New Species 2020


Rudlingerite
Image : 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.


196 New Species 2020

Bironium quadrimaculatum
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : Michael Balkenohl
Clinocera vaillantiana
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : C. Germann
Anchonidium
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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
Image : 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.