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Recent Publication - July

Posted by C Lowry Jul 25, 2012

Publications for the previous 4 weeks (Search done 12th July)

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Michalski, K., Lewandowski, M. & MANBY, G. 2012. New palaeomagnetic, petrographic and Ar-40/Ar-39 data to test palaeogeographic reconstructions of Caledonide Svalbard. Geological Magazine, 149(4): 696-721. 




COLLINS, J.S.H. & Donovan, S.K. 2012. Pleistocene decapod crustaceans of eastern Jamaica. Caribbean Journal of Science, 46(2-3): 133-142. 

DALEY, A.C. & Bergstrom, J. 2012. The oral cone of Anomalocaris is not a classic "peytoia". Naturwissenschaften, 99(6): 501-504. 

Ernst, A., TAYLOR, P.D., Bohaty, J. & Jackson, P.N.W. 2012. Homeomorphy in Lunostoma, a new Middle Devonian cryptostome bryozoan. Palaeontologische Zeitschrift, 86(2): 135-145. 

Levin, L.A., Orphan, V.J., Rouse, G.W., Rathburn, A.E., Ussler, W., Cook, G.S., Goffredi, S.K., PEREZ, E.M., Waren, A., Grupe, B.M., Chadwick, G. & Strickrott, B. 2012. A hydrothermal seep on the Costa Rica margin: middle ground in a continuum of reducing ecosystems. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 279(1738): 2580-2588. 

SENDINO, C., Zagorsek, K. & TAYLOR, P.D. 2012. Asymmetry in an Ordovician conulariid cnidarian. Lethaia, 45(3): 423-431. 

Van Soest, R.W.M., Boury-Esnault, N., Vacelet, J., Dohrmann, M., Erpenbeck, D., De Voogd, N.J., SANTODOMINGO, N., Vanhoorne, B., Kelly, M. & Hooper, J.N.A. 2012. Global Diversity of Sponges (Porifera). Plos One, 7(4): e35105. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0035105  

Waldock, J. & EDGECOMBE, G.D. 2012. A new genus of scolopendrid centipede (Chilopoda: Scolopendromorpha: Scolopendrini) from the central Australian deserts. Zootaxa(3321): 22-36. 

ZAMORA, S., Rahman, I.A. & SMITH, A.B. 2012. Plated Cambrian Bilaterians Reveal the Earliest Stages of Echinoderm Evolution. Plos One, 7(6): e38296. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038296. 



Culver, S.J., Mallinson, D.J., Corbett, D.R., Leorri, E., Rouf, A.A., Shazili, N.A.M., Yaacob, R., WHITTAKER, J.E., Buzas, M.A. & Parham, P.R. 2012. Distribution of foraminifera in the Setiu estuary and lagoon, Terengganu, Malaysia. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 42(2): 109-133.

HOOKER, J.J. & Collinson, M.E. 2012. Mammalian faunal turnover across the Paleocene-Eocene boundary in NW Europe: the roles of displacement, community evolution and environment. Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences, 105(1): 17-28.

MAIDMENT, S.C.R., LINTON, D.H., Upchurch, P. & BARRETT, P.M. 2012. Limb-Bone Scaling Indicates Diverse Stance and Gait in Quadrupedal Ornithischian Dinosaurs. Plos One, 7(5): e36904. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036904. 

Salomon, H., Vignaud, C., Coquinot, Y., Beck, L., STRINGER, C., Strivay, D. & D'Errico, F. 2012. Selection and heating of colouring materials in the Mousterian level of es-Skhul (c. 100 000 years BP, Mount Carmel, Israel). Archaeometry, 54: 698-722.

STRINGER, C. 2012. The status of Homo heidelbergensis (Schoetensack 1908). Evolutionary Anthropology, 21(3): 101-107. 

THOMPSON, R.S., Parish, J.C., MAIDMENT, S.C.R. & BARRETT, P.M. 2012. Phylogeny of the ankylosaurian dinosaurs (Ornithischia: Thyreophora). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 10(2): 301-312. 

Whidden, K.J. & JONES, R.W. 2012. Correlation of early Paleogene global diversity patterns of large benthic foraminifera with Paleocene and Eocene climatic events. Palaios, 27(3-4): 235-251. 





BROOKS, S.J., Matthews, I.P., Birks, H.H. & Birks, H.J.B. 2012. High resolution Lateglacial and early-Holocene summer air temperature records from Scotland inferred from chironomid assemblages. Quaternary Science Reviews, 41: 67-82. 

Fontaine, B., van Achterberg, K., Alonso-Zarazaga, M.A., Araujo, R. & et al. incl. BOXSHALL, G. 2012. New Species in the Old World: Europe as a Frontier in Biodiversity Exploration, a Test Bed for 21st Century Taxonomy. Plos One, 7(5): e36881. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036881. 

HIGGS, N.D., Little, C.T.S., GLOVER, A.G., Dahlgren, T.G., Smith, C.R. & Dominici, S. 2012. Evidence of Osedax worm borings in Pliocene (similar to 3 Ma) whale bone from the Mediterranean. Historical Biology, 24(3): 269-277.

Huusgaard, R.S., Vismann, B., Kuhl, M., Macnaugton, M., Colmander, V., Rouse, G.W., GLOVER, A.G., Dahlgren, T. & Worsaae, K. 2012. The Potent Respiratory System of Osedax mucofloris (Siboglinidae, Annelida) - A Prerequisite for the Origin of Bone-Eating Osedax? Plos One, 7(4): e35975. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0035975. 

Mackay, A.W., Bezrukova, E.V., Leng, M.J., Meaney, M., Nunes, A., Piotrowska, N., SELF, A., Shchetnikov, A., Shilland, E., Tarasov, P., Wang, L. & White, D. 2012. Aquatic ecosystem responses to Holocene climate change and biome development in boreal, central Asia. Quaternary Science Reviews, 41: 119-131. 

RAINBOW, P.S., Hildrew, A.G., SMITH, B.D., Geatches, T. & LUOMA, S.N. 2012. Caddisflies as biomonitors identifying thresholds of toxic metal bioavailability that affect the stream benthos. Environmental Pollution, 166: 196-207. 



Du, Y.F., Xu, K.D., WARREN, A., Lei, Y.L. & Dai, R.H. 2012. Benthic ciliate and meiofaunal communities in two contrasting habitats of an intertidal estuarine wetland. Journal of Sea Research, 70: 50-63. 

Liu, W.W., Yi, Z.Z., Lin, X.F., WARREN, A. & Song, W.B. 2012. Phylogeny of three choreotrich genera (Protozoa, Ciliophora, Spirotrichea), with morphological, morphogenetic and molecular investigations on three strobilidiid species. Zoologica Scripta, 41(4): 417-434. 

Pan, Y., Li, L.Q., Shao, C., Hu, X.Z., Ma, H.G., Al-Rasheid, K.A.S. & WARREN, A. 2012. Morphology and Ontogenesis of a Marine Ciliate, Euplotes balteatus (Dujardin, 1841) Kahl, 1932 (Ciliophora, Euplotida) and Definition of Euplotes wilberti nov spec. Acta Protozoologica, 51(1): 29-38. 

QUICKE, D.L.J., Smith, M.A., Janzen, D.H., Hallwachs, W., Fernandez-Triana, J., Laurenne, N.M., Zaldivar-Riveron, A., Shaw, M.R., BROAD, G.R., Klopfstein, S., Shaw, S.R., Hrcek, J., Hebert, P.D.N., Miller, S.E., Rodriguez, J.J., Whitfield, J.B., Sharkey, M.J., Sharanowski, B.J., Jussila, R., GAULD, I.D., CHESTERS, D. & VOGLER, A.P. 2012. Utility of the DNA barcoding gene fragment for parasitic wasp phylogeny (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonoidea): data release and new measure of taxonomic congruence. Molecular Ecology Resources, 12(4): 676-685. 

Samerpitak, K., Choi, H.J., van den Ende, A., Machouart, M., GUEIDAN, C. & de Hoog, G.S. 2012. A new fungal order for pathogens in Ochroconis and Scolecobasidium (Abstract). Mycoses, 55: 256-256. 



BRAY, R.A., Cribb, T.H. & LITTLEWOOD, D.T.J. 2012. Sasala nolani gen. n., sp n. (Digenea: Aporocotylidae) from the body-cavity of the guineafowl puffer fish Arothron meleagris (Lacepede) (Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae) from off Moorea, French Polynesia. Zootaxa(3334): 29-41. 

Carreras-Aubets, M., Montero, F.E., Kostadinova, A., GIBSON, D.I. & Carrasson, M. 2012. Redescriptions of two frequently recorded but poorly known hemiurid digeneans, Lecithochirium musculus (Looss, 1907) (Lecithochiriinae) and Ectenurus lepidus Looss, 1907 (Dinurinae), based on material from the western Mediterranean. Systematic Parasitology, 82(3): 185-199.

Justine, J.L., Briand, M.J. & BRAY, R.A. 2012. A quick and simple method, usable in the field, for collecting parasites in suitable condition for both morphological and molecular studies. Parasitology Research, 111(1): 341-351.




Guo, C.Q., Edwards, D., Wu, P.C., DUCKETT, J.G., Hueber, F.M. & Li, C.S. 2012. Riccardiothallus devonicus gen. et sp nov., the earliest simple thalloid liverwort from the Lower Devonian of Yunnan, China. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 176: 35-40. 

Wheeler, Q.D., KNAPP, S., Stevenson, D.W., Stevenson, J., Blum, S.D., Boom, B.M., Borisy, G.G., Buizer, J.L., De Carvalho, M.R., Cibrian, A., Donoghue, M.J., Doyle, V., Gerson, E.M., Graham, C.H., Graves, P., Graves, S.J., Guralnick, R.P., Hamilton, A.L., Hanken, J., Law, W., Lipscomb, D.L., Lovejoy, T.E., Miller, H., Miller, J.S., Naeem, S., Novacek, M.J., Page, L.M., Platnick, N.I., Porter-Morgan, H., Raven, P.H., Solis, M.A., Valdecasas, A.G., Van Der Leeuw, S., Vasco, A., Vermeulen, N., Vogel, J., Walls, R.L., Wilson, E.O. & Woolley, J.B. 2012. Mapping the biosphere: exploring species to understand the origin, organization and sustainability of biodiversity. Systematics and Biodiversity, 10(1): 1-20.



Arditti, J., Elliott, J., KITCHING, I.J. & Wasserthal, L.T. 2012. Good Heavens what insect can suck it'- Charles Darwin, Angraecum sesquipedale and Xanthopan morganii praedicta. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 169(3): 403-432. 

Breure, A.S.H. & ABLETT, J.D. 2012. Annotated type catalogue of the Bothriembryontidae and Odontostomidae (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Orthalicoidea) in the Natural History Museum, London. Zookeys(182): 1-70. 

De Meyer, M., Quilici, S., Franck, A., Chadhouliati, A.C., Issimaila, M.A., Youssoufa, M.A., Abdoul-Karime, A.L., Barbet, A., Attie, M. & WHITE, I.M. 2012. Records of frugivorous fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacini) from the Comoro archipelago. African Invertebrates, 53(1): 69-77. 

DJERNAES, M. & Sperling, F.A.H. 2012. Exploring a key synapomorphy: correlations between structure and function in the sternum V glands of Trichoptera and Lepidoptera (Insecta). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 106(3): 561-579. 

Michez, D., KUHLMANN, M., Ivanov, S.P. & Radchenko, V.G. 2012. Description of four new species in the bee genus Melitta Kirby, 1802 (Hymenoptera: Melittidae). Zootaxa(3337): 57-67. 

MORTON, B. 2012. Native predator and alien prey: Lepsiella (Bedeva) hanleyi (Muricidae) feeding on Mytilus galloprovincialis (Mytilidae) in the Swan River, Perth, Western Australia. Molluscan Research, 32(1): 55-58. 

Pham, N.T., BROAD, G.R. & Wagele, W.J. 2012. A review of the genus Camptotypus Kriechbaumer (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Pimplinae) in Vietnam, with description of a new species. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, 59(1): 129-137.

QUICKE, D.L.J., Smith, M.A., Janzen, D.H., Hallwachs, W., Fernandez-Triana, J., Laurenne, N.M., Zaldivar-Riveron, A., Shaw, M.R., BROAD, G.R., Klopfstein, S., Shaw, S.R., Hrcek, J., Hebert, P.D.N., Miller, S.E., Rodriguez, J.J., Whitfield, J.B., Sharkey, M.J., Sharanowski, B.J., Jussila, R., GAULD, I.D., CHESTERS, D. & VOGLER, A.P. 2012. Utility of the DNA barcoding gene fragment for parasitic wasp phylogeny (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonoidea): data release and new measure of taxonomic congruence. Molecular Ecology Resources, 12(4): 676-685. 

Smith, M.A., Bertrand, C., Crosby, K., Eveleigh, E.S., Fernandez-Triana, J., Fisher, B.L., Gibbs, J., Hajibabaei, M., Hallwachs, W., Hind, K., Hrcek, J., Huang, D.W., Janda, M., Janzen, D.H., Li, Y.W., Miller, S.E., Packer, L., QUICKE, D., Ratnasingham, S., Rodriguez, J., Rougerie, R., Shaw, M.R., Sheffield, C., Stahlhut, J.K., Steinke, D., Whitfield, J., Wood, M. & Zhou, X. 2012. Wolbachia and DNA Barcoding Insects: Patterns, Potential, and Problems. Plos One, 7(5): e36514. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0036514. 

WILLIAMS, P.H., Brown, M.J.F., Carolan, J.C., An, J.D., Goulson, D., Aytekin, A.M., Best, L.R., Byvaltsev, A.M., Cederberg, B., Dawson, R., Huang, J.X., Ito, M., Monfared, A., Raina, R.H., Schmid-Hempel, P., Sheffield, C.S., Sima, P. & Xie, Z.H. 2012. Unveiling cryptic species of the bumblebee subgenus Bombus s. str. worldwide with COI barcodes (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Systematics and Biodiversity, 10(1): 21-56. 



BRITZ, R., Ali, A. & Philip, S. 2012. Dario urops, a new species of badid fish from the Western Ghats, southern India (Teleostei: Percomorpha: Badidae). Zootaxa(3348): 63-68. 

BRITZ, R., Kumar, K. & Baby, F. 2012. Pristolepis rubripinnis, a new species of fish from southern India (Teleostei: Percomorpha: Pristolepididae). Zootaxa(3345): 59-68. 

KONSTANTINIDIS, P. & Johnson, G.D. 2012. Ontogeny of the jaw apparatus and suspensorium of the Tetraodontiformes. Acta Zoologica, 93(3): 351-366. 

RAINBOW, P.S., Hildrew, A.G., SMITH, B.D., Geatches, T. & LUOMA, S.N. 2012. Caddisflies as biomonitors identifying thresholds of toxic metal bioavailability that affect the stream benthos. Environmental Pollution, 166: 196-207. 




Zoology Seminar


Disentangling a Knot of Ribbon Worms: Recent Progress in Nemertean Systematics


TUESDAY 24th July, 12pm

Neil Chalmers Science Seminar Room (DC.LG16)


Department of Life Sciences, NHM


The assemblage of animals known as “ribbon worms” (phylum Nemertea) is understudied despite their evolutionary significance and ecological success. Their phylogenetic position has occupied a nexus in hypotheses of metazoan evolution; they are undoubtedly protostomes possessing a trochophore larva, yet a sister group remains uncertain. Nemerteans are present in every marine biotope and have repeatedly colonized freshwater, terrestrial and parasitic habitats. They are primarily predators that can impact community structure; some species may be particularly voracious, capable of adversely affecting the output of crab fisheries, or have been implicated in the destruction of clam-flat populations. Despite their evolutionary and ecological significance, 95% of recent biodiversity surveys simply report them as “Nemertea sp.” Identification can be difficult as many species require careful histological examination of transverse sections just to determine class.  A robust and modern phylogenetic-based classification has been elusive on account of this, hindering progress with respect to species discovery, revisionary systematics and evolution-based hypotheses of character change. After reviewing highlights of nemertean natural history and diversity, I will discuss our recent, successful efforts to improve upon our understanding of ribbon worm phylogenetics and its implications.


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Zoology Seminar Double Feature


Curator of Birds' Eggs & Nests, NHM


TUESDAY 17th July, 12pm

Neil Chalmers Science Seminar Room (DC.LG16)





Dr. George Murray Levick (1876-1956): unpublished notes on the Sexual Habits of the Adélie Penguin

100 years on from the British Antarctic ?erra Nova Expedition's (1910) fateful conclusion, modern researchers can still re-visit, re-interpret and re-evaluate the expedition members' original notes and investigations.   Recently, an unpublished, forgotten work by the pioneer of research on Adélie Penguin biology, Dr. George Murray Levick R.N. (1876-1956) was rediscovered at the Natural History Museum (NHM) at Tring.   This extraordinary account of breeding behaviour in Adélie Penguins, based on his unique observation of the breeding colony at Cape Adare in the Antarctic summer of 1911-1912, was suppressed by the post-Edwardian academic world due to its challengingly frank discussion of seemingly aberrant, sexual behaviours.  Yet, Levick's rather shocking observations were accurate, valid and, with the benefit of hindsight, entirely deserving both of publication and interpretation.

I will talk about my own research on Levick and discuss a little of the penguin behaviour and resultant paper that the academic world of 1915 found impossible to objectively understand, discuss or even publish.



eBEAC: a new vision for the electronic Bulletin board for European Avian Curators

For over ten years curators and users of avian collections in Europe have been utilising the electronic Bulletin board for European Avian Curators (eBEAC): a simple but effective electronic mail discussion list, primarily intended for curators and collection managers of European museums.   Albeit successful, the system has, to date, been limited in its functionality by using a simple software interface (Mailman, the GNU Mailing List Manager) to provide an informal method of contacting, with a single email, ca. 140 curators and researchers from 112 institutions in 37 countries.


However, the years since eBEAC was launched have witnessed a revolution in web-based social software applications and web portals which allow far more sophisticated interactive communication and information dissemination.  A new version of eBEAC, building on the original system, includes such a website hosted by the Natural History Museum (NHM).  This web resource has been developed to improve the functionality of the system and aims to become the primary method of quickly exchanging detailed and reliable information among bird staff and users of European ornithology collections.   The new eBEAC interactive website incorporates information from Roselaar’s (2003) pioneering Inventory of major European bird collections to provide a central web-based inventory and interactive portal to the European bird collection resource.  Subscribers will have full access to the system and in time, importantly, update information on their own collections and thus provide accurate, up-to-date key information to both colleagues and users.




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Palaeontology Seminar


Non-marine Mollusc faunas from the Late Jurassic of Asturias, northern Spain



Dr Martin Munt, Earth Sciences, NHM

Thursday 5th July
Neil Chalmers Seminar Room, DC2, 16:00



The Jurassic deposits of Asturias (northern Spain) are exposed north of Oviedo between Gijón, in the west and Colunga in the east. They are contained in a narrow fault-bounded basin and exposed almost continually in coastal cliffs for approximately 30 kilometres. The upper part of the sequence comprising the Vega, Tereñes and Lastres formations was deposited in marginal marine and freshwater conditions and is world famous for its assemblages of dinosaur footprints with associated plant and vertebrate fossils.

The authors’ research has focused on the following questions: 1) What is the composition of the mollusc fauna?; 2) Can the fauna be used to delineate palaeoenvironments?; 3) What parallels can be made with other similar aged basins on the Iberian Peninsula? The mollusc fauna has been found to comprise diverse bivalve-dominated shallow marine, low diversity, presumably brackish bivalve faunas, low diversity freshwater gastropod faunas and low diversity freshwater bivalve faunas. A more unusual ‘freshwater’ occurrence is associated with mineral seeps. Parallels can be drawn with the Lusitanian Basin in Portugal and the study has included a re-examination of the historic Sharpe Collection at The Natural History Museum.



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