https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/issue/feed Zoodiversity 2022-12-27T14:43:28+00:00 Kharchenko Vitaliy vit@izan.kiev.ua Open Journal Systems <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> <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;"> <p>The publisher and manufacturer of the Journal Zoodiversity is the Publishing House "Akademperiodyka" of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in accordance with the order of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine No. 158 of March 24, 2022 "On the appointment of the Publishing House "Akademperiodyka" of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine as the Publisher&nbsp;of Scientific Journals, the preparation and issue of which is carried out in within the framework of the Program for Supporting Journals of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine".</p> </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> https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/395 The Predatory Mites (Phytoseiidae, Parasitiformes) in the Fauna of Ukraine: a New Species and a New Subgenus of the Genus Graminaseius 2022-12-26T10:24:15+00:00 L. A. Kolodochka leonsponsor@gmail.com <p>The predatory mites of the genus <em>Graminaseius</em> Chant &amp; McMurtry, 2004 (Phytoseiidae, Parasitiformes) of the Ukrainian fauna are reviewed. Information on the species of the genus previously known from Ukraine is summarized and supplemented. <em>Alustoseius</em> Kolodochka, subgen. n. (type species: <em>Amblyseius alustoni</em> Livschitz &amp; Kuznetzov, 1972) is established to include <em>Graminaseius</em> (<em>Alustoseius</em>) <em>altimontanus</em> Kolodochka, sp. n. described based on a female collected in the Crimean Mountains, and <em>Graminaseius</em> (<em>Alustoseius</em>) <em>alustoni</em> (Livschitz et Kuznetzov, 1972), comb. n. previously assigned to <em>Amblyseius</em> and <em>Neoseiulus</em>. Two species are added one the list, one of which, <em>Graminaseius</em> (s. str.)<em> lituatus</em> (Athias-Henriot, 1961), comb. n. was previously assigned to <em>Amblyseius</em> and <em>Typhlodromips</em>, is recorded from Ukraine for the first time. All the species are redescribed and illustrated based on the study of exhausting material, with diagnoses, depositaries of type material, distribution in Ukraine and world, types of habitats, as well as a key to subgenera and species occurring in Ukraine are provided.</p> 2022-12-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/418 The Cases of Abnormal Amplexus in Anura on the Territory of the Chernivtsi Region, Ukraine 2022-12-26T10:24:20+00:00 N. A. Smirnov nazarsm@ukr.net <p>The paper contains information about 21 cases of abnormal amplexus among anurans (Amphibia) detected on the territory of the Chernivtsi Region, Ukraine. Multiple amplexus, consisting of one female and two or more males, was registered in three species: <em>Bombina variegata</em>, <em>Bufo bufo</em>,<em> Rana temporaria</em>. The author described interspecific amplexus in six cases. Five of them were among anurans (<em>Bufo bufo </em>male × <em>Pelophylax lessonae </em>male, <em>Rana dalmatina </em>males × <em>Rana temporaria </em>female or males, <em>Rana temporaria</em> male × <em>Pelophylax ridibundus</em> female) and one case&nbsp;— among Anura and Caudata (<em>Bombina variegata </em>male × <em>Lissotriton montandoni </em>female).</p> 2022-12-08T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Nazar Smirnov https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/380 Diversity and Density of Mollusca (Gastropoda and Bivalvia) Population in the Euphrates River at Al-Nasiriyah, Southern Iraq 2022-12-26T10:24:16+00:00 G. A. Ali Al-Yacoub ghassanadnan.bio@utq.edu.iq Sh. A. Najim ghassanadnan.bio@utq.edu.iq A. M. Al-Khazali ghassanadnan.bio@utq.edu.iq <p>The current study was conducted in one of the most important water sources in Iraq, the Euphrates river to evaluate the diversity and density of Gastropoda and Bivalvia by using appropriate biodiversity indices. The samples were taken monthly from the river sediments, during the period from 1 July 2018 to 1 June 2019 from 3 stations, the distance between the first and second stations is 5 km and the second and third station is 7 km. The results showed the presence of 9 species, 7 of them belong to the Gastropoda and 2 belong to the Bivalvia. The total number of Mollusca was 2675 ind/m<sup>2</sup>. The species <em>Melanoides tuberculata</em> (Muller 1774) showed more relative abundance in the Euphrates River during the study period. The highest value for richness was recorded in March at station 3, while the Shannon Wiener diversity index, the results showed that the highest values ​​were in April and May for all sites, and the highest value for eveness was recorded in January at Station 3, while the highest value for dominance was during October at station 3. Moreover, the current study included the monthly measurement of five environmental factors: water temperature, pH, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and organic matter.</p> 2022-12-06T09:13:26+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Ghassan A. Ali Al-Yacoub https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/385 Invertebrate Communities Associated to Parastacus pugnax (Decapoda, Parastacidae) Northern Patagonian Populations (38°S, Araucania, Chile): a First Exploratory Analysis 2022-12-27T14:43:28+00:00 P. R. De los Rios-Escalante prios@uct.cl P. Jara-Seguel pjara@uct.cl A. Contreras acontrer@uct.cl M. Latsague mlatsaguev8@gmail.com G. Lara glarauct123@gmail.com <p>The burrowing crayfish <em>Parastacus pugnax</em> (Poeppig, 1835) inhabits the flooded plains in the central part of Chile (32–38°S), where it coexists with another representaives of invertebrate fauna. The aim of this study was to give the first description based on exploratory data of invertebrates associated to <em>P. pugnax</em> habitats in the Araucanía region, Chile. For comparison, published data on two similar habitats without <em>P. pugnax</em> populations were considered as outgroups. The obtained results revealed marked differences in species composition among sites with presence of <em>P. pugnax</em>, and without this species. A small number of species (1–5) was identified in the studied sites; Cladocera <em>Simocephalus expinosus</em> group was the most numerous and inhabited five of seven sites. Ecological and biogeographical topics were discussed.</p> 2022-12-06T09:07:58+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Zoodiversity https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/417 Identity of Species Assigned to the Genus Cephalia (Diptera, Tephritoidea) 2022-12-26T10:24:12+00:00 E. P. Kameneva kameneva.elena@Gmail.com V. A. Korneyev valery.korneyev@gmail.com <p>The taxonomy of the genus <em>Cephalia </em>Meigen, 1826 has hitherto been confused. This paper comprises a review of the 13 nominal species assigned to the genus <em>Cephalia</em> to date. Of these, <em>C. nigripes</em> Meigen, 1826 has previously been considered a junior synonym of <em>C. rufipes</em> Meigen, 1826, which is here found to be apparently the only species which actually belongs in the genus <em>Cephalia.</em> Regarding the position of the other species: <em>Cephalia</em> <em>fascipennis</em> Wiedemann, 1830<em>, C</em><em>.</em> <em>femoralis</em> Wiedemann, 1830 and<em> C. marginata </em>Wiedemann, 1830 was already transferred to <em>Setellia</em> (Richardiidae) and <em>C. caloptera </em>Bigot, 1886 synonymized with <em>Euphranta connexa</em> (Tephritidae); <em>C. bicolor </em>Bigot, 1886 synonymized with <em>Elassogaster linearis</em> (Walker, 1849) (Platystomatidae); and <em>C. quadripunctata </em>Gimmerthal, 1842 tentatively placed in the genus <em>Sapromyza</em> (Lauxaniidae). <em>Cephalia myrmecoides </em>Loew, 1860 and <em>C. fenestrata </em>Coquillett, 1900 have been transferred to the monotypic genera <em>Myrmecothea </em>Hendel and<em> Myiomyrmica</em> Steyskal respectively, forming a clearly monophyletic lineage together with <em>C. rufipes</em> within the tribe Cephaliini (Ulidiidae). The following synonymies are also established here for the remaining species: <em>Acrosticta </em><em>fulvicornis </em>(Bigot, 1886) <strong>comb</strong>. <strong>n</strong>., = <em>Cephalia</em> <em>fulvicornis </em>Bigot, 1886 (<em>Acrosticta fulvipes</em> Coqullett, 1900 is possibly a junior synonym) (Ulidiidae); <em>Herina flavoscutellata (</em>Becker, 1900), <strong>comb</strong>. <strong>n</strong>. (Ulidiidae), = <em>Cephalia</em> <em>flavoscutellata</em> Becker, 1900; <em>Rivellia maculipennis </em>(Bigot, 1886) <strong>comb</strong>. <strong>n</strong>., = <em>Cephalia</em><em> maculipennis </em>Bigot, 1886 = <em>Rivellia brevifasciata</em> Johnson, 1900 <strong>syn</strong>. <strong>n</strong>. (Platystomatidae). The taxonomic position of <em>Cephalia</em> within the subfamily Otitinae is discussed.</p> 2022-11-28T16:40:18+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Elena Kameneva