animal distribution


Summary: A process by which animals in various forms and stages of development are physically distributed through time and space.

Top Publications

  1. Nicholson K, Milleret C, Månsson J, Sand H. Testing the risk of predation hypothesis: the influence of recolonizing wolves on habitat use by moose. Oecologia. 2014;176:69-80 pubmed
  2. Klegarth A, Hollocher H, Jones Engel L, Shaw E, Lee B, Feeney T, et al. Urban primate ranging patterns: GPS-collar deployments for Macaca fascicularis and M. sylvanus. Am J Primatol. 2017;79: pubmed publisher
    ..This study highlights how the behavioral plasticity found within the genus Macaca is reflected in ranging pattern variability within urban environments. ..
  3. O Connor K, Nathan L, Liberati M, Tingley M, Vokoun J, Rittenhouse T. Camera trap arrays improve detection probability of wildlife: Investigating study design considerations using an empirical dataset. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0175684 pubmed publisher
    ..We suggest that researchers a priori identify target species for which inference will be made, and then design camera trapping studies around the most difficult to detect of those species. ..
  4. Manoel A, Silva M, Esteves A. First record of spiral <i>fovea</i> <i>amphidialis</i> in <i>Acantholaimus</i> (Chromadoridae: Nematoda), with a description of a new species from shallow sediments of the South Atlantic and an emended diagnosis of. Zootaxa. 2017;4258:257-270 pubmed publisher
    ..Acantholaimus marliae sp. n. is the only species described for the genus that has a spiral fovea amphidialis. This is the fifth species of Acantholaimus described from shallow water. An emended diagnosis of the genus is provided. ..
  5. Perger R, Santos Silva A, Guerra F. Description of the male of <i>Phoebe</i> <i>ornator</i> (Tippmann, 1960) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae: Hemilophini), analysis of the species biogeography, and first observation of chromatic gender dimorphism in Hemiloph. Zootaxa. 2017;4250:337-346 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, new records are presented for P. ornator for the Brazilian states of Amazonas, Mato Grosso, Rondônia and São Paulo, and the Bolivian department of La Paz. The biogeography of P. ornator is analyzed. ..
  6. Liu W, Wesener T, Golovatch S, Tian M. Contributions to the millipede genus <i>Nepalella</i> Shear, 1979 from China, with four new species and first results on phylogeny based on DNA-barcoding (Diplopoda, Chordeumatida, Megalotylidae). Zootaxa. 2017;4243:455-482 pubmed publisher
  7. Liang F. The bark louse family Stenopsocidae (Psocodea: Psocomorpha) newly recorded from Laos, with description of three new species. Zootaxa. 2017;4243:589-599 pubmed publisher
    ..Here three new species of Stenopsocidae were described, i.e., Malostenopsocus lacteus sp. nov., Stenopsocus abnomis sp. nov., and Stenopsocus wangi sp. nov. Stenopsocus externus Banks, 1937 is also newly recorded from Laos. ..
  8. Ma Y, Shi H, Liang H. Revision of the Oriental Genus <i>Physodera</i> Eschscholtz, 1829 (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Lebiini, Physoderina), with the descriptions of two new species. Zootaxa. 2017;4243:297-328 pubmed publisher
  9. Selvakumar C, Subramanian K, Chandra K, Sivaramakrishnan K, Jehamalar E, Sinha B. A new species and a new record of the subgenus Dilatognathus Kluge 2012 (Ephemeroptera: Leptophlebiidae: genus Choroterpes Eaton, 1881) from India. Zootaxa. 2017;4268:439-447 pubmed publisher
    ..Remarks on the evolution of the mouth apparatus of the subgenus Dilatognathus are given. ..

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  1. Chang Y, Chen J, Lu M, Gao Y, Tian Z, Gong W, et al. Cloning and expression of genes encoding heat shock proteins in Liriomyza trifolii and comparison with two congener leafminer species. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0181355 pubmed publisher
    ..Based on the heat shock proteins expression patterns, L. trifolii has the capacity to tolerate extreme temperatures and the potential to disseminate to northern regions of China. ..
  2. Andrade Filho J, Scholte R, Amaral A, Shimabukuro P, Carvalho O, Caldeira R. Occurrence and Probability Maps of Lutzomyia longipalpis and Lutzomyia cruzi (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) in Brazil. J Med Entomol. 2017;54:1430-1434 pubmed publisher
    ..The species were sympatric in 16 municipalities of the Central-West region of Brazil. Our results show that Lu. longipalpis is widely distributed and associated with the high number of cases of visceral leishmaniasis reported in Brazil. ..
  3. Wu Y, Li X, Chen X, Hu G, Hu Y, Xiong K, et al. The Influence of the Topography of the Ailao Mountains on Congregated Landings of Airborne Sogatella furcifera (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) Populations. Environ Entomol. 2017;46:747-756 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, this study provided evidence of a plateau-migrating S. furcifera population congregated landing caused by low temperature...
  4. Cao H, Salle J, Zhu C. Chinese species of <i>Pediobius</i> Walker (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae). Zootaxa. 2017;4240:1-71 pubmed publisher
    ..A key to all known females and males of Chinese Pediobius is also provided. ..
  5. Oliveira A, Argolo P, Moraes G, Norton R, Schatz H. A checklist of the oribatid mite species (Acari: Oribatida) of Brazil. Zootaxa. 2017;4245:1-89 pubmed publisher
    ..and South America (230) is high, but the oribatid mite fauna of these countries remains poorly known. Only continued studies can determine if the high number of species known only from Brazil is an indication of high endemism. ..
  6. Costa T, Pacheco J, Silveira L. Clarification of the type locality of the Curl-crested Aracari <i>Pteroglossus beauharnaesii</i> Wagler, 1832 (Aves: Ramphastidae). Zootaxa. 2017;4247:57-60 pubmed publisher
    ..It is a southern Amazonian species, occurring in the lowlands of northern Peru, north and central Bolivia and western and central Amazonian Brazil, south of the Marañon-Solimões-Amazonas rivers (Short & Horne 2002). ..
  7. Szczepański W, Karpiński L. A new species of the genus Phytoecia Dejean, 1835 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from Greece. Zootaxa. 2017;4268:141-146 pubmed publisher
    ..moreana only occurs in the Peloponnese peninsula. However, the taxonomic division and distribution range of Phytoecia (Pilemia) hirsutula (Frölich, 1793) require further research. ..
  8. Grijalva M, Villacis A, Moncayo A, Ocaña Mayorga S, Yumiseva C, Baus E. Distribution of triatomine species in domestic and peridomestic environments in central coastal Ecuador. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017;11:e0005970 pubmed publisher
  9. Ben Abdelkrim A, Hattab T, Fakhfakh H, Belkadhi M, Gorsane F. A landscape genetic analysis of important agricultural pest species in Tunisia: The whitefly Bemisia tabaci. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0185724 pubmed publisher
    ..tabaci followed by infrequent long-term isolations. The Inference of population sources and colonization routes is critical for the design and implementation of accurate management strategies against this pest...
  10. Rijn I, Neeson T, Mandelik Y. Reliability and refinement of the higher taxa approach for bee richness and composition assessments. Ecol Appl. 2015;25:88-98 pubmed
    ..Our results are likely applicable to the implementation of the HTA in other small-bodied and species-rich groups and may contribute to the cost-effectiveness of biodiversity surveys. ..
  11. Reay Jones F, Greene J, Herbert D, Jacobson A, Kennedy G, Reisig D, et al. Within-Plant Distribution and Dynamics of Thrips Species (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in Cotton. J Econ Entomol. 2017;110:1563-1575 pubmed publisher
    ..fusca, our data indicate that mid- to late-season applications of neonicotinoid insecticides targeting other insect pests will intensify selection pressure for resistance on F. fusca, the primary pest of seedling cotton. ..
  12. Rosa P, Vas Z, Xu Z. The Palaearctic types of Chrysididae (Insecta, Hymenoptera) deposited in the Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest. Zootaxa. 2017;4252:1-130 pubmed publisher
    ..auratus var. gasperinii Mocsáry, 1889, nomen oblitum. New name is proposed for: Chrysis fusca Rosa, nom. nov. pro Chrysis ignita var. infuscata Mocsáry, 1889 nec Brullé, 1846. Pictures of eighty-nine type specimens are also provided. ..
  13. Koffijberg K, Schekkerman H, Van der Jeugd H, Hornman M, van Winden E. Responses of wintering geese to the designation of goose foraging areas in The Netherlands. Ambio. 2017;46:241-250 pubmed publisher
  14. Twining J, Bernard H, Ewers R. Increasing land-use intensity reverses the relative occupancy of two quadrupedal scavengers. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0177143 pubmed publisher
    ..We did not assess scavenging rate or efficiency as a process, but the high occupancy rates and apparent health of the scavengers in high land use intensity landscapes suggests this ecological process is robust to land use change...
  15. Allegro G, Giachino P. Synonymic notes on Trechini from Argentina (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Trechinae). Zootaxa. 2017;4238:593 pubmed publisher
    ..As a subsequent control allowed us to ascertain that the collector had stayed in Koralpe collecting some material, a mistake evidently occurred in labelling, misleading a correct taxonomic interpretation of these species by the authors. ..
  16. Li G, Wang C, Li H, Li Z, Huang P. A new species of the genus Oxyporus Fabricius (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Oxyporinae) in Yunnan Province, China. Zootaxa. 2017;4268:588-592 pubmed publisher
    ..Oxyporus (Oxyporus) wangae sp. nov. is described from Yunnan, China. Color images of the habitus and aedeagus of the new species are included. A key to the genus Oxyporus of Yunnan Province species is provided. ..
  17. Ferrari C, Salle R, Callemeyn Torre N, Jovelin R, Cutter A, Braendle C. Ephemeral-habitat colonization and neotropical species richness of Caenorhabditis nematodes. BMC Ecol. 2017;17:43 pubmed publisher
  18. González Maya J, Martinez Meyer E, Medellín R, Ceballos G. Distribution of mammal functional diversity in the Neotropical realm: Influence of land-use and extinction risk. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0175931 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results help to pinpoint key areas requiring urgent conservation action to reduce natural land-cover loss and areas where threatened species play influential roles on ecosystem functioning. ..
  19. Duwal R, Yasunaga T, Tomokuni M, Nakatani Y, Hirowatari T. Further records on the plant bug tribe Hallodapini (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae: Phylinae) in Asia, with proposition of two new species and a new synonymy. Zootaxa. 2017;4258:401-424 pubmed publisher
    ..The immature forms are documented for the first time for Acrorrhinium inexpectatum (Josifov) and Wygomiris kaliyahae Yasunaga. ..
  20. Jałoszyński P. Confused identity: <i>Pseudoeudesis</i> <i>brasiliensis</i> Franz transferred to <i>Heteroscydmus</i> Franz, and <i>Pseudoeudesis</i> <i>castrii</i> Franz placed in <i>Anthicimimus<. Zootaxa. 2017;4250:378-388 pubmed publisher
  21. Quicke D, Butcher B, Ranjith A, Belokobylskij S. Revision of the non-Afrotropical species of <i>Trigastrotheca</i> Cameron (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Braconinae) with descriptions of four new species. Zootaxa. 2017;4242:95-110 pubmed publisher
    ..maetoi sp. nov. from Indonesia (Kalimantan). Trigastrotheca tridentata (Enderlein) is redescribed and recorded from India for the first time. A key is provided to differentiate all non-Afrotropical species of the genus. ..
  22. Vinarski M, Korallo Vinarskaya N. An annotated catalogue of the gamasid mites associated with small mammals in Asiatic Russia. The family Haemogamasidae (Acari: Mesostigmata: Gamasina). Zootaxa. 2017;4273:1-18 pubmed publisher
    ..In total, 23 species of mites distributed between two genera (Eulaelaps Berlese, 1903, and Haemogamasus Berlese, 1889) are covered. ..
  23. Sándor A, D Amico G, Gherman C, Dumitrache M, Domşa C, Mihalca A. Mesocarnivores and macroparasites: altitude and land use predict the ticks occurring on red foxes (Vulpes vulpes). Parasit Vectors. 2017;10:173 pubmed publisher
    ..As foxes are frontrunners of wildlife urbanization process, with a continuous increase of their numbers in urban areas, the knowledge of their ticks' ecology (and the pathogens vectored by these) is of utmost importance. ..
  24. Zhibin G, Xinzheng L. A new species of the genus <i>Hippolyte</i> (Decapoda: Caridea: Hippolytidae) from South China Sea and Singapore. Zootaxa. 2017;4258:34-42 pubmed publisher
  25. Seehausen M. <i>Indolestes</i> <i>lafaeci</i> sp. nov. (Odonata: Lestidae) from Timor, with comparisons to related species. Zootaxa. 2017;4244:79-90 pubmed publisher
    ..Indolestes insularis comb. nov. is proposed. For comparison, illustrations of the head, synthorax, male anal appendages and genital ligula as well as of the ovipositor of I. bellax, I. gracilis and I. insularis are given. ..
  26. Luo Z, Jiang Z, Tang S. Impacts of climate change on distributions and diversity of ungulates on the Tibetan Plateau. Ecol Appl. 2015;25:24-38 pubmed
    ..For conservation, we suggest (1) securing existing protected areas, and (2) establishing new nature reserves to counterbalance climate change impacts. ..
  27. Yang J, Zhang S, Li W. Description of two new species of the <i>Neoperla</i> <i>montivaga</i> group (Plecoptera: Perlidae) from Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. Zootaxa. 2017;4238:385-394 pubmed publisher
    ..nov. and N. muranyii Yang, Zhang & Li, sp. nov. The new species are compared with related congeners of their respective species subgroups. ..
  28. Jałoszyński P. <i>Bellendenker</i> gen. nov., a new Australian genus of Glandulariini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scydmaeninae). Zootaxa. 2017;4247:165-173 pubmed publisher
    ..Fourteen genera of Glandulariini (plus one of unclear status, known only from original description) are currently known to occur in Australia, eight being endemic to this continent. ..
  29. Smit H. Notoaturine water mites from New Zealand (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Notoaturinae) with the description of five new species. Zootaxa. 2017;4247:16-30 pubmed publisher
    ..sp. and T. longipileatus n. sp. Paratryssaturus morimotoi (Imamura, 1979) is synonymized with P. minutus. A key is given for the genus Taintaturus Cook. Numerous new records are given, including the first for Stewart Island. ..
  30. Hahn M, Eisen L, McAllister J, Savage H, Mutebi J, Eisen R. Updated Reported Distribution of Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti and Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in the United States, 1995-2016. J Med Entomol. 2017;54:1420-1424 pubmed publisher
    ..aegypti and Ae. albopictus from 1995 to 2016. Our findings underscore the continued need for systematic surveillance of Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus. ..
  31. Zubek A, Pyrcz T, Lorenc Brudecka J, Boyer P, Cerdeña J, Mahecha Jiménez O, et al. Systematic revision of the Andean butterfly genus Orophila Staudinger, 1886 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Biblidinae). Zootaxa. 2017;4258:443-461 pubmed publisher
    ..Female specimens and genitalia are illustrated for the first time for O. c. cardases, O. cecidas and O. diotima. Lectotypes are designated for two nominal taxa. ..
  32. Mariño Y, Vega V, Garcia J, Verle Rodrigues J, García N, Bayman P. The Coffee Berry Borer (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Puerto Rico: Distribution, Infestation, and Population per Fruit. J Insect Sci. 2017;17: pubmed publisher
    ..Vuill. for biocontrol, especially on coffee farms at higher elevations. ..
  33. Abrahams M, Peres C, Costa H. Measuring local depletion of terrestrial game vertebrates by central-place hunters in rural Amazonia. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0186653 pubmed publisher
  34. Bestley S, Jonsen I, Hindell M, Harcourt R, Gales N. Taking animal tracking to new depths: synthesizing horizontal--vertical movement relationships for four marine predators. Ecology. 2015;96:417-27 pubmed
    ..Analyses that incorporate at least two dimensions can test more sophisticated models of foraging behavior. ..
  35. Riedel A. The weevil genera <i>Nyphaeba</i> Pascoe and <i>Pantiala</i> Pascoe and the problems of an unstable nomenclature in orphaned taxa. Zootaxa. 2017;4244:377-389 pubmed publisher
    ..This case illustrates how nomenclatural problems evident from type material can persist in an understudied taxon for more than a century. Such problems severely affect modern research and databasing. ..
  36. Jesus F, Pereira M, Rodrigues G, Sperber C. A new genus and species of Neotropical Nemobiinae (Insecta: Orthoptera: Grylloidea: Trigonidiidae: Nemobiinae). Zootaxa. 2017;4276:96-106 pubmed publisher
  37. Saunders W, Greenfest Allen E, Ward P. Demographic disequilibrium in living nautiloids (Nautilus and Allonautilus): Canary in the coal mines?. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0179811 pubmed publisher
    ..The current trajectory of uncontrolled nautiloid fisheries can only mean trouble and possibly extinction of local populations of this ancient, iconic molluscan lineage. ..
  38. Gamboa M, Tsuchiya M, Matsumoto S, Iwata H, Watanabe K. Differences in protein expression among five species of stream stonefly (Plecoptera) along a latitudinal gradient in Japan. Arch Insect Biochem Physiol. 2017;96: pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, our proteomic approach is useful for identifying and understanding important biological functions related to local adaptations by populations of stoneflies. ..
  39. Aguilar Fenollosa E, Rey Caballero J, Blasco J, Segarra Moragues J, Hurtado M, Jaques J. Patterns of ambulatory dispersal in Tetranychus urticae can be associated with host plant specialization. Exp Appl Acarol. 2016;68:1-20 pubmed
  40. Gomes P, Vieira A, Oliveira R, Silva H, Martins R, Carneiro M. First record of Cynoscion regalis (Pisces, Sciaenidae) in Portuguese continental waters. J Fish Biol. 2017;90:2470-2474 pubmed publisher
    ..regalis; further validation was obtained by sequencing a 675?bp region of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase I gene. These records constitute a range extension of C. regalis into the southern north-east Atlantic Ocean. ..
  41. Corgosinho P, Mercado Salas N, Arbizu P, Silva E, Kihara T. Revision of the <i>Remaneicaris</i> <i>argentina</i>-group (Copepoda, Harpacticoida, Parastenocarididae): supplementary description of species, and description of the first semi-terrestrial <i>Remaneicaris</i> from. Zootaxa. 2017;4238:499-530 pubmed publisher
    ..A new method for the 3D reconstruction of microcrustaceans is described. ..
  42. Veselić S, Vujić A, Radenković S. Three new Eastern-Mediterranean endemic species of the <i>Merodon</i> <i>aureus</i> group (Diptera: Syrphidae). Zootaxa. 2017;4254:401-434 pubmed publisher
    ..aureus group due to their distinct morphological features: M. nisi sp. n. and M. robustus sp. n.. Results of the present study indicate the high diversity and endemism levels of the genus Merodon in Europe. ..
  43. Carrerette O, Nogueira J, Hutchings P. The genus <i>Thelepus</i> Leuckart, 1849 (Annelida, Thelepodidae) in Brazil, with a redescription of the holotype of <i>T. setosus</i> (Quatrefages, 1866). Zootaxa. 2017;4250:587-599 pubmed publisher
    ..Both new species are compared to the most similar congeners, including T. setosus. ..
  44. Manuel M, Ramahandrison A. <i>Canthyporus reebae</i> sp. nov. from the Itremo and Andringitra mountains of central eastern Madagascar (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae). Zootaxa. 2017;4273:131-140 pubmed publisher
    ..Differences with similar C. hottentottus-group species from mainland Africa are also discussed. Data on habitat preferences of C. reebae sp. nov. and a distribution map of Malagasy Canthyporus are presented and discussed. ..
  45. Marko P, Eytan R, Knowlton N. Do large molecular sequence divergences imply an early closure of the Isthmus of Panama?. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015;112:E5766 pubmed publisher
  46. Lessard J, Weinstein B, Borregaard M, Marske K, Martin D, McGuire J, et al. Process-Based Species Pools Reveal the Hidden Signature of Biotic Interactions Amid the Influence of Temperature Filtering. Am Nat. 2016;187:75-88 pubmed publisher
    ..Our heuristic approach provides a transparent way to explore patterns and refine interpretations of the underlying causes of assemblage structure. ..
  47. Brodbeck B, Andersen P, Oden S, Mizell R, McKamey S, Zapata M. The Distribution of Cicadellinae Leafhoppers and Other Auchenorrhyncha on Coffee and Citrus in Puerto Rico. Environ Entomol. 2017;46:511-520 pubmed publisher
    ..Caribovia coffeacola, Cicadellinae, coffee, Xylella fastidiosa. ..
  48. Cianferoni F, Norbiato M, Dogliotti M. First records in Italy of the red-listed shore bug <i>Salda henschii</i> (Reuter, 1891) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Saldidae). Zootaxa. 2017;4238:597-598 pubmed publisher
    ..sahlbergi Reuter, 1875 (Hoberlandt 1977; Schuh et al. 1987; Péricart 1990; Lindskog 1991; Vinokurov 2010). ..
  49. Luu V, Nguyen T, Le M, Bonkowski M, Ziegler T. A new karst dwelling species of the Gekko japonicus group (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from central Laos. Zootaxa. 2017;4263:179-193 pubmed publisher
    ..Molecular analyses demonstrated the new species is closely related to G. bonkowskii and G. thakhekensis, but separated from them by approximately 7% in genetic divergence as shown by a fragment of the mitochondrial ND2 gene. ..
  50. Maya Morales J, Jiménez M. Revision of the funnel-web spider genus <i>Novalena</i> (Araneae: Agelenidae). Zootaxa. 2017;4262:1-88 pubmed publisher
    ..One species is transferred from Melpomene back to Novalena: N. bipunctata Roth 1967 stat. rev. One species is transferred to Hoffmannilena Maya-Morales & Jiménez 2016: H. nova (O. Pickard-Cambridge 1896) comb. nov. ..
  51. Feng L, Zhang Y. Two new species in the genus <i>Kolla</i> Distant (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Cicadellinae) from China, with DNA barcoding data. Zootaxa. 2017;4250:191-197 pubmed publisher
    ..medsimilis and K. brevis spp. nov., are described and illustrated. Sequence data for the barcoding region of mitochondrial gene COI for these two new species were obtained and deposited in GenBank. ..
  52. Legittimo C, Simeon E, Pompeo P, Kulczycki A. The Italian species of <i>Pritha</i> (Araneae, Filistatidae): a critical revision and description of two new species. Zootaxa. 2017;4243:201-248 pubmed publisher
    ..P. pallida is recorded from Spain and Greece for the first time. Distribution, behavioural aspects and ecology of the four Italian species are discussed and photographs of live specimens, webs and habitats are provided. ..
  53. Asenjo A, Ferreira R, Zampaulo R. Description of Metopiellus painensis sp. nov. (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae), first troglobitic Pselaphinae from Brazil. Zootaxa. 2017;4269:115-123 pubmed publisher
    ..Metopiellus painensis new species, of the Neotropical pselaphine tribe Metopiasini, is described from Pains region, Brasil (Minas Gerais). Major diagnostic features are illustrated and a key to the known species is given. ..
  54. Hauser M, Woodley N, Fachin D. Taxonomic changes in African Stratiomyidae (Diptera). Zootaxa. 2017;4263:72-96 pubmed publisher
    ..from Hermetia), Thorasena fenestrata (James, 1949) comb. nov. (from Dolichodema). One genus was resurrected out of synonymy (Thorasena Macquart, 1838 stat. rev.) and one genus removed from the African fauna (Cyphomyia Wiedemann, 1819). ..
  55. Nagar R, Swaminathan R. First report of the genus <i>Tettigonia</i> Linnaeus (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Tettigoniinae) and record of <i>Tettigonia</i> <i>caudata</i> <i>caudata</i> (Charpentier, 1842) from India. Zootaxa. 2017;4258:294-300 pubmed publisher
    ..Nevertheless, the short tegmina reaching to the end of hind knee is a character often used to separate T. caudata and T. viridissima from T. cantans and T. hispina (Haz, 1969). ..
  56. Paulsen M. Correction of existing generic and species concepts in Platyceroidini (Coleoptera: Lucanidae: Lucaninae) and the description of four new species of Platyceroides Benesh. Zootaxa. 2017;4269:346-378 pubmed publisher
    ..californicus, new synonymy. With the addition of four new species and the correction of the mistaken synonymies the total number of species in the tribe Platyceroidini is now 16. ..
  57. Li F, Ma S, Li Y, Tan H, Hou X, Ren G, et al. Impact of the Three Gorges project on ecological environment changes and snail distribution in Dongting Lake area. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017;11:e0005661 pubmed publisher
    ..Risk of schistosomiasis transmission still exists in Dongting Lake area and long-term monitoring is required. ..
  58. Converse P, Kuchta S, Hauswaldt J, Roosenburg W. Turtle soup, Prohibition, and the population genetic structure of Diamondback Terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin). PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0181898 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, our study shows that population genetic tools can elucidate metapopulation dynamics in taxa with complex genetic histories impacted by anthropogenic activities. ..
  59. Kshettry A, Vaidyanathan S, Athreya V. Leopard in a tea-cup: A study of leopard habitat-use and human-leopard interactions in north-eastern India. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0177013 pubmed publisher
  60. Quicke D, Guy T, Noort S, Broad G, Butcher B. New species of Bacuma Cameron (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Braconinae) from Kenya and West Darfur with a key to species. Zootaxa. 2017;4263:43-71 pubmed publisher
    ..A partial key to the species of Bacuma is presented, which recognizes those species that are clearly distinct, including three new species. Interactive Lucid dichotomous and matrix keys are available on ..
  61. Khaustov A, Hugo Coetzee E, Ermilov S. A new genus of the mite family Scutacaridae (Acari: Heterostigmata) associated with Trinervitermes trinervoides (Isoptera: Termitidae) from South Africa. Zootaxa. 2017;4258:462-476 pubmed publisher
    ..elongata sp. nov. is described from nests of and phoretic on termites, Trinervitermes trinervoides (Sjostedt, 1911) (Isoptera: Termitidae), from South Africa. The taxonomic position of the new genus is discussed. ..
  62. Szederjesi T, Vavoulidou E, Chalkia C, Dányi L, Csuzdi C. An annotated checklist of earthworms of Greece (Clitellata: Megadrili). Zootaxa. 2017;4272:57-82 pubmed publisher
    ..The earthworm fauna of Greece is characterized by a large number of strict endemic species belonging to the family Lumbricidae (9 taxa), together with the occurrence of another 10 Balkanic endemic species. ..
  63. Dolibaina D, Carneiro E, Mielke O, Casagrande M, Lamas G. Monotypic no longer: a new species of Panca Evans (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Hesperiinae: Moncini) from South America. Zootaxa. 2017;4269:124-132 pubmed publisher
    ..The systematic position of the genus Panca and its association with lowland open natural habitats of South America are discussed. ..
  64. Rueda Roa D, Mendoza J, Muller Karger F, Cárdenas J, Achury A, Astor Y. Spatial variability of Spanish sardine (Sardinella aurita) abundance as related to the upwelling cycle off the southeastern Caribbean Sea. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0179984 pubmed publisher
    ..For example, during years with weak upwelling, special measures should be taken during the warm season on the second half of the year to avoid further pressure on the stock. ..
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    ..The Greater Antilles genus Paratrikona is revised. One new species is described from Cuba: Paratrikona blakeae Simões new species. An updated identification key to the species of the genus and new distributional records are provided. ..
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    ..nov. was collected from Xishuangbanna of Yunnan province, China. The description and illustrations of the new species are provided. A distribution map of all species of Duolandrevus (Duolandrevus) in the world is presented. ..
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    ..This is the first description of any species under the genus Prostheceraeus from central Indo-Pacific as well as Indian Ocean. Some insights on feeding behaviour of P. vishnui sp. nov. are also provided. ..
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    ..These results will contribute to a re-assessment of the IUCN red list of species in this archipelago, indicating that at least 116 species are probably critically endangered. ..
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    ..K. and its recent apparent spread in Essex into urban greenspace highlight the need for continued surveillance and for further research into its status as a vector of human and veterinary pathogens. ..