New Species 2019

New Species 2019 (98)

Atriophallophorus winterbourni
Bild: I. Blasco

1 flatworm from New Zealand

Publication: A new species of Atriophallophorus Deblock & Rosé, 1964 (Trematoda: Microphallidae) described from in vitro-grown adults and metacercariae from Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Gray, 1843) (Mollusca: Tateidae).

Authors: I. Blasco-Costa, K. Seppälä, F. Feijen, N. Zajac, K. Klappert and J. Jokela

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, & Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), Switzerland; The Arctic University of Norway, Norway; University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Tylodelphys darbyi
Bild: I. Blasco

1 flatworm from New Zealand

Publication: Description of Tylodelphys darbyi n. sp. (Trematoda: Diplostomidae) from the threatened Australasian crested grebe
(Podiceps cristatus australis, Gould 1844) and linking of its life-cycle stages.

Authors: B. Presswell and I. Blasco-Costa

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; University of Otago, New Zealand

Planimummoloculina gnosi
Bild: A. Piuz

2 foraminifers from Oman

Publication: New Cenomanian "nummoloculinas" of the Natih Formation of Oman.

Authors: André Piuz & Vicent Vicedo

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Museu de Ciencies Naturals de Barcelona, Spain.

Pyxine hengduanensis
Bild: Li-Song Wang

3 lichens from China

Publication: New species and records of Pyxine (Caliciaceae) in China.

Authors: Mei-Xia Yang, Xin-Yu Wang, Dong Liu, Yan-Yun Zhang, Li-Juan Li, An-Cheng Yin, Christoph Scheidegger, Li-Song Wang

Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), Zurich & University of Bern, Switzerland; Kunming Institute of Botany, Kunming, China; Sunchon National University, Suncheon, Korea.

A. pullastra
Bild: S. A. Kurbatov

1 beetle from Chile

Publication: A revision of the Chilean Brachyglutini – Part 5. Revision of Achilia Reitter, 1890: A. cornuta, A. spinifer, A. cribratifrons, and A. monstrata species groups (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae).

Authors: Sergey A. Kurbatov, Giulio Cuccodoro & Giorgio Sabella

Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Geneva, & University of Geneva, Switzerland; Museum of Entomology, Bykovo, Russia; Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Catania, Italy.

Labiobaetis sumbensis
Bild: J.-L. Gattolliat

18 mayflies from Indonesia

Publication: The tremendous diversity of Labiobaetis Novikova & Kluge in Indonesia (Ephemeroptera, Baetidae).

Authors: Thomas Kaltenbach & Jean-Luc Gattolliat

Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, & University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Liphistius buran
Bild: P. Schwendinger

1 spider from Malaysia

Publication: A revision of the trapdoor spider genus Liphistius (Mesothelae: Liphistiidae) in Peninsular Malaysia; part 2.

Authors: Peter J. Schwendinger, Nurul Syuhadah, Christina Lehmann-Graber, Liz Price, Siegfried Huber, Rosli Hashim, Subha Bhassu & Lionel Monod

Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Geneva, & University of Geneva, Switzerland; University of Malaya, Malaysia; London, UK.

Banhxeochelys trani
Bild: R. Garbin

1 fossil turtle from Vietnam

Publication: A new testudinoid turtle from the middle to late Eocene of Vietnam.

Authors: Rafaella C. Garbin​, Madelaine Böhme & Walter G. Joyce.

University of Fribourg, Switzerland; Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany.

Note: A new genus was also given to this species.

Rhyacoschistura larreci
Bild: M. Kottelat

1 fish from Laos

Publication: Rhyacoschistura larreci, a new genus and species of loach from Laos and redescription of R. suber (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae).

Author: Maurice Kottelat

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland (corresponding member); Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Note: A new genus was also given to this new species.

Mirala burmanica
Bild: D. Burckhardt

1 fossil plant-louse from Myanmar

Publication: The first jumping plant-louse from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber and its impact on the classification of Mesozoic psylloids (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Psylloidea s. l.).

Authors: Daniel Burckhardt & George Poinar.

Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel, Switzerland; Oregon State University, USA.

Note: A new genus was also given to this species. The specimen was preserved in amber.

C.pouteriae
Bild: D. Burckhardt

1 plant-louse from Brazil

Publication: Ceropsylla pouteriae Burckhardt sp. nov. (Hemiptera: Psylloidea: Triozidae), a new species of jumping plant-louse
inducing galls on the leaves of Pouteria ramiflora (Mart.) Radlk. (Sapotaceae): taxonomy, gall structure and histochemistry.

Authors: Denis Coelho De Oliveira, Daniel Burckhardt, Tácito De Freitas Calácio, Vinícius Coelho Kuster & Dalva Luiz de Queiroz

Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel, Switzerland; Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Universidade Federal de Goiás & Embrapa Florestas, Brazil.

Oochoristica varanicola
Bild: J. Mariaux

1 flatworm from Kenya

Publication: A new species of Oochoristica (Cyclophyllidea, Anoplocephalidae) from Varanus albigularis (Squamata, Varanidae) in Kenya.

Authors: Jean Mariaux & Ian Beveridge

Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Geneva, & University of Geneva, Switzerland; University of Melbourne, Australia

Thalerosphyrus thailandensis
Bild: Michel Sartori

1 mayfly from Thailand

Publication: Integrative taxonomy of Thalerosphyrus Eaton, 1881 (Ephemeroptera, Heptageniidae) in Thailand.

Authors: Waranid Sutthacharoenthad, Michel Sartori & Boonsatien Boonsoong.

Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, & University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Kasetsart University, Thailand.

Meira calanquensis
Bild: Christoph Germann

1 beetle from France

Publication: Peritelini nouveaux ou intéressants de la faune ouest-méditerranéenne. XXXIII. Une nouvelle Meira du sud de la France (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Entiminae).

Authors: Helio Pierotti & Christoph Germann

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Switzerland; Treviso, Italie.

3 beetles from Asia

Publication: Supplement to the knowledge of the Chinese and southeast Asian species of Cypariini and Scaphisomatini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scaphidiinae).

Author: Ivan Löbl

Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland

5 fossil ammonites from Slovakia

Publication: Sinemurian ammonites from Male Karpaty Mts., Western Carpathians, Slovakia. Part 3: Asteroceratinae, Eoderoceratidae, Oxynoticeratidae and rare taxa.

Authors: Christian Meister, Jan Schlögl

Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia.

Protoshachemys rubra
Bild: Lionel Cavin

1 fossil turtle from Thailand

Publication: Phu Din Daeng, a new Early Cretaceous vertebrate locality on theKhorat Plateau, NE Thailand.

Authors: Haiyan Tonga, Eric Buffetaut, Varavudh Suteethorn, Suravech Suteethorn, Gilles Cuny, Lionel Cavin, Uthumporn Deesri, Jeremy E. Martin, Kamonrak Wongko, Wilailuck Naksri, Julien Claude

Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Mahasarakham University, Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University & Department of Mineral Resources, Thailand; Laboratoire de Géologie de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure, Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution de Montpellier & Université Claude-Bernard Lyon 1, France.

Pandanus papateaensis
Bild: J.-F. Butaud

1 pandanus tree from French Polynesia

Publication: Pandanus papateaensis (Pandanaceae): une nouvelle espèce menacée de l’atoll soulevé de Makatea (Tuamotu, Polynésie française).

Authors: Jean-François Butaud, Frédéric Jacq & Martin W. Callmander

Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques, Geneva, Switzerland; Tahiti, Polynésie française.

Cretobrachygluta laurasiensis
Bild: Zi-Wei YIN

1 fossil rove beetle from Myanmar

Publication: Cretobrachygluta gen. nov., the first and oldest Brachyglutini in mid-Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae).

Authors: Zi-Wei Yin, Sergey A. Kurbatov, Giulio Cuccodoro, Chen-Yang Cai

Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, P. R. China; Museum of Entomology, All-Russian Plant Quarantine Center, Bykovo, Russia; Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, P. R. China; University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom.

Acanthotaenia susanae
Bild: Alain de Chambrier

1 flatworm from Vietnam

Publication: Revision of Acanthotaenia von Linstow, 1903 (Cestoda: Proteocephalidae), parasites of monitors (Varanus spp.), based on morphological and molecular data.

Authors: Alain de Chambrier, Jan Brabec, Binh Thi Tran, Tomáš Scholz

Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, České Budějovice, Czech Republic; Vietnam Academy of Sciences and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Achilia reitteri
Bild: Giorgio Sabella

7 rove beetles from Chile

Publication: A revision of the Chilean Brachyglutini – Part 4. Revision of Achilia Reitter, 1890: A. puncticeps and A. approximans species groups, with description of seven new species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae).

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.

Cartierodon egerkingensis
Bild: Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

1 extinct mammal from Switzerland

Publication: A large hyaenodont from the Lutetian of Switzerland expands the body mass range of the European mammalian predators during the Eocene.

Authors: Floréal Solé & Bastien Mennecart

Natural History Museum Basel, Switzerland; Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Belgium; Natural History Museum Vienna, Austria.

Note: The new species's name, Cartierodon egerkingensis, is a tribute to Robert Cartier who excavated on the site of Egerkingen, in the canton of Soleure, during the second half of the 19th century.

31 beetles from China

Publication: New species and records of Scaphisoma leach (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scaphidiinae) from the People’s Republic of China.

Author: Ivan Löbl

Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland

Sinningia stapelioides
Bild: A. Chautems

3 flowering plants from Brazil

Publication: Three new species of Sinningia (Gesneriaceae) endemic to Espírito Santo, Brazil.

Authors: Alain Chautems, Valquíria F. Dutra, André P. Fontana, Mauro Peixoto, Mathieu Perret & Josiene Rossini

Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques, Geneva, Switzerland; Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco, Jardim Botânico Plantarum, Instituto Nacional da Mata Atlântica, Brazil.

Prosopistoma carinatum
Bild: M. Sartori

1 mayfly from Tailand

Publication: Review and integrative taxonomy of the genus Prosopistoma Latreille, 1833 (Ephemeroptera, Prosopistomatidae) in Thailand, with description of a new species.

Authors: Boonsatien Boonsoong & Michel Sartori

Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, & University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Kasetsart University, Thailand.

Bungona pontica
Bild: J.-L. Gattolliat

1 mayfly from Turkey

Publication: A new species of Bungona in Turkey (Ephemeroptera, Baetidae): an unexpected biogeographic pattern within a pantropical complex of mayflies.

Authors: Pavel Sroka, Roman J. Godunko, Sereina Rutschmann, Kamila B. Angeli, Frederico F. Salles, Jean-Luc Gattolliat

Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, & University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic; National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine; University of Vigo, Spain; University of Potsdam, Germany; Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo & Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil.

Tenuibaetis fujitanii
Bild: J.-L. Gattolliat

1 mayfly from Indonesia

Publication: A new species of Tenuibaetis Kang & Yang, 1994 from Indonesia (Ephemeroptera, Baetidae).

Authors: Thomas Kaltenbach & Jean-Luc Gattolliat

Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, & University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Myotis crypticus
Bild: Manuel Ruedi

2 bats from Western Europe and North Africa

Publication: Two New Cryptic Bat Species within the Myotis nattereri Species Complex (Vespertilionidae, Chiroptera) from the Western Palaearctic.

Authors: Javier Juste, Manuel Ruedi, Sébastien J. Puechmaille, Irene Salicini, and Carlos Ibáñez

Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Estación Biológica de Doñana, Spain; University of Montpellier, France

Andrena amieti
Bild: S. Giriens, www.swisswildbees.ch

1 bee from the Alps

Publication: Hidden diversity in European bees: Andrena amieti sp. n., a new Alpine bee species related to Andrena bicolor (Fabricius, 1775) (Hymenoptera, Apoidea, Andrenidae).

Authors: Christophe Praz, Andreas Müller, David Genoud

University of Neuchâtel, InfoFauna – Swiss Zoological Records Center, ETH Zurich, Switzerland; Arzens, France

Hylia carthaginiensis
Bild: Spartak N. Litvinchuk

1 frog from Africa

Publication: Diversification and speciation in tree frogs from the Maghreb (Hyla meridionalis sensu lato), with description of a new African endemic.

Authors: Christophe Dufresnes, Menad Beddek, Dmitriy V. Skorinov, Luca Fumagalli, Nicolas Perrin, Pierre-André Crochet, Spartak N. Litvinchuk

University of Lausanne, Switzerland; University of Sheffield, U.K.; University Paul Valéry Montpellier, France; Russian Academy of Sciences & Dagestan State University Russia.

Gyrodactylus mojarrae
Bild: I. Blasco-Costa

1 flatworm from Mexico

Publication: Morphological and molecular characterisation of a new species of Gyrodactylus von Nordmann, 1832 (Monogenoidea: Gyrodactylidae) of cichlid fishes (Perciformes) from Mexico.

Authors: Carlos A. Mendoza-Palmero, Isabel Blasco-Costa & Gerardo Pérez-Ponce de León

Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Masaryk University & University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic; Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

Citrilolepis citrili
Bild: J. Mariaux

2 cestode parasites from Ethiopia

Publication: Two new cestode species of the family Hymenolepididae Perrier, 1897 (Cyclophyllidea) from passerine birds in Ethiopia, with the erection of Citrilolepis n. g.

Authors: Yana D. Dimitrova, Boyko B. Georgiev, Jean Mariaux, Gergana P. Vasileva

Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

Capurodendron sahafariense
Bild: F. Ratovoson
A small rare tree of Madagascar, species of the year 2019

A small tree described by researchers from the Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva. It is found only in a few small dry forests, spared within forty square kilometers of degraded grasslands in northern Madagascar.