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North-Western Journal of Zoology


June 2014, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 1-225

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◙ Cover // page i-ii

◙ Content // page iii-v

◙ Author Instructions // pages xi (225+)


I. Full length papers


I.1. Applied Entomology and Ecology


Habitat and landscape attributes influencing spider assemblages at lowland forest river valley (Hungary)

R. Gallé & S. Schwéger

Art#131104 (Vol.10, No.1, pp.36-41)

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Species diversity of Coccoidea parasitoids wasps (Hym.: Chalcidoidea) in the northern parts of East-Azarbaijan province, Iran

H. Lotfalizadeh, M.R. Zargaran, M. Taghizadeh

Art#131105 (Vol.10, No.1, pp.60-66)

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Detection of food in the gut content of Heteromurus nitidus (Hexapoda: Collembola) by DNA/PCR-based molecular analysis

C. Fiera

Art#131106 (Vol.10, No.1, pp.67-73)

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 I.2. (Systematic, biodiversity) Landscape ecology and genetics of insects


New investigation and a revised checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Republic of Macedonia

G. Bračko, H.C. Wagner, A.s Schulz, E. Gioahin, J. Matičič & A. Tratnik

Art#131207 (Vol.10, No.1, pp.10-24)

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Parasitoid abundance of Archips rosana (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in organic cherry orchards

M. Aydoğdu

Art#131208 (Vol.10, No.1, pp.42-47)

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A new species of Andricus Hartig oak gall wasp from Turkey (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae, Cynipini)

S. Dinc, S. Mutun & G. Melika

Art#131209 (Vol.10, No.1, pp.122-127)

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I.3. General Zoology - Invertebrates


Allolobophora ruzsai sp. n., a new earthworm species and new records from Montenegro (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae)

T. Szederjesi

Art#131303 (Vol.10, No.1, pp.48-52)

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Oligochaete communities of highly degraded urban streams in Poland, Central Europe

A. Jabłońska

Art#131304 (Vol.10, No.1, pp.74-82)

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Silk-producing organs of the troglobitic spider species Rhode aspinifera (Nicolic, 1963) (Araneae: Dysderidae)

J. Hajer, M. Czerneková & D. Řeháková

Art#131305 (Vol.10, No.1, pp.133-137)

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Biometric characterization of Chinese parthenogenetic Artemia (Crustacea: Anostraca) cysts, focusing on its relationship with ploidy and habitat altitude

A. Asem & S.C. Sun

Art#131306 (Vol.10, No.1, pp.149-157)

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I.4. Ichtiology


A contribution to understanding the ecology of the large spot barbel - sexual dimorphism, growth and population structure of Barbus balcanicus (Actinopterygii; Cyprinidae) in Central Croatia

P. Žutinić, D. Jelić, M. Jelić & I. Buj

Art#131404 (Vol.10, No.1, pp.158-166)

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I.5. Herpetology


Contribution to the knowledge of the Reptile fauna and diversity in FYR of Macedonia

B. Sterijovski, L. Tomović & R. Ajtić

Art#131519 (Vol.10, No.1, pp.83-92)

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Patterns of wintering of fire salamanders (Salamandra salamandra) in an artificial underground roost

M. Balogová & M. Uhrin

Art#131520 (Vol.10, No.1, pp.128-132)

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How Phrynops tuberosus (Testudines: Chelidae) reproduce in the Brazilian Caatinga?

J.F.M. Rodrigues & J.R.F. Silva

Art#131521 (Vol.10, No.1, pp.143-148)

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Effect of physico-chemical parameters of water reservoirs on amphibian density

M. Arciszewski, W. Chętnicki, E. Jekatierynczuk-Rudczyk & A. Wereszczuk

Art#141502 (Vol.10, No.1, pp.167-172)

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Community structure of reptiles from the southern portion of the Chihuahuan Desert Region, Mexico

R. Cruz-Elizalde, A. Ramírez-Bautista, J.D. Johnson & C.E. Moreno

Art#141503 (Vol.10, No.1, pp.173-182)

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I.6. Ornithology


Long-term population decrease and recent breeding performance of the Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus in Macedonia

B. Grubač, M. Velevski & V. Avukatov

Art#131605 (Vol.10, No.1, pp.25-35)

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Effects of managed forests structure on woodpeckers (Picidae) in the Niraj valley (Romania): Woodpecker populations in managed forests

E. Domokos & V. Cristea

Art#131606 (Vol.10, No.1, pp.110-117)

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I.7. Mammology


Main versus alternative prey of Eurasian otters in an East-European artificial wetland system

K. Juhász, Z. Végvári, M. Perpék, B.A. Lukács & S.A. Nagy

Art#131706 (Vol.10, No.1, pp.1-9)

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Sexual size dimorphism lacking in small mammals

D. Lu, C.Q. Zhou & W.B. Liao

Art#131707 (Vol.10, No.1, pp.53-59)

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Predation and feeding strategy affect habitat selection and activity of Hotson’s jerboa, Allactaga hotsoni Thomas, 1920 (Rodentia: Dipodidae)

G. Naderi, S. Mohammadi, A. Imani, M. Karami

Art#131708 (Vol.10, No.1, pp.118-121)

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I.8. Biogeography


Site fidelity and habitat use of the Guiana dolphin, Sotalia guianensis (Cetacea: Delphinidae), in the estuary of the Paraguaçú River, northeastern Brazil

R.L.G. Batista, M.R. Alvarez, M.d.S.S.d. Reis, M.J. Cremer & A. Schiavetti

Art#131802 (Vol.10, No.1, pp. 93-100)

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Assessing the effects of environmental factors on the presence and density of three shrike species in a continental and a coastal area of central Greece

A.I. Sfougaris, S.G. Plexida & A.D. Solomou

Art#131803 (Vol.10, No.1, pp. 101-109)

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I.9. Paleobiology


The early Upper Miocene Aceratherium incisivum (Mammalia: Rhinocerotidae) from Bozieni (Moldavian Platform, Romania)

V.A. Codrea & B.G. Răţoi

Art#131901 (Vol.10, No.1, pp. 138-142)

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II. Short Notes


 II.2. Systematic, biodiversity and genetics of insects


Hockeria magna Bouček (Hymenoptera: Chalcididae): New record to Iranian chalcidid fauna

M.H. Kazemi & H. Lotfalizadeh

Art#132201 (Vol.10, No.1, pp.183-186)

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II.5. Herpetology


The genetic structure of Zootoca vivipara (Lichtenstein, 1823) populations did not support the existence of a north - south corridor of the VB haplogroup in eastern Hungary

B. Velekei, F. Lakatos, P. Bíró, É. Ács & M. Puky

Art#142501 (Vol.10, No.1, pp. 187-189)

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III. Review papers


III.5. Herpetology


Haematology of amphibians and reptiles: a review

H. Arikan & K. Çiçek

Art#143501 (Vol.10, No.1, pp. 190-209)

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V. Research Methods


Research on methods of preserving fecal steroid hormones in giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)

H. Deng, S. Liu, X. Jin, X. Ge, L. He, G. Liu & D. Hu

Art#135701 (Vol.10, No.1, pp. 210-216)

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SAISAQ: A novel tool for semiautomatic image based surface area quantification

M. Kurth, D. Hörnes &, D. Rödder

Art#135501 (Vol.10, No.1, pp. 217-220)

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VII. Natural history notes


Frog vs. lizard: an unusual feeding behavior in the Levantine Marsh Frog, Pelophylax bedriagae from Cyprus

H. Nicolaou, S. Zogaris & P. Pafilis

Art#137501 (Vol.10, No.1, pp. 221-222)

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New records of frugivory and ovophagy in Podarcis (Lacertidae) lizards from East Mediterranean Islands

K.M. Brock, C.M. Donihue & P. Pafilis

Art#147501 (Vol.10, No.1, pp. 223-225)

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