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New Paper in BMC Evolutionary Biology (March 16th, 2017)

Scherholz M, Redl E, Wollesen T, de Oliveira AL, Todt C & Wanninger A. 2017.
Ancestral and novel roles of Pax family genes in mollusks.
BMC Evolutionary Biology (2017) 17:81.
DOI 10.1186/s12862-017-0919-x, available online, IF

New Paper in Scientific Reports (March 14th, 2017)

Kratochvil HGPollirer M. 2017.
Acoustic effects during photosynthesis of aquatic plants enable new research opportunities. 
Scientific Reports 7: 44526  DOI: 10.1038/srep44526 (2017), 
published: 14 March 2017
available online, IF

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Die Presse (25.03.17, Wf Österreich) p32: Das Motorgeräusch der Fotosynthese

New Paper in Herpetozoa (March 10th, 2017)

Kollarits D, Wappl C & Ringler M. 2017.
The role of temporal call structure in species recognition of male Allobates talamancae (Cope, 1875): (Anura: Dendrobatidae).
Herpetozoa. 2017 Jan 30; 29(3-4): 115–124.
available online, IF

New Paper in Scientific Reports (March 6th, 2017)

Ringler E, Beck KB, Weinlein S, Huber L & Ringler M. 2017.
Adopt, ignore, or kill? Male poison frogs adjust parental decisions according to their territorial status.
Scientific Reports 7:43544,  DOI: 10.1038/srep43544, published: 06 March 2017
available online

New Paper in Acta ZooBot Austria (January 17th, 2017)

Milasowszky N, Waitzbauer W, Zulka KP. 2016.
A tale of two plots: Welche Geschichte erzählen zwei Trockenrasen-Spinnengemeinschaften über die Beweidung im Seewinkel?
Acta ZooBot Austria 153: 107–121.

New Paper in BCBEA (December 30th, 2016)

Sauberer N, Gereben-Krenn B-A, Milasowszky N & Zulka KP 2016.
Der Trockenrasen Schranawand, ein neues Naturdenkmal in der Feuchten Ebene des Wiener Beckens (Ebreichsdorf, Niederösterreich).
Biodiversität und Naturschutz in Ostösterreich - BCBEA 2/2: 122–136.
available online

New Paper in Journal of Experimental Zoology (December 19th, 2016)

Redl E, Scherholz M, Wollesen T, Todt C & Wanninger A. 2016.
Cell Proliferation Pattern and Twist Expression in an Aplacophoran Mollusk Argue Against Segmented Ancestry of Mollusca.
J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 00:1-15, DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22714
available online

New Paper in Zoological Letters (December 9th, 2016)

Schwaha T, Hirose M & Wanninger A. 2016.
The life of the freshwater bryozoan Stephanella hina (Bryozoa, Phylactolaemata)—a crucial key to elucidating bryozoan evolution.
Zoological Letters 2016 2:25, DOI: 10.1186/s40851-016-0060-5
available online

New Paper in Science (December 3rd, 2016)

Verheyen E, et al (Lamboj A). 2016.
Oil extraction imperils Africa's Great Lakes .
Science 04 Nov 2016: Vol. 354, Issue 6312, pp. 561-562
DOI: 10.1126/science.aal1722
available online

New Papers in Beiträge zur Entomofaunistik (November 29th, 2016)

Zulka KP & Milasowszky N. 2016.
Agonum monachum (Duftschmid, 1812) (Coleoptera: Carabidae) im Seewinkel (Österreich) wiederentdeckt. 
Beiträge zur Entomofaunistik 17: 147–151.

Zulka KP, Tadler A, Hörweg Ch & Milasowszky N. 2016.
Nosferatu in Wien – Zoropsis spinimana (Dufour, 1820) in drei Wiener Gemeindebezirken nachgewiesen (Arachnida: Araneae: Zoropsidae).
Beiträge zur Entomofaunistik 17: 158-163.

Milasowszky N, Hepner M, Komposch Ch & Zulka KP. 2016.
Erstnachweise von Drassyllus vinealis (Kulczyński, 1897) und Erigone autumnalis Emerton, 1882 (Arachnida: Araneae: Gnaphosidae, Linyphiidae) in Österreich.
Beiträge zur Entomofaunistik 17: 163-167.

New Papers in Biodiversität und Naturschutz in Ostösterreich - BCBEA  (November 29th, 2016)

Milasowszky N & Zulka KP. 2016.
Die epigäische Spinnenfauna eines Trockenrasen‐Schwarzföhrenaufforstung-Ökotons auf dem Garnisonsübungsplatz Großmittel (Niederösterreich).  
Biodiversität und Naturschutz in Ostösterreich - BCBEA 2/1: 58–70. available online

Sauberer N, Bieringer G, Gereben-Krenn B-A, Holzinger W, Milasowszky N, Panrok A, Schuh Th, Till W & Zulka KP . 2016.
Flora, Fauna und Management der Trockenlebensräume beim „Busserltunnel“, dem ältesten Bahntunnel Österreichs (Niederösterreich, Traiskirchen).  
Biodiversität und Naturschutz in Ostösterreich - BCBEA 2/1: 71–96. available online

New Paper in Zoological Letters (November 28th, 2016)

Wolff JO, Schwaha T, Seiter M & Gorb SN. 2016.
Whip spiders (Amblypygi) become water-repellent by a colloidal secretion that self-assembles into hierarchical microstructures.
Zoological Letters 2016 2:23, DOI: 10.1186/s40851-016-0059-y
available online

New Paper in Developmental Biology (November 28th, 2016)

Gaiti F, Calcino AD, Tanurdžić M & Degnana BM. 2016.
Origin and evolution of the metazoan non-coding regulatory genome.
Developmental Biology, in press, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ydbio.2016.11.013
available online

New Paper in BMC Genomics (November 11th, 2016)

De Oliveira AL, Wollesen T, Kristof A, Scherholz M, Redl E, Todt C, Bleidorn C & Wanninger A. 2016.
Comparative transcriptomics enlarges the toolkit of known developmental genes in mollusks.
BMC Genomics 201617:905, DOI: 10.1186/s12864-016-3080-9,
available online

New Paper in Journal of Experimental Biology (October 19th, 2016)

Böhm A & Pass G. 2016.
The ocelli of Archaeognatha (Hexapoda): functional morphology, pigment migration and chemical nature of the reflective tapetum.
J Exp Biol 2016 219:3039-3048. Posted Online July 28, 2016, doi:10.1242/jeb.141275, available online

New Paper in Frontiers in Zoology (October 19th, 2016)

Nödl MT, Kerbl A, Walzl MG, Müller GB & de Couet HG. 2016.
The cephalopod arm crown: appendage formation and differentiation in the Hawaiian bobtail squid Euprymna scolopes.
Frontiers in Zoology201613:44. doi:10.1186/s12983-016-0175-8, available online

New Paper in Biodiversity and Conservation (August 17th, 2016)

Nesshöver C, Vandewalle M, Wittmer H, Balian EV, Carmen E, Geijzendorffer IR, Görg C, Jongman R, Livoreil B, Santamaria L, Schindler S, Settele J, Sousa Pinto I, Török K, Van Dijk J, Watt AD, Young JC & Zulka KP. 2016  
The Network of Knowledge approach: improving the science and society dialogue on biodiversity and ecosystem services in Europe. 
Biodivers Conserv (2016) 25: 1215. doi:10.1007/s10531-016-1127-5, available online

New Paper in Biodiversity and Conservation (August 17th, 2016)

Schindler S, Livoreil B, Sousa Pinto I, Araújo RM, Zulka KP, Pullin AS, Santamaria L, Kropik M, Fernández-Méndez P & Wrbka T. 2016
The network BiodiversityKnowledge in practice: insights from three trial assessments. 
Biodivers Conserv (2016) 25: 1301. doi:10.1007/s10531-016-1128-4, available online

New Paper in Bird Study (August 16th, 2016)

Kreiderits A, Gamauf A, Krenn HW & Sumasgutner P. 2016.
Investigating the influence of local weather conditions and alternative prey composition on the breeding performance of urban Eurasian Kestrels Falco tinnunculus.
Bird Study, available online

New Paper in Biodiversity and Conservation (June 13th, 2016)

Dicks LV, Wright HL, Ashpole JE, Hutchison J,  McCormack CG, Livoreil B, Zulka KP & Sutherland WJ. 2016.
What works in conservation? Using expert assessment of summarised evidence to identify practices that enhance natural pest control in agriculture.
Biodivers Conserv DOI 10.1007/s10531-016-1133-7
available online

New Paper in PLoS ONE (June 10th, 2016)

Betancourth-Cundar M, Lima AP, Hödl W & Amézquita A. 2016.
Decoupled Evolution between Senders and Receivers in the Neotropical Allobates femoralis Frog Complex.
PLoS ONE 11(6): e0155929. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0155929.
available online

New Paper in PNAS (June 10th, 2016)

Mangiamelea LA, Fuxjager MJ, Schuppe ER, Taylora RS, Hödl WPreininger D 2016.
Increased androgenic sensitivity in the hind limb muscular system marks the evolution of a derived gestural display.
PNAS 113 (20): 5664–5669, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1603329113
available online

New Paper in Animal Behaviour (June 2nd, 2016)

Ringler E, Pasukonis A, Ringler M & Huber L 2016.
Sex-specific offspring discrimination reflects respective risks and costs of misdirected care in a poison frog.
Animal Behaviour 114 (2016) 173-179. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.02.008
available online

New Paper in Arthropod Structure & Development (May 24th, 2016)

Krenn HW, Fournel J, Bauder J A-S & Hugel S. 2016.
Mouthparts and nectar feeding of the flower visiting cricket Glomeremus orchidophilus (Gryllacrididae).
Arthropod Structure & Development 45 (2016) 221-229.
available online

New Paper in Journal of Expperimental Zoology (April 28th, 2016)

Fritsch M, Wollesen T, Wanninger A. 2016.
Hox and ParaHox Gene Expression in Early Body Plan Patterning of Polyplacophoran Mollusks. 
J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 326B:89–104.
available online

New Paper in Animal Behaviour (April 25th, 2016)

Pasukonis A, Trenkwalder KRingler MRingler EMangione RSteininger J, Warrington I, Hödl W, 2016
The significance of spatial memory for water finding in a tadpole-transporting frog.
Animal Behaviour 116 (2016) 89-98, available online

New Paper in PLOS ONE (April 16th, 2016)

Shrubovych J, Bartel D, Szucsich NU, Resch MC, Pass G, 2016
Morphological and Genetic Analysis of the Acerentomon doderoi Group (Protura: Acerentomidae) with Description of A. christiani sp. nov.
PLOS ONE | DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0148033, April 13, 2016. available online

New Paper in Biological Conservation (April 8th, 2016)

Moser D, Ellmauer T, Evans D, Zulka KP, Adam M, Dullinger S & Essl F. 2016
Weak agreement between the species conservation status assessments of the European Habitats Directive and Red Lists.
Biological Conservation 198 (2016) 1–8, doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2016.03.024, available online.

New paper in Organisms Diversity & Evolution  (April 4th, 2016)

Wanninger A, 2016
Twenty years into the “new animal phylogeny”: Changes and challenges.
Org Divers Evol 2016, DOI 10.1007/s13127-016-0277-3

New paper in Entomologia Austriaca  (March 24th, 2016)

Hickel C, Gereben-Krenn B-A, Zweimüller I, Krenn HW (2016).
Wetterbedingungen für die Erfassung von Tagfaltern (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea) in alpinen -Lebensräumen in Österreich.
Entomologia Austriaca 23: 7-18. PDF

New Paper in Acta ZooBot Austria (March 17th, 2016)

Zulka KP, 2015
Rote Listen gefährdeter Arten – Datenanforderungen, Defizite, Bedeutung für die Biodiversitätsforschung.
Acta ZooBot Austria 152, 2015, 183–188.

New Paper in Frontiers in Zoology (February, 9th, 2016)

Rimskaya-Korsakova NN, Kristof A, Malakhov VV & Wanninger A. 2016
Neural architecture of Galathowenia oculata Zach, 1923 (Oweniidae, Annelida).
Frontiers in Zoology 2016,13:5, Published: 8 February 2016, 
DOI: 10.1186/s12983-016-0136-2 available online

New Paper in PeerJ (January 21st, 2016)

Karolyi K, Hansal T, Krenn HW & Colville JF. 2016
Comparative morphology of the mouthparts of the megadiverse South African monkey beetles (Scarabaeidae: Hopliini): feeding adaptations and guild structure.
PeerJ 2016, 
Article first published online: 21 Jan 2016,  DOI 10.7717/peerj.1597 available online

New Paper in Italian Journal of Zoology (January 21st, 2016)

Galli L, Bartel D, Capurro M, Pass G, Sará A, Shrubovych J & Szucsich N. 2016
Redescription and review of the most abundant conehead in Italy: Acerentomon italicum Nosek, 1969 (Protura: Acerentomidae).
Italian Journal of Zoology 2015, 
Article first published online: 2 Dec 2015,  DOI: 10.1080/11250003.2015.1114686, available online

New Paper in Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research (January 13th, 2016)

Kristof Ade Oliveira AL,  Kolbin KG & Wanninger A. 2016
A putative species complex in the Sea of Japan revealed by DNA sequence data: a study on Lottia cf. kogamogai (Gastropoda: Patellogastropoda).
Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research,
Article first published online: 8 JAN 2016,  DOI: 10.1111/jzs.12120, available online

New paper in EvoDevo (December 29th, 2015)

Wollesen T, Rodríguez Monje SV, McDougall C, Degnan BM & Wanninger A. 2015
The ParaHox gene Gsx patterns the apical organ and central nervous system but not the foregut in scaphopod and cephalopod mollusks. 
EvoDevo 2015, DOI: 10.1186/s13227-015-0037-z. available online

New Book Chapters in
"Structure and Evolution of Invertebrate Nervous Systems"
Schmidt-Rhaesa A, Harzsch S & Purschke G (Hrsg.). Oxford University Press (December 17th, 2015)

Chapter 17: Wanninger A, Kamptozoa (Entoprocta)
Chapter 19: Wanninger AMollusca: Bivalvia
Chapter 21: Wollesen T, Mollusca: Cephalopoda
Chapter 23: Kristof A & Maiorova AS, Annelida: Sipuncula
Chapter 25: Richter S, Stach T & Wanninger APerspective - Nervous system development in bilaterian larvae - testing the concept of 'primary larvae'
Chapter 26: Gruhl A & Schwaha T: Bryozoa (Ectoprocta)
Chapter 43: Fritsch M & Richter S: Maxillopoda and Branchiopoda

New paper in Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research (December 3rd, 2015)

Kristof A, de Oliveira AL, Kolbin KG, Wanninger A. 2015
Neuromuscular development in Patellogastropoda (Mollusca: Gastropoda) and its importance for reconstructing ancestral gastropod bodyplan features
Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research
DOI: 10.1111/jzs.12112. available online

Paper in PLoS ONE (November 16th, 2015)

Stejskal K, Streinzer M, Dyer A, Paulus HF & Spaethe J. 2015.
Functional significance of labellum pattern variation in a sexually deceptive orchid (Ophrys heldreichii): Evidence of individual signature learning effects.
PLoS ONE 10(11): e0142971. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0142971
available online

New paper in Frontiers in Zoology (December 2nd, 2015)

Audino JA, Marian JEAR, Kristof A & Wanninger A
Inferring muscular ground patterns in Bivalvia: Myogenesis in the scallop Nodipecten nodosus
Frontiers in Zoology (2015) 12:34
DOI 10.1186/s12983-015-0125-x. available online

New paper in Marine Genomics (November 27th, 2015)

D'Aniello S ,Delroisse J, Valero-Gracia A, Lowe EK , Byrne M, Cannon JT , Halanychf KM, Elphick MR, Mallefet J, Kaul-Strehlow S, Lowe CJ,  Flammang P,  Ullrich-Lüter E, Wanninger A, Arnone MI
Opsin evolution in the Ambulacraria. 
Marine Genomics  (2015), DOI ist: 10.1016/j.margen.2015.10.001, available online

New paper in BMC Evolutionary Biology (October 29th, 2015)

Wollesen T, Rodríguez Monje SV, Todt C, Degnan BM & Wanninger A
Ancestral role of Pax2/5/8 in molluscan brain and multimodal sensory system development. 
BMC Evolutionary Biology (2015) 15:231, DOI 10.1186/s12862-015-0505-z. Available online

New Book on Eye Evolution (October 14, 2015)

Glaeser G &  Paulus HF, 2015
The Evolution of the Eye. 
Hardcover, 214 pages.
Springer International Publishing AG, © 2015

New paper in BMC Evolutionary Biology (September 22nd, 2015)

Scherholz M, Redl E, Wollesen T, Todt C & Wanninger A, 2015
From complex to simple: myogenesis in an aplacophoran mollusk reveals key traits in aculiferan evolution. 
BMC Evolutionary Biology (2015) 15:201
doi:10.1186/s12862-015-0467-1, available online

New 6-volume treatise on  "Evolutionary Developemental Biology of Invertebrates" (September 4th 2015)

Wanninger A (ed.)
Evolutionary Developmental Biology of Invertebrates. 
Springer Wien Heidelberg New York Dordrecht London, 6 Volumes, 2015.

  • Volume 1: Introduction, Non-Bilateria, Acoelomorpha, Xenoturbellida, Chaetognatha 
  • Volume 2: Lophotrochozoa (Spiralia)
  • Volume 3: Ecdysozoa I: Non-Tetraconata
  • Volume 4: Ecdysozoa II: Crustacea
  • Volume 5: Ecdysozoa III: Hexapoda
  • Volume 6: Deuterostomia

New paper in BMC Evolutionary Biology (September 3rd, 2015)

Mangold A , Trenkwalder K , Ringler M, Hödl W & Ringler E , 2015
Low reproductive skew despite high male-biased operational sex ratio in a glass frog with paternal care. 
BMC Evolutionary Biology (2015) 15:181
doi:10.1186/s12862-015-0469-z, available online

New paper in BMC Evolutionary Biology (August 4th 2015)

Fritsch M, Wollesen T, de Oliveira AL  & Wanninger A, 2015
Unexpected co-linearity of Hox gene expression in an aculiferan mollusk. 
BMC Evolutionary Biology (2015) 15:151
DOI 10.1186/s12862-015-0414-1, available online

New paper in Zoologischer Anzeiger (July 14th 2015)

Audino JA, Marian JEAR, Wanninger A, Lopes SGBC. 2015
Anatomy of the pallial tentacular organs of the scallop Nodipecten nodosus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Bivalvia: Pectinidae).
Zoologischer Anzeiger 258: 39–46.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcz.2015.06.004. available online

New paper in Zoologischer Anzeiger - A Journal of Comparative Zoology (July 8th 2015)

Pass G, Tögel M, Krenn H &  Paululat A, 2015
The circulatory organs of insect wings: Prime examples for the origin of evolutionary novelties. Zoologischer Anzeiger - A Journal of Comparative Zoology Volume 256, May 2015, Pages 82–95, available online

New paper in BMC Evolutionary Biology (July 3rd 2015)

Merkel J, Lieb B, Wanninger A, 2015
Muscular anatomy of an entoproct creeping-type larva reveals extraordinary high complexity and potential shared characters with mollusks.
BMC Evolutionary Biology 15: 130 (10 pages).
DOI:10.1186/s12862-015-0394-1., available online

New paper in Behavioral Ecology (May 29, 2015)

Ringler E, Pašukonis A, Fitch WT, Huber L, Hödl W &  Ringler M, 2015
Flexible compensation of uniparental care: female poison frogs take over when males disappear. Behavioral Ecology (2015), 00(00), 1–7. doi:10.1093/beheco/arv069, available online

Further media response:
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New review in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (May 27, 2015)

Wanninger A, 2015
Morphology is dead – long live morphology!
Integrating MorphoEvoDevo into molecular EvoDevo and phylogenomics.
Front. Ecol.Evol.3:54.doi: 10.3389/fevo.2015.00054, Available online

New paper in BMC Developmental Biology (May 27, 2015)

Audino JA, Marian JEAR, Wanninger A & Lopes SGBC, 2015
Mantle margin morphogenesis in Nodipecten nodosus (Mollusca: Bivalvia): new insights into the development and the roles of bivalve pallial folds.  BMC Developmental Biology (2015) 15:22
DOI 10.1186/s12861-015-0074-9, Available online

New paper in Zoomorphology (May 20, 2015)

Audino JA, Marian JEAR, Wanninger A & Lopes SGBC, 2015
Development of the pallial eye in Nodipecten nodosus (Mollusca: Bivalvia): insights into early visual performance in scallops.  Zoomorphology  DOI 10.1007/s00435-015-0265-8, Available online

New paper in BCBEA (May 5, 2015)

Milasowszky N, Hepner M, Waitzbauer W & Zulka KP, 2015
The epigeic spider fauna (Arachnida: Araneae)of 28 forests in eastern Austria. Biodiversity and Conservation Biology in Eastern Austria 1/1,135-163. Available online

New paper in Biological Reviews (May 3, 2015)

Ostrovsky AN,  LidgardS ,  Gordon DP, Schwaha T, Genikhovich G & Ereskovsky AV, 2015
Matrotrophy and placentation in invertebrates: a new paradigm.
Biological Reviews. Article first published online: 29 April 2015,  DOI: 10.1111/brv.12189

New paper in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (April 9, 2015)

Erich M, Ringler M, Hödl W, Ringler E, 2015
Brood-partitioning behaviour in unpredictable environments: hedging the bets? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.
Article first published online: 10 April 2015, DOI 10.1007/s00265-015-1913-1

New paper in Journal of Evolutionary Biology (April 1, 2015)

Bauder JAS, Morawetz L, Warren AD & Krenn HW, 2015
Functional constraints on the evolution of long butterfly proboscides: lessons from Neotropical skippers (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae).
Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Volume 28, Issue 3, p 678–687
Article first published online: 31 March 2015, DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12601

New paper in Herpetologica (March, 2015)

Stangel J, Preininger D,  Sztatecsy M & Hödl W, 2015
Ontogenetic Change of Signal Brightness in the Foot-Flagging Frog Species Staurois parvus and Staurois guttatus.
Herpetologica, 71(1), 2015, 1–7, available online

New paper in Contributions to Zoology (March 3, 2015)

Natchev N, Tzankov N, Vergilov V, Kummer S, Handschuh S, 2015
Functional morphology of a highly specialised pivot joint in the cranio-cervical complex of the minute lizard Ablepharus kitaibelii in relation to feeding ecology and behaviour.
Contributions to Zoology, 84: 13-23, available online

New paper in Organisms Diversity & Evolution (February 11, 2015)

Heiss E, Aerts P, Van Wassenbergh S
Flexibility is everything: prey capture throughout the seasonal habitat switches in the smooth newt Lissotriton vulgaris
Organisms Diversity & Evolution Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 127-142 (March 2015)
available online

New paper in Organisms Diversity & Evolution (February 3, 2015)

Kaul-Strehlow S, Urata M , Minokawa T, Stach T & Wanninger A
Neurogenesis in directly and indirectly developing enteropneusts: of nets and cords
Organisms Diversity & Evolution (2015)
10.1007/s13127-015-0201-2 available online

New paper in  Behavioral Ecology (January 30, 2015)

Ringler M, Hödl W & Ringler E
Populations, pools, and peccaries: simulating the impact of ecosystem engineers on rainforest frogs
Behavioral Ecology (2015), 00(00), 1–10.

Further media response:
BBC-Earth: Pigs help frogs have babies
ScienceNews: Rainforest frogs flourish with artificial homes

New paper in  EvoDevo (December 25, 2014)

Redl E, Scherholz M, Todt C, Wollesen T & Wanninger A
Development of the nervous system in Solenogastres (Mollusca) reveals putative ancestral spiralian features.
EvoDevo 2014, 5:48 

New paper in  The Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera (December 15, 2014)

Bauder JA-S, Warren AD & Krenn HW
Evolution of extreme proboscis lengths in Neotropical Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera).
The Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera, Volume 47: 65-71
available online

New paper in  Frontiers in Zoology (December 13, 2014)

Weber AV, Wanninger A & SchwahaTF
The nervous system of Paludicella articulata - first evidence of a neuroepithelium in a ctenostome ectoproct.
Frontiers in Zoology 2014, 11:89, published: 10 December 2014

New paper in  Frontiers in Zoology (December 13, 2014)

Wurzinger-Mayer A, Shipway R , Kristof A, Schwaha T, Cragg S & Wanninger A
Developmental dynamics of myogenesis in the shipworm Lyrodus pedicellatus (Mollusca: Bivalvia)
Frontiers in Zoology 2014, 11:90, published: 10 December 2014
doi:10.1186/s12983-014-0090-9, available online

New paper in  Molecular Ecology Resources (November 26, 2014)

Ringler E, Mangione RRingler M
Where have all the tadpoles gone? Individual genetic tracking of amphibian larvae until adulthood.
Molecular Ecology Resources. DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.12345

New paper in EvoDevo (November 26, 2014)

Wollesen T,  McDougall C, Degnan BM & Wanninger A
POU genes are expressed during the formation of individual ganglia of the cephalopod central nervous system.
EvoDevo 2014, 5:41  

New paper in  Journal of Natural History (November 24, 2014)

Salvini-Plawen L, Steiner G
The Testaria concept (Polyplacophora + Conchifera) updated.

Journal of Natural History 2014, 48(45-48):2751-2772.
available online

New paper in  Behaviour (November 24, 2014)

Rausch A, Sztatecsny M, Jehle R, Ringler E, Hödl W (2014)
Male body size and parental relatedness but not nuptial colouration influence paternity success during scramble competition in Rana arvalis.
Behaviour. 51: 1869-1884.
DOI: 10.1163/1568539X-00003220

New paper in  Biology Letters (November 19, 2014)

Pašukonis A, Warrington I, Ringler MHödl W
Poison frogs rely on experience to find the way home in the rainforest

Biology Letters 2014. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0642 Published 19 November 2014

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New paper in  Science (November 7, 2014)

Misof B, Liu S, Meusemann K, Peters RS, Donath A, Mayer C, Frandsen PB, Ware J, Flouri T, Beutel RG, Niehuis O, Petersen M, Izquierdo-Carrasco F, Wappler T, Rust J, Aberer AJ, Aspöck U, Aspöck H, Bartel D, Blanke A, Berger S, Böhm A, Buckley TR, Calcott B, Chen J, Friedrich F, Fukui M, Fujita M, Greve C, Grobe P, Gu S, Huang Y, Jermiin LS, Kawahara AY, Krogmann L, Kubiak M, Lanfear R, Letsch H, Li Y, Li Z, Li J, Lu H, Machida R, Mashimo Y, Kapli P, McKenna DD, Meng G, Nakagaki Y, Navarrete-Heredia JL, Ott M, Ou Y, Pass P, Podsiadlowski L, Pohl H, von Reumont BM, Schütte K, Sekiya K, Shimizu S, Slipinski A, Stamatakis A, Song W, Su X, Szucsich NU, Tan M, Tan X, Tang M, Tang J, Timelthaler G, Tomizuka S, Trautwein M, Tong X, Uchifune T, Walzl MG, Wiegmann BM, Wilbrandt J, Wipfler B, Wong TKF, Wu Q, Wu G, Xie Y, Yang S, Yang Q, Yeates DK, Yoshizawa K, Zhang Q, Zhang R, Zhang W, Zhang Y, Zhao J, Zhou C, Zhou L, Ziesmann T, Zou S, Li Y, Xu X, Zhang Y, Yang H, Wang J, Wang J, Kjer KM,
Zhou X

Phylogenomics resolves the timing and pattern of insect evolution
Science 7 November 2014: Vol. 346 no. 6210 pp. 763-767
DOI: 10.1126/science.1257570

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LABOonline: Großprojekt 1KITE - 
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New review in Animal Behaviour (October 31, 2014)

Starnberger I, Preininger D, & Hödl W (2014)
The anuran vocal sac: a tool for multimodal signalling.
Animal Behaviour, 97, 281–288. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.07.027

New paper in  Journal of Maps (October 30, 2014)

Ringler M, Mangione R, Pašukonis A, Rainer G, Gyimesi K, Felling-Wagner J, Kronaus H, Réjou-Méchain M, Chave J, Reiter K, Ringler E. (2014)
High-resolution forest mapping for behavioural studies in the Nature Reserve ‘Les Nouragues’, French Guiana.
Journal of Maps. doi:10.1080/17445647.2014.972995

New paper in Behavioral Ecolology and Sociobiology (October 27, 2014)

Sumasgutner P, Vasko V, Varjonen R, Korpimäki E (2014)
Public information revealed by pellets in nest sites is more important than ecto-parasite avoidance in the settlement decisions of Eurasian kestrels.
Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol: doi: 10.1007/s00265-014-1808-6

New paper in Systematic Entomology (October 22, 2014)

Blanke, A., Machida, R., Szucsich, N. U., Wilde, F. and Misof, B.
Mandibles with two joints evolved much earlier in the history of insects: dicondyly is a synapomorphy of bristletails, silverfish and winged insects.
Systematic Entomology. doi: 10.1111/syen.12107

New paper in  Journal of Natural History (October 15, 2014)

Saito H & Salvini-Plawen L v
Four new species of the aplacophoran class Caudofoveata (Mollusca) from the southern Sea of Japan.
Journal of Natural History,Volume 48, Issue 45-48, 2014,
available online

New papers in :Fauna Ibérica 38: 289 pp. (Mus.Nac.Cienc.Nat. CSIC, Madrid)
García-Álvarez, O., S.-P., L.v., Urgorri, V. & Troncoso, J.S. (Hrsg.):
Mollusca: Solenogastres, Caudofoveata, Monoplacophora.
(October, 2014)

Salvini-Plawen L v & García-Álvarez O
Mollusca - Introducción general.
Fauna Ibérica 38: 11-26 (Mus.Nac.Cienc.Nat. CSIC, Madrid).

Salvini-Plawen L v
Solenogastres y Caudofoveata como Moluscos aplacóforos.
Fauna Ibérica 38: 26-28 (Mus.Nac.Cienc.Nat. CSIC, Madrid).

García-Álvarez O, Salvini-Plawen L v & Urgorri V
Fauna Ibérica 38: 31-163 (Mus.Nac.Cienc.Nat. CSIC, Madrid).

Salvini-Plawen L v & García-Álvarez O
Fauna Ibérica 38: 165-218 (Mus.Nac.Cienc.Nat. CSIC, Madrid).


New paper in Journal of Morphology (October 8, 2014)

Schwaha TF, Handschuh S, Redl F & Wanninger A
Insights into the organization of plumatellid larvae (lophotrochozoa, bryozoa) by means of 3D-imaging and confocal microscopy
Article first published online: 2 OCT 2014, DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20326

New paper in Cymbium (2014)

Lamboj A, Bartel D & dell’Ampio E
Revision of the Pelvicachromis taeniatus-group (Perciformes), with revalidation of the taxon Pelvicachromis kribensis (Boulenger, 1911) and description of a new species.
Cybium 2014, 38(3): 205-222.

New paper in Arthropod Structure & Developement (September 11, 2014)

Karolyi F, Colville JF, Handschuh S, Metscher BD & Krenn HW
One proboscis, two tasks: Adaptations to blood-feeding and
nectar-extracting in long-proboscid horse flies (Tabanidae, Philoliche)

Arthropod Structure & Development 43 (2014) 403-413
Available online

New paper in Systematic Entomology (August 16, 2014)

Wipfler B & Pass G
Antennal heart morphology supports relationship
of Zoraptera with polyneopteran insects
Systematic Entomology (2014), DOI: 10.1111/syen.12088
Available online 

New paper in Soil Organisms (August 12, 2014)

Fröschl M, Handschuh S, Erlach R, Schwaha T, Goldammer H, Fragner R & Walzl MG
Computer-generated images of microscopic soil organisms for documentary films 
Soil Organisms 86 (2),  pp. 95–102,  August 2014
Available online 

New paper in Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters (August 1, 2014)

Lamboj A
Two new species of Parananochromis from Cameroon, Central Africa (Teleostei: Cichlidae).
Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 49-57, 5 figs., 1 tab., August 2014 © 2014 by Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, München, Germany – ISSN 0936-9902

New paper in Frontiers in Zoology (July 15, 2014)

Hustert R, Frisch M, Böhm A & Pass G
A new kind of auxiliary heart in insects: functional morphology and neuronal control of the accessory pulsatile organs of the cricket ovipositor
Frontiers in Zoology 2014, 11: 43
Available online June 2014,(open access) 

New paper in Journal of Comparative Physiology A (July 9, 2014)

Iris Starnberger, Doris Preininger, Walter Hödl
Review: From uni- to multimodality: towards an integrative view on anuran communication
Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Volume 200, Issue 9 (2014), Page 777-787
DOI 10.1007/s00359-014-0923-1
Available online June 2014,(open access) 

New paper in Frontiers in Zoology  (May 27, 2014)

Petra Sumasgutner, Erwin Nemeth, Graham Tebb, Harald W. Krenn, Anita Gamauf 
Hard times in the city - attractive nest sites but insufficient food supply lead to low reproduction rates in a bird of prey. 
Frontiers in Zoology 11:48.
Available online 27 May 2014 (open access) 

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New paper in Landscape and Urban Planning  (May 9, 2014)

Petra Sumasgutner, Christian H. Schulze, Harald W. Krenn, Anita Gamauf
Conservation related conflicts in nest-site selection of the Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) and the distribution of its avian prey
Landscape and Urban Planning 127:94–103
Available online 4 May 2014 (open access) 

New paper in Amphibia-Reptilia (April 27, 2014)

Ringler E, Mangold A, Trenkwalder K, Ringler M, Hödl W (2014)
Characterisation of nine new polymorphic microsatellite loci in the reticulated glass frog Hyalinobatrachium valerioi (Centrolenidae).
Amphibia-Reptilia 2014; 35(2): 243–246. doi: 10.1163/15685381-00002940.
available online

New paper in Frontiers in Zoology (March 25, 2014)

Pašukonis A, Loretto M-C , Landler L,  Ringler M & Hödl W
Homing trajectories and initial orientation in a Neotropical territorial frog, Allobates femoralis (Dendrobatidae)
Frontiers in Zoology 2014, 11:29, doi:10.1186/1742-9994-11-29
Available online

New paper PLOS ONE (March 12, 2014)

Monika Carol Resch, Julia Shrubovych, Daniela BartelNikolaus U. SzucsichGerald Timelthaler, Yun Bu, Manfred WalzlGünther Pass
Where Taxonomy Based on Subtle Morphological Differences Is Perfectly Mirrored by Huge Genetic Distances: DNA Barcoding in Protura (Hexapoda).
PLOS ONE, Published: March 07, 2014, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0090653

New paper in Deep-sea Fauna of the Sea of Japan. T. Fujita (ed.) (March 2014)

Saito H. & Salvini-Plawen L v
A new species of Deep-sea Solenogastres (Mollusca) from the Sea of Japan. In T. Fujita (ed.), Deep-sea Fauna of the Sea of Japan.
Nat. Mus. Nature & Science, Monogr. 44: 39-54 (2014).

New paper in Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment (February 20, 2014)

Zulka KP, Abensperg-Traun M, Milasowszky N, Bieringer G,  Gereben-Krenn B-A, Holzinger W, Hölzler G, Rabitsch W,  Reischütz A, Querner P, Sauberer N, Schmitzberger I, Willner W, Wrbka T & Zechmeister H
Species richness in dry grassland patches of eastern Austria: A multi-taxon study on the role of local, landscape and habitat quality variables.
Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, Volume 182, 25-36 (1 January 2014)  

New paper in Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution 
(February 10, 2014)

Werneburg I, Hinz JK, Gumpenberger M, Volpato V, Natchev N, Joyce WG. 2014.
Modeling neck mobility in fossil turtles.
J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 9999B:1–14.

New paper in Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, B
(January, 2014)

Sumasgutner P, Rubin I, Gamauf A. 2014 
Collecting blood samples in Eurasian Kestrels (Falco tinnunculus) (Aves: Falconidae) via blood-sucking bugs (Insecta: Hemiptera: Reduviidae) and their use in genetics and leucocyte profiles.
Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 116:247-257 

New Paper in Molecular Biology and Evolution (January 11, 2014)

Emiliano Dell’Ampio, Karen Meusemann, Nikolaus U. Szucsich, Ralph S. Peters, Benjamin Meyer, Janus Borner, Malte Petersen, Andre J. Aberer, Alexandros Stamatakis, Manfred G. Walzl, Bui Quang Minh, Arndt von Haeseler, Ingo Ebersberger, Günther Pass and Bernhard Misof
Decisive Data Sets in Phylogenomics: Lessons from Studies on the Phylogenetic Relationships of Primarily Wingless Insects
Mol. Biol. Evol. 31(1):239–249, doi:10.1093/molbev/mst196, IF

New Paper in Journal of Experimental Biology

Egon Heiss, Peter Aerts and Sam Van Wassenbergh
Masters of change: seasonal plasticity in the prey-capture behavior of the Alpine newt Ichthyosaura alpestris (Salamandridae).
Journal of Experimental Biology 216:4426-4434. doi: 10.1242/​jeb.091991, IF

New paper in Zoomorphology

Andreas Altenburger, Andreas Wanninger and Lars E. Holmer
Metamorphosis in Craniiformea revisited: Novocrania anomala shows delayed development of the ventral valve.
Zoomorphology, December 2013, Volume 132, Issue 4, pp 379-387, IF

New Paper in Herpetozoa

Steven Lechelt, Walter Hödl and Max Ringler
The role of spectral advertisement call properties in species recognition of male Allobates talamancae (COPE, 1875) (Amphibia: Aromobatidae).
Herpetozoa 26 (3/4), December 30, 2013, IF

New Paper in Naturwissenschaften

Florian KarolyiLinde Morawetz, Jonathan F. Colville, Stephan Handschuh, Brian D. Metscher and Harald W. Krenn
Time management and nectar flow: flower handling and suction feeding in long-proboscid flies (Nemestrinidae:Prosoeca).
Naturwissenschaften first published online November 21, 2013, doi: 10.1007/s00114-013-1114-6, IF 

New Paper in Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research

      Birgit Sonnleitner, Thomas Schwaha and Andreas Wanninger
      Inter- and intraspecific plasticity in distribution patterns of immunoreactive compounds in actinotroch larvae of Phoronida (Lophotrochozoa)
        Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research first published online November 12, 2013, 
        doi: 10.1111/jzs.12043
         (PDF), IF

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A new paper from the group of A. Wanninger, published in Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, investigates the distribution of various neurotransmitters in the so-called actinotroch larva of the enigmatic phylum Phoronida (horseshoe worms). The results show that the expression of immunoreactive compounds among phoronid larvae is relatively plastic and may vary even within larvae of the same species. The study also constitutes first report of small cardioactive peptide B in phoronids, which is also known from annelids, arthropods and molluscs, thus indicating that this neuroactive substance was part of the neural groundplan of the last common protostomian ancestor.

New Paper in Frontiers in Zoology

Eva Ringler, Andrius Pašukonis, Walter Hödl  and Max Ringler
Tadpole transport logistics in a Neotropical poison frog: indications for strategic planning and adaptive plasticity in anuran parental care.
Frontiers in Zoology first published online November 9,  2013, 10:67 
, IF

New Paper in Current Biology 

Maik Scherholz, Emanuel RedlTim Wollesen, Christiane Todt
and Andreas Wanninger
Aplacophoran Mollusks Evolved from Ancestors with Polyplacophoran-like Features. 
Current Biology 23, 1–5, November 4, 2013. IF


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Mollusks exhibit a large diversity of morphological phenotypes. Among these are not only the well-known snails, mussels, squids or octopuses, but also relatively simple worm-like creatures, the so-called aplacophorans, that have long thought to have conserved a number of features ancestral to the phylum. A current study by the group of Andreas Wanninger seriously challenges this view. By analyzing the development of an aplacophoran species with their collaborator in Bergen, Norway, the group found that the muscular arrangement of their minute larvae is much more complex than that of the adult. It is only during metamorphosis that the adult musculature is formed by loss of major larval muscular components. This finding suggests that aplacophorans most likely evolved from an ancestor that was much more complex than today's living species, which thus do not represent a bodyplan that can be considered basal for all mollusks. For the full story, see the article published in Current Biology. 

New Paper in Frontiers in Zoology

Elena Perea-Atienza, Maria Botta, Willi Salvenmoser, Robert Gschwentner, Bernhard Egger, Alen Kristof, Pedro Martinez and Johannes Georg Achatz
Posterior regeneration in Isodiametra pulchra (Acoela, Acoelomorpha).
Frontiers in Zoology first published online October 28, 2013, 10:64
doi: 10.1186/1742-9994-10-64 (41 Pages), IF

New Paper in Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society

Iris Starnberger, Dennis Poth, Pardah Saradhi Peram, Stefan Schulz, Miguel Vences, Jette Knudsen, Michael F. Barej, Mark-Oliver Roedel, Manfred Walzl and Walter Hödl
Take time to smell the frogs - Vocal sac glands of reed frogs (Anura: Hyperoliidae) contain species-specific chemical cocktails.
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society first published online October 24,  2013. doi: 10.1111/bij.12167 (PDF), IF

New Paper in Molecular Biology and Evolution

Emiliano Dell'Ampio, Karen Meusemann, Nikolaus U. Szucsich, Ralph S. Peters, Benjamin Meyer, Janus Borner, Malte Petersen, Andre J. Aberer, Alexandros Stamatakis, Manfred G. Walzl, Bui Quang Minh, Arndt von Haeseler, Ingo Ebersberger, Günther Pass, and Bernhard Misof
Decisive Datasets in Phylogenomics: Lessons from Studies on the Phylogenetic Relationships of Primarily Wingless Insects. 
Molecular Biology and Evolution first published online October 18, 2013 
doi:10.1093/molbev/mst196 (35 pages PDF)

New Paper in Ethology

Pašukonis A, Ringler M,  Brandl HB, Mangione RRingler E & Hödl W
The Homing Frog: High Homing Performance in a Territorial Dendrobatid Frog Allobates femoralis (Dendrobatidae)
Ethology, Volume 119, Issue 9, pages 762–768, September 2013
DOI: 10.1111/eth.12116, IF

New Paper in Spixiana (September 2013)

Langegger-Weinbauer C & Salvini-Plawen L. 2013
Anatomical redescription of two species of Philinoglossidae (Gastropoda, Cephalaspidea)
Spixiana 36 (1): 21-41, September 2013
available online, IF

New Review in Arthropod Biology and Evolution -Molecules, Development, Morphology

Christian S. Wirkner,  Markus Tögel and Günther Pass
The Arthropod Circulatory System.
In: Minelli, A.; Boxshall, G.; Fusco, G. (eds.) Arthropod Biology and Evolution -Molecules, Development, Morphology. Springer, Heidelberg. pp. 343-391. (2013)

New Book Chapter in "SpezielleZoologie", Westheide, W. & Rieger, G. (Hrsg.). 3 Aufl. Springer - Spektrum (July 11, 2013)

Salvini-Plawen, L & Haszprunar, G 
Mollusca, Weichtiere. 
in Spezielle Zoologie, Band 1, S. 293-356. Westheide, W. & Rieger, G. (Hrsg.). 3 Aufl. Springer-Spektrum, Berlin & Heidelberg

New Book on Eye Evolution

Georg Glaeser and  Hannes Paulus 2013
Die Evolution des Auges - Ein Fotoshooting.

Springer Spektrum, Sachbuch, 214 Seiten.

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