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Volume 15, Issue 4

Inhalte - December 2015

Sex or no sex? Group I introns and independent marker genes reveal the existence of three sexual but reproductively isolated biospecies in Trichia varia (Myxomycetes)
Yun Feng, Martin Schnittler
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Parallel evolution of leaf morphology in gnetophytes
Yong Yang, Longbiao Lin, David K. Ferguson
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Low connectivity between ‘scaly-foot gastropod’ (Mollusca: Peltospiridae) populations at hydrothermal vents on the Southwest Indian Ridge and the Central Indian Ridge
Chong Chen, Jonathan T. Copley, Katrin Linse, Alex D. Rogers
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Functional morphology of the larval mouthparts of Panorpodidae compared with Bittacidae and Panorpidae (Insecta: Mecoptera)
Lu Jiang, Bao-Zhen Hua
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Tachypleus syriacus (Woodward)—a sexually dimorphic Cretaceous crown limulid reveals underestimated horseshoe crab divergence times
James C. Lamsdell, Scott C. McKenzie
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Ancient divergence and recent population expansion in a leaf frog endemic to the southern Brazilian Atlantic forest
Tuliana O. Brunes, Maria Tereza C. Thomé, João Alexandrino, Célio F. B. Haddad, Fernando Sequeira
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Ecomorphology of Carnivora challenges convergent evolution
Carlo Meloro, Marcus Clauss, Pasquale Raia
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“Septal compass” and “septal formula”: a new method for phylogenetic investigations of the middle ear region in the squirrel-related clade (Rodentia: Mammalia)
Cathrin Pfaff, Thomas Martin, Irina Ruf
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Differentiation of North African foxes and population genetic dynamics in the desert—insights into the evolutionary history of two sister taxa, Vulpes rueppellii and Vulpes vulpes
João Vasco Leite, Francisco Álvares, Guillermo Velo-Antón, José Carlos Brito, Raquel Godinho
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The hypothesis of adaptive radiation in evolutionary biology: hard facts about a hazy concept
Anaëlle Soulebeau, Xavier Aubriot, Myriam Gaudeul, Germinal Rouhan, Sabine Hennequin, Thomas
Haevermans, Jean-Yves Dubuisson, Florian Jabbour
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Volume 15, Issue 3

Inhalte - September 2015

How many taxa? Spatiotemporal evolution and taxonomy of Amphoricarpos (Asteraceae, Carduoideae) on the Balkan Peninsula
Danka Caković, Danijela Stešević, Peter Schönswetter, Božo Frajman
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Hidden diversity in the morphologically variable script lichen (Graphis scripta) complex (Ascomycota, Ostropales, Graphidaceae)
Ekaphan Kraichak , Robert Lücking, Andre Aptroot, Andreas Beck, Patrick Dornes, Volker John, James C. Lendemer, Matthew P. Nelsen, Gerhard Neuwirth, Aparna Nutakki, Sittiporn Parnmen, Mohammad Sohrabi, Tor Tønsberg, H. Thorsten Lumbsch
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The phylogenetic position of Neogosseidae (Gastrotricha: Chaetonotida) and the origin of planktonic Gastrotricha
Tobias Kånneby , M. Antonio Todaro
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Review of the Plangia graminea (Serville) complex and the description of new Plangia species from East Africa (Orthoptera: Phaneropteridae, Phaneropterinae) with data on habitat, bioacoustics, and chromosomes
Claudia Hemp , Klaus-Gerhard Heller, Elżbieta Warchałowska-Śliwa, Beata Grzywacz, Andreas Hemp
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Two tribes hidden in one genus: the case of Agaedioxenis Villeneuve (Diptera: Tachinidae: Exoristinae)
Pierfilippo Cerretti , James E. O’Hara, Isaac S. Winkler, Giuseppe Lo Giudice, John O. Stireman III
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Review of the firefly visual system (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) and evolution of the opsin genes underlying color vision
Gavin J. Martin , Nathan P. Lord, Marc A. Branham, Seth M. Bybee
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New ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Platypodinae) from Miocene Mexican and Dominican ambers and their paleobiogeographical implications
David Peris , Mónica M. Solórzano Kraemer, Enrique Peñalver, Xavier Delclòs
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Biogeography, cryptic diversity, and queen dimorphism evolution of the Neotropical ant genus Ectatomma Smith, 1958 (Formicidae, Ectatomminae)
Alejandro Nettel-Hernanz , Jean-Paul Lachaud, Dominique Fresneau, Román A. López-Muñoz, Chantal Poteaux
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Niche overlap and host specificity in parasitic Maculinea butterflies (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) as a measure for potential extinction risks under climate change
Katharina J. Filz , Thomas Schmitt
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Does size matter? Comparative population genetics of two butterflies with different wingspans
Sandhya Sekar , K. Praveen Karanth
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Uncovering the hidden diversity of the Neotropical butterfly genus Yphthimoides Forster (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae): description of three new species based on morphological and molecular data
Eduardo P. Barbosa, Ana K. Silva, Márlon Paluch, Ana Maria L. Azeredo-Espin, André V. L. Freitas
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Controversial patterns of Wolbachia infestation in the social parasitic Maculinea butterflies (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
Judit Bereczki , Rita Rácz, Zoltán Varga, János P. Tóth
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New cranial material of the earliest filter feeding flamingo Harrisonavis croizeti (Aves, Phoenicopteridae) informs the evolution of the highly specialized filter feeding apparatus
Chris R. Torres , Vanesa L. De Pietri, Antoine Louchart, Marcel van Tuinen
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Lack of well-maintained natural history collections and taxonomists in megadiverse developing countries hampers global biodiversity exploration
Omid Paknia , Hossein Rajaei Sh., André Koch
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Volume 15, Issue 2

Inhalte - Juni 2015

New Paramecium (Ciliophora, Oligohymenophorea) congeners shape our view on its biodiversity
Sascha Krenek, Thomas U. Berendonk, Sergei I. Fokin
Abstract via DOI: 10.1007/s13127-015-0207-9

Evidence of ancient horizontal gene transfer between fungi and the terrestrial alga Trebouxia
A. Beck, P. K. Divakar, N. Zhang, M. C. Molina, L. Struwe
Abstract via DOI: 10.1007/s13127-014-0199-x

Infectious intimacy and contaminated caves—three new species of ectoparasitic fungi (Ascomycota: Laboulbeniales) from blaniulid millipedes (Diplopoda: Julida) and inferences about their transmittal mechanisms
Henrik Enghoff & Sergi Santamaria
Abstract via DOI: 10.1007/s13127-015-0208-8

Cryptic and repeated “allopolyploid” speciation within Allium przewalskianum Regel. (Alliaceae) from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
Qianlong Liang, Xiaoxiao Hu, Guili Wu & Jianquan Liu
Abstract via DOI: 10.1007/s13127-014-0196-0

A new Dominican amber fossil of the derived fern genus Pleopeltis confirms generic stasis in the epiphytic fern diversity of the West Indies
Harald Schneider, Alexander R. Schmidt, Paul C. Nascimbene, Jochen Heinrichs
Abstract via DOI: 10.1007/s13127-015-0200-3

Range of a Palearctic uraniid moth Eversmannia exornata (Lepidoptera: Uraniidae: Epipleminae) was split in the Holocene, as evaluated using histone H1 and COI genes with reference to the Beringian disjunction in the genus Oreta (Lepidoptera: Drepanidae)
Vladimir I. Solovyev, Vera S. Bogdanova, Vladimir V. Dubatolov & Oleg E. Kosterin
Abstract via DOI: 10.1007/s13127-014-0195-1

Phylogeny of the Peckia-genus group: evolution of male genitalia in the major necrophagous guild of Neotropical flesh flies (Diptera: Sarcophagidae)
Eliana Buenaventura, Thomas Pape
Abstract via DOI: 10.1007/s13127-015-0203-0

Fossil Monotomidae (Coleoptera: Polyphaga) from Laurasian Cretaceous amber
David Peris, Xavier Delclòs
Abstract via DOI: 10.1007/s13127-015-0205-y

A phylogeny of Sericini with particular reference to Chinese species using mitochondrial and ribosomal DNA (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
Wan-Gang Liu, Jonas Eberle, Ming Bai, Xing-Ke Yang, Dirk Ahrens
Abstract via DOI: 10.1007/s13127-015-0204-z

Ecology, acoustics and chromosomes of the East African genus Afroanthracites Hemp & Ingrisch (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae, Conocephalinae, Agraeciini) with the description of new species
Claudia Hemp, Klaus-Gerhard Heller, Elżbieta Warchałowska-Śliwa, Beata Grzywacz, Andreas Hemp
Abstract via DOI: 10.1007/s13127-014-0194-2

Divergent evolutionary pathways and host shifts among the commensal pontoniine shrimps: a preliminary analysis based on selected Indo-Pacific species
Qi Kou, Xin-Zheng Li, Tin-Yam Chan, Ka Hou Chu
Abstract via DOI: 10.1007/s13127-014-0198-y

Focus on the details: morphological evidence supports new cryptic land flatworm (Platyhelminthes) species revealed with molecules
Marta Álvarez-Presas, Silvana V. Amaral, Fernando Carbayo, Ana M. Leal-Zanchet, Marta Riutort
Abstract via DOI: 10.1007/s13127-014-0197-z

Neurogenesis in directly and indirectly developing enteropneusts: of nets and cords
Sabrina Kaul-Strehlow, Makoto Urata, Takuya Minokawa, Thomas Stach, Andreas Wanninger
Open Access - DOI: 10.1007/s13127-015-0201-2

Structure and ultrastructure of eyes of tornaria larvae of Glossobalanus marginatus
Katrin Braun, Sabrina Kaul-Strehlow, Esther Ullrich-Lüter, Thomas Stach
Abstract via DOI: 10.1007/s13127-015-0206-x

Volume 15, Issue 1 

Inhalte - March 2015

Description of a new syllid species as a model for evolutionary research of reproduction and regeneration in annelids
María Teresa Aguado, Conrad Helm, Michael Weidhase, Christoph Bleidorn
Abstract via DOI: 10.1007/s13127-014-0183-5

Phylogenetic evidence for multiple independent origins of functional kleptoplasty in Sacoglossa (Heterobranchia, Gastropoda)
Gregor Christa, Katharina Händeler, Patrick Kück, Manja Vleugels, Johanna Franken, Dario Karmeinski, Heike Wägele
Abstract via DOI: 10.1007/s13127-014-0189-z

Comparative 3D microanatomy and histology of the eyes and central nervous systems in coleoid cephalopod hatchlings
Elvira Wild, Tim Wollesen, Gerhard Haszprunar, Martin Heß
Abstract via DOI: 10.1007/s13127-014-0184-4

Morphological and molecular study of the genus Nitokra (Crustacea, Copepoda, Harpacticoida) in a small palaeochannel in Western Australia
Tomislav Karanovic, Stefan Eberhard, Steven J.B. Cooper, Michelle T. Guzik
Abstract via DOI: 10.1007/s13127-014-0193-3

Distribution of Tomicus destruens (Coleoptera: Scolytinae) mitochondrial lineages: phylogeographic insights and niche modelling
F. Javier Sánchez-García, José Galián, Diego Gallego
Abstract via DOI: 10.1007/s13127-014-0186-2

Recovering the evolutionary history of Africa’s most diverse viper genus: morphological and molecular phylogeny of Bitis (Reptilia: Squamata: Viperidae)
Rod D. Wittenberg, Robert C. Jadin, Allyson M. Fenwick, Ronald L. Gutberlet Jr.
Abstract via DOI: 10.1007/s13127-014-0185-3

Flexibility is everything: prey capture throughout the seasonal habitat switches in the smooth newt Lissotriton vulgaris
Egon Heiss, Peter Aerts, Sam Van Wassenbergh Pages 127-142
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Abstract via DOI: 10.1007/s13127-014-0187-1

New Ichthyophis species from Indochina (Gymnophiona, Ichthyophiidae): 1. The unstriped forms with descriptions of three new species and the redescriptions of I. acuminatus Taylor, 1960, I. youngorum Taylor, 1960 and I. laosensis Taylor, 1969
Peter Geissler, Nikolay A. Poyarkov Jr., Lee Grismer, Truong Q. Nguyen, Hang T. An, Thy Neang, Alexander Kupfer, Thomas Ziegler, Wolfgang Böhme, Hendrik Müller
Abstract via DOI: 10.1007/s13127-014-0190-6

Morphology and molecules reveal two new species of the poorly studied gecko genus Paragehyra (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Madagascar
Angelica Crottini, D. James Harris, Aurélien Miralles, Frank Glaw, Richard K. B. Jenkins, J. Christian Randrianantoandro,  Aaron M. Bauer, Miguel Vences
Abstract via DOI: 10.1007/s13127-014-0191-5

Shell bone histology of solemydid turtles (stem Testudines): palaeoecological implications
T. M. Scheyer, A. Pérez-García, X. Murelaga
Abstract via DOI: 10.1007/s13127-014-0188-0 

Erratum to: Multilocus population analysis of Gavia immer (Aves: Gaviidae) mtDNA reveals low genetic diversity and lack of differentiation across the species breeding range
Carolina Bartolomé, Xulio Maside, Kees C. J. Camphuysen, Martin Heubeck, Roberto Bao
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Abstract via DOI: 10.1007/s13127-014-0192-4

Volume 14, Issue 4

Inhalte - November 2014

Floral scent and its correlation with AFLP data in Sorbus
Martin Feulner , Stefan Pointner , Lisa Heuss , Gregor Aas , Juraj Paule & Stefan Dötterl
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DOI: 10.1007/s13127-014-0180-8

Deep-sea Kinorhyncha: two new species from the Guinea Basin, with evaluation of an unusual male feature
Nuria Sánchez, Fernando Pardos & Martin V. Sørense
Abstract via DOI: 10.1007/s13127-014-0182-6

Are copepods secondary hosts of Cycliophora?
Ricardo Cardoso Neves , Xavier Bailly & Heinrich Reichert
Abstract via DOI: 10.1007/s13127-014-0179-1

Molecular identification and morphological characteristics of native and invasive Asian brush-clawed crabs (Crustacea: Brachyura) from Japanese and German coasts: Hemigrapsus penicillatus (De Haan, 1835) versus Hemigrapsus takanoi Asakura & Watanabe 2005
Alexandra Markert , Michael J. Raupach , Alexandra Segelken-Voigt & Achim Wehrmann
Abstract via DOI: 10.1007/s13127-014-0176-4

Rediscovery of an internal organ in heart urchins (Echinoidea: Spatangoida): morphology and evolution of the intestinal caecum
Alexander Ziegler
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Climate-induced shifts in the niche similarity of two related spadefoot toads (genus Pelobates)
Ruben Iosif , Monica Papeş , Ciprian Samoilă & Dan Cogălniceanu
Abstract via DOI: 10.1007/s13127-014-0181-7

Mitochondrial evidence for genetic diversity and low phylogeographic differentiation in the Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris (Aves: Acrocephalidae)
Tayebeh Arbabi , Javier Gonzalez & Michael Wink
Abstract via DOI: 10.1007/s13127-014-0177-3

Species and shape diversification are inversely correlated among gobies and cardinalfishes (Teleostei: Gobiiformes)
Christine E. Thacker
Abstract via DOI: 10.1007/s13127-014-0175-5

Volume 14, Issue 3

Inhalte - August 2014

Parallel and convergent diversification in two northern hemispheric species-rich Carex lineages (Cyperaceae)
Sebastian Gebauer , Julian R. Starr & Matthias H. Hoffmann

The Caucaso-Anatolian slave-making ant Myrmoxenus tamarae (Arnoldi, 1968) and its more widely distributed congener Myrmoxenus ravouxi (André, 1896): a multidisciplinary comparison (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Nana Gratiashvili , Abel Bernadou , Masaki Suefuji , Bernhard Seifert & Jürgen Heinze

Morphological and chemical analysis of male scent organs in the butterfly genus Pyrgus (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae)
Juan L. Hernández-Roldán , Roger Bofill , Leonardo Dapporto , Miguel L. Munguira & Roger Vila

A phylogeny of softshell turtles (Testudines: Trionychidae) with reference to the taxonomic status of the critically endangered, giant softshell turtle, Rafetus swinhoei
Minh Le , Ha T. Duong , Long D. Dinh , Truong Q. Nguyen , Peter C. H. Pritchard & Timothy McCormack
Where are you from, stranger? The enigmatic biogeography of North African pond turtles (Emys orbicularis)
Heiko Stuckas , Guillermo Velo-Antón , Soumia Fahd , Mohsen Kalboussi , Rachid Rouag , Marco Arculeo , Federico Marrone , Francesco Sacco , Melita Vamberger & Uwe Fritz

Molecular evidence to reconcile taxonomic instability in mahseer species (Pisces: Cyprinidae) of India
Praveen Khare , Vindhya Mohindra , Anindya Sundar Barman , Rajeev Kumar Singh & Kuldeep Kumar Lal

Methods and Applications:
Adding depth to line artwork by digital stippling—a step-by-step guide to the method
Simon Bober & Torben Riehl

Volume 14, Issue 2

Inhalte - Mai 2014

Inferring the accumulation of morphological disparity in epiphyllous liverworts
Ying Yu, Jochen Heinrichs, Alfons Schäfer-Verwimp, Rui-Liang Zhu & Harald Schneider

A new type of loriciferan larva (Shira larva) from the deep sea of Shatsky Rise, Pacific Ocean
Ricardo Cardoso Neves & Reinhardt Møbjerg Kristensen

Impact of habitat and life trait on character evolution of pallial eyes in Pectinidae (Mollusca: bivalvia)
Yaron Malkowsky & Marie-Carolin Götze

Coevolution of male and female genitalia in stalk-eyed flies (Diptera: Diopsidae)
Marion Kotrba, Julia Huber & Hans R. Feijen

Coupling impoverishment analysis and partitioning of beta diversity allows a comprehensive description of Odonata biogeography in the Western Mediterranean
Markus Heiser, Leonardo Dapporto & Thomas Schmitt

Climatic correlates of body size in European tenebrionid beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
Simone Fattorini, Roberto Lo Monaco, Andrea Di Giulio & Werner Ulrich

How might sea level change affect arthropod biodiversity in anchialine caves: a comparison of Remipedia and Atyidae taxa (Arthropoda: Altocrustacea)
Monica M. Moritsch, M. Joey Pakes & David R. Lindberg

Development of hyperspectral imaging as a bio-optical taxonomic tool for pigmented marine organisms
Ragnhild Pettersen, Geir Johnsen, Per Bruheim & Trygve Andreassen

Volume 14, Issue 1

Inhalte - März 2014

Allopolyploid origin of the Balkan endemic Ranunculus wettsteinii (Ranunculaceae) inferred from nuclear and plastid DNA sequences
Eduardo Cires, Matthias Baltisberger, Candela Cuesta, …

DNA barcoding of brown Parmeliae (Parmeliaceae) species: a molecular approach for accurate specimen identification, emphasizing species in Greenland
Steven D. Leavitt, Theodore L. Esslinger…

Integrative taxonomy of four Clathrina species of the Adriatic Sea, with the first formal description of Clathrina rubra Sarà, 1958
Mirna Imešek, Bruna Pleše, Martin Pfannkuchen, …

Isoparactis fionae sp. nov. (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Actiniaria) from Southern Patagonia with a discussion of the family Isanthidae
Daniel Lauretta, Verena Häussermann, Mercer R. Brugler, …

3D-microanatomy and histology of the hydrothermal vent gastropod Lurifax vitreus Warén & Bouchet, 2001 (Heterobranchia: Orbitestellidae) and comparisons with Ectobranchia
Andreas Hawe, Gerhard Haszprunar

Community structure and species diversity of Harpacticoida (Crustacea: Copepoda) at two sites in the deep sea of the Angola Basin (Southeast Atlantic)
Kai Horst George, Gritta Veit-Köhler, …

Cryptic diversity in the Mediterranean Temnothorax lichtensteini species complex (Hymenoptera:Formicidae)
Sándor Csősz, Bernhard Seifert, Benedikt Müller

Immature stages of Meiosimyza Hendel 1925 and related genera (Diptera, Lauxaniidae)
Marek Semelbauer, Milan Kozánek

Diversity and biogeographical makeup of the dung beetle communities inhabiting two mountains in the Mexican Transition Zone
Fredy Alvarado, Federico Escobar, Jorge Montero-Muñoz, ...

Affinities of the Canthonini dung beetles of the Eastern Arc Mountains
Sukoluhle Mlambo, Catherine L. Sole, Clarke H. Scholtz

New insights into the systematics and molecular phylogeny of the Malagasy snake genus Liopholidophis suggest at least one rapid reversal of extreme sexual dimorphism in tail length
Frank Glaw, Christoph Kucharzewski, Zoltán T. Nagy, …

Flashback and foreshadowing—a review of the taxon Opisthobranchia

Heike Wägele, Annette Klussmann-Kolb, Eva Verbeek, …
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