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North-Western Journal of Zoology


December 2013, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 226-452

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◙ Cover // page i-ii

◙ Content // page iii-v

◙ Author Instructions // pages xi (452+)


I. Full length papers


I.1. Applied Entomology and Ecology


Winter activity of earwigs with special focus on the phenology of Chelidura guentheri (Galvagni, 1994) (Dermaptera: Forficulidae)

A. Soszyńska-Maj & R. Jaskuła

Art#131103 (Vol.9, No.2, pp.239-244)

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 I.2. Systematic, biodiversity and genetics of insects


Distribution of Cymatia rogenhoferi (Fieber, 1864) (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Corixidae) in the West-Palaearctic Region, with the first record for the Italian mainland

F. Cianferoni

Art#131204 (Vol.9, No.2, pp.245-249)

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Braconid parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) on poplars and aspen (Populus spp.) in Serbia and Montenegro

V. Žikić, S.S. Stanković, M. Ilić & N.G. Kavallieratos

Art#131205 (Vol.9, No.2, pp.264-275)

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The digger wasps of Saudi Arabia: New records and distribution, with a checklist of species (Hym.: Ampulicidae, Crabronidae and Sphecidae)

N.S. Gadallah, H.M. Al Dhafer, Y.N. Aldryhim, H.H. Fadl & A.A. Elgharbawy

Art#131206 (Vol.9, No.2, pp.345-364)

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I.4. Ichtiology


Life history and ontogenetic diet shifts of Pimelodella lateristriga (Lichtenstein 1823) (Osteichthyes, Siluriformes) from a coastal stream of Southeastern Brazil

M. Moraes, J.J.d. Silva Filho, R. Costa, J.C. Miranda, C.F. Rezende & R. Mazzoni

Art#131403 (Vol.9, No.2, pp.300-309)

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I.5. Herpetology


Some histomorphological and histochemical characteristics of the digestive tract of the snake-eyed lizard, Ophisops elegans Menetries, 1832 (Squamata: Lacertidae)

Ö. Çakici & E. Akat

Art#131507 (Vol.9, No.2, pp.257-263)

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New Locality Records of Snakes (Ophidia: Colubridae: Dolichophis, Eirenis) in Eastern Anatolia

B. Göçmen, N Iğci, B. Akman & M.A. Oğuz

Art#131510 (Vol.9, No.2, pp.276-283)

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Pastures vs forests: do traditional pastoral activities negatively affect biodiversity? The case of amphibians communities

R. Manenti, F. de Bernardi & G.F. Ficetola

Art#131511 (Vol.9, No.2, pp.284-292)

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Diet of Haddadus binotatus (Spix, 1824) (Anura: Craugastoridae) in Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest, Bahia state

R. Rebouças, I.M. Castro & M. Solé

Art#131512 (Vol.9, No.2, pp.293-299)

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New records of the Turkish Lycian salamanders (Lyciasalamandra, Salamandridae)

B. Göçmen, M. Veith, B. Akman, O. Godmann, N. Iğci & M.A. Oğuz

Art#131513 (Vol.9, No.2, pp.319-328)

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Geographic structure and acoustic variation in populations of Scinax squalirostris (A. Lutz, 1925) (Anura: Hylidae)

D.C.C. Faria, L. Signorelli, A.R. Morais, R.P. Bastos & N.M. Maciel

Art#131514 (Vol.9, No.2, 329-336)

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Geographic distribution, population densities, and issues on conservation of whiptail lizards in restinga habitats along the eastern coast of Brazil

V.A. Menezes & C.F.D. Rocha

Art#131515 (Vol.9, No.2, pp.337-344)

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Abundant prey or optimal microhabitat? Natrix tessellata stays hidden in safe areas in a diverse floodplain along the Danube at Göd, Hungary

T. Gaebele, I. Potyó, A. Weiperth, G. Guti & M. Puky

Art#131516 (Vol.9, No.2, pp.374-382)

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Road mortalities of vertebrate species on Ring Changbai Mountain Scenic Highway, Jilin Province, China

Y. Wang, Z.J. Piao, L. Guan, X.Y. Wang, Y.P. Kong & J. Chen

Art#131517 (Vol.9, No.2, pp.399-409)

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Reptile community structure in two fragments of cloud forest of the Sierra Madre Oriental, Mexico

A. Ramírez-Bautista & R. Cruz-Elizalde

Art#131518 (Vol.9, No.2, pp.410-417)

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I.6. Ornithology


Trophic niche overlap of two sympatric owl species (Asio otus Linnaeus, 1758 and Tyto alba Scopoli, 1769) in the North-Western part of Romania

M. Petrovici, P. Molnar & A.D. Sándor

Art#131602 (Vol.9, No.2, pp.250-256)

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Seasonal variation in the diet of the little owl, Athene noctua in agricultural landscape of Central Poland

J. Romanowski, D. Altenburg & M. Żmihorski

Art#131603 (Vol.9, No.2, pp.310-318)

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Phylogenetic patterns of a nightingale population in a contact zone of Luscinia megarhynchos and L. luscinia in Hungary

Z. Ács & D. Kováts

Art#131604 (Vol.9, No.2, pp.365-373)

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I.7. Mammology


Effects of extensive fishpond management and human disturbance factors on Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra L. 1758) populations in Eastern Europe

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

Art#131704 (Vol.9, No.2, pp.227-238)

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Folk knowledge of non-domestic mammals among ethnic Hungarians in North-Western Romania

V. Ulicsni, I. Svanberg & Z. Molnár

Art#131705 (Vol.9, No.2, pp.383-398)

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II. Short Notes


II.1. Applied Entomology and Ecology


New data on ant-attendance in leafhoppers (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae)

I. Gjonov & A. Lapeva-Gjonova

Art#132102 (Vol.9, No.2, pp.433-437)

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II.3. General Zoology - Invertebrates


Re-description of Gyraulus homsensis (Dautzenberg, 1894) from Lebanon (Gastropoda: Planorbidae) with an identification key of the Gyraulus spp. of the Near East

P. Glöer & A. Dia

Art#132302 (Vol.9, No.2, pp.418-421)

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Sexual dimorphism in Branchipus schaefferi Fischer, 1834 (Anostraca: Branchiopoda: Crustacea) from Serbia

D. Мiličić, S. Đorđević, L. Tomović & S,. Pavković-Lučić

Art#132303 (Vol.9, No.2, pp.425-428)

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II.5. Herpetology


Breeding sites of the leaf frog Phyllomedusa tetraploidea (Hylidae, Phyllomedusinae) in a forest remnant in southern Brazil

T.M. Dias, F.P. Maragno, B. Madalozzo, C.P.A. Prado & S.Z. Cechin

Art#132506 (Vol.9, No.2, pp.422-424)

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Homing behaviour in Speleomantes strinatii (Amphibia Plethodontidae): a preliminary displacement experiment

S. Salvidio

Art#132508 (Vol.9, No.2, 429-432)

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First observation of facultative paedomorphosis in the Danube crested newt (Triturus dobrogicus Kiritzescu, 1903) and the occurrence of facultative paedomorphosis in two newt species from soda pans of the Danube-Tisza Interfluve (Kiskunság National Park, Hungary)

B. Mester, N.J. Cozma & M. Puky

Art#132509 (Vol.9, No.2, pp.443-445)

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First record of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis on amphibians in Romania

J. Vörös, J. Bosch, Á. Dán & T. Hartel

Art#132510 (Vol.9, No.2, pp.446-449)

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Note on the occurrence of Darevskia pontica (Reptilia) north of the Mureş River, in Metaliferi Mountains, western Romania

O. Gaceu & I. Josan

Art#132511 (Vol.9, No.2, pp.450-452)

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II.7. Mammology


Field observation of male infanticide in the American mink (Neovison vison)

P. García-Díaz & M. Lizana

Art#132701 (Vol.9, No.2, pp.438-440)

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The first full morphological description of the Cluj Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)

M. Botha, I.V. Petrescu-Mag & A. Hettig

Art#132702 (Vol.9, No.2, pp.441-442)

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