Jan Robovský

Jan Robovský
University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice · Department of Zoology (KZO)

PhD

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To understand which morphological/anatomical parts may be responsible in artiodactyl ungulates for the clicking sound made when moving, this research focuses on the forelimb tendon apparatus where an undescribed opening in the fibrous cuff (manica flexoria), called hereafter for its shape as an “oval window” in the manica flexoria (OWMF), was detec...
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The behavioural repertoire of every species evolved over time and its evolution can be traced through the phylogenetic relationships in distinct groups. Cranes (family Gruidae) represent a small, old, monophyletic group with well-corroborated phylogenetic relationships on the species level, and at the same time they exhibit a complex and well-descr...
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Ecotourism can fuel an important source of financial income for African countries and can therefore help biodiversity policies in the continent. Translocations can be a powerful tool to spread economic benefits among countries and communities; yet, to be positive for biodiversity conservation, they require a basic knowledge of conservation units th...
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The evolutionary history of sengis (Macroscelidea), an order of Afrotheria, has been studied in last decades by molecular phylogenetic approaches. These studies proposed an evolutionary scenario for this group of mammals and, surprisingly, revealed the presence of two new genera, delimited and described in the last five years. However, most researc...
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This contribution contains additions and corrections associated with the Bibliography of Colin Peter Groves published in the present journal in 2018 (Rookmaaker & Robovský 2018).
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Activities of zoological gardens are increasingly scrutinized by researchers other than biologists and sectors of society. While this is evident proof of the relevance of zoos in present-day societies, the historical and scientific evidence supporting today zoo conservation mission is not always well-known outside the conservation community. In thi...
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The Late Pleistocene landscape in northern Eurasia and North America was inhabited by a specific megafaunal complex, which largely disappeared during the Pleistocene/Holocene transition. Vegetation changes are considered as one of the factors responsible for these extinctions, but the structure and composition of the Pleistocene vegetation are stil...
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The silvery mole-rat (Heliophobius argenteocinereus) is a solitary, subterranean bathyergid rodent that lives in savannahs in Eastern Africa. Our study focuses on its penial and bacular morphology with respect to its mating strategies, degree of sociality, ovulation type and seasonality of breeding. The penis morphology fits into the trend in bathy...
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Although infanticide is widespread among mammals, this phenomenon in ungulates, and more specifically in cervids, remains very rare. We report a case of infanticide in a captive group of white-lipped deer (Cervus albirostris). The infanticide of a non-filial newborn female calf was carried out by two females. The attack was intentional and the atta...
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Colin G roves was one of the world’s leading anthropologists, primatologists and mammalian taxonomists. This bibliography with 775 entries contains all his publications, including books, chapters in books, scientific and popular articles, book reviews, obituaries and letters or articles in newspapers. There is a list of 62 taxa described by Colin G...
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The white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) has a discontinuous African distribution, which is limited by the extent of sub-Saharan grasslands. The southern population (SWR) declined to its lowest number around the turn of the nineteenth century, but recovered to become the world's most numerous rhinoceros. In contrast, the northern population (NWR)...
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The white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) has a discontinuous African distribution, which is limited by the extent of sub-Saharan grasslands. The southern population (SWR) declined to its lowest number around the turn of the nineteenth century, but recovered to become the world's most numerous rhinoceros. In contrast, the northern population (NWR)...
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Senn et al. (2014) and RZSS and IUCN Antelope SG (2014) claimed that the conservation of the dama gazelle would probably profit from lumping the different putative subspecies, and from combining the two traditional studbook projects by interbreeding them in zoological gardens. In this Opinion article we argue against this proposal considering the s...
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The Eastern European vole ( Microtusmystacinus ) is an arvicoline rodent distributed across northern and eastern Europe, the Balkans, Turkey, Armenia, NW and N Iran, Russia as far east as the Tobol River in W Siberia, and W and N Kazakhstan. We present a novel records from eastern Kazakhstan (the village of Dzhambul – 49°14'21.3"N, 86°18'29.9"E and...
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Phylogenetic relationships among 36 Recent and 42 extinct species of the Caninae (Canidae) were analysed, based on 360 morphological, developmental, ecological, behavioural and cytogenetic characters and 24 mitochondrial and nuclear markers. Primary phylogenetic analyses were accompanied by experimental analyses based on various combinations of dat...
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In this paper, we commemorate the professional activity of Prof. Lorenzo Camerano 100 years after his death on 22 November 1917, with a special emphasis on his mammalogical studies. Our two aims are to widespread some of his little-known results on the systematic and phylogenetics of ungulates (particularly of the genus Capra) and to increase knowl...
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The golden jackal is a mesocarnivore with a rapidly expanding European range, where current resident breeding populations occupy much of the Balkans, Panno-nian Basin and the Black and Caspian seas coasts. Despite numerous post-2000 records, breeding of this species in the newly colonized regions of Central and Northwestern Europe remained unconfir...
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Seventy years after his death, Reginald Innes Pocock’s prominence in mammalogy is demonstrated by the continuing amount of citations in recent works and the final acceptance of some of his systematic proposals at generic and suprageneric levels. Pocock’s ability to synthesize and integrate classical taxonomy with the then dominant polytypic species...
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Díky našim pozorováním vznikl snad nejucelenější a nejdetailnější přehled cvakavých a necvakavých druhů v rámci této skupiny. Doplnili jsme ho o další tři cvakající druhy: sob karelský (Rangifer tarandus fennicus), sob špicberský (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus) a jelen berberský (Cervus elaphus barbarus). Parametry cvakání se mohou měnit během ž...
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The nature of species, especially as applied to large mammals, is of major concern in conservation. Here, we briefly comment on recent thinking in alpha taxonomy, and assert that species are in essence evolutionary lineages, and that the most effective way of recognising them is by their diagnosability, i.e. the so-called Phylogenetic Species Conce...
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Most studies of mammal extinctions during the Pleistocene–Holocene transition explore the relative effects of climate change vs. human impacts on these extinctions, but the relative importance of the different environmental factors involved remains poorly understood. Moreover, these studies are strongly biased towards megafauna, which may have been...
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The black rhinoceros is again on the verge of extinction due to unsustainable poaching in its native range. Despite a wide historic distribution, the black rhinoceros was traditionally thought of as depauperate in genetic variation, and with very little known about its evolutionary history. This knowledge gap has hampered conservation efforts becau...
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Caprines belong to the most endangered group of mammals and artiodactyls suffering from many negative human impacts. Fortunately, many of them are protected and managed by national and international legislation and in situ and ex situ conservation actions. Although many microsatellite markers have been developed for wild and domestic caprines, they...
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We examined the presence of possible Recent refugia of Pleistocene mammalian faunas in Eurasia by analysing regional differences in the mammalian species composition, occurrence and extinction rates between Recent and Last Glacial faunas. Our analyses revealed that most of the widespread Last Glacial species have survived in the central Palearctic...
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Two specialized grazers extirpated by men, wild horse and aurochs, played an important role in shaping of the European landscape, as well as human civilization. Although these two species gave rise to the most important domestic animals, domestic horse and cattle, basic information on their appearance, ecology, evolutionary history and domesticatio...
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Changes in the coat cover are important for mammalian thermoregulation. This is especially true where variable environmental conditions exist throughout the seasons. Coat cover shedding is the replacement of old coat hair with new hair. The process differs in various equids. The aim of the study was to examine the changes in the coat of primitive P...
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Changes in the coat cover are important for mammalian thermoregulation. This is especially true where variable environmental conditions exist throughout the seasons. Coat cover shedding is the replacement of old coat hair with new hair. The process differs in various equids. The aim of the study was to examine the changes in the coat of primitive P...
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The Aardvark (Orycteropus afer) is a very unique, but relatively widespread African mammal. Although some morphological variation has been observed between forest and savannah populations and among different African regions, they are all considered as a single species. However, no modern taxonomic revision is available. All captive aardvarks in Eur...
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Pleistocene mammalian communities display unique features which differ from present-day faunas. The paleocommunities were characterized by the extraordinarily large body size of herbivores and predators and by their unique structure consisting of species now inhabiting geographically and ecologically distinct natural zones. These features were prob...
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V posledních dvaceti letech se v Evropě racionalizuje péče o krajinu. Jedním z nejrozšířenějších opatření je údržba bezlesí pastvou skotu, koní a v poslední době též zubrů. Stále méně se tak uplatňuje rozšířené, avšak extrémně nákladné a neefektivní napodobování přírodních procesů sečením. Česká republika je v tomto ohledu v evropském i světovém mě...
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A relatively curious defence group formation of the golden takin (Budorcas bedfordi) was observed on 5th November 2008 in Liberec Zoo (northern Bohemia, Czech Republic) after first sharing an outdoor enclosure between golden takins and Chinese muntjacs (Muntiacus reevesi). This defence group which was similar to the well-known formation of muskox “...
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Some of the rarest of all thylacine specimens are the alcohol preserved pouch young of which 10 specimens were known to exist. In November 2011, a remarkable discovery was made in the zoological collection of Charles University in the Czech Republic of four pouch young at an early stage in their development. These specimens are described for the fi...
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On the IUCNÊs website, the preamble to the SSC states that the ÂIUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) is a science-based network of some 7,500 volunteer experts from almost every country of the world, all working together towards achieving the vision of, "A world that values and conserves present levels of biodiversity."' It is thus incumbent upon...
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The two forms of white rhinoceros; northern and southern, have had contrasting conservation histories. The Northern form, once fairly numerous is now critically endangered, while the southern form has recovered from a few individuals to a population of a few thousand. Since their last taxonomic assessment over three decades ago, new material and an...
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Tundra ecosystems are seriously affected by global climate change. Understanding tundra history and postglacial development may enhance the ability of biologists to anticipate biotic responses to current environmental changes. Tundra-steppe was dominant vegetation type during Last Glacial and supported rich mammalian (mega)fauna. Climate change rep...
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A commented list of tapir and rhinoceros specimens deposited in the collection of the National Museum in Prague and several other Czech collections is presented. The list contains 186 specimens and 190 collection items of ceramorphs, belonging to two species of tapirs (Tapirus indicus, T. terrestris) and five species of rhinoceroses (Ceratotherium...
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Phylogenetic relationships within the Arvicolinae are examined based on two genes (mitochondrial cytb, nuclear GHR exon 10) and 296 morphological, developmental, behavioural, ecological and cytogenetic characters. To inspect the phylogenetic ‘behaviour’ of individual taxa, basic maximum-parsimony and Bayesian phylogenetic analyses were accompanied...
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Cricetidae): utility of morphological and molecular data sets in a recently radiating clade. — Zoologica Scripta , 37 , 571–590. Phylogenetic relationships within the Arvicolinae are examined based on two genes (mitochondrial cytb, nuclear GHR exon 10) and 296 morphological, developmental, behavioural, ecological and cytogenetic characters. To insp...
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A commented list of cetacean specimens deposited in four main collections in the Czech Republic is presented. The collections include:. These collections contain 2324 specimens of cetaceans, which belong at least to 24 species from nine families: Balaenidae, Balaenopteridae, Delphinidae, Monodontidae, Phocoenidae, Physeteridae, Platanistidae, Iniid...
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Mongolian region from the Palearctic perspective is seems to be a source of diversity. And that is the reason why I am interested about it. In my research, I am going to focus on selected species with different dispersion capabilities and specific habitat demands. Using methods of comparative phylogeography, we could reveal certain phylogeographical patterns and associated former (glaciations) or current (e.g. topography, river system, vegetation cover, climate etc.) and biogeographically influential factors. This project thus will provide fundamental information for understanding the impact of the ice ages on the current distribution and diversity of Palearctic species.