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New species of spectacular ant from Borneo blows itself up to protect its colony from enemies

While their peculiar behaviour was mentioned back in 1916, it wasn’t until now that an interdisciplinary research team described the 1st species of the mysterious group of the “exploding ants” since 1935.

The scientists also describe all castes, where each of them seems to have a “speciality” of its own.

Find more from their paper published in the open access journal ZooKeys at: https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.751.22661

#NewSpecies #Hymenoptera #Formicidae #entomology #biodiversity #taxonomy #ants
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Hopes are up for one of North America’s rarest bees after scientists identified a specimen in Alberta, Canada

Following the present study, the distributional range of the Macropis Cuckoo Bee is greatly expanded.

In conclusion, the authors suggest that continuing to monitor for populations of rare bees, and documenting historic records, are crucial for conservation status assessments of at-risk species.

Their article is published in our open access Biodiversity Data Journal at: https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.6.e22837

#Hymenoptera #Apidae #entomology #biodiversity #biogeography #conservation #wildlife
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Happy to present you the rebranded & refreshed ‘Research Results in Pharmacology’ & its 1st issue published jointly by Belgorod National Research University & us via high-tech journal platform ARPHA!

It is dedicated to long-year research outcomes in general & clinical pharmacology.

Check out its brand-new look-and-feel in the articles openly accessible at: https://rrpharmacology.pensoft.net/issue/1350/

#ScholarlyPublishing #Pharmacology #MedicalSiences #MedicalSience #Medicine
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This is what the Dimensions badges look like in an article in our ZooKeys journal!

Various citation data & insight (incl. when & where an article has been cited) now available in any Pensoft journal thanks to ARPHA Platform's latest integration!

Find what's in the package in our blog post below.

#UKSG18 #LBF18 #ScholarlyPublishing #STMpublishing #AcademicPublishing #OpenScience
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Students stationed at Danau Girang Field Center, Borneo, described the 1st male of an elusive spider from the very field thanks to the highly automated publishing workflow provided by ARPHA Platform

This is the 2nd publication in the series “Dispatch from the field”, resulting from the same initiative, which led to the discovery of a new species of curious 1-mm spider in 2014.

Both papers serve to showcase the feasibility of publication and sharing of easy to find, access and re-use biodiversity data.

Find the paper published in the open access Biodiversity Data Journal at: https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.6.e24777

#arachnology #Araneae #Arachnida #biodiversity #biodiversitydata #biodiversityinformatics #spiders #Borneo
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4 new species of rare Oriental parasitoid wasps added to the genus Habroteleia, while another 4 are removed

A team of 4 taxonomists found out that a single species has been described anew five times over the span of 113 years.

Their research is published in our open access journal ZooKeys at: https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.730.21846

#NewSpecies #Hymenoptera #entomology #parasitoids #taxonomy #systematics #biodiversity
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How did the guppy cross the ocean?

Scientists study the origin of an isolated population spotted unexpectedly on an archipelago in the Atlantic.

Most likely, they conclude, it has colonised the volcanic island after U.S. soldiers brought the fish over to control mosquito larvae during WWII.

The study is published in the open access journal ZooKeys at: https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.746.20960

#ichthyology #biodiversity #biogeography #zoology #fishes
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The lichens of the Alps: the 1st ever annotated checklist for the lichens in the emblematic mountain system contains >3,000 entries

The publications results from a 15-year study conducted by an international team of lichenologists.

The data was collected from eight countries - Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Slovenia and Switzerland.

“We think that the best criterion to judge whether a checklist has accomplished its task for the scientific community is the speed of it becomes outdated,” they conclude paradoxically.

Find their research published in our open access journal MycoKeys at: https://doi.org/10.3897/mycokeys.31.23568

#mycology #lichens #fungi #biodiversity #biogeography #taxonomy
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Tadpoles of 2 new species of frogs use curious ‘suction cups’ to hold on in fast-flowing streams in Sumatra, Indonesia

Because of their rare evolutionary adaptation, the new species were assigned to a brand new genus (Sumaterana). They are to be commonly referred to as Sumatran Cascade Frogs.

The herpetologists use their remarkable discovery to highlight the unique biodiversity of the island, which is under imminent threat due to rampant habitat modification and deforestation.

Find their study published in the open access journal Zoosystematics and Evolution at: https://doi.org/10.3897/zse.94.22120

#NewSpecies #Amphibia #Anura #amphibians #herpetology #herps #biodiversity #taxonomy #conservation
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ZooKeys Special: 17th International Congress of Myriapodology, Thailand, held in July 2017

The issue contains 13 novel research articles authored by 35 scientists from across the globe.

Find the collection openly accessible at: https://zookeys.pensoft.net/issue/1211/

#Myriapodology #Myriapoda #Chilopoda #Diplopoda #zoology #biodiversity #systematics #taxonomy
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