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North-Western Journal of Zoology


December 2017, Volume 13, Issue 2, Pages 193-376

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◙ Cover // page i-ii

◙ Content // page iii-v

◙ Author Instructions // pages xi (376+)


I. Full length papers


I.1. Applied Entomology and Ecology


Ecological preferences of the putative West Nile virus vector Uranotaenia unguiculata mosquito with description of an original larval habitat

Kurucz K., Kemenesi G., Zana B., Zeghbib S., Oldal M., Jakab F.

Art#e161103 (vol.13, no.2, pp.193-199)

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Influence of heavy metal pollution on soil mite communities (Acari) in Romanian grasslands

Manu M., Onete M., Florescu L., Bodescu F., Iordache V.

Art#161104 (vol.13, no.2, pp.200-210)

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


The temporal effects of forest fires on abundance and diversity of oak gall wasps (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae)

Bakhshandeh-Savadroodbari M., Maleknia R., Banj Shafiei A., Zargaran M.R., Badehian Z.

Art#e161203 (vol.13, no.2, pp.211-219)

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Allozyme variability in three Eupelmus species (Hymenoptera: Eupelmidae) from Bulgaria

Antov M., Stoyanov O., Stojanova A., Staykova T.

Art#e161204 (vol.13, no.2, pp.220-226)

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I.3. General Zoology - Invertebrates


Description of a new species of Cylindroniscus Ancangeli, 1929 (Isopoda: Oniscidea) from Brazil, with considerations on the family placement of the genus

Campos-Filho I.S., Bichuette M.E., Araujo P.B., Taiti S.

Art#e161305 (vol.13, no.2, pp.227-233)

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New data on the Oniscidea, Diplopoda and Chilopoda from urban parks of Bucharest

Giurginca A., Baba S.C., Munteanu C.M.

Art#e161306 (vol.13, no.2, pp.234-243)

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The Isopod Crustacea of Fethiye Bay, Levantine Sea, Turkey

Kirkim F., Özcan T., Bakir K., Katağan T.

Art#e161307 (vol.13, no.2, pp.244-250)

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I.5. Herpetology


A home for three: analyzing ecological correlates of body traits in a triple contact zone of alpine vipers

Mebert K., Luiselli L., Cafuta V., Golay P., Dubey S., Ursenbacher S.

Art#e161509 (vol.13, no.2, pp.251-261)

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Stable or plastic body shape? Emys orbicularis hatchlings-juveniles growth patterns under different ecological conditions

Zuffi M.A.L., Mangiacotti M., Masucci G.D., Sacchi R., Scali S., Sannolo M.

Art#e161510 (vol.13, no.2, pp.262-270)

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A reassessment of the advertisement call of Ischnocnema parva (Anura: Brachycephalidae)

Andrade F.S.d., Haga I.A.; Giaretta A.A.

Art#e161511 (vol.13, no.2, pp.271-277)

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I.6. Ornithology


Diet variability of Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus nestlings in the rural landscape of SE Poland

Michalczuk J., Michalczuk M.

Art#e161606 (vol.13, no.2, pp.278-284)

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The importance of climate, productivity, habitat heterogeneity, and human impact on the distribution of bird of prey species richness across two continents latitudinal gradient (Europe and Africa)

Stefănescu D.M., Rădutoiu D., Marinescu E.

Art#e161608 (vol.13, no.2, pp.285-296)

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Contribution to the study of pair formation strategy of the Bearded Reedling (Panurus biarmicus)

Lovász L., Fenyvesi L., Gyurácz J.

Art#e161609 (vol.13, no.2, pp.297-302)

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I.7. Theriology


Aberrant colouration in bats from Poland

Cichocki J., Lesiński G., Piksa K., Ważna A., Warchałowski M., Bator A., Gottfried I., Gottfried T., Gubała W., Jaros R., Kowalski M., Płoskoń Ł., Postawa T., Stopczyński M., Szkudlarek R.

Art#e161703 (vol.13, no.2, pp.303-310)

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Comparative diet analysis of the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) in different habitats: Putna - Vrancea Natural Park and Lower Siret Valley, south-eastern Romania

Bouroş G., Murariu D.

Art#e161704 (vol.13, no.2, pp.311-319)

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Friends or foes? Importance of wild ungulates as ecosystem engineers for amphibian communities

Baruzzi C., Krofel M.

Art#e161706 (vol.13, no.2, pp.320-325)

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I.8. Biogeography


New earthworm records from the Central Zagros Mountain, Iran with description of a new species

Latif R., Malek M., Csuzdi C.

Art#e161805 (vol.13, no.2, pp.326-336)

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II. Short papers


 II.2. Systematic, biodiversity and genetics of insects


Distribution and diversity of butterflies (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera) in the urbanization zones of the Central European city (Lodz, Poland)

Sobczyk R., Pabis K., Wieczorek G., Salamacha A.

Art#e162202 (vol.13, no.2, pp.337-340)

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II.5. Herpetology


Shelter use assessment and shelter enrichment in captive bred common toads (Bufo bufo, Linnaeus 1758)

Craioveanu O., Craioveanu C., Cosma I., Ghira I., Mireşan V.

Art#e171501 (vol.13, no.2, pp.341-346)

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II.7. Mammology


Sound spectrum characteristics of Eastern Black Crested Gibbons

Deng H., Wen H., Zhou J.

Art#e161705 (vol.13, no.2, pp.347-351)

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


 VII.2. Systematic, biodiversity and genetics of insects


Camponotus samius Forel, 1889 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) – at the north edge of its European distribution

Tăuşan I., Lapeva-Gjonova A.

Art#e177201 (vol.13, no.2, pp.352-354)

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VII.3. General Zoology - Invertebrates


Distribution of terrestrial isopods of the genus Littorophiloscia (Isopoda, Halophilosciidae) along the Brazilian coast

Lisboa J.T., Campos-Filho I.S., Couto E.C.G., Araujo P.B.

Art#e167301 (vol.13, no.2, pp.354-356)

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Report of intraguild predation and cannibalism in scorpions (Scorpiones: Buthidae) in the Brazilian Atlantic forest

Lira A.F.d.A., Desouza A.M., Albuquerque C.M.R.d.

Art#e167302 (vol.13, no.2, pp.356-358)

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New records for Tardigrada from Cyprus

Tekatli V., Altindağ A.

Art#e177301 (vol.13, no.2, pp.358-360)

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Cunaxa capreolus (Berlese, 1889), (Acari: Prostigmata: Cunaxidae); A new record for predatory mite fauna of Turkey

Döker İ., Stathakis T.I., Kazak C.

Art#e177302 (vol.13, no.2, pp.360-362)

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VII.5. Herpetology


Continued dispersal of the Wood Slave, Hemidactylus mabouia, in natural environments of Brazil

Mageski M., Jesus P.R., Ferreira P.D.

Art#e167505 (vol.13, no.2, pp.363-364)

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Tupinambis longilineus Ávila-Pires, 1995 (Squamata, Teiidae): revised distribution of a rare amazonian species

Moraes L.J.C.d.L., Ribeiro-Júnior M.A., Pavan D.

Art#e167506 (vol.13, no.2, pp.364-368)

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VII.6. Ornithology


First records of the Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata) in urban areas, with notes on reproduction

Marín-Gómez O.H., Toro-López Y., López-García M.M., Garzón Zuluaga J.I., Santa-Aristizabal D.M.

Art#e162602 (vol.13, no.2, pp.368-371)

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VII.7. Theriology


Recent geographic distribution of birch mice (genus Sicista) in the western Great Caucasus Mts., with designation of terra typica for Sicista caucasica (Sminthidae, Rodentia)

Cserkész T., Rusin M., Czabán D., Sramkó G.

Art#e162702 (vol.13, no.2, pp.371-375)

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Records of Greater Noctule Bat (Nyctalus lasiopterus) from Romania – with new additions

Estók P., Görföl T., Szőke K., Barti L.

Art#e177701 (vol.13, no.2, pp.375-376)

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