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Russian Journal of Theriology

ISSN 1682-3540

Russian Journal of Theriology is an international peer-reviewed journal published semiannually by the KMK Scientific Press Ltd., mostly in English. It is intended for general and special papers from all areas of theriology (taxonomy, phylogeny and evolution, morphology, palaeontology, ecology, zoogeography, faunistics).

Editorial Board: Natalia I. Abramson (Saint Petersburg, Russia); J. David Archibald (San Diego, USA); Gennady F. Baryshnikov (Saint Petersburg, Russia); Olaf R.P. Bininda-Emonds (Munich, Germany); Vladimir N. Bolshakov (Ekaterinburg, Russia); Petr P. Gambaryan (Saint Petersburg, Russia); Fedor N. Golenishev (Saint Petersburg, Russia); Zhigang Jiang (Institute of Zoology CAS, Beijing, China); Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska (Warsaw, Poland); Adrian M. Lister (London, United Kingdom); Ryuichi Masuda (Hokkaido University, Japan); Igor Ya. Pavlinov (Moscow, Russia); Olga L. Rossolimo (Moscow, Russia); Viatcheslav V. Rozhnov (Moscow, Russia); Nikolai G. Smirnov (Ekaterinburg, Russia); Petr P. Strelkov (Saint Petersburg, Russia); Alexei N. Tikhonov (Saint Petersburg, Russia); Igor V. Zagorodnyuk (Kiev, Ukraine).

Editor: Dr. A.O. Averianov (Saint Petersburg, Russia).

Assistant Editor: Alexei V. Abramov (Saint Petersburg, Russia).

The journal is issued biannually since 2002.

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Alphabetic list of articles

Abramov A.V. see Baryshnikov et al.; Khorozyan et al.; Kruskop et al.

Abramov A.V. 2002. Variation of he baculum structure of the Palaearctic badger (Carnivora, Mustelidae, Meles) // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.1. No.1: 57-60 [in English]. []

Abramov A.V. 2006. On a taxonomic position of the weasel (Carnivora, Mustela) from the Cheju Island (South Korea) // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.4 (for 2005). No.2: 109113 [in English]. []

Abramov A.V., Kruskop S.V., Lissovsky A.A. 2006. Distribution of the stone marten Martes foina (Carnivora, Mustelidae) in the European part of Russia // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.5. No.1: 3539 [in English]. []

Abramov A.V., Rozhnov V.V., Morozov P.N. 2007. Notes on mammals of the Ngoc Linh Nature Reserve (Vietnam, Kon Tum Province) // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.5 (for 2006). No.2: 8592 [in English]. []

Abramson N.I., Smirnov N.G., Tikhonova E.P. 2005. Morphological studies on collared lemmings (Rodentia, Arvicolidae, Dicrostonyx) from Bolshevik Island of the Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago, with notes on evolution and taxonomic position // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.3 (for 2004). No.2: 6370 [in English []

Abramson N.I., Tikhonova E.P. 2003. Morphometric variation in collared lemming (Rodentia, Lemminae, Dicrostonyx) in the Eurasian Arctic in relation to karyotype and mitochondrial DNA diversity // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.1 (for 2002). No.2: 125132 [in English]. []

Abramson N.I., Tikhonova E.P. 2005. Reevaluation of taxonomic structure of the root vole (Microtus oeconomus Pallas, 1776, Rodentia, Arvicolidae) from the territory of the former USSR based on evidence from craniometric and molecular data // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.4. No.1: 6373 [in English]. []

Airapetyants A.E., Fokin I.M. 2004. Biology of European flying squirrel Pteromys volans L. (Rodentia: Pteromyidae) in the North-West of Russia // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.2 (for 2003). No.2: 105113 [in English]. []

Aleksandrov D.Yu. see Bystrakova et al.

Aristov A.A. see Gambaryan et al.

Averianov A.O. see Gambaryan et al.

Averianov A.O. 2004. Interpretation of the Early Cretaceous mammal Peraiocynodon (Docodonta) and taxonomy of some British Mesozoic docodonts // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.3. No.1: 14 [in English]. []

Averianov A.O., Kuznetsova T.V., Nikolskii P.A. 2004. Pleistocene hares from the East Siberian Arctic (Lagomorpha: Leporidae) // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.2 (for 2003). No.2: 7176 [in English]. []

Averianov A.O., Skutschas P.P., Lopatin A.V., Leshchinskiy S.V., Rezvyi A.S., Fayngertz A.V. 2005. Early Cretaceous mammals from Bolshoi Kemchug 3 locality in West Siberia, Russia // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.4. No.1: 112 [in English]. []

Averianov A.O., Yarkov A.A. 2007. Enigmatic bilophodont molariform tooth from the Eocene of Central Russia // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.5 (for 2006). No.2: 5557 [in English]. []

Balakirev A.E. see Okulova et al.; Orlov et al.

Balakirev A.E., Illarionova N.A., Potapov S.G., Orlov V.N. 2007. DNA polymorphism within Sorex araneus from European Russia as inferred from mtDNA cytochrome b sequences // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.6. No.1: 3542 [in English]. []

Baranova G.I. see Lissovsky et al.; Shevyreva & Baranova.

Barkati S. see Oshida et al.

Baryshnikov G.F. see Khorozyan et al.

Baryshnikov G.F. 2002. Local biochronology of Middle and Late Pleistocene mammals from the Caucasus // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.1. No.1: 61-67 [in English]. []

Baryshnikov G.F. 2003. Late Miocene Indarctos punjabiensis atticus (Carnivora, Ursidae) in Ukraine with survey of Indarctos records from the former USSR // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.1 (for 2002). No.2: 8389 [in English]. []

Baryshnikov G.F. 2003. Pleistocene small porcupine from the Ural Mountains , Russia, with note on taxonomy of Hystrix vinogradovi (Rodentia, Hystricidae) // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.2. No.1: 4347 [in English]. []

Baryshnikov G.F., Boeskorov G.G. 2005. Skull of the Pleistocene brown bear (Ursus arctos) from Yakutia, Russia // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.3 (for 2004). No.2: 7175 [in English]. []

Baryshnikov G.F., Mano T., Masuda R. 2005. Taxonomic differentiation of Ursus arctos (Carnivora, Ursidae) from south Okhotsk Sea islands on the basis of morphometrical analysis of skull and teeth // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.3 (for 2004). No.2: 7788 [in English]. []

Baryshnikov G.F., Puzachenko A.Yu., Abramov A.V. 2003. New analysis of variability of cheek teeth in badgers (Carnivora, Mustelidae, Meles) // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.1 (for 2002). No.2: 133149 [in English]. []

Belonogova N.M. see Karamysheva et al.

Billia E.M.E. 2007 The skull of Stephanorhinus kirchbergensis (Jger, 1839) (Mammalia, Rhinocerotidae) from Irkutsk Province, Eastern Siberia // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.5 (for 2006). No.2: 6371 [in English]. []

Bobretsov A.V. see Bystrakova et al.

Borissenko A.V. see Kuznetsov & Borissenko.

Borodin P.M. see Golenishchev et al.; Karamysheva et al.; Minina et al.

Bulatova N.S. see Bystrakova et al.; Searle et al.

Bulatova N.S., Shchipanov N.A., Searle J.B. 2007. The Seliger Moscow hybrid zone between chromosome races of common shrews an initial description // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.6. No.1: 111116 [in English]. []

Bystrakova N.V., Shchipanov N.A., Bulatova N.S., Sheftel B.I., Nadjafova R.S., Pavlova S.V., Demidova T.B., Bobretsov A.V., Aleksandrov D.Yu., Kalinin A.A., Kouptsov A.V., Volkova A.T., Oleinichenko V.Yu., Searle J.B. 2007. New data on the geographic distribution of chromosome races of Sorex araneus (Soricidae, Eulipotyphla) in European Russia // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.6. No.1: 105109 [in English]. []

Chistova T.Yu. see Mironov et al.

Danilkina L.L. see Mironov et al.

Demidova T.B. see Bystrakova et al.

Dixon J.M. see Gambaryan et al.

Dokuchaev N.E. 2005. First registration of the harvest mouse (Micromys minutus Pallas) in Magadan Province, Russia // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.3 (for 2004). No.2: 5961 [in English]. []

Dokuchaev N.E., Dorogoy I.V. 2005. New records of Microtus hyperboreus Vinogradov, 1933 (Rodentia, Arvicolidae) in Chukotka // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.4. No.1: 7577 [in English]. []

Dorogoy I.V. see Dokuchaev & Dorogoy.

Emelyanova L.G. see Lissovsky et al.

Englund J. 2006. Cranial and skeletal growth patterns in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes L., 1758) // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.4 (for 2005). No.2: 101108 [in English]. []

Englund J. 2006. Cranial and skeletal size in red foxes, Vulpes vulpes (Carnivora, Canidae) in areas with large variation in food abundance // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.5. No.1: 2534 [in English]. []

Erbaeva M.A. 2003. History, evolutionary development and systematics of marmots (Rodentia, Sciuridae) in Transbaikalia // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.2. No.1: 3342 [in English]. []

Fayngertz A.V. see Averianov et al.

Fokin I.M. see Airapetyants & Fokin.

Fredga K. see Searle et al.

Fredga K. 2007. Reconstruction of the postglacial colonization of Sorex araneus into northern Scandinavia based on karyotype studies, and the subdivision of the Abisko race into three // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.6. No.1: 8596 [in English]. []

Fujita Y. Oshida et al.

Gambaryan P.P., Aristov A.A., Dixon J.M., Zubtsova G.Ye. 2002. Peculiarities of the hind limb musculature in monotremes: an anatomical description and functional approach // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.1. No.1: 1-36 [in English]. []

Gambaryan P.P., Averianov A.O., Maschenko E.N., Leshchinskiy S.V. 2005. Mammalian humerus from the Early Cretaceous of West Siberia // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.3 (for 2004). No.2: 5158 [in English]. []

Gambaryan P.P., Gasc J.-P., Renous S. 2003. Cinefluorographical study of the burrowing movements in the common mole, Talpa europaea (Lipotyphla, Talpidae) // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.1 (for 2002). No.2: 91109 [in English]. []

Gambaryan P.P., Zherebtsova O.V., Platonov V.V. 2005. Morphofunctional analysis of the cervical-thoracic region in some burrowing mammals // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.4. No.1: 1341 [in English]. []

Gasc J.-P. see Gambaryan et al.

Gerasimov S. see Golenishchev et al.

Golenishchev F.N., Malikov V.G. 2006. The developmental conduit of the tribe Microtini (Rodentia, Arvicolinae): Systematic and evolutionary aspects // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.5. No.1: 1724 [in English]. []

Golenishchev F.N., Malikov V.G., Nazari F., Vaziri A.Sh., Sablina O.V., Polyakov A.V. 2003. New species of vole of "guentheri" group (Rodentia, Arvicolinae, Microtus) from Iran // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.1 (for 2002). No.2: 117123 [in English]. []

Golenishchev F.N., Sablina O.V., Borodin P.M., Gerasimov S. 2002. Taxonomy of voles of the subgenus Sumeriomys Argyropulo, 1933 (Rodentia, Arvicolinae, Microtus) // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.1. No.1: 43-55 [in English]. []

Golubeva O.M. see Mironov et al.

Gromov V.G. 2006. Parental care in captive Brandt vole (Lasiopodomys brandti Radde, 1861) // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.4 (for 2005). No.2: 137145 [in English]. []

Gromov V.G., Surov A.V., Ryurikov G.B. 2007. Maternal care in captive grey hamster Cricetulus migratorius (Rodentia, Cricetidae) // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.5 (for 2006). No.2: 7377 [in English]. []

Hausser J. see Searle et al.

Illarionova N.A. see Balakirev et al.

Illarionova N.A., Potapov S.G., Orlov V.N. 2007. RAPDs in representatives of the genus Sorex, including chromosome races of Sorex araneus // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.6. No.1: 2733 [in English]. []

Ivanitskaya E.Yu. see Lissovsky et al.

Kalinin A.A. see Bystrakova et al.

Kalyakin M.V. see Kruskop et al.

Kapitanova D.V., Lopatin A.V., Subbotin A.E., Wall W.A. 2005. Cranial morphometry and taxonomy of argali, Ovis ammon (Artiodactyla, Bovidae), from former Soviet Union and Mongolia // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.3 (for 2004). No.2: 89106 [in English]. []

Karamysheva T.V. see Zhdanova et al.

Karamysheva T.V., Belonogova N.M., Rodionova M.I., Rubtsov N.B., Polyakov A.V., Searle J.B., Borodin P.M. 2007. Temporal and spatial distribution of Rad51 protein in spermatocytes of the common shrew Sorex araneus L. (Soricidae, Eulipotyphla) // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.6. No.1: 1519 [in English]. []

Khorozyan I.G., Baryshnikov G.F., Abramov A.V. 2006. Taxonomic status of the leopard, Panthera pardus (Carnivora, Felidae) in the Caucasus and adjacent areas // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.5. No.1: 4152 [in English]. []

Kotenkova E.V. 2004. Hybrid zones of house mice of genus Mus (Rodentia, Muridae) in Russia and neighbouring countries: role of hybridisation in evolution of commensal taxa // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.3. No.1: 2532 [in English].  []

Kouptsov A.V. see Bystrakova et al.

Kozlovsky A.I. see Orlov et al.

Kruskop S.V. see Abramov et al.

Kruskop S.V. 2006. Towards the taxonomy of the Russian Murina (Vespertilionidae, Chiroptera) // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.4 (for 2005). No.2: 9199 [in English]. []

Kruskop S.V., Kalyakin M.V., Abramov A.V. 2006. First record of Harpiola (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) from Vietnam // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.5. No.1: 1316 [in English]. []

Kruskop S.V., Lavrenchenko L.A. 2007. First bat records in the Simien Mountains (Northern Ethiopia) // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.5 (for 2006). No.2: 5962 [in English]. []

Kuznetsov G.V., Borissenko A.V. 2004. A new record of Tragulus versicolor (Artiodactyla, Tragulidae) from Vietnam, and its sympatric occurrence with T. kanchil // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.3. No.1: 913 [in English]. []

Kuznetsova T.V. see Averianov et al.

Leshchinskiy S.V. see Averianov et al.; Gambaryan et al.

Lin Liang-Kong see Oshida et al.

Lissovskaya E.V. see Lissovsky & Lissovskaya.

Lissovsky A.A. see Abramov et al.

Lissovsky A.A. 2003. Taxonomy of Altai pika Ochotona alpina (Pallas, 1773) (Lagomorpha, Ochotonidae) from West Altai // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.2. No.1: 5962 [in English]. []

Lissovsky A.A. 2004. Contribution to age determination of pikas (Lagomorpha, Ochotonidae, Ochotona) // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.3. No.1: 4348 [in English]. []

Lissovsky A.A., Baranova G.I., Ivanitskaya E.Yu. 2004. Definition of the type material of several nominal taxa of pikas (Lagomorpha: Ochotonidae) from alpina-hyperborea group// Russian J. Theriol. Vol.2 (for 2003). No.2: 125128 [in English]. []

Lissovsky A.A., Lissovskaya E.V. 2002. Diagnostics of pikas (Lagomorpha, Ochotonidae, Ochotona) from the Putorana Plateau, Eastern Siberia // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.1. No.1: 37-42 [in English].  []

Lissovsky A.A., Obolenskaya E.V., Emelyanova L.G. 2007. The structure of voice signals of Siberian chipmunk (Tamias sibiricus Laxmann 1769; Rodentia: Sciuridae) // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.5 (for 2006). No.2: 9398 [in English]. []

Lopatin A.V. see Averianov et al.; Kapitanova et al.; Maschenko et al.

Lopatin A.V. 2003. The revision of the Early Miocene beavers (Castoridae, Rodentia, Mammalia) from the North Aral Region // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.2. No.1: 1525 [in English]. []

Lopatin A.V., Tesakov A.S. 2004. The fossil shrew Cretasorexarkhangelskyi Nessov et Gureev, 1981 from Uzbekistan the systematic position among Soricidae, taxonomic status and geological age // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.3. No.1: 58 [in English]. []

Lopatin A.V., Tesakov A.S., Titov V.V. 2003. Late Miocene early Pliocene porcupines (Rodentia, Hystricidae) from south European Russia // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.2. No.1: 2632 [in English]. []

MacPhee R.D.E. see Maschenko et al.

Malikov V.G. see Golenishchev et al.

Mano T. see Baryshnikov et al.

Markov N.I., Neifeld N.D., McDonald L.L. 2006. Analysis of wild boar (Sus scrofa L., 1758) distribution in Northeast of European Russia: A quantitative approach // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.4 (for 2005). No.2: 115122 [in English]. []

Maschenko E.N. see Gambaryan et al.

Maschenko E.N., Lopatin A.V., Voronkevich A.V. 2003. A new genus of the tegotheriid docodonts (Docodonta, Tegotheriidae) from the Early Cretaceous of West Siberia // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.1 (for 2002). No.2: 7581 [in English]. []

Maschenko E.N., Tikhonov A.N., MacPhee R.D.E. 2005. Mammoth calf from Bolshoi Lyakhovskii Island (New Siberian Islands, Arctic Siberia) // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.4. No.1: 7988 [in English]. []

Masuda R. see Baryshnikov et al.

Masuda R. see Oshida et al.

Masuda R. see Baryshnikov et al.; Oshida et al.

Matveev V.A. 2005. Checklist of Cambodian bats (Chiroptera), with new records and remarks on taxonomy // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.4. No.1: 4362 [in English]. []

McDonald L.L. see Markov et al.

Minina J.M. see Zhdanova et al.

Minina J.M., Borodin P.M., Searle J.B., Volobouev V.T., Zhdanova N.S. 2007. Standard DAPI karyotype of the common shrew Sorex araneus L. (Soricidae, Eulipotyphla) // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.6. No.1: 36 [in English]. []

Mironov A.D., Golubeva O.M., Chistova T.Yu., Danilkina L.L. 2004. Budget of daily activity in wood lemming Myopus schisticolor (Lilljeborg, 1884) (Rodentia: Cricetidae) // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.2 (for 2003). No.2: 115123 [in English]. []

Mishta A.V. 2007. Morphometric variation of the common shrew Sorex araneus in Ukraine, in relation to geoclimatic factors and karyotype // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.6. No.1: 5162 [in English]. []

Mol D., Tikhonov A.N., Plicht J. van der, Bolshiyanov D.Yu. 2004. Discoveries of woolly mammoth, Mammuthus primigenius (Proboscidea: Elephantidae) and some other Pleistocene mammals on the Taimyr Peninsula // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.2 (for 2003). No.2: 7795 [in English]. []

Morozov P.N. see Abramov et al.

Nadjafova R.S. see Bystrakova et al.; Searle et al.

Nazari F. see Golenishchev et al.

Neifeld N.D. see Markov et al.

Nikolskii P.A. see Averianov et al.

Obolenskaya E.V. see Lissovsky et al.

Okulova N.M. see Orlov et al.

Okulova N.M., Balakirev A.E., Orlov V.N. 2007. Craniometrical characteristics of some Sorex araneus chromosomal races // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.6. No.1: 6371 [in English]. []

Oleinichenko V.Yu. see Bystrakova et al.

Orlov V.N. see Balakirev et al.; Illarionova et al.; Okulova et al.

Orlov V.N., Kozlovsky A.I., Okulova N.M., Balakirev A.E. 2007. Postglacial recolonisation of European Russia by the common shrew Sorex araneus // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.6. No.1: 97104 [in English]. []

Oshida T., Shafique Ch.M., Barkati S., Fujita Y., Lin Liang-Kong, Masuda R. 2004. A preliminary study on molecular phylogeny of giant flying squirrels, genus Petaurista (Rodentia, Sciuridae) based on mitochondrial cytochrome b gene sequences // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.3. No.1: 1524 [in English]. []

Pavlinov I.Ya., Potapova E.G. 2003. Cladistic analysis of the dormouse genus Graphiurus Smuts, 1832 (Rodentia: Gliridae), with comments on evolution of its zygomasseteric construction and subgeneric taxonomy // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.2. No.1: 4958 [in English]. []

Pavlova S.V. see Bystrakova et al.

Platonov V.V. see Gambaryan et al.

Platonov V.V. 2003. Peculiarities of the thoracic-lumbar vertebral morphology in common mole, Talpa europaea (Lipotyphla, Talpidae) in connection with its burrowing activity // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.1 (for 2002). No.2: 111115 [in English]. []

Polly P.D. see Wójcik J.M. et al.

Polly P.D. 2007. Phylogeographic differentiation in Sorex araneus: morphology in relation to geography and karyotype // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.6. No.1: 7384 [in English]. []

Polyakov A.V. see Golenishchev et al.; Karamysheva et al.

Potapov S.G. see Balakirev et al.; Illarionova et al.

Potapova E.G. see Pavlinov & Potapova.

Puzachenko A.Yu. see Baryshnikov et al.

Renois S. see Gambaryan et al.

Rezvyi A.S. see Averianov et al.

Rodionova M.I. see Karamysheva et al.

Rozhnov V.V. see Abramov et al.

Rubtsov N.B. see Karamysheva et al.; Zhdanova et al.

Ryurikov G.B. see Gromov et al.

Rzebik-Kowalska B. see Zaitsev & Rzebik-Kowalska.

Sablina O.V. see Golenishchev et al.

Searle J.B. see Bulatova et al.; Bystrakova et al.; Karamysheva et al.; Minina et al.; White & Searle.

Searle J.B., Hausser J., Zima J., Fredga K., Wójcik J.M., Volobouev V.T., Bulatova N.S., Nadjafova R. 2008. The ISACC heritage // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.6 (for 2007). No.2: 123167 [in English].

Serdyuk N.V., Tesakov A.S. 2007. New form of rhizodont voles (Rodentia, Arvicolinae, Clethrionomyini) from Pleistocene of Central Altai (Russia) // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.5 (for 2006). No.2: 7983 [in English]. []

Shafique Ch.M. see Oshida et al.

Shchipanov N.A. see Bulatova et al.; Bystrakova et al.

Shchipanov N.A. 2007 Understanding the boundaries between chromosome races of common shrews in terms of restricted movement by individual shrews // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.6. No.1: 117122 [in English]. []

Sheftel B.I. see Bystrakova et al.

Shevyreva N.S. , Baranova G.I. 2003. Sciuromorpha (Rodentia) from the Miocene of Zaissan Depression, Eastern Kazakhstan // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.2. No.1: 913 [in English]. []

Sikorski M.D. see Wójcik J.M. et al.

Skutschas P.P. see Averianov et al.

Smirnov N.G. see Abramson et al.

Smolnyakova E.S. see Smorkatcheva & Smolnyakova.

Smorkatcheva A.V., Smolnyakova E.S. 2004. Behavioral specialization among group members in the captive mandarin vole, Lasiopodomys mandarinus (Rodentia, Arvicolidae) // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.3. No.1: 3342 [in English]. []

Subbotin A.E. see Kapitanova et al.

Surov A.V. see Gromov et al.

Tesakov A.S. see Lopatin & Tesakov; Lopatin et al.; Serdyuk & Tesakov.

Tesakov A.S. 2006. Pliocene voles (Pliomys, Arvicolinae, Rodentia) from Odessa Catacombs // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.4 (for 2005). No.2: 123135 [in English]. []

Tikhonov A.N. see Maschenko et al.

Tikhonova E.P. see Abramson & Tikhonova; Abramson et al.

Titov V.V. see Lopatin et al.

Vaziri A.Sh. see Golenishchev et al.

Volkova A.T. see Bystrakova et al.

Volobouev V.T. see Minina et al.; Searle et al.

Voronkevich A.V. see Maschenko et al.

Wójcik A.M. see Wójcik J.M. et al.

Wójcik J.M. see Searle et al.

Wójcik J.M., Polly P.D., Wójcik A.M., Sikorski M.D. 2007. Epigenetic variation of the common shrew, Sorex araneus, in different habitats // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.6. No.1: 4349 [in English]. []

Wall W.A. see Kapitanova et al.

White Th.A., Searle J.B. 2007. Genetic diversity of island populations of the common shrew Sorex araneus // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.6. No.1: 2125 [in English]. []

Yarkov A.A. see Averianov & Yarkov.

Zaitsev M.V., Rzebik-Kowalska B. 2004. Variation and taxonomic value of some mandibular characters in red-toothed shrews of the genus Sorex L. (Insectivora: Soricidae) // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.2 (for 2003). No.2: 97104 [in English]. []

Zazhigin V.S. 2004. New genus of Cricetodontinae (Rodentia: Cricetidae) from the Late Miocene of Kazakhstan // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.2 (for 2003). No.2: 6569 [in English]. []

Zhdanova N.S. see Minina et al.

Zhdanova N.S., Minina J.M., Karamysheva T.V., Rubtsov N.B. 2007. The distributions of telomeric and ribosomal DNA on the chromosomes of two closely related species, Sorex araneus and Sorex granarius (Soricidae, Eulipotyphla) // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.6. No.1: 713 [in English]. []

Zherebtsova O.V. see Gambaryan et al.

Zherebtsova O.V. 2006. Morphofunctional interpretation of the quills stridulating in tenrecs (Lipotyphla, Tenrecidae) // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.5. No.1: 111 [in English]. []

Zima J. see Searle et al.

Zubtsova G.Ye. see Gambaryan et al.

Instructions for authors

General comments

Russian Journal of Theriology accepts papers of short to moderate length (for papers exceeding 80 manuscript pages authors should consult editors before submitting). Submit three copies of a double-spaced manuscript and figures (good photocopies) typed on one side of A4 paper and electronic version of the manuscript on IBM-compatible floppy or CD-ROM disc or by e-mail as attached files (one file should not exceed 1000 Kbytes). All pages should be numbered sequentially throughout. It is recommended to leave the right margin without justification. Original illustrations should be retained by the author until the manuscript is accepted. Use only the Word editor working in Windows environment or convert text to DOC or RTF formats. Use Times New Roman font 12. Manuscripts that do not comply with the guidelines may be returned for corrections prior to review, in some cases manuscript could be edited by editors prior sending to reviewers. There are no obligatory page charges, although any financial support of publication is welcome.

The Russian Journal of Theriology publishes in English. Authors whose first language is not English are urged to seek linguistic help from English-speaking colleagues before submitting the manuscript.

Generic and specific names should be typed in italic. Names of new taxa, synonyms, etc., should be followed thorough the text by sp. nov., gen. nov., syn. nov. given in bold. Authors should strictly follow the last edition of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. A species mentioned in the text for the first time must be supplied with the author(s) and year of publication. If the paper contains description of new species-group taxa, the author(s) should indicate the museum where types (type series) are deposited together with the respective registration numbers of the type specimens. For authors working in Russia the following institutions are preferable as depositoria for the type specimens: the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Zoological Museum of the Moscow State University for Recent species and Palaeontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences for fossils.

The Russian personal and geographic names, except personal names with settled spelling, should be transliterated according the following table.


The manuscript sent to the editors should be arranged as follows:


Titles should be in capital and lowercase letters. A title should be as brief as possible but informative. Do not use terms or names which may not be known to most readers, for instance those introduced in the paper for the first time. Avoid abbreviated words and authorities and dates following taxonomic names.

Running title

Running title should be not exceed 35 characters.

Name(s) of author(s)

Name(s) of authors(s) should starts with the first name followed by abbreviated patronymic or second name and the last name: Sergei P. Ivanov. Two authors names should be separated by ampersand (&), three or more authors by comma and last author by ampersand. Indicate the corresponding author by the asterisk.

English Abstract

The abstract should be informative, not indicative, it should summarise the main facts, ideas, and conclusions of the article and should not exceed 250 words. Include all new taxonomic names introduced in the article. Abbreviations should be avoided. Citations of literature in the abstract are discouraged.

Key words in English

Should be 4-8 key words.

Address(es) of authors including electronic (e-mail) address

Give authors' names and addresses followed by the electronic (e-mail) address in quadrate brackets []. Authors' addresses should be separated by semicolon.

Russian abstract

Should be strict translation of the English abstract. For authors whose native language is not the Russian, the Russian abstract may be provided by editors.

Key words in Russian

Should be the same as English key words.

Main part of the paper

Could be arranged according purposes of the article, but a short Introduction section is required. The Introduction should be concise and intelligible to an inexperienced theriologist. Use separate sections for materials, methods, results, discussion, conclusions. Give list of abbreviations, if used in the paper, after Introduction. The diagnoses of new taxa should be explicitly differential.


Cite all persons helped in preparing the paper and all institutions and organisations provided funding for your work. Do not forgot in the final version to cite reviewers even if they are anonymous, e.g. 'author(s) is (are) grateful to one (two) anonymous reviewer(s) for ….'


Cite in the references only literature cited in the article. Only published or accepted for publication works should be cited. Literature citations in the text should be given as: Smith (1975: 236-239), (Heptner, 1934: figs.1, 2), (Ognev, 1940a, b; Vinogradov & Gromov, 1984; Sokolov et al., 1994), the latter when the paper has three or more authors. The references should be arranged strictly alphabetical. Do not abbreviate journal names and give the editors' names of symposium volumes and edited books. Authors of taxa mentioned in the text do not need to be quoted in the References, if their papers are not cited. Transliterate names of Russian journals and publishers and translate (in square [] brackets) titles of Russian papers and books.

Example of a list of references:

Naumov R.L. 1974. [Ecology of alpine pika (Ochotona alpina) in Western Sayan] // Zoologicheskii Zhurnal. Vol.53. No.10. P.1524-1529. [In Russian, with English summary]

Gizenko A.I. & Schevchenko L.S. 1973. [Perspectives of breeding of the wild rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus L.) in Ukraine] // Vestnik zoologii. No.4. P.10-15. [In Russian]

Argyropulo A.I. 1948. [Review of recent species of the family Lagomyidae Lilljeb., 1886 (Lagomorpha, Mammalia) // Trudy Zoologicheskogo instituta AN SSSR. Vol.7. P.124-128. [In Russian]

Zyll de Jong C.G., van. 1972. A systematic review of the Nearctic and Neotropical river otters (genus Lutra, Mustelidae, Carnivora) // Life Sciences Contribution, Royal Ontario Museum. Vol.80. P.1-104.

Gruzdev V.V. 1974. [Ecology of the Brown Hare]. Moscow: Izdatel'stvo Moskovskogo Gosudarstvennogo Universiteta. 162 p. [In Russian]

Storch G., Qiu Z. & Zashigin V.S. 1998. Fossil history of shrews in Asia // Wójcik J.M. & Wolsan M. (eds.). Evolution of Shrews. Bia³owie¿a: Mammal Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences. P.93-120.


Each table should be typed on a separate paper sheet, and numbered with Arabic numerals.

Figure captions

Begin figure captions on a new page.


Line drawings, maps, graphs and photographs are designated as "Fig(s)" and must be numbered in sequential order according to the sequence of references in the text. If a figure consists of several parts, they should be lettered in capital Latin letters (A, B, C, etc.), which should run consecutively from left to right and from top to bottom. The labelling should be done on copies or transparent overlays, not on the originals. All figures should be completely ready for publication. The maximal size of line drawings and photographs is 20 x 28 cm. Preferably, a figure should leave enough space on the same page to insert its caption. If the line artwork is computer generated, please send both printouts and computer files (preferably TIF or IBM formats). The author(s) name(s) and title of the paper should be pencil indicated either on the upper edge or on the opposite side. Illustrations can be returned to the author(s) after publication at request.


Authors will receive one proofs. These must be returned within the time limit indicated. If this does not happen, the publication of the paper will be postponed automatically to a later date.


Authors will receive 25 reprints free of charge, and additional reprints for payment. The number of extra reprints is to be ordered together with proofs.

Address for correspondence

Manuscripts and all other correspondences should be sent to the editors: Zoological Institute RAS, Universitetskaya nab. 1, Saint Petersburg 199034, Russia.

E-mail: (A. Averianov) or (A. Abramov).

List of publication dates

Vol.1 (for 2002): no.1 – 24 June 2002, no.2 – 07 March 2003.
Vol.2 (for 2003): no.1 – 21 November 2003, no.2 – 24 May 2004.
Vol.3 (for 2004): no.1 – 31 October 2004; no.2 — 30 June 2005.
Vol.4 (for 2005): no.1 — 5 December 2005; no.2 — 29 May 2006.
Vol.5 (for 2006): no.1 — 30 November 2006; no.2 — 16 April 2007.
Vol.6 (for 2007): no.1 — 27 December 2007; no.2 — 21 January 2008.
Vol.7 (for 2008): no.1 — 30 December 2008.