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 (220)


55 New Species 2021

Dabulamanzia mayottensis
Image: J.-L. Gattolliat

2 mayflies from the Comoros and Mayotte

Publication: The Baetidae (Ephemeroptera) of the Comoros and Mayotte.

Authors: Thomas Kaltenbach, Nathalie Mary, Jean-Luc Gattolliat

Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, & University of Lausanne, Switzerland; ETHYC’O, New Caledonia

Labiobaetis academicus
Image: J.-L- Gattolliat

1 mayfly from Papua

Publication: Discovery of a new mayfly species (ephemeroptera, baetidae) near Cenderawasih University campus in Papua, Indonesia.

Authors: Thomas Kaltenbach, Suriani Surbakti, Nikita J. Kluge, Jean-Luc Gattolliat, Michel Sartori and Michael Balke

Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, & University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Cenderawasih University, Indonesia; Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia; 5SNSB-Zoologische Staatssammlung München, Germany.

Labiobaetis ediai
Image: J.-L. Gattolliat

1 mayfly from West Africa

Publication: Labiobaetis Novikova & Kluge in West Africa (Ephemeroptera, Baetidae), with description of a new species.

Authors: Thomas Kaltenbach, Jean-Luc Gattolliat

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

Paegniodes sapanensis
Image: M. Sartori

1 mayfly from Thailand

Publication: First record of Paegniodes Eaton, 1881 (Ephemeroptera, Heptageniidae) from Thailand with description of a new species.

Authors: Boonsatien Boonsoong, Chonlakran Auychinda, Michel Sartori, Nuttakun Khanyom

Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, & University of Lausanne, Switzerland; ZMKU, Zoological Museum of Kasetsart University, Kasetsart University, and Wittayanusorn School, Thailand

Clivina germann
Image: Michael BALKENOHL

13 beetles from Asia

Publication: Revision of the Clivina castanea species-group from Asia (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Clivinini).

Author: Michael BALKENOHL

Bonstetten, Switzerland

Dyschirius rekawaianus
Image: Michael BALKENOHL

1 beetle from Sri Lanka

Publication: On the subfamily Scaritinae BONELLI, 1810 from Sri Lanka, with the description of a new species (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Scaritinae).

Author: Michael BALKENOHL

Bonstetten, Switzerland

2 beetles from Borneo

Publication: On the Bornean species of Scaphoxium LÖBL, 1979 (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Scaphidiinae).

Author: Ivan Löbl

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland

Calotes goetzi
Image: A. Schmitz

3 agamid lizards

Publication: Integrative approach to resolve the Calotes mystaceus Duméril & Bibron, 1837 species complex (Squamata: Agamidae).

Authors: Philipp Wagner, Flora Ihlow, Timo Hartmann, Morris Flecks, Andreas Schmitz, Wolfgang Böhme

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Allwetterzoo Münster, Münster, Germany; Villanova University, Villanova, USA; Museum of Zoology Senckenberg, Dresde, Germany; Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Bonn, Germany.

Pseudoendorchis megalonemi
Image: A. de Chambrier

1 cestode from Peru

Publication: Description of the first species of Pseudoendorchis (Cestoda: Proteocephalidae) with uniloculate suckers from the pimelodid catfish Megalonema platycephalum, with comments on the taxonomic importance of the terminal vagina.

Authors: Philippe Vieira Alves, Alain de Chambrier, Tomáš Scholz

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Biology Centre of the CzechAcademy of Sciences, České Budějovice, Czech Republic.

Megarthrus heise
Image: G. Cuccodoro

1 beetle from China

Publication: Megarthrus of China. Part 3. Comments on the occurrence of Megarthrus nitidulus Kraatz, 1857 in China, and description of a new species, with notes on teratology and phoretic acari in the genus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Proteininae).

Authors: Zhang, S., Cuccodoro, G., Chen, L. & Liu Z. P.

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Institute of Entomology, College of Plant Protection, Southwest University, Chongqing, China.

5 beetles from the Philippines

Publication: Contribution to the knowledge of the Scaphisomatini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scaphidiinae) of Mindanao, Philippines.

Author: Ivan Löbl

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland

Achilia quanrantena
Image: G. Cuccodoro

3 beetles from Chile

Publication: Part 7. Revision of Achilia Reitter, 1890: A. cosmoptera species group (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae).

Authors: Kurbatov, S. A., Cuccodoro, G. & Sabella, G

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.

V-flight intercept tra
Image: I. Löbl

4 beetles from the USA

Publication: Scaphisomatini of Arizona (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Scaphidiinae) collected by V-Flight Intercept Traps.

Authors: Ivan Löbl, Richard A. B. Leschen & William B. Warner

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Manaaki Whenua, Landcare Research, new Zealand; Chandler, USA.

7 beetles from Malaysia

Publication: On the Baeocera Erichson (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scaphidiinae) of Sabah, Malaysia, and a tale on mystified biodiversity.

Authors: Ivan Löbl & Aleš Smetana

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Canadian National Collection of Insects, Canada.

Diptychophora planaltina
Image: B. Landry

3 moths from Brazil

Publication: A taxonomic review of the genus Diptychophora Zeller (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae sensu lato, Crambinae) in Brazil, with descriptions of three new species.

Authors: Bernard Landry & Vitor O. Becker

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Serra Bonita Reserve, Bahia, Brazil.

Procerobaetis totuspinosus
Image: J.-L. Gattolliat

1 mayfly from Thailand

Publication: A new species and first record of the genus Procerobaetis Kaltenbach & Gattolliat, 2020 (Ephemeroptera, Baetidae) from Thailand.

Authors: Chanaporn Suttinun, Thomas Kaltenbach, Jean-Luc Gattolliat, Boonsatien Boonsoong

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

Labiobaetis excavatus
Image: J.-L. Gattolliat

1 mayfly from Ethiopia

Publication: Labiobaetis Novikova & Kluge in Ethiopia (Ephemeroptera, Baetidae), with description of a new species.

Authors: Thomas Kaltenbach & Jean-Luc Gattolliat

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

Obhylius
Image: C. Germann

2 beetles from Borneo

Publication: Two new Cotasteromimina from Borneo (Coleoptera, Curculionidae: Molytinae).

Author: Christoph Germann

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Switzerland

Afroedura donveae
Image: Werner Conradie

4 geckos from Angola

Publication: Rock island melody: A revision of the Afroedura bogerti Loveridge, 1944 group, with descriptions of four new endemic species from Angola.

Authors: William R. Branch, Andreas Schmitz, Javier Lobón-Rovira, Ninda L. Baptista, Telmo António, Werner Conradie

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Port Elizabeth Museum & Nelson Mandela University, South Africa; Universidade do Porto, Portugal; Instituto Superior de Ciências da Educação da Huíla, Angola; Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia.

Androsace albimontana
Image: Denis Jordan

This year, the Alps have once again proven to be a source of undiscovered biodiversity. After many seasons of field work and research in herbaria, a new plant species of the primulaceae family (Primulaceae) has been described: Androsace albimontana. This new species was chosen this year as an emblem by the Swiss Systematics Society (SSS).