### Recent Submissions

• #### Error cascade in taxonomy: The case of $\textit{Cardiomya perrostrata}$ (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Cuspidariidae) in Brazilian waters ﻿

(Magnolia Press, 2017-03-28)
Successions of erroneous taxonomic identifications in biodiversity studies are an undesirable but not rare phenomenon. Such cascades of errors frequently involve taxa with few, polymorphic diagnostic characters, such as ...
• #### Correlates of long-term land-cover change and protected area performance at priority conservation sites in Africa ﻿

The loss of natural habitats is a major threat to biodiversity, and protected area designation is one of the standard responses to this threat. However, greater understanding of the drivers of habitat loss and of the ...
• #### Divergence in brain composition during the early stages of ecological specialization in $\textit{Heliconius}$ butterflies ﻿

(Wiley, 2017-03)
During speciation across ecological gradients, diverging populations are exposed to contrasting sensory and spatial information that present new behavioural and perceptive challenges. These challenges may be met by heritable ...
• #### The Origin of Vertebrate Gills ﻿

(Elsevier (Cell Press), 2017-03-06)
Pharyngeal gills are a fundamental feature of the vertebrate body plan [1]. However, the evolutionary history of vertebrate gills has been the subject of a long-standing controversy [2-8]. It is thought that gills evolved ...