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Vegetation affinity of species in the western part of the Carpathians, with as a new association to Slovakia.

Biodivers Data J 2020 4;8:e52151. Epub 2020 May 4.

Department of Vegetation Ecology, Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic Department of Vegetation Ecology, Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences Brno Czech Republic.

(Shuttleworth's bulrush) is a rare species throughout its distribution range including Carpathians. However, a substantial increase in its finds has been noticed in the last twenty years. This study summarises the present knowledge and brings new data on vegetation with occurrence from the western part of the Carpathians (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Ukraine) with the aims of evaluating the phytosociological affinity of this species and providing new information about the ecology of the relevant plant communities. Read More

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Moth versus fly: a preliminary study of the pollination mode of two species of endemic Asteraceae from St Helena ( and ) and its conservation implications.

Biodivers Data J 2020 6;8:e52057. Epub 2020 May 6.

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada University of British Columbia Vancouver Canada.

(Roxb.) DC. (St Helena gumwood) and (Dryand. Read More

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Georeferencing the Natural History Museum's Chinese type collection: of plateaus, pagodas and plants.

Biodivers Data J 2020 5;8:e50503. Epub 2020 May 5.

The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom The Natural History Museum London United Kingdom.

The digitising efforts of herbaria aim to increase access to and impact of scientific collections, by making the data digitally accessible to the global community. Digitising the NHMUK's botanical collection of around 5.1 million specimens is an ongoing process, but the majority of the type collections have already been imaged. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7217978PMC

Biting midges of Egypt (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae).

Biodivers Data J 2020 29;8:e52357. Epub 2020 Apr 29.

College of Food and Agricultural Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia College of Food and Agricultural Sciences, King Saud University Riyadh Saudi Arabia.

Background: This study is one in a series of planned studies on different Egyptian dipteran taxa aiming to catalogue the whole order in Egypt.

New Information: All known Egyptian taxa of the family Ceratopogonidae (biting midges) are systematically catalogued. A total number of 64 species belonging to 11 genera, four tribes and four subfamilies has been treated. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7203177PMC

Review of recent taxonomic changes to the emerald moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Geometrinae).

Biodivers Data J 2020 30;8:e52190. Epub 2020 Apr 30.

Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, United States of America Florida Museum of Natural History Gainesville United States of America.

Background: The subfamily Geometrinae (Lepidoptera: Geometridae), commonly known as emerald moths, is an ecologically diverse group of moths with over 2,500 described species. Many taxonomic and phylogenetic studies of Geometrinae have been undertaken in the past decade, resulting in hundreds of new taxonomic changes since online publication of the most recent checklist in December 2007.

New Information: This review synthesises the last 12 years of alpha-taxonomic research in Geometrinae. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7205841PMC

A database of functional traits for spiders from native forests of the Iberian Peninsula and Macaronesia.

Biodivers Data J 2020 30;8:e49159. Epub 2020 Apr 30.

Laboratory for Integrative Biodiversity Research (LIBRe), Finnish Museum of Natural History, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland Laboratory for Integrative Biodiversity Research (LIBRe), Finnish Museum of Natural History, University of Helsinki Helsinki Finland.

Background: There is an increasing demand for databases including species trait information for biodiversity and community ecology studies. The existence of trait databases is useful for comparative studies within taxa or geographical regions, but there is low availability of databases for certain organisms. Here we present an open access functional trait database for spiders from Macaronesia and the Iberian Peninsula, recording several morphological and ecological traits related to the species life histories, microhabitat and trophic preferences. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7205838PMC

Biodiversity between sand grains: Meiofauna composition across southern and western Sweden assessed by metabarcoding.

Biodivers Data J 2020 27;8:e51813. Epub 2020 Apr 27.

Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden Swedish Museum of Natural History Stockholm Sweden.

The meiofauna is an important part of the marine ecosystem, but its composition and distribution patterns are relatively unexplored. Here we assessed the biodiversity and community structure of meiofauna from five locations on the Swedish western and southern coasts using a high-throughput DNA sequencing (metabarcoding) approach. The mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase 1 (COI) mini-barcode and nuclear 18S small ribosomal subunit (18S) V1-V2 region were amplified and sequenced using Illumina MiSeq technology. Read More

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Revision of van der Wulp (Diptera: Tachinidae) and twenty-five new species from Area de Conservación Guanacaste in northwestern Costa Rica with a key to Mesoamerican species.

Biodivers Data J 2020 28;8:e47157. Epub 2020 Apr 28.

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States of America University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia United States of America.

Background: We describe 25 new species in the genus van der Wulp, 1890 from Area de Conservación Guanacaste (ACG) in northwestern Costa Rica. All species herein described were reared from an ongoing inventory of wild-caught caterpillars spanning two families (Lepidoptera: Crambidae, and Tortricidae). Our study provides a concise description of each new species using morphology, life history, molecular data, and photographic documentation; a redescription of the genus, and its type species as well as a revised key to species of occurring in the Mesoamerican region. Read More

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First description of the female of Barrion-Dupo, Barrion & Heong, 2013 (Araneae, Clubionidae).

Biodivers Data J 2020 24;8:e51789. Epub 2020 Apr 24.

Hubei Collaborative Innovation Center for Green Transformation of Bio-Resources, Centre for Behavioral Ecology and Evolution, College of Life Sciences, Hubei University, Wuhan, China Hubei Collaborative Innovation Center for Green Transformation of Bio-Resources, Centre for Behavioral Ecology and Evolution, College of Life Sciences, Hubei University Wuhan China.

Background: Barrion-Dupo, Barrion & Heong, 2013 was described from a single male and no additional specimens have been recorded. The original description was brief and the illustrations were inadequate.

New Information: is redescribed and illustrated based on new material from the type locality and the new distribution region (Jianfeng Mountains and Limu Mountains of Hainan Island, China). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7195384PMC

The Molecular Data Organization for Publication (MDOP) R package to aid the upload of data to shared databases.

Biodivers Data J 2020 23;8:e50630. Epub 2020 Apr 23.

University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada University of Guelph Guelph Canada.

Molecular identification methods, such as DNA barcoding, rely on centralized databases populated with morphologically identified individuals and their referential nucleotide sequence records. As molecular identification approaches have expanded in use to fields such as food fraud, environmental surveys, and border surveillance, there is a need for diverse international data sets. Although central data repositories, like the Barcode of Life Datasystems (BOLD), provided workarounds for formatting data for upload, these workarounds can be taxing on researchers with few resources and limited funding. Read More

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Tanaidacea of Greece: a preliminary checklist.

Biodivers Data J 2020 22;8:e47184. Epub 2020 Apr 22.

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), Heraklion, Greece Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) Heraklion Greece.

Background: The checklist of Tanaidacea of Greece was developed in the framework of the LifeWatchGreece Research Infrastructure (ESFRI) project and coordinated by the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research during the period 2013-2015. By applying the Greek Taxon Information System (GTIS) of this project, a complete checklist of species recorded from Greek Seas has been developed. The objectives of the present study were to update and cross-check all tanaidacean species known to occur in Greek Seas. Read More

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First record of the marbled ray, (Elasmobranchii: Dasyatidae), from Greece (central Aegean Sea).

Biodivers Data J 2020 13;8:e51100. Epub 2020 Apr 13.

Hellenice Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters, Argyroupoli, Athens, Greece Hellenice Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters, Argyroupoli Athens Greece.

Background: Currently, seven dasyatid species have been described in the Mediterranean Sea: , , , , , and . Papaconstantinou (2014) listed four species of Dasyatidae occurring in Greece (, , and ; the latter was a case of misidentification and it is currently identified as , according to genetic analysis). However, the marbled stingray () was not amongst them. Read More

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Vernal pool amphibian breeding ecology monitoring from 1931 to present: A harmonised historical and ongoing observational ecology dataset.

Biodivers Data J 2020 14;8:e50121. Epub 2020 Apr 14.

Mohonk Preserve, New Paltz, United States of America Mohonk Preserve New Paltz United States of America.

Background: For 88 years (1931-present), the Mohonk Preserve's Daniel Smiley Research Center has been collecting data on occupancy and reproductive success of amphibian species, as well as associated water quality of 11 vernal pools each spring (February to May). Though sampling effort has varied over the dataset range, the size of the dataset is unprecedented within the field of amphibian ecology. With more than 2,480 individual species sampling dates and more than 151,701 recorded individual occurrences of the nine amphibian species, the described dataset represents the longest and largest time-series of herpetological sampling with paired water quality data. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7174432PMC

Smith, 1874 from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Hymenoptera: Apidae, Xylocopinae) with comments on its taxonomy.

Biodivers Data J 2020 14;8:e49918. Epub 2020 Apr 14.

The Ohio State University, Columbus, United States of America The Ohio State University Columbus United States of America.

Background: Only one species of large carpenter bee, (Linnaeus, 1771), has been recorded from Canada, albeit restricted to southern Ontario and Quebec. However, a single female specimen identified by Hurd in 1954 as Patton, 1879 from British Columbia is in the C.A. Read More

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First report of the root parasite (Santalales: Opiliaceae) in Taiwan.

Biodivers Data J 2020 10;8:e51544. Epub 2020 Apr 10.

Department of Forestry, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Neipu Township, Pintung, Taiwan Department of Forestry, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Neipu Township Pintung Taiwan.

Background: The family Opiliaceae in Santalales comprises approximately 38 species within 12 genera distributed worldwide. In Taiwan, only one species of the tribe Champereieae, , has been recorded. Here we report the first record of a second member of Opiliaceae, in tribe Opilieae, for Taiwan. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7165194PMC

Quantitative data from six years (2013-2018) of light trap sampling of macromoths (Lepidoptera) in Mt. Hallasan National Park, South Korea.

Biodivers Data J 2020 7;8:e51490. Epub 2020 Apr 7.

Mokpo National University, Muan, South Korea Mokpo National University Muan South Korea.

Background: This paper presents the results of long-term monitoring of macromoth communities in Mt. Hallasan National Park, South Korea. This mountain shows an altitudinal gradient of vegetation from evergreen deciduous to boreal trees, harbouring more than 550 species of vascular plants. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7156493PMC

Diversity and composition of volant and non-volant small mammals in northern Selangor State Park and adjacent forest of Peninsular Malaysia.

Biodivers Data J 2020 7;8:e50304. Epub 2020 Apr 7.

Zoology Branch, Forest Biodiversity Division, Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Kepong, Selangor, Malaysia Zoology Branch, Forest Biodiversity Division, Forest Research Institute Malaysia Kepong, Selangor Malaysia.

Volant and non-volant small mammals from three forest reserves, located inside and outside Selangor State Park, Malaysia, were trapped and documented. A total of five-line transects, each 200 m long and a total of 100 collapsible cage traps, three harp traps and ten mist nets were deployed at each study site to capture rodents and bats species. The presence of 47 species of volant and non-volant mammals was documented with the highest abundant species being (n = 61). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7156494PMC

Host records and geographical distribution of , and (Acanthocephala: Polymorphidae).

Biodivers Data J 2020 6;8:e50500. Epub 2020 Apr 6.

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom University of Cambridge Cambridge United Kingdom.

A literature survey was conducted to investigate the host and geographical distribution patterns of three species (Acanthocephala: Polymorphidae), , and . All three species appear to be restricted to the Northern Hemisphere. Occurrence records of are limited to the Northern Atlantic coasts, while has a circumpolar distribution. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7154045PMC

Sampling event dataset for ecological monitoring of riparian restoration effort in Colorado foothills.

Biodivers Data J 2020 3;8:e51817. Epub 2020 Apr 3.

Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, United States of America Denver Botanic Gardens Denver United States of America.

Background: The foothills and shortgrass prairie ecosystems of Colorado, United States, have undergone substantial and sustained anthropogenic habitat change over the past two centuries. Riparian systems have been dramatically altered by agriculture, hydrological engineering, urbanisation and the introduction of non-native invasive species. In 2016, Denver Botanic Gardens began a restoration effort of Deer Creek which seeks to modify the hydrology of the creek by mimicking the effects of beaver dams with artificial structures. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7148387PMC

Natural history of the social millipede Wood, 1864.

Biodivers Data J 2020 3;8:e50770. Epub 2020 Apr 3.

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, United States of America Virginia Tech Blacksburg United States of America.

The millipede Wood, 1864 is a fungivorous social millipede known for paternal care of eggs and forming multi-generational aggregations. We investigated the life history, paternal care, chemical defence, feeding and social behaviour of and provided morphological and anatomical descriptions, using light and scanning electron microscopy. Based on observations of from 13 locations throughout its distribution, we report the following natural history aspects. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7148388PMC

Swallowtail butterflies (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) species diversity and distribution in Africa: The Papilionidae collection at the National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya.

Biodivers Data J 2020 2;8:e50664. Epub 2020 Apr 2.

National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya National Museums of Kenya Nairobi Kenya.

Background: Species data from the Museum collections have been shown to be of great value as a tool for prioritising conservation actions in Africa (Fjeldsa and Tushabe 2005). The National Museums of Kenya (NMK) have an entomology collection, housed in 4,000 drawers in cabinets that contain over 1.5 million specimens, including the largest butterfly collection in Africa (Arnett et al. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7145877PMC

Bee species checklist of the San Francisco Peaks, Arizona.

Biodivers Data J 2020 2;8:e49285. Epub 2020 Apr 2.

Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, United States of America Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University Flagstaff United States of America.

Background: Here we present a checklist of the bee species found on the C. Hart Merriam elevation gradient along the San Francisco Peaks in northern Arizona. Elevational gradients can serve as natural proxies for climate change, replacing time with space as they span multiple vegetation zones over a short geographic distance. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7145878PMC

A database of the global distribution of alien macrofungi.

Biodivers Data J 2020 1;8:e51459. Epub 2020 Apr 1.

Centro de Estudos Geográficos, Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território - IGOT, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal Centro de Estudos Geográficos, Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território - IGOT, Universidade de Lisboa Lisboa Portugal.

Background: Human activities are allowing the ever-increasing dispersal of taxa to beyond their native ranges. Understanding the patterns and implications of these distributional changes requires comprehensive information on the geography of introduced species. Current knowledge about the alien distribution of macrofungi is limited taxonomically and temporally, which severely hinders the study of human-mediated distribution changes for this taxonomic group. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7142166PMC

Distribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in Terceira and São Miguel Islands (Azores).

Biodivers Data J 2020 1;8:e49759. Epub 2020 Apr 1.

cE3c - Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes / Azorean Biodiversity Group and Universidade dos Açores - Departamento de Ciências Agrárias e do Ambiente, Rua Capitão João d'Ávila, São Pedro, 9700-042, Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira, Azores, Portugal cE3c - Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes / Azorean Biodiversity Group and Universidade dos Açores - Departamento de Ciências Agrárias e do Ambiente, Rua Capitão João d'Ávila, São Pedro, 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira, Azores Portugal.

Background: The data, presented here, come from samples collected during three research projects which aimed to assess the impact of land-use type on Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) diversity and community composition in pastures of Terceira Island (Azores, Macaronesia, Portugal) and also in the native forest of two Azorean Islands (Terceira and São Miguel; Azores, Macaronesia, Portugal). Both projects contributed to improving the knowledge of AMF community structure at both local and regional scales.

New Information: Little is known on the AMF communities from Azores islands and this study reports the first survey in two Azorean Islands (Terceira and São Miguel). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7142165PMC

(Diptera: Phoridae): specialists on smashed snails.

Biodivers Data J 2020 26;8:e50943. Epub 2020 Mar 26.

Urban Nature Research Center, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, United States of America Urban Nature Research Center, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Los Angeles United States of America.

Background: Phorid flies are amongst the most biologically diverse and species-rich groups of insects. Ways of life range from parasitism, herbivory, fungivory, to scavenging. Although the lifestyles of most species are unknown, many are parasitoids, especially of social insects. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7125241PMC

Transdisciplinary Bioblitz: Rapid biotic and abiotic inventory allows studying environmental changes over 60 years at the Biological Field Station of Paimpont (Brittany, France) and opens new interdisciplinary research opportunities.

Biodivers Data J 2020 27;8:e50451. Epub 2020 Mar 27.

Université Rennes 1, Station Biologique de Paimpont, Paimpont, France Université Rennes 1, Station Biologique de Paimpont Paimpont France.

Background: The Biological Field Station of Paimpont (Station Biologique de Paimpont, SBP), owned by the University of Rennes and located in the Brocéliande Forest of Brittany (France), has been hosting student scientific research and field trips during the last 60 years. The study area of the SBP is a landscape mosaic of 17 ha composed of gorse moors, forests, prairies, ponds and creeks. Land use has evolved over time. Read More

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SquamataBase: a natural history database and R package for comparative biology of snake feeding habits.

Biodivers Data J 2020 27;8:e49943. Epub 2020 Mar 27.

Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States of America Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan Ann Arbor United States of America.

Public databases in taxonomy, phylogenetics and geographic and fossil occurrence records are key research tools that provide raw materials, on which broad-scale analyses and synthesis in their respective fields are based. Comparable repositories for natural history observations are rare. Publicly available natural history data on traits like diet, habitat and reproduction are scattered across an extensive primary literature and remain relatively inaccessible to researchers interested in using these data for broad-scale analyses in macroecology and macroevolution. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7125237PMC

Stomatopoda of Greece: an annotated checklist.

Biodivers Data J 2020 26;8:e47183. Epub 2020 Mar 26.

Hellenic Center for Marine Recearch (HCMR), Heraklion, Greece Hellenic Center for Marine Recearch (HCMR) Heraklion Greece.

Background: The checklist of Stomatopoda of Greece was developed in the framework of the LifeWatchGreece Research Infrastructure (ESFRI) project, coordinated by the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture (IMBBC) of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR). The application of the Greek Taxon Information System (GTIS) of this project has been used in order to develop a complete checklist of species recorded from the Greek Seas. The objectives of the present study were to update and cross-check all the stomatopod species that are known to occur in the Greek Seas. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7125234PMC

Designing an Herbarium Digitisation Workflow with Built-In Image Quality Management.

Biodivers Data J 2020 26;8:e47051. Epub 2020 Mar 26.

Meise Botanic Garden, Meise, Belgium Meise Botanic Garden Meise Belgium.

Digitisation of natural history collections has evolved from creating databases for the recording of specimens' catalogue and label data to include digital images of specimens. This has been driven by several important factors, such as a need to increase global accessibility to specimens and to preserve the original specimens by limiting their manual handling. The size of the collections pointed to the need of high throughput digitisation workflows. Read More

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Towards a catalogue of biodiversity databases: An ontological case study.

Biodivers Data J 2020 27;8:e32765. Epub 2020 Mar 27.

University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada University of Guelph Guelph Canada.

Biodiversity informatics depends on digital access to credible information about species. Many online resources host species' data, but the lack of categorisation for these resources inhibits the growth of this entire field. To explore possible solutions, we examined the (now retired) Biodiversity Information Projects of the World (BIPW) dataset created by the Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG); this project, which ran from 2007-2015 (officially removed from the TDWG website in 2018) was an attempt at organising the Web's biodiversity databases into an indexed list. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7125240PMC

The InBIO Barcoding Initiative Database: DNA barcodes of Portuguese Diptera 01.

Biodivers Data J 2020 20;8:e49985. Epub 2020 Mar 20.

CIBIO/InBIO, Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, Universidade do Porto, Campus Agrário de Vairão, 4485-661 Vairão, Vila do Conde, Portugal CIBIO/InBIO, Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, Universidade do Porto, Campus Agrário de Vairão, 4485-661 Vairão Vila do Conde Portugal.

Background: The InBIO Barcoding Initiative (IBI) Diptera 01 dataset contains records of 203 specimens of Diptera. All specimens have been morphologically identified to species level, and belong to 154 species in total. The species represented in this dataset correspond to about 10% of continental Portugal dipteran species diversity. Read More

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A new species of Loman, 1908 (Arthropoda: Pycnogonida: Ammotheidae) from the South-western Indian Ocean.

Biodivers Data J 2020 17;8:e49935. Epub 2020 Mar 17.

The Key Laboratory of Invertebrate Systematics and Application, College of Life Sciences, Hebei University, Baoding, China The Key Laboratory of Invertebrate Systematics and Application, College of Life Sciences, Hebei University Baoding China.

Background: A new species of was determined by the unique characteristic of the three distal processes present on the almost horizontal proboscis and the other differences, including a shorter and blind ocular tubercle, fewer setae on the legs and a glabrate trunk.

New Information: New species from the South-western Indian Ocean. Read More

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Standardised spider (Arachnida, Araneae) inventory of Lammi, Finland.

Biodivers Data J 2020 13;8:e50775. Epub 2020 Mar 13.

Laboratory for Integrative Biodiversity Research (LIBRe), Finnish Museum of Natural History (LUOMUS), University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland Laboratory for Integrative Biodiversity Research (LIBRe), Finnish Museum of Natural History (LUOMUS), University of Helsinki Helsinki Finland.

Background: In June 2019, an ecology field course of the University of Helsinki was held at Lammi Biological Station, Southern Finland. Within this course, the students familiarised themselves with field work and identification of spiders and explored the diversity of species in the area. Three sampling plots were chosen, one in grassland and two in boreal forest, to demonstrate the sampling techniques and, by applying a standardised protocol (COBRA), contribute to a global spider biodiversity project. Read More

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Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) in the semideciduous Atlantic Forest: An ecological and morphological trait dataset for functional studies.

Biodivers Data J 2020 12;8:e49889. Epub 2020 Mar 12.

Instituto de Biología Subtropical, Universidad Nacional de Misiones-CONICET, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina. Facultad de Ciencias Forestales, Universidad Nacional de Misiones, Misiones, Argentina Instituto de Biología Subtropical, Universidad Nacional de Misiones-CONICET, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina. Facultad de Ciencias Forestales, Universidad Nacional de Misiones Misiones Argentina.

Background: The semideciduous Atlantic Forest is one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world with a great diversity of spiders. Most spider-related studies in this ecosystem focused on species richness and composition; however, little is known about their trait diversity (including morphological, ecological and/or physiological traits). Two main datasets were compiled to generate a complete record of spider traits for this ecosystem. Read More

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Chilton, 1921 (Amphipoda, Aoridae), first encounter of non-indigenous amphipod in the Lam Ta Khong River, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, North-eastern Thailand.

Biodivers Data J 2020 6;8:e46452. Epub 2020 Mar 6.

Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University Nakhon Ratchasima Thailand.

The first record of the non-indigenous, alien amphipod in the Lam Ta Khong River is presented. Previously, this Indo-Pacific amphipod had only been reported in the Indian Ocean, the Andaman Sea, the Gulf of Thailand, the South China Sea and Australia. In Thailand, was previously reported in an isolated pond in Bangkok. Read More

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A new alien mantis in Italy: is the Indochina mantis chasing the train for Europe?

Biodivers Data J 2020 4;8:e50779. Epub 2020 Mar 4.

5 Esapolis Invertebrate Museum & Butterfly Arc, Padua, Italy 5 Esapolis Invertebrate Museum & Butterfly Arc Padua Italy.

The presence of the Indochina mantis (Mantidae, Mantinae) as a new alien species in Italy is reported, with the description of the first stable macro-population in Europe. This macro-population shows a wide distribution, comprising several fragmented and reproducing sub-populations in Northern Italy and one in Southern France. Specimens and individuals were collected or observed on trees and ornamentals in urban ecosystems with the help of citizen science. Read More

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First records of 31 species of butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera) in Cameroon, with remarks on their elevational ranges.

Biodivers Data J 2020 5;8:e50543. Epub 2020 Mar 5.

Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Science, Institute of Entomology, Branisovska 31, CZ-37005 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Science, Institute of Entomology Branisovska 31, CZ-37005 Ceske Budejovice Czech Republic.

Background: The biodiversity of West and Central Africa is understudied, including butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera). Cameroon, through its position in between few biogeographic regions and diversity of habitats, is an important hotspot of lepidopteran diversity. However, the country also ranks low when it comes to local biodiversity knowledge. Read More

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A comprehensive survey of Rhinonyssid mites (Mesostigmata: Rhinonyssidae) in Northwest Russia: New mite-host associations and prevalence data.

Biodivers Data J 2020 28;8:e49535. Epub 2020 Feb 28.

State Pediatric Medical University, St. Petersburg, Russia State Pediatric Medical University St. Petersburg Russia.

Background: Rhinonyssid mites are permanent parasites of birds that inhabit their respiratory tract. There are around 600 species described worldwide and almost all species of birds are found to have embedded rhinonyssid mites. Despite their presumed relevance, these mites are largely unstudied due to the difficulty in sampling them and, therefore, the majority of mite-host associations and species-prevalence data are unknown. Read More

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February 2020

The Odonata of Quebec: Specimen data from seven collections.

Biodivers Data J 2020 28;8:e49450. Epub 2020 Feb 28.

Concordia University, Montreal, Canada Concordia University Montreal Canada.

Background: The Odonata, dragonflies and damselflies, constitute one of the more charismatic and better-studied orders of insects. The approximately 6,000 extant species on Earth can be variously found on all continents, except Antarctica. A relatively stable taxonomy, a relative ease of species identification and an aquatic immature stage has made the Odonata a taxon of interest in documenting the symptoms of global environmental change, especially at higher latitudes. Read More

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February 2020

Towards conserving natural diversity: A biotic inventory by observations, specimens, DNA barcoding and high-throughput sequencing methods.

Biodivers Data J 2020 27;8:e50124. Epub 2020 Feb 27.

University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks, Alaska United States of America.

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has been given a broad conservation mandate to conserve natural diversity. A prerequisite for fulfilling this purpose is to be able to identify the species and communities that make up that biodiversity. We tested a set of varied methods for inventory and monitoring of plants, birds and terrestrial invertebrates on a grid of 40 sites in a 938 ha study area in the Slikok Creek watershed, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Read More

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February 2020

Corrigendum to "A new parasitoid wasp, sp. n. (Braconidae, Alysiinae), from a city park in the centre of Amsterdam".

Biodivers Data J 2020 25;8:e50971. Epub 2020 Feb 25.

Naturalis, Leiden, Netherlands Naturalis Leiden Netherlands.

This corrigendum serves to recognise the contribution of Dr. Mark Lammers, who was erroneously not given authorship in the original version of the paper. Read More

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February 2020

A new genus and new species in the tribe Uramyini (Diptera: Tachinidae) from Area de Conservación Guanacaste in northwestern Costa Rica.

Biodivers Data J 2020 21;8:e48907. Epub 2020 Feb 21.

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States of America University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia United States of America.

Background: We describe one new genus and its one new species from Area de Conservación Guanacaste (ACG) in northwestern Costa Rica. Our study provides a concise description of this new species using morphology, life history, molecular data and photographic documentation.

New Information: is described, along with its type species, A modified key to the Uramyini is given to further elucidate the tribe. Read More

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February 2020

, a new species of Cyclophoridae (Gastropoda: Caenogastropoda), discovered and described on a field course to Kuala Belalong rainforest, Brunei.

Biodivers Data J 2020 20;8:e47484. Epub 2020 Feb 20.

Taxon Expeditions, Leiden, Netherlands Taxon Expeditions Leiden Netherlands.

Background: Terrestrial Caenogastropoda form an important but threatened component of the Borneo tropical rainforest malacofauna, where the group is nearly as rich in species as the Stylommatophora. They are, however, more sensitive to drought, temperature extremes and forest degradation.

New Information: On a field course at Kuala Belalong Field Studies Centre in Brunei Darussalam (Borneo), a new caenogastropod species, belonging to the genus , was discovered by the course participants. Read More

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February 2020

A novel (Platyhelminthes, Prolecithophora) species from two brackish lakes in Japan.

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Nao Omi

Biodivers Data J 2020 17;8:e47161. Epub 2020 Feb 17.

Unaffiliated, Tsukuba, Japan Unaffiliated Tsukuba Japan.

Background: The genus Reisinger, 1926 belongs to the family Pseudostomidae and comprises generally small and often conspicuously coloured species living on hard bottoms, in gravel and amongst algae. The Pseudostomidae comprises approximately 44 known species from Europe as well as North and South America. Previously, only one species, , had been recorded in Japan. Read More

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February 2020

Jewel beetles (Coleoptera, Buprestidae) collected during the 2018 field survey on Iejima Island, the Okinawa Islands, Ryukyus, south-western Japan.

Biodivers Data J 2020 31;8:e48785. Epub 2020 Jan 31.

Kyushu Okinawa Agricultural Research Center (Itoman residence), NARO, Itoman, Japan Kyushu Okinawa Agricultural Research Center (Itoman residence), NARO Itoman Japan.

Background: Only one jewel beetle, Chrysodema (Marcsikiella) dalmanni (Eschscholtz) (Coleoptera, Buprestidae) has hitherto been recorded from Iejima Is. in the Okinawa Isls., Ryukyus, south-western Japan. Read More

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January 2020

Cave morphology, microclimate and abundance of five cave predators from the Monte Albo (Sardinia, Italy).

Biodivers Data J 2020 3;8:e48623. Epub 2020 Feb 3.

Universität Trier Fachbereich VI Raum-und Umweltwissenschaften Biogeographie, Trier, Germany Universität Trier Fachbereich VI Raum-und Umweltwissenschaften Biogeographie Trier Germany.

Background: Systematic data collection on species and their exploited environments is of key importance for conservation studies. Within the less-known environments, the subterranean ones are neither easy to be studied, nor to be explored. Subterranean environments house a wide number of specialised organisms, many of which show high sensitivity to habitat alteration. Read More

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February 2020

Current and future suitable habitat areas for (Gray, 1865) in Colombia and Ecuador and analysis of its distribution across different land uses.

Biodivers Data J 2020 28;8:e49164. Epub 2020 Jan 28.

Grupo de Investigación Ambiental para el Desarrollo Sustentable (GIADES), Universidad Politécnica Salesiana, Quito, Ecuador Grupo de Investigación Ambiental para el Desarrollo Sustentable (GIADES), Universidad Politécnica Salesiana Quito Ecuador.

is an endemic mammal from the Andes of Ecuador and Colombia. Due to its rarity, aspects about its natural history, ecology and distribution patterns are not well known, therefore, research is needed to generate knowledge about this carnivore and a first step is studying suitable habitat areas. We performed Ecological Niche Models and applied future climate change scenarios (2. Read More

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January 2020

Reexamination of (Hemiptera: Aphididae) using linear discriminant analysis to determine the validity of synonymized species, with some new synonymies and distribution data.

Biodivers Data J 2020 27;8:e49102. Epub 2020 Jan 27.

Systematic Entomology Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD, United States of America Systematic Entomology Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture Beltsville, MD United States of America.

Although 17 species of (Hemiptera: Aphididae) are currently recognized, 85 taxonomic names have been proposed historically. Some species are morphologically similar, especially alate individuals and most synonymies were proposed in catalogues without evidence. This has led to both confusion and difficulty in making accurate species-level identifications. Read More

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January 2020

A new parasitoid wasp, sp. n. (Braconidae, Alysiinae), from a city park in the centre of Amsterdam.

Biodivers Data J 2020 27;8:e49017. Epub 2020 Jan 27.

Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Netherlands.

Background: The parasitic wasp genus Foerster, 1863, belongs to the large subfamily Alysiinae Leach, 1815 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) and contains solitary or gregarious endoparasitoids of larvae of cyclorrhaphous Diptera living in decaying organic matter.

New Information: A new species, sp. n. Read More

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January 2020