A contribution to the study of hornworts and liverworts in Tunisia: a checklist and ecology of Kroumirian species
Cryptogamie, Bryologie 40 (21)
Studies of the Tunisian bryoflora are disparate and mostly quite outdated. In order to enhance and update our knowledge, a survey of Anthocerotophyta and Marchantiophyta of Kroumiria was carried out in May 1-5, 2017, recording two hornworts and 30 liverworts including Riccia gougetiana Durieu & Mont. var. armatissima Levier ex Müll.Frib., new to the area. The liverwort and hornwort flora of Kroumiria now stands at 80 reliably recorded taxa, of which 22 species may be threatened. Numerical analyses were used to specify the requirements of the 32 listed taxa for substrate, light, temperature and humidity and to distinguish seven different ecological groups ranging from the hydro-thermo-photophile to the mesohygro-sciaphile.
The genus Navicordulia Machado & Costa, 1995 (Insecta, Odonata, Corduliidae s.str.): new species, identification key for males and data on ecology and distribution
Zoosystema 41 (27)
Based on male specimens a new species of the genus Navicordulia Machado & Costa, 1995 is described from South French Guiana. This is the second species of the genus recorded for this country. The male of Navicordulia pascali n. sp. can be easily separated from all known males of the other species of the genus by the presence of a remarkable large ventral tooth at the base of the cerci. Navicordulia pascali n. sp. is a forest dwelling species inhabiting hilly landscape at low altitude. Adults seem to be on flight during the rainy season. The new species is most closely related to N. errans (Calvert, 1909) and N. leptostyla Machado & Costa, 1995, both from Cerrado of central Brazil.
The last record of an ailuropod bear from the Iberian Peninsula
Geodiversitas 41 (23)
In this paper we describe Late Miocene (MN13) remains of the genus Indarctos Pilgrim, 1913 from the locality of Las Casiones (Teruel, Spain). Although the phylogenetic relationships of this genus are still controversial, the most recent phylogenetic analyses, based on cranial, mandibular and dental characters, include it in Ailuropodinae, thus making the relatives of the giant panda the predominant bears in the carnivoran assemblages for most of the Late Miocene in the Iberian Peninsula. These fossils of Indarctos punjabiensis (Lydekker, 1884) represent the last population of this subfamily from the Iberian fossil record, and possibly also from Europe, making this an important advance in our knowledge of the evolutionary history of this group.
Food worthy of kings and saints: fish consumption in the medieval monastery Studenica (Serbia)
Anthropozoologica 54 (16)
The paper focuses on fish consumption and long-distance fish trade in the medieval monastery Studenica in Serbia, from the perspective of archaeozoology and historical evidence. Medieval written sources on the subject suggest that fish was available primarily to particular social classes – the royalty, nobles and monasteries. Preserved muniments indicate that during the 13th-15th centuries the majority of distinguished monasteries had their own fishing ponds, fishing grounds and their own fishermen. Fish consumption occupied an important role in monastic contexts, both in Christian religious practices (e.g. Lent) and in celebrations commemorating the Virgin Mary and the monastery founder, during which high-quality fish was obtained from greater distances.
The unknown bathyal of the Canaries: new species and new records of deep-sea Mollusca
Zoosystema 41 (26)
A set of seven dredge hauls, between 195-215 m and 655-660 m deep on the NW slope of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain), recovered 15 000 specimens belonging to 295 species of molluscs. Of these, 254 are identified at the species level. Only 47 species, totalling 867 specimens, were live collected, which amounts to 84% of the species and 94% of the specimens represented only by shells. The dredges DW 133 (shallowest) and DW 130 (deepest) hold the highest number of species and abundance, representing about 90% of the material. Fifty-one species are new records for Canarian waters; of these, 23 are new for Spanish waters overall and three are the first reference in eastern Atlantic waters.
Que savons-nous de l’Érable négondo Acer negundo L. ?
Naturae 2019 (10)
This article reviews the knowledge about Box elder Acer negundo L. by analyzing the contents of databases and scientific literature, based on more than 200 articles. This tree species has been introduced in France for nearly three centuries. It has large ecological amplitude, which makes it suitable for use in the cities. With high dispersal abilities, it reaches the riparian area, similar as its original native range, to become invasive around the 2000s. According to the established models, the global changes should favor its development. Its dense foliage causes modifications of the flora composition and limits the autochthonous tree species regeneration. In some invaded sites, flora diversity and biomass are strongly impacted.
Morphological and molecular evidence for synonymy of Cinclidotus confertus Lüth with C. riparius (Host ex Brid.) Arn.
Cryptogamie, Bryologie 40 (20)
Cinclidotus confertus Lüth was described in 2002 from Greece and has to date only been recorded from the type locality. The taxon was supposed to differ from the widespread C. riparius (Host ex Brid.) Arn. in the red and papillose peristome teeth, as opposed to yellow and smooth peristome teeth of C. riparius. However, we found that the peristome of C. riparius was inconsistently described in the bryological literature, with some authors admitting reddish and papillose peristome teeth as well. To clarify the peristome characteristics of C. riparius and the taxonomic identity of C. confertus we studied both taxa morphologically and molecularly. Sporophyte characteristics of C.
Preliminary DNA barcode report on the marine red algae (Rhodophyta) from the British Overseas Territory of Tristan da Cunha
Cryptogamie, Algologie 40 (10)
The current manuscript is the first in a series intended to publish accumulating DNA barcode data to make them accessible to the scientific community. Focused on 135 specimens of red algae from the remote islands of Tristan da Cunha, part of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, the 47 (possibly 48; see notes with Lophurella sp. 1Tris) genetic groups uncovered during this project are compared to the only detailed floristic work for this region completed by Baardseth in 1941. A number of taxonomic anomalies are reported with indications for eventual solutions that await study of the type material of the associated morphospecies.
Taxonomic reassessment and typification of species names in Arctotis L. (Asteraceae) proposed by Jean Louis Marie Poiret
Adansonia 41 (14)
The names Arctotis staticifolia Poir. and Arctotis tenuifolia Poir. were validly published by Jean Louis Marie Poiret based on material collected from “Cap de Bonne-Espérance” and stated to be lodged in the Herbier Desfontaines. No original material for Arctotis staticifolia has been traced. The protologue is inconsistent with any known Arctotis L. species and previous treatment of A. staticifolia as a synonym of Gazania linearis (Thunb.) Druce var. linearis is not supported. The protologue for Arctotis staticifolia is most consistent with a narrow-leaved taxon of Dimorphotheca Vaill. ex Moench and specifically D. nudicaulis (L.) DC. var. graminifolia (L.) Harv.
Three new species of Lecteria Osten Sacken, 1888 (Diptera: Tipulidae) from a scientific survey in Mitaraka (French Guiana)
Zoosystema 41 (25)
In the present paper, three new species of Lecteria (Lecteria) Osten Sacken,1888: Lecteria (Lecteria) mitarakanea n. sp., Lecteria (Lecteria) teko n. sp. and Lecteria (Lecteria) wayana n. sp., are described and illustrated, as a first step in the study of the Tipulidae Latreille, 1802 fauna from Mitaraka (French Guiana), collected during the “Our Planet Revisited” survey of 2015. The characteristics of the male genitalia allow to easily separate these three new species from the rest of the Neotropical species, in combination with the color pattern of legs, thorax and wings. The species are the first described in this genus from the Neotropics in almost half a century.
Trematodon laetevirens Hakelier & J.-P. Frahm and T. brevicollis Hornsch. (Bruchiaceae, Bryophyta) in Russia
Cryptogamie, Bryologie 40 (19)
Trematodonl laetevirens Hakelier & J.-P. Frahm is here added to the Russian bryoflora based on records from the Khibiny Mts. (Murmansk Region, North-West Russia), Anadyr’ River Basin (Chukotka Autonomous Region) and the Ushkovsky volcano (Kamchatka Peninsula). The Khibiny moss population, earlier defined as T. brevicollis Hornsch., is attributed to T. laetevirens. We reaffirmed that the East Sayan samples belong to T. brevicollis, so, currently only one locality of T. brevicollis is known in Russia. The revision of T. longicollis Michx. samples from the Kamchatka Peninsula, and Kunashir Island (the Kuril Islands) confirmed their affiliation to this species, despite some deviations in morphological features.
Checklist of liverworts and hornworts of Togo
Cryptogamie, Bryologie 40 (18)
This updated checklist of Marchantiophyta (liverworts) and Anthocerotophyta (hornworts) of Togo was compiled from the literature, from herbarium and recent collections. A total of 56 species including three infraspecific taxa of liverworts and hornworts are recorded for Togo comprising 55 liverworts and one hornwort in 15 families and 29 genera. 14 species are newly reported for Togo.