Amazing Articles from our Journals

Petunia Peacock's POSE! (September 2021)

The video above is the first of four episodes. Click here to read our blog about this series.

The animation is based on the following paper:

Phylogenomics of peacock spiders and their kin (Salticidae: Maratus), with implications for the evolution of male courtship displays Lucas A Kaminski, Luis Volkmann, Madeline B Girard, Damian O Elias, Guilherme Azevedo, Ke Bi, Michael M Kasumovic, Julianne M Waldock, Erica Bree Rosenblum and Marshal Hedin

Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, Link, Published: March 2021

A Social Parasite (April 2021)

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The animation is based on the following paper:

The first known riodinid ‘cuckoo’ butterfly reveals deep-time convergence and parallelism in ant social parasites Lucas A Kaminski, Luis Volkmann, Curtis J Callaghan, Philip J DeVries, Roger Vila

Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolin... Published: 25 December 2020

The Blood Flower and the Butterfly (January 2021)

Butterfly-wing pollination in Scadoxus and other South African Amaryllidaceae Hannah C Butler, Steven D Johnson

Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, Volume 193, Issue 3, July 2020, Pages 363–374, https://doi.org/10.1093/botlin...

Bromeliads: the explosive plant family (December 2020)

The role of hummingbirds in the evolution and diversification of Bromeliaceae: unsupported claims and untested hypotheses Michael Kessler, Stefan Abrahamczyk, Thorsten Krömer

Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, Volume 192, Issue 4, April 2020, Pages 592–608, https://doi.org/10.1093/botlin...

Social Distancing: the Tuco-Tuco way (August 2020)

Facultative sociality in a subterranean rodent, the highland tuco-tuco (Ctenomys opimus) Shannon L O’Brien, Mauro N Tammone, Pablo A Cuello, Eileen A Lacey

Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Volume 129, Issue 4, April 2020, Pages 918–930, https://doi.org/10.1093/biolin...

Tooth and Jaw: Big Cats Bite (April 2020)

The early evolution of the sabre-toothed felid killing bite: the significance of the cervical morphology of Machairodus aphanistus (Carnivora: Felidae: Machairodontinae)
Mauricio Antón, Gema Siliceo, Juan Francisco Pastor, Jorge Morales, Manuel J Salesa

Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, Volume 188, Issue 1, January 2020, Pages 319–342, https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolin...

Mind Controlling Wasp (January 2020)

Evidence that Polysphincta-group wasps (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) use ecdysteroids to manipulate the web-construction behaviour of their spider hosts
William G Eberhard, Marcelo O Gonzaga

Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Volume 127, Issue 2, June 2019, Pages 429–471, https://doi.org/10.1093/biolinnean/blz044