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New paper in Herpetologica  (January 3rd 2020)

Stückler S, Ringler M, Pašukonis A, Weinlein S, Hödl W & Ringler E (2019).
Spatio-Temporal Characteristics of the Prolonged Courtship in Brilliant-Thighed Poison Frogs, Allobates femoralis.
Herpetologica, 75(4):268-279 (2019), https://doi.org/10.1655/Herpetologica-D-19-00010.1, published online 20 December 2019

New paper in Current Biology  (January 9th 2020)

Fouilloux CA, Ringler E & Rojas B (2019).
Quick guide: Cannibalism.
Current Biology, 29: R1295-R1297. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.09.068
December 16, 2019

New Book on Insect Mouthparts (December 4th, 2019)

Krenn H (Ed.) 2019.
Insect Mouthparts
Form, Function, Development and Performance
Springer International Publishing 
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New Article in uni:view (November 30th, 2019)

Harald Krenn
Summender Flugakrobat: Die Netzfliege Prosoeca marinusi.
uni:view MAGAZIN, November 28th, 2019

New review in Annual Reviews (October 31st, 2019)

Hillyer JF & Pass G (2020).
The Insect Circulatory System: Structure, Function, and Evolution.
Annual Review of Entomology Vol. 65:- (Volume publication date January 2020) Review in Advance first posted online on October 4, 2019.

New paper in Journal of Fish Biology  (October 11th 2019)

Walsh G,  Lamboj A & Stiassny MLJ (2019).
Review of the cichlid genus Thysochromis (Teleostei: Ovalentaria) with the description of a new species from the Kouilou Province in the Republic of Congo, west–central Africa.
Journal of Fish Biology 2019;1–10., doi: 10.1111/jfb.14144. 
published online 3 October 2019, https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.14144

New Book Chapter in Of Bears and Men (October 11th, 2019)

Hailer F, Kutschera VE & Zachos FE. 2019.
A Summary of Brown Bear Genetic Studies: Phylogeny, Phylogeography and Evolutionary Relationships with Polar Bears.
In: Peter Schlup &  Stefan T. Hertwig  (eds.), Of Bears and Men, Conclusions of the 1st International Bear Meeting, Haupt Verlag 2019

New paper in Genes  (October 8th 2019)

Sanchez E, Rodríguez A, Grau J, Lötters S, Künzel S, Saporito RA, Ringler E, Schulz S, Wollenberg Valero KC, Vences M (2019).
Transcriptomic signatures of experimental alkaloid consumption by poison frogs.
Genes 10: 733. DOI: 10.3390/genes10100733  
published online 21 September 2019,  https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4425/10/10/733

New paper in Journal of Theoretical Biology  (October 8th 2019)

Shi L, Wu J, Krenn H, Yang Y & Yan S (2020).
Temporal mode of fluid-feeding mechanisms in a long proboscid orchid bee compared to the short proboscid honey bee.
Journal of Theoretical Biology 484: 110017
published online 19 September 2019,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2019.110017

Journal of Zoology 'Paper of the Year' 2018 video abstract (October 1st, 2019)

This YouTube video abstract is featuring the 2018 winner of the Journal of Zoology 'Paper of the Year' award, entitled 'Early environmental conditions affect the volume of higher order brain centers in a jumping spider' by Steinhoff POM, Liedtke J, Sombke A, Schneider JM & Uhl G (2018)., available online

New Book Chapter in Methods in Molecular Biology 
(October 2nd, 2019)

Wanninger A, Wollesen T. 2019.
Methods in brain development of molluscs.
In: Simon G. Sprecher (ed.), Brain Development: Methods and Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 2047

Mitochondrial DNA Part B  (January 13rd 2020)

Kocot KM, Wollesen T, Varney RM, Schwartz ML, Steiner GWanninger A (2019).
Complete mitochondrial genomes of two scaphopod molluscs.
Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 4:2, 3161-3162, DOI: 10.1080/23802359.2019.1666689  
published online 23 September 2019,  https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23802359.2019.1666689

New paper in Molecular Ecology  (September 20th 2019)

Holderegger R, Balkenhol N, Bolliger J, Engler JO, Gugerli F, Hochkirch A, Nowak C, Segelbacher G, Widmer A & Zachos FE (2019).
Conservation genetics: Linking science with practice.
Molecular Ecology Volume28, Issue17 3848-3856
published online 07 August 2019, https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15202

New paper in Journal of Arachnology  (Septmber 16th 2019)

Seiter M, Lemell P, Gredler R & Wolff JO (2019).
Strike kinematics in the whip spider Charon sp. (Amblypygi, Charontidae).
Journal of Arachnology, 47:260-265.

New paper in DNA Research (August 30th 2019)

Calcino AD, de Oliveira AL, Simakov O, Schwaha T, Zieger E, Wollesen T & Wanninger A (2019).
The quagga mussel genome and the evolution of freshwater tolerance.
DNA Research, dsz019, https://doi.org/10.1093/dnares/dsz019
Published online 29 August 2019

New paper in Zoological Letters (August 12th 2019)

Pröts P, Wanninger A  & Schwaha T (2019).
Life in a tube: morphology of the ctenostome bryozoan Hypophorella expansa.
Zoological Lettersvolume 5, Article number: 28 (2019), https://doi.org/10.1186/s40851-019-0142-2
Published online 8 August 2019

New paper in Frontiers in Zoology (August 7th 2019)

© Christine Emberger

Sumasgutner P, Terraube J, Coulon A, Villers A, Chakarov N, Kruckenhauser L & Korpimäki E (2019).
Landscape homogenization due to agricultural intensification disrupts the relationship between reproductive success and main prey abundance in an avian predator.
Frontiers in Zoology 2019, 16(1):31, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12983-019-0331-z
Published online 6 August 2019

New paper in Zoological Letters (August 4th 2019)

Sombke A, Klann AE, Lipke A, Wolf H (2019).
Primary processing neuropils associated with the malleoli of camel spiders (Arachnida, Solifugae) - a re-evaluation of axonal pathways.
Zoological Letters 5:26, https://doi.org/10.1186/s40851-019-0137-z
Published online 2 August 2019

New paper in Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research (July 27h 2019)

Schwaha T, Ruthensteiner B, Melzer RR, Asami T & Páll‐Gergely B (2019).
Three phyla—Two type specimens—One shell: History of a snail shell revealed by modern imaging technology.
J Zool Syst Evol Res. 2019; 57: 527– 533. https://doi.org/10.1111/jzs.12293
Published online 26 July 2019

New paper in Frontiers in Zoology (July 30th 2019)

Wittfoth C, Harzsch , Wolff C & Sombke A (2019).
The “amphi”-brains of amphipods: new insights from the neuroanatomy of Parhyale hawaiensis (Dana, 1853)
Frontiers in Zoology 16, Article number: 30
Published online 26 July 2019

New paper in Journal of Comparative Physiology A  (August 1st 2019)

Streinzer M, Roth N, Paulus HF & Spaethe J (2019).
Color preference and spatial distribution of glaphyrid beetles suggest a key role in the maintenance of the color polymorphism in the peacock anemone (Ranunculaceae, Anemone pavonina) in Northern Greece.
J. comp.Physiol. A, p. 1-9. DOI 10.1007/s00359-019-01350-4
Published online 23 July 2019

New paper in Progress eLIFE  (July 8th 2019)

De Oliveira AL, Calcino AD & Wanninger A (2019).
Ancient origins of arthropod moulting pathway components.
e-Life 8: e46113. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.46113. 
Published online 3 July 2019
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New paper in Progress in Oceanography  (June 30th 2019)

Grischenko AV, Hirosec M, Schwaha T & Chernyshev AV (2019).
First record of an abyssal and hadal bryozoan fauna from the Kuril-Kamchatka Trench.
Progress in Oceanography Volume 176, September 2019, 102130, 
Published online 28 June 2019

New paper in Journal of PLoS ONE  (June 17th 2019)

Melin A, Krenn HW, Beale CM, Manning JC & Colville JF (2019).
The allometry of proboscis length in Melittidae (Hymenoptera: Apoidae) and an estimate of their foraging distance using museum collections.
PLoS ONE 14(6): e0217839, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0217839
Published 7 June 2019

New Book Chapter in Feeding in Vertebrates - Evolution, Morphology, Behavior, Biomechanics 
(October 15th, 2019)

Lemell P, Natchev N, Beisser CJ & Heiss E. 2019.
Feeding in Turtles: Understanding Terrestrial and Aquatic Feeding in a Diverse but Monophyletic Group.
In: Vincent L. Bels & Ian Q. Whishaw (eds), Feeding in Vertebrates - Evolution, Morphology, Behavior, Biomechanics, Springer International Publishing 2019 
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-13739-7_16 I

New paper in Journal of Comparative Physiology A  (May 31st 2019)

Paulus HF (2019).
Speciation, pattern recognition and the maximization of pollination: general questions and answers given by the reproductive biology of the orchid genus Ophrys.
Journal of Comparative Physiology A https://doi.org/10.1007/s00359-019-01350-4
Published 28 May 2019

New paper in bioRxiv  (May 20th 2019)

Steinhoff POM, Uhl G, Harzsch S & Sombke A (2019).
Visual pathways of the secondary eyes in the brain of a jumping spider.
bioRxiv https://doi.org/10.1101/640706
Published 17 May 2019

New paper in Journal of Experimental Biology  (October 15th 2019)

Handschuh S, Natchev N, Kummer S, Beisser CJ, Lemell P, Herrel A & Vergilov V. 2019.
Cranial kinesis in the miniaturised lizard Ablepharus kitaibelii (Squamata: Scincidae).
Journal of Experimental Biology (2019) 222, jeb198291. doi:10.1242/jeb.198291. 
published online 10 October 2019

New paper in Fungal Biology  (May 19th 2019)

Gibbons AT, Idnurm A, Seiter M, Dyer PS, Kokolski M, Goodacre SL, Gorb SN & Wolff JO (2019).
Amblypygid-fungal interactions: The whip spider exoskeleton as a substrate for fungal growth.
Fungal Biology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.funbio.2019.05.003
Published 10 May 2019

New Paper in BCBEA (May 6th, 2019)

Cuthbertson L, Eschner A, Mason K & Milasowszky N (2019)
Die Gehäuseschneckenfauna verwilderter Ziergrünflächen auf der Dachterrasse des Biozentrums Althanstraße (Wien, Alsergrund).
Biodiversität und Naturschutz in Ostösterreich - BCBEA 4/1: 33–39
Published online 5 May 2019

New Paper in BCBEA (May 6th, 2019)

Milasowszky N & Hepner M (2019)
Die epigäische Spinnenfauna (Arachnida: Araneae) von 32 Trockenrasen im östlichen Niederösterreich.
Biodiversität und Naturschutz in Ostösterreich - BCBEA 4/1: 3–32
Published online 5 May 2019

New paper in Marine Biodiversity  (April 4th 2019)

Schwaha T, Bernhard JM, Edgcomb VP et al (2019).
Aethozooides uraniae, a new deep-sea genus and species of solitary bryozoan from the Mediterranean Sea, with a revision of the Aethozoidae.
Mar Biodiv (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12526-019-00948-w .
Published online 4 April 2019: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12526-019-00948-w

New paper in Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research  (April 1st, 2019)

Kunz F,  Gamauf AZachos FEHaring E (2019).
Mitochondrial phylogenetics of the goshawk Accipiter [gentilis] superspecies.
J Zool Syst Evol Res. 2019;1–17.
Published online 1 April 2019: https://doi.org/10.1111/jzs.12285 

New paper in Frontiers in Zoology  (October 8th 2019)

Spring S, Lehner M, Huber L & Ringler E (2019).
Oviposition and father presence reduce clutch cannibalism by female poison frogs.
Frontiers in Zoology 16: 8. DOI:10.1186/s12983-019-0304-2
published online 22 March 2019,  https://frontiersinzoology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12983-019-0304-2

New paper in Entomologia Generalis  (April 12th 2019)

Singer HJ,  van Praagh JP & Paulus HF (2019).
Interactions between honeybees and varroa mites influenced by cell sizes and hygienic behaviour.
Entomologia Generalis Volume 38 Number 3 (2019), p. 255 - 273, 
DOI: 10.1127/entomologia/2019/0512
Published 22 March 2019, available online

New paper in Zoomorphology (March 21st, 2019)

Schwaha T, Moosbrugger M,  Walzl M & Ostrovsky AN (2019).
First ultrastructural evidence of placental nutrition in a ctenostome bryozoan: example of Amathia verticillata.
Zoomorphology (2019).
Published online 19 March 2019: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00435-019-00438-4 

New paper in Scientific Reports (March 20th, 2019)

De Oliveira AL, Calcino A & Wanninger A (2019).
Extensive conservation of the proneuropeptide and peptide prohormone complement in mollusks.
Scientific Reports volume 9, Article number: 4846 (2019)
Published online 19 March 2019: DOI: s41598-019-40949-0
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New review in American Journal of Human Biology (March 1st, 2019)

Grunstra NDS, Zachos FE, Herdina AN, Fischer B, Pavličev M & Mitteroecker P (2019).
Humans as inverted bats: A comparative approach to the obstetric conundrum.
Am J Hum Biol 2019; e23227.
Published online 27 February 2019: https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23227

New paper in Mammalian Biology (March 1st, 2019)

Zachos FE (2019).
Species delimitation in mammals: A response to Gippoliti.
Mammalian Biology Volume 94, January 2019, Pages 132-133
Published online 24 May 2018: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mambio.2018.05.008

New paper in Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research (March 1st, 2019)

Nebel C, Kadletz K, Gamauf A, Haring E, Sackl P, Tiefenbach M, Winkler H & Zachos FE (2018).
Witnessing extinction: Population genetics of the last European Rollers (Coracias garrulus) in Austria and a first phylogeographic analysis of the species across its distribution range. 
J Zool Syst Evol Res. 2018;1–15.
First published 19 December 2018, https://doi.org/10.1111/jzs.12256

New paper in International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife (February 8th, 2019)

Reier S, Sattmann H, Schwaha T, Harl J, Konecny R & Haring E (2019)
An integrative taxonomic approach to reveal the status of the genus Pomphorhynchus Monticelli, 1905 (Acanthocephala: Pomphorhynchidae) in Austria.
IJP: Parasites and Wildlife 8 (2019) 145–155, published online February 2nd, 2019,  

Radio Broadcast on OE1 (February 4th, 2019)

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New paper in Journal of Morphology (January 18th, 2019)

Nekliudova UA, Schwaha TF, Kotenko ON, Gruber D, Cyran N & Ostrovsky AN (2019).
Sexual reproduction of the placental brooder Celleporella hyalina (Bryozoa, Cheilostomata) in the White Sea.
Journal of Morphology 2019; 280: 279-299, published online January 17th, 2019,  https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jmor.20943

New paper in Zoological Letters (January 14th, 2019)

Kenning M, Schendel V, Müller CHG, Sombke A (2019).
Comparative morphology of ultimate and walking legs in the centipede Lithobius forficatus (Myriapoda) with functional implications.
Zoological Letters 5:3. Published online 14.01.2019:

New paper in Journal of European Orchids (January 23rd, 2019)

Fiedler M, Hirth M & Paulus HF. 2018. 
Ein Bestäuber für Ophrys samia von Samos.
J. Eur. Orch. 50 (2-4): 185 – 196. 2018.

New paper in Journal of European Orchids (January 23rd, 2019)

Paulus HF. 2018. 
Ein neuer Fall von Hummelbestäubung auf der Ionischen Insel Kefalonia: Ophrys mavromata (Orchidaceae).
J. Eur. Orch. 50 (2-4): 247 – 263. 2018.


New paper in Behavioral Ecology (December 12th, 2018)

Uhl F,  Ringler M, Miller R,  Deventer SA, Bugnyar T & Schwab C (2018).
Counting crows: population structure and group size variation in an urban population of crows.
Behavioral Ecology, ary157, https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/ary157
Published online 08 December 2018

New paper in Arachnology Letters  (December 6th, 2018)

Milasowszky N & Hepner M (2018).
A case of dimorphic males in Troxochrus scabriculus (Araneae: Linyphiidae), with notes on synonymy.
Arachnologische Mitteilungen / Arachnology Letters 56: 48-54 Doi: 10.30963/aramit5609, available online

New Paper in Journal of Morphology (November 27th, 2018)

Danakilia sp. "Shukoray"

Ganske A-S, Edgecombe GD & Akkari N (2018)
Morphology of the mandibles and the first maxillae in the family Lithobiidae (Myriapoda, Chilopoda), with remarks on their phylogenetic significance. Journal of Morphology.2018;1–29, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/jmor.20902
published online: 27th November 2018

New Paper in Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny (November 27th, 2018)

Danakilia sp. "Shukoray"

Schendel V, Kenning M & Sombke A (2018)
A comparative analysis of the ventral nerve cord of Lithobius forficatus (Lithobiomorpha): morphology, neuroanatomy, and individually identifiable neurons. Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 76(3): 377-394.
Published online: 27 November 2018

New Paper in PLoS ONE (November 22th, 2018)

Danakilia sp. "Shukoray"

Ahmad S, Haq Iu, Cáceres C, Sto Tomas U, Dammalage T, Gembinsky K ... Paulus HF, et al. (2018)
One for all: Mating compatibility among various populations of olive fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) for application of the sterile insect technique
PLoS ONE 13(11): e0206739. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0206739
Published: 1 November 2018

BMC Evolutionary Biology (November 12th, 2018)

Danakilia sp. "Shukoray"

Calcino AD, Fernandez-Valverde SL,Taft RJ & Degnan BM (2018)
Diverse RNA interference strategies in early-branching metazoans
BMC Evolutionary Biology2018 18:160, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-018-1274-2
Published: 1 November 2018 

New Book on  Mammalian Evolution, Diversity and Systematics (November 12th, 2018)

Zachos F (Ed.) & Asher R (Ed.) (2018).
Mammalian Evolution, Diversity and Systematics.
Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. 

New Book Chapter in Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on the Biology of the Sipuncula (October 26th, 2018)

Kristof A, Maiorova AS, Worsaae K & Wanninger A. 2018. Sipuncula in evolutionary developmental biology. In: Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on the Biology of the Sipuncula. pp 35-41. Boyle MJ, Kawauchi GY (eds). Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Washington, 236 pp. DOI: 10.5479/si.1943-667X.42.

New Paper in Zootaxa (October 12th, 2018)

Danakilia sp. "Shukoray"

Barraclough DA, Colville JF, Karolyi F & Krenn HW (2018)
A striking new species of Prosoeca Schiner, 1867 (Diptera: Nemestrinidae): An important pollinator from the Bokkeveld Plateau, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Zootaxa 4497 (3): 411–421, DOI: dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4497.3.5

New Paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society B (October 10th, 2018)

Danakilia sp. "Shukoray"

Wollesen T, Rodríguez Monje SV, de Oliveira AL & Wanninger A (2018)
Staggered Hox expression is more widespread among molluscs than previously appreciated
Proc. R. Soc. B 2018 285 20181513; DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2018.1513. Published 10 October 2018
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New Paper in Journal of Genetics (September 28th, 2018)

Danakilia sp. "Shukoray"

Zachos FE (2018)
(New) Species concepts, species delimitation and the inherent limitations of taxonomy
Journal of Genetics, Vol. 97, No. 4, September 2018, pp. 811–815
published online 23 July 2018

New Paper in Entomologia Generalis (September 14th, 2018)

Danakilia sp. "Shukoray"

Paulus HF (2018)
Pollinators as isolation mechanisms: Field observations and field experiments regarding specificity of pollinator attraction in the genus Ophrys (Orchidaceae und Insecta, Hymenoptera, Apoidea).
Entomologia Generalis 37 (3/4): 261-316
DOI: 10.1127/entomologia/2018/0650

New Paper in Zoology (September 14th, 2018)

Danakilia sp. "Shukoray"

Saad LO, Schwaha T, Handschuh S, Wanninger A & Marian JEAR (2018).  
A mating plug in a squid? Sneaker spermatophores can block the female sperm-storage organ in Doryteuthis plei.
Zoology, available online 8 September 2018

New review in Arthropod Structure & Development (August 31st, 2018)

Dudley R & Pass G (2018)
Wings and powered flight: Core novelties in insect evolution.
Arthropod Structure & Development 47 (2018) 319e321
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asd.2018.06.006, available online

New Paper in Animal Behaviour (August 3rd, 2018)

Danakilia sp. "Shukoray"

Tumulty JP, Pašukonis A, Ringler M, Forester JD, Hödl W & Bee MA (2018).  
Brilliant-thighed poison frogs do not use acoustic identity information to treat territorial neighbours as dear enemies.
Animal Behaviour 141: 203-220
available online: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2018.05.008.

New Paper in Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (July 11th, 2018)

Danakilia sp. "Shukoray"

Chiozzi G, Stiassny MLJ, de Marchi G, Lamboj A, Fasola M & Fruciano C (2018).  
A diversified kettle of fish: phenotypic variation in the endemic cichlid genus Danakilia of the Danakil Depression of northeastern Africa.
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Volume 124, Issue 4, 690–705, 24 July 2018, available online https://doi.org/10.1093/biolinnean/bly085.

New Paper in Biodiversity Data Journal (July 18th, 2018)

Akkari N & Ganske A-S (2018).  
Two centipedes new to the fauna of La Palma (Canary Islands, Spain) and notes on the Lithobiomorpha of the island (Chilopoda, Myriapoda)..
Biodiversity Data Journal 6: e26746. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.6.e26746, Published July11th, 2018

New paper in North-Western Journal of Zoology (July 10th, 2018)

Kornilev YV, Popgeorgiev G, Vacheva E & Tzankov N.(2018)
First records of melanism (including in tail bifurcation) of lacertid lizards (Reptilia: Lacertidae) in Bulgaria.
North-Western Journal of Zoology 14(1): 142–144
available online 

New paper in Insects (July 9th, 2018)

Querner P, Milasowszky N, Zulka KP, Abensperg-Traun M, Willner W, Sauberer N, Jakomini C, Wrbka T, Schmitzberger I & Zechmeister HG (2018)
Habitat structure, quality and landscape predicting species richness and communities of Collembola on dry grasslands in Austria.
Insects 2018, 9, 81; doi:10.3390/insects9030081
Published online July 7th, 2018.

New review in Arthropod Structure & Development (July 3rd, 2018)

Pass G (2018)
Beyond aerodynamics: The critical roles of the circulatory and tracheal systems in maintaining insect wing functionality
Arthropod Structure & Development xxx (2018) 1-17 
available online

New paper in PLOS ONE (July 18th, 2018)

Akkari N , Ganske A-S, Komerički A & Metscher B (2018).
New avatars for Myriapods: Complete 3D morphology of type specimens transcends conventional species description (Myriapoda, Chilopoda). 
PLOS ONE 13(7): e0200158. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0200158
published July 3rd, 2018

New paper in Scientific Reports (July 2nd, 2018)

Böhm A, Meusemann K, Misof B & Pass G (2018).
Hypothesis on monochromatic vision in scorpionflies questioned by new transcriptomic data. 
Scientific Reports (2018) 8:9872, DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-28098-2

New paper in Schriften des Vereins zur Verbreitung naturwissenschaftlicher Kenntnisse  (June 28th, 2018)

Walzl MGSchreiber M (2018).
News from the past: personal documents relating to professor Berthold Hatschek (1854–1941) and his family at Vienna University’s former Zoological Institute.
Schriften des Vereins zur Verbreitung naturwissenschaftlicher Kenntnisse 154 (2018): 17–42, available online

New review in Biological Reviews (June 22nd, 2018)

Wanninger A & Wollesen T (2018)
The evolution of molluscs
Biol. Rev. (2018), pp. 000–000. 1 doi: 10.1111/brv.12439 
available online

New paper in Zootaxa (June 21st, 2018)

Seiter M, Schramm FD  & Schwaha T (2018).
Description of a new Charinus species (Amblypygi: Charinidae) from the Monseñor Nouel province, Dominican Republic. 
Zootaxa 4438 (2): 349–361. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4438.2.9.

New paper in Zoological Letters (June 15th, 2018)

Wanninger M, Schwaha T & Heiss E (2018).
Form and Function of the skin glands in the Himalayan newt Tylototriton verrucosus.
Zoological Letters 2018 4:15. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40851-018-0095-x
Published online June 13th, 2018.

New paper in BMC Evolutionary Biology (June 14th, 2018)

Schwaha T, Handschuh S, Ostrovsky AN & Wanninger A (2018).
Morphology of the bryozoan Cinctipora elegans (Cyclostomata, Cinctiporidae) with first data on its sexual reproduction and the cyclostome neuro-muscular system.
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:92. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-018-1206-1
Published online June 14th, 2018.

New paper in Frontiers in Zoology (June 8th, 2018)

Schwaha T & Wanninger A (2018).
Unity in diversity: a survey of muscular systems of ctenostome Gymnolaemata (Lophotrochozoa, Bryozoa).
Frontiers in Zoology (2018). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12983-018-0269-6
Published online June 7th, 2018.

New paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.  (June 6th, 2018)

Szipl G, Ringler E, Bugynar T (2018).
Attacked ravens flexibly adjust signalling behaviour according to audience composition.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B. online first. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2018.0375.
Published online June 6th, 2018.

New paper in Herpetologica (April 26th, 2018)

©Iris Starnberger 2018

Starnberger I, Maier PM, Hödl W & Preininger D (2018).
Multimodal Signal Testing Reveals Gestural Tapping Behavior in Spotted Reed Frogs. 
Herpetologica In-Press. https://doi.org/10.1655/Herpetologica-D-17-00053.1

New paper in Molecular Ecology (June 6th, 2018)

Ringler E, Szipl G, Harrigan RJ, Bartl-Binder P, Mangione R & Ringler M (2018).
Hierarchical decision-making balances current and future reproductive success.
Molecular Ecology 27: 2289-2301. DOI:10.1111/mec.14583.

New paper in Amphibia-Reptilia (June 6th, 2018)

Ringler E (2018).
Testing skin swabbing for DNA sampling in dendrobatid frogs.
Amphibia-Reptilia 29: 245–251. DOI:10.1163/15685381-17000206.

New paper in Entomologica Austriaca  (March 20th, 2018)

Savchenko E, Nicklas L, Milasowszky NKrenn HW (2018).
Zeitliche und räumliche Verteilung alpiner Tagfalter (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea) entlang eines Höhengradienten in den Zillertaler Alpen (Österreich).
Entomologica Austriaca 25: 25–29.

New paper in RNA (March 19th, 2018)

Choudhary A, Vanichkina DP, Ender C, Crawford J, Baillie GJ, Calcino AD, Ru K &Taft RJ (2018).
Identification of miR-29b targets using 3-cyanovinylcarbazole containing mimics.
RNA. 2018 Apr;24(4):597-608. doi: 10.1261/rna.064923.117.
Published online March 16th, 2018.

New paper in Zoomorphology (March 17th, 2018)

Schwaha T (2018).
Morphology and ontogeny of Lophopus crystallinus lophophore support the epistome as ancestral character of phylactolaemate bryozoans.
Zoomorphology (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00435-018-0402-2
Published online March 16th, 2018.

New paper in Mammal Review (March 15th, 2018)

Zachos FE (2018).
Mammals and meaningful taxonomic units: the debate about species concepts and conservation.
Mam Rev. doi:10.1111/mam.12121
Published online March 5th, 2018.

New paper in Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift (March 14th, 2018)

Baranek B, Kuba K, Bauder JKrenn H (2018).
Mouthpart dimorphism in male and female wasps of Vespula vulgaris and Vespula germanica (Vespidae, Hymenoptera).
Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 65(1): 65-74
doi: 10.3897/dez.65.23593
Published online March 13th, 2018.

New paper in ZooKeys (March 8th, 2018)

Ganske A-S, Edgecombe GE, Akkari N (2018).
The peristomatic structures as a source of systematic characters in the genus Lithobius Leach, 1814 (Myriapoda, Chilopoda).
In: Stoev P, Edgecombe GD (Eds) Proceedings of the 17thInternational Congress of Myriapodology, Krabi, Thailand. ZooKeys 741: 49-75.
Published online March 7th, 2018.

New paper in Journal of Phylogenetics & Evolutionary Biology (March 7th, 2018)

Merkel J, Wanninger A & Lieb B. 2018.
Novel and Conserved Features of the Hox Cluster of Entoprocta (Kamptozoa).
J Phylogenetics Evol Biol 6: 194. doi:10.4172/2329-9002.1000194 
Published online March 2nd, 2018.

New paper in Zoologischer Anzeiger (March 5th, 2018)

McArthur IW, Miranda GS de, Seiter M & Chapin KJ 2018.
Global patterns of sexual dimorphism in Amblypgyi.
Zoologischer Anzeiger (in press)
Published online February 24th, 2018.

New paper in PlosOne (February 9th, 2018)

Sumasgutner P, Adrion MGamauf A. 2018.
Carotenoid coloration and health status of urban Eurasian kestrels (Falco tinnunculus). 
PLoS ONE 13(2): e0191956. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0191956, Published: February 8, 2018

New Book Chapter in Annals of Bryozoology (January 31st, 2018)

Martha SO, Afshar Y, Ostrovsky AN, Scholz J, Schwaha T & Wood TS. 2018.
Variation of the tentacles in Paludicella": The unfinished work of the german bryozoologist and embryologist Fritz Braem.
n: Annals of Bryozoology 6, Patrick Wyse Jackson (ed.).45-73.

New papers in Organisms Diversity & Evolution (January 22nd, 2018)

Pavlicek A, Schwaha T & Wanninger A. 2018.
Towards a ground pattern reconstruction of bivalve nervous systems: neurogenesis in the zebra mussel Dreissena polymorpha.
Organisms Diversity & Evolution 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13127-017-0356-0.
Published online January 18th, 2018

New papers in Arthropod Structure & Development (January 16th, 2018)

Düster JV, Gruber MH, Karolyi F, Plant JD & Krenn HW. 2017.
Drinking with a very long proboscis: Functional morphology of orchid bee mouthparts (Euglossini, Apidae, Hymenoptera).
Arthropod Structure & Development,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asd.2017.12.004, Published online December 29th, 2017

New paper in Journal of European Orchids (January 15th, 2018)

Paulus HF. 2017. 
Zur Bestäubungsbiologie der Gattung Ophrys in Nordspanien: Freilandstudien an Ophrys aveyronensis, O. subinsectifera, O. riojana, O. vasconica und O. forestieri (Orchidaceae und Insecta, Hymenoptera, Argidae und Apoidea). (Pollination biology of Ophrys in northern Spain: Field studies on Ophrys aveyronensis, O. subinsectifera, O. riojana, O. vasconica und O. forestieri (Orchidaceae and Insecta, Hymenoptera, Argidae and Apoidea).
J.Eur.Orchid. 49 (3-4): 427-471.

New papers in Acta Zoologica Bulgarica (December 22nd, 2017)

Fritz U, Kornilev YV, Vamberger M, Natchev N, Havaš P. 2017.
The Fifth International Symposium on Emys orbicularis and the other European Freshwater Turtles, Kiten, Bulgaria: Over Twenty Years of Scientific Collaboration.
Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, Supplement 10: 3–7. Available online  

Kornilev YV, Popgeorgiev G, Naumov B, Stoyanov A, Tzankov N. 2017.
Updated Distribution and Ecological Requirements of the Native Freshwater Turtles in Bulgaria.
Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, Supplement 10: 65–76. Available online

Kummer S, Heiss E, Singer K, Lemell P, Natchev N. 2017.
Feeding Behaviour and Feeding Motorics in Subadult European Pond Turtles, Emys orbicularis (Linnaeus, 1758).
Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, Supplement 10: 77–84. Available online

Popgeorgiev G, Kornilev YV, Natchev N, Naumov B, Ivanchev I, Slavchev M, Stoyanov A, Tzankov N. 2017.
Spatial Distribution of Emys orbicularis (L., 1758) and Mauremys rivulata (Valenciennes, 1833) in the Lower Veleka River, Bulgaria: First Observations.
Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, Supplement 10: 129–132. Available online

Schindler M, Frötscher H, Hille A, Bruck MR, Schmidt M, Kornilev YV. 2017.
Nest Protection during a Long-term Conservation Project as a Tool to Increase the Autochthonous Population of Emys orbicularis (L., 1758) in Austria.
Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, Supplement 10: 147–154. Available online

Stoilova N, Natchev N. 2017.
Prevention of Turtle’s Access to the Road: Specifics of the Environmental Impact Assessment Conditions and Measures Issued for the Priority Objects from the National Linear Infrastructure Network in Bulgaria.
Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, Supplement 10: 155–160. Available online

Kornilev YV, Natchev N, Mascort R, Fritz U. 2017.
Best Practices for Handling Confiscated Turtles: The Kiten Protocol.
Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, Supplement 10: 165–168. Available online

New paper in Zoologischer Anzeiger (December 22nd, 2017)

Seiter M, Löscher A, Handschuh S & Schwaha T. 2017.
First description of spermatophore morphology and mating behavior in Mastigoproctus proscorpio (Latreille, 1806) from Hispaniola, Greater Antilles
Zoologischer Anzeiger - A Journal of Comparative Zoology.
Published online December 22nd, 2017. 

New paper in Frontiers in Zoology (June 6th, 2018)

Szipl G, Ringler E, Spreafico M, Bugnyar T (2017).
Calls during agonistic interactions vary with arousal and raise audience attention in ravens.
Frontiers in Zoology 14: 57. DOI:10.1186/s12983-017-0244-7. https://frontiersinzoology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12983-017-0244-7
Published online December 21st, 2017.


New paper in Evolution & Development (December 15th, 2017)

Redl E, Scherholz M, Wollesen T, Todt C & Wanninger A. 2017.
Expression of six3 and otx in Solenogastres (Mollusca) supports an ancestral role in bilaterian anterior-posterior axis patterning.
Evolution & Development. 2017;1–12. DOI: 10.1111/ede.12245
Published online December 15th 2017

New paper in Journal of Morphology (January 5th, 2018)

Krenn HW & Bauder J. 2017.
Morphological fine tuning of the feeding apparatus to proboscis length in Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera).
Journal of Morphology. 2017;00:1–13. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmor.20780
Published online December 6th, 2017. 

New Book Chapter on Bioethics (December 13th, 2017)

Schroeder D et al. (eds.), 2017
Ethics Dumping
Chapter 13: Rath J, Safety and Security Risks of CRISPR/Cas9
Springer Briefs in Research and Innovation Governance
published online: 05 December 2017

New paper in Marine Biology (November 25th, 2017)

Mathew M, Schwaha T, Ostrovsky AN et al. 2018.
Symbiont-dependent sexual reproduction in marine colonial invertebrate: morphological and molecular evidence.
Mar Biol (2018) 165: 14. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-017-3266-y
Published online November 18th 2017

New paper in BMC Evolutionary Biology (November 9th, 2017)

Gawin N, Wanninger A & Schwaha T. 2017.
Reconstructing the muscular ground pattern of phylactolaemate bryozoans: first data from gelatinous representatives.
BMC Evolutionary Biology, 201717:225, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-017-1068-y
Published November 7th, 2017. 

New paper in Journal of Morphology (November 7th, 2017)

von Byern J, Cyran N, Klepal W, Rudoll L, Suppan J & Greistorfer S. 2017.
The structure of the cutaneous pedal glands in the banded snail Cepaea hortensis (Müller, 1774).
Journal of Morphology. EARLY VIEW. DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20763.
Published November 3rd, 2017. 

New paper in Journal of Morphology (November 6th, 2017)

Ambros M, Wanninger A, Schwaha T. 2017.
Neuroanatomy of the plumatellid bryozoan Hyalinella punctata reveals a common pattern in a small group of freshwater bryozoans.
Journal of Morphology. EARLY VIEW. DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20768.
Published November 3rd, 2017. 

New paper in Journal of European Orchids (October 30th, 2017)

Paulus HF & Hirth M. 2017. 
Bestäubungsbiologie und Systematik des Ophrys mammosa-Komplexes im östlichen Mittelmeerraum mit Neubeschreibungen von Ophrys prespaensis und Ophrys willingii vom griechischen Festland. 
J.Eur.Orch. 49 (2): 221-314.
Published October 31st, 2017. 

New paper in PeerJ (October 27th, 2017)

Hollergschwandtner E, Schwaha T, Neumüller J, Kaindl U, Gruber D, Eckhard M, Stöger-Pollach M & Reipert​ S. 2017. 
Novel mesostructured inclusions in the epidermal lining of Artemia franciscana ovisacs show optical activity. 
PeerJ 5:e3923 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3923
Published online October 27th, 2017. 

Feature at NYTimes Science Take on "How Poison Frogs Parent" (October 27th, 2017)

Feature "How Poison Frogs Parent" at the NYTimes Science Take
by James Gorman and Christopher Whitworth (Link)

based on the current paper
Pašukonis A, Beck KB, Fischer M-T, Weinlein S, Stückler S, Ringler E. 2017.
Induced parental care in a poison frog: a tadpole cross-fostering experiment. 
Journal of Experimental Biology. Published online September 1st, 2017. doi: 10.1242/jeb.165126 

New paper in Journal of Evolutionary Biology (October 27th, 2017)

Rakosy D, Cuervo M, Paulus HF & Ayasse M. 2017. 
Looks matter: changes in flower form affect pollination effectiveness in a sexually deceptive orchid. 
J. Evol. Biol.. doi:10.1111/jeb.13153.
Published online October 16th, 2017. 

New paper in Organisms Diversity & Evolution (October 19th, 2017)

Affenzeller S, Haar NSteiner G. 2017. 
Revision of the genus complex Gibbula: an integrative approach to delineating the Eastern Mediterranean genera Gibbula Risso, 1826, Steromphala Gray, 1847, and Phorcus Risso, 1826 using DNA-barcoding and geometric morphometrics (Vetigastropoda, Trochoidea). 
Organisms Diversity & Evolution, DOI: 10.1007/s13127-017-0343-5
Published online October 7th, 2017. 

New paper in Zootaxa (October 19th, 2017)

Affenzeller S Steiner G. 2017. 
Catalog of taxa introduced by Luitfried Salvini-Plawen (1939–2014).
Zootaxa 4337(1):73-90. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4337.1.3

New Book on Flight Evolution (October 13th, 2017)

Glaeser G, Paulus HF & Nachtigall W. 2017
The Evolution of Flight.
Springer International Publishing AG, © 2017

New paper in Zoologischer Anzeiger - A Journal of Comparative Zoology (October 6th, 2017)

Seiter M & Stockmann M. 2017.
The life history of the parthenogenetic scorpion Lychas tricarinatus (Simon, 1884) from Odisha province, India and supplementary notes on Tityus trivittatus Kraepelin, 1898 (Scorpiones, Buthidae). 
Zoologischer Anzeiger - A Journal of Comparative Zoology. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcz.2017.10.003
Published online October 5th, 2017. 

New paper in Journal of Comparative Physiology A (September 22nd, 2017)

Antemann V, Pass G & Pflüger HJ. 2017
Octopaminergic innervation and a neurohaemal release site in the antennal heart of the locust Schistocerca gregaria.
Journal of Comparative Physiology. A, Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology. doi:10.1007/s00359-017-1213-5
Published online September 16th, 2017. doi:10.1007/s00359-017-1213-5

New paper in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A (September 15th, 2017)

Brischoux F, Kornilev YV, Lillywhite HB. 2017
Physiological and behavioral responses to salinity in coastal Dice snakes.
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology 214: 13–18.
Published online September 8th, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2017.09.003

New paper in Journal of Biological Conservation (June 12th, 2018)

Berkunsky I, Quillfeldtb P, Brightsmithc DJ, ... Ringler E, ... Masello JF (2017).
Current threats faced by Neotropical parrot populations.
Biological Conservation 214: 278–287. DOI:10.1016/j.biocon.2017.08.016. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320717306298
Published online September 7th, 2017.

New paper in Journal of Experimental Biology (September 12th, 2017)

Pašukonis A, Beck KB, Fischer M-T, Weinlein S, Stückler S, Ringler E. 2017.
Induced parental care in a poison frog: a tadpole cross-fostering experiment.
Journal of Experimental Biology.
Published online September 1st, 2017. doi: 10.1242/jeb.165126 

New paper in Zoologischer Anzeiger - A Journal of Comparative Zoology (September 4th, 2017)

Seiter M, Lanner J & Karolyi F. 2017.
Mating behaviour and spermatophore morphology of four Cuban whip spiders (Arachnida, Amblypygi, Phrynidae) – Taxonomic relevance and evolutionary trends.
Zoologischer Anzeiger - A Journal of Comparative Zoology. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcz.2017.08.006

New paper in Scientific Reports (November 6th, 2017)

Kaul-Strehlow S, Urata M, Praher D & Wanninger A. 2017
Neuronal patterning of the tubular collar cord is highly conserved among enteropneusts but dissimilar to the chordate neural tube.
Scientific Reports 7: 7003. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-07052-8.
Published August 1st, 2017. 

New paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society B (July 19th, 2017)

Helm C, Karl A, Beckers P, Kaul-Strehlow S, Ulbricht E, Kourtesis I, Kuhrt H, Hausen H, Bartolomaeus T, Reichenbach A & Bleidorn C. 2017.
Early evolution of radial glial cells in Bilateria.
Proc. R. Soc. B 284: 20170743.
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0743

New paper in Scientific Reports (July 17th, 2017)

Wollesen T, Scherholz M, Rodríguez Monje SV, Redl E, Todt C & Wanninger A. 2017.
Brain regionalization genes are coopted into shell field patterning in Mollusca.
Scientific Reports 7: 5486
First Online: 14 July 2017 DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-05605-5

New paper in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (July 12th, 2017)

Ringler M, Szipl G, Hödl W, Khil L, Kofler B, Lonauer M, Provin C & Ringler E. 2017.
Acoustic ranging in poison frogs—it is not about signal amplitude alone.
Behav Ecol Sociobiol (2017) 71:114
First Online: 12 July 2017, DOI 10.1007/s00265-017-2340-2

New paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society B (July 12th, 2017)

Seah KBK, Schwaha T, Volland JM, Huettel B, Dubilier N & Gruber-Vodicka HR. 2017.
Specificity in diversity: single origin of a widespread ciliate-bacteria symbiosis.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Biological Sciences
Published 12 July 2017.DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0764

New paper in Scientific Reports (July 12th, 2017)

Kirchner S, Sattmann H, Haring E, Plan L, Victor R & Kruckenhauser L. 2017.
Investigating gene flow between the blind cavefish Garra barreimiae and its conspecific surface populations .
Scientific Reports, 7: 5130, DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-05194-3

New Article in uni:view  (July 12th, 2017)

Andreas Wanninger
Evolution einer invasiven Art: Die Zebramuschel.
uni:view MAGAZIN, July 6th, 2017

New paper in Salamandra (July 12th, 2017)

Pichler C, Weinlein S, Kopeinig L & Pašukonis A. 2017.
Homing performance in a territorial dendrobatid frog, Allobates talamancae.
Salamandra 53(2) 309–313 (2017) available online

New paper in Journal of Microscopy (July 10th, 2017)

Handschuh S, Beisser CJ, Ruthensteiner B & Metscher BD. 2017.
Microscopic dual-energy CT (microDECT): a flexible tool for multichannel ex vivo 3D imaging of biological specimens.
Journal of Microscopy Volume 267, Issue 1 July 2017 Pages 3–26
DOI: 10.1111/jmi.12543, available online

New paper in Journal of Theoretical Biology (July 6th, 2017)

Filipov AÉ, Wolff JO, Seiter M & Gorb SN. 2017.
Numerical simulation of colloidal self-assembly of super-hydrophobic arachnid cerotegument structures.
Journal of Theoretical Biology (in Press).
Available online 4 July 2017: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2017.07.001

New paper in The Anatomical Record (July 5th, 2017)

Andonov K, Natchev N, Kornilev YV &  Tzankov N. 2017.
Does sexual selection influence ornamentation of hemipenes in Old World snakes?
The Anatomical Record 300:1680–1694 (2017).
DOI 10.1002/ar.23622, available online

New Paper in Arachnology (June 24th, 2017)

Seiter M & Lanner J. 2017.
Description and first record of Phrynus tessellatus (Pocock, 1894) (Arachnida: Amblypygi: Phrynidae) from northwestern Trinidad, with the description of its mating behaviour.
Arachnology (2017) 17 (5), 201–209.

New Fieldguide for Bumblebee Determination (November 10th, 2017)

Gokcezade JF, Gereben-Krenn B-A & Neumayer J. 2017
Feldbestimmungsschlüssel für die Hummeln Deutschlands, Österreichs und der Schweiz.
Quelle & Meyer, Wiebelsheim 2017.
ISBN: 9783494017150

New Paper in Zootaxa (May 17th, 2017)

Milasowszky N, Bauder J, & Hepner M 2017.
Diplocephalus komposchi n. sp., a new species of erigonine spider (Araneae, Linyphiidae) from Austria.
Zootaxa 4268: 296–300.
DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4268.2.10, available online

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

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

Further media response:
Der Standard (15.03.17, Forschung Spezial,p39): Wie man singende Wasserpflanzen belauschen kann.
APA-SCIENCE (16.3.17)Wasserpflanzen-Schallimpulse: Photosynthese zum Zuhören und Messen
APA-SCIENCE (16.3.17): Photosynthese: Akustische Effekte bei Pflanzen gemessen
science.ORF.at (16.3.17): Photosynthese zum Zuhören
Radio - Ö1 Dimensionen (17.3.17):  Grüner Lauschangriff. (available online until 24.3.2017 18:00)
derStandard.at (20.3.17): Wie man singende Wasserpflanzen belauschen kann
Umwelt Journal (24.3.17): Photosynthese: Akustische Effekte bei Pflanzen gemessen.
Die Presse (25.03.17, Wf Österreich) p32: Das Motorgeräusch der Fotosynthese.
Die Furche (6.4.17), Und lustig singt der Gartenteich.

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 Zootaxa (June 24th, 2017)

Seiter M &  Wolff JO. 2017.
Stygophrynus orientalis sp. nov. (Amblypygi: Charontidae) from Indonesia with the description of a remarkable spermatophore.
Zootaxa 4232 (3): 397–408.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4232.3.8

New blog post at the Orianne Society (January 19th, 2017)

Tzankov N, Popgeorgiev G & Kornilev Y. 2017.
The Nose-horned Viper (Vipera ammodytes montandoni) in Bulgaria.

New paper in Web Ecology (January 17th, 2017)

Koleva V, Kornilev Y, Telenchev I, Lukanov S, Hristova B & Natchev N. 2017.
Salt tolerance's toll: prolonged exposure to saline water inflicts damage to the blood cells of dice snakes (Natrix tessellata).
Web Ecol., 17, 1-7, 2017

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 Arthropod Structure & Development (June 24th, 2017)

Wolff JO, Seiter M & Gorb SN. 2017.
The water-repellent cerotegument of whip-spiders (Arachnida: Amblypygi).
Arthropod Structure & Development 46 (2017) 116-129.
DOI: 10.1016/j.asd.2016.10.010, available online


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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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) 

Further media response:

Medienportal der Universität Wien: Attraktive Innenstadtlage beschert Turmfalken eine böse Überraschung
derStandard.at: Turmfalken geraten in Wien in die "ökologische Falle"

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) 

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

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

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)  

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 

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


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

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

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

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 

      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.

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

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. 

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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