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Senckenbergiana biologica

Internationale Zeitschrift zur Biodiversität, gegründet 1919; Erscheinen eingestellt 31. Dezember 2008

Früher eine internationale Zeitschrift für Zoologie und Botanik, herausgegeben von der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft.

(ehemalige ISSN 0037-2102)

Senckenbergiana biologica wurde international begutachtet.

Die Zeitschrift erschien im A4-Format mit zwei Heften pro Jahr (Erscheinungstermine im 2. und 4. Quartal) mit etwa 240 Seiten/Jahr.

Die Serie wurde unterstützt von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft.

Inhalt des letzten Heftes der Senckenbergiana biologica 88 (2), Dezember 2008

Nässig, W. A.: Editorial [siehe unten!]

Nässig, W. A., & Oberprieler, R.  G.: Errata et addenda

Ding, Z. (J.), & Westheide, W.: Interstitial Exogoninae from the Chinese coast (Polychaeta, Syllidae)

Hirose, G. L., Negreiros-Fransozo, M. L.: Growth and juvenile development of Uca maracoani Latreille 1802–1803 in laboratory conditions (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura, Ocypodidae)

Teixeira, G. M., Fransozo, V., Castilho, A. L., da Costa, R. C., & de Morais Freire, F. A.: Size distribution and sex ratio in the spider crab Epialtus brasiliensis (Dana 1852) associated with seaweed on a rocky shore in southeastern Brazil (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura, Majoidea, Epialtidae)

Gregati, R. A., & Negreiros-Fransozo, M. L.: Distribution of Neohelice granulata (Dana 1851) in its northernmost latitudinal occurrence in a tropical mangrove forest, Brazil (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura, Grapsoidea, Varunidae)

Magalhaes, C., & Türkay, M.: Taxonomy of the Neotropical freshwater crab family Trichodactylidae, IV. The genera Dilocarcinus and Poppiana (Crustacea, Decapoda, Trichodactylidae)

Magalhaes, C., & Türkay, M.: Taxonomy of the Neotropical freshwater crab family Trichodactylidae, V. The genera Bottiella and Rotundovaldivia (Crustacea, Decapoda, Trichodactylidae)

Magalhaes, C., & Türkay, M.: A new species of Kingsleya from the Yanomami Indians area in the upper Rio Orinoco, Venezuela (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura, Pseudotelphusidae)

Jäger, P.: Revision of the huntsman spider genus Heteropoda Latreille 1804: species with exceptional male palpal conformations from Southeast Asia and Australia (Arachnida, Araneae, Sparassidae, Heteropodinae)

Dohm, P., Kovac, D., Freidberg, A., & Bin Hashim, R.: Biology of the Oriental bamboo-inhabiting fly Felderimyia gombakensis and observations on mating trophallaxis in Felderimyia (Insecta, Diptera, Tephritidae, Phytalmiinae, Acanthonevrini)

Sunyer, J., Lotzkat, L., Hertz, A., Wake, D. B., Alemán, B. M., Robleto, S. J., & Köhler, G.: Two new species of salamanders (genus Bolitoglossa) from southern Nicaragua (Amphibia, 
Caudata, Plethodontidae).

Köhler, G., Sunyer, J., Ponce, M., & Batista, A.: Noteworthy records of amphibians and reptiles in Panama (Amphibia: Hylidae, Leptodactylidae, Plethodontidae; Reptilia: Polychrotidae)

Sunyer, J., Veselý, M., & Köhler, G.: Morphological variation in Anolis wermuthi (Köhler & Obermeier 1998), a species endemic to the highlands of north-central Nicaragua (Reptilia, Squamata, Polychrotidae)

Wings, O., Hatt, J.-M., Schwarm, A., & Clauss, M.: Gastroliths in a pygmy hippopotamus (Hexaprotodon liberiensis Morton 1844) (Mammalia, Hippopotamidae)

Die Beiträge, die in Senckenbergiana biologica  erscheinen, wurden von den folgenden bibliografischen Auswertungsorganen erfaßt und ausgewertet:

  • Zoological Record
  • Biological Abstracts
  • Cambridge Scientific Abstracts: Entomology Abstracts
  • Cambridge Scientific Abstracts: Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts, Part 1: Biological Sciences & Living
  • Resources
  • Elsevier Biobase, Elsevier GeoAbstracts, Embase
  • Ulrich’s International Periodicals Directory


Ein komplettes Inhaltsverzeichnis seit 1994 siehe hier.


Das Editorial aus dem letzten Heft


The present issue of Senckenbergiana biologica, volume 88, no. 2, is its last; the journal will cease publication. Senckenberg has to reduce the number of its journals. Primarily this is done to revise the profile and scope of the scientific publication series of the house in its merger with the museum institutions in Dresden, Görlitz and Müncheberg on the 1st of January 2009, but it is also forced by budget limitations.

In 1954, Senckenbergiana biologica was founded as a split-off of the series Senckenbergiana, which was then divided into the biological journal Senckenbergiana biologica and the geological-palaeontological journal Senckenbergiana lethea, both continuing with vol. 35. In 1969 a third split-off series, Senckenbergiana maritima, was born (in vol. 50, but re-numbered to start with vol. 1). The journals S. lethea (under the new name Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments) and S. maritima (under the new name Marine Biodiversity), both now under the cover of Springer Publishers, will continue to be published.

For Senckenbergiana biologica, with its broad focus on botany and zoology, the prospect for sufficient sales from subscriptions is too small to maintain its viability in the present time of electronic publishing and openly accessible science. Senckenberg will accumulate new, more specialised biological journals under its name in the amalgamation with the other institutions to largely fill the gap.

The lists of contents by volumes and issues, all articles sorted by authors, and the list of new taxa described in Senckenbergiana biologica (comprising vols. 73–88, 1994–2008) will remain available on the Web for many years under the URL www.saturnia.de/senck-biol/.

Wolfgang A. NÄSSIG
früherer Schriftleiter (Editor-in-chief) 
der Senckenbergiana biologica