Contributions to Zoology solicits high-quality papers in all systematics-related branches of Zoology and Paleontology. Preference will be given to manuscripts dealing with conceptual issues and to integrative papers (e.g., paleobiology and biodiversity, morphology and phylogeny and character state evolution, phylogeny and historical biogeography, systematic and bioinformatics, bioinformatics and biodiversity, habitat disturbance and biogeoghraphy, etc. etc.). Reviews and alpha-taxonomic contributions are considered for publication, but acceptance will depend on their high quality and exceptional nature.

The journal Contributions to Zoology is published by Naturalis Biodiversity Center under ISSN 1875-9866 for the electronic version and ISSN 0067-8546 for the printed version. The electronic version is produced by Digital Production Centre of the University Library of Amsterdam. Naturalis Biodiversity Center is a public service institution and no publication costs are charged by its journals.

Editor: R. Vonk - Leiden
Associate Editor: B.W. Hoeksema - Leiden
Managing Editor: S.E.T. van der Meij - Leiden
Desk Top Publishing: N. Korenhof - Leiden

Advisory Editorial Board:
N.H. Barton - Klosterneuburg, Austria
B. David - Dijon, France
C. Groves - Canberra, Australia
D.A.T. Harper - Copenhagen, Denmark
M. Laurin - Paris, France
A. Minelli - Padova, Italy
C. Nielsen - Copenhagen, Denmark
H. Philippe - Montréal, Canada
G. Vermeij - Davis, USA

Topic Editors:
J.W. Arntzen - Leiden
J.C. Biesmeijer - Leiden
D. Huang - Singapore
A. Ivanović - Belgrado
H. de Jong - Leiden
V. Nijman - Oxford
J. van Rooijen - Leiden
R. Sluys - Leiden
R.W.M. van Soest - Leiden

History - The series Contributions to Zoology was started in 1848 as a publication of the Committee in charge of the Artis library. This library was founded by the Royal Zoological Society 'Natura Artis Magistra' and became integrated in the University of Amsterdam in 1939. Since 2005 the journal is published by the Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden. The journal has been freely available online since 1997.

Dissemination - Contributions to Zoology is indexed in Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts, Biological Abstracts, Bulletin signalétique, CABS - Current Awareness in Biological Sciences, Current Contents, Referativnyi Zhurnal, Science Citation Index, UnCover, Wildlife Review and the Zoological Record.