Novel Split-Based Approaches to Computing Phylogenetic Diversity and Planar Split Networks
The phylogenetic diversity optimisation problem under various situations is studied, the NP-hardness for some cases is proved, and efficient algorithms for the others are derived.
The Kantian account of mechanical explanation of natural ends in eighteenth and nineteenth century biology
- BiologyHistory and philosophy of the life sciences
The rise of the mechanistic worldview in the seventeenth century had a major impact on views of biological generation and influenced naturalists as Müller, Virchow, and Von Baer, in their physiological research.
Genomics of Sorocarpic Amoebae
The two best-known groups of sorocarpic amoebae, Dictyostelids and Acra ...
A new ornithurine from the Early Cretaceous of China sheds light on the evolution of early ecological and cranial diversity in birds
- Environmental Science, BiologyPeerJ
It is found that, consistent with a proposed developmental shift in cranial ontogeny late in avialan evolution, this elongate rostrum in Changzuiornis ahgmi is achieved through elongation of the maxilla while the premaxilla remains only a small part of rostral length.
The Correct Taxon Name, Authorship, and Publication Date of Extant Ten-Armed Coleoids
A variety of conflicting names with different authorship is available and has been repeatedly cited for living ten-armed coleoid cephalopods, but the correct name, authorship, and date is shown.
Integration between ecological and genealogical patterns: where are we?
Evolution and development: Past, present, and future
- PhilosophyTheory in Biosciences
Psychoontogeny and psychophylogeny: Bernhard Rensch’s (1900–1990) selectionist turn through the prism of panpsychistic identism
- BiologyTheory in Biosciences
It is argued that the continuity in Rensch’s theoretical system can be explained, at last in part, by the guiding role of general methodological principles which underlie the entire system, explicitly or implicitly.
Proposed Rules for the incorporation of nomina of higher-ranked zoological taxa in the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. 2. The proposed Rules and their rationale
Apres l'examen critique d'un certain nombre de concepts et problemes de la nomenclature zoologique et la proposition de nouveaux termes, 24 Regles formelles pour la nomenclature zoologique des taxons…
New lizards and rhynchocephalians from the Lower Cretaceous of southern Italy
- Geography, Environmental Science
The Lower Cretaceous (Albian age) locality of Pietraroia, near Benevento in southern Italy, has yielded a diverse assemblage of fossil vertebrates, including at least one genus of rhynchocephalian…