Peer-reviewed Articles

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Tuco-tucos (Ctenomys spp.) are subterranean rodents that produce territorial, high intensity long-range vocalizations (LRVs) of broadband and low frequency that are essential for long-distance communication between individuals in different tunnel systems. Despite...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4334
100 downloads
513 views

Trachemys (Testudines: Emydidae) represents one of the most well-known turtle genera today. The evolution of Trachemys, while being heavily documented with fossil representatives, is not well understood. Numerous fossils from the late Hemphillian Gray Fossil Site...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4338
124 downloads
835 views

The genus Scinax is one of the most specious genera of treefrogs of the family Hylidae. Despite the high number of potential new species of Scinax revealed in recent studies, the rate of species descriptions for Amazonia has been low in the last decade. A potential...

["Ecology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4321
179 downloads
1,150 views

Ichniotherium tracks with a relatively short pedal digit V (digit length ratio V/IV < 0.6) form the majority of yet described Late Carboniferous to Early Permian diadectomorph tracks and can be related to a certain diadectid clade with corresponding phalangeal...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4346
73 downloads
439 views

Migratory birds often follow detours when confronted with ecological barriers, and understanding the extent and the underlying drivers of such detours can provide important insights into the associated cost to the annual energy budget and the migration strategies....

["Animal Behavior","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4304
32 downloads
193 views

Background The Hungarian draft is a horse breed with a recent mixed ancestry created in the 1920s by crossing local mares with draught horses imported from France and Belgium. The interest in its conservation and characterization has increased over the last few...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4198
193 downloads
360 views

Background Competitive interactions in biological communities can be thought of as giving rise to “assembly rules” that dictate the species that are able to co-exist. Ant communities in tropical canopies often display a particular pattern, an “ant mosaic”, in which...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4231
1,366 downloads
9,414 views

The iconic primeval bird Archaeopteryx was so far mainly known from the Altmühltal Formation (early Tithonian) of Bavaria, southern Germany, with one specimen having been found in the overlying Mörnsheim Formation. A new specimen (the 12th skeletal specimen) from...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4191
181 downloads
1,019 views

Portunoidea is a diverse lineage of ecologically and economically important marine crabs comprising 8 families and 14 subfamilies. Closely related portunid subfamilies Caphyrinae and Thalamitinae constitute some of this group’s greatest morphological and taxonomic...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4260
127 downloads
1,940 views

Zebrafish are increasingly used as a vertebrate model organism for various traits including swimming performance, obesity and metabolism, necessitating high-throughput protocols to generate standardized phenotypic information. Here, we propose a novel and cost-effective...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4292
74 downloads
442 views

Background Congeneric species of reptiles frequently exhibit partitioning in terms of their use of habitats or trophic resources in order to reduce competition. In this study, we investigated habitat use by two species of European skinks: Chalcides bedriagai and...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4274
42 downloads
369 views

This paper focuses on a rare case of natural disappearance of feral pigs (Sus scrofa) in an extensive area without using traditional methods of eradication programs. The study was conducted both in the Private Reserve of Natural Heritage (PRNH) Sesc Pantanal and...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4200
756 downloads
8,701 views

A new small-bodied ornithopod dinosaur, Diluvicursor pickeringi, gen. et sp. nov., is named from the lower Albian of the Eumeralla Formation in southeastern Australia and helps shed new light on the anatomy and diversity of Gondwanan ornithopods. Comprising an...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4113
150 downloads
1,140 views

Vertebrate tracks are subject to a wide distribution of morphological types. A single trackmaker may be associated with a range of tracks reflecting individual pedal anatomy and behavioural kinematics mediated through substrate properties which may vary both in...

["Anthropology","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4247
193 downloads
1,996 views

Owing to their great diversity and abundance, ammonites and belemnites represented key elements in Mesozoic food webs. Because of their extreme ontogenetic size increase by up to three orders of magnitude, their position in the food webs likely changed during ontogeny....

["Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4219

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