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AAPS Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Abasyn Journal of Life Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
ACS Synthetic Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Acta Biologica Hungarica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Acta Biologica Marisiensis     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Biologica Sibirica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Biologica Turcica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Biomaterialia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Acta Biotheoretica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Acta Chiropterologica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
acta ethologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Acta Fytotechnica et Zootechnica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Médica Costarricense     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Musei Silesiae, Scientiae Naturales     Open Access  
Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis     Open Access  
Acta Scientiae Biological Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Scientiarum. Biological Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Scientifica Naturalis     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Universitatis Lodziensis : Folia Biologica et Oecologica     Open Access  
Actualidades Biológicas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advanced Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advanced Health Care Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Advanced Journal of Graduate Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advanced Membranes     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Advanced Quantum Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Bioinformatics     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Advances in Biological Regulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Advances in Biomarker Sciences and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Biosensors and Bioelectronics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Cell Biology/ Medical Journal of Cell Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Advances in Ecological Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 45)
Advances in Environmental Sciences - International Journal of the Bioflux Society     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Advances in Enzyme Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Advances in High Energy Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
Advances in Human Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Life Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Advances in Life Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Marine Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Advances in Tropical Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Virus Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Adversity and Resilience Science : Journal of Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
African Journal of Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
African Journal of Range & Forage Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
AFRREV STECH : An International Journal of Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ageing Research Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Aggregate     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aging Cell     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Agrokémia és Talajtan     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
AJP Cell Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
AJP Endocrinology and Metabolism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
AJP Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Al-Kauniyah : Jurnal Biologi     Open Access  
Alasbimn Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alces : A Journal Devoted to the Biology and Management of Moose     Open Access  
Alfarama Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
All Life     Open Access  
AMB Express     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ambix     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
American Journal of Bioethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
American Journal of Human Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
American Journal of Medical and Biological Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Plant Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
American Journal of Primatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
American Naturalist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 80)
Amphibia-Reptilia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Anaerobe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Analytical Methods     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Analytical Science Advances     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anatomia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anatomical Science International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Animal Cells and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Animal Microbiome     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Animal Models and Experimental Medicine     Open Access  
Annales françaises d'Oto-rhino-laryngologie et de Pathologie Cervico-faciale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Annales Henri Poincaré     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Sklodowska, sectio C – Biologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Applied Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Annals of Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Annals of Human Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Annals of Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annual Research & Review in Biology     Open Access  
Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Annual Review of Biophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Annual Review of Cancer Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44)
Annual Review of Food Science and Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Annual Review of Phytopathology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Anthropological Review     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
Antibiotics     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Antioxidants     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Antioxidants & Redox Signaling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Anzeiger für Schädlingskunde     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Apidologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Apmis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
APOPTOSIS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Applied Biology     Open Access  
Applied Bionics and Biomechanics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Applied Phycology     Open Access  
Applied Vegetation Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Aquaculture Environment Interactions     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Aquaculture International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Aquaculture Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aquaculture, Aquarium, Conservation & Legislation - International Journal of the Bioflux Society     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Aquatic Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Aquatic Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Aquatic Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Aquatic Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Arabian Journal of Scientific Research / المجلة العربية للبحث العلمي     Open Access  
Archaea     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Archiv für Molluskenkunde: International Journal of Malacology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Biological Sciences     Open Access  
Archives of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Archives of Natural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Archives of Oral Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Archives of Virology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Arctic     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Arid Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Arquivos do Instituto Biológico     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arquivos do Museu Dinâmico Interdisciplinar     Open Access  
Arthropod Structure & Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Artificial DNA: PNA & XNA     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Artificial Intelligence in the Life Sciences     Open Access  
Asian Bioethics Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Biological Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Biology     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Biotechnology and Bioresource Technology     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Cell Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asian Journal of Developmental Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Nematology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asian Journal of Poultry Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Atti della Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti - Classe di Scienze Medico-Biologiche     Open Access  
Australian Life Scientist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Mammalogy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Autophagy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Avian Biology Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Avian Conservation and Ecology     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Bacterial Empire     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bacteriology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bacteriophage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics     Open Access  
Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy     Open Access  
Bangladesh Journal of Scientific Research     Open Access  
Berita Biologi     Open Access  
Between the Species     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BIO Web of Conferences     Open Access  
Bio-Grafía. Escritos sobre la Biología y su enseñanza     Open Access  
Bio-Lectura     Open Access  
BIO-SITE : Biologi dan Sains Terapan     Open Access  
Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease     Open Access  
Biocatalysis and Biotransformation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
BioCentury Innovations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Biochemistry and Cell Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Biochimie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
BioControl     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Biocontrol Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Biodemography and Social Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
BIODIK : Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi     Open Access  
BioDiscovery     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Biodiversitas : Journal of Biological Diversity     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Biodiversity : Research and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 30)
Biodiversity Data Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Biodiversity Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Biodiversity Information Science and Standards     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Biodiversity Observations     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bioeduca : Journal of Biology Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bioeduscience     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bioeksperimen : Jurnal Penelitian Biologi     Open Access  
Bioelectrochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bioelectromagnetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bioenergy Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Bioengineering and Bioscience     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BioEssays     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Bioethica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bioethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
BioéthiqueOnline     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biogeographia : The Journal of Integrative Biogeography     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Biogeosciences (BG)     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Biogeosciences Discussions (BGD)     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 279)
Bioinformatics Advances : Journal of the International Society for Computational Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bioinformatics and Biology Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Biointerphases     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biojournal of Science and Technology     Open Access  
BioLink : Jurnal Biologi Lingkungan, Industri, Kesehatan     Open Access  
Biologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Biologia Futura     Hybrid Journal  
Biologia on-line : Revista de divulgació de la Facultat de Biologia     Open Access  
Biological Bulletin     Partially Free   (Followers: 6)
Biological Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)

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Biodiversity Data Journal
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  • Dung beetles from two sustainable-use protected forests in the Brazilian

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e96101
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e96101
      Authors : Edrielly C. Carvalho, Maria Maldaner, Vinicius Costa-Silva, Heivanice Sehn, Carol Franquini, Vinicius Campos, Vinicius Seba, Laís Maia, Fernando Vaz-de-Mello, Filipe França : The Amazon Forest is one of the world's most biodiverse ecosystems and yet its protected areas are understudied concerning insects and other invertebrates. These organisms are essential for tropical forests due to their ecological processes, with some species being very sensitive to habitat disturbances. Dung beetles (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae) have been used as bioindicators for more than 30 years and were surveyed to assess the insect biodiversity of two sustainable-use forest reserves in the Brazilian Amazon.We report inventories of dung beetles from two Amazonian forest reserves in Pará State, Brazil: the Tapajós National Forest and the Carajás National Forest. Surveys were carried out with baited-pitfall traps installed in 2010, 2016, 2017 and 2019. We collected a total of 3,772 individuals from 19 genera and 96 species. We highlight the importance of Amazonian protected areas as refugia for insect biodiversity, particularly dung beetles, which contribute to many key ecosystem processes. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 16 Mar 2023 09:17:07 +020
  • Geastrum suae sp. nov. (Geastraceae, Basidiomycota) a new species from
           Yunnan Province, China

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e99027
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e99027
      Authors : Zheng-Quan Zhang, Chao-Hai Li, Lin Li, Hong-Wei Shen, Jun He, Xi-Jun Su, Zong-Long Luo : Geastrum is the largest genus of Geastraceae and is widely distributed all over the world. Four specimens which belong to Geastrum were collected during our scientific expedition to Cangshan Mountain, Yunnan, China. Based on morphological characteristics and phylogenetic analysis, a new species was introduced.Geastrum suae is characterised by its large basidiomata (height 35–70 mm, diameter 18–37 mm) with long stipe (height 10–45 mm), smooth pink exoperidium and sessile globose endoperidial body. Phylogenetic analysis has been carried out, based on the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) and large subunit ribosomal ribonucleic acid (nrLSU) sequence data. The illustration and description for the new taxa are provided. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 15 Mar 2023 12:01:34 +020
  • The gut microbiota diversity of five Orthoptera (Insecta, Polyneoptera)
           insects determined by DNA metabarcoding

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e98162
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e98162
      Authors : Yantong Liu, Lina Zhao, Zhongying Qiu, Hao Yuan : Most orthopteran insects are phytophagous and some are important pests in agriculture and forests. Many intestinal microflora of Orthoptera insects have been reported, primarily from Acridoidea and there have been few reports of other taxa. In this study, we collected 15 individuals representing five species (Ruspolia lineosa, Tetrix japonica, Erianthus versicolor, Gryllotalpa orientalis and Teleogryllus emma) belonging to five orthopteran superfamilies (Tettigonioidea, Tetrigoidea, Eumastacoidea, Gryllotalpoidea and Grylloidea) to characterise and compare the gut microbiota with greater taxonomic width by performing sequencing analysis of the 16S rRNA V4 region in gut material. A total of 606,053 high-quality sequences and 3,105 OTUs were acquired from 15 gut samples representing 24 phyla, 48 classes, 69 orders, 133 families and 219 genera. Firmicutes and bacteria were the most abundant phyla, followed by Bacteroidetes, Cyanobacteria, Actinobacteria and Acidobacteria. At the genus level, Serratia, Citrobacter, Wolbachia, Lactobacillus and Parabacteroides were the most predominant genera in R. lineosa, T. japonica, E. versicolor, G. orientalis and T. emma, respectively. Both Principal Coordinates Analysis (PCoA) and heatmap results revealed significant differences in bacterial community composition across species. Additionally, alpha diversity analysis indicated the bacterial richness was significantly different amongst the five species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 15 Mar 2023 10:19:59 +020
  • Standardised inventories of lepidopterans and odonates from Serra da
           Estrela Natural Park (Portugal) - setting the scene for mountain
           biodiversity monitoring

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e99558
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e99558
      Authors : Mário Boieiro, Sandra Antunes, Hugo Figueiredo, Albano Soares, Ana Lopes, Eva Monteiro, Patrícia Garcia-Pereira, Carla Rego, José Conde, Paulo Borges, Artur Serrano : Mountain insect biodiversity is unique, but is menaced by different drivers, particularly climate and land-use changes. In mainland Portugal, the highest mountain - Serra da Estrela - is one of the most important biodiversity hotspots, being classified as Natural Park since 1976. Many lepidopteran and odonate species, including rare and protected species, are known to occur in Serra da Estrela, but basic knowledge on their abundance, distribution and ecology is still lacking. Standardised sampling of these communities is crucial to provide valuable biological information to support short-term decision-making for conservation management, setting simultaneously the standards for mountain biodiversity monitoring aiming to tackle the effects of environmental change in the long-term.This study reports novel information on lepidopteran and odonate species diversity, distribution and abundance from Serra da Estrela Natural Park (Portugal). Seventy-two lepidopteran and 26 odonate species were sampled in this protected area, including the first findings of Apatura ilia (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775), Macromia splendens (Pictet, 1843) and Vanessa virginiensis (Drury, 1773). New populations of Euphydrias aurinia (Rottemburg, 1775) and Oxygastra curtisii (Dale, 1834), protected species under the Habitats Directive, were found in this Natural Park and novel distribution and ecological data were collected for most species, including several rare species and subspecies [e.g. Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758), Coenonympha glycerion iphioides Staudinger, 1870, Cyaniris semiargus (Rottemburg, 1775) and Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)]. All data were collected using standardised sampling allowing its use as a baseline for biodiversity monitoring in Serra da Estrela. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 15 Mar 2023 09:31:15 +020
  • Diversity of culturable thermophilic bacteria from Tata Pani hotspring of
           Kotli Azad Jammu and Kashmir

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e99224
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e99224
      Authors : Kazima Ishaq, Asad Shah, Anila Fariq, Sajida Rasheed, Sammyia Jannat : Hot water springs are unique areas populated by mesophiles, thermotolerant and hyperthermophiles. They are the source of diversity of thermophiles, mainly belonging to archaea and bacteria domains. The diversity of thermophiles gives an outline of the huge biological potential that can be exploited for industrial applications.To this end, this study was aimed to isolate and characterise the unexplored thermophilic microorganisms from hot water spring in Tatapani, Tehsil & District Kotli AJK, Pakistan. Around 10 bacterial isolates were identified using morphological, biochemical, physiological and molecular attributes. Sequencing of the 16S rDNA gene of the isolates followed by BLAST search revealed that the strain MBT008 has 100% similarity with Anoxybacillus kamchatkensis. MBT012 showed 99.57% similarity with A. mongoliensis, MBT014 was affiliated with A. tengchongensis with 99.43% similarity, MBT009 showed 99.83% homology with A. gonensis and MBT018, 98.70% similarity with A. karvacharensis. The presence of all this microbial diversity in one common source is of immense importance related to envioronmental and industrial aspects in general and extraction of thermostable enzymes from these thermophiles specifically opens new horizons in the field of industrial biotechnology. These thermophiles are revealing new capabilities and are being manipulated by biotechnologists in utilizing them in different unique ways. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Mar 2023 10:09:20 +020
  • Apoidea of the collections of Lyon, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille and Toulon
           Museums of Natural History (France)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e99650
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e99650
      Authors : Jean-Yves Meunier, Benoît Geslin, Mehdi Issertes, Gilles Mahé, Frédéric Vyghen, Harold Labrique, Yves Dutour, Vincent Poncet, Jérémy Migliore, Gabriel Nève : Many insect species have shown dramatic declines over the last decades, as a result of man-related environmental changes. Many species which were formerly widespread are now rare. To document this trend with evidence, old records of collected specimens are vital.We provide here the data on 9752 bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) specimens hosted in several museums of south-east France: Musée des Confluences in Lyon, Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle de Marseille, Muséum d’Aix-en-Provence and the Muséum Départemental du Var in Toulon. Most of the specimens (9256) come from France and include data on 552 named species. For most of these specimens, the geographical location, including geographical coordinates, is based on the locality (town or village) where they were collected. The specimens were captured from the beginning of the nineteenth century to 2018. The identifications of 1377 specimens, mainly belonging to the genus Bombus, are considered reliable, as these were performed or been checked since 2009. All the other reported identifications are the original ones given by the original collectors. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Mar 2023 18:03:30 +020
  • An annotated checklist of grasshoppers (Orthoptera, Acridoidea) from

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e96705
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e96705
      Authors : Enkhtsetseg Gankhuyag, Altanchimeg Dorjsuren, Eun Hwa Choi, Ui Wook Hwang : Grasshoppers (Acridoidea, Orthoptera) are the dominant herbivores in grassland ecosystems worldwide. They can increase rangeland productivity by stimulating plant growth and accelerating nutrient cycling. This article presents a comprehensive checklist of grasshoppers in Mongolia. Until then, the available information was very scattered, based on old studies of Mongolian grasshoppers, recorded in a few international catalogues and databases, individual records and research work on agroecosystem communities. However, the available information on the composition of the Orthopteran fauna in Mongolia was sometimes unclear or non-existent and these dubious data were excluded from the present study. In addition, the grasshopper distribution analysis used the standardised personal collection of D. Altanchimeg. We also present a list of grasshoppers, as well as their distribution and abundance, in countries adjacent to Mongolia, such as Russia, China and South Korea. The surveys covered six types of natural zones: high mountain, taiga, forest-steppe, steppe, desert steppe and desert; desert steppe and steppe zones are the most widely distributed. We hope to have contributed significantly to the study of the distribution of grasshopper species in all these natural zones.In this study, a total of three families of Acridoidea belonging to eight subfamilies, 17 tribes, 52 genera and 128 species are reported for the various natural zones. The recorded species belong to eight subfamilies: Gomphocerinae are the most numerous with 56 species recorded, followed by Oedipodinae (51 species), Thrinchinae (nine species), Melanoplinae (six species), Calliptaminae (three species), Dericorythinae, Acridinae, Egnatiinae (one species each). HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Mar 2023 15:46:26 +020
  • First results from the releases of Cinereous Vultures (Aegypius monachus)
           aiming at re-introducing the species in Bulgaria – the start of the
           establishment phase 2018–2022

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e100521
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e100521
      Authors : Ivelin Ivanov, Emilian Stoynov, Georgi Stoyanov, Elena Kmetova–Biro, Jovan Andevski, Hristo Peshev, Simeon Marin, Julien Terraube, Lachezar Bonchev, Iliyan Stoev, Jose Tavares, Franziska Loercher, Marleen Huyghe, Zlatka Nikolova, Nadya Vangelova, Stamen Stanchev, Emanuil Mitrevichin, Elena Tilova, Atanas Grozdanov : The current work presents the preliminary results of the Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus) releases in the Balkan Mountains in 2018–2022, aiming at the species re-introduction in Bulgaria, where it was listed as locally extinct since 1985. The first imports and releases of Cinereous Vultures in Bulgaria started in 2018. Until mid-2022, 72 individuals were released in the Eastern Balkan Mountains (Kotlenska Planina SPA and Sinite Kamani Nature Park) and Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park. Of them, 63 immatures imported from Spain were released from aviaries and nine juveniles captive-bred in European zoos were released by hacking (fledging from an artificial nest). We compared the success in survival and establishment between the different release sites and methods used to adjust the ongoing technics and tactics and to support knowledge improvement for future similar projects.From the nine Cinereous Vultures released by hacking, the results were as follows: 1.00 fledging success, but only 0.22 survival in the first six months – combined period of acclimation, first migration and the first winter. All survivors from that period reached maturity into the wild, but all emigrated from the release site and settled elsewhere.Of the 63 individuals released by aviaries, 32 individuals were released in the Eastern Balkan Mountains (18 individuals are still alive – 0.56 survival; 14 individuals settled in the area, which accounts for 0.44 of all released birds and 0.78 of the survivors). Thirty-one individuals were released in Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park (23 individuals are still alive – 0.74 survival; 22 individuals settled in the area – 0.71 of all released birds and 0.96 of the survivors). Based only on aviary method comparison, the settling of the individuals in the release area was alike in the two sites. However, the Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park performed better in survival – both in acclimation and establishment periods.While comparing the release methods – hacking and release from the aviary – the following results were observed: the survival rate during acclimation was 0.86. Due to more considerable losses during the first migration and dispersal in the individuals released by hacking, the survival rate of 0.22 was significantly lower compared to 0.73 for the birds released from the aviary. Additionally, in both methods, a similar pattern in the first winter and spring migration dispersal was observed. Although the survival was equal in the released-by-hacking or aviary birds after the first year onwards, it is essential to note that the emigration of the hacked birds from the release site was 1.00. In comparison, the birds released from aviaries largely remained and settled in the release area (> 0.77 of the survivors). The cost of release and related acclimation, settling, dispersal and the first winter was the greatest: 0.12–0.17 per period, or cumulatively, it was about 0.27. Survival increased and stabilised to > 0.90 after the first year in the wild and reached nearly 1.00 after two years in the wild onwards.Two distinct nuclei of the Cinereous Vulture were established along the Balkan Mountains – the Eastern Balkan Mountains with 18–23 individuals and four formed pairs using a territory of about 642.74 km2 – 95% home range and 85.72 km2 – 50% core area with center being the town of Kotel; and Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park with present 23–29 individuals, of which 2–3 pairs formed so far, using a territory of about 1,143.66 km2 – 95% home range and 22.89 km2 – 50% core area with center being the village of Zgorigrad. The species readily accepted breeding in artificial nest platforms built by professional arborists on different tree species – oak, beech, sycamore and pine. The only naturally built nests were on the ground (n = 2) (unsuccessful) and in Scots Pine (n = 1) (successful). In 2021 and 2022, in each of the two sites, the first successful reproductions were recorded, which marked the return of the Cinereous Vulture as breeding species – 28 years after the last occasional record of a single breeding pair in the country and 36 years after it was officially listed as locally extinct in Bulgaria. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 9 Mar 2023 14:31:15 +0200
  • New relevant chorological and conservation data on Carex (Cyperaceae) and
           Hypericum (Hypericaceae) from Ecuador

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e99603
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e99603
      Authors : Pedro Jiménez-Mejías, Ana Morales-Alonso, Nora Oleas, Enmily Sánchez, Santiago Martín-Bravo, Irene Masa-Iranzo, Andrea S. Meseguer : Knowledge of Carex L. (true sedges) and Hypericum L. (St. John's wort) in the Neotropics is fragmentary.As a result of a fieldwork campaign in Ecuador and revision of herbarium collections (K, QCA and QCNE), we present here relevant records of twelve Carex (Cyperaceae) and four Hypericum (Hypericaceae) species. Regarding Carex, we present the novel report for South America of C. aztecica, as well as the first Ecuadorian records for C. brehmeri, C. collumanthus, C. fecunda, C. melanocystis and C. punicola. The three later records have additional biogeographical significance, as they represent the new northern limit of these species. We also include observations for another five species included in the Ecuadorian Red List of Endemic Plants. As a result, the list of native Carex reported for Ecuador would now include 52 taxa. With regard to Hypericum, we include the new report of H. sprucei for the province of Bolívar, and the confirmation of the presence of three rare species (H. acostanum, H. matangense, H. prietoi) in their type localities, although with extremely low population sizes. We discuss their conservation status and implications. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 8 Mar 2023 15:46:30 +0200
  • Species associated with whale sharks Rhincodon typus (Orectolobiformes,
           Rhincodontidae) in the Galapagos Archipelago

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e97864
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e97864
      Authors : Sofia Green, Alex Hearn, Jonathan Green : Whale sharks Rhincodon typus frequently appear to interact or associate with other species, which vary depending on the community structure and the demographic of the whale sharks at each location globally. Here, we present the species sighted frequently around whale sharks in the Galapagos Archipelago and reported by dive guides and scientists and also in earlier publications. These associated species include cetacean species: bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus, other shark species: silky sharks Carcharhinus falciformis, Galapagos sharks Carcharhinus galapagensis, scalloped hammerhead sharks Sphyrna lewini, tiger sharks Galeocerdo cuvier and teleost fish species: remoras Remora remora, yellowfin tuna Thunnus albacares, almaco jacks Seriola rivoliana and black jacks Caranx lugubris. The recording of interspecies associations and interactions may lead to better understanding of the natural history of whale sharks and can show important symbiotic relationships or interdependence between different species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 8 Mar 2023 14:17:57 +0200
  • The dataset of bat (Mammalia, Chiroptera) occurrences in Ukraine collected
           by the Ukrainian Bat Rehabilitation Center (2011-2022)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e99243
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e99243
      Authors : Alona Prylutska, Maryna Yerofeieva, Valeria Bohodist, Alona Shulenko, Anzhela But, Ksenia Kravchenko, Oleh Prylutskyi, Anton Vlaschenko : Bats are of high conservational status in most European countries. All bats are under legal protection in Ukraine and included in the national Red Data Book. However, bats remain one of the least studied groups of mammals in Ukraine. Their cryptic lifestyle limits the possibilities of direct observations and, as a result, data on bat distribution are incomplete. Wildlife rehabilitation centres accumulate a plethora of records of wild animals and those data may significantly contribute to knowledge on the species range, phenology and habitat preferences.This paper presents the data accumulated from over a decade of work by the Ukrainian Bat Rehabilitation Center (formerly The Bat Rehabilitation Center of Feldman Ecopark), the premier organisation engaged in the rescue and rehabilitation of bats across Ukraine. In addition to in-person data collected by Ukrainian Bat Rehabilitation Center staff, the Center also accepts observations of bat encounters from citizens. The Center’s dataset boasts over 20,000 distinct observations, which are the subject of this paper.This dataset, spanning 2011-2022, contains a total of 20,948 records of bat findings, 19,024 of which consist of records directly identified by UBRC team members. The remaining 1924 observations were provided by citizens through helpline. Data on 16 species and one subspecies have been collected. The highest number of records belongs to Nyctalus noctula (n = 15889), followed by Eptesicus serotinus (n = 2017) and Pipistrellus kuhlii lepidus (n = 2001). Less than 10% of these records have been previously published; the rest are presented in this paper for the first time. The dataset is particularly rich in information on bats in human settlements and is (to the best of the authors’ knowledge) the largest dataset on bats within human-modified landscapes ever collected from the territory of Eastern Europe. The entire dataset is available through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 7 Mar 2023 09:03:03 +0200
  • Biodiversity surveys of grassland and coastal habitats in 2021 as a
           documentation of pre-war status in southern Ukraine

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e99605
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e99605
      Authors : Nadiia Skobel, Dariia Borovyk, Denys Vynokurov, Ivan Moysiyenko, Andriy Babytskiy, Iryna Bednarska, Olesia Bezsmertna, Olha Chusova, Polina Dayneko, Jürgen Dengler, Riccardo Guarino, Kateryna Kalashnik, Alexander Khodosovtsev, Vitalii Kolomiychuk, Oksana Kucher, Anna Kuzemko, Viktor Shapoval, Olha Umanets, Natalia Zagorodniuk, Maryna Zakharova, Iwona Dembicz : This paper presents two sampling-event datasets with occurrences of vascular plants, bryophytes and lichens collected in May-June 2021 in southern Ukraine. We aimed to collect high-quality biodiversity data in an understudied region and contribute it to international databases and networks. The study was carried out during the 15th Eurasian Dry Grassland Group (EDGG) Field Workshop in southern Ukraine and the Dark Diversity Network (DarkDivNet) sampling in the Kamianska Sich National Nature Park. By chance, these datasets were collected shortly before the major escalation of the Russian invasion in Ukraine. Surveyed areas in Kherson and Mykolaiv Regions, including established monitoring plots, were severely affected by military actions in 2022. Therefore, collected data are of significant value in the context of biodiversity documentation. The knowledge about the biodiversity of this area will help to assess the environmental impact of the war and plan restoration of the damaged or destroyed habitats. The first preliminary analysis of collected data demonstrates the biodiversity richness and conservation value of studied grassland habitats.We provide sampling-event datasets with 7467 occurrences, which represent 708 taxa (vascular plants, bryophytes and lichens) collected in 275 vegetation relevés. Amongst them, vascular plants are represented by 6665 occurrences (610 taxa), lichens - 420 (46) and bryophytes - 381 (51). Several new species were reported for the first time at the national or regional level. In particular, one vascular plant species (Torilis pseudonodosa) and two lichen species (Cladonia conista, Endocarpon loscosii) were new to Ukraine. One vascular plant (Stipa tirsa), two species of bryophytes (Rhynchostegium megapolitanum, Ptychostomum torquescens) and three species of lichens (Cladonia cervicornis, C. symphycarpa, Involucropyrenium breussi) were recorded for the first time for the Kherson Region. Additionally, these datasets contain occurrences of taxa with narrow distribution, specialists of rare habitat types and, therefore, represented by a low number of occurrences in relevant biodiversity databases and particularly in GBIF. This publication highlights the diversity of natural vegetation and its flora in southern Ukraine and raises conservation concerns. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 6 Mar 2023 08:30:36 +0200
  • First biological report on the genus Cantonius (Buprestidae, Agrilinae,
           Aphanisticini), with descriptions of two new species from China

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e98405
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e98405
      Authors : Xiao-Di Shi, Zhi-Ming Wu, Xiao-Hua Dai, Jia-Sheng Xu, Hai-Tian Song : The genus Cantonius Théry, 1929 is a small group with two subgenera and 12 species. However, the biology of this genus is still unknown.In this paper, three species of the genus Cantonius Théry, 1929 were found on bamboo leaves, revealing for the first time that Cantonius species are also leaf-miners. Two new species were recorded from Jiangxi Province and are described here: Cantonius (Cantonius) anjiensis sp. n. (host plant: Pleioblastus amarus) and Cantonius (Procantonius) qiyunensis sp. n. (host plant: Bambusa blumeana) followed by C. (P.) austrisinicus Kalashian, 2021 (host plant: Oligostachyum paniculatum) recorded from Guangxi Province. Including habitats, photos of three species together with C. (P.) qiyunensis sp. n. pupa, host plants, and leaf mines of the three species are presented. Moreover, the bionomics and habits of the genus are discussed for the first time, and a hypothesis for the distribution of Cantonius is provided. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Mar 2023 08:31:04 +0200
  • Description and distribution of three morphotypes of the Eucyclops
           serrulatus group (Crustacea, Copepoda, Cyclopoida) from Algerian water

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e100981
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e100981
      Authors : Safia Akli-Bidi : Examination of Eucyclops populations coming from Algerian water bodies and identified as Eucyclops cf. serrulatus showed three morphotypes, based on morphometric characters and microcharacters. Morphotype 1 was the most abundant, collected in the east and the west of Algeria. Morphotype 2 was sampled in the south of the country, characterised by posterolaterally elongated thoracic segments and the fourth thoracic segment bearing cilia on its lateral angles. Morphotype 3 was found in a small temporary pond in the north of the country and was the smallest one. Other differences were observed on surface microcharacters of antenna basipodite, coxopodite and intercoxal plate of the fourth leg. The characters of the most widespread morphotype (morphotype1) were stable in all localities despite the fact that these were located in two geographically separated regions (eastern and western Algeria).Three morphotypes of Eucyclops serrulatus group (Fisher, 1851) (Crustacea, Copepoda, Cyclopoida) from Algerian water bodies were identified. The characters of the most widespread morphotype (morphotype 1) were stable in all localities despite the fact that these were located in two geographically separated regions (eastern and western Algeria). HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Mar 2023 08:01:45 +0200
  • Monitoring ten insect pests in selected orchards in three Azorean Islands:
           The project CUARENTAGRI

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e100942
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e100942
      Authors : Lucas Lamelas-López, Paulo Borges, Elisa Tarantino, Maria Juliano, Jose Fontes, Cristina Moules, Ricardo Rodrigues, Jessica Machado, José Mota, Beatriz Sousa, Helder Amaral, Maria da Conceição Filipe, David Lopes : The data we present are part of the CUARENTAGRI project, which involves all archipelagos of the Macaronesia (Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands and Cabo Verde). The project aims to: i) identify and evaluate the risks associated with the introduction of new arthropod pests; ii) study the population dynamics of selected arthropod pest species currently responsible for the damage of key target crops and iii) develop monitoring systems, based on prediction and/or population dynamics of the crop pests, creating warnings and a phytosanitary prevention system. In this contribution, we compile data for three Azorean Islands (Terceira, São Jorge and São Miguel Islands), where pheromone-baited traps were placed in pastures, potato fields and several orchards’ types (apples, banana, chestnuts, olives, orange and strawberry), during three consecutive years (2020, 2021 and 2022).A total of 114,827 specimens of insects (Arthropoda, Insecta) were collected, belonging to four orders, six families and ten recorded pest species. A total of eight species are considered introduced (Cosmopolites sordidus (Germar, 1824), Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura, 1931), Bactrocera oleae (Rossi, 1790), Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann, 1824), Phthorimaea operculella (Zeller, 1873), Cydia pomonella (Linnaeus, 1758), Cydia splendana (Hübner, 1799) and Grapholita molesta (Busck, 1916); n = 84,986 specimens) and two native non-endemic (Mythimna unipuncta (Haworth, 1809) and Spodoptera littoralis (Boisduval, 1833); n = 17,465 specimens). This study intended to contribute to a better knowledge of the arthropods pests that can affect the Azorean crops and will serve as a baseline for future monitoring actions, pest risk assessments and prevention systems. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 1 Mar 2023 16:08:11 +0200
  • The InBIO Barcoding Initiative Database: contribution to the knowledge on
           DNA barcodes of cuckoo wasps, with the description of new species from the
           Iberian Peninsula (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e98743
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e98743
      Authors : Paolo Rosa, Thomas Wood, Teresa Luísa Silva, Joana Veríssimo, Vanessa Mata, Denis Michez, Pedro Beja, Sónia Ferreira : DNA barcoding technologies have provided a powerful tool for the fields of ecology and systematics. Here, we present a part of the InBIO Barcoding Initiative Database: contribution to the knowledge on DNA barcodes of cuckoo wasps (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae) dataset representing 144 specimens and 103 species, covering approximately 44% of the Iberian and 21% of the European fauna. The InBIO Barcoding Initiative (IBI – DNA Barcoding Portuguese terrestrial invertebrate biodiversity) aims to fill the barcoding gap for the terrestrial invertebrate taxa. All DNA extractions are deposited in the IBI collection at CIBIO, Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources and specimens are deposited in the University of Mons collection (Belgium) and in the Natur-Museum in Lucerne (Switzerland).This dataset increases the knowledge on the DNA barcodes and distribution of 102 species of cuckoo wasps. A total of 52 species, from 11 different genera, were new additions to the Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD), with DNA barcodes for another 44 species added from under-represented taxa in BOLD. All specimens have their DNA barcodes publicly accessible through the BOLD online database. Nine cuckoo wasp species are newly recorded for Portugal. Additionally, two new species for science are described: Chrysis crossi Rosa, sp. nov. from southern Portugal and Hedychridium calcarium Rosa, sp. nov. from eastern Spain. Several taxonomic changes are proposed and Hedychrum rutilans Dahlbom, 1845 is found to consist of two different taxa that can be found in sympatry, Hedychrum rutilans s. str. and Hedychrum viridaureum Tournier, 1877 stat. nov. Stilbum westermanni Dahlbom, 1845 stat. nov. is confirmed as distinct from Stilbum calens (Fabricius, 1781), with the latter species not confirmed as present in Iberia; barcoded Stilbum material from Australia is distinct and represents Stilbum amethystium (Fabricius, 1775) sp. resurr.; Portuguese material identified as Hedychridium chloropygum Buysson, 1888 actually belongs to Hedychridium caputaureum Trautmann & Trautmann, 1919, the first confirmed record of this species from Iberia. Philoctetes parvulus (Dahlbom, 1845) is confirmed to be a synonym of Philoctetes punctulatus (Dahlbom, 1845). Chrysis lusitanica Bischoff, 1910 is confirmed as a valid species. Chrysis hebraeica Linsenmaier, 1959 stat. nov. is raised to species status. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 1 Mar 2023 15:46:22 +0200
  • Phylogenetic relationships of three rockfish: Sebastes melanops, Sebastes
           ciliatus and Sebastes variabilis (Scorpaeniformes, Scorpaenidae) based on
           complete mitochondrial genome sequences

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e98167
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e98167
      Authors : Peter Searle, Andrea Kokkonen, Jillian Campbell, Dennis Shiozawa, Mark Belk, R. Evans : We characterise the complete mitochondrial genomes (mitogenomes) of Black rockfish (Sebastes melanops Girard, 1856; n = 1), Dark rockfish (Sebastes ciliatus Tilesius, 1813; n = 2) and Dusky rockfish (Sebastes variabilis Pallas, 1814; n = 2). The lengths of the mitogenomes are 16,405 bp for S. melanops, 16,400 bp for both S. ciliatus and 16,400 and 16,401 bp for S. variabilis. We examine these species’ phylogenetic relationships using 35 previously published rockfish mitogenomes, representing 27 species. We find that S. melanops is sister to a clade consisting of S. rubrivinctus, S. nigrocinctus, S. umbrosus and S. oculatus, whereas S. ciliatus and S. variabilis are sister to a clade consisting of S. norvegicus, S. viviparus, S. mentella and S. fasciatus. We were unable to separate S. ciliatus and S. variabilis using their complete mitogenomes. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Feb 2023 12:07:20 +020
  • First insights in terrestrial mammals monitoring in the Candelaria and
           Machay Reserves in the Ecuadorian Tropical Andes

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e98119
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e98119
      Authors : Juan Reyes-Puig, Carolina Reyes-Puig, Jessica Pacheco-Esquivel, Santiago Recalde, Fausto Recalde, Darwin Recalde, Jordy Salazar, Eduardo Peña, Silvia Paredes, Marina Robalino, Fernanda Flores, Vladimir Paredes, Edelina Sailema, Gorky Ríos-Alvear : Habitat disturbance leads to biodiversity decline and modifications in the landscape structure and composition, affecting both dispersal movements and ecological processes at different temporal and spatial scales. The Ecuadorian Tropical Andes harbour suitable habitats for the distribution of a wide variety of species; however, there is a lack of studies focused on mammal diversity and its association with the habitat attributes in the central-eastern slopes. Here, we reported the diversity of terrestrial mammals recorded between 2019 and 2021 in a camera-trap monitoring study in the Candelaria and Machay reserves in the upper basin of the Pastaza River, Ecuador. We performed site-occupancy probability analysis to assess the influence of spatial variables in the species’ occurrence and also, based on natural marks, we reported preliminary findings in Andean bear individual identification. We detected 22 species of terrestrial mammals. Alpha diversity was similar between reserves with slightly higher species richness in Machay. Evenness indices showed unequal species distribution, with the Andean bear and domestic dogs exhibiting greater dominance. In addition, species composition was dissimilar between reserves, where the species turnover mostly explained the beta diversity. We observed that Andean bear and puma detections increased according to the natural vegetation cover. Conversely, domestic dogs were frequently detected in cells with an increasing proportion of pastures and crops. Additionally, we identified 26 Andean bears and six individuals recaptured during our study. Our results caution about the disturbance derived from human activities since we recorded unprecedented detections of domestic dogs in wild habitats. Nonetheless, it highlights the importance of private conservation areas (e.g. Candelaria, Machay and others) for supporting the occurrence and dispersal of terrestrial mammal species between larger areas in the upper basin of the Pastaza River. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 27 Feb 2023 14:46:42 +020
  • The Italian lichens dataset from the TSB herbarium (University of Trieste)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e96466
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e96466
      Authors : Matteo Conti, Pier Luigi Nimis, Mauro Tretiach, Lucia Muggia, Andrea Moro, Stefano Martellos : The "Herbarium Universitatis Tergestinae" (TSB), with a total of ca. 50,000 specimens, includes the largest modern collection of lichens in Italy, with 25,796 samples collected from all over the country since 1984, representing 74% of all taxa known to occur in Italy. Almost all specimens have been georeferenced “a posteriori”. The dataset is available through GBIF, as well as in ITALIC, the Information System of Italian Lichens.The TSB Herbarium hosts the largest modern lichen collection in Italy, with a total of ca. 50,000 specimens. This dataset contains all of the 25,796 specimens collected within the administrative borders of Italy. Amongst them, 98% are georeferenced and 87% have the date of collection. The dataset includes several type specimens (isotypes and holotypes) and exsiccata. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 27 Feb 2023 09:05:32 +020
  • An acoustic detection dataset of birds (Aves) in montane forests using a
           deep learning approach

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e97811
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e97811
      Authors : Shih-Hung Wu, Jerome Chie-Jen Ko, Ruey-Shing Lin, Wen-Ling Tsai, Hsueh-Wen Chang : Long-term monitoring is needed to understand the statuses and trends of wildlife communities in montane forests, such as those in Yushan National Park (YSNP), Taiwan. Integrating passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) with an automated sound identifier, a long-term biodiversity monitoring project containing six PAM stations, was launched in YSNP in January 2020 and is currently ongoing. SILIC, an automated wildlife sound identification model, was used to extract sounds and species information from the recordings collected. Animal vocal activity can reflect their breeding status, behaviour, population, movement and distribution, which may be affected by factors, such as habitat loss, climate change and human activity. This massive amount of wildlife vocalisation dataset can provide essential information for the National Park's headquarters on resource management and decision-making. It can also be valuable for those studying the effects of climate change on animal distribution and behaviour at a regional or global scale.To our best knowledge, this is the first open-access dataset with species occurrence data extracted from sounds in soundscape recordings by artificial intelligence. We obtained seven bird species for the first release, with more bird species and other taxa, such as mammals and frogs, to be updated annually. Raw recordings containing over 1.7 million one-minute recordings collected between the years 2020 and 2021 were analysed and SILIC identified 6,243,820 vocalisations of seven bird species in 439,275 recordings. The automatic detection had a precision of 0.95 and the recall ranged from 0.48 to 0.80. In terms of the balance between precision and recall, we prioritised increasing precision over recall in order to minimise false positive detections. In this dataset, we summarised the count of vocalisations detected per sound class per recording which resulted in 802,670 occurrence records. Unlike data from traditional human observation methods, the number of observations in the Darwin Core "organismQuantity" column refers to the number of vocalisations detected for a specific bird species and cannot be directly linked to the number of individuals.We expect our dataset will be able to help fill the data gaps of fine-scale avian temporal activity patterns in montane forests and contribute to studies concerning the impacts of climate change on montane forest ecosystems on regional or global scales. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Feb 2023 11:12:37 +020
  • Novel gene re-arrangement in the mitochondrial genome of Pisidia
           serratifrons (Anomura, Galatheoidea, Porcellanidae) and phylogenetic
           associations in Anomura

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e96231
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e96231
      Authors : Jiayin lü, Xiangli Dong, Jiji Li, Yingying Ye, Kaida Xu : To improve the taxonomy and systematics of Porcellanidae within the evolution of Anomura, we describe the complete mitochondrial genomes (mitogenomes) sequence of Pisidia serratifrons, which is 15,344 bp in size, contains the entire set of 37 genes and has an AT-rich region. Compared with the pancrustacean ground pattern, at least five gene clusters (or genes) are significantly different with the typical genes, involving eleven tRNA genes and four PCGs and the tandem duplication/random loss and recombination models were used to explain the observed large-scale gene re-arrangements. The phylogenetic results showed that all Porcellanidae species clustered together as a group with well nodal support. Most Anomura superfamilies were found to be monophyletic, except Paguroidea. Divergence time estimation implies that the age of Anomura is over 225 MYA, dating back to at least the late Triassic. Most of the extant superfamilies and families arose during the late Cretaceous to early Tertiary. In general, the results obtained in this study will contribute to a better understanding of gene re-arrangements in Porcellanidae mitogenomes and provide new insights into the phylogeny of Anomura. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 22 Feb 2023 16:46:04 +020
  • Mitochondrial genome of Acheilognathus barbatulus (Cypriniformes,

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e93947
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e93947
      Authors : Jinhui Yu, Xin Chen, Ruyao Liu, Yongtao Tang, Guoxing Nie, Chuanjiang Zhou : Acheilognathus barbatulus is distributed in Yangtze River, Yellow River and Pearl River systems in China. Genome data can help to understand the phylogenetic relationships of A. barbatulus, but its complete mitochondrial genome has not been published. We determined the complete mitochondrial genome structure and characteristics of this species and constructed a comprehensive phylogenetic tree, based on mitochondrial genome data of several species of Acheilognathus, Rhodeus and Pseudorasbora parva. The complete length of the mitochondrial genome of A. barbatulus is 16726 bp. The genome is a covalently closed double-stranded circular molecule containing 13 protein-coding genes, two ribosomal RNAs, 22 transfer RNAs, a D-loop and a light strand replication initiation region. The base composition of the complete mitochondrial genome is A (29.33%) > T (27.6%) > C (26.12%) > G (16.95%), showing a strong AT preference and anti-G bias. All 13 PCGs have different degrees of codon preference, except for cytochrome c oxidase 1, which uses GTG as the start codon. All the PCGs use ATG as the start codon and the stop codon is dominated by TAG. The encoded amino acids Leu and Ser exist in two types, whereas the rest are all present as one type, except for tRNASer (GCT), which lacks the D-arm and has an incomplete secondary structure, all other tRNAs can be folded to form a typical cloverleaf secondary structure. Based on the 13 PCG tandems, the Maximum Likelihood and Bayesian trees were constructed, based on the concatenated sequence of 13 PCGs for the genera Acheilognathus and Rhodeus, with Pseudorasbora parva as the outgroup. Acheilognathus barbatulus, Acheilognathus tonkinensis and Acheilognathus cf. macropterus were clustered together and the most closely related. The results of this study enrich the mitochondrial genomic data of Acheilognathus and provide molecular and genetic base information for species conservation, molecular identification and species evolution of Acheilognathinae. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Feb 2023 16:46:31 +020
  • Cymbulia parvidentata Pelseneer, 1888 (Mollusca, Cymbuliidae) in the
           Ligurian Sea: further evidence of Atlantic species incursions in the
           Mediterranean area

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e99108
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e99108
      Authors : Stefano Schiaparelli, Maria Chiara Alvaro, Alice Guzzi, Marco Grillo : We report the first record of a stranded specimen of Cymbulia parvidentata, a pteropod species of Atlantic origin, in the Ligurian Sea. On 27 February 2022, six C. peronii and one C. parvidentata were collected on Borgio-Verezzi Beach (Savona, Italy - 44.16° N, 8.304633° W). Specimens were examined morphologically and biometrically. Measurements (length, width, height and wet weight) separated the two taxa, C. peronii being larger than C. parvidentata. The finding of C. parvidentata, which has only occasionally been reported in southern Italy, is remarkable and may be due to ascending Atlantic water (AW) pulses that reach the Ligurian Sea. This finding adds to the previous knowledge of other pelagic species of Atlantic origin that were found in the Ligurian Sea, suggesting the possibility of major on-going changes and a general “Atlantification”. In order to determine the frequency of such events, it will be highly desirable to design specific citizen-science campaigns. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Feb 2023 14:47:53 +020
  • New records of parasitic copepod (Crustacea, Siphonostomatoida,
           Pennellidae) found on the body surface of two cetacean species in China

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e98914
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e98914
      Authors : Qianhui Zeng, Yejie Lin : Pennella balaenoptera Koren & Danielssen, 1877 (Crustacea, Siphonostomatoida, Pennellidae) is so far known as the largest copepod species and has only been found as a parasite on marine mammals. Previous studies on parasitic copepods in China only focused on those found on economic fishes, no records of P. balaenoptera having ever been reported before.A Bryde's whale (Balaenoptera edeni Anderson, 1879) and a pygmy sperm whale [Kogia breviceps (Blainville, 1838)] were respectively stranded on the eastern and southern coast of China in 2021 and 2022. A total of eight parasitic copepods found on their body surface were sampled and examined. The parasites were identified as Pennella balaenoptera, based on morphological characteristics and measurements. Descriptions and photomicrographs of this newly-recorded species from China are given in the present study. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Feb 2023 12:03:10 +020
  • The diversity of cultivable endophytic fungi of the sand coast plant
           Ipomoea pes-caprae in Taiwan

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e98878
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e98878
      Authors : Yu-Hung Yeh, Roland Kirschner : Ipomoea pes-caprae is a plant of sand coasts and it can tolerate stresses, such as high salinity, strong wind and sand movements and lack of nutrients. It plays an important role in coast protection and preventing erosion. Fungal endophytes show high biodiversity and have a strong influence on the survival of plants under different stress factors. Although this plant is important for sand coast ecosystems, little is known about the associated fungi. In this study, we isolated and identified endophytic fungi of Ipomoea pes-caprae, a dominant plant along the shore of Taiwan. The dataset contains 896 records, which correspond to 177 species. The geographical scope of the dataset covers the northern subtropical area of the main island of Taiwan, with its sand coasts in New Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu and Taichung and two botanical gardens in Taipei and Taichung. The detailed original data of fungal diversity are rarely publicly shared under strictly formalised and, thus, reusable standards. As an example for such an approach, the complete occurrence dataset was made available in the Darwin Core Archive format via the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) under Version 1.13, Taiwan Biodiversity Information Facility (TaiBIF) In this first data paper on endophytic fungi, the scientific name and associated DNA sequence in the dataset were directly linked to other free online resource (Index Fungorum, GenBank), which shows the potential of GBIF for linking together different online data repositories.We describe a dataset, in which the diversity of endophytic fungi of the sand coast plant Ipomoea pes-caprae in Taiwan was investigated. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Feb 2023 11:16:23 +020
  • Sea turtle (Reptilia, Testudines) diversity and occurrence in the Azores
           Archipelago (NE Atlantic)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e98589
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e98589
      Authors : Luís Barcelos, Frederic Vandeperre, Hugo Parra, João Barreiros : Six species of marine turtles occur in the Azores Archipelago. The loggerhead, Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758), is by far the most common species and is being constantly monitored and tagged by a joint project between the University of the Azores and the University of Florida since 1989. With the implementation of the tuna fishery observers (for dolphin safe seals), an increment of sea turtle reports has been verified as expected. The leather back turtle, Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761) is the second most observed species in the Azores' EEZ, a fact probably also linked to the tuna fishery observation programme. All other species are occasional/vagrant albeit the green turtle, Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758) is more commonly seen than the others. Historically, sea turtles were occasionally taken for food in specific fishing villages and ports. Since 1986, sea turtles, as well as all marine mammals, are fully protected in the Azores although human-related activities (e.g. plastics, discarded fishing gear) do generate serious injuries and deaths.In this paper, we update sea turtle species' checklist for the Azores and give detailed geographic coordinates on their known occurrences. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 16 Feb 2023 15:04:08 +020
  • Note on the genus Serendib Deeleman-Reinhold, 2001, with the description
           of a new species (Araneae, Corinnidae, Castianeirinae)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e99980
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e99980
      Authors : Lu Zhang, Feng Zhang : Prior to this study, the genus Serendib Deeleman-Reinhold, 2001 has been discovered in Indonesia, Thailand and Laos and comprises three species: S. muadai Jäger, Nophaseud & Praxaysombath, 2012, S. suthepica Deeleman-Reinhold, 2001 and S. volans Deeleman-Reinhold, 2001.The genus Serendib Deeleman-Reinhold, 2001 is reviewed. A new species, S. hispida sp. n. (male and female), representing the first record of genus Serendib from Malaysia, is described. Descriptions and illustrations of the females of S. volans (Malaysia) and S. suthepica (China) are also provided. The latter represents the first record of the genus in China. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 15 Feb 2023 11:47:18 +020
  • When details matter: Integrative revision of Holarctic Coelophthinia
           Edwards (Diptera, Mycetophilidae), including mapping of its mitogenome,
           leads to the description of four new pseudocryptic species

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e98741
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e98741
      Authors : Jostein Kjærandsen, Peter Kerr, Jon Peder Lindemann, Olavi Kurina : The small genus Coelophthinia Edwards, 1941 of the subfamily Gnoristinae (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) is so far known to harbour four species from the Palaearctic, Nearctic and Neotropical Regions. Extensive DNA barcoding of fungus gnats of the family Mycetophilidae through the International Barcode of Life project (iBOL) have initiated integrative studies resulting in taxonomic upgrades and a better understanding of many species and their delimitation. The opportunity was also taken to describe the mitogenome of a member of Coelophthinia for the first time.The integrative studies give evidence for splitting the European species C. thoracica Edwards, 1941 into three different species. Four new species are described from the USA, Japan and the Nordic Region in Europe, Coelophthinia cirra Kerr sp. n., Coelophthinia itoae Kurina sp. n., Coelophthinia lata Kjaerandsen sp. n. and Coelophthinia loraasi Kjaerandsen sp. n., raising the number of Holarctic species from two to six. The mitogenome of Coelophthinia loraasi sp. n. is described and analysed. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Feb 2023 14:04:41 +020
  • Checklist of the fish fauna of the Munim River Basin, Maranhão,
           north-eastern Brazil

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e98632
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e98632
      Authors : Lucas Vieira, Diego Campos, Rafael Oliveira, Josie South, Marcony Coelho, Maurício Paiva, Pedro Bragança, Erick Guimarães, Axel Katz, Pâmella Brito, Jadson Santos, Felipe Ottoni : The Maranhão State harbours great fish diversity, but some areas are still undersampled or little known, such as the Munim River Basin in the northeast of the State. This lack of knowledge is critical when considering anthropogenic impacts on riverine systems especially in the face of major habitat destruction. These pressing threats mean that a comprehensive understanding of diversity is critical and fish checklists extremely relevant. Therefore, the present study provides a checklist of the fish species found in the Munim River Basin, Maranhão State, north-eastern Brazil, based on collected specimens.A total of 123 species were recorded for the Munim River Basin, with only two non-native species, Oreochromis niloticus and Colossoma macropomum, showing that the fish assemblage has relatively high ecological integrity. In addition, 29 species could not be identified at the species level, indicating the presence of species that are probably new to science in the Basin. A predominance of species belonging to the fish orders Characiformes and Siluriformes, with Characidae being recovered as the most species-rich family (21 species) agrees with the general pattern for river basins in the Neotropical Region. The total fish diversity was estimated by extensive fieldwork, including several sampling gears, carried out in different seasons (dry and rainy) and exploring different environments with both daily and nocturnal sampling, from the Basin's source to its mouth. A total of 84 sites were sampled between 2010 and 2022, resulting in 12 years of fieldwork. Fish assemblages were distinct in the Estuary and Upper river basin sections and more similar in the Lower and Middle sections indicating environmental filtering processes. Species were weakly nested across basin sections, but unique species were found in each section (per Simpsons Index). High variability of species richness in the Middle river basin section is likely due to microhabitat heterogeneity supporting specialist fish communities. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Feb 2023 14:09:24 +020
  • Fomitiporella crystallina sp. nov. (Basidiomycota, Hymenochaetales) from

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e95945
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e95945
      Authors : Xiao-Hong Ji, Longfei Fan : Fomitiporella is an important genus of wood-decaying fungi. Many new species were revealed in the last five years, based on morphological characters and molecular data. During a study on the taxonomy of Fomitiporella, two specimens from China were investigated, which have morphological characteristics close to Fomitiporella. After morphological examinations and phylogenetic analyses, a new species was confirmed to be a member of the Fomitiporella clade.Fomitiporella crystallina sp. nov. is described and illustrated as a new species, based on morphological characters and molecular evidence. It has perennial, irregular, pileate basidiocarps, an indistinct subiculum (ultrathin to almost lacking), lack of any kind of setae, has brownish, thick-walled basidiospores and causes a white rot. A molecular study, based on the combined ITS (internal transcribed spacer region) and nrLSU (the large nuclear ribosomal RNA subunit) dataset, supports the new species in Fomitiporella. The differences between the new species and phylogenetically related and morphologically similar species are discussed. A key to species with pileate to effused-reflexed basidiocarps of Fomitiporella is given. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 9 Feb 2023 18:01:25 +0200
  • Ants of French Guiana: 16S rRNA sequence dataset

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e91577
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e91577
      Authors : Gaëtan Rongier, Audrey Sagne, Sandrine Etienne, Frederic Petitclerc, Gaelle Jaouen, Jerome Murienne, Jerome Orivel : This dataset represents a reference library of DNA sequences for ants from French Guiana. A total of 3931 new sequences from the 16S rRNA gene has been generated. The reference library covers 344 species distributed in 57 genera. Overall, 3920 sequences have been assigned at the species level and 11 at the genus level. All these sequences were submitted to DDBJ/EMBL/GenBank databases in the Bioproject: PRJNA779056: 16S French Guiana Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), sequence identifier KFFS00000000. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 7 Feb 2023 18:02:58 +0200
  • Spiders (Araneae) of the northeast of the Luhansk Oblast (Ukraine)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e99304
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e99304
      Authors : Nina Polchaninova, Oleksii Marushchak : The dataset contains records of spiders collected in the northeast of Luhansk Oblast in the periods 1982-1989, 2009-2011 and 2021. It aimed at the inventory of spider fauna of the Striltsivskyi Steppe Nature Reserve and species distribution in the main grassland and forest habitats of the region. The research was also concerned with the impact of conservation management ‒ hay mowing or strict protection and man-induced steppe fire on spider communities.The dataset includes records from seven geographical localities in the northeast of Luhansk Oblast with 1,955 occurrences of 6662 individuals. For the first time, it provides detailed information about spider species composition, phenology and habitat distiribution within the study area, including two conservation areas and the primary material on the studies on the impact of hay making and steppe fire on spider communities. All the records of 246 spider species with georeferencing were published in GBIF. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 3 Feb 2023 17:06:08 +0200
  • Literature-based occurrences data of marine species in Venezuela

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e98213
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e98213
      Authors : Ana Carolina Peralta Brichtova, Joxmer Scott-Frías, Carlos Carmona-Suarez, Carmen Rodriguez, Jeannette Perez-Benítez, Adriana Lopez-Ordaz, Brightdoom Marquez-Rojas, Carlos Lira, Santiago Gómez Acevedo, Yusneyi Carballo Barrera, Bladimir Rodríguez, Francoise Cavada-Blanco, José Delgado, Eduardo Klein : Venezuela has suffered a severe academic and research management crisis and funding opportunities for marine research and data management have been practically absent. This has worsened over the past five years and, as a result, libraries and other institutional spaces have been repeatedly vandalised, with hundreds of records, specimens and historical data stolen, destroyed or burned. To avoid the loss of irreplaceable data on Venezuelan biodiversity, an initiative was promoted, aimed at digitising information to create a rich dataset of biodiversity records, with emphasis on marine protected areas for the country, as well as to fill gaps in the distribution and status of marine biodiversity in Venezuela. Nighteen (19) institutions in the country focusing on marine science have consistently produced a wealth of information about Venezuela’s marine biodiversity in the form of specimen collections, unpublished sampled data and research theses through the work of hundreds of researchers and students. An inventory of available data sources at these national institutions was conducted under the National Biodiversity Data Mobilization Grant and the Biodiversity Information for Development Program, together with the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) support. All recovered and processed datasets were published in the Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) repositories.This occurrences data collection represents a major contribution to the marine biodiversity inventory in Venezuela. It is based on numerous published papers, reports, books and checklists provided by experts, covering a broad taxonomic collection from which we obtained species occurrences (present and absent), organised into 59 datasets containing 40,881 records. This represents a 28.49% contribution to the records of the Venezuelan marine biodiversity reported to the OBIS (143,513 records in the OBIS until November 2022). The extracted data showed 3,041 marine species, with representatives of each of the six kingdoms: Animalia, Chromista, Bacteria, Plantae, Fungi and Protozoa. The datasets provide information on occurrence since 1822, extending the temporal coverage of the species occurrence inventory for Venezuela, which was established in 1879 before this project. The number of records for Venezuela increased by 41.3% compared with the data available before the project. Most of the occurrences (63.47%) were registered in Marine Protected Areas. Data collection included records of non-native species, descriptions of new species and species listed under different IUCN categories. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 3 Feb 2023 15:39:58 +0200
  • Vascular plants of old cemeteries in the Lower Dnipro region (Southern

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e99004
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e99004
      Authors : Nadiia Skobel, Ivan Moysiyenko, Barbara Sudnik-Wójcikowska, Iwona Dembicz, Maria Zachwatowicz, Maryna Zakharova, Oleksii Marushchak, Vikroria Dzerkal : The dataset contains the records of vascular plant species occurrences and distribution in old cemeteries (OC) of the Lower Dnipro region (Southern Ukraine). The analysed cemeteries were located in different types of landscapes (agricultural, rural and urban) and represent various ways of using their area (currently used, closed, abandoned). The floristic list includes 440 species of vascular plants (437 in situ, 3 ex situ). The dataset demonstrates a sozological (Red-lists species) value of old cemeteries in Southern Ukraine. The cemeteries constitute refuges of native, rare and steppe flora and play a role of steppe habitat islands in a landscape almost completely transformed to arable land or urbanised.This is the first dataset which contains information about flora of old cemeteries in Lower Dnipro region (Southern Ukraine). The dataset comprises 2118 occurrences of vascular plants (440 species) recorded in the years 2008-2021 in 13 old cemeteries of the Lower Dnipro region. The dataset includes information about 85 occurrences of rare species (23 species in situ, 3 ex situ) and 652 occurrences of 117 steppe species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 1 Feb 2023 16:51:00 +0200
  • Molecular investigation on diversity of the land snail genus Aegista
           (Gastropoda, Camaenidae) in South Korea

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e96800
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e96800
      Authors : Kazuki Kimura, Satoshi Chiba, Jae-Hong Pak : Aegista Albers, 1850 is a large genus of the land snail family Camaenidae Pilsbry, 1895 and distributed in south, southeast and east Asian countries (from India and Nepal to Korea and Japan). Fourteen species and subspecies of Aegista are known from South Korea. They were described, based only on shell morphology during 1887–1943 and our knowledge on diversity of Korean Aegista has seldom been updated since then. In this study, we provide the report on the first molecular investigation of diversity of Aegista in South Korea, which unmasked some of overlooked diversity of this group. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Jan 2023 09:12:57 +020
  • Records of common species of amphibians and reptiles widespread in
           northern, central, western and southern Ukraine

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e99036
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e99036
      Authors : Oksana Nekrasova, Oleksii Marushchak : The dataset includes records of amphibian and reptile species from northern, central, western and southern Ukraine made by Ukrainian herpetologist O. D. Nekrasova during her field trips in the period from 1996 to 2022. Chosen species were not included in the latest published edition of the Red Data Book of Ukraine (2009) and in the latest lists of such species prepared in 2019. The species mentioned in this dataset are characterised by wide range within the country, covering more than 70% of its territory according to spatial distribution modelling (GIS-modelling) made with the help of Maxent software.The dataset highlights records of eight common species of herpetofauna of Ukraine collected by the first author for the last 26 years. Within the period from 1996 to 2022, O. D. Nekrasova collected and studied information and material on the herpetofauna of the northern, central, western and southern parts of Ukraine from a total of 3960 cadastral points (1707 - for three species of reptiles and 2253 - for five species of amphibians). These records, being now available for the international scientific community, will fill the gap in updated records of the mentioned species, being potentially useful for GIS-modelling, distribution modelling, clarification of conservation lists of national and local importance, further assessment of impact of the war on native biota etc. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Jan 2023 08:25:32 +020
  • Pelagic amphipods (Crustacea, Amphipoda, Hyperiidea) from the southern
           Gulf of Mexico with notes on the distribution of species

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e97347
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e97347
      Authors : Laura Sanvicente-Añorve, Barbara Ramírez-Velázquez, Margarita Hermoso-Salazar : Studies referring the amphipod diversity have been mainly focused on the benthic environment. This study aimed to analye the epipelagic amphipod fauna composition in a sector of the southern Gulf of Mexico (GoM). Previous records in the Gulf mainly comprised the oceanic province; our dataset included both oceanic and neritic zones, off several fluvial and lagoon systems. The biological material comprised 485 data records and a total abundance of 3,802 individuals.Surveys were conducted at 21 sampling stations around the Veracruz Reef System National Marine Park, a marine protected area in the southern GoM. As a result of this research, we found 16 families, 34 genera and 78 species belonging to the suborder Hyperiidea. Our records include species from the oceanic province (up to 1,200 m depth), such as those from the genus Scinia, members of the infraorder Physosomata. In addition, Lycaeopsis zamboangae were found off the Alvarado Lagoon. Information on the habitat of 78 amphipod species (neritic, oceanic) is provided. The dataset is available at HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 30 Jan 2023 10:06:37 +020
  • VLF: An R package for the analysis of very low frequency variants in DNA

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e96480
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e96480
      Authors : Jarrett Phillips, Taryn Athey, Paul McNicholas, Robert Hanner : Here, we introduce VLF, an R package to determine the distribution of very low frequency variants (VLFs) in nucleotide and amino acid sequences for the analysis of errors in DNA sequence records. The package allows users to assess VLFs in aligned and trimmed protein-coding sequences by automatically calculating the frequency of nucleotides or amino acids in each sequence position and outputting those that occur under a user-specified frequency (default of p = 0.001). These results can then be used to explore fundamental population genetic and phylogeographic patterns, mechanisms and processes at the microevolutionary level, such as nucleotide and amino acid sequence conservation.Our package extends earlier work pertaining to an implementation of VLF analysis in Microsoft Excel, which was found to be both computationally slow and error prone. We compare those results to our own herein. Results between the two implementations are found to be highly consistent for a large DNA barcode dataset of bird species. Differences in results are readily explained by both manual human error and inadequate Linnean taxonomy (specifically, species synonymy). Here, VLF is also applied to a subset of avian barcodes to assess the extent of biological artifacts at the species level for Canada goose (Branta canadensis), as well as within a large dataset of DNA barcodes for fishes of forensic and regulatory importance. The novelty of VLF and its benefit over the previous implementation include its high level of automation, speed, scalability and ease-of-use, each desirable characteristics which will be extremely valuable as more sequence data are rapidly accumulated in popular reference databases, such as BOLD and GenBank. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 10:17:50 +020
  • Important underground roosts for bats in Bulgaria: current state and
           priorities for conservation

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e98734
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e98734
      Authors : Stanimira Deleva, Nia Toshkova, Maksim Kolev, Krizler Tanalgo : Bulgaria has a very rich bat fauna and large colonies of bats can be found in caves, mines and other underground roosts. Respectively, there are more than 107 underground roosts that are listed as important bat sites, most of which are protected by statutory laws and are of national or international importance. Despite the existence of formal protection, many roosts face anthropogenic disturbances due to the popularity of outdoor activities, such as caving and the lack of actual regulation. Currently, the evaluation was only based on the size of the colony and the presence of protected species. However, this approach is limited to roosts that contain high diversity and neglects the ones that contain high biotic importance that are highly threatened by various threats. Here, we evaluated conservation priorities and identified the most vulnerable underground bat roosts in Bulgaria, using the Bat Cave Vulnerability Index and proposed measures to adequately protect sites. We found that 32% of the Bulgarian bat roosts assessed are at a "high priority" level for conservation and protection, while 39% are at a "medium priority" that may require constant monitoring. This novel and integrative approach applied to bat roost prioritisation in the country enabled the detection of sites that need urgent conservation attention and is the first step in establishing better strategies for the bat monitoring network in Bulgaria. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 25 Jan 2023 19:19:26 +020
  • Molecular Weevil Identification Project: A thoroughly curated barcode
           release of 1300 Western Palearctic weevil species (Coleoptera,

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e96438
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e96438
      Authors : André Schütte, Peter Stüben, Jonas Astrin : The Molecular Weevil Identification project (MWI) studies the systematics of Western Palearctic weevils (superfamily Curculionoidea) in an integrative taxonomic approach of DNA barcoding, morphology and ecology. This barcode release provides almost 3600 curated CO1 sequences linked to morphological vouchers in about 1300 weevil species. The dataset is presented in statistical distance tables and as a Neighbour-Joining tree. Bayesian Inference trees are computed for the subfamilies Cryptorhynchinae, Apioninae and Ceutorhynchinae. Altogether, 18 unresolved taxonomic issues are discussed. A new barcode primer set is presented. Finally, we establish group-specific genetic distances for many weevil genera to serve as a tool in species delineation. These values are statistically based on distances between "good species" and their congeners. With this morphologically calibrated approach, we could resolve most alpha-taxonomic questions within the MWI project. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Jan 2023 12:31:35 +020
  • Mammals in Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) pellets from Kharkiv Region, Ukraine

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e98772
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e98772
      Authors : Yehor Yatsiuk, Nataliia Brusentsova, Yuliya Filatova : The Tawny owl (Strix aluco) is a common owl species in Europe, demonstrating generalist diet strategy. Its main prey are small rodents and numerous studies show that the composition of its diet broadly reflects changes in prey species abundance in its habitats. Due to strictly sedentary habits of adult birds and their year-round territoriality, it is possible to locate habitats of their prey with a precision of several hundred metres. Analysis of owl pellets is a traditional method in faunistic studies to provide data on distribution of small mammals, especially cryptic species which are hard to be found using trapping.Here, we present a dataset on mammals found in Tawny owl pellets collected during up to 13-year studies in the Kharkiv Region, Ukraine in three territories. Data from two territories were collected in a systematic way and allowed us to make analysis of seasonal, year-to-year and habitat variability in the Tawny owl diet and local mammal species composition. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 20 Jan 2023 15:46:39 +020
  • Comparison of blood biochemical parameters of four species of vultures

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e97164
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e97164
      Authors : Rusko Petrov, Dobri Yarkov, Tsvetan Chaprazov, Yana Andonova, Stefka Dimitrova, Ivanka Lazarova : Vultures play a very important role in ecosystems by feeding on dead animals and preventing the spread of pathogens. In the mid-20th century in Bulgaria, all species of vultures experienced a rapid population decline and conservation measures include captive breeding and release via adaptation aviaries. Knowledge of the baseline blood biochemical parameters is crucial for the care, rehabilitation and prior to the release of endangered birds of prey. Plasma levels provide valuable information for the evaluation of the physical condition of animals.Between 2020 and 2022, we took blood samples from captive Bearded, Griffon, Cinereous and Egyptian Vultures in Bulgaria (n = 118). We determined the values of 18 parameters - alanine transaminase, albumin, alkaline phosphatase, amylase, aspartate transaminase, calcium, chloride, cholesterol, creatine kinase, creatinine, glucose, lactate dehydrogenase, magnesium, phosphorus, total bilirubin, total protein, triglycerides and uric acid. This research determined the mean blood biochemical indices for aviary Bearded, Griffon, Cinereous and Egyptian Vultures in Bulgaria and compared the values amongst the four vulture species, to serve in determining clinical pathology and nutrition for scavenger birds of different species, age groups and genders in the country.The results of this study suggested that there are significant differences between many of the indicators of the four vulture species. There are fewer differences in the indicators of different ages of birds of a given species and almost no differences are found between the two sexes of a species. These values could be used by scientists, veterinary pathologists, wildlife rehabilitation centres and other researchers. Furthermore, the use of such parameters in assessing population health may enable conservationists to further research environmental conditions affecting the vultures’ reproduction and survival. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 20 Jan 2023 10:16:52 +020
  • Genus Aconitum (Ranunculaceae) in the Ukrainian Carpathians and adjacent

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e98828
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e98828
      Authors : Andriy Novikov, Oleh Prylutskyi : The dataset represents a comprehensive collection of occurrence records concerning the genus Aconitum (Ranunculaceae) in the Ukrainian Carpathians and adjacent territories. It is based primarily on the results of critical revision of the main herbarium collections of the Carpathian region (i.e. LW, LWS, LWKS, KRA, KRAM, CHER, KW, UU and KWHU). Besides this, the dataset contains the data parsed (and taxonomically revised) from the published materials and other available sources (e.g. Karel Domin's Card Index).In total, 2,280 occurrence records of the genus Aconitum representatives distributed in the Ukrainian Carpathians were published. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Jan 2023 14:27:42 +020
  • SLAM Project - Long Term Ecological Study of the Impacts of Climate Change
           in the natural forest of Azores: VI - Inventory of Arthropods of Azorean
           Urban Gardens

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e98286
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e98286
      Authors : Lucas Lamelas-Lopez, Rosalina Gabriel, Alejandra Ros-Prieto, Paulo Borges : The data we present are part of the long-term project SLAM (Long Term Ecological Study of the Impacts of Climate Change in the natural forest of Azores) aiming to assess the impact of biodiversity erosion drivers on Azorean native biota, using long-term ecological data. Additionally to SLAM (Sea, Land and Air Malaise) traps, nocturnal Active Aerial Searching and nocturnal Foliage Beating methods were used to sample, between 2017 and 2018, the arthropod biodiversity on two historical urban gardens of Azores, the “Jardim Botânico” of Faial Island and “Jardim Duque da Terceira” of Terceira Island.We provided an inventory of arthropods collected between 2017 and 2018 in two urban gardens of Faial and Terceira Islands (Azores). A total of 8342 specimens were collected, in which 7493 specimens were identified to species/subspecies level (Faial n = 3296; Terceira n = 4197). The identified specimens belong to four classes, 15 orders, 80 families and 159 species and subspecies of arthropods. A total of 84 species and subspecies are considered introduced (n = 2454 specimens), 50 native non-endemic (n = 4444 specimens), eight endemic (n = 217) and 17 have an indeterminate origin (n = 378). This study also revises the arthropod inventory of these Azorean gardens, by adding/updating the taxonomic names of three orders, ten families and 22 species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Jan 2023 12:31:38 +020
  • The InBIO barcoding initiative database: DNA barcodes of Iberian
           Trichoptera, documenting biodiversity for freshwater biomonitoring in a
           Mediterranean hotspot

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e97484
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e97484
      Authors : Joana Pauperio, Luis Martin Gonzalez, Jesus Martinez, Marcos González, Filipa MS Martins, Joana Veríssimo, Pamela Puppo, Joana Pinto, Cátia Chaves, Catarina J. Pinho, José Manuel Grosso-Silva, Lorenzo Quaglietta, Teresa Luísa Silva, Pedro Sousa, Paulo Alves, Nuno Fonseca, Pedro Beja, Sónia Ferreira : The Trichoptera are an important component of freshwater ecosystems. In the Iberian Peninsula, 380 taxa of caddisflies are known, with nearly 1/3 of the total species being endemic in the region. A reference collection of morphologically identified Trichoptera specimens, representing 142 Iberian taxa, was constructed. The InBIO Barcoding Initiative (IBI) Trichoptera 01 dataset contains records of 438 sequenced specimens. The species of this dataset correspond to about 37% of Iberian Trichoptera species diversity. Specimens were collected between 1975 and 2018 and are deposited in the IBI collection at the CIBIO (Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, Portugal) or in the collection Marcos A. González at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain).Twenty-nine species, from nine different families, were new additions to the Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD). A success identification rate of over 80% was achieved when comparing morphological identifications and DNA barcodes for the species analysed. This encouraging step advances incorporation of informed Environmental DNA tools in biomonitoring schemes, given the shortcomings of morphological identifications of larvae and adult Caddisflies in such studies. DNA barcoding was not successful in identifying species in six Trichoptera genera: Hydropsyche (Hydropsychidae), Athripsodes (Leptoceridae), Wormaldia (Philopotamidae), Polycentropus (Polycentropodidae) Rhyacophila (Rhyacophilidae) and Sericostoma (Sericostomatidae). The high levels of intraspecific genetic variability found, combined with a lack of a barcode gap and a challenging morphological identification, rendered these species as needing additional studies to resolve their taxonomy. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Jan 2023 09:16:45 +020
  • Non-native fish of the Upper Irtysh and the Ulungur Rivers in China

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e97884
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e97884
      Authors : Chen Tian, Lei Fang, Xuejian Li, Yonghua Li, Tianjian Song, Jiang Chang, Cunqi Liu, Yahui Zhao : The Chinese section of the Irtysh River Basin and the Ulungur River Basin, two major river basins of the Altay region, are located at the northwest of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China. As an international river, the Chinese section has seven state-level protected fish and seven local-level protected species as well. Many more commercial species have been introduced from eastern China and other countries, accompanied by some low-value and small-sized fish in recent decades. The non-native fish species have already threatened these protected fish. This study investigated the distribution of non-native fish species in the Chinese section of the Irtysh River Basin and the Ulungur River Basin. The basic data for the biodiversity conservation and the information of the non-native fish in these two river basins were gathered.There are a lot of studies on native fish in the Chinese section of the Irtysh River Basin and Urungur River Basin in China, but there is a lack of studies on non-native fish. Thirteen non-native fish belonging to four orders, nine families and 12 genera were collected in this study. The study includes one dataset. The dataset presents taxonomy, distribution, water body and location for each of the non-native fish collected from the Chinese section of the Irtysh River Basin and the Ulungur River Basin. Our study has found that the proportion of native species has declined, while the number of non-native species has increased from 2013 to 2022. The information we provided could help to develop an international strategy for the protection of aquatic biodiversity. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Jan 2023 10:19:39 +020
  • Ancient settlements as natural heritage sites: the first occurrence
           dataset on vascular plant species from ancient settlements in the Lower
           Dnipro region (Ukraine)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e99041
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e99041
      Authors : Polina Dayneko, Ivan Moysiyenko, Barbara Sudnik-Wójcikowska, Iwona Dembicz, Maria Zachwatowicz, Nadiia Skobel : This work is a long-term outcome of an international Ukrainian-Polish teamwork, aiming to assess the role of ancient settlements for steppe conservation and protection. The dataset contains georeferenced occurrences of vascular plant species on 18 ancient settlements (Lower Dnipro, southern Ukraine), collected during the 2015-2020 period. Additionally, to the total species list, the publication presents the taxonomic coverage (according to GBIF Backbone Taxonomy), the frequency classes of occurrences of the total taxa and the floristic differences amongst studied sites. The report also shows the high sozological value of the studied ancient settlements, the high levels of vascular plant species richness and the various means of the plant species protection (according to the Bern Convention, the Red Data Book of Ukraine and regional Red Lists).This work provides the first occurrence dataset from ancient settlements in Ukraine. The dataset includes 3,210 occurrences of vascular plants recorded during the study period of 2015-2020 conducted in the Lower Dnipro region. As ancient settlements were generally considered as steppe refuges, great attention was paid to the native steppe species, as well as to the rare components of the flora. The dataset includes 1,525 occurrences of steppe species and 87 occurrences of rare species, respectively. The dataset could be useful for further research of ancient settlements` floristic richness, but also analyses and comparison with other objects of cultural origin (e.g. kurgans, hillforts, old cemeteries, forgotten parks, sacred groves etc.). HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 16 Jan 2023 09:36:20 +020
  • South African nose flies (Diptera, Calliphoridae, Rhiniinae): taxonomy,
           diversity, distribution and biology

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e72764
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e72764
      Authors : Arianna Thomas-Cabianca, Martin Villet, Anabel Martínez-Sánchez, Santos Rojo : Rhiniinae (Diptera, Calliphoridae) is a taxon of nearly 400 known species, many of them termitophilous. Approximatelly 160 valid species in 16 genera are Afrotropical, with over 60 of them occurring in South Africa. The taxonomy of this group is outdated, as most studies of the South African taxa were conducted 40 to 70 years ago (mostly by Salvador Peris and Fritz Zumpt). Published information on their biology and ecology is also scarce.An annotated checklist of 73 species of Rhiniinae for South Africa was developed, based on the holdings of sixteen entomological collections in Africa, Europe and North America. Over 3,700 specimens were examined, revealing nine new species records for South Africa (Cosmina undulata Malloch, 1926, Isomyia cuthbertsoni (Curran, 1938), Rhyncomya botswana Zumpt, 1974, R. tristis Séguy, 1933, Stomorhina apta Curran, 1931, S. malobana (Lehrer, 2007), Thoracites kirkspriggsi Kurahashi, 2001, Th. sarcophagoides Kurahashi, 2001 and Trichoberia lanata (Villeneuve, 1920)). We propose one new combination Eurhyncomyia metzi (Zumpt, 1981) comb. nov. (= Rhyncomya metzi Zumpt, 1981)). Additionally, evidence is presented to remove Rhyncomya viduella Villeneuve, 1927 stat. rev. from synonymy with Rhyncomya cassotis (Walker, 1849). Relevant novel biological and seasonality information, historical occurrence maps and high-definition photographs for each species are compiled. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 13 Jan 2023 11:04:14 +020
  • Reference-based checklist of gilled Agaricales (Basidiomycota, Fungi) from

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e99101
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e99101
      Authors : Oleh Prylutskyi, Mykola Prydiuk, Vasyl Malanyuk, Valeria Yakunina : Agaricales is the largest order within the class Agaricomycetes (Basidiomycota, Fungi). Most genera have a gilled (lamellate) basidiomata, though gasteroid, secotioid and cyphelloid fruit bodies also occur in several families and genera. Although gilled Agaricales (usually called "agarics") are the most investigated part of the Fungi, the last summary of their diversity in Ukraine was published back in 1996 and needs to be updated. Only several families have undergone an in-depth review over the last 30 years. Most of the data on species occurrences distributed throughout Ukraine are only partially digitised, under-represented on the Web and published primarily in Ukrainian sources.Here, we provide the list of the 1201 scientific names of gilled Agaricales (species and infraspecific taxon ranks) ever reported from the territory of Ukraine, based on the more than 300 sources published from 1900 to 2021, as well as digitised collection specimens from three mycological collections. For each taxon mentioned in the checklist, we provide references to either known collection specimens or published sources, where researchers can find more information about the records – 8797 records in total. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 11 Jan 2023 15:27:52 +020
  • Potamophylax humoinsapiens sp. n. (Trichoptera, Limnephilidae), a new
           species from the Sharr Mountains, Republic of Kosovo

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e97969
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e97969
      Authors : Halil Ibrahimi, Astrit Bilalli, Agim Gashi, Linda Grapci Kotori, Valentina Slavevska Stamenkovič, Donard Geci : The Sharr Mountains are one of the most important hotspots of terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity in the Balkan Peninsula, with many endemic and rare species. The caddisfly studies in this area increased during the past years, although insufficiently investigated areas still remain.In this paper, we describe a new species, Potamophylax humoinsapiens sp. n. from the Sharr Mountains in the Republic of Kosovo, which is morphologically closest to Potamophylax idliri Ibrahimi, Bilalli & Kučinić, 2022 and Potamophylax juliani Kumanski, 1999. The males of the new species differ from all known species of the Potamophylax winneguthi Species Group by their uniquely-shaped parameres, which are long, bulbous in their basal half and thin in the remaining length, with a bunch of very thin and long, hair-like spines, grouped uniformly at the apex. The new species further differs from its most similar congeners by its very wide distance between the dorsal and ventral edges of the apical part of inferior appendages in lateral view. The new species was found at three localities from 1416 to 1505 m a.s.l.Similar to the other species of the Potamophylax winneguthi Species Group, which have very narrow distribution areas, we posit that Potamophylax humoinsapiens sp. n. is a microendemic of the Sharr Mountains. The new species is the second known caddisfly species occurring only in the Kosovan part of the Sharr Mountains. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 11 Jan 2023 15:06:01 +020
  • Multi-year monitoring of Piping Plovers (Charadrius melodus) and other
           shorebirds in The Bahamas

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e96962
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e96962
      Authors : Matthew Jeffery, Walker Golder, Jen Rock, Cheri Gratto-Trevor, Sidney Maddock, Elise Elliott-Smith, Caleb Spiegel, Daniela Linero Triana : The Bahamas provides a wide range of crucial coastal habitats to many declining resident and migratory birds. Amongst these species is the Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus), whose breeding populations are all listed as federally threatened or endangered in the United States and Canada. This species winters in the southern U.S. and the Caribbean, including The Bahamas, spending most of the year on the wintering grounds. Nonetheless, prior to the census data presented here, reports of Piping Plovers from The Bahamas were few and incidental. Therefore, repeated surveys are essential to increase understanding of the distribution, abundance and movement patterns of Piping Plovers and other shorebirds in the Bahamian territory. This dataset provides information on the abundance and distribution of the Piping Plover across multiple islands and much of the suitable habitat that exists in The Bahamas. It also provides some information on the variability of Piping Plover count data and presence of other shorebird species. Furthermore, these data may serve as baseline information on Piping Plover abundance and shorebird site occupancy by which to assess key candidate sites for protection and also future impacts of climate change, such as sea level rise and hurricanes.The National Audubon Society (NAS), Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) conducted a multi-year shorebird census in The Bahamas. Surveys initiated by ECCC and many other collaborators were also part of a multi-year survival study. Censuses were conducted across 16 different islands between the years 2006 and 2020. These surveys were performed with the cooperation of the Bahamas National Trust (BNT), volunteer biologists and scientists from the United States and Canada. Biologists working with NAS, ECCC and USGS used satellite imagery, historical records and local knowledge from Bahamian residents to identify sites with suitable habitat for Piping Plovers. Experienced researchers visited each site during winter (November-February), identified and counted Piping Plovers and, when possible, other bird species in each of the sampled locations. In total, the resulting database holds 2,684 observations of 62 bird species, of which 77% belong to 24 shorebird species. Approximately 30% of all presence records belong to the Piping Plover. It is important to emphasise that the counts reported in this dataset represent minimum estimates of local shorebird assemblages. Since abundance and distribution of birds vary with changing conditions, representative estimates are best achieved via repeated surveys that reflect a range of conditions including timing (day, year, month), weather (wind direction and speed, precipitation), tide state etc. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 11 Jan 2023 10:31:19 +020
  • DNA barcoding as a tool to monitor the diversity of endangered spring
           snails in an Austrian National Park

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e91496
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e91496
      Authors : Hannah Schubert, Michael Duda, Anita Eschner, Erich Weigand, Luise Kruckenhauser : The Kalkalpen National Park is situated in Upper Austria and contains more than 800 springs. The international importance of this Park is, from the perspective of nature conservation directives, highly significant (European Nature Reserve Natura 2000, recognised wetland of the Ramsar convention). In the current study, the hydrobioid fauna (‘spring snails’) of the Kalkalpen National Park was evaluated. These tiny snails are difficult to determine; however, their investigation is especially desirable, as several species are threatened and as they are important for water quality assessment. Snails collected in 39 selected springs were examined with classical morphological methods (shell and genital anatomy) and, subsequently, by DNA analysis. For this task, the DNA barcode, a partial sequence of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (COI) gene (length of the sequence 658-682 bp), was PCR amplified and sequenced. From 107 specimens, the DNA barcoding sequence could be obtained and compared with already existing DNA sequences. The (sub)endemic species Bythinella conica, Hauffenia kerschneri, Hauffenia wienerwaldensis and Belgrandiella aulaei could be clearly identified. For Bythiospeum nocki, despite the ambitious collecting effort, only empty shells were found in four springs (including the locus typicus spring) in the Park and its surroundings. The genus Bythinella was detected in 36 springs. From 25 of these localities, DNA barcodes could be created, which matches those of Bythinella conica (comparison data from ABOL). It is, therefore, concluded that the species occurs widely in the Kalkalpen National Park. The genus Hauffenia was sampled from 16 springs. From one, the haplotype of Hauffenia wienerwaldensis could be identified (spring is 5 km outside the Park) and from six, the haplotype of Hauffenia kerschneri. Belgrandiella aulaei was found in three springs, which all lie outside the boundaries and are, therefore, not included in the protection measures of the National Park. The data and analyses obtained contribute to the assessment of the taxonomic status of the species studied. The present study gives a good baseline for further monitoring of the hydrobioids in the Kalkalpen National Park, which is important to evaluate current as well as to decide on future protection measures for this group. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 11 Jan 2023 10:11:56 +020
  • Disclisioprocta edmondsii (Butler, 1882) comb. nov. (Lepidoptera,
           Geometridae, Larentiinae)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e98935
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e98935
      Authors : Héctor Vargas : The generic assignment of the geometrid moth Xanthorhoe edmondsii (Butler, 1882) (Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Larentiinae), originally described under Hypochroma Guenée, [1858], a junior homonym of Hypochroma Herrich-Schäffer, [1855] (Geometridae, Ennominae), is assessed using genitalia morphology and analysis of mitochondrial DNA sequences.Morphological characters revealed closeness to the type species of Disclisioprocta Wallengren, 1861 (Larentiinae). In agreement with morphology, the molecular analysis clustered X. edmondsii with species of Disclisioprocta in a well-supported monophyletic group distantly related to members of Xanthorhoe Hübner, [1825]. Accordingly, Disclisioprocta edmondsii (Butler, 1882) comb. nov. is proposed. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 11 Jan 2023 08:17:40 +020
  • Complete mitochondrial genome of Rectoris luxiensis (Teleostei,
           Cyprinidae): characterisation and phylogenetic implications

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e96066
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e96066
      Authors : Mingyao Zhang, Qiang Zhou, Hongmei Xiang, Jinxiu Wang, Xiangying Lan, Qinghua Luo, Wansheng Jiang : Mitochondrial genomes (mitogenomes) are widely used in scientific studies on phylogenetic relationships, molecular evolution and population genetics. Here, we sequenced and analysed the mitogenome of Rectoris luxiensis, a Yangtze River drainage endemic, but threatened cyprinid fish of Labeoninae. The complete mitogenome of R. luxiensis was 16,592 bp in length, encoding 13 protein coding genes (PCGs), 22 transfer RNA genes (tRNAs), two ribosomal RNA genes (rRNAs) and a control region. The mitogenome showed a high A+T content (58.2%) and a positive AT-skew (0.10) and negative GC-skew (–0.25) base composition pattern. All the 13 PCGs were found to start with ATG codons, except for the COXI, in which GTG was the start codon. The ratio of non-synonymous and synonymous substitutions (Ka/Ks) of all the 13 PCGs were less than 1, indicating negative or purifying selection evolved in these genes. Comparatively speaking, the evolutionary rate of ATP8 was the fastest and ND4L was the slowest. All tRNAs could fold into a typical cloverleaf secondary structure, except tRNASer1 that lacked a dihydrouridine arm. Phylogenetic relationships, based on the PCGs dataset of 91 mitogenomes of Labeoninae, showed that R. luxiensis grouped with Rectoris posehensis and they formed a monophyletic Rectoris. However, many non-monophyletic genera were revealed in labeoninae fishes, such as Cirrhinus, Decorus, Garra, Labeo and Pseudocrossocheilus, which indicated that the validities of some traditional genera required a further check. This study reported the complete mitogenome of R. luxiensis for the first time, which provided valuable data for future molecular evolution and conservation related studies of Rectoris and other species in Labeoninae. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Jan 2023 11:16:45 +020
  • New information of the biodiversity of the nymphalid family (Insecta,
           Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae) species collected in Romania’s fauna between

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e98737
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.11.e98737
      Authors : Cristina Stancă-Moise, George Moise, Tom Brereton, Mirela Stanciu : This paper complements the data published thus far about species of the nymphalid family with data collected in Romania’s eight regions between 1887 and 1984 and elsewhere in Europe (Austria, Germany, Croația, the Republic of Moldova, Serbia and Switzerland), including the date and the site of original collection. For the first time, this research presents the collecting information of the species held in the entomological collection of the Museum of Natural History in Sibiu. It identifies the species of the nymphalid family in six of the museum’s lepidoptera collections. These collections are of extraordinary interest not least because they are associated with natural scientists of European renown, such as Daniel Czekelius, Eugen Worell, Viktor Weindel, Rolf Weirauch, Heinrich Hann von Hannenheim and Eckbert Schneider. The analysis, cataloguing, centralisation and updating of the nomenclature resulted in a number of 1,865 specimens from 49 species and fifteen genera (of the 90 referenced in Romania’s fauna): Aglais, Apatura, Araschnia, Argynnis, Brenthis, Boloria, Euphydryas, Inachis, Issoria, Libythea, Limenitis, Melitaea, Neptis, Nymphalis and Polygonia. Data published in a previous article add 101 specimens from the Vanessa genus.Most species originate regionally from the nine counties of Transylvania followed by Oltenia and Moldova (three counties each), Banat and Dobrogea (two counties each), Crișana, Satu Mare and Muntenia (one county each) and the capital of Romania, Bucharest. The species presented in this paper also include the extinct taxon Polygonia egea (Cramer, 1775), Eugen Worrell collection and three species that are endemic to Romania: Melitaea retyezatica Diöszeghy, 1930, Argynnis pandora dacica Hormuzaki, 1892, Daniel Czekelius collection and Boloria pales ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) carpathomeridionalis Crosson et Popescu-Gorj, 1963, both in the Viktor Weindel collection. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 9 Jan 2023 08:02:59 +0200
  • The first dataset of vascular plant species occurrences on kurgans in
           Southern Ukraine

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e96879
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e96879
      Authors : Ivan Moysiyenko, Barbara Sudnik-Wójcikowska, Iwona Dembicz, Maria Zachwatowicz, Nadiia Skobel : The dataset contains the records of vascular plant species occurrences and distribution on Ukrainian kurgans (burial mounds, barrows), located in various zones of steppe vegetation: desert steppe, grass steppe, herb-rich grass steppe and forest steppe. Much of the studied kurgans belongs to the territory historically known as the “Wild Fields”. Besides the occurrence data, the publication presents a comparison of the floristic richness amongst five microhabitats distinguished on kurgans (top, northern slope, northern bottom, southern slope, and southern bottom) and amongst kurgans located in different steppe zones. The oOriginal publication includes 721 species of vascular plants) within four4 vegetation zone (desert steppe, grass steppe, herb-rich grass steppe and forest steppe). The report shows also sozological value of kurgans in southern Ukraine, as they play a role of steppe habitat islands in a landscape almost completely transformed to arable land. The obtained flora inventory was analyszed in various aspects. This occurrence dataset is the first public record of species from kurgans in Ukraine.This is the first occurrence dataset from kurgans in Ukraine. The dataset includes 28,456 occurrences of vascular plants recorded in the years 2004-2009 on Ukrainian kurgans. The dataset includes information about 1446 occurrences of rare species on kurgans (69 species). It contains information on the kurgan flora within four vegetation zone (desert steppe, grass steppe, herb-rich grass steppe and forest steppe) on the area ca. 32000 km2. Of the approximately 450 mounds visited, the ones with the best preserved vegetation cover were selected. For each of 106 investigated mounds, floristic lists from five microhabitats were compiled - 530 lists in total. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 3 Jan 2023 09:31:10 +0200
  • The first record of Propomacrus bimucronatus (Pallas, 1781) (Coleoptera,
           Scarabaeidae) from Iraq, with notes on its distribution and phenology in
           the Near East

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e96601
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e96601
      Authors : Hani Ahmed Ibrahim, Ariel-Leib-Leonid Friedman, Avand Fayq : Propomacrus bimucronatus (Pallas, 1781), the Mediterranean long-armed scarab, is a large saproxylic beetle, occurring in the east Mediterranean and south-east Europe, sparse throughout its entire distributional range, often considered as rare, threatened or extinct species.Propomacrus bimucronatus is recorded for the first time from Kurdistan, Iraq. The new data on its distribution and phenology in Iraq and in Israel is published for the first time, compared with the previously-published data and analysed. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 15:46:45 +020
  • Satellite tag derived data from two Antarctic blue whales (Balaenoptera
           musculus intermedia) tagged in the east Antarctic sector of the Southern

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e94228
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e94228
      Authors : Virginia Andrews-Goff, Elanor Bell, Brian Miller, Simon Wotherspoon, Michael Double : Satellite tags were deployed on two Antarctic blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus intermedia) in the east Antarctic sector of the Southern Ocean as part of the International Whaling Commission’s Southern Ocean Research Partnership initiative. The satellite tracks generated are the first and currently, the only, satellite telemetry data that exist for this critically endangered species. These data provide valuable insights into the movements of Antarctic blue whales on their Antarctic feeding ground. The data were collected between February and April 2013 and span a 110° longitudinal range.This dataset is the first and only detailed movement data that exist for this critically endangered species. As such, this dataset provides the first measures of movement rates (distances travelled, speeds) and movement behaviour (distinguishing transit behaviour from area restricted search behaviour) within the Southern Ocean. These movement-based measures are critical to the ongoing management of Antarctic blue whales as they recover from commercial whaling as they provide insight into foraging behaviour, habitat use, population structure and overlap with anthropogenic threats. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 14:46:19 +020
  • Small terrestrial mammals (Rodentia and Soricomorpha) along a gradient of
           forest anthropisation (reserves, managed forests, urban parks) in France

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e95214
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e95214
      Authors : Julien Pradel, Marie Bouilloud, Anne Loiseau, Sylvain Piry, Maxime Galan, Emmanuelle Artige, Guillaume Castel, Julien Ferrero, Romain Gallet, Geoffrey Thuel, Nathalie Vieira, Nathalie Charbonnel : Understanding the relationships between wildlife biodiversity and zoonotic infectious diseases in a changing climate is a challenging issue that scientists must address to support further policy actions. We aim at tackling this challenge by focusing on small mammal-borne diseases in temperate forests and large urban green spaces. Small mammals are important reservoirs of zoonotic agents, with a high transmission potential for humans and domestic animals. Forests and large urban green spaces are ecosystems where efforts are undertaken to preserve biodiversity. They are put forward for their contribution to human well-being in addition to other ecosystem services (e.g. provisioning and regulating services). Moreover, forests and large urban green spaces are environments where small mammals are abundant and human/domestic-wildlife interactions are plausible to occur. These environments are, therefore, focal points for conservation management and public health issues.The European Biodiversa BioRodDis project ( aims at better understanding the relationships between small terrestrial mammal biodiversity and health in the context of global change and, in particular, of forest anthropisation and urbanisation. Here, we present the data gathered in France. The dataset will enable us to describe the diversity of small terrestrial mammal communities in forested areas corresponding to different levels of anthropisation and to evaluate the variability of this diversity over time, between seasons and years.The dataset contains occurrences of small terrestrial mammals (Rodentia and Soricomorpha) trapped in forested areas in eastern France (administrative Departments: Rhône, Ain, Jura). The sampling sites correspond to different degrees of anthropisation. Forests included in biological reserves are the least anthropised sites. Then, public forests and urban parks experience increasing levels of anthropisation. Data were collected during spring and autumn 2020 (three to four sampling sites), 2021 (six sampling sites) and 2022 (four sampling sites). These variations in the number of sites between years were due to lockdown restrictions in 2020 or to the legal authorisation to trap around biological reserves granted in 2021 only. The capture of animals was carried out in various types of forests (pine, deciduous, mixed) and in different habitats within urban parks (wooded areas, buildings, hay storage yards, riverside vegetation, restaurants, playground for kids, botanical garden, landfills). Animals were captured using live traps that were set on the ground for one to 11 nights. During this study period, 1593 small mammals were trapped and identified. They belong to 15 species, amongst which were nine species of rodents (Muridae, Cricetidae, Gliridae) and six species of shrews (Soricidae). They were weighted (gram) and measured (cm): head-body length, tail length and hind-foot length. Sexual characteristics were also recorded. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 14:17:01 +020
  • The beetles (Insecta, Coleoptera) of the southwest of Primorsky Krai,
           Russian Far East

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e97992
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e97992
      Authors : Kirill Makarov, Yuri Sundukov : The article is based on the results of the authors' field studies on the fauna of Coleoptera in the southwest of Primorsky Krai, conducted in 1990, 1999, 2015 and 2017–2022. The collection of material was carried out in more than 150 geographical points in the territories of the Khasansky, Nadezhdensky and Ussuriysky raion of the Primorsky Krai of Russia. In addition, small collections materials stored at the Federal Scientific Center of East Asia Terrestrial Biodiversity FEB RAS (Vladivostok, Russia) and Moscow Pedagogical State University (Moscow, Russia) were studied. This is the first generalised list of beetles for south-western Primorye and protected natural areas. A total of 13274 beetles belonging to 629 species from 311 genera and 44 families were studied. In addition to our own collections, the sample includes literature data on 10008 specimens belonging to 355 species from 142 genera and 16 families.This is the first dataset that provides data on the taxonomic composition and geographic distribution with precise coordinates for 47 families of Coleoptera in the southwest of Primorsky Krai, Russia. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 09:16:01 +020
  • A dataset of bird distributions in zoogeographical regions of China

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e93606
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e93606
      Authors : Qianyi Zhang, Jingru Han, Canwei Xia, Anders Pape Møller : China, the largest country in Asia, has a land area of approximately 9.6 million square kilometres. There are 1481 bird species (following the taxonomy of IOC World Bird List version 12.1) recorded in two zoogeographical realms, seven regions and 19 subregions in the country. From 1955 to 2017, six authoritative monographs were published, which recorded the distribution area for all bird species in China and were widely quoted by research papers and field guides. This massive amount of data could be used to address many hot topics in ornithology, biogeography and ecology. However, rapid changes in the taxonomic status and different schemes of zoogeographical regionalisation in these six monographs provided limits to the utilisation of these valuable data.By integrating the data from the six monographs, we presented an open-access dataset on the occurrences and residence types of all Chinese bird species in zoogeographical regions over the past 60 years. The taxonomic statuses for these species were determined following the IOC World Bird List version 12.1 and the zoogeographical regions were based on the updated scheme. These data provide valuable information for the research in bird ecology and conservation biology. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 29 Dec 2022 12:18:29 +020
  • An updated checklist of Azorean arthropods (Arthropoda)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e97682
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e97682
      Authors : Paulo Borges, Lucas Lamelas-Lopez, Rui Andrade, Sébastien Lhoumeau, Virgílio Vieira, António Soares, Isabel Borges, Mário Boieiro, Pedro Cardoso, Luís Carlos Crespo, Ole Karsholt, Michael Schülke, Artur Serrano, José Alberto Quartau, Volker Assing : The Azores is a remote oceanic archipelago of nine islands which belongs to the Macaronesia biogeographical region hosting a unique biodiversity. The present Azorean landscape is strongly modified by the presence of man and only in small areas, where the soil or climate was too rough, have primitive conditions remained unchanged. Despite the fact that most of the Azorean native habitats are now lost, a large number of endemic species are still present and need urgent conservation. The present checklist of terrestrial and freshwater arthropods of the Azores Archipelago is based on all known published literature. The main goal of this work is to list, as rigorously as possible, all the known terrestrial and freshwater arthropods of the Azores. In this way, we are contributing to solve the ‘Linnaean’ shortfall, i.e. an incomplete taxonomic description of species-level diversity and the Wallacean Biodiversity Shortfall, the incomplete species distribution knowledge.The checklist includes new records of arthropods at island and archipelago levels that were published in the last twelve years. Compared to the last checklist of Azorean arthropods (Borges et al. 2010b), a total of 217 taxa (species and subspecies) are added.Currently, the total number of terrestrial and freshwater arthropod species and subspecies in the Azores is estimated to be 2420 taxa belonging to 14 classes, 53 orders, 440 families, 1556 genera, 2400 species and 149 individual subspecies.The most diverse orders of Azorean arthropods are: Coleoptera (585 taxa), Diptera (423 taxa), Hemiptera (338 taxa), Hymenoptera (163 taxa), Lepidoptera (159 taxa) and Araneae (133 taxa).A total of 276 endemic taxa are currently known (232 species and 44 subspecies), belonging to eight classes and 22 orders. São Miguel, Terceira and Pico are the islands with higher number of endemic species and subspecies. In the Azores, the number of native non-endemic taxa is 793 taxa, totalling 1069 indigenous taxa. Compared to the other nearest Macaronesian archipelagos (Madeira and Canaries), the Azorean arthropod fauna is characterised by a lower percentage of endemism (endemics/indigenous: 26% in Azores, 47% in Madeira Archipelago and 42% in Canary Islands) and a high proportion of exotic introduced taxa (39% in Azores, 19% in Madeira Archipelago and 8% in Canary Islands).Based on recent IUCN Red-listing of Azorean arthropods, a large fraction of the endemic taxa is under high threat. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 16:10:16 +020
  • The first large-scale All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory in Europe:
           description of the Mercantour National Park ATBI datasets

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e85901
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e85901
      Authors : Jean Ichter, Olivier Gargominy, Marie-France Leccia, Solène Robert, Laurent Poncet : An All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) is a comprehensive inventory of all species in a given territory. In 2007, the French Parc national du Mercantour and the Italian Parco Naturale Alpi Marittime started the first and most ambitious ATBI in Europe with more than 350 specialists and dozens of technicians and data managers involved.The ATBI datasets from the Parc national du Mercantour in France are now publicly available. Between 2007 and 2020, 247,674 occurrences were recorded, checked and published in the INPN information system. All this information is available in open access in the GBIF web site. With 12,640 species registered, the ATBI is the most important inventory in France. This data paper provides an overview of main results and its contribution to the French National Inventory of Natural Heritage. It includes a list of 52 taxa new to science and 53 species new to France, discovered thanks to the ATBI. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 09:46:39 +020
  • A re-survey in 2019-2021 of winter bird communities in the Oregon Coast
           Range, USA, initially surveyed in 1968-1970

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e91511
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e91511
      Authors : Nolan Clements, W. Robinson : Long-term changes in bird populations during winter are poorly evaluated in many parts of the world. We re-surveyed forest bird communities during winter, 2019-2021, in seven large plots originally surveyed from 1968 through to 1970, near Corvallis, Oregon, USA by Stanley Anderson, a graduate student at Oregon State University in the 1960s. Anderson counted birds and measured forest plant communities within the forests dominated by Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) in the Coast Range Mountain foothills. His thesis included plot locations, summaries of vegetation characteristics and point estimates of bird densities for each plot. To our knowledge, the Anderson data represent the oldest structured survey of Pacific Northwest winter forest bird communities with density estimates. Given the paucity of similar data, we re-surveyed his plots after aligning methods with his and adding modern components (distance and time interval sampling) to facilitate comparisons of changes in abundances. We preserved more extensive metadata than were preserved from Anderson's surveys, including georeferenced point count survey locations to facilitate more precisely repeatable future re-surveys.Original surveys of winter bird populations in the Pacific Northwest, USA, based on georeferenced locations within seven large plots originally surveyed, 1968-1970. In addition to raw count data of all bird species detected, we include information from distance sampling and time-interval sampling methods. To our knowledge, this is one of the only structured surveys of winter forest bird populations in the Coast Range Mountains, USA. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 20 Dec 2022 08:32:13 +020
  • Biodiversity of Coleoptera (Insecta) in Mordovia State Nature Reserve
           (Russia) using fermental traps

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e96989
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e96989
      Authors : Leonid Egorov, Alexander Ruchin, Mikhail Esin, Oleg Artaev : Protected areas are unique ecosystems that are minimally affected by anthropogenic activities. Therefore, in many cases, they are refugia and relevance of faunistic research is undeniable here. A simple method of catching insects, such as trapping with the help of fermental traps, was used in this area for the first time. The authors of the dataset used this method from 2018 to 2021. One thousand and fifty-one traps of our own design were installed. The dataset includes data on 367 species from 52 families (6,497 records of 44,600 specimens). Ten species were dominant in the traps (Cryptarcha strigata, Protaetia marmorata, Glischrochilus grandis, Glischrochilus hortensis, Soronia grisea, Rhagium mordax, Leptura thoracica, Leptura quadrifasciata, Quedius dilatatus and Protaetia fieberi). These species accounted for 76.9% of all individuals in the total amount of captured specimens. Cryptarcha strigata was the most numerous species (28.8% of the total) and the most frequently encountered species (64.9%). The greatest species diversity was recorded in the families Cerambycidae (53 species), Elateridae and Curculionidae (39 species each), Nitidulidae and Coccinellidae (22 species each). The dataset contains information on the occurrence of 15 rare species.We have recently published a checklist of the Coleoptera of Mordovia State Nature Reserve (Egorov et al. 2020). It included 2,145 species from 88 families. However, the published list did not contain information about the occurrence of various species of beetles, especially caught in recent years. Part of this list contained information about species collected using fermental traps. However, the list of species did not provide information about specific locations. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 19 Dec 2022 16:04:36 +020
  • Sampling and curation of rove beetles (Insecta, Coleoptera, Staphylinidae)
           for comprehensive and DNA-grade collections to enhance biodiversity
           exploration in Northern Eurasia

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e96080
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e96080
      Authors : Maria Salnitska, Alexey Solodovnikov, Igor Orlov : Staphylinidae beetles form a major portion of terrestrial biodiversity globally and, in particular, in Northern Eurasia, a large area with a historically better known north temperate, subarctic and arctic biota. However, even here, rove beetles remain amongst the so-called “dark taxa” with a high fraction of taxonomically unknown lineage diversity. The propagation of DNA-based technologies in systematic entomology in recent decades has brought new opportunities for biodiversity exploration, true also for Staphylinidae. Simultaneously, new methods have revealed limitations of specimens sampled and curated by traditional practices, as existing legacy collections, whether institutional or private, unfortunately do not always qualify as a source of DNA-grade material. In addition, both legacy and newly-collected DNA-grade material of Staphylinidae remain highly biased towards Central Europe, a region with a traditionally well-developed scientific infrastructure and long-established culture for the maintenance of entomological collections. To increase the degree of biodiversity knowledge for our target organismal group across the globe, efficient sampling of DNA-grade material and, in particular, the development of comprehensive local collections in under-studied regions is highly desirable. To facilitate that, here we provide a practical guide for collecting and curation of Staphylinidae with a focus on capacity building for DNA-grade collections in Siberia and elsewhere in Northern Eurasia. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 19 Dec 2022 10:31:36 +020
  • A new species of Lysiteles Simon, 1895 (Araneae, Thomisidae) from South

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e95981
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e95981
      Authors : Wenhui Li, Congzheng Li, Yanbin Yao, Keke Liu, Xuqing Liao : Lysiteles Simon, 1895 is one of the largest taxa with small body size among the Thomisidae and is mainly distributed in East, South and Southeast Asia. Most of them are recorded from southern provinces of China, such as Jiangxi Province, including three species. However, all of them are only discovered from Jinggang Mountain National Nature Reserve in Jiangxi Province. But there are still other species remaining unknown which need to be surveyed from other areas in this Province.One Lysiteles species was collected from Nanfengmian National Nature Reserve in Jiangxi Province. Based on morphological characters, it was recognised as a new species and has been named as Lysiteles nanfengmian sp. n. It is described and illustrated with photographs and its distribution is also mapped. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 19 Dec 2022 09:55:23 +020
  • A newly-recorded species of the genus Rhodotritoma Arrow, 1925
           (Coleoptera, Erotylidae) from China

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e96740
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e96740
      Authors : Huixin Xu, Jiaxin Pang, Jing Li, Zhiqiang Cheng : The genus Rhodotritoma Arrow, 1925 (Coleoptera, Erotylidae, Erotylinae, Tritomini) includes 12 known species worldwide, including three species distributed in China. In the last four decades, no work was conducted on Rhodotritoma in China. In this paper, we review the taxonomy of this genus for Chinese fauna and redescribe a newly-recorded species in China.Rhodotritoma manipurica Arrow, 1925 is recorded from China for the first time. The morphological characters of the adult are redescribed in detail and illustrated. A key to species of the genus Rhodotritoma Arrow, 1925 in China is provided. Chinese specimens were collected from Tibet Autonomous Region and Yunnan Province, which were then deposited in the Museum of Hebei University. The holotype examined is kept in the Natural History Museum. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 19 Dec 2022 09:41:23 +020
  • The complete mitochondrial genome of Aoria nigripes (Coleoptera,
           Eumolpidae, Eumolpinae) and its phylogenetic status

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e93591
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e93591
      Authors : Chenju Yang, Chunyan Jiang, Shaoxiong Wu, Xiayu Feng, Zhengwen Yu : Aoria nigripes (Baly, 1860) is one of the main pests of grapes, mainly damaging leaves, petioles and shoots and seriously affecting plant growth and development. Recently, this pest was found to damage the leaves of Ampelopsis grossedentata, Ampelopsis megalophylla, Ampelopsis chaffanjonii and Ampelopsis cantoniensis. However, the phylogenetic relationships of A. nigripes and other related family members are unclear. In this study, we sequenced and analysed the complete mitogenome of A. nigripes for the first time. The mitogenome of A. nigripes is circular and 17,306 bp in size, consisting of 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), 22 transfer RNA genes (tRNAs) and two ribosomal RNA genes (rRNAs). The base composition of the A. nigripes mitogenome is 41.70% A, 33.76% T, 9.01% G and 15.53% C. The phylogenetic analysis showed that A. nigripes was clustered together with Basilepta fulvipes and Colasposoma dauricum. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 19 Dec 2022 09:29:41 +020
  • Drechslerella daliensis and D. xiaguanensis (Orbiliales, Orbiliaceae), two
           new nematode-trapping fungi from Yunnan, China

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e96642
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e96642
      Authors : Fa Zhang, Saranyaphat Boonmee, Jutamart Monkai, Xiao-Yan Yang, Wen Xiao : Nematode-trapping fungi are a highly specialised group in fungi and are essential regulators of natural nematode populations. At present, more than 130 species have been discovered in Zygomycota (Zoopagaceae), Basidiomycota (Nematoctonus), and Ascomycota (Orbiliaceae). Amongst them, nematode-trapping fungi in Orbiliaceae have become the research focus of carnivorous fungi due to their abundant species. During the investigation of carnivorous fungi in Yunnan, China, four fungal strains isolated from burned forest soil were identified as two new nematode-trapping species in Drechslerella (Orbiliaceae), based on multigene phylogenetic analysis and morphological characters.Drechslerella daliensis sp. nov. is characterised by its ellipsoid, 1–2-septate macroconidia, clavate or bottle-shaped, 0–1-septate microconidia and unbranched, simple conidiophores. D. xiaguanensis sp. nov. is characterised by fusiform or spindle-shaped, 2–4-septate conidia and unbranched, simple conidiophores. Both of them produce constricting rings to capture nematodes. The phylogenetic analysis, based on combined ITS, TEF1-α and RPB2 sequences, determined their placement in Drechslerella. D. daliensis forms a basal lineage closely nested with D. hainanensis (YMF1.03993). D. xiaguanensis forms a sister lineage with D. bembicodes (1.01429), D. aphrobrocha (YMF1.00119) and D. coelobrocha (FWY03-25-1). HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 16 Dec 2022 10:31:39 +020
  • SLAM Project - Long Term Ecological Study of the Impacts of Climate Change
           in the natural forests of Azores: V - New records of terrestrial
           arthropods after ten years of SLAM sampling

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e97952
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e97952
      Authors : Sébastien Lhoumeau, Pedro Cardoso, Mário Boieiro, Alejandra Ros-Prieto, Ricardo Costa, Lucas Lamelas-Lopez, Abrão Leite, Isabel Amorim do Rosário, Rosalina Gabriel, Jagoba Malumbres-Olarte, François Rigal, Ana Santos, Noelline Tsafack, Maria Ferreira, Paulo Borges : A long-term study monitoring arthropods (Arthropoda) is being conducted since 2012 in the forests of Azorean Islands. Named "SLAM - Long Term Ecological Study of the Impacts of Climate Change in the natural forest of Azores", this project aims to understand the impact of biodiversity erosion drivers in the distribution, abundance and diversity of Azorean arthropods. The current dataset represents arthropods that have been recorded using a total of 42 passive SLAM traps (Sea, Land and Air Malaise) deployed in native, mixed and exotic forest fragments in seven Azorean Islands (Flores, Faial, Pico, Graciosa, Terceira, São Miguel and Santa Maria). This manuscript is the fifth data-paper contribution, based on data from this long-term monitoring project.We targeted taxa for species identification belonging to Arachnida (excluding Acari), Chilopoda, Diplopoda, Hexapoda (excluding Collembola, Lepidoptera, Diptera and Hymenoptera (but including only Formicidae)). Specimens were sampled over seven Azorean Islands during the 2012-2021 period. Spiders (Araneae) data from Pico and Terceira Islands are not included since they have been already published elsewhere (Costa and Borges 2021, Lhoumeau et al. 2022). We collected a total of 176007 specimens, of which 168565 (95.7%) were identified to the species or subspecies level. For Araneae and some Hemiptera species, juveniles are also included in this paper, since the low diversity in the Azores allows a relatively precise species-level identification of this life-stage. We recorded a total of 316 named species and subspecies, belonging to 25 orders, 106 families and 260 genera. The ten most abundant species were mostly endemic or native non-endemic (one Opiliones, one Archaeognatha and seven Hemiptera) and only one exotic species, the Julida Ommatoiulus moreleti (Lucas, 1860). These ten species represent 107330 individuals (60%) of all sampled specimens and can be considered as the dominant species in the Azorean native forests for the target studied taxa. The Hemiptera were the most abundant taxa, with 90127 (50.4%) specimens. The Coleoptera were the most diverse with 30 (28.6%) families.We registered 72 new records for many of the islands (two for Flores, eight for Faial, 24 for Graciosa, 23 for Pico, eight for Terceira, three for São Miguel and four for Santa Maria). These records represent 58 species. None of them is new to the Azores Archipelago. Most of the new records are introduced species, all still with low abundance on the studied islands. This publication contributes to increasing the baseline information for future long-term comparisons of the arthropods of the studied sites and the knowledge of the arthropod fauna of the native forests of the Azores, in terms of species abundance, distribution and diversity throughout seasons and years. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 14 Dec 2022 15:16:02 +020
  • Further interceptions of the Neotropical fungus gnat Sciophila
           fractinervis Edwards, 1940 (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) in Britain with
           comments and observations on its biology and spread

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e94812
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e94812
      Authors : Rob Deady, Mark Delaney, Eleanor Jones, Peter Chandler : From 2020 onwards, several specimens of the Neotropical fungus gnat Sciophila fractinervis (Edwards, 1940) have been intercepted by Fera Science Ltd. on or near plant material in the United Kingdom originating from nurseries and glasshouses at four separate locations: Preston, Lancashire; Chichester, West Sussex; East Riding of Yorkshire; and Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, as well as a single interception from the Netherlands. Gnat interceptions were associated with a wide range of plant species: Ficus benjamina, Ficus elastica, Dracaena reflexa var. angustifolia, Origanum vulgare, Rosmarinus officinalis, Thymus vulgaris, Impatiens hawkeri (Impatiens New Guinea hybrids), Chrysanthemum, as well as Fragaria vesca (var. Lusa). The species does not appear to be doing any damage to affected plants with growing conditions likely promoting multiplication under protection. The larvae likely feed on spores (generally saprophytic) adhering to webs they erect on the soil and around the base of plants with spores likely originating from the growing medium and plants. Their spread is likely facilitated by movement of the growing medium or plant material where pupae are suspended in the lower stem or leaf axils.An account of the various interceptions is provided, as well as images of the different life-stages with a brief discussion of Sciophila cincticornis Edwards, 1940, its relationship with Sciophila fractinervis and further evidence of instability in vein R2+3 in the Sciophila genus. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 14 Dec 2022 08:16:50 +020
  • First record of White-eared Kob (Kobus kob leucotis) in Omo National Park,
           Ethiopia (Artiodactyla, Bovidae)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e94114
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e94114
      Authors : Tsyon Asfaw, Mihret Ewnetu, Abebayehu Moges, Assegid Gebre, Fikirte Gebresenbet, Hans Bauer : White-eared Kob, Kobus kob leucotis, Lichtenstein & Peters, 1853, is known to occur in the Gambela-Boma landscape in western Ethiopia and South Sudan. They live in herds and are generally found near water, in such places as plains, woodlands, swamps, and flood plains. We deployed 36 camera traps in Omo National Park and one of them took two images of a White-eared Kob. This is the first documentation from Omo National Park and showing that its range extends further to Omo than previously known and, therefore, the entire area (Gambella to Omo) can be considered as a range extension. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 13 Dec 2022 16:16:30 +020
  • Endemic vascular plants in the Ukrainian Carpathians

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e95910
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e95910
      Authors : Andriy Novikov, Mariia Sup-Novikova : This dynamic dataset aims to gather all available data, extracted mostly from the preserved material deposited at the leading Ukrainian herbaria on the distribution of the endemic vascular plants in the Ukrainian Carpathians and adjacent territories. This dataset is created in the framework of mapping the distribution of the endemic plants and is aimed to unveil the patterns of their spatial distribution, ecological preferences and temporal trends in the flora of the Ukrainian Carpathians. A total of 76 species and subspecies of vascular plants belonging to 49 genera and 27 families are reported herein to occur in the Ukrainian Carpathians and close regions. Amongst the total number of reported 6,427 occurrence records, 1,961 records are georeferenced and supported with a translation of Cyrillic information into English. The remaining occurrence records will be georeferenced and translated into English in the near future, as well as the dataset being completed with new records obtained from the new sources.In total, 6,427 occurrence records of the endemic vascular plants distributed in the Ukrainian Carpathians were published. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 13 Dec 2022 12:31:45 +020
  • Taxonomic notes on eleven species of the subfamily Cteninae (Araneae,
           Ctenidae) from Asia

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e96003
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e96003
      Authors : Chang Chu, Ying Lu, Shuqiang Li, Zhiyuan Yao : The spider family Ctenidae Keyserling, 1877 has a worldwide distribution with 584 species belonging to 49 genera. Amongst these, 141 species are from Asia, including 130 species assigned to Cteninae Keyserling, 1877.Nine new species belonging to three genera of Cteninae are reported from Asia: Amauropelma krabi sp. n. (female; Krabi, Thailand), Am. phangnga sp. n. (male; Phang Nga, Thailand), Am. saraburi sp. n. (male and female; Saraburi, Thailand); Anahita medog sp. n. (male and female; Tibet, China); Bowie ninhbinh sp. n. (male; Ninh Binh, Vietnam) and B. vinhphuc sp. n. (male and female; Vinh Phuc, Vietnam) from the robustus-species group; B. borneo sp. n. (male; Sabah, Malaysia) from the chinagirl-species group; B. engkilili sp. n. (female; Engkilili, Malaysia); B. sabah sp. n. (male and female; Sabah, Malaysia) from the scarymonsters-species group. The male of An. popa Jäger & Minn, 2015 and the female of B. fascination Jäger, 2022 (robustus-species group) are described for the first time. B. fascination Jäger, 2022 is reported from China for the first time. In addition, the DNA barcodes of all the species in this study were obtained, except for B. vinhphuc sp. n. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 12 Dec 2022 15:16:42 +020
  • First record of the genus Medaura Stål (Phasmatodea, Phasmatidae,
           Clitumninae) from China, with description of a new species

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e96341
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e96341
      Authors : YuHan Qian, ChongXin Xie, Cui Li : The stick insect tribe, Medaurini in subfamily Clitumniae, contains 11 genera and 75 known species, with species diversity of this tribe being rich in southeast Asia and China, as is reflected in the Phasmida Species File Online [PSF]. The genus Medaura includes four named species and they are distributed over Bangladesh, Indonesia and India. The discovery of this new species in Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture marks the first identification of the genus Medaura in China.The genus Medaura Stål is reported for the first time from China, based on a new species M. aculeiformis Xie & Qian sp. n. and the identification characteristics of species are described and illustrated in this paper. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 9 Dec 2022 16:46:24 +0200
  • The complete mitochondrial genome of Coccotorus beijingensis Lin et Li,
           1990 (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Curculioninae, Anthonomini) and its
           phylogenetic implications

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e95935
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e95935
      Authors : Sai Jiang, Lina Jiang, Ran Li, Hui Gao, Aijing Zhang, Yurong Yan, Xinzhu Zou, Jixiao Wu, Shuying Xu, Xianfeng Yi, Yujian Li : Coccotorus beijingensis Lin et Li, 1990 belongs to Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Curculioninae, Anthonomini. It is a herbivorous insect that damages Celtis bungeana Blume (Ulmaceae) by affecting branch growth. The mitochondrial genome of C. beijingensis was sequenced and annotated to better identify C. beijingensis and related species. The total length of the C. beijingensis mitochondrial genome was 17,071 bp, contained 37 typical genes (13 protein-coding genes, two ribosomal RNA genes, 22 transfer RNA genes) and two control regions (total length: 2,292 bp). Mitochondrial genome composition, nucleotide composition and codon usage are similar to those of other sequenced Curculionidae mitogenomes. All protein-coding genes initiated with ATN and TTG codons and ended with TAA, TAG or incomplete stop codons (TA, T). In addition, analyses of pairwise genetic distances between individual PCGs in Curculionidae species showed that ATP8 was the least conserved gene, while COI was the most conserved. Twenty-one transfer RNAs had typical cloverleaf structures, while trnS1 lacked dihydrouridine (DHU) arms. ML and BI analyses, based on 13 PCGs and two rRNAs from ten species of Curculionidae, strongly support the relationships between C. beijingensis and species of the genus Anthonomus: ((An. eugenii+ An. rubi) + C. beijingensis + (An. pomorum+ An. rectirostris)) (BS = 100; PP = 1). Our phylogenetic analyses could mean that the genus Coccotorus should be sunk under Anthonomus, but more taxon sampling is needed to verify this result. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 9 Dec 2022 16:31:57 +0200
  • First record of the genus Aetius O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1897 from China,
           with description of a new species (Araneae, Corinnidae, Castianeirinae)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e96594
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e96594
      Authors : Lu Zhang, Yannan Mu, Feng Zhang : The genus Aetius O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1897 has been discovered in Sri lanka, India, Malaysia (Borneo), Thailand and Ivory Coast and comprises four species: A. bicuspidatus Yamasaki, 2020, A. decollatus O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1897, A. nocturnus Deeleman-Reinhold, 2001 and A. tuberculatus (Haddad, 2013).The genus Aetius O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1897 is reported for the first time in China (Yunnan Province) and includes three species: one new species and two newly-recorded species. One new species is described, based on both sexes: A. maculatus sp. n. Additionally, A. bicuspidatus Yamasaki, 2020 and A. nocturnus Deeleman-Reinhold, 2001, are newly recorded from China, with photographs of habitus and genitalia being provided. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 6 Dec 2022 13:57:45 +0200
  • Two new Eresus species (Araneae, Eresidae) from Xinjiang, China

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e94853
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e94853
      Authors : Yejie Lin, Shuqiang Li, Xin Zhao, Zhanqi Chen, Haifeng Chen : Eresidae C. L. Koch, 1845 contains nine genera and 102 species, of which 24 species belong to Eresus Walckenaer, 1805. Four species of the family are known from China: E. granosus Simon, 1895 (Beijing), E. kollari Rossi, 1846 (Hebei), E. lishizheni Lin, Marusik & Li, 2021 (Xinjiang) and Stegodyphus tibialis (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1869) (Yunnan).Two new species of Eresus are described from Xinjiang, China: Eresus da Lin & Li sp. n. and E. yukuni Lin & Li sp. n. Photos and morphological descriptions of new species are given. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 6 Dec 2022 11:03:45 +0200
  • Distribution of Ecnomus McLachlan, 1864 (Trichoptera, Ecnomidae) from the
           Lower Mekong River with a description of Ecnomus stungtrengensis new

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e94936
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e94936
      Authors : Pongsak Laudee, Hans Malicky, Kriengkrai Seetapan, Penkhae Thamsaenanupap, Supawit Karnkasem, Chanda Vongsombath, Sai Sein Lin Oo, Chamroeun Kong, Pome Zalyan, John Morse : Trichoptera were surveyed from four different physiographic regions of the Lower Mekong River, including the Northern Highlands, the Khorat Plateau, the Tonle Sap Basin and the Mekong Delta in Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.Twenty-three species of the genus Ecnomus, including a new species, were identified and mapped. Ecnomus mammus Malicky & Chantaramongkol, 1993 is a common species which is found from Tonle Sab Basin and Mekong Delta. Ecnomus alkmene Malicky & Chantaramongkol, 1997, E. volovicus Malicky & Chantaramongkol, 1993 and Ecnomus quordaio Malicky, 1993 are the common species in the area of the Northern Highlands and the Khorat Plateau. Ecnomus plotin Malicky & Laudee 2010 is found in the Mekong Delta. Ecnomus triangularis Sun, 1997 is a new species record for Southeast Asia. In addition, E. stungtrengensis sp. n. is described and illustrated. The male genitalia of E. stungtrengensis sp. n. are clearly different from those of other species in the genus Ecnomus by the shape of superior appendages which are slender and bent downwards distally in lateral view. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 1 Dec 2022 16:01:00 +0200
  • New occurrence records on the rodent species inhabiting Vietnam, based on
           Joint Russian-Vietnamese Tropical Research and Test Center genetic samples

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e96062
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e96062
      Authors : Alexander Balakirev : Open access to occurrence records in a standardised format has strong potential applications for many kinds of ecological research and bioresources management, including the assessment of invasion risks, formulation of nature protection, biomedical and management plans in the context of global climate and land-use changes both in the short and long perspective. The accumulation and aggregation of data on the occurrence records of small mammals are relevant for the study of biogeography and for ecological surveys including construction of the spatial distribution and ecological niche modelling of species ' distributions in the context of global climate change. The author has created a dataset of 2408 rodents and tree shrews occurrence records from Vietnam, collected from November 2007 to May 2022. A number of zoologist colleagues also provided genetic samples. A considerable part of these data has been published previously in a number of papers; however, most of these data have yet to be presented. These records cover a significant part of the range of many rodent species in Southeast Asia and provide new data on their distribution. The data were obtained during a number of different field expeditions, where some animals were caught by the author and some were provided by other researchers, resulting in different accuracy levels of geographic coordinates and altitude estimates may range from 10 to 1000 metres in area and from 1 to 100 metres for elevation. A number of samples were genetically examined to avoid inconsistencies with the taxonomic identification. With the help of colleagues, the author created a set of georeferenced occurrence records, adapted to the controlled vocabulary of Darwin Core format datasets, removed duplicates and standardised the format of records using commonly-used unified data structure. This paper presents the resulting dataset of rodents (mostly of Muridae and Sciuridae) along with other small terrestrial species (Scandentia Tupaidae) occurrence records in the territory of Vietnam and Laos.Much of the distribution data are currently available as open source GBIF databases and potentially may be combined into a united framework for better data resolution. The dataset presented here combines occurrence records of many species over a significant part of their recent natural range, in Vietnam and Laos. The author presents a validated and comprehensive dataset of rodents' occurrence records, based on genetic samples collection compiled during 15 years working in Vietnam (from 2007 to date). Prior to this project, a considerable part of the information about Vietnamese rodents was not available to a wide range of researchers to use these spatial data for analyses by modern methods, for example, for analysis based on geographic information systems (GIS technologies). This dataset now is available for any researchers who use the data format prepared in accordance with Darwin Core standards.For different countries of Southeast Asia and beyond, there are a lot of additional occurrence records for a number of species listed here which may be combined, but a considerable part of them is still scattered over a number of separate literary sources, while another is still presented as maps, field notes and huge amount of museum zoological collections records. The final set was created by a combination of species occurrence records and uniform data structure with verification of the samples' geographic coordinates. Most samples were genetically or/and morphologically verified for correct taxonomical identification, because the most part of the samples presented was carefully investigated by the author himself, both for morphology and genetic attribution. Therefore, the dataset expands the available information on the spatial and temporal distribution of a number of small mammals’ species in Southeast Asia. All original notes and geographical localities were carefully checked and any duplicate and erroneous records have been removed from the final dataset.To the date of publication of these data, the GBIF database contained 1408 rodent occurrence records from Vietnam (Fig. 1) along with 240 Scandentia records (Fig. 2), primarily the data on museum materials, including four large collections, such as the Field Museum of Natural History (Zoology) Mammal Collection (646 samples), Australian National Wildlife Collection provider for OZCAM (537), MVZ Mammal Collection Arctos (109), Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University (69) and six other minor collections comprising single specimens.Actually, as for the small terrestrial mammals, Vietnam remains one of the least representative regions in Southeast Asia. Here, we present new data containing 2408 occurrence records, including 2237 rodent records, along with 171 Scandentia ones (Fig. 3). Thus, the data significantly expand our knowledge about actual ranges of a number of species, including rare and endangered ones. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 16:33:21 +020
  • Presence-absence of plant habitat specialists in 15 patches of dry
           calcareous grassland

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e94057
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e94057
      Authors : Eva Lieungh, Kristina Bjureke, Marianne Evju, Rukaya Johaadien, Siri Olsen, Olav Skarpaas, Odd Egil Stabbetorp, Anders Wollan : Dry grasslands on calcareous bedrock in warm climates around the Oslo Fjord are naturally fragmented biodiversity hotspots. This habitat geographically coincides with the most densely populated area of Norway. Many habitat specialists, along with the habitat itself, are red-listed because of land-use change, forest encroachment, and invasive species that cause habitat loss and greater isolation of remaining patches. To ensure effective conservation, data on species presences and absences are necessary to quantify states, changes, and extinction risks in specific populations and habitat patches.We present presence-absence data of 49 vascular plant species in 15 patches of dry calcareous grassland habitat, surveyed in 2009, 2019, and in 2020. The species are considered to be habitat specialists and, thus, unlikely to occur between the patches. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 08:31:59 +020
  • Cacopsylla pruni (Hemiptera, Psyllidae) in an apricot orchard is more
           attracted to white sticky traps dependent on host phenology

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e93612
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e93612
      Authors : Dominika Bodnár, Sándor Koczor, Gábor Tarcali, Miklós Tóth, Péter Ott, Gergely Tholt : The colour preference of the plum psyllid, Cacopsylla pruni (Hemiptera, Psyllidae), is yet poorly studied. This species is the only known vector of the ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma prunorum’, the agent of European stone fruit yellows (ESFY), a devastating disease of several cultivated Prunus species in Europe. As ESFY is still uncurable, vector control, thus vector monitoring, is pivotal to protect these trees. Cacopsylla pruni is a univoltine, host-shelter-alternating species; overwintered adults migrate from conifer to wild or cultivated Prunus species (family Rosaceae) in late winter-early spring. To select the most effective colour indicating the arrivals of the immigrants, yellow, fluorescent yellow, white, red and transparent sticky traps were deployed in an apricot orchard in Hungary. The two most abundant species in sticky traps were C. pruni and C. melanoneura. Catches of white traps were significantly biased towards C. pruni as compared to C. melanoneura specimens. Moreover, white sticky traps were better at catching plum psyllids than the other colours. Attraction to white was strongest when immigrants from shelter plants kept arriving in the orchard, coinciding with the blooming principal phenophase of apricot trees. When the host flowering growth stage was over, catches of C. pruni in white traps declined sharply to the level of yellow traps that was highest during this post-blooming period. We recommended white sticky traps for promptly monitoring C. pruni in apricot orchards because it is more potent and more selective than yellow ones during the critically important early flowering interval. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Nov 2022 09:33:53 +020
  • Expanding the geographical distribution of Blastobotrys malaysiensis
           (Saccharomycetales) beyond the Asian continent – a cave fungus first
           reported in the Americas

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e80226
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e80226
      Authors : Antônio Sérgio Ferreira de Sá, Lucas Leonardo-Silva, Solange Xavier-Santos : Saccharomycetales are ascomycetic yeasts and, amongst them, the genus Blastobotrys has approximately 30 known species. Blastobotrys malaysiensis is a yeast species, described from cave samples, known until then only from Malaysia. In this study, we characterise a new strain and report the second occurrence record of this species. Here, Blastobotrys malaysiensis URM 8507/SXS 675, was collected from sediments samples from a cave in the Parque Estadual de Terra Ronca (PETER) in Goiás, Brazil. Phylogenetic analyses revealed strong support with the sequence of the species type, as well as with other species of the clade. This new record contributes by providing new molecular data for the species and expanding the knowledge of its distribution beyond the Asian continent.First record of a yeast for the American continent and its second mention for the world. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 15 Nov 2022 08:59:56 +020
  • Digitisation of the Natural History Museum’s collection of Dalbergia,
           Pterocarpus and the subtribe Phaseolinae (Fabaceae, Faboideae)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e94939
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e94939
      Authors : Krisztina Lohonya, Laurence Livermore, Jacek Wajer, Robyn Crowther, Elizabeth Devenish : In 2018, the Natural History Museum (NHMUK, herbarium code: BM) undertook a pilot digitisation project together with the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (project Lead) and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to collectively digitise non-type herbarium material of the subtribe Phaseolinae and the genera Dalbergia L.f. and Pterocarpus Jacq. (rosewoods and padauk), all from the economically important family of legumes (Leguminosae or Fabaceae).These taxonomic groups were chosen to provide specimen data for two potential use cases: 1) to support the development of dry beans as a sustainable and resilient crop; 2) to aid conservation and sustainable use of rosewoods and padauk. Collectively, these use case studies support the aims of the UK’s Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)-allocated, Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding.We present the images and metadata for 11,222 NHMUK specimens. The metadata includes label transcription and georeferencing, along with summary data on geographic, taxonomic, collector and temporal coverage. We also provide timings and the methodology for our transcription and georeferencing protocols. Approximately 35% of specimens digitised were collected in ODA-listed countries, in tropical Africa, but also in South East Asia and South America. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Nov 2022 09:17:43 +020
  • Additions to the fauna and biology of stoneflies (Plecoptera) in Taizi
           River Basin, Liaoning, with seven new species records to China

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e95120
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e95120
      Authors : Qing-Bo Huo, Abdur Rehman, Meng-Yuan Zhao, Yu-Ben Yang, Ya-Nan Xiang, Yu-Zhou Du, Jian-Feng Wang, Dávid Murányi, Valentina A. Teslenko : An investigation report of stonefly fauna in Benxi Manchu Autonomous County, Liaoning Province, northeast China (used to be called Manchuria, now includes Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang Provinces and parts of Inner Mongolia, which are adjacent to the Russian Far East and the Korean Peninsula). Materials were studied with field observation in 2018 and 2019.This paper records five families, nine genera and 14 species of stoneflies from Taizi River, Liaoning Province. Nine species have been recorded for the first time in China and the biology of several common species is also reported for the first time. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 11 Nov 2022 16:46:16 +020
  • The first complete mitochondrial genome of Matsucoccidae (Hemiptera,
           Coccoidea) and implications for its phylogenetic position

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e94915
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e94915
      Authors : Kai Hu, Sanpeng Yu, Niannian Zhang, Maojuan Tian, Qiming Ban, Zhongliang Fan, Jiansheng Qiu : The mitochondrial genome (mitogenome) has been extensively used to better understand the phylogenetic relationships within the hemipteran suborder Sternorrhyncha, but sequenced mitogenomes remain unavailable for the entire family Matsucoccidae to date. To address this, here we sequenced the complete mitogenome of Matsucoccus matsumurae; the first for this family. The mitogenome is 15,360 bp in size and comprises the typical set of 37 mitochondrial genes and a large non-coding region (AT-rich region). Gene order, nucleotide composition and codon usage of protein-coding genes (PCGs) of M. matsumurae differ considerably from those of the other two sequenced Coccidae species. All PCGs were initiated by the ATN start codons and ended with the TAA/G or single T-- stop codons. Nine transfer RNA genes could be folded into typical clover-leaf secondary structures. The length and AT content of the ribosomal RNA genes are highly conserved in the Coccoidea mitogenomes. In contrast, the AT-rich control region is highly variable in size and in the number of tandem repeats. The sliding window analysis showed that the cox1 gene is the most conserved amongst the 13 PCGs, while the ratios of non-synonymous to synonymous substitution rates indicated that the evolution of this mitogenome has been dominated by positive selection. Phylogenetic analyses, based on nucleotide sequence data of 37 mitochondrial genes and amino acid sequence data of 13 PCGs using Bayesian Inference and Maximum Likelihood methods, showed that Matsucoccidae diverged before the Coccidae. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 9 Nov 2022 17:46:26 +0200
  • An updated checklist of ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of Bulgaria, after
           130 years of research

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e95599
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e95599
      Authors : Albena Lapeva-Gjonova, Vera Antonova : The Bulgarian myrmecofauna is one of the richest in the Balkans. This is a result of both the physicogeographical and paleoecological features of the area, as well as relatively well-studied fauna. The earliest myrmecological paper on Bulgarian fauna, listing 54 species, was published 130 years ago. The publication was later followed by numerous new faunistic records and three comprehensive reviews that significantly widened knowledge on the ant diversity from this country. The most recent checklist was released 12 years ago and considered 163 ant species from 40 genera.This work provides an updated checklist of 195 ant species from 43 genera occurring in Bulgaria. Since the last Bulgarian catalogue of ants, 44 species have been added, while 24 species have been synonymised or excluded after critical analysis of the last taxonomic revisions. Additionally, we discuss the status and distribution of 12 species described from Bulgaria, 23 species considered endemic and subendemic for this country, 19 species with conservation status and four non-native species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 9 Nov 2022 11:16:13 +0200
  • Pinniped (Carnivora, Phocidae) occurrences in the Azores Archipelago (NE

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e96342
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e96342
      Authors : Luís Barcelos, João Barreiros : The last Pinniped species update was in 2010, as part of the list of the terrestrial and marine biota from the Azores. This list includes a chapter dedicated to marine mammals, based on previously published bibliography.No new species were added since that list was publlished. However, there were new occurrences since the last update. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 8 Nov 2022 14:15:57 +0200
  • Caddisfly (Trichoptera, Insecta) fauna and assemblages of the
           north-eastern part of the Pannonian Lowland (West Ukraine, Transcarpathia)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e91004
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e91004
      Authors : Kálmán Szanyi, Antal Nagy, Szabolcs Szanyi : The caddisfly fauna of the Transcarpathian part of the Pannonian Lowland was poorly studied formerly. Here, we present the results of a six-year survey (2015-2020) carried out in four sampling sites of the Ukrainian part of the Bereg Plain and provide the actualised checklist of this area. Actually, 7346 specimens of 53 caddisfly species were collected. The number of known caddisfly species increased from 13 to 61. Two species Hydropsyche guttata and Parasetodes respersellus, which formerly were considered extinct in the Pannonian Ecoregion, were detected and another especially rare species (e.g. Cyrnus flavidus) was also recorded. The fauna of the region cover a significant part of both Hungarian and Ukrainian caddisfly fauna. Assemblages of four characteristic habitat types of the region showed significant differences considering their quantitative and qualitative composition, substrate, current, hydrological- and feeding types. The high diversity and natural value of the small lowland watercourses were proven using a new Caddisfly Conservation Index (CCI) calculated, based on vulnerability and rarity of species. The fauna and assemblages showed a unique character mainly independent from large rivers of the region. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 7 Nov 2022 15:16:31 +0200
  • First records of three Nematocarcinus species (Crustacea, Decapoda,
           Nematocarcinidae) in the deep-waters of the north-western Pacific

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e95101
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e95101
      Authors : Zhibin Gan, Xinzheng Li : During two scientific expeditions in the South China Sea and the Kyushu-Palau Ridge area, several specimens of thread-leg shrimp were collected from deep waters. Amongst them, three species, Nematocarcinus evansi Burukovsky, 2000, N. exilis (Spence Bate, 1888) and N. machaerophorus Burukovsky, 2003 were newly recorded from the north-western Pacific. The morphological features of these specimens are in concordance with the original description.Nematocarcinus evansi and N. machaerophorus were recorded for the second time since their original descriptions and newly found from the South China Sea. Nematocarcinus exilis, collected from the Kyushu-Palau Ridge area, represents a great distribution expansion from the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean to the Pacific, making it the fourth Atlantic-Pacific distributed Nematocarcinus species. Their detailed morphological characteristics, colour patterns and partial sequences of the COI and 16S rRNA genes are provided, respectively. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 7 Nov 2022 15:08:05 +0200
  • SLAM Project - Long Term Ecological Study of the Impacts of Climate Change
           in the natural forest of Azores: IV - The spiders of Terceira and Pico
           Islands (2019-2021) and general diversity patterns after ten years of

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e96442
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e96442
      Authors : Sébastien Lhoumeau, Pedro Cardoso, Ricardo Costa, Mário Boieiro, Jagoba Malumbres-Olarte, Isabel Amorim, François Rigal, Ana Santos, Rosalina Gabriel, Paulo Borges : Long-term studies are key to understand the drivers of biodiversity erosion, such as land-use change and habitat degradation, climate change, invasive species or pollution. The long-term project SLAM (Long Term Ecological Study of the Impacts of Climate Change in the natural forest of Azores) started in 2012 and focuses on arthropod monitoring, using SLAM (Sea, Land and Air Malaise) traps, aiming to understand the impact of the drivers of biodiversity erosion on Azorean native forests (Azores, Portugal). This is the fourth contribution including SLAM project data and the second focused on the spider fauna (Arachnida, Araneae) of native forests on two islands (Pico and Terceira). In this contribution, we describe data collected between 2019 and 2021 and we analyse them together with a previously published database that covered the 2012-2019 period, in order to describe changes in species abundance patterns over the last ten years.We present abundance data of Azorean spider species for the 2019-2021 period in two Azorean Islands (Terceira and Pico). We also present analyses of species distribution and abundance of the whole sampling period. In the period of 2019-2021, we collected a total of 5110 spider specimens, of which 2449 (48%) were adults. Most juveniles, with the exception of some exotic Erigoninae, were also included in the data presented in this paper, since the low diversity of spiders in the Azores allows a relatively precise species-level identification of this life-stage. We recorded a total of 45 species, belonging to 39 genera and 16 families. The ten most abundant species were composed mostly of endemic or native non-endemic species and only two exotic species (Tenuiphantes tenuis (Blackwall, 1852) and Dysdera crocata C. L. Koch, 1838). They included 4308 individuals (84%) of all sampled specimens and were the dominant species in Azorean native forests. The family Linyphiidae was the richest and most abundant taxon, with 15 (33%) species and 2630 (51%) specimens. We report Cheiracanthium mildei L. Koch, 1864, a non-native species, from Pico Island for the first time. We found no new species records on Terceira Island. This publication contributes to increasing the baseline information for future long-term comparisons of the spiders on the studied sites and the knowledge of the arachnofauna of the native forests of Terceira and Pico, in terms of species abundance, distribution and diversity across seasons for a 10 years period. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 4 Nov 2022 13:01:02 +0200
  • A new species of Chilobrachys (Araneae, Theraphosidae) from Guangdong,

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e96467
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e96467
      Authors : Ye-Jie Lin, Shuqiang Li, Chunyan Xie : The theraphosid spider genus Chilobrachys Karsch, 1892 contains 30 species, almost entirely limited to Indochina, India, Sri Lanka and China. Six species of Chilobrachys are currently known from China: C. dominus Lin & Li, 2022 (Yunnan), C. guangxiensis (Yin & Tan, 2000) (Guangxi, Hainan), C. hubei Song & Zhao, 1988 (Hubei, Chongqing), C. jinchengi Lin & Li, 2022 (Tibet), C. liboensis Zhu & Zhang, 2008 (Guizhou, Guangxi) and C. lubricus Yu et al., 2021 (Yunnan).A new species, Chilobrachys qishuoi Lin & Li, sp. n., is described from Guangdong, China, on the basis of both sexes. This is the easternmost Chilobrachys species known. Photos and a morphological description of the new species are provided. Type materials are deposited in the Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IZCAS) in Beijing, China. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 3 Nov 2022 14:36:28 +0200
  • A dataset of sea turtle occurrences around the Taiwan coast

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e90196
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e90196
      Authors : Daphne Hoh, Chia-Ling Fong, Huai Su, Pengyu Chen, Chia-Chen Tsai, Kelly Tseng, Melissa Liu : We describe a dataset of sea turtle sightings around the coast of Taiwan and its islands (Hoh and Fong 2022). This data collection was initiated by TurtleSpot Taiwan, a citizen-science project that collects sea turtle sighting data. This dataset includes 3,515 sighting data dated from March 2010, except most of the data (n = 3,128; 89%) were collected between June 2017 to December 2021. Sightings were reported by citizen scientists to the Facebook Group of TurtleSpot Taiwan by providing occurrence information. We also requested photos and videos for species identification and to record any physical abnormality of the turtle, if observable. In addition to recording data often associated with an occurrence, TurtleSpot aims to identify each sea turtle up to the individual level using the Photo Identification (Photo ID) method. Hence, if photos of left facial scutes were available, the sighted individual can be identified and given a unique turtle ID. In total, 762 individuals were assigned a turtle ID, comprising 723 Greens (Chelonia mydas), 38 Hawksbills (Eretmochelys imbricata) and one Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) turtle. This dataset is now publicly opened in Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and available for download. It is hoped that the data may assist in future ecological studies and the development of conservation measures.This dataset contains 3,515 occurrence records of sea turtles (Cheloniidae) and is currently the largest public dataset of sea turtle sighting records in Taiwan. Post-publication of this dataset to the GBIF platform demonstrated that the number of Green sea turtle Chelonia mydas records in Taiwan is one of the largest in the world (last accessed date: 15-10-2022). The data served as the foundation for understanding biogeography and sea turtle ecology in Taiwan's coastal waters. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 3 Nov 2022 14:16:08 +0200
  • New records of Ctenolepisma calvum (Ritter,1910) (Zygentoma, Lepismatidae)
           from Japan

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e90799
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e90799
      Authors : Megumi Shimada, Hiroki Watanabe, Yukio Komine, Rika Kigawa, Yoshinori Sato : Silverfish are known as one of the major pests which feed on paper and starch-based materials and can cause serious problems in museums, libraries and archives.Ctenolepisma calvum (Ritter, 1910) was first recorded from Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and has also been known from Central American countries including Guyana and Cuba. Recently, its rapid spread to European countries, including Austria, Czech, Germany and Norway, has been reported. In addition, there are unverified records of C. calvum from 17 more countries in the on-line citizen-science platforms iNaturalist.We report C. calvum in Japan for the first time, from Hokkaido, Miyagi, Tokyo, Fukuoka and Nagasaki Prefectures. The specimens in Japan were observed in detail by stereomicroscope, optical microscope and scanning electron microscope. The occurrence of this species is a serious problem from the viewpoint of protection of cultural properties. We also registered their mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I (COI) gene in EMBL/GenBank/DDBJ. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 3 Nov 2022 12:49:42 +0200
  • Two new species of the genus Macrothele Ausserer, 1871 (Araneae,
           Macrothelidae) from China

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e90967
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e90967
      Authors : Yaying Wu, Zhimin Li, Yan Yang, Zizhong Yang : The family Macrothelidae Simon, 1892 belongs to the infraorder Mygalomorphae, currently contains two genera and 47 described species, from South Europe, South, and East Southeast Asia, Central, West, and North Africa.Two new species of the funnel-web spider genus Macrothele Ausserer, 1871 from Yunnan Province, China are described: Macrothele washanensis Wu & Yang, sp. n. (♂♀), and M. wuliangensis Wu & Yang, sp. n. (♂♀). Detailed descriptions, diagnostic illustrations and distribution map are provided. All specimens are deposited in the Institute of Entomoceutics Research, Dali University (DUIER). HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 1 Nov 2022 09:16:08 +0200
  • A checklist and areography of the longhorn beetles (Coleoptera,
           Cerambycidae) of Pirin Mountains, Bulgaria

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e93718
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e93718
      Authors : Georgi Georgiev, Vladimir Sakalian, Plamen Mirchev, Margarita Georgieva, Sevdalin Belilov : The longhorn beetles fauna of Pirin Mountains, Bulgaria, was studied, based on literature data and original material. As a result, 100 taxa from five subfamilies are listed for the area, as follows: Prioninae (7 taxa), Lepturinae (31 taxa), Spondylidinae (9 taxa), Cerambycinae (28 taxa) and Lamiinae (25 taxa).This study presents two new records for Pirin Mts. (Oxymirus cursor and Tetropium fuscum fuscum) and new localities or additional information for 13 cerambycid taxa (species and subspecies). The 100 longhorn beetle taxa belong to 17 zoogeographical categories and eight complexes. The European complex occupies a dominant position (34%), followed by those from Palaearctic (17%), Eurosiberian (15%), Mediterranean (15%), European-Iranoturanian (9%), Balkan endemic (5%) and Holarctic (4%) complexes. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Oct 2022 12:31:56 +020
  • The complete mitochondrial genome of the Arctic fairy shrimp Branchinecta
           paludosa (Müller, 1788) (Anostraca, Branchinectidae) from Sirius Passet,
           North Greenland

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e90200
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e90200
      Authors : Ji-Hoon Kihm, Euna Jo, Tae-Yoon Park, Bo-Mi Kim : Here we report the complete mitochondrial genome of the Arctic fairy shrimp, Branchinecta paludosa (Müller, 1788) (Anostraca, Branchinectidae), which was collected in the High Arctic of North Greenland. A complete 16,059 bp mitochondrion of B. paludosa was sequenced and assembled with the Illumina next generation sequencing platform. The B. paludosa mitogenome contains 13 PCGs, 22 tRNAs and 2 rRNA genes that are commonly observed in most metazoans and shows the conserved gene arrangement pattern of Anostraca. Our results of the phylogenomic analysis are consistent with the previous phylogenetic relationship, based on nuclear 18S ribosomal DNA. The B. paludosa mitogenome will be useful for understanding the geographical distribution and phylogenetic relationship of anostracans. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Oct 2022 14:35:20 +030
  • Occurrence data on beetles (Coleoptera) collected in Dutch coastal dunes
           between 1953 and 1960

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e90103
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e90103
      Authors : G.M. Gerrits, L. Hemerik : Historical field data in ecology are exceedingly rare and, therefore, their preservation and publication is of high importance, especially as these data can function as a point of reference for present day biodiversity research. Therefore, we digitised a 65-year-old dataset on ground-dwelling beetles caught with pitfall traps in the coastal dune area "Meijendel", situated in the western part of the Netherlands.The data presented in this paper has never been published in a systematic way before and has had a long journey from moment of capture to the current digitisation. From 1953 through to 1960, 100 pitfalls were active and catches were collected once a week. A total of 36,400 samples were aggregated with approximately 90,000 occurrences recorded. All captures were identified up to species level and counted and sex determined where possible. The database has been registered in the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and can be found under: HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 27 Oct 2022 19:16:46 +030
  • Phaeoisaria laianensis (Pleurotheciales, Pleurotheciaceae), a new species
           from freshwater habitats in China

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e94088
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.10.e94088
      Authors : Yu Liu, Gui-Ping Xu, Xin-Yi Yan, Min-Hui Chen, Yang Gao, Hai-Jing Hu, Hai-Yan Song, Dian-Ming Hu, Zhi-Jun Zhai : Freshwater fungi play an indispensable role in the ecosystem and have great research value. Based on morphological and phylogenetic analyses of a concatenated dataset of ITS, LSU and SSU sequences, a new species, Phaeoisaria laianensis, was introduced as a freshwater hyphomycete from Anhui Province, China.Phaeoisaria laianensis was morphologically described as erect, rigid, dark brown to black, velvety synnemata which has macronematous, septate, branched, brown to dark brown, parallel adpressed conidiophores with polyblastic, integrated, terminal, hyaline to pale brown, smooth, denticulate, sympodial conidiogenous cells and ellipsoidal to obovoid, rounded at the apex, obtuse and tapering towards base, septate, guttulate conidia. Based on molecular and morphological characteristics, it is confirmed to be a new species. All illustrations and descriptions have been provided. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 27 Oct 2022 11:46:54 +030
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