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City fox and country fox – genetics reveal behavioural and physical barriers

The Zoology Department of the National Museum of Natural History is specialized in studies of the distribution of animal species using genetic methods. In 2019, the dispersal behaviour of Berlin foxes was investigated in cooperation with the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin.

DNA barcode reference libraries for the monitoring of aquatic biota in Europe: Gap-analysis and recommendations for future work

Authors: HannahWeigand a, Arne J.Beermann b, Fedor Čiampor c, Filipe O.Costa de, Zoltán Csabai f,  Sofia Duarte de,  Matthias F.Geiger g,  Michał Grabowski h,  FrédéricRimet i, BjörnRulik g,  MalinStrand j,  NikolausSzucsich k,  Alexander M.Weigand ab,  EndreWillassen l,  Sofia A.Wyler m,  Agnès Bouchez i, Angel Borja, n, Zuzana Čiamporová-Zaťovičová c,  Sónia Ferreirao Klaas-Douwe B.

Brittle stars looking like starfish: the first fossil record of the Astrophiuridae and a remarkable case of convergent evolution

Genetic status of the endangered plant species Gladiolus palustris in the western part of its distribution area

Authors:

Laura Daco 1,2,3 · Tiphaine Maurice 1,4 · Serge Muller 4,5 · Julie Rossa 1,4 · Guy Colling 1

1 Population Biology and Evolution, Musée national d’histoire naturelle, 25 rue Münster, 2160 Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2 Institut de Botanique, Université de Strasbourg, 28 rue Goethe, 67000 Strasbourg, France

3 Fondation faune-flore, 24 rue Münster, 2160 Luxembourg, Luxembourg

4 Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire des Environnements Continentaux (LIEC), Université de Lorraine, CNRS, UMR 7360, rue du Général Delestraint, 57070 Metz, France

A new paedomorphic protasterid brittle star (Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea) from the Early Devonian of Luxembourg and Germany

Researchers’ Days 2018 : Biodiversity in a changing world. Hybridization as a driver or obstacle to biodiversity

In order to address the subject of “Biodiversity in a changing world” at the Researchers’ Days 2018 (30 November – 1 December at the Rockhal in Belval) the National Museum of Natural History will focus on one hand on hybridization, as a driver or obstacle to biodiversity and on the other hand on fossils as archives of a changing world. In this first article we are presenting the topic of hybridization between plant species as a driver or obstacle to biodiversity and the science behind.

Emergence and early radiation of cyrtocrinids, with new species from a Lower to Middle Jurassic rock reef of Feuguerolles (Normandy, France)

Authors: Hans Hess 1, Ben Thuy 2

1 Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Augustinergasse 2, 4001 Basel, Switzerland

2  Natural History Museum Luxembourg, 24, Rue Münster, 2160 Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Source: Hess, H., B. Thuy, 2018. – Emergence and early radiation of cyrtocrinids, with new species from a Lower to Middle Jurassic rock reef of Feuguerolles (Normandy, France) – Swiss Journal of Palaeontology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13358-018-0160-2.

A new species of Stegophiura (Ophiuroidea, Ophiopyrgidae) from the mid-Cretaceous of southern Japan

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