Zoological Science

Rhabdias bufonis (Rhabdiasidae) from the lung of the African common toad, Amietophrynus regularis (Bufonidae) in Egypt: new data on the basis of light and scanning electron microscopic study

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Carlos Gutiérrez –– This manuscript supposes an advance in the knowledge on Rhabdias bufonis, a parasite previously described but not well characterized. These new data will help us for a better understanding of the biology of this parasite.
Conspicuously concealed: revision of the arid clade of the Gehyra variegata (Gekkonidae) group in Western Australia using an integrative molecular and morphological approach, with the description of five cryptic species

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Daniel Lahr –– This article demonstrates an interesting approach to deal with the problem of describing cryptic species. The authors flesh out a system of species of gekkos, using a multi-faceted approach that is likely to establish a precedent in the field.
Mechanical/thermal sensitivity and superficial temperature in the stump of long-term tail-docked dairy cows

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jennifer Vonk –– Good to see issues of animal welfare in the feed industry being addressed.
Evaluation of standard imaging techniques and volumetric preservation of nervous tissue in genetically identical offspring of the crayfish Procambarus fallax cf. virginalis (Marmorkrebs)

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Kenneth De Baets –– The paper aims to bridge the gap between quantitative measurements on arthropod brain structures obtained by different methods. This paper is the first trying to overcome these problems by investigating possible conversion factors.
Automatic analysis of treadmill running to estimate times to fatigue and exhaustion in rodents

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jennifer Vonk –– Developing new technology to circumvent the need for human observers will make work in this area much more effective and potentially reduce error.
Trabecular bone patterning in the hominoid distal femur

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Michael Wink –– important piece of information for the interpretation of human fossils
First use of molecular evidence to match sexes in the Monstrilloida (Crustacea: Copepoda), and taxonomic implications of the newly recognized and described, partly Maemonstrilla-like females of Monstrillopsis longilobata Lee, Kim & Chang, 2016

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Mark Costello –– In addition to its significance for the taxonomy of this species of copepod, the article demonstrates the use of traditional morphological and molecular approaches to distinguish sexes of the same species.
Cortical bone adaptation and mineral mobilization in the subterranean mammal Bathyergus suillus (Rodentia: Bathyergidae): effects of age and sex

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Daisuke Koyabu –– Interesting finding on mole rats. May imply resistance to aging.
Teleost and elasmobranch eye lenses as a target for life-history stable isotope analyses

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jennifer Vonk –– Seems valuable in providing novel methodology that can be widely applied to the study of fish.
Variations in early life history traits of Japanese anchovy Engraulis japonicus in the Yangtze River Estuary

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Kenneth Leung –– It provides basic biological information on the Japanese anchovy in Yangtze River which is under various threats.

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Rhabdias bufonis (Rhabdiasidae) from the lung of the African common toad, Amietophrynus regularis (Bufonidae) in Egypt: new data on the basis of light and scanning electron microscopic study https://t.co/CT40BAgNzL @thePeerJ https://t.co/Akwk3WSNM8

Revision of the Gehyra variegata arid clade in Western Australia with description of 5 new species; G. ocellata, G. capensis, G. crypta, G. unguiculata and G. incognita. #openaccess @AusSocHerp @ASIHCopeia @HerpLeague https://t.co/3TmgAim5ZA https://t.co/bnlEGHJQvO

My article has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/pGH6mLuJKu #AgriculturalScience #VeterinaryMedicine

Evaluation of standard imaging techniques and volumetric preservation of nervous tissue in genetically identical offspring of the crayfish Procambarus fallax cf. virginalis (Marmorkrebs) https://t.co/5X5dEC8Rrs @thePeerJ https://t.co/u7vFIKEiLL

Trabecular bone patterning in the hominoid distal femur https://t.co/jmCj4k5Ajt @thePeerJ

First use of molecular evidence to match sexes in the Monstrilloida (Crustacea: Copepoda), and taxonomic implications of the newly recognized and described, partly Maemonstrilla-like females of Monstrillopsis longilobata Lee, Kim & Chang, 2016 https://t.co/nj1KjLtORq @thePeerJ https://t.co/2kDzPg9eP1

Our article on- the Effects of age and sex on cortical bone adaptation and mineral mobilisation -is now ONLINE in @thePeerJ https://t.co/P0O7Z96EHS #paleohistology #BONE #Zoology #Histology #UCT

Just out - Stable isotopes of fish eye lenses https://t.co/Y8f5SjAvVs #LSMSF @ktquaeck @clivetrue #stableisotopeecology

Variations in early life history traits of Japanese anchovy Engraulis japonicus in the Yangtze River Estuary https://t.co/aPPDd2QKQY @thePeerJ https://t.co/TT15lSiH2I