Biodiversity and Conservation

Editors' Picks

Phylogenomic analyses reveal a Gondwanan origin and repeated out of India colonizations into Asia by tarantulas (Araneae: Theraphosidae)
Patricia Gandini –– An important contribution to the knowledge of the family Theraphosidae.
Identification problems of travelling snail species—new exotic introductions to tropical greenhouses in Gothenburg, Sweden (Gastropoda: Achatinellidae, Strobilopsidae, Helicarionidae)
Patricia Gandini –– An important contribution for Conservation
Fall supplemental feeding increases population growth rate of an endangered caribou herd
Patricia Gandini –– An interesting management action that will contribute to the recovery of an endangered species
An integrative approach to infer systematic relationships and define species groups in the shrub frog genus Raorchestes, with description of five new species from the Western Ghats, India
Patricia Gandini –– An important contribution to the Indian herpetofauna knowledge
Taxonomic revision of the Malagasy Aphaenogaster swammerdami group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Joseph Gillespie –– Csosz et al. provide a taxonomic revision of a commonly encountered, yet morphologically peculiar, ant genus in Madagascar that will improve the ability to assess ant diversity across the island.
Historical and current distribution ranges and loss of mega-herbivores and carnivores of Asia
Korakot Nganvongpanit –– This study had demonstrated the distribution of Asia’s megafauna species.
Using natural history collections to investigate changes in pangolin (Pholidota: Manidae) geographic ranges through time
José Maria Cardoso da Silva –– This is an important paper that can be useful for improving pangolin conservation.
The 2020 elephant die-off in Botswana
David Roberts –– The recent elephant die-off in Botswana has received considerable interest from the media and conservation scientists how the reason for this die-off has remained unresolved. Through an understanding of the ecology of the region, the authors provide a credible argument for disease being the likely cause.
A new species of Munida Leach, 1820 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura: Munididae) from seamounts of the Nazca-Desventuradas Marine Park
Wagner Magalhães –– The article described a new species of squat lobster from seamounts using morphological and DNA data. The results are relevant for crustacean taxonomy, seamount ecology and marine biogeographical studies.
Portanini (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) from Peru: checklist with new records and descriptions of two new species
Joseph Gillespie –– Important contribution to the systematics of Neotropical Portanini.
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New leap: Five species of shrub frogs discovered

Five new species of shrub frogs found in Western Ghats

Five new species of shrub frogs found in Western Ghats