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Effects of building features on density and flock distribution of feral pigeons Columba livia var. domestica in an urban environment
We censused feral pigeons (Columba livia) living in Milan, Italy (a 181-km2 area), between July 1999 and February 2000 by means of linear transects to examine population densities in different urbanExpand
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Field guide to the amphibians and reptiles of Arusha National Park (Tanzania)
a Chief Laboratory Scientist at the University of Dar es Salaam. He holds a Ph.D in Zoology on the ecology of Amphibians and a Full Technological Certificate from the Institute of Science andExpand
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Annotated checklist and distribution of the Socotran Archipelago Herpetofauna (Reptilia)
We update the knowledge on the 30 terrestrial reptile species of Socotra, an archipelago well known for its highly endemic flora and fauna. We use the records obtained during several surveysExpand
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Unexpectedly High Levels of Cryptic Diversity Uncovered by a Complete DNA Barcoding of Reptiles of the Socotra Archipelago
Few DNA barcoding studies of squamate reptiles have been conducted. Due to the significance of the Socotra Archipelago (a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site and a biodiversity hotspot) and theExpand
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Phylogeography of the European Whip Snake, Hierophis viridiflavus (Colubridae), using mtDNA and nuclear DNA sequences
The phylogeography of the colubrid snake Hierophis viridiflavus was estimated using ND4 mtDNA sequences and a fragment of the nuclear marker β-fibrinogen intron 7. This species has a wideExpand
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STATUS OF AUSTROPOTAMOBIUS PALLIPES COMPLEX IN THE WATERCOURSES OF THE ALESSANDRIA PROVINCE (N-W ITALY)
Information was gathered on the distribution of white-clawed crayfish Austropotamobius pallipes complex in the watercourses of the Alessandria province (NW Italy), on the biological and ecologicalExpand
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A misunderstood new gecko of the genus Hemidactylus from Socotra Island, Yemen (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae)
A new endemic gecko of the genus Hemidactylus is described from Socotra Island (Yemen). It is a rupicolous species characterized by: medium-large size (SVL up to 60 mm), back with large trihedral,Expand
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Directional asymmetry and correlation of tail injury with left-side dominance occur in Serpentes (Sauropsida)
Recent evidence on directional asymmetry (DA) in species of the paraphyletic assemblage “Lacertilia” indicates a possible biological significance of this phenomenon, and we tested its occurrence inExpand
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Proposal of a technical function grammar oriented to biomimetic
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We present a method to systematise and to simplify a two-way knowledge transfer between natural and engineering domain. Expand
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