New Species 2020


Rudlingerite
Bild: Mischa Crumbach

1 mineral from Switzerland

This new mineral is not a biological species but its discovery contributes to the knowledge of the geological world.

Publication: Rüdlingerite, Mn2+2V5+As5+O7·2H2O, a New Species Isostructural with Fianelite.

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.


215 New Species 2020

Pedicelliops capillifer
Bild: J.-L. Gattolliat

1 mayfly from Guinea

Publication: Pedicelliops gen. nov., a new genus from West Africa with striking antennae (Ephemeroptera, Baetidae).

Auhtors: Thomas Kaltenbach & Jean-Luc Gattolliat

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

Labiobaetis sabordoi.
Bild: J.-L. Gattolliat

18 mayflies from the Philippines

Publication: The success story of Labiobaetis Novikova & Kluge in the Philippines (Ephemeroptera, Baetidae), with description of 18 new species.

Authors: Thomas Kaltenbach, Jhoana M. Garces, Jean-Luc Gattolliat

Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, & University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Ateneo de Manila University, The Philippines.

Bironium quadrimaculatum
Bild: Ivan Löbl

3 beetles from South China and Thailand

Publication: Review of asian species and cladistic analysis of Bironium csiki (coleoptera: staphylinidae: Scaphidiinae) with comments on biogeography.

Authors: Ivan löbl, Richard A. B. Leschen and Ján Kodada

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, New Zealand; Comenius University in
Bratislava, Slovakia.

Ctenarytaina baliola
Bild: Daniel Burckhardt

6 jumping lice from South East Asia and South Africa

Publication: A review of jumping plant lice of the genus Ctenarytaina (Hemiptera, Psylloidea, Aphalaridae) associated with Syzygium (Myrtaceae).

Authors: Daniel Burckhardt, Jan H. Giliomee, Victor L. Hamilton-Attwell & Dalva L. Queiroz

Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel, Switzerland; University of Stellenbosch, Botanical Society Hermanus, South Africa; Embrapa Florestast, Brazil.

Mitrapsylla aeschynomenis
Bild: Daniel Burckhardt

27 jumping lice from Brazil

Publication: Taxonomy and host-plant relationships of the psyllid genus Mitrapsylla (Hemiptera: Psylloidea: Psyllidae) in Brazil.

Authors: DIANA ISABEL RENDÓN-MERA, DANIEL BURCKHARDT, RODNEY R. CAVICHIOLI & DALVA L. QUEIROZ

Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel, Switzerland; Universidade Federal do Paraná, Embrapa Florestas, Brazil.

Tariccoia tazagurtensis
Bild: Francesc Pérez-Peris

1 fossil euarthropod from Morocco

Publication: A new nektaspid euarthropod from the Lower Ordovician strata of Morocco.

Authors: Francesc Pérez-Peris, Lukáš Laibl, Lorenzo Lustri, Pierre Gueriau, Jonathan B Antcliffe, Orla G Bath Enright and Allison C Daley

University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Czech Academy of Sciences & Faculty of Science, Czech Republic.

Kapsulotaenia beveridgei
Bild: A. de Chambrier

3 cestodes from Australia

Publication: Molecular data reveal unexpected species diversity of tapeworms of Australasian reptiles: revision of Kapsulotaenia (Cestoda: Proteocephalidae).

Authors: ALAIN DE CHAMBRIER, JAN BRABEC & TOMÁŠ SCHOLZ

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic.

Pseudoendorchis souzalimae
Bild: A. de Chambrier

3 cestodes from the Neotropic

Publication: Integrative taxonomy reveals hidden cestode diversity in Pimelodus catfishes in the Neotropics.

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.

Biuterina jensenae
Bild: Jean Mariaux

5 cestodes from Malaysia

Publication: Cestode parasites (Neodermata, Platyhelminthes) from Malaysian birds, with description of five new species.

Authors: Jean Mariaux & Boyko B. Georgiev

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria.

Aphalara ritteri
Bild: Daniel Burckhardt

2 jumping lice from Brazil

Publication: Jumping plant lice of the genus Aphalara (Hemiptera, Psylloidea, Aphalaridae) in the Neotropics.

Authors: Daniel Burckhardt, Giulia Dalle Cort, Dalva Luiz de Queiroz

Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel, Switzerland; Universidade Federal do Paraná & Embrapa Florestas, Brazil.

Zembrus
Bild: Christoph Germann

1 beetle from China

Publication: A new weevil genus from the highlands of China casts doubts on monophyly of Cotasteromimina (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Molytinae).

Authors: Christoph GERMANN, Vasily V. GREBENNIKOV

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Switzerland; Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Ottawa Plant Laboratory, Canada.

Clivina boreri
Bild: Michael Balkenohl

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

Bonstetten, Switzerland.

Salcedia unifoveata
Bild: Michael Balkenohl
Clinocera vaillantiana
Bild: J.-L. Gattolliat

1 dance fly from Tadzikistan

Publication: Revision of the aquatic dance flies (Diptera: Empididae: Clinocerinae) described by F. Vaillant in two 1960 publications.

Authors: Bradley J. Sinclair, Igor V. Shamshev & Jean-Luc Gattolliat

Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, & University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Canadian National Collection of Insects & Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Canada; Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia.

Ferganoceratodus annekempae
Bild: L. Cavin

1 lungfish from Thailand

Publication: A new lungfish from the Jurassic of Thailand.

Authors: Lionel Cavin, Uthumporn Deesri & Phornphen Chanthasit

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Mahasarakham University & Sirindhorn Museum, Thailand.

Labramia ambondrombeensis
Bild: G. Loza

1 Sapotaceae tree from Madagascar

Publication: Labramia ambondrombeensis (Sapotaceae), a Critically Endangered new species from Madagascar.

Authors: Aina Randriarisoa, Yamama Naciri & Laurent Gautier

Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques, Geneva, Switzerland

Polyscias bernardiana
Bild: P. Antilahimena

1 Araliaceae tree from Madagascar

Publication: Polysciadis (Araliaceae) species nova e Madagascaria in honorem Luciani Bernardii felsinei nominata.

Authors: Porter P. Lowry II, Martin W. Callmander & Rodolphe Spichiger

Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques, Geneva, Switzerland; Missouri Botanical Garden, USA; Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, France.

Androsace albimontana
Bild: D. Jordan

1 primrose from the Alps

Publication: Androsace albimontana (Primulaceae): une nouvelle espèce des Alpes (France, Suisse, Italie) à distinguer de A. pubescens.

Authors: Fernand Jacquemoud & Denis Jordan

Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques, Geneva, Switzerland; Lully, France.

Pandanus kalobinonensis
Bild: M. W. Callmander

1 pandanus from Madagascar

Publication: Mountains Complex of Madagascar V: A new threatened Pandanus (Pandanaceae) from the Kalobinono massif.

Authors: Martin W. Callmander, Richard Razakamalala, Iacopo Luino, Roger Lala Andriamarisoa & Sven Buerki.

Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques, Geneva, Switzerland; Missouri Botanical Garden, Madagascar; Boise State University, USA.

Cyphochilus rohingyae
Bild: G. Sabatinelli

10 beetles from Asia

Publication: Taxonomic notes on the genus Cyphochilus Waterhouse, 1867 (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea, Melolonthinae) with description of 10 new species.

Author: Guido Sabatinelli

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland.

Achilia franzi
Bild: G. Sabella

3 beetles from Chile

Publication: A revision of the Chilean Brachyglutini – Part 6. Revision of Achilia Reitter, 1890: A. grandiceps, A. valdiviensis, and A. bicornis species groups (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.

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.

Nemapogon helveticola
Bild: R. Bryner

1 moth from Switzerland

Publication: Nemapogon helveticola sp. nov. aus der Schweiz (Lepidoptera, Tineidae).

Authors: Reinhard Gaedike, Rudolf Bryner

Biel, Switzerland; Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut, Bonn, Germany.

Malayathele maculosa
Bild: P. J. Schwendinger

5 spiders from south-east Asia

Publication: New euagrid spider species from Thailand and Malaysia,and new localities of Leptothele bencha (Arachnida: Araneae).

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.

Cymbalcloeon sartorii
Bild: J.-L. Gattolliat

1 mayfly from Thailand

Publication: Cymbalcloeon gen. nov., an incredible new mayfly genus (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) from Thailand.

Authors: Chanaporn Suttinun, Jean-Luc Gattolliat & Boonsatien Boonsoong

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

Note: this new species is unique by its gills movements (see video)

Nebria (Pseudonebriola) tsambagarav
Bild: C. Huber

1 beetle from Mongolia

Publication: Nebria (Pseudonebriola) tsambagarav sp. nov., a new alpine species from the Mongolian Altai (Coleoptera, Carabidae).

Authors: Charles Huber, Peer Hajo Schnitter

Natural History Museum, Bern, Switzerland; Halle, Germany.

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.

Boaedon bocagei
Bild: A. Schmitz

3 snakes from Angola

Publication: A review of the Angolan House snakes, genus Boaedon Duméril, Bibron and Duméril (1854) (Serpentes: Lamprophiidae), with description of three new species in the Boaedon fuliginosus (Boie, 1827) species complex.

Authors: Jakob Hallermann , Luis MP Ceríaco , Andreas Schmitz , Raffael Ernst , Werner Conradie , Luke Verburgt , Mariana P Marques & Aaron M Bauer

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Universität Hamburg, Germany and 9 other institutions.

Phrynobatrachus arcanus
Bild: A. Schmitz

2 frogs from Cameroon

Publication: Evolutionary history of the Cameroon radiation of puddle frogs (Phrynobatrachidae: Phrynobatrachus), with descriptions of two critically endangered new species from the northern Cameroon Volcanic Line.

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.

Varanus tsukamotoi
Bild: A. Schmitz

1 monitor varan from Micronesia

Publication: Taxonomy of Micronesian monitors (Reptilia: Squamata: Varanus): endemic status of new species argues for caution
in pursuing eradication plans.

Authors: Valter Weijola, Varpu Vahtera, André Koch, Andreas Schmitz and Fred Kraus

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; University of Turku, Finland; Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig, Germany; University of Michigan, USA.

chimborazoi
Bild: C. Germann
Anchonidium
Bild: C. Germann

2 beetles from Spain

Publication: On Anchonidium Bedel, 1884 sensu stricto, with descriptions of two new species from the Iberian peninsula (Coleoptera, Curculionidae: Molytinae).

Authors: Christoph Germann

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Switzerland

Jataiba uncigera
Bild: D. BURCKHARDT

27 jumping plant-lice from Brazil

Publication: Neotropical jumping plant-lice (Hemiptera, Psylloidea) associated with plants of the tribe Detarieae (Leguminosae, Detarioideae).

Authors: DANIEL BURCKHARDT & DALVA L. QUEIROZ

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Switzerland; Embrapa Florestas, Brazil.

Amecephala pusilla
Bild: D. Burckhardt

1 jumping plant-louse from Burma

Publication: New fossil from mid‑Cretaceous Burmese amber confirms monophyly of Liadopsyllidae (Hemiptera: Psylloidea).

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.

Katacephala wineriterae
Bild: D. Burckhardt

6 psyllids from Florida

Publication: The psyllids (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) of Florida: newly established and rarely collected taxa and checklist.

Authors: Susan E. Halbert & Daniel Burckhardt

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Switzerland; Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, USA.

Cacopsylla paraspiculata
Bild: D. BURCKHARDT

1 jumping plant-lice from Iran

Publication: Jumping plant-lice (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) of Kerman, Iran, with the description of one new Cacopsylla species.

Authors: MOHAMMADREZA LASHKARI & DANIEL BURCKHARDT

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Switzerland; Institute of Science and High Technology and Environmental Sciences, Iran

Trioza turouguei
Bild: D. Burckhardt

1 psyllid from Taiwan

Publication: Trioza turouguei sp. nov. (Hemiptera, Psylloidea, Triozidae), a new psyllid species from Taiwan inducing pea-shaped stem galls on Cinnamomum osmophloeum (Lauraceae), with notes on its galling biology.

Authors: Gene-Sheng Tung, Yi-Chang Liao, Daniel Burckhardt & Man-Miao Yang

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Switzerland; Taiwan Forestry Research Institute & National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan.

Microcrambus arevaloi
Bild: B. Landry

2 moths from Columbia

Publication: A review of the genus Microcrambus Błeszyński, 1963 (Lepidoptera, Pyraloidea, Crambinae) in Colombia, with descriptions of two new species.

Authors: Bernard Landry & Tommy Andriollo

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland.

Macrostomum janickei
Bild: L. Schärer

3 flatworms from France

Publication: A phylogenetically informed search for an alternative Macrostomum model species, with notes on taxonomy, mating
behavior, karyology, and genome size.

Authors: Lukas Schärer, Jeremias N. Brand, Pragya Singh, Kira S. Zadesen, Claus‐Peter Stelzer, Gudrun Viktorin

University of Basel, Switzerland; Federal Research Center Institute of Cytology and Genetics SB RAS, Russia; University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Devario pullatus
Bild: M. Kottelat

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)

Macrognathus orthosemos
Bild: M. Kottelat

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.

Tibicina longisyllaba
Bild: T. Herlach

1 cicada from Sardinia

Publication: Look closely and listen carefully: unexpected cicada diversity in northern Sardinia, with the description of a
new species (Cicadidae: Tibicina).

Author: Thomas Hertach

Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, Switzerland

Rasbora marinae
Bild: M. Kottelat

1 cyprinid fish from Borneo

Publication: Rasbora marinae, a new species of cyprinid fish from northwestern Borneo (Teleostei: Danionidae).

Authors: Tan Heok Hui & Maurice Kottelat

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland (corresponding member); National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Kayahschistura lokalayensis
Bild: M. Kottelat

1 cave fish from Myanmar

Publication: Kayahschistura lokalayensis, a new genus and species of cave fish from Myanmar (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae).

Authors: Maurice Kottelat & Jozef Grego

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland (corresponding member); National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Note: a new genus was also proposed.

Cincticostella tornata
Bild: J.-L. Gattoliat

1 mayfly from China

Publication: A new species of Cincticostella (Ephemeroptera, Ephemerellidae) 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.

Vietnamella nanensi
Bild: M. Sartori

3 mayflies from Thailand

Publications: A New Species of Vietnamella Tshernova 1972 (Ephemeroptera: Vietnamellidae) from Thailand. Vietnamellidae (Insecta, Ephemeroptera) of Thailand.

Authors: Chonlakran Auychinda, Luke M. Jacobus, Michel Sartori and Boonsatien Boonsoong

Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, & University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Kasetsart University, Thailand; Indiana University Purdue University Columbus, USA.

Stylogomphus thongphaphumensis
Bild: M. Sartori

1 dragonfly from Thailand

Publication: Stylogomphus thongphaphumensis (Odonata: Anisoptera: Gomphidae), a new gomphid dragonfly and the first record of S. malayanus Sasamoto, 2001 from Thailand.

Authors: Damrong Chainthong, Michel Sartori and Boonsatien Boonsoong

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

Dudgeodes freitagi
Bild: M. Sartori

6 mayflies from Asia

Publication: Integrative taxonomy of the genus Dudgeodes Sartori, 2008 (Insecta, Ephemeroptera, Teloganodidae) from
the Philippines with description of new species and supplementary descriptions of Southeast Asian species.

Authors: Jhoana M. Garces, Michel Sartori, Hendrik Freitag

Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, & University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Ateneo de Manila University, The Philippines.

Labiobaetis bakerae
Bild: J.-L. Gattoliat

3 mayflies from Borneo

Publication: Labiobaetis Novikova & Kluge in Borneo (Ephemeroptera, Baetidae).

Authors: Thomas Kaltenbach, Jean-Luc Gattolliat

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

P. petersorum
Bild: J.-L. Gattoliat

3 mayflies from Asia

Publication: A new genus of Baetidae (Insecta, Ephemeroptera) from Southeast Asia.

Authors: Thomas KALTENBACH, Jhoana M. GARCES & Jean-Luc GATTOLLIAT

Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, & University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Ateneo de Manila University, the Philippines

Habrophlebia djurdjurensis
Bild: M. Sartori

1 mayfly from Algeria

Publication: An unexpected new species of Habrophlebia from Algeria (Ephemeroptera, Leptophlebiidae).

Authors: Lina Hanane Kechemir, Michel Sartori, Abdelkader Lounaci

Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, & University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Université Mouloud Mammeri, Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria

4 beetles from Taiwan

Publication: Four new Taiwanese species of Scaphobaeocera CSIKI (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Scaphidiinae).

Author: Ivan Löbl

Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland

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

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.