New species 2015-2016

2016 (204 new species)

153 @ 31.12.2016 but some more added after...

Nebela jiuhuensis
Image: Yangmin Qin

1 protist from China

Publication: Nebela jiuhuensis nov. sp. (Amoebozoa; Arcellinida;Hyalospheniidae): A New Member of the Nebela saccifera -
equicalceus - ansata Group Described from Sphagnum Peatlands in South-Central China.

Authors: Yangmin Qin, Baiying Man, Anush Kosakyan, Enrique Lara, Yansheng Gu, Hongmei Wang & Edward A. D. Mitchell

Jardin Botanique de Neuchâtel & University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland; China University of Geosciences, China; University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Venturia orni

1 fungus from Switzerland

Publication: Venturia orni sp. nov., a species distinct from Venturia fraxini, living in the leaves of Fraxinus ornus.

Authors: Mohammed Ibrahim & Markus Schlegel & Thomas N. Sieber

Institute of Integrative Biology, Forest Pathology and Dendrology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Gonioctena laotiana

7 beetles from Laos

Publication: Leaf-beetles of the subfamily Chrysomelinae of Laos (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).

Authors: Eva Sprecher-Uebersax & Mauro Daccordi

Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel, Switzerland; Museo di Storia Naturale, Verona, Italy

Plagiodera hiekei

1 beetle from New Guinea

Publication: Notes on the species of Plagiodera Chevrolat, 1836 of the Australian, Oceanic and Oriental regions, with a description of P. hiekei n. sp. (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae).

Authors: Eva Sprecher-Uebersax & Mauro Daccordi

Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel, Switzerland; Museo di Storia Naturale, Verona, Italy

Glyptothorax amnestus

6 catfishes from Southeast Asia

Publication: The Glyptothorax of Sundaland: a revisionary study (Teleostei: Sisoridae).

Authors: Heok Hee Ng & Maurice Kottelat

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

Sangpradubina thailandica

1 mayfly from Tailand

Publication: Sangpradubina, an astonishing new mayfly genus from Thailand (Ephemeroptera: Leptophlebiidae: Atalophlebiinae)

Authors: Boonsatien Boonsoong & Michel Sartori

Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, Switzerland; Kasetsart University, Bangkok , Thailand

1 non-biting midge from Switzerland

Publication: Heleniella helvetica sp. n., a cold stenothermic species inhabiting the upper Rhône catchment in central Switzerland [Diptera, Chironomidae, Orthocladiinae].

Authors: J. Moubayed-Breil & B. Lods-Crozet

Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, Switzerland; Montpellier, France.

Geminula pyramidata

1 land snail from Iran

Publication: Notes on Enidae, 7. Revision of the Enidae of Iran, with special reference to the collection of Jacques de Morgan (Gastropoda: Pulmonata).

Authors: Bank, R. A. & Neubert, E.

Naturhistorisches Museum der Burgergemeinde Bern, Switzerland; Leiden University & Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands.

11 new species of land snails from Turkey

Publication: Descriptions of new and little-known land snail taxa from Turkey, and establishment of a new genus (Gastropoda, Pulmonata: Lauriidae, Enidae and Vitrinidae).

Authors: Ruud, A. Bank, Henk P. M. G Menkhorst & Eike Neubert

Naturhistorisches Museum der Burgergemeinde Bern, Switzerland; Leiden University & Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands.

Euchondrus adwani

1 land-snail from Syria

Publication: On a new species of Euchondrus Boettger, 1883 from Syria (Pulmonata: Enidae).

Authors: Eike Neubert & Zuhair Amr

Naturhistorisches Museum der Burgergemeinde Bern, Switzerland; Jordan University of sciences and technology, Jordany.

15 spiders from Java and Sumatra

Publication: The goblin spider genus Ischnothyreus (Araneae, Oonopidae) in Java and Sumatra.

Authors: Miguel Richard, Werner Graber, Christian Kropf

University of Bern and Naturhistorisches Museum der Burgergemeinde Bern, University of Bern, Switzerland.

Megarthrus_lanka

3 beetles from India and Sri Lanka

Publication: Megarthrus of southern India and Sri Lanka, with notes on their phylogenetic and biogeographical relationships (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Proteininae).

Authors: Giulio Cuccodoro & Zhiping Liu

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Southwest University, Chongqing, China.

Orthotrichum dentatum

1 moss from the Alps

Publication: Orthotrichum dentatum T.Kiebacher & Lüth sp. nov. (Orthotrichaceae).

Authors: Thomas Kiebacher & Michael Lüth

Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland; Freiburg im
Breisgau, Germany.

1 jumping plant louse from Mexico

Publication: Jumping Plant Lice of the genus Calophya (Hemiptera: Calophyidae) in Mexico.

Authors: Paul Mendez, Daniel Burckhardt, Armando Equihua-Martínez, Jorge M. Valdez Carrasco & Edith G. Estrada-Venegas

Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel, Switzerland; Colegio de Postgraduados, Campus Montecillo, Montecillo, México.

Brachysomus xanthianus

1 beetle from Greece

Publication: Brachysomus (Hippomias) xanthianus sp. n. from Thrace, Greece (coleoptera, curculionidae).

Authors: Christoph Germann, Carlo Braunert & George Kakiopoulos

Naturmuseum Solothurn & Naturhistorisches Museum der Burgergemeinde Bern, Switzerland; Musée national d’histoire naturelle de Luxembourg; Athens, Greece.

Otiorhynchus charleshuberi

1 beetle from Anatolia

Publication: A new Otiorhynchus Germar, 1822 subgenus Tecutinus Reitter, 1912 from Anatolia (Coleoptera, Curculionidae).

Author: Christoph Germann

Naturmuseum Solothurn & Naturhistorisches Museum der Burgergemeinde Bern, Switzerland.

Persescaphium pari

1 beetle from Iran

Publication: Persescaphium pari new genus and species, with an overview of Iranian Scaphidiinae (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae).

Authors: Ivan Löbl & Ryo Ogawa

Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Kobe University, Japan.

Nebria incognita

2 beetles from the Himalaya

Publication: Nebria (Patrobonebria) incognita n. sp. and Nebria (P.) hiekeiana n. sp., two new species from the Western Himalaya, with remarks on Nebria (P.) desgodinsi (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Nebriinae).

Authors: Charles Huber & Hannes Baur

Naturhistorisches Museum der Burgergemeinde Bern, Switzerland.

Scaphisoma_pseudokalabitum

82 beetles from the Philippines

Publication: On the Scaphisomatini (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Scaphidiinae) of the Philippines, IV: the genera Sapitia ACHARD and Scaphisoma LEACH.

Authors: Ivan Löbl & Ryo Ogawa

Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Kobe University, Japan.

Ansonia_teneritas

1 frog from Borneo

Publication: From a lost world: an integrative phylogenetic analysis of Ansonia Stoliczka, 1870 (Lissamphibia: Anura: Bufonidae), with the description of a new species.

Authors: Lea E. Waser, Manuel Schweizer, Alexander Haas, Indraneil Das, André Jankowski, Pui Yong Min & Stefan T. Hertwig

Naturhistorisches Museum der Burgergemeinde Bern, University of Bern, Switzerland; Biozentrum Grindel und Zoologisches Museum Hamburg, Germany; Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia.

Xotidium tarantulatum

5 beetles from Asia

Publication: A review of the genus Xotidium Löbl, 1992 (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Scaphidiinae), with descriptions of five new species.

Authors: Ryo Ogawa & Ivan Löbl

Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Kobe University, Japan.

Cyparium celebense

1 beetle from Sulawesi

Publication: A new species of the genus Cyparium from northern Sulawesi, Indonesia (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scaphidiinae).

Authors: Ryo Ogawa, Ivan Löbl & Kaoru Maeto

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Kobe University, Japan.

Dimophora kentmartini

14 parasitoid wasps from Australia

Publications: (1) Nine new species of Dimophora from Australia (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae): new insights on the distribution of a poorly known genus of parasitoid wasps. (2) Revising Australian Pristomerus (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Cremastinae): species with a tooth on the hind femur.

Author: Seraina Klopfstein

Naturhistorisches Museum der Burgergemeinde & Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Bern, Switzerland; University of Adelaide, Australia.

Desmia mordor

11 moths from the Galápagos

Publication: Taxonomic revision of the Spilomelinae (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae s. l.) of the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.

Authors: Bernard Landry

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland

Note: The species pictured here was named Desmia mordor, in reference to Mordor, Sauron's land in "The Lord of the Rings". Mordor is volcanic and partly arid, like the Galápagos. This name also refers to the tendency of earlier authors to attribute names in relation to death to species of Desmia.

Kapsulotaenia chisholmae

1 cestode parasite from Australia

Publication: Kapsulotaenia chisholmae n. sp. (Cestoda: Proteocephalidae), from Varanus spenceri (Reptilia: Varanidae) in Australia.

Authors: Hugh I. Jones & Alain de Chambrier

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland & University of Western Australia.

Note: This species lives in the intestine of the monitor lizard Varanus spenceri.

Orthochaetes estrelanus

1 beetle from Portugal

Publication: Orthochaetes estrelanus sp. n., a new species from northern Portugal and new records of other Styphlini (Coleoptera, Curculionidae).

Authors: Christoph Germann & Carlo Braunert

Naturmuseum Solothurn, Switzerland & Musée National d’Histoire Naturelle de Luxembourg.

Axelrodichthys_megadromos

1 coelacanth from France

Publication: A new mawsoniid coelacanth (Actinistia) from the Upper Cretaceous of Southern France.

Authors: Lionel Cavin, Xaver Valentin & Géraldine Garcia

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Université de Poitiers, France; Palaios Association, Valdivienne, France.

Note: This fossil represents an extinct species from the Upper Cretaceous.

Khoratichthys_gibbus

1 ginglymodian fish from Thailand

Publication: A new Ginglymodi (Actinopterygii, Holostei) from the Late Jurassic – Early Cretaceous of Thailand, with comments on the early diversification of Lepisosteiformes in SE Asia.

Authors: Uthumporn Deesri, Pratueng Jintasakul & Lionel Cavin

Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Mahasarakham University & Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University,Thailand.

Note: This fossil represents an extinct species from the Late Jurassic–Early Cretaceous.

Gammarus alpinus

1 amphipod from the Alps

Publication: Description of a widely distributed but overlooked amphipod species in the European Alps.

Authors: Roman Alther, Cene Fiser & Florian Altermatt

Eawag - Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology & University of Zurich, Switzerland; University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Eugenia homedeboana

5 Eugenia shrubs from New Caledonia

Publication: New Species, new combinations, and lectotypifications in New Caledonian Eugenia L. (Myrtaceae).

Authors: Neil Snow, John W. Dawson, Martin W. Callmander, Kanchi Gandhi & Jérôme Munzinger

Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques, Geneva, Switzerland; Pittsburg State University, USA; Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; Harvard University Herbaria, USA; Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Montpellier, France.

Colilodion schulzi

1 beetle from the Philippines

Publication: Colilodion schulzi sp. n. (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae) from Palawan, the Philippines, with habitus photographs and a revised key to all Colilodion species.

Authors: Zi-Wei Yin & Giulio Cuccodoro

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Shanghai Normal University.

Scaphidium solukhumbu

2 beetles from the Himalaya

Publication: Contribution to the knowledge of Himalayan and North Indian species of Scaphidium (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae).

Authors: Ivan Löbl & Ryo Ogawa

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Kobe University, Japan.

Psyllipsocus stupendus

1 barklouse from Mexico


Publication: An extraordinary new species of Psyllipsocus (Psocodea: ‘Psocoptera’: Psyllipsocidae) from the Biosphere Reserve Sierra de Huautla, Morelos, Mexico.

Authors: Charles Lienhard & Alfonso N. García Aldrete

Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Bungona_papilionodes2

2 mayflies from Borneo

Publication: Two new species of Bungona Harker, 1957 (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) from Borneo, Indonesia.

Authors: Pierre Marle, Frederico F. Salles & Jean-Luc Gattolliat

Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, Switzerland; Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, São Mateus, Brazil.

Lysipomia mitsyae

1 herb from the Peruvian Andes

Publication: The world’s smallest Campanulaceae: Lysipomia mitsyae sp. nov.

Authors: Steven P. Sylvester, Dietmar Quandt, Lolita Ammann & Michael Kessler

University of Zurich, Switzerland; University of Bonn, Germany.

Note: This new species is one of the smallest flowering plants of the world.

Poa tayacajaensis

3 grasses from Peru

Publication: An updated checklist and key to the open-panicled species of Poa L. (Poaceae) in Peru including three new species, Poa ramoniana, Poa tayacajaensis, and Poa urubambensis.

Authors: Steven P. Sylvester, Robert J. Soreng, Paul M. Peterson & Mitsy D.P.V. Sylvester

University of Zurich, Switzerland; Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany; National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, USA; Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco, Perú.

Mimosa_rastrera_lignotuber

3 mimosa plants from Bolivia

Publication: Bolivian Mimosa (Leguminosae, Mimosoideae): three new species and a species checklist.

Authors: Margoth Atahuachi, M. Leontien van der Bent, John R.I. Wood, Gwilym P. Lewis & Colin E. Hughes

University of Zurich, Switzerland; Universidad Mayor de San Simón, Bolivia; Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, The Netherlands; University of Oxford & Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, U.K.

Vipera walser

1 viper from the Alps

Publication: A new vertebrate for Europe: the discovery of a range-restricted relict viper in the western Italian Alps.

Authors: Samuele Ghielmi, Michele Menegon, Stuart J. Marsden, Lorenzo Laddaga & Sylvain Ursenbacher

University of Basel & Karch Neuchâtel, Switzerland; Museo delle Scienze, Trento, Italy; Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK; Museo di Scienze, Naturali, Domodossola, Italy.

Fidelia_whiteheadi

1 solitary bee from southern Africa

Publication: A new species of Fidelia Friese, 1899 (Hymenoptera, Megachilidae), with a key to the species of the genus.

Authors: Jessica R. Litman, Connal D. Eardley & Michael Kuhlmann

Natural History Museum of Neuchâtel, Switzerland; Agricultural Research Council & University of KwaZulu­Natal, South Africa; Zoological Museum, University of Kiel, Germany; Natural History Museum, London, UK.

Styphlus eteocretus

1 beetle from Greece

Publication: Styphlus (s. str.) eteocretus sp. n. from Greece (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).

Authors: Christoph Germann & Herbert Winkelmann

Naturhistorisches Museum der Burgergemeinde Bern & Naturmuseum Solothurn, Switzerland.

Otiorhynchus_theophrastus

1 beetle from Lesbos Island

Publication: Otiorhynchus (Choilisanus) theophrastus sp. nov. from Lesbos Island, Greece (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Entiminae).

Authors: Piotr Białooki & Christoph Germann

Naturhistorisches Museum der Burgergemeinde Bern & Naturmuseum Solothurn, Switzerland; State Plant Health and Seed Inspection, Gdańsk, Poland.

Quadrulella madibai

2 protists from the Jura mountains and South Africa

Publication: Phylogenetic reconstruction based on COI reshuffles the taxonomy of hyalosphenid shelled testate amoebae and reveals the convoluted evolution of shell plate shapes.

Authors: Anush Kosakyan, Daniel J. G. Lahr, Matthieu Mulot, Ralf Meisterfeld, Edward A. D. Mitchell & Enrique Lara

University of Neuchatel & Jardin Botanique de Neuchâtel, Switzerland; University of Sao Paulo, Brasil; Aachen University, Germany.

Note: 5 new genera were also describded in this study. Quadrulella madibai (picture) was named in honor of Nelson Mandela.

1 fly from Caucasus

Publication: A new species of Chrysotus Meigen, 1824 (Diptera, Dolichopodidae) from Caucasus.

Authors: Oleg P. Negrobov, Stefan Naglis & Olga O. Maslova

University of Zurich, Switzerland & Voronezh State University, Russia.

4 pseudoscorpions from China

Publication: Cave-inhabiting Neobisiidae (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones) from China, with description of four new species of Bisetocreagris Ćurčić.

Authors: Volker Mahnert & Yun-chun Li

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland & Southwest University, China.


2015 (104 new species)

Compsoneuriella braaschi

2 mayflies from Thailand

Publications: A new species of Compsoneuriella Ulmer, 1939 (Ephemeroptera: Heptageniidae) from Thailand. The nymph of Gilliesia Peters & Edmunds, 1970 (Ephemeroptera: Leptophlebiidae), with description of a new species from Thailand.

Authors: Boonsatien Boonsoong & Michel Sartori

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

Odontobatrachus ziama

4 frogs from Western Africa

Publication: Life in the spray zone – overlooked diversity in West African torrent-frogs (Anura, Odontobatrachidae, Odontobatrachus).

Authors: Michael F. Barej, Andreas Schmitz, Johannes Penner, Joseph Doumbia, Laura Sandberger-Loua, Mareike Hirschfeld, Christian Brede, Mike Emmrich, N’Goran Germain Kouamé, Annika Hillers, Nono Legrand Gonwouo, Joachim Nopper, Patrick Joel Adeba, Mohamed Alhassane Bangoura, Ceri Gage, Gail Anderson, Mark-Oliver Rödel.

Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany (among others, see complete list in the article).

Varanus nesterovi

1 desert monitor lizard from the Western montains of Iraq and Iran

Publication: A new species of desert monitor lizard (Varanidae: Varanus: Psammosaurus) from the western Zagros region (Iraq, Iran).

Authors: Wolfgang Böhme, Klaus Ehrlich, Konstantin Milto, Nikolay Orlov & Sebastian Scholz

Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum A. Koenig, Bonn, Germany; Zoological Institute RAN, Russia.

Paracidaris (Anisocidaris) eluveit

3 echinoids from Switzerland

Publication: Die Cidariden (Echinoidea, Echinodermata) der Wildegg-Formation (mittleres Oxfordien, Schweizer Jura).

Authors: Bernhard Hostettler & Ursula Menkveld-Gfeller

Naturhistorisches Museum der Burgergemeinde Bern, Switzerland.

Note: These fossils represent extinct species from the Late Jurassic.

Usnea boomiana

1 lichen from the Canary Islands

Publication: New Records of Lichens and Lichenicolous Fungi from La Gomera (Canary Islands, Spain), including the new species: Usnea boomiana P. Clerc.

Authors: Pieter P. G. van den Boom, Philippe Clerc & Damien Ertz

Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques, Geneva, Switzerland; Son, The Netherlands; Botanic Garden Meise, Belgium.

Pandanus halmaherensis

3 Pandanus from Indonesia

Publication: The Genus Pandanus Parkinson (Pandanaceae) on Halmahera Island (Moluccas, Indonesia) with descriptions of three new species and a key to the species on the island.

Authors: Martin W. Callmander, Ary P. Keim, Sven Buerki & Peter B. Phillipson

Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques, Geneva, Switzerland; Herbarium Bogoriense, Indonesia; Natural History Museum, London, U.K.; Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, France; Missouri Botanical Garden, USA.

Saurichthys rieppeli

2 primitive fishes from Switzerland

Publication: Two new species of Saurichthys (Actinopterygii: Saurichthyidae) from the Middle Triassic of Monte San Giorgio, Switzerland, with implications for character evolution in the genus.

Authors: Erin E. Maxwell, Carlo Romano, Feixiang Wu & Heinz Furrer

Paläontologisches Institut und Museum, Universität Zürich, Switzerland; Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart, Germany; Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

Note: These fossils represent 242 million year old predatory fishes (extinct species).

Moranopteris inaccessa

1 fern from Peru

Publication: A New Species of Moranopteris (Polypodiaceae) from Inaccessible Ledges in the High Andes of Peru.

Authors: Michael Sundue, Steven Paul Sylvester, Michael Kessler, Brendan Lyons, Tom A. Ranker & Clifford W. Morden

University of Zurich, Switzerland; University of Vermont & University of Hawai‘i, U. S. A.

Arquita_grandiflora

1 legume shrub from Peru

Publication: A new cryptic species in a new cryptic genus in the Caesalpinia group (Leguminosae) from the seasonally dry inter-Andean valleys of South America.

Authors: Edeline Gagnon, Colin E. Hughes, Gwilym P. Lewis & Anne Bruneau

University of Zurich, Switzerland; Université de Montréal, Canada; Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, U.K.

Myelobia nicaraguensis

1 moth from Nicaragua

Publication: Description of a new species of Myelobia Herrich-Schäffer (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae s.l., Crambinae) from Nicaragua feeding on cultivated bamboo, Guadua aculeata Rupr. ex E. Fourn. (Poaceae)

Authors: Bernard Landry, Jean-Michel Maes, Steven C. Passoa & Théo Léger

Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Museo Entomológico de León, Nicaragua; U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station and The Ohio State University, U.S.A.

Nebela gimlii

1 protist from the Jura Mountains

Publication: Eight species in the Nebela collaris complex: Nebela gimlii (Arcellinida, Hyalospheniidae), a new species described from a Swiss raised bog.

Authors: David Singer, Anush Kosakyan, Amandine Pillonel, Edward A.D. Mitchell & Enrique Lara

University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Myotis_soror

2 bats from Taiwan and adjacent China

Publication: Molecular phylogeny and morphological revision of Myotis bats (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Taiwan and adjacent China.

Authors: Manuel Ruedi, Gábor Csorba, Liang-kong Lin & Cheng-han Chou

Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest; Tunghai University, Taiwan; Endemic Species Research Institute, Nantou, Taiwan.

Pyrausta_insolata

3 moths from the Galápagos Islands

Publication: The Pyraustinae (lepidoptera, Pyralidae s. l.) of the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.

Author: Bernard Landry

Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland

Ogmocerodes navigator

1 beetle from Cameroon

Publication: A new species of Goniacerini from Cameroon (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae).

Authors: Giulio Cuccodoro & Zi-Wei Yin

Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland & Shanghai Normal University (China)

Otiorhynchus_incisus

2 beetles from Morocco

Publication: Two new species of Otiorhynchus GERMAR, 1822 subgenus Lixorrhynchus REITTER, 1914 from Morocco (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Otiorhynchini).

Authors: Piotr Białooki, Christoph Germann & Jean Pelletier

Naturhistorisches Museum der Burgergemeinde Bern & Natur-Museum Luzern, Switzerland; State Plant Health and Seed Inspection, Gdańsk, Poland.

Cicadetta_sibillae

1 cicada from Switzerland and Italy

Publication: Songs, genetics, and morphology: revealing the taxonomic units in the European Cicadetta cerdaniensis cicada group, with a description of new taxa (Hemiptera: Cicadidae).

Authors: Thomas Hertach, Tomi Trilar, Elizabeth J. Wade, Chris Simon & Peter Nagel

University of Basel, Switzerland; Slovenian Museum of Natural History, Slovenia; University of Connecticut, USA ; Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Echinodera (Ruteria) soumasi

1 beetle from Greece

Publication: Echinodera (Ruteria) soumasi sp. n. from Greece (Coleoptera, Curculionidae).

Authors: Christoph Germann, Ingo Wolf & André Schütte

Naturhistorisches Museum der Burgergemeinde Bern & Natur-Museum Luzern, Switzerland; Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Germany.

Otiorhynchus (Tecutinus) lefkaoriensis

1 beetle from Crete

Publication: Otiorhynchus (Tecutinus) lefkaoriensis sp. nov. from Crete, Greece (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Entiminae).

Authors: Christoph Germann & Enzo Colonnelli

Naturhistorisches Museum der Burgergemeinde Bern, Naturmuseum Solothurn, Switzerland; Roma, Italy.

Argoptochus sappho

4 beetles from the Mediterranean region

Publication: Four new Entiminae from the Mediterranean region (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae: Phyllobiini, Trachyphloeini), with additional data on the distribution of some poorly known species.

Authors: Christoph Germann, Roman Borovec & Carlo Braunert

Naturhistorisches Museum der Burgergemeinde Bern, Naturmuseum Solothurn, Switzerland; Smidary, Czech Republic; Musée national d’histoire naturelle de Luxembourg.

Schiztricha longinema

3 hydroids from Japan

Publication : On some hydroids (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) from the Okinawa Islands, Japan.

Author: Peter Schuchert

Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland

Styphlidius pelops

1 beetle from Greece

Publication: On the genus Styphlidius Penecke, 1936 with description of S. pelops sp. Nov. from Greece (Coleoptera, Curculionidae).

Author: Christophe Germann

Naturhistorisches Museum der Burgergemeinde Bern, Switzerland.

Borneodeuterus sannio

1 Beetle from Borneo

Publication: Revision of Neodeuterus Schaufuss and description of a new allied genus from Borneo (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae).

Authors: Serguey Kurbatov & Giulio Cuccodoro

Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland & Moscow, Russia.

Note: A new genus Borneodeuterus was also proposed in this publication.

2 barklice from Thailand

Publication: The alinguum group, a new species group of the genus Trichadenotecuum, with descriptions of two new species from Thailand (Psocodea: 'Psocoptera': Psocidae).

Authors: Kazunori Yoshizawa & Charles Lienhard

Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Hokkaido University, Japan.

3 barklice from Asia

Publication: Synonymy of Cryptopsocus Li with Trichadenotecnum Enderlein (Insecta: Psocodea: 'Psocoptera': Psocidae) and description of three new species.

Authors: Kazunori Yoshizawa & Charles Lienhard

Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Hokkaido University, Japan.

16 beetles from the Moluccas

Publication: Contribution to the knowledge of the Scaphidiinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) of the Moluccas.

Author: Ivan Löbl

Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland.

1 beetle from Borneo

Publication: Notes on Scaphisoma (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scaphidiinae) of Kalimantan.

Author: Ivan Löbl

Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland.

1 beetle from La Réunion

Publication: Scaphisoma poussereaui sp. nov. from La Réunion (Coleoptera; Staphylinidae: Scaphidiinae), a range extension of the S. tricolor species group.

Author: Ivan Löbl

Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland.

2 flies from Russia and Mongolia

Publication: Two new species of Medetera Fischer von Waldheim (Diptera, Dolichopodidae) from Russia and Mongolia.

Authors: Oleg P. Negrobov & Stefan Naglis

University of Zurich, Switzerland &Voronezh State University, Russia.

3 flies from the Iberian Peninsula

Publication: Dolichopodidae (Diptera) from the Iberian Peninsula, with description of three new species.

Authors: Stefan Naglis & Miroslav Barták

University of Zurich, Switzerland & Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic.

31 beetles from the Lesser Sunda Islands

Publication: On the Scaphidiinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) of the Lesser Sunda Islands.

Author: Ivan Löbl

Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland.

2 spiders from Vietnam and Cambodia

Publication: Two news species of amoured spiders from Vietnam and Cambodia.

Authors: Peter Schwendinger and Ondrej Kosulic

Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland & Mendel University, Czech Republic.

Plant systematics

1.5 million species are known today, but experts continue to find plants or animals unknown in the world, especially in the tropics.


Vogelpräparat im Naturmuseum Solothurn

Every year, thousands of species are discovered by researchers and described in the scientific literature, associated with voucher specimens deposited in the collections of museums and herbaria.