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Natalia B. Ananjeva

Natalia B. Ananjeva
Sanct Petersburg Zoological Institute · Herpetology

Dr.Sc. Ph.D.

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January 1996 - May 2017
Russian Academy of Sciences
Position
  • Head of Department
November 1968 - July 2015
Russian Academy of Sciences
Position
  • Head of Department

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Publications (306)
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Currently, more than 58 skeletal anomalies and pathologies are known in the recent Squamata reptiles. In this paper, eight pathologies of a complex nature are described in Agamidae and Lacertidae: Paralaudakia caucasia (Eichwald, 1831) and Lacerta agilis Linnaeus, 1758. Description of tail pathologies was carried out based on the analysis of X-ray...
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The skin, as the interface of the body with the outside world, is directly exposed to the impacts of the environment. We have examined the microstructure of scale surfaces and the numerical distribution and morphology of skin sensory organs (SSO) in Australian limbless lizards of the family Pygopodidae. We have shown that the hairy sensory organs,...
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A new species of Cyrtodactylus is described based on five specimens collected from the karst formations of Maguan County, Wenshan Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China. The new species is recognized by having a unique combination of morphological characters: medium body size, ventrolateral folds present without interspersed tubercles, 7 – 9 precloacal...
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We present a review of the data on the intervertebral autotomy and regeneration of agamid lizards based on an analysis of information obtained over a 35-year period after the publication of thorough reviews (Arnold, 1984, 1988 and Bellairs, Bryant, 1985). It is supplemented by our own studies of 869 specimens of agamid lizards (Sauria, Agamidae) st...
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The publication describes the history of the formation of the Department/Laboratory of Herpetology in the Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences and previously unknown facts of the biography of its staff. An overview of the events dedicated to the celebration of the centenary anniversary of the establishment of the Department is given
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Based on the combination of molecular and morphological data, we herein report the second known finding of the xenodermid snake species Parafimbrios vietnamensis Ziegler, Ngo, Pham, Nguyen, Le & Nguyen, 2018. The male individual was found in the Yen Bai Province of northwestern Vietnam, more than 200 km from the type locality in Lai Chau Province....
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and the University of Kansas conducted four collaborative expeditions between 2010 and 2014, resulting in accounts for all species of lacertid and agamid, except Phrynocephalus kulagini. These expeditions resulted in a range extension for Eremias arguta and the collection of specimens and tissues across 134 unique localities. In this paper we summa...
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Herein, we describe a new agamid species of the genus Acanthosaura from Central Highlands of Vietnam: Gia Lai Province, Kon Chu Rang NR, and Kon Tum Province: Kon Plông and Ngoc Linh Mountain based on morphological and molecular data. Acanthosaura prasina sp. nov. is distinguished from all congeners by a combination of the following morphological c...
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The genus Boiga includes 35, primarily arboreal snake species distributed from the Middle East to Australia and many islands in the western Pacific, with particularly high species diversity in SouthEast Asia. Despite including the iconic mangrove snakes (Boiga dendrophila complex) and the brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis; infamous for avian exti...
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It has been noted that caudal autotomy as a way of defending against predators in recent reptiles is characteristic solely of lepidosaurs and is absent in crocodiles and turtles. It was found that, in the order Rhynchocephalia and in representatives of the majority of families of lizards, intravertebral (IntraVB) autotomy is a widespread phenomenon...
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The paper described the distribution of the eublepharid lizards of the genus Goniurosaurus in Vietnam and a new first record of Goniurosaurus lichtenfelderi, which was made westwards of the Song Hong River.
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We describe a new Diploderma species from Southern Yunnan Province, China. It is morphologically similar to D. chapaense, D. hamptoni, and D. yunnanense, but can be distinguished from these three species and all other congeners by its unique morphometric and meristic characters, color patterns and localized distribution range. Moreover, phylogeneti...
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The scientific biography of the outstanding herpetologist and specialist in zoogeography Sergei Alexandrovich Chernov (1903–1964) was reconstructed on the base the study of archival materials and literature sources. The text is divided into four parts, reflecting the main stages of his biography: 1903–1930 – Kharkiv, the beginning of the scientific...
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A complete catalogue is provided for the type specimens of amphibians and reptiles collected by Nikolay A. Zarudny and stored mostly in the herpetological collection of the Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia (ZISP), as of August 2018. The collection contains 270 type specimens, representing 51 taxa (species an...
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The article describe the formation of an information system at the Zoological Institute of RAS that provide access to unique resources that represent collections of marine invertebrates gathered for more than 200 years in polar water of the World Ocean. (Smirnov I.S., Ananjeva N.B., Voyta L.L., Kirejtshuk A.G., Konina T.N., Lobanov A.L., Neyelov A....
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The new data on the distribution and habitats of the Caucasian agama in Dagestan are described and analyzed in this report. In 2004-2014 36 new localities were recorded during multiple visits in all parts of the mountainous Dagestan and all previously reported 14 records were confirmed. The Caucasian agama refers to a group of mountain petrophilous...
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Background. Agamid lizards (Agamidae) are the most interesting objects for studying the process of caudal autotomy, since this family combines species that are both capable of throwing off the tail, and secondarily lost this protective mechanism (or did not have it at all). The purpose of this report was to analyze the occurrence of autotomy in som...
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The herpetofauna of Wadi El Gemal National Park, Eastern Desert, Egypt currently includes 28 reptile species. Three large wadies, Wadi El Gemal, Wadi Abu Ghusoun and Wadi Sartout, were observed as a model of the species composition within the national park. Species assemblages, taxonomic and ecological diversity, and the biogeographical affinities...
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Abstract⎯Predictive potential distribution modeling is of increasing importance in modern herpetological studies for determination of environmental and conservation priorities. In this work, the results of analysis and predictions of the potential distribution of four species of rock agamas of the genus Paralaudakia Baig, Wagner, Ananjeva et Böhme,...
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In this article, a list of lizards of fauna of Kazakhstan, compiled according to the latest taxonomic revisions with the aim of unifying the taxonomy is presented, and a short outline of the history of views on the composition of fauna of Kazakhstan lizards are presented. The tasks of this work are explained by a signifi cant increase in the number...
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Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ZIN) — one of the oldest scientific institutions in Russia with unique scientific collections. In 2017, the Museum and the Institute celebrated their 185th anniversary. The unique collection of the ZIN were collected by many generations of Russian and foreign zoologists throughout the territo...
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Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ZIN) — one of the oldest scientific institutions in Russia with unique scientific collections. In 2017, the Museum and the Institute celebrated their 185th anniversary. The unique collection of the ZIN were collected by many generations of Russian and foreign zoologists throughout the territo...
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Case 3711-Iberolacerta Arribas and Darevskia Arribas (Chordata, Squamata, Lacertidae): proposals to deem these names available either from Arribas (1997) or from Arribas (1999) Abstract. The purpose of this application under Articles 78.1 and 81 of the Code is to request the Commission to use its plenary power to choose among two alternatives in or...
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О.Н. Пугачев, Н.Б. Ананьева, С.Ю. Синев, Л.Л. Войта, Р.Г. Халиков, А.Л. Лобанов и И.С. Смирнов. Создание информационно-поисковой системы для уникальной фондовой коллекции Зоологического института РАН // Тезисы Международной конференции «Информационные технологии в исследовании биоразнообразия», Иркутск, 11–14 сентября 2018 г. Институт динамики си...
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Phylogenetic relationships of the agamid lizard genus Phrynocephalus are described in the context of plate tectonics. A near comprehensive taxon sampling reports three data sets: (1) mitochondrial DNA from ND1 to COI (3’ end of ND1, tRNAGln, tRNAIle, tRNAMet, ND2, tRNATrp, tRNAAla, tRNAAsn, tRNACys, tRNATyr, and the 5’ end of COI) with 1761 aligned...
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Смирнов И.С., Ананьева Н., Пугачев О., Халиков Р., Лобанов А., Войта Л. Коллекция иглокожих Зоологического института РАН как как информационная основа фундаментальных биологических исследований // 16-я Международная конференция по иглокожим. Программа и тезисы. 28 мая – 1 июня 2018 года. Нагоя, Нагойский университет: 201. (на английском)
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In this study we present an analysis of morphological and molecular (COI mtDNA) variation within the genus Teratoscincus and describe a new species, Teratoscincus mesriensis sp. nov. from environs of Mesr, Isfahan Province in Central Iran. The new species can be distinguished from other congeners by the following combination of morphological charac...
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In this study we present an analysis of morphological and molecular (COI mtDNA) variation within the genus Teratoscincus and describe a new species, Teratoscincus mesriensis sp. nov. from environs of Mesr, Isfahan Province in Central Iran. The new species can be distinguished from other congeners by the following combination of morphological charac...
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A short description of digitized type specimen collection of amphibians and reptiles in Zoological Institute, St. Petersburg.
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The use of reproductive technologies for amphibians and reptiles in laboratory conditions and prospects of their development are discussed. Fundamental reproduction technologies and experimental methods to produce offspring in amphibians (in vitro fertilization and the use of gonadotropin-releasing hormone) are reported. There is a review of the ba...
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Busack et al. (2016) concluded that the name Darevskia should be attributed to Arribas (1999) instead of Arribas (1997), rendering the latter name a junior synonym of Caucasilacerta Harris et al. (1998). In this paper, we provide a detailed answer to Busack et al. (2016) and argue that Arribas (1997) fulfilled the publication requirements of the In...
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We aimed to analyze growth and longevity in relation to reproductive characteristics in a population of smallest species of agamid lizard, Phrynocephalus interscapularis using skeletochronology. Growth layers in the humerus were examined to estimate lizard age and growth, and to check the hypothesis of an annual turnover of short-term life of arid...
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Abstract A new species of the agamid genus Japalura is described based on three specimens from southern part of Central Vietnam. It is distinguished from remaining congeners by the following combination of characters: adult size (SVL females 68–69 mm), tail length/SVL ratio 226%–239%, HW/SVL ratio 17%–18%; FLL/SVL ratio 41%–43%; HLL/SVL ratio 72%–7...
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An overview of the cases of introduction (both accidental and intentional) of amphibians and reptiles in the Caucasus and Crimea is provided. The introduction cases are systemized in accordance with the goals and ways of introduction and with regards to the expected scale of the impact and its nature. No negative consequences of the introduction of...
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The question whether taxonomic descriptions naming new animal species without type specimen(s) deposited in collections should be accepted for publication by scientific journals and allowed by the Code has already been discussed in Zootaxa (Dubois & Nemésio 2007; Donegan 2008, 2009; Nemésio 2009a–b; Dubois 2009; Gentile & Snell 2009; Minelli 2009;...
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Смирнов И., Ананьева Н., Пугачев О., Халиков Р., Лобанов А. 2016. КОЛЛЕКЦИЯ ОФИУР ЗООЛОГИЧЕСКОГО ИНСТИТУТА РАН КАК ИНФОРМАЦИОННАЯ ОСНОВА ФУНДАМЕНТАЛЬНЫХ БИОЛОГИЧЕСКИХ ИССЛЕДОВАНИЙ // 9-я Европейская конференция по иглокожим. Тезисы докладов. 17-19 сентебря 2016 г. Сопот. Издание Института океанологии Польской Академии наук: 66. (In English)
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Smirnov I.S., Ananjeva N.B., Lobanov A.L., Neyelov A.V., Sirenko B.I., Golikov A.A., Khalikov R.G., Voronina E.P. 2016. Collections of antarctic invertebrates and fish of the Zoological Institute of RAS as information base of fundamental biological investigations // Materials of the II International scientifically-practical conference «Antarctic en...
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Ananjeva N.B., Voita L.L., Volkovich M.G., Golikov A.A., Dianov M.B., Medvedev S.G., Petrova E.A., Sinev S.Yu., Smirnov I.S., Smirnov R.V., Syromjatnikova E.V., Khalikov R.G., Khalin A.V., Shumeev A.N. 2016. Research Collections of the Zoological Institute RAS as resource of biodiversity study // Accounting of scientific session on results of works...
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The new data on the distribution and habitats of the Caucasian agama in Dagestan are described and analyzed in this report. In 2004 – 2014 36 new localities were recorded during multiple visits in all parts of the mountainous Dagestan and all previously reported 14 records were confirmed. The Caucasian agama refers to a group of mountain petrophilo...
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A revision of taxonomic structure of Phrynocephalus arabicus Anderson, 1894 complex was presented in our previous paper. However further investigations showed that specimens from southern Arabia do not refer to one species. A new species from Al Sharqiyah Sands, northeastern Oman is described. It differs morphologically from all other representativ...
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The book is dedicated to the life and scientific activities of the prominent zoologist, evolutionist and biogeographer, Ilya Sergeyevich Darevsky (1924 – 2009). It is richly illustrated with photographs from the archives of his family members, students, and colleagues. As a leading national expert in the study of amphibians and reptiles and a herpe...
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Predictive species distribution modeling is a valuable tool for decision-making in different fundamental and applied fields of study and conservation of biological diversity. Predictive models of species distribution expected to be useful for understanding of actual distribution of rare and cryptic species, including many snake species. This study...
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Strategies for conservation of endangered amphibian and reptile species are discussed. One fifth of all vertebrates belongs to the category of “endangered species,” and amphibians are first on the list (41%). Every fifth reptile species is in danger of extinction, and insufficient information is characteristic of every other fifth. As has been demo...
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Biography of prominent zoologist, evolutionist, expert in herpetology and biogeography, Ilya Sergeyevich Darevsky (1924–2009), list of specialists whose dissertations were supervised by Darevsky and list of key publications about Darevsky are provided.
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Presented is first preliminary data on mitochondrial (mt) (COI) and nuclear (RAG1) DNA phylogeny of Pseudo-trapelus. Pseudotrapelus is a monophyletic genus, being sister to south Arabian Acanthocercus yemensis. Two species of Xenagama and Acanthocercus annectens from Horn of Africa are form two sister clades to Pseudotra-pelus + Acanthocercus yemen...
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A new species of Pseudotrapelus from Sudan, Africa is described. It differs morphologically from all other Pseudotrapelus species in its unique coloration — chocolate-red with white ocelli, also in its 3rd toe being longer than the 4th (but 16 lamellae under the 4th toe), and in one row of 6 unseparated precloacal pores in males. This new species a...