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.
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94 New Species 2022
5 spiders from Thailand and Myanmar
Authors: Schwendinger, P.J, Huber, S., Lehmann-Graber, C., Ono, H., Aung, M.M. & Hongpadharakiree, K.
Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Mühlhofen, Germany; National Museum of Nature and Science, Japan; -Forest Research Institute, Myanmar; Sirinart Rajini Mangrove Ecosystem Learning Center, Thailand
2 mayflies from India
Authors: Alexander V. Martynov, T. Sivaruban, Dmitry M. Palatov, Pandiarajan Srinivasan, S. Barathy, Rajasekaran Isack, Michel Sartori
Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, & University of Lausanne, Switzerland; National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine; The American College, India
2 mayflies from the Himalayas
Authors: T. KUBENDRAN, M. VASANTH, K. A. SUBRAMANIAN, JEAN-LUC GATTOLLIAT, C. SELVAKUMAR, FATIMA JABEEN & BIKRAMJIT SINHA
Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, & University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Zoological Survey of India, The Madura College & University of Madras, India.
1 mayfly from Thailand
Publication: First report of the genus Tenuibaetis (Ephemeroptera, Baetidae) from Thailand revealing a complex of cryptic species.
Authors: Chanaporn Suttinun, Jean-Luc Gattolliat, Boonsatien Boonsoong
Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, & University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Kasetsart University, Thailand
2 fungi from Kenya and Japan
Authors: A. Savchenko, J.C. Zamora, R. Alvarenga, U. Kõljalg, O. Miettinen
Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques, Geneva, Switzerland; University of Tartu, Estonia; Uppsala University, Sweden; Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil; University of Helsinki, Finland
1 bat from Mozambique
Authors: MICHAEL CURRAN, MIRJAM KOPP, MANUEL RUEDI, and JULIAN BAYLISS
Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; University of Basel & Research Institute for Organic Agriculture, Switzerland; Oxford Brookes University, UK; African Butterfly Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
1 bat from India and Sri Lanka
Authors: THARAKA KUSUMINDA, AMANI MANNAKKARA, KANISHKA D. B. UKUWELA, SERGEI V. KRUSKOP,
CHAMARA J. AMARASINGHE, UTTAM SAIKIA, PARVATHY VENUGOPAL, MATHISHA KARUNARATHNA,
RAJIKA GAMAGE, MANUEL RUEDI, GÁBOR CSORBA, WIPULA B. YAPA, and BRUCE D. PATTERSON
Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; University of Ruhuna, Kamburupitiya, & University of Colombo, Sri Lanka; 3Zoological Museum of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia; Zoological Survey of India, Meghalaya, India; 6Bat Conservation Trust, UK; Field Museum of Natural History, USA
1 loach from Myanmar
Authors: Qin, Tao, Kottelat, Maurice, Kyaw, Yunn Mi Mi, Chen, Xiaoyong
Delémont, Switzerland; Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Singapore; South East Asia Biodiversity Research Insitute & Forest research Institute, Myanmar; Kunmin University, Chinese Academy of Science.
9 fossil parasitic wasps from Denmark
Author: Seraina KLOPFSTEIN
Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel, Switzerland.
Note: The new name Xanthopimpla ciboisae is dedicated to Alice Cibois, to honour her dedication as president of the Swiss Systematics Society and her creative and innovative efforts to promote our craft among the general public.
1 extinct giraffe from China
Authors: Shi-Qi Wang, Jie Ye, Jin Meng , Chunxiao Li , Loïc Costeur, Bastien Mennecart, Chi Zhang, Ji Zhang, Manuela Aiglstorfer, Yang Wang, Yan Wu, Wen-Yu Wu and Tao Deng
Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Switzerland; Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
1 beetle from Georgia
Publication: On the genus Scaphisoma Leach, 1815 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scaphidiinae) from Georgia, with description of a new species.
Author: Ivan Löbl
Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland