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North-Western Journal of Zoology


December 2012, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 205-425

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◙ Cover // page i-ii

◙ Content // page iii-v

Acknowledgements - External Reviewers 2008-2010 // pages xi-xvi (425+)

◙ Author Instructions // pages xi (425+6+)



Research articles


Description of all developmental stages of Allochernes peregrinus Lohmander, 1939 (Pseudoscorpiones, Chernetidae)

J. Christophoryová, K. Krajčovičová, M. Krumpál & K. Tajovský

Art#121114 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.205-214)

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Carabid assemblages along a land use gradient in a Carpathian Mountain landscape

A. Balog, T. Hartel, I. Máthé & I. Urák

Art#121115 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.215-222)

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Distribution pattern and molecular identification of Anopheles maculipennis complex in eight river basins of Anatolia, Turkey

E. Sevgili &  F.M. Simsek

Art#121116 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.223-231)

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Estuarine dolphins (Sotalia guianensis) (Van Bénéden, 1864) (Cetacea: Delphinidae) in Porto de Ilhéus, Brazil: group characterisation and response to ships

F.B. Izidoro & Y. Le Pendu

Art#121117 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.232-240)

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Mating pattern variability across three Asiatic toad (Bufo gargarizans gargarizans) populations

T.L. Yu & X. Lu

Art#121118 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.241-246)

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Bats taken by the tawny owl in relation to its roosting site

G. Lesiński, K. Kasprzyk & J. Gryz

Art#121119 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.247-251)

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Sexual dimorphism in hind limb muscle mass of the Andrew's Toad (Bufo andrewsi) in relation to sexual selection

W.B. Liao, Y.M. Liao, W.M. Xiao, W. Chen, Z.P. Mi & C. Li

Art#121120 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.252-256)

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Three Porcellium species (Isopoda: Oniscidea, Trachelipodidae) in Romanian fauna: the variability of some specific morphological characters

N Tomescu, L.A. Teodor & S. Ferenţi

Art#121121 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.257-267)

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Herb gallwasp fauna of Iran (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae, Aylacini)

G. Melika & Y. Karimpour

Art#121122 (Vol.2, No.2, pp.268-277)

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Three new gastropod species from Greece and Turkey (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Rissooidea) with notes on the anatomy of Bythinella charpentieri cabirius Reischütz 1988

P. Glöer & D. Georgiev

Art#121123 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.278-282)

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Knowledge gaps and bibliographical revision about descriptions of free-swimming anuran larvae from Brazil

D.B. Provete, M.V. Garey, F.R. da Silva & M.X. Jordani

Art#121124 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.283-286)

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The largest polydomous system of Formica ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Europe discovered thus far in Romania

B. Markó, Zs. Czekes, K. Erős, E. Csata & A.M. Szász-Len

Art#121125 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.287-291)

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Redescription of Orculella aragonica (Westerlund 1897), an Iberian species different from O. bulgarica (Hesse 1915) (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Orculidae)

J. Arrébola, O. Razkin, B. Gómez-Moliner & B. Páll-Gergely

Art#121126 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.292-299)

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Extremely low genetic diversity in the endangered striped nerite, Theodoxus transversalis (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Neritidae) – a result of ancestral or recent effects?

Z. Fehér, C. Albrecht, Á. Major†, S. Sereda & V. Krízsik

Art#121127 (Vol.8, No.2, 300-307)

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Biometrical study of Artemia spp. (Anostraca: Artemiidae) cysts harvested from different salt lakes in Tunisia

H. Ben Naceur, A. Ben Rejeb Jenhani & M.S. Romdhane

Art#121128 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.308-314)

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Diet of the Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) after livestock reduction in Eastern Bulgaria

B. Milchev, N. Spassov & V. Popov

Art#121129 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.315-323)

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New records and zoogeographic classification of amphibians and reptiles from Bosnia and Herzegovina

D. Jablonski, D. Jandzik & V. Gvoždík

Art#121132 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.324-337)

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Notes on the conservation status, geographic distribution and ecology of Bothrops muriciensis Ferrarezzi & Freire, 2001 (Serpentes, Viperidae)

M.A. de Freitas, D.P.F. de França, R. Graboski, V. Uhlig & D. Veríssimo

Art#121133 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.338-343)

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A new species of the genus Lycodon Boie, 1826 from Laos (Squamata: Colubridae)

G. Vogel, T.Q. Nguyen, P. Kingsada & T. Ziegler

Art#121134 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.344-352)

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Short Notes


A new neogregarine pathogen of Rhizophagus grandis (Coleoptera: Monotomidae)

M. Yaman, R. Radek & A. Linde

Art#121203 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.353-357)

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Toxicity tests of chlorinated hydrocarbons on the river mussel, Unio crassus (Bivalvia, Unionidae)

A. Sárkány-Kiss, I. Herczeg, B. Palombi, I. Grigorszky, L. Antal, I. Bácsi, A. Mozsár, A.F. Kalmár & S.A. Nagy

Art#121204 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.358-361)

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Survival of blackbird (Turdus merula) clutches in an urban environment: experiment with real and artificial nests

K. Kurucz, L. Bertalan & J.J. Purger

Art#121205 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.362-364)

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Necrophiliac behavior in the “cururu” toad, Rhinella jimi Steuvax, 2002, (Anura, Bufonidae) from Northeastern Brazil

L.B. de M. Brito, I.R. Joventino, S.C. Ribeiro & P. Cascon

Art#121206 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.365-366)

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Mediterranean water shrew, Neomys anomalus Cabrera, 1907 – a new mammal species for Lithuania

L. Balčiauskas & L. Balčiauskienė

Art#121207 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.367-369) 

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High road mortality of Dolichophis caspius in southern Romania. Is this a problem? What can we do?

S.D. Covaciu-Marcov, S. Ferenţi, I.V. Ghira & I. Sas

Art#121208 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.370-373) 

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Molecular data confirm recent fluctuations of northern border of dice snake (Natrix tessellata) range in Eastern Europe

B. Marosi, O.I. Zinenko, I.V. Ghira, J. Crnobrnja-Isailović, P. Lymberakis, T. Sos & O. Popescu

Art#121209 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.374-377) 

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In situ confirmation of the occurrence of the critically endangered Moldavian meadow viper (Vipera ursinii moldavica) in the Ciritei Valley (Iaşi county, Romania)

Ş.R. Zamfirescu, A. Strugariu, O. Zamfirescu & I. Gherghel

Art#121210 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.378-381) 

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Note on eight new thermal habitats with winter-active amphibians in Western Romania

I. Sas, C.L. Roşioru & S.D. Covaciu-Marcov

Art#121211 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.382-385) 

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Anuran hotspot at Brazilian Atlantic rainforest invaded by the non-native  Lithobates catesbeianus Shaw, 1802 (Anura: Ranidae)

R.B. Ferreira & C.S. de Lima

Art#121212 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.386-389) 

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Testes asymmetry of Chinese endemic frog (Rana omeimontis) in relation to body condition and age

W.C. Liu, Y. Huang, Y.M. Liao & C. Li

Art#121213 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.390-393) 

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Review papers


The evolutionary, ecological and behavioural consequences of the presence of floaters in bird populations

M. Lenda, B. Maciusik & P. Skórka

Art#121301 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.394-408)

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Proceeding papers

IENE 2010 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation, "Improving Connections in a Changing Environment",

September 27 - October 1, Velence, Hungary


A tool to prioritize high-risk road mortality locations for wetland-forest herpetofauna in southern Ontario, Canada

K.E. Gunson, D. Ireland & F. Schueler

Art#121401 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.409-413)

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Spatial and temporal evaluation of wildlife-vehicle collisions along the M3 Highway in Hungary

F. Markolt, L. Szemethy, R. Lehoczki & M. Heltai

Art#121402 (Vol.8, No.2, pp.414-425)

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