Zoodiversity http://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity <div style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;">"Zoodiversity" is the new name for "Vestnik Zoologii", which was published for 1967-2019.</div> <p>Zoodiversity is publishing original papers in all fields of zoology (except for strictly applied): fauna and systematics, ecology, ethology, descriptive and comparative morphology, physiology, paleozoology, zoological aspects of nature conservancy; the journal also includes eventual items like Information and Chronicle, Book Reviews, Field Notes, etc.</p> <p>Publication language is English.</p> I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine en-US Zoodiversity 2707-725X Metazoan Parasites Infecting Xiphias gladius from the Eastern Coast of Algeria (SW Mediterranean Sea) http://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/256 <p>Five specimens of <em>Xiphias gladius</em> Linnaeus, 1758 were sampled from the eastern coast of Algeria and examined for their metazoan parasites. Pathological effects of the collected parasites were examined for the whole body of <em>X. gladius</em>. Four metazoan parasites species were collected: two monogeneans (<em>Tristoma coccineum</em> Cuvier, 1817; <em>T. integrum</em> Diesing, 1850), one copepod (<em>Pennella instructa</em> (Wilson, 1917)) and one parasitic nematode (<em>Hysterothylacium aduncum</em> (Rudolphi, 1802)). We report here for the first time a symbiotic species,<em> Conchoderma virgatum </em>Spengler, 1789 (Cirripedia) fixed on <em>P. instructa</em>. Collected monogenean and the copepod species are newly recorded for Algerian coast. <em>Xiphias gladius</em> is a new host for <em>H.</em><em> aduncum </em>in the studied region. All examined specimens were infected (P=100%), male as well as female specimens. The collected copepod parasite, <em>P. instructa</em> (P= 60%) induces serious pathological effects to its host (necrosis and hemorrhage particularly). Histological sections showed that this copepod causes skin lesions, deteriorations on the dermal and muscle tissue.</p> <p><strong>Keywords</strong>: <em>Xiphias</em><em> gladius</em>, parasitic fauna, Algerian coasts.</p> S. Ramdani J.-P. Trilles Z. Ramdane Copyright (c) 2021 Zoodiversity 2021-11-25 2021-11-25 55 6 10.15407/zoo2021.06.505 Contributions to the Knowledge of Sexual Dimorphism in Liolaemus darwinii (Squamata, Liolaemidae) in the Monte Desert of Argentina http://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/173 <p>The lizard <em>Liolaemus darwinii </em>(Liolaemidae) is a typical species with wide distribution in Monte environments of Argentina. The objective of this study is contribute to knowledge of sexual dimorphism in <em>L. darwinii</em>. We evaluated sexual shape and size variation of the cephalic region through procustes analyses with geometric morphometry. We predict that the heads in males tend to be larger than in females. The results showed significant sexual differences in shape, mainly in supraocular scales. Size was larger in males, although the differences were not significant. Our results are similar to other analyses using lineal morphometry in other populations of <em>L. darwinii </em>of Argentina. Geometric morphometry analyses are a useful tool for addressing sexual differences in Monte lizards. For San Juan province, in the center-west of Argentina, this is the first study using these analyses.</p> G. Castillo C. J. Gonzalez-Rivas J. C. Acosta Copyright (c) 2021 Gabriel Castillo 2021-11-22 2021-11-22 55 6 10.15407/zoo2021.06.479 New Records of Sciarid Species (Diptera, Sciaridae) from Ukraine. III http://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/279 <p>Five species of black fungus gnats <em>Corynoptera furcifera </em>Mohrig &amp; Mamaev, 1987, <em>Cratyna (Cratyna) gilva </em>Rudzinski, 2000, <em>Lycoriella (Lycoriella) lundstromi</em> (Frey, 1948), <em>Pseudolycoriella paludum </em>(Frey, 1948) and <em>Xylosciara (Xylosciara) heptacantha </em>Tuomikoski, 1957 are recorded from Ukraine for the first time. Distributions of these species are summarized and diagnoses of the species are provided.</p> A. I. Babytskiy O. O. Bezsmertna Copyright (c) 2021 Andriy Babytskiy 2021-11-22 2021-11-22 55 6 10.15407/zoo2021.06.493 New Records of the Subfamilies Cylloceriinae and Microleptinae (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae) from Eastern Europe http://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/250 <p>The species of the tribe Cylloceriini Wahl, 1990 collected in different parts of Poland and Ukrainian Carpathians are listed. Of them, <em>Allomacrus longecaudatus</em> (Strobl, 1903) and <em>Rossemia longithorax</em> Humala, 1997 are recorded for the first time from Ukraine being the second European country record of both species after the original description. The genus <em>Entypoma</em> Förster, 1869 with two species, <em>E. robustator</em> Aubert, 1968 and <em>E. suspiciosum</em> (Förster, 1871) is the first reliable modern record of the genus in Poland. A key to European species of the genus <em>Allomacrus</em> Förster, 1869 is provided.</p> O. Varga A. Kostro-Ambroziak Copyright (c) 2021 Oleksandr Varga 2021-11-22 2021-11-22 55 6 10.15407/zoo2021.06.485 Effect of Farming and Rainfall on the Species Diversity, Population Density and Community Structure of Birds Breeding in the Kalahari Woodland, NE Namibia http://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/211 <p>The line transect method has been employed to assess species diversity, population densities and community structure of birds breeding in a mosaic of Kalahari Woodland and farmland, NE Namibia. The transect, 4.5 km long, was surveyed in 2014 and 2015. The total annual rainfall in 2014 was much higher than in 2015 (427 mm vs. 262 mm).In total, 40 breeding species in 2014, and 46 in 2015 were recorded. Six species were dominant in 2014 (Cape Turtle Dove, Laughing Dove, Emerald-spotted Dove, Blue Waxbill, and White-browed Scrub Robin) and only three species in 2015 (Cape Turtle Dove and Blue Waxbill and Yellow-fronted Canary). Although the cumulative dominance in 2014 almost doubled that in 2014, the Community Index in both years was almost identical. Also diversity indices and evenness index were very similar in both years compared. Granivorous birds were the most numerous feeding guild. Their contribution was similar in 2014 and 2015 (46.7% vs. 43.4%). Two other feeding guilds, insectivores and frugivores, comprised together more than 50% in both years. The number of bird species and species diversity were not influenced by the differential rainfall. However, contrary to expectations, population densities of most bird species (at least the more numerous ones) were higher in the year with lower than in the year with higher rainfall. The number of species and species diversity was similar in the farmland and in neighbouring Kalahari Woodland in a pristine stage. However, population densities of most species were lower in the farmland than in the pristine woodland.&nbsp;</p> G. Kopij Copyright (c) 2021 Grzegorz Kopij 2021-11-08 2021-11-08 55 6 10.15407/zoo2021.06.451