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Special Issue 1 (Darkling Beetles of the Sinai Peninsula)

Special Issue 2 (Advances in Earthworm Taxonomy IV)

Special Issue 3 (Biodiversity Conservation Arabian Peninsula)

 

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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 63, 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, 2010

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

 

Supplementum 1, 2003

The Darkling Beetles of the Sinai Peninsula

 

Martin Lillig & Tomas Pavlicek: The Darkling Beetlesof the Sinai Peninsula: 1-88 + 2 plates

 

Supplementum 2, 2010

(Advances in Earthworm Taxonomy IV) (Annelida: Oligochaeta)

 

Robert J. Blakemore: Saga of Herr Hilgendorf’s worms… (Oligochaeta, Megascolecidae) – 7.

Gergely Boros, Gabor Cech, Eszter Ari, Klara Dozsa-Farkas: Extension of employing ITS region in the investigation of Hungarian Fridericia species (Oligochaeta: Enchytraeidae) - 23

Stephane Boyer, Stephen D. Wratten: Using molecular tools to identify New Zealand endemic earthworms in a mine restoration project (Oligochaeta: Acanthodrilidae, Lumbricidae, Megascolecidae) – 31.

Klara Dozsa-Farkas: Significance of using nephridia in the taxonomy of family Enchytraeidae (Annelida: Oligochaeta) – 41.

Jadwiga Danuta Plisko: Remarks on the South African endemic Proandricus lesothoensis species-group (Oligochaeta: Microchaetidae) – 55.

Veronika S. Abukenova, Marat R. Khanturin: Adaptive features of life forms in Aporrectodea caliginosa (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae) – 58.

Somayeh Ezzatpanah, Latif Robabeh, Malek Masoumeh, Salehi Hasan: Earthworm fauna of the western Mazandaran province, Iran (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae, Megascolecidae) – 67.

Annely Kuu, Mari Ivask: Distribution of Octolasion cyaneum (Savigny, 1826) in Estonia 1993-2008 (Oligochaeta, Lumbricidae) – 75.

Mete Misirlioglu: Distribution of endemic earthworm species in Turkey (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae) – 83.

Adriana Antonia Pop, Victor V. Pop, Csaba Csuzdi: Significance of the Apuseni Mountains (the Carpathians) in the origin and distribution of Central European earthworm fauna (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae) - 89.

Naime Arslan, Arzu Çiçek, Cansev Akkan, Deniz Kilinç, Emrah Aci: Accumulation of heavy metals by earthworms in boron-contaminated area (Kırka-Eskişehir) (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae) – 111.

Davorka Jaric, Branimir K. Hackenberger, Stjepan Krcmar: The characteristics of earthworm communities along vertically stratified transect of Velika Kapela Mountain grasslands (Croatia) (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae) – 117.

Cynthia Ramos, Monica Alfaro, Sonia Borges, Jose A. Amador: Earthworm taxonomic structure of coffee plantations at three soil associations in Puerto Rico (Oligochaeta: Glossoscolecidae, Megascolecidae) – 125.

Satyendra M. Singh, Om Prakash, Geeta R. Gangwar, Rachna: Species richness and density of earthworms in western Uttar Pradesh, India (Oligochaeta: Megascolecidae, Octochaetidae) – 133.

Irina Victorovna Zenkova: Diversity of earthworms and ecology of the dominating species Lumbricus rubellus Hoffmeister, 1843 in the northern taiga podzols of the Murmansk region (Oligochaeta, Lumbricidae) – 141.

Seray Yildiz, M. Rusen Ustaoglu, Süleyman Balik: Littoral Oligochaeta (Lumbriculidae and Enchytraeidae) communities of some mountain lakes in the Eastern Black Sea Range (Turkey) – 151.

Veronika S. Abukenova: Earthworm fauna of Kazakh upland (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae) – 161.

Yu Shen: Earthworms in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae, Megascolecidae) – 171.

Evangelia Vavoulidou, Loukia Dellaporta, Dimitris Joannis Bilalis: Collagen distribution in the tissue of the earthworm Octodrilus complanatus (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae) – 175.

 

Supplementum 3, 2011

(Biodiversity Conservation in the Arabian Peninsula)

Introduction

Philip Seddon, David Mallon, Mike Knight: Preface - 5

Abdulaziz al Midfa, David Mallon, Kevin Budd: Ten Years of Conservation Workshops for the Fauna of Arabia 2000-2009 - 7

Regional Approaches

David P. Mallon: Global hotspots in the Arabian Peninsula - 13

Khaldoun Al Omari: Protected Areas in the Arabian Peninsula - 21

Mohammed Shobrak: Bird flyways and stopover conservation sites in the Arabian Peninsula - 27

Kay Van Damme, Lisa Banfield: Past and present human impacts on the biodiversity of Socotra Island (Yemen): Implications for future conservation - 31

Species Approaches

Ahmad M. Disi: Review of the lizard fauna of Jordan (Reptilia: Sauria) - 89

Jackie Strick, Paul Vercammen, Jacky Judas, Olivier Combreau: Satellite tracking of a rehabilitated Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga - 103

Olivier Combreau, Samuel Riou, Jacky Judas, Mark Lawrence: Population structure, migratory connectivity and inference on gene exchange mechanisms in the Asian Houbara Bustard Chlamydotis macqueenii: a summary of recent findings - 107

Carlos A. Fernandes: Colonization time of Arabia by the White-tailed Mongoose Ichneumia albicauda as inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences (Mammalia: Herpestidae) - 111

M. Zafar-ul Islam, Khairi Ismail, Ahmed Boug: Restoration of the endangered Arabian Oryx Oryx leucoryx, Pallas 1766 in Saudi Arabia: lessons learnt from the twenty years of re-introduction in arid fenced and unfenced protected areas (Mammalia: Artiodactyla) - 125

Jane Budd, Kristin Leus: The Arabian Leopard Panthera pardus nimr conservation breeding programme - 141

Methodologies

Kristin Leus: Captive breeding and conservation - 151

Mark R Stanley Price: Re-introductions in today’s Arabian Peninsula:  The first steps for a grander vision? - 159

Matthew Hall, Anthony G. Miller: Strategic requirements for plant conservation in the Arabian Peninsula - 169

Michael H. Knight, Philip J. Seddon, Abdulaziz Al Midfa: Transboundary conservation initiatives and opportunities in the Arabian Peninsula - 183

Stephen Holness, Mike Knight, Mark Sorensen, Yasser Ramadan Ahmed Othman: Towards a systematic conservation plan for the Arabian Peninsula - 197

 

Supplementum 2, 2010

(Advances in Earthworm Taxonomy IV) (Annelida: Oligochaeta)

 

 TomᚠPavlíček: Preface: 3. – OPEN ACCESS (Free download)

Robert J. Blakemore: Restating scope of genus Metaphire Sims & Easton, 1972: 40 years on: 5

Robert J. Blakemore: Japanese earthworms revisited a decade on: 15

Charlène Briard, Jiang-Ping Qiu, Qi Zhao, Muriel Guernion, Daniel Cluzeau: Phylogenetic study of some Aporrectodea species (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae) based on molecular markers: 23

TomᚠPavlíček, Yarin Hadid, Csaba Csuzdi: Opening Pandora’s box: Clitellum in phylogeny and taxonomy of earthworms: 31. – OPEN ACCESS (Free download)

Jadwiga Danuta Plisko: Notes on status of the family Microchaetidae (Oligochaeta): 47

Victor V. Pop, Adriana Antonia Pop, Csaba Csuzdi: An annotated checklist of the Romanian earthworm fauna (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae): 59

Tarmo Timm: Life forms in Oligochaeta: a literature review: 71. – OPEN ACCESS (Free download)

Eduardo Boothby Carlo, Sonia Borges, Mónica Alfaro: Abundance: and distribution of Pontodrilus litoralis in the shores of the Cabo Rojo Lighthouse, Puerto Rico: 83

Ghayoumi Razieh, Latif Robabeh: First recorded earthworms from the Mouteh Wildlife Refuge, Iran: 91

Michèle Glasstetter: Earthworm diversity in urban habitats of Basel (Northwestern Switzerland) (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae): 95

Mete Mısırlıoğlu: Distribution of earthworms belonging to families Acanthodrilidae, Criodrilidae, and Megascolecidae in Turkey: 103

TomᚠPavlíček, Csaba Csuzdi: Earthworm fauna of French Guiana: 107. – OPEN ACCESS (Free download)

Satyendra M. Singh, Om Prakash: Species richness and density of earthworm populations in grasslands of Western Uttar Pradesh, India (Oligochaeta: Megascolecidae, Octochaetidae): 111

Alexandra D. Solomou, Athanassios I. Sfougaris, Evangelia M. Vavoulidou, Csaba Csuzdi: The effects of farming practices on earthworm dynamics in olive groves of central Greece: 119

Ghanshyam Tripathi, K. R. Panwar: Biotic interaction of earthworms in arid pedoecosystem: 127

Ghanshyam Tripathi, K. R. Panwar: Earthworm fauna of Indian Thar Desert: 133

Qi Zhao, Daniel Cluzeau, Jing Sun, Jibao Jiang, Charlène Briard, Muriel Guernion, Jiang-Ping Qiu: Hainan earthworm community and its comparison with other East and Southeast Asia countries for geographical distribution and endemic rate: 141

Gergely Boros: First record of reproduction by fragmentation in the genus Marionina (Oligochaeta: Enchytraeidae): 151

Somayeh Ezzatpanah: Geographic differences in the setal pattern of Eisenia fetida (Savigny, 1826) in Iran: 157

Robert J. Blakemore: Call for a census of soil invertebrates (CoSI): 163

Maxim P. Shaskov: Lumbricus - database on earthworms ranges: 171

Emma Sherlock, Louise Berridge: History of the earthworm collections at the Natural History Museum, London: 177

 

 

 

 

 

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