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Yucheng Lin, Francesco Ballarin, Shuqiang Li
Forty-three new species of Nesticidae are described from China, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Madagascar, and two new junior synonyms are suggested. A new genus, Speleoticusgen. n., is described with Nesticus navicellatus Liu & Li, 2013 as the type species, and four species are transferfed from Nesticus, i.e., Speleoticus globosus (Liu & Li, 2013), comb. n., Speleoticus libo (Chen & Zhu, 2005), comb. n., Speleoticus navicellatus (Liu & Li, 2015), comb. n. and Speleoticus uenoi (Yaginuma, 1972), comb...
2016: ZooKeys
Igor Kaprus', Wanda Weiner, Grzegorz Paśnik
Seven new species, Protaphorura jernikasp. n., Protaphorura absconditasp. n., Protaphorura tuvinicasp. n., Protaphorura vasilinaesp. n., Protaphorura sayanicasp. n., Protaphorura oligopseudocellatasp. n. and Protaphorura nikolaisp. n. from different habitats of the southern Siberia and Far East of Russia, are described. Protaphorura ombrophila (Stach, 1960) is redescribed based on the type specimens. These species differ one from other and from all known species by dorsal and ventral pseudocellar formulae, number of pseudocelli on subcoxae 1 of legs I-III, parapseudocellar formula, chaetotaxy of body, structure of claw, size of postantennal organ and body length...
2016: ZooKeys
Ali Salur, Mustafa Cemal Darilmaz, Ernst Bauernfeind
The mayfly fauna of Turkey was reviewed including all hitherto known distribution records together with references and a few new records. Additionally, comments on taxonomy, identification and nomenclature are provided. Two species are new for the Turkish fauna: Ephemera romantzovi Kluge, 1988 and Thraulus thraker Jacob, 1988. A list of taxa including their recorded distribution in Turkey (according to provinces) is provided in the annotated catalogue. The type locality is also given for each species originally described from Turkey...
2016: ZooKeys
Wang Liu, Su-Fang Yang, Xian-Jin Peng
The present paper deals with two new species of Yaginumaella, Yaginumaella lushuiensissp. n. (female and male) and Yaginumaella pseudoflexasp. n. (female and male). The male of Yaginumaella lushuiensissp. n. differs from the related species Yaginumaella flexa Song & Chai, 1992 in ventral view of palpal organ. The female of Yaginumaella lushuiensissp. n. differs from the related species Yaginumaella urbanii Żabka, 1981 by: 1) hoods locate at the anterior area of epigynum and far away from the copulatory openings; 2) epigynum about circular; 3) copulatory openings transverse...
2016: ZooKeys
Chi Jin, Lina Fu, Xiangchu Yin, Feng Zhang
Four new species of the genus Otacilia Thorell, 1897 are reported from Hunan Province, China: Otacilia hippocampasp. n., Otacilia yangmingensissp. n., Otacilia curvatasp. n., and Otacilia submicrostomasp. n. All new species are described based on both sexes. In addition, the 55 known Otacilia species are divided into four species groups.
2016: ZooKeys
Michitaka Shimomura
A new mysid, Mysidella hoshinoisp. n. is described from Izu-Oshima Island, Sagami Sea, central Japan. This species differs from its congeners in having a posterodorsal finger-like papilla on the eyestalk, five peculiar spines terminating in plumed seta on outer margin of carpopropodus of endopod of first thoracopod, and uropodal endopod bearing 27 spines on inner margin.
2016: ZooKeys
Emily A Glover, John D Taylor
A new shallow water species of the lucinid bivalve Pleurolucina is described from Curaçao in the southern Caribbean Sea and compared with known species of the genus from the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific Oceans. Although confused with the Floridian species Pleurolucina leucocyma, it is most similar to the eastern Pacific Pleurolucina undata. As in all studied lucinids, the new species possesses symbiotic bacteria housed in the ctenidia. The shell microstructure is unusual with repeated and intercalated conchiolin layers that have sublayers of 'tulip-shaped' calcareous spherules...
2016: ZooKeys
Fuhua Zhang, Shibao Wu, Cuiyun Zou, Qiaoyun Wang, Shaoshan Li, Ruyong Sun
The Chinese pangolin (Manis pentadactyla Linnaeus, 1758) is a critically endangered species, and documents on its captive breeding and reproductive parameters are scarce. MP8, kept in the Pangolin Research Base for Artificial Rescue and Conservation Breeding of South China Normal University (the PRB-SCNU), gave birth to a male offspring (MP86) on 19 October 2011. The baby pangolin was well developed, with a weight of 120 g and a total length of 23.2 cm. The gestation length of MP8 was estimated to be from 182 to 225d...
2016: ZooKeys
Michael E Irwin, Shaun L Winterton
Two new stiletto fly genera of Agapophytinae (Diptera: Therevidae) are described from Australia. Sidarenagen. n. comprises six new species (Sidarena aurantiasp. n., Sidarena flavipalpasp. n., Sidarena geraldtonsp. n., Sidarena hortorumsp. n., Sidarena macfarlandisp. n., and Sidarena yallingupsp. n.) and is largely endemic to Western Australia. Zelothrix gen. n. is described based on two species; Zelothrix warrumbunglessp. n. is a locally abundant species in Eastern Australia, while Zelothrix yeatesisp. n. is restricted to southwestern Western Australia...
2016: ZooKeys
Christian Rabeling, Jeffrey Sosa-Calvo, Lauren A O'Connell, Luis A Coloma, Fernando Fernández
The ant genus Lenomyrmex was recently discovered and described from mid to high elevation rainforests in southern Central and northwestern South America. Lenomyrmex currently consists of six described species, which are only rarely collected. Here, we add a new species, Lenomyrmex hoelldoblerisp. n., which was discovered in a stomach content sample of the dendrobatid frog, Oophaga sylvatica, from northwestern Ecuador. Lenomyrmex hoelldobleri can be distinguished from other species in the genus by the presence of a well-developed petiolar node, whereas in all other species the node of the petiole is ill-defined...
2016: ZooKeys
Andris Bukejs, Michael Schmitt
Based on a single well-preserved specimen from Eocene Baltic amber, Lilioceris groehnisp. n. is described and illustrated using phase-contrast X-ray microtomography. It is the first described species of Criocerinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) from Baltic amber. A check-list of fossil Criocerinae is provided. Placement of Crioceris pristiana (Germar, 1813) is discussed, this species is removed from Criocerinae and placed in Coleoptera incertae sedis.
2016: ZooKeys
Yanfeng Tong, Joseph K H Koh, Xiujiao Tong, Shuqiang Li
Five new species of the genus Ischnothyreus are reported from Singapore: Ischnothyreus an Tong & Li, sp. n., Ischnothyreus brunneus Tong & Li, sp. n., Ischnothyreus dactylinus Tong & Li, sp. n., Ischnothyreus poculum Tong & Li, sp. n. and Ischnothyreus tectorius Tong & Li, sp. n. Morphological descriptions and illustrations are given for all new species.
2016: ZooKeys
Annah Mabidi, Matthew S Bird, Renzo Perissinotto, D Christopher Rogers
A survey of the large branchiopod fauna of the Eastern Cape Karoo region of South Africa was undertaken to provide baseline biodiversity information in light of impending shale gas development activities in the region. Twenty-two waterbodies, including nine dams and thirteen natural depression wetlands, were sampled during November 2014 and April 2015. A total of 13 species belonging to four orders were collected, comprising five anostracans, one notostracan, six spinicaudatans and one laevicaudatan. Cyzicus australis was most common, occurring in 46% of the waterbodies...
2016: ZooKeys
McLean L D Worsham, Randy Gibson, David G Huffman
The San Marcos River in Central Texas has been well studied and has been demonstrated to be remarkably specious. Prior to the present study, research on free-living invertebrates in the San Marcos River only dealt with hard bodied taxa with the exception of the report of one gastrotrich, and one subterranean platyhelminth that only incidentally occurs in the head spring outflows. The remainder of the soft-bodied metazoan fauna that inhabit the San Marcos River had never been studied. Our study surveyed the annelid fauna and some other soft-bodied invertebrates of the San Marcos River headsprings...
2016: ZooKeys
Kenji Saitoh, Kentaro Shindo, Yasufumi Fujimoto, Kiyotaka Takahashi, Tetsuo Shimada
Genotyping of endangered species is helpful for establishing and evaluating conservation strategies. Mitochondrial sequence data was analyzed from 541 individuals of a critically endangered fish, Acheilognathus typus from present-day range-wide localities to re-evaluate an in-progress restoration program around Lake Izunuma-Uchinuma, Miyagi, Japan. Acheilognathus typus showed low sequence diversity with only eight haplotypes and π and ĥ values of 0.59129 and 0.00118 respectively. Genetic data suggests Acheilognathus typus is adapted to pulsed environments and prone to population flush and crash...
2016: ZooKeys
Kelly B Miller
Novadessus viracochagen. n. and sp. n. is described from Peru. The genus distinctly is characterized by having the following combination: (1) a transverse occipital line absent on the head; (2) the anterior clypeal margin not modified; (3) a pair of basal pronotal striae present; (4) the basal elytral stria absent; (5) the elytral sutural stria absent; (6) the elytron without longitudinal carinae; (7) the epipleuron without a transverse carina at the humeral angle; (8) the lateral lobes of the male aedeagus two-segmented; (9) the overall habitus elongate and oval, with lateral pronotal and elytral margins discontinuous; (10) without distinct denticles along the posterior margins of the abdominal sternites; (11) the male genitalia (both median lobe and lateral lobes) bilaterally symmetrical; and (12) the metatrochanter small relative to the metafemur, approximately 0...
2016: ZooKeys
Xiaosheng Chen, Xiufeng Xie, Shunxiang Ren, Xingmin Wang
Five species of the genus Horniolus Weise, 1901 from China are revised, including the description of a new species, Horniolus hainanensis Chen & Ren, sp. n.Horniolus sonduongensis Hoàng, 1979 is reported from China for the first time. A key to the species from China is provided. Nomenclatural history, diagnoses, detailed descriptions, illustrations, and distribution for each species have been provided. A checklist of all known species of this genus is also presented.
2016: ZooKeys
Dongju Bian, Haibin Sun
A key to Grouvellinus Champion from mainland China is provided. Two new species of Grouvellinus are described from Jiangxi, China, Grouvellinus orbiculatussp. n. and Grouvellinus sagittatussp. n. Descriptions, diagnoses, and illustrations of the new species are given. Habitus photos of the nine known species are provided including the four species from Taiwan.
2016: ZooKeys
Manfred A Jäch, Juan A Delgado
Hydraena matyotisp. n. (Coleoptera, Hydraenidae) is described from the Seychelles, Indian Ocean. Hydraena mahensis Scott, 1913 is redescribed. The latter is here recorded from La Digue for the first time. A key to the species of the genus Hydraena Kugelann, 1794 of the Seychelles is presented.
2016: ZooKeys
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