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The terrestrial and freshwater invertebrate biodiversity of the archipelagoes of the Barents Sea; Svalbard, Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya
Arctic terrestrial ecosystems are generally considered to be species poor, fragile and often isolated. Nonetheless, their intricate complexity, especially that of the invertebrate component, is… Expand
Genetic variation in the popular lab worm Lumbriculus variegatus (Annelida: Clitellata: Lumbriculidae) reveals cryptic speciation.
Genetic variation in the freshwater oligochaete Lumbriculus variegatus from Europe, North America and Japan was studied by sequencing and analysing the mitochondrial 16S and COI genes, and the… Expand
Cryptic Speciation in Clitellate Model Organisms
Several annelid species are easy to breed and maintain in culture and are often used for various kinds of biological experiments. Further, many annelids are benthic and deposit feeders, and are… Expand
Morphological revision of the hyperdiverse Brueelia -complex (Insecta: Phthiraptera: Ischnocera: Philopteridae) with new taxa, checklists and generic key
The genus Brueelia Keler, 1936a forms the core of the so-called “ Brueelia -complex”, one of the largest and most heterogeneous groups of lice (Phthiraptera). Here we introduce the taxonomic history… Expand
Unlocking the black box of feather louse diversity: A molecular phylogeny of the hyper-diverse genus Brueelia.
- Sarah E. Bush, J. Weckstein, +6 authors K. Johnson
- Biology, Medicine
- Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
Songbirds host one of the largest, and most poorly understood, groups of lice: the Brueelia-complex. The Brueelia-complex contains nearly one-tenth of all known louse species (Phthiraptera), and the… Expand
Type specimens of Phthiraptera in the collection of Jadwiga Zlotorzycka preserved in the Museum of Natural History, University of Wroclaw
The Phthiraptera type specimen collection of Jadwiga ZłotorZycka preserved in the Museum of Natural History, University of Wrocław, consists of 88 holotypes, one neotype and 628 paratypes (total 717… Expand
Patterns of cryptic host specificity in duck lice based on molecular data
- G. Escalante, A. Sweet, K. McCracken, D. Gustafsson, R. E. Wilson, K. Johnson
- Biology, Medicine
- Medical and veterinary entomology
- 11 January 2016
Documenting patterns of host specificity in parasites relies on the adequate definition of parasite species. In many cases, parasites have simplified morphology, making species delimitation based on… Expand
Remarkable levels of avian louse (Insecta: Phthiraptera) diversity in the Congo Basin
Although the Democratic Republic of the Congo is considered a megadiverse country, the Congo Basin is not recognized as a conservation priority because of gross underestimates of species diversity… Expand
Flyway homogenisation or differentiation? Insights from the phylogeny of the sandpiper (Charadriiformes: Scolopacidae: Calidrinae) wing louse genus Lunaceps (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera).
The wing louse genus Lunaceps, is the most speciose chewing louse (Phthiraptera) genus inhabiting sandpipers (Charadriiformes: Calidrinae) and is known from almost all sandpiper species. The hosts… Expand
The “Very Thankless Task”: Revision of Lunaceps Clay and Meinertzhagen, 1939 (Insecta: Phthiraptera: Ischnocera: Philopteridae), with descriptions of six new species and one new subspecies
The louse genus Lunaceps Clay and Meinertzhagen, 1939, parasitic on shorebirds (Charadriiformes: Scolopacidae) is re-vised. Six new species and one new subspecies of Lunaceps Clay and Meinertzhagen,… Expand