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  1. Content type: Research

    Within multi-male and multi-female mammalian societies, paternity assignment is crucial for evaluating male reproductive success, dominance hierarchy, and inbreeding avoidance. It is, however, difficult to det...

    Authors: Bai-Shi Wang, Zhen-Long Wang, Jun-Dong Tian, Zhen-Wei Cui and Ji-Qi Lu

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:8

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    The description of Platymeris biguttatus (Linnaeus 1767) nymphal instars as well as the prediction of the potentially suitable ecological niche was the main goal of this study. Our research was based on 258 speci...

    Authors: Dominik Chłond, Agnieszka Bugaj-Nawrocka and Łukasz Junkiert

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:9

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    Trophic structure and trophic transfer efficiency are among the most fundamental characteristics of an ecosystem. They characterize the transfer of nutrient and energy and are crucial in estimating the yield o...

    Authors: Mei-Ling Bai, Fan-Sian Lin, Yu-Ching Lee, Gwo-Ching Gong and Chih-hao Hsieh

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:7

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    In the opinion of all field herpetologists and archaeozoologists, green frogs (living and sub-fossil specimens) are among the most difficult European amphibians to identify. Here, we examine the intra- and int...

    Authors: Hugues-Alexandre Blain, Iván Lózano-Fernández and Gottfried Böhme

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:5

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    Urbanization is one of the leading causes of habitat loss, habitat degradation, and fragmentation. Urban development negatively affects biodiversity. We clarified changes in butterfly communities due to urbani...

    Authors: Cheol Min Lee, Jin Wook Park, Tae-Sung Kwon, Sung-Soo Kim, Jae Won Ryu, Seung Jae Jung and Sun Kyung Lee

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:4

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    The fiddler crab Uca sindensis (Alcock, 1900) (Crustacea: Brachyura: Ocypodidae) is distributed in the northern coasts of the Arabian Sea (Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, and Kuwait). Its typical habitat is on high interti...

    Authors: Hsi-Te Shih, Noor Us Saher, Ehsan Kamrani, Peter KL Ng, Yu-Ching Lai and Min-Yun Liu

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:1

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    A swarm of pelagic tunicate (Pyrosoma spinosum) was found in the surface open waters of the Arabian Sea during late southwest monsoon (September 2007). The swarm site was characterized by moderate southwesterly w...

    Authors: Mangesh Gauns, Sunita Mochemadkar, Anil Pratihary, Rajdeep Roy and Syed Wajih Ahmad Naqvi

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:3

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    Filamentous cyanobacteria are known to negatively affect the life history of planktonic herbivores through mechanical interference with filtering apparatus. Here, we hypothesise that not only the length but al...

    Authors: Lukasz Wejnerowski, Slawek Cerbin and Marcin Krzysztof Dziuba

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:2

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  9. Content type: Research

    The effects of parasitism on host survival and reproduction can be highly complex depending on the type of parasites, host sex and life-history characteristics, and ecological conditions. In this study, we tes...

    Authors: Jhan-Wei Lin, Hsuan-Yi Lo, Hsi-Chieh Wang and Pei-Jen Lee Shaner

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:79

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    Peltorhamphus novaezeelandiae, Colistium nudipinnis, and Pelotretis flavilatus belong to the family Rhombosoleidae of Pleuronectiformes. Their high phenotypic similarity has provoked great differences in the num...

    Authors: Shu-Ying Wang, Wei Shi, Xian-Guang Miao and Xiao-Yu Kong

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:80

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    Sediment deposition constitutes a major disturbance having negative effects on aquatic ecosystems. The Chaitén Volcano eruption occurred on May 2008. As a consequence, broad areas along the Argentine Andes (40...

    Authors: Cecilia Brand and María Laura Miserendino

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:72

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    Fejevarya limnocharis (Dicroglossidae) is found widespread in Peninsular Malaysia. We analyzed the mitochondrial DNA control region sequence data to evaluate the genetic variability and population structure of t...

    Authors: Amirah Hurzaid, Ibrahim Jaafar, Zalina Awang and Siti Azizah Mohd Nor

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:77

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    To date, only scarce information is available about the diaptomid copepods of the Middle East despite the ecological and biogeographical importance of the family Diaptomidae in the inland waters of the Holarct...

    Authors: Federico Marrone, Adam Petrusek, Giuseppe Alfonso and Marco Arculeo

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:74

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    Mandibular organ (MO) in decapods is suggested to play regulatory role in reproduction, in few species; however, MO is considered to control growth. The present study addresses this question by an ultrastructu...

    Authors: SN Sarika, N Gayathri and Anilkumar Gopinathan

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:65

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    The effect of past climatic changes on the distribution of organisms is a fertile field of research that has been tackled in many different ways. Because the fossil record provides direct access to the chronol...

    Authors: Saverio Bartolini, Elisabetta Cioppi, Lorenzo Rook and Massimo Delfino

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:76

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    Seasonally flooded natural forest fragments, so-called ipucas, in the Araguaia alluvial plain of the state of Tocantins, central Brazil, represent a peculiar landscape that is poorly surveyed. This study consi...

    Authors: Rita Gomes Rocha, Eduardo Ferreira, Iracy Coelho Menezes Martins, Leonora Pires Costa and Carlos Fonseca

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:60

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    In inland water systems, it is important to characterize the trophic links in order to identify the ‘trophic species’ and, from the studies of functional diversity, understand the dynamics of matter and energy...

    Authors: Verónica Williner, Debora Azevedo Carvalho and Pablo A Collins

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:71

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    Two contrasting intertidal habitats on the western Sabah coast (Malaysia), one is a rocky-sandy-mud flat at Sepangar (N6°02′18.57″; E116°06′40.07″) and the other is a mangrove foreshore at Sulaman (N6°15′33.00...

    Authors: Hong Wooi Teoh, Muhammad Ali Syed Hussein and Ving Ching Chong

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:67

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    Previous studies have identified rice fields in the Mediterranean region as ‘hot spots’ for the introduction of alien freshwater organisms. Consequently, special attention should be paid when rice fields are l...

    Authors: Luis Valls, Juan Rueda and Francesc Mesquita-Joanes

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:68

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    The striped hamster (Cricetulus barabensis) is a dominant rodent species in the North China Plain and has suffered a continuous decline of population size in the last 17 years. However, little is known about the ...

    Authors: Hui-liang Xue, Jin-hui Xu, Lei Chen and Lai-xiang Xu

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:63

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    The New Zealand mud snail Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Gray, 1843) is among the most widespread non-indigenous mollusk in the world. Based on a comprehensive phylogenetic analysis, the invasion of this species to ce...

    Authors: Gonzalo A Collado

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:70

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    It is controversial to what extent the intrusion of the Kuroshio Branch Current to the Luzon Strait and the South China Sea circulation can shape copepod assemblages around southern Taiwan. We tested the hypot...

    Authors: Wen-Tseng Lo, Hans-Uwe Dahms and Jiang-Shiou Hwang

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:66

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    There is an increasing pressure on tropical species of the freshwater eel genus Anguilla for use in aquaculture, so species identification methods are needed to monitor these activities and to facilitate conserva...

    Authors: Chikaya Tanaka, Fumiaki Shirotori, Masaki Sato, Mina Ishikawa, Akira Shinoda, Jun Aoyama and Tatsuki Yoshinaga

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:57

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  24. Content type: Research

    White and purple color morphs of Corbicula have been identified all over the world. Previous studies suggested that the distinct difference of inner shell color, especially for sympatric individuals, derived main...

    Authors: Gui-Ping Wang, Ting Zhang, Jian Zhang, De-Liang Li and Tiao-Yi Xiao

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:64

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    Diversity and abundance of macroinvertebrate fauna were simultaneously determined in selected benthic samples and in regurgitated stomach contents in Neurergus microspilotus in Kavat Stream (western Iran) during ...

    Authors: Hossein Farasat and Mozafar Sharifi

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:61

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    The tendency for organisms to be larger in cooler climates, the so-called Bergmann’s rule, has been widely observed in endotherms, but it is debatable in ectothermic anurans. Altitudinal variations in body siz...

    Authors: Fu-Hsiung Hsu, Yi-Shan Hsieh, Sheng-Hai Wu and Yeong-Choy Kam

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:62

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  27. Content type: Research

    Mites of the family Microdispidae (Acari: Prostigmata: Heterostigmata) are fungivorous, usually living in soil, litter, decaying plant materials, and similar substrates, and adult females have phoretic associa...

    Authors: Hamidreza Hajiqanbar and Farahnaz Hosseininaveh

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:58

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    We studied the relationships between zooplankton distribution and environmental and trophic factors (abiotic variables, nutrients, bacterial biomass, and chlorophyll pigments) from three sampling surveys carri...

    Authors: Marcela I Benítez-Díaz Mirón, María E Castellanos-Páez, Gabriela Garza-Mouriño, María J Ferrara-Guerrero and Marc Pagano

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:59

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  29. Content type: Research

    The locusts Locusta migratoria migratoria (Orthoptera: Acrididae) is the most destructive agricultural pests worldwide, the population and distribution of L. migratoria migratoria growing rapidly in recent years....

    Authors: Yinliang Wang, Qiuchen Huang, Xue Zhang and Bingzhong Ren

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:55

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  30. Content type: Research

    Here, for the first time, we report a barcoding survey of the dipterian family Ulidiidae (with two subfamilies Ulidiinae and Otitinae) coupled with morphology. To date, this is the first comprehensive analysis...

    Authors: Tatiana V Galinskaya, Anton Suvorov, Mikhail V Okun and Anatole I Shatalkin

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:51

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  31. Content type: Research

    Same-sex pairing is common in many animal species. In many insects, same-sex pairing is often thought to be a result of poor sexual discrimination (i.e., a mistake), but few detailed studies of the mechanisms ...

    Authors: Paul V Switzer, Patrick S Forsythe and Kipp C Kruse

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:53

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  32. Content type: Research

    The calanoid copepod Pseudodiaptomus marinus Sato, 1913 is an estuarine-coastal species, living in shallow eutrophic inshore waters. It is native of the Indo-Pacific region, but in the last 50 years, it has succe...

    Authors: Luciana Sabia, Marco Uttieri, François G Schmitt, Giacomo Zagami, Enrico Zambianchi and Sami Souissi

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:49

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  33. Content type: Research

    Invasive earthworms often have huge ecological impact, especially when they colonize previously earthworm-free zones. Kamchatka is a remote and weakly populated region whose invertebrate fauna is insufficientl...

    Authors: Sergei V Shekhovtsov, Elena V Golovanova and Sergei E Peltek

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:52

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    Harvestmen are a good taxon for biogeographic studies due to their low vagility and their dependence on environmental conditions which make most of them live in humid and shaded habitats. Current knowledge of ...

    Authors: Miguel Simó, José Carlos Guerrero, Leandro Giuliani, Ismael Castellano and Luis E Acosta

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:50

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  35. Content type: Research Article

    The leaf-cutting ants appear to be a suitable group for studying the effect of global warming on ectothermic animals. These ants of the Atta and Acromyrmex genera are considered to be the main herbivores in the N...

    Authors: Rodrigo Tizón, Juan Pedro Wulff and Daniel Valerio Peláez

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:40

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  36. Content type: Research Article

    The dice snake (Natrix tessellata Laurenti, 1768) is generally considered to be a fully or partially piscivorous freshwater snake species. The aim of the study was to make the first global overview on the taxonom...

    Authors: András Weiperth, Tibor Gaebele, Imre Potyó and Miklós Puky

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:42

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  37. Content type: Research

    The taxonomic position of enigmatic pygmy dormouse Typhlomys (Rodentia: Platacanthomyidae) from Vietnam is reconsidered based on both morphology and sequence data.

    Authors: Alexei V Abramov, Alexander E Balakirev and Viatcheslav V Rozhnov

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:34

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  38. Content type: Research Article

    Disturbance is one of the main causes for determining diversity of natural communities. A 3-year (2003 to 2005) monitoring of ant communities at a Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site in South Korea revea...

    Authors: Tae-Sung Kwon, Cheol Min Lee and Joo Han Sung

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:37

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  39. Content type: Research

    The Libyan jird, Meriones libycus, is described as occurring from Morocco to the Mongolian plateau. Three subspecies are known from morphological determinations but not genetic data. We used museum collection loc...

    Authors: Timothy C Bray, Abdulaziz N Alagaili and Nigel C Bennett

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:33

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The large-eared field mouse (Apodemus latronum Thomas, 1911), a common rodent, mainly inhabits southwestern China. Since its first description nearly a century ago, there have been numerous taxonomical and morpho...

    Authors: Song Li and Shao-Ying Liu

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:23

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  41. Content type: Research

    Study of the life history traits of any species plays an essential role for understanding their relationship with the surrounding environment and scientific management. The Chinese minnow Rhynchocypris oxycephalu...

    Authors: Yangyang Liang, Xiaoyun Sui, Yifeng Chen, Yintao Jia and Dekui He

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:36

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