26. Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera) biodiversity at generic level in Lar River, Tehran Province with introducing two new genera for Iranian fauna

Sahar Arkia; Siamak Yousefi Siahkalroudi; Neda Kheradpir

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 31-39

Abstract
  Chironomidae flies (Insecta: Diptera) are known for their ecological importance; they are bio-indicator of aquatic ecosystems and play important roles in different levels of food chain. Although they serve as food supply for fish and others aquatic organisms, they are good predators of many Arthropoda ...  Read More

27. Phylogeny, genetic diversity and population structure of Brandt`s hedgehog Paraechinus hypomelas, inferred from the mitochondrial evidences

Ehsan Kashani; HamidReza Rezaei; Nematolah Khorasani; Morteza Naderi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Winter 2019, , Pages 18-28

Abstract
  The Brandt`s hedgehog Paraechinus hypomelas (Brandt 1836), is a relatively widespread species which range from Arabian Peninsula and Iran, through southern areas of Central Asia to western South Asia.The phylogenetic position of the species tat is little known in Iran, although it has been studied in ...  Read More

28. An allometry study of Caspian pond turtle (Mauremys caspica) in Golestan province, Iran

Mahsa Yazarloo; Haji Gholi Kami; Aliakbar BagherianYazdi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Spring 2019, , Pages 22-28

Abstract
  Caspian pond turtle, Mauremys caspica shows allometric growth and sexual dimorphism in the shell. Differences in allometric growth produce sexually dimorphic adults. Our results revealed that females are smaller than males that may be related to the risk of the predation, desiccation, and thermal stress. ...  Read More

29. Avifauna Species Diversity and Abundance in Kainji Lake ‎National Park, Niger State, Nigeria

Olaoluwa Ayodeji Adebayo; Shafiu Kilishi ‎ Halidu

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 16-26

Abstract
  The dearth of understanding the importance of bird species diversity and abundance contributes to the low rate of conservation and distribution of wildlife species in the ecosystem. Diversity and abundance are equally important factors for improving the ecological system. This study examined bird species ...  Read More

30. Length-weight relationship and condition factor of fish in shallow water habitats, Khuzestan Province, Iran

Hussein Valikhani; Jaber Aazami; Asghar Abdoli; Farshad Nejat; Amir Shahinpur; Kamal Khezri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 25 September 2019

Abstract
  This study evaluated Length-Weight Relationships (LWRs) and condition factor (K) of the juvenile and young adult fish from shallow littoral zones in some aquatic ecosystems located in Khuzestan province, Iran. On June 2015, the specimens were sampled using a seine net from the Shadegan Wetland, the Dez ...  Read More

31. Seasonal comparison of catch composition, biodiversity and length-weight relationships of fish fauna in Doroudzan Dam, Fars Province, Iran

Seyyed Yousef Paighambari; Mohsen Ghaed Mohammadi; Hadi Raeisi; Mojtaba Pouladi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 18-28

Abstract
  This investigation was conducted in Doroudzan Dam located in Fars province from winter 2017 to summer 2018. The fish specimens were caught using monofilament gillnet with 20, 70, 100 and 120 mm mesh sizes. Overall, 283 fish specimens belong to the Cyprinidae (7 species) and Mugilidae families (1 species) ...  Read More

32. Activity patterns and social organization of raccoons (Procyon lotor) in East Texas

Troy A. Ladine

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2017, , Pages 24-32

Abstract
  Motion-sensor cameras provide several benefits for research not available through mark-recapture and other more traditional methods of assessment of medium-sized mammals.   Urban systems provide unique pressures on a population that can alter the activity of the population. The current study ...  Read More

33. Re-evaluation of the phylogeny based on mitochondrial cytochrome b gene in the house shrew, Suncus murinus-S. montanus species complex, with special reference to Yemen and Myanmar populations

Satoshi D. Ohdachi; Gohta Kinoshita; Abdul Nasher; Takahiro Yonezawa; Satoru Arai; Fuka Kikuchi; Kyaw San Lin; Saw Bawm

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 79-87

Abstract
  The house shrew (Suncus murinus-S. montanus species complex) is considered to have been unintentionally introduced by humans from their original range to other regions around the Indian Ocean and neighboring seas, but this has yet not fully been investigated. A phylogenetic tree and haplotype network ...  Read More

34. New insight into the phylogeny of the orchid bees (Apidae: Euglossini)

Taghi Ghassemi-Khademi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 19-35

Abstract
  Orchid bees occur across the American continent, from the southern United States to Paraguay and northern Argentina. There are 240 described species of orchid bees. The phylogeny of these bees has been studied by several researchers. In most cases, phylogenetic trees with different topologies have been ...  Read More

35. Postnatal growth and age estimation in preterm infant of ‎long-‎fingered bat (Myotis capaccinii) reared in a flight cage

Mozafar Sharifi; Hossein‎ Javanbakht

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 30-36

Abstract
  Three Capaccinii’s bats (Myotis capaccinii) which were born and reared in a flight cage were subjected to a postnatal study. Length of forearm, body mass and length of the total gap at the fourth metacarpal- phalangeal joint of the neonats were measured in order to develop empirical growth curves ...  Read More

36. Intraspecific variation within Meriones persicus (Rodentia: Gerbillinae) populations in south central of Iran

Mohammad Reza Ashrafzadeh; Seyed Massoud Madjdzadeh; Mohsen Azarpira; Tayebeh Shahi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 40-51

Abstract
  In the present study intraspecific differences of the Meriones persicus populations were investigated based on traditional morphometry using the external and cranial characters in the south central of Iran. Totally 89 specimens of M. persicus were collected in three regions of the area (Geno protected ...  Read More

37. Ecology and species composition of Molluscs in upstream of the Kor River System, with two new records for the Fars Province, Iran

Fatemeh Abbaspour; Sareh Yaripour; Peter Gloeer; Mehrdad Zamanpoore

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Winter 2019, , Pages 29-39

Abstract
  The scientific literature on molluscans taxonomy in Iran goes back to many years ago; however, in some parts of the country like southern areas, it is completely new. In addition, many of the studies have focused on their potential risk as intermediate hosts for parasites, ignoring their specific taxonomic ...  Read More

38. Mitochondrial 12S rRNA gene sequence analysis, a tool for species identification

Varuna P Panicker; Pranamya C. Haridas; Athira Narayanan; Shynu Mohammed; Binoy C. Babu

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Spring 2019, , Pages 29-35

Abstract
  Biodiversity is under threat worldwide. Many species of animals, birds and reptiles have experienced considerable decline in their populations within the past two centuries due to illegal trade, poaching and habitat destruction. The biodiversity in India is under threat due to growing wildlife crime. ...  Read More

39. Distribution of Nilgai antelope (Boselaphus tragocamelus) and its interaction with local communities in the Abohar wildlife sanctuary, Northwestern India

Parteek Bajwa; Netrapal Singh Chauhan

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 27-35

Abstract
  The information regarding animal distribution and perceptiveness of local communities play an essential role in designing and planning protected areas, and their management policies as well. To this aim, we mapped the distribution of our focal species, Nilgai antelope (Boselaphus tragocamelus) in and ...  Read More

40. Genetic structure and diversity of black francolin in Uttarakhand, Western Himalaya, India.

Priyanka Negi; Atul Kathait; Tripti Negi; Pramesh Lakhera

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 29-39

Abstract
  The present study evaluates the genetic diversity of black francolin (Francolinus francolinus asiae) in Uttarakhand on the basis of microsatellite loci. For this purpose, we examined five populations from three geographical zones of Uttarakhand, Western Himalaya. Microsatellite markers were polymorphic ...  Read More

41. Nocturnal activity and habitat selection of Hotson Jerboa, Allactaga hotsoni Thomas, 1920 (Rodentia: Dipodidae)

Mastureh Darabi; Zohreh Zeini; Abdolreza Karami; Ali Kaveh

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2017, , Pages 33-36

Abstract
  Investigation about the activity pattern of the Hotson Jerboa with motorcycle and search light indicated that there is significant relationship between moon light intensity and  encountering with the Hotson Jerboa’ or it’s trapping success. The results showed that the more moon light ...  Read More

42. A survey on current distribution and habitat suitability of the Great Bustard in West Azerbaijan, Iran

Naser Ahmadi Sani

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 88-93

Abstract
  Great Bustard (Otis tarda) as a vulnerable species is exposed to the extinction risk mainly due to habitat destruction and hunting pressure. This study was conducted to assess the species current geographical range and its habitat suitability in north western parts of Iran. Based on previous investigations ...  Read More

43. First Record of Honey Badger, Mellivora capensis in Sistan and Baluchistan Province, Iran

Mohammad Ali Adibi; Saeed Mahmoudi; Hossein Asgari; Ashraf Ali Hosseini

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 36-40

Abstract
  One of the most important conflict between human and wildlife is road accidents. Each year, a significant number of wildlife are killed by vehicle collisions. On 8 Aguste 2016, a carcass of a female Honey Badger or Ratel Mellivora capensis, was observed on the boundary of Gando protected area in Chabahar ...  Read More

44. Genetic diversity evaluation of Persian honeybees (Apis mellifera meda) in North West of Iran, using microsatellite markers

Hassan Rajabi-Maham; Taghi Ghasemi; Shahrokh Pashaei-rad

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 37-46

Abstract
  Using eight microsatellite markers and PCR method, the polymorphisms of three Persian honeybee, Apis mellifera meda, populations in North West of Iran (Ardabil, Azarbaijan-e sharqi and Azarbaijan-e gharbi) investigated and the genetic structure and diversity of populations explored. Total genomic DNA ...  Read More

45. A new record Moringa oleifera Lam. (Moringaceae) in the Flora of Libya

Mohammed Hadi Makhlouf

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 52-57

Abstract
  Moringa oleifera Lam. belong the family Moringaceae is introduced and recorded for the first time in the flora of Libya, this record is add a new family as well because the family Moringaceae was not recorded in the flora of Libya. The plants of M. oleifera were seen in petroleum clinic garden in Tripoli ...  Read More

46. Potential geographic distribution and habitat suitability of the Greater horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) in Iran

Saeed Shahabi; Mozafar Sharifi; Vahid Akmali

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Winter 2019, , Pages 40-51

Abstract
  We present a review of earlier records of the greater horseshoe bat distribution in Iran together with new distribution records of this bat obtained during recent years (2012–2016). The present study describes 41 new localities that increase the species known range mainly over Zagros and Elburz ...  Read More

47. Gastropods Diversity in Mangrove Forests of Govater Gulf in Sistan & Baluchestan

Saideh Moradi; Afshin Danehkar; Malihe Erfani; Tahereh Ardakani

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Spring 2019, , Pages 36-43

Abstract
  The present study was performed to investigate Gastropods diversity in mangrove forests located at Chabahar Township, Sistan & Baluchestan, Iran. For this purpose some homogenous forest masses were isolated and field visits were done. In each mass, three vertical transects were selected at the site ...  Read More

48. A skeletochronological study of age in the Persian pond turtle (Emys orbicularis persica) from the north of Iran

Sharifeh Yamoudi; Haji Gholi Kami; Zeinolabedin Mohammadi

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 36-44

Abstract
  The skeletochronological technique has been used to estimatethe age of the Persian pond turtle in the north of Iran. In this study, the phalange and femur bones were removed, decalcified in chloric acid, and sections stained with Hematoxylin-Eosin. The age of the specimens was determined by the number ...  Read More

49. Morphological variation of Iranian Goby (Ponticola iranicus) in the Anzali Wetland drainage

Nasrin Nikmehr; Soheil Eagderi; Hadi Poorbagher; Keyvan Abbasi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 October 2019

Abstract
  This study was conducted to compare the morphological characteristics of Ponticola iranicus populations from the Anzali Wetland drainage (wetland and its two draining rivers, namely Siahdarvishan and Pasikhan, Southern Caspian Sea basin). For this purpose, five specimens of P. iranicus from the Pasikhan ...  Read More

50. Faunistic diversity and distribution of Wolf spiders (lycosidae: araneae) in Western and Northern Mindanao, Philippines

Philip Noel O. Banaag; Olga M. Nuñeza; Aimee Lynn B. Dupo; Myla R. Santiago-Bautista

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 40-54

Abstract
  Despite being one of the most abundant spider families in the world, wolf/lycosid spiders are poorly studied in the Philippines. In this study, we determined the faunistic diversity and distribution of lycosid spiders from nine sampling sites in Western and Northern Mindanao. An opportunistic sampling ...  Read More