrants to the flora of the tropical Andes—the world’s richest and most diverse biodiversity hotspot. However, much less is known about the biogeographic history and diversification of Andean groups...

["Biogeography","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4388
133 downloads
2,409 views

We review the taxonomy and ecology of Chloropidae (Diptera) associated with pitcher plants (Sarraceniaceae) in North America. Tricimba wheeleri Mlynarek sp.n. is described from the pitchers of Sarracenia alata Alph.Wood and S. leucophylla Raf. in the southeastern...

["Ecology","Entomology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4491

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