Zoological Science

The little shrimp that could: phylogeography of the circumtropical Stenopus hispidus (Crustacea: Decapoda), reveals divergent Atlantic and Pacific lineages

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Xavier Pochon –– This study provides the first range-wide phylogeographic study of the banded coral shrimp S. hispidus, extending across more than 27,000 km of the globe. Coalescence analysis brings evidence that an isolated Indo-Pacific lineage evolved from a rare dispersal event from the Atlantic around South Africa via the Benguela Current, thereby colonizing the Indian and Pacific Oceans, followed by dispersal across the Indo-Pacific in the last 200,000 years. Surprisingly, this benthic coral reef associated shrimp shows a single haplotype dominating the largest continuous tropical oceanic expanse on the planet.
Precopulatory behavior and sexual conflict in the desert locust

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Ann Hedrick –– It describes behavior that has not previously been documented in an important pest species.
Pharmacokinetics and safety of oral glyburide in dogs with acute spinal cord injury

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Minjun Chen –– This is a specific PK study in dogs and the authors have made a good experiment and report
A striking new genus and species of cave-dwelling frog (Amphibia: Anura: Microhylidae: Asterophryinae) from Thailand

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Gabriela Parra Olea –– Herpetofauna from Thailand is far from being known or understood. This paper provides very important data to the field. The authors did a great job in using modern tools to evaluate the validity of the taxon and discussed it in the light of more general themes such a Biogeography and Evolution.
Repeatability of glucocorticoid hormones in vertebrates: a meta-analysis

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Dany Garant –– Nice overview of published literature on the topic.
Ants contribute to pollination but not to reproduction in a rare calcareous grassland forb

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Curtis Daehler –– Experiments demonstrate that although ants are frequent floral visitors and they carry pollen, they are not effective pollinators and they may even be detrimental to reproduction in a rare plant.
Frequency and developmental timing of linear enamel hypoplasia defects in Early Archaic Texan hunter-gatherers

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Theodore Eliades –– Archaeo-dentistry is an emerging discipline which applies modern analytical techniques to investigate samples obtained from excavations or other archaeological material.
A new slider turtle (Testudines: Emydidae: Deirochelyinae: Trachemys) from the late Hemphillian (late Miocene/early Pliocene) of eastern Tennessee and the evolution of the deirochelyines

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Andrew Farke –– Describes a new fossil species from a group of turtles that are ecologically important in North America today.
Differential gene expression during early development in recently evolved and sympatric Arctic charr morphs

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Marc Robinson-Rechavi –– This study allows to link natural variation in morphology with genetic divergence in expression patterns, thus helping link ecology to molecular genomics.
The oldest Archaeopteryx (Theropoda: Avialiae): a new specimen from the Kimmeridgian/Tithonian boundary of Schamhaupten, Bavaria

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Mark Young –– This manuscript is an excellent, thorough description of a new specimen of the iconic early bird Archaeopteryx.

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The little shrimp that could: phylogeography of the circumtropical Stenopus hispidus (Crustacea: Decapoda), reveals divergent Atlantic and Pacific lineages https://t.co/TXOB7dyxro https://t.co/QkZN9Zfxz0

112 days ago
New @tamuvetmed Veterinary Medicine /Pharmacology/ Translational Medicine in @thePeerJ https://t.co/pecuSsUsfv Pharmacokinetics and safety of oral glyburide in dogs with acute spinal cord injury Nick Jeffery​, C. Elizabeth Boudreau, Megan Konarik, Travis Mays, Virginia Fajt

Precopulatory #behavior and sexual conflict in the desert locust https://t.co/L3i4z9D9Ed @thePeerJ https://t.co/qSPIDwBH8v

117 days ago
อึ่งถ้ำตะนาวศรี อึ่งสกุล และชนิดใหม่ของโลก https://t.co/ygwVfohE1e https://t.co/R4Qd9SGIAm

Congratulations to Kelsey Schoenemann on her article on glucocorticoid repeatability, published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/882QMAM5RT #AnimalBehavior #Ecology #EvolutionaryStudies

Ants contribute to pollination but not to reproduction in a rare calcareous grassland forb https://t.co/KDVc8QHFOX #Psychiatry

A new slider turtle (Testudines: Emydidae: Deirochelyinae: Trachemys) from the late Hemphillian (late Miocene/early Pliocene) of eastern Tennessee and the evolution of the deirochelyines https://t.co/WjWugeTBkc

Our @KaraCHoover article on stress in Early Archaic Hunter-gatherers has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/AWj0xeMIDt #Anthropology #Dentistry

Differential gene expression during early development in recently evolved and sympatric Arctic charr morphs Good job @vonStadarhraun https://t.co/SKVXoWQ3Ix via @thePeerJ

145 days ago
#FossilFriday An article I handled as editor has been published today @thePeerJ https://t.co/qQZkEPvLMf #EvolutionaryStudies #Paleontology #Zoology

Newsweek: "150-Million-Year-Old Feathered Dinosaur Fossil Proves Prehistoric Birds Lived Longer Than Previously Believed"
http://www.newsweek.com/150-million-year-old-feathered-dinosaur-fossil-proves-prehistoric-birds-lived-791424

The Guardian: "The new specimen forcing a radical rethink of Archaeopteryx "
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/21/the-new-specimen-forcing-a-radical-rethink-of-archaeopteryx