Zoological Science

Touch-screen-guided task reveals a prosocial choice tendency by chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)
Jennifer Vonk –– New methods for assessing prosocial behaviors in nonhuman primates are needed to help resolve a difficult topic.
Shape and size of the arenas affect amphipod behaviours: implications for ecotoxicology
Chris Vulpe –– A new approach to behavioral testing of crustaceans.
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
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
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
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)
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
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
Michael Wink –– important piece of information for the interpretation of human fossils
A new minute ectosymbiotic harpacticoid copepod living on the sea cucumber Eupentacta fraudatrix in the East/Japan Sea
Mark Costello –– Describes a species new to science
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
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.
Zoological Science

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EEG based assessment of stress in horses: a pilot study https://t.co/AwYPvKHOEP @thePeerJ https://t.co/drnl2dcvKp

Korean Peninsula had a high population density of leopards, they were extirpated from South Korea by 1970. Genetic material from old skin of a leopard captured in South Korea in the 1930s revealed that they belonged to the same clade as the Amur leopard. https://t.co/3Bc8dRqBqn

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#UF #GeospatialScience researchers Drs. Yang & @JasonKBlackburn's latest #MedGeo paper Exploring environmental coverages of species: a new variable contribution estimation in @thePeerJ https://t.co/8s3k89cv6J @UF @UFExplore @SEERLAB_UF @EPI_UF code at https://t.co/Hqca6NQg1m https://t.co/WQZNNv3g3C

So my paper on sexual dimorphism in dinosaurs with gharials as a model is now out: https://t.co/s1Yye6eDaV Thanks to my coauthors @WitmerLab @Jordan_Mallon @thepatrick_h Long and detailed blogpost here: https://t.co/kCHLvqLYn0 https://t.co/I1TvFOF8OW

The spindle assembly checkpoint and speciation https://t.co/6krZr0g1oG @thePeerJ https://t.co/15M0PZlPo7

An article I handled as editor has been published today @thePeerJ https://t.co/1n1T1PGtgy #Anthropology #Nutrition #Orthopedics #Pediatrics #PublicHealth

Assessment and simulation of land use and land cover change impacts on the land surface temperature of Chaoyang District in Beijing, China https://t.co/zF91wYtqz4 @thePeerJ

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