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On the Cover
-  17 December 2021
-  17 December 2021
Cover caption: The cover image shows an adult specimen of Euscorpius cf. lagostae, one of the newly discovered cryptic lineages within Euscorpius hadzii species complex which is found at several localities in southern Dalmatia. The phylogenetic analyses revealed two deeply divergent lineages (E. hadzii groups 1 and 2) within E. hadzii s.l., and within the strictly Mediterranean, thermophilic, epigean E. hadzii 1 group (Eh1), two sublineages, Eh1a and Eh1b. The latter corresponds to the population of E. hadzii from Lastovo island (formerly Euscorpius carpaticus lagostae), which is in the present study elevated to species level as Euscorpius lagostae Di Caporiacco, 1950, stat. nov. The high genetic distances in the mitochondrial COI gene found between E. lagostae and Euscorpius cf. lagostae (p-distances up to 5.4 %) imply that latter lineage represents yet another species. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, Volume 59, Issue 8, Pages 1824–1849, Martina Podnar, Irena Grbac, Nikola Tvrtković, Christoph Hörweg, Elisabeth Haring: DOI: 10.1111/jzs.12562. Photo credit: Nikola Tvrtković, Graphics credit: Denis Lešić
A molecular and chromosomic meta-analysis approach and its implications for the taxonomy of the genus Makalata Husson, 1978 (Rodentia, Echimyidae) including an amended diagnosis for M. macrura (Wagner, 1842)
-  8 December 2021
Makalata comprises medium-sized arboreal echimyid rodents with orange to reddish nose. Two species are recognized: M. didelphoides and M. macrura. We identified 14 clades representing potential species using genetic data. Four lineages in the Guiana Shield were shown to be morphological cryptic species. The name M. didelphoides cannot be applied to any specimen without a genetic approach and sequencing of holotypes. The results reinforce the importance of integrative approach to obtain a more accurate picture of the taxonomic diversity of this genus.
Phylogeographic pattern, genetic diversity, and evolutionary history of the enigmatic freshwater fish species Aulopyge huegelii (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae)
-  8 December 2021
In this study, molecular genetic analyses based on three molecular markers were performed to confirm the position of Aulopyge within Cyprinidae, obtain data on its evolutionary history, and describe its population genetic structure and diversity. Phylogenetic reconstruction based on cytb sequences corroborated the independent position of this species and its placement within the Barbinae subfamily (Fig. A). The evolutionary history of A. huegelii began already in the middle Oligocene, around 28 million years ago (Fig. B).
A taxonomically complex catfish group from an underrepresented geographic area: Systematics and species limits in Hypostomus Lacépède, 1803 (Siluriformes, Loricariidae) from Eastern South America
-  6 December 2021
The genus Hypostomus is structured into 10 phylogenetic groups with shallow divergence and overlapping area of occurrence of most groups in various hydrogeographic ecoregions. Five of these groups occur within the Northeastern Mata Atlântica (NMA) and São Francisco (SF) plus two new clades suggested here, one being exclusive to SF and the other occurring within these two ecoregions. This study shows that only two phylogenetic groups occur in both ecoregions and highlights the occurrence of possible species complexes as well as the presence of putative new lineages restricted to this area of interest.
The following is a list of the most cited articles based on citations published in the last three years, according to CrossRef.
Morphological evidence that the molecularly determined Ciona intestinalis type A and type B are different species: Ciona robusta and Ciona intestinalis
-  15 May 2015
Ciona intestinalis is a model chordate in various fields of biology. Molecular studies have identified two forms, named “type A” and “type B”, as putative cryptic species, leading to the hypothesis of a complex of species. We compared their morphology and found that only type A possesses tunic tubercular prominences, allowing unambiguous discrimination. We found that Ciona robusta Hoshino & Tokioka, 1967 corresponds to C. intestinalis type A and that Ciona intestinalis (Linnaeus, 1767) corresponds to C. intestinsalis type B.
Molecular systematics of gerbils and deomyines (Rodentia: Gerbillinae, Deomyinae) and a test of desert adaptation in the tympanic bulla
-  8 June 2015
We analyze the largest molecular dataset for gerbils and deomyines. Results were concordant with previous molecular phylogenies and discordant with morphological phylogenies. None of the traditional gerbil tribes and subtribes were monophyletic; several gerbil genera and subgenera were paraphyletic; and some gerbil and deomyine species were synonymous. The size of the tympanic bulla and skulls were determined with outline analysis and phylogenetic comparative analyses indicated that the discordance between morphological phylogenies and molecular phylogenies of gerbils are due in part to convergent adaptations to enlarged bullae in arid environments (the left auditory bulla of a Pachyuromys is highlighted in blue).
Ultrastructure of attachment specializations of hexapods (Arthropoda): evolutionary patterns inferred from a revised ordinal phylogeny
-  21 December 2001
Recent advances in DNA taxonomy
Fortschritte in der DNA‐Taxonomie
-  1 November 2006