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Johann Waringer, Hans Malicky
The paper gives a description of the hitherto unknown larvae of Micropterna coiffaiti, Micropterna taurica, and Potamophylax goulandriorum (Trichoptera: Limnephilidae). Information on the morphology of the larvae is given and the most important diagnostic features are illustrated. In the context of published keys, the larva of Micropterna coiffaiti keys together with Micropterna sequax, Stenophylax mitis, and Stenophylax permistus. Species can be easily diagnosed by presence/absence and the structure of posterior sclerites at the lateral protuberances, by the extent of head spinule fields, and by the number of posterolateral setae on abdominal dorsum IX...
October 12, 2016: Zootaxa
Lalramliana Lalramliana, Denis Van Lalhlimpuia, Beihrosa Solo, Vanramliana Vanramliana
Physoschistura chhimtuipuiensis, new species, from a tributary of the Kaladan River in Mizoram, northeastern India, is distinguished from all other species of Physoschistura by a combination of the following characters: scales between pectoral- and pelvic-fin bases deeply embedded and sparsely set, lateral line incomplete with 56-63 pores, reaching slightly beyond the base of the last anal-fin ray, a suborbital flap in male, 8½ branched dorsal-fin rays and 8+7 branched caudal-fin rays.
October 4, 2016: Zootaxa
Dmitry A Dmitriev
Two new genera of the leafhopper tribe Erythroneurini, Nedotepa gen. n. and Alerrawia gen. n., and three new species, Nedotepa curta sp. n. from Ghana, Alerrawia meliae sp. n. from Kenya, and Musbrnoia linnavuorii sp. n. from Indonesia, are described and illustrated. Nedotepa curta sp. n. has an unusually reduced ovipositor, a feature not previously recorded in Typhlocybinae. Musbrnoia linnavuorii sp. n. has extremely elongated parts of the male terminalia, which remarkably resemble parts of the female ovipositor...
October 4, 2016: Zootaxa
Liyuan Yang, Christopher H Dietrich, Yalin Zhang
Three new species, Pediopsis tripartita, P. subtilis and Ruandopsis elongata spp. nov., from Madagascar are described. These species represent the first records of their respective genera in Madagascar. Images of adults and genitalia of the three species are provided.
October 4, 2016: Zootaxa
Paweł Jałoszyński
Afroeudesis Franz was described as a subgenus of Pseudoeudesis Binaghi (Scydmaenini), with a single species from Tanzania. Recently, Afroeudesis was transferred to Glandulariini and elevated to generic rank, and the sub-Himalayan Nanoscydmus Jałoszyński was reduced to a subgenus of Afroeudesis. New surprising findings concerning Afroeudesis are presented here, extending the known geographic range of this enigmatic genus. Microscydmus trianguliceps Franz (Ivory Coast) and Pseudoeudesis sulcata Franz (SE Brazil) are transferred to Afroeudesis, each to a newly established subgenus: Eburneus subgen...
October 4, 2016: Zootaxa
Yuri M Marusik, Mikhail M Omelko
Two ctenid species, Anahita maolan Zhu, Chen & Song, 1999 and Ctenus yaeyamensis Yoshida, 1998 from Taiwan are redescribed in detail based on both sexes. Anahita maolan is reported from Taiwan for the first time. For both species, Kenting National Park (southernmost Taiwan) is the southernmost known locality.
October 4, 2016: Zootaxa
Zhen-Fu Huang, Hideyuki Chiba, Min Wang, Xiao-Ling Fan
A new hesperiid genus, Albiphasma gen. nov., is described with Abraximorpha heringi as the type species. The new genus consists of two species: Al. heringi comb. nov. and Al. pieridoides comb. nov. The genitalia and hair tuft on the hind tibiae suggest that the new genus is related to the genus Pintara rather than the genus Abraximorpha to which the two species have been assigned. The geographic distribution is currently restricted to southern China and Vietnam. The adult, hind leg, wing venation and male genitalia of Al...
October 4, 2016: Zootaxa
Elisa Machado Milach, Maria Kátia Matiotti Da Costa, Luciano De Pinho Martins, Lorena Andrade Nunes, Daniela Santos Martins Silva, Flávio Roberto Mello Garcia, Elliott Centeno De Oliveira, Edison Zefa
A new species of the genus Oecanthus Serville, 1831 from Reserva Natural Vale, state of Espírito Santo, Brazil is described. The new species differs from other of this genus in characteristics of the pseudepiphallus main lobe, endophallic sclerites, posterior median lobe of the metanotal gland and black spots on the femora and tibiae. The chromosome number is 2n=16+XY♂=18 and 2n=16+XX♀=18, and this complement present one pair of autosomes less than the other five cytological studied species.
October 4, 2016: Zootaxa
Ebrahim Gilasian, Joachim Ziegler, Mehrdad Parchami-Araghi
Minthodes susae Gilasian & Ziegler sp. nov. (Diptera: Tachinidae), from southwestern Iran, is described and illustrated, and compared with M. brevipennis (Brauer & Bergenstamm) from Turkey. A lectotype is recognised for Pseudomintho brevipennis Brauer & Bergenstamm (currently a species of Minthodes) and its designation is attributed to Mesnil. Minthodes pictipennis Brauer & Bergenstamm is newly recorded from Iran and Turkey, and M. latifacies Herting is reported from Iran for the first time. An identification key to the four Minthodes Brauer & Bergenstamm species known to occur in Iran is provided...
October 4, 2016: Zootaxa
Vinícius Da Rocha Miranda, Ana Claudia Dos Santos Brasil, Cinthya Simone Gomes Santos
Herein we describe specimens found along the southeastern coast of Brazil which belong to a new species, P. caissara sp. nov. This species differs from the other species of the genus by the glabrous antennae and palps, proboscis extending up to the sixth segment, jaws with smooth cutting edge and a pair of lateral wing-like sheaths, two pairs of seriate male copulatory organs, first pair of testes on segment 19 and ovaries from segment 26 onward. Reproductive characters commonly used for characterizing species are also discussed...
October 4, 2016: Zootaxa
Abdesselem Saadaoui, Bechir Saidi, Aziza Elglid, Bernard Séret, Mohamed N Bradai
Four species of stingrays of the genus Dasyatis occur in the Gulf of Gabès, but the taxonomic status of one of them, D. tortonesei has been questioned by several authors, and synonymized with D. pastinaca by some. The present study, using morphological comparisons and genetic analyses, demonstrates that there is a closely related species to D. pastinaca in the Gulf of Gabès, but distinguishable by several characters. This species is provisionally identified as Dasyatis cf. tortonesei, pending a more extensive comparative study including specimens from other regions of the Mediterranean Sea and eastern North Atlantic Ocean...
October 4, 2016: Zootaxa
Anthony C Gill, Hiroshi Senou
Gill (2004) recognised fifty-seven species in the Indo-Pacific genus Pseudochromis Rüppell (1835) but noted that the genus is undiagnosed cladistically and effectively serves as a catch-all for species that can't be placed in other pseudochromine genera (sensu Gill 2013). Since publication of Gill's revision, 13 additional species of Pseudochromis have been described, mostly based on recent collections from the highly diverse Coral Triangle area of the West Pacific (Gill & Allen 2004, 2011; Allen et al. 2008; Gill et al...
October 4, 2016: Zootaxa
William D Jr Anderson, Brian D Greene, Luiz A Rocha
In May 2014, a group of ichthyologists from the California Academy of Sciences and the Bishop Museum collecting fishes off the coast of Batangas, Luzon, Philippine Islands, obtained, in a depth of ca. 150 meters, four specimens of a species of Grammatonotus previously unknown to science. This new species, Grammatonotus brianne, is distinguishable from its described congeners by the following combination of characters: short anal-fin spines, rhomboid shaped caudal fin, lateral line usually disjunct, and live coloration...
October 4, 2016: Zootaxa
Lakpa Tamang, Bikramjit Sinha
Physoschistura walongensis, new species, is described from the bank of the Lohit River (upper Brahmaputra River basin) in the eastern most part of the state Arunachal Pradesh at an altitude of 1096 m above sea level. The new species is distinguished from its congeners by the following combination of characters: an incomplete lateral line extending at least to the anal-fin origin and maximally to the tip of the adpressed anal fin, with 71-89 canal pores; a rounded suborbital flap, the posterior margin of which slightly exceeds the anterior orbital margin, occupying less orbital area; body with 11-18 irregular vertical bars on the flank, bars more irregular on the anterior portion of the body than on posterior; 1-4 bars bifurcate ventrally; 1-4 saddles along the ventrolateral side of the body; a moderately thick W-shaped basicaudal bar; a prominent axillary pelvic fin lobe; dark brown mottled markings on the head; and forked caudal fin with 9 upper + 8 lower branched rays...
October 4, 2016: Zootaxa
Boris Sirenko, Javier Sellanes
We update the list of the bathyal chitons of the genus Leptochiton inhabiting Chilean waters. We report new records of Leptochiton belknapi and L. laurae, the first record of L. sigwartae for the area and the new species L. ibanezi sp. nov. and L. ferreirai sp. nov. With 12 species, including those described herein as new, the highest species richness of Leptochiton is found in Chilean deep waters. Taking into consideration the potential late Paleozoic origin of the genus Leptochiton, we propose that Leptochiton originated in the old Pacific Ocean and migrated to the young Atlantic Ocean...
October 4, 2016: Zootaxa
Tomohide Yasunaga, Ram Keshari Duwal
A unique phyline plant bug representing a new genus and a new species, Peniculimiris meniscus, is documented on the basis of a pair of specimens collected from Nakhon Ratchasima, central Thailand and Palawan, the Philippines. The new genus Peniculimiris, herein placed in the tribe Hallodapini, is characteristic in having a bundle of brush-like, stiff setae on the scutellum and presence of a ventral spine on the genital segment of each sex. The phylogenetic position of Peniculimiris in the Hallodapini and the function of the spines are discussed...
October 4, 2016: Zootaxa
Adrian Smolis
New data on little known species of the genus Endonura are provided. E. transcaucasica (Stach, 1951), from Georgia, is redescribed in details and its lectotype is designated. E. centaurea (Cassagnau & Péja, 1979) and E. deharvengi (Cassagnau & Péja, 1979), both described from Greece, are redescribed and illustrated based on type material for the first time. Redescription of E. caeca (Gisin, 1963), a taxon known only from the type locality in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is given based on holotype.
October 4, 2016: Zootaxa
Jörg Freyhof, Younis Sabir Abdullah, Korsh Ararat, Hamad Ibrahim, Matthias F Geiger
Eidinemacheilus proudlovei, new species, is described from subterranean waters in the Little Zab River drainage in Iraqi Kurdistan. After the discovery of E. smithi in 1976, E. proudlovei is the second troglomorphic nemacheilid loach found in the Middle East and the second species placed in Eidinemacheilus. Eidinemacheilus proudlovei is distinguished from E. smithi by having 8+8 or 8+7 branched caudal-fin rays, no adipose keel on the caudal peduncle, enlarged jaws and a fully developed head canal system. It furthers differs substantially in its DNA barcode (>8% K2P distance) from all other nemacheilid loaches in the Middle East, Europe and Western India...
October 4, 2016: Zootaxa
Anna W Mccallum, Patricia Cabezas, Nikos Andreakis
Six species of Paramunida are reported from the continental margin of north-western Australia. Three species are new to science: Paramunida christinae sp. nov., P. ioannis sp. nov., and P. spiniantennata sp. nov. Two species are reported for the first time from Australian waters, P. evexa Macpherson, 1996 and P. tricarinata (Alcock, 1894). These species were confirmed by molecular evidence from the mitochondrial markers ND1 and 16S. We also examine phylogenetic relationships within the genus, and provide an identification key for all known Paramunida species...
October 4, 2016: Zootaxa
Manuel Pedraza, Marcos Tavares, Célio Magalhães
A new genus and species of freshwater crab, Melothelphusa apiaka n. gen., n. sp., from Mato Grosso, Central Brazil is described and illustrated. Brasiliothelphusa dardanelosensis Magalhães & Türkay, 2010, is assigned to the new genus Melothelphusa. Therefore, the genus Brasiliothelphusa Magalhães & Türkay, 1986, is restricted to its type species B. tapajoense Magalhães & Türkay, 1986. The new taxa can be easily separated from their close relatives by a suite of morphological characters from the first gonopod...
October 2, 2016: Zootaxa
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