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  • Arango S, Obando R, Aldrete A (2017)

    New species of Prolachesilla Mockford & Sullivan (Psocodea: ‘Psocoptera’: Lachesillidae: Graphocaeciliini) from Bolivia and Mexico

    Zootaxa 4244(3) 440.

    The genus Prolachesilla Mockford & Sullivan presently includes nine species, all described when the genus was erected; since then, no other species have been discovered. Here, we describe and illustrate one Bolivian and three Mexican species. This is the first record of Prolachesilla from Bolivia. A key to the species of the genus is included.

    Keywords: Cochabamba, Oaxaca, neotropics, sympatry, taxonomy

  • Abdel-Dayem M, Fad H, El-Torkey A, Elgharbawy A, Aldryhim Y, Kondratieff B et al. (2017)

    The beetle fauna (Insecta, Coleoptera) of the Rawdhat Khorim National Park, Central Saudi Arabia

    ZooKeys 653 1-78.

    This study was conducted as a part of a comprehensive baseline survey of insect biodiversity of Rawdhat Khorim National Park (RKNP), Central Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). During this study a total of 262 Coleoptera species belong to 182 genera in 35 families were identified, of which 247 are named at a species level. Fifteen species (6.0%) are apparently endemic to KSA. Thirty-eight species are new to the known beetle fauna of KSA, including 25 species reported from the Arabian Peninsula for the first time. The families Tenebrionidae (45 species), Scarabaeidae (34 species), and Carabidae (27...

    Keywords: Arabian fauna, distribution, endemic species, new records, zoogeography

  • Abrahamczyk S, Poretschkin C, Renner S (2017)

    Evolutionary flexibility in five hummingbird/plant mutualistic systems: testing temporal and geographic matching

    Journal of Biogeography.

    Aim Partners in co-evolutionary interactions must be ecologically interdependent and at least at some stage have matching traits and more or less overlapping ranges. As co-evolution is a process, neither the mutual dependence nor the trait and range matching are expected to be static or perfect. Here we investigate the extent of evolutionary flexibility in tight pollination mutualisms between hummingbirds and plants, ranging from straight-billed species to sicklebills. Location The Americas. Methods The five considered pollination mutualisms are between the following hummingbird and plant...

    Keywords: Arabian fauna, distribution, endemic species, new records, zoogeography

  • Aguirre-Santoro J (2017)

    Taxonomy of the Ronnbergia Alliance (Bromeliaceae: Bromelioideae): new combinations, synopsis, and new circumscriptions of Ronnbergia and the resurrected genus Wittmackia

    Plant Systematics and Evolution 1-26.

    The Ronnbergia Alliance is a recently described lineage composed of two highly supported and identifiable clades with strong geographic correlation: the Pacific and the Atlantic clades. These clades, however, are composed by species currently placed in the polyphyletic genera Aechmea, Hohenbergia, and Ronnbergia. This study aims to reorganize the species that comprise both the Pacific and Atlantic clades into stable and predictable taxonomic categories. In this context, the 26 species that compose the Pacific clade are here circumscribed in the genus Ronnbergia, whereas the 44 species grouped...

    Keywords: Atlantic Forest, Caribbean, Chocó-Darién region, Ronnbergia, Wittmackia

  • Agulló J, Juan A, Crespo M, Alonso M, Terrones A (2017)

    An updated report on the distribution and conservation status of the endangered Cat’s Head Rockrose Helianthemum caput-felis (Magnoliopsida: Violales: Cistaceae) in Algeria

    Journal of Threatened Taxa 9(3) 9885.

    Helianthemum caput-felis is an Endangered plant species growing in the western Mediterranean basin. Its distribution is well known to the European and Moroccan regional populations, but no data from its distribution in Algeria have been reported since the middle 20th century. In this study, we provide an up-to-date report on the distribution of the species in Algeria. Fieldwork surveys in the classical locations were unsuccessful in finding the species, probably due to human habitat disturbances; however, a relict location was found in Ain-el-Kerma, near one of the historical known locations...

    Keywords: Conservation, IUCN, Mediterranean flora, northern Africa, threatened flora

  • Al-Snafi A (2017)

    The pharmacological and therapeutic importance of Eucalyptus species grown in Iraq

    IOSR Journal Of Pharmacy 71 2250-3013.

    -Eucalyptus species grown in Iraq were included Eucalyptus bicolor (Syn: Eucalyptus largiflorens), Eucalyptus griffithsii, Eucalyptus camaldulensis (Syn: Eucalyptus rostrata) Eucalyptus incrassate, Eucalyptus torquata and Eucalyptus microtheca (Syn: Eucalyptus coolabahs). Eucalypts contained volatile oils which occurred in many parts of the plant, depending on the species, but in the leaves that oils were most plentiful. The main constituent of the volatile oil derived from fresh leaves of Eucalyptus species was 1,8-cineole. The reported content of 1,8-cineole varies for 54-95%. The most...

    Keywords: Eucalyptus species, constituents, pharmacological, therapeutic

  • Alercia D, Giorgis M, Funes G, Cosacov A (2017)

    Rango geográfico y estructura espacial de linajes genéticos en sophora linearifolia (Fabaceae), un arbusto endÉmico de las sierras centrales de Argentina

    Bol. Soc. Argent. Bot 52(1) 141-152.

    Geographical range and spatial structure of genetic lineages in Sophora linearifolia (Fabaceae), an endemic shrub of Central Argentina. A large number of endemic species occur in the Sierras of Córdoba and San Luis. A significant group of them shows a disjunct geographic distribution between these two mountain regions. Until the present study, there were none genetic studies that allow us to infer historical processes underlying this geographical pattern. For this purpose, we characterize the distribution area and phylogeographic patterns of Sophora linearifolia, across its geographic range...

    Keywords: Eucalyptus species, constituents, pharmacological, therapeutic

  • Alhajeri B (2017)

    Craniomandibular Variation in the Taxonomically Problematic Gerbil Genus Gerbillus (Gerbillinae, Rodentia): Assessing the Influence of Climate, Geography, Phylogeny, and Size

    Journal of Mammalian Evolution 1-16.

    The taxonomy of Gerbillus, the most speciose gerbil genus, is highly debated. Of particular contention is the relationship of Dipodillus to Gerbillus; some consider it to be a closely related genus, while others synonymize it with Gerbillus—either with or without recognizing it as a subgenus. The main objective of this study is to test the validity of common taxonomic groupings within the Gerbillus-Dipodillus species complex, which was achieved by using geometric morphometrics to examine cranial and mandibular variation in 34 out of the 52 Gerbillus-Dipodillus species. Craniomandibular size...

    Keywords: Crania, Desert, Dipodillus, Geometric morphometrics, Skull, Systematics

  • Almada F, Francisco S, Lima C, FitzGerald R, Mirimin L, Villegas-Ríos D et al. (2017)

    Historical gene flow constraints in a northeastern Atlantic fish: phylogeography of the ballan wrasse Labrus bergylta across its distribution range

    Royal Society Open Science 4(2) 160773.

    The distribution and demographic patterns of marine organisms in the north Atlantic were largely shaped by climatic changes during the Pleistocene, when recurrent glacial maxima forced them to move south or to survive in northern peri-glacial refugia. These patterns were also influenced by biological and ecological factors intrinsic to each species, namely their dispersion ability. The ballan wrasse (Labrus bergylta), the largest labrid fish along Europe's continental margins, is a target for fisheries and aquaculture industry. The phylogeographic pattern, population structure, potential...

    Keywords: Azorean distinctiveness, Labridae, cleaner fish, glacial refugia, incipient speciation, population structure

  • Almeida D, Gusmão L, Miller A (2017)

    A new species of Bertiella (Melanommataceae) from Brazil and a key to accepted species

    Mycosphere 8(4) 392-396.

    During an inventory of ascomycetes in the semi-arid region of Brazil, an undescribed specimen of Bertiella was found. It is described and illustrated as B. gelatinosa sp. nov., based on morphological data. The new fungus is distinguished by the size of the ascospores, which are surrounded by a gelatinous sheath. A synoptic table and a key to all known species of Bertiella are presented.

    Keywords: Ascomycota, Dothideomycetes, Pleosporales, Taxonomy