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A model for the species–area–habitat relationship
Aim  To propose a model (the choros model) for species diversity, which embodies number of species, area and habitat diversity and mathematically unifies area per se and habitat hypotheses. Expand
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Molecular phylogeny of three Mesalina (Reptilia: Lacertidae) species (M. guttulata, M. brevirostris and M. bahaeldini) from North Africa and the Middle East: another case of paraphyly?
Mesalina is a widespread lacertid genus occurring throughout the Saharo-Sindian region from North Africa to Pakistan. It has been through a series of taxonomic revisions, but the phylogeneticExpand
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Mitochondrial DNA reveals the genealogical history of the snake-eyed lizards (Ophisops elegans and O. occidentalis) (Sauria: Lacertidae).
The snake-eyed lizards of the genus Ophisops (Lacertidae) have been through a series of taxonomical revisions, but still their phylogenetic relationships remain uncertain. In the present study weExpand
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Species richness, environmental heterogeneity and area: a case study based on land snails in Skyros archipelago (Aegean Sea, Greece)
Aim  To test the performance of the choros model in an archipelago using two measures of environmental heterogeneity. The choros model is a simple, easy-to-use mathematical relationship whichExpand
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LAND-SNAIL DIVERSITY IN A SQUARE KILOMETRE OF CRETAN MAQUIS: MODEST SPECIES RICHNESS, HIGH DENSITY AND LOCAL HOMOGENEITY
The land mollusc fauna of 1 km 2 of Cretan maquis was surveyed by sampling fourteen 400-m 2 plots in May 2001, and by resampling six of these in February 2002. Sampling methods were designed toExpand
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Evaluation of the taxonomy of Helix cincta (Muller, 1774) and Helix nucula (Mousson, 1854); insights using mitochondrial DNA sequence data
Phylogenetic relationships of the Aegean Helix cincta and Helix nucula with congeneric species found in Greece were inferred using mitochondrial DNA sequence data. Twenty-three specimens fromExpand
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Breast muscle variation before and after crossing large ecological barriers in a small migratory passerine (Sylvia borin, Boddaert 1783)
During long-distance flights, birds catabolize not only fat but also protein, which results in structural or functional loss as protein is stored in organs. In this study we investigated breastExpand
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Unraveling the evolutionary history of the Chilostoma Fitzinger, 1833 (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Pulmonata) lineages in Greece.
The land snails of the genus Chilostoma Fitzinger, 1833 that includes, in Greece, the (sub)genera Cattania, Josephinella and Thiessea, are highly diversified and present high levels of endemism.Expand
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The species–area relationship in centipedes (Myriapoda: Chilopoda): a comparison between Mediterranean island groups
146..159 The present study article examines the shapes of centipede species-area relationships (SARs) in the Mediterranean islands, compares the results of the linear form of the power model betweenExpand
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Seasonal differences in energy requirements of Garden Warblers Sylvia borin migrating across the Sahara desert
The Sahara desert acts as an ecological barrier for billions of passerine birds on their way to and from their African wintering areas. The Garden Warbler Sylvia borin is one of the most commonExpand
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