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Holding tight on feathers – structural specializations and attachment properties of the avian ectoparasite Crataerina pallida (Diptera, Hippoboscidae) [RESEARCH ARTICLE]

Dennis S. Petersen, Nils Kreuter, Lars Heepe, Sebastian Büsse, Arndt H. J. Wellbrock, Klaudia Witte, and Stanislav N. GorbThe louse fly Crataerina pallida is an obligate blood-sucking ecto-parasite of the common swift Apus apus. Due to reducti…

Polarized object detection in crabs: a two-channel system [RESEARCH ARTICLE]

Melanie Ailin Basnak, Veronica Perez-Schuster, Gabriela Hermitte, and Martin Beron de AstradaMany animal species take advantage of polarization vision for vital tasks such as orientation, communication, and contrast enhancement. Previous studies have …

Free online tool could help women decide on breast reconstruction

A new study published in Psycho-Oncology has revealed that a free web-based decision aid that helps women with breast cancer make decisions regarding reconstruction surgery after mastectomy is likely cost-effective. BRECONDA (Breast Reconstruction De…

Trematocranus pachychilus, a new endemic cichlid from Lake Malawi (Teleostei, Cichlidae)

ZooKeys 743: 153-166
DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.743.22814
Authors: Katrien Dierickx, Mark Hanssens, Bosco Rusuwa, Jos Snoeks
Abstract: A new species of Trematocranus, T. pachychilus sp. n., is described from Lake Malawi. So far, it has o…

The Manú Gradient as a study system for bird pollination

Biodiversity Data Journal 6: e22241
DOI: 10.3897/BDJ.6.e22241
Authors: Mannfred Boehm, Micah Scholer, Jeremiah Kennedy, Julian Heavyside, Aniceto Daza, David Guevara-Apaza, Jill Jankowski
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