Les Reptiles des Pyrénées
Auguste de Saint-Hilaire (1779-1853)
un botaniste français au Brésil
Invasive Alien Species in Seychelles
Why and how to eliminate them? Identification and management of priority species
Aracées de Guyane française
Biologie et systématique
A revision of the spider genus Zaitunia (Araneae, Filistatidae)
European Journal of Taxonomy 2016
The spider genus Zaitunia Lehtinen, 1967 (Araneae, Filistatidae) is revised. It was found to include 24 species distributed in the Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East and Central Asia: ♀ Z. afghana (Roewer, 1962) (Afghanistan), ♀ Z. alexandri Brignoli, 1982 (Iran), ♀ Z. akhanii Marusik & Zamani, 2015 (Iran), ♂♀ Z. annulipes (Kulczyński, 1908) (Cyprus), ♂♀ Z. beshkentica (Andreeva & Tyshchenko, 1969) (Tajikistan, Uzbekistan), ♀ Z. brignoliana sp. nov. (Iran), ♂♀ Z. ferghanensis sp. nov. (Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan), ♀ Z. feti sp. nov. (Turkmenistan), ♀ Z. halepensis sp. nov. (Syria), ♀ Z. huberi sp. nov. (Afghanistan), ♀ Z. inderensis Ponomarev, 2005 (Kazakhstan), ♂♀ Z.
Saurauia magentea Danet, sp. nov. (Actinidiaceae), une espèce nouvelle de Papouasie
Adansonia 38 (1)
Saurauia magentea Danet, sp. nov. recently discovered in the Indonesian province of Papua, is described and illustated. It is well characterized by its narrow, multinerved leaf blade and by its magenta flowers, solitary or fasciculate. It differs from the Neo-Guinean species in the section Ramiflorae (Diels) Gilg & Werderm. by having spinules and tiny prickles on the leaves.
Checklist of the scale insects (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccomorpha) of New Caledonia
Zoosystema 38 (2)
We provide an up-to-date catalogue of the Coccomorpha Rübsaamen, 1899 of New Caledonia based on studies of collected and curated specimens and on the literature. One hundred and eighteen species (118) in ten families have been recorded to date, in 70 genera. Five of the genera (7.2%) are endemic, belonging to Asterolecaniidae Berlese, 1898 (Oacoccus Williams, 2007), Eriococcidae Cockerell, 1899 (Chazeauana Matile-Ferrero, 1988, Choneochiton Hodgson, 2014) and Monophlebidae Maskell, 1880 (Insulococcus Bhatti, 1991, Tessarobelus Montrouzier, 1864). Twenty-nine (29) species are endemic to New Caledonia, giving a rate of endemism of 24.6%. Most of the species are apparently human-assisted introductions.
Geodiversitas 38 (2)
The fossiliferous site of Küçükçekmece was discovered by Ahmet Malik (1892-1965, Ahmet Malik Sayar after the 1934 Surname Act) on April 12th, 1932. During a field training with his students in the western suburbs of Istanbul, he observed bones coming out in a sand quarry near the village of Küçükçekmece, along the eastern bank of the lagoon of the same name. Professor Ahmet Malik was a geologist as understood at that time, i.e. not specialized in a branch of geology, but a naturalist of earth sciences. Ahmet Malik knew that the geology is learned both in the field as in the classroom, and for field practice, he took his students as often as possible for field training on outcrops in the vicinity of Istanbul.
The zoomorphic representations of the Pîrî Reis map (1513)
Anthropozoologica 51 (1)
In 1513 the famous Turkish navigator, geographer and cartographer, the admiral Pîrî Reis, drew a large planisphere showing the entire known world of the time. Today only a fragment of this work remains, conserved at the Topkapi Sarayi Museum in Istanbul (Turkey) and referred to as the Carte de l’Atlantique. This map represents one of the most controversial, mysterious and beautiful documents in the history of cartography. The aim of this study is to analyse the zoomorphic representations of the Pîrî Reis map, investigating the sources of their iconography as well as focusing on their zoological and cultural meanings.