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Results of testing the comparatory method: The curvature of the shell valve frontal section is inappropriate as a systematic character for the freshwater pearl mussel of the genus Margaritifera
The hypothesis on the species specificity of the shell valve frontal section has not been confirmed based on examination of large shell samples, and the pearl mussels inhabiting rivers of Northern Europe belong to a single species, M. margaritifera.
New taxa of freshwater mussels (Unionidae) from a species-rich but overlooked evolutionary hotspot in Southeast Asia
- I. Bolotov, Ilya V. Vikhrev, Sakboworn Tumpeesuwan
- Environmental ScienceScientific Reports
- 14 September 2017
It is discovered that the Sittaung, a little-known remote basin in Myanmar, represents an exceptional evolutionary hotspot with numerous endemic taxa of freshwater mussels and should be a focus of special conservation efforts alongside the largest Southeast Asian rivers.
Ancient River Inference Explains Exceptional Oriental Freshwater Mussel Radiations
- I. Bolotov, A. Kondakov, Sakboworn Tumpeesuwan
- Environmental Science, GeographyScientific Reports
- 18 May 2017
This study reconstructs the history of freshwater basin interactions across continents based on the multi-locus fossil-calibrated phylogeny of freshwater mussels (Unionidae), revealing that the Mekong may be considered a long-lived river that has existed throughout the entire Cenozoic epoch.
Multi-locus fossil-calibrated phylogeny, biogeography and a subgeneric revision of the Margaritiferidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionoida).
Spreading of the Chinese pond mussel, Sinanodonta woodiana, across Wallacea: One or more lineages invade tropical islands and Europe
Freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) from the Rising Sun (Far East Asia): Phylogeny, systematics, and distribution.
Pollinators on the polar edge of the Ecumene: taxonomy, phylogeography, and ecology of bumble bees from Novaya Zemlya
It is highlighted that the insularity is a significant factor sharply decreasing species richness in bumble bee assemblages on the Arctic Ocean archipelago through colder climate (lower summer temperatures), prevalence of harsh Arctic tundra landscapes with poor foraging resources, and in isolation from the mainland.
Species Richness, Molecular Taxonomy and Biogeography of the Radicine Pond Snails (Gastropoda: Lymnaeidae) in the Old World
- O. Aksenova, I. Bolotov, Ilya V. Vikhrev
- Environmental Science, BiologyScientific Reports
- 25 July 2018
The taxonomy, distribution and evolutionary biogeography of the radicine lymnaeids in the Old World is clarified based on the most comprehensive multi-locus molecular dataset sampled to date and the first DNA barcode reference library for the reliable molecular identification of species within this group is presented.
New freshwater mussel taxa discoveries clarify biogeographic division of Southeast Asia
This work presents an updated freshwater biogeographic division of mainland Southeast Asia and describes 12 species and 4 genera of freshwater mussels new to science, highlighting that the freshwater bivalve fauna of Southeast Asia primarily originated within three evolutionary hotspots (Western Indochina, Sundaland, and East Asian).
Historical geography of pearl harvesting and current status of populations of freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera (L.) in the western part of Northern European Russia
This paper summarises data on the occurrence of freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera in the western part of Northern European Russia adjacent to White Sea, Barents Sea, Onega Lake and…