Zoological Science

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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.
Molecular and serological dynamics of Chlamydia pecorum infection in a longitudinal study of prime lamb production

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Joseph Gillespie –– It is important for the agricultural industry and the knowledge base for C. percorum infection dynamics
Molecular phylogenetics of swimming crabs (Portunoidea Rafinesque, 1815) supports a revised family-level classification and suggests a single derived origin of symbiotic taxa

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Mohammad Shamsur Rahman –– very much fantastic work in the field of taxonomy, both in classical and molecular approach!
The old and the new plankton: ecological replacement of associations of mollusc plankton and giant filter feeders after the Cretaceous?

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Kenneth De Baets –– The manuscript reviews the potential replacement of associations of mollusc plankton and giant filter feeders from the Mesozoic to the modern. It will therefore be of interest to biologists, ecologists and paleontologists.

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291 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

Our new article in @thePeerJ https://t.co/iDduBY0hU7 #Microbiology #VeterinaryMedicine #chlamydia @AdamPolkinghorn @timms_peter

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

321 days ago
Portunoid crab molecular phylogenetics https://t.co/27iDHwJL4z @thePeerJさんから

The old and the new #mollusc #plankton https://t.co/IyBL84kyvr #paleobiology #fossils Just too late @thePeerJ for #MolluscMonday https://t.co/hxVN0Bqpzj

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