Ivan N. Bolotov

Ivan N. Bolotov
Northern Arctic Federal University · Lab for Evolutionary Ecology and Phylogenetics

DSc (Biol.), Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences

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Introduction
At present, my main research interests are in the fields of evolutionary biogeography and integrative taxonomy, including the following topics: (i) evolutionary processes in large rivers and geothermal springs; (ii) taxon-specific shifts in evolutionary rates; (iii) cryptic glacial refugia in high-latitude areas; (iv) climate changes and keystone taxa of oligotrophic rivers; and (v) origin of faunas on remote oceanic islands. The objects are arthropods, freshwater molluscs, leeches, and fishes.
Additional affiliations
January 2017 - December 2021
Northern Arctic Federal University
Position
  • Principal Investigator
January 2017 - January 2021
Northern Arctic Federal University
Position
  • Principal Investigator
May 2015 - December 2016
Russian Academy of Sciences
Position
  • Managing Director
Education
September 2003 - May 2006
Institute of Ecological Problems of the North of Ural Branch of RAS
Field of study
  • Ecology
September 1999 - June 2002
Institute of Ecological Problems of the North of Ural Branch of RAS
Field of study
  • Ecology
September 1994 - June 1999
Northern Arctic Federal University
Field of study
  • Biology and Ecology

Publications

Publications (327)
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Macrobioerosion of mineral substrates in fresh water is a little-known geological process. Two examples of rock-boring bivalve molluscs were recently described from freshwater environments. To the best of our knowledge, rock-boring freshwater insects were previously unknown. Here, we report on the discovery of insect larvae boring into submerged si...
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Freshwater mussels cannot spread through oceanic barriers and represent a suitable model to test the continental drift patterns. Here, we reconstruct the diversification of Oriental freshwater mussels (Unionidae) and revise their taxonomy. We show that the Indian Subcontinent harbors a rather taxonomically poor fauna, containing 25 freshwater musse...
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Leonardo Fea, an Italian explorer and traveler, sampled a comprehensive collection of continental Mollusca during his travels throughout the former British Burma (currently Myanmar) in 1885-1887. Cesare Maria Tapparone-Canefri, an Italian malacologist, studied this sample and published a paper with a description of numerous terrestrial and freshwat...
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The ecological group of mussel-associated freshwater leeches (Hirudinea) contains facultative and obligate inhabitants of the mantle cavity of freshwater mussels (Unionida) from Asia, Africa, North America, and South America. Here, we report on the record of a mussel-associated leech in Europe and present a list of its freshwater bivalve hosts. The...
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India represents a tropical biodiversity hotspot, harbouring a unique and largely endemic fauna of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Unfortunately, the type series of many freshwater mussel taxa historically described from this country are thought to be lost. Here, we report on the rediscovery of the type series of Parreysia corrugata (O.F...
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1. The Western Indochina Subregion (Myanmar) represents a freshwater biodiversity hotspot of worldwide significance and houses a plethora of endemic freshwater species, among which are amphibians, fish, and various aquatic invertebrates. 2. The freshwater mussel (Bivalvia: Unionidae) fauna of western Indochina is characterized by high taxonomic ri...
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The life history traits and morphology of preimaginal stages of African Lepidoptera are insufficiently studied. Teracotona rhodophaea (Walker, 1865) (Erebidae: Arctiinae) is a widespread tiger moth species, which ranges throughout much of Sub-Saharan Africa. The larvae of this species have been recorded feeding on dayflowers, Commelina spp. (Commel...
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The freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera is a unionid species distributed across Northwestern Russia, Fennoscandia, Western and Southwestern Europe, and the Atlantic Coast of North America. In this study, we reconstructed the post-glacial expansion routes of this species based on FST genetic distances and the fact that M. margaritife...
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Красная книга Архангельской области. Архангельск: САФУ, 2020. 490 с.
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Global environmental changes may cause dramatic insect declines but over century-long time series of certain species’ records are rarely available for scientific research. The Menetries’ Tiger Moth (Arctia menetriesii) appears to be the most enigmatic example among boreal insects. Although it occurs throughout the entire Eurasian taiga biome, it is...
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A survey of the exchange of freshwater gastropods mollusks between Europe and North America is provided. Several dozen species of snails migrated, during the last two centuries, in either direction across North Atlantic and this process is ongoing. The intensity of the faunal exchange is unequal since much more snail species have dispersed from Nor...
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Nest aggregations of mud dauber wasps increase substrate heterogeneity and provide suitable sites for colonization by other invertebrate species. The mud dauber wasp Sceliphron fuscum Klug, 1801 (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae) abundantly occurs throughout the Seychelles Archipelago, Republic of Seychelles. Here, we estimated the taxonomic richness of the...
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The purpose of this application, under Article 55.3.1 of the Code, is to remove homonymy between the family-group name Ctenodesmini Pfeiffer, Zieritz, Rahim & Lopes-Lima in Zieritz et al., 2021 (Bivalvia, Unionidae) and the family-group name Ctenodesmini Hoffman, 1965 (Diplopoda, Oxydesmidae). It is proposed that the stem of the generic name Ctenod...
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Earlier, Sinanodonta lauta was thought to occur in Germany based on morphological data. However, new DNA analyses of this sample revealed that it belongs to the so-called temperate invasive lineage of Sinanodonta woodiana. Our findings highlight that Sinanodonta species cannot be distinguished by conchological features alone and that the DNA-based...
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The high-elevation Tibetan Plateau (western China) is inhabited by a unique though not particularly species-rich community of organisms. We explored the species content and evolutionary history of the Tibetan Plateau endemic freshwater snail genus Tibetoradix. Phylogenetic relationships within the genus were reconstructed based on available sequenc...
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The faunal, molecular, and palaeogeographic data that make it possible to discuss where and when aquatic animals could have crossed the watershed divide between the basins of the Caspian Sea and the Arctic Ocean are discussed. The freshwater fauna of Europe and northern Asia were largely similar in the Pliocene, while Pliocene fauna in Siberia went...
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Trace elements in freshwater bivalve shells are widely used for reconstructing long-term changes in the riverine environments. However, Northern Eurasian regions, notably the European Russian North, susceptible to strong environmental impact via both local pollution and climate warming, are poorly studied. This work reports new data on trace elemen...
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While the Arctic and boreal bumblebee fauna is increasingly studied worldwide, information is missing about the genetic connections between circum-boreal populations of some widespread species, especially those living in remote regions like North-East Siberia and Alaska. Here, we study one of the most common boreal bumblebee species, Bombus (Pyrobo...
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Bombus glacialis Friese, 1902 is an Arctic bumblebee that was thought to have a disjunctive range on the Arctic Ocean Islands, i.e., on Novaya Zemlya and Wrangel Island, with a 3600 km gap between these isolates. While the species status of the Novaya Zemlya’s population was recently confirmed using a molecular approach, its close affinities to the...
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Discoveries of new Hemiclepsis species (Hirudinea: Glossiphoniidae) in East and Southeast Asia were expected. A peculiar freshwater leech was found on the body surface of Asian Swamp Eel Monopterus albus (Synbranchiformes: Synbranchidae) in Jingzhou, Hubei Province, China. Here, we describe this leech species as Hemiclepsis yangtzenensis sp. nov. I...
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Located at the junction between Europe, Africa, and Asia, with distinct evolutionary origins and varied ecological and geographical settings, together with a marked history of changes in orogeny and configuration of the main river basins, turned the Eastern Mediterranean into a region of high diversity and endemism of freshwater taxa. Freshwater m...
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Unionidae is a species-rich family of large freshwater mussels with an almost worldwide distribution. In many regions of the world, these mussels are imperiled. Northern Asia, excluding the Far East, is an excellent example of a region with a sharply impoverished fauna of the Unionidae as recently thought with one native species. Since the end of t...
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A remarkable derbid planthopper was discovered in endemic palm forest on Praslin, Seychelles. Here, we describe it as Salaziella praslinensis Bolotov & Spitsyn gen. & sp. nov. (Derbidae: Otiocerinae: Zoraidini). The new taxon habitually resembles a group of Zoraidini genera, the frons of which shares gradually widening lateral carinae in the upper...
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Located at the junction between Europe, Africa, and Asia, with distinct evolutionary origins and varied ecological and geographical settings, together with a marked history of changes in orogeny and configuration of the main river basins, turned the Eastern Mediterranean into a region of high diversity and endemism of freshwater taxa. Freshwater mu...
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Tigricollis drozdovi Spitsyn & Bolotov, 2021 (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae: Lithosiini), a new moth species from eastern Indonesia (Flores Island, East Nusa Tenggara), is here described and illustrated. The genus Tigricollis Singh & Kirti, 2016 contains three valid species as follows: T. drozdovi Spitsyn & Bolotov, 2021 [Flores Island, eastern...
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Since the end of the 19th century, the circumpolar fauna of freshwater Mollusca has not been reviewed despite the substantial increase of knowledge on this subject. A review of the freshwater mollusks of the Arctic based on an analysis of published data, own results and examination of museum collections is presented. 104 species of Mollusca have be...
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The name nebrodensis Turati is shown to be unavailable and the first available name for the species is chosen by invoking the First Reviser Principle under the ICZN Code as Parnassius turatii Fruhstorfer, 1908. Rothschild was determined to be the first author to confer availability on the name nebrodensis by application of the Code.
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The Lepidoptera fauna of the island of Flores (Lesser Sunda Archipelago, Indonesia) shares a large proportion of endemic species, which may reach 80–100% in several groups (Zolotuhin & Witt 2005; Nässig et al. 2009; Zolotuhin 2009; Nässig & Bouyer 2010; Yakovlev 2015; Spitsyn & Potapov 2020; Spitsyn & Bolotov 2020). A plethora of new species was de...
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Three new species of the genus Nudina Staudinger, 1887 are described from northern Indochina: N. ankistro Volynkin, Huang, Bolotov & Spitsyn, sp. nov. (Northern Myanmar), N. harpago Volynkin & Huang, sp. nov. (Northern Vietnam) and N. witti Spitsyn, Volynkin, Huang & Bolotov, sp. nov. (Northern Vietnam and Northern Myanmar). The new species represe...
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The freshwater leech family Salifidae Johansson has a Paleotropical range, with a hotspot of species richness in the Oriental Region, and a few species endemic to Africa, Madagascar, and Reunion. Barbronia gwalagwalensis Westergren & Siddall, 2004 was thought to be a characteristic example of the latter group being a lineage endemic to South Africa...
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The Mekong and Chao Phraya rivers harbor a species-rich freshwater mussel assemblage containing a large radiation of the Pseudodontini species. Members of the genera Bineurus Simpson 1900 and Thaiconcha Bolotov et al., 2020 primarily inhabit small and medium-sized tributaries of these rivers. Here, we present an integrative taxonomic review of thes...
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In this correspondence, we present a summary of taxonomic names of freshwater Mollusca introduced by Dr. Nguyen N. Thach, an enthusiastic and productive malacologist from Vietnam. We show that this researcher described one new genus and 12 new nominal species of freshwater molluscs from Southeast Asia. Two of these nominal species, Sinanodonta hung...
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Analysis of zoogeographic, paleogeographic, and molecular data has shown that the ancestors of many fresh-and brackish-water cold-tolerant hydrobionts of the Mediterranean region and the Danube River basin likely originated in East Asia or Central Asia. The fish genera Gasterosteus, Hucho, Oxynoemacheilus, Salmo, and Schizothorax are examples of th...
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Diverse associations of freshwater sponges with molluscs were recently described from the Xingu River, Amazon Basin. However, such associations in other parts of the world are almost unknown. Here, we report on the discovery of epifaunal associations of a freshwater sponge (Corvospongilla, Spongillidae) with a byssus-attaching clam (Limnoperna, Myt...
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The article considers the change in the moisture content in the wood along the cross-section of spruce trunks, it also analyzes the influence of the trees age and the diameter of the trunk on the wood moisture content. The research was carried out in the Arkhangelsk Forestry in the bilberry spruce forests of different age classes (from IV to VIII)....
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Recent multi-locus phylogenetic studies repeatedly showed that what was thought to be the Clouded Apollo butterfly Parnassius mnemosyne (Linnaeus, 1758) represents a cryptic species complex. This complex contains at least three distant species-level phylogenetic lineages. Here, we compile a set of morphology- and DNA-based evidences supporting the...
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The lower Cenomanian Kachin amber from Myanmar contains a species-rich assemblage with numerous plant and animal fossils. Terrestrial and, to a lesser degree, freshwater species predominate in this assemblage, while a few taxa with marine affinities were also discovered, e.g. isopods, ammonites, and piddocks. Here, we describe the Kachin amber pidd...
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Since historical times, the inherent human fascination with pearls turned the freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera (Linnaeus, 1758) into a highly valuable cultural and economic resource. Although pearl harvesting in M. margaritifera is nowadays residual, other human threats have aggravated the species conservation status, especially...
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In this study, we present an announcement of Novaya Zemlya Collared Lemming Dicrostonyx torquatus ungulatus (von Baer, 1841) complete mitogenome. This rodent was described historically as an Arctic Collared Lemming subspecies endemic to Novaya Zemlya (Arctic Russia) but its taxonomic status was unclear due to the lack of available molecular data. B...
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Anthropogenic freshwater habitats may provide undervalued prospects for long‐term conservation as part of species conservation planning. This fundamental, but overlooked, issue requires attention considering the pace that humans have been altering natural freshwater ecosystems and the accelerated levels of biodiversity decline in recent decades. We...
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Although migrant butterflies are rare (or sporadically seen) guests on the Arctic Ocean islands, there is a slowly growing dataset on repeated occurrences of these insects in insular tundra and polar deserts. Altogether six long-distance migrant butterfly species were found to cross wide marine barriers north of the Arctic Circle (66.56°N), i.e. Va...
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Norwegian Lemming Lemmus lemmus is a remarkable population cycling species having a number of aposematic traits in coloration and behavior. This species was thought to be the only mammal endemic to Fennoscandia. Here, we report on the discovery of a distinct lineage of this species from Novaya Zemlya. This lineage is described here as the new subsp...
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Islands present a model system for addressing underlying ecological, evolutionary biology and biogeographical questions. This work presents the results of studies of 9 lakes on Bolshoy Solovetsky Island (the Solovetsky Archipelago, the White Sea, Northern Russia). The purpose of this study was to investigate how the diversity and distribution of...
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We studied the effect of environmental factors on the patterns of diversity and distribution of freshwater mollusks in the relict Vashutkiny Lakes System. Twenty-four species of freshwater mollusks were identified during a survey of the Vashutkiny Lakes System. The Vashutkiny Lakes are comparable to those in the north of the boreal zone in term...
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The razor clam genus Novaculina Benson, 1830 (Bivalvia: Pharidae: Pharellinae) is a group of secondary freshwater bivalves. Four allopatric species in this genus are distributed throughout Asian freshwater drainages from the Ganges River in India to the Yangtze River in China. Here, we present several new occurrences of Novaculina myanmarensis and...
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The Arctic tiger moth Arctia tundrana (Tshistjakov, 1990) is one of the largest and most attractive lepidopteran species in the Eurasian Arctic, being ranged from the Kolguev Island (Barents Sea) to the northeastern edge of the continent. This correspondence supplements our earlier study on this species (Bolotov et al. 2015: https://doi.org/10.1007...
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In this study, we examine a recent sample containing two hawk moth species (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) from Praslin and Mahé, Seychelles. It was widely accepted that the hawk moth species Temnora peckoveri (Butler, 1876) has a disjunctive range covering Madagascar and the Inner Seychelles. However, the Seychelles population of what was thought to be...
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Birds play a vital role in arctic environments, being multi-functional ecosystem engineers, but these animals are heavily impacted by recent climate warming. Bird assemblages on the Arctic Ocean archipelagoes are poorly known, because many such areas are hardly accessible to scientists. Novaya Zemlya, one of the most enigmatic places in the World,...
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Freshwater pearl mussels (Bivalvia: Margaritiferidae) are among the most imperiled groups of animals globally. While the parasites and symbionts of the Margaritiferidae are rather poorly known, these mussels were thought to be free of parasitic mites (Acari: Unionicolidae: Unionicola). Here, we report on the discovery of a mite species being associ...
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In this paper Sinosolenaia gen. nov., a new genus of ultra-elongate freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) is described from Vietnam and eastern China.