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Annales Zoologici Fennici is an established, international, peer-reviewed journal, open to all scientists, appearing online only. It was founded in 1964 by Societas Biologica Fennica Vanamo replacing its predecessor which had been published between 1932 and 1963. Between 1978 and 1994 it was published by the Finnish Zoological Publishing Board, and since 1994 by the Finnish Zoological and Botanical Publishing Board. The journal is sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Annales Zoologici Fennici publishes mainly original research reports, but also in-depth reviews and commentaries on all aspects of animal ecology and evolution, and fields related to them. Our aim is to promote papers which focus on the interactions among various components in the past and present environments by using integrative and cross-disciplinary approaches. This may be achieved by employing tools from different fields of research, such as (but not restricted to):

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Bouzan, R. S., Means, J. C., Ivanov, K., Brescovit, A. D. & Iniesta, L. F. M. 2024: Tupadesmus (Polydesmida, Chelodesmidae) and T. muyrakyta, a new millipede genus and species from the Amazon rainforest of Brazil, with a checklist of the Chelodesmidae of Pará State. — Ann. Zool. Fennici 61: 1–14. []
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