A new genus and species of pigeon (Aves, Columbidae) from the Kingdom of Tonga, with an evaluation of hindlimb osteology of columbids from Oceania

A new genus and species of pigeon (Aves, Columbidae) from the Kingdom of Tonga, with an evaluation of hindlimb osteology of columbids from Oceania

The area from New Guinea via Oceania sustains the world’s most numerous set of columbids. We describe osteological characters of the hindlimb (femur, tibiotarsus, tarsometatarsus) that divide the Papuan-Oceanic pigeons…

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Evolution and genetics of bighead and silver carps: Native population conservation versus invasive species control

Evolution and genetics of bighead and silver carps: Native population conservation versus invasive species control

Bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis) and silver carp (H. molitrix), collectively referred to as bigheaded carps, are cyprinids native primarily to China and have been launched to over 70 nations. Paleontological and molecular…

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Sequential extraction of the phosphate and collagen fractions of small bone samples for the analysis of multiple isotope systems (δ 18 O PO4 , δ 13 C, δ 15 N)

Sequential extraction of the phosphate and collagen fractions of small bone samples for the analysis of multiple isotope systems (δ 18 O PO4 , δ 13 C, δ 15 N)

Rationale: Secure isotope analyses are used on valuable archaeological and paleontological supplies regardless of their damaging nature, as a result of the data gained by these strategies on e.g. feeding habits, migration and…

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A Reduced Labrum in a Cambrian Great-Appendage Euarthropod

A Reduced Labrum in a Cambrian Great-Appendage Euarthropod

The euarthropod head is a extremely versatile and functionally specialised physique area composed of a number of appendage-bearing segments and whose complicated evolution has been scrutinized by means of anatomical,…

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Rodents as indicators of the climatic conditions during the Middle Pleistocene in the southwestern Mediterranean region: implications for the environment in which hominins lived

Rodents as indicators of the climatic conditions during the Middle Pleistocene in the southwestern Mediterranean region: implications for the environment in which hominins lived

Rodents are a really useful gizmo in reconstructing the surroundings of the previous, particularly owing to their fast response to local weather change, their small house vary, and their restricted…

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