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North-Western Journal of Zoology


December 2016, Volume 12, Issue 2, Pages 205-408

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◙ Cover // page i-ii

◙ Content // page iii-v

◙ Author Instructions // pages xi (408+)


I. Full length papers


I.1. Applied Entomology and Ecology


Updating distribution of Borbo borbonica (Boisduval, 1833) in southern Iberian Peninsula (Lepidoptera, Hesperiidae). Potential and future distribution models

Obregón R., Fernández Haeger J., López-Tirado J., Moreno-Benítez J.M.,; Jordano D.

Art#e151103 (vol.12, no.2, pp.205-212)

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Relation between canopy-layer traits and moth communities in sessile oak-hornbeam forests

Horváth B., Tóth V., Lakatos F.

Art#e151105 (vol.12, no.2, pp.213-219)

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


Species composition and zoogeography of the rove beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) of raised bogs of Belarus

Sushko G.

Art#e161201 (vol.12, no.2, pp.220-229)

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Orchid bees (Hymenoptera, Apidae) from the Brazilian savanna-like ‘Cerrado’: how to adequately survey under low population densities?

Nemésio A.

Art#e161202 (vol.12, no.2, pp.230-238)

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I.3. General Zoology - Invertebrates


A barcode pitfall in Palaearctic Stagnicola specimens (Mollusca: Lymnaeidae): Incongruence of mitochondrial genes, a nuclear marker and morphology

Schniebs K., Glöer P., Vinarski M.V., Hundsdoerfer A.K.

Art#e151304 (vol.12, no.2, pp.239-254)

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Influence of habitat structure on the spidersof riverine islands and the floodplain of the lower reach of the River Mures in Western Romania

Gallé R., Szpisjak N., Torma A.

Art#e161301 (vol.12, no.2, pp.255-260)

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I.4. Ichtiology


Histological and biochemical changes in common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) liver under metal exposure

Georgieva E., Yancheva V., Velcheva I., Iliev I., Vasileva T., Bivolarski V., Becheva M., Stoyanova S.

Art#e151402 (vol.12, no.2, pp.261-270)

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I.5. Herpetology


Autoecology of Phyllomedusa nordestina (Anura: Hylidae) in areas of the Caatinga and Atlantic Forest in the State of Sergipe, Brazil

Caldas F.L.S., Silva B.D.D., Santos R.A.D., De-Carvalho C.B., Santana D.O., Gomes F.F.A., Faria R.G.

Art#e151510 (vol.12, no.2, pp.271-285)

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Cytotoxic Potential of Wagner's Viper, Montivipera wagneri, Venom

Nalbantsoy A., Iğci N., Göçmen B., Mebert K.

Art#e161501 (vol.12, no.2, pp.286-291)

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Feeding ecology of the Balkan Water frog (Pelophylax kurtmuelleri) in Greece with emphasis on habitat effect

Plitsi P., Koumaki M., Bei V., Pafilis P., Polymeni R.M.

Art#e161502 (vol.12, no.2, pp.292-298)

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Food composition of alpine newt (Ichthyosaura alpestris) in the post-hibernation terrestrial life stage

Kopecký O., Novák K., Vojar J., Šusta F.

Art#e161503 (vol.12, no.2, pp.299-303)

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I.6. Ornithology


The impact of some spatial factors on disturbance and reaction distances on nest occupation by the near threatened Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus)

Kirazli C.

Art#e151605 (vol.12, no.2, pp.304-313)

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Seasonal habitat use of a rare high-mountain Galliform species, the buff-throated partridge (Tetraophasis szechenyii)

Xu Y., Yang N., Wang B., Dou L., Yue H., Liu S., Ran J.

Art#e151606 (vol.12, no.2, pp.314-318)

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Biometry indicates sexual differences in spring migration strategy in Ringed Plovers Charadrius hiaticula tundrae captured in the southern Belarus

Pinchuk P., Karlionova N., Meissner W.

Art#e151607 (vol.12, no.2, pp.319-324)

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Testing wintering area identification efficiency with NDVI and survival index of Marsh Warblers Acrocephalus palustris

Miholcsa T., Csörgő T.

Art#e161607 (vol.12, no.2, pp.325-335)

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I.7. Theriology


Feeding habits of house and feral cats (Felis catus) on small Adriatic islands (Croatia)

Lanszki J., Kletečki E., Trócsányi B., Mužinić J., Széles G.L., Purger J.J.

Art#e151708  (vol.12, no.2, pp.336-348)

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Sexual dimorphism and population differentiation of the wolf (Canis lupus) based on morphometry in the Central Balkans

Trbojević I., Ćirović D.

Art#e151709 (vol.12, no.2, pp.349-355)

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I.8. Biogeography


New and additional records of earthworms (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae) from Bulgaria: first finding place of endemic species Cernosvitovia munteniana on the Balkan Peninsula

Valchovski H., Szederjesi T.

Art#e161801 (vol.12, no.2, pp.356-360)

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Fire-free environments across southern Africa’s biomes: distribution and refugial value

Procheş Ş.

Art#e161802 (vol.12, no.2, pp.361-366)

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II. Short papers


II.5. Herpetology


Deliberate tail loss in Dolichophis caspius and Natrix tessellata (Serpentes: Colubridae) with a brief review of pseudoautotomy in contemporary snake families

Crnobrnja-Isailović J., Ćorović J., Halpern B.

Art#e152503 (vol.12, no.2, pp.367-372)

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II.6. Ornithology


The patchy distribution of the Pale-throated Serra-Finch Embernagra longicauda (Aves: Thraupidae) in the eastern Brazilian mountaintops: the overlooked campos rupestres of the Rio Doce valley

Lopes L.E., Marçal B.d.F., Chaves A.V.

Art#e152601 (vol.12, no.2, pp.373-376)

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VII. Correspondence - short notes, natural history notes, fauna notes, taxonomy notes


 VII.2. Systematic, biodiversity and genetics of insects


First record of the rare Mymarid genus Eustochus Haliday (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae) from Romania, with notes on biology

Pricop E., Moglan I.  

Art#e152203 (vol.12, no.2, pp.377-382)

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Aphids living on Berberis in Iran: Liosomaphis atra Hille Ris Lambers, 1966 (Hem.: Aphididae) as a new record

Mehrparvar M.

Art#e162201 (vol.12, no.2, pp.382-385)

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VII.3. General Zoology - Invertebrates


A new North American region colonized by the Australian millipede Akamptogonus novarae (Humbert & DeSaussure) (Polydesmida, Paradoxosomatidae), with a key for the known Paradoxosomatidae species from North and Central America and the Caribbean Islands

Recuero E., García-París M.

Art#e152303 (vol.12, no.2, pp.385-389)

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VII.5. Herpetology


Antropogenic or niche preference: contributions on the knowledge of Hemidactylus mabouia invasion in South America

Oliveira J.C.F., Winck G.R., Ribeiro J.P., Rocha C.F.D.

Art#e152505 (vol.12, no.2, pp.389-392)

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Frogs associated with bromeliads in an abandoned cacao plantation in northeastern Brazil

Ferreira R.B., Lourenço-de-Moraes R., Teixeira R.L., Beard K.H.

Art#e162501 (vol.12, no.2, pp.392-396)

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The spur-thighed tortoise (Testudo graeca ibera) in Romania: new locality records suggest a more optimistic situation

Moraru V.E., Buhaciuc E., Măntoiu D.S., Gavril V.D., Popescu-Mirceni R.; Strugariu A.

Art#e162502 (vol.12, no.2, pp.396-400)

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VII.6. Ornithology


Crab as food resource for the Snail Kite, Rostrhamus sociabilis sociabilis (Aves, Accipitridae), in the Pantanal wetland, Brazil

Heming N.M., Jezuíno P.

Art#e162601 (vol.12, no.2, pp.400-402)

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VII.7. Theriology


Peculiarities of rodent communities and their external parasites in a fluctuating environment

Benedek A.M., Sîrbu I.

Art#e152702 (vol.12, no.2, pp.402-405)

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Predation by stone marten (Martes foina) on European mink (Mustela lutreola)

Sándor A.D., Marinov M.

Art#e167701 (vol.12, no.2, pp.405-407)

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IX. Correspondence - editorials, in memoriam


In Memory of Prof. dr. Božidar ĆURČIĆ (1946-2015)

Dimitrijević R.N.

Art#e169101 (vol.12, no.2, pp.408)

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