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Forest snail faunas from Georgian Transcaucasia: patterns of diversity in a Pleistocene refugium
Thirty forest sites in Georgia were sampled to obtain inventories of their land snail faunas. The sites, in nine sampling areas, ranged from Batumi near the Turkish border to Lagodekhi near theExpand
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Palaeoclimatic models help to understand current distribution of Caucasian forest species
Spatial and temporal constraints on dispersal explain the absence of species from areas with potentially suitable conditions. Previous studies have shown that post-glacial recolonization has shapedExpand
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Unisexual rock lizard might be outcompeting its bisexual progenitors in the Caucasus
We compared the distributions, abundances and ecological requirements of parthenogenetic lizard Darevskia ‘dahli’ and its bisexual progenitors, D. portschinskii and D. mixta, in Georgia. We developedExpand
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Annotated checklist of Georgian oribatid mites.
A new updated checklist of Georgian oribatid mites is based on the critical review of existing literature data and new findings. The list includes 534 oribatid species of which 21 species are new forExpand
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Systematics and Evolutionary History of Large Endemic Snails from the Caucasus (Helix buchii and H. goderdziana) (Helicidae)
Abstract: Two species of genus Helix Linnaeus, 1758 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Helicidae) endemic to the Caucasus region are known from Georgia and northeastern Turkey: Helix buchii Dubois deExpand
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Oribatid mite communities along an elevational gradient in Sairme gorge (Caucasus)
Many aboveground animals and plant communities have been studied along elevational gradients whereas studies on soil animals are scarce. Here, we studied oribatid mite community distribution along anExpand
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Compositional patterns in Holarctic peat bog inhabiting oribatid mite (Acari: Oribatida) communities
Abstract Soil inhabiting oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) are one of the most interesting groups of animals because of their ecological characteristics at the community level. However, existingExpand
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Mitochondrial phylogeny of the Darevskia saxicola complex: two highly deviant evolutionary lineages from the easternmost part of the range
The rock lizards of the Darevskia saxicola complex are found exclusively in the west of the Greater Caucasus and in southern Crimea. The earliest split within this group occurred between D. saxicolaExpand
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Botanical and zoological remains from an early medieval grave at Tsitsamuri, Georgia
A multidisciplinary analysis of pollen, seeds, mites and molluscs from organic remains in the Tsitsamuri burial (4th–6th century a.d.) provides strong evidence of the season of internment. TheExpand
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Phylogeny, phylogeography and hybridization of Caucasian barbels of the genus Barbus (Actinopterygii, Cyprinidae)
The phylogenetic relationships and the phylogeography of seven species of Caucasian barbels of the genus Barbus s. str. were studied based on extended geographic coverage and the use of mtDNA andExpand
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