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Mario H Yánez-Muñoz, Carolina Reyes-Puig, Juan Pablo Reyes-Puig, Julián A Velasco, Fernando Ayala-Varela, Omar Torres-Carvajal
A new species of Anolis lizard from the Andean slopes of southwestern Colombia and northwestern Ecuador, from between 1187 and 2353 m in elevation, is described. The new species can be distinguished from other Anolis in squamation, cranial osteology, hemipenial morphology, and nuclear and mitochondrial DNA. The new species is sister to Anolisaequatorialis , and it is suggested that previous records of A.aequatorialis in Colombia correspond to the new species described herein.
2018: ZooKeys
William F Smith-Vaniz, Luke Tornabene, Raphael M Macieira
A new species of jawfish, Opistognathusthionyi sp. n. , is described from the Vitória-Trindade Chain and Fernando de Noronha Archipelago off Brazil, a disjunct distribution of ca. 1,800 km. Opistognathusthionyi and its allopatric Caribbean sister-species, Opistognathusmaxillosus , both have a wide, fan-like upper margin of the subopercular flap and mostly over-lapping meristic data. The new species differs from O.maxillosus in having the darkest spot on the spinous dorsal fin, when present, between spines 2-5, versus always present between spines 6-9, the buccal area surrounding the esophageal opening pale versus very dark and fewer oblique scale rows in longitudinal series (45-52 vs...
2018: ZooKeys
Xiu-Dan Wang, Ya-Lin Zhang
One new leafhopper genus Paracodilia gen. n. with one new species P.geniculata sp. n. , and two other new species in different genera, Bolivielaexpanda and Armaturolidiasymmetrica spp. n. , are described in the tribe Coelidiini (Cicadellidae: Coelidiinae) from the Neotropical region. Photographs and illustrations are provided.
2018: ZooKeys
Zohar Yanai, Jean-Luc Gattolliat, Netta Dorchin
The taxonomy and systematics of the genus Baetis Leach (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) in Israel is clarified for the first time as part of an ongoing comprehensive survey of the Israeli mayfly fauna. Six clearly defined species are currently recognized in Israel, four of which are described here as new to science. The validity of all species is supported by a molecular analysis of the mitochondrial COI gene. A key for the identification of the Israeli species based on the nymphal stage is provided, as well as data on their distribution patterns and ecology...
2018: ZooKeys
Yanfeng Tong, Haifeng Chen, Sijia Liu, Shuqiang Li
A new genus, Kachinia Tong & Li, gen. n. , including two new species, K.putao Tong & Li, sp. n. , and K.mahmolae Tong & Li, sp. n. , is described from Myanmar. The new genus belonging to the subfamily Oonopinae Simon, 1890, currently is the only member of the Brignolia - Opopaea clade with leg spines.
2018: ZooKeys
Anna L Klass, Svetlana E Sokolova, Alexander V Kondakov, Yulia V Bespalaya, Mikhail Yu Gofarov, Alena A Tomilova, Ilya V Vikhrev, Ivan N Bolotov
Associations of various invertebrate species with bryozoans and sponges are a well-known marine phenomenon but such epizooic communities are far less diverse in freshwater environments. Here an occurrence of numerous leeches Alboglossiphoniacf.papillosa (Braun, 1805), in interstitial spaces between zooids of a colony of the freshwater bryozoan species Plumatellaaff.fungosa (Pallas, 1768) in Eastern Siberia is described. To the best of our knowledge, this record appears to be the first known example of a leech-bryozoan association, although such relationships deserve further research...
2018: ZooKeys
Takato Izumi, Toshihiko Fujita
Scolanthus is one genus of Edwardsiidae, a speciose family of burrowing worm-like sea anemones characterized by lacking a physa-like aboral end and by possessing nemathybomes on the whole body except at the distal end. This genus has been recorded worldwide, but there have been no specimens collected from Japan. In this study, we discovered four Scolanthus species in Japan for the first time: Scolanthusarmatus (Carlgren, 1931) and Scolanthuskopepe sp. n. from the Ogasawara Islands, Scolanthusena sp. n. from Ena Bay, Kanagawa, and Scolanthusisei sp...
2018: ZooKeys
Gyulli Sh Farzalieva, Pavel S Nefediev
A new lithobiomorph species, Shikokuobiusaltaicus sp. n. , is described from the Altai Mountains in southwestern Siberia, Russia. This is the first record of the genus Shikokuobius Shinohara, 1982 in continental Asia, all previous reports being from Japan. The distribution of Shikokuobius is mapped.
2018: ZooKeys
Francisco Javier Peris-Felipo, Sergey A Belokobylskij
A review of the genus Apronopa van Achterberg, 1980 with illustrated re-descriptions of the known species and a key for their identification is provided.
2018: ZooKeys
Yanqing Lv, Xiaoning Zhang, Adam Ślipiński, Yurong He, Xingmin Wang
The genus Filipinolotis Miyatake has been reviewed in this study. Descriptions and illustrations of two species ( F.latefasciata Miyatake and F.purpuratorotunda Wang, Zhang & Ślipiński, sp. n. ) in the Luzon island of the Philippines, are given. The male genitalia of F.latefasciata are described for the first time. A key to known species is also provided.
2018: ZooKeys
Yu-Qing Zhang, Li-Zhen Li, Zi-Wei Yin
Six new species of the genus Linan Hlaváč are described from central to southern China: L.arcitibialis sp. n. (Hubei), L.denticulatus sp. n. (Guizhou), L.divaricatus sp. n. (Jiangxi), L.geneolatus sp. n. (Guizhou), L.mangshanus sp. n. (Hunan), and L.mulunensis sp. n. (Guangxi), with illustrations of habitus and major diagnostic characters. Linanmegalobus Yin & Li, originally described from Guizhou, is newly recorded in Hubei. An updated key to and a distributional map of all 16 known species are provided...
2018: ZooKeys
Ernesto Rázuri-Gonzales, Ralph W Holzenthal, Blanca Ríos-Touma
Four new species of Atanatolica Mosely are described from Ecuador: A.andina sp. n. , A.angulata sp. n. , A.curvata sp. n. , and A.decouxi sp. n. These species belong to the A.dominicana group and constitute new records of the genus from Chimborazo, Imbabura, and Napo Provinces. Additionally, A.andina sp. n. represents the highest elevation recorded for any species in the genus at 3900 m. Size class data are also presented suggesting continuous larval growth for the probable larva of A.decouxi sp. n. , described and illustrated here...
2018: ZooKeys
Kaarel Sammet, Mari Ivask, Olavi Kurina
The data on Estonian Myriapoda are scattered in various publications and there has been no overview of the fauna up to the present. A critical summary of the previous information on Estonian Myriapoda is given, supplemented by new records and distribution maps. Altogether, 5784 specimens from 276 collecting sites were studied. To the hitherto recorded 14 centipede species are added Lithobiusmelanops , L.microps , Geophiluscarpophagus , G.flavus , Strigamiatranssilvanica and Stenotaenialinearis , a probably introduced species...
2018: ZooKeys
Rudolf H Scheffrahn, Yves Roisin
Anenteotermescherubimi Scheffrahn, sp. n. is described from workers and male imagos collected in Cameroon and Republic of the Congo. This is the smallest soldierless termite known from Africa. As with many soldierless and soil-feeding termite species, the enteric valve morphology is a robust and essential diagnostic character for An.cherubimi . Preserved workers display pre-autothysis morphology and the effects of abdominal autothysis.
2018: ZooKeys
Santi Watiroyram
The description of Bryocyclopsasetus sp. n. and the record of B.muscicola (Menzel, 1926) from Thailand are presented. The new species is most similar to B.maewaensis Watiroyram, Brancelj & Sanoamuang, 2012, the cave-dwelling species described from northern and western Thailand. They share morphological characteristics, such as the free margin of the anal operculum which is ovated and serrate, the same setae and the spines formulae on P1-P4Exp-2 (setae:; spines: and Enp-2 of P1-P2, P4 (setae formula 3...
2018: ZooKeys
Wentao Niu, Shuangen Yu, Peng Tian, Jiaguang Xiao
Lack of mitochondrial genome data of Scleractinia is hampering progress across genetic, systematic, phylogenetic, and evolutionary studies concerning this taxon. Therefore, in this study, the complete mitogenome sequence of the stony coral Echinophylliaaspera (Ellis & Solander, 1786), has been decoded for the first time by next generation sequencing and genome assembly. The assembled mitogenome is 17,697 bp in length, containing 13 protein coding genes (PCGs), two transfer RNAs and two ribosomal RNAs. It has the same gene content and gene arrangement as in other Scleractinia...
2018: ZooKeys
Iulia V Miu, Gabriel B Chisamera, Viorel D Popescu, Ruben Iosif, Andreea Nita, Steluta Manolache, Viorel D Gavril, Ioana Cobzaru, Laurentiu Rozylowicz
Based on species occurrence records of museum collections, published literature, and unpublished records shared by mammalian experts, we compiled a distribution database for 59 terrestrial mammals populating the extensively protected Dobrogea Region of Romania. The spatial patterns of mammal distribution and diversity was evaluated and systematic conservation planning applied to identify priority areas for their conservation. The spatial analyses revealed that intensive sampling was not directly correlated to mammal diversity but rather to accessibility for inventory...
2018: ZooKeys
Dongqi Liu, Yu Zhou, Kun Yang, Xiuyue Zhang, Yongbai Chen, Chong Li, Hua Li, Zhaobin Song
The releasing program of Chinese sucker ( Myxocyprinusasiaticus ) has been conducted for years in China. To prevent loss of genetic variation in wild populations, it is important to assess and monitor genetic diversity of broodstocks before release of offspring. Three broodstocks (Pixian Base of Sichuan Fisheries Research Institute, China (PBS), Yibin Base of Sichuan Fisheries Research Institute, China (YBS) and Yibin Rare Aquatic Animal Research Institute, China (YRA)) were investigated using mitochondrial control region and 12 microsatellites...
2018: ZooKeys
Lujza Keresztes, Jesús Martínez Menéndez, Luis Martin, Edina Török, Levente-Péter Kolcsár
A new species of the TipulasubgenusMediotipula is described from the south-eastern part of Albania, south-eastern Europe. Morphologically, the new species is most similar to T. (M.) stigmatella Schummel, 1833, but differs mainly with respect to males, having a distinctly shaped posterior margin of tergite 9-10, a widened outer gonostylus and a series of details of the inner gonostylus (anterior end of the anterior arm, shape of the posterior arm), as well as having more bulbous and rounded hypogynal valves in the females...
2018: ZooKeys
David Král, Lucie Hrůzová
Glaresishespericula sp. n. from the Cape Verde Islands (Boa Vista Island) is described and its diagnostic characters are illustrated. The new species is compared with similar and probably closely related species Glaresiswalzlae Scholtz, 1983. The differential diagnosis is mainly based on the different shape of meso- and metatibiae.
2018: ZooKeys
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