Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos volume 31
Deep-Sea Crustaceans from Papua New Guinea
Les Coléoptères Dynastidae de Guyane
Acoustic Ecology of European Bats
Species Identification, Study of their Habitats and Foraging Behaviour. Second edition
Atlas des oiseaux migrateurs et hivernants d'Aquitaine
Dordogne, Gironde, Landes, Lot-et-Garonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
New Brazilian Tafaliscina increase the diversity of this Neotropical cricket clade (Orthoptera: Grylloidea: Gryllidae: Oecanthinae: Paroecanthini)
Zoosystema 42 (19)
Tafaliscina Desutter, 1988 (Grylloidea Laicharting, 1781, Gryllidae Laicharting, 1781, Oecanthinae Blanchard, 1845, Paroecanthini Gorochov, 1986) are a Neotropical cricket clade with a remarkable morphological diversity. We study here their Brazilian representatives. We describe one new genus (Veredatrypa Campos n. gen.) and three new species from Cerrado and Caatinga, i.e., Veredatrypa rosai n. gen., n. sp., V. seca n. gen., n. sp. and V. fusca n. gen., n. sp., and two new species of Tafalisca Walker, 1869 from Amazon Forest, i.e., T. duckeana n. sp. and T. vestigialis n. sp. The new genus and the new species are mainly characterized by their male phallic complexes and forewings.
Ecometrics and Neogene faunal turnover: the roles of cats and hindlimb morphology in the assembly of carnivoran communities in the New World
Geodiversitas 42 (17)
Cats possess some of the highest ankle gear ratios of any extant carnivorans, a feature that facilitates leaping and sprinting involved in ambush predation and scansorial lifestyles. In today’s North American carnivoran communities, the high gear ratio of cats contributes to an overall high ecometric average for this trait and contributes strongly to measures of ecometric disparity at the community level. But cats were late additions to North American communities, arriving from Eurasia about 17 Ma at the end of the “cat gap”.
Categorizing reptiles in Ancient Egypt: an overview of methods
Anthropozoologica 55 (9)
This work aims to present an overview of the methods that can be used to understand the categorization of reptiles in ancient Egyptian culture. Firstly, the widespread practice of using determinatives (classifiers) is here applied to the case of a fragment from the temple of Djedkara, where the word ḥfȝ.w is written with the classifier of the lizard. It is suggested that ḥfȝ.w has been not be used to indicate a snake here, but rather a similar reptile. The second part makes comparison between lists, which were a way to organize and summarize knowledge.
Description of a new species of Cynodictis Bravard & Pomel, 1850 (Carnivora, Mammalia) from the Quercy Phosphorites with comments on the use of skull morphology for phylogenetics
Geodiversitas 42 (16)
Amphicyonidae Trouessart, 1885 are among the oldest known carnivoran groups, with the oldest representatives in Europe belonging to the genus Cynodictis Bravard & Pomel, 1850. This genus, discovered in the middle of the 19th century, presents a particularly confusing taxonomic history. Early on it was subject to taxonomic inflation, but now its diversity is reduced to six species. It is therefore interesting to question the relevance of dental characteristics, knowing that these structures have, very often, been the only anatomical elements used for the description of extinct mammalian taxa. Thanks to the several deposits of the Quercy Phosphorites, many crania of Cynodictis are available, allowing us to address this issue.
Additions to the Ant Fauna of Turkey (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)
Zoosystema 42 (18)
Based on material collected between the years 1988-2015 numerous new province and country records of ants from Turkey are given. A total of 143 ant species were listed of which six: Cataglyphis machmal Radchenko & Arakelian, 1991, Lasius illyricus Zimmerman, 1935, Monomorium barbatulum Mayr, 1877, Myrmica caucasicola Arnol’di, 1934, Temnothorax clypeatus (Mayr, 1853) and Temnothorax rogeri Emery, 1869 are new for Turkish ant fauna. Based on most recent taxonomic data and studies on distributional patterns we also excluded from Turkish ant fauna fifteen species: Bothriomyrmex corsicus Santschi, 1923, Anoplolepis gracilipes (F.
Importance des habitats terrestres dans la dynamique d’occupation d’Emys orbicularis (Linnaeus, 1758) sur le site Natura 2000 « Grande Brenne »
Naturae 2020 (4)
The European pond turtle is a threatened freshwater turtle throughout its range. The Natura 2000 site “Grande Brenne” which is the subject of the study is located in the center of France in the department of Indre (“Région Centre-Val de Loire”) within the Regional Natural Park of Brenne. This territory is conducive to Emys orbicularis, which lives there in metapopulations occupying networks of ponds. The aim of the study is to quantify how heathland, forest, meadow and crop habitats may create landscape that favor or not the occupation of ponds and/or certain transition dynamics.
Buxbaumia viridis (Moug. ex Lam. & DC.) Brid. ex Moug. & Nestl. in Hungary predominantly terricolous and found in managed forests
Cryptogamie, Bryologie 41 (8)
Field studies in Hungary during the last six years have led to the discovery of 82 localities and 2145 sporophytes of Buxbaumia viridis (Moug. ex Lam. & DC.) Brid. ex Moug. & Nestl., i.e. 41 times more localities and 143 times more sporophytes than reported in the previous census carried out up to 2014. The recent occurrences of the species known at that time (two localities with four stands and 15 sporophytes) were found exclusively on decaying wood in old growth forests.
Une espèce nouvelle du genre Dendrobium Sw. (Orchidaceae) de Nouvelle-Calédonie et une clé pour la section Kinetochilus Schltr.
Adansonia 42 (9)
A new species from New Caledonia, Dendrobium veillonii M. Pignal, sp. nov. is described and illustrated. Morphological characters that distinguish the new taxon from the related species, D. pectinatum Finet, D. crassicaule Schltr. and D. cleistogamum Schltr., are outlined, and IUCN conservation status is proposed. An identification key is given for the sect. Kinetochilus Schltr. Lectotypes are designed for D. cleistogamum, D. crassicaule et D. pectinatum. The architecture of the section Kinetochilus Schltr. based on D. veillonii M. Pignal, sp. nov. is analysed.
New fossils of Amphicyonidae (Carnivora) from the middle Miocene (MN6) site of Carpetana (Madrid, Spain)
Geodiversitas 42 (15)
Herein, we present a study of an interesting sample of fossils of the giant amphicyonid Megamphicyon giganteus (Schinz, 1825) from the Spanish middle Miocene (MN6) site of Carpetana (Madrid city), obtained during public works for the Madrid underground in 2008. Although the dentition of this species is known from other sites, the postcranial bones are very poorly known, and the new material provides new data on the locomotor adaptations of this spectacular predator, and allows an estimation of its body mass, which would be around 600 kg.
Erratum: volume 41 (6) 2020: 119-132, May 4, 2020. Kwanghwana miscanthi Karun., C.H.Kuo & K.D.Hyde, gen. et sp. nov. (Phaeosphaeriaceae, Pleosporales) on Miscanthus floridulus (Labill.) Warb. ex K.Schum. & Lauterb. (Poaceae)
Cryptogamie, Mycologie 41 (9)
In pages 121, 124 and 126, the given holotype identifier is incorrect. They were replaced by MFLU 18-1952. Figure 1 on page 125 is also incorrect. Here, we replaced it with the correct figure. Also, the holotype identifier in the legend of Figure 2 has been corrected.
Juvenile eucladid crinoid from the Middle Devonian of Turkey
Geodiversitas 42 (14)
A microcrinoid-sized eucladid crinoid (Eucladida Wright, 2017) is described from the Yığınlı Formation (Devonian, Famennian) in the Büyük Zap Anticline in the Hakkari region of SE Turkey. Compared to other eucladids of similar size, the Yığınlı Formation specimen is at a quite advanced morphological stage with arms present through at least the secundibrachials. Early post-larval development is a key for understanding homologies among crinoid clades; however Paleozoic crinoids in the microcrinoid range (≤ 2.0 mm) are very rare. This specimen is either at a very advanced developmental stage for its size, or typical microcrinoids are neotenic.
Two disjunct moss species new to Mexico
Cryptogamie, Bryologie 41 (7)
Meteorium flexicaule Wils. in Hook. and Aligrimmia peruviana R.S. Williams are newly recorded for the Mexican moss flora. The former is briefly described and illustrated from a collection in San Luis Potosí (Ahuacatlán); the latter was collected in Nevado de Toluca, state of Mexico. Previous continental reports for both species are South American.