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, 06 Sep 2022 10:44:18 +0000 OJS 3.1.2.4 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 SEM study of hooks in the Acanthocephala with emphasis on structural-functional relationships https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/362 <p>The retractable proboscis of acanthocephalans is equipped with hooks for attachment to the intestine of the definitive host. Throughout their evolutionary history, acanthocephalans have developed a variety of ways to maximize their anchoring to host gut and to avoid dislodgement. Hooks vary in their size and shape along the longitudinal axis of the proboscis, texture, &nbsp;structure, and hardness as well as in their contribution to the absorption of nutrients. Hooks also vary in their chemical composition, especially calcium, phosphorus, and sulfur, contributing to their hardness. Hook roots are paramount in anchoring them to the cuticular and subcuticular layers of the proboscis. Roots vary in size and shape and are often simple and directed posteriorly but often have anterior manubrial or may be vestigial or absent especially posteriorly. The core layer of roots is usually continuous with that of the hook. Hooks often, but not always, maintain a similar pattern in families. Because of the inconsistencies and inadequacies in the description of hooks, especially in line drawings, in various groups of acanthocephalans, we have decided to provide the largest assortment of morphological and anatomical variabilities among the many species that we have studied over the years. We are, thus, reporting the SEM of hooks of 30 selected species of acanthocephalans in 13 families in an attempt to elucidate patterns and trends characteristic of acanthocephalan families.</p> O. M. Amin, R. A. Heckmann Copyright (c) 2022 O. M. Amin, R. A. Heckmann https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/362 Tue, 16 Aug 2022 13:43:05 +0000 Acaridid Mite Species Communities in Agricultural and Industrial Objects of Storing and Concentration of Nutritive Substrates in Zhytomyr Polissia https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/343 <p>This work presents the results of long-term complex study of acaridid mites’ fauna and ecology in different biotopes (agricultural and industrial objects) in Zhytomyr Polissia. There were 30 species identified, which belong to five families: Suidasidae, Acaridae, Glycyphagidae, Chortoglyphidae, Aeroglyphidae. The results showed that acarocomplex of industrial objects, like mills, granaries and warehouses, includes the 11 Acaridae species, and that of compound fodder factories — three species. Acarofauna of agricultural objects was shown to consist of 30 species: 21 in barns with animal feed (grains, compound feeds, hay and straw), 12 in outbuildings with livestock and poultry, 9 in beehives, 13 in vegetable storages. The qualitative differences of mentioned acarocomplexes were established, and the factors to possibly influence their dynamics were discussed.</p> Ya. R. Oksentiuk, A. M. Liashevych, I. S. Lupaina Copyright (c) 2022 Yaroslava Oksentiuk https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/343 Tue, 16 Aug 2022 13:25:55 +0000 Two New Species of Euscorpius (Scorpiones, Euscorpiidae) from Skyros and Andros Islands, Greece https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/361 <p>Two new scorpion species are described from Skyros and Andros Islands (Greece),<em> Euscorpius triantisi</em> sp. n. and <em>E. simaiakisi</em> sp. n. respectively, based on morphological and molecular evidence. Identity and level of divergence of these taxa are confirmed by a phylogeny based on multiple DNA markers (Parmakelis et al., 2013 b). <em>Euscorpius triantisi</em> sp. n. forms a sister clade to <em>E. mylonasi</em> Fet et al., 2014 from Euboea; the new species is characterized primarily by higher trichobothrial numbers (<em>Pv </em>= 8 and <em>Pe-et</em> = 6). <em>E. simaiakisi</em> sp. n. forms a sister clade to <em>E.</em> <em>kritscheri</em> Fet et al., 2013 from Tinos; the new species is primarily characterized by lower trichobothrial numbers (<em>Pv </em>= 7 and <em>Pe-et</em> = 5).</p> G. Tropea, V. Fet , A. Parmakelis , I. Stathi Copyright (c) 2022 G. Tropea, V. Fet , A. Parmakelis , I. Stathi https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/361 Wed, 27 Jul 2022 11:48:27 +0000 On a Small Collection of Spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) from Iraq, with New Species and Records https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/355 <p>The results of an investigation on a small collection of spiders from Najaf Province in southern Iraq are reported. Four species are described: <em>Hersiliola babylonica</em> <strong>sp. n. </strong>(♂♀; Hersiliidae), <em>Liocranoeca deserticola</em> <strong>sp. n. </strong>(♂; Liocranidae), <em>Talanites sumericus</em> <strong>sp. n. </strong>(♀; Gnaphosidae) and <em>Zelotes jakesi</em> <strong>sp. n. </strong>(♀; Gnaphosidae). Two families (Liocranidae; Miturgidae), five genera (<em>Evippa</em> Simon, 1882; <em>Heriaeus</em> Simon, 1875; <em>Liocranoeca</em> Wunderlich, 1999; <em>Prochora</em> Simon, 1886; <em>Talanites</em> Simon, 1893) and five species (<em>Enoplognatha gershomi</em> Bosmans &amp; Van Keer, 1999; <em>Evippa amitaii</em> Armiach Steinpress et al., 2021; <em>Heriaeus buffoni</em> (Audouin, 1826); <em>Prochora lycosiformis</em> (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872); <em>Thanatus vulgaris</em> Simon, 1870) are recorded in Iraq for the first time; for <em>E</em>. <em>gershomi</em>, the epigyne is described for the first time, the male is redescribed and the species is newly reported also from Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.</p> A. Zamani, Y. Marusik Copyright (c) 2022 Alireza Zamani, Yuri Marusik https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/355 Wed, 27 Jul 2022 11:47:33 +0000 Spined Loache Settlements Structure (Cobitidae) of the Eastern Ukraine River Systems and Alternative Character of Diploid and Polyploids Populations. https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/339 <p>The structure of spined loaches diploid-poliploid complex of <em>Cobitis</em> genera representatives as well as <em>Sabanjeewia aurata </em>of the Eastern Ukraine river systems were investigated by allozyme analysis and cytometry. In total 39 samples and 1412 specimens from the upper left tributaries of the Dnieper River, the Donets Basin, the coastal rivers of the Azov Sea and the Lower Dnieper were studied. We identified the representatives of <em>C.</em> (superspecies <em>taenia</em>) (51,6% of all researched specimens). <em>C melanoleuca</em> (4,1%), <em>S. aurata</em> (1,1%), allodiploids <em>C.</em> (superspecies <em>taenia</em>) × <em>C melanoleuca</em> (0,3%) and two groups of polyploid hybrids (46,4%). EET-group includs mainly <em>C. elongatoides</em> – 2 <em>taenia</em> and&nbsp; <em>C. elongatoides – taenia – tanaitica</em>. EET-group (2,8%) is represented only by <em>C</em><em>. </em><em>elongatoides</em> – 2 <em>tanaitica </em>biotype. In the Lower Donets and the Lower Dnieper, there is a zone of introgressive hybridization between <em>C. taenia </em>and <em>C. tanaitica</em>. The structure of settlements differs accordingly to the river basins and has a tendency to decreasing of polyploids frequency respetivly to meridional direction. The analysis of loaches samples from the coastal rivers of&nbsp; the Azov Sea collected in 1938 and samples from the Middle part of the Donets River in 1971 leads to the conclusion that polyploids in mentioned above regions appeared in 1960-1970s. The structure of diploid-polyploid settlements has an alternative character. More often, there is a predominance of diploids or polyploids. The reason of such bipolarity of settlements could be as reproductive displacement so a relatively strong tolerance of polyploids to anthropogenic climate change.</p> S. V. Mezhzherin , D. Kryvokhyzha , A. A. Tsyba , O. V. Rostovskaya Copyright (c) 2022 S. V. Mezhzherin , D. Kryvokhyzha ; A. A. Tsyba ; O. V. Rostovskaya https://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/339 Wed, 27 Jul 2022 11:46:45 +0000