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The reptiles of Anatolia: a checklist and zoogeographical analysis
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The herpetofauna of the Near East is very rich and diverse, and this area harbours the most remarkable reptile fauna within the Western Palaearctic region, owing to the high habitat diversity and historical zoogeographical factors.
Conflict between insect conservation and public safety: the case study of a saproxylic beetle (Osmoderma eremita) in urban parks
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Assessment of the loss of reproductive sites for saproxylic beetles of the Scarabaeidae, Lucanidae and Cerambycidae, when felling plans are adopted according to a Visual Tree Assessment Procedure (VTA) in a Mediterranean urban park found the presence of frass in the cavities was positively associated with tree height and a high degree of damage at the root collar and negatively with hole-nesting birds.
UPDATING THE TAXONOMY AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE EUROPEAN OSMODERMA, AND STRATEGIES FOR THEIR CONSERVATION (COLEOPTERA, SCARABAEIDAE, CETONIINAE)
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An updated worldwide checklist of the species of the genus Osmoderma is finally presented and the need of further genetic data on the rare and threatened hermit beetle species and the importance of more detailed information on their distribution ranges are discussed, in order to plan conservation strategies in the near future.
Data on molecular taxonomy and genetic diversification of the European Hermit beetles, a species complex of endangered insects (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Cetoniinae, Osmoderma)
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A molecular analysis was carried out on the European hermit beetles (the Osmoderma eremita species complex) to explore their genetic diversification and the robustness of previous morphologically based taxonomic arrangements, indicating a clear-cut distinction between two clades.
Spatial distribution and diet of the Neotropical otterLontra longicaudis in the Ibera Lake (northern Argentina)
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Seasonal variation was observed in diet composition: in summer, diet crustaceans and vertebrates other than fish increased, while pelagic and benthopelagic species increased in winter.
Nest site preference of common dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) in two different habitat types of Central Italy
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In both beech and oak woodlands, the choice of nest site was affected by understorey vegetation structure rather than species diversity, and the common dormouse prefers sites with high under storey density probably for the presence of route‐ways through branches and visual protection from predators.
Distribution and Numbers of Pygmies in Central African Forests
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It is argued that fragmentation of the existing Pygmy populations, alongside pressure from extractive industries and sometimes conflict with conservation areas, endanger their future and there is an urgent need to inform policies that can mitigate against future external threats to these indigenous peoples’ culture and lifestyles.
Inferring species decline from collection records: roller dung beetles in Italy (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae)
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A gradual change in land use during the last three decades, consisting of a reduced extension of grasslands in favour of either intensive agriculture or reforestation after abandonment of livestock raising, was likely the main factor inducing decline and local extinction of roller species.
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