Zoological Science

Impact of digital video analytics on accuracy of chemobehavioural phenotyping in aquatic toxicology
Jörg Oehlmann –– Because behaviorual endpoints are increasingly considered in ecotoxicological studies, the question and potential impacts of different data processing tools and software are important and relevant to come to valid results.
Use of factor scores in multiple regression analysis for estimation of body weight by certain body measurements in Romanov Lambs
Arda Yildirim –– In animal husbandry, knowing the relationship between body weight and other body measurements is of great importance. This is a very interesting article addressing an important issue.
The use of biochar in animal feeding
Melanie Kah –– Finally a comprehensive and critical review on the use of biochar in animal feeding!
Comparison of physiological responses of Arabian striped hyaena (Hyaena hyaena sultana) to effective immobilisations with ketamine-medetomidine and ketamine-xylazine in (semi-) captive conditions
Jason Blackburn –– There are limited studies on wildlife immobilization, in particular this species.
The Munduruku marmoset: a new monkey species from southern Amazonia
José Maria Cardoso da Silva –– The description of a new species of primate is always significant and relevant.
Changes of the erythrocyte phenotype and blood biochemistry in dairy calves during the first ten weeks of age
Javier Alvarez-Rodriguez –– Meets deadlines and revises layout and grammar style
Recently-adopted foraging strategies constrain early chick development in a coastal breeding gull
Donald Kramer –– This study adds to the growing body of literature on the consequences of alternative foraging strategies for fitness of marine birds and provides substantial insight from a parallel aviary study with controlled diets.
An attention bias test to assess anxiety states in laying hens
Giorgio Vallortigara –– xxx
Coleoptera genome and transcriptome sequences reveal numerous differences in neuropeptide signaling between species
Joseph Gillespie –– Nice compilation of information on neuropeptide signaling for a large animal group.
The cutting-edge morphology of the mole snake’s dental apparatus
Philip Cox –– As noted by one of the reviewers, this is likely the first report of sexual dimorphism in snake teeth and thus represents a significant contribution to the field.
Zoological Science

Section discussions

Lesões e interferência de muda em um trilobita do Cambriano (Furongiano) do Sul da China https://t.co/pgZmoEwfuw #trilobita #trilobite

Richling and Proschwitz examine new exotic introductions to tropical greenhouses in #Sweden - Identification problems of travelling snail species Read the full @PeerJLife article https://t.co/TpIeieYsXc @uniofgothenburg #Gastropoda #Achatinellidae #Strobilopsidae https://t.co/8vAyrDQhSM

Important perspective piece by @Tseng_ZJ in @thePeerJ : comparative FEA studies with low sample size (<11) can lead to false positives (for biomechanical performance - feeding ecology correlations in mammalian skulls, but probably more broadly!). https://t.co/MLsxyesVnt

Quantitative study of the #behavior of two broadcast spawners, the sea urchins Strongylocentrotus intermedius and Mesocentrotus nudus, during mass spawning events in situ https://t.co/o22g3U8xyN @thePeerJ https://t.co/CEBT31nYpk

My paper on tarantula biogeography was released today! Though I hesitate to speak in absolutes, we suggest some answers towards when and where the group emerged: #tarantula #evolution https://t.co/nV64a9GYUs

Mesocarnivore landscape use along a gradient of urban, rural, and forest cover https://t.co/PQsrZkqCVM @thePeerJ https://t.co/ZRROcjmwLa

#behavioral response of Panonychus citri (McGregor) (Acari: Tetranychidae) to synthetic chemicals and oils https://t.co/xBYktUDU0a @thePeerJ https://t.co/oOqWfhY80x

Honey bees communicate distance via non-linear waggle duration functions https://t.co/8yutUvfj5l @thePeerJ https://t.co/8LsRf5pUsN