First genetic data for the Critically Endangered Cuban endemic Zapata Rail Cyanolimnas cerverai, and the taxonomic implications
It is concluded that it is unjustified to retain the monotypic genus Cyanolimnas and tentatively recommend that C. cerverai and the two Neocrex species are ascribed to genus Mustelirallus.
Evolution in the understorey: The Sulawesi babbler Pellorneum celebense (Passeriformes: Pellorneidae) has diverged rapidly on land-bridge islands in the Wallacean biodiversity hotspot
- Environmental Science, BiologyZoologischer Anzeiger
Integrative taxonomy documents two additional cryptic Erithacus species on the Canary Islands (Aves)
- Biology, Environmental ScienceZoologica Scripta
Recognition of Gran Canaria and Tenerife Robins as separate species adds two single‐island endemics to the Canary Islands avifauna.
Diversification across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec explains the phylogeographic arrangement of the widespread bright-rumped Attila (Attila spadiceus; Tyrannidae) and reveals the existence of two major lineages
- BiologyJournal of Ornithology
It is inferred that the diversification of A. spadiceus began at the Pleistocene (~ 1.5 Mya), with the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region as the main factor driving the formation of two molecular lineages, one to the west and the other to the east of this geographic barrier.
Taxonomic revision of the Long-tailed Rosefinch Carpodacus sibiricus complex
- Environmental Science, BiologyJournal of Ornithology
The taxonomy of the C. s.
Plant-frugivore network simplification under habitat fragmentation leaves a small core of interacting generalists
- Environmental ScienceCommunications Biology
Habitat fragmentation impacts seed dispersal processes that are important in maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. However, it is still unclear how habitat fragmentation affects…
Ectoparasites Associated with Desert Raven Corvus ruficollis, Lesson, 1831 at the Eastern Desert, Red Sea, Egypt
- BiologyEgyptian Academic Journal of Biological Sciences. A, Entomology
Researchers have found that migration route in the eastern desert increases the chance of ectoparasites transmission between different species in the same area.
Geek A critical reappraisal of dinosaur reconstructions in Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals
- Environmental Science
Zoo Tycoon 2 is a zoo-building simulation game developed by Blue Fang Games and originally released in 2004 as a sequel to the classic Zoo Tycoon game. In Zoo Tycoon 2 (henceforth referred to as…
Genomic insights into the taxonomy and migration of the Forest Kingfisher Todiramphus macleayii
- Environmental ScienceEmu - Austral Ornithology
ABSTRACT The Forest Kingfisher Todiramphus macleayii inhabits eucalypt savannas, rainforests and mangroves across its distribution in Australasia. Two Australian subspecies are consistently…
A distinct new subspecies of the white-rumped shama Copsychus malabaricus at imminent risk of extinction
- BiologyJournal of Ornithology
A new subspecies of the white-rumped shama Copsychus malabaricus from the western islands of the Thai Malay Peninsula is described, which is mitogenomically distinct from other members of the complex.