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Volume 64, Issue 4 (2018)

 

Ecology

Review of the vertebrate-mediated dispersal of the Date Palm, Phoenix dactylifera

Dirk H. R. Spennemann – 283

Aves

The spread of the Rose-ringed Parakeet, Psittacula krameri, in Turkey between 1975 and 2015 (Aves: Psittacidae)

Esra Per –297

Amphibia

Molecular and morphological evidence for a new subspecies of Fazila’s Lycian Salamander Lyciasalamandra fazilae in South-west Anatolia

Bayram Göçmen, Sarah Ehl, Mert Karış, Burkhard Thiesmeier and Thomas Kordges – 304

Osteichthyes

A new Chondrostoma species from the Büyük Menderes River Basin, Turkey (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)

Salim Serkan Güçlü, Fahrettin Küçük, Davut Turan, Yılmaz Çiftçi and Ayşe Gül Mutlu – 315

Hexapoda

A new species of Maladera Mulsant & Rey, 1871 from Iran (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Sericini) and a review of the distribution of the genus in Iran

Silvia Fabrizi, Eckehard Rößner and Dirk Ahrens – 322

 

New data on spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Iraq

Alexander A. Fomichev, Yuri M. Marusik and Seppo Koponen – 329

 

A new species of Anagyrus (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) from Iran, parasitoid of Planococcus ficus (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) on Vitis vinifera

George Japoshvili and Majid Fallahzadeh – 340

 

Trichopsomyia ochrozona (Stackelberg, 1952) (Diptera: Syrphidae) recorded from Iran for the first time with a key to the West Palaearctic Trichopsomyia Williston, 1888 species

Jeroen van Steenis, Babak Gharali, Theo Zeegers and Hussein Sadeghi Namaghi – 345

 

Dyspessa peri (Lepidoptera: Cossidae), a new species of Cossidae from Afghanistan

Roman V. Yakovlev and Helen Alipanah – 360

Arachnida

A new species and new distribution records of Zercon C. L. Koch from Iran (Acari: Zerconidae)

Mohammadreza Kavianpour, Mehmet Karaca, Younes Karimpour and Raşit Urhan – 363

Short Communications

Record of the Yellowback Grunt Pomadasys aheneus McKay & Randall  (Osteichthyes: Haemulidae) from the Arabian Gulf off Iraq

Atheer H. Ali and Yukio Iwatsuki – 371

 

The Black Bordered Arab, Colotis ungemachi (Le Cerf, 1922) (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) in the Middle East, and the first confirmed record for Ethiopia

Vazrick Nazari and Peter Merrett – 374

 

 

Volume 64, Issue 3 (2018)

 

Mammalia

Intraspecific killing among Leopards (Panthera pardus) in Iran (Mammalia: Felidae)

Mohammad S. Farhadinia, Hossein Alinezhad, Ehsan Hadipour, Iman Memarian, Stephane Ostrowski, Kaveh Hobeali, Amirhossein Dadashi-Jourdehi,  Paul J. Johnson, David W. Macdonald and Luke T. B. Hunter – 189

 

Melanism and coat colour polymorphism in the Egyptian Wolf Canis lupaster Hemprich & Ehrenberg (Carnivora: Canidae) from Egypt

Mostafa Saleh, Mahmoud Younes, Moustafa Sarhan and Fouad Abdel-Hamid – 195

Osteichthyes

Phylogeography of Walton’s Mudskipper, Periophthalmus waltoni Koumans, 1941 (Perciformes: Gobiidae), from the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman

Mehdi Ghanbarifardi, Mansour Aliabadian and Hamid Reza Esmaeili – 207

 

The scale characteristics of two Aphanius species from southern Iran (Teleostei: Aphaniidae)

Azad Teimori – 219

Hexapoda

Floral preferences of hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) in response to the abundance and species richness of flowering plants

Mohammad-Reza Babaei, Seyed Ali Asghar Fathi, Ebrahim Gilasian and Hassan Barimani Varandi – 228

 

Two new species of Torymidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) reared from flower heads of Echinops orientalis Trautvetter in south-eastern Turkey

Mikdat Doğanlar and M. Murat Aslan – 238

 

A new species of the genus Chrysotoxum Meigen, 1803 (Diptera: Syrphidae) from Turkey

Zorica Nedeljković, Ante Vujić, Rüstem Hayat, Ljiljana Šašić Zorić

and Mihajla Đan – 244

 

A new species of Rhytimorpha Szépligeti (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Braconinae) from Israel

Donald L. J. Quicke, Frank Koch, Gavin R. Broad, Andrew M. R. Bennett, Simon van Noort, Paul D. N. Hebert and Buntika A. Butcher – 253

 

Two new species of the genus Anisobas Wesmael (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Ichneumoninae) from Iran and Uzbekistan

Matthias Riedel, Farid Shirzadegan and Ali Asghar Talebi – 262

 

Taxonomic notes on Drilus Olivier, 1790 (Elateridae: Agrypninae: Drilini) in Rhodes

Eliška Šormová – 267

 

The Sarcophagidae (Diptera) of the Middle East

Yury Verves and Lydmyla Khrokalo – 273

 

 

Volume 64, Issue 2 (2018)

Aves

The breeding biology of the White-spectacled Bulbul, Pycnonotus xanthopygos, at the northwestern edge of its distribution range

Aziz Aslan, Bekir Kabasakal, Matteo Griggio and Ali Erdoğan  - 95

Osteichthyes

Characteristics of Capoeta oguzelii, a new species of cyprinid fish from the Ezine Stream, Black Sea basin, Turkey (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)

Mahmut Elp, Mustafa İbrahim Osmanoğlu, Ali Eslem Kadak and Davut Turan  102

 

The taxonomic status of the Black Sea and Marmara Sea populations of the Broadnosed Pipefish Syngnathus cf. argentatus Pallas (Teleostei: Syngnathidae) based on morphological and molecular characters

Adnan Çağlar Oruç and Semih Engin - 112

Mollusca

Molecular confirmation of the occurrence of Elysia cf. tomentosa (Mollusca: Heterobranchia) in the Persian Gulf

Mahshid Oladi, Ali Nasrolahi, Faraham Ahmadzadeh, Omid Alizadeh and Patrick J. Krug - 124

Hexapoda

Description of a new species of Hyadaphis Kirkaldy (Hemiptera: Aphididae) from Turkey

Shalva Barjadze, and Işil Özdemir - 131

 

Which species of the genus Scaurus Fabricius (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) occurs in the Caucasus and the border areas of Anatolia?

Maxim Nabozhenko, Yakov Kovalenko and Mark Kalashian - 137

 

Further records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Iran

Shahrokh Pashaei Rad, Brian Taylor, Roshanak Torabi, Ebrahim Aram, Giti Abolfathi, Rezvan Afshari, Fatemeh Borjali, Maryam Ghatei, Fouzihe Hediary, Farzaneh Jazini, Vala Heidary Kiah, Zeynab Mahmoudi, Fatemeh Safariyan and Maryam Seiri - 145

 

Long-term effects of fire on ant communities (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Pinus brutia forests of south-western Turkey

Burçin Yenisey Kaynaş, Kadri Kıran and Celal Karaman - 160

 

Limited polymorphism in two spittlebugs, Philaenus spumarius (Linnaeus) and P. signatus Melichar (Hemiptera: Cercopidae), in island populations from Western Turkey

Selçuk Yurtsever - 169

Arachnida

Identification key to the species of Amblyolpium Simon (Pseudoscorpiones: Garypinidae), with first record of Amblyolpium bellum Chamberlin from Iran

Mahrad Nassirkhani - 174

Short Communications

Evidence of seed germination in scats of the Asiatic Black Bear Ursus thibetanus in Iran (Mammalia: Carnivora)

Hadi Fahimi, Ali T. Qashqaei, Mehdi Chalani, Zeinab Asadi, Siamak Broomand, Nahid Ahmadi and Gholam Hosein Yusefi - 182

 

The first record of the Southwest Asian Badger Meles canescens (Mammalia: Mustelidae) from Afghanistan

Nasratullah Jahed and Stéphane Ostrowski-  185

 

Volume 64, Issue 1, 2018

Mammalia

Systematic relationships within the Microtus arvalis (Rodentia: Cricetidae) group in Iran, inferred from cytogenetic analyses

Ahmad Mahmoudi, Jan Zima, Boris Kryštufek, Jamshid Darvish, Mansour Aliabadian and Atilla Arslan  - 1

 

Distribution and phylogeography of Blanford’s Fox, Vulpes cana (Carnivora: Canidae), in Africa and the Middle East

Mostafa Saleh, Mahmoud Younes, Ali Basuony, Fouad Abdel-Hamid,

Abdullah Nagy and Ahmad Badry - 9

 

Geomorphometric differences among four species of Microtus in Turkey (Mammalia: Rodentia)

Ahmet Yesari Selçuk, Alaettin Kaya and Haluk Kefelioğlu - 27

Reptilia

Impact of nest relocation on the reproductive success of Loggerhead Turtles, Caretta caretta, in the Göksu Delta, Turkey (Reptilia: Cheloniidae)

Onur Candan - 38

 

The Gray Toad-headed Agama, Phrynocephalus scutellatus, on the Iranian Plateau: The degree of niche overlap depends on the phylogenetic distance

Anooshe Kafash, Shima Malakoutikhah, Masoud Yousefi, Farhad Ataei, Hamid Heidari, and Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani - 47

Crustacea

Female reproductive pattern of Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896 (Brachyura: Portunidae) in Iskenderun Bay, Eastern Mediterranean

Canan Türeli, İrem Nur Yeşilyurt and İ. Erdal Nevşat -  55

Mollusca

Pseudobithynia guldeni sp. n., a new gastropod species from the Mediterranean region of Turkey (Gastropoda: Truncatelloidea)

Mustafa Emre Gürlek - 64

Hexapoda

On the genus Sunius Stephens, 1829 of Turkey. VI. A new micropterous species and distribution of the genus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae)

Sinan Anlaş - 68

Arachnida

On the scorpion fauna of Egypt, with an identification key (Arachnida: Scorpiones)

Ahmed Badry, Mahmoud Younes, Moustafa M. H. Sarhan and Mostafa Saleh - 75

Short Communications

On the distribution of Dina stschegolewi (Hirudinida: Erpobdellidae) in the South Caucasus

Andrii Khomenko, Serge Utevsky, Dmitry Palatov, Mair Huseynov, Shabnam Farzali, Leman Dadashova, Kaveh Darabi-Darestani, Andrei Utevsky - 88

 

Suspected rat predation on the Near Eastern Fire Salamander (Salamandra infraimmaculata) by selective consumption of non-toxic tissue

Nadav Pezaro, Valentina Rovelli, Ori Segev, Alan R. Templeton and Leon Blaustein - 91

Corrigendum

Correction to: Do recent leopard Panthera pardus records from northern Iraq and south-eastern Turkey reveal an unknown population nucleus in the region?

Batur Avgan, Hama Raza, Muhammadsaddik Barzani and Urs Breitenmoser - 94

 

Volume 63, Issue 4 (2017)

Aves

Nest position, breeding success and diet of the Black-crowned Night Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax in the Anzali Wetland, Northern Iran (Aves: Ardeidae) – Abbas Ashoori, Hossien Varasteh Moradi, Hamid Reza Rezaiee and Abdolrassoul Salman Mahiny – 283

Unusual song of an individual Cyprus Scops Owl Otus cyprius (Aves: Strigidae) – Peter Flint – 291

Reptilia

A new species of frog-eyed gecko, genus Teratoscincus Strauch, 1863 (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae), from southeastern Iran. Morteza Akbarpour, Soheila Shafiei, Mohammad Ebrahim Sehhatisabet and Ehsan Damadi –296

Geographic variation of Gloydius halys caucasicus (Serpentes: Viperidae) in Iran. Sharifeh Khani, Haji Gholi Kami and Mehdi Rajabizadeh – 303

Isolated population of the Middle Eastern Phoenicolacerta laevis from the Georgian Black Sea Coast, and its genetic closeness to populations from southern Turkey. David Tarkhnishvili, Mariam Gabelaia, Andrei Kandaurov, Alexander Bukhnikashvili and Giorgi Iankoshvili – 311

Osteichthyes

A new species of Pomatoschistus (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from Southern Anatolia. Semih Engin and Deniz İnnal – 316

The diet of native and invasive fish species along the eastern Mediterranean coast (Osteichthyes). Roni-Lee Gilaad, Bella S. Galil, Ariel Diamant and Menachem Goren – 325

Hexapoda

A checklist of the genus Tomosvaryella Aczél (Diptera: Pipunculidae) from the Middle East with the description of a new species. Bahareh Majnon Jahromi, Mehdi Gheibi, Majid Fallahzadeh, Christian Kehlmaier and Shahram Hesami – 336

Contribution to the Ichneumoninae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) of Iran, with descriptions of three new species. Matthias Riedel and Pardis Aghadokht – 348

Hydrochus adiyamanensis sp. n. from Adıyaman Province in south-eastern Turkey (Coleoptera: Hydrochidae). Gani Erhan Taşar – 356

Arachnida

A new species from the Clubiona caerulescens group from the Caucasus (Araneae: Clubionidae). Kirill G. Mikhailov, Stefan Otto and George Japoshvili – 362

Short Communications

Reproduction of the Barn Owl (Tyto alba) in Cyprus (Aves: Strigiformes). Nicolaos Kassinis and Alexandre Roulin – 369

First record of Dusky Warbler, Phylloscopus fuscatus (Aves: Sylviidae), from Iran. Fardin Naziri, Abbas Ashoori and Petri Lampila – 372

New record of the European Finless Eel Apterichtus caecus from Iskenderun Bay, eastern Mediterranean Sea. Deniz Erguden, Servet Ahmet Doğdu, Ali Uyan, Mevlut Gurlek and Cemal Turan – 374

 

Volume 63, Issue 3 (2017)

Mammalia

A new chromosomal race (2n=44) of Nannospalax xanthodon from Turkey (Mammalia: Rodentia). Teoman Kankılıç, Atilla Arslan, Perinçek Seçkinozan Şeker, Tolga Kankılıç, Kubilay Toyran and Jan Zima - 181

Aves

Behavioural and morphological characteristics of white doves in Osmaniye, Turkey identify the population as Laughing Doves (Streptopelia senegalensis). Lale Aktay, Özgün Sözüer, Joshua J. Horns, Derviş Kökenek, Bilge Kağan Tomas and Çağan H. Şekercioğlu - 189

Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus): Important wintering sites and breeding records in the United Arab Emirates. Shahid B. Khan, Salim Javed, Shakeel Ahmed, Junid N. Shah, Abdulla Ali Al Hammadi and Eissa Ali Al Hammadi - 194

Reptilia

Population size and structure of the African Softshell Turtle, Trionyx triunguis, in Dalaman, southwestern Turkey. Salim Can Akçınar and Ertan Taşkavak - 202

Osteichthyes

A new species of Diplecogaster (Actinopterygii: Gobiesocidae) from the Mediterranean Sea. Murat Bilecenoğlu, Mehmet Baki Yokeş and Marcelo Kovačić - 210

New record of Ptarmus gallus Kossmann & Räuber, 1877 from the northern Red Sea (Teleostei: Aploactinidae), with a redescription. of the species. Ronald Fricke, Daniel Golani and Brenda Appelbaum-Golani - 219

Re-description of Oxynoemacheilus longipinnis from the Persian Gulf basin (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). Golnaz Sayyadzadeh, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Soheil Eagderi, Arash Jouladeh-Roudbar, Mojtaba Masoudi and Saber Vatandoust - 228

Hexapoda

Discovery of the subfamily Microtypinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in Egypt, with the description of a new species. Yusuf A. Edmardsah, Neveen S. Gadallaha and Kees van Achterberg - 239

New data on the genus Chrysotoxum Meigen (Diptera: Syrphidae) from North-East Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran including descriptions of three new species. Ante Vujić, Zorica Nedeljković, Rüstem Hayat, Ozan Demirözer, Ximo Mengual and Farzaneh Kazerani - 250

Arachnida

Three new species of Zerconidae (Acari: Mesostigmata) from Turkey – Raşit Urhan and Elif Hilal Duran - 269

Short Communications

New breeding sites of the Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus) in Turkey (Aves: Falconiformes) – Recep Karakaş and Murat Biricik - 277

First Palaearctic record of the genus Pygophora Schiner, 1868 (Diptera: Muscidae) from Iranian Baluchestan – Mehrdad Parchami-Araghi, Adrian C. Pont, Ebrahim Gilasian, Farzaneh Basavand and Hosnieh Mousavi         - 280

 

Volume 60, Issue 2 (2017)

Mammalia

Reconstructing historical baselines for the Persian/Arabian Gulf Dugong, Dugong dugon (Mammalia: Sirena). Dalal Al-Abdulrazzak and Daniel Pauly – 95

Aves

Autumn migration of the White Stork, Ciconia ciconia, and the Black Stork, C. nigra, over the Bosphorus (Aves: Ciconiidae). Zeynel Arslangündoğdu, Ergün Bacak, Vedat Beşkardeş, Cem Dalyan, Luke Smith, Margaret R. Payne and Ümit Yardım – 103

Reptilia

Description of a new species of Lytorhynchus (Squamata: Colubridae) from Iran – Farhang Torki – 109

Taxonomy and distribution of sand boas of the genus Eryx Daudin, 1803 (Serpentes: Erycidae) in Iran – Mohammad Zarrintab, Konstantin D. Milto, Naeimeh Eskandarzadeh, Bahman Zangi, Mohammad Jahan, Haji Gholi Kami, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani and Mahdi Rajabizadeh – 117

Amphibia

Food composition of the Near Eastern Fire Salamander, Salamandra infraimmaculata Martens, 1885 (Amphibia: Urodela: Salamandridae) from Eastern Anatolia – Kerim Çiçek, Mustafa Koyun and Cemal Varol Tok – 130

Osteichthyes

First record of Pristipomoides multidens (Day, 1871) from the Gulf of Aqaba, with a note on the species of Pristipomoides in the Red Sea (Actinopterygii: Lutjanidae). Avi Baranes, Nir Stern and Menachem Goren – 136

Mollusca

A new genus and species of galeommatoid bivalve (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Montacutidae) from Kuwait Bay, Arabian Gulf. P. Graham Oliver, Valeriy A. Skryabin and Aws Y. Al-Ghunaim – 141

Hexapoda

Additions to the Pipunculidae fauna of Iran, with the description of a new species of Tomosvaryella (Insecta: Diptera). Farzaneh Kazerani, Samad Khaghaninia and Christian Kehlmaier – 147

Records of bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) new to both Georgia and Transcaucasia revealed by DNA barcoding. Giorgi Kirkitadze, Martin Husemann, Robert J. Paxton, Rita Radzevičiūtė and George Japoshvili – 154

A new species of Limnia Robineau-Desviody, 1830 (Diptera: Sciomyzidae) from Iran. Mohammad Seddighi Sadr and Saeed Mohamadzade Namin – 161

Taxonomic notes about Paropta Staudinger, 1899 (Lepidoptera: Cossidae). Roman V. Yakovlev and Thomas J. Witt – 166

Araneae

A new Palliduphantes Saaristo & Tanasevitch, 1996 from the Elburz Mountains, Iran (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Andrei V. Tanasevitch – 172

Short Communications

Breeding biology of the Common Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus, at natural nesting sites in the north of Iran (Aves: Falconiformes). Sina Anushiravani and Zahra Sepehri Roshan – 176

First record of Aequorea vitrina Gosse, 1853 (Hydrozoa) from the Sea of Marmara: a potential invader for the Mediterranean Sea. I. Noyan Yilmaz, Melek Isinibilir, Denizhan Vardar and Fuat Dursun – 178

 

Volume 63, Issue 1 (2017)

Mammalia

Taxonomic identity of Chionomys nivalis spitzenbergerae (Mammalia: Rodentia). Atilla Arslan, Emine Arslan, Ahmad Mahmoudi, Anna Bannikova and Boris Kryštufek -  1

Aves

Changes in the breeding avifauna of Israel during 2003–2016. Yoav Perlman, Barak Granit and Avner Cohen - 8

Reptilia

Male reproductive seasonality of the Snake-eyed Lizard, Ophisops elegans Ménétriés, 1832, from Lebanon (Reptilia: Lacertidae). Fida Nassar, Riyad Sadek and Souad Hraoui-Bloquet - 17

Chondrichthyes and Osteichthyes

Age at maturity of some fish species distributed in Turkish marine waters (Actinopterygii and Elasmobranchii). Sedat Gündoğdu and Makbule Baylan -  24

Squalius semae, a new species of chub from the Euphrates River, Eastern Anatolia (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Davut Turan, Maurice Kottelat and Esra Bayçelebi -  33

Occurrence of Lobotes surinamensis (Osteichthyes: Lobotidae)  in the Mediterranean: Historical and recent data. Gökçen Bilge, Halit Filiz and Anil Gülşahin -  43

Risk screening of non-native and translocated freshwater fish species in a Mediterranean-type shallow lake: Lake Marmara (West Anatolia). Ali Serhan Tarkan, Hasan M. Sarı, Ali İlhan, Irmak Kurtul and Lorenzo Vilizzi -  48

Hexapoda

First record of the genus Gynecaptera Skorikov, 1935 (Hymenoptera: Bradynobaenidae: Apterogyninae) from Saudi Arabia, with description of a new species. Ahmed Mostafa Soliman, Neveen Samy Gadallah and Hathal Mohammed Al Dhafer -  58

A new species of ant-loving cricket Myrmecophilus Berthold, 1827 from Cyprus (Orthoptera: Myrmecophilidae). Thomas Stalling -  63

A new ant species of the Leptogenys sulcinoda-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Saudi Arabia. Mostafa R. Sharaf, Shahid A. Akbar, Hathal M. Al Dhafer and Abdulrahman S. Aldawood - 68

Description of a new species of Liosarcophaga (s. str.) from Turkey (Diptera: Sarcophagidae: Sarcophagini). Yury Verves, Vladimir Radchenko and Lyudmyla Khrokalo - 76

Arachnida

A new species of Hoplopholcus Kulczyński, 1908 (Araneae: Pholcidae) from the European part of Turkey. Nurcan Demircan and Aydın Topçu - 83

A new species of soil mites (Acari: Mesostigmata: Zerconidae) from Afyonkarahisar province, Turkey. Elif Hilal Duran, Mehmet Karaca and Raşit Urhan - 86

Short Communications

First record of Nathusius’ Pipistrelle, Pipistrellus nathusii (Mammalia: Chiroptera), from Iran. Saeid Naderi, Christian Dietz, Alireza Mirzajani and Frieder Mayer – 92

 

Volume 62, Issue 4 (2016)

Mammalia

Distribution of Asellia tridens (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) lineages including representatives from Saudi Arabia. Timothy C. Bray and Petr Benda –  280

Aves

Attributes of trees used by nesting and foraging woodpeckers (Aves: Picidae) in an area with old pollarded Oaks (Quercus spp.) in the Taurus Mountains, Turkey. Adam Bergner, Anton Sunnergren, Burcu Yeşilbudak, Cahit Erdem and Nicklas Jansson-  288

Reptilia

Phylogenetic affinities of the Iraqi populations of Saw-scaled vipers of the genus Echis (Serpentes: Viperidae), revealed by sequences of mtDNA genes. Fadhil Abbas Rhadi, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Rihab Ghaleb Mohammed and Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani - 299

Home ranges of parthenogenetic and bisexual species in a community of Darevskia lizards (Reptilia: Lacertidae). Neftalí Sillero, Claudia Corti and Miguel A. Carretero - 306

Osteichthyes

First record of the Brassy Chub Kyphosus vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) in the Eastern Mediterranean (Osteichthyes: Perciformes: Kyphosidae). Menachem Goren, Bella S. Galil, Roy Gevili and Nir Stern - 319

Crustacea

New records of deep-sea decapod crustaceans in the Turkish Mediterranean Sea (North Levant Sea). Mehmet Cengiz Deval and Carlo Froglia - 323

Population genetics and reproductive strategies of two Notostraca (Crustacea) species from winter ponds in Israel. Michal Sorek, Jacob Douek, Tamar Guy-Haim, Noa Simon-Blecher, Baruch Rinkevich and Yair Achituv - 331

Hexapoda

A new species of the genus Vulda Jacquelin du Val from Turkey (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Xantholinini). Sinan Anlaş -  342

A new species of Maladera from Jordan (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Sericini). Dirk Ahrens, Silvia Fabrizi and Eckehard Rößner-  347

First record of the bee genus Melitta from the Arabian Peninsula (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Melittidae). Mohamed A. Shebl, Abdulaziz S. Alqarni and Michael S. Engel -  352

A new species of the genus Haba Semenov, 1954 (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae) from Iran, with a key to species. Franco Strumia and Majid Fallahzadeh -  358

A new species of Hercostomus Loew, 1857 (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) from Turkey. Alper Tonguç, Patrick Grootaert and Murat Barlas-  362

Short Communications

First record of Black-throated Accentor, Prıunella atrogulaıris (Brandt, 1884), in Turkey. Arzu Gürsoy Ergen and Y. Sancar Barış -  367

First record of Androctonus robustus Kovařík & Ahmed, 2013 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) for Iran. Ersen Aydın Yağmur, Mohammad Moradi, Maryam Larti and Samira Lashkari - 370

A new species and new distribution records of Zaitunia from Iran (Araneae: Filistatidae). Alireza Zamani and Yuri M. Marusik - 373

 

Volume 62, Issue 3 (2016)

Zoogeography

The Anatolian diagonal revisited: Testing the ecological basis of a biogeographic boundary. Hakan Gür - 189

Mammalia

Altitudinal variation in the diversity and structure of the desert rodent community from Jebel Al Jais, United Arab Emirates. Haemish Melville and Anne-Lise Chaber- 200

A new and highly divergent mitochondrial lineage in the Small Five-toed Jerboa, Allactaga elater, from Iran  (Mammalia: Rodewntia). Saeed Mohammadi, Sandra Afonso, Mohammad Ali Adibi, José Melo-Ferreira and Rita Campos - 206

The stomach content of a Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus): finding of Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) remains. Arda M. Tonay, Erdem Danyer, Ayhan Dede, Bayram Öztürk and Ayaka A. Öztürk - 212

Aves

Attributes of trees used by nesting and foraging woodpeckers (Aves: Picidae) in an area with old pollarded Oaks (Quercus spp.) in the Taurus Mountains, Turkey. Adam Bergner, Anton Sunnergren, Burcu Yeşilbudak, Cahit Erdem and Nicklas Jansson - 217

Phylogenetic relationships of Eurasian Nuthatches (Sitta europaea Linnaeus, 1758) from the Alborz and Zagros Mountains, Iran. Masoud Nazarizadeh, Mohammad Kaboli, Hamid Reza Rezaie, Jalil Imani Harisini and Eric Pasquet - 228

Reptilia

Diet of the Worm Lizard, Diplometopon zarudnyi (Nikolsky, 1907), in Riyadh province, Saudi Arabia (Reptilia: Trogonophidae). Mohammad Khalid Al-Sadoon, Bilal Ahmad Paray and Hassan A. Rudayni - 238

Phylogeny and biogeography of Arabian populations of the Persian Horned Viper Pseudocerastes persicus (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854). Philip de Pous, Marc Simó-Riudalbas, Johannes Els, Sithum Jayasinghe, Felix Amat and Salvador Carranza - 242

The feminizing effect of metabolic heating in Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) clutches in the eastern Mediterranean. Betül F. Önder and Onur Candan - 250

Amphibia

On the trophic spectrum of Pelophylax ridibundus (Pallas, 1771) (Amphibia: Anura: Ranidae) in western Iran. Behzad Fathinia, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Hamid Darvishnia, Arya Shafaeipour and Ghodrat Jaafari - 259

Geographic nestedness of Lyciasalamandra billae (Amphibia: Salamandridae) populations within L. antalyana and description of a new subspecies. Olaf Godmann, Mert Kariş and Bayram Göçmen-  267

Hexapoda

A new species of Copidosoma (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) from Iran. George Japoshvili, Hamid Rakhshani and Jahangir Khajehali - 273

Arachnida

Two new harvestmen species (Arachnida: Opiliones) from the Caucasus. Nataly Yu. Snegovaya and Alexey N. Tchemeris - 276

Short Communications

A new record of Lagocephalus guentheri (Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae) from the north-eastern Aegean Sea. Okan Akyol and İlker Aydın - 283

First record of female intersex in Litarachna communis Walter, 1925 (Acari: Hydrachnidia) from the Sea of Marmara, Turkey. M. Levent Artüz and Vladimir Pešić - 286

Description of the hitherto unknown female of Xysticus tenuiapicalis Demir, 2012 (Araneae: Thomisidae). Hakan Demirand Hakkı Onur Koçyiğit -  289

The Desert Beauty Calopieris eulimene: a butterfly new to Egypt (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Ahmed El-Gabbas and Francis Gilbert -  291

Expression of Concern

Expression of Concern - 294

 

Volume 62, Issue 2 (2016)

Mammalia

Do recent leopard Panthera pardus records from northern Iraq and south-eastern Turkey reveal an unknown population nucleus in the region? Batur Avgan, Hana Raza, Muhammadsaddik Barzani and Urs Breitenmoser – 95

Aves

Breeding biology of the Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus in the Sabkhat Al-Fasl Lagoons, Saudi Arabia (Aves: Charadriiformes). Monif AlRashidi –  105

Osteichthyes

Description of two new species of the genus Gobio (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from the Black Sea coast of Turkey. Davut Turan, Bella Japoshvili, İsmail Aksu and Yusuf Bektaş – 112

Mollusca

Diversity, habitats and size-frequency distribution of the gastropod genus Conus at Dahab in the Gulf of Aqaba, Northern Red Sea. Sarah Zauner and Martin Zuschin – 125

Hexapoda

Ants of the genus Syllophopsis Santschi, 1915 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Saudi Arabia with description of a new species. Abdulrahman S. Aldawood – 137

Contribution to the knowledge of the click beetle genus Zorochros (Coleoptera: Elateridae) from Saudi Arabia. Hathal M. Al Dhafer and Samuel A. Wells – 144

Revision of the Clytra subfasciata species group (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalinae: Clytrini). Jan Bezděk – 148

Oligochaeta

Description of the first endemic earthworm species from Cyprus (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae). Tímea Szederjesi, Tomás Pavlíček and Csaba Csuzdi – 158

Arachnida

Two new species of the genus Zercon C. L. Koch from theInner Aegean Region of Turkey (Acari: Mesostigmata: Zerconidae). Raşit Urhan, Elif Hilal Duran and Mehmet Karaca  – 164

Two new spider species of the family Dysderidae (Araneae) from Turkey. M. İsmail Varol and Adile Akpınar – 171

A new species of Paratheuma (Araneae: Dictynidae) from Southwestern Asia and transfer of the genus. Alireza Zamani, Yuri M. Marusik and James W. Berry –  177

Short Communication

New record of the thermophilic Cephalopholis taeniops (Osteichthyes: Serranidae) in the Aegean Sea. Semih Engin, Erhan Irmak and Dilruba Seyhan –  184

First record of the hydrozoan Oceania armata Kölliker, 1853 from Turkey. Nurçin Gülşahin, Murat Çelik, Cemal Turan and Celal Ateş – 187

 

Volume 62, Issue 1 (2016)

Mammalia

Prey of the Persian Leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor) in a mixed forest-steppe landscape in northeastern Iran (Mammalia: Felidae). Elmira Sharbafi, Mohammad S. Farhadiniaa, Hamid R. Rezaie and Alex Richard Braczkowski – 1

Aves

Nest-site selection and its impact on breeding success of the Lesser Kestrel, Falco naumanni, in the North of Iran (Aves: Falconiformes). Sina Anushiravani, Davoud Fadakar, Zahra Sepehri Roshan and Hamid-Reza Rezaei – 9

Diet of the Omani Owl, Strix butleri, near Nakhal, Oman. Zuhair S. Amr, Magnus S. Robb, João M. G. Nunes, Mohammad A. Abu Baker and Alyn Walsh – 17

The first confirmed records of Omani Owl, Strix butleri (A. O. Hume, 1878) (Aves: Strigidae), from Iran. Seyed Babak Musavi, Ali Khani, Abolghasem Khaleghizadeh and Magnus Robb – 21

Diet of a nesting pair of Long-eared Owls, Asio otus, in an urban envi-ronment in southwestern Turkey (Aves: Strigidae). Elif Göçer – 25

Reptilia

A skeletochronological study of age, growth and longevity in two freshwater turtles, Emys orbicularis and Mauremys rivulata, from Mediterranean Turkey (Reptilia: Testudines). Kerim Çiçek, Meltem Kumaş, Dinçer Ayaz and Cemal Varol Tok – 29

Seasonal changes in the testicular activity of the Iranian Mountain Viper, Montivipera albicornuta (Nilson & Andrén, 1985) (Reptilia: Viperidae). Parvaneh Safdarian, Fatemeh Todehdehghan, Vida Hojati and Abdolhossein Shiravi – 39

Comparison of reptile sampling in Iran with pitfall versus double-ended funnel traps. Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani and Masoud Yousefi – 46

Osteichthyes

Feeding ecology and trophic level of Chimaera monstrosa Linnaeus, 1758 (Holocephali: Chimaeridae) in the Eastern Mediterranean. Elizabeth Grace Tunka Eronat – 51

Mollusca

On a new species of Euchondrus Boettger, 1883 from Syria (Pulmonata: Enidae). Eike Neubert and Zuhair Amr – 58

Hexapoda

A new species of the genus Megasis Guenée, 1845 from Turkey (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Kesran Akın – 61

Gypsochroa renitidata (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Desmobathrinae), a genus and species new for the fauna of Iran. Hossein Rajaei and Shamsi Feizpour – 64

On the genus Sunius Curtis, 1829 of Turkey. III. Four new species from western Anatolia, Turkey (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae). Sinan Anlaş – 68

Arachnida

Notes on Hysterochelifer afghanicus Beier (Pseudoscorpiones: Cheliferidae), with a key to the species of Hysterochelifer Chamberlin. Mahrad Nassirkhani, Reza Vafai Shoushtari and Mahtab Rahmat Abadi – 78

Short Communication

Striped Hyaenas (Hyaena hyaena) in Grey Wolf (Canis lupus) packs: cooperation, commensalism or singular aberration? Vladimir Dinets and Beniamin Eligulashvili – 85

Recent hard evidence for the occurrence of the Leopard, Panthera pardus (Mammalia: Felidae), in the Eastern Greater Caucasus. Yuri Yarovenko and Nugzar Zazanashvili – 88

Observations on the diet of the Golden Eagle, Aquila chrysaetos, in Bijar Protected Area (Kurdistan, Iran) (Aves: Falconiformes). Ali Turk Qashqaei, Faraham Ahmadzadeh, Ayoob Sharifi, L. Elizabeth Gray and Aliasghar Zarei – 91

First record of Oodes irakensis Andrewes (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Harpalinae: Oodini) in Iran and a new synonym in Oodes. Jan Muilwijk and Mehdi Esfandiari – 93

 

Volume 61, Issue 4 (2015)

Mammalia

Status of the Arabian Gazelle, Gazella arabica (Mammalia: Bovidae), in Dhofar, Oman

Hadi Al Hikmani, Said Zabanoot, Talah Al Shahari, Nasser Zabanoot, Khalid Al Hikmani and Andrew Spalton  –195

Reptilia

A small fishery with a high impact on sea turtle populations in the eastern Mediterranean

Yaniv Levy, Ori Frid, Adi Weinberger, Rotem Sade, Yoav Adam, Uria Kandanyan, Victoria Berkun, Noga Perry, Dor Edelist, Menachem Goren, Shevy Bat-Sheva Rothman, Nir Stern, Dan Tchernov and Rilov Gil –  300

 

Male reproduction cycle of Kulzer’s Rock Lizard, Phoenicolacerta kulzeri (Müller & Wettstein, 1932), in Lebanon (Reptilia: Lacertidae)

Kamal Rizk and Fida Nassar – 318

 

Phylogenetic relationships of the populations of Iranolacerta brandtii  (de Filippi, 1863) (Squamata: Lacertidae) recently found in Eastern Anatolia, Turkey

Catarina Rato, Mehmet Zülfü Yıldız, Naşit İğci, Kurtuluş Olgun, Çetin Ilgaz, Aziz Avcı, Faraham Ahmadzadeh and Miguel A. Carretero – 324

Amphibia

A skeletochronological analysis of a population of the Anatolia Newt, Neurergus strauchii (Steindachner, 1887) (Caudata: Salamandridae), in Eastern Anatolia, Turkey

Batuhan Yaman Yakın, Kerim Çiçek, Mustafa Koyun, Mert Gürkan, Sibel Hayretdağ and Cemal Varol Tok –  332

Osteichthyes

The life-history traits of widespread freshwater fish species: the case of Roach Rutilus rutilus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Pisces: Teleostei) in water bodies at the southern limits of distribution

Sercan Başkurt, Özgür Emiroğlu, Ali Serhan Tarkan and Lorenzo Vilizzi – 339

 

Re-validation of Gonorhynchus adiscus and G. diplochilus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) using morphological and molecular data

Golnaz Sayyadzadeh, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Keivan Abbasi and Brian W. Coad – 349

Hexapoda

First record of the ant genus Strumigenys S. Smith, 1860 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Qatar by the invasive species S. membranifera Emery, 1869

Mostafa R. Sharaf, Salma H. Al-Hajri and Abdulrahman S. Aldawood – 362

New aphid records for Saudi Arabia (Hemiptera: Aphidoidea)

Sabir Hussain, Yousif Aldryhim, Hathal Al-Dhafer, Susan E. Halbert and Jacob Thomas – 368

Arachnida

A survey of spider taxa new to Israel (Arachnida: Araneae)

Sergei L. Zonstein, Yuri M. Marusik and Mikhail Omelko – 372

Short Communication

First record of the Slender Pony Fish, Equulites elongatus (Günther, 1874) (Osteichthyes: Leiognathidae), from the Turkish coast of the Levantine Sea

Erhan Irmak, Semih Engin, Dilruba Seyhan and Uğur Özden – 386

 

Volume 61, Issue 3 (2015)

Aves

Turkey as a crossroad for Greater Flamingos Phoenicopterus roseus: evidence from population trends and ring-resightings (Aves: Phoenicopteridae) – Özge Balkız, Ortaç Onmuş, Mehmet Sıkı, Ömer Döndüren, Orhan Gül, Antoine Arnaud, Christophe Germain, Süreyya İsfendiyaroğlu, Melih Özbek, Eray Çağlayan, Nilüfer Araç, Burcu Parmak, Uygar Özesmi and Arnaud Béchet - 201

Population increase of the Long-eared Owl, Asio otus (Linnaeus, 1758), in Iran (Aves: Strigidae) – Abolghasem Khaleghizadeh, Mohammad Tohidifar, Seyed Babak Musavi, Alireza Hashemi, Ali Khani and Maryam Omidi - 215

Salinity affects territory size of migratory Little Stint (Calidris minuta) (Aves: Limicolae) – Reuven Yosef and Piotr Zduniak - 220

Reptilia

Verification of the Minor Snake-eyed Skink, Ablepharus grayanus (Stoliczka, 1872) (Sauria: Scincidae), from Iran – Rasoul Karamiani, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyania, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Morteza Akbarpour and Ehsan Damadi - 226

Sexual dimorphism of the European Pond Turtle, Emys orbicularis (Linnaeus, 1758), in Anzali Lagoon, Iran (Reptilia: Emydidae) – Marzieh Kaviani and Mohammad Reza Rahimibashar - 231

Osteichthyes

Genetic variation in an isolated population of the newly identified endemic gudgeon Gobio sakaryaensis (Osteichthyes: Cyprinidae) – Güzin Emecen, Ergi Deniz Özsoy, Murat Yılmaz and Fitnat Güler Ekmekçi - 236

Insecta

A new species of weevil of the genus Rhytideres (Coleoptera: Entiminae: Alophini) from Inner Anatolia (Turkey) – Mahmut Erbey - 241

A new trehala-constructing Larinus Dejean (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from Iran  – Levent Gültekin and Saideh Shahreyary-Nejad - 246

A new species of the genus Chrysolina Motschulsky, 1860 from Turkey (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Chrysomelinae) – İsmail Şen - 252

Bee diversity (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) visiting Broad Bean (Vicia faba L.) flowers in Egypt – Mohamed A. Shebl and Mahmoud Farag - 256

High genetic diversity in southwest Asian populations of Philaenus spumarius (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha) – Anna Maryańska-Nadachowska, Ehsan Sanaie and Łukasz Kajtoch - 264

Arachnida

A new species of Compsobuthus Vachon, 1949 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from Armenia – Wilson R. Lourenço and Elise-Anne Leguin - 273

Redescription of Rhagodes eylandti (Walter, 1889) (Arachnida: Solifugae) with notes on its morphological variation and geographic distribution – Hassan Maddahi, Haji Gholi Kami, Mansour Aliabadian and Omid Mirshamsi - 278

Short Communications

New records of marine water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia, Pontarachnidae) from the eastern Mediterranean Sea (İzmir Bay, Turkey) – Kamil Koç, Merve Türksel and Vladimir Pešić - 285

New records of dragonflies (Odonata) from Belutschistan-e-Sistan province in Iran  – Thomas Schneider, Dietmar Ikemeyer and Henri J. Dumont - 288

First record in Syria of Androthrips ramachandrai Karny, 1926 (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) – Ali Yaseen Ali - 291

Obituary

In memory of Dr. Adwan Shehab – Zuhair Amr - 294

 

Volume 61, Issue 2 (2015)

Mammalia

South-Eastern Lesser Caucasus: the most important landscape for conserving the Leopard (Panthera pardus) in the Caucasus region (Mammalia: Felidae) – Elshad Askerov, Tariel Talibov, Karen Manvelyan, Nugzar Zazanashvili, Alexander Malkhasyan, Parviz Fatullayev and Aurel Heidelberg  - 95

First confirmed record of the Corsac Fox, Vulpes corsac, from Iran and considerations on its status (Mammalia: Canidae) – Leili Khalatbari, Fariborz Heidari, Ali Turk Qashqaei and Kaveh Faizolah - 102

Ecological niche of the Asiatic Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus) in the arid environment of Iran (Mammalia: Felidae) – Jalil Sarhangzadeha, Hassan Akbari and Bahman Shams Esfandabad - 109

Reptilia

Taxonomic reevaluation of Eremias strauchi strauchi Kessler, 1878 and Eremias strauchi kopetdaghica Szczerbak, 1972, based on nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences (Reptilia: Lacertidae) – Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani and Michael Wink  - 118

Amphibia

Genetic evidence for human-mediated introduction of Anatolian water frogs (Pelophylax cf. bedriagae) to Cyprus (Amphibia: Ranidae) – Jörg Plötner, Çiğdem Akın Pekşen, Felix Baier, Thomas Uzzell and C. Can Bilgin - 125

Osteichthyes

Spatial and temporal dynamics of the rock-pool ichthyofauna on Qeshm Island, Persian Gulf – Asma Daryanavard, Asghar Abdoli, Mohammad Sharif Ranjbar, Mohammad Reza Shokri and Bahram H. Kiabi - 133

Mollusca

Description of two new species of Pseudamnicola from southern Turkey (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Hydrobiidae) – Peter Glöer, M. Zeki Yıldırım and Ümit Kebapçi - 139

Insecta

First records of species of the Hesperinidae and Cylindrotomidae (Diptera: Nematocera) from Turkey – Okan Özgül - 144

Occurrence of Chrysochus asclepiadeus (Pallas, 1773) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in Turkey: two distinct subspecies or the same taxon with slightly different populations? – Ali Nafiz Ekiz, İsmail Şen, Ali Gök and Ergin Turantepe - 148

A new species of Tetartopeus Czwalina, 1888 from Turkey, and some additional records from the West Palaearctic region (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae) – Sinan Anlaş - 153

Metaphycus parthenolecanii sp. n. (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), a parasitoid of Parthenolecanium corni (Hemiptera: Coccidae) in Iran – George Japoshvili, Khatereh Jalilvand, Hassan Ali Vahedi and Majid Fallahzadeh - 161

A new species of plume moth (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae) from Jordan – Peter Ustjuzhanin, Vasily Kovtunovich and Anna Ustjuzhanina - 166

Records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Northern Iran – Shabnam Moradloo, Reyhan Nafisi Fard, Shahrokh Pashaei Rad and Brian Taylor  - 168

Arachnida

A new species of the genus Prozercon Sellnick, 1943 (Acari: Mesostigmata: Zerconidae) from Turkey – Elif Hilal Duran and Raşit Urhan - 174

A new species of the harvestmen genus Rilaena (Opiliones: Phalangiidae) from Turkey – Kemal Kurt - 179

Short Communications

The first record of the White-breasted Waterhen, Amaurornis phoenicurus, in Iran (Aves: Rallidae) – Thomas Stalling, Raffael Ayé and Tobias Roth - 184

A newly established population of the Indian Ocean Twospot Cardinalfish, Cheilodipterus novemstriatus (Rüppell, 1838), in the Northern Levantine Sea (Osteichthyes: Apogonidae) – Erhan Irmak and Semih Engin - 186

Comment, Response and Rejoinder

Introduction – Kasparek, Max - 189

Towards a better understanding of Basra Reed Warbler Acrocephalus griseldis (Aves: Passeriformes: Acrocephalidae) ecology? A comment on Al-Sheikhly et al. (2013) – Richard Porter, Leo Batten, John Burton, Jon M. Collinson, Peter Cowan, Peter Kennerley, Guy M. Kirwan, R. G. Newell, David Pearson, Roger Riddington, Mudhafar Salim, Robert Sheldon, Derek Scott, and Martin Woodcock - 190

A response to the comment of Porter et al. (2014) on “Breeding ecology of the Basra Reed Warbler Acrocephalus griseldis (Hartlaub, 1891) in Iraq (Aves: Passeriformes: Acrocephalidae)” – Omar F. Al-Sheikhly, Iyad Nader and Filippo Barbanera- 193

Rejoinder to the Response of Al-Sheikhly et al. – Richard Porter, Leo Batten, John Burton, Jon M. Collinson, Peter Cowan, Peter Kennerley, Guy M. Kirwan, R. G. Newell, David Pearson, Roger Riddington, Mudhafar Salim, Robert Sheldon, Derek Scott, and Martin Woodcock - 199

 

Volume 61, Issue 1 (2015)

Mammalia

Tattoo-like skin disease in the endangered subpopulation of the Humpback Whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, in Oman (Cetacea: Balaenopteridae) – Marie-Françoise Van Bressem, Gianna Minton, Tim Collins, Andrew Willson, Robert Baldwin and Koen Van Waerebeek - 1

Aves

Morphometric and morphological differentiation of the subspecies of Phasianus colchicus (Linnaeus, 1758) on the Iranian Plateau (Aves: Galliformes) – Nasrin Kayvanfar, Mansour Aliabadian and Seyed Mahmoud Ghasempouri - 9

Reptilia

The male reproductive cycle of the Dice Snake, Natrix tessellata
(Serpentes: Colubridae), in northern Iran – Reza Babaei Savasari, Abdolhossein Shiravi and Vida Hojati - 18

Distribution and status of sea turtle nesting and mortality along the North Sinai coast, Egypt (Reptilia: Cheloniidae) – Basem Rabia and Omar Attum - 26

Rediscovery of Maynard’s Longnose Sand Snake, Lytorhynchus maynardi, with the geographic distribution of the genus Lytorhynchus Peters, 1863 in Iran – Soheila Shafiei, Hadi Fahimi, Mohammad Ebrahim Sehhatisabet and Naeim Moradi – 32

Chondrichthyes

Diet composition of the Thornback Ray, Raja clavata Linnaeus, 1758 (Elasmobranchii: Rajidae) in the Turkish Aegean Sea – Elizabeth Grace Tunka Eronat and Okan Özaydın - 38

Insecta

Ooencyrtus ferdowsii sp. n. (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), an egg parasitoid of Osphranteria coerulescens (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in Iran – Ebrahim Ebrahimi, Gholam-Reza Tavakoli Korghond, Kamal Mianbandi, Hadi Mahmoodi, Kazem Mohammadipour and John Noyes - 45

First description of the queen of the ant Solenopsis saudiensis Sharaf & Aldawood (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Saudi Arabia – Mostafa R. Sharaf, Shehzad Salman and Abdulrahman S. Aldawood - 50

Descriptions of little-known and unknown morphs of Zelkovaphis caucasica (Hemiptera: Aphididae: Eriosomatinae), with an analysis of its phylogenetic position – Masakazu Sano, Shalva Barjadze and Shin-ichi Akimoto - 55

Review of the genus Catomus Allard, 1876 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in Iran – Maxim Nabozhenko - 64

Arachnida

Gylippus (Hemigylippus) bayrami sp. n. from Turkey with comparative remarks on the species of the subgenus Gylippus (Hemigylippus) Birula (Solifugae: Gylippidae) – Melek Erdek - 69

New records of the huntsman spider genus Olios (Araneae: Sparassidae) from Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan – Majid Moradmand, Omid Mirshamsi Kakhki and Vladimir Hula - 76

Three new mites of the genus Pseudolaelaps Berlese, 1916 (Acari: Mesostigmata, Pseudolaelapidae) from Iran, with an updated key to known species – Peter Mašán, Jalil Hajizadeh and Sara Ramroodi - 81

Short Communications

Some new aphid records for the Turkish aphidofauna (Hemiptera: Aphidoidae) – Özhan Şenol, Hayal Akyıldırım Beğen, Gazi Görür and Gizem Gezici - 90

First record of Capparimyia savastani (Martelli, 1911) in Lebanon (Diptera: Tephritidae) – Zinette Moussa and Dany Yammouni - 93

 

Volume 60, Issue 4 (2014)

Mammalia

A new cytotype (2n=46) of Nannospalax xanthodon from Turkey – Atilla Arslan, Jan Zima, Tarkan Yorulmaz, and Emine Arslan

Genetic structure and differentiation of four populations of Afghan Pika (Ochotona rufescens) in Iran based on mitochondrial cytochrome b gene – Olyagholi Khalilipour, Hamid Reza Rezaei, Afshin Alizadeh Shabani,

Mohammad Kaboli, and Sohrab Ashrafi

Reptilia

Post-nesting migrations patterns of Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) from the Egyptian Red Sea – Omar Attum, Andrew Kramer, Tamer Mahmoud, and Moustafa Fouda

New locality records for four rare species of vipers (Reptilia: Viperidae) in Turkey – Bayram Göçmen, Konrad Mebert, Naşit İğci, Bahadır Akman, Mehmet Zülfü Yıldız, Mehmet Anıl Oğuz, and Çağatay Altın

Distribution and male reproductive system of the Bridled Mabuya, Trachylepis vittata (Olivier, 1804) (Reptilia: Scincidae), in Lebanon  – Fida Nassar and Souad Hraoui-Bloquet

Re-evaluation of the taxonomic status of sand boas of the genus Eryx (Daudin, 1803) (Serpentes: Boidae) in north-eastern Iran – Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Naeimeh Eskandarzadeh, Jamshid Darvish

Crustacea

Shell selection behaviour and spatial distribution of three species of intertidal hermit crabs from Hormuz Island, Persian Gulf (Crustacea: Paguroidea) – Jafar Seyfabadi, Nabiallah Kheirabadi, Fereidoon Owfi, Alireza Mahvary

Remarks on the deep-sea decapod fauna of the Sea of Marmara (Crustacea: Decapoda) – Bülent Topaloğlu

Hexapoda

Ultrastructural analysis of the internal sac in several species of the weevil tribe Phyllobiini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae) – Mahmut Erbey and Selami Candan

The genera Stegastopsis Kraatz, 1865 and Orostegastopsis Koch, 1962 with description of O. planioculata sp. n. from Oman (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Tentyriini) – Martin Lillig

Arachnida

A new pseudoscorpion species of the genus Calocheiridius Beier & Turk (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones: Olpiidae) from Iran – Mahrad Nassirkhani

New data on the spider fauna of Iran (Arachnida: Araneae) – Alireza Zamani, Zahra Nikmagham, Maryam Allahdadi, Fereshteh Ghassemzadeh, and Omid Mirshamsi

Short Communications

First record of the goby Buenia affinis Iljin, 1930 (Gobiidae) from the Aegean Sea and Sea of Marmara – Semih Engin, Arif Can Keskin, Tolga Akdemir, and Dilruba Seyhan

Odonata fauna of Khuzestan province (Iran) with a note on an Oriental species Trithemis aurora (Burmeister, 1839) as a new record for the south-west of Iran – Yaser Bakhshi and Saber Sadeghi

The first record of Ecrobia maritima (Milaschewitsch, 1916) from the Aegean coast of Turkey (Gastropoda: Hydrobiidae) – Aydın Örstan and Martin Haase

 

Volume 60, Issue 3 (2014)

Mammalia

Population status, distribution, and conservation of the Chinkara, Gazella bennettii, in Iran (Mammalia: Bovidae) – Hassan Akbari, Hosein Varasteh Moradi, Jalil Sarhangzadeh, Bahman Shams Esfandabad

Patterns of sexual dimorphism in the Persian Leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor) and implications for sex differentiation – Mohammad S. Farhadinia, Mohammad Kaboli, Mahmoud Karami, Hamid Farahmand

 

Reptilia

Modelling the potential distribution of the Bridled Skink, Trachylepis vittata (Olivier, 1804), in the Middle East. – Razieh Fattahi, Gentile Francesco Ficetola, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Aziz Avcı, Yusuf Kumlutaş, Çetin Ilgaz, Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani

Hexapoda

A contribution to the Mesochorinae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) of Turkey. – Matthias Riedel, Janko Kolarov, Saliha Çoruh, Hikmet Özbek

A new species of Onychopterochelius Blüthgen (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae) from Turkey. – Erol Yıldırım

Morphometric characterisation of the native Honeybee, Apis mellifera Linnaeus, 1758, of Saudi Arabia. – Yehya Alattal, Ahmad Al Ghamdi, Mohamad Al Sharhi, Stephan Fuchs

Contribution to knowledge of the leafroller fauna (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) of Turkey. – Mustafa Özdemir, Selma Seven Çalışkan

The genera Philhammus and Cnemeplatia (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Cnemeplatiini) in the Arabian Peninsula, with taxonomic and faunistic remarks on additional species. – Wolfgang Schawaller, Hathal M. Al Dhafer, Ali A. Elgharbawy

Redescription of Plutomurus kelasuricus Martynova, 1969 (Collembola: Tomoceridae) from Georgian caves. – Shalva Barjadze, Revaz Djanashvili

Arachnida

First data about cave spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) from Iran. – Yuri M. Marusik, Ahmad Nadimi, Mikhail M. Omelko, Seppo Koponen

A new species of the genus Chaetopelma Ausserer, 1871 (Araneae: Theraphosidae) from Turkey. – Aydın Topçu, Nurcan Demircan

Redescription and remarks on the species Minniza persica (Pseudoscorpiones: Olpiidae) from Iran. – Mahrad Nassirkhani, Reza Vafai Shoushtari

Short Communications

A new sighting of the Mediterranean Monk Seal, Monachus monachus (Hermann, 1779), in the Marmara Sea (Turkey). – Özgür Emek Inanmaz, Özgür Değirmenci, Ali Cemal Gücü

A new record of the Blue-Barred Parrotfish, Scarus ghobban (Actinopterygii: Scaridae), from the coastal waters of Cyprus. – Halit Filiz, Nail Sevingel

 

Volume 60, Issue 2 (2014)

Mammalia

Low gene flow between Iranian Grey Wolves (Canis lupus) and dogs documented using uniparental genetic markers. – Marzieh Asadi Aghbolaghi, Hamid Reza Rezaei, Massimo Scandura, and Mohammad Kaboli

Wildlife conflicts between humans and Brown Bears, Ursus arctos, in the Central Zagros, Iran. – Ali Turk Qashqaei, Mahmoud Karami, and Vahid Etemad

Aves

On the diet of the Pharaoh Eagle Owl, Bubo ascalaphus (Savigny, 1809), in Qatar, with an overview of its feeding habits. – Ivan Mohedano, Mohammad A. Abu Baker, Brian Hunter, Jamie Buchan, Christopher J. Michaels, and Nobuyuki Yamaguchi

Reptilia

Sexual size dimorphism in Darevskia raddei (Sauria: Lacertidae) from northwestern Iran. – Amir Dehghani, Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Seyed Mahdi Banan-Khojasteh, and Alireza Mohammadpour

Distribution pattern of the Snake-eyed Lizard, Ophisops elegans Ménétriés, 1832 (Squamata: Lacertidae), in Iran – Hamzeh Oraie, Hassan Rahimian, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Gentile Francesco Ficetola, Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani, and Azar Khosravani

Osteichthyes

Morphological divergence in the Walton’s Mudskipper, Periophthalmus waltoni Koumans, 1941, from the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman (Gobioidei: Gobiidae). – Mehdi Ghanbarifardi, Mansour Aliabadian, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, and Gianluca Polgar

Chondrichthyes

Records of Himantura granulata (Dasyatidae) and Rhinoptera jayakari (Rhinopteridae) from the Red Sea – Sergey V. Bogorodsky, Peter R. Last, Tilman J. Alpermann, and Ahmad O. Mal

Hexapoda

Contribution to the knowledge of the Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) fauna of Turkey – Janko Kolarov, Erol Yıldırım, Saliha Çoruh, and Murat Yüksel

Checklist of the springtails (Hexapoda: Collembola) of Turkey – Hasan Sevgili and Muhammed Ali Özata

Arachnida

Scorpions of the genus Odontobuthus Vachon, 1950 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from Iran: Phylogenetic relationships inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequence data. – Sara Azghadi, Omid Mirshamsi, Shahrokh Navidpour, and Mansour Aliabadian

Short Communications

First confirmed records of Lesser Mouse-tailed Bat, Rhinopoma cystops Thomas, 1903, for Sinai, Egypt (Mammalia: Chiroptera) – Jill Carpenter, Zsolt Hegyeli, Sebastian Bugariu, and István Moldován

Paddyfield Pipit (Anthus rufulus) in south-eastern Iran: a species new to the Middle East. – Raffael Ayé, Tobias Roth, and Thomas Stalling

Lophiomus setigerus (Vahl, 1797), Nemipterus zysron (Bleeker, 1856) and Parascolopsis eriomma (Jordan & Richardson, 1909)  (Osteichthyes: Lophiidae and Nemipteridae) in the marine waters of Iraq – Laith A. Jawad and Majid E. Al-Badri

 

Volume 60, Issue 1 (2014)

Mammalia

A camera trapping survey reveals a melanistic Grey Wolf (Canis lupus) in an unusual habitat in Turkey (Mammalia: Carnivora) – Yasin İlemin

Aves

Breeding distribution and conservation of the Crab Plover (Dromas ardeola) in Saudi Arabia (Aves: Charadriiformes) – Mohammed Almalki, Monif AlRashidi, Mohammed Shobrak, and Tamás Székely

Prey selection of the Barbary Falcon (Falco pelegrinoides) in south-western Iran – Arya Shafaeipour

Nest-site selection by the Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator) in Boroyeh Wildlife Sanctuary, Inner Iran – Shirin Aghanajafizadeh, Kian Eslami, Hosein Abbasian, and Fatolah Heydari

Osteichthyes

Relationship between sagittal otolith size and fish size in Argentina sphyraena and Glossanodon leioglossus (Osteichthyes: Argentinidae) in the southern Aegean Sea, Turkey – Gökçe Bilge and Anıl Gülşahin

Phylogenetic relationships of the tooth-carp Aphanius (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae) in the river systems of southern and south-western Iran based on mtDNA sequences – Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Azad Teimori, Golnaz Sayyadzadeh, Mojtaba Masoudi, and Bettina Reichenbacher

Mollusca

First record of the North American cryptic invader Ferrissia fragilis (Tryon, 1863) (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Planorbidae) in the Middle East – Federico Marrone, Murtada D. Naser, Amaal Gh. Yasser, Francesco Sacco, and Marco Arculeo

Two invasive freshwater snails new to Jordan (Mollusca: Gastropoda) – Hussain Nasarat, Zuhair Amr, and Eike Neubert

Insecta

Zoogeographical affinities and faunal relationships of bee flies (Diptera: Bombyliidae) in Egypt – Magdi El-Hawagry and Francis Gilbert

A vision system for automatic identification of butterfly species using a grey-level co-occurrence matrix and multinomial logistic regression – Lokman Kayci and Yılmaz Kaya

Wasps of the subfamily Doryctinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in Iran – Samira Farahani, Ali Asghar Talebi, and Ehsan Rakhshani

Arachnida

Description of a new Aelurillus species from Khorasan province of Iran, with comments on A. concolor Kulczyński, 1901 (Araneae: Salticidae) – Galina N. Azarkina and Omid Mirshamsi

Short Communications

New records of snakes from Iraq (Reptilia: Colubridae) – Saman R. Afrasiab and Sarbaz I. Mohamad

 

Volume 59, Issue 4 (2013)

Mammalia

On the genetic diversity of spiny mice (genus Acomys) and gerbils (genus Gerbillus) in the Arabian Peninsula – Timothy C. Bray, Nigel C. Bennett, and Osama B. Mohammed – 283

Aves

Population size and breeding success of the Cinereous Vulture, Aegypius monachus, in a newly found breeding area in western Anatolia (Aves: Falconiformes) – Cihangir Kirazlı and Elif Yamaç – 289

Reptilia

Sexual dimorphism and female reproductive cycle in the scincid lizard Trachylepis vittata (Olivier, 1804) in Lebanon (Reptilia: Scincidae) – Fida Nassar, Marie Challita, Riad Sadek, and Souad Hraoui-Bloquet – 297

Sexual size dimorphism in Ophisops elegans (Squamata: Lacertidae) in Iran – Hamzeh Oraie, Hassan Rahimian, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Azar Khosravani, and Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani – 302

Osteichthyes

New records and uncommon occurrences of deep-water fishes in the Turkish editerranean Sea (Osteichthyes) – Mehmet Cengiz Deval – 308

Crustacea

Cytherella maremensis sp. n., a new ostracod from the Sea of Marmara (Turkey) (Crustacea: Ostracoda) – M. Levent Artüz, Dinçer Gülen, and Cüneyt Kubanç – 314

Insecta

New records for the bee fauna of Iran (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) – Samad Khaghaninia, Yasemin Güler, and Fatih Dikmen – 319

On the eucerine bees of Fars province, Iran (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Eucerini) – Razeyeh Khodaparast and Alireza Monfared – 326

The genera Cneocnemis Gebien and Cenoscelis Wollaston in Saudi Arabia (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Ulomini) – Wolfgang Schawaller, Ashraf M. El Torkey, and Hathal M. Al Dhafer – 342

Arachnida

The spider family Hersiliidae Thorell, 1870 (Arachnida: Araneae) in Iran – Omid Mirshamsi, Yuri M. Marusik, and Esmat Jamili – 347

Prozercon iranensis sp. n., a new species of Zerconidae (Acari: Mesostigmata) from Iran – Zsolt Ujvári, Hossein Moradian, and Hadi Ostovan –353

Short Communications

First record of the Sand Cat, Felis margarita Loche, 1858 (Mammalia: Carnivora, Felidae), from Iraq – Mohammad K. Mohammad, Saman R. Lahony,and Hayder M. Al-Rammahi – 358

New records of Muscidae (Diptera) in the west of Iran – Salah Moradi, Adrian Pont, Mousa Tavassoli, and Soraya Naem – 360

 

Volume 59, Issue 3 (2013)

Mammalia

Torsten Wronski: Population development of Arabian Gazelles (Gazella arabica) on the Farasan Islands, Saudi Arabia (Mammalia: Bovidae) - 189

Aves

Christoph Randler: Do migrants influence the foraging behaviour of the insectivorous Cyprus Wheatear, Oenanthe cypriaca, at a stopover site? (Aves: Passeriformes) - 196

Reginald Victor and Jayanthi R. Victor: Invasive on invasive – On the feeding ecology of the Ring-necked Parakeet, Psittacula krameri, in Oman (Aves: Psittacidae) - 203

Reptilia

Asghar Mobaraki, Elham Abtin, Haji Gholi Kami, and Bahram H. Kiabi: Reproductive biology of the Mugger Crocodile, Crocodylus palustris, in Iran (Reptilia: Crocodylidae) - 207

Reza Yadollahvand, Haji Gholi Kami, and Mohammad Reza Kalbassi: Cytogenetic characterisation of the Caspian Pond Turtle, Mauremys caspica, in Golestan and Mazandaran provinces, Iran (Reptilia: Testudines) - 214

Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Rafaqat Masroor, and Jiří Šmíd: Modelling the potential distribution of Mesalina watsonana  (Stoliczka, 1872) (Reptilia: Lacertidae) on the Iranian Plateau - 220

Amphibia

Pritpal Soorae, Johannes Els, Drew Gardner, and Husam El Alqamy: Distribution and ecology of the Arabian and Dhofar Toads (Duttaphrynus arabicus and D. dhufarensis) in the United Arab Emirates and adjacent areas of northern Oman - 229

Osteichthyes

Mahmut Elp, Müfit Özuluğ, Fazıl Şen, and Jörg Freyhof: Validation of Alburnus timarensis from the Lake Van basin, eastern Anatolia (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) - 235

Seyedeh Mojgan Kalantarian, Asghar Abdoli, and Bahram H. Kiabi: Feeding strategy of the Deepwater Goby, Chasar bathybius, in the Southern Caspian Sea (Osteichthyes: Gobiidae) - 245

Mollusca

Judith Ullmann: Population status of giant clams (Mollusca: Tridacnidae) in the northern Red Sea, Egypt - 253

Insecta

Saliha Çoruh and Janko Kolarov: New data on Turkish Acaenitinae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) with description of a new species - 261

Saeed Mohamadzade Namin and Elena P. Kameneva : A new species of the genus Herina Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 from Iran and Turkey (Diptera: Ulidiidae) - 266

Ahmed M. Soliman and Neveen S. Gadallah: Taxonomic revision of the genus Gynecaptera Skorikov, 1935 from Egypt, with description of a new species (Hymenoptera: Bradynobaenidae, Apterogyninae) - 273

Short Communications

Abbas Ashoori and Yaqoub Rakhshbhar: Nestling diet of the Purple Heron, Ardea purpurea, in Anzali wetland, Northern Iran (Aves: Ardeidae) - 280

 

Volume 59, Issue 2 (2013)

Mammalia

Atilla Arslan, Apdil Arısoy, and Jan Zima: The chromosome banding pattern in two cytotypes (2n = 36 and 38) of blind mole rats from Turkey (Mammalia: Spalaxidae)

Boris Kryštufek, Mounir Abi-Said, and Matjaž Hladnik: The Iranian vole Microtus irani occurs in Lebanon (Mammalia: Rodentia)

Aves

Omar F. Al-Sheikhly, Iyad Nader, and Filippo Barbanera: Breeding ecology of the Basra Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus griseldis, in Iraq (Aves: Passeriformes: Acrocephalidae)

Erdem Hızal: Diet of the Long-eared Owl, Asio otus, in Central Anatolia (Aves: Strigidae)

Damla Beton, Barış Saydam, and Robin Snape: Status and ecology of the Bonelli’s Eagle, Aquila fasciatus, in the Pentadaktylos Mountain Range, Cyprus (Aves: Falconiformes)

Reptilia

Göran Nilson and Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani: The occurence of Telescopus nigriceps (Ahl, 1924) in western Iran, with comments on the genus Telescopus (Serpentes: Colubridae)

Adel A. Ibrahim and Moustafa H. El-Naggar: Diet and reproductive biology of the Starred Agama, Laudakia stellio (Linnaeus, 1758) (Squamata: Agamidae), in the northern Sinai, Egypt

Insecta

Alime Bayındır, Mehmet Faruk Gürbüz, Toshko Ljubomirov, and Daniel Pohl: Diversity of digger wasps in Kasnak Oak Forest Nature Reserve, Isparta, Turkey, with records of eight species new to Turkey (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae, Crabronidae and Ampulicidae)

Wolfgang Schawaller, Hathal M. Al Dhafer, and Hassan H. Fadl: Boromorphus saudicus sp. n., a new record of the genus from the Arabian Peninsula (Tenebrionidae: Pimeliinae: Boromorphini)

Rüdiger Wagner, Hasan Koç, Okan Özgül, and Alper Tonguç: New moth flies (Diptera: Psychodidae: Psychodinae) from Turkey

Arachnida

Mohammad A. Akrami and Forough Ebrahimi: A new species of the genus Pergalumna Grandjean, 1936 from Iran (Acari: Oribatida: Galumnidae)

Short Communications

Omar F. Al-Sheikhly and David Mallon: The Small Asian Mongoose, Herpestes javanicus,and the Indian Grey Mongoose, Herpestes edwardsii in Iraq (Mammalia: Carnivora: Herpestidae)

Malek Ali, Adib Saad, Christian Reynaud, and Christian Capapé: First records of the Round Fantail Stingray, Taeniura grabata (Chondrichthyes: Dasyatidae), off the Syrian coast (eastern Mediterranean)

Bella S. Galil: Going going gone: the loss of a reef building gastropod (Mollusca: Caenogastropoda: Vermetidae) in the southeast Mediterranean Sea

Mehmet Gökoğlu and Yaşar Özvarol: The Southern Brown Shrimp, Farfantepenaeus subtilis (Pérez Farfante, 1967) (Decapoda: Penaeidae), a new migrant in the Mediterranean Sea

Mahmoud Soufi, Hiva Nasserzadeh, Haji Gholi Kami, Bahram Zehzad, Bahram Hasan Zadeh Kiabi, and Ali Turk Qashqaei: First record of the Truly Aquatic Spider, Argyroneta aquatica (Clerck, 1757) in Iran (Araneae: Cybaeidae)

 

Volume 59, Issue 1 (2013)

Mammalia

Mozafar Sharifi and Somaye Vaissi: Postnatal growth in the Long-fingered Bat, Miniopterus schreibersii pallidus, in Iran (Chiroptera: Miniopteridae)

Aves

Hakan Karaardıç and Leyla Özkan: Breeding ecology of the Greater Short-toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla) in southern Turkey (Aves: Passeriformes)

Reptilia

Ahmad Gharzi and Afsaneh Yari : Age determination in the Snake-eyed Lizard, Ophisops elegans, by means of skeletochronology (Reptilia: Lacertidae)

Stephen R. Goldberg: Reproduction in Bosk’s Fringe-fingered Lizard, Acanthodactylus boskianus from Israel (Squamata: Lacertidae)

Vida Hojati, Kazem Parivar, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, and Abdolhossein Shiravi: Observations on the spermatogenic cycle of the Caspian Bent-toed Gecko, Cyrtopodion caspium, in Iran (Sauria: Gekkonidae)

Bektaş Sönmez, Cemal Turan, and Şükran Yalçın Özdilek: Comparison of the physical properties of two Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) nesting beaches (Akyatan and Samandağ) in the eastern Mediterranean (Reptilia: Cheloniidae)

Osteichthyes

Yusuf Bektaş, Ali Osman Beldüz, and Davut Turan: The phylogenetic position of Turkish populations within the European Bitterling, Rhodeus amarus (Osteichthyes: Cyprinidae)

Hasan Fazli, Mohammad Ali Afraei Bandpei, Reza Pourgholam, and Aboulghasem Roohi: Long-term changes in fecundity of the Kutum, Rutilus frisii kutum Kamensky, 1901, in the Caspian Sea (Osteichthyes: Cyprinidae)

Crustacea

Jafar Seyfabadi, Milad Motazedi, Saber Khodabandeh, Nabiallah Kheirabadi, and Mohsen Safaei: Shell selection in the Land Hermit Crab, Coenobita scaevola (Forskål, 1775), from Larak Island, Persian Gulf (Decapoda: Coenobitidae)

Arachnida

Mykola M. Kovblyuk, Zoya A. Kastrygina, Yuri M. Marusik, and Mikhail M. Omelko: Redescription of the spider Haplodrassus caspius Ponomarev & Belosludtsev, 2008, with the first description of the male (Araneae: Gnaphosidae)

Mazin B. Qumsiyeh, Ibrahim N. A. Salman, Michael Salsaa’, Zuhair S. Amr: Records of scorpions from the Palestinian Territories, with the first chromosomal data (Arachnida: Scorpiones)

Ayşe Toluk and Nusret Ayyıldız: New and unrecorded oribatid mites from Kahramanmaraş province in Turkey (Acari: Orbatida)

Raşit Urhan and Murat Öztaş: A new species of mite from Turkey: Zercon mirabilis sp. n. (Acari: Zerconidae)

Short Communications

Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Hashem Malekzehi, Abdolrahim Pazira, and Jörg Freyhof: First record of the Kalabans, Bangana dero (Hamilton, 1822), from Iran (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)

Aydın Topçu, Osman Seyyar, Nurcan Demircan: A contribution to the cave spider fauna of Turkey (Araneae)

Nurçin Gülşahin, Ahmet Nuri Tarkan, and Gökçen Bilge: The hydrozoan Geryonia proboscidalis (Forskål, 1775), new for Turkey (Hydrozoa)

 

Volume 58 (2012)

Insecta

John C. Deeming, Hathal M. Al-Dhafer: Chloropidae from the Arabian Peninsula (Diptera: Cyclorrhapha): 3-88-

 

Volume 57 (2012)

Mammalia

Ahmed Boug, M. Zafar-ul Islam, Abdullah Al Shehry, Torsten Wronski: Camera trapping confirms the persistence of Arabian Gazelles, Gazella arabica, in the Asir Mountains, Saudi Arabia (Mammalia: Bovidae): 3. – OPEN ACCESS (Free download)

Aves

Shirin Aghanajafizadeh, Mahmoud R. Hemami, Fatholah Heydari: Nest-site selection by the Asian Houbara Bustard, Chlamydotis macqueenii, in the steppe of Harat, Iran (Aves: Otidae): 11

Kiraz Erciyas Yavuz, Nizamettin Yavuz, José Tavares, Y. Sancar Baris: Nesting habits and breeding success of the White Stork, Ciconia ciconia, in the Kiziliırmak delta, Turkey (Aves: Ciconiidae): 19. – OPEN ACCESS (Free download)

Bekir Kabasakal, Tamer Albayrak: Offspring sex ratios and breeding success of a population of the Great Tit, Parus major (Aves: Passeriformes): 27

Fares Khoury, Natalia Boulad, Mohammed Janaydeh: Territory size variations in wintering Finsch’s Wheatears, Oenanthe finschii (Aves: Passeriformes): 35

Mohammed Shobrak: Electrocution and collision of birds with power lines in Saudi Arabia (Aves): 45. – OPEN ACCESS (Free download)

Reptilia

Mohsen Rezaie-Atagholipour, Alireza Riyahi-Bakhtiari, Mehdi Rajabizadeh, Parviz Ghezellou Status of the Annulated Sea Snake, Hydrophis cyanocinctus, in the Hara Protected Area of the Persian Gulf (Reptilia: Elaphidae: Hydrophiinae): 53

Uri Shanas, Müge Gidiş, Yakup Kaska, Yael Kimalov, Oren Rosner, Rachel Ben-Shlomo: The Nile Soft-shell Turtle, Trionyx triunguis, of Israel and Turkey: Two genetically indistinguishable populations? (Reptilia: Testudines: Trionychidae): 61 – OPEN ACCESS (Free download)

Eyup Başkale, Uğur Kaya: Decline of the Levantine Frog, Pelophylax bedriagae Camerano, 1882, in the western Aegean Region of Turkey: changes in population size and implications for conservation (Amphibia: Ranidae): 69

Osteichthyes

Miriam Reininger Diversity and abundance of wrasse species in the Gulf of Aqaba (Osteichthyes: Labridae): 77

Mollusca

Peter Glöer, Aref Dia, Gerhard Falkner: The genus Pseudobithynia in Lebanon, with a redescription of three species and additional notes on its ecology (Mollusca: Bithyniidae): 87. – OPEN ACCESS (Free download)

Insecta

Alghamdi Ahmed, Alsharhi Mohammad, Alattal Yehya, Adgaba Nuru: Morphometric diversity of indigenous Honeybees, Apis mellifera (Linnaeus, 1758), in Saudi Arabia (Insecta: Apidae): 97. – OPEN ACCESS (Free download)

Erol Atay, Nicklas Jansson, Tolga Gürkan: Saproxylic beetles on old hollow oaks (Quercus spp.) in a small isolated area in southern Turkey (Insecta: Coleoptera): 105. – OPEN ACCESS (Free download)

Hasan Koç, Okan Özgül, Alper Tonguç, Murat Barlas: The Tipulidae fauna of southwestern Turkey (Insecta: Diptera: Nematocera): 115

Fariba Mozaffarian, Allen F. Sanborn: Two new species of Tettigetta Kolenati from Iran (Hemiptera: Cicadomorpha: Cicadidae): 119

Adrian C. Pont, Karine Harutyunova, Maria Harutyunova, Doreen Werner: The hunter-flies of Armenia. III. New records of the genus Limnophora Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830, with the description of a new species (Insecta: Diptera: Muscidae): 127. – OPEN ACCESS (Free download)

Short Communications

Masaa M. Al Jumaily, Waleed A. M. Al Rayl, Murad M. Abdulla Naji: First record of Blanford’s Fox, Vulpes cana Blanford, 1877, for Yemen (Mammalia: Carnivora: Canidae): 137

Abbas Ashoori, Saeid Naderi, Ahmad Barati: Nestling diet of the Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea, in Siahkeshim, Northern Iran (Aves: Ardeidae): 139

Matthias Olthoff, Dietmar Ikemeyer: Dragonflies of a peat bog in northwestern Turkey (Odonata: Anisoptera, Zygoptera): 142

Tarık Danisman, Ilhan Cosar: Orchestina topcui sp. n., a new spider from Turkey (Araneae: Oonopidae): 146

 

Volume 56 (2012)

Aves

Shirin Aghanajafizadeh, Mahmoud R. Hemami, Gholamreza Naderi, Fatholah Heydari: Estimation of Houbara Bustard, Chlamydotis macqueenii, population density in the central Iranian steppes (Aves: Otidae)

Sàlim Javed, Shahid B. Khan, Christophe Tourenq, Frederic Launay, Jorge Merritt: Nesting, distribution and conservation of the Crab Plover, Dromas ardeola, in the United Arab Emirates (Aves: Dromadidae)

Reptilia

Pierangelo Crucitti, Federica Emiliani: Morphological variability of the Spur-thighed Tortoise, Testudo graeca, in the Nemrut Volcano (Eastern Turkey) (Testudines: Testudinidae)

Stephen R. Goldberg: Reproduction in the Desert Lacerta, Mesalina guttulata, from Israel (Squamata: Lacertidae)

Yehudah L. Werner, Oren Gajst, Roy Talbi, Amos Bouskila: Acanthodactylus opheodurus Arnold, 1980 in the Levant revisited, and the striped patterns of Levantine Acanthodactylus (Reptilia: Lacertidae)

Savvas Zotos, Chloe Adamopoulou, Bassilis Chondropoulos, Costas Kadis, Andreas Ch. Hadjichambis, Anastasios Legakis: Evidence of sperm storage in Schreiber’s Fringe-fingered Lizard, Acanthodactylus schreiberi schreiberi, from Cyprus (Reptilia: Lacertidae)

Osteichthyes

Asghar Abdoli, Saeedeh Allahyari, Rahman Patimar, Bahram H. Kiabi: Feeding strategies of three Neogobius species in the Gomishan Wetland of Iran, South-east Caspian Sea (Osteichthyes: Gobiidae)

Cahit Kasımoğlu, Fevzi Yılmaz: Feeding habits of the Thin-lipped Grey Mullet, Liza ramada, in Gökova Bay in the southern Aegean Sea (Osteichthyes: Mugilidae)

Insecta

Ebrahim Ebrahimi, James M. Carpenter: Distribution pattern of the hornets Vespa orientalis and V. crabro in Iran (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)

Andrew D. Liston, Hans-Joachim Jacobs: Review of the sawfly fauna of Cyprus, with descriptions of two new species (Hymenoptera: Symphyta) – OPEN ACCESS (Free download)

Doreen Werner, Helge Kampen: Simulium (Boophthora) erythrocephalum (De Geer, 1776) – a subgenus and species new to Armenia (Diptera: Simuliidae) – OPEN ACCESS (Free download)

Jean-Luc Gattolliat, Laurent Vuataz, Michel Sartori: First contribution to the mayflies of Jordan (Insecta: Ephemeroptera) – OPEN ACCESS (Free download)

Arachnida

Yuri M. Marusik, Francesco Ballarin, Mikhail M. Omelko: On the Pardosa monticola-species group from Iran (Araneae: Lycosidae) – OPEN ACCESS (Free download)

Raşit Urhan: Two new species of Zercon C. L. Koch, 1836 from Turkey (Acari: Zerconidae)

Short Communications

Mahdieh Tourani, Ehsan M. Moqanaki, Bahram H. Kiabi: Vulnerability of Striped Hyaenas, Hyaena hyaena, in a human-dominated landscape of Central Iran

Mounir R. Abi-Said, Boris Kryštufek: First record of the Forest Dormouse, Dryomys nitedula (Pallas, 1799), in Lebanon (Mammalia: Rodentia)

Laith A. Jawad, Juma M. Al-Mamry, Haithem K. Al-Busaidi: First reliable record of the Sicklefin Chimaera, Neoharriotta pinnata (Schnakenbeck, 1931), from the northern Arabian Sea (Chondrichthyes: Rhinochimaeridae)

Canan Hazır, Nevin Keskin, Erwin Scheuchl: First record of four species of Andrena sand bees in Turkey (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Andrenidae)

Shalva Barjadze, Hans-Jürgen Schulz, Ulrich Burkhardt, Mikhail B. Potapov, Maka Murvanidze: New records for the Georgian springtail fauna (Collembola)

Tahir Özcan, Halil Erdoğan, Christopher Ashelby: First record of Palaemonetes mesopotamicus Pesta, 1913 (Decapoda: Palaemonidae) from Turkey

Cem Cevik, Levent Cavas, Deniz Erguden, Cemal Turan: A second observation of Dendrodoris fumata (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1830) from the Mediterranean Sea (Nudibranchia: Dendrodorididae)

Fethi Bengil, Murat Özaydınlı, Şebnem Kuşcu, Kemal Can Bizsel: Morphometric study on the brittlestar, Amphiura chiajei Forbes, 1843 (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea), in the Aegean Sea

 

Volume 55 (2012)

Mammalia

Torsten Wronski, Khalid Alageel, Martin Plath, Mohamed A. Sandouka: Twenty years of monitoring a re-introduced population of Mountain Gazelles, Gazella gazella (Pallas, 1776), in the Ibex Reserve, Saudi Arabia

Aves

Maryam Ghadiri Khanaposhtani, Mitra Shariati Najafabadi, Mohammad Kaboli, Azita Farashi, David Spiering: Habitat requirements of the Black Woodpecker, Dryocopus martius, in Hyrcanian forests, Iran

Grzegorz Kopij, Ifat Liven-Schulman: Diet of the Lesser Kestrel, Falco naumanni, in Israel

Reptilia

Nastaran Heidari, Hiva Faizi, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani: Sexual dimorphism in Blanford’s Fringe-toed Lizard, Acanthodactylus blanfordi Boulenger, 1918, from Southern Iran

Osteichthyes

Mario Freinschlag, Robert A. Patzner: Shrimp-gobies in the southern Gulf of Aqaba (Red Sea) (Osteichthyes: Gobiidae)

Crustacea

Murat Özbek: A new freshwater amphipod species, Gammarus katagani sp. nov., from Turkey (Amphipoda: Gammaridae)

Insecta

Maximilian Fischer, Ahmed Beyarslan: New species of Synaldis Foerster and Idiasta Foerster, and further records of Turkish Alysiini (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Alysiinae)

Sakine Hossein Nezhad, Shahrokh Pashaei Rad, Fateme Firouzi, Donat Agosti: New and additional records for the ant fauna from Iran (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) – OPEN ACCESS (Free download)

Janko Kolarov, Saliha Çoruh: Stilbopinae, a subfamily new for the Turkish fauna (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae)

Adrian C. Pont, Karine Harutyunova, Maria Harutyunova, Doreen Werner: The hunter-flies of Armenia. II. The genus Lispe Latreille, 1796 (Insecta: Diptera: Muscidae) – OPEN ACCESS (Free download)

Arachnida

Tarik Danisman, Zafer Sancak, Melek Erdek, Ilhan Cosar: A new species of the genus Hersiliola Thorell, 1870 from Turkey (Araneae: Hersiliidae)

Hayriye Karabulut, Tuncay Türkeş: Description of the females of the spiders Plesiophantes joosti Heimer, 1981 and Araeoncus clavatus Tanasevitch, 1987 from Turkey (Araneae: Linyphiidae)

Matthew R. Graham, Viktória Oláh-Hemmings, Victor Fet: Phylogeography of co-distributed dune scorpions identifies the Amu Darya River as a long-standing component of Central Asian biogeography (Scorpiones: Buthidae) – OPEN ACCESS (Free download)

Ayşegül Karataş, Muhammed Mouradi Garkheloo, Münir Uçak: Contribution to the distribution of the scorpions of Iran (Arachnida: Scorpiones)

Wilson R. Lourenço, Bernard Duhem: Two new species of scorpions from the Arabian Peninsula belonging to the genera Butheolus Simon and Compsobuthus Vachon (Scorpiones: Buthidae)

Short Communications

Alaettin Kaya, Yüksel Coşkun: A new chromosomal form of Meriones tristrami Thomas, 1892 (Rodentia: Gerbillinae) in South-east Anatolia

Nuray Güven Veryeri: Postmortem examinations of stranded dolphins found on the Black Sea coast near Ordu, Turkey (Mammalia: Cetacea)

Vida Hojati, Afshin Faghiri, Abdolhossein Shiravi: Diet of the Grass Snake, Natrix natrix (Linnaeus, 1758) (Serpentes: Colubridae), in northern Iran

Yaşar Özvarol, Mehmet Gökoğlu: First record of the Indo-Pacific Milkfish, Chanos chanos (Forskål, 1775), in the Turkish Mediterranean Sea

Fabio Cassola, Drew Gardner, Gary R. Feulner, Brigitte Howarth: Callytron monalisa (W. Horn, 1927) from the Arabian Peninsula (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae)

Mohammad Ali Akrami: A new species of the oribatid mite genus Berniniella Balogh, 1983 from Iran (Acari: Oribatida: Oppiidae)

 

Volume 54 (2011)

Aves

Ortaç Onmuş, Mehmet Sıkı, Gürdoğar Sarıgül, Alain J. Crivelli: Status and development of the population of the globally threatened Dalmatian Pelican, Pelecanus crispus, in Turkey - 3

Reptilia

Saman R. Afrasiab, Sarbaz I. Mohamad: First record of the Rat Snake, Zamenis hohenackeri (Strauch, 1873), from north-eastern Iraq with notes on other colubrid snakes - 19

Osteichthyes

Miriam Reininger: Mimicry in juvenile wrasses: ecological and behavioural aspects of a Coris-Amphiprion relationship in the northern Red Sea - 23

Mollusca

Ulrich Bößneck: New records of freshwater and land molluscs from Lebanon - 35

Bilal Öztürk, Banu Bitlis, Meltem Er Filiz: The genus Chrysallida Carpenter, 1856 on the Turkish coasts - 53

Insecta

Fatih Dikmen, Vladimir G. Radchenko, A. Murat Aytekin: Taxonomic studies on the genus Halictus Latreille, 1804 in Turkey - 79

Gamal M. Orabi, Fayez M. Semida, Mahmoud S. Abdel-Dayem, Mostafa R. Sharaf, Samy M. Zalat: Diversity patterns of ants along an elevation gradient at St. Catherine Protectorate, South Sinai, Egypt – OPEN ACCESS (Free download)

Babak Gharali, Neal Evenhuis, Hosseinali Lotfalizadeh: Two new species of the genus Empidideicus Becker, 1907 from northern Iran - 113

Ünal Zeybekoğlu, Abbas Mol, Murat Karavin: Morphological and acoustic analysis of Cicada Linnaeus, 1758 species in Turkey - 121

Short Communications

Farzaneh Etezadifar, Ahmad Barati: Nestling diet of the Western Reef Heron, Egretta gularis, in Hara Biosphere Reserve, Persian Gulf - 131

Göran Nilson, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani: On the occurrence of Eirenis coronelloides (Jan, 1862) in western Iran (Reptilia: Colubridae) - 133

Mustafa A. Al-Mukhtar, Laith A. Jawad, Abbas J. Al-Faisal, Fawzei Mustafa: Dotted Grouper, Epinephelus epistictus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842) (Osteichthyes: Serranidae), recorded from the marine waters of Iraq - 136

Mehmet Gökoğlu, Mustafa Ünlüsayın, Beytullah Ahmet Balcı, Yaşar Özvarol, Halil Çolak: Two alien fish in the Gulf of Antalya: Apogon queketti Gilchrist, 1903 (Apogonidae) and Champsodon nudivittis (Ogilby, 1895) (Champsodontidae) - 138

Sergio Ragonese, Giovanbattista Giusto: Deep water occurrence of Penaeus semisulcatus De Haan, 1850, in the North Levant (Eastern Mediterranean Sea) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Penaeidae) - 141

Sinan Anlaş, Edward A. Khachikov, İnanç Özgen: On the genus Achenium Leach, 1819 from Turkey and adjacent regions (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae) - 144

Mohammad Ali Akrami, Maryam Majidi, Moslem Behmanesh: A new species of oribatid mite from Iran (Acari: Oribatida) - 147

Bülent Gözcelioğlu, Rob van Soest, Peter Proksh, Belma Konuklugil: Contribution to the knowledge of the Demospongiae (Porifera) fauna of Turkey - 149

 

Volume 53 (2011)

Aves

Shirin Aghanajafizadeh, Fatholah Heydari, Gholamreza Naderi, M. R. Hemami: Nesting hole site selection by the Syrian Woodpecker, Dendrocopos syriacus, in Yazd province, Iran – 3

Zeynel Arslangündoğdu, Cem Dalyan, Ergün Bacak, Ümit Yardım, Cemil Gezgin, Vedat Beşkardeş: Spring migration of the White Stork, Ciconia ciconia, and the Black Stork, Ciconia nigra, over the Bosphorus – 7

Monif AlRashidi, András Kosztolányi, Mohammed Shobrak, Tamás Székely: Breeding ecology of the Kentish Plover, Charadrius alexandrinus, in the Farasan Islands, Saudi Arabia – 15

Reptilia

Salem Busais, Ulrich Joger: Molecular phylogeny of the gecko genus Hemidactylus Oken, 1817 on the mainland of Yemen –25

Nastaran Heidari, Hiva Faizi, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani: Sexual dimorphism in the Persian Gecko, Hemidactylus persicus Anderson, 1872, in Hormozgan Province, Southern Iran – 35

Amphibia

Kerim Çiçek, Ahmet Mermer, Cemal Varol Tok: Population dynamics of Rana macrocnemis Boulenger, 1885 at Uludağ, Western Turkey – 41

Osteichthyes

Yusuf Bektaş, Yılmaz Çiftçi, Oğuzhan Eroğlu, Ali Osman Beldüz: Genetic discrimination of two Capoeta species in north-eastern Anatolia, using mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene – 61

Crustacea

Murat Özbek: An overview of the Gammarus Fabricius (Gammaridae: Amphipoda) species of Turkey, with an updated checklist: 71 – OPEN ACCESS (Free download)

Insecta

Erol Atay, Erdinç Oğur: Occurrence of species of Pyralidae and Crambidae in Cyprus (Lepidoptera) – 79

Kevin Austin, Christodoulos Makris, Emma Small: Ground beetles of the Akrotiri peninsula, Cyprus (Coleoptera: Carabidae) – 87

Ahmet Beyarslan: Orgilus (Orgilus) elazigensis sp. n. from Eastern Turkey (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Orgilinae) – 95

Neveen S. Gadallah, Amal F. El-Barty: Spider wasps collected from the western region of Saudi Arabia – 99

Mohammad Naser Murai, Zuhair S. Amr: Sphecidae and Crabronidae of the Al Thawrah Nature Reserve, northern Syria, with a checklist of the species known from Syria (Insecta: Hymenoptera): 107 – OPEN ACCESS (Free download)

Arachnida

Abdullah Bayram, Nazife Yiğit, Melek Erdek, Halil Koç, Zafer Sancak, Abdullah Melekoğlu, İlkay Çorak Öcal: Comparative cheliceral morphology of the solifuge species Biton zederbaueri (Werner) and Gluviopsilla discolor (Kraepelin) through scanning electron microscopy – 121

Short Communications

Ali Miroğlu: First record of the Black Darter, Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776) (Odonata: Libellulidae), from Turkey – 129

Murat Biricik: First record of Junonia orithya (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in Turkey – 130

Selma Seven Çalışkan, Mustafa Özdemir : Two new records for the Olethreutinae fauna of Turkey (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) – 133

Adile Akpınar, Muhammed İsmail Varol, Abdullah Bayram: New records of funnel web spiders of the genus Malthonica Simon from Turkey (Araneae: Agelenidae) – 135

Mostafa Mirzaie, Karim Haddad Irani-Nejad, Mohammad Ali Akrami: New records of primitive oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) from the Shendabad region (East Azerbaijan province), Iran – 137

 

Volume 52 (2011)

Mammalia

Adwan H. Shehab, Samir A. Al-Ahmad, Fauzy F. Samara:  Morphology and distribution of the Indian Gerbil, Tatera indica (Hardwicke, 1807), in Syria - 3

Tamer Albayrak: Anthropogenic barriers to the distribution of the Grey Wolf (Canis lupus Linnaeus, 1758) in the Beydağları Mountains area, Turkey - 11

Reptilia

Jacqueline Loos, Tamar Dayan, Nora Drescher, Tal Levanony, Erez Maza, Boaz Shacham, Roy Talbi, Thorsten Assmann: Habitat preferences of the Levant Green Lizard, Lacerta media israelica (Peters, 1964) - 17

Bektaş Sönmez, Cemal Turan, Şükran Yalçın Özdilek: The effect of relocation on the morphology of Green Turtle, Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758), hatchlings on Samandağ beach, Turkey - 29

Amphibia

Eyup Başkale, Ferah Sayım, Şamil Yıldırım, Mehmet Kutsay Atatür, Uğur Kaya: Reproductive ecology and body size-fecundity relationships of the Green Toad, Pseudepidalea viridis (Laurenti, 1768), in the Kocaçay Stream, Izmir, Turkey - 39

Osteichthyes

Majid Bakhtiyari, Shafagh Kamal, Asghar Abdoli, Hamid Reza Esmaeli, Mehrgan Ebrahimi: Comparison of the feeding behaviour and strategy of the Killifish, Aphanius sophiae Heckel, 1847, at two different localities in Iran - 47

Ahmet Mutlu Gözler, Semih Engin, Davut Turan, Cemalettin Şahin: Age, growth and fecundity of the Turkish Brook Lamprey, Eudontomyzon lanceolata (Kux & Steiner, 1972), in north-eastern Turkey - 57

Insecta

Aref Dia, Henri J Dumont: The Odonata of Lebanon: 63 – OPEN ACCESS (Free download)

Fateme Firouzi, Shahrokh Pashaei Rad, Sakine Hossein Nezhad, Donat Agosti: Four new records of ants from Iran - 71

Seyed Massoud Madjdzadeh, Hassan Ali Dawah, Mike Bruford: Morphometric differentiation of Tetramesa leucospae Zerova & Madjdzadeh, 2005, populations associated with two geographically isolated grass species in Iran - 79

Adrian C. Pont, Nikita Vikhrev, Doreen Werner: The hunter-flies of Armenia. I. Some species of the genus Limnophora Robineau-Desvoidy, with the description of a new species: 89 – OPEN ACCESS (Free download)

Acari

Alireza Saboori, Mohammad Bagheri: A new species of Smaris Latreille, 1796 from Iran - 105

Short Communications

Rahimeh Baramaki Yazdi, Maryam Shaghoozaie, Somayeh Galdavi, Mostafa Yousef Elahi, Mohsen Shahriar Moghadam, Nahid Shokri Bousjein, Mohammad Javidkar: Identification of a new morphotype of the Indian Gerbil, Tatera indica Hardwicke, 1807 (Muridae, Rodentia), from Iran - 111

Michael Heiss: The first breeding record of the Red-footed Falcon, Falco vespertinus (Linnaeus, 1766), in Azerbaijan - 113

Bayram Öztürk, Arda M. Tonay, Aylin Akkaya, Ayaka Amaha Öztürk, Ayhan Dede: Stranding of a Green Turtle, Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758), in the Turkish Black Sea - 115

Julia L. Y. Spaet, Jesse E. M. Cochran, Michael L. Berumen: First record of the Pigeye Shark, Carcharhinus amboinensis (Müller & Henle, 1839) (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae), in the Red Sea - 118

Gökhan Aydın: Conservation status of the Tiger Beetle Calomera aphrodisia (Baudi di Selve, 1864) in Turkey (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) - 121

Hassan Ghahari, Reijo Jussila: Five species of Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) new to Iran - 123

Kerem Bakır, Tuncer Katağan: On the occurrence of Caprella scaura Templeton, 1836 (Crustacea: Amphipoda) in Turkish waters - 125

Kamil Koç: Three new records of cheyletid mites from Turkey (Acari: Cheyletidae) – 126

 

Volume 51 (2011)

Mammalia

Fatemeh Hosseini-Zavarei, Mohammad S. Farhadinia, Mahmoud-Reza Hemami, Mahmoud Karami, Rahman Daniali and Maryam Omidi: Sex-age structure of bovids in Ghameshlou, Central Iran - 3

Aves

Perri Eason, Bassim Rabea, Omar Attum: Conservation implications of flight initiation distance and refuge use in Corn Crakes Crex crex at a migration stopover site - 9

Elif Yamaç, Evrim Günyel: Diet of the Eurasian Black Vulture, Aegypius monachus Linnaeus, 1766, in Turkey and implications for its conservation: 15. – OPEN ACCESS (Free download)

Reptilia

Abdul-Rahman Al-Sirhan, Gary Brown: The status of the two Toad-headed Agamas, Phrynocephalus arabicus (Anderson, 1894) and P. maculatus (Anderson, 1872), in Kuwait - 23

Faraham Ahmadzadeh, Vida Hojati, Afshin Faghiri: Morphological variation between three populations of the Caspian Bent-toed Gecko, Cyrtopodion caspium (Eichwald, 1831) in Northern Iran: evidence for incipient speciation? - 31

Nawal Al-Mukhaini, Taher A. Ba-Omar, Ibrahim Y. Mahmoud, Sulyma Al-Barwani: Embryonic staging of the Green Turtle, Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758) - 39

Amphibia

Elnaz Najafimajd, Uğur Kaya: A newly found locality for the critically endangered Yellow Spotted Newt, Neurergus microspilotus (Nesterov, 1917) nourishes hope for its conservation - 51

Osteichthyes

Rahman Patimar, Mossaieb Ghasemi Chalanchi, Vahid Chamanara, Loghman Naderi: Some life history aspects of Garra rufa (Heckel, 1843) in the Kangir River, Western Iran - 57

Mollusca

Torsten Wronski: The molluscan bio-fouling community on the Red Sea pearl oyster beds - 67

Insecta

Zubair Ahmed, Allen F. Sanborn, Kathy B. R. Hill: A new species of the cicada genus Cicadatra from Pakistan - 75

Ali Nafiz Ekiz, Ismail Şen, Ali Gök: Variation in Cryptocephalus (Protophysus) wehnckei Weise, 1882 with a redescription of the poorly known female - 83

Martin Lillig: A new species of the genus Phaleria Latreille, 1802 from Dhofar in Oman - 89

David Ward, Iris Musli, Keren Or, Thomas Gbenro, Orit Skutelsky: Bruchid seed infestation and development time in three host species of Acacia - 95

Faez Mousatat, Henri J. Dumont, Mahmod Karrom, Nakwan Mouhamad Ali: Dragonflies from northern Syria - 105

Short Communications

Leila Abdoli, Ehsan Kamrani, Asghar Abdoli, Bahram Kiabi: Age and growth of the Mudskipper, Scartelaos tenuis (Day, 1876) (Gobiidae: Oxudercinae), in the coastal areas of the Persian Gulf at Bushehr province, Iran - 113

Erhan Akamca, Sinan Mavruk, Caner E. Özyurt, Volkan Barış Kiyağa, Meltem Manaşırlı: Two new Lessepsian species found in the north-eastern Levantine Basin: Broadbanded Cardinalfish (Apogon fasciatus (White, 1790)) and Indian Scad (Decapterus russelli (Rüppell, 1830)) (Osteichthyes - 116

Fatemeh Ashrafi, Shahrokh Pashaei Rad: A new record of the subfamily Syrphinae (Diptera: Syrphidae) for the Iranian fauna – 119

 

Volume 50 (2010)

Mammalia

Yasin Ilemin, Behzat Gürkan: Status and activity patterns of the Caracal, Caracal caracal (Schreber, 1776), in Datça and Bozburun Peninsulas, Southwestern Turkey

Boris Krystufek, Vladimir Vohralík, Jan Zima, Darina Koubinova, Elena V. Buzan: A new subspecies of the Iranian Vole, Microtus irani Thomas, 1921, from Turkey

Roohallah Mirzaei, Mahmud Krami, Afshin Danehkar, Asghar Abdoli, Jim Conroy: Prey size selection of the Eurasian Otter, Lutra lutra (Linnaeus, 1758), at the Jajrood River, Iran

Emine Arslan, Elif Gülbahçe, Hilal Arikoglu, Atilla Arslan, Elena V. Buzan, Boris Krystufek: Mitochondrial divergence between three cytotypes of the Anatolian Mole Rat, Nannospalax xanthodon (Nordmann, 1840)

Tuba Yagci, Yüksel Coskun, Nursel Asan: The tunnel structure of blind mole rats (genus Spalax) in Turkey

Aves

Ahmad Barati, Behrouz Behrouzi-Rad: Breeding success of the Great Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo Linnaeus, 1758, at Ramsar, northern Iran

Reptilia

Yakup Kaska, Eyüp Baskale, Rasit Urhan, Yusuf Katılmış, Müge Gidis, Fikret Sarı, Dogan Sözbilen, A. Fuat Canbolat, Fevzi Yılmaz, Murat Barlas, Nedim Özdemir, Mehmet Özkul: Natural and anthropogenic factors affecting the nest-site selection of Loggerhead Turtles, Caretta caretta, on Dalaman-Sarıgerme beach in South-west Turkey

Osteichthyes

Semih Engin, Kadir Seyhan: Age, growth, reproduction and diet of the Flatsnout Goby, Neogobius platyrostris (Pallas, 1814), on the south-eastern Black Sea Coast of Turkey

Sara Reyhani, Sohrab Rezvani Gilkolaee, Pargol Ghavam Mostafavi, Hassan Fazli, Mohamad Porkazemi, Nazli Golestani: Microsatellite markers indicate a different structure among three populations of the Caspian Roach, Rutilus rutilus caspicus (Jakowlew, 1870), in the Caspian Sea

Ertan Taskavak, Sule Gürkan, Tuncay Murat Sever, Sencer Akalın, Okan Özaydin: Gut contents and feeding habits of the Great Pipefish, Syngnathus acus Linnaeus, 1758, in İzmir Bay (Aegean Sea, Turkey)

Chondrichthyes

Alec B. M. Moore, William T. White, Richard Peirce: Additions to the shark fauna of the Persian (Arabian) Gulf

Mollusca

Barna Páll-Gergely: New and little-known land snails from Turkey

Insecta

Shahrokh Pashaei Rad, Roohollah Abbasi, Gholamreza Soleimani, Libor Dvorak: New and supplementary information on the vespid fauna of Iran

Elisa Riservato, Cristina Grieco, Francesca Pella, Roberto Sindaco, Fabio Pupin, Ahmed Saeed Suleiman, Mauro Fasola: A contribution to the knowledge of the odonatofauna of the Socotra Archipelago (Yemen)

Ünal Zeybekoglu: A new species of the bug genus Cicadula Zetterstedt, 1838 from Turkey

Arachnida

Rasit Urhan: Two new species of zerconid mites from Turkey

Wilson R. Lourenco, Elise-Anne Leguin, Bernard Duhem: Notes on the type material of Compsobuthus acutecarinatus (Simon, 1882) and C. maindroni (Kraepelin, 1900), and description of a new species from United Arab Emirates

Short Communications

M. Zafar-ul Islam, Mohammad Basheer, Waliur Rahman, Ahmed Boug: The Honey Badger, Mellivora capensis, killing captive Asian Houbara Bustards, Chlamydotis macqueenii, in Saudi Arabia

Werner Prünte, Reinhard Vohwinkel, Hakan Karaardıç, Ali Erdogan: First record of Blyth’s Pipit, Anthus godlewskii (Taczanowski, 1876), from Turkey

Fatemeh Amiri Baghbadarani, Sara Abasi, Ahmad Barati: Reproductive ecology of the Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica Linnaeus, 1758) in central Iran

Mohadeseh Afroosheh, Mehdi Rajabizadeh, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Haji Gholi Kami: The Brahminy Blind Snake, Ramphotyphlops braminus (Daudin, 1803), a newcomer to Iran (Ophidia: Typhlopidae)

Zeynel Arslangündogdu, Erdem Hizal: The Western Conifer Seed Bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heidemann, 1910), recorded in Turkey (Heteroptera: Coreidae)

Shalva Barjadze, George Japoshvili, Nana Bakhtadze: New records for the Georgian aphid fauna (Hemiptera: Aphididae)

Dmitry Obydov: A new subspecies of the ground beetle Carabus (Archiplectes) edithae Reitter, 1893 from the Caucasus (Coleoptera: Carabidae)

Önder Calmaşur, Hikmet Özbek: Distribution data on the Cephidae (Hymenoptera: Symphyta) fauna of Turkey

Masumeh Naderloo, Shahrokh Pashaei Rad: A new record of the genus Spazigaster (Diptera: Syrphidae) from Iran

Murat Özbek, Nurcan Özkan: Amathillina cristata Sars 1894, a Ponto-Caspian amphipod genus newly recorded from Turkey (Amphipoda: Gammaridae)

Seray Yildiz, Süleyman Balik: Nais christinae Kasprzak, 1973: an Oligochaeta species new for Turkey (Annelida: Naididae)

 

Volume 49 (2010)

Mammalia

Zeynel Arslangündoğdu, Max Kasparek, Halil Sarıbaşak, M. Süleyman Kaçar, Osman Yöntem, M. Tuğrul Şahin: Development of the population of the European Fallow Deer, Dama dama dama (Linnaeus, 1758), in Turkey (Mammalia: Cervidae)

Gill Braulik, Omid S. Savadkouhi, Shahrom Fadakar, Hassan Mohammadi, Robert L. Brownell Jr., Randall R. Reeves, M. Bagher Nabavi, Antonio Fernandez: A retrospective investigation of two dolphin mass mortality events in Iran, autumn 2007 (Mammalia: Cetacea)

Aves

Tamer Albayrak, Ali Erdogan: A GIS-based approach to assess the population size of Krüper’s Nuthatch, Sitta krueperi at a newly found breeding area in Inner Anatolia (Aves: Passeriformes)

Christoph Randler: Resource partitioning between the breeding migrant Cyprus Wheatear, Oenanthe cypriaca, and the passage migrant Spotted Flycatcher, Muscicapa striata, in Cyprus (Aves: Passeriformes)

Reptilia

Salim Y. Al-Mohanna, Preeta George: Assessment of the origin of a Loggerhead Turtle, Caretta caretta, found in Kuwaiti waters, using mitochondrial DNA (Reptilia: Cheloniidae)

Mehran Loghmani Devin, Parvin Sadeghi: Barnacles on Hawksbill Sea Turtles, Eretmochelys imbricata, in Hormoz Island, Iran (Reptilia: Cheloniidae)

Nastaran Heidari, Hamed Cheatsazan, Haji Gholi Kami, Soheila Shafiei: Sexual dimorphism of the Black Rock Agama, Laudakia melanura lirata (Blanford, 1874) (Sauria: Agamidae)

Mehdi Rajabizadeh, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Hiva Faizi, Hamid Bostanchi: New insights in the taxonomy of the Persian Sand Gecko, Tropiocolotes persicus (Nikolsky, 1903) (Sauria: Gekkonidae)

Osteichthyes

Nazli Golestani, Sohrab Rezvani Gilkolaei, Roghieh Safari, Sara Reyhani: Population genetic structure of the Silver Pomfret, Pampus argenteus (Euphrasén, 1788), in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman as revealed by microsatellite variation (Osteichthyes: Stromateidae)

Insecta

Veysel Kartal, Murat Karavin: Two new species of the genus Bubastia Emeljanov, 1975 from Turkey (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Issidae)

Thomas Schneider, Jacob Schneider: Occurrence, behaviour, and habitat preference of the Levant Pincertail, Onychogomphus macrodon Selys, 1887 in Turkey (Insecta: Odonata)

Thomas Stalling: A new species of ant-loving cricket, Myrmecophilus Berthold, 1827, and comments on M. nigricornis (Chopard, 1963) from the Middle East (Orthoptera: Myrmecophilidae)

Arachnida

Wilson R. Lourenco, Ersen A. Yagmur, Bernard Duhem: A new species of Buthus Leach, 1815 from Jordan (Scorpiones: Buthidae)

Short Communications

Alec B. M. Moore: The Smalleye Stingray Dasyatis microps (Myliobatiformes: Dasyatidae) in the Gulf: previously unreported presence of a large, rare elasmobranch

Malek Ali, Adib Saad, Mohamed Mourad Ben Amor, Christian Capapé: First records of the Honeycomb Stingray, Himantura uarnak (Forskål, 1775), off the Syrian coast (eastern Mediterranean) (Chondrichthyes: Dasyatidae)

Cem Cevik, Deniz Ergüden, Nazmi Tekelioğlu: Confirmation of the presence of the Sea Lamprey, Petromyzon marinus Linnaeus, 1758 in the Levantine Sea (Petromyzoniformes: Petromyzonidae)

Fateme Amini Yekta, Aria Ashja Ardalan, Mohammad Reza Shokri: First record of Clypeomorus isselii (Pagenstecher, 1877) (Gastropoda: Cerithiidae) from the Persian Gulf, Iran

Mohammad Ali Akrami: Some genera and species of oribatid mites, new to the fauna of Iran (Acari)

Hakan Demir, Osman Seyyar, Metin Aktas: Peucetia Thorell, 1869 – a genus new for the Turkish spider fauna (Araneae: Oxyopidae)

Alireza Asem, Behrooz Atashbar, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Naser Agh: Morphological and biometric characterisation of rare males and sexual dimorphism in parthenogenetic Artemia (Crustacea: Anostraca)

Cengiz Kocak, Tuncer Katagan, Atakan Sukatar: New records of shallow-water sea spiders (Arthropoda: Pycnogonida) from Turkey

 

Volume 48 (2009)

Mammalia

Adwan H. Shehab, Mohamed Asaad, Ibrahim Mamkhair: Morphology and distribution of the Asian Garden Dormouse, Eliomys melanurus Wagner, 1840, in Syria (Rodentia: Gliridae). - 48, 2009: 3-12.

Mohammad S. Farhadinia, Alireza Mahdavi, Fatemeh Hosseini-Zavarei: Reproductive ecology of the Persian Leopard, Panthera pardus saxicolor, in Sarigol National Park, northeastern Iran (Mammalia: Felidae). - 48, 2009: 13-16.

Yüksel Coskun, Alaettin Kaya, Gökhan Yürümez: Chromosomal forms of the Mole Rat, Nannospalax nehringi (Satunin, 1898), from the Van Lake Basin in Eastern Turkey (Mammalia: Rodentia). - 48, 2009: 17-24.

Aves (Birds)

Recep Karakas, Ferdi Akarsu: Recent status and distribution of the Great Bustard, Otis tarda, in Turkey (Aves: Otidae). -  48, 2009: 25-34.

Torsten Wronski: Habitat preference and diurnal activity pattern in the Sand Partridge, Ammoperdix heyi heyi (Aves: Phasianidae). - 48, 2009: 49-62.

Reptiles

Saif M. Al-Ghais: Nesting of Hawksbill Turtles, Eretmochelys imbricata, on the islands of the Arabian Gulf (Reptilia: Cheloniidae). - 48, 2009: 43-48.

Dmitry A. Bondarenko, Evgeny A. Peregontsev: Peculiarities of landscape distribution of the Central Asian Tortoise, Agrionemys horsfieldii, in Iran (Reptilia: Testudines). - 48, 2009: 49-62.

Fish

Brian W. Coad: Alburnus zagrosensis n. sp., a new species of fish from the Zagros Mountains of Iran (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae). - 48, 2009: 63-70.

Insects

Mahmoud S. Abd El-Dayem: Two new species of the ground beetle genus Tachyura Motschulsky, 1862 from Egypt (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Trechinae: Bembidiini). - 48, 2009: 71-74.

Martin Lillig: Two new species of the genus Erodius Fabricius, 1775 from Oman and Syria (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pimeliinae). -  48, 2009: 75-80.

Bruno Massa, Paolo Fontana : On some Drymadusini from the Middle East (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae). - 48, 2009: 81-88.

Arachnids

Zübeyde Kumbicak, Serap Ergene, Saadet Saygideger: Chromosomal data on six araneomorph spiders belonging to the families Lycosidae and Gnaphosidae (Araneae: Araneomorphae).  - 48, 2009: 89-96.

Rasit Urhan: Zercon honazicus sp. n., a new species of mite from Turkey (Acari: Zerconidae). - 48, 2009: 97-100.

Short Communications

Mounir R. Abi-Said: First record of Wagner’s Gerbil, Gerbillus dasyurus (Wagner, 1842) (Mammalia: Rodentia), in Lebanon. - 48, 2009: 101-102.

Ferhat Matur: A cytogenetic study on the Taurus Ground Squirrel, Spermophilus taurensis Gündüz et al., 2007 (Mammalia: Rodentia), in Turkey. - 48, 2009: 103-105.

Saliha Coruh: Two little-known Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) from Turkey, including one new for the Turkish fauna. - 48, 2009: 106-107.

Yusuf Katilmis, Suat Kiyak: New records of oak gallwasps of the genus Andricus (Burgsdorf, 1783) from Turkey (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae). - 48, 2009: 108-109.

Selcuk Altinsacli, Songül Altinsacli: The freshwater ostracod Potamocypris producta (Sars, 1924) new for Turkey (Ostracoda: Cyprididae). - 48, 2009: 1100-111.

Oya Özulug, Serpil Yaltalier: A new record for the Ostracoda fauna of Turkey: Candonopsis scourfieldi Brady, 1910 (Crustacea: Podocopida). - 48, 2009: 112-113.

Murat Kaya, Elisabeth A. Herniou, Timothy G. Barraclough, Diego Fontaneto: A faunistic survey of bdelloid rotifers in Turkey. - 48, 2009: 114-116.

Aydin Örstan: An observation of the mating of Chondrus tournefortianus (Pulmonata: Enidae). - 48, 2009: 117-118.

Tomas Pavlicek, Csaba Csuzdi, Yüksel Coskun: First earthworm records in Mesopotamia (Oligochaetae). - 48, 2009: 119-120.

 

Volume 47 (2009)

Mammalia

Marcelo Mazzolli: Arabian Leopard, Panthera pardus nimr, status and habitat assessment in northwest Dhofar, Oman (Mammalia: Felidae) – 47, 2009: 3-12

Roohallah Mirzaei, Mahmud Karami, Afshin Danehkar, Asghar Abdoli: Habitat selection of the Eurasian Otter, Lutra lutra, in Jajrood river, Iran (Mammalia: Carnivora) – 47, 2009: 13-20

Gholamreza Naderi, Mahmoud R. Hemami, Borhan Riazii, Aliasghar Alesheikh: Notes on the ecological peculiarities of the Iranian Jerboa, Allactaga firouzi Womochel, 1978 (Mammalia: Dipodidae) - 47, 2009: 21-28

Aves

Perri Eason, Reginald Victor, Jens Eriksen, Andy Kwarteng: Status of the exotic Ring-necked Parakeet, Psittacula krameri, in Oman (Aves: Psittacidae) - 47, 2009: 29-38

Ortac Onmuş, Raika Durusoy, Güven Eken: Distribution of breeding birds in the Gediz Delta, Western Turkey (Aves) – 47, 2009: 39-48

Reptilia

Saman R. Afrasiab, Sarbaz I. Mohamad: A study on cave-dwelling geckos in Iraq, with the description of a new species from Saffine mountain (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) – 47, 2009: 49-56

Osteichthyes

Kiavash Golzarianpour, Asghar Abdoli, Bahram H. Kiabi, Jörg Freyhof: First record of the freshwater loach, Turcinoemacheilus kosswigi (Bănărescu and Nalbant, 1964), from Iran (Karoun drainage) (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) - 47, 2009: 57-62

Sayed Ali Johari, Brian W. Coad, Sohrab Mazloomi, Morteza Kheyri, Saba Asghari: Biological and morphometric characteristics of, Capoeta fusca, a cyprinid fish living in the qanats of south Khorasan, Iran (Osteichthyes: Cyprinidae) - 47, 2009: 63-70

Fahrettin Kücük, Davut Turan, Cemalettin Sahin, Iskender Gülle: Capoeta mauricii n. sp., a new species of cyprinid fish from Lake Beysehir, Turkey (Osteichthyes: Cyprinidae) – 47, 2009: 71-82

Insecta

Roohollah Abbasi: Sexual dimorphism in the wing morphology of social vespid wasps – a case study on the genus Polistes Latreille using geometric morphometrics (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) - 47, 2009: 83-74

Insecta

Anika Timm, Jörn Buse, Tamar Dayan, Werner Härdtle, Tal Levanony, Thorsten Assmann: At the interface of historical and present-day ecology: ground beetles in woodlands and open habitats in Upper Galilee (Israel) (Coleoptera: Carabidae) - 47, 2009: 75-104

Short Communications

Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Hamzeh Oraei, Morteza Johari: A new record of the gekkonid lizard Tropiocolotes latifi Leviton & Anderson, 1972 from Iran (Sauria: Gekkonidae) - 47, 2009: 105-107

AbdulRahman Al-Sirhan: Two new records of Stenodactylus spp. from Kuwait (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) - 47, 2009: 108-109

Özcan Özen, Hakan Ayyildiz, Dogan Tuncay, Murat Bilecenoglu: First record of Gobius couchi Miller & El-Tawil, 1974 from the Aegean Sea (Pisces: Gobiidae) - 47, 2009: 109-110

Tahir Özcan, Kerem Bakir, Valerio Vignoli, Tuncer Katagan: A new record of a sea spider from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea: Ascorhynchus castelli (Dohrn, 1881) (Arthropoda: Pycnogonida) - 47, 2009: 111-112

Aydin Topcu, Hakan Demir, Osman Seyyar: Contribution to the jumping spider fauna of Turkey (Araneae: Salticidae) - 47, 2009: 112-113

Mike J. Lush: Some ant records (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the Middle East - 47, 2009: 114-116

Alireza Asem, Behrooz Atashbar, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Naser Agh: Biometric comparison of two parthenogenetic populations of Artemia Leach, 1819 from the Urmia Lake basin, Iran (Anostraca: Artemiidae) - 47, 2009: 117-120

 

Volume 46 (2009)

Mammalia

Gucu, A. C., S. Sakinan, M. Ok: Occurrence of the critically endangered Mediterranean Monk Seal, Monachus monachus, at Olympos-Beydağları National Park, Turkey (Mammalia: Phocidae). 46, 2009: 3-8.

Farhadinia, M. S., B. Sh. Esfandabad, M. Karami, F. Hosseini-Zavarei, H. Absalan, B. Nezami: Goitered Gazelle, Gazella subgutturosa: its habitat preference and conservation needs in Miandasht Wildlife Refuge, north-eastern Iran (Mammalia: Artiodactyla). 46, 2009: 9-18.

Mizrahi, N., D. Kerem, O. Goffman, O. Lernau, E. Spani: Identified fish remains regurgitated by a solitary Indian Ocean Bottlenose Dolphin, Tursiops aduncus, in the Gulf of Aqaba (Mammalia: Delphinidae). 46, 2009: 19-28.

Aves

Barati, A.: Diet and growth of chicks of the Great Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo, at Ramsar, northern Iran (Aves: Phalacrocoracidae). 46, 2009: 29-36.

Förschler, M. I., Ch. Randler: A song analysis of the insular Cyprus Short-toed Treecreeper, Certhia brachydactyla dorotheae, supports its subspecies status (Aves: Passeriformes). 46, 2009: 37-40.

Reptilia

Al-Hashem, M. A., P. F. Brain: Changed substrate preferences shown by Fringe-toed Lizards, Acanthodactylus scutellatus, from Kuwait’s Al-Burgan oil field (Reptilia: Lacertidae). 46, 2009: 41-46.

Osteichthyes

Bayhan, B., T. M. Sever: Food and feeding habits of the Atlantic Horse Mackerel, Trachurus trachurus, from the Aegean Sea (Osteichthyes: Carangidae). 46, 2009: 47-54.

Niksirat, H., A. Abdoli: On the status of the critically endangered Caspian Brown Trout, Salmo trutta caspius, during recent decades in the southern Caspian Sea basin (Osteichthyes: Salmonidae). 46, 2009: 55-60.

Özcan, G.: Reproductive biology of the endemic and threatened Menderes Nase, Chondrostoma meandrense Elvira, 1987, in Western Anatolia (Osteichthyes: Cyprinidae). 46, 2009: 61-68.

Insecta

Gheibi, M., H. Ostovan, K. Kamali: A contribution to knowledge of the tachinid fly fauna of Fars province, Iran (Diptera: Tachinidae: Dexiinae and Phasiinae). 46, 2009: 69-74.

Kolarov, J., S. Çoruh, M. Yurtcan, M. F. Gürbüz: A study of Metopiinae from Turkey with description of a new species (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). 46, 2009: 75-82.

Monfared, A., A. A. Talebi, Gh. Tahmasbi, E. Ebrahimi, J. Biesmeijer: Bumblebee diversity and abundance in the Iranian Alborz Mountains (Hymenoptera: Apidae). 46, 2009: 83-94.

Gharakhloo, M. M., S. Ziani: Occurrence of scarab beetles inside rodent burrows in some parts of Iran (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). 46, 2009: 95-98.

Arachnida

Demir, H., M. Aktaş, A. Topçu: New records of little-known species of Xysticus C. L. Koch, 1835 in Turkey (Araneae: Thomisidae). 46, 2009: 99-102.

Lourenço, W. R., E.-A. Leguin: A new species of the genus Buthacus Birula, 1908 from the United Arab Emirates (Scorpiones: Buthidae). 46, 2009: 103-108.

Short Communications

Abd Rabou, A. F. N.: On the occurrence of some carnivores in the Gaza Strip, Palestine (Mammalia: Carnivora). 46, 2009: 109-112.

Hojati, V., H. Gh. Kami, A. Faghiri, F. Ahmadzadeh: A morphological study of the Bedriaga Plate-tailed Gecko, Teratoscincus bedriagai Nikolsky, 1900, in Semnan province of Iran (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). 46, 2009: 113-116.

Eid, E. Kh.: New records of large Branchiopods from northern Jordan (Crustacea: Branchiopoda). 46, 2009: 117-118.

Darılmaz, M. C., S. Kıyak: Two species of water beetle of the family Dytiscidae (Coleoptera) new to Turkey. 46, 2009: 119-120.

 

Volume 45 (2009)

Mammalia

Hind M. Al-Musfir, H. M. & N. Yamaguchi: Timings of hibernation and breeding of Ethiopian Hedgehogs, Paraechinus aethiopicus, in Qatar. – Zoology in the Middle East 45, 2008: 3-9.

Wronski, T. & W. Macasero: Evidence for the persistence of Arabian Wolf (Canis lupus pallipes) in the Ibex Reserve, Saudi Arabia and its preferred prey species. – Zoology in the Middle East 45, 2008: 11-18.

Yiğit, N., E. Çolak, İ. Kandemir, T. Kankılıç, R. Çolak, Ş. Bulut, P. Cam, F. Saygılı, M. Sözen & Ş. Özkurt: Allozyme variation in Rattus rattus (Rodentia: Muridae) in Turkey, with particular emphasis on the taxonomy. - Zoology in the Middle East 45, 2008: 19-28.

Aves

Charalambidou, I. & S. Gücel: First survey of Audouins Gull, Larus audouinii (Payraudeau, 1826), colonies at Kleidhes Islands, Cyprus. Zoology in the Middle East 45, 2008: 29-34.

Uzun, A., B. Uzun, G. Kopij: Year-to-year variation in clutch size and breeding success of the Little Egret, Egretta garzetta Linnaeus, 1766, in Turkey. - Zoology in the Middle East 45, 2008: 35-40.

Reptilia

Cheatsazan, H., V. Rabani & A. Mahjoorazad: Sexual dimorphism and sexual dichromatism in the Small-scaled Rock Agama, Laudakia microlepis (Blanford, 1874) (Sauria: Agamidae). - Zoology in the Middle East 45, 2008: 41-48.

Rees, A. F., M. Jony, D. Margaritoulis & B. J. Godley: Satellite tracking of a Green Turtle, Chelonia mydas, from Syria further highlights importance of North Africa for Mediterranean turtles. - Zoology in the Middle East 45, 2008: 49-54.

Insecta

Buse, J., T. Levanony, A. Timm, T. Dayan & T. Assmann: Saproxylic beetle assemblages of three managed oak woodlands in the Eastern Mediterranean. -  Zoology in the Middle East 45, 2008: 55-66.

Lush, M. J.: A new species of Monomorium (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Kuwait. - Zoology in the Middle East 45, 2008: 67-72.

Mehrabi, R. & A. Ssymank: Species composition and flower visiting by Syrphidae (Diptera) in north-eastern Iran. - Zoology in the Middle East 45, 2008: 73-78.

Sharaf, K., P. Bure, L. Horov, T.Pavliček & E. Nevo: Distribution of abundance and genome size variability in the grain beetle Oryzaephilus surinamensis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Coleoptera: Silvanidae). - Zoology in the Middle East 45, 2008: 79-90.

Arachnida

Topçu, A., T. Türkeş & O. Seyyar: A new spider of the genus Troglohyphantes (Araneae: Linyphiidae) from a Turkish cave. - Zoology in the Middle East 45, 2008: 91-96.

Urhan, R.: Contributions to the genus Prozercon Sellnick, 1943 (Acari: Zerconidae) from Turkey, with the description of two new species and a key to species. - Zoology in the Middle East 45, 2008: 97-104.

Short Communications

Esmaeili, H. R., G Gholamhosseini, H. Zareian, B. Krystufek: Noteworthy range extension of two white-toothed shrews in Iran: Crocidura suaveolens and Suncus etruscus (Soricidae). Zoology in the Middle East 45, 2008: 105-107.

Auer, M., S. Richter & A. Khani: A new record of the Turkmenian Fat-Tailed Gecko, Eublepharis turcmenicus Darevsky, 1978, from north-eastern Iran (Squamata: Gekkonidae). - Zoology in the Middle East 45, 2008: 107-110.

Al-Sirhan, A.: First record of the Small-spotted Desert Lizard, Mesalina guttulata (Lichtenstein, 1823) (Sauria: Lacertidae), from Kuwait. - Zoology in the Middle East 45, 2008: 110-111.

Loghmani Devin, M., A. Savari & P. Sadeghi: Nesting of Hawksbill Turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata Linnaeus, 1766, on Hormoz Island, Iran (Cheloniidae). - Zoology in the Middle East 45, 2008: 111-114.

Alipanah, H.: New record of a choreutid species (Lepidoptera: Choreutidae) from Iran. - Zoology in the Middle East 45, 2008: 114-115.

Demir, D. & A. Demirsoy: Some interesting and new records of Cicadellidae (Insecta: Hemiptera) from eastern Turkey. - Zoology in the Middle East 45, 2008: 116-117.

Örstan, A.: Notes on the reproduction of Rumina saharica from Turkey (Pulmonata: Subulinidae). - Zoology in the Middle East 45, 2008: 118-120.

 

Volume 44 (2008)

Mammalia

Sözen, M., A. Karatas, F. Alsheyab, A. Shehab & Z. Amr: Karyotypes of seven rodents from Jordan (Mammalia: Rodentia)

Aves

Javed, S., S. Khan & J. Nazeer Shah: Breeding status of the Red-billed Tropicbird, Phaethon aethereus (Aves: Phaethontidae), on Jarnein Island, United Arab Emirates

Sehhatisabet, M. E., B. Kiabi, A. Pazuki, H. Alipanah, A. Khaleghizadeh, H. Barari, R. Basiri & F. Aghabeigi: Food diversity and niche-overlap of sympatric tits (Great Tit, Parus major, Blue Tit, Cyanistes caeruleus and Coal Tit Periparus ater) in the Hyrcanian Plain forests

Islam, M. Z., K. Ismail & A. Boug: Re-introduction of the Red-necked Ostrich, Struthio camelus camelus, in Mahazat as-Sayd Protected Area in central Saudi Arabia

Reptilia

Cheatsazan, H., V. Rabani, A. Mahjoorazad & H. G. Kami: Taxonomic status of the Yellow-Headed Agama, Laudakia nupta fusca (Blanford, 1876) (Sauria: Agamidae)

Mohammed; E. H. A. & D. M. Hammad: Notes on a sympatric population of two species of spiny-tailed lizards in Sudan: Uromastyx dispar Heyden, 1827, and U. ocellata Lichtenstein, 1823 (Sauria: Agamidae)

Nazari-Serenjeh, F. & F. Torki: Additional specimens of the gecko Asaccus nasrullahi Werner, 2006 (Reptilia: Phyllodactylidae), with notes on taxonomy and ecology

Osteichthyes

Sargeran, P., M. Bakhtiyari, A. Abdoli, B. W. Coad, K. Sarvi, M. R. Lishi & A. Hajimoradloo: The endemic Iranian Cave-fish, Iranocypris typhlops: two taxa or two forms based on the mental disc?

Insecta

Itzhak, M. J.-J.: Seed harvester and scavenger ants along roadsides in Northern Israel

Saji, A. & A. E. Whittington: Ant-lion fauna recorded in the Abu Dhabi Emirate (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae)

Short Communications

Ghoddousi, A., A. K. Hamidi, T. Ghadirian, D. Ashayeri, M. Hamzehpour, H. Moshiri, H. Zohrabi, L. Julayi: Territorial marking by the Persian Leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor Pocock, 1927) in Bamu National Park, Iran

Shah M. S. & P. Cunningham: Fences as a threat to Sand Cats, Felis margarita Loche, 1858, in Saudi Arabia

Sandor, A. D. & Z. Orban: Food of the Desert Eagle Owl, Bubo ascalaphus Savigny, 1809, in Siwa Oasis, Western Desert, Egypt

Uzun, A. & B. Uzun: Comparison of nestling nutrition and growth of Black-crowned Night Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax, and Little Egret, Egretta garzetta

Tourenq, Ch., M. K. Shuriqi, K. Foster, G. Foster, C. Chellapermal & D. Rein: First record of a Bowmouth Guitarfish, Rhina ancylostoma, in northern Oman, with an up-date on the status of elasmobranchs (sharks and rays) in the United Arab Emirates

Dvorak, L. & J. M. Carpenter: The first record of the paper wasp Polistes smithii neavei von Schulthess, 1921, from the Middle East (Hymenoptera: Vespidae), with notes on the social wasp fauna of Yemen

 

Volume 43 (2008)

Mammalia & Reptilia

Bishop, J. M. & A. H. Alsaffar: Quantitative observations on marine mammals and reptiles of Kuwait’s Boubyan Island

Mammalia

H. Güclüsoy: Interaction between Monk Seals, Monachus monachus (Hermann, 1779), and artisanal fisheries in the Foça Pilot Monk Seal Conservation Area, Turkey

Siahsarvie, R., J. Darvish & A. Sarafrazi: Geometric morphometric comparison of the mandibles of three species of vole of the genus Microtus (Rodentia: Arvicolinae) from northern Iran

Strauss, W. M., M. Sher Shah, M. Shobrak: Rodent trapping in the Saja/Umm Ar-Rimth Protected Area of Saudi Arabia using two different trap types

Aves

Barati, A., A. A. Amerifar: On the status of the Great Bustard, Otis tarda Linnaeus, 1758 (Aves: Otididae) in Kurdistan Province, Iran

Kiat, Y., G. Perlman, A. Balaban, Y. Leshem, I. Izhaki, M. Charter: Feeding specialization of urban Long-eared Owls, Asio otus (Linnaeus, 1758), in Jerusalem, Israel

Serra, G., M. S. Abdallah, G. al Qaim: Feeding ecology and behaviour of the last known surviving oriental Northern Bald Ibises, Geronticus eremita (Linnaeus, 1758), at their breeding quarters in Syria

Reptilia

Göcmen, B., A. M. Disi, M. Z. Yildiz: On the occurrence of Blanus strauchi aporus Werner, 1898 and Chalcides guentheri Boulenger, 1887 (Reptilia) in the Mediterranean ecozone of Syria

Amphibia

Ebrahimi, M., S. Javanmardi, H. R. Esmaeili, H. G. Kami: Embryo and larval development of Iranian Near Eastern Brown Frogs, Rana macrocnemis pseudodalmatina Eiselt & Schmidtler, 1971 (Amphibia: Ranidae), in Alang Dareh Forest, north-eastern Iran

Osteichthyes

Pazooki, J., M. Sheidai, M. M. Korani: A systematic and ecological study of Aphanius vladykovi Coad, 1988 (Actinopterygii: Cyprinodontidae) in Iran

Insecta

Makris, Ch., G. Georgiou, K. Austin, E. Small: Additions to our knowledge of the ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) fauna of Cyprus

Crustacea

Monchenko, V.I.: Redescription of the Oriental Thermocyclops taihokuensis (Harada, 1931) (Copepoda: Cyclopoida) from its westernmost population

Short Communications

Barati, A., & F. Ataii: Observations on the breeding of the Ferruginous Duck, Aythya nyroca (Güldenstädt, 1770), at Lake Zarivar, Kurdistan Province, Iran

Corsini-Foka, M. & M. Masseti: On the oldest known record of the Nile Soft-shelled Turtle, Trionyx triunguis (Forskal, 1775), in the Eastern Aegean islands (Greece)

Abdoli, A., P. Rasooli & S. Soltaninasab: A contribution to the biology of Acanthalburnus urmianus (Günther, 1899) (Osteichthyes: Cyprinidae): an endemic fish of Iran

Keskin, B., E. Aydin Yagmur: A new record for the Tenebrionidae fauna of Turkey: Akis subtricostata Redtenbacher, 1850 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)

Çoruh, S. & H. Özbek: New and rare species of Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) from Turkey

Gharali, B. & J. Van Steenis: First record of the genus Spilomyia Meigen, 1803 (Diptera: Syrphidae) from Iran

Demir, H., A. Topcu & O. Seyyar: Contribution to the knowledge of the Philodromidae (Arachnida: Araneae) of Turkey

 

Volume 42 (2007)

Mammalia

Abi-Said, M. & D. Marrouche Abi-Said: Distribution of the Striped Hyaena (Hyaena hyaena syriaca Matius, 1882) (Carnivora: Hyaenidae) in urban and rural areas of Lebanon

Kankılıç, T., T. Kankılıç, R. Çolak, E. Çolak & A. Karataş: Karyological comparison of populations of the Spalax leucodon Nordmann, 1840 superspecies (Rodentia: Spalacidae) in Turkey

Kryštufek, B. & V. Vohralík: Distribution of field mice (Apodemus) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Anatolia

Mamkhair, I. H., F. F. Samara & A. H. Shehab: Morphological characteristics of the Libyan Jird, Meriones libycus Lichtenstein, 1823 (Rodentia: Gerbillinae), in Syria

Aves

Al-Hmoud, A. R., M. Janaydeh, S. Damhoureyeh & F. Khoury: Inter-locality variation in the reproductive ecology of the Linnet, Carduelis cannabina (Linnaeus, 1758) (Aves: Fringillidae), in Jordan

Shobrak, M.: On the nesting status of some seabirds in Djibouti

Reptilia

Rastegar-Pouyani, N. & H. Faizi: Geographic variation in the skull morphology of Trachylepis aurata transcaucasica Chernov, 1926 (Sauria: Scincidae) in the Zagros Mountains, Western Iran

Insecta

Kolarov, J. & H. Ghahari: A study of the Iranian Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera): II. Brachycyrtinae and Cryptinae

Tardigrada

Schill, R.O., F. Huhn & H.-R. Köhler: The first record of tardigrades (Tardigrada) from the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt

Coral Reefs

Kochzius, M.: Community structure of coral reef fishes in El Quadim Bay (El Quseir, Egyptian Red Sea coast)

Short Communications

Serra, G., M. S. Abdallah & G. Al Qaim: Occurrence of Rüppell’s Fox, Vulpes rueppelli, and Sand Cat, Felis margarita, in Syria

Bishop, J. M., T. Deshti & S. Al-Ayoub: The Arabian Gulf’s first record of the Olive Ridley, Lepidochelys olivacea, from Kuwait

Canpolat, D., M. Lillig & A. Hasbenli: Accanthopus velikensis (Piller & Mitterpacher, 1783) – new to the Turkish fauna (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)

Sánchez Piñero, F.: First record of the dung beetle Catharsius sesostris Waterhouse, 1888 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in Jordan

Keskin, B.: A new species of the genus Otiorhynchus Germar, 1822 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from Western Anatolia

Khodabandeh, S., A. Golzari & J. Seyfabadi: Occurrence of the Tadpole Shrimp, Triops cancriformis (Bosc, 1801) (Crustacea: Notostraca), in Iran

Kocak, C. & T. Katağan: A pycnogonid species new for the Turkish fauna: Pycnogonum nodulosum Dohrn, 1881 (Arthropoda: Pycnogonidae)

Moradmand, M.& A. Sarı: New record of the hermit crab Pagurus kulkarnii Sankolli, 1961 (Anomura: Paguridae) from the Gulf of Oman, Iran

Ömer Boyacı, Y.: A species of water mite of the genus Atractides Koch, 1837 (Acari: Hydrachnidia) new for the Turkish fauna

Urhan, R.: Zercon inonunensis n. sp. (Acari: Zerconidae) from Turkey

 

Volume 41 (2007)

Mammalia

Farhadinia, M. S., H. Akbari, M. Beheshti & A. Sadeghi: Ecology and status of the Caracal, Caracal caracal, (Carnivora: Felidae) in the Abbasabad Naein Reserve, Iran

Khorozyan, I. G. & A. V. Abramov: The Leopard, Panthera pardus, (Carnivora: Felidae) and its resilience to human pressure in the Caucasus

Rasooli, P., B. H. Kiabi & A. Abdoli: On the status and biology of the European Otter, Lutra lutra, (Carnivora: Mustelidae) in Iran

Aves

Aslan, A. & A. Erdoğan: On the distribution of the White-spectacled Bulbul, Pycnonotus xanthopygos (Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1833), in Turkey

Reptilia

Attum, O., M. M. Esawy, W. E. Farag, A. E. Gad, S. M. Baha El Din & B. Kingsbury: Returning them back to the wild: Movement patterns of repatriated Egyptian Tortoises, Testudo kleinmanni Lortet, 1883 (Sauropsida: Testudinidae)

Ibrahim, A. A.: Ecology of the Mediterranean Gecko, Hemidactylus turcicus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Reptilia: Gekkonidae), in North Sinai, Egypt

Osteichthyes

Ahnelt, H., B. W. Coad, A. Abdoli & H. P. Zirkohy: Gobiid fishes of the genera Chasar, Mesogobius and Neogobius (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from Iran (South Caspian Basin)

Güclü, S. S., I. I. Turna, Z. Güclü & I. Gülle: Population structure and growth of Aphanius anatoliae sureyanus Neu, 1937 (Osteichthyes: Cyprinodontidae), endemic to Burdur Lake, Turkey

Crustacea

Warburg, M. R., K.-O. Amar, D. Davidson, L. Sayag, Y. Schwartz, B. Tudiver & H. Yifrach: Long-term study on a brachyuran crab community (Crustacea: Decapoda) inhabiting a boulder shore in the Eastern Mediterranean: relative abundance

Insecta

Mozaffarian, F., A. Sarafrazi, G. N. Ganbalani & A. Ariana: Morphological variation among Iranian populations of the Carob Moth, Ectomyelois ceratoniae (Zeller, 1839) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)

Sharaf, M. R.: Monomorium dentatum sp. n., a new ant species from Egypt (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) related to the fossulatum-group

Arachnida

Lourenço, W. R. & J.-X. Qi: Description of a new species of the genus Hottentotta Birula, 1908 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from Iraq

Urhan, R.: Zercon carpathicus Sellnick, 1958 (Acari: Zerconidae), a species of mite new for the Turkish fauna

Short communications

Azar, J. F., I. Al Hasani & K. Nishimura: The Demoiselle Crane, Anthropoides virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) (Aves: Gruidae), new to Jordan

Delima, E. C. & A. Al-Nasser: New record of the Web-footed Sand Gecko, Stenodactylus arabicus (Haas, 1957) (Sauria: Gekkonidae), from Kuwait

Özbek, H. & S. Anlas: New records for some Turkish Scoliidae (Hymenoptera)

Mirmoayedi, A.: Records of three species of Ant-lions (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae), new for the fauna of Iran

Moravvej, S. A., M. Potapov, K. Kamali & S. H. Hodjat: Isotomidae (Collembola) of the Tehran region (Iran)

Akbulut (Emir), N. & M. Kaya: Records of species of Lecane Nitzsch, 1827 new for the Turkish rotifer fauna (Ploima, Lecanidae)

 

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Karataş, A., M. Sözen, S. Özkurt & F. Matur: Karyology of three bat species of the genus Myotis (M. myotis, M. bechsteinii, M. brandtii) (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Turkey

Aves

Khoury, F., M. Al-Shamlih, H. Sultan & Y. Abu-Ghalyun: The effects of vegetation cover on the structure of bird communities in a hyperarid desert

Reptilia

Baha El Din, S. M.: A new lizard of the Acanthodactylus scutellatus group (Squamata: Lacertidae) from Egypt

Torki, F.: Sexual dimorphism in the Banded Dwarf Gecko, Tropiocolotes helenae fasciatus (Gekkonidae) on the western Iranian plateau

Katılmış, Y. & R. Urhan: Insects and mites infestation on eggs and hatchlings of the Nile Soft-shelled ışrtle, Trionyx triunguis, in Kükürtlü Lake (Turkey)

Amphibia

Delfino, M., G. Bar-Oz & L. Weissbrod: Recent shrinkage of the range of the Eastern Spadefoot Toad, Pelobates syriacus (Amphibia: Anura): archaeological evidence from the Bronze Age in Israel

Osteichthyes

Bagherian, A. & H. Rahmani: Morphological differentiation between two populations of the Shemaya, Chalcalburnus chalcoides: a geometrical morphometric approach

Turan, D., L. Tomovic & V. Pesic: Morphological variation in a common Turkish cyprinid, Squalius cephalus across Turkish water catchment areas

Rotifera

Kaya, M., S. Yiğit & A. Altındağ: Rotifers in Turkish inland waters

Insecta

Lotfalizadeh, H. & B. Gharali: Some notes on the genus Sycophila Walker, 1871 (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) in the west of Iran

Paknia, O. & H. G. Kami: New and additional records for the formicid fauna (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Iran

Arachnida

Levy, G.: The first troglobite scorpion from Israel and a new chactoid family (Arachnida: Scorpiones)

Ecology (Coral Reefs)

Ammar, M. S. A.: Recovery patterns of corals at Shabror Umm Gam’ar, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt, after the 1998 outbreak of Acanthaster planci

Short communications

Cunningham, P.: Morphological characteristics of the Spiny-tailed Lizard, Uromastyx aegyptius microlepis (Agamidae), from the United Arab Emirates

Coad, B. W. & N. A. Hussain: First record of the exotic species Hemiculter leucisculus (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae) in Iraq

Shakman, E. & R. Kinzelbach: First record of the Mantis Shrimp, Erugosquilla massavensis (Kossmann, 1880), a Lessepsian migrant, in the coastal waters of Libya (Crustacea: Stomatopoda)

Chikatunov, V. & T. Pavlicek: Passandridae (Coleoptera), a beetle family newly established in the Levant

Seven, S. & M. Özdemir: Acleris lacordairana (Duponchel, 1836) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), new for Turkey

Zahiri, R., B. Plössl & G. Tarmann: Ctenoplusia vittata (Wallengren, 1856) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae): a new genus and species record for Iran

Misirlioglu, M.: New records of two peregrine megascolecid earthworms from Turkey (Oligochaeta: Megascolecidae)

Kami, H. G., M. Ebrahimi & H. R. Esmaeili: First record of the Sea Turtle leech, Ozobranchus branchiatus, in Iranian coastal waters (Hirudinea: Rhynchobdellida)

Bayram, A. T. Danisman, N. Yigit, I. Corak & Z. Sancak: New records for the Turkish araneo-fauna: Theridion varians Hahn, 1833, Dipoena melanogaster (C. L. Koch, 1837) and Achaearanea riparia (Blackwall, 1834) (Araneae: Theridiidae)

 

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El Alqamy, H. & S. Baha El Din: Contemporary status and distribution of gazelle species (Gazella dorcas and Gazella leptoceros) in Egypt

Hanafy, M., M. A. Gheny, A. B. Rouphael, A. Salam & M. Fouda: The Dugong, Dugong dugon, in Egyptian waters: distribution, relative abundance and threats

Shehab, A. H. & I. H. Mamkhair: Notes on two species of horseshoe bats, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum and R. euryale (Rhinolophidae, Chiroptera), from northern Syria

Aves

Charter, M., Y. Leshem, I. Izhaki, M. Guershon & Y. Kiat: The diet of the Little Owl, Athene noctua, in Israel

Kaboli, M., M. Aliabadian, M. Thevenot, C. P. Guillaume & R. Prodon: Ecological segregation between Iranian wheatears

Reptilia

Bauer, A. M., T. Jackman, E. Greenbaum & T. J. Papenfuss: Confirmation of the occurrence of Hemidactylus robustus Heyden, 1827 (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) in Iran and Pakistan

Cheatsazan, H., H. G. Kami, B. H. Kiabi & V. Rabani: Sexual dimorphism in the Caucasian Rock Agama, Laudakia caucasia (Sauria: Agamidae)

Rajabizadeh, M. & N. Rastegar-Pouyani: Additional information on the distribution and morphology of Coluber (s. l.) andreanus (Werner, 1917) (Reptilia: Colubridae) from Iran

Osteichthyes

Esmaeili, H. R. & Z. Piravar: On the karyotype of Cyprinion tenuiradius Heckel, 1849 (Pisces: Cyprinidae) from the Southwest of Iran

Insecta

Ackland, D. M. & D. Werner: Description of a new species of Alliopsis Schnabl & Dziedzicki (Diptera, Anthomyiidae) from Armenia and Georgia that is predaceous on black fly larvae (Diptera, Simuliidae)

Calmasur, Ö. & H. Özbek: Check-list of the Argidae fauna (Hymenoptera: Symphyta) of Turkey

Özden, Ö., N. Uygun & U. Kersting: Ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) from northern Cyprus, including six new records

Arachnida

Cobanoglu, S. & M. Doganlar: A new Pyemotes (Acari: Pyemotidae) reared from larvae of the Almond Seed Wasp, Eurytoma amygdali (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) from Hatay, Turkey

Short communications

Khaleghizadeh, A. & M. E. Sehhatisabet: Temporal variation in the numbers of the Alexandrine Parakeet, Psittacula eupatria, in Tehran, Iran

Soorae, P. S., H. S. Das & H. Al Mazrouei: Records of sea snakes (subfamily Hydrophiinae) from the coastal waters of the Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates

Shakman, E. & R. Kinzelbach: The Halfbeak Fish, Hemiramphus far (Forskal, 1775), in the coastal waters of Libya

Yaka, U. & R. Yüce: The Rough Ray, Raja radula Delaroche, 1809 (Rajidae), new to the Sea of Marmara, Turkey

Keskin, B. & J. Ferrer: First record of Xanthomus cf. ovulus Seidlitz, 1895 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) from Turkey

Pashaei Rad, S., R. Abassi & E. Ebrahimi: Two new records for the fauna of solitary wasps of the subfamily Eumeninae (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) in Iran

Bayless, M. K.: A review of the ixodid tick species Amblyomma gervaisi (Ixodoidea) and its host Varanus sp. (Sauria: Varanidae) from Yemen

 

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Mammalia

Darvish, J., M. Javidkar & R. Siahsarvie: A new species of wood mouse of the genus Apodemus (Rodentia, Muridae) from Iran

Karatas, A., M. M. Gharkheloo & M. Rehnema: The karyotypic characterisation of the Large Horseshoe Bat, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum (Schreber, 1774) (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) from Iran

Reptilia

Torki, F.: Spermatogenesis in the agama Trapelus lessonae (Agamidae: Reptilia) in the Central Zagros Mountains, Iran

Werner, Y. L., G. Babocsay, H. Carmely & M. Thuna: Micrelaps in the southern Levant: variation, sexual dimorphism, and a new species (Serpentes: Atractaspididae)

Osteichthyes

Soofiani, N. M., Y. Keivany & A. M. Shooshtari: Contribution to the biology of the Lizardfish, Saurida tumbil (Teleostei: Aulopiformes), from the Persian Gulf

Crustacea

Mirabdullayev, I. M. & R. S. Urazova: Redescription of the female and first description of the male of Microcyclops karvei (Kiefer & Moorthy, 1935) (Copepoda, Cyclopoida)

Insecta

Kolarov, J. & H. Ghahari: A study of the Iranian Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera): I. Pimplinae and Tryphoninae

Özgökce, M. S., R. Atlihan, I. Kasap, F. Özgökçe, Ş. Yildiz, M. Demir & E. Polat: The distribution and habitat of Calomera littoralis mandli (Mandl, 1967) (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) on the coastal margin of Lake Van in Turkey

Zahiri, R., A. Sarafrazi, L. Salehi & J. G. Kunkel: A geometric morphometric study on populations of the Rice Stem Borer, Chilo suppressalis Walker (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in northern Iran

Arachnida

Karataş, A. & M. M. Gharkheloo: A contribution to the knowledge of Hottentotta saulcyi (Simon, 1880) (Scorpiones: Buthidae)

Lourenco, W. R. & J.-x. Qi: A new species of Androctonus Ehrenberg, 1828 from Afghanistan (Scorpiones, Buthidae)

Ecology

Al-Horani, F. A., S. A. Al-Rousan, M. Al-Zibdeh & M. A. Khalaf: The status of coral reefs on the Jordanian coast of the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea

Short communications

Krystufek, B. & R. Hutterer: The Ural Field Mouse Apodemus uralensis – a mammal species new to Iran

Falahatkar, B.: Biological characteristics of the Persian Sturgeon, Acipenser persicus Borodin, 1897 in the southern Caspian Sea

Boyaci, Y. Ö.: New records of water mites (Acari, Hydrachnidia, Torrenticolidae) from Turkey

Seyyar, O., A. Topcu & H. Demir: New records of ground spiders (Araneae: Gnaphosidae) from Anatolia

 

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Arslan, A.: A karyotypic study on the Indian Crested Porcupine, Hystrix indica (Kerr, 1792), in Turkey (Mammalia: Rodentia)

Gharkheloo, M. M.: Morphological and karyological peculiarities of Cricetulus migratorius (Pallas, 1773) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in the Zanjan province of Iran

Sharifi, M. & V. Akmali: Postnatal growth in the Lesser Mouse-eared Bat, Myotis blythii, in captivity

Reptilia

Kami, H. G., V. Hojati, S. Pashaee Rad & M. Sheidaee: A biological study of the European Pond Turtle, Emys orbicularis persica, and the Caspian Pond Turtle, Mauremys caspica caspica, in the Golestan and Mazandaran provinces of Iran

Sindaco, R., G. Serra & M. Menegon: New data on the Syrian herpetofauna, with a newly-recorded species of snake

Osteichthyes

Esmaeili, H. R. & A. H. Shiva: Reproductive biology of the Persian Tooth-carp, Aphanius persicus (Jenkins, 1910) (Cyprinodontidae), in southern Iran

Khalaf, M. A., F. A. Al-Horani, S. A. Al-Rousan & R. S. Manasrah: Community structure of the family Pomacentridae along the Jordanian coast, Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea

Mollusca

Mirzajani, A. R. & R. Vonk: Spatial and temporal aspects of the lagoon cockle and its commensal amphipod in the southwestern Caspian Sea

Insecta

Nieves-Aldrey, J. L. & B. Massa: Contribution to the knowledge of the Cynipidae (Hymenoptera) of Jordan

Levey, B.: A preliminary checklist of the Buprestidae (Coleoptera) of Lebanon

Arachnida

Lourenço, W. R. & J.-x. Qi: Further considerations on the genus Butheolus Simon, 1882 and description of one new species from Saudi Arabia (Scorpiones: Buthidae)

Urhan, R., Y. Katılmış & A. Öksüz Kahveci: Vertical distribution of oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) and some ecological parameters affecting the distribution pattern in south-west Turkey

Hydrozoa

Akber Saadalla, H. A.: First record of the freshwater medusa Craspedacusta sp. (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) from an artificial lake in Baghdad, Iraq

Short communications

Shehab, A. H., I. H. Mamkhair & Z. S. Amr: Remains of the Water Vole, Arvicola terrestris (Linnaeus, 1758) (Microtinae, Rodentia), from north-western Syria

Khaleghizadeh, A. & M. Javidkar: On the breeding season diet of the Common Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus, in Tehran, Iran

Rastegar-Pouyani, N. & H. Faizi: On a collection of the Near Eastern Fire Salamander, Salamandra infraimmaculata semenovi (Salamandridae), from Kurdistan Province, Western Iran

Lillig, M. & G. Aydın: Three species of Tenebrionidae new to the Turkish fauna (Insecta: Coleoptera)

 

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Mammalia

Matur, F. & M. Sözen: A karyological study on subterrranean mole rats of the Spalax leucodon Nordmann, 1840 (Mammalia: Rodentia) superspecies in northwestern Turkey

Rudolph, B.-U., A. Liegl & A. Karatas: The bat fauna of the caves near Havran in Western Turkey and their importance for bat conservation

Reptilia

Mahjoorazad, A., H. Cheatsazan, H. G. Kami & V. Rabani: Distribution of the Yellow-Headed Agama, Laudakia nupta fusca (Blanford 1872), in Iran (Squamata: Agamidae)

Osteichthyes

Golani, D. & Y. Levy: New records and rare occurrences of fish species from the Mediterranean coast of Israel

Crustacea

Karaytug, S. & S. Sak: A new species of Schizopera Sars, 1906 (Copepoda: Harpacticoida) from Israel

Kubanc, C.: New records of recent Ostracoda (Crustacea) for the marine fauna of Turkey

Insecta

Aydin, G., E. Sekeroglu & E. Arndt: Tiger beetles as bioindicators of habitat degradation in the Çukurova Delta, southern Turkey (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae)

Azari-Hamidian, S.: Larval habitat characteristics of mosquitoes of the genus Culiseta Felt, 1904 (Diptera: Culicidae) in the Caspian Sea littoral, Iran

Lotfalizadeh, H. & B. Gharali: Introduction to the Torymidae fauna (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) of Iran

Pont, A. C., D. Werner & E. A. Kachvoryan: A preliminary list of the Fanniidae and Muscidae (Diptera) of Armenia

Sirin, Ü. & Y. Sahin: New records of black flies (Diptera, Simuliidae) for the Turkish fauna

Rotifera

Altindag, A., M. Kaya, M. Borga Ergönül & S. Yigit: Six Rotifer species new for the Turkish fauna

Short Communications

Tez, C., Y. Özkul, H. Yildiz, M. Dursun & I. Gündüz: The karyotype of the Goitred Gazelle, Gazella subgutturosa, from Turkey

Cofta, T., R. Lasecki & R. Karakas: First record of the Blackstart, Cercomela melanura, in Turkey

Cheatsazan, H., A. Mahjoorazad, V. Rabani & H. G. Kami: Distribution of the Yellow-Lemon Tree Frog, Hyla savignyi Audouin, 1827 (Anura: Hylidae) in Iran

Aydin, G.: Distribution of the Dune Cricket, Schizodactylus inexpectatus (Orthoptera: Schizodactylidae), in the Cukurova Delta, southern Turkey

Larsen, E. & L. Blaustein: New backswimmer (Heteroptera: Notonectidae) records for Israel

Wiesner, J.: On some tiger beetles collected in the Yemen Arab Republic (Coleoptera, Cicindelidae): 94th contribution to knowledge of the Cocindelidae

Özdikmen, H.: Korgella nom. nov., a replacement name for the genus Heinzia Korge, 1971 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) non Sayn, 1891

Türkes, T. & O. Mergen: Records of spiders (Araneae: Theridiidae and Araneidae) new for the Turkish Fauna

 

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Mammalia

Javidkar, M., J. Darvish & A. R. Bakhtiari: Discriminant analysis of dental and cranial characteristics in the wood mice Apodemus hyrcanicus and A. hermonensis (Rodentia, Muridae) from Iran

Yousef, M. A. & Z. S. Amr: Altitudinal stratification and habitat selection of rodents in Dana Nature Reserve, Jordan

Reptilia

Mahmoud, I. Y., A. Y. AlKindi, T. A. Ba-Omar, S. Al-Siyabi, S. N. Al-Bahry, A. Q. Elshafie & Ch. S. Bakheit: Emergence pattern of Green Turtle, Chelonia mydas, hatchlings under laboratory and natural conditions

Osteichthyes

Bilecenoğlu, M.: Observations on the burrowing behaviour of the Dwarf Blaasop, Torquigener flavimaculosus (Osteichthyes: Tetraodontidae) along the coast of Fethiye, Turkey

Coad, B. W. & N. Keyzer-de Ville: On the validity of the species in the snow-trout genus Schizocypris Regan, 1914 (Cyprinidae: Actinopterygii)

Pazira, A., A. Abdoli, E. Kouhgardi & P. Yousefifard: Age structure and growth of the Mesopotamian Spiny Eel, Mastacembelus mastacembelus (Banks & Solander in Russell, 1974) (Mastacembelidae), in southern Iran

Tarkan, A. S., Ö. Gaygusuz, H. Acıpınar & Ç. Gürsoy: Characteristics of a Eurasian cyprinid, Shemaya, Chalcalburnus chalcoides (Güldenstädt, 1772), in a mesotrophic water reservoir

Antennata: Diplopoda

Enghoff, H. & S. A. Moravvej: A review of the millipede fauna of Iran (Diplopoda)

Insecta

Collingwood, C. A. & A. van Harten: Further additions to the ant fauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Yemen

Can Doğanlar, F. & N. Arap: On the geometrid moths (Lepidoptera) of northern Cyprus, including three new records

Halperin, J. & M. Wysoki: On biology and ecology of Uresiphita limbalis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in Israel

Çoruh, S., H. Özbek & J. Kolarov: A contribution to the knowledge of Tryphoninae (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae) from Turkey

Short Communications

Kılıç, A. & R. Karakaş: Recent observations on the Great Bustard, Otis tarda, in south-eastern Anatolia

Seçkin, S. & Y. Coşkun: Small mammals in the diet of the Long-eared Owl, Asio otus, from Diyarbakır, Turkey

Khaleghizadeh, A., M. E. Sehhati-Sabet, M. Javidkar & A. Adjami: On the diet of the Long-legged Buzzard, Buteo rufinus, in the Turan Biosphere Reserve, Semnan, Iran

Khaleghizadeh, A., M. Golshekan-Tatafi, M. Youzbashi & F. Aghabeigi: Autumn diet of the Crested Lark, Galerida cristata, in Iran

Albayrak, S.: First record of Tapes philippinarum (Adams & Reeve, 1850) (Bivalvia: Veneridae) from the Sea of Marmara

Bolu, H.: On the coccinellid fauna (Coleoptera) of almond orchards in south-eastern and eastern Anatolia

Demir, E.: Two new records for the Cicadellidae fauna of Turkey (Homoptera: Auchenorrhyncha)

Doğanlar, O.: Occurrence of Lectocybe invasa Fisher & La Salle, 2004 (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) on Eucalyptus camaldulensis in Turkey, with a description of the male sex

Haddad, N. J., S. Fuchs, J. Haddaden & J.-P. Kopelke: Record of Sphecophaga vesparum Curtis, a natural enemy of Vespa orientalis in northern Jordan

Turan, D. & V. Pešić: Atractides allgaier Gerecke, 2003 (Acari, Hydrachnidia, Hygrobatidae), a species new for the water mite fauna of Turkey

Topçu, A., A. Babaşoğlu, K. Boğaç Kunt, H. Demir & O. Seyyar: Mimetus laevigatus (Keyserling, 1863), a species new for the araneofauna of Turkey (Araneae, Mimetidae)

 

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Dietz, Ch., I. Schunger, Ö. Keşapli-Didrickson, A. Karataş & F. Mayer: First record of Pipistrellus pygmaeus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in Anatolia

Reptilia

Baha El Din, S. M.: An overview of Egyptian species of Hemidactylus (Gekkonidae), with the description of a new species from the high mountains of South Sinai

Jandzík, D.: Record of a black-coloured Natrix in northeastern Turkey, with comments on the validity of the Bigheaded Grass Snake, Natrix megalocephala Orlov & Tunijev, 1987

Osteichthyes

Attaala, A. M. & B. S. Rubaia: First record of the eel Anguilla bengalensis from Arabia with notes on freshwater fishes from Hadhramout, Yemen

Khalaf, M. A.: Five additional records of fishes in the Gulf of Aqaba, including Mola mola (Forskål, 1775), new for the Red Sea

Crustacea

Bariche, M. & J.-P. Trilles: Preliminary check-list of Cymothoids (Crustacea: Isopoda) parasitic on marine fishes from Lebanon

Insecta

Ghayourfar, R.: Three new species of termite from Iran (Isoptera, Termitidae)

Tirgari, S. & O. Paknia: First record of the ponerine ant Pachycondyla sennaarensis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Iran, with notes on its ecology

Annelida

Csuzdi, C. & T. Pavlíček: The earthworms (Oligochaeta) of Jordan

Arachnida

Vignoli, V.: Description of a new species of Compsobuthus Vachon, 1949 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from southern Iran

Limnology and Oceanography

Al-Najjar, T.: Seasonal and spatial variations in mesozooplankton biomass in the northern Gulf of Aqaba

Saygı (Başbuğ), Y.: Seasonal succession and distribution of zooplankton in Yeniçağa Lake in northwestern Turkey

Ustaoğlu, M. R., S. Balık, D. Özdemir Mis & C. Aygen: The zooplankton of some mountain lakes in the Taurus Range (Turkey)

Short Communications

Khaleghizadeh, A. & S. Khormali: The Brown Bear, Ursus arctos, feeding on sunflowers in the vicinity of Golestan National Park, Iran

Bilecenoğlu, M., G. Bilge & H. Filiz: First record of the Small-toothed Argentine, Glossanodon leioglossus (Valenciennes, 1848) (Osteichthyes: Argentinidae), from Turkey

Esmaeili, H. R. & B. W. Coad: Range extension for Mystus pelusius (Solander in Russell, 1794) (Actinopterygii: Bagridae) in southern Iran

Özuluğ, O.: Living specimens of Ilyocypris salebrosa Stepanaitys, 1959 (Crustacea: Ostracoda) from Thrace, Turkey

Atay, E. & B. Altıntaş: Anania verbascalis (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Pyraustinae), new for Turkey

Keskin, B.: A new record for the Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera) fauna of Turkey: Mesostena puncticollis Solier, 1835 (Pimeliinae: Tentyriini)

 

Volume 33 (2004) - Mammalia

Preface by D. L. Harrison

General

Cunningham, P. L.: Checklist and status of the terrestrial mammals from the United Arab Emirates

Shehab, A. H.: Diet of the Eagle Owl, Bubo bubo, in Syria

Shehab, A. H., A. Daoud, D. Kock & Z. Amr: Small mammals recovered from owl pellets from Syria (Mammalia: Chiroptera, Rodentia),

Chiroptera

Akmali, V., M. Sharifi & H. Farassat: Habitat selection by the Common Pipistrelle, Pipistrellus pipistrellus s. l. (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae), in the Dinevar region of western Iran

Karataş, A. & M. Sözen: Contribution to karyology, distribution and taxonomic status of the Long-winged Bat, Miniopterus schreibersii (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae), in Turkey,

Sharifi, M. & Z. Hemmati: Variation in the diet of Mehely’s Horseshoe Bat, Rhinolophus mehelyi, in three contrasting environments in western Iran

Shehab, A. H. & I. H. Mamkhair: First record of the Egyptian Fruit Bat, Rousettus aegyptiacus, from Syria

Carnivora

Abi-Said, M. R.: Breeding potential of the Striped Hyaena, Hyaena hyaena syriaca Matschie, 1910 (Carnivora) in captivity

Qarqaz, M. A., M. A. Abu Baker & Z. S. Amr: Status and ecology of the Striped Hyaena, Hyaena hyaena, in Jordan

Kasparek, M., A. Kasparek, B. Gözcelioğlu, E. Çolak & N. Yiğit: On the status and distribution of the Striped Hyaena, Hyaena hyaena, in Turkey

Thol-Schmitz, H.: Status of the Eurasian Otter, Lutra lutra, in Turkey, and experiences with establishing a National Otter Data Base

Artiodactyla

Abbasian, H., B. H. Kiabi & K. Kavousi: Food habits of Wild Goat, Capra aegagrus aegagrus, in the Khorramdasht area, Kelardasht, Iran

Kiabi, B. H., R. A. Ghaemi, M. Jahanshahi & A. Sassani: Population status, biology and ecology of the Maral, Cervus elaphus maral, in Golestan National Park, Iran

Masseti, M.: Artiodactyls of Syria

Rodentia

Abi-Said, M. R.: First record of the Five-toed Jerboa, Allactaga euphratica, Thomas, 1881 in Lebanon

Coşkun, Y.: A new species of mole rat, Nannospalax munzuri sp. n., and the karyotype of Nannospalax tuncelicus (Coşkun, 1996) (Rodentia: Spalacidae) in eastern Anatolia

Cetacea

Güçlüsoy, H., N. Veryeri & Ş. Cirik: Cetacean strandings along the coast of İzmir Bay, Turkey

 

Volume 32 (2004)

Obituary: Clas M. Naumann

Aves

Al-Safadi, M. M.: On the breeding biology of the Syrian Woodpecker, Dendrocopos syriacus, in the Gaza Strip

Kelly, A., B. J. Godley & R. W. Furness: Magpies, Pica pica, at the southern limit of their range actively select their thermal environment at high ambient temperatures

Khaleghizadeh, A.: On the diet and population of the Alexandrine Parakeet, Psittacula eupatria, in the urban environment of Tehran, Iran

Reptilia

Soorae, P. S.: A herpetological survey of some islands in the Arabian Gulf, Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates

Werner, Y. L.: A new species of the Acanthodactylus pardalis group (Reptilia: Lacertidae) from Jordan

Amphibia

Ba-Omar, T., I. Ambu-Saidi, S. Al-Bahry & A. Al-Khayat: Embryonic and larval staging of the Arabian Toad, Bufo arabicus (Amphibia: Bufonidae)

Osteichthyes

Coad, B. W. & N. Keyzer-de Ville: On the systematics and distribution of the snow trout Schizothorax pelzami Kessler, 1870, in Iran (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae)

Crustacea

Özbek, M., S. Balik & M. R. Ustaoglu: An amphipod species new for the Turkish fauna: Pontogammarus aestuarius (Derzhavin, 1924)

Insecta

Curletti, G. & A. van Harten: A further contribution to the knowledge of the genus Agrilus Curtis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in Yemen

Doganlar, M. & H. Bolu: A new species of Gugolzia Delucchi & Steffan (Hym., Pteromalidae) from Turkey, a parasitoid of Eurytoma amygdali Enderlein (Hym., Eurytomidae)

Kuhlmann, M.: The bee genus Colletes Latreille (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Colletinae) in the Arabian Peninsula, including the description of the female of C. arabicus

Scheuchl, E., M. Schindler & A. Majeed Al-Ghzawi: Andrena (Holandrena) fimbriatoides Scheuchl spec. nov. (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Andrenidae), a new bee species from Jordan

Satar, A. & C. Özbay: Eggs, first instar larvae and distribution of the neuropterids Lertha extensa and L. sheppardi (Neuroptera: Nemopteridae) in south-eastern Turkey

Arachnida

Pesic, V., A. Saboori, M. Asadi & R. Vafaei: New records of water mites (Acari, Hydrachnidia) from Iran, with the description of one new species

Short Communications

Kumlutas, Y., Y. Kaska, C. Ilgaz & W. Böhme: First record of Eumeces schneiderii (Daudin, 1802) (Sauria: Scincidae) from Western Anatolia

Canbulat, S. & S. Kiyak: Four species of Lacewing (Insecta; Neuroptera) new to the fauna of Turkey

Tirgari, S. & O. Paknia: Additional records for the Iranian fauna of Formicidae (Hymenoptera) 

Sadeghi, S. & H. J. Dumont: First record of Libellula fulva pontica Selys, 1887 (Odonata, Anisoptera) from Iran

Altinsaclı, S., S. Altinsaclı & S. Tombuloglu: The freshwater Ostracod Metacypris cordata Brady & Robertson, 1870, new for Turkey

 

Volume 31 (2005)

Mammalia

Karataş, A., N. Yiğit, T. Kankılıç & E. Çolak: Contribution to the distribution and karyology of some vespertilionid bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) from Turkey

Aves

Khaleghizadeh, A. & B. Behrouzi-Rad: On waterbirds in the Anzali Wetlands, Iran, in 1999/2000

Reptilia

Ibrahim, A. A.: Behavioural ecology of the White-spotted Gecko, Tarentola annularis (Reptilia: Gekkonidae), in Ismailia City, Egypt

Amphibia

Gürcü, B., Y. Başımoğlu Koca & E. Balcan: Histological structure of the skin of the Southern Crested Newt, Triturus karelinii (Salamandridae: Urodela)

Klütsch, C. F. C., W.-R. Grosse, B. Misof, A. K. Nasher & C. M. Naumann: Distribution of the Yellow-lemon Tree Frog, Hyla savignyi (Audouin, 1827), in southern Arabia: updates and extensions of previous records

Osteichthyes

Coad, B. W. & B. Ya. Vilenkin: Co-occurrence and zoogeography of the freshwater fishes of Iran

Özuluğ, M., N. Meriç & J. Freyhof: The distribution of Carassius gibelio (Bloch, 1782) (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) in Thrace (Turkey)

Rezai, H. & A. Savari: Observation on reef fishes in the coastal waters off some Iranian Islands in the Persian Gulf

Crustacea

Aygen, C., S. Balık & M. R. Ustaoğlu: Two new records for the non-marine ostracod fauna of Turkey: Humphcypris subterranea (Hartmann, 1964) and Herpetocypris brevicaudata Kaufmann, 1900

Mollusca

Şeşen, R. & H. Schütt: Five species of land snail previously unknown from Turkey

Insecta

Dumont, H. J.: Dragonflies from Azerbaijan

Tailly, M., V. Ananian & H. J. Dumont: Recent dragonfly observations in Armenia, with an updated checklist

İncekara, U., A. Mart & O. Erman: First records of Anacaena lutescens (Stephens, 1829) and Cercyon littoralis (Gyllenhal, 1808) from Turkey (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae)

Satar, A., S. Canbulat & C. Özbay: Rediscovery and redescription of Dielocroce ephemera (Gerstaecker, 1894) in Turkey (Insecta: Neuroptera)

Short Communications

Yılmaz, R., M. Bilecenoğlu & B. Hoşsucu: First record of the Antenna Codlet, Bregmaceros atlanticus Goode & Bean, 1886 (Osteichthyes: Bregmacerotidae), from the eastern Mediterranean Sea

Çam, H.: Five species of Tetramesa Walker, 1848 (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea, Eurytomidae) new for the Turkish fauna

Gök, A. & E. Gül Çilbiroğlu: Records of Psylliodes reitteri Weise, 1888 and Psylliodes aerea Foudras, 1860 from Turkey (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)

Atay, E.: Herpetogramma licarsisalis (Walker, 1859) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae): the Grass Webworm, new for Turkey

Karataş, A. & M. Çakır: Spinturnix acuminata (C. L. Koch, 1836), a species new to the fauna of Turkey (Acari, Mesostigmata)

 

Volume 30 (2003)

Mammalia

Abu Baker, M., K. Nassar, L. Rifai, M. Qarqaz, W. Al-Melhim & Z. Amr: On the current status and distribution of the Jungle Cat, Felis chaus, in Jordan (Mammalia: Carnivora)

Handwerk, J.: Altersstruktur einer Mus-Population in Mittelägypten nach Fallenfängen und Gewölleanalysen

Khorozyan, I.: Habitat preferences by the Persian Leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor Pocock, 1927) in Armenia

Aves

Kılıç, A., R. Karakas & M. Biricik: Observations on a newly detected breeding site of Bonelli’s Eagle, Hieraaetus fasciatus, in south-eastern Anatolia

Amphibia

Arikan, H., M. K. Atatür & M. Tosunoğlu: A study on the blood cells of the Caucasus Frog, Pelodytes caucasicus

Osteichthyes

Hamidan, N. A. & S. Mir: The status of Garra ghorensis in Jordan: distribution, ecology and threats

Khalaf, M. A. & F. Krupp: Two new records of fishes from the Red Sea

Crustacea

Mirzajani, A. R.: A study on the population biology of Pontogammarus maeoticus (Sowinsky, 1894) in Bandar Anzali, southwest Caspian Sea

Mollusca

Albayrak, S.: On the Mollusca fauna of the Black Sea near Istanbul

Insecta

Gadallah, N. S.: Eumenidae from the Jeddah region of Saudi Arabia (Hymenoptera: Aculeata)

Hayat, R. & H. Çalışkan: Ethology of the robber fly Dasypogon irinelae Weinberg, 1986 (Diptera, Asilidae)

Arachnida

Asadi, M., V. Pesic & A. Saboori: Two interesting water mite species (Acari, Hydrachnidia) from Iran, with a redescription of the female of Atractides cf. arcuatus Thor, 1914

Bayram, A. & M. İ. Varol: On Poecilochroa variana, recently collected in Turkey for the first time (Araneae: Gnaphosidae)

Stathi, I. & W. R. Lourenço: Description of a new scorpion species of the genus Birulatus Vachon, 1974 (Scorpiones, Buthidae) from Syria

Short Communications

Yalçın Özdilek, Ş.: Occurrence of the Abu Mullet, Liza abu (Heckel, 1843) (Pisces, Mugilidae), in the Orontes River

Külköylüoğlu, O.: Paralimnocythere psammophila (Flössner, 1965) (Crustacea), a species new for the freshwater ostracod fauna of Turkey

Atay, E.: Tegostoma baphialis (Staudinger, 1871) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae): new for Turkey

Doğanlar, F.: Alsophila aceraria (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775), a new record from Turkey (Lepidoptera: Geometridae)

 

Volume 29 (2003)

Mammalia

Shehab, A. H., O. Mouhra, M. A. Abu Baker & Z. S. Amr: Observations on the Forest Dormouse, Dryomys nitedula (Pallas, 1779) (Gliridae: Rodentia), in Syria

Reptilia

Babocsay, G.: Geographic variation in Echis coloratus (Viperidae, Ophidia) in the Levant with the description of a new subspecies

Lymberakis, P. & A. Kalionzopoulou: Additions to the herpetofauna of Syria

Türkozan, O., Y. Kumlutaş, H. Arikan, Ç. Ilgaz & A. Avcı: Morphological and serological comparison of Mediterranean Spur-Thighed Tortoises, Testudo graeca, from the Aegean region and southeastern Turkey

Osteichthyes

Abou-Seedo, F., S. Dadzie, K. Al-Kanaan & J. V. Sukumaran: Aspects of the reproductive biology of the hermaphroditic Yellowfin Seabream, Acanthopagrus latus (Hottuyn, 1782), in cages in Kuwait Bay

Jawad, L. A.: Ocular lens diameter and weight as age indicators in two teleost fishes collected from the Red Sea of Yemen

Crustacea

Kocataş, A. & T. Katağan: The Decapod Crustacean fauna of the Turkish Seas

Mollusca

Örstan, A.: The rediscovery of Zonites algirus in İstanbul, Turkey (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Zonitidae)

Insecta

Franzen, M. & J. Gebert: Distribution of the tiger beetle Lophyridia caucasica (Adams, 1817) in Iran (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae)

Gayubo, S. F., H. Özbek & E. Yıldırım: A contribution to the knowledge of Spheciformes of Turkey: Tribes Astatini, Dinetini, Larrini, Palarini and Trypoxylini (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Crabronidae)

Halperin, J. & J. Fremuth: Contribution to the knowledge of Curculionoidea (Coleoptera) and their host plants in Israel

Mirmoayedi, A.: Rearing of the third stage larva of Cueta luteola Hölzel, 1972 (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae) for the first time in Iran

Short Communications

Özbek, M., M. R. Ustaoglu, S. Balik: Contribution to knowledge of the variation and ecology of Echinogammarus antalyae Karaman, 1971 (Crustacea: Amphipoda)

Keskin, B.: Erstnachweis von Tentyria cypria Kraatz, 1865 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) für die Türkei

Ustaoglu, M. R., S. Balik, M. Özbek & H. M. Sari: The freshwater leeches (Annelida: Hirudinea) of the Gediz catchment area (Izmir region)

 

Volume 28 (2003)

Mammalia

Güçlüsoy, H. & Y. Savaş: Status of the Mediterranean Monk Seal, Monachus monachus, in the Foça Pilot Monk Seal Conservation Area, Turkey

Karataş, A. & S. A. Özgül: On the occurrence of Geoffroy’s Bat, Myotis emarginatus (Geoffroy, 1806), in Turkey (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)

Reptilia

Göçmen, B., M. Tosunoğlu & E. Taşkavak: A taxonomic comparison of the Hardun, Laudakia stellio (Reptilia, Agamidae), populations of southern Turkey (Hatay) and Cyprus

Rifai, L., D. Modrı, P. Necas & Z. S. Amr: The occurrence of Acanthodactylus hardyi Haas, 1957 in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and notes on its ecology

Sivan, N. & Y. L. Werner: Revision of the Middle-Eastern dwarf-snakes commonly assigned to Eirenis coronella (Colubridae)

Amphibia

Taşkın, N. & K. Olgun: Morphological comparison of two populations of the Smooth Newt, Triturus vulgaris, from western Anatolia

Mollusca

Örstan, A. & M. Z. Yıldırım: Conchological and genitalic comparisons of Jaminia loewii populations in Turkey (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Enidae)

Insecta

Bílı, S., G. Curletti & A. van Harten: Further jewel beetles (Coleoptera, Buprestidae) from Yemen, including new species of Ankareus Kerremans and Agrilus Curtis

Lopatin, I., V. Chikatunov & T. Pavlíček: Catalogue of the beetles (Coleoptera) in Israel and adjacent areas: 3. Chrysomelidae (except Alticinae)

Türkoğlu, S., S. Koca & N. Akpınar: Karyological observations on the Field Cricket, Gryllus campestris L. (Gryllidae, Orthoptera)

Ulusoy, M. R. & S. Ülgentürk: The natural enemies of whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in southern Anatolia

Short Communications

Eryılmaz, L., M. Özuluğ & N. Meriç: The Smooth Pufferfish, Sphoeroides pachygaster (Müller & Troschel, 1848) (Teleostei: Tetraodont­idae), new to the Northern Aegean Sea

Franzen, M. & M. Gigli: Rediscovery of Megacephala euphratica on Cyprus (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae)

 

Volume 27 (2002)

General

Werner, Y. L.: Middle Eastern herpetology loses John Gasperetti, 1920–2001

Klausewitz, W.: Frankfurt versus Berlin: The Red Sea explorers Wilhelm Hemprich, Christian Ehrenberg and Eduard Rüppell

Mammalia

Abu Baker, M. & Z. Amr: Status of the Eurasian Badger, Meles meles, in Jordan (Carnivora: Mustilidae):

Cunningham, P. L & B. Howarth: Notes on the distribution and diet of Blanford’s Fox, Vulpes cana Blanford, 1877 from the United Arab Emirates

Reptilia

Göçmen, B. & W. Böhme: New evidence for the occurrence of the Dice Snake, Natrix tessellata (Laurenti, 1768) on Cyprus

Hraoui-Bloquet, S., R. A. Sadek, R. Sindaco & A. Venchi: The herpetofauna of Lebanon: new data on distribution

Newbury, N. M. Khalil & L. Venizelos: Population status and conservation of marine turtles at El-Mansouri, Lebanon. FOR FREE DOWLOAD OF THIS ARTICLE (PDF) CLICK HERE.

Crustacea

Altınsaçlı, S. & H. I. Griffiths: A review of the occurrence and distribution of the recent non-marine Ostracoda (Crustacea) of Turkey

Mollusca

Sesen, R. & H. Schütt: Land snails from the Turkish Province Osmaniye in Southern Anatolia

Insecta

Şekeroğlu, E. & G. Aydın: Distribution and habitats of the tiger beetle Megacephala euphratica in the Çukurova Delta, southern Turkey (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae)

Tezcan, S. & M. Rejzek: Longhorn beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) recorded in cherry orchards in western Turkey

Ziani, S.: A new genus and species of Aphodiini (Coleoptera: Aphodiidae) inhabiting burrows of small mammals in Lebanon’s mountains

Ecology

Akbulut, N. E. & A. Akbulut: The plankton composition of Lake Mogan in Central Anatolia

Short Communications

Skalickı, S., V. Chikatunov & T. Pavlíček: New records of Heteroceridae (Coleoptera) from Israel

Kara, K.: Contributions to the Turkish Tachinidae (Insecta, Diptera)

Sasi, H. & S. Balik: The first record of the Brown Hydra, Hydra oligactis (Cnidaria) in Turkey

 

Volume 26 (2002) – Contributions to the Zoology of Iran

Introduction

Kiabi, B. H., C. M. Naumann & M. Kasparek: Foreword

General

Zehzad, B., B. H. Kiabi & H. Madjnoonian: The natural areas and landscape of Iran: an overview. FOR FREE DOWLOAD OF THIS ARTICLE (PDF) CLICK HERE.

Ebrahimzadeh, H. & M. Karami: Biological education and research in Iran: past and present

Anderson, S. C.: An introduction to the literature of the vertebrate zoology of Iran

Mammalia

Karami, M., M. R. Hemami & C. P. Groves: Taxonomic, distributional and ecological data on gazelles in Iran

Keijl, G. O. & T. M. van der Have: Observations on marine mammals in southern Iran, January 2000

Kiabi, B. H., B. F. Dareshouri, R. A. Ghaemi & M. Jahanshahi: Population status of the Persian Leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor Pocock, 1927) in Iran

Morshed, S. & J. L. Patton: New records of mammals from Iran with systematic comments on hedgehogs (Erinaceidae) and mouse-like hamsters (Calomyscus, Muridae)

Sharifi, M., R. Ghorbani, P. Rahimi & Z. Hemmati: Reproductive cycle of Miniopterus schreibersii (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in western Iran

Sharifi, M. & Z. Hemmati: Variation in the diet of the Greater Mouse-tailed Bat, Rhinopoma microphyllum (Chiroptera: Rhinopomatidae) in south-western Iran

Aves

Have, T. M. van der, G. O. Keijl, J. Mansoori & V. V. Morozov: Waterbirds in coastal wetlands along the Persian Gulf coast of Iran, January–February 2000

Reptilia

Mulder, J.: The Thread Snake, Leptotyphlops macrorhynchus (Reptilia: Leptotyphlopidae) as a presumed prey item for the racer Coluber rhodorachis (Reptilia: Colubridae)

Rastegar-Pouyani, N. & G. Nilson: Taxonomy and biogeography of the Iranian species of Laudakia (Sauria: Agamidae)

Osteichthyes

Abdoli, A., H. Rahmani & P. Rasooli: On occurrence, diet and reproduction of Neogobius fluviatilis in Madarsoo stream, Golestan National Park (north eastern Iran)

Najafpour, N. & B. W. Coad: Ichthyootoxism in Barbus luteus from Iran (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae)

Insecta

Heidari, H. & H. J. Dumont: An annotated check-list of the Odonata of Iran

Heinz, W.: Beschreibung einer neuen Carabus (Lamprostus)-Art aus Persien (Coleoptera: Carabidae)

Mirmoayedi, A.: Forty years of studies by Iranian entomologists on the Chrysopidae fauna of Iran (1961–2000) (Insecta, Neuroptera)

Mirmoayedi, A. & H. Malicky: An updated check-list of caddisflies (Insecta, Trichoptera) from Iran, with new records

 

Volume 25 (2002)

Mammalia

Çolak, R. & S. Özkurt: Electrophoretic comparison of blood-serum proteins of Spermophilus citellus and S. xanthoprymnus (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Turkey

Cunningham, P.: Status of the Sand Cat, Felis margarita, in the United Arab Emirates

Aves

Cunningham, P.: Confirmed breeding of the Lichtenstein Sandgrouse, Pterocles lichtensteinii, from the United Arab Emirates

Reptilia

Göçmen, B., A. Senol & A. Mermer: A new record of Schneider's Skink, Eumeces schneideri, from Cyprus

Tok, C. V., D. Cihan & D. Ayaz: A new record of Macrovipera lebetina obtusa (Viperidae) from south-eastern Anatolia

Amphibia

Kaya, U.: Responses to synthetic advertisement calls by marsh frogs from western Anatolia

Osteichthyes

Abou-Seedo, F., M. J. Otieno & S. Dadzie: Length-weight relationship, condition factor and gonadosomatic index of Liza klunzingeri in Kuwait Bay: comparison of data from 1980s and 1990s

Crustacea

Aygen, C. & S. Balik: A new record for the freshwater ostracod fauna of Turkey: Hungarocypris madaraszi

Insecta

Curletti, G. & A. van Harten: Records of the genus Agrilus Curtis (Coleoptera, Buprestidae) from Yemen, including a new species

Gadallah, N. S.: Male genitalia as a diagnostic character in determining Bembex F. species from Egypt (Hymenoptera)

Görür, G.: New records for the Turkish Aphid fauna (Hemiptera)

Katbeh-Bader, A.: Contribution to the Curculionidae (Coleoptera) of Jordan

Özbek, H.: On the Bumblebee Fauna of Turkey: IV. The subgenera Megabombus, Eversmannibombus, Laesobombus, Rhodobombus and Subterraneobombus (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Bombini)

Tozlu, G.: Anthaxia lgockii lgockii (Buprestidae), new for the Turkish fauna, and new localities for some species of this subgenus

Annelida

Csuzdi, C. & T. Pavlícek: Murchieona minuscula (Rosa, 1906), a newly recorded earthworm from Israel, and distribution of the genera Dendrobaena and Bimastos in Israel (Oligochaeta)

Sağlam, N. & M. Dörücü: Observations on the ecology of the freshwater leech Helobdella stagnalis (Hirudinoidea), new for Turkey

 

Volume 24 (2001) – Marine Turtles in the Mediterranean

Frazier, J.: Foreword

Reproduction and monitoring of nesting populations

Baran, İ., A. Özdemir, Ç. Ilgaz & O. Türkozan: Impact of some invertebrates on eggs and hatchlings of the Loggerhead Turtle, Caretta caretta, in Turkey

Campbell, A., M. Clarke, C. Simms, S. Ghoneim, W. S. Hameid & C. Edwards: On status and conservation of marine turtles along the Egyptian Mediterranean Sea coast: results of the Darwin Initiative Sea Turtle Conservation Project 1998–2000

Erdoğan, A., M. Öz, Y. Kaska, S. Düşen, A. Aslan, M. Yavuz, M. R. Tunç & H. Sert: Marine turtle nesting at Patara, Turkey, in 2000

Ilgaz, Ç. & İ. Baran: Reproduction biology of the marine turtle populations in Northern Karpaz (northern Cyprus) and Dalyan (Turkey)

Kasparek, M., B. J. Godley & A. C. Broderick: Nesting of the Green Turtle, Chelonia mydas, in the Mediterranean: a review of status and conservation needs

Margaritoulis, D. & A. Rees: The Loggerhead Turtle, Caretta caretta, population nesting in Kyparissia Bay, Peloponnesus, Greece: Results of beach surveys over seventeen seasons and determination of the core nesting habitat

Taşkın, N. & İ. Baran: Reproductive ecology of the Loggerhead Turtle, Caretta caretta, at Patara, Turkey

Sea turtles at sea

Affronte, M. & D. Scaravelli: Analysis of stranded sea turtles in the north-western Adriatic Sea

Nada, M. A.: Observations on the trade in sea turtles at the fish market of Alexandria, Egypt

Oruç, A.: Trawl fisheries in the eastern Mediterranean and its impact on marine turtles

Pollution

Kaska, Y. & R. W. Furness: Heavy metals in marine turtle eggs and hatchlings in the Mediterranean

Morphology

Türkozan, O. & H. Durmuş: Albino Loggerhead and Green Turtle (Caretta caretta and Chelonia mydas) hatchlings in Turkey

Türkozan, O., Ç. Ilgaz & S. Sak: Carapacial scute variation in Loggerhead Turtles, Caretta caretta

Information management

Kasparek, M.: Organisations and institutions working on marine turtles in the Mediterranean: a preliminary overview. FOR FREE DOWLOAD OF THIS ARTICLE (PDF) CLICK HERE.

Godley, B. J., A. Ouerghi & M. S. Coyne: Resources available to individuals and organisations involved with marine turtle research and conservation in the Mediterranean. FOR FREE DOWLOAD OF THIS ARTICLE (PDF) CLICK HERE.

 

Volume 23 (2001)

Mammalia

Coşkun, Y.: On distribution, morphology and biology of the Mole Vole, Ellobius lutescens Thomas, 1897 (Mammalia: Rodentia) in eastern Turkey, 5

Cunningham, P. L.: On the distribution and status of the Arabian Tahr, Hemitragus jayakari, in the United Arab Emirates and northern Oman, 13

Kryštufek, B.: The distribution of the Levant Mole, Talpa levantis, 17

Özkurt, Ş., N. Yiğit, E. Çolak, M. Sözen & R. Verimli: Observations on the reproduction biology of Meriones meridianus Pallas, 1773 (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Turkey, 23

Reptilia

In den Bosch, H. A. J.: Mesalina brevirostris Blanford, 1874 (Reptilia: Lacertidae) in Lebanon, with data on reproduction, 31

Baran, İ., U. Joger, B. Kutrup & O. Türkozan: On new specimens of Vipera barani Böhme & Joger, 1983, from northeastern Anatolia, and implications for the validity of Vipera pontica Billing, Nilson & Sattler, 1990 (Reptilia, Viperidae), 47

Tosunoğlu, M., B. Göçmen, M. K. Atatür & İ. E. Çevik: Morphological and serological investigations on Lacerta laevis Gray, 1838 (Sauria: Lacertidae) populations from Anatolia, 55

Amphibia

Schneider, H.: The distribution of Hyla arborea and H. savignyi on the south coast of Turkey (Amphibia: Anura), 61

Osteichthyes

Breil, M. & J. Bohlen: First record of the loach fish Turcinoemacheilus kosswigi in the basin of Euphrates River, with first observations on habitat and behaviour, 71

Crustacea

Altındağ, A. & S. Yiğit: A short list of Cladoceran species (Crustacea) from Turkey, 77

Insecta

Franzen, M.: Distribution of the tiger beetle Lophyridia aphrodisia (Baudi, 1864) on the Turkish Mediterranean coast (Coleoptera, Cicindelidae), 79

Kara, K.: Additions to the fauna of Turkish Tachinidae (Insecta, Diptera), 85

Katbeh-Bader, A.: Acridoidae (Orthoptera) of Jordan, 89

Arachnida

Al-Ghzawi, A.-M. A., S. T. Zaitoun & H. K. Shannag: Ontogenesis of the parasitic mite Varroa jacobsoni on Syrian Honey Bees, Apis mellifera syriaca, 101

Urhan, R.: Descriptions of two new species of the genus Zercon Koch (Acari, Gamasida, Zerconidae) from Turkey, 107

Hirudinea

Sağlam, N.: First record of the leech Placobdella costata (Hirudinoidea: Glossiphoniidae) in Turkey, 113

 

Volume 22 (2001)

Mammalia

Shahin, A. A. B. & A. T. M. Ata: A comparative study on the karyotype and meiosis of the jerboas Allactaga and Jaculus (Rodentia: Dipodidae) in Egypt - 5

Yiğit, N., E. Çolak, M. Sözen, Ş. Özkurt & R. Verimli: Observations on the feeding biology and behaviour of the Fat Dormouse, Glis glis orientalis Nehring, 1903 (Mammalia: Rodentia) in captivity - 17

Aves

D’Aloia, M.-A.: Studies on the population structure of the Houbara Bustard Chlamydotis undulata in the Middle East with DNA analysis techniques - 25

Khoury, F.: On the breeding bird community of Wadi Al-Kharrar, Jordan Valley - 37

Reptilia

Baha El Din, S. M.: A synopsis of African and south Arabian geckos of the genus Tropiocolotes (Reptilia: Gekkonidae), with a description of a new species from Egypt - 45

Amphibia

Olgun, K., İ. Baran & C. V. Tok: Comparative morphology of Triturus karelinii populations from western and central Turkey (Amphibia: Urodela) - 57

Veith, M., İ. Baran, O. Godmann, A. Kiefer, M. Öz & M. R. Tunç: A revision of population designation and geographic distribution of the Lycian Salamander Mertensiella luschani (Steindachner, 1891) - 67

Insecta

Berlinger, M. J., S. Yathom & J. Halperin: Ophiusa tirhaca Cramer (Noctuidae: Lepidoptera) infesting pistachio trees in Israel - 83

Franzen, M.: Distribution of the tiger beetle Megacephala (Grammognatha) euphratica in Egypt, the Middle East and Central Asia (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) - 87

Okyar, Z. & S. Tezcan: On the noctuid fauna (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) of ecological cherry orchards in western Turkey - 95

Ziani, S.: New records of Scarabaeoidea laparosticta (Coleoptera) from some Middle Eastern countries - 103

Arachnida

Urhan, R.: A new species of the genus Zercon Koch (Acari, Gamasida, Zerconidae) from Turkey - 107

Polychaeta

Çinar, M. E. & Z. Ergen: On the ecology of the Nereididae (Polychaeta: Annelida) in the Bay of İzmir, Aegean Sea - 113

Rotifera

Akbulut (Emir), N.: On the Rotifera fauna of Inner Anatolia - 123

Altındağ, A. & S. Yiğit: A short list of Rotifers from Turkey - 129

Cnidaria

Balık, S., M. R. Ustaoğlu & M. Özbek: A new locality for the freshwater jellyfish Craspedacusta sowerbyi Lankester, 1880 in Turkey - 133

 

Volume 21 (2000)

Mammalia

Al-Omari, K. A., M. A. Abu Baker & Z. S. Amr: First record of the Egyptian Slit-faced Bat, Nycteris thebaica, from Jordan - 5

Kock, D.: The Fallow Deer Dama schaeferi Hilzheimer, 1926 (Mammalia: Cervidae), enigmatic and forgotten - 9

Özkurt, Ş., M. Sözen, N. Yiğit, E. Çolak & R. Verimli: On colouration and karyology of the Marbled Polecat, Vormela peregusna, in Turkey - 13

Rifai, L. B., M. Abu Baker & Z. S. Amr: Ecology, distribution and status of the Rock Hyrax, Procavia capensis syriaca, in Jordan - 19

Reptilia

Al-Mohanna, S. Y. & R. H. Meakins: First record of the Leatherback Turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, from Kuwait - 27

Al-Oran, R. M.: Notable herpetological records from Central and Southern Jordan - 31

Cunningham, P.: Daily activity pattern and diet of a population of the Spiny-tailed Lizard, Uromastyx aegyptius microlepis, during summer in the United Arab Emirates - 37

D’Aloia, M.-A. & S. M. Al-Ghais: Preliminary genetic analysis of the Green Turtle, Chelonia mydas, in the Arabian Gulf using mitochondrial DNA - 47

Wilms, Th. & W. Böhme: Zur Taxonomie und Verbreitung der Arten der Uromastyx-ocellata-Gruppe (Sauria: Agamidae) - 55

Amphibia

Schneider, H.: Bioacoustic demonstration of the Tree Frog, Hyla arborea (Amphibia: Anura), in western Turkey - 77

Osteichthyes

Coad, B. W. & A. Abdoli: Systematics of an isolated population of tooth-carp from northern Iran (Actinopterygii: Cyprinodontidae) - 87

Crustacaea

Ibraheem, M. H. & K. Izawa: On the morphology of Lamproglena monodi Capart, a parasitic Copepod on the gills of Tilapia in Egypt - 103

Insecta

Özbek, H., E. Yıldırım, H. Wolf & R. Wahis: The Pompilidae (Hymenoptera: Aculeata) fauna of Turkey: Part II. Pompilinae - 109

Zaitoun, S. T. A.-M. Al-Ghzawi & H. K. Shannag: Population dynamics of the Syrian Honeybee, Apis mellifera syriaca, under semi-arid Mediterranean conditions - 129

Araneae

Bayram, A. & M. İsmail Varol: Spiders active on snow in eastern Turkey - 133

Polychaeta

Ergen, Z., M. E. Çinar & G. Ergen: On the Nereididae (Polychaeta: Annelida) fauna of the Bay of İzmir - 139

Diplopoda

Kheirallah, A.-M., A.-N. H. Aly & N. Y. Abdel-Wahed: Anamorphosis and life-history of the millipede Nopoiulus kochii (Gervais, 1847), new for Egypt - 159

 

Volume 20 (2000)

Mammalia

Al-Safadi, M. M.: On the status of Artiodactyles in the Republic of Yemen -  5

Cunningham, P. & C. Gross: Reproduction and development of the Arabian Leopard, Panthera pardus nimr, in captivity - 9

Drew: C.: The distribution of the Cape Hare, Lepus capensis, in Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates - 15

Yiğit, N., R. Verimli, M. Sözen, E. Çolak & Ş. Özkurt: The karyotype of Apodemus agrarius (Pallas, 1771) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Turkey - 21

Aves

D’Aloia, M.-A. & C. P. Eastham: DNA-based sex identification of falcons and its use in wild studies and captive breeding - 25

Reptilia

Al-Mohanna, S. Y. & R. H. Meakins: Recent records of marine turtles (Chelonia mydas, Caretta caretta and Eretmochelys imbricata) in Kuwait - 33

Casale, P., G. Gerosa & S. V. Yerli: Female-biased primary sex ratio of the Green Turtle, Chelonia mydas, estimated through sand temperatures at Akyatan, Turkey - 37

Amphibia

Tok, C. V., M. K. Atatür & D. Ayaz: Morphological characterisation of a population of Rana ridibunda Pallas, 1771 in the Dalaman area, Turkey - 47

Osteichthyes

Coad, B. W. & A. Abdoli: Rhinogobius cf. similis Gill, 1859, a goby new to the fish fauna of Iran and the problem of alien invasions - 55

Golani, D.: The Lessepsian migrant, the Red-eye Round Herring, Etrumeus teres (DeKay, 1842), a new record from Cyprus - 61

Kaya, M., M. Bilecenoğlu & D. Golani: New record of a Lessepsian migrant Pteragogus pelycus Randall, 1981 (Teleostei: Labridae) for northern Cyprus - 65

Mollusca

Öztürk, B., Z. Ergen & M. Önen: Polyplacophora (Mollusca) from the Aegean coast of Turkey - 69

Şeşen, R. & H. Schütt: Land snails from Sason Mountains in Siirt Province in eastern Anatolia - 77

Insecta

Ahrens, D.: Eine neue Maladera-Art von der Sinai-Halbinsel (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea, Sericini) - 85

Katbeh-Bader, A. & B. Massa: A new species of Anadrymadusa Karabağ (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) from Al Mujeb Nature Reserve, Jordan - 91

Gök, A. & Y. Ayvaz: New records for the Turkish Chrysomelidae fauna (Coleoptera) - 95

Halperin, J. & Q. Argaman: Annotated list of Buprestidae (Coleoptera) and their host plants of Israel - 99

Kara, K. & Y. Özdemir: Tachinid flies (Diptera: Tachinidae) reared from lepidopterous larvae in Central Anatolia (Turkey) - 117

Tozlu, G. & H. Özbek: The Tropical Fig Borer, Batocera rufomaculata (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), new for Turkey - 121

Volkovitsh, M., T. Pavlíček, V. Chikatunov & E. Nevo: Species diversity and microsite divergence of insects at “Evolution Canyon”, Lower Nahal Oren, Mt. Carmel, Israel (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) - 125

Scorpiones

Lourenço, W. R. & D. Huber: Two new species of scorpions (Scorpiones, Buthidae) of the genus Paraorthochirus Lourenço & Vachon from Oman - 137

 

Volume 19 (1999)

Amphibia & Reptilia

Al-Mansi, A. M. A., O. A. Khushaim & M. M. H. Al-Marghani: On the effect of substrate on nesting success of the Green Turtle, Chelonia mydas, in the Arabian Gulf - 5

Bosch, H. A. J. in den: The status of Lacerta mostoufii Baloutch, 1977 (Reptilia: Lacertidae) - 13

El Din, S. M. B.: A new species of Tropiocolotes (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Egypt - 17

Franzen, M. & F. Glaw: Distress calls of Mertensiella luschani finikensis from Turkey (Amphibia: Salamandridae) - 27

Franzen, M.: A record of Spalerosophis diadema (Reptilia: Colubridae) from Adıyaman province, Turkey - 33

Kami, H. G.: Additional specimens of the Persian Mountain Salamander, Batrachuperus persicus, from Iran (Amphibia: Hynobiidae) - 37

Kami, H. G.: On the biology of the Afghan Tortoise, Testudo horsfieldi, in north-eastern Iran (Reptilia: Testudines) - 43

Kaska, Y. & R. Downie: Embryological development of sea turtles (Chelonia mydas, Caretta caretta) in the Mediterranean - 55

Kiabi, B., B. Zehzad, H. G. Kami & S. Shafii: On a new record of the Persian Skink, Ophiomorus persicus, in Iran - 71

Rastegar-Pouyani, N.: Analysis of geographic variation in the Trapelus agilis complex (Sauria: Agamidae) - 75

Schneider, H.: Calls of the Levantine Frog, Rana bedriagae, at Birket Ata, Israel (Amphibia: Anura) - 101

Tosunoğlu, M., B. Göçmen, E. Taşkavak & A. Budak: A serological comparison of the populations of the Lacerta laevis complex in northern Cyprus and southern Turkey - 117

Zari, T. A.: Some observations on the reproductive biology of the herbivorous spiny-tailed agamid Uromastyx philbyi in western Saudi Arabia - 123

 

Volume 18 (1999)

Mammalia

Gutleb, B. & H. Ziaie: On the distribution and status of the Brown Bear, Ursus arctos, and the Asiatic Black Bear, U. thibetanus, in Iran - 5

Özkurt, Ş., M. Sözen, N. Yiğit, E. Çolak & R. Verimli: On the karyology and morphology of Sciurus anomalus (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Turkey - 9

Shahin, A. A. B.: A comparative study of the molar and soft palate characters of the genera Allactaga and Jaculus (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Egypt - 17

Aves

D’Aloia, M.-A. & R. Griffiths: Molecular s