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North-Western Journal of Zoology


June 2009, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 001-224

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◙ Cover // page i

◙ Editorial // page ii

◙ Content // page iii-v

◙ Author Instructions // pages xi-xii

◙ Cover letter and copyright release form // pages xii-xiv


Editorial: Introducing the unique article number // pages vi // Art.#051001

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Research articles


A refined method for craniometrical identification of the sibling vole species Microtus arvalis  and  Microtus rossiaemeridionalis in Europe and the Asiatic part of Turkey

Markov, G., Yiğit, N., Çolak, E.  &  Kocheva, M.

Art#051101 (Vol.5, No.1, pp.1-7)

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Rediscovery of Afromegischus gigas (Schletterer, 1889) (Hymenoptera: Stephanidae) from Iran

Masnadi-Yazdinejad, A.  &  Lotfalizadeh, H.

Art#051102 (Vol.5, No.1, pp.8-15)

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‘Sleepless in Hawaii’ – does anthropogenic climate change enhance ecological and socioeconomic impacts of the alien invasive Eleutherodactylus coqui Thomas 1966 (Anura: Eleutherodactylidae)?

Rödder, D.

Art#051103 (Vol.5, No.1, pp.16-25)

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Population parameters of African carp: Labeo parvus Boulenger, 1902 (Pisces: Cyprinidae) in the Ouémé River in Bénin (West Africa)

Montchowui, E., Laleye, P., Moreau, J., Philippart, J.C.  &  Poncin, P.

Art#051104 (Vol.5, No.1, pp.26-33)

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Monitoring the Trade Turnover of Red - eared Terrapins (Trachemys scripta elegans) in Pet Shops of the Lublin Region, East Poland

Kitowski, I.  &  Pachol, D.

Art#051105 (Vol.5, No.1, pp.34-39)

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Local turnover and factors influencing the persistence of amphibians in permanent ponds from the Saxon landscapes of Transylvania

Hartel, T.  &  Öllerer, K.

Art#051106 (Vol.5, No.1, pp.40-52)

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Diet of Philodryas olfersii (Serpentes, Colubridae) during hydroelectric dam flooding in southern Brazil

Leite, P.T., Kaefer, I.L.  &  Cechin, S.Z.

Art#051107 (Vol.5, No.1, pp.53-60)

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Morphology of peripheral blood cells from various Turkish snakes

Arikan, H., Göçmen, B., Atatür, M.K., Kumlutaş, Y.  &  Çiçek, K.

Art#051108 (Vol.5, No.1, pp.61-73)

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A skeletochronological study of age, growth and longevity in a population of the Caucasian Salamander, Mertensiella caucasica (Waga 1876) (Caudata: Salamandridae) from Turkey

Üzüm, N.

Art#051109 (Vol.5, No.1, pp.74-84)

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Preliminary data on the population characteristics of Vipera ursinii moldavica from “Dealul lui Dumnezeu” (Iaşi County, Romania) with notes on conservation

Zamfirescu, Ş.R., Zamfirescu, O., Popescu, I.E.  &  Ion, C.

Art#051110 (Vol.5, No.1, pp.85-96)

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Hematological values in hermaphrodite, Bufo bufo (Linnaeus, 1758)

Dönmez, F., Tosunoğlu, M.  & Gül, Ç.

Art#051111 (Vol.5, No.1, pp.97-103)

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Some aspects of the moth (Lepidoptera, Heterocera) species diversity in Western Black Sea Region of Turkey

Okyar, Z., Yurtsever, S., Aktaç, N.  &  Çakan, G.

Art#051112 (Vol.5, No.1, pp.104-120)

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On the karyology, morphology and biology of Chionomys gud (Satunin, 1909) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Turkey

Sözen, M., Özkurt, Ş.Ö., Karataş, A., Çolak, E.  &  Matur, F.

Art#051113 (Vol.5, No.1, pp.121-129)

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Spatial and temporal distribution of amphibian road mortality with a Rana dalmatina and Bufo bufo predominance along the middle section of the Târnava Mare basin, Romania

Hartel, T., Moga, C.I., Öllerer, K.  &  Puky, M.

Art#051114 (Vol.5, No.1, pp.130-141)

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The herpetofauna of the south-western part of Mehedinţi County, Romania

Covacıu-Marcov, S.D.,  Cıcort-Lucacıu, A.Ş., Gaceu, O.,  SAS, I., Ferenţı, S.  &  Bogdan, H.V.

Art#051115 (Vol.5, No.1, pp.142-164)

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Two new Myxosporidia (Myxozoa: Myxosporea) of the genus Myxobolus Butschli, 1882 from cornea of Clarias batrachus (Linnaeus, 1758) caught from a fish farm in India

Hemananda, T., Mohılal, N., Bandyopadhyay, P.K.  &  Mıtra, A.K.

Art#051116 (Vol.5, No.1, pp.165-169)

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Diet of the eagle owl (Bubo bubo) in Braşov, Romania

Sándor, A.D.  &  Ionescu, D.T.

Art#051117 (Vol.5, No.1, pp.170-178)

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The reproductive biology of the Great Pipefish Syngnathus acus (Family: Syngnathidae) in the Aegean Sea

Gurkan, S., Taskavak, E. &  Hossucu, B.

Art#051118 (Vol.5, No.1, pp.179-190)

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Short Notes


Clutch size of Caiman latirostris (Crocodylia: Alligatoridae) varies on a latitudinal gradient

Simoncini, M.S., Piña, C.I.  &  Siroski, P.I.

Art#051201 (Vol.5, No.1, pp.191-196)

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Genetic affinities of Tarentola mauritanica (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Lampedusa and Conigli islet (SW Italy)

Harris, J.D., Carretero, M.A., Corti, C.  &  Lo Cascio, P.

Art#051202 (Vol.5, No.1, pp.197-205)

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Cannibalistic behaviour of Epidalea (Bufo) viridis tadpoles in an urban breeding habitat

Kovács, É.H.  &  Sas, I.

Art#051203 (Vol.5, No.1, pp.206-208)

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On the presence of the Danube crested newt, Triturus dobrogicus, at Durankulak Lake, Bulgaria

Gherghel, I.  &  Iftime, A.

Art#051204 (Vol.5, No.1, pp.209-213)

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Confirmation of the presence of the spiny-cheek crayfish  Orconectes limosus (Rafinesque, 1817)  (Crustacea: Decapoda: Cambaridae) in Slovakia

Puky, M.

Art#051205 (Vol.5, No.1, pp.214-217)

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A melanistic adder (Vipera berus) neonate born from a cryptic female: Are black vipers born heavier?

Strugariu, A.  &  Zamfirescu, Ş.R.

Art#051206 (Vol.5, No.1, pp.218-223)

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Erratum to: <<Contributions to knowledge regarding the geographical distribution of the herpetofauna of Dobrudja, Romania (North-West J Zool 2 (2): 88-125, 2006)>>

Ghira, I.

Art#051501 (Vol.5, No.1, pp.224)

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