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Arturo Goldaracena, Thierry Hance
Frankliniella veracrucensis sp. n. is described from flowers of Salvia leucantha [Lamiaceae] in Veracruz, Mexico. This is the fourth Frankliniella species known with seven antennal segments, and a key to the Frankliniella species with antennae 7-segmented is provided.
February 9, 2017: Zootaxa
Rogério B Lopes, Fernando B Noll, Lionel A Stange
Zethus wileyi Stange sp. nov. (Panama) is described and a cladistic analysis is carried in order to determine the relationship between the new species and the other species in the hilarianus species-group. The new species is assigned to its own new species-group due to evident differences in the morphology.
February 9, 2017: Zootaxa
Lorena Gisela Ailán-Choke, Geraldine Ramallo, Dora Davies
During a parasitological survey, we reported specimens of a new species of Raphidascaris (Sprentascaris) in Rineloricaria steinbachi from La Caldera River, province of Salta, Northwest Argentina. The new species, R. (S.) saltaensis sp. nov., is characterized by possessing 16 pairs of preanal papillae, lips with lateral protrusions and membranous elevations, and mature eggs rough-shelled with striations. This is the sixth species of the genus described in the Neotropical Region, and the second from Argentina...
February 9, 2017: Zootaxa
Wojciech Niedbała, Sergey G Ermilov
A list of identified oribatid ptyctimous mites from the Philippine Islands Luzon, Mindanao, Polillo and Samar Islands, including 16 species, 10 genera and 5 families, is provided. The genus Mesotritia and species Atropacarus (Atropacarus) griseus (Niedbała, 1984), A. (Atropacarus) striculus (C. L. Koch, 1835) and A. (Hoplophorella) stilifer (Hammer, 1961) are recorded for the Philippine fauna for the first time. Two new species, Mesotritia paraflagelliformis Niedbała sp. nov. (Oribotritiidae) and Plonaphacarus leonilae Niedbała sp...
February 9, 2017: Zootaxa
Aihuan Zhang, Xia Bai, Houhun Li
Two new species of Rhopalovalva Kuznetzov are described from China: R. macrocuculla Zhang and Li, sp. nov., and R. connata Zhang and Li, sp. nov. Photographs of the adults and genitalia are provided. We report the first occurrence of the absence of an uncus in the male genitalia of a Rhopalovalva species. A key to the Chinese species is provided based on the characters of the male genitalia. We also comment on the generic characters of Rhopalovalva.
February 9, 2017: Zootaxa
Scott J Fitzgerald
Three new species of Phthinia Winnertz are described; P. amorimi n. sp. (Chile), P. oliveirae n. sp. (Chile), and P. nepalensis n. sp. (Nepal). Based on male terminalia, P. amorimi shows greater affinity to species previously described from Brazil whereas P. oliveirae is more similar to other Chilean species. Phthinia nepalensis is the first species of the genus described from the Oriental region. Distribution records for other Neotropical species are also given.
February 9, 2017: Zootaxa
Tigran Ghrejyan, Mark Kalashian
The history of usage of the name Cetonia floricola fausti Kraatz, 1891 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae) is discussed. In recent publications, the name Protaetia (Potosia) fausti was applied to a taxon that is not conspecific with Kraatz's holotype. We therefore reassign the name Cetonia fausti Kraatz, 1891 as a junior synonym of Protaetia splendidula (Faldermann, 1835) and discuss the justification for this synonymy. The taxon that was erroneously called Protaetia fausti in recent papers actually includes two distinct species: Protaetia jelineki (Petrovitz, 1981) and a species described in this paper as Protaetia (Potosia) haiastanica new species from northwestern and central Armenia and southwestern Georgia...
February 9, 2017: Zootaxa
Gayleen Bourke, Renae C Pratt, Eric Vanderduys, Craig Moritz
The tropical savannah landscapes of Australia's north, though previously overshadowed by the biodiverse rainforests of the Wet Tropics, are themselves now attracting interest for their biological significance and uniqueness. The Einasleigh Uplands region of north-east Queensland is home to a diverse group of mammals and reptiles and was previously recognised for its importance in shaping speciation in birds. Here we add a small saxicoline gecko to a growing list of recently described reptiles that are endemic to this region...
February 9, 2017: Zootaxa
Alexander V Martynov, Roman J Godunko
A new species of the genus Nigrobaetis Novikova & Kluge, 1987 is described based on larvae from the Caucasus Mountains. Nigrobaetis (Takobia) katerynae Martynov, sp. nov., is easily distinguishable from other Takobia species by the following combination of characters: the shapes of frontal suture, mandibles, labial palp, paraproctal prolongation, gills; the number of setal rows along the external margins of femora; the absence of gills on tergum I; and the colour pattern of body.
February 9, 2017: Zootaxa
Zoltán Csabai, Nándor Soós, Gavril Marius Berchi, Fabio Cianferoni, Pál Boda, Arnold Móra
A comprehensive survey on aquatic and semiaquatic bugs (Heteroptera: Nepomorpha and Gerromorpha) of three Greek holiday islands, Rhodes, Crete and Corfu, was conducted from 2007 to 2010 at 237 localities. In this paper, hundreds of detailed records for 30 taxa in nine families are given. The occurrences of Rhagovelia infernalis africana Lundblad, 1936 and Velia mariae Tamanini, 1971 are confirmed and recorded for the first time from Europe sensu stricto. Additionally, some notes on morphology, taxonomy and distribution of the European species of Rhagovelia and Velia are also given, Velia mariae is recorded for the first time not only from several Greek islands, but from continental Greece and Bulgaria as well...
February 9, 2017: Zootaxa
Rafaela Bastos-Pereira, Rodrigo L Ferreira
A new species was recently found in a cave from Southeastern Brazil, in the state of Minas Gerais, which is here described. Considering all the species of the genus, Spelaeogammarus uai sp. nov. is very similar to S. santanensis and S. sanctus, although the new species differs mainly in relation to the number of plumose setae in the apical margin of maxilliped inner plate, number of setae in the anterior margin of gnathopod 1 basis and number of setae in the posterior margin of gnathopod 2 basis. Furthermore, the ratio "length/width" of several articles of the new species is higher than in other species...
February 9, 2017: Zootaxa
Sigitas Podenas, Virginija Podeniene
The Korean species of Limonia Meigen, 1803 crane flies (Diptera: Limoniidae) are taxonomically revised. Species L. annulata Lackschewitz, 1940 (Lackschewitz, Pagast, 1940), L. bidens Savchenko, 1979, L. episema Alexander, 1924, L. fusciceps fusciceps Alexander, 1924, L. juvenca Alexander, 1935, L. messaurea messaurea Mendl, 1971, L. nemoralis Savchenko, 1983 are new records for the Korean peninsula and L. pia n. sp. is described. Synonymy of L. venerabilis Alexander, 1938 with L. macrostigma (Schummel, 1829) is confirmed...
February 9, 2017: Zootaxa
Wangzhen Zhang, Dongbao Song, Jiahua Chen
Microplitis bicoloratus Chen 2004 is a synonym of Microplitis prodeniae Rao & Kurian 1950, and is also the junior homonym of Microplitis bicoloratus Xu & He 2003. A new species, Microplitis fujianica sp. nov. is described and illustrated. The new species is compared with its related species from the Oriental region.
February 9, 2017: Zootaxa
Weihai Li, Limin Wu, Ding Yang
Two new species of the nemourid genus Indonemoura are described, Indonemoura curvispina sp. nov. and I. spirocornua sp. nov., from the Gaoligong Mountains of Yunnan Province of southwestern China. The taxonomic relationships with related species are discussed.
February 9, 2017: Zootaxa
Barry C Russell, Hsuan-Ching Ho
A new species of threadfin bream, Nemipterus sugillatus, from Taiwan and Indonesia is described and figured. Nemipterus sugillatus n. sp. resembles N. virgatus (Houttuyn) in colour pattern but differs from the latter, notably in lacking a second yellow stripe along the base of the dorsal fin, and by the absence of a red spot at the origin of the lateral line. Nemipterus sugillatus n. sp. is also distinct from N. virgatus in having only 7 anal soft rays (versus 8) and in lacking a long trailing caudal filament...
February 9, 2017: Zootaxa
Pierre A Mvogo Ndongo, Thomas VON Rintelen, Christoph D Schubart, Christian Albrecht, Joseph L Tamesse, Neil Cumberlidge
The rare and endangered Cameroonian potamonautid freshwater crab Louisea edeaensis (Bott, 1969) was recently rediscovered during a biological inventory of the freshwater decapods of southern Cameroon. The previous record dated back more than 100 years. The new specimens allow an updated diagnosis of the species based on comparisons of important taxonomic characters. Photographs of the carapace, gonopods, third maxillipeds, and chelipeds of the largest adult male specimen from Lake Ossa, Cameroon are provided, as are the first photographs of living specimens...
February 9, 2017: Zootaxa
Alexander Anichtchenko
The paper deals with the taxonomy of bicolor-group of species of genus Singilis Rambur, 1837 known from North Africa and South Spain. The species S. soror Rambur, 1837 is treated as polytipic and one new combination and new synonymy are proposed: S. soror melillensis Escalera, 1914 comb. n., S. pardoi Mateu, 1954 syn. n. = Singilis soror riffensis Mateu, 1954 syn. n. = S. soror soror Rambur, 1837. A new subspecies from Algeria is described: S. soror oranensis ssp. n. A key to species and subspecies is provided and the taxonomic position of these taxa is discussed...
February 9, 2017: Zootaxa
Marta Wolff, Yardany Ramos-Pastrana, Marco Antonio Tonus Marinho, Dalton DE Souza Amorim
The Mesembrinellidae (Diptera: Oestroidea) are a group of exclusively Neotropical flies, with 38 recognized species distributed in nine genera. A total of 11 of these species, present in seven genera, were known to occur in Colombia. Huascaromusca obscura Wolff, sp. nov. and H. cordillera Wolff & Ramos-Pastrana, sp. nov. are herein described and their male terminalia are illustrated. Based on a prior molecular study of the family, Giovanella carvalhoi Wolff et al., 2013 is transferred to Huascaromusca Townsend...
February 9, 2017: Zootaxa
Miloš Trýzna, Petr Baňař
Two new species, Adapterops mamyi Trýzna & Baňař sp. nov. and A. dimbyi Trýzna & Baňař sp. nov. (Anthribidae: Choraginae: Araecerini), from northern Madagascar are described and illustrated. A key to the species of the genus Adapterops Frieser, 2010 is given. New and interesting faunistic records of the genus are provided. Male terminalia are described for the first time, tegminal process is reported as a unique feature within the family.
February 9, 2017: Zootaxa
Rudolf Rozkošný, Jaromír Vaňhara
Six Oriental species of Evaza Walker, 1856 were described by J.C.H. de Meijere in the period between 1911 and 1924. The type specimens are now deposited in the Museum Naturalis (Leiden). All species were redescribed, photographed and their diagnostic characters were defined. Male terminalia of five species with known males were illustrated in detail. The revised species were compared with recently described new species from Oriental China. Additional material belonging to the revised species was recorded for the first time from the following countries: Evaza demeijerei Brunetti, 1923 (= E...
February 9, 2017: Zootaxa
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