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Article Reference A new delphinid from the lower Pliocene of the North Sea and the early radiations of true dolphins
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2021
Article Reference A new dermestid species (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) from the Republic of Namibia
Located in Library / RBINS collections by external author(s)
Article Reference A new early Pliocene species of Mesoplodon: a calibration mark for the radiation of this species-rich beaked whale genus
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2016
Article Reference A new Four-clawed Gecko from limestone hills in Lopburi Province, central Thailand (Squamata, Gekkonidae: Gehyra)
We describe Gehyra wongchan sp. nov. from Tham Khao Chan (Khao Chan Cave), Tha Luang District, and Wat Khao Wong, Kok Samrong District, in Lopburi Province, central Thailand. The new species differs from all currently recognized Gehyra by the following combination of morphological characters and dorsal color pattern: maximal known snout–vent length of 52.4 mm, 8–10 supralabials, 76–80 dorsal and 48–50 ventral scale rows around midbody, absence of skin folds on limbs, 17 or 18 preanofemoral pores in males in a continuous series extending to mid-length of femur (pores absent in females), tail not- to moderately widened behind vent in adults, a single row of widened subcaudals, digits and toes unwebbed, 7 or 8 divided subdigital lamellae on 4th toe, and a dorsal pattern with white spots as large or larger than adjacent crescentic black markings on a beige to light-brown background.
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2022
Article Reference A new gecko from the earliest Eocene of Dormaal, Belgium: a thermophilic element of the ‘greenhouse world’
We here describe a new gekkotan lizard from the earliest Eocene (MP 7) of the Dormaal locality in Belgium, from the time of the warmest global climates of the past 66 million years (Myr). This new taxon, with an age of 56 Myr, together with indeterminate gekkotan material reported from Silveirinha (Portugal, MP 7) represent the oldest Cenozoic gekkotans known from Europe. Today gekkotan lizards are distributed worldwide in mainly warm temperate to tropical areas and the new gecko from Dormaal represents a thermophilic faunal element. Given the Palaeocene–Eocene thermal maximum at that time, the distribution of this group in such northern latitudes (above 50° North – the latitude of southern England) is not surprising. Although this new gekkotan is represented only by a frontal (further, dentaries and a mandibular fragment are described here as Gekkota indet. 1 and 2—at least two gekkotan species occurred in Dormaal), it provides a new record for squamate diversity from the earliest Eocene ‘greenhouse world’. Together with the Baltic amber gekkotan Yantarogekko balticus, they document the northern distribution of gekkotans in Europe during the Eocene. The increase in temperature during the early Eocene led to a rise in sea level, and many areas of Eurasia were submerged. Thus, the importance of this period is magnified by understanding future global climate change.
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2022 OA
Article Reference A new genus and species of Cicada from Vietnam: Cochloeopsaltria duffelsi gen. et. sp. nov. (Hemiptera: Cicadomorpha: Cicadidae)
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2017
Article Reference A new genus and species of Late Miocene inioid (Cetacea: Odontoceti) from the Meherrin River, North Carolina, U.S.A.
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Article Reference A new genus of praying mantis, Chlorocalis n.gen., with two new species from the Greater Mekong region (Mantodea: Mantidae)
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Article Reference A new Hemicycla (Gastropoda: Helicoidea: Helicidae) from La Gomera, Canary Islands
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Article Reference A new hero emerges: another exceptional mammalian spine and its potential adaptive significance
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