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Biogeography of the Indo-Australian Archipelago
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The conservation significance of the IAA is discussed and the need for cross-taxon comparative studies using newly developed analytical approaches well suited to the challenges of historical inference in this region is highlighted.
Intraspecific genetic diversity of the endemic freshwater crab Candidiopotamon rathbunae (Decapoda, Brachyura, Potamidae) reflects five million years of the geological history of Taiwan
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This study investigates the phylogeography of C. rathbunae from 18 of the main river systems of Taiwan, in order to reveal geographical differentiation and cryptic endemism.
The collision of the Indian plate with Asia: molecular evidence for its impact on the phylogeny of freshwater crabs (Brachyura: Potamidae)
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The discrete distribution of the two subfamilies in Europe/Asia is hypothesized to be the result of vicariance due to the collision of the Indian tectonic plate with the Asian continent, and the orogeny that caused the separation of theTwo freshwater crab lineages around 22.8 Ma.
Seven new species of Amynthas (Clitellata: Megascolecidae) and new earthworm records from Taiwan
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Earthworm specimens collected in southern Taiwan consisted of seven new species of Amynthas and several previously known species, mostly widely distributed peregrines, and four proandric octothecal species that are united by several features.
Two new species of the land-locked freshwater shrimps genus, Neocaridina Kubo, 1938 (Decapoda : Caridea : Atyidae), from Taiwan, with notes on speciation on the island
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Two new species of land-locked shrimp, Neocandina saccam and N. ketagalan, are described from Tainan, southwestern Taiwan, and Taipei, northern Taiwan, respectively and based on morphological and molecular evidence, both can be distinguished from their congeners.
Chimney Building by Male Uca formosensis Rathbun, 1921 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Ocypodidae) after Pairing: A New Hypothesis for Chimney Function
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The construction of a chimney after pairing is first described for Uca formosensis Rathbun, 1921, a fiddler crab endemic to Taiwan, and is assumed to function as a way for the builder to hide from its enemies.
Genetic evidence for the recognition of two fiddler crabs, Uca iranica and U. albimana (Crustacea: Brachyura: Ocypodidae), from the northwestern Indian Ocean, with notes on the U. lactea
The status of two poorly known fiddler crabs, Uca iranica Pretzmann, 1971, from the Persian Gulf, and U. albimana (Kossmann, 1877), from the Red Sea, was studied using two mitochondrial genes: the
Systematics of the Genus Geothelphusa (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura, Potamidae) from Southern Taiwan: A Molecular Appraisal
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Comparisons of the DNA sequences encoding part of the mitochondrial large subunit 16S rRNA gene showed that all 5 freshwater crab species of the genus Geothelphusa constitute a single monophyletic clade distinct from species in nearby areas.
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