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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. Content type: Research article

    The Neotropics are considered to represent one of the most biologically diverse areas on Earth. Nonetheless, many species are assumed to have widespread distributions and occur in the entire Neotropical range....

    Authors: Claudia Wrozyna, Juliane Meyer, Martin Gross, Maria Ines F. Ramos and Werner E. Piller

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2019 4:4

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Small crustaceans in the order Anostraca that lack a carapace are commonly referred to as fairy shrimps. Eubranchipus is an Anostracan genus distributed across the Holarctic region. E. uchidai has been recorded o...

    Authors: Norihito Takahashi, Takashi Kitano, Yushi Hatanaka, Yoshiyuki Nagahata, Yu A. Tshistjakov, Masayoshi Hamasaki, Hiraku Moriya, Keiji Igarashi and Kazuo Umetsu

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2018 3:5

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The Palaearctic butterfly genus Pseudophilotes Beuret, 1958 (Lycaenidae: Polyommatinae), that today occurs in North Africa and in Eurasia, includes ten described species with various distribution ranges, includin...

    Authors: Valentina Todisco, Andrea Grill, Konrad Fiedler, Brigitte Gottsberger, Vlad Dincă, Raluca Vodă, Vladimir Lukhtanov and Harald Letsch

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2018 3:4

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  4. Content type: Research Article

    Recent phylogenies of deer mice, genus Peromyscus, have relied heavily on mitochondrial markers. These markers provided resolution at and below the level of species groups, but relationships among species groups ...

    Authors: Kevin A. M. Sullivan, Roy N. Platt II, Robert D. Bradley and David A. Ray

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2017 2:11

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  5. Content type: Research Article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2017 2:6

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The genus Caenorhabditis has been central to our understanding of metazoan biology. The best-known species, Caenorhabditis elegans, is but one member of a genus with around 50 known species, and knowledge of thes...

    Authors: Dieter Slos, Walter Sudhaus, Lewis Stevens, Wim Bert and Mark Blaxter

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2017 2:4

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  7. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Christoph von Beeren and Alexey K. Tishechkin

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2017 2:3

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Species of Hirudo are used extensively for medicinal purposes, but are currently listed as endangered due to population declines from economic utilization and environmental pollution. In total, five species of Hi...

    Authors: Naim Saglam, Ralph Saunders, Shirley A. Lang and Daniel H. Shain

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2016 1:5

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