Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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This contribution adopts the taxonomic concept approach, including the use of taxonomic concept labels (name sec. [according to] source) and region connection calculus-5 (RCC–5) articulations and alignments. Prior to this study, the broad-nosed weevil genus Minyomerus...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Entomology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5633
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Branches and boles of trees in wet forests are often carpeted with lichens and bryophytes capable of providing periodically saturated habitat suitable for microfauna, animals that include tardigrades, rotifers, nematodes, mites, and springtails. Although resident...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5699
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Background Lake depth and the consequent mixing regime and thermal structure have profound effects on ecosystem functioning, because depth strongly affects the availability of nutrients, light, and oxygen. All these conditions influence patterns of zooplankton...

["Biodiversity","Ecosystem Science","Zoology","Freshwater Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5731
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We report on a new species of the genus Micryletta from limestone karst areas in northern Vietnam, which is described on the basis of molecular and morphological evidence. Micryletta nigromaculata sp. nov. is restricted to narrow areas of subtropical forests covering...

["Biodiversity","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5771
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Background Kinorhynchs are marine, microscopic invertebrates inhabiting the seafloors. Their segmented trunk equipped with spines and processes has inspired scientists to give them the common name “mud dragons.” Even though kinorhynchs have been known since the...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5653
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The presence of an endangered and economically valuable species of sea cucumber, Holothuria (Metriatyla) scabra Jaeger, 1833, was investigated in the Alqurm Wa Lehhfaiiah Protected Area near the city of Kalba in the Emirate of Sharjah. Sea cucumber specimens were...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5555
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Background Gastropods of the genus Provanna are abundant and widely distributed in deep-sea chemosynthetic environments with seven extant species described in the northwestern Pacific. Methods We investigated the population history and connectivity of five Provanna...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5673
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Background Assemblage responses to environmental gradients are key to understand the general principles behind the assembly and functioning of communities. The spatially and temporally uneven distribution of water availability in drylands creates strong aridity...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5210
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Male cuckoos Cuculus canorus produce calls that differ in number of syllables depending on environmental conditions and presence of male and female conspecifics. Why different males produce so repeatable calls that vary greatly in duration among males remains an...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5302
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Pelagic ostracods are one of the main groups of zooplankton and are abundant in marine ecosystems worldwide. The record of marine planktonic ostracod species in the central and southern part of the South China Sea accounts over for one-third of the total recorded...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5557
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Yunnan Province is known to host the highest species diversity of the true freshwater crabs in China; 50 species have been recorded from the province by 2017. In 2004, our team conducted a biodiversity survey of the freshwater crabs in Yunnan Province to determine...

["Biodiversity","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5497
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Background The Akhal-Teke horse (AKH) is native of the modern Turkmenistan area. It was introduced in Italy from 1991 to 2000 mainly as an endurance horse. This paper characterizes the genetic variability of the whole Italian AKH horse population and evaluates...

["Biodiversity","Genetics","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4889
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The genus Pseudostegana (Okada, 1978) currently contains thirty-nine described species. A number of Pseudostegana were collected from the fieldwork in southwestern China from 2010 to 2017. Eleven new species were discovered and are described from southwestern China:...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5160
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We describe a new species of the genus Leptobrachium from the Khao Laem Mountain, Suan Phung District, Ratchaburi Province, Tenasserim Region, western Thailand, based on molecular and morphological evidences. The new species, Leptobrachium tenasserimense sp. nov.,...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5584
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Background Amphibians, due to their ecophysiological peculiarities, have a physiology dependent on environmental conditions and sensitively respond to their changes. Here, the oldest record of the genus Thaumastosaurus is described, whose fossil record known exclusively...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5511

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