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The Cretaceous Kem Kem beds of Morocco and equivalent beds in Algeria have produced a rich fossil assemblage, yielding, amongst others, isolated sauropod teeth, which can be used in species diversity studies. These Albian-Cenomanian (~113 – 93.9 Ma) strata rarely...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27286v1
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Amphibians are the most vulnerable vertebrates to biodiversity loss mediated by habitat destruction, climate change and diseases. Informed conservation management requires to improve the taxonomy of anurans to assess reliably the species´ geographic range. In this...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27273v1
182 downloads
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The Araripe Basin (Northeastern Brazil) has yielded a rich Cretaceous fossil fauna of both vertebrates and invertebrates found mainly in the Crato and Romualdo Formations, of Aptian and Albian ages respectively. Among the vertebrates, the turtles were proved quite...

["Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27262v1
812 downloads
1,301 views
Christos D Arvanitidis, Richard M Warwick, Paul J Somerfield, Christina Pavloudi, Evangelos Pafilis, Anastassis Oulas, Giorgos Chatzigeorgiou, Vasilis Gerovasileiou, Theodoros Patkos, Nicolas Bailly, Francisco Hernandez, Bart Vanhoorne, Leen Vandepitte, Ward Appeltans, Robert Adlard, Peter Adriaens, Ahn Kee-Jeong, Ahyong Shane, Akkari Nesrine, Gary Anderson, Angel Martin, Claudia Arango, Tom Artois, Stephen Atkinson, Ruud Bank, Anthony D Barber, Joao P Barbosa, Ilse Bartsch, Denise Bellan-Santini, Jimmy Bernot, Rüdiger Bieler, Magda Błażewicz, Phil Bock, Ruth Böttger-Schnack, Philippe Bouchet, Nicole Boury-Esnault, Geoff Boxshall, Christopher B Boyko, Simone Nunes Brandão, Rod Bray, Niel L Bruce, Stephen Cairns, Tania N Campinas Bezerra, Paco Cárdenas, Benny KK Chan, Tin-Yam Chan, Lanna Cheng, Morgan Churchill, Laure Corbari, Ralf Cordeiro, Astrid Cornils, Keith A Crandall, Thomas Cribb, Jean-Loup D'hondt, Meg Daly, Mikhail Daneliya, Jean-Claude Dauvin, Peter Davie, Claude De Broyer, Valentin De Mazancourt, Nicole De Voogd, Peter Decker, Danielle Defaye, Henk Dijkstra, Martin Dohrmann, Daryl Domning, Rachel Downey, Inna Drapun, Ursula Eisendle-Flöckner, Christine Ewers-Saucedo, Marien Faber, Diego Figueroa, Julian Finn, Gustavo Fonseca, Ewan Fordyce, William Foster, Hidetaka Furuya, Horia Galea, Oscar Garcia-Alvarez, Rade Garic, Rebeca Gasca, Santiago Gaviria-Melo, Sarah Gerken, David Gibson, João Gil, Arjan Gittenberger, Chris Glasby, Serge Gofas, Samuel E Gómez-Noguera, David González-Solís, Dennis Gordon, Michal Grabowski, Cinzia Gravili, José M Guerra-García, Roberto Guidetti, Katja Guilini, Kerry A Hadfield, Ed Hendrycks, Bachiller Herrera, Ju-Shey Ho, Jens Høeg, Oleksandr Holovachov, Matthew D Hooge, John Hooper, Tammy Horton, Lauren Hughes, Matús Hyžný, Luiz IF Moretti, Tohru Iseto, Viatcheslav N Ivanenko, Gerhard Jarms, Damià Jaume, Krzysztof Jazdzewski, Ivana Karanovic, Young-Hyo Kim, Rachael King, Michelle Klautau, Jürgen Kolb, Alexey Kotov, Traudl Krapp-Schickel, Antonina Kremenetskaia, Reinhardt Kristensen, Andreas Kroh, Sven Kullander, Rafael La Perna, Sara LeCroy, Daniel Leduc, Rafael Lemaitre, Anne-Nina Lörz, Jim Lowry, Enrique Macpherson, Larry Madin, Tomasz Mamos, Renata Manconi, Bruce Marshall, David J Marshall, Patrick Martin, Sandra McInnes, Jan Mees, Tõnu Meidla, Kelly Merrin, Dmitry Miljutin, Claudia Mills, Vadim Mokievsky, Tina Molodtsova, Rich Mooi, André C Morandini, Rosana Moreira Da Rocha, Fabio Moretzsohn, Jonas Mortelmans, Jeanne Mortimer, Luigi Musco, Thomas A Neubauer, Eike Neubert, Peter NG Neuhaus, Anh D Nguyen, Claus Nielsen, Jon Norenburg, Tim O'Hara, Hisayo Okahashi, Dennis Opresko, Masayuki Osawa, Yuzo Ota, Gustav Paulay, Vincent Perrier, William Perrin, Iorgu Petrescu, Bernard Picton, John F Pilger, Andrzej Pisera, Dan Polhemus, Gary Poore, James D Reimer, Hans Reip, Michael Reuscher, Pilar Rios Lopez, Marc Rius, Alexander Rzhavsky, José Saiz-Salinas, André F Sartori, Heinrich Schatz, Bernd Schierwater, Andreas Schmidt-Rhaesa, Simon Schneider, Christine Schönberg, André R Senna, Cristiana Serejo, Shabuddin Shaik, Shokoofeh Shamsi, Jyotsna Sharma, Noa Shenkar, Andrew Shinn, Jacek Sicinski, Volker Siegel, Petra Sierwald, Elizabeth Simmons, Frederic Sinniger, Duncan Sivell, Boris Sket, Harry Smit, Nicole Smol, Jesser F Souza-Filho, Jörg Spelda, Sérgio N Stampar, Eric Stienen, Pavel Stoev, Sabine Stöhr, Malin Strand, Eduardo Suárez-Morales, Mindi Summers, Billie J Swalla, Stefano Taiti, Masaatsu Tanaka, Anne H Tandberg, Danny Tang, Mark Tasker, Harry ten Hove, Jan J ter Poorten, Jim Thomas, Erik V Thuesen, Ben Thuy, Juan T Timi, Antonio Todaro, Xavier Turon, Peter Uetz, Sergiy Utevsky, Jean Vacelet, Risto Väinölä, Sancia ET van der Meij, Ton van Haaren, Virág Venekey, Chris Vos, Genefor Walker-Smith, Chad T Walter, Les Watling, Matthew Wayland, Christopher Whipps, Gary Williams, Robin Wilson, Moriaki Yasuhara, Joana Zanol, Wolfgang Zeidler

Research Infrastructures (RIs) are facilities, resources and services used by the scientific community to conduct research and foster innovation. LifeWatch ERIC has developed various virtual research environments, which include many virtual laboratories (vLabs)...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26819v2
691 downloads
790 views

Phylogenetic comparative methods (PCMs), especially ones based on linear models, have played a central role in understanding species’ trait evolution. These methods, however, usually assume that phylogenetic trees are known without error or uncertainty, but this...

["Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Taxonomy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1216v2
306 downloads
675 views

Using a large, consistent set of loci shared by descent (orthologous) to study relationships among taxa would revolutionize among-lineage comparisons of divergence and speciation processes. Ultraconserved elements (UCEs), highly conserved regions of the genome,...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27035v1
217 downloads
564 views

In Japan, the subtropical Ryukyu Archipelago (RYS; also known as the Nansei Islands) with its coral reefs has been shown to harbor very high levels of marine biodiversity. This study provides an overview of the state of marine biodiversity research in the RYS....

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27029v1
147 downloads
378 views

Oaks (Quercus) comprise more than 400 species worldwide and centres of diversity for most sections lie in the Americas and East/Southeast Asia. The only exception is the Eurasian Sect. Cerris that comprises 15 species, a dozen of which are confined to western Eurasia....

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26995v1
174 downloads
181 views

A major obstacle to high-throughput genotyping of micro-hymenoptera is their small size. As species are difficult to discriminate and because complexes may exist, the sequencing of a pool of specimens is hazardous. Thus, one should be able to sequence pangenomic...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26939v1
56 downloads
139 views

The Red Sea Biodiversity Project, a research collaboration of King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (KAU) and Senckenberg Research Institute, Frankfurt, Germany (SRI), was founded in 2011. The main goal of this project is to assess and report on the marine...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26938v1
242 downloads
461 views

Whole genome sequence comparisons have become essential for establishing a robust scheme in bacterial taxonomy. To generalize this genome-based taxonomy, fast, reliable and cost-effective genomesequencing methodologies are required. MinION, the palm-sized sequencer...

["Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26894v1
107 downloads
303 views

Since 2014 divers from Ocean Wise have been SCUBA diving in the Cambridge Bay, Nunavut area collecting data on fishes, invertebrates and marine plants at numerous sites. For each dive a file is created that catalogues the species found and a rough abundance of...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Marine Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26850v2
86 downloads
254 views

The cone snails are hyper diverse group of marine gastropods and the shell morphology is the base of primary species identification. Among the Conidae, homoplasy and plasticity of morphological characters are common. Since speciation is positively correlated with...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26844v1
794 downloads
1,361 views

During the Cretaceous period, North America was divided into two landmasses, the eastern Appalachia and western Laramidia. Recent research on several sites scattered across the eastern margin of North America has allowed for the analysis of vertebrate faunas from...

["Biogeography","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26829v1
51 downloads
202 views

Despite an estimated molecular divergence date of 40 million years (middle Eocene) between wombats and their closest living relative, the koala, the fossil record of wombats is poor. The two oldest described wombats, Nimbavombatus boodjamullensis and Rhizophascolonus...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26828v1
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