The annual list of species described by researchers working in Switzerland
The SSS presents the list of new species, plants or animals (including fossils), recently described by researchers working in Switzerland.
If you wish to contribute, send your publication and a picture of the organism to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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1 mineral from Switzerland
This new mineral is not a biological species but its discovery contributes to the knowledge of the geological world.
Authors: Roth P., Meisser N., Nestola F., Škoda R., Cámara F., Bosi F., Ciriotti M.E., Hålenius U., Schnyder C., Bracco R.
Swiss Seismological Service, Musée Cantonal de Géologie, Université de Lausanne & Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland, and 9 other institutions from Europe.
196 New Species 2020
3 cestodes from the Neotropic
Authors: Philippe V. Alves, Alain de Chambrier, José L. Luque, Tomáš Scholz
Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil; Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic.
2 beetles from Nepal and India
Publication: Review of Clivina subgenus Dacca PUTZEYS, 1863, with descriptions of two new species (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Clivinini).
Author: Michael Balkenohl
3 beetles from Chile
Authors: Giorgio Sabella, Giulio Cuccodoro & Sergey A. Kurbatov
Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche ed Ambientali dell’Università – sezione Biologia Animale, Catania, Italy; Museum of Entomology, All-Russian Plant Quarantine Center, Bykovo, Russia.
5 spiders from south-east Asia
Authors: Peter J. Schwendinger, Christina Lehmann-Graber, Komson Hongpadharakiree & Nurul Syuhadah
Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Sirinath Rajini Mangrove Ecosystem Learning Center, Thailand; The Liphistius Project, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
25 beetles from Madagascar
Publication: On the Scaphisomatini of Madagascar, and commentary on new trends in museums hampering taxonomic research.
Authors: Ivan Löbl
Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland.
2 frogs from Cameroon
Authors: Václav Gvoždík, Tadeáš Nečas, Matej Dolinay, Breda M. Zimkus, Andreas Schmitz and Eric B. Fokam
Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Institute of Vertebrate Biology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Masaryk University & National Museum, Czech Republic; Harvard University, USA; University of Buea, Cameroon.
1 jumping plant-louse from Burma
Authors: Jowita Drohojowska, Jacek Szwedo, Patrick Müller & Daniel Burckhardt
Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Switzerland; University of Silesia & University of Gdańsk, Poland; Geological-Palaeontological Museum of the University of Hamburg, Germany.
Note: a new genus name was also proposed.
2 Cyprinid fishes from Laos
Publication: Devario pullatus and D. subviridis, two new species of minnows from Laos (Teleostei: Cyprinidae).
Author: Maurice Kottelat
Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland (corresponding member)
1 eel from Myanmar
Publication: Macrognathus orthosemos, a new species of spiny eel from southern Myanmar (Teleostei: Synbranchiformes: Mastacembelidae).
Authors: Ralf Britz and Maurice Kottelat
Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland (corresponding member); Museum für Tierkunde, Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden, Germany; Natural History Museum,United Kingdom.
1 mayfly from China
Authors: Chonlakran Auychinda, Dávid Murányi, Weihai Li, Michel Sartori, Jean-Luc Gattolliat
Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, & University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Kasetsart University,Thailand; Eszterházy Károly University, Hungary; Henan Institute of Science and Technology, China.
A new wild bee from the Alps, species of the year of the Swiss Systematics Society
This wild bee, described last year by Christophe Praz of the University of Neuchâtel and his colleagues from Zurich and France, belongs to the large genus Andrena, or mining bees, which includes more than 1,300 species. Andrena amieti is a high-altitude bee distributed over the entire Alpine arc, in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France and Italy.