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Australian Journal of Zoology is an international journal covering the evolutionary, molecular and comparative zoology of Australasian fauna. More

Editor-in-Chief: Paul Cooper

 

 
 
 

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Published online 30 June 2014
Twenty microsatellite loci for population and conservation genetic studies of the wedge-tailed eagle (Aquila audax) 
J. J. Austin, L. Olivier, D. Nankervis, W. E. Brown, M. G. Gardner and C. P. Burridge

Twenty di- to pentanucleotide microsatellites are reported for the wedge-tailed eagle (Aquila audax), a large raptor from Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea. These markers will be used to assess population structure and conservation genetics of this species, focusing on population differentiation and gene flow between Tasmanian and mainland populations and conservation genetics of the endangered Tasmanian population.

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Published online 26 June 2014
Variation in platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) life-history attributes and population trajectories in urban streams 
M. Serena, G. A. Williams, A. R. Weeks and J. Griffiths

Platypus population size, sex ratio, reproductive success, juvenile recruitment and longevity are described in three stream systems near Melbourne. Population size varied asynchronously among the systems, which also differed with respect to stream flow, spatial isolation and degree of urbanisation; rainfall patterns accounted for much of the variation in annual reproductive success.
Photo courtesy of the Australian Platypus Conservancy.

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Published online 10 June 2014
Assessment of temporal genetic variability of two epibenthic amphipod species in an eastern Australian estuarine environment and their suitability as biological monitors 
Pann Pann Chung, Ida Chu and J. William O. Ballard

Population studies often assume temporally stable patterns of genetic variability; this is not always the case. We assessed mitochondrial variation in two amphipod species from an Australian waterway over 24 months. One species was more genetically variable than the other, although no temporal trends were identified in either species.
Photo by Pann Pann Chung.

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Published online 05 June 2014
The diet of Pacific gulls (Larus pacificus) breeding at Seal Island in northern Bass Strait 
Tamara N. Leitch, Peter Dann and John P. Y. Arnould

This study describes the diet of Pacific gulls breeding at Seal Island, in northern Bass Strait. Examination of regurgitate pellets, collected from the colony over nine years, revealed the importance of avian prey in the gulls’ diet, and this is discussed in relation to their behaviour and bill morphology.
Photo by Tamara Leitch.

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Published online 27 May 2014
Monthly variations in the profile of sex steroids and gonadal development of brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis Mitchill) during puberty in Tasmania 
Shafaq Fatima, Mark Adams and Ryan Wilkinson

The present study describes the histological development of gonads and variations in the levels of oestradiol-17β (E2), testosterone (T) and 11-ketotestosterone (11-KT) during the first year of male and female brook trout (age = 8–15 months). Males attained puberty while females failed to become mature within the study period.
Photo by Shafaq Fatima.

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Published online 28 April 2014
The koala immunological toolkit: sequence identification and comparison of key markers of the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) immune response 
Katrina Morris, Peter J. Prentis, Denis O'Meally, Ana Pavasovic, Alyce Taylor Brown, Peter Timms, Katherine Belov and Adam Polkinghorne

Few species-specific immunological reagents are available for the koala, an iconic native species threatened by infectious diseases. The current study employed RNASeq to catalogue and characterise the sequences for a range of key koala immunological markers, providing researchers with tools to begin to understand the koala’s immune system.
Photo by Courtney Waugh.

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Volume 62 Number 2 2014

 
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A molecular and morphological investigation of species boundaries and phylogenetic relationships in Australian free-tailed bats Mormopterus (Chiroptera : Molossidae) 
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T. B. Reardon , N. L. McKenzie , S. J. B. Cooper , B. Appleton , S. Carthew and M. Adams
pp. 109-136

In this study, we have applied both molecular and morphological methods to resolve the long-recognised taxonomic problems in the Australian free-tailed bat genus Mormopterus. We distinguish nine species, three of which are new, and none conspecific with Indo-Papuan species. We also recognise three subgenera to account for Australian Mormopterus.
Photo by Bruce Thomson.

 
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Molecular evidence for mid-Pleistocene divergence of populations of three freshwater amphipod species (Talitroidea : Chiltoniidae) on Kangaroo Island, South Australia, with a new spring-associated genus and species 
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Rachael A. King and Remko Leys
pp. 137-156

Species distributional patterns and relationships of freshwater amphipods (Chiltoniidae) from South Australia were analysed. Pleistocene regional climate changes are likely to have driven speciation in this group and the presence of four distinct species at Kangaroo Island indicates that it exists at a likely convergence of species distribution patterns.
Photo by Rachael King.

 
  
 

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Morphology and histology of the uropygial gland in Antarctic birds: relationship with their contact with the aquatic environment? 
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María Cecilia Chiale , Patricia E. Fernández , Eduardo J. Gimeno , Claudio Barbeito and Diego Montalti
pp. 157-165

The morphology and histology of the uropygial gland in Antarctic bird species were studied. Some histological characteristics could be related to the amount of contact with the aquatic environment. Penguins have straight adenomers and absence of a primary storage chamber, whereas storm petrels have more tortuous adenomers and a small storage chamber.
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Muscular anatomy of the tail of the western grey kangaroo, Macropus fuliginosus 
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Rebekah Dawson , Nick Milne and Natalie M. Warburton
pp. 166-174

This paper presents the first detailed anatomical description of the caudal musculature in the western grey kangaroo, Macropus fuliginosus, revealing functional adaptations that reflect the role of the tail in both bipedal hopping and pentapedal locomotion in a large-bodied kangaroo.
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First record of ‘climbing’ and ‘jumping’ by juvenile Galaxias truttaceus Valenciennes, 1846 (Galaxiidae) from south-western Australia 
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Paul G. Close , Tom J. Ryan , David L. Morgan , Stephen J. Beatty and Craig S. Lawrence
pp. 175-179

We describe observations of juvenile trout minnow (Galaxias truttaceus) ‘climbing’ and ‘jumping’ over a vertical weir wall in south-western Australia. This observation enhances our knowledge of the migratory capability, and therefore long-term management, of this species and highlights the need for a better understanding of the swimming capabilities of freshwater fishes in general.
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Physalopterine nematodes in Australian reptiles: interactions and patterns of infection 
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Hugh I. Jones
pp. 180-194

Physalopterine nematodes are widespread in the gastrointestinal tract of many species of reptiles in Australia. At least 15 species of nematode are involved, and this paper examines factors which might limit interspecific competition between them; these include host-specificity, geographic distribution, climate, and feeding organ morphology.
Photo by Hugh Jones.

 
  
 

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These articles have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication. They are still in production and have not been edited, so may differ from the final published form.

    ZO14015  Accepted 22 July 2014
    Regional seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in feral and stray cats (Felis catus) from Tasmania
    Bronwyn Fancourt, Robert Jackson
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    ZO13087  Accepted 17 July 2014
    The population genetics of the purple-crowned fairy-wren (Malurus coronatus coronatus), a declining riparian passerine
    Anja Skroblin, Andrew Cockburn, Sarah Legge
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    ZO14023  Accepted 08 July 2014
    New host records for ticks (Ixodidae) from the northern quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus) in North Queensland.
    Haylee Weaver
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    ZO14031  Accepted 05 July 2014
    Improving genetic monitoring of the northern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus krefftii)
    Lauren White, Alan Horsup, Andrea Taylor, Jeremy Austin
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    ZO14016  Accepted 05 July 2014
    Changes in the abundance and distribution of the New Zealand fur seal (Arctocephalus forsteri) in Western Australia: Are they approaching carrying capacity?
    Richard Campbell, David Holley, Peter Collins, Shannon Armstrong
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    ZO14028  Accepted 20 June 2014
    Significant population genetic structuring but a lack of phylogeographic structuring in the declining endemic Tasmanian Tree Frog (Litoria burrowsae)
    Zhiyi Zhang, Scott Cashins, Annie Philips, Christopher Burridge
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1. Published 12 July 2013
Impacts of climate change on Australian marine mammals

Nicole Schumann, Nick J. Gales, Robert G. Harcourt and John P. Y. Arnould

2. Published 14 October 2013
Past and present distribution of Dasycercus: toward a better understanding of the identity of specimens in cave deposits and the conservation status of the currently recognised species D. blythi and D. cristicauda (Marsupialia : Dasyuridae)

P. A. Woolley, A. Haslem and M. Westerman

3. Published 6 September 2013
The role of quoll (Dasyurus) predation in the outcome of pre-1900 introductions of rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) to the mainland and islands of Australia

David Peacock and Ian Abbott

4. Published 12 July 2013
Artificial lighting and disrupted sea-finding behaviour in hatchling loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) on the Woongarra coast, south-east Queensland, Australia

Megan Berry, David T. Booth and Colin J. Limpus

5. Published 19 June 2014
A molecular and morphological investigation of species boundaries and phylogenetic relationships in Australian free-tailed bats Mormopterus (Chiroptera : Molossidae)

T. B. Reardon, N. L. McKenzie, S. J. B. Cooper, B. Appleton, S. Carthew and M. Adams

6. Published 12 July 2013
Feeding activity of threatened black cockatoos in mine-site rehabilitation in the jarrah forest of south-western Australia

Jessica Lee, Hugh Finn and Michael Calver

7. Published 12 July 2013
Pup numbers of the Australian sea lion (Neophoca cinerea) at The Pages Islands, South Australia, over two decades

Peter D. Shaughnessy, Simon D. Goldsworthy, Paul Burch and Terry E. Dennis

8. Published 7 January 2014
Regional population structuring and conservation units in the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)

Stephen H. Kolomyjec, Tom R. Grant, Christopher N. Johnson and David Blair

9. Published 14 October 2013
Individual variation in vigilance in female eastern grey kangaroos

R. J. Dannock, S. P. Blomberg and A. W. Goldizen

10. Published 14 October 2013
Individual traits influence vigilance in wild female eastern grey kangaroos

A. M. Edwards, E. C. Best, S. P. Blomberg and A. W. Goldizen

11. Published 6 September 2013
Do woodland birds prefer to forage in healthy Eucalyptus wandoo trees?

T. L. Moore, L. E. Valentine, M. D. Craig, G. E. StJ. Hardy and P. A. Fleming

12. Published 12 July 2013
Movement and mortality of Murray cod, Maccullochella peelii, during overbank flows in the lower River Murray, Australia

Sandra J. Leigh and Brenton P. Zampatti

13. Published 7 January 2014
Effects of natural weathering conditions on faecal cortisol metabolite measurements in the greater bilby (Macrotis lagotis)

Nicole Evans, Edward J. Narayan and Jean-Marc Hero

14. Published 7 January 2014
Geographic variation in the diet of the powerful owl (Ninox strenua) at a local scale

Rohan J. Bilney

15. Published 6 September 2013
Intra- and interspecific agonistic behaviour in hatchling Australian freshwater crocodiles (Crocodylus johnstoni) and saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus)

Matthew L. Brien, Grahame J. Webb, Jeffrey W. Lang and Keith A. Christian

16. Published 12 July 2013
16 microsatellite loci for the Australian Great Artesian Basin spring amphipod, Wangiannachiltonia guzikae

Hannah L. Robertson and Nicholas P. Murphy

17. Published 12 July 2013
Foraging ecology of the night-active bull ant Myrmecia pyriformis

Samuel F. Reid, Ajay Narendra, Robert W. Taylor and Jochen Zeil

18. Published 14 October 2013
Behaviour of free-ranging short-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) in Gulf St Vincent, South Australia

Nicole E. Filby, Mike Bossley and Karen A. Stockin

19. Published 7 January 2014
Leaf oxalate content of Eucalyptus spp. and its implications for koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) with oxalate nephrosis

K. N. Speight, W. G. Breed, W. Boardman, D. A. Taggart, C. Leigh, B. Rich and J. I. Haynes

20. Published 16 April 2014
Isolation and characterisation of microsatellite loci in the bush stone-curlew (Burhinus grallarius), a declining Australian bird

Robert A. B. Mason, Catherine Price, Walter E. Boles, Karen-Anne Gray, Edwina Rickard, Mark D. B. Eldridge and Rebecca N. Johnson


      
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