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New Species Swiss Made 2023

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 (160); 2022 (103)


315 new species 2023

Anchonidium selvanum
Immagine: C. Germann

1 beetle from Portugal

Publication: Anchonidium selvanum sp. nov. (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Molytinae) from northern Portugal.

Authors: Christoph Germann, Carlo Braunert

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel & Naturhistorisches Museum Bern, Switzerland; Musée National d’Histoire Naturelle de Luxembourg

Cryptorhopalum pirkli
Immagine: Pavel Krasensky

1 beetle from the Dominican Republic

Publication: A new species of Cryptorhopalum (Coleoptera: Dermestidae: Megatominae) from the Dominican Republic.

Authors: Jiri Hava, Jiří Hodeček

University Centre of Legal Medicine & Museum Cantonal des Sciences Naturelles, Lausanne, Switzerland; Únětice u Prahy, Czech Republic

Clivina quadrataconvexa
Immagine: M. BALKENOHL

1 beetle from from Myanmar and the North of India

Publication: Notes on Clivinini species from Asia with the description of a new genus and a new species from Myanmar and the North of India (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Scaritinae).

Author: Michael BALKENOHL

Bonstetten, Switzerland

Alainites neeru
Immagine: Asha SOHIL

1 mayfly from the Himalayas

Publication: First record of the genus Alainites Waltz & McCafferty, 1994 (Ephemeroptera, Baetidae) from India with the description of a new species from the North-western Himalayas.

Authors: Asha SOHIL, Pandiarajan SRINIVASAN, T. SIVARUBAN, S. BARATHY, Jean-Luc GATTOLLIAT & Neeraj SHARMA

Muséum Cantonal des Sciences Naturelles & University of Lausanne, Switzerland; University of Jammu & Fatima College, India

Triclistus levii
Immagine: A. Viertler

4 fossil waps from Baltic and Dominican amber

Publication: Impact of increasing morphological information by micro‑CT scanning on the phylogenetic placement of Darwin wasps (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae) in amber.

Authors: Alexandra Viertler, Karin Urfer, Georg Schulz, Seraina Klopfstein and Tamara Spasojevic

Natural History Museum Basel, University of Bern, Natural History Museum St. Gallen, University of Basel, Switzerland

Sulciclivina mikirensis
Immagine: M. Balkenohl

12 beetles from Asia

Publication: Revision of the genus Sulciclivina Balkenohl, 2022 from Asia (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Clivinini).

Author: Michael BALKENOHL

Bonstetten, Switzerland

Ophiotaenia laruei
Immagine: A. De Chambrier

2 tapeworms from North America

Publication: Discovering high species diversity of Ophiotaenia tapeworms (Cestoda: Proteocephalidae) of watersnakes (Colubridae) in North America.

Authors: Alain de Chambrier, Olena Kudlai, Chris T. McAllister, Tomas Scholz

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Institute of Ecology, Nature Research Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania; Northeast Texas Community College, USA; Biology Centre of the CzechAcademy of Sciences, České Budějovice, Czech Republic.

Eoclivina basilewskyi
Immagine: M. Balkenohl

2 beetles from Nigeria and Tanzania

Publication: The genus Eoclivina (Kult, 1959) from Africa with the description of two new species (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Clivinini).

Author: Michael Balkenohl

Bonstetten, Switzerland

Mystus celator
Immagine: M. Kottelat

1 catfish from Myanmar

Publication: Mystus celator, a new species of catfish from northern Myanmar (Actinopterygii: Siluriformes: Bagridae).

Authors: Heok Hee Ng, Maurice Kottelat

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

Scaphidium spinipenne
Immagine: I. Löbl

3 beetles from the Philippines

Publication: Three new species of Scaphidiinae from Mindanao and Palawan (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae).

Author: Ivan Löbl

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland

5 beetles from China and Taiwan

Publication: New species and records of Scaphidiinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from mainland China
and Taiwan.

Author: Ivan Löbl

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland

Scaphobaeocera setosa
Immagine: I. Löbl

1 beetle from China

Publication: Scaphobaeocera setosa sp. nov., an unusual Scaphidiinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) with elongate tarsal setae from China.

Authors: Ivan Löbl & Vivien Cosandey

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland

16 beetles from Java

Publication: On the Scaphidiinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) of Java, Indonesia.

Author: Ivan Löbl

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland

1 beetle from India

Publication: Baeocera chamba sp. nov., an unusual new Scaphisomatini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scaphidiinae) from North India.

Author: Ivan Löbl

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland

1 beetle from New Guinea

Publication: On a new Scaphidiini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scaphidiinae), Scaphidium coerulescens sp. nov., from New Guinea.

Author: Ivan Löbl

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland

Alyssum cognense
Immagine: S. Španiel

1 Alyssum from the Alps

Publication: Out of the Balkans and Anatolia to the Western Alps? Surprising phylogenetic implications for two endemic Alyssum (Brassicaceae) species: A. cognense sp. nov. and A. rossetii.

Authors: Stanislav španiel , Philippe Juillerat, Klaus Kaplan, Maurizio Bovio, Beat Bäumler, Mathieu Perret, Lenka Mártonfiová and Judita Zozomová-Lihová

Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques, Geneva, & Info Flora, Switzerland; Slovak Academy of Sciences, & 7Botanical Garden of P. J. Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia; Charles University, Benátská, Czechia; Museo regionale di Scienze naturali ‘Efisio Noussan’, Italy.

Nimisora iberica
Immagine: S. Pérez-Ortega

1 fungus from Spain

Publication: Nimisora (Lecanoraceae, Ascomycota), a new genus for a common lecideoid epiphytic species from the central Iberian Peninsula.

Authors: Sergio Pérez-Ortega, Yolanda Turégano, Måns Svensson and Juan Carlos Zamora

Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques, Geneva, Switzerland; Real Jardín Botánico, Spain; Uppsala University, Sweden

Contarinia ampelitsiae
Immagine: L. Fazan

1 gall-midge from Crete

Publication: A new species of Contarinia (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) from flower galls on the relict tree Zelkova abelicea (Ulmaceae) endemic to Crete (Greece).

Authors: Laurence Fazan, Netta Dorchin, Sophie Giriens, Sal vatore Pasta, Giuseppe Garfì, Ilektra Remoundou, Panos V. Petrakis & Gregor Kozlowski

University of Fribourg, Natural History Museum Fribourg, Switzerland; Tel Aviv University, Israel; Italian National Research Council, Palermo, Italy; CIHEAM Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Institute of Mediterranean Forest Ecosystems, Greece; Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden, China.

Calamagrostis lonana
Immagine: S. Eggenberg

1 grass from the Alps

Publication: Calamagrostis lonana (Poaceae): a new grass species from the Pennine Alps (Switzerland).

Authors: Stefan Eggenberg, Luca Champoud, Mary Leibundgut, Christian Parisod, Louisa Wyss & Gregor Kozlowski

Info Flora, Botanischer Garten der Universität Bern, University of Fribourg, Natural History Museum Fribourg, Switzerland.

Ypsiloichthys sibelleae
Immagine: T. El Hossny

1 extinct fish from Lebanon

Publication: A New Enigmatic Teleost Fish from the Mid-Cretaceous of Lebanon.

Authors: Tamara El Hossny and Lionel Cavin

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland

Glyptothorax irroratus
Immagine: H. H. Ng

1 catfish from Laos

Publication: Glyptothorax irroratus, a new species of rheophilic catfish from the Mekong River drainage (Actinopterygii: Siluriformes:
Sisoridae).

Authors: Heok Hee Ng and Maurice Kottelat

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

Nemacheilus pullus
Immagine: M. Kottelat

1 loach from Laos

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

Author: M. Kottelat

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

Schistura ataranensis
Immagine: J. Bohlen

5 stone loaches from Southeast Asia

Publication: Revision of the Schistura cincticauda species group (Teleostei, Nemacheilidae) using molecular and morphological
markers.

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

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

Glyptothorax prionotos
Immagine: H. H. Ng

1 catfish from Myanmar and Thailand

Publication: Glyptothorax prionotos, a new sisorid catfish from Myanmar and Thailand (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Sisoridae).

Author: Heok Hee Ng and Maurice Kottelat

Delemont, Switzerland; Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Schistura palma
Immagine: M. Kottelat

1 loach from Laos

Publication: Schistura palma, a new species of loach from the Nam Ngiep drainage, central Laos (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae).

Author: M. Kottelat

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

Skolomystax brevis
Immagine: P.J. Suter

10 mayflies from Australia

Publication: Skolomystax, a new genus for the Australian species formerly included in Centroptilum Eaton (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae).

Authors: P.J. Suter, J.M. Webb and J.-L. GattoLLiat

Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, & University of Lausanne, Switzerland; La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia.

Fasciamirus petersorum
Immagine: Hrivniak L.

2 mayflies from New Caledonia

Publication: Big diversity in a small hotspot: two new species of Leptophlebiidae (Insecta, Ephemeroptera) from New Caledonia.

Authors: Ľuboš Hrivniak, Michel Sartori, Pavel Sroka, Jindřiška Bojková

Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, & University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Entomology, & Masaryk University, Czech Republic.

Alainites albai
Immagine: El Alami M.

2 mayflies from Morocco

Publications: A new species of the genus Alainites Waltz & McCafferty, 1994 (Ephemeroptera, Baetidae) from the north of Morocco; A new species of the Baetis fuscatus group (Ephemeroptera, Baetidae) from Morocco.

Authors: Majida El Alami, Laurent Vuataz, Sara El Yaagoubi, Jean-Luc Gattolliat

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

catalogue J. Plante
Immagine: B. Landry

128 moths from Europe and Asia

Publication: The Jacques Plante Noctuidae Collection. Part II. Amphipyrinae, Psaphidinae, Cuculliinae, Oncocnemidinae, Acontiinae, Pantheinae, Dyopsinae, Raphiinae, Acronictinae, Bryophilinae, Heliothinae, Condicinae & Xyleninae. New taxa. – Heterocera Press, Budapest. 445 pp. ISBN 978-615-5279-11-9.

Authors: Ronkay, L., Ronkay, G. & Landry, B.

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Heterocera Ltd, Budapest, Hungary.

Nigrobaetis plures
Immagine: T. Kaltenbach

6 mayflies from Philippines and Indonesia

Publication: New species of Nigrobaetis from Southeast Asia (Ephemeroptera, Baetidae).

Authors: Thomas Kaltenbach, Jean-Luc Gattolliat

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

Arcobaetis sumatrensis
Immagine: T. Kaltenbach

4 mayflies from South Asia

Publication: A new, widespread genus of Baetidae from South Asia (Insecta, Ephemeroptera).

Authors: Thomas Kaltenbach, Nikita J. Kluge, Jean-Luc Gattolliat

Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, & University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Saint Petersburg State University, Russia

Securiops primasia
Immagine: T. Kaltenbach

1 mayfly from Thailand

Publication: First report of the Afrotropical genus Securiops Jacobus, McCafferty & Gattolliat (Ephemeroptera, Baetidae) from Southeast Asia, with description of a new species.

Authors: Thomas Kaltenbach, Sirikamon Phlai-ngam, Chanaporn Suttinun, Jean-Luc Gattolliat

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

Labiobaetis_bilibil
Immagine: T. Kaltenbach

6 mayflies from New Guinea

Publication: New species of Labiobaetis Novikova & Kluge from New Guinea (Ephemeroptera, Baetidae): a never-ending story of diversity.

Authors: Thomas Kaltenbach, Laurent Vuataz, Jean-Luc Gattolliat

Muséum cantonal des Sciences Naturelles & University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Eremohadena peterschucherti
Immagine: G. Ronkay

1 moth from Pakistan

Publciation: A review of the genus Eremohadena Ronkay, Varga & Fábián, 1995 subgenus Megahadena Ronkay, Varga & Gyulai, 2002 with description of a new species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Xyleninae).

Authors: Gábor Ronkay, László Ronkay & Bernard Landry

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Heterocera Ltd, Budapest, Hungary

Hypenopsis calusa
Immagine: J.-F. Landry

3 moths from North America

Publication: On the species formerly assigned to Schrankia Hübner (Erebidae: Hypenodinae) in the Western Hemisphere, with the revalidation of Hypenopsis Dyar and descriptions of three new species.

Authors: Jean-François Landry, Bernard Landry & Paul Goldstein

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Ottawa Research and Development Centre, Canada; National Museum of National History, USA.

Lederina elongata
Immagine: V. Cosandey

2 beetles from China

Publication: Two new species of Lederina Nikitsky & Belov, 1982 (Coleoptera: Melandryidae: Melandryinae) from Yunnan, China.

Author: Vivien Cosandey

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland

Argentochiloides mirabilis
Immagine: G. Bassi

1 moth from Africa

Publucation: Notes on the genus Argentochiloides Błeszyński, 1961, with description of a new species (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea, Crambidae).

Author: Graziano Bassi

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland

9 barklice from Southeast Asia

Publication: Nine new species of Psyllipsocus Selys-Longchamps, 1872 (Psocodea: ‘Psocoptera’: Psyllipsocidae) from Southeast Asia.

Author: Charles Lienhard

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland

Lederina armadillo
Immagine: V. Cosandey

6 beetles from Taiwan

Publication: Description of six new species of Lederina Nikitsky & Belov, 1982 (Coleoptera: Melandryidae: Melandryinae) from Taiwan.

Author: Vivien Cosandey

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland

Cyparium castaneum
Immagine: I. Löbl

4 beetles from Borneo

Publication: On the Cypariini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scaphidiinae) of Borneo.

Authors: Ivan Löbl & Vivien Cosandey

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland

56 beetles from Malaysia

Publication: Estimates of global biodiversity and costs of biodiversity research revisited, with a review of Sabah Scaphisoma Leach and descriptions of 56 new species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scaphidiinae).

Author: Ivan Löbl

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland

Scaphisoma boukali.JPG
Immagine: I. Löbl

6 beetles from India

Publication: Additions to the knowledge of South Indian Scaphisomatini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scaphidiinae).

Authors: Ivan Löbl & Vivien Cosandey

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland

Oligoptilomera luberonensis
Immagine: A. Nel

1 fossil water strider from France

Publication: The first fossil representative of the water strider subfamily Ptilomerinae (Heteroptera: Gerromorpha: Gerridae) in the Oligocene paleolake of Murs (southern France) with some palaeoecological considerations.

Authors: André Nel, Bastien Mennecart, Tamara Spasojevic,Alexandra Viertler, Olivier Maridet, Loïc Costeur, Romain Garrouste, Pauline Coster

Natural History Museum Basel, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Jurassica Museum, Switzerland; Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité (ISYEB), Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, EPHE, Université des Antilles; ; Réserve Naturelle Nationale Géologique du Luberon

Micromeryx_caoi
Immagine: B. Mennecart

2 fossil mammals from China

Publication: Miocene Moschidae (Mammalia, Ruminantia) from the Linxia Basin (China) connect Europe and Asia and show an early evolutionary diversity of a today monogeneric family.

Authors: Manuela Aiglstorfer, Shi-Qi Wang, Jie Cheng, Luda Xing, Jiao Fu, Bastien Mennecart

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Switzerland; Naturhistorisches Museum Mainz, Germany; Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

Microstrobilinia castrans
Immagine: Ludwig Beenken

1 fungus from Europe

Publication: Microstrobilinia castrans, a new genus and species of the Sclerotiniaceae parasitizing pollen cones of Picea spp.

Authors: Ludwig Beenken, Sophie Stroheker, Vivanne Dubach, Markus Schlegel, Valentin Queloz, Andrin Gross

Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland