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Ancient River Inference Explains Exceptional Oriental Freshwater Mussel Radiations
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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.
Pollinators on the polar edge of the Ecumene: taxonomy, phylogeography, and ecology of bumble bees from Novaya Zemlya
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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
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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.
Taxonomy and Distribution of Freshwater Pearl Mussels (Unionoida: Margaritiferidae) of the Russian Far East
The freshwater pearl mussel family Margaritiferidae includes 13 extant species, which are all listed by IUCN as endangered or vulnerable taxa. In this study, an extensive spatial sampling of
An integrative taxonomic approach confirms the valid status of Bombus glacialis, an endemic bumblebee species of the High Arctic
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New findings highlight that the Arctic Ocean archipelagos could preserve cold-tolerant Quaternary relict lineages of invertebrates, which currently may be on the brink of extinction due to climate warming.
Fauna of bumblebees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Bombus Latreille) in the mainland part of Arkhangelsk Region, NW Russia
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The focus of this study is to present bumblebee fauna of Arkhangelsk Region (north-western Russia), which is dominated by Transpalaearctic species and has low specificity.
Bumblebees (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Bombus Latr.) of the thermal spring Pymvashor, north-east of European Russia
A bumblebee community was studied at Pymvashor, the only thermal spring in North European Russia. The bumblebee fauna comprised 12 species, which is a large number when compared to other native
Trends in the formation of biotopic complexes of bumblebees (Hymenoptera, Apidae: Bombini) in northern taiga karst landscapes of the Western Russian Plain
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It is proposed that Eurasian forest species of bumblebees are coadaptively connected with entomophilous plant species belonging to the synusia of Eurosiberian riverine-mountain meadow tall herbage, with the numbers of species in both biotic groups and their abundance being greater in the landscape characterized by a high degree of karstification.
Mechanism of density compensation in island bumblebee assemblages (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Bombus) and the notion of reserve compensatory species
The notion of a dynamic compensatory system is discussed, characterized by the alternation of species occupying the leading position in bumblebee assemblages, while the total density of these
First record of Bombus (Alpigenobombus) wurflenii Radoszkowski, 1860 in the Kola Peninsula, NW Russia
In this paper we present the first record of Bombus wurflenii from northern Russia. This species was found in the southwestern part of the Kola Peninsula, near the town of Kandalaksha in 2016. The
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