https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/issue/feed Zoodiversity 2023-05-01T13:59:33+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/419 The Red Data Book Waterbirds in the Coastal Wetlands of the Azov-Black Sea Region of Ukraine — the Results of the August Counts 2018 and 2021 2023-05-01T13:59:33+00:00 J. I. Chernichko j.chernichko@gmail.com V. A. Kostiushyn v.kostiushyn@gmail.com S. V. Vinokurova svetlana.vinokurova@gmail.com <p>The article analyses data from the August Counts of 2018 and 2021, which covered the 40 most important wetlands on the Azov-Black Sea coast of Ukraine. Of the 106 wetland bird species recorded during the censuses, 35 species are listed in the Red Data Book of Ukraine. The number of them was about 50 thousand individuals or 7.6 % of the total number of counted birds: in 2018&nbsp;— 24.1 thousand individuals and in 2021 — 25.8 thousand individuals. Detailed information on the number of bird species and the list of the most important sites for each species can be found in the publication. The comparison of the current data with the previous survey period 2004‒2015 (Chernichko et al., 2018) showed that the abundance of 17 waterbird species decreased, and 7 species increased their abundance. It is assumed that these changes are caused by the aridification of the climate, leading to the drying out of the shallow parts of the region's wetlands in the second half of the summer.</p> 2023-04-11T20:50:41+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 V. A. Kostiushyn, Josef Chernichko, Svetlana Vinokurova https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/397 First Description of Invertebrate Benthic Fauna in the Middle Zone of the Loa River (Chile) 2023-05-01T13:56:35+00:00 P. De los Rios-Escalante prios@uct.cl R. Wilson rodolfo.wilson@uantof.cl J. Norambuena biojans@gmail.com C. Esse carlos.esse@uautonoma.cl <p>Aquatic insect communities in inland waters of Chile are characterised by the presence of certain species depending on water quality, but there is little information on statistical ecology in the structure of insect communities. The aim of the present study was to apply null models to explain the structure of aquatic insects in the middle zone of the Loa River, in the Atacama Desert (Antofagasta Region, Chile; 23°S). The results of the null models of species co-occurrence showed that species associations are random, while niche sharing showed that species share ecological niches and consequently there is interspecific competition. The reported taxa are similar to communities for other North Patagonian rivers in terms of community structure.</p> 2023-04-03T10:02:45+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Publisher Publishing House ”Akademperiodyka” of the NAS of Ukraine, 2023tricio De los Rios-Escalante, Rodolfo Wilson, Juan Norambuena, Carlos Esse https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/412 Protozoa and Nematodes Infecting Odontophrynus occidentalis (Anura, Odontophrynidae) from the Monte Desert of Argentina 2023-05-01T13:58:33+00:00 M. Piñeiro mauridpg@gmail.com E. Sanabria sanabria.eduardoa@gmail.com C. González cynthyaelizabethg@hotmail.com <p>The parasitofauna of amphibians from the province of San Juan has been studied very little. In particular, only one helminthological study has been reported on <em>Odontophrynus occidentalis</em> (Berg, 1896). The aim of the present study was to describe the endoparasites of <em>O. occidentalis</em>, including protozoa and nematodes. Twenty-one adults (13 males and 8 females) of <em>O. occidentalis</em> were analysed for parasites. Collected parasites were examined using standard parasitological techniques. Parasitological descriptors such as prevalence and mean intensity were calculated. Specimens belonging to the phyla Ciliophora and Nematoda were found in the intestinal tract. Protozoa of the genus <em>Nyctotheroides</em> and two nematode species, <em>Aplectana hylambatis</em> and <em>Falcaustra sanjuanensis</em>, were identified. This study provides new information on the new parasitic infection of amphibians for the province of San Juan. We emphasize the need to increase the knowledge of the amphibian parasitofauna, mainly related to protozoa in these vertebrates, since the literature presents few reports.</p> 2023-03-16T13:16:53+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Publisher Publishing House ”Akademperiodyka” of the NAS of Ukraine, 2023 https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/437 New Records of Hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae) from Ukraine. VI 2023-04-27T08:36:16+00:00 A. V. Prokhorov al.val.prokhorov@gmail.com G. V. Popov grigory.v.popov@gmail.com V. Yu. Shparyk viktorshparyk@gmail.com Yu. S. Vasilyeva al.val.prokhorov@gmail.com <p>Nine species of hoverflies of the subfamilies Eristalinae, Pipizinae and Syrphinae are recorded from Ukraine for the first time: <em>Cheilosia himantopus</em> (Panzer, 1798), <em>Orthonevra incisa</em> (Loew, 1843), <em>Neocnemodon verrucula</em> (Collin, 1931), <em>Pipiza luteibarba</em> Vujić, Radenković &amp; Polić, 2008, <em>Trichopsomyia joratensis</em> (Goeldlin de Tiefenau, 1997), <em>T. lucida</em> (Meigen, 1822), <em>Dasysyrphus neovenustus </em>Soszyński, Mielczarek &amp; Tofilski, 2013, <em>Platycheirus europaeus</em> Goeldlin de Tiefenau, Maibach &amp; Speight, 1990, <em>P.&nbsp;sticticus</em> (Meigen, 1822). Distributions of these species are summarized and species diagnoses are provided.</p> 2023-03-06T14:11:27+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Publisher Publishing House “Akademperiodyka” of the NAS of Ukraine https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/427 One or Two: How Many Species of the Genus Pyrrhocorax (Passeriformes, Corvidae) Inhabited the Crimea During the Late Pleistocene? 2023-05-01T13:57:36+00:00 L. Gorobets ornitologist@gmail.com О. Kovalchuk ornitologist@gmail.com B. Ridush ornitologist@gmail.com <p>The article provides an overview of bird remains assigned to the genus <em>Pyrrhocorax</em> Tunstall, 1771 from nine cave sites of Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene age within the Crimean Peninsula (Ukraine). A large sample of chough bones from the Emine-Bair-Khosar Cave (722 bones) is processed and the results obtained are presented here for the first time. Re-identification of the remains revealed the presence of the Alpine chough <em>Pyrrhocorax graculus</em> in the studied region instead of two species of the genus <em>Pyrrhocorax</em> as previously believed. The material processed was assigned to an extinct subspecies – <em>Pyrrhocorax graculus vetus</em> – based on a series of measurements taken from various skeletal elements (in particular, coracoideum, humerus, ulna, radius, carpometacarpus, femur, tibiotarsus, and tarsometatarsus). The previous assumptions of the coexistence of two chough species in the Crimea during the Late Pleistocene made it possible to consider climate in this region as relatively warm. Our results indirectly revealed that the climate of the Crimean Peninsula at the verge of the Late Pleistocene and Holocene was rather cool and therefore unsuitable for the red-billed chough.</p> 2023-02-28T08:08:05+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Leonid Gorobets