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New species Swiss Made

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 swisssystematics@yahoo.com.

Click below for previous years:

2015 (105 new species); 2016 (206); 2017 (143); 2018 (141); 2019 (96); 2020 (241); 2021 (159)


94 New Species 2022

Liphistius cupreus
Image: P.J. Schwendinger

5 spiders from Thailand and Myanmar

Publication: A taxonomic revision of the Liphistius birmanicus-group (Araneae: Liphistiidae) with the description of five new species.

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

Prosopistoma maroccanum
Image: M. Sartori

1 mayfly from Morocco

Publication: A new species of the genus Prosopistoma Latreille, 1833 (Ephemeroptera, Prosopistomatidae) from Morocco.

Authors: Majida El Alami, Mokhtar Benlasri, Michel Sartori, Laurent Vuataz, Mohamed Ghamizi

Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, & University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Université Abdelmalek Essaâdi & Université Cadi Ayyad, Morocco.

Dudgeodes selvakumari
Image: M. Sartori

2 mayflies from India

Publication: Contribution to the knowledge of Teloganodidae (Ephemeroptera, Ephemerelloidea) of 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

Hellinsia_danielae
Image: B. Landry

2 moths from Colombia

Publication: On the Pterophoridae (Lepidoptera) of Colombia.

Authors: Bernard Landry and Cees Gielis

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Lexmond, The Netherlands

Ecdyonurus aurasius
Image: M. Sartori

1 mayfly from Algeria

Publication: Ecdyonurus aurasius sp. nov. (Insecta, Ephemeroptera, Heptageniidae, Ecdyonurinae), a new micro-endemic mayfly species from Aurès Mountains (north-eastern Algeria).

Authors: Besma M. Dambri, Nadhira Benhadji, Laurent Vuataz, Michel Sartori

Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, & University of Lausanne, Switzerland; University of Batna, Algeria; University of Szczecin, Poland.

Centroptilum volodymyri
Image: J.-L. Gattolliat

1 mayfly from Iran

Publication: A remarkable finding of Centroptilum Eaton, 1869 (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) in Georgia, Turkey and Iran: one new species evidenced by morphology and DNA.

Authors: A. V. Martynov, D. M. Palatov, J.-L. Gattolliat, J. Bojková & R. J. Godunko

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

Tenuibaetis himani
Image: J.-L. Gattolliat

2 mayflies from the Himalayas

Publication: Two new species and two new records of the genus Tenuibaetis Kang & Yang, 1994 (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) from Indian Himalaya.

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.

Alainites bengunn
Image: J.-L. Gattolliat

2 mayflies from the Mediterranean region

Publication: Two new species of Alainites (Ephemeroptera, Baetidae) from the Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot.

Authors: Zohar Yanai, Pavel Sroka, Jean-Luc Gattolliat

Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, & University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Tel Aviv University, Israel; Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Tenuibaetis panhai
Image: J.-L. Gattolliat

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

Megabranchiella scutulata
Image: J.-L. Gattolliat

2 mayflies from Thailand

Publication: Megabranchiella gen. nov., a new mayfly genus (Ephemeroptera, Baetidae) from Thailand with description of two new species.

Authors: Sirikamon Phlai-ngam, Boonsatien Boonsoong, Jean-Luc Gattolliat, Nisarat Tungpairojwong

Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, & University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Khon Kaen University & Kasetsart University Thailand

Dendrodacrys_rigoratum
Image: A. Savchenko

2 fungi from Kenya and Japan

Publication: Additions to Dendrodacrys and outline of taxa with branched hyphidia in Dacrymycetes (Basidiomycota).

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

Clitocybula ellipsospora
Image: Luis Rubio

1 fungus from the Iberian Peninsula

Publication: Clitocybula ellipsospora, a new species found in the Iberian Peninsula.

Authors: SANTAMARÍA N., RUBIO-CASAS L. & ZAMORA J.C.

Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques, Geneva, Switzerland; Quintanar de la Sierra (Burgos), Spain; Busko-Zdrój, Poland.

Sinningia sulphurea
Image: M. Perret

2 Gesneriaceae from Brazil

Publication: Two new species of Sinningia (Gesneriaceae) endemic to Bahia, Brazil.

Authors: Alain Chautems, Domingos B.O.S. Cardoso & Mathieu Perret

Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques, Geneva, Switzerland; Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil.

1 fossil moss bug from Germany

Publication: A new putative moss bug (Insecta: Hemiptera) from the lower Permian of the Saar-Nahe Basin, SW Germany, and the age of Coleorrhyncha.

Authors: Daniel Burckhardt, André Nel, Manfred Raisch & Markus J. Poschmann

Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel, Switzerland; Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, France; Kaiserslautern, Germany; Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe RLP, Koblenz, Germany.

2 jumping plant lice from Brazil

Publication: Gall inducing jumping plant lice of the genus Nothotrioza Burckhardt (Hemiptera: Psylloidea: Triozidae) associated with Myrtaceae.

Authors: Daniel Burckhardt, Renê G.S. Carneiro, Ivonette S. Fernandes, Dalva L. de Queiroz

Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel, Switzerland; Universidade Federal de Goiás, Universidade Estadual de Montes Claros, & Embrapa Florestas, Colombo, Brazil.

Rhinolophus namuli
Image: M. Ruedi

1 bat from Mozambique

Publication: A new species of horseshoe bat (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) from Mount Namuli, 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

Miniopterus phillipsi
Image: M. Ruedi

1 bat from India and Sri Lanka

Publication: DNA Barcoding and Morphological Analyses Reveal a Cryptic Species of Miniopterus 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

Glischropus meghalayanus
Image: M Ruedi

1 bat from India

Publication: Out of Southeast Asia: A new species of thick-thumbed bat (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae: Glischropus) from Meghalaya, north-eastern India.

Authors: UTTAM SAIKIA, MANUEL RUEDI & GABOR CSORBA

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Zoological Survey of India, Shillong, India; Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest, Hungary

2 beetles from China

Publication: On new collections of Scaphidiinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from China, with description of two new species.

Author: Ivan Löbl

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland.

9 shining fungus beetles from the Moluccas

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

Author: Ivan Löbl

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland.

Glaridoglanis ramosa
Image: M Kottelat

1 catfish from Myanmar

Publication: A New Glyptosternine Catfish from Myanmar (Actinopterygii: Siluriformes: Sisoridae).

Authors: Heok Hee Ng and Maurice Kottelat

Delémont, Switzerland; Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Singapore.

Mustura yangi
Image: M Kottelat

1 loach from Myanmar

Publication: Mustura yangi, a new species of loach (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) from Putao, Irrawaddy drainage, northern 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.

Nemacheilus pezidion
Image: M. Kottelat

1 loach from Laos

Publication: Nemacheilus pezidion, a new species of loach from southern Laos (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae).

Author: M. Kottelat

Delémont, Switzerland; Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Singapore.

Paracanthocobitis epimekes
Image: M. Kottelat

1 loach from Myanmar and Thailand

Publication: Paracanthocobitis epimekes, a new loach species from Myanmar and Thailand (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae).

Authors: Dvořák, Tomáš, Jörg Bohlen, Maurice Kottelat, Vendula Šlechtová

Delémont, Switzerland; Academy of Science & Charles University, Czech Republic; Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Singapore.

Salmo murathani
Image: M. Kottelat

3 trouts from Turkey

Publication: The trouts of the upper Kura and Aras rivers in Turkey, with description of three new species (Teleostei: Salmonidae).

Authors: DAVUT TURAN, MAURICE KOTTELAT & CÜNEYT KAYA

Delémont, Switzerland; Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, Turkey; Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Singapore.

Silurichthys exortivus
Image: M. Kottelat

1 catfish from Borneo

Publication: Silurichthys exortivus, a new catfish (Teleostei: Siluridae) from eastern Borneo, Indonesia.

Authors: Heok Hee Ng & Maurice Kottelat

Delémont, Switzerland; Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Singapore.

Dendrodacrys ciprense
Image: J.C. Zamora

4 jelly-fungi from Europe

Publication: Dendrodacrys: a new genus for species with branched hyphidia in Dacrymyces s.l., with the description of four new species.

Authors: J.C. Zamora, A. Savchenko, Á. González-Cruz, F. Prieto-García, I. Olariaga, S. Ekman

Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques, Geneva, Switzerland; University of Tartu, Estonia; Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain; Uppsala University, Sweden.

Parasphendale arabukosokokei
Image: M. Borer

1 mantid from Kenya

Publication: Contribution to the knowledge of the genus Parasphendale Schulthess- Schindler, 1898 (Mantodea: Miomantidae) with description of a new species from East Africa.

Authors: MATTHIAS BORER & REINHARD EHRMANN

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Switzerland

Lybis_callolepis
Image: C. Ferrante

1 coelacanthe from Switzerland

Publication: The first Jurassic coelacanth from Switzerland.

Authors: Christophe Ferrante, Ursula Menkveld‑Gfeller and Lionel Cavin

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, & Natural History Museum Bern, Switzerland.

Ichthyotringa pindica
Image: L. Cavin

2 fossil fishes from Greece

Publication: A fossil assemblage from the mid–late Maastrichtian of Gavdos Island, Greece, provides insights into the pre-extinction pelagic ichthyofaunas of the Tethys.

Authors: Thodoris Argyriou, Apostolos Alexopoulos, Jorge D. Carrillo-Briceño, Lionel Cavin

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Museum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, France; University of Athens, Greece; University of Zurich, Switzerland

Apamea stangelmaieri
Image: B. Landry

5 moths from Asia

Publication: A revision of the Apamea fasciata (Leech, 1900) species complex (Noctuidae, Xyleninae, Apameini).

Authors: Gábor Ronkay, László Ronkay, Bernard Landry & Alberto Zilli

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Heterocera Ltd, Budapest, Hungary; Natural History Museum, London, UK.

Xanthopimpla_ciboisae
Image: S. Klopstein

9 fossil parasitic wasps from Denmark

Publication: High diversity of pimpline parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Pimplinae) from the lowermost Eocene Fur Formation (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.

Discokeryxxiezhi
Image: B. Mennecart

1 extinct giraffe from China

Publication: Sexual selection promotes giraffoid head-neck evolution and ecological adaptation.

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.

Tartarocyon
Image: B. Mennecart

1 extinct bear-dog from France

Publication: A new gigantic carnivore (Carnivora, Amphicyonidae) from the late middle Miocene of France.

Authors: Floréal Solé, Jean-François Lesport, Antoine Heitz, Bastien Mennecart​

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Switzerland; Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium; Sainte-Hélène, France.

Capurdendron-namorokense
Image: L. Gautier

2 Capurodendron trees from Madagascar

Publication: Two further new species in the highly-diverse Malagasy endemic genus Capurodendron (Sapotaceae).

Authors: Laurent Gautier, Carlos G. Boluda, Richard Randrianaivo & Yamama Naciri

Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques, Geneva, Switzerland; Missouri Botanical Garden, Madagascar Research and Conservation Program, Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Certesella larai.
Image: E. Mitchell

1 amoeba from South America

Publication: Certesella larai (Amoebozoa: Arcellinida: Hyalospheniformes) a new soil testate amoeba species from the Dominican Republic and Chile challenges the definition of genera Certesella and Porosia.

Authors: Anatoly Bobrov, Clément Duckert, Edward A. D. Mitchell

University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland; Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia.

Parasyleter perak
Image: M. Balkenohl
Capurodendron andrafiamenae
Image: L. Gautier

6 Capurodendron trees from Madagascar

Publication: A 638-gene phylogeny supports the recognition of twice as many species in the Malagasy endemic genus Capurodendron (Sapotaceae).

Authors: Carlos G. Boluda, Camille Christe, Yamama Naciri & Laurent Gautier

Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques, Geneva, Switzerland

Seticotasteromimus crassirostris
Image: C. Germann

1 beetle from Malaysia

Publication: A new species of Seticotasteromimus Germann from the Cameron Highlands of Malaysia (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Molytinae).

Author: CHRISTOPH GERMANN

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Switzerland

Madma oisella
Image: S. Klopstein

2 fossil wasps from France

Publication: Darwin wasps (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae) in Lower Eocene amber from the Paris basin.

Authors: Alexandra Viertler, Seraina Klopfstein, Corentin Jouault, Tamara Spasojevic

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel & University of Bern, Switzerland; Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, France

Pherhombus parvulus
Image: S. Klopstein

1 fossil wasp from Denmark

Publication: New fossil wasp species from the earliest Eocene Fur Formation has its closest relatives in late Eocene ambers (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Pherhombinae).

Authors: Noah Meier, Anina Wacker, Seraina Klopfstein

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, University of Basel, Switzerland

Scaphisoma jacqi
Image: I. Löbl

1 beetle from Polynesia

Publication: A new species of Scaphisoma Leach from the Society Islands with commentary on Staphylinidae of the French Polynesia (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Scaphidiinae).

Aurthors: Thibault Ramage & Ivan Löbl

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Concarneau, France

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