Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 45 (4), pp. 273292, 1999

Title: A general data model for databases in experimental animal ecology

Author: F. Samu

Author's address: Plant Protection Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, P.O.Box 102, Budapest H-1525 Hungary, E-mail: h2367sam@ella.hu

Abstract: Project-independent storage of data increases compatibility and comparability of ecological data-sets across studies. Here a data model is presented which describes a general data structure that can hold information from diverse animal ecological studies. The data model structurally reflects the three main aspects of ecological data sets by having modules for the biological object, the circumstances of the study and the results. Circumstances of a study include two modules: a module about project description and another about the sampling event. The Project module describes the project itself, the experimental design, and the properties of the study location. Details of data acquisition, including methodology, and any variables that change between sampling events are coded in the Sample module. The quantitative outcome of the study is handled in the Results module. Results are obtained from the evaluation of samples. Evaluation consists of classifying animals into homogenous groups, the 'lots', and recording relevant properties (response variables) of these lots. The Taxon module stores the main criteria of classifying animals into lots, their taxonomical identity. The logical data model expands these main modules by explaining their structure, giving the rationale for grouping data in a given way, and emphasising how data entities can be used flexibly in various research projects.

Key words: data model, database, animal ecology, sampling, experimental design, bio-informatics


Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 45 (4), pp. 293297, 1999

Title: Description of Gorgoderina gracilis sp. n. (Trematoda, Gorgoderidae) from Ichthyophis supachaii Taylor, 1960 (Amphibia, Ichthyophiidae) of Thailand

Authors: Wongsawad, C.*, Sey, O., Rojanapaibul, A., Wongsawad, P., Marayong, T., Rojtinnakorn, J., Suwattanacoupt, S. and A. Pachanawan

Authors' addresses: Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, E-mail: scboi003@chiangmai.ac.th
Department of Biological Science, Faculty of Science, University of Kuwait, P. O. Box 5969, Kuwait
Department of Fisheries Technology, Faculty of Agricultural Production, Maejo University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Abstract: A new gorgoderinid species Gorgoderina gracilis sp. n. is described from the Ichthyophis supachaii (Amphibia, Ichthyophiidae) of Thailand. It belongs to the species group having unlobed vitelline follicles near the ventral sucker and differs from all the other species of the genus by the following character combinations: smaller sucker ratio, arrangement, shape and position of the testes and vitellaria. The new species represents a new host and locality records. A key to the Indomalayan species is given.

Key words: Gorgoderina, Gorgoderidae, Trematoda, Ichthyophis, Thailand


Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 45 (4), pp. 299334, 1999

Title: Revision of Central and West European Tomosvaryella Aczél species (Diptera, Pipunculidae)

Authors: M. Földvári* and M. De Meyer

Authors' addresses: *Department of Ecology, József Attila University, P.O. Box 51, H-6722 Szeged, Hungary, E-mail: foldvari@zoo.zoo.nhmus.hu
Entomology Section, Koninklijk Museum voor Midden-Afrika, Leuvensesteenweg 13, 3080 Tervuren, Belgium, E-mail: demeyer@africamuseum.be

Abstract: The present study revises the representatives of the genus Tomosvaryella Aczél in West and Central Europe. Fourteen species are discussed, including two new ones: T. magyarica Földvári et de Meyer and T. hortobagyiensis Földvári et de Meyer. T. rondanii (Collin, 1945) is considered as a junior synonym of T. minima (Becker, 1898). Lectotypes are designated for T. kuthyi Aczél, 1944 and T. cilitarsis (Strobl, 1910). All species are redescribed with illustrations of male and female terminalia, and appended with a detailed discussion on type identity, intraspecific variation and species recognition where appropriate. An identification key for both sexes is given.

Key words: taxonomy, Pipunculidae, Tomosvaryella, new species, Central and West Europe


Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 45 (4), pp. 335343, 1999

Title: Description of an oak gall-wasp, Neuroterus ambrusi sp. n. (Hymenoptera, Cynipidae) from Hungary

Authors: Melika, G.*, Stone, G. N. and Gy. Csóka

Authors' addresses: *Systematic Parasitoid Laboratory, Vas County Plant Health and Soil Conservation Station, H-9730 Kõszeg, Kelcz-Adelffy u. 6., Hungary, E-mail: chalcini@savaria.hu
Department of Zoology, Oxford University, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK, E-mail: graham.stone@ed.ac.uk
Forest Research Institute, Mátrafüred Research Station, H-3232 Mátrafüred, Hegyalja u. 14, Hungary, E-mail: gycsoka@mail.datanet.hu

Abstract: A new species of gall-wasp, Neuroterus ambrusi (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) is described from Hungary. The newly discovered species includes males and females (and is thus bisexual), and induces catkin galls on Quercus cerris. We describe the adult insects and their galls, and provide some notes on biology.

Key words: cynipids, gall-wasps, Neuroterus, taxonomy, morphology, distribution, biology


Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 45 (4), pp. 345373, 1999

Title: Revision of the genus Eugnorisma Boursin, 1946, Part V. New genera and species of the Eugnorisma genus group from Pakistan and China (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae)

Authors: Ronkay, L.* and Z. Varga

Authors' addresses: *Department of Zoology, Hungarian Natural History Museum, Baross u. 13, H-1088 Budapest, Hungary, E-mail: ronkay@zoo.zoo.nhmus.hu
Department of Zoology and Evolution, Kossuth Lajos University, H-4010 Debrecen, Hungary, E-mail: z.varga@tigris.klte.hu

Abstract: The Himalayan-Sino-Tibetan taxa of the Eugnorisma generic complex is analysed. Three new genera, Protognorisma gen. n. for the E. xestioides species-group, Anagnorisma gen. n. for the E. goniophora species-group and Schizognorisma gen. n. for the E. fuscisignata species-group, and three new species, Protognorisma minjakonka sp. n. from China, Anagnorisma zakaria sp. n. and Schizognorisma rhodostola sp. n. from Pakistan are described. With 38 figures.

Key words: Eugnorisma, new genera, Protognorisma, Anagnorisma, Schizognorisma, new species, Himalayan region, Pakistan, China


Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 45 (4), pp. 375381, 1999

Title: Oribatid mites from Switzerland, IV (Acari: Oribatida: Suctobelbidae)

Authors: S. Mahunka and L. Mahunka-Papp

Authors' address: Department of Zoology, Hungarian Natural History Museum, Baross utca 13, H-1088 Budapest, Hungary, E-mail: mahunka@zoo.zoo.nhmus.hu

Abstract: Diagnoses are given and relationships discussed for two new oribatid mite genera (Helvetobelba gen. n. and Unicobelba gen. n.) from Switzerland. Two new species, Helvetobelba dichotoma and Unicobelba ypsilonsignata are described and one new combination, Unicobelba truncicola (Forsslund, 1941) is suggested.

Key words: Key words: Acari, Oribatida, Suctobelbidae, taxonomy, new taxa, new combination, Switzerland