18 Works

New records of big-headed flies (Diptera: Pipunculidae) from the Mediterranean Basin

Christian Kehlmaier, David J. Gibbs & Phil Withers
Despite great progress in Pipunculidae (Insecta: Diptera) systematics during the past decades, the Mediterrane-an fauna of big-headed flies remains largely unknown. Here, we present new faunistic and taxonomic data for 98 named species from Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia, and Turkey, based on our own collecting efforts and museum specimens. Besides 56 first national records, the paper includes the description of Cephalops(Semicephalops) brachium Kehlmaier Withers sp. n. from France and...

On the Psammophis sibilans group (Serpentes, Lamprophiidae, Psammophiinae) north of 12°S, with the description of a new species from West Africa

Jean-François Trape, Pierre-André Crochet, Donald G. Broadley, Patricia Sourouille, Youssouph Mané, Marius Burger, Wolfgang Böhme, Mostafa Saleh, Anna Karan, Benedetto Lanza & Oleg Mediannikov
Based on molecular, morphological and field data, the status and zoogeography of the taxa of the Psammophissibilans group north of 12°S are reviewed. Molecular data including sequences from 20 of the 22 described species known to occur north of 12°S suggest that P. sibilans distribution is restricted to northeastern Africa, from Egypt to Ethiopia. Po-pulations from West Africa are described as a new species, P. afroccidentalis sp. nov., and those from Chad, Cameroon and Central...

ZFMK Coleoptera Rhineland collection

ZFMK Coleoptera Working Group

ZFMK Coleoptera Rhineland collection

ZFMK Coleoptera Working Group

VCAT-Transfer - ZFMK's virtual collection catalogue transfer and dissemination package

Peter Grobe & Björn Quast

Webportal and Digital Catalogue for the Natural History Collections of ZFMK

Björn Quast & Peter Grobe

The biodiverse rotifers (Rotifera: Eurotatoria) of Northeast India: faunal heterogeneity, biogeography, richness in diverse ecosystems and interesting species assemblages

Bhushan Kumar Sharma & Sumita Sharma
The biodiverse Rotifera of northeast India (NEI) revealed 303 species belonging to 53 genera and 24 families; ~96% of these species examined from seven states of NEI affirm the rotifer heterogeneity of our plankton and semi-plank-ton collections. This study documents the record number of species of global and regional biogeographic interest, high-lights affinity with Southeast Asian and Australian faunas, and indicates notable heterogeneity in richness and composition amongst the seven northeastern states. The speciose rotifers...

Biogeographic history of Gerbillus campestris (Rodentia, Muridae) in Morocco as revealed by morphometric and genetic data

Oussama Bouarakia, Christiane Denys, Violaine Nicolas, Touria Benazzou & Abdelaziz Benhoussa
Gerbillus campestris is a widely distributed small rodent that lives in various habitats in North Africa and can be a potential agricultural pest. We conducted a biogeographic study of this species with an integrative approach using mor-phometric data from body and craniomandibular distances and molecular genetic data from the cytochrome b gene of the mitochondrial DNA. We collected 96 individuals in six localities from central, northern and eastern Morocco. Data from 18 morphological characters were...

Diet composition of Ameerega pitta (Tschudi, 1838) from the Serra da Bodoquena region in central Brazil, with a summary of dietary studies on species of the genus Ameerega (Anura: Dendrobatidae)

Paulo Landgref Filho, Fabricio H. Oda, Fabio T. Mise, Domigos J. de Rodrigues & Masao Uetanabaro
We provide data on the diet composition of Ameerega picta from the region of Serra da Bodoquena in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, central Brazil. We also provide a summary of dietary studies on species of the genus Ameerega.

Terrestrial small mammal assemblage from pellets of three sympatric owl species in the Mount Oku area (Northwest Cameroon), with implications for conservation

Guy Martial Ntoungwa Ebague, Alain Didier Missoup, Ernest Keming Chung, Maurice Tindo & Christiane Denys
Mount Oku is well known for its exceptional species diversity for both animals and plants. A total number of 27 species of rodents and six species of shrews are reported from the area. Ten of these species are endemic at local or regional level and are considered as endangered or vulnerable, with a decreasing population trend. They are thus conside-red as having a high conservation importance. We sampled terrestrial small mammals from owl pellets during...

The biodiverse rotifer assemblages (Rotifera: Eurotatoria) of Arunachal Pradesh, the eastern Himalayas: alpha diversity, distribution and interesting features

Bhushan Kumar Sharma & Sumita Sharma
The present assessment of Rotifera biodiversity of the eastern Himalayas reveals a total of 172 species belonging to 39 genera and 19 families from Arunachal Pradesh, the northeastern-most state of India. The richness forms ~59% and ~40% of the rotifer species known till date from northeast India (NEI) and India, respectively. Three species are new to the Indian sub-region, four species are new to NEI and 89 species are new to Arunachal Pradesh; 27 species...

Hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) of Cyprus: results from a collecting trip in October 2017

Jeroen van van Steenis, Menno P. van Zuijen, Wouter van Steenis, Christodoulos Makris, André van Eck & Ximo Mengual
In October 2017 an international expedition to Cyprus was made in order to collect hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) and to improve knowledge of the local fauna. In twelve days, numerous localities were visited in a wide range of habitats, where Syrphidae were collected by hand net. Malaise and pan traps were placed in some sam-pling localities around the Troodos Mountains. In total, 52 Syrphidae species were collected, 23 of which represent new species records for the...

Parasitic on bird or mammal? Echinopon monounguiculatum gen. nov., spec. nov, representative of a new family (Echinoponidae fam. nov.) in the Amblycera (Insecta: Psocodea: Phthiraptera)

Eberhard Mey
On the study skin of a Bornean Black Magpie Platysmurus aterrimus (Passeriformes, Corvidae) collected in 1888, stored in the collection of the Museum für Tierkunde [Zoological Museum] Dresden, a female specimen of a pha-rate amblyceran third instar larva was found. The possibility that the larva originally lived on this bird can be definitively excluded, therefore it can only be considered as a straggler from an unknown host species. Its morphology showed a com-bination of unusual...

Media and additional measurements belonging to the description of Cophyla fortuna (Microhylidae, Cophylinae)

Teddy Bruy
Additional media and measurements belonging to the description of Cophyla fortuna

Euophrys petrensis C. L. Koch, 1837, is a genuine member of the genus Talavera (Araneae: Salticidae)

Rainer Breitling
The small jumping spider Euophrys petrensis C. L. Koch, 1837, combines morphological characters of both Euophrys s. str. and Talavera, and its generic placement has consequently been contentious. After many years of being placed in Talavera, the species has recently been transferred back to Euophrys. Here, public DNA barcoding data are used to confirm that the species should be placed in the genus Talavera, as T. petrensis, stat. rev., as is also indicated by several...

Atlanta astigmatica Stackelberg, a new synonym of Wiedemannia lota Walker (Diptera: Empididae: Clinocerinae)

Bradley J. Sinclair & Igor V. Shamshev
An uncatalogued species of Empididae, Atalanta (Philolutra) astigmatica Stackelberg, 1937 was recently dis-covered. This species is a new synonym of Wiedemannia lota Walker, 1851.

On the identity of some taxa of Sericinae described by C. P. Thunberg and L. Gyllenhal (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae)

Dirk Ahrens, Silvia Fabrizi, Katharina Nikolaev, Lisa Knechtges & Jonas Eberle
The type specimens of a number of species of Sericinae described by C.P. Thunberg and L. Gyllenhal wererevised. The study of the type material of the Zoological Museum of the Uppsala University revealed the identity of theseforgotten species and resulted in five new combinations and four new synonymies: Ablaberoides fuliginosus (Thunberg,1818) comb. n., Ablabera haemorrhoa (Thunberg, 1818) comb. n.; Camenta caffra (Thunberg, 1818) comb. n., Maladerasetifera (Gyllenhal, 1817) comb. n., and Microserica pusilla (Thunberg, 1818)...

ZFMK Digitization Strategy

Peter Grobe, Björn Quast, Fabian Herder & Ahrens Dirk
The digitization strategy describes the planning and implementation of the digitization of the scientific collections and research data to build a digital collection catalogue as part of the virtual collection and research environment at ZFMK. The digitization strategy aims at long-term and sustainable processes and methods for the creation and handling of digitized material. It defines the goals, describes the infrastructures, names the necessary resources and defines responsibilities.

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