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New insights into the retinal microstructure-diurnal activity relationship in the African five-lined skink (Trachylepis quinquetaeniata) (Lichtenstein, 1823)
Neveen E. R. El-Bakary, Mohamed A. M. Alsafy, Samir A. A. El-Gendy & Samar M. Ez Elarab
Published on 18 March 2023

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Type 1 vomeronasal receptor expression in juvenile and adult lungfish olfactory organ
Shoko Nakamuta, Yoshio Yamamoto, Masao Miyazaki, Atsuhiro Sakuma, Masato Nikaido & Nobuaki Nakamuta 
Published on 10 March 2023

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Coelomocytes of the Oligochaeta earthworm Lumbricus terrestris (Linnaeus, 1758) as evolutionary key of defense: a morphological study
Alessio Alesci, Gioele Capillo, Angelo Fumia, Marco Albano, Emmanuele Messina, Nunziacarla Spanò, Simona Pergolizzi & Eugenia Rita Lauriano 
Published on 04 March 2023

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Origin of the propatagium in non-avian dinosaurs
Yurika Uno & Tatsuya Hirasawa
Published on 23 February 2023

A review of the reproductive system in anuran amphibians
Maribel Méndez-Tepepa, Cuauhtémoc Morales-Cruz, Edelmira García-Nieto & Arely Anaya-Hernández
Published on 13 February 2023

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Air–breathing behavior underlies the cell death in limbs of Rana pirica tadpoles
Satomi F. Ono, Ingrid Rosenburg Cordeiro, Osamu Kishida, Haruki Ochi & Mikiko Tanaka
Published on 9 January 2023

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Structural and immunohistochemical analysis of the cellular compositions of the liver of molly fish (Poecilia sphenops), focusing on its immune role
Marwa M. Hussein, Ramy K. A. Sayed & Doaa M. Mokhtar
Published on 5 January 2023

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Gene transcriptional profiles in gonads of Bacillus taxa (Phasmida) with different cytological mechanisms of automictic parthenogenesis
Giobbe Forni, Alexander S. Mikheyev, Andrea Luchetti & Barbara Mantovani
Published on 26 November 2022

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Morphological evolution and diversity of pectoral fin skeletons in teleosts
Yoshitaka Tanaka, Hiroki Miura, Koji Tamura & Gembu Abe
Published on 26 November 2022

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Morphology and morphometry of the inner ear of the dromedary camel and their influence on the efficiency of hearing and equilibrium
Safwat Ali, Abdelraheem Esmat, Atef Erasha, Masahiro Yasuda & Mohamed Alsafy
Published on 27 October 2022

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Founded in 1878, the Zoological Society of Japan is known to be one of the oldest and successful academic societies in Japan, and has supported scientific activities across a wide-range fields of areas associated with basic zoology. The Zoological Society of Japan is an academic society aimed at the advance and dissemination of animal scientific research. Members, starting with researchers and graduate students affiliated with universities and research institutes, consist of teaching staff at elementary, middle and high schools, and the number of members has reached 2,700.

Aims and scope

Zoological Letters is an open access journal that publishes new and important findings in the zoological sciences. As a sister journal to Zoological Science, Zoological Letters covers a wide range of basic fields of zoology, from taxonomy to bioinformatics. We also welcome submissions of paleontology reports as part of our effort to contribute to the development of new perspectives in evolutionary zoology. Our goal is to serve as a global publishing forum for fundamental researchers in all fields of zoology.

Shigeru Kuratani, Editor-in-Chief

Shigeru Kuratani received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the Department of Zoology at Kyoto University. He spent the period from 1988 to 1991 working in experimental embryology in the Department of Anatomy at the Medical College of Georgia before moving to the Biochemistry Department, Baylor College of Medicine, where he focused on molecular embryological research. He returned to Japan in 1994 to take a position as associate professor at the Institute of Medical Embryology and Genetics in the Kumamoto University School of Medicine. He moved to Okayama University to assume a professorship in the Department of Biology in 1997, where he remained until he was appointed team leader at the CDB in 2001. He was appointed Group Director at CDB from 2005 to 2014. Since 2014, he is Chief Scientist at RIKEN.

ZooDiversity Web is a search and access website that provides an attractive and easy-to-use internet search engine and showcase for scientific papers published since 1984 in the English-language journal of the Zoological Society of Japan (Zoological Science). These papers include over 4,000 peer-reviewed articles on a great diversity of over 13,000 different species of animals.

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