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The Near East as a cradle of biodiversity: A phylogeography of banded newts (genus Ommatotriton) reveals extensive inter- and intraspecific genetic differentiation.
The banded newt (genus Ommatotriton) is widely distributed in the Near East (Anatolia, Caucasus and the Levant) - an understudied region from the perspective of phylogeography. The genus isExpand
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Distribution of the tiger beetle Megacephala (Grammognatha) euphratica in Egypt, the Middle East and Central Asia (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae)
Abstract The distribution of the tiger beetle Megacephala euphratica in Egypt, the Middle East and Central Asia is analysed and localities are listed by subspecies. New locality records are presentedExpand
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A comprehensive survey of amphibians and reptiles in the extreme north of Madagascar
We surveyed the western dry forest and coastal forest of the Ampombofofo area in the extreme north of Madagascar for its herpetofauna. We recorded a total of nine amphibian and 46 reptile species viaExpand
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Multi-Modal Treatment Of Calciphylaxis With Sodium-Thiosulfate, Cinacalcet And Sevelamer Including Long-Term Data
Background: Calciphylaxis is a rare, yet life-threatening disease mainly occurring in dialysis patients. Traditional options of treatment remain unsatisfactory. Methods: Here we present a novel,Expand
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Hybridization and introgression between two species of crested newts (Triturus cristatus and T. carnifex) along contact zones in Germany and Austria: morphological and molecular data
In the area between south-eastern Bavaria (Germany) and Upper Austria the distribution ranges of northern (Triturus cristatus) and Italian crested newts (T. carnifex) are narrowly sympatric and aExpand
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Molecular phylogeny and systematics of the pseudoxyrhophiine snake genus Liopholidophis (Reptilia, Colubridae): evolution of its exceptional sexual dimorphism and descriptions of new taxa
The pseudoxyrhophiine snake genus Liopholidophis Mocquard, 1904 is endemic to Madagascar and consists of two distinct species groups. We performed molecular phylogenetic analyses using nucleotideExpand
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A new species of tiger beetle of the Cicindela campestris group from southern Turkey, with remarks on the identity of C. herbacea Klug, 1832 and other taxa related to C. desertorum Dejean, 1825
Several populations of tiger beetles of the Cicindela campestris group from southern Turkey and Lebanon were investigated with respect to morphometric ratios, male genitalia, and color patterns. As aExpand
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Object-oriented classification of orthophotos to support update of spatial databases
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Segmentation based classifiers can be used to classify aerial images into homogenous segments and use them as basis for further classification procedures. Expand
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Morphological variation and taxonomic reassessment of the endemic Malagasy blind snake family Xenotyphlopidae
We present morphological data of nine recently collected Xenotyphlops specimens from the coastal region east of Antsiranana in northern Madagascar, and compare them with data of the three hithertoExpand
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Type catalogue of amphibians in the Zoologische Staatssammlung München
We provide a fi rst complete list of the present and lost reptile type material of the Zoologische Staatssammlung Munchen (ZSM) and discuss various problems involved. The collection currently housesExpand
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