Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

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Edited By: John A. Allen

Impact Factor: 2.413

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 26/47 (Evolutionary Biology)

Online ISSN: 1095-8312

Associated Title(s): Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society

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This month we feature two articles on evolution in rabbits and hares.

First, Colonization history of Mallorca Island by the European rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus, and the Iberian hare, Lepus granatensis (Lagomorpha: Leporidae), Seixas et al. show how molecular techniques throw light on the colonization of Mallorca by the European rabbit and Iberian hare. Both species appear to have successfully colonized the island more than once and there is a strong possibility that they were introduced by human settlers.

Second, Lack of association between winter coat colour and genetic population structure in the Japanese hare, Lepus brachyurus (Lagomorpha: Leporidae), Nunome et al., in their study of the phylogeography of the Japanese hare, strikingly conclude that the geographical distribution of two very different winter coat colours is not reflected in systematic differences in the underlying population genetics structure of the two areas and it would be wrong to describe the two forms as subspecies.

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Research published in the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society : Colour change and camouflage in the horned ghost crab Ocypode ceratophthalmus has been covered by BBC Nature News: Horned ghost crabs change camouflage from day to night

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Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) Virtual Issue

The polymathic Wallace is best known for his role in formulating the theory of evolution through natural selection. To mark the centenary of his death we have produced an online virtual issue of papers that have appeared in Linnean Society journals.

Four were written by Wallace himself and represent but a fraction of his prolific output, a larger sample of which can be accessed from the 'The Alfred Russel Wallace Page'. The remaining 13 papers are more recent and were written by some of the many authors inspired by Wallace's ideas and his role in the history of evolutionary thought

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