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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

Click below for previous years:

2015 (105 new species); 2016 (206); 2017 (143); 2018 (141); 2019 (96); 2020 (220); 2021 (159)

21 New Species 2022

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.

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.

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).


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