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  1. Research Article

    Rediscovering a forgotten canid species

    The African wolf, for which we herein recognise Canis lupaster Hemprich and Ehrenberg, 1832 (Symbolae Physicae quae ex Itinere Africam Borealem er Asoam Occidentalem Decas Secunda. Berlin, 1833) as the valid spec...

    Suvi Viranta, Anagaw Atickem, Lars Werdelin and Nils Chr. Stenseth

    BMC Zoology 2017 2:6

    Published on: 19 April 2017

  2. Research Article

    Tracking the migration of a nocturnal aerial insectivore in the Americas

    Populations of Eastern Whip-poor-will (Antrostomus vociferous) appear to be declining range-wide. While this could be associated with habitat loss, declines in populations of many other species of migratory aeria...

    Philina A. English, Alexander M. Mills, Michael D. Cadman, Audrey E. Heagy, Greg J. Rand, David J. Green and Joseph J. Nocera

    BMC Zoology 2017 2:5

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  3. Research article

    Nymphister kronaueri von Beeren & Tishechkin sp. nov., an army ant-associated beetle species (Coleoptera: Histeridae: Haeteriinae) with an exceptional mechanism of phoresy

    For more than a century we have known that a high diversity of arthropod species lives in close relationship with army ant colonies. For instance, several hundred guest species have been described to be associ...

    Christoph von Beeren and Alexey K. Tishechkin

    BMC Zoology 2017 2:3

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  4. Research article

    Endocrine correlates of puberty in female Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, Sri Lanka

    Previous studies have established ovarian cycle characteristics of adult Asian elephants using progestagen analyses, but little work has been done on young elephants to determine age at puberty. Demographic st...

    Samanthi Mendis, Niromi K. Jayasekera, Rajapakshalage C. Rajapakse and Janine L. Brown

    BMC Zoology 2017 2:1

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  5. Editorial

    BMC Zoology – a home for all zoological research in the BMC series

    This editorial accompanies the launch of BMC Zoology, a new open access, peer-reviewed journal within the BMC series that considers manuscripts on all aspects of zoology. BMC Zoology will increase and disseminate...

    Dirk Krüger, Laurence Packer, Thomas Flatt, Herbert Hoi, Serge Morand, Bernhard Lieb, Luiz R. Malabarba and M. Brock Fenton

    BMC Zoology 2016 1:7

    Published on: 23 August 2016

  6. Research article

    Body condition scoring of Bornean banteng in logged forests

    The Bornean banteng (Bos javanicus lowi) is an endangered subspecies that often inhabits logged forest; however very little is known about the effects of logging on their ecology, despite the differing effects th...

    Naomi S. Prosser, Penny C. Gardner, Jeremy A. Smith, Jocelyn Goon Ee Wern, Laurentius N. Ambu and Benoit Goossens

    BMC Zoology 2016 1:8

    Published on: 23 August 2016

  7. Research article

    The cellular basis of bioadhesion of the freshwater polyp Hydra

    The freshwater cnidarian Hydra temporarily binds itself to numerous natural substrates encountered underwater, such as stones, leafs, etc. This adhesion is mediated by secreted material from specialized ectoderma...

    Marcelo Rodrigues, Philippe Leclère, Patrick Flammang, Michael W. Hess, Willi Salvenmoser, Bert Hobmayer and Peter Ladurner

    BMC Zoology 2016 1:3

    Published on: 23 August 2016

  8. Research article

    Species-level divergences in multiple functional traits between the two endemic subspecies of Blue Chaffinches Fringilla teydea in Canary Islands

    One of the biggest challenges in avian taxonomy is the delimitation of allopatric species because their reproductive incompatibility cannot be directly studied in the wild. Instead, reproductive incompatibilit...

    Jan T. Lifjeld, Jarl Andreas Anmarkrud, Pascual Calabuig, Joseph E. J. Cooper, Lars Erik Johannessen, Arild Johnsen, Anna M. Kearns, Robert F. Lachlan, Terje Laskemoen, Gunnhild Marthinsen, Even Stensrud and Eduardo Garcia-del-Rey

    BMC Zoology 2016 1:4

    Published on: 23 August 2016

  9. Research article

    Active parental care, reproductive performance, and a novel egg predator affecting reproductive investment in the Caribbean spiny lobster Panulirus argus

    We used the Caribbean spiny lobster Panulirus argus, one of the largest brooding invertebrates in the Western Atlantic, to test for the presence/absence of active parental care and to explore reproductive perform...

    J. Antonio Baeza, Lunden Simpson, Louis J. Ambrosio, Nathalia Mora, Rodrigo Guéron and Michael J. Childress

    BMC Zoology 2016 1:6

    Published on: 23 August 2016

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