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2015 /46/1

ISSN: 0024-7774 (print), 1804-6460 (online)
Vedoucí redaktor: Benda Petr

Mammal populations on islands of the Věstonice Reservoir Nature Reserve, southern Moravia (Czech Republic) [Populace savců na ostrovech přírodní reservace Věstonická nádrž, jižní Morava]

In 2009–2014, a survey of medium-sized to large mammals was carried out on the islands of the Central (Věstonice) Reservoir. It is a lowland water reservoir located in southern Moravia (Czech Republic) at the junction of three rivers, Dyje, Jihlava, and Svratka. Several non-invasive survey methods…

Populačná dynamika a priestorová aktivita drobných zemných cicavcov v alpínskom stupni Nízkych Tatier (Rodentia, Eulipotyphla) [Population dynamics and spatial activity of small terrestrial mammals in the alpine zone of the Low Tatra Mts., Slovakia (Roden

Research on small terrestrial mammals in the alpine zone of the Nízke Tatry (Low Tatra) Mts. was carried out between 2011 and 2014. During 377 trapping sessions performed in this period, a total of 206 individuals were recorded using the capture-mark-recapture (CMR) method. The most frequently…

Dull and bright: cryptic diversity within the Hipposideros larvatus group in Indochina (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) [Temní a zářiví: kryptická diversita pavrápenců skupiny Hipposideros larvatus ze Zadní Indie (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae)]

Leaf-nosed bats of the Hipposideros larvatus species complex are widespread throughout South-East Asia; however, their taxonomic diversity is strongly underestimated. Our analysis of the genetic and morphological diversity within this complex in Indochina and our comparison of this with samples from…

Výskyt středně velkých a velkých lesních savců v jižních a jihozápadních Čechách (Carnivora, Artiodactyla, Lagomorpha) [Occurrence of medium-sized and large mammals in forests of southern and south-western Bohemia, Czech Republic (Carnivora, Artiodactyla,

The study presents results of a camera trapping survey conducted in selected forested areas in southern and south-western Bohemia. The survey was carried out in the years 2013–2015 within 35 squares of 10×10 km mapping grid. It resulted in a dataset of 15,816 records (34,427 photographs) of…

Testing pulp cavity closure to estimate individual age of Felis silvestris (Carnivora: Felidae) [Ověřování methody meření průměru dřeňové dutiny pro odhad individuálního věku kočky divoké (Felis silvestris) (Carnivora: Felidae)]

To determine individual age of wildcat specimens in museum collections, the non-destructive method of measuring the pulp cavity closure of canines in relation to the tooth diameter was assessed. In 31 skulls of Felis silvestris from the collection of the University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany,…

Jihoafrické stepní zebry a jejich chov v Zoologické zahradě v Praze (Perissodactyla: Equidae) [Southern African Plains Zebras and their breeding in the Prague Zoo (Perissodactyla: Equidae)]

The Chapman’s zebras (Equus quagga chapmani) were kept at the Prague zoo in two periods, 1933–1945 and 1949–1968; the Damara zebras (E. q. antiquorum) in 1970–1997. Although both taxa lived under more or less identical breeding conditions, the Damara zebras showed higher adaptations to the climatic…

Observation of the mobbing behaviour of insectivorous bats (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) towards Falco peregrinus (Aves: Falconiformes) [Pozorování mobbingu netopýrů (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) vůči sokolu stěhovavému (Falco peregrinus)

Mobbing is a kind of antipredator behaviour which occurs when individuals cooperatively attack a potential predator. In bats, mobbing behaviour is mainly related to the completion of intra- or interspecific interactions, or is applied as an antipredator strategy. In this short note, we describe the…

Introdukce, reintrodukce či repatriace koní Převalského (Equus przewalskii)? (Perissodactyla: Equidae) [An introduction, re-introduction or re-patriation of Equus przewalskii? (Perissodactyla: Equidae)]

According to available data, Przewalski horses did not occur in the areas north of the Mongolian Altai in the historical era. The transfer of Przewalskii horses to Khomiin Tal in south-western Mongolia in 2011 could be considered as an introduction or, in a broader sense, as a re-patriation of these…