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New Species: August 2019

by Piter Kehoma Boll

Here is a list of species described this month. It certainly does not include all described species. Most information comes from the journals Mycokeys, Phytokeys, Zookeys, Phytotaxa, Zootaxa, Mycological Progress, Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, Systematic and Applied Microbiology, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, PeerJ, Journal of Natural History and PLoS One, as well as several journals restricted to certain taxa.

Bacteria

Archaeans

SARs

Amentotaxus hekouensis is a new yew from China, Vietnam and Laos. Credits to Gao et al. (2019).*

Plants

Isotrema sanyaense is a new flowering plant from China. Credits to Li et al. (2019).*
Disporum nanchuanense is another new flowering plant from China. Credits to Zhu et al. (2019).*
Lysimachia fanii is one more new flowering plant from China. Credits to Huang et al. (2019).*
Primula dongchuanensis is yet another new flowering plant from China. Credits to Wu et al. (2019).*

Amoebozoans

Fungi

Camarophyllopsis olivaceogrisea (top) and Hodophilus glaberripes (bottom) are two new mushrooms from China. Credits to Zhang et al. (2019).*

Poriferans

Bunga payung is a new coral from Malaysia. Credits to Lau & Reimer (2019).*

Cnidarians

Flatworms

Matuxia tymbyra is a new land planarian from Brazil. Photo by Piter Kehoma Boll.*

Annelids

Mollusks

Sinoxychilus melanoleucus is a new snail from China. Credits to Wu & Liu (2019).*

Nematodes

Arachnids

Myriapods

Mediapotamon liboense is a new crab from China. Credits to Wang et al. (2019).*

Crustaceans

Oligoneuriella tuberculata is a new mayfly from Iran. Credits to Sroka et al. (2019).*

Hexapods

Dryinus georgianus is a new wasp from the United States. Credits to Speranza et al. (2019).*
Aedes amateuri is a new mosquito from from Mexico. Credits to Ortega-Morales et al. (2019).*

Echinoderms

Actinopterygians

Eigenmannia sirius is a new fish from Brazil. Credits to Peixoto & Ohara (2019).*

Amphibians

Takydromus yunkaiensis is a new lizard from China. Credits to Wang et al. (2019).*

Reptiles

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New Species: July 2019

by Piter Kehoma Boll

Here is a list of species described this month. It certainly does not include all described species. Most information comes from the journals Mycokeys, Phytokeys, Zookeys, Phytotaxa, Zootaxa, Mycological Progress, Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, Systematic and Applied Microbiology, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, PeerJ, Journal of Natural History and PLoS One, as well as several journals restricted to certain taxa.

Bacteria

SARs

Primulina cerina is a new flowering plant from China. Credits to Li et al. (2019).*
Tashiroea villosa is another new flowering plant from China. Credits to Zhou et al. (2019).*

Plants

Guatteria aliciae is a new flowering plant from Panama. Credits to Maas et al. (2019).*
Rhaptopetalum rabiense is a new flowering plant from Gabon. Credits to Kenfack & Nguema (2019).*

Fungi

Dicephalospora yunnanica is a new fungus from China. Credits to Zheng & Zhuang (2019).*
Amanita ahmadii is a new mushroom from Pakistan. Credits to Jabeen et al. (2019).

Poriferans

Rotiferans

Flatworms

Annelids

Mollusks

Sinochloritis lii is a new species of snail from China. Credits to Wu et al. (2019).*

Kinorhynchs

Nematodes

Tardigrades

Arachnids

Hyleoglomeris roukouqu is a new millipede from China. Credits to Liu & Winne (2019).*

Myriapods

Sarothrogammarus yiiruae is a new amphipod from China. Credits to Zheng et al. (2019).*
Hyalella puna is a new amphipod from Argentina. Credits to Peralta & Miranda (2019).*

Crustaceans

Geosesarma mirum is a new semi-terrestrial crab from Taiwan. Credits to Shy & Ng (2019).*
Macrobrachium laevis is a new shrimp from China. Credits to Zheng et al. (2019).*

Hexapods

Paranthrenella helvola is a new species of moth from Taiwan. Credits to Liang & Hsu (2019).*
Scolopsis lacrima is a new fish from New Caledonia. Credits to Nakamura et al. (2019).*

Actinopterygians

Cirrhilabrus wakanda is a new fish from Tanzania. Credits to Tea et al. (2019).*
Nidirana yaoica is a new frog from China. Credits to Lyu et al. (2019).*

Amphibians

Cnemaspis tarutaoensis is a new gecko from Thailand. Credits to Ampai et al. (2019).*

Reptiles

Mammals

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New Species: June 2019

by Piter Kehoma Boll

Here is a list of species described this month. It certainly does not include all described species. Most information comes from the journals Mycokeys, Phytokeys, Zookeys, Phytotaxa, Zootaxa, Mycological Progress, Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, Systematic and Applied Microbiology, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, PeerJ, Journal of Natural History and PLoS One, as well as several journals restricted to certain taxa.

Bacteria

Dysosmobacter welbionis is a new bacterium isolated from human feces. Credits to Le Roy et al. (2019).*

Archaeans

SARs

Solanum plastisexum is a new bush tomato from Australia. Credits to McDonnell et al. (2019).*
Impatiens jenjittikuliae is a new flowering plant from Thailand. Credits to Ruchisansakun & Suksathan (2019).*

Plants

Oreocharis odontopetala is a new flowering plant from China. Credits to Fu e al. (2019).*
Dysosma villosa is another new flowering plant from China. Credits to Wang et al. (2019).*

Fungi

Octospora conidophora is a new ascomycete from South Africa. Credits to Sochorová et al. (2019).*
Amanita bweyeyensis is a new mushroom from Africa. Credits to Fraiture et al. (2019).*
Cacaoporus tenebrosus is a new mushroom from Thailand. Credits to Vadthanarat et al. (2019).*
Erythrophylloporus paucicarpus is another new mushroom from Thailand. Credits to Vadthanarat et al. (2019).*

Poriferans

Cnidarians

Flatworms

Acanthobothrium vidali is a new tapeworm found in the intestine of the giant electric ray in Mexico. Credits to Zaragoza-Tapia et al. (2019). *

Rotiferans

Bryozoans

Brachiopods

Mollusks

Annelids

Kinorhynchs

Nematodes

Arachnids

Female (left) and male (right) of Platythomisus xiandao, a new spider from China. Credits to Lin et al. (2019).

Myriapods

Cristimenes brucei is a new shrimp from Korea. Credits to Park et al. (2019).*

Crustaceans

Rhabdoblatta ecarinata is a new cockroach from China. Credits to Yang et al. (2019).*

Hexapods

Lochmaea tsoui is a new beetle from Taiwan. Credits to Lee (2019).*
Hyphantrophaga calixtomoragai is a new fly from Costa Rica. Credits to Fleming et al. (2019).*

Chondrichthyans

Actinopterygians

Gracixalus yunnanensis is a new frog from China. Credits to Yu et al. (2019).*

Amphibians

Megophrys nankunensis (male on the left, female on the right) is another new frog from China. Credits to Wang et al. (2019).
Female (left) and male (right) of Pristimantis andinogigas, a new frog from Ecuador. Credits to Yánez-Muñoz et al. (2019).*
Micryletta aishani is a new frog from India. Credits to Das et al. (2019).*

Reptiles

Mammals

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New Species: May 2019

by Piter Kehoma Boll

Here is a list of species described this month. It certainly does not include all described species. Most information comes from the journals Mycokeys, Phytokeys, Zookeys, Phytotaxa, Zootaxa, Mycological Progress, Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, Systematic and Applied Microbiology, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, PeerJ, Journal of Natural History and PLoS One, as well as several journals restricted to certain taxa.

Bacteria

Hacrobes

SARs

Plants

Mitrephora monocarpa is a new flowering plant from Thailand. Credits to Saunders & Chalermglin (2019).*
Fordiophyton jinpingense is a new flowering plant from China. Credits to Dai et al. (2019).*

Excavates

Lepraria cryptovouauxii is a new lichen from Bolivia. Credits to Guzow-Krzemińska et al. (2019).*

Fungi

Leifia brevispora is a new basidiomycete fungus from China. Credits to Liu et al. (2019).*
Phylloporus rimosus (top) and P. quercophilus (bottom), two new mushroom species from China. Credits to Montoya et al. (2019).*

Sponges

Flatworms

Rotiferans

Bryozoans

Entoproctans

Nemerteans

Okenia problematica is a new sea slug from the Mediterranean. Credits to Pola et al. (2019).*

Mollusks

Laocaia simovi is a new semislug from Vietnam. Credits to Dedov et al. (2019).*

Annelids

Nematodes

Tardigrades

Arachnids

Agorioides cherubino is a new ant-mimicking spider from Papua New Guinea. Credits to Maddison & Szűts (2019).*

Myriapods

Bestiolina sarae is a new copepod from the Pacific waters of Colombia. Credits to Dorado-Roncancio et al. (2019).*

Crustaceans

Hexapods

Bolbochromus setosifrons is a new beetle from the Philippines. Credits to Li et al. (2019).*
Philoplitis trifoveatus is a new parasitoid wasp from India. Credits to Ranjith et al. (2019).*
Lactura nalli is a new moth from the US. Credits to Matson et al. (2019).*

Echinoderms

Chondrichthyans

Actinopterygians

Amphibians

Limnonectes savan is a new frog from Southeast Asia. Credits to Phimmachak et al. (2019).*

Reptiles

Elaphe urartica is a new snake from Eastern Europe. Credits to Jablonski et al. (2019).*
Stenocercus canastra is a new lizard from Brazil. Credits to Avila-Pires et al. (2019).*

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New Species: April 2019

by Piter Kehoma Boll

Here is a list of species described this month. It certainly does not include all described species. Most information comes from the journals Mycokeys, Phytokeys, Zookeys, Phytotaxa, Zootaxa, Mycological Progress, Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, Systematic and Applied Microbiology, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, PeerJ, Journal of Natural History and PLoS One, as well as several journals restricted to certain taxa.

Bacteria

Archaeans

SARs

Plants

Nasa angeldiazioides is a new flowering plant from Peru. Credits to Henning et al. (2019).*

Excavates

Rossbeevera griseobrunnea is a new basidiomycete from China. Credits to Hosen et al. (2019).

Fungi

Dermea chinensis is a new ascomycete from China. Credits to Jiang & Tian (2019).*

Sponges

Cnidarians

Flatworms

Microstomum schultei is a new flatworm from Italy. Credits to Atherton & Jondelius (2019).*

Rotiferans

Aethozooides uraniae is a new bryozoan from the Mediterranean. Credits to Schwaha et al. (2019).*

Bryozoans

Annelids

Madrella amphora (a-d) and Janolus tricellarioides (e-h) are two new sea slugs from New Guinea and the Philippines, respectively. Credits to Pola et al. (2019).*

Mollusks

Kinorhynchs

Arpocelinus itecrii is a new nematode from Costa Rica. Credits to Peña-Santiago & Varela-Benavides (2019).

Nematodes

Tardigrades

Phintelloides brunne (A-D) and Phintelloides flavoviri (E,F) are new jumping spiders from South Asia. Credits to Kanesharatnam & Benjamin (2019).*

Chelicerates

Cryptocorypha enghoffi is a new millipede from Thailand. Credits to Likhitrakarn et al. (2019).

Myriapods

Vinaphilus unicus is a new centipede from Southeast Asia. Credits to Tran et al. (2019).

Crustaceans

The beetle genus Hexanchorus was increased in four species from Ecuador. Credits to Linský et al. (2019).*

Hexapods

Chondrichthyans

Prognathodes geminus is a new butterflyfish from Palau. Credits to Copus et al. (2019).*

Actinopterygians

Noblella thiuni is a new frog from Peru. Credits to Catenazzi & Ttito (2019).*

Amphibians

Reptiles

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New Species: March 2019

by Piter Kehoma Boll

Here is a list of species described this month. It certainly does not include all described species. Most information comes from the journals Mycokeys, Phytokeys, Zookeys, Phytotaxa, Zootaxa, Mycological Progress, Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, Systematic and Applied Microbiology, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, PeerJ, Journal of Natural History and PLoS One, as well as several journals restricted to certain taxa.

Bacteria

Archaeans

SARs

Liparis napoensis is a new orchid from China. Credits to Li et al. (2019).*

Plants

Microchiritia hairulii is a new flowering plant from Malaysia. Credits to Rahman (2019).*
Neoboletus antillanus is a new mushroom from the Dominican Republic. Credits to Gelardi et al. (2019).*

Excavates

Fungi

Biatora alnetorum is a new lichen from North America. Credits to Ekman & Tønsberg (2019).*

Sponges

Cnidarians

Flatworms

Rotifers

Annelids

Mollusks

Nematodes

Chelicerates

Arrup akiyoshiensis is a new centipede from Japan. Credits to Tsukamoto et al. (2019)*

Myriapods

Antheromorpha nguyeni is a new millepede from Vietnam. Credits to Likhitrakarn et al. (2019).*

Crustaceans

Hexapods