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Biodiversity Journal 2012, 3 (4): 259-588

  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 261-262
    Michele Bellavista
    The Galápagos Islands
  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 263-264
    Roberto Poggi
    Introduction. The importance of insularity and biodiversity
  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 265-266
    Francesco Maria Raimondo
    Preface. Flora and insular diversity
  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 267-272
    Alessandro Minelli
    Dream islands and island dreams
  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 281-296
    Giuseppe Garfì & Stéphane Buord
    Relict species and the challenges for conservation: the emblematic case of Zelkova sicula Di Pasquale, Garfi et Quézel and the efforts to save it from extinction
  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 297-310
    Roberto A. Pantaleoni, Carlo Cesaroni, C. Simone Cossu, Salvatore Deliperi, Leonarda Fadda, Xenia Fois, Andrea Lentini, Achille Loi, Laura Loru, Alessandro Molinu, M.Tiziana Nuvoli, Wilson Ramassini, Antonio Sassu, Giuseppe Serra, Marcello Verdinelli
    Impact of alien insect pests on Sardinian landscape and culture
  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 311-330
    Pietro Lo Cascio & Salvatore Pasta
    Lampione, a paradicmatic case of Mediterranean island biodiversity
  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 331-336
    Gianniantonio Domina, Giuseppe Bazan & Francesco Maria Raimondo
    Vascular flora evolution in the Soqotra Archipelago (Indian Ocean)
  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 337-342
    Gianniantonio Domina, Pasquale Marino, Vivienne Spadaro & Francesco Maria Raimondo
    Vascular flora evolution in the major Mediterranean islands
  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 343-362
    Errol Véla & Daniel Pavon
    The vascular flora of Algerian and Tunisian small islands: if not biodiversity hotspots, at least biogeographical hotchpotchs?
  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 363-368
    Pietro Mazzola, Rosario Schicchi & Sebastiano Ciccarello
    Geophytes and evolution in the Sicilian Archipelago
  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 369-374
    Angelo Troìa
    Insular endemism in the Mediterranean vascular flora: the case of the Aeolian Islands (Sicily, Italy)
  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 375-384
    Vincenzo Bertolini, Anne Damon, Javier Valle Moral & Angel Natanael Rojas Velázquez
    Distribution and ecological patterns of orchids in Monte Pellegrino Reserve, Palermo (Sicily, Italy)
  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 385-396
    Jeffrey Sciberras, Arnold Sciberras & Luca Pisani
    Updated checklist of flora of the satellite islets surrounding the Maltese Archipelago
  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 397-399
    Arnold Sciberras & Jeffrey Sciberras
    Flora of “U Briantinu”, a satellite stack of Panarea Island, Aeolian Archipelago (Sicily, Italy)
  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 401-406
    Pasquale Marino, Giuseppe Castellano & Rosario Schicchi
    Biodiversity and evolution of the dendroflora in the main islands of Mediterranean
  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 407-428
    Andrea Corso, Marco Gustin & Piero Ferrandes
    Annotated checklist of the birds from Pantelleria Island (Sicilian Channel, Italy): a summary of the most relevant data, with new species for the site and for Italy
  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 429-444
    Giorgio Sabella, Fabio M. Viglianisi & Ettore Petralia
    Catalogue of malgasy genera of Pselaphinae Latreille, 1802 and first data on the diversity of Pselaphid beetles population in the Amber Mountain National Park, Northern Madagascar (Coleoptera Staphylinidae)
  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 445-458
    Rinaldo Nicoli Aldini, Agostino Letardi & Roberto A. Pantaleoni
    State of the art on Neuropterida of Sicily and Malta
  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 459-478
    Andrea Corso, Ottavio Janni, Maurizio Pavesi, Michael Sammut, Arnold Sciberras & Michele Viganò
    Annotated checklist of the dragonflies (Insecta Odonata) of the islands of the Sicilian Channel, including the first records of Sympetrum sinaiticum Dumont, 1977 and Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798) for Italy
  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 479-486
    Ivan Rapuzzi
    Preliminary notice on the genus Carabus Linnaeus, 1758 (Coleoptera Carabidae) of the islands of Peter the Great Gulf in the far East of Russia, Primorski province, Vladivostok area with description of a new subspecies
  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 487-492
    Michele Bellavista & Ignazio Sparacio
    Forest-ecological aspectsof the Allardius Ragusa, 1898 genre (Coleoptera Tenebrionidae) in Sicily and Sardinia
  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 493-500
    Agatino M. Siracusa, Veronica Larosa & Ettore Petralia
    Presence of black rat Rattus rattus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Mammalia Rodentia) and possible extinction risk for micro insular populations of Podarcis sicula (Rafinesque, 1810) (Reptilia Lacertidae): the example of Lachea islet (Sicily, Italy)
  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 501-510
    Salvatore Giacobbe
    Biodiversity loss in Sicily transitional waters: the molluscs of Faro Lake
  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 511- 520

    Danilo Scuderi & Bruno Amati
    Rediscovery and re-evaluation of a “ghost” taxon: the case of Rissoa galvagni Aradas et Maggiore, 1844 (Caenogastropoda Rissoidae)

    ABSTRACT
    The taxonomy of species of the family Rissoidae has always been source of debate and only a few of rissoid genera have been recently comprehensively revised. The need of revisional work is particularly obvious in the case of the genus Crisilla Monterosato, 1917, taxon showing open nomenclatural issues along with uncertainty and difficulty in delimitation of its species. In this study we revise the status of Crisilla pseudocingulata (Nordsiek, 1972) in the light of the recent rediscovery of type material of Rissoa galvagni (Aradas et Maggiore, 1844), to which the former is here compared. Based on observations on dimensions, colour and sculpture of the teleoconch and on the distinctive protoconch characters, C. pseudocingulata is here regarded as junior synonym of C. galvagni. Additional data on the morphology and colouration of the head-foot as well as on and the variability of shell features are provided, contributing to an updated description of the taxon.

  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 521- 526
    Agatino Reitano & Danilo Scuderi
    New observations on the taxonomy, biology and distribution of Tricolia landinii Bogi et Campani, 2007 (Gastropoda Vetigastropoda)
  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 527-542
    Simone Cianfanelli, Gianbattista Nardi & Marco Bodon
    A new record for the Italian fauna: Plagyrona placida (Shuttleworth, 1852) from Sardinia and Southern Italy (Gastropoda Pulmonata Valloniidae)
  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 543-554
    David Cilia
    Terrestrial gastropods of the minor islets of the Maltese Archipelago (Mollusca Gastropoda)
  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 555-570
    Agatino Reitano, Fabio Liberto, Salvatore Giglio, Rosario Grasso & Maria Teresa Spena
    Terrestrial molluscs from the R.N.I. “Grotta Conza” (Palermo, Sicily) (Gastropoda Architaenioglossa Pulmonata)
  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 571-582
    Maria Stella Colomba, Fabio Liberto, Agatino Reitano, Walter Renda, Giuseppe Pocaterra, Armando Gregorini & Ignazio Sparacio
    Molecular studies on the genus Medora H. et A. Adams, 1855 from Italy (Gastropoda Pulmonata Clausiliidae)
  • Biodiversity Journal, 3 (4): 583-584
    Genbank accessions and new taxa published in the Biodiversity Journal 3, 2012