Études chiroptérologiques dans les dossiers réglementaires éoliens : disponibilité de l’information et conformité avec les recommandations nationales et européennes
Regulatory studies related to wind farm facilities are constituted of environmental impact studies in pre-implantation step and post-implantation monitoring. The aim of these studies is to assess local impact of these facilities on the flora and fauna, but these studies and their data could also potentially contribute to a better understanding of global conservation issues. To test this, we collected regulatory reports of these studies from administrative services. We then conducted an analysis on the «bat» component, focusing on information availability according to the inventory methods (acoustic point counts, ground records, altitude records, transects and mortality monitoring), assessing the level of documentation, and on the format of data presentation.
Toward the DNA Library of Life
European Journal of Taxonomy 2017
The special set of papers entitled “DNA Library of Life” constitutes an outcome of the project “Bibliothèque du vivant” (BdV), which aims to promote the molecular taxonomy of eukaryotes by offering research teams the possibility to produce and manage a molecular library linked to specimens deposited in natural history museums. The project was funded by three French institutions (the CNRS, INRA and MNHN), and provided access to the sequencing power of the Genoscope for 105 teams between 2011 and 2013. It was subsequently supported by the CNRS through the “Groupement de Recherche Génomique Environnementale”.
A catalogue and systematic overview of the shield-tailed snakes (Serpentes: Uropeltidae)
Zoosystema 38 (4)
We present a catalogue and systematic overview of Uropeltidae Müller, 1832 based on both new and previously published molecular and morphological data, and a new molecular phylogenetic analysis. We support the monophyly and distinctiveness of Brachyophidium Wall, 1921, Melanophidium Günther, 1864, Platyplectrurus Günther, 1868, Pseudoplectrurus Boulenger, 1890, and Teretrurus Beddome, 1886. We move Uropeltis melanogaster (Gray, 1858), U. phillipsi (Nicholls, 1929), and Pseudotyphlops Schlegel, 1839 to Rhinophis Hemprich, 1820, and re-name Pseudotyphlops philippinus (Müller, 1832) as R. saffragamus (Kelaart, 1853), and U. smithi Gans, 1966 as U. grandis (Beddome, 1867).
Le morse et le phoque dans les mers du Nord au Moyen Âge : chasse, exploitation, commerce. Une approche par les textes
Anthropozoologica 51 (2)
The sources we have tend to prove that, during the Middle Ages, men fear the sea and the creatures living in it. The walrus, subject of a terminological ambiguity, is no exception to the rule. However, both the walrus and the seal are hunted, for hunters have a more realistic view of these animals. Mainly based on Norse texts, and in particular on Icelandic sagas, this article intends to identify the main features of the hunting of these amphibian mammals in northern seas. While hunting is vital in some areas, it is subject to very restricting rules elsewhere, which can sometimes lead to conflicts. As a matter of fact, northern seas have seen trade become increasingly dynamic during the Middle Ages, in which the walrus and its precious ivory tusks have their place.
Review of the Early Cretaceous erymid lobsters (Crustacea: Decapoda) from the Western Tethys
Geodiversitas 38 (4)
Erymid lobsters (Crustacea, Decapoda, Erymidae) are relatively common and abundant in Jurassic rocks (c. 70 species) but are far less common in the Early Cretaceous with about 20 species only listed in Europe, North America, South America, Australia, Antarctic, Japan, and Madagascar. A study of the twelve species of erymid lobsters from the Early Cretaceous of Europe (France, United Kingdom) is here presented.
A survey of Dendrobium Sw. sect. Formosae (Benth. & Hook.f.) Hook.f. in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam
Adansonia 38 (2)
This taxonomic survey of Dendrobium section Formosae in the flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam includes 19 species (Dendrobium bellatulum Rolfe, D. cariniferum Rchb.f., D. chapaense Aver., D. christyanum Rchb.f., D. daklakense Tich, Schuit. & J.J.Verm., D. draconis Rchb.f., D. infundibulum Lindl., D. kontumense Gagnep., D. longicornu Lindl., D. multilineatum, D. ochraceum De Wild., D. roseiodorum Sathap., T.Yukawa & Seelanan, D. scabrilingue Lindl., D. senile E.C.Parish & Rchb.f., D. suzukii T.Yukawa, D. trankimianum T.Yukawa, D. trigonopus Rchb.f., D. wattii (Hook.f.) Rchb.f., D. williamsonii Day & Rchb.f.) hitherto recorded