The ichthyological diversity of Pokémon

Augusto B. Mendes1, Felipe V. Guimarães2, Clara B. P. Eirado-Silva1 & Edson P. Silva1 1Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, RJ, Brazil. 2Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, São Gonçalo, RJ, Brazil. Emails: augustobarrosmendes (at) yahoo (dot) com (dot) br; felipevieiragui (at) gmail (dot) com; clara.eirado (at) gmail (dot) com; gbmedson (at) vm (dot) uff (dot) br DownloadContinue reading “The ichthyological diversity of Pokémon”

Fantastic beasts and how to diversify them

Guilherme Hermanson Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. Email: guilhermehermanson (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF Despite their secrecy, fantastic beasts are oftentimes noticed by muggles. Their diversity, however, was never subject of any study in order to understand what could have driven it. AtContinue reading “Fantastic beasts and how to diversify them”

Over(bird)watch

Barbara M. Tomotani1 & Rodrigo B. Salvador2 1 Netherlands Institute of Ecology; Wageningen, The Netherlands. Rijksuniversiteit Groningen; Groningen, The Netherlands. Email: babi.mt (at) gmail (dot) com 2 Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart; Stuttgart, Germany. Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen; Tübingen, Germany. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF The video game Overwatch is Blizzard Entertainment’s new hit,Continue reading “Over(bird)watch”

A dendrological note on video games

Thomas A. O’Shea-Wheller School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol; Bristol, UK. Email: to13870 (at) bristol (dot) ac (dot) uk Download PDF Crucial to many an in-game environment, it may be said that trees are the unsung heroes of atmospheric immersion. Long before the advent of modern video-games, writers such as J.R.R. Tolkien keenly recognised their importanceContinue reading “A dendrological note on video games”

Squids, octopuses and lots of ink

Rodrigo B. Salvador1 & Carlo M. Cunha2 1 Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart; Stuttgart, Germany. Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen; Tübingen, Germany. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com 2 Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo; São Paulo, Brazil. Email: carlomagenta (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF Splatoon was recently released (second quarter of 2015) for the Wii U,Continue reading “Squids, octopuses and lots of ink”

The biology of giant war centipedes

Rodrigo B. Salvador Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart; Stuttgart, Germany. Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen; Tübingen, Germany. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF Gears of War is one of the best video game franchises out there. Currently, it counts with four entries for the Xbox 360 and a remake of the first game, recently released,Continue reading “The biology of giant war centipedes”

Shells and bytes: mollusks in the 16-bit era

Daniel C. Cavallari Museu de Zoologia, Universidade de São Paulo; São Paulo, Brazil. Email: dccavallari (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF Mollusks are one of the most diverse groups of organisms known to science. Humanity has described more than 80,000 species of snails and slugs (gastropods), clams, oysters and scallops (bivalves), squids and octopuses (cephalopods), tusk shellsContinue reading “Shells and bytes: mollusks in the 16-bit era”

The birds of James Bond

Rodrigo B. Salvador1 & Barbara M. Tomotani2 1 Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart; Stuttgart, Germany. Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen; Tübingen, Germany. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com 2 Netherlands Institute of Ecology; Wageningen, The Netherlands. Rijksuniversiteit Groningen; Groningen, The Netherlands. Email: babi.mt (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF “The name is Bond, James Bond.” This particular BritishContinue reading “The birds of James Bond”

Geeky nature

Rodrigo B. Salvador Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart; Stuttgart, Germany. Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen; Tübingen, Germany. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF Everybody knows that each species on the planet eventually receives a so-called “scientific name”, a two-piece Latin-like name that serves the purpose of scaring people away from science – even more thanContinue reading “Geeky nature”

Robins, robins, robins

Barbara M. Tomotani Netherlands Institute of Ecology; Wageningen, The Netherlands. Rijksuniversiteit Groningen; Groningen, The Netherlands. Email: babi.mt (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF Since Pokémon is a recurrent topic on this journal, I would like to call your attention to this little fellow: the fletchling. Fletchling (yayakoma, in Japanese), as it appears in official Pokémon artwork. FletchlingContinue reading “Robins, robins, robins”