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Article Reference Revision of Ephemerythus Gillies 1960 (Ephemeroptera: Tricorythidae)
Located in Library / RBINS collections by external author(s)
Article Reference Descriptions de nouvelles espèces africaines de Cigaritis Donzel, 1847 et note synonymique (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae)
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Article Reference Complément à l’étude du sous-genre Chelorhinella De Palma & Franz, 2010 (Coleoptera, Cetoniidae, Cetoniinae, Goliathini)
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Article Reference Etude des Zygènes de la collection Maurice Fontaine 1913-1994, (1er partie) Zygaena minos (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) et Zygaena purpuralis (Brünnich, 1763) (Lepidoptera, Zygaenidae)
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Article Reference A new record of Gunnellichnus moghraensis from the Middle Miocene of Belgium, with some remarks on the origin of this seemingly uncommon ichnospecies
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2022
Article Reference Ancient DNA suggests modern wolves trace their origin to a Late Pleistocene expansion from Beringia
Grey wolves (Canis lupus) are one of the few large terrestrial carnivores that have maintained a wide geographical distribution across the Northern Hemisphere throughout the Pleistocene and Holocene. Recent genetic studies have suggested that, despite this continuous presence, major demographic changes occurred in wolf populations between the Late Pleistocene and early Holocene, and that extant wolves trace their ancestry to a single Late Pleistocene population. Both the geographical origin of this ancestral population and how it became widespread remain unknown. Here, we used a spatially and temporally explicit modelling framework to analyse a data set of 90 modern and 45 ancient mitochondrial wolf genomes from across the Northern Hemisphere, spanning the last 50,000 years. Our results suggest that contemporary wolf populations trace their ancestry to an expansion from Beringia at the end of the Last Glacial Maximum, and that this process was most likely driven by Late Pleistocene ecological fluctuations that occurred across the Northern Hemisphere. This study provides direct ancient genetic evidence that long‐range migration has played an important role in the population history of a large carnivore, and provides insight into how wolves survived the wave of megafaunal extinctions at the end of the last glaciation. Moreover, because Late Pleistocene grey wolves were the likely source from which all modern dogs trace their origins, the demographic history described in this study has fundamental implications for understanding the geographical origin of the dog.
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2020
Article Reference Revival and Revision of the genus Paroplites with description of two new species (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Prioninae)
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2020
Article Reference A new species of Charinus Simon 1892 from Brazil, with notes on behavior (Amblypygi, Charinidae)
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Article Reference Titanodula gen. nov., a new genus of giant Oriental praying mantises (Mantodea: Mantidae: Hierodulinae)
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2020
Article Reference Hierodula confusa sp. nov., a new species of Hierodula Burmeister, 1838 (Mantodea: Mantidae: Hierodulinae: Hierodulini)
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2020