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  • First records of complete annual cycles in water rails Rallus aquaticus show evidence of itinerant breeding and a complex migration system 

    Lislevand, Terje; Hahn, Steffen; Rislaa, Sven; Briedis, Martins (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    In water rails Rallus aquaticus, northern and eastern populations are migratory while southern and western populations are sedentary. Few details are known about the annual cycle of this elusive species. We studied movements ...
  • Morphological ontogeny of Galumna flagellata Willmann (Acari: Oribatida: Galumnidae) 

    Seniczak, Anna; Seniczak, Stanislaw; Rodríguez-Fernández, Sofia; Fernandez Ondoño, Emilia (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
    The morphological ontogeny of Galumna flagellata Willmann, 1925 is described and illustrated. The juveniles of this species are light brown, with prodorsal setae of medium size or long and barbed, and bothridial seta ...
  • Integrative taxonomy reveals a cryptic species of the nudibranch genus Polycera (Polyceridae) in European waters 

    Sørensen, Cecilie Gotaas; Rauch, Cessa; Pola, Marta; Malaquias, Manuel Antonio E. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    This work aimed to test whether the colour variability featured by the European nudibranch Polycera quadrilineata is consistent with the concept of a single polychromatic species or may hide multiple lineages. Samples from ...
  • The temperate Australasian genus Papawera Oskars and Malaquias, 2019 (Gastropoda: Cephalaspidea: Haminoeidae), with a redescription of P. zelandiae and P. maugeansis 

    Oskars, Trond Roger; Malaquias, Manuel Antonio E. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    The genus Papawera includes two species of haminoeid snails found only in temperate waters of New Zealand and southeastern Australia. In this work, we redescribe the Papawera species based on characters of their external ...
  • A new species of the deep-sea genus Scaphander (Gastropoda, Cephalaspidea) from the Mar del Plata submarine canyon off Argentina 

    Siegwald, Justine; Pastorino, Guido; Oskars, Trond Roger; Malaquias, Manuel Antonio E. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Scaphander Montfort, 1810, is a genus of deep-sea, soft-bottom gastropods composed of approximately 23 species distributed worldwide. The systematics of the genus in the Atlantic was recently revised and eight species were ...
  • Intraspecific dental variations in the deep-sea shark Etmopterus spinax and their significance in the fossil record 

    Straube, Nicolas; Pollerspöck, Jürgen (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    An important character on several taxonomic levels for shark identification is the tooth morphology. Sharks show a variety of highly specialized dentitions reflecting adaptations to their feeding habits. Intraspecific ...
  • The Eurasian Modern Pollen Database (EMPD), version 2 

    Davis, B.A.S.; Chevalier, M.; Sommer, P.; Carter, V.A.; Finsinger, W.; Mauri, A.; Phelps, L.N.; Zanon, M.; Abegglen, R.; Åkesson, C.M.; Alba-Sanchez, F.; Anderson, R.S.; Antipina, T.G.; Atanassova, J.R.; Beer, R.; Belyanina, N.I.; Blyakharchuk, T.A.; Borisova, O.K.; Bozilova, E.; Bukreeva, G.; Bunting, M.J.; Clo, E.; Colombaroli, D.; Combourieu-Nebout, N.; Desprat, S.; Di Rita, F.; Djamali, M.; Edwards, K.J.; Fall, P.L.; Feurdean, A.; Fletcher, W.; Florenzano, A.; Furlanetto, G.; Gaceur, E.; Galimov, A.T.; Galka, M.; Garcia-Moreiras, I.; Giesecke, T.; Grindean, R.; Guido, M.A.; Gvozdeva, I.G.; Herzschuh, U.; Hjelle, Kari Loe; Ivanov, S.; Jahns, S.; Jankovska, V.; Jimenez-Moreno, G.; Karpinska-Kolaczek, M.; Kitaba, I.; Kolaczek, P.; Lapteva, E.G.; Latalowa, M.; Lebreton, V.; Leroy, S.; Leydet, M.; Lopatina, D.A.; Lopez-Saez, J.; Lotter, A.F.; Magri, D.; Marinova, E.; Matthias, I.; Mavridou, A.; Mercuri, A.M.; Mesa-Fernandez, J.M.; Mikishin, Y.A.; Milecka, K.; Montanari, C.; Morales-Molino, C.; Mrotzek, A.; Munoz Sobrino, C.; Naidina, O.D.; Nakagawa, T.; Nielsen, A.B.; Novenko, E.Y.; Panajiotidis, S.; Panova, N.K.; Papadopoulou, M.; Pardoe, H.S.; Pedziszewska, A.; Petrenko, T.I.; Ramos-Roman, M.J.; Ravazzi, C.; Rösch, M.; Ryabogina, N.; Ruiz, S.S.; Salonen, J.S.; Sapelko, T.V.; Schofield, J.E.; Seppä, H.; Shumilovskikh, L.; Stivrins, N.; Stojakowits, P.; Svitavska, H.S.; Swieta-Musznicka, J.; Tantau, I.; Tinner, W.; Tobolski, K.; Tonkov, S.; Tsakiridou, M.; Valsecchi, V.; Zanina, O.G.; Zimny, M. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    The Eurasian (née European) Modern Pollen Database (EMPD) was established in 2013 to provide a public database of high-quality modern pollen surface samples to help support studies of past climate, land cover, and land use ...
  • Scanning electron microscopy observations of Loa loa (Nematoda) 

    Juul, Jens Anibal; Forsaa, Vegard Asgeir; Utheim, Tor Paaske; Willassen, Endre (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    We present a case report of periocular Loa loa. The key feature of L. loa distinguishing it from other human filarial parasites are cuticular bosses, which are presented in images from a light microscope and a scanning ...
  • Βenthic hydrozoan assemblages as potential indicators of environmental health in a Μediterranean Μarine protected area 

    Yilmaz, Izzet Noyan; Martell Hernández, Luis Felipe; Topçu, Nur Eda; Isinibilir, Melek (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    The comparative study of marine benthic hydrozoan assemblages can improve our understanding of environmental and ecological conditions in marine protected areas (MPAs) such as the large Mediterranean MPA of Datça-Bozburun, ...
  • Size variation in mid-Holocene North Atlantic Puffins indicates a dynamic response to climate change 

    Walker, Samuel James; Meijer, Hanneke (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021-02-24)
    Seabirds are one of the most at-risk groups, with many species in decline. In Scandinavia, seabirds are at a heightened risk of extinction due to accelerated global warming. Norway is home to significant portion of the ...
  • The lower bathyal and abyssal seafloor fauna of eastern Australia 

    O'Hara, Timothy D.; Williams, Alan; Ahyong, Shane T.; Alderslade, P.; Alvestad, Tom; Bray, D.; Burghardt, Ingo; Budaeva, Nataliya; Criscione, F.; Crowther, A.L.; Ekins, M.; Eléaume, M.; Farrelly, C.A.; Finn, J.K.; Georgieva, Magdalena N.; Graham, A.; Gomon, M.; Gowlett-Holmes, K.; Gunton, L.M.; Hallan, A.; Hosie, A.M.; Hutchings, Pat; Kise, H.; Köhler, F.; Kongsrud, Jon Anders; Kupriyanova, Elena; Lu, C.C.; Mackenzie, M.; Mah, C.; MacIntosh, H.; Merrin, Kelly L.; Miskelly, A.; Mitchell, M.L.; Moore, K.; Murray, Anna; O'loughlin, P.M.; Paxton, Hannelore; Pogonoski, J.J.; Staples, D.; Watson, J.E.; Wilson, Robin S.; Zhang, J.; Bax, N.J. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Background Our knowledge of the benthic fauna at lower bathyal to abyssal (LBA, > 2000 m) depths off Eastern Australia was very limited with only a few samples having been collected from these habitats over the last ...
  • Comment to “Neoproterozoic magmatic arc systems of the central Ribeira belt, SE-Brazil, in the context of the West-Gondwana pre-collisional history: A review” 

    Fossen, Haakon; Meira, Vinicius T.; Cavalcante, Carolina; Konopásek, Jiří; Janoušek, Vojtěch (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
  • Temporal and structural genetic variation in reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) associated with the pastoral transition in Northwestern Siberia 

    Røed, Knut; Kvie, Kjersti; Losey, Robert J.; Kosintsev, Pavel A; Hufthammer, Anne Karin; Dwyer, Mark J.; Goncharov, Vasiliy; Klokov, Konstantin B; Arzyutov, Dmitry V.; Plekhanov, Andrei; Anderson, David G. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Just as the domestication of livestock is often cited as a key element in the Neolithic transition to settled, the emergence of large‐scaled reindeer husbandry was a fundamental social transformation for the indigenous ...
  • Cultural taxonomies in the Paleolithic—Old questions, novel perspectives 

    Riede, Felix; Araujo, Astolfo G.M.; Barton, Michael C.; Bergsvik, Knut Andreas; Fernandez-Lopez de Pablo, Javier; Groucutt, How S.; Maier, Andreas; Marwick, Ben; Pyne, Lydia; Ranhorn, Kathryn; Reynholds, Natasha; Riel-Salvatore, Julien; Sauer, Florian; Serwatka, Kamil; Zander, Annabell; Hussain, Shumon T. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
  • Converging on the orb: denser taxon sampling elucidates spider phylogeny and new analytical methods support repeated evolution of the orb web 

    Kallal, Robert J.; Kulkarni, Siddharth S; Dimitrov, Dimitar; Benavides, Ligia R.; Arnedo, Miquel A.; Giribet, Gonzalo; Hormiga, Gustavo (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    High throughput sequencing and phylogenomic analyses focusing on relationships among spiders have both reinforced and upturned long‐standing hypotheses. Likewise, the evolution of spider webs—perhaps their most emblematic ...
  • Dimensions of amphibian alpha diversity in the New World 

    Ochoa-Ochoa, Leticia M.; Mejía-Domínguez, Nancy R.; Velasco, Julián A.; Dimitrov, Dimitar; Marske, Katharine A. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Aim The links between taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic diversity and how these vary geographically are key to understanding how historical and contemporary processes have shaped communities at regional and local ...
  • Gas flaring activity and black carbon emissions in 2017 derived from the Sentinel-3A Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer 

    Caseiro, Alexandre; Gehrke, Berit; Rücker, Gernot; Leimbach, David; Kaiser, Johannes W. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Gas flares are a regionally and globally significant source of atmospheric pollutants. They can be detected by satellite remote sensing. We calculate the global flared gas volume and black carbon emissions in 2017 by ...
  • Genetic and taxonomic assessment of the widespread Afrotropical ambrosia beetle Xyleborus principalis (Coleoptera, Scolytinae) 

    Jordal, Bjarte Henry; Tischer, Marta (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    The taxonomy of the widespread Afrotropical ambrosia beetle Xyleborus principalis Eichhoff, 1878 is reviewed based on morphological and molecular data. The species is both morphologically and genetically variable but without ...
  • DNA from resin-embedded organisms: Past, present and future 

    Peris, David; Janssen, Kathrin; Barthel, H. Jonas; Bierbaum, Gabriele; Delclòs, Xavier; Peñalver, Enrique; Solórzano-Kraemer, Mónica M.; Jordal, Bjarte Henry; Rust, Jes (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Past claims have been made for fossil DNA recovery from various organisms (bacteria, plants, insects and mammals, including humans) dating back in time from thousands to several million years BP. However, many of these ...
  • En glemt skat: Miranda Bødtkers tegninger af arkæologiske tekstiler 

    Moe, Dagfinn; Jørgensen, Lise Bender (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Over many years, illustrator Miranda Bødtker (1896–1996) carried out drawings for botanists, zoologists and archaeologists at Bergen Museum, the University of Bergen. After her death, thousands of drawings were discovered ...

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