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Annonaceae - Flora of Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana
Contemporary Anthropological Perspectives on Marine Species
Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos volume 33
Deep-Sea Crustaceans from South-West Indian Ocean
Les îles Saint-Paul et Amsterdam (océan Indien sud)
Environnement marin et pêcheries
A new small Acanthogonatus Karsch, 1880 (Mygalomorphae, Pycnothelidae) species from Argentinean Patagonia: description of A. messii Signorotto & Ferretti n. sp. and its phylogenetic placement
Zoosystema 45 (17)
A new Pycnothelidae Chamberlin, 1917 species from Patagonian steppe, Chubut, Argentina is described and illustrated. Acanthogonatus messii Signorotto & Ferretti n. sp. differs from the remaining species of the genus by the male palpal bulb with a narrow basal portion and keel of embolus slightly-developed in conjuction with the presence of strong spines on ventral metatarsus I, females having spermathecae with short oval receptacles, and digitiform internal expansions arising from their base. This comprises a small species that construct burrows on sandy open environments with small shrubs. Results from phylogenetic analysis showed that is close to A. birabeni Goloboff, 1995 and A. chilechico Goloboff, 1995 inside the “patagonicus” group.
Une célèbre cantatrice devenue botaniste : Marianne Gougerot-Nicot (1882-1945) et ses herborisations aux îles d’Hyères (Provence, France)
Adansonia 45 (22)
As in many other scientific fields, botany was only very late in becoming feminine. This work presents and discusses the astonishing trajectory of a famous French singer from the beginning of the 20th century, Marianne Gougerot-Nicot (1882-1945) who plunged with passion into botany from the end of her brilliant artistic career, in 1920. Botany will be her outlet and she will be one of the very first women in France to create a scientific herbarium. However, she was totally forgotten and the link between this famous singer and the botanist had never been established at the scientific level. Mrs Gougerot-Nicot actively herborized between 1922 and 1943 in various regions of Europe and the Mediterranean, in the Alps, on the margins of the Sahara and even as far as Spitzberg.
Dans les yeux du singe qu’on dissèque : Galien face à la souffrance animale
Anthropozoologica 58 (10)
Based on the examination of some passages of Galen’s Anatomicae administrationes preserved only in Arabic translation, this paper explores to what extent Galen could be concerned with animal suffering. It appears that the Greek physician and famous anatomist makes a clear distinction not only between dissection and vivisection, but also between the dissection of monkeys and that of other animals. This paper explores in particular how the use of the relatively rare adjective εἰδεχθές (obnoxious appearance) can shed new light on the ambivalent relationship between physicians and animals.
New records for the liverwort and hornwort flora of Vietnam 2. Bazzania Gray and some other collections of Pierre Tixier in the National Museum of Natural History, France
Cryptogamie, Bryologie 44 (9)
As a large part of the bryophyte collection of the late Pierre Tixier (1918-1997), deposited in the Cryptogamic Herbarium of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris (PC), was unidentified, the Author has started to study the rich collection of Bazzania Gray species as well as some other taxa. They were not identified by Tixier, because during his lifetime the genus had not been revised yet. Long ago, the Author himself recorded nine species from northern Vietnam, and a couple of studies were published on Vietnam and neighbouring areas. Today, by identifying Tixier’s collection, the number of Bazzania species known in Vietnam has been increased to 28.
Anthropozoologica 58 (9)
This thematic volume follows on from the international symposium Zoological observation, experience and experimentation on animals in Antiquity and the Middle Ages, organised by the Zoomathia research network and held in Nice on 21 and 22 October 2022. The aim of the colloquium was to study the links between rigorous and objective empirical knowledge of animals and practical, regulated and possibly instrumented investigative activities during the two periods concerned.
Nouvelles données géologiques et biostratigraphiques du gisement paléontologique à vertébrés de Mauvières, à Marcilly-sur-Maulne (Miocène inférieur et moyen ; Indre-et-Loire, France)
Geodiversitas 45 (16)
The paleontological locality of Mauvières (Indre-et-Loire, France) is located in the South-West part of the Paris Basin, 55 kilometers North-West of the city of Tours. This site is a quarry that is periodically exploited for Miocene sands and shelly sands. In 2000, L. Ginsburg and his collaborators identified a rich fauna of continental vertebrates from the early Orleanian (=early-middle Burdigalian, Orleanian European Land Mammal Age [ELMA] MN3 biozone). In this first study, the geological and taphonomic contexts were not precised. In 2020, following new excavation work in the quarry, a new study focusing on the missing contextual data started has been launched.
New species of genus Oxneriaria S.Y.Kondr. & Lőkös (lichenized Ascomycota, Megasporaceae) from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Cryptogamie, Mycologie 44 (8)
Oxneriaria immersa H.S.Asghar, R.Zulfiqar & Khalid, sp. nov. and O. insignis R.Zulfiqar & Khalid, sp. nov. (Megasporaceae) are described here as new to science, both characterized by their elongating/spreading marginal areoles. The distinguishing features of O. immersa H.S.Asghar, R.Zulfiqar & Khalid, sp. nov. are poriform-aspicilioid apothecial discs, a smaller hymenium and hypothecium (90-100 and 50-70 µm, respectively) and larger ascospores (20-25 × 10-15 µm). The key characters of O. insignis R.Zulfiqar & Khalid, sp. nov. are distinctly lecanorine apothecial discs, a taller hymenium and hypothecium (190-230 and 100-160 µm, respectively) and smaller ascospores (15-21 × 9-13 µm).
Additions to the millipede fauna of an Amazonian ferruginous landscape: a new species of Pseudoporatia Golovatch, 1999 widespread in rock outcrops (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Pyrgodesmidae)
Zoosystema 45 (16)
Here we describe the new species Pseudoporatia kananciue Iniesta, Bouzan, Souza & Brescovit, n. sp., widespread in the Amazonian ferruginous landscape of the state of Pará, Brazil. The species differs from its only congener P. perplexa Golovatch, 1999 by the presence of 19 body rings in adults (vs 20 body rings), the position of the porosteles on the paraterga, and the morphology of the gonopods. Notes on its ecology and comments on the diversity of millipedes in the region of Serra dos Carajás, state of Pará, Brazil, are also provided.
Sorbus erythrosepala Kainul., Sjöman, Aldén, sp. nov. (Rosaceae), a new rowan from Yunnan, China
Adansonia 45 (21)
Sorbus erythrosepala sp. nov. from Napa Hai in north-western Yunnan is here described and illustrated. It belongs to the white to crimson fruited Sorbus subgenus Albocarmesinae and is superficially similar to the sympatric Sorbus filipes Hand.-Mazz., but it can be distinguished from that species by the stouter shoots, the larger leaves with pubescent, dull and more numerous leaflets, and in the coloration of the fruits.
Polydesmid millipedes in the MSS of the northern Iberian Peninsula (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Polydesmidae)
Zoosystema 45 (15)
The Superficial Subterranean Environment, known as the MSS (Milieu Souterrain Superficiel), was sampled at 15 localities of three main mountain systems in the northern Iberian Peninsula, at different time intervals from 2012 to 2021. A total of 2673 polydesmid individuals (Diplopoda: Polydesmida) were captured, of which 1970 could be identified with certainty as belonging to six species. The new records of these six species provide important new information about their distribution. Polydesmus angustus Latzel, 1884 is confirmed to inhabit the Atlantic region of the Iberian Peninsula. Archipolydesmus osellai Ceuca, 1968 is found for the third time since its description, but in the Iberian System far from its type locality in the Pyrenees.
Taxonomy and palaeoecology of the fossil anamorphic fungus Mycoenterolobium eccentricum (R.K. Kar) G. Worobiec, n. comb.
Comptes Rendus Palevol 22 (28)
Microremains of fungi from Neogene deposits from the Gray Fossil Site (Tennessee, United States) and the Bełchatów Lignite Mine (Poland), similar to the enigmatic fossil-species Kutchiathyrites eccentricus R.K. Kar, 1979, were reconsidered as representatives of the modern mitosporic genus Mycoenterolobium Goos, 1970. A new combination, Mycoenterolobium eccentricum (R.K. Kar) G. Worobiec, n. comb., is proposed. The geographical and stratigraphical range and ecology of the fossil and modern Mycoenterolobium species are discussed. Investigated remains of Mycoenterolobium eccentricum (R.K. Kar) G. Worobiec, n.
New remains of Neotropical bunodont litopterns and the systematics of Megadolodinae (Mammalia: Litopterna)
Geodiversitas 45 (15)
Litopterna is one the most diverse and long–lived clades of South American native ungulates. Megadolodus and Neodolodus are bunodont litoptern genera recorded in the middle Miocene tropical faunistic assemblage of La Venta (Colombia). Both taxa were initially identified as didolodontid ‘condylarths’, but later reclassified into Proterotheriidae, within Litopterna. Previous studies proposed their inclusion within Proterotheriidae, but possible affinities with early litopterns and didolodontids have not been properly tested in phylogenetic analyses.