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Check List : The Journal of Biodiversity Data
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ISSN (Online) 1809-127X
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  • Occurrence of the non-indigenous brittle star Ophiothela cf. mirabilis
           Verrill, 1867 (Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea) in natural and anthropogenic
           habitats off Santa Catarina, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 14(2): 453-459
      DOI : 10.15560/14.2.453
      Authors : Jonathan W. Lawley, Adriana Carvalhal Fonseca, Edson Faria Júnior, Alberto Lindner : The brittle star Ophiothela mirabilis, thought to be confined to Pacific waters, was first observed in the Atlantic in 2000. Since then, it has expanded its range north to Trinidad and Tobago and south to Paraná, Brazil. By monitoring the coast of Santa Catarina, Brazil, with both recruitment plates in harbors and SCUBA diving, we were able to observe specimens of Ophiothela mirabilis in both natural and anthropogenic habitats. This presents a range extension of ~80 km south and emphasizes the importance of anthropogenic means for their spread and establishment. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 18:25:09 +030
  • First record of Carcinonemertes conanobrieni Simpson, Ambrosio & Baeza,
           2017 (Nemertea, Carcinonemertidae), an egg predator of the Caribbean spiny
           lobster Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804), on the Caribbean Coast of

    • Abstract: Check List 14(2): 425-429
      DOI : 10.15560/14.2.425
      Authors : Jaime A. Gonzalez-Cueto, Sigmer Quiroga : Carcinonemertes conanobrieni Simpson, Ambrosio & Baeza, 2017, an egg predator of the spiny lobster Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804), is recorded for the first time in Colombian waters and the Caribbean. Worms were isolated from an egg mass of a lobster caught at the Gulf of Salamanca, Magdalena. Little is known about the distribution of this species and currently this record from the Caribbean Coast of Colombia is the only one outside of the Florida Keys, USA. The new record suggests that this parasite might be present in the entire Caribbean Sea.  HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 6 Apr 2018 22:10:38 +0300
  • Private environmental consultancy reveals five genera and ten species of
           angiosperms new to Rio Grande do Norte state, northeastern Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 14(2): 439-451
      DOI : 10.15560/14.2.439
      Authors : Edweslley Otaviano de Moura, Valdeci Fontes de Sousa, Arthur de Souza Soares, Leonardo M. Versieux : New occurrences of 10 species of angiosperms from Rio Grande do Norte state are reported. These data were collected by an environmental consultancy prior to the establishment of a wind farm. These records demonstrate the presence of knowledge gaps in the Caatinga flora of the state and show how an environmental consultancy can positively contribute towards the documentation of biodiversity in areas prior to their modification by human activities. In particular, at a time when the Brazilian Congress is discussing the elimination of environmental studies for licensing new developments, these new occurrence data highlight the importance of environmental studies. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 6 Apr 2018 15:14:47 +0300
  • New occurrences of Salicaceae from the Atlantic Forest and Caatinga

    • Abstract: Check List 14(2): 431-437
      DOI : 10.15560/14.2.431
      Authors : Álvaro Nepomuceno, Marccus Alves : Based on new records, we expand the geographical distributions of 6 species of Salicaceae: Banara nitida Spruce ex Benth., Casearia marquetei Nepom. & M. Alves, C. souzae R. Marquete & Mansano, Macrothumia kuhlmannii (Sleumer) Alford, Xylosma glaberrima Sleumer, and X. pseudosalzmanii Sleumer, from the Atlantic Forest and Caatinga. Illustrations of the diagnostic characters of the species, maps of geographic distribution, and a key for identification of the genera of Salicaceae occurring in the Atlantic Forest and Caatinga are provided. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 6 Apr 2018 2:20:36 +0300
  • Ichthyofauna from three streams of the lower Iguatemi River in the upper
           Paraná river basin, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 14(2): 363-378
      DOI : 10.15560/14.2.363
      Authors : Valéria Flávia Batista-Silva, Augusto Frota, Elaine Antoniassi Luiz Kashiwaqui, Milza Celi Fedatto Abelha, Dayani Bailly, Éder André Gubiani, Weferson Júnio da Graça : The ichthyofauna from 3 streams (Água Boa, Perobão, and Santa Maria) to the lower Iguatemi River were inventoried, which is located in the upper Paraná river basin, in Mato Grosso do Sul state, Brazil. Sites in the upper, intermediate, and lower portions of each stream were quarterly electrofished from March to December 2008. All sampled fish (n = 6,816 individuals) represented 43 species of 5 orders, and 16 families. The most abundant species was Phalloceros harpagos (63.5%), followed by Astyanax aff. paranae (10.6%), Hypostomus ancistroides (5.9%), Gymnotus inaequilabiatus (3.4%), and Knodus moenkhausii (2.7%). Despite the high ichthyofauna richness in the lower portion of Iguatemi River, the need to implement and/or expand soil conservation practices and riparian forest restoration is of utmost importance to maintain these populations in the long term.  HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 19:55:35 +020
  • Identification key and pictures of the Hypostomus Lacépède, 1803
           (Siluriformes, Loricariidae) from the rio Ivaí, upper rio Paraná basin

    • Abstract: Check List 14(2): 393-414
      DOI : 10.15560/14.2.393
      Authors : Angelica C. Dias, Cláudio H. Zawadzki : The rio Ivaí flows through the left margin of the upper rio Paraná basin with 798 km of extension, being one of its largest tributaries. In this study, we analyzed 586 specimens of Hypostomus Lacépède, 1803 from the rio Ivaí basin deposited in the Coleção de Peixes do Núcleo de Pesquisas em Limnologia, Ictiologia e Aquicultura da Universidade Estadual de Maringá (NUP) and Coleção Ictiológica do Grupo de Pesquisas em Limnologia e Recursos Pesqueiros (CIG). Herein, 14 species of Hypostomus were recorded from the rio Ivaí basin (10 already described and 4 possible new). The most representative species was H. ancistroides, corresponding to 23.5% of all the specimens, followed by Hypostomus sp. 3, with 15.2%, and Hypostomus sp. 2, with 13.8%. Considering Hypostomus, this study suggests that the rio Ivaí has high species richness compared with adjacent basins, such as rio Paranapanema, rio Tibagi, rio Piquiri and rio Iguaçu. Knowing the difficulties founded by many ichthyologists and researchers in identifying species within this genus, we also present here an identification key for its species present in the rio Ivaí basin. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 19:23:30 +020
  • New records of the Kinkajou, Potos flavus (Schreber, 1774) (Mammalia,
           Carnivora) in the Cerrado

    • Abstract: Check List 14(2): 357-361
      DOI : 10.15560/14.2.357
      Authors : Jefferson Eduardo Silveira Miranda, Fabiano Rodrigues de Melo, Marluci Baldo Fachi, Seixas Rezende Oliveira, Ricardo Keichi Umetsu : We provide new records of Potos flavus from 2 localities in the states of Goiás and Mato Grosso, central Brazil. These records extend the geographical distribution of this species in the Cerrado biome and highlights the importance of future research on this species. These new distributional data may contribute to a re-evaluation of its conservation status. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:45:26 +020
  • First record of the Woodland Blue Worm Octolasion cyaneum (Savigny, 1826)
           (Lumbricina, Lumbricidae) in the Colombian Andes

    • Abstract: Check List 14(2): 419-423
      DOI : 10.15560/14.2.419
      Authors : Esteban Tulande-M., Patricia Pinzón-Garcia, Alexander Feijoo-M., José Ignacio Barrera-Cataño : In South America, the European epi-endogeic lumbricid Octolasion cyaneum (Savigny, 1826) is known from Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, and Ecuador. Here, we report this earthworm from Colombia for the first time. We found it in areas undergoing ecologic restoration in the Neusa Forest Reservoir, which is located in the department of Cundinamarca. Predominant vegetation in sampled areas is composed of Holcus lanatus, Hypochaeris radicata, and Anthoxanthum odorathum.  HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:00:18 +020
  • Expanding the geographical distribution of Astyanax biotae Castro & Vari,
           2004 (Characiformes, Characidae), with comments on its conservation status

    • Abstract: Check List 14(2): 387-392
      DOI : 10.15560/14.2.387
      Authors : Carlos Alexandre Miranda Oliveira, Anielly Galego de Oliveira, Carla Simone Pavanelli : Astyanax biotae Castro & Vari, 2004 was only known from the type locality, a first-order stream from the lower Paranapanema River, a left bank tributary from the upper Paraná river basin. We report A. biotae from the Ivinhema River, rio do Peixe and other tributaries of Paranapanema River, expanding its distribution to both margins of the Paraná River. Astyanax biotae is zooplanktivorous and regarding its conservation status, can be classified as Least Concern. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 7:40:24 +0200
  • First record of Mansoa minensis M.M.Silva-Castro (Bignoniaceae,
           Bignonieae) in Espírito Santo, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 14(2): 415-418
      DOI : 10.15560/14.2.415
      Authors : Renata Giassi Udulutsch, Geovane Souza Siqueira, Pedro Dias : Mansoa minensis M.M.Silva-Castro is reported for the first time for the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil. We provide an updated description, comparisons with closely related species, and suggest a revised conservation status for this species. We also present an identification key for all species of Mansoa that occur in Espírito Santo. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 6:20:37 +0200
  • Non-native reef fishes in the Southwest Atlantic Ocean: a recent record of
           Heniochus acuminatus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Perciformes, Chaetodontidae) and
           biological aspects of Chromis limbata (Valenciennes, 1833) (Perciformes,

    • Abstract: Check List 14(2): 379-385
      DOI : 10.15560/14.2.379
      Authors : Johnatas Adelir-Alves, Marcelo Soeth, Raul Rennó Braga , Henry Louis Spach : In the present paper, we document a recent record of the Bannerfish, Heniochus acuminatus, an Indo-Pacific species, in the southwest Atlantic Ocean and comment on biological aspects of the Azores Chromis, Chromis limbata, an invasive reef fish in the western Atlantic Ocean. We suggest that investigations of invasive species along the Brazilian coast can use data provided by citizen science, strengthening the non-native reef fish control strategies. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 1:31:54 +0200
  • First record of the Malaysian Bridle Snake, Dryocalamus subannulatus
           (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854), in Myanmar (Reptilia, Serpentes,

    • Abstract: Check List 14(2): 341-345
      DOI : 10.15560/14.2.341
      Authors : Justin L. Lee, Aryeh H. Miller, Grant M. Connette, Khin Swe Oo, George R. Zug, Daniel G. Mulcahy : Dryocalamus subannulatus is reported for the first time from Myanmar. A single individual was found on the Thayawthadangyi Island Group in the Myeik Archipelago, Tanintharyi Region. Morphological features and a maximum likelihood analysis of the 16S mitochondrial gene confirm its identity. This specimen represents the first record of D. subannulatus north of the Isthmus of Kra. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:52:18 +020
  • New records of two Barsine species (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae) from
           Southeast Asia

    • Abstract: Check List 14(2): 353-355
      DOI : 10.15560/14.2.353
      Authors : Vitaliy M. Spitsyn, Nikita I. Bolotov : In this study, we report the first records of Barsine linga Moore, 1859 from Laos and Barsine maculifascia (Hampson, 1894) from Vietnam.
        HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:56:35 +020
  • Megalops atlanticus Valenciennes, 1847 (Elopiformes, Megalopidae): new
           records for the state of São Paulo, with comments on its occurrence in
           the southeastern coast of Brazil, Southwest Atlantic

    • Abstract: Check List 14(2): 323-327
      DOI : 10.15560/14.2.323
      Authors : Domingos Garrone-Neto, Alexandre Rodrigues : New records of Megalops atlanticus Valenciennes, 1847 in the state of São Paulo, southeastern Brazil, are reported from recreational catches carried out in February 2017. Data collected is the first occurrence of this species in more than 50 years, extending its geographic distribution by about 250 km, from Cananéia, in the south, to Guarujá, on the central coast. Although rarely recorded, M. atlanticus is present off the coast of São Paulo. This possibly represents the southernmost distribution for M. atlanticus in the Southwest Atlantic. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:33:46 +020
  • New records of Passiflora L. (Passifloraceae) species from Maranhão
           state and northeastern Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 14(2): 347-352
      DOI : 10.15560/14.2.347
      Authors : Eduardo Oliveira Silva, Michaele Alvim Milward‑de-Azevedo, Naiara Assunção Sampaio Sá, Débora Andrade de Sousa, Gonçalo Mendes da Coceição : We present here new records of Passiflora (Passifloraceae sensu stricto) species from Maranhão state, Brazil: P. cincinnata Mast., P. picturata Ker Gawl., and P. vespertilio L. This is the first report of occurrence of P. vespertilio to
      northeastern Brazil. Our data reinforces the need for more collections in Maranhão, as the great environmental richness of the state is not yet sufficiently studied. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:44:32 +020
  • Third Argentine record of Eurhopalotrhix bruchi (Santschi, 1922)
           (Hymenoptera, Formicidae), description of an interomorphic queen and the
           colony, and notes on biology and ecology

    • Abstract: Check List 14(2): 329-334
      DOI : 10.15560/14.2.329
      Authors : Juan M. Arcusa, Armando C. Cicchino : Eurhopalothrix bruchi is the only species of the genus present in Argentina. We present only the third record of this species from Argentina and describe for the first time the female and characteristics of the colony. The nest collected had 48 workers, 6 queens, and 4 pupae. The queens are characterized as wingless, without wing sclerites, and worker-like. The scarcity of pre-imaginal stages suggests that fission of the colony led to the nest’s foundation. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 2:27:23 +0200
  • Hippeastrum angustifolium Pax (Amaryllidaceae): first record for a
           biodiversity hotspot in the Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 14(2): 335-339
      DOI : 10.15560/14.2.335
      Authors : Berinaldo Bueno, Suzana Neves Moreira, Vali Joana Pott : Hippeastrum angustifolium Pax a bulbous perennial in the family Amaryllidaceae, occurs in Argentina, Paraguay, and south-southeastern Brazil in the Pampa and Atlantic Forest domains. In this work, we present the first record of this species for the Cerrado domain in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. We also comment on its biology and ecology. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 1:07:09 +0200
  • First record of Pilularia americana A. Braun (Polypodiidae, Salviniales,
           Marsileaceae) from Peru

    • Abstract: Check List 14(2): 319-322
      DOI : 10.15560/14.2.319
      Authors : Blanca León, Hamilton Beltrán, Carlos Carrasco-Badajoz, Edwin Portal-Quicaña, Mariela Huaycha-Allcca : The aquatic fern Pilularia americana A. Braun is known from several countries in South and North America. Here we provide a first report of this species for Peru, from 2 localities in the Ancash and Ayacucho regions (central Peru), which confirm its presence in the national flora. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 9 Mar 2018 21:14:02 +0200
  • Expansion of the known range of the Lesser Bulldog Bat,
           Noctilio albiventris Desmarest, 1818 (Chiroptera, Noctilionidae) in
           the Brazilian Cerrado

    • Abstract: Check List 14(2): 313-317
      DOI : 10.15560/14.2.313
      Authors : Ana P. M. Olímpio, Fabio H. S. Cardoso, Cleison L. S. Costa, Elmary C. Fraga, Maria C. Barros : The Lesser Bulldog Bat, Noctilio albiventris, is found in all major Brazilian phytogeographic domains. We extend the known distribution of this species in the Cerrado, where 3 specimens were collected in the municipality of Caxias, which is within the Cerrado domain of the state of Maranhão, northeastern Brazil. Our analysis of the COI gene confirms the morphological identification of the specimens, based on a 99.8–100% similarity with known sequences. This record extends the known distribution of N. albiventris 260 km to the east, in the state of Maranhão, and 986 km to the north, in the Cerrado biome.  HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 9 Mar 2018 20:41:48 +0200
  • Advertisement call and new distribution records from Brazil of Teratohyla
           midas (Lynch & Duellman, 1973) (Anura, Centrolenidae)

    • Abstract: Check List 14(2): 303-308
      DOI : 10.15560/14.2.303
      Authors : Kássio Castro Araújo, André Pansonato, Rosa Hermina Oliveira, Drausio Honório Moraisa, Vinicius Tadeu Carvalho, Robson Waldemar Ávila : Data on the distribution and calls of glassfrogs are important for taxonomic and conservation purposes. Herein, we describe the acoustic parameters of Teratohyla midas (Anura, Centrolenidae), with notes on distribution in the Brazilian states of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, and Pará. The typical advertisement call of T. midas consists of a single pulsed note, with 3 pulses emitted in a very short emission. The advertisement calls of T. midas from Ecuador and French Guiana are distinct from those reported here. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 9 Mar 2018 17:33:59 +0200
  • New record of Podilymbus podiceps (Linnaeus, 1758) (Podicipediformes,
           Podicipedidae) in the Patagonian region of southern Chile

    • Abstract: Check List 14(2): 309-312
      DOI : 10.15560/14.2.309
      Authors : Javier Godoy-Güinao, Juan Carlos Llancabure, Iván A. Díaz : We report a new record of Podilymbus podiceps (Linnaeus, 1758) in the southern Chilean Patagonia, 120 km south of previous records on the western side of the Andes, and more than 400 km south of their known distribution area on the eastern side of the Andes. This is the southernmost record of this species in Chile and one of the southernmost records worldwide, highlighting the vagrancy of this species in southern Patagonia. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 9 Mar 2018 11:32:25 +0200
  • First record of the Pyrrhura lucianii Deville, 1851 (Psittaciformes,
           Psittacidae) in Acre, Brazil, with notes on the consumption of salt

    • Abstract: Check List 14(2): 285-289
      DOI : 10.15560/14.2.285
      Authors : Jesus Rodrigues Domingos de Souza, Ricardo Antônio de Andrade Plácido, Edson Guilherme, Tomaz Nascimento de Melo : The Brazilian endemic species Pyrrhura lucianii Deville, 1851, was found on private property in the municipality of Senador Guiomard in Acre State, Brazil. This is the first record of this parakeet species in the state, expanding its distribution in 219 km to the south of Pauini, the nearest location. The species was observed consuming salt, used as a cattle feed supplement. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 19:53:19 +0200
  • First records of the minor pest termite Eucryptotermes hagenii (Müller,
           1873) (Blattodea, Termitoidae, Kalotermitidae) from the Chaco Dominion in

    • Abstract: Check List 14(2): 291-296
      DOI : 10.15560/14.2.291
      Authors : Maria C. Godoy, Juan M. Coronel, Giovana M. Annoni, Clara Etcheverry, Enrique R. Laffont : Eucryptotermes Holmgren, 1911, comprises 2 species of Neotropical drywood termites with phragmotic head soldiers. We report the presence of Eucryptotermes hagenii (Müller, 1873) in native forests of the Chaco Dominion and Chaco Province, enlarging its distribution and recording the genus and species for the first time in Argentina. Eucryptotermes hagenii abundance was estimated as intermediate by standardized sampling. Eighteen morphometric characters were measured in soldiers and alates, and 9 of them provided new data. The colonies, located inside living trees trunks and dead wood, were composed of reproductives, soldiers, pseudergates, and immatures. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 18:07:18 +0200
  • New occurrence records for Eurycea sosorum Chippindale, Price & Hillis,
           1993 (Caudata, Plethodontidae) in Travis and Hays counties, Texas, USA

    • Abstract: Check List 14(2): 297-301
      DOI : 10.15560/14.2.297
      Authors : Thomas Devitt, Bradley D. Nissen : We present 7 new occurrence records for the Barton Springs Salamander (Eurycea sosorum Chippindale, Price & Hillis, 1993) from Hays and Travis counties, Texas, USA, including the first for this species from the Trinity Aquifer. Eurycea sosorum is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 due to ongoing threats from urbanization and aquifer overdraft throughout its narrow range. Although this species is more widely distributed than when it was first described in 1993, its range is still exceptionally small, restricted to portions of only two watersheds (Onion and Barton creeks) in one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States (Austin, Texas). Under any ecologically-relevant criterion that is based on the best available scientific evidence, this species remains in danger of extinction throughout its range.  HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 17:18:09 +0200
  • Newly discovered population of Bumpy Glassfrog, Centrolene heloderma
           (Duellman, 1981), with discussion of threats to population persistence

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 261-265
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.261
      Authors : Katherine L. Krynak, Dana G. Wessels, Segundo M. Imba, Jane A. Lyons, Juan M. Guayasamin : Since 2011, the Bumpy Glassfrog, Centrolene heloderma (Duellman, 1981) was known only from a single location in the Mindo region of Ecuador. We report a newly discovered population located in the area of La Sierra, along Río Alambi, a stream system used heavily for aquaculture of rainbow trout (Oncorhyncus mykiss). Threats to population persistence include anthropogenic habitat disturbances such as agriculture and aquaculture, and Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection. To improve conservation outcomes, we include notes on C. heloderma natural history, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis susceptibility, and discuss possible mitigation strategies to protect the species.  HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:52:46 +020
  • Pyroderus scutatus masoni (Shaw, 1792) (Aves, Cotingidae): a subspecies
           of Red-ruffed Fruitcrow newly confirmed for Ecuador

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 281-284
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.281
      Authors : Leonardo Ordóñez-Delgado, Santiago Erazo, Ivonne González, Diego Armijos-Ojeda, Daniel Rosado : We present the first records of the Red-ruffed Fruitcrow, Pyroderus scutatus (Shaw, 1792), in the Cordillera del Cóndor of Ecuador and the first confirmed records of this species in the east of this country. These new records were made in October 2016 and February and September 2017 in the Blanco river basin in southeastern Ecuador. This place is 200 km and over 500 km from the nearest occurrences of this species in Peru and Ecuador, respectively. We can now confirm the presence of the subspecies P. s. masoni (Ridgway, 1886) in Ecuador. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:52:55 +020
  • First record of Uperodon globulosus (Günther, 1864) (Anura, Microhylidae)
           in Rajshahi Division, Bangladesh

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 277-280
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.277
      Authors : Md. Mokhlesur Rahman, Md. Mahabub Alam, Md. Fazle Rabbe : Uperodon globulosus (Günther, 1864) has so far been recorded from 6 localities in Bangladesh over the past 3 decades. In June 2017, we found an adult female in a courtyard of a house in Jonail village (Natore district, Rajshahi division, Bangladesh), which is approximately 102 km southwest of the previous nearest previously known occurrence of this species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:04:22 +020
  • Filling distribution gaps of a little-known endemic species, Rojasianthe
           superba Standl. & Steyerm. (Asteraceae) in northern Central America

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 267-275
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.267
      Authors : Bárbara I. Escobar-Anleu, Juan M. Quiñónez-Guzmán, José M. Mora : Rojasianthe superba Standl. & Steyerm. (Asteraceae) is an endemic species, limited to a few localities in Mexico and Guatemala. Here we report a new occurrence point at a departmental scale in Guatemala; it also extends its known distribution by 40 km to the northeast. We ran species distribution models (SDM) to evaluate the potential spatial distribution of the species. Rojasianthe superba has a higher probability of occurrence in the country highlands and also a high probability of extending its range in the volcanic chain, where it has been found in some isolated sites. Elevation was the most important variable explaining this potential distribution. These high altitude montane forests where R. superba occurs have been identified as endemism sites for different taxa in Guatemala. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 7:57:55 +0200
  • First records of Opilio saxatilis C. L. Koch, 1839 (Arachnida, Opiliones,
           Phalangiidae) from Serbia

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 257-260
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.257
      Authors : Juraj Litavský, Oto Majzlan, Marek Svitok, Slavomír Stašiov : We report the first record of Opilio saxatilis C. L. Koch, 1839 (Arachnida, Opiliones, Phalangiidae) from Serbia. The species was observed in the alluvium of the Tisa River in the Special Nature Reserve Ritovi donjeg Potisja. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:45:05 +020
  • A checklist of ponyfishes (Teleostei, Leiognathidae) from
           Miyazaki Prefecture, east coast of Kyushu, southern Japan, with
           range extensions of three tropical species

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 243-255
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.243
      Authors : Ryohei Miki, Atsunobu Murase, Masaaki Wada : A checklist is presented of ponyfish species (Teleostei, Leiognathidae) from the coast of Miyazaki Prefecture, eastern coast of Kyushu, in the warm temperate zone of Japan and in areas influenced by the warm Kuroshio Current. Fish collection surveys (autumn, October 2016 to winter, early 2017) recorded 9 species of the family, including 1 collected by previous authors. Records of 3 species, Gazza minuta (Bloch, 1795), Leiognathus equulus (Forsskål, 1775), and Leiognathus fasciatus (Lacepède, 1803), extended their distributional ranges northward by ca 150–500 km. These 3 species and 3 others are distributed mainly in the tropical zone, and, combined with previous records of leiognathid fishes along the coasts influenced by the Kuroshio Current in southern Japan, this study shows a continuous distribution pattern of these tropical species, suggesting that the east coast of Kyushu is also influenced by this warm current. Diagnostic features, color images, and voucher specimen data are provided for each species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:38:53 +020
  • Distribution of Epipompilus aztecus (Cresson, 1869) (Hymenoptera,
           Pompilidae) with a new record from Texas, United States

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 225-229
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.225
      Authors : Nicholas A. Fensler : The genus Epipompilus Kohl, 1884 occurs in the New World and Australasian regions. Epipompilus aztecus (Cresson, 1869) has been previously recorded in Mexico, Central America and South America. The record presented here expands the distribution of this species further north, into the south-central United States. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 9 Feb 2018 22:21:39 +0200
  • Rediscovery and first record of the Phantasma Tree
           Snake, Imantodes phantasma Myers, 1982 (Serpentes, Colubridae), in

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 237-242
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.237
      Authors : Guido Fabian Medina-Rangel, Gladys Cárdenas-Arévalo, Luis Eladio Rentería-M. : We report the first record in Colombia, and the first find since 1966 of Imantodes phantasma Myers, 1982, based on 3 specimens from Unguía municipality, department of Chocó, Colombia. The present record adds a new snake species to the country’s list and extends this species’ documented distribution by approximately 65 km, in a straight-line northeast from its nearest previously known Panamanian locality. This is the first report of this species for more than 50 years since its description. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 9 Feb 2018 20:14:02 +0200
  • First record of Epipactis veratrifolia Boiss. & Hohen.
           (Orchidaceae, Epidendroideae, Neottieae, Limodorinae) from an arid wadi
           in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 231-236
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.231
      Authors : Sabitha Sakkir, Pritpal Soorae, Shakeel Ahmed, Shahid Khan, Anitha Saji, Shaikha Al Dhaheri : Epipactis veratrifolia is recorded for the first time from Jebel Hafeet, a mountain in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). This species had been previously recorded from the northern part of the UAE and other areas on the Arabian Peninsula. The occurrence of E. veratrifolia in Jebel Hafeet expands the eastern distribution limits of the species and underlines the importance of biodiversity in the region. The new record fills a gap in the distribution of this species on the Arabian Peninsula. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 9 Feb 2018 16:51:12 +0200
  • An updated list of sand flies (Diptera, Psychodidae, Phlebotominae) in the
           Federal District of Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 213-224
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.213
      Authors : Aline Rapello, Andrey José de Andrade, Douglas de Almeida Rocha, Jônatas C. B. Ferreira, Renata Velôzo Timbó, Marcos Takashi Obara, Rodrigo Gurgel-Gonçalves : The Federal District of Brazil (FD) has the lowest Phlebotominae species richness in the country’s Midwestern Region. Some of these species have been reported as Leishmania vectors. This study updates the list of sand flies in the FD by sampling 4 gallery forests. Using HP light traps and Shannon traps, 1,209 sand flies were captured and 16 species were identified. The most frequent species was Bichromomyia flaviscutellata (Mangabeira, 1942) (N = 668), followed by Psathyromyia pradobarrientosi (Le Pont, Matias, Martinez & Dujardin, 2004) (N = 285). Brumptomyia guimaraesi (Coutinho & Barretto, 1941), Micropygomyia ferreirana (Martins, Barretto & Pellegrino, 1956), Pa. pradobarrientosi, Br. brumpti (Larrousse, 1920), and Evandromyia bourrouli (Barretto & Coutinho, 1941) are reported for the first time in the FD. Sand flies richness in the FD (35 spp.) is relevant when compared to that of the state of Goiás (47 spp.), a state 59 times larger than the FD. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 9 Feb 2018 16:39:24 +0200
  • Exotic woody plants in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul,
           southernmost Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 203-211
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.203
      Authors : Tiago Schuch Lemos Venzke, Vilmar Luciano Mattei, Maria Antonieta Décio da Costa : Exotic species are spreading in various parts of the planet and sometimes becoming biological invaders. A floristic survey was carried out to find exotic trees, shrubs, and climbers in different communities in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil. The traversal method was used at 26 sites. The richness totaled 26 species in 22 genera and 17 families. There are 19 trees, 5 arborescents, 1 shrub, and 1 climber. Most of the exotic species are already naturalized in the study area. Between 1 and 10 individuals sporadically occur at each site. For species of characteristically invasive exotic plants were observed, including 3 trees (Pinus elliottii Engel, Pinus taeda L. Engelm., and Pittosporum undulatum Vent.) and 1 shrub (Ulex europaeus L.). A continuous monitoring of exotic flora is needed to eliminate or control invasive plant species and to avoid economic and ecological damage to ecosystems. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 2 Feb 2018 11:24:07 +0200
  • Geographic distribution of the genus Siphlophis Fitzinger, 1843
           (Colubridae, Dipsadinae, Serpentes) in Colombia

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 195-201
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.195
      Authors : Andrés Aponte-Gutiérrez, Fernando Vargas-Salinas : Little is known in Colombia about the distribution, ecology, and natural history of the snakes included in the genus Siphlophis. Here, based on analysis of specimens deposited in zoological museums and data from literature, we update the information about the geographic distribution of Siphlophis cervinus and Siphlophis compressus in Colombia. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 2 Feb 2018 11:14:36 +0200
  • First record of Daedalea ryvardeniana Drechsler-Santos & Robledo
           (Agaricomycetes, Polyporales, Fomitopsidaceae) in the Caatinga area of
           Bahia, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 173-176
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.173
      Authors : Cristiane D. Santos, Roberval O. Silva, Ana C.F. Soares , Elisandro R. Drechsler-Santos, José L. Bezerra : Daedalea ryvardeniana (Agaricomycetes, Polyporales, Fomitopsidaceae) is reported for the first time in the Caatinga area of Bahia. The Caatinga is a phytogeographical domain in Brazil and its diversity of polyporoid fungi is being gradually discovered through the findings of new species and new occurrences. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 26 Jan 2018 21:51:07 +020
  • First record of Molossus pretiosus Miller, 1902 (Chiroptera, Molossidae)
           for the Cerrado of Bahia, northeastern Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 177-182
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.177
      Authors : Vinícius C. Cláudio, Gustavo C. Silveira, Solange G. Farias, Marina J. Lapenta : Molossus pretiosus Miller, 1902 is known from two localities in Brazil: one in the Caatinga of Minas Gerais, and other in the Pantanal of Mato Grosso do Sul. We report here the first record of M. pretiosus for the Cerrado of Bahia, Northeastern Brazil. This record extends the species distribution by about 200 km northward. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 26 Jan 2018 19:59:56 +020
  • Telipogon jucusbambae (Orchidaceae), the rediscovery of a marvelous
           Telipogon from Peru

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 189-193
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.189
      Authors : Carlos Martel, Marcos Salas : Telipogon jucusbambae, a Peruvian endemic species, is rediscovered and its distributional range greatly extended. The species was known from a single collection made more than 50 years ago. A description, images of living specimens, a distribution map, and taxonomic comments on related species are provided. Furthermore, we propose the T. falcatus species complex for a group of species closely related to T. jucusbambae. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 26 Jan 2018 10:49:15 +020
  • First record of Molossops neglectus Williams & Genoways,
           1980 (Chiroptera, Molossidae) from the state of Santa Catarina, southern

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 167-172
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.167
      Authors : Sérgio L. Althoff, Fernando Carvalho, Beatriz F. Lima Luciano, João P. Garcia, Artur Stanke : Herein we describe the first records of Molossops neglectus for the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. The records are based on 3 specimens captured in the municipalities of Chapecó and São Domingos, in the western portion of the state. Considering that M. neglectus is an infrequent species in field surveys, new data on its geographical range is important to better understand the biology and ecology of M. neglectus. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 26 Jan 2018 10:42:35 +020
  • First record of Corallus blombergi (Rendahl & Vestergren, 1941)
           (Serpentes, Boidae) from Colombia

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 183-188
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.183
      Authors : María Alejandra Pinto-Erazo, Guido Fabian Medina-Rangel : We report the first record in Colombia of Blomberg’s Tree Boa, Corallus blombergi (Rendahl & Vestergren, 1941), based on 2 specimens from Tumaco municipality, department of Nariño, Colombia. The present record extends this species’ documented distribution northwest by 55 km from its nearest previously known Ecuadorian occurrence and increases the number of Corallus species in Colombia to 5. In addition to summarizing its distribution, we present a brief comparison with the distribution of C. annulatus (Cope, 1876), the species most similar to C. blombergi. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 26 Jan 2018 9:00:18 +0200
  • First record of Phallotorynus victoriae Oliveros,
           1983 (Cyprinodontiformes, Poeciliidae) for Uruguay river basin and
           Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 159-162
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.159
      Authors : Junior A. Chuctaya, Laura M. Donin, Carolina S. Vieira, Dario Faustino-Fuster, Tiago P. Carvalho : The first occurrence of Phallotorynus victoriae is reported from the Uruguay River basin associated to the grasslands of the Pampa Biome, southern Brazil. The record include only one specimen from a tributary to Ibicuí River located in the municipality of Uruguaiana, Rio Grande do Sul State. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:27:12 +020
  • Range expansion and noteworthy records of Costa Rican birds (Aves)

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 141-151
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.141
      Authors : Luis Sandoval, Daniel Martínez, Diego Ocampo, Mauricio Vásquez Pizarro, David Araya-H., Ernesto Carman, Mauricio Sáenz, Adrián García-Rodríguez : We present new distribution information for 19 species of Costa Rican birds. Thirteen species show changes in altitudinal distribution, 9 are recorded at higher elevations such as Egretta rufescens (Gmelin, 1789), Heliomaster constantii (Delattre, 1843), Myiozetetes cayanensis (Linnaeus, 1766), and Lonchura malacca (Linnaeus, 1766), and 4 are recorded at lower elevations, Panterpe insignis Cabanis & Heine, 1860, Empidonax albigularis Sclater & Salvin, 1859, Sayornis nigricans (Swainson, 1827), and Dacnis venusta (Lawrence, 1862). We recorded 2 forest understory species, Geotrygon montana (Linnaeus, 1758), and Grallaria guatimalensis Prévost & Des Murs, 1842, inside the area of the county with the most urban development. Finally, Saltator grossus (Linnaeus, 1766), which was restricted to Caribbean forest, was recorded at the South Pacific rainforest for the first time. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:07:33 +020
  • A rare species of Uropterygius (Anguilliformes, Muraenidae) found in the
           stomach content of a Yellow-lipped Sea Krait from Japan

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 163-166
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.163
      Authors : Fumihito Tashiro, Runa Tabata, Hideaki Nishizawa, Hidemichi Mitamura : A single muraenid specimen (genus Uropterygius), recovered from the stomach of a live Yellow-lipped Sea Krait, Laticauda colubrina (Schneider, 1799), captured at Iriomote Island, Japan, was found to possess intermediate traits between 2 rare species, Uropterygius  xenodontus McCosker & Smith, 1997 and Uropterygius golanii McCosker & Smith, 1997. The specimen is provisionally identified as U. xenodontus and is described below with its morphs, as an important addition to material of rare specimens of the genus in the western North Pacific. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:10:21 +020
  • Range extension for Drymoreomys albimaculatus Percequillo, Weksler &
           Costa, 2011 (Mammalia, Rodentia, Cricetidae) in Mixed Ombrophilous Forest
           of southern Brazil with the first occurrence from the state of Paraná

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 153-158
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.153
      Authors : Fernando José Venâncio, Josias Alan Rezini, Beatrice Stein Boraschi dos Santos, Guilherme Grazzini, Liliani Marilia Tiepolo : Drymoreomys albimaculatus is a recently-described rodent and an Atlantic Forest endemic. It is rare and has a poorly defined geographic distribution. This article presents the first record of D. albimaculatus from Paraná state, Brazil and expands the known range of this species into northeastern Santa Catarina state. Both records are from Mixed Ombrophilous Forest and Semideciduous Seasonal Forest types. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:02:09 +020
  • New records of phorid flies (Diptera, Phoridae) from Rio Grande do Sul,
           with five new records to Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 125-139
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.125
      Authors : Juliano L. P. Duarte, Dayana B. Vaz, Rodrigo F. Krüger : This compilation is the result of identification of material recently collected from Southern Brazil. Forty-one new records of Phoridae are recorded for the state of Rio Grande do Sul, and the species Eibsfeldtphora cumsaltensis Disney 2009, Megaselia (M.) gracilipalpis Borgmeier 1969, Megaselia (Aphiochaeta) latimanus (Malloch, 1914), Melaloncha curvata Brown, 2005, and Trophodeinus vicinus (Borgmeier, 1963) are recorded for the first time in Brazil. Species are distributed in 18 genera and 3 subfamilies. The total known diversity of phorids in the state is augmented from 10 to 51 species. An updated distribution for Brazil is presented for each species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 19:57:48 +020
  • Three new records of plant parasitic phyllosphere fungi from Panama:
           Annellophora phoenicis, Cercospora corniculatae, and Sclerotium coffeicola

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 93-100
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.93
      Authors : Roland Kirschner, Orlando Cáceres, Meike Piepenbring : Three fungi associated with living leaves of plants are new records for Panama: Annellophora phoenicis causing leaf spots of Cocos nucifera (Arecaceae), Cercospora corniculatae (C. apii s. lat.) on living leaves of Oxalis barrelieri (Oxalidaceae) with and without discoloration, and Sclerotium coffeicola on zonate leaf spots of Annona montana (Annonaceae) and Dioscorea alata (Dioscoreaceae). Some records of A. phoenicis and S. coffeicola relevant for known geographical distribution and available by literature are critically revised.  HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:20:13 +020
  • New occurrences of Holospira (Bostrichocentrum) goldmani Bartsch, 1906
           (Gastropoda, Urocoptidae) in northwestern Oaxaca, southern Mexico

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 107-112
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.107
      Authors : Rosalía Guerrero-Arenas, Eduardo Jiménez-Hidalgo, Celestino Sandoval-García : Holospira (Bostrichocentrum) goldmani Bartsch, 1906 is an urocoptid gastropod distributed throughout northwestern Oaxaca in southern Mexico. Since its original description, posterior records have been restricted to the Mixteca Baja region of Oaxaca. The purpose of this paper is to expand on the geographical distribution of this species, georeferencing six additional localities. Five of our sites are located in the Mixteca Alta region of Oaxaca. Holospira goldmani can survive in soil derived from non-calcareous rocks. Field observations of ecological preferences of H. goldmani suggest that they are more ecologically tolerant than previously thought. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:31:41 +020
  • First record of the cf. Rufous-crested Coquette, Lophornis cf. delattrei
           (Aves, Trochilidae), from Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 121-124
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.121
      Authors : Ricardo Antônio de Andrade Plácido , Leide Fernanda Almeida Fernandes, Roseanne de Fátima Ramos Almeida, Edson Guilherme : The Rufous-crested Coquette, Lophornis delattrei (Lesson, 1839), and the Spangled Coquette, Lophornis stictolophus Salvin & Elliot, 1873, are 2 very similar species with a green back and orange forehead. On 9 August 2017, a hummingbird with an orange forehead was observed and photographed in the Serra do Divisor (Acre, Brazil). Analysis of the photographs revealed that the individual presented the diagnostic characteristics of a female of the Lophornis delattrei/stictolophus group. We assumed that the observed specimen represented Lophornis cf. delattrei, given the greater proximity of the geographic range of this species to the new locality. The presence of this Lophornis in Acre represents the occurrence of a new hummingbird taxon for Brazil. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 1:18:01 +0200
  • First record of the miniature catfish Malacoglanis gelatinosus Myers &
           Weitzman, 1966 (Siluriformes, Trichomycteridae) in the Orinoco river basin

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 101-106
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.101
      Authors : Diana C. Montoya-Ospina, Juan G. Albornoz-Garzón, Jorge E. García-Melo, Francisco A. Villa-Navarro, Carlos DoNascimiento : Malacoglanis gelatinosus, a species of miniature catfish of the family Trichomycteridae, is only known from 4 specimens from the Amazon basin. Recently, we collected 3 specimens from the upper basin of the Meta River, a tributary of the Orinoco. This is the first record of M. gelatinosus from the Orinoco river basin, which significantly expands the known geographic distribution of this species, making it one of the most broadly distributed species within the subfamily Sarcoglanidinae. High-resolution photographs of specimens, remarks on character variation, and an updated distribution in Colombia are provided. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 0:37:10 +0200
  • New records of the rare little rufous mouse opossum, Marmosa lepida
           (Thomas,1888) (Mammalia, Didelphidae) in southeastern Amazonia, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 113-119
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.113
      Authors : Roger Rodrigues Guimarães, Ana Carolina Loss, Leonora Pires Costa : Here we present new records of the mouse opossum Marmosa (Stegomamosa) lepida (Thomas, 1888) collected in the recently flooded region of the Xingu River during the construction of the Belo Monte hydropower dam in the state of Pará, Brazil. This taxon is rarely captured, and it has often been misidentified as other similar genera of arboreal marsupials, such as Gracilinanus. Our specimens were identified morphologically and genetically using partial DNA of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene. The new records increase the known distribution by about 250 km to the southeast.  HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 0:23:11 +0200
  • New records of epilachnine lady-beetles (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae,
           Coccinellinae) of Peru

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 81-85
      DOI : 10.15560/.14.1.81
      Authors : Abdhiel A. Bustamante Navarrete, Anahí J. Oroz-Ramos, Araseli Elme-Tumpay, Edgar L. Marquina-Montesinos, Erick Yábar-Landa : The phytophagous coccinellids Toxotoma guerini Gordon 1975 and Epilachna bistriguttata Mulsant 1850 are species previously known only from Bolivia and Ecuador. Here, they are reported for the first time in Peru, in the regions of Cusco and Puno. The female of both species, unknown until now, is described and illustrated. In addition, an updated distribution map of both species is presented. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 5 Jan 2018 22:33:52 +0200
  • New records of Vriesea agostiniana E.Pereira, and Vriesea saltensis Leme
           & L. Kollmann (Bromeliaceae, Tillandsioideae) from southeastern Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 37-41
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.37
      Authors : Igor Musauer Kessous, Dayvid Rodrigues Couto, Fernando Pérez Uribbe, Andrea Ferreira da Costa : Vriesea Lindl. (Bromeliaceae) has its center of diversity in eastern Brazil, especially in the Atlantic Rainforest domain. The present study extended the distribution of V. agostiniana to São Paulo state and V. saltensis to Espírito Santo state; they were previously considered endemic to single locations in the states of Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais, respectively. Species descriptions, taxonomic comments, and new distribution maps are presented, contributing to our knowledge of the taxonomy and biogeography of Vriesea in southeastern Brazil. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 5 Jan 2018 18:21:03 +0200
  • Occurrence of the rare and Endangered Ornate Eagle Ray, Aetomylaeus
           vespertilio (Bleeker, 1852) (Chondrichthyes, Myliobatidae), at a remote
           marine protected area in the Philippines

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 1-5
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.1
      Authors : Gonzalo Araujo, Sally J. Snow, Andy Cornish, Ryan Murray, Kymry Delijero, Alessandro Ponzo, Marivel Dygico : We report the occurrence of the rare and Endangered Aetomylaeus vespertilio (Bleeker, 1852) at the remote archipelago of Cagayancillo, Palawan in the Sulu Sea, Philippines. Only 1 previous  report of the species exists from the country, a juvenile specimen in the Pasil market, Cebu City in 2000. During an in-water shark and ray survey at Cagayancillo Island in April 2017, a female individual A. vespertilio with a disc width of approximately 200 cm, and a total length of approximately 400 cm was encountered along the reef’s edge at a depth of 12 m. This species was
      confirmed by its characteristic dorsal pattern of narrow stripes anteriorly and reticulated spots posteriorly. We confirm the occurrence of this rare and poorly understood species in the Sulu Sea and extend the current known range farther west than previously known. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 5 Jan 2018 18:19:47 +0200
  • First record of the spider Negayan tarapaca Lopardo, 2005 (Araneae,
           Anyphaenidae) in Peru

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 7-9
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.7
      Authors : Oscar Magdiel Quispe-Colca, Evaristo López Tejeda : Negayan tarapaca Lopardo, 2005 is currently known from northern Chile. Herein, we report the first record from Peru of this species, which we collected in a Polylepis rugulosa forest in the department of Arequipa. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 5 Jan 2018 18:18:37 +0200
  • An extension of the known geographic distribution of Sapajus
           cay (Illiger, 1815) (Primates, Cebidae) in southwestern
           Brazilian Amazonia

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 11-14
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.11
      Authors : Almerio Camara Gusmão, Robson Flores de Oliveira, Odair Diogo da Silva, Fabiano Rodrigues de Melo, Manoel Santos Filho : We update the geographic distribution of Sapajus cay in the south-central, southeast, and western portions of Mato Grosso state, Brazil, and extend the distribution of this species north to the Cabixi River at the border with the state of Rondônia. Data were obtained from field surveys. We observed individuals of S. cay in highly fragmented forests which have been impacted by the deforestation over the past 50 years. This is an alarming situation for the conservation of the region’s fauna. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 5 Jan 2018 17:11:00 +0200
  • First documented record of Amazilia tzacatl (de la Llave, 1893) (Aves,
           Trochilidae) in the Colombian Orinoco region and comments of its
           distribution at the eastern Andes

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 87-91
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.87
      Authors : Orlando Acevedo-Charry, Orlando E. Acevedo-S., Sonia I. Charry B. : Land use change and anthropic colonization influence forest degradation and biodiversity turnover. We present the first documented record of the Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, Amazilia tzacatl, for the eastern slope of the Andes-Orinoco region of Colombia. This hummingbird is widely known as a “non-forest” species in lowlands in the west of the Andes. We discuss recent observations in the eastern Andes. These records could be associated with land use change and deforestation fronts through the Andes. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 5 Jan 2018 15:25:44 +0200
  • First record of Cheilomenes sexmaculata (Fabricius, 1781) (Coleoptera,
           Coccinellidae) from Colombia

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 77-80
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.77
      Authors : José Ramírez, Guillermo González, Yuly Sánchez : The ladybird Cheilomenes sexmaculata is reported for the first time from Colombia. Previously, this species was recorded in Asia and Australia, then introduced to South America and reported from countries such as Chile, Ecuador, Perú, and Venezuela, where it is used for biological control. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 5 Jan 2018 15:17:58 +0200
  • Annotated list of freshwater fishes of the Limoncocha Lagoon, Napo river
           basin, northern Amazon region of Ecuador

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 55-75
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.55
      Authors : Jonathan Valdiviezo-Rivera, Carolina Carrillo-Moreno, Enrique Gea-Izquierdo : An annotated list of the freshwater fishes of the Limoncocha Lagoon, in the Limoncocha Biological Reserve in the northern Amazon region of Ecuador is presented. Fishes were captured between March and July of 2012, and we combined these results with previous studies to provide a comprehensive list of fishes in the Limoncocha Biological Reserve. Thirty-three species belonging to 14 families distributed in 7 orders were collected. The most representative orders in number of species and specimens were Characiformes, Siluriformes, and Perciformes, respectively, being Characiformes as the most important in terms of richness and abundance of species. Characidae (Characiformes) exhibited the greatest abundance and broadest distribution in our samples. A short morphological description and morphometric measurements of each species are also presented. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 5 Jan 2018 15:14:57 +0200
  • Diversity and distribution of ichthyofauna in streams of the middle and
           lower Tibagi river basin, Paraná, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 43-53
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.43
      Authors : Alexander Claro-García, Fernando M. Assega, Oscar A. Shibatta : This study investigates the distribution and structure of the assemblages of fishes in tributaries of middle and lower sections of Tibagi river basin. The samples were conducted quarterly from December 2013 through December 2014, in 24 sampling sites of 8 tributaries. A total of 5643 individuals belonging to 44 species distributed in 13 families and 5 orders are reported. The families Characidae, Loricariidae, and Heptapteridae were predominant; Astyanax paranae, Phalloceros harpagos, Piabina argentea, Astyanax bockmanni, and Trichomycterus davisi were the most abundant species. Four non-native species were collected: Coptodon rendalli, Poecilia reticulata, Xiphophorus hellerii, and Oreochromis niloticus. The fish fauna of the middle and lower sections of Tibagi river basin has previously been threatened by human activities such as urbanization, industry, agriculture, and currently with dam construction. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 5 Jan 2018 15:10:47 +0200
  • Filling gaps in the geographic distribution of Anolis
           fuscoauratus d’Orbigny, 1837 (Squamata, Dactyloidae) in the
           southeastern Brazilian Atlantic Forest

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 15-19
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.15
      Authors : Thiago Silva-Soares, Paulo V. Scherrer, Thiago M. de Castro, Rodrigo de O. L. Salles : We update the southeastern distribution of Anolis fuscoauratus d’Orbigny, 1837 based on newly collected specimens and on specimens from scientific collections misidentified or deposited with questionable identifications. We include photographs showing the coloration of live individuals and a distribution map for this species in the southeastern Atlantic Forest of Brazil. Although this species is rather rare, it is more regionally widespread than previously realized and has an altitudinal range of approximately 30–800 m above sea level. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 5 Jan 2018 14:58:41 +0200
  • Freshwater shrimps (Crustacea, Decapoda, Caridea, Dendrobranchiata) from
           Roraima, Brazil: species composition, distribution, and new records

    • Abstract: Check List 14(1): 21-35
      DOI : 10.15560/14.1.21
      Authors : Maria Aparecida Laurindo dos Santos, Patrícia Madedo de Castro, Célio Magalhães : This work provides an update on the species composition and distribution of freshwater shrimps from the state of Roraima, Brazil, based on material deposited in the Brazilian collections of the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (Manaus) and the Museu Integrado de Roraima (Boa Vista). A total of 12 species (1 Sergestidae, 3 Euryrhynchidae, and 8 Palaemonidae) are listed, of which 7 (Acetes paraguayensis Hansen, 1919; Euryrhynchus amazoniensis Tiefenbacher, 1978; E. burchelli Calman, 1907; E. wrzesniowskii Miers, 1877; Palaemon yuna Carvalho, Magalhães & Mantelatto, 2014; Pseudopalaemon chryseus Kensley & Walker, 1982; and Ps. gouldingi Kensley & Walker, 1982) are recorded for the first time from the state of Roraima. Maps of geographic distribution for all species known from the state are offered. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 5 Jan 2018 0:04:17 +0200
  • Vanilla bahiana Hoehne and Vanilla pompona Schiede
           (Orchidaceae, Vanilloideae): two new records from Maranhão state, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 1131-1137
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.1131
      Authors : Alessandro Wagner Coelho Ferreira, Miguel Sena de Oliveira, Eduardo Oliveira Silva, Diego Sousa Campos, Emerson Ricardo Pansarin, Elidio Armando Exposto Guarçoni : We present here the first records of Vanilla bahiana and Vanilla pompona from Maranhão state, northeastern Brazil. Both species were collected in a gallery forest, in areas of Cerrado vegetation at Caxias municipality. This work contributes with knowledge on the geographical distribution of the species in northeastern Brazil. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 22 Dec 2017 16:03:34 +020
  • Rediscovery of Bostryx voithianus (Pfeiffer, 1847)
           (Gastropoda, Pulmonata) in northern Chile, with notes on the type

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 1125-1129
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.1125
      Authors : Edmundo Martínez de los Ríos : Bostryx voithianus (Pfeiffer, 1847) is reported, for the first time since its description, from northern Chile. In the original description, a particular type locality was not given for this species, but to it was described as collected in Chile by Thomas Bridges for the Hugh Cuming collection. Herein, the type locality is assigned to the Chilean Coastal Range between the places Cuesta La Arena (28.5721° S) and Quebrada Honda (29.5952° S), northern Chile. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 22 Dec 2017 15:59:10 +020
  • Crossocheilus obscurus Tan & Kottelat, 2009 (Teleostei, Cyprinidae):
           distribution extension and first record for Musi basin, South Sumatra,

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 1121-1124
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.1121
      Authors : Muhammad Iqbal, Indra Yustian, Winda Indriati, Doni Setiawan, Arum Setiawan : Crossocheilus obscurus is a little known cyprinid fish which was first described in 2009 in the Batang Hari basin (West Sumatra province, Indonesia), with no additional published information since that time. In April 2016, C. obscurus was observed and photographed in the Musi basin (South Sumatra province). The identification of this species confirms its presence in a new river basin, more than 250 km south from its type locality. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 22 Dec 2017 15:55:44 +020
  • Checklist of the superfamily Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) from Tamil
           Nadu, Western Ghats, India

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 1101-1120
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.1101
      Authors : Kuppusamy Sivasankaran, Sekar Anand, Pratheesh Mathew, Savarimuthu Ignacimuthu : A checklist of the superfamily Noctuoidea (Erebidae, Noctuidae, Euteliidae, and Nolidae) from Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve and Kodaikanal Hills in Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu is presented. We collected noctuoid moths monthly from June 2010 to December 2014. We collected 9095 individuals (5242 males and 3853 females) belonging to 188 species, 106 genera, 5 subtribes, 25 tribes, 26 subfamilies and 4 families. The most species-rich families were Erebidae (106 species) and Noctuidae (51 species). The Erebinae was found to be the richest subfamily with 64 species. Additional sampling might reveal 2–3 times more species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 22 Dec 2017 15:50:16 +020
  • A new southernmost record of Elaenia chiriquensis Lawrence,
           1865 (Passeriformes, Tyrannidae) in Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 1097-1110
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.1097
      Authors : João Vitor Perin Andriola, Amanda Perin Marcon : Species of the genus Elaenia are difficult to distinguish from one another using only morphological characteristics. In Brazil, Elaenia chiriquensis occurs from northern Paraná to Roraima and is absent in Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul states. Using audio and photographic evidence, as well as the comparison of sonograms, we confirm the occurrence of this species 700 km southwest of its previously known distribution. Our new record is from Palmas, Paraná, only 600 m from the border with Água Doce, Santa Catarina, which suggests the possibility that this species also occurs in this state. Deforestation for monocultures and pastures might have contributed to this species’ expansion in the Atlantic Rainforest biome. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 22 Dec 2017 15:46:41 +020
  • First record of the family Parodontidae (Characiformes) from the Paraíba
           do Sul river basin, southeastern Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 1091-1095
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.1091
      Authors : Fernando L. K. Salgado, Bianca de F. Terra, Geysa da S. Camilo, F. Gerson Araújo : The first records of 2 species of Parodontidae (Apareiodon piracicabae and A. itapicuruensis) are reported in the Paraíba do Sul river basin. In total, 101 individuals of A. piracicabae and 3 individuals of A. itapicuruensis were collected in the Paraíba do Sul middle reaches. A description and diagnosis of both species based on morpho-meristic characters were provided. These fishes have been used as forage for larger fish species as well as bait for sport fishing, which may have facilitated their introduction in the Paraíba do Sul River from fish culture farms in the region. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 22 Dec 2017 6:16:56 +0200
  • First record of Xylophanes ploetzi (Möschler, 1876) (Lepidoptera:
           Sphingidae) from Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 1055-1058
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.1055
      Authors : Gilcélia M. Lourido, Catarina da S. Motta : Two specimens of Xylophanes ploetzi (Möschler, 1876) (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) were collected in Manaus representing the first record from Brazil. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:43:12 +020
  • A checklist of Asteraceae from Pedra do Lagarto, Santa Maria,
           Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 1075-1090
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.1075
      Authors : Juliana Schaefer, Liliana Essi : A floristic survey of the Asteraceae was carried out at the Pedra do Lagarto, Santa Maria, central region of Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil. Field expeditions were conducted from August 2014 to September 2015. A total of 106 species were recorded, with 6 listed in the endangered species list of the state of Rio Grande do Sul: Moquiniastrum mollissimum (Malme) G. Sancho, Trixis pallida Less, Calea clematidea Baker, Aldama megapotamica (Malme) Magenta & Pirani, Chromolaena angusticeps (Malme) RM King & H. Rob., and Isostigma peucedanifolium (Spreng.) Less. This paper presents a list of recorded species from this site. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:46:45 +020
  • First records of Calidris canutus Linnaeus, 1758
           (Charadriiformes, Scolopacidae) and Trogon surrucura Vieillot, 1817
           (Trogoniformes, Trogonidae) for Entre Ríos province (Argentina), and
           noteworthy reports of other birds in protected areas

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 1067-1073
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.1067
      Authors : Juan A. Sarquis, Julián Alonso, Alejandro R. Giraudo, Alfredo Berduc : We recorded 2 new bird species in Entre Ríos province, Argentina: Calidris canutus (Linnaeus, 1758) and Trogon surrucura Vieillot, 1817. In addition, we present 25 noteworthy records for bird species in El Palmar National Park, Pre Delta National Park, and other parts of the province. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:43:59 +020
  • Morphology and genetics reveal the occurrence of Girardinus falcatus
           (Eigenmann, 1903) (Cyprinodontiformes, Poeciliidae) in eastern Cuba

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 1059-1065
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.1059
      Authors : Sheila Rodríguez-Machado, José L. Ponce de León, Didier Casane, Erik García-Machado : Girardinus is a Cuban genus of poeciliid fishes. It comprises 7 freshwater-restricted species most of them inhabiting specific ecosystems or regions within the island. Girardinus falcatus, the Gold-bellied Topminnow, is common in lowlands of western and central Cuba but thought not to be present in the East. Herein we provide the first wellsupported evidence of the occurrence of this species in eastern Cuba. Sixteen specimens were collected and identified primarily by body shape and coloration, and corroborated by gonopodial morphology and by sequences of the mitochondrial gene cytochrome b. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:35:24 +020
  • Phytodiversity of Barail Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam, India: field‑based
           observations—I. Trees and lianas

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 1037-1053
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.1037
      Authors : Arpita Bora, Debjyoti Bhattacharyya : Trees and lianas were inventorized in Barail Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam, India, which revealed the occurrence of 112 and 23 species of trees and lianas respectively. Two separate lists, one for trees and other for lianas, of all the enumerated taxa are presented here with their vernacular names, phenology, places of occurrence and collection number(s). Threat status of each taxon according to IUCN Red List categories is also provided. Anthropogenic activities and other natural calamities are causing serious threats particularly to the tree diversity of the sanctuary. In addition, destruction of one tree may eradicate many lianas from a particular area. Thus, many species of trees and lianas are under alarming threat in the sanctuary. Conservation through in situ and ex situ modi operandi is recommended. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:28:44 +020
  • Survey of the vascular plants of Sierra Chica, the untouched area of the
           Paititi Natural Reserve (southeastern Tandilia mountain range, Buenos
           Aires province, Argentina)

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 1003-1036
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.1003
      Authors : María L. Echeverría, Sara I. Alonso, Viviana M. Comparatore : The Paititi Natural Reserve is located in the southeastern part of the Tandilia mountain range (Buenos Aires province, Argentina). With the aim of recording the floristic richness of Sierra Chica, an untouched area of the reserve, all vascular plants were inventoried and categorized by family, status, and life form. Altogether, 364 taxa from 72 families were found, with the most predominant families being Poaceae (20.7%), Asteraceae (20.1%), and Fabaceae (5.8%). We found 95 adventive species, 4 cosmopolitan, and 265 native. The most abundant life forms were hemicryptophytes (33.1%), therophytes (30.6%), and criptophytes (22.6%); the therophytes were mostly represented by adventive species. We also found species that were known from Buenos Aires province but not from mountainous areas. Despite being a small area within Argentina, Sierra Chica constitutes a valuable refuge for native flora of the Tandilia mountain range system, which is in danger of being affected by exotic plants. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:25:46 +020
  • Bryophytes of the cloud forest of Pico do Marumbi State
           Park, Paraná, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 959-986
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.959
      Authors : Emanuelle L. dos Santos, Dimas M. do Carmo, Denilson F. Peralta : Bryophyte diversity in tropical forests is closely related to elevation. A survey was undertaken of the bryoflora of a poorly known cloud forest environment from 1,000 to 1,500 m.a.s. in Pico do Marumbi State Park, state of Paraná,
      Brazil. The aim was to analyze the geographical range of the bryoflora and significance of this elevational zone to bryophyte diversity. We found 364 bryophyte species, including 187 species of mosses, 175 liverworts and two hornworts. This diversity represents 40% of the bryoflora of Paraná and 24% of that of Brazil. Forty-one Brazilian endemic species were found, representing a highly relevant feature for the preservation of the area. These results emphasize the importance of Pico do Marumbi State Park to the conservation of bryophyte diversity and to understanding the species of the state of Paraná, as well as demonstrating the importance of bryophyte surveys in the Atlantic Forest of Southeast Brazil. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:05:11 +020
  • Range extension and first record of Coendou speratus Mendes Pontes et
           al., 2013 (Rodentia, Erethizontidae) from a cloud forest enclave in
           northeastern Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 951-957
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.951
      Authors : Edson S. B. Leal, Felipe F. Gomes-Silva, Rachel M. de Lyra-Neves, Wallce R. Telino-Júnior : We present the first record of Coendou speratus from a cloud forest enclave, based on an adult male specimen captured in April 2016 in a house in the urban zone of the municipality of Garanhuns, in the state of Pernambuco, northeastern Brazil. This record extends the known geographic distribution of the species 167 km west of the type locality in the Atlantic Forest biome. This record is now the westernmost limit of the geographic distribution of this species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:51:35 +020
  • The invasive copepod Lernaea cyprinacea Linnaeus, 1758 (Copepoda,
           Cyclopoida, Lernaeidae): first record for Neuquén River,Patagonia,

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 997-1001
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.997
      Authors : María Agustina Waicheim, Guillermo Blasetti, Pedro Cordero, Carlos A. Rauque, Gustavo P. Viozzi : We report the first record of the copepod Lernaea cyprinacea (Linnaeus, 1758) parasitizing Percichthys trucha (Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1840) in the Neuquén River (Patagonia, Argentina). One specimen of P. trucha was found parasitized by two females of L. cyprinacea. Our record of L. cyprinacea in Neuquén River represents an increase of the known distribution range for this invasive species, which is apparently moving upstream in the Negro River Basin. This is the first record of L. cyprinacea in Neuquén Province. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 6:17:54 +0200
  • Acrocinus longimanus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae): first
           record from the province of Corrientes, Argentina

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 987-991
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.987
      Authors : Néstor Gerardo Valle, Mario Luis Chatellenaz, Miryam Damborsky : The occurrence of Acrocinus longimanus (Linnaeus, 1758) in Corrientes, Argentina, is reported for the first time. This record extends the known distribution of this species to 300 km south from the nearest occurrence record in Argentina. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 4:15:49 +0200
  • Direct observation of drifting juvenile seahorse Hippocampus trimaculatus
           (Leach, 1814) beneath the offshore surface at Malacca Strait

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 993-996
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.993
      Authors : Nur Leena Wai Sin Wong, Jun Chin Teh : Three drifting juvenile seahorses (100.3 mm, 89.5 mm, and 55.8 mm in height) were captured during 2 research surveys between shipping routes at Malacca Strait. All seahorse specimens were identified using morphometric data as Hippocampus trimaculatus Leach, 1814. This is the first direct observation of drifting H. trimaculatus seahorse near to the water surface, out of their reported water depth (10–100 m) and demersal habitats. This may provide evidence of translocation and long-distance dispersal of H. trimaculatus in the region. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 0:34:21 +0200
  • First record of Zoanthus gigantus Reimer & Tsukahara, 2006 (Anthozoa,
           Hexacorallia) from Indian waters, South Asia

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 945-950
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.945
      Authors : Sonia Kumari, Pariyappanal Ulahannan Zacharia, Kannanchery Ramanathan Sreenath, Vasant Kripa, Grinson George : Zoanthus gigantus, family Zoanthidae, is reported for the first time from south Asia. The earlier distribution of the species has been known only from Japan, China, and Taiwan waters. Colonies of Z. gigantus were noticed along Saurashtra coast, Gujarat, during a field survey, in frame of monitoring Zoantharian diversity along Indian coast. Species was identified using morphological and histological examination. The occurrence of Z. gigantus from this additional biogeographic region highlights the distribution range extension of the species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 8 Dec 2017 10:57:32 +0200
  • Non-volant mammals of the Mestre Álvaro Environmental Protection Area,
           state of Espírito Santo, southeastern Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 935-943
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.935
      Authors : Edú B. Guerra, Yuri L. R. Leite : The Atlantic Forest faces a critical fragmentation process, and is now reduced to just 12.5% of its historical coverage. The state of Espírito Santo is completely inserted within the Atlantic Forest and has a high mammal richness, despite the severe habitat reduction and fragmentation. The Mestre Álvaro Environmental Protection Area is located in the metropolitan region of Vitória and serves as a potential wildlife refuge. We conducted field surveys in this protected area between 2012 and 2013 using live traps and interviews with locals. Herein, we compile a list of 36 species (including 5 threatened species) in the Mestre Álvaro; these mammal species belong to 8 orders, 19 families, and 34 genera. Despite the proximity of Mestre Álvaro to urban areas, published records on the area’s fauna and flora are very scarce, and this paper is the first to document the diversity of non-volant mammals in this area. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 8 Dec 2017 10:56:38 +0200
  • First record of Lobocheilos ixocheilos Kottelat & Tan,
           2008 (Cypriniformes, Cyprinidae) in South Sumatra province, Indonesia

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 931-933
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.931
      Authors : Muhammad Iqbal, Arum Setiawan, Ina Aprilia, Muhammad Isa, Indra Yustian : Lobocheilos ixocheilos is only known from 2 major riverine systems in Sumatra and Kalimantan, Indonesia. In Sumatra, it was previously known only from the Batang Hari basin and reported from localities in the provinces of West Sumatra and Jambi. This paper provides the first record of L. ixocheilos from the Musi basin in South Sumatra province, thereby extending the distribution of the species approximately 150 km southwest from the previous record. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 8 Dec 2017 10:55:47 +0200
  • Tachyporus nitidulus (Fabricius, 1781) (Coleoptera,
           Staphylinidae, Tachyporinae): first record from the state of Florida, USA

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 921-923
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.921
      Authors : Alexander B. Orfinger, Sandor L. Kelly : The range of the staphylinid beetle Tachyporus nitidulus (Fabricius, 1781) (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Tachyporinae) is extended to include the state of Florida, USA. The record is based on a single female specimen collected via Malaise trap in a rural yard in Baker County, Florida in 2007. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 8 Dec 2017 10:52:34 +0200
  • Tropidophis paucisquamis (Müller in Schenkel, 1901)
           (Serpentes, Tropidophiidae): first record from Paraná state and southern

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 917-920
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.917
      Authors : Danilo José Vieira Capela, Sérgio Augusto Abrahão Morato, Julio Cezar Moura-Leite, Fernando do Prado, Gustavo O. Borges, Luiz Henrique Argolo Camilo : The tropidophiid snake Tropidophis paucisquamis is an endemic species of the Atlantic Forest domain, occurring in southeastern Brazil from Espírito Santo to São Paulo states along the Serra da Mantiqueira and Serra do Mar as far as the slopes of Serra do Paranapiacaba, the southern limit of its known distribution. As part of our study of herpetofauna in the high Ribeira basin of Paraná, we report the first record of T. paucisquamis from the state. This extends the distribution of this species to southern Brazil. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 8 Dec 2017 10:51:42 +0200
  • Apostolepis multicincta Harvey 1999 (Squamata, Dipsadidae)
           in Argentina

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 913-916
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.913
      Authors : Freddy Burgos Gallardo, Jorge L. Baldo, Américo Vilte, Gustavo Scrocchi : Apostolepis multicincta, a fossorial snake known only from Bolivia, is recorded in Argentina, extending its known range 450 km south of the previous closest record. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 8 Dec 2017 10:50:41 +0200
  • New records of Tamarix ramosissima Ledeb. (Tamaricaceae) in basins of
           Western Chaco dry forest, northwestern Argentina

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 925-930
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.925
      Authors : Edgardo Javier Ignacio Pero : Different species of the exotic plant Tamarix have been registered as colonizing natural and semi-natural environments in many provinces of Argentina. Nevertheless, the genus has not been cited for Tucumán or Santiago del Estero provinces, and not even for the Western Chaco dry forest ecoregion. The present work records the presence of Tamarix in riparian zones situated in different basins of Western Chaco ecoregion, namely in Tucumán and Santiago del Estero provinces, as well as the establishment of a T. ramosissima population in the Salí River basin in Tucumán HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 8 Dec 2017 6:15:44 +0200
  • Updates on the distribution of the Cantor’s Leaf-nosed
           Bat, Hipposideros galeritus Cantor, 1846 (Chiroptera,
           Hipposideridae): new records from peninsular India

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 909-912
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.909
      Authors : Harpreet Kaur, C. Srinivasulu, T. A. Shah, G. Devender, B. Srinivasulu : Hipposideros galeritus Cantor, 1846 has been hitherto reported from 18 localities in peninsular India. In this paper we report 3 new locality records of the species from Karnataka and 1 new record from Andhra Pradesh, based on photographic evidence and morphometrics (external morphological and cranio-dental). These records extend the southeastern limit of the known geographic location of the species by about 430 km in Karnataka State. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 1 Dec 2017 12:50:43 +0200
  • Initial colonization of Long Island, New York by the eastern
           coyote, Canis latrans (Carnivora, Canidae), including first record of

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 901-907
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.901
      Authors : Christopher Nagy, Mark Weckel, Javier Monzón, Neil Duncan, Michael R. Rosenthal : Coyotes (Canis latrans Say, 1823) have increased their range dramatically over the past century. Formerly restricted to western North America, they now roam across the continent, in many habitats including large cities. One of the last areas in North America without coyotes has been Long Island, NY, a 3629 km2 island in the New York metropolitan area. Here  we summarize all verified accounts of coyotes on Long Island, including the first record of breeding. There are few coyotes on Long Island currently; however, given the history of coyote success, we expect coyotes to establish a growing population there in the near future. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 1 Dec 2017 12:49:48 +0200
  • Floristic survey of the Furnas Gêmeas region, Campos Gerais National
           Park, Paraná state, southern Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 879-899
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.879
      Authors : Anna L. P. Andrade, Rosemeri S. Moro, Yoshiko S. Kuniyoshi, Marta R. B. do Carmo : To investigate the resilience of the grassland flora of the Campos Gerais phytogeographic zone, this study surveys the phanerogamic plant species occurring in the Furnas Gêmeas area (Campos Gerais National Park, Paraná state,
      southern Brazil), especially those resilient to fragmentation by crops and fire. Collections were made monthly from October 2002 to May 2004 and occasionally from 2005 to 2013. In total, 313 species belonging to 70 angiosperms
      families and 2 gymnosperm families were collected. Just 4 angiosperm taxa were not determined to species. Although the Furnas Gêmeas has suffered from very evident anthropogenic changes, the vegetation retains part of its original richness, as seen in better-preserved areas outside the park. Included in our list are endangered species that need urgent measures for their conservation. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 1 Dec 2017 12:48:55 +0200
  • Expansion of the southern limit of Vampyrodes caraccioli Thomas, 1889
           (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae) and first record for Santa Catarina state,
           southern Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 871-877
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.871
      Authors : Sérgio Luiz Althoff, Bianca Tribess, Maria Júlia Reinert, Matheus A. R. Ferreira, Fernando Carvalho : Three specimens of Vampyrodes caraccioli were collected in Corupá and São Bento do Sul, in Santa Catarina state, increasing its geographic distribution extension by 170 km south. These specimens also represent the first record for the species in Santa Catarina. The knowledge about bats in Santa Catarina has increased in recent years, showing the need of basic studies about richness and diversity in different regions. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 1 Dec 2017 12:47:13 +0200
  • New records of Lepidochelys olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829) (Testudines,
           Cheloniidae) provide evidence that Uruguayan waters are the southernmost
           limit of distribution for the species in the western Atlantic Ocean

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 863-869
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.863
      Authors : Daniel González-Paredes, Gabriela Vélez-Rubio, Anelise Torres Hahn, María Noel Caraccio, Andrés Estrades : We report 8 new records of Lepidochelys olivacea marine turtle in the Uruguayan waters, indicating this area as the southernmost limit of distribution for this species in the western Atlantic Ocean. In addition, 1 specimen was subjected to genetic analysis, revealing its population origin in the western Atlantic nesting colonies (Surinam, French Guiana, and Brazil). This report represents an update of the distribution of L. olivacea in the southwestern Atlantic and provides insight into the morphological and genetic characterization of the species at temperate waters. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 1 Dec 2017 12:46:20 +0200
  • New records of pleasing lacewings (Neuroptera, Dilaridae)
           from São Paulo state, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 857-862
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.857
      Authors : Rogéria I.R. Lara, Nelson W. Perioto : This note extends the geographic range of Nallachius adamsi Penny, 1981, N. dicolor Adams, 1970 and N. phantomellus Adams, 1970 to São Paulo state, Brazil, based on the examination of specimens obtained in 
      an area of riparian forest (21°36ʹ47ʺ S, 047°49ʹ04ʺ W, ca 532 m above sea level) at the Estação Ecológica de Jataí, in the municipality of Luís Antônio.
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      PubDate: Fri, 1 Dec 2017 12:44:53 +0200
  • Six freshwater microturbellarian species (Platyhelminthes) in permanent
           wetlands of the Coastal Plain of southern Brazil: new records, abundance,
           and distribution

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 849-855
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.849
      Authors : João A. L. Braccini, Francisco Brusa, Ana M. Leal-Zanchet : Microturbellarians occur in a wide range of ecosystems, but their diversity and distribution are largely unknown. In this work, we report on the morphology, abundance, and distribution of 6 species of microturbellarians, namely Baicalellia evelinae, Catenula evelinae, C. leuca, C. turgida, Gieysztoria chiqchi, and Stenostomum hemisphericum. We provide photographs and schematic drawings of the specimens in vivo. Three of them were known only for their type localities. Most species showed low to moderate abundance and were found in a single wetland in this study. Gieysztoria chiqchi is reported from Brazil for the first time. All records extend the ranges of the species at least 800 km to the southeast. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:05:10 +020
  • First record of Epophthalmia vittata Burmeister, 1839 (Insecta, Odonata,
           Anisoptera) from Dhaka, Bangladesh

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 845-847
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.845
      Authors : Gouranga Kumar Biswas, Amit Kumer Neogi, Aaratrik Pal : We report Epophthalmia vittata Burmeister, 1839 (Odonata, Anisoptera, Macromiidae) from Bangladesh for the first time, based on a specimen collected on 27 May 2016 in the National Botanical Garden, Dhaka. This is first record of any species of the family Macromiidae from Bangladesh. This new record exemplifies gaps in sampling for dragonflies in Bangladesh and suggests that additional research on odonates in the country is needed. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:02:43 +020
  • First record of Goniopteris schaffneri (Fée) Salino & T.E.Almeida, comb.
           nov. (Thelypteridaceae) and Marattia laxa Kunze (Marattiaceae) in the
           state of Hidalgo, Mexico

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 831-835
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.831
      Authors : Adriana G. Hernández-Álvarez, Arturo Sánchez-González, Yarely Pérez-Atilano : The presence of Goniopteris schaffneri (Fée) Salino & T.E.Almeida, comb. nov. and Marattia laxa Kunze is reported for the first time for the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. This note gives the descriptions of both species and information on the types of vegetation where they were found. The Marattia laxa record is particularly important as the species is currently included in the NOM (Mexican Official Standards) as “subject to special protection.” HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:00:59 +020
  • Dung beetles (Coleoptera, Scarabaeinae) from high-altitude grasslands in
           São Joaquim National Park, Santa Catarina, southern Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 817-830
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.817
      Authors : Pedro Giovâni da Silva : São Joaquim National Park (SJNP), in southern Brazil, covers large areas of high-altitude grasslands (HAG), which are a conspicuous ecosystem that belongs to the Atlantic Forest domain. Previous studies recorded 6 species of dung beetles (Coleoptera, Scarabaeinae) in SJNP. Dung beetles were sampled using a standardized protocol (baited pitfall traps) at 6 HAG sites in January 2016. In this paper, an annotated list of the dung beetle species sampled in SJNP is presented. This list includes previous literature records and ecological and distributional information of the species. Nine species of Scarabaeinae were collected, including 8 of them newly recorded from SJNP. The dung beetle assemblages were composed of species having diurnal habits and colorful bodies, and showing a similar proportion of roller–tunneller, and coprophagous–trophic generalist species. New studies could substantially increase the number of dung beetle species in the SJNP. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:59:55 +020
  • New records of Acritas bilineatus Sørensen, 1932 (Arachnida, Opiliones,
           Cosmetidae) in Venezuela

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 837-843
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.837
      Authors : Andrés García, Nestor Sánchez, Antonio De Ascencao Da Silva : Acritas bilineatus is reported for the first time from Barinas, Táchira and Yaracuy states in Venezuela, increasing its range extension 350 km at Southwest from its known distribution. Photographs of habitus, variations of dorsal scutum blots, leg IV armature and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) of the penis are provided. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:44:47 +020
  • Alsodes vanzolinii (Donoso-Barros, 1974): a new locality in a disturbed
           habitat for a Critically Endangered species

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 813-816
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.813
      Authors : Soledad Puente-Torres, Matías Barceló, Javier A. Simonetti : We report the presence of Alsodes vanzolinii (Donoso-Barros, 1974) in the Maule Region, Chile extending its known geographic distribution 160 km north of its type locality. The species was recorded in exotic young plantations of Pinus radiata D. Don 1836. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:40:52 +020
  • Checklist of aphyllophoroid fungi (Agaricomycetes, Basidiomycota) in
           boreal forests of the Solovetsky Archipelago (Arkhangelsk Region,
           European Russia)

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 789-803
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.789
      Authors : Oleg Ezhov, Ivan Zmitrovich, Anna Ruokolainen : Herein we present a checklist of aphyllophoroid fungi of the Solovetsky Archipelago, located in the White Sea (Arkhangesk Region, European Russia). The annotated list contains 275 species belonging to 139 genera of aphyllophoroid basidiomycetes (Agaricomycetes, Basidiomycota). Eight species (Athelia bombacina, Ceraceomyces tessulatus, Clavariadelphus truncatus, Clavaria zollingeri, Clavulinopsis luteoalba, Hyphoderma obtusiforme, Phanerochaete jose-ferreirae, and Ramaria obtusissima) are recorded from the Arkhangelsk Region for the first time, and 23 species were recorded for the first time from the Solovetsky Archipelago. Most records are documented by herbarium specimens. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:31:11 +020
  • Range extensions of two species of Odontophorus
           (Galliformes, Odontophoridae) in the Eastern Colombian Andes

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 783-788
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.783
      Authors : Gerson Peñuela-Díaz, Berta Helena Calonge-Camargo, Hernán Aristizabal, Juan E. Carvajal‑Cogollo : Odontophorus hyperythrus Gould, 1858 and Odontophorus strophium (Gould, 1844) are endemic to Colombia. The species O. hyperythrus is distributed on both the slopes of the Western and Central Andes, and in the southern part of the Eastern Andes’ eastern slope, in the Huila, Cauca, and Caquetá departments. O. strophium is distributed on the western slope of the Eastern Andes, in the Santander and Cundinamarca departments. This study reports new records of the two species in the Odontophorus genus in the Boyacá department, which represents an extension if its distribution range. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:25:34 +020
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