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Enigmatic phylogeny of skuas (Aves: Stercorariidae)
  • B. Cohen, A. Baker, +13 authors R. Zink
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 22 February 1997
Three possible explanations that might account for the discordant aspect of skua phylogeny are explored, which involve the segregation of ancestral polymorphism, convergent evolution of morphology and behaviour or inter–generic hybridization. Expand
Utility of DNA barcoding for rapid and accurate assessment of bat diversity in Malaysia in the absence of formally described species.
This study confirms the high diversity of bats within Peninsular Malaysia (9 species in 13 samples) and demonstrates how DNA barcoding allows for inventory and documentation of known taxa lacking formal taxonomic status. Expand
First report of the house fly larvae, Musca domestica (Linnaeus) (Diptera: Muscidae) associated with the monkey carcass in Malaysia.
This study recorded the first finding of M. domestica maggots on primate carcass in Malaysia, a first for the third instar of the housefly. Expand
Pollination implications of the diverse diet of tropical nectar-feeding bats roosting in an urban cave
The main objective of this study was to examine the diet of the nectarivorous bat, E. spelaea, roosting in an urban cave at Batu Caves, Peninsular Malaysia by identifying the plant material present in the faeces of bats using DNA metabarcoding. Expand
Geochemical study of volcanic and associated granitic rocks from Endau Rompin, Johor, Peninsular Malaysia
Geochemical studies and modelling show that both volcanic and granitic magmas from the western part of the Johor National Park, Endau Rompin are different and probably have different sources. TheExpand
Evaluation of bait attractiveness for forensically important flies in lowland and montane forest in Peninsular Malaysia
Fish produced the most consistent results in terms of highest number of flies collected and wide diversity of species sampled, odor, especially from rotting meat, is important in attracting carrion flies. Expand
A checklist of the bats of Peninsular Malaysia and progress towards a DNA barcode reference library
This work retrieved 18 species from records dated before the year 2000 and seven species have only ever been recorded once, highlighting the importance of further surveys to determine the occurences and resolve the taxonomy of particular bat species in Peninsular Malaysia. Expand
Description and molecular characteristics of Morishitium polonicum malayense Urabe, Nor Hashim & Uni, n. subsp. (Trematoda: Cyclocoelidae) from the Asian glossy starling, Aplonis panayensis strigata
The present specimens are ranked as a new subspecies of M. polonicum, namely M. p. Expand
Mouthpart and digestive tract morphology of the synchronized firefly, pteroptyx tener (Coleoptera: Lampyridae)
Morphological investigations of the digestive tract of the firefly showed that this species have a small crop, large ventriculus and long intestinal tract that is suitable for a liquid feeder insect. Expand
The Relationships between Morphological Characteristics and Foraging Behavior in Four Selected Species of Shorebirds and Water Birds Utilizing Tropical Mudflats
A study was conducted to investigate the relationship between the physical morphology of shorebirds and water birds (i.e., Lesser adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus), Common redshank (Tringa totanus),Expand