Systematics and biogeography

Section edited by Laurence Packer

This section will consider submissions on the description of new zoological taxa and their phylogenetic interrelationships and biogeographic histories at all levels. These may range from simple new species descriptions to new phylogeny-based classifications; studies about the impact of newly explored characters on our understanding of the evolution and distribution of any taxonomic group of animals. Furthermore, the section will consider taxonomic revisions, extensive molecular taxonomic treatments, or the results of large scale biogeographic analyses.

  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

    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

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 The editors of BMC Zoology support initiatives that expedite the peer review process and are happy to consider manuscripts that have been reviewed in Axios Review or Peerage of Science. Please indicate in your cover letter if this applies to your manuscript.

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