Atlas des oiseaux marins et cétacés du Sud Gascogne
De l'estuaire de la Gironde à la Bidassoa
Les Crustacés décapodes des Petites Antilles
Avec de nouvelles observations pour Saint-Martin, la Guadeloupe et la Martinique
Atlas français des bactéries du sol
Le spécimen et le collecteur
savoirs naturalistes, pouvoirs et altérités (xviiie-xxe siècles)
Souzalopesmyia Albuquerque, 1951 (Diptera: Muscidae): new species from South America with an updated phylogeny based on morphological evidence
Zoosystema 40 (25)The species of the South American genus Souzalopesmyia Albuquerque, 1951 (Diptera: Muscidae) are very similar externally, but can be distinguished by characters of the terminalia of the males. We describe Souzalopesmyia polleti n. sp. from French Guiana and provide diagnostic images for it. The new species can be distinguished from all other species of the genus by the following combination of characters: male with two long pairs of frontal setae; one weak proepisternal seta, about ¾ length of upper anepisternal setae; upper postpronotal setae longer than half length of lower one; cercal plate with margins of the posterior incision divergent; sternite 5 with posterior depression and phallapodeme enlarged on distal region.
New occurrences of crabs (Decapoda, Brachyura, Eubrachyura) in the Pliocene of Florida (United States)
Geodiversitas 40 (24)
Despite the rich fossil record of decapod crustaceans in Florida, there are still several stratigraphic intervals for which almost no fossil decapods have been reported. Here we document the occurrence of two species of eubrachyuran crabs from the Pliocene Pinecrest Member of the Tamiami Formation, Sarasota County, based on complete and well preserved dorsal carapaces: the leucosiid Persephona cf. P. subovata (Rathbun, 1893), and the xanthid Paractaea cf. P. nodosa (Stimpson, 1860). The specimen of Paractaea cf. P. nodosa represents the second fossil record of the genus and the oldest occurrence known to date. The specimen of Persephona cf. P.
Annotated checklist of the endemic Tetrapoda species of Iran
Zoosystema 40 (24)During past years different studies have attempted to describe the tetrapod fauna of Iran, most of which have focused on the herpetofauna. However there is no coherent study of the endemic species of Tetrapoda in Iran. In this study, we provide a list of endemic species of Tetrapoda in Iran, mention their habitat, distribution, their conservation status (IUCN) and important biological note. Eighty endemic species of Tetrapoda occur in Iran, of which 82.50% are reptiles. Thirty-eight species (47.50% of total endemic species of Tetrapoda) have no submitted data to IUCN; of which 35 species are reptiles. Additional studies are needed to provide data about the conservation status of tetrapod fauna of Iran, especially the endemic fauna.
Apport de la génétique pour l’étude de la dynamique des populations de Loutre d’Europe Lutra lutra (Linnaeus, 1758) en France
Naturae 2018 (6)
The Eurasian otter Lutra lutra (Linnaeus, 1758) experienced a dramatic decline in Europe during the 20th century, persisting only in small and spatially isolated populations. Since the 1970s and its legal protection in many regions, the species expanded in range and numbers, which stimulated scientific studies. The simultaneous development of molecular methods allowed scientists to adopt non-invasive sampling techniques for the monitoring of the species. These methods rely on the collection of cues of the species presence and neither requires to capture nor to observe the individuals.
Beltanelliformis brunsae Menner in Keller, Menner, Stepanov & Chumakov, 1974: an Ediacaran fossil from Neoproterozoic of Dobrogea (Romania)
Geodiversitas 40 (23)
Ediacaran fossils are now largely known in different parts of the world. However, some countries are poorly documented on these remains. Thus, rare fossils from the Neoproterozoic Histria Formation of central Dobrogea (Romania) have been reported. Two specimens with discoid imprints are described here in detail and assigned to the typical Ediacaran species Beltanelliformis brunsae Menner in Keller, Menner, Stepanov & Chumakov, 1974. This palaeontological development confirms both the large geographical distribution of this species and the Ediacaran age of the Histria Formation.
Focus sur trois taxa de du genre Verbascum L. (Scrophulariaceae) de la Flore d'Iran
Adansonia 40 (13)
We analyzed Verbascum kermanense Hub.-Mor., V. carmanicum (Bornm.) Hub.-Mor. and V. gabrielae (Bornm.) Hub.-Mor. (Scrophulariaceae) to resolve their classification using morphological traits and molecular evidence. Verbascum kermanense previously synonymized with V. gabrielae is presented as a subspecies of V. carmanicum, and V. gabrielae as a valid species based on morphological and molecular characteristics. The present article discusses morphological and hierarchical clustering analyses of key characters of these taxa, and provides their conservation status assessment and their distribution map for Iran.
Killing a bull with bare hands: Ukweshwama and Zulu cultural accommodation
Anthropozoologica 53 (16)
A new trend in political theory is to question whether cultural practices clash with moral concerns about animal welfare. On the one hand, there is widespread concern to protect cultural distinctiveness; on the other, cultural distinctiveness may mean treating animals in cruel ways. In this article, I articulate this debate using the case of the killing of a bull in the Ukweshwama practice from South Africa. By engaging with the literature on multiculturalism, I question whether Zulus in South Africa are entitled or not to practice the killing of a bull during Ukweshwama. I respond to this question affirmatively, by defending that for reasons of autonomy, moral loss and legal consistency, Zulus are entitled to continue their practice.
The dangers of inadequate literature search to nomenclatural stability: the case of the nomina Hyla quoyi Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1828 and Hyla prasina Burmeister, 1856 (Amphibia: Anura)
Zoosystema 40 (22)
Ohler & Dubois (2018) argued that Article 23.9 of the Code cannot be used to reject the name Hyla quoyi Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1828 in favor of its junior synonym Hyla prasina Burmeister, 1856. However, their statement was based on an insufficient literature search erroneously suggesting that H. prasina had been rarely used. We discuss this issue and give recommendations on searches in electronic bibliographical databases.
Contribution to the genus Chilocorus Leach, 1815 (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Chilocorini), with descriptions of two new species from China
European Journal of Taxonomy 2018 (469)Twenty species of the genus Chilocorus Leach, 1815 currently known from China are recorded, including two new species described here: C. nigricaeruleus Li & Wang sp. nov. and C. strenotubus Li & Wang sp. nov. Diagnoses and detailed descriptions of the new species are given. Each species is illustrated in detail, including genitalia. Distribution maps, a key to the Chinese species and a world checklist of Chilocorus are given.
Deux nouvelles espèces d’euphorbes (Euphorbia L. section Goniostema, Euphorbiaceae) de la région de Fort-Dauphin, Madagascar
Adansonia 40 (12)
Two new spurges (Euphorbia L. sect. Goniostema Baill. ex Boiss., Euphorbiaceae), from the surroundings of Amboasary Atm, Anosy region (Taolanaro), Madagascar, are described here. The first one, Euphorbia gigantea J.-P. Castillon, sp. nov., is close to Euphorbia croizatii Leandri, but differs by its general habit and especially its much larger size (up to 6 m). The second, Euphorbia valeryae J.-P. Castillon, sp. nov., whose affinities are not clear, is easily recognizable by its piliform stipules, present only on the very last cm of each stem, and by its incyathescences bearing an always single white-green cyathium.