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> en-US vit@izan.kiev.ua (Kharchenko Vitaliy) zoodiversity@izan.kiev.ua (Gorodyska Galina) Thu, 24 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 OJS http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 The fruit flies of Morocco: new records of the Tephritinae (Diptera, Tephritidae) http://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/130 <p>Based on the samples of the true fruit flies belonging to the subfamily Tephritinae collected in Morocco during 2016–2020, the genus <em>Chaetostomella</em> Hendel, 1927 and the species <em>Myopites</em> <em>cypriaca</em> Hering 1938, <em>M</em>. <em>longirostris</em> (Loew, 1846), <em>Tephritis</em> <em>carmen</em> Hering 1937, and <em>Urophora</em> <em>jaculata</em> Rondani, 1870 are recorded for the first time in North Africa and <em>Chaetorellia</em> <em>succinea</em> Costa 1844, <em>Chaetostomella</em> <em>cylindrica</em> Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830, <em>Terellia</em> <em>luteola</em> (Wiedemann, 1830), <em>Terellia</em> <em>oasis</em> (Hering, 1938) and <em>Urophora</em> <em>quadrifasciata</em> <em>algerica</em> (Hering, 1941) are new records for the Moroccan fauna. The occurrence of <em>Capitites</em> <em>ramulosa</em> (Loew, 1844), <em>Tephritis</em> <em>simplex</em> Loew, 1844, and <em>Aciura</em> <em>coryli</em> (Rossi, 1794) are confirmed. Host plants as well as photos of verified species are provided.</p> Y. El Harym, B. Belqat, V. A. Korneyev Copyright (c) 2020 Zoodiversity https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/130 Thu, 24 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Comparative analysis of fecundity in close amphimictic Aporrectodea сaliginosa and apomictic A. trapezoides earthworms, and the problem of reproductive advantages of parthenogenetic animals. http://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/91 <p>The comparative analysis of fecundity and fertility was studied experimentally for the amphimictic <em>Aporrectodea</em> <em>caliginosa</em> diploid earthworms and the close parthenogenetic <em>A. trapezoides </em>triploid earthworms during two seasons. The individual fecundity of cocoons at is significantly higher in the parthenogenetic species than in amphimictic one. Fertility is in contrast lower in the parthenogenetic species, which results in leveled parameters of the reproductive potential. A generalization and analysis of the available data on the comparative fecundity of representatives of different animal groups shows that the automatic increase in fecundity in same-sex organisms due to the exclusion of males cannot be considered a universal rule providing biological progress and the ecological advantage of parthenogenetic organisms. This explanation is not suitable for hermaphroditic organisms. In addition, in some cases, parthenogenetic reproduction is accompanied by reduced fertility and even reduced fecundity.&nbsp;</p> S.V. Mezhzherin , Yu.Yu. Chayka , S.V. Kokodiy , A.A. Tsyba Copyright (c) 2020 Zoodiversity http://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/91 Mon, 07 Dec 2020 10:25:14 +0000 The taxonomic survey of the fauna of cercariae (Platyhelminthes, Trematoda) in the mollusks of Uzbekistan http://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/68 <p>The article provides a list of trematodes cercariae found in the molluscs of Uzbekistan based on the analysis and generalisation of well-known data published in the period between 1934 and 2019. Currently, the list comprises 50 cercaria species belonging to 38 genera, 19 families and 11 orders of trematodes, the adult forms of which parasitise vertebrates (fish, amphibians, birds and mammals), including the human being. The cercariae were discovered in 38 mollusc species belonging to Gastropoda and Bivalvia. The discovered larvae comprised 12 groups of cercariae.</p> Ulugbek Shakarbaev, Firuza Akramova, Djalaliddin Azimov Copyright (c) 2020 Zoodiversity https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/68 Mon, 07 Dec 2020 10:21:18 +0000 Mining flies of the subfamily Agromyzinae (Diptera, Agromyzidae) of Ukrainian Transcarpathia with the description of three new species http://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/131 <p>Based on the material recently collected in the Transcarpathian Ukraine, three previously unknown species of the mining flies are described: <em>Ophiomyia kireshii</em> sp. n., <em>O.&nbsp;mukhorytsa</em> sp. n. and <em>Agromyza paralucida</em> sp. n. Heads, wings, male and female terminalia are illustrated and DNA sequences of the new species are provided. In addition, five species previously unknown to occur in Ukraine were found and added on the list of Ukrainian Agromyzidae: <em>Melanagromyza nartschukae</em> Pakalniškis, 1996, <em>Ophiomyia pseudonasuta </em>Černý, 1994, <em>Agromyza anderssoni</em> Spencer, 1976, <em>A</em><em>.&nbsp;hendeli</em> Griffiths, 1963, and <em>A.&nbsp;lucida </em>Hendel, 1920. All species go with short general data on their distribution in Ukraine and rare species are provided with detailed distribution information that not listed earlier. The number of confirmed Ukrainian Agromyzinae species is now 105.</p> Yu. Guglya Copyright (c) 2020 Valery Korneyev; Yulia Guglia http://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/131 Mon, 07 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Dynamics of mouse-like rodent communities in anthropogenically disturbed territories of the Southeast of Western Siberia (Kemerovo Region, Russia) http://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/105 <p>The research was designed to study the dynamics of mouse-like rodent communities in the area of self-organized vegetation, which had undergone clear-cut deforestation. The research is based on the results of continuous monitoring conducted from 1978 to 2018. Pitfall traps were the key method of catching small mammals throughout the monitoring period.We used Simpson’s Diversity Index to quantify species diversity. The community similarity was evaluated by shares of species through Czekanowski-Sørensen Index. The studies were carried out in the vicinity of the biological station <em>Azhendarovo</em> (54 ° 45ʹ N, 87 ° 01ʹ E) located on the territory of the Kuznetsk-Salair mountain region, in the area where forest-steppe of the Kuznetsk Hollow changes to dark coniferous taiga on the foothills of the Kuznetsk Alatau. The results of the studies showed that natural primeval communities of the taiga zone before deforestation were characterized by a multidominant structure. After the deforestation, the structure changed. The composition of dominant species in the recovering areas of cut-down taiga began to approach to the original state 40 years after the deforestation. Meadow communities followed the path of transformation, having no analogs in the initial period and were characterized by a significant amount of ruderal vegetation.</p> V. B. Ilyashenko, E. M. Luchnikova, V. N. Danilov, A. V. Kovalevsky, K. S. Zubko Copyright (c) 2020 V. B. Ilyashenko, E. M. Luchnikova, V. N. Danilov, A. V. Kovalevsky, K. S. Zubko https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/105 Mon, 16 Nov 2020 12:42:56 +0000