Special Issue "Spiders of Xishuangbanna, China"

Closed for submissionSubmission deadline: 20 March 2021

Special Issue Editors

Shuqiang Li, Yuri Marusik

Special Issue Information

The special issue includes papers dealing with three genera of three different families of spiders found in Menglun, China including 28 new species descriptions. In the past 16 years, 782 spider species were recorded from Menglun Town (Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China), of which 400 new species. Thus, Menglun Town becomes the spider species richest place worldwide, although many spider families are not yet studied. This collection comes as recognition and gift for COP15 (UN Biodiversity Conference) to be held in Kunming, Yunnan, China at 11-24 October, 2021.

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Topical collection "Biology of Pangolins and Bats"

Permanent collection

Topical collection editors

Topical collection information

ZooKeys invites research publications on the biology of bats and pangolins with the aim to shed light on the factors that make certain organisms like bats and pangolins particularly efficient vectors of diseases capable of causing global emergencies and irreversible damages, such as COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The APCs for this upcoming collection will be waived.

By means of Open Science, ZooKeys aims to contribute with real-time findings and data to the efforts of scientific teams, experts and other decision-makers across the globe, in order to advance the world’s understanding of the transmission pathways and potential vectors of zoonotic diseases. By adding further knowledge to the key factors that pave the way for global public health emergencies, such quality research publications are to ultimately help the mitigation and prevention of similar devastating events in the future.

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