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Volume 26 (Contributions to the Zoology of Iran)


Kiabi, B. H., C. M. Naumann & M. Kasparek: Foreword


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


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


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


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)


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)


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 27, 2002


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


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


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.


Altınsaçlı, S. & H. I. Griffiths: A review of the occurrence and distribution of the recent non-marine Ostracoda (Crustacea) of Turkey


Sesen, R. & H. Schütt: Land snails from the Turkish Province Osmaniye in Southern Anatolia


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


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 28, 2003


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)


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)


Taşkın, N. & K. Olgun: Morphological comparison of two populations of the Smooth Newt, Triturus vulgaris, from western Anatolia


Örstan, A. & M. Z. Yıldırım: Conchological and genitalic comparisons of Jaminia loewii populations in Turkey (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Enidae)


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 29, 2003


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


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


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


Kocataş, A. & T. Katağan: The Decapod Crustacean fauna of the Turkish Seas


Örstan, A.: The rediscovery of Zonites algirus in İstanbul, Turkey (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Zonitidae)


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 30, 2003


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



Kılıç, A., R. Karakas & M. Biricik: Observations on a newly detected breeding site of Bonelli’s Eagle, Hieraaetus fasciatus, in south-eastern Anatolia



Arikan, H., M. K. Atatür & M. Tosunoğlu: A study on the blood cells of the Caucasus Frog, Pelodytes caucasicus



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



Mirzajani, A. R.: A study on the population biology of Pontogammarus maeoticus (Sowinsky, 1894) in Bandar Anzali, southwest Caspian Sea



Albayrak, S.: On the Mollusca fauna of the Black Sea near Istanbul



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)



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 31, 2004


Karataş, A., N. Yiğit, T. Kankılıç & E. Çolak: Contribution to the distribution and karyology of some vespertilionid bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) from Turkey


Khaleghizadeh, A. & B. Behrouzi-Rad: On waterbirds in the Anzali Wetlands, Iran, in 1999/2000


Ibrahim, A. A.: Behavioural ecology of the White-spotted Gecko, Tarentola annularis (Reptilia: Gekkonidae), in Ismailia City, Egypt


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


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


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


Şeşen, R. & H. Schütt: Five species of land snail previously unknown from Turkey


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 32, 2004

Obituary: Clas M. Naumann


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


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


Ba-Omar, T., I. Ambu-Saidi, S. Al-Bahry & A. Al-Khayat: Embryonic and larval staging of the Arabian Toad, Bufo arabicus (Amphibia: Bufonidae)


Coad, B. W. & N. Keyzer-de Ville: On the systematics and distribution of the snow trout Schizothorax pelzami Kessler, 1870, in Iran (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae)


Özbek, M., S. Balik & M. R. Ustaoglu: An amphipod species new for the Turkish fauna: Pontogammarus aestuarius (Derzhavin, 1924)


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


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 33, 2004 (Mammalia)

Preface by D. L. Harrison


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),


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


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


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


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


Güçlüsoy, H., N. Veryeri & Ş. Cirik: Cetacean strandings along the coast of İzmir Bay, Turkey

Volume 34, 2005


Dietz, Ch., I. Schunger, Ö. Keşapli-Didrickson, A. Karataş & F. Mayer: First record of Pipistrellus pygmaeus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in Anatolia


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


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


Bariche, M. & J.-P. Trilles: Preliminary check-list of Cymothoids (Crustacea: Isopoda) parasitic on marine fishes from Lebanon


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


Csuzdi, C. & T. Pavlíček: The earthworms (Oligochaeta) of Jordan


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 35, 2005


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


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


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)


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)

Volume 36, 2005


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


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


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


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


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


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

Volume 37 (2006)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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)

Volume 38 (2006)


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


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)


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


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


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


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)


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

Volume 39 (2006)


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


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


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


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


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


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

Volume 40 (2007)


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


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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)

Volume 41 (2007)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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)

Volume 42 (2007)


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


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


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


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


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 43 (2008)

Mammalia & Reptilia

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 44 (2008)


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


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


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


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?


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 45 (2008)


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 46 (2009)


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 47 (2009)


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


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


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


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


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


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 48 (2009)


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.


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.


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


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.


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 49 (2010)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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 50 (2010)


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


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


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


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)


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


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


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


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)



Advances in Earthworm Taxonomy IV (Annelida: Oligochaeta)

Proceedings of the 4th International Oligochaeta Taxonomy Meeting Diyarbakır, 20-24 April, 2009


Tomas Pavlicek

Taxonomy and Phylogeny

Blakemore, R. J.: Saga of Herr Hilgendorf’s worms… (Oligochaeta: Megascolecidae)

Boros, G., Cech, G., Ari, E., Dozsa-Farkas, K.: Extension of employing ITS region in the investigation of Hungarian Fridericia species (Oligochaeta: Enchytraeidae)

Boyer, S., Wratten, S. D.: Using molecular tools to identify New Zealand endemic earthworms in a mine restoration project (Oligochaeta: Acanthodrilidae, Lumbricidae, Megascolecidae)

Dozsa-Farkas, K.: Significance of using nephridia in the taxonomy of family Enchytraeidae (Annelida: Oligochaeta)

Plisko, J. D.: Remarks on the South African endemic Proandricus lesothoensis species-group (Oligochaeta: Microchaetidae)

Zoogeography and Evolution

Abukenova, V. S.: Earthworm fauna of Kazakh upland (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae)

Ezzatpanah, S., Robabeh, L., Masoumeh, M., Hasan, S.: Earthworm fauna of the western Mazandaran province, Iran (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae, Megascolecidae)

Kuu, A., Ivask, M.: Distribution of Octolasion cyaneum (Savigny, 1826) in Estonia 1993-2008 (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae)

Misirlioglu, M.: Distribution of endemic earthworm species in Turkey (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae)

Pop, A. A., Pop, V. V., Csuzdi, Cs.: Significance of the Apuseni Mountains (the Carpathians) in the origin and distribution of Central European earthworm fauna (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae)

Ecology & Environment

Arslan, N., Cicek, A., Akkan, C., Kilinc, D., Aci, E.: Accumulation of heavy metals by earthworms in boron-contaminated area (Kirka-Eskişehir) (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae)

Jaric, D., Hackenberger, B.K., Krcmar, S.: The characteristics of earthworm communities along vertically stratified transect of Velika Kapela Mountain grasslands (Croatia) (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae)

Ramos, C., Alfaro, M., Borges, S., Amador, J. A.: Earthworm taxonomic structure of coffee plantations at three soil associations in Puerto Rico (Oligochaeta: Glossoscolecidae, Megascolecidae)

Singh, S. M., Prakash, O., Gangwar, G. R., Rachna: Species richness and density of earthworms in western Uttar Pradesh, India (Oligochaeta: Megascolecidae, Octochaetidae)

Zenkova, I. V.: Diversity of earthworms and ecology of the dominating species Lumbricus rubellus Hoffmeister, 1843 in the northern taiga podzols of the Murmansk region (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae)

Yildiz, S., Ustaoglu, M. R., Balik, S.: Littoral Oligochaeta (Lumbriculidae and Enchytraeidae) communities of some mountain lakes in the Eastern Black Sea Range (Turkey)

Morphology, Histology and Medicine

Abukenova, V. S., Khanturin, M. R.: Adaptive features of life forms in Aporrectodea caliginosa (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae)

Shen, Y.: Earthworms in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae, Megascolecidae)

Vavoulidou, E., Dellaporta, L., Bilalis, D. J.: Collagen distribution in the tissue of the earthworm Octodrilus complanatus (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae)





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