Zoodiversity https://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> <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> en-US vit@izan.kiev.ua (Kharchenko Vitaliy) zoodiversity@izan.kiev.ua (Gorodyska Galina) Tue, 15 Nov 2022 16:00:13 +0000 OJS http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Prevalence of Fascioliasis in Ruminants of the World — meta-analysis https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/310 <p>Among the gastrointestinal parasitoses, fascioliasis is one of the most common diseases in ruminants. <em>Fasciola </em>spp. is recorded on five continents of the globe, in more than 50 countries. The parasitizing trematode causes economic losses associated with a decrease in milk yield, body weight, and culling of affected carcasses and organs. In this study, we aimed to quantify the prevalence of fascioliasis among ruminants (cattle, sheep and goats) of the world in terms of the odds ratio according to the Mantel–Haenszel test (M–H). Online databases in English, Russian and Ukrainian languages were searched for publications from January 2002 to September 2020. This meta-analysis included 42 studies with ruminant hosts. Data on the spread of fascioliasis were collected from different continents of the globe: North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The results of the study found that the overall prevalence of fascioliasis in cattle was 6.41 %, while in small ruminants it was only 2.03 %. The disease in cattle was recorded 1.48 times more often than in sheep and goats. Egger’s regression test revealed no significant publication bias (P = 0.265). The results of the meta-analysis confirm that the causative agent of fascioliasis circulates mainly in the emerging countries. The updated data on fascioliasis will expand the screening strategy to maintain the health of farm ruminants and reduce economic losses.</p> O. V. Kruchynenko, S. M. Mykhailiutenko, M. O. Petrenko Copyright (c) 2022 https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/310 Wed, 02 Nov 2022 14:05:17 +0000 Further and Further East: Steppe Land Snail, Xerolenta obvia (Gastropoda, Geomitridae), Expands its Range in Ukraine https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/378 <p>Based on our long-term observations, collection material and literature data, the process of expanding the range of the steppe snail of Pontic-Balkan origin <em>Xerolenta obvia </em>(Menke, 1828) in Ukraine from the end of the 19th century to the present day is analyzed. Known findings of this species in the Pleistocene deposits of Ukraine indicate that <em>X. obvia </em>could migrate to Western Ukraine through the Western Black Sea region and the Podolian Upland, bypassing the Carpathian Mountains. Some records of <em>X. obvia </em>in the mountainous part of the Ukrainian Carpathians and in the Transcarpathian lowland (mid-20th–early 21st century) are most likely the result of anthropochory. However, even in those areas of Western Ukraine that can be considered as part of the natural range of <em>X. obvia</em>, this species was apparently found much less frequently at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century than now. To date, <em>X. obvia </em>has not only spread more in Western Ukraine, but has also been recorded in Zhytomyr and Kyiv, in the Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia regions. A similar process of gradual expansion of its range is also observed in other parts of Europe. The ecological features of the species contributing to this are discussed.</p> N. V. Gural-Sverlova, S. M. Pisaryev , R. I. Gural Copyright (c) 2022 Ніна Гураль-Сверлова, Sergiy Pisaryev , Roman Gural https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/378 Mon, 24 Oct 2022 13:04:37 +0000 A review of Tephritidae and Ulidiidae (Diptera, Tephritoidea) of Croatia https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/393 <p>Started by G. R. von Frauenfeld, R. Schiner and G. Strobl over 120 years ago by collecting several species in “Dalmazien”, studies of the fruit flies (Tephritidae) and picture-winged flies (Ulidiidae) in Croatia to date have been casual and fragmentary. Regular collecting of these families in Modruš (Karlovac County) during 2021–2022 has resulted in a list of 85 species of Tephritidae and 15 species of Ulidiidae presented here, of which 21 Tephritidae and three Ulidiidae species, respectively, are recorded from Croatia for the first time. Examined material and references are listed, and the rare or newly recorded species are illustrated. The status of type specimens of some nominal species described by Frauenfeld and Schiner from Croatia is discussed.</p> D. Kovac, E. P. Kameneva, V. A. Korneyev Copyright (c) 2022 Elena Kameneva, Damir Kovac https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/393 Mon, 24 Oct 2022 13:03:09 +0000 Diet Composition of the Austral Pygmy Owl in a Peri-Urban Protected Area in South-Central Chile https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/353 <p>The diet of the Austral Pygmy Owl, <em>Glaucidium nana, </em>a small raptor, was studied by pellet analysis. During fall of 2020, 52 pellets were collected in a peri-urban protected area. Amongst 122 prey items, Muridae, represented exclusively by the alien species <em>Rattus rattus </em>and <em>Rattus norvegicus</em>, made up 35.24 % by number and 67.1 % of the biomass, followed by native Cricetidae, at a 37.69 % by number and 17.9 % by biomass. In the last place in relative frequency were birds and arthropods. The biomass contribution was unequal among the different prey, being the alien prey the group with the highest profit. The role of the landscape in the composition of prey in the observed trophic spectrum is discussed.</p> A. H. Zúñiga, J. R. Rau, V. Fuenzalida, R. Sandoval Copyright (c) 2022 alfredo zúñiga https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/353 Mon, 24 Oct 2022 13:02:21 +0000 To Registrations of Bottom Macroinvertebrates, Fish, Amphibians and Reptiles of the upper Tskhenistskali River Basin (Georgia, Lower Svanetia) https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/363 <p>This paper contains information on the records of bottom macroinvertebrates, fish, amphibians and reptiles collected during a fi eld expedition to the valley of the river Tskhenistskali (in the vicinities of town of Lentekhi and village of Sasashi) in April 2018. According to the results of the study, three fish species (Actinopterigii) of three families (Salmonidae, Cyprinidae and Nemacheilidae) inhabits three studied rivers (Kheledula, Devashi and Tskhenistskali Rivers). Seven species of reptiles (Squamata: Anguidae — 1, Colubridae — 1, Viperidae — 1, Lacertidae — 4), and five species of amphibians (Anura: Hylidae — 1, Bufonidae — 1, Ranidae – 2; Caudata: Salamandridae — 1) were registered within the investigated area. Around Lentekhi town three species of the genus <em>Darevskia </em>Arribas, 1999, namely <em>Darevskia rudis svanetica </em>(Darevsky &amp; Eiselt, 1980), <em>Darevskia brauneri brauneri </em>(Mehely, 1909) and <em>Darevskia derjugini abchasica </em>(Bischoff , 1982) were found to live almost sympatrically, with only river serving as a natural barrier between the species. The paper also contains descriptions of habitats characteristic of the region for the species found and the results of route surveys with <em>D. d. abchasica </em>and <em>P. ridibundus </em>being the most numerous species of herpetofauna (sensu lato) — up to 35 and 20 individuals per 100 m of route. In order to illustrate the feeding base of the registered vertebrates, the study of species composition (n = 114) of bottom macroinvertebrates, that form the main component of food source for them. The recorded invertebrates belong to 16 taxonomic groups of the higher rank (up to 98.1 % of all benthic invertebrates appeared to be insects, including Ephemeroptera — 51 %, Plecoptera — 17.4 % Сhironomidae — 14.2 %, Trichoptera — 11.5 %, Diptera — 3 %). Other groups, namely Turbellaria, Nematoda, Oligochaeta, Araneida, Acarina, Collembola, Heteroptera, Coleoptera, in total form a little less than 3 % of all recorded species. Registrations of fauna from mountain regions will help to update actual maps of natural ranges of the species within the country and tend to be a valuable addition to the data that can be potentially used in GIS-modelling of species’ distribution according to predicted climate changes.</p> O. Marushchak, S. Afanasyev, O. Lietytska, O. Golub Copyright (c) 2022 Oleksii Marushchak, Sergiy Afanasyev, Oksana Nekrasova, Oleg Golub https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/363 Mon, 24 Oct 2022 13:00:46 +0000