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Journal Cover Check List : The Journal of Biodiversity Data
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   ISSN (Online) 1809-127X
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  • 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
  • Note on identity and distribution of Cynometra iripa Kostel. and C.
           ramiflora L. (Fabaceae) in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 805-812
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.805
      Authors : P. Ragavan, Rana T.S., K. Ravichandran, Jayaraj R.S.C, Sivakumar K, Alok Saxena, Mohan P.M : The present study revealed the identity and distribution of Cynometra iripa and C. ramiflora in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. Of these, C. iripa is often classified as true mangrove species, whereas C. ramiflora is a mangrove associate. Apex of leaflets, length of inflorescences, length of pedicels, apex of anthers and position of fruit beak are key distinguishing characters between C. iripa and C. ramiflora. In the present study both the species were recorded from the Andaman Islands, but not from the Nicobar Islands. Identification key and images of C. iripa and C. ramiflora and notes on nomenclatural ambiguity of these two species in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are provided in this paper. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:43:42 +020
  • An ornithological survey of Vanuatu on the islands of Éfaté, Malakula,
           Gaua, and Vanua Lava

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 755-782
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.755
      Authors : Michael J. Andersen, Lilly Fatdal, William M. Mauck III, Brian Tilston Smith : We surveyed forest birds on 4 islands in Vanuatu from November–December 2014, including sites on Éfaté, Malakula, Gaua, and Vanua Lava Islands. Here, we summarize our survey results and place them into the context of prior ornithological surveys in Vanuatu. We recorded 44 species across all survey sites, including eight species endemic to Vanuatu and another 6 species endemic to the region of Southern Melanesia. We collected voucher specimens of 26 species and made 98 recordings of vocalizations from 24 species. Malakula was the most diverse site we surveyed with 35 native species. We observed differences in breeding phenology across islands and between species within survey sites. There was more evidence of breeding by birds on Éfaté and Malakula than on Gaua and Vanua Lava. Finally, we present local bird names from each surveyed site as described by village elders and local guides. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:24:52 +020
  • First documented record of the Silvery-cheeked Antshrike Sakesphorus
           cristatus (Wied-Neuwied, 1831) (Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) for the
           state of Sergipe, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 751-754
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.751
      Authors : Daniela A.O. Guimarães, Juan Ruiz-Esparza, Milena Corbo, Daniela P.B. Ruiz-Esparza : This note provides the first documented record of the Silvery-cheeked Antshrike Sakesphorus cristatus (Wied-Neuwied, 1831) for the state of Sergipe in Brazil, based on a field record and extensive search in the literature, museums, and online databases. The new record of this species presented here may contribute to the knowledge of its occurrence for future assessments of the conservation status of Brazilian birds. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:24:26 +020
  • First record of Rhinella poeppigii (Tschudi, 1845) in Brazil
           (Anura, Bufonidae)

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 747-750
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.747
      Authors : Nathocley Mendes Venâncio, Marco Antonio de Freitas, Arthur Diesel Abegg, Marcelo Nogueira de Carvalho Kokubum : Rhinella poeppigii, member of the Rhinella marina group, which currently consists of 11 species, inhabits primarily cloud forests in the central Andes of Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia, reaching lowlands adjacent to the Andes, at elevations of 260–1800 m. This work presents the first record of R. poeppigii in Brazil, from the municipality of Assis Brasil, in the state of Acre. This record extends the distribution of the species 242 km northeast of the nearest record in Explorer’s Inn, Madre de Dios province, Peru. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:24:01 +020
  • New geographical record of the lined rockskipper, Istiblennius lineatus
           (Valenciennes, 1836) from the Iranian coast of the Makran Sea (Teleostei,

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 743-746
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.743
      Authors : Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Hamid Reza Mehraban : The lined rockskipper, Istiblennius lineatus, is a species of combtooth blenny fish distributed from the Laccadive and Maldive islands, central Indian Ocean, east to Mangareva and Gambier Islands in the Pacific Ocean. It occurs as far north as Toyohama, Japan, and now it is recorded from the coastal area of the Makran Sea, Iran. Six specimens of I. lineatus were collected from 3 localities in the Iranian coast of the Makran Sea during a fish survey in November 2015. These specimens represent the first record of the species from Iranian waters as well as an extension of its known geographical range within the Indian Ocean. The morphological features of these specimens are herein described and discussed. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 3 Nov 2017 14:18:03 +0200
  • Pseudephemerum nitidum (Hedw.) Loeske (Bryophyta) rediscovered in

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 739-742
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.739
      Authors : Maria Sulamita Dias da Silva, Denilson Fernandes Peralta : The sole record of the genus Pseudephemerum recorded from Brazil consists of the type specimen of Ephemerella caldensis Müll.Hal., which is currently a synonym of P. nitidum (Hedw.) Loeske. While conducting a revision of the
      Ditrichaceae from Brazil, several specimens of Pleuridium were evaluated that proved to be this species, and thus, after 154 years, we rediscovered Pseudephemerum nitidum in Brazil. In the most recent checklists of Brazilian mosses, this species was excluded for lack of knowledge. This is the second record in Brazil and the third in South America. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 3 Nov 2017 9:47:03 +0200
  • First record of the genus Shargacucullia G. Ronkay & L. Ronkay, 1992
           (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) from the Altai Mountains

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 733-738
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.733
      Authors : Anton Volynkin, Sergey Titov, Matjaž Černila : The genus Shargacucullia G. Ronkay & L. Ronkay, 1992 is recorded in Altai Mountains (eastern Kazakhstan) for the first time. Three species, S. (Verbascullia) verbasci (Linnaeus, 1758), S. (Shargacucullia) xylophana (Boursin, 1934) and S. (Shargacucullia) nekrasovi G. Ronkay, L. Ronkay & Gyulai, 2011 are reported in the Tarbagatai Ridge and West Altai Mountains. These are the north-easternmost known localities of the species. Adults, genitalia and habitats of the species are illustrated. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 3 Nov 2017 9:46:40 +0200
  • New state record and range extension of the Big Crested Mastiff Bat,
           Promops centralis Thomas, 1915 (Chiroptera, Molossidae), in Veracruz,

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 727-731
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.727
      Authors : Christian Tomás Alavez Tadeo, Alvar González Christen, Nallely Verónica Rodríguez Santiago : The diversity of bats in the Mexican state of Veracruz is high, comprising 89 species. Many of these species deserve special attention because either they remain underrepresented in collections, or they are known from fewer than 5 localities. We confirm the presence of the Big Crested Mastiff Bat (Promops centralis) in Veracruz, and provide additional occurrence records that extend the known geographic distribution of this species by 216 km to the north from previously known sites. Our new record represents the northernmost record of the species on the coastal plain of the Gulf of Mexico. Our findings highlight the presence of gaps in past surveys of mammalian diversity in Veracruz. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 3 Nov 2017 9:46:16 +0200
  • Inventory of medium-sized and large mammals in the wetlands of Laguna de
           Terminos and Pantanos de Centla, Mexico

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 711-726
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.711
      Authors : Mircea G. Hidalgo-Mihart, Fernando M. Contreras-Moreno, Alejandro Jesús-de la Cruz, Rugieri Juárez-López, Yaribeth Bravata de la Cruz, Luz A. Pérez-Solano, Carolina Hernández-Lara, Diana Friedeberg, Dan Thornton, Juan M. Koller-González : Wetlands are one of the most productive ecosystems in the world. However, they have received little attention in the tropics. Biodiversity data from the Terminos-Centla wetlands is limited despite the conservation efforts to protect these wetlands. In this study we list the medium-szied and large mammals from 8 sites within the Terminos-Centla wetlands. We recorded 30 native and 1 introduced species, representing 9 orders, 14 families, and 27 genera. Four of the recorded species are Threatened, 9 Endangered, and 1 under special protection under Mexican legislation. Compared with other sites of southeastern Mexico, the area of the Terminos-Centla wetlands has a many more species. Our results highlight the Terminos-Centla wetlands as one of the most important systems of Mesoamerica for the medium-sized and large mammals and and underlines the urgent need to develop conservation strategies for the area. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 3 Nov 2017 9:45:37 +0200
  • First record of the genus Aulacophilus Smith, 1869
           (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae) in Panama

    • Abstract: Check List 13(6): 707-709
      DOI : 10.15560/13.6.707
      Authors : Yostin J. Añino, Roberto A. Cambra : The genus Aulacophilus Smith, 1869 (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae) is recorded for the first time in Panama based on examination of female specimen of Aulacophilus chrysotrichus Antropov, 1999. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 3 Nov 2017 9:45:03 +0200
  • Fishes from the Tirimbina Biological Reserve, La Virgen de Sarapiquí,
           Heredia, Costa Rica

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 683-702
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.683
      Authors : Arturo Angulo, Beatriz Naranjo-Elizondo, Emmanuel Rojas, Juan Manuel Ley-López : The Tirimbina Biological Reserve (TBR), located in La Virgen de Sarapiquí, Heredia Province, Atlantic versant (Sarapiquí river basin), Costa Rica, is a private wildlife refuge established as “a place of absolute conservation” and for
      scientific research. An annotated and illustrated catalog of the fish species known to occur within the limits of the TBR, as well as an identification key to and descriptions of all species listed, is presented. A total of 29 species, 23 genera, 9 families and 6 orders were recorded from 13 localities regularly sampled between December 2009 and December 2016. The conservation status of the species and major threats also are briefly discussed. This contribution will serve as a scientific and educational tool to researchers and conservationists, as well as to the public, interested in knowing and working with the fish fauna of the TBR and surrounding areas. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 27 Oct 2017 13:52:34 +030
  • Unveiling the geographic distribution of Boana pugnax (Schmidt, 1857)
           (Anura, Hylidae) in Venezuela: new state records, range extension, and
           potential distribution

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 671-681
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.671
      Authors : Moisés Escalona, David Prieto-Torres, Fernando J. M. Rojas-Runjaic : Boana pugnax is a treefrog inhabiting open lowlands from southern Central America and northwestern South America. Its geographic distribution in Venezuela is poorly understood due, in part, its morphological similarity with B. xerophylla (with which is frequently confused) and the few localities documented. In order to increase the knowledge of the distribution of B. pugnax in the country, we examined the specimens of B. pugnax and B. xerophylla deposited in 4 Venezuelan museums, compiled the locality records of B. pugnax, and generated a model of potential distribution for species. We report 46 new localities for the species in Venezuela, including 8 new state records, which increases considerably its range extension. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 27 Oct 2017 13:50:45 +030
  • Amphibia, Anura, Hylidae, Boana wavrini (Parker, 1936): distribution
           extension in the Colombian Llanos

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 663-670
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.663
      Authors : Andrés R. Acosta-Galvis, Luis Eduardo Rojas-Murcia : We report the presence of Boana wavrini in Arauca and Vichada departments (Llanos of Colombia). These localities extend the known range of this species by more than 283 km to the north from the previously known occurrences. In addition, we describe some aspects of the natural history of this species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 27 Oct 2017 13:49:32 +030
  • First record of the Japanese land snail Ovachlamys fulgens (Gude, 1900)
           (Gastropoda, Helicarionidae) in Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 703-706
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.703
      Authors : Larissa Teixeira, Carlo Magenta Cunha, Marcos R. Bornschein : The Japanese land snail Ovachlamys fulgens is reported for the first time in Brazil. We recorded the species in 2015 and 2017 in the municipalities of Santos and São Vicente in the metropolitan region of Baixada Santista, São Paulo state, southeastern Brazil. We found the species in an urban park and in a secondary forest altered by exotic plants. As this species is considered a pest and is capable of transmitting disease to humans, we propose that urgent measures be taken by the Brazilian government to control its populations. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 27 Oct 2017 0:08:40 +0300
  • Hydrops martii (Wagler, 1824) (Serpentes, Dipsadidae): first record in
           Amapá state, northern Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 659-661
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.659
      Authors : Omar Entiauspe-Neto, Arthur Diesel Abegg, Rodrigo Tavares Pinheiro, Leandro Malta Borges, Daniel Loebmann : Hydrops martii is a poorly known water snake of the tribe Hydropsini, which has been extensively found across northern South America. In this study, we present the first record in Amapá, based on a single specimen from the municipality of Macapá (0.0333, –51.0666), in the tropical moist broad-leafed forests of northern Brazil. This record extends the species range ca 195 km north from its nearest known record, on Marajó Island, in Pará, in the same ecoregion. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:34:32 +030
  • Herpetofauna recorded by a fauna rescue program in a Caatinga area of
           João Câmara, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 647-657
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.647
      Authors : Pedro de Oliveira Calixto, Sérgio Augusto Abrahão Morato : We present an annotated list of herpetofauna for the municipality of João Câmara, Rio Grande do Norte State (RN), Brazil, in Caatinga domain. The data were obtained through fauna rescue program activities performed during the
      installation of two wind energy parks. We recorded 10 species of lizards, eight snakes, four amphisbaenids and three anurans. The results obtained present extensions to known geographic distribution for four species (Amphisbaena littoralis, Enyalius bibronii, Epictia borapeliotes and Corythomantis greeningi) and add information to the natural history of the first two species. This constitutes the second list of herpetofauna for RN. Our results show that such studies may contribute useful data on herpetofauna, especially in poorly studied areas. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:33:54 +030
  • New geographical record and morphological features of the Indo‑Pacific
           tropical sand goby, Favonigobius reichei (Bleeker, 1854) from Iranian
           coast of the Makran Sea (Teleostei, Gobiidae)

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 641-645
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.641
      Authors : Reza Sadeghi, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Ronald Fricke, Helen Larson : The Indo-Pacific tropical sand goby, Favonigobius reichei (Bleeker, 1854), is a gobiid fish native to estuarine and marine waters of the coasts of the Indian and the western Pacific Oceans. Four specimens of F. reichei were collected from Iranian coast of the Makran Sea during a fish survey in November 2015. The morphological features of these specimens are described and discussed. This is the first record of the species from Iranian waters and is an extension of its known range within the Indian Ocean.  HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 1:27:54 +0300
  • Corrigenda: Kolcsár L-P, Salmela J (2017) New taxonomic and faunistic
           records of fungus gnats (Insecta, Diptera) from Montenegro, Romania, and

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 639-639
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.639
      Authors : Levente-Péter Kolcsár, Jukka Salmela : A total of 95 fungus gnats species were identified from sweep net samples collected from Montenegro, Romania and Serbia during 2010–2017. A mycetophilid species, Trichonta comis Gagné, 1981, is redescribed and a key is provided for the separation of European Boletina trivittata (Meigen, 1818)-group species. Ten species from Montenegro, 27 from Romania and 1 species from Serbia are reported for the first time. The presence of Stigmatomeria crassicornis (Stannius, 1831) in Romania is verified. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:34:53 +030
  • New locality record of Discothyrea neotropica (Bruch, 1919) (Hymenoptera,
           Formicidae) for Argentina and remarks on its distribution

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 635-638
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.635
      Authors : Juan M. Arcusa, Armando C. Cicchino : We collected a queen specimen of Discothyrea neotropica Bruch, 1919 in a pitfall trap in Paititi Natural Reserve, southeastern Buenos Aires province, Argentina. The new record represents the southernmost occurrence for this species and extends its habitat preferences to a humid temperate climate. Our record of D. neotropica is the first in Argentina since 1949. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:34:09 +030
  • Checklist of ferns and lycophytes from Parque Estadual Mata das Flores,
           Castelo, Espírito Santo, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 621-633
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.621
      Authors : Pedro B. Schwartsburd, Cecília V. Miranda, Nelson T. L. Pena, Marcelo H. Oliveira, Ronaldo Vinícius da Silva, Fabrício Marcolino : We present a checklist of ferns and lycophytes from Parque Estadual Mata das Flores, a state park located in Castelo, Espírito Santo, Brazil. The park has an area of 800 ha, and its main vegetation is composed of dry forest (at 150–500 m elev.), and a small portion of wet forest (500–700 m), within the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest biome. We found 83 taxa, including 75 species, 3 varieties, 4 putative hybrids, and 1 cultivar. Among these, 17 are newly recorded from the Espírito Santo. Twenty-five taxa are endemic to the Atlantic Forest biome, and 5 are endemic to southeastern Brazil, and 2 are narrow endemics to the states of Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo. Anemia blechnoides is the only vulnerable species found, according to the national red list. We found 4 naturalized species. Among the hybrids, 3 are reported for the first time in literature (Blechnum asplenioides × B. glandulosum, Campyloneurum decurrens × C. repens, and Doryopteris collina × D. lorentzii) and 1 for the first time in Brazil (B. glandulosum × B. polypodioides). HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:33:38 +030
  • First records of water scavenger beetle species
           (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae) from Quindío Department, Colombia

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 605-620
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.605
      Authors : Liza M. Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Andrea L. García-Hernández, Bruno Clarkson : A list of species of Hydrophilidae from Quindío Department, Colombia is presented. This list is based on recently collected specimens, a survey of data from the literature, and specimens deposited in the Colección de Insectos de la
      Universidad del Quindío (CIUQ). Twenty-three species, including 16 new records from Colombia, are listed. Information about biology of each species and a checklist of the overall Colombian species are given. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:32:52 +030
  • New record of the Six-holed Keyhole Urchin, Leodia
           sexiesperforata (Leske, 1778) (Clypeasteroida, Mellitidae), from the
           Brazilian coast, with an updated distribution map

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 597-603
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.597
      Authors : Carlos Eduardo Rocha Duarte Alencar, Valéria Fonsêca Vale, Sávio Arcanjo Santos Nascimento Moraes, Paulo Victor Nascimento Araújo, Fúlvio Aurélio Morais Freire : A new record of Leodia sexiesperforata is reported from the coast of Rio Grande do Norte state, northeastern Brazil. An updated distribution map based on data collected from literature, museums, and scientific collections is also presented. This new report fills a distribution gap on the coast of northeastern Brazil. Leodia sexiesperforata has a continuous range between the states of Ceará and Alagoas. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 6 Oct 2017 10:41:27 +0300
  • First records and distribution extensions of ericrocidine and
           epeoline bees (Apidae, Apinae and Nomadinae) in the Brazilian Pantanal

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 591-596
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.591
      Authors : Rodrigo Aranda : In the last check list of bee species for Mato Grosso do Sul state, neither Ctenioschelus goryi (Romand, 1840) nor Mesocheira bicolor (Fabricius, 1804) were recorded from this state. Hopliphora velutina (Lepeletier & Serville, 1825
      and Thalestria spinosa (Fabricius, 1804), although reported from Mato Grosso do Sul, were not previoulsy known in the Pantanal. This paper reports the first records and extends the current distributions of these 4 species of Ericrocidini and Epeolini bees in the Brazilian Pantanal. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 6 Oct 2017 10:40:59 +0300
  • Ichthyofauna of the Reserva Biológica Guaribas and surrounding areas,
           state of Paraíba, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 581-590
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.581
      Authors : Rafaela Santos Dias Gouveia, Giordânya Lays de Almeida Lira, Telton Pedro Anselmo Ramos, Elvio Sergio Figueredo Medeiros : The removal and management of the Atlantic Forest over the past centuries caused the destruction of most of this ecosystem. Among the few remaining areas of Atlantic Forest north of the São Francisco River is the Reserva Biológica (REBIO) Guaribas. This study inventoried the ichthyofauna of the REBIO Guaribas (Mamanguape, Paraíba) and its surroundings. Two streams were sampled bimonthly (1 within the REBIO and the other adjacent to it) and another 11 additional sites were sampled once, resulting in 18 species of fish (7 families and 7 orders). Characiformes was the most representative order, with12 species. This species list is an important tool for impact assessments as well as conservation and management plans, given the current state of knowledge about Brazilian rivers and streams, especially those of the northeastern Atlantic Forest. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 6 Oct 2017 10:40:33 +0300
  • First records of the Dumeril’s Black-headed Snake
           Sibynophis subpunctatus (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
           (Reptilia, Colubridae) from Telangana state, India

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 577-580
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.577
      Authors : Gandla Chethan Kumar, Chelmala Srinivasulu, Kante Krishna Prasad : Of all the Ophidiofaunal diversity in mainland India, some species occurrences are assumed to be rare. The same is the scenario with the underrepresented regions in Telangana state, India. Here we present the first report of the occurrence of the little known colubrid, Sibynophis subpunctatus (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854), from northern and southern forest reserves in Komaram Bheem-Asifabad and Nagarkurnool districts of Telangana. This species’ current distribution and natural history are also discussed herein. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 6 Oct 2017 10:40:06 +0300
  • New records of geometrid moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) from Myanmar
           based on DNA barcodes and morphological data

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 569-576
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.569
      Authors : Vitaly Spitsyn, Nikita I. Bolotov, Alexander Kondakov, Alena A. Tomilova, Nhi Thi Pham : An integrative study of the Indo-Burmese Geometridae in the collection of the Russian Museum of Biodiversity Hotspots (RMBH, Russia) revealed six newly recorded species for the fauna of Myanmar, i.e., Plutodes costatus (Butler,
      1886), Pogonopygia nigralbata Warren, 1894, Mixochlora vittata (Moore, 1867), Pelagodes bellula Han & Xue, 2011, Agathia carissima Butler, 1878 and A. codina Swinhoe, 1892. The occurrence of P. bellula is the first record of
      this taxon outside the Tibetan Plateau. Our findings highlight that the distribution of several Oriental geometrids could be broader than was previously suggested. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 6 Oct 2017 10:39:38 +0300
  • New records of two species of Malvaceae for Brazil: Sida gracilipes Rusby
           and Sida elliottii Torr. & A.Gray

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 565-568
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.565
      Authors : Massimo Bovini : New records of species of genus Sida (Malvaceae) are reported for Brazil. Sida elliottii Torr. & A.Gray var. elliottii, of the section Ellipticifoliae, is recorded from the state of Paraná; this represents was the first occurrence of any species of this section in Brazil. Sida gracilipes Rusby of the section Nelavagae is recorded from the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. Illustrations, identification keys to species in Mato Grosso do Sul belonging to the section Nelavagae, and comments are provided. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 29 Sep 2017 15:54:23 +030
  • First documented record of Neocrex erythrops (Sclater, 1816)
           (Aves, Rallidae) from Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 561-563
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.561
      Authors : Edna Lais Bertin, Cristiano Dalla'Rosa, Cristian Marcelo Joenck : We present the first documented record of Neocrex erythrops (Sclater, 1816) from Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil. An adult male was found dead near the campus buildings at the Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The individual was collected and is vouchered in the zoological collection of the Museu de Ciências Naturais da Universidade de Caixas do Sul. This new record is the first documented occurrence of this species in Rio Grande do Sul. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 29 Sep 2017 15:54:03 +030
  • New taxonomic and faunistic records of fungus gnats (Insecta, Diptera)
           from Montenegro, Romania, and Serbia

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 533-559
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.533
      Authors : Levente-Péter Kolcsár, Jukka Salmela : A total of 95 fungus gnats species were identified from sweep net samples collected from Montenegro, Romania and Serbia during 2010–2017. A mycetophilid species, Trichonta comis Gagné, 1981, is redescribed and a key is provided for the separation of European Boletina trivittata (Meigen, 1818)-group species. Ten species from Montenegro, 27 from Romania and 1 species from Serbia are reported for the first time. The presence of Stigmatomeria crassicornis (Stannius, 1831) in Romania is verified. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 29 Sep 2017 15:53:15 +030
  • Euglenophyceae from bromeliad phytotelmata: new records for Bahia state
           and Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 447-454
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.447
      Authors : Geraldo José Peixoto Ramos, Sandra Maria Alves-da-Silva, Carlos Eduardo de Mattos Bicudo, Carlos Wallace do Nascimento Moura : We report 7 new records of Euglenophyceae for Bahia state and 1 for Brazil. The material was collected from bromeliad phytotelmata in 4 areas of Bahia state (Serra da Jiboia, Parque das Dunas, Fazenda Itaberaba, and Reserva Sapiranga) during 14 months from 2014 to 2016. For each species, we provide the description, geographical distribution in Brazil, microhabitat conditions, and frequency of occurrence. The richness was greatest in bromeliads in the Serra da Jiboia (5 species), followed by the Parque das Dunas (3 species), Reserva Sapiranga (2 species), and Fazenda Itaberaba (1 species).  HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:54:17 +030
  • First record of the Mouse-colored Tyrannulet, Phaeomyias murina (Spix,
           1825) (Aves, Tyrannidae), for Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 525-527
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.525
      Authors : Mauricio da Silveira Pereira : I report here the first record of the Mouse-colored Tyrannulet, Phaeomyias murina, for the state of Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil. On 12 December 2013, one individual was photographed and tape-recorded in a gallery forest at Dezesseis de Novembro, in the northwest sector of the state. This record may be linked to the species’ migratory habits in the southern part of its distribution, as it regularly occurs as a summer resident in adjacent areas of Argentina and Paraguay. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:10:13 +030
  • New records of poecilostomatoid copepods (Crustacea) from a
           coastal system in the Colombian Caribbean with notes on morphology

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 513-523
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.513
      Authors : Juan M. Fuentes-Reinés, Eduardo Suárez-Morales : Seven species of free-living poecilostomatoid copepods are recorded from a coastal system in northern Colombia; one of these records, Oncaea scottodicarloi Heron and Bradford-Grieve, is new for Colombia. The poecilostome copepod fauna from the surveyed area is represented mostly by widespread species commonly found in neritic and oceanic waters of tropical latitudes, but local morphologic data are scarce in the regional literature. Brief diagnostic descriptions of the species recorded for the Colombian copepod fauna are provided together with illustrations of taxonomically important appendages, morphologic remarks, notes on the variability of some species, and their distribution. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:09:42 +030
  • Diversity of true bugs from Iguazú National Park, Argentina

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 479-511
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.479
      Authors : María C. Melo, Gimena Dellapé, Leonela Olivera, Pablo S. Varela, Sara I. Montemayor, Pablo M. Dellapé : We list all taxa identified to species level, belonging to 18 families of Heteroptera: Reduviidae (63 species), Tingidae (9 species), Alydidae (6 species), Coreidae (39 species), Rhopalidae (11 species), Largidae (1 species), Pyrrhocoridae (4 species), Acanthosomatidae (1 species), Pentatomidae (58 species), Scutelleridae (3 species), Berytidae (1 species), Blissidae (5 species), Colobathristidae (2 species), Cymidae (1 species), Ninidae (1 species), Lygaeidae (6 species), Pachygronthidae (1 species), and Rhyparochromidae (13 species). Among the listed species, 13 are new country records belonging to the families Reduviidae, Tingidae, Pentatomidae, Coreidae, and Alydidae. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:09:00 +030
  • Propicimex tucmatiani (Wygodzinsky, 1951) (Hemiptera,
           Cimicidae, Cimicinae): a new bat ectoparasite for the Corrientes
           province, Argentina

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 475-478
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.475
      Authors : Ingrid M. Desireé Di Benedetto, Analía G. Autino, Carlos A. González, María A. Argoitia : The literature cites 4 species of bat-parasiting Cimicidae in Argentina: Cimex lectularius Linnaeus, 1758, Propicimex tucmatiani (Wygodzinsky 1951) (both Cimicinae), Latrocimex spectans (Lent 1941) (Latrocimicinae), and Bucimex chilensis Usinger 1963 (Primicimicinae), all with few known records. Propicimex tucmatiani has formerly been cited in the provinces of Buenos Aires, Salta, Santiago del Estero, and Tucuman. Data presented in this work extends its distribution into the province of Corrientes, approximately 850 km north of the last recorded finding in Buenos Aires. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:08:29 +030
  • Distribution extensions for species of the Passiflora subgenus Astrophea
           (DC.) Masters from Brazil (Passifloraceae s.s.)

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 467-473
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.467
      Authors : Ana Carolina Mezzonato-Pires, Cláudia Barbieri Ferreira Mendonça, Michaele Alvim Milward‑de-Azevedo, Vania Gonçalves-Esteves : New records for species of Passiflora subgenus Astrophea are reported, contributing to the increasing distribution knowledge of the Passifloraceae in Brazil. These records are: Passiflora balbis Feuillet, from the state of Amazonas,
      Passiflora ceratocarpa F. Silveira, from the states of Amapá and Amazonas, Passiflora cerradensis Sacco, from Minas Gerais, Passiflora costata Mast., from Acre, Amapá, Mato Grosso, and Roraima, and Passiflora mansoi (Mart.) Mast., from Maranhão and Tocantins. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:07:57 +030
  • Range extension of Relicina subabstrusa (Parmeliaceae, lichenized
           Ascomycota) in Argentina and its distribution pattern in the Neotropics

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 461-466
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.461
      Authors : Andrea Michlig, Michel Navarro Benatti : Relicina subabstrusa is known from a few scattered records in the Neotropics. This species lacks any propagules and has a black lower surface and coronate apothecia. This paper extends the known distributional range of R. subabstrusa in Argentina and maps its geographic distribution in the Neotropics. Notes on similar taxa and an updated key for the identification of the Neotropical species of the genus are provided. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:07:19 +030
  • Range and conservation of the regionally Critically
           Endangered Black-collared Swallow, Pygochelidon melanoleuca (Wied,
           1820) (Aves, Hirundinidae), in Minas Gerais, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 455-459
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.455
      Authors : Gabriele A. Silva, Gilberto N. Salvador, Gustavo B. Malacco, Wagner Nogueira, Sara M. Almeida : The Black-collared Swallow, Pygochelidon melanoleuca, is a Critically Endangered species in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, where its distribution remains poorly known. Here we present novel occurrence records in the Paranaíba,
      São Francisco and Jequitinhonha river basins, and we discuss the conservation of this species in the region. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:06:40 +030
  • Corrigenda: Ikhwanuddin MEM, Amal MNA, Aziz A, Sepet J, Talib A, Ismail
           MS, Jamil NR (2017) Inventory of fishes in the upper Pelus River (Perak
           river basin, Perak, Malaysia). Check List 13 (4): 315-325.

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 529-531
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.529
      Authors : Mat Esa Mohd Ikhwanuddin, Mohammad Noor Azmai Amal, Azizul Aziz, Johari Sepet, Abdullah Talib, Muhammad Faiz Ismail, Nor Rasidah Hashim : The upper Pelus River is located in the remote area of the Kuala Kangsar district, Perak, Malaysia. Recently, the forest along the upper portion of the Pelus River has come under threat due to extensive lumbering and land clearing for plantations. Sampling at 3 localities in the upper Pelus River at 457, 156 and 89 m above mean sea level yielded 521 specimens representing 4 orders, 11 families, 23 genera and 26 species. The most abundant species was Neolissochilus hexagonolepis, followed by Homalopteroides tweediei and Glyptothorax major. The fish community structure indices was observed to increase from the upper to lower portion of the river, which might reflect differences in water velocity. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 8:45:40 +0300
  • Range extension of Oziothelphusa mineriyaensis Bott, 1970 (Decapoda,
           Gecarcinucidae) in North Central Province, Sri Lanka

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 443-446
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.443
      Authors : Heethaka Krishantha Sameera De Zoysa, Dilum Prabath Samarasinghe, Duminda S. B. Dissanayake, Supun Mindika Wellappuliarachi, Sriyani Wickramasinghe : The known distribution in Sri Lanka of the endemic freshwater crab Oziothelphusa mineriyaensis Bott, 1970 was limited to 2 known localities in the dry zone. In this study of the distribution of this species in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka, we identified 5 new localities. Our findings expand the extent of occurrence from 168 km2 to 1467 km2. Our new records are 62 km from the type locality and up to 89 km from the previous records in Anuradhapura District and 20 km from previous record in Polonnaruwa District. These data provide important new information needed for the conservation of this endangered species in Sri Lanka. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:07:54 +030
  • First record of the sea slug Stylocheilus striatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
           (Anaspidea, Aplysiidae) and swarming behavior for Bazaruto Archipelago,
           Mozambique with the first record of Pleurobranchus forskalii Rüppel &
           Leuckart, 1828 (Nudipleura, Pleurobranchidae) for Bazaruto Island
           (Gastropoda, Heterobranchia)

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 435-441
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.435
      Authors : Adrienne Jochum, Adrien Favre : Two heterobranch species, Stylocheilus striatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) (Anaspidea, Aplysiidae) and Pleurobranchus forskalii Rüppel & Leuckart, 1828 (Nudipleura, Pleurobranchidae) are reported for the first time for Bazaruto Island, Mozambique. Swarming behavior of Stylocheilus striatus, which was previously described for other localities, was also observed for the first time in the Bazaruto Archipelago. The sea slugs were photographed in situ and identified in sync with their species descriptions, photographic databases and the current literature. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:07:14 +030
  • First record of Pilumnopeus convexus (Maccagno, 1936)
           (Crustacea, Decapoda, Pilumnidae) from the Indian coast

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 429-433
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.429
      Authors : Swapnil Gosavi, Jigneshkumar N. Trivedi, Dhruva J. Trivedi, Kauresh D. Vachhrajani : Pilumnopeus convexus (Maccagno, 1936) (Pilumnidae) is recorded for the first time across the Indian coast. The species has so far been reported from coastal waters of the Red Sea, Pakistan and Persian Gulf. P. convexus can be easily distinguished from closely related species in having transversely hexagonal carapace, acute anterolateral teeth and tip of the male left gonopod curved to form a hook like structure. Possible explanations to the new record are discussed. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:41:19 +030
  • Climbers from two rock outcrops in the semi-arid region of Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 417-427
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.417
      Authors : Danielly da Silva Lucena, Maria de Fátima de A. Lucena, Marccus Alves : This study aimed to recognize the floristic composition, the life form and the distribution of species of climbing plants occurring on 2 rock outcrops in the state of Pernambuco. Monthly botanical collections were made from February to September 2015 at Pedra do Cruzeiro (08°09′02.9″ S, 035°45′22.3″ W), municipality of Bezerros and Pico do Papagaio (07°49′25.7″ S, 038°03′14.8″ W), municipality of Triunfo. Fertile specimens were collected following the standard methodology in taxonomy. A total of 58 species were identified from the 2 areas, all widely distributed in Brazil and belonging to 20 botanical families. Apocynaceae, Convolvulaceae, Bignoniaceae, Dioscoreaceae and Fabaceae comprise 60% of all species. The predominant life form was phanerophyte (62%). As for the growth form, 67% of the climbers are herbaceous vines. The adaptation of twining was observed in 69% of species. Six new records for the state of Pernambuco were also identified. The rock outcrops studied show high species richness in relation to the found for climbers in other rock outcrops in the Brazilian Northeast Region. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:35:51 +030
  • First record of the Sungrebe, Heliornis fulica (Boddaert,
           1783) (Gruiformes, Heliornithidae), from Piauí, northeastern Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 411-415
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.411
      Authors : Leonardo Moura dos Santos Soares, André Bastos da Silva, Anderson Guzzi : This study presents the first record of the Sungrebe Heliornis fulica for the state of Piauí in northeastern Brazil, a first sighting also in a Cerrado/Caatinga ecotone. On 19 December 2014, a female Sungrebe was collected by a local fisherman in the Corrente River located between the towns of Capitão de Campos and Piripiri in the northcentral part of the state of Piauí. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:35:09 +030
  • Algae in phytotelmata from Caatinga: first record of the
           genus Rhopalosolen Fott (Chlorophyta) for Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 403-410
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.403
      Authors : Geraldo José Peixoto Ramos, Carlos Eduardo de Mattos Bicudo, Carlos Wallace do Nascimento Moura : The first record of the genus Rhopalosolen Fott (Chlorophyta) for Brazil is presented here. Taxonomic studies on phytotelm algae are, in general, scarce, but especially are so in semi-arid regions such as the Caatinga. Here, we sampled 60 bromeliads in the Itaberaba’s municipality, Bahia state, and we identified Rhopalosolen cylindricus, a green algae species not previously recorded for Brazil. Additionally, our data provide an expansion on the known distribution of the species and their morphological and reproductive aspects as well as microhabitat conditions and frequency of occurrence. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:34:30 +030
  • New records of bats (Chiroptera) from Santa Cruz province (Argentina) and

    • Abstract: Check List 13(5): 397-401
      DOI : 10.15560/13.5.397
      Authors : M. Mónica Díaz, Alejandro Valenzuela, Silvina Sturzenbaum, Ruben M. Barquez : Here, we report new records for the distribution in Argentina of 3 bat species from the family Vespertilionidae: Lasiurus varius (Poeppig, 1835), Histiotus magellanicus (Philippi, 1866), and Myotis chiloensis (Waterhouse, 1838). The range of L. varius is extended by more than 800 km south of the previous known limit, representing the southernmost known occurrence for the species in Argentina. The new information for M. chiloensis fills a previous existing gap between records known from Chubut and Tierra del Fuego. Similarly, the new record of H. magellanicus also completes its known distribution in the Santa Cruz province. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:33:46 +030
  • New records of Macrobrachium Spence Bate, 1868 (Decapoda, Palaemonidae)
           from the northern coast of Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 379-390
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.379
      Authors : Kele S.P. Andrade, Marina S.L.C. Araújo, Jorge L.S. Nunes :  Among the species belonging to the genus Macrobrachium Spence Bate, 1868, M. carcinus (Linnaeus, 1758) and M. olfersii (Wiegmann, 1836) are geographically widespread in the western Atlantic from the Gulf Coast to southern Brazil. We describe the current geographic distribution of M. carcinus and M. olfersii and include records of these species in the state of Maranhão, Brazil. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Aug 2017 12:17:42 +030
  • First record of the De Vivo’s Disk-winged Bat, Thyroptera devivoi
           Gregorin, Gonçalves, Lim & Engstrom, 2006 (Chiroptera, Thyropteridae),
           from Colombia, with comments about the record of Thyroptera lavali Pine,
           1993 from the country

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 355-361
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.355
      Authors : Miguel Rodriguez-Posada, Camilo Fernández-Rodríguez, Darwin Morales-Martínez, María Calderón-Capote : We report the first record of Thyroptera devivoi from Colombia in a palm swamp of Mauritia flexuosa in an aeolian seasonally flooded savanna ecosystem. This record is the seventh specimen and the fifth locality known for T. devivoi and extends the known distribution of the species 1250 km northwest from nearest locality in Guyana. We revised the specimen that was previously reported as voucher material of Thyroptera lavali from Colombia, but it matches in all characters with Thyroptera tricolor. We considered the presence of T. lavali in Colombia uncertain. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Aug 2017 12:07:46 +030
  • Mammals and their activity patterns in a forest area in the
           Humid Chaco, northern Argentina

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 363-378
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.363
      Authors : Maren Huck, Cecilia P. Juarez, Marcelo A. Rotundo, Victor M. Dávalos, Eduardo Fernandez-Duque : The Humid Chaco has a high mammalian biodiversity. As habitats are threatened due to exploitation and environmental degradation, protected areas can act as refuges for wild animals. In 2006, ca 1,100 ha of gallery forest were established as the “Owl Monkey Reserve” within the private cattle ranch “Estancia Guaycoléc”. The mammalian species richness and composition of the reserve was determined using direct observations, camera traps, and indirect evidence. The camera traps also allowed us to determine the activity periods of 20 of the species. Forty-two species were recorded. A fourth of those species (24%) are categorized under some risk of extinction in Argentina. While most species showed usual activity periods, 2 species (Mazama americana and Tayassu pecari) were not as exclusively nocturnal as reported from other sites, possibly due to reduced hunting pressure. The presence of various endangered species highlights the importance of protected private reserves. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Aug 2017 12:07:22 +030
  • Using DNA barcodes to confirm new records of Amazon longfin herrings
           Pellona castelnaeana Valenciennes, 1847 and Pellona flavipinnis
           (Valenciennes, 1837) (Clupeiformes: Pristigasteridae) in the Branco River

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 391-395
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.391
      Authors : Aline Mourão Ximenes, Valéria Nogueira Machado, José Gregório Martinez, Joiciane Gonçalves Farias, Izeni Pires Farias : This note demonstrates the use of a DNA barcoding methodology in confirming new occurrence records of Pellona castelnaeana and Pellona flavipinnis in the Branco River sub-basin. The DNA barcode result was verified by identification based on morphological characters of both species. Thus, these records increase the species’ ranges by more than 600 km in the Amazon and show evidence of high genetic variability in P. flavipinnis. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Aug 2017 12:06:53 +030
  • New records of a poorly studied mayfly species, Eurylophella karelica
           Tiensuu, 1935 (Ephemeroptera, Ephemerellidae), in the Baltic Ecoregion

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 349-353
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.349
      Authors : Dāvis Ozoliņš, Jolanta Jēkabsone, Agnija Skuja, Henn Timm : Eurylophella karelica is a rare and poorly investigated species of European Ephemeroptera from the family Ephemerellidae. From the 1930s to 1970s, E. karelica has not been reported from historical localities in Karelia, Lithuania and Poland. New localities from Hungary, Slovenia and Lithuania are discovered over the last 2 decades. This article reports first findings of E. karelica in Latvia and Estonia and explains sporadic distribution of this species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:42:22 +030
  • First record of Phragmatopoma caudata Krøyer in Mörch, 1863 (Annelida,
           Sabellariidae) in the state of Piauí, northern Brazilian coast:
           westernmost record in Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 343-348
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.343
      Authors : José Gerardo Ferreira Gomes Filho, Marcus Vinícius Quixabeira Bezerra dos Santos, Rosana Aquino de Souza : We report the first occurrence of Phragmatopoma caudata Krøyer in Mörch, 1863 in Piauí state, Brazil. This is the first record of this species in the APA Delta do Parnaíba, a national environmental protection area that comprises areas from 3 Brazilian states, Maranhão, Piauí and Ceará. This is also the northernmost and westernmost record of this species in Brazil to date, further extending by 415 km its known distribution in Brazil, and helping to fill a gap on the knowledge of its distribution in South America. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:35:33 +030
  • New records of Dacrymycetes (Fungi: Basidiomycota) from the Cerrado Biome
           (Brazilian Savanna) and Midwest Region, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 335-342
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.335
      Authors : Renato L. M. Alvarenga, Solange Xavier-Santos : The information about the distribution of 5 species of jelly fungi of Dacrymycetes, recorded in different locations of the Cerrado biome, is updated or expanded. Dacrymyces chrysospermus Berk. & M.A. Curtis, Dacryopinax elegans
      (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) G.W. Martin, D. maxidorii Lowy and D. spathularia (Schwein.) G.W. Martin are the first records for the Cerrado and the Brazilian Midwest Region. Calocera cornea (Batsch) Fr. is being reported for the first time in Goiás state and newly reported for the Federal District, after 40 years. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:35:10 +030
  • First record of Helichrysum foetidum (L.) Moench. (Asteraceae,
           Gnaphalieae) for South America

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 331-334
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.331
      Authors : Laísa Barcelos, Gustavo Heiden : We provide the first record of Helichrysum foetidum (Asteraceae, Gnaphalieae) for South America, based on new collections made in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil. This species is native from Africa and cultivated in Europe, where it is used as an ornamental or medicinal herb. Helichrysum foetidum is recognized by the discolorous leaves with adaxial surface dark green, tomentose and abaxial surface grey, lanose tomentose margins, large heads organized in a corymbiform capitulescence and bright yellow bracts and flowers. Description, a map of distribution in South America and images of the collected specimens are provided. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:34:44 +030
  • Extension of the distribution of Megalechis thoracata
           (Valenciennes, 1840) (Siluriformes, Callichthyidae) to the basin of the
           Itapecuru River, northeastern Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 327-330
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.327
      Authors : Renato Corrêia Lima, Maria Histelle Sousa do Nascimento, José Luís Olivan Birindelli, Maria Claudene Barros, Elmary da Costa Fraga : The geographic distribution of Megalechis thoracata is extended to the basin of the Itapecuru River, based on a specimen collected in the Soledade stream, a tributary of the Itapecuru, located in the Inhamum Municipal Environmental Protection Area in Maranhão, Brazil. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:34:01 +030
  • Inventory of fishes in the upper Pelus River (Perak river
           basin, Perak, Malaysia)

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 315-325
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.315
      Authors : Mat Esa Mohd Ikhwanuddin, Mohammad Noor Azmai Amal, Azizul Aziz, Johari Sepet, Abdullah Talib, Muhammad Faiz Ismail, Nor Rasidah Hashim : The upper Pelus River is located in the remote area of the Kuala Kangsar district, Perak, Malaysia. Recently, the forest along the upper portion of the Pelus River has come under threat due to extensive lumbering and land clearing for plantations. Sampling at 3 localities in the upper Pelus River at 457, 156 and 89 m above mean sea level yielded 521 specimens representing 4 orders, 11 families, 23 genera and 26 species. The most abundant species was Neolissochilus hexagonolepis, followed by Homalopteroides tweediei and Glyptothorax major. The fish community structure indices was observed to increase from the upper to lower portion of the river, which might reflect differences in water velocity. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:31:39 +030
  • Bryozoa of the southern Caspian Sea, Iranian coast

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 305-313
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.305
      Authors : S. Mojtaba Kasaei, Ali Nasrolahi, Behrooz Abtahi, Paul D. Taylor : Bryozoans were found attached to various natural and artificial substrates at 18 sites along the Iranian coast of the southern Caspian Sea. Two species of cheilostome bryozoans—Conopeum grimmi and Lapidosella ostroumovi—and species of ctenostomes—Amathia gracilis and Victorella pavida—are reported. Lapidosella ostroumovi is a record for the Caspian Sea. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:31:11 +030
  • First report of armored catfishes Callichthyinae Bonaparte, 1838
           (Siluriformes: Callichthyidae) in the subterranean domain of northern and
           northeastern Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 297-303
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.297
      Authors : Luiz Fernando Caserta Tencatt, Bruno Ferreira dos Santos, Maria Elina Bichuette : The first occurrence of the armored catfishes of the subfamily Callichthynae is reported in subterranean water bodies of northern and northeastern Brazil. The records include 3 species, each occurring in 1 of the 3 caves in the central and northeastern regions of Brazil: Callichthys callichthys from Casa do Caboclo cave, Sergipe state; Hoplosternum littorale from the Gruna da Lagoa do Meio, Bahia state; and Megalechis thoracata, from Casa de Pedra cave, Tocantins state. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:38:05 +030
  • Cryptic Rhinolophus pusillus Temminck, 1834 (Chiroptera, Rhinolophidae): a
           new distribution record from the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 293-296
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.293
      Authors : Anik Saha, Mohammed Mostafa Feeroz, Md Kamrul Hasan : Rhinolophus pusillus is a common species of India and Nepal in South Asia. Here, we report a new record of this bat captured in the mixed evergreen forest in Rangamati, southeastern part of Bangladesh. The identification was based on external morphology along with cranio-dental measurements. Roost counts was conducted through direct observation.  HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:37:45 +030
  • First record of Toulgoetarctia nigripuncta (Joicey & Talbot,
           1918) (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae) from Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 289-291
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.289
      Authors : José Augusto Teston : This note reports the first record of Toulgoetarctia nigripuncta (Joicey & Talbot, 1918) (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae) in Brazil. The specimens was found in the Amazônia National Park, Pará state, Eastern Amazon. The distribution of T. nigripuncta is enlarged 1000 km towards to the south in relation to the closest record for the species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:37:29 +030
  • Oxyura vittata (Philippi, 1860) (Aves, Anatidae): range extension and
           first record from the Upper Paraguay basin, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 285-287
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.285
      Authors : Francisco Severo-Neto, Lucas Leuzinger, Sandro P. de Faria : This note extends the range of Oxyura vittata (Philippi, 1860) to the Upper Paraguay basin in the Brazilian Pantanal and presents the first record of this species from Mato Grosso do Sul state. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:36:57 +030
  • Terrestrial molluscs of the Province of Newfoundland and
           Labrador, Canada. Part 1: Boettgerillidae

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 277-284
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.277
      Authors : John E. Maunder, Ronald G. Noseworthy, John M. C. Hutchinson, Heike Reise : The family Boettgerillidae, represented by the Eurasian slug Boettgerilla pallens Simroth, 1912, is first recorded for Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada—a range extension of almost exactly 5000 km within the Americas. Compiled, within an appendix, to provide a national perspective for the Newfoundland and Labrador record, are 13 previously unpublished B. pallens records from British Columbia, Canada. Incidentally recorded is the second eastern Canadian outdoor occurrence of the European slug Deroceras invadens. This paper is the first in a series that will treat all of the terrestrial molluscs of Newfoundland and Labrador. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:35:34 +030
  • The genus Anisancylus Pilsbry, 1924 (Planorboidea, Ancylinae) in South
           America: species distribution and new records

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 267-275
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.267
      Authors : Ximena M. C. Ovando, Caroline S. Richau, Sonia B. Santos : Information on the distribution of Anisancylus Pilsbry, 1924 in South America is provided. For first time, we recorded A. dutrae (Santos 1994) in Minas Gerais state and 2 new localities in northeastern Brazil. Anisancylus obliquus (Broderip & Sowerby, 1832) is widely distributed in Chile, Peru, central and southern Argentina, Uruguay and southern
      Brazil while A. dutrae is restricted to Brazil. This freshwater genus shows a disjunct distribution in South America that could be explained by tectonics and evolution of the basins. To understand this peculiar distributional pattern, additional studies should be performed combining biogeographic and phylogeographic analyses. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:35:11 +030
  • The Largetooth Sawfish, Pristis pristis (Linnaeus, 1758), is
           not extirpated from Peru: new records from Tumbes

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 261-265
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.261
      Authors : Alejandra Mendoza, Shaleyla Kelez, Wilmer Gonzales Cherres, Rossana Maguiño : The Largetooth Sawfish, Pristis pristis, was for a long time considered extirpated from Peru. However, here we report the capture of 2 individuals from the north coast of Peru, indicating that this species is still extant in Peruvian waters. Both individuals were adult-sized and their encounters occurred during the austral summer, which could indicate a seasonal presence in those waters. Gillnets are still a major threat for the species as both specimens were incidentally captured with this gear. Our finding highlights the need for continuous research, awareness, and legal protection of this species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 4 Aug 2017 13:56:46 +0300
  • First records of Scotaena Klug, 1810 species (Hymenoptera, Tiphiidae,
           Thynninae) in the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 255-260
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.255
      Authors : Fernando Henrique Carnimeo, Cíntia Eleonora Lopes Justino, Fernando Barbosa Noll : Scotaena is considered a dumping ground genus of the Neotropical thynnine, having both a complicated taxonomy and a poorly known geographical distribution. This work presents the first records of Scotaena decora (Smith, 1859), and Scotaena polistoides Turner, 1910 in 13 areas of the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest in São Paulo state, Brazil. Both species were previously known only from their type localities, in Amazonia, Brazil and Chaco, Paraguay, respectively. These new records expand the range of distributions of both species to a new biome and contribute to the natural history of the genus. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 4 Aug 2017 13:56:44 +0300
  • First record of Siphlophis compressus (Daudin, 1803)
           (Serpentes, Dipsadidae) from the state of Roraima, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 251-254
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.251
      Authors : Arthur Diesel Abegg, Arthur de Sena Santos, Flora Roncolatto Ortiz, Cleria Mendonça de Moraes, Marco Antonio de Freitas : We present the first record of Siphlophis compressus from the state of Roraima, Brazil. This report, from the Serra do Tepequém, extends this species’ distribution in Brazil by 789 km to the northwest of the nearest previous locality recorded (Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil). HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 4 Aug 2017 13:56:40 +0300
  • Heterotilapia buttikoferi (Hubrecht, 1881) (Perciformes: Cichlidae), an
           introduced exotic fish in the upper Paraná river basin

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 245-250
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.245
      Authors : Wagner Martins Santana Sampaio, Frederico Belei, Patrícia Giongo, Jorge Abdala Dergam, Mário Luis Orsi : Aquatic biodiversity loss can be attributed in part by the presence of invasive species that increase the risk of extinction of native species through competition, predation, transmission of parasites and disease, hybridization and introgression. This study reports the first record of Heterotilapia buttikoferi in the upper Paraná River basin, Brazil. Additionally, the effects of establishment of this invasive species and the lack of an effective political and environmental management in Brazil that hinder exotic species’ eradication are herein discussed. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 4 Aug 2017 13:56:38 +0300
  • First record of Parasitus americanus (Berlese, 1905) and Cornigamasus
           ocliferius Skorupski & Witaliński, 1997 (Acari: Mesostigmata:
           Parasitidae) from Slovakia

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 239-243
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.239
      Authors : Kamila Hrúzová, Peter Fenďa : Two species of Parasitidae, Parasitus americanus (Berlese, 1905) and Cornigamasus ocliferius Skorupski & Witaliński, 1997 were found for the first time in Slovakia. Parasitus americanus is a cosmopolitan species, which was found in several cemeteries and in a botanic garden in Bratislava. Almost all records of C. ocliferius are from Poland except for one record from Egypt. Cornigamasus ocliferius was found in decomposed plant material in Western and Central Slovakia and in bird nests in Western and Eastern Slovakia; part of the material was previously published as Cornigamasus lunaris (Berlese, 1882) and is revised here. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 4 Aug 2017 13:56:35 +0300
  • Amphibians and reptiles from two localities in the northern Andes
           of Colombia

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 203-237
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.203
      Authors : Adriana Restrepo, Claudia Molina-Zuluaga, Juan P. Hurtado, Carlos M. Marín, Juan M. Daza : The northern Andes are a geographically, climatically, and ecologically complex area that harbors a high number of species and presents a high level of endemism. However, the landscape of this region has been highly transformed by human activities, including agriculture, cattle grazing, urbanization, and recently, the construction of large infrastructure projects. This study presents a list of amphibians and reptiles compiled from field surveys carried out between 2006 and 2016 in the protected areas surrounding 2 hydroelectric projects located on the eastern flank of the northern Cordillera Central in Colombia. The checklist is comprised of 101 species (43 amphibians and 58 reptiles), including 17 endemic to Colombia and 4 threatened species. The high species density, high representativeness of the regional biodiversity, and high level of amphibian endemism make these 2 protected areas important for conservation of the regional herpetofauna. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:15:18 +030
  • The ichthyofauna of the Moksha River, a tributary of the Volga
           river basin, Russia

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 185-202
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.185
      Authors : Oleg Artaev, Alexander B. Ruchin : The results of an 11-year study of the ichthyofauna in the Moksha River (central part of European Russia) are described here. Thirty-seven species were recorded, including 34 present in rivers and 26 in lake systems. Relative abundance and the occurrence of fish species from different types of water bodies are provided and the diversity of the ichthyofauna for this region is discussed. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:14:56 +030
  • First records of Synpalamides phalaris (Fabricius, 1793) (Lepidoptera:
           Castniidae) in Venezuela, with comments on its natural history

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 177-183
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.177
      Authors : Jorge M. Gonzalez, Bob Worthy : New records of Synpalamides phalaris (Fabricius, 1793) (Lepidoptera: Castniidae), collected from Venezuela, one of them from the Orinoco Delta, are presented. A brief historical account, brief description, comparison with specimens from other South American regions, natural history notes and illustrations are included. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:14:55 +030
  • First record of Culex (Melanoconion) spissipes (Theobald, 1903) (Diptera:
           Culicidae) in the Atlantic Forest of Bacia Platina, southern Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 173-176
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.173
      Authors : Allan Martins da Silva, Claudomiro Postai, José Antônio Coeli, Betina Westphal-Ferreira, Mário Antônio Navarro da Silva : In this article the occurrence of Culex (Melanoconion) spissipes is recorded at the city of Terra Roxa, state of Paraná, South of Brazil. This record covers the species distribution in the Atlantic Forest of the Bacia Platina. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:14:53 +030
  • First documented records of Eastern Kingbird, Tyrannus tyrannus Linnaeus,
           1758 (Aves: Tyrannidae), in Uruguay

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 169-172
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.169
      Authors : María José Rodríguez-Cajarville, Eduardo Arballo, Juan Carlos Gambarotta : The first documented records of Eastern Kingbird, Tyrannus tyrannus (Aves: Tyrannidae), for Uruguay are reported. The species was recorded 4 times between 1993 and 2016 in southeastern Uruguay. Due to the few records of isolated individuals we propose that the species is a vagrant in Uruguay. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:14:51 +030
  • First record of the Hauxwell’s Thrush, Turdus hauxwelli Lawrence, 1869
           (Aves: Turdidae) from Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, and geographic range

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 163-167
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.163
      Authors : Nelson Buainain, Sandro P. de Faria, Liliane Seixas, Gregory Thom, Claydson P. de Assis : We report the first record of the Hauxwell’s Thrush, Turdus hauxwelli Lawrence, 1869 (Aves: Turdidae) in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. During an ornithological inventory conducted in Serra de Maracajú, municipality of Corguinho, we mist-netted and collected an individual of the species. The specimen was prepared as study skin and is held in the ornithological collection of the Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro. This record is located 472 km south of the closest visual/song record and 616 km southeast of the closest museum specimen, being the southernmost occurrence of this thrush. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:14:49 +030
  • First record of Chomelia triflora (J.H. Kirkbr.) Delprete &
           Achille (Rubiaceae) from Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 159-162
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.159
      Authors : Maria do Céo R. Pessoa, Claes Persson, Alexandre Antonelli, Maria Regina de V. Barbosa : This paper presents the first record of Chomelia triflora from Brazil, to date a species only known from French Guiana. After examining herbaria collections and doing fieldwork in the Brazilian Amazon, we found that the species also occurs in and around the Ducke Reserve in the state of Amazonas, Brazil. Our finding increases the data about the Brazilian Amazon and contributes to the better knowledge of Chomelia in Brazil. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:14:47 +030
  • First record of Macrocybe titans (Tricholomataceae, Basidiomycota) in

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 153-158
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.153
      Authors : Natalia A Ramirez, Nicolás Niveiro, Andrea Michlig, Orlando Popoff : Macrocybe titans is characterized by its basidiomata with a remarkable size, the squamose stipe surface, and the pseudocystidia with refractive content. In this paper, we describe and analyze the macro and microscopic features of Argentinian collections of this species, and provide photographs of its basidiomata and drawings of the most relevant microscopic structures. In addition, we present a map with the American distribution of M. titans, highlighting the first record of this species for the country. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:14:45 +030
  • Sphagnum squarrosum Crome, subgenus Squarrosa (Russow) Schimp.
           (Bryophyta: Sphagnaceae), in South America

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 147-151
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.147
      Authors : Denise Pinheiro da Costa : During a taxonomic review of Sphagnaceae of Brazil, I found 5 collections in herbaria of Sphagnum squarrosum, an interesting species because of its typically robust form with strongly squarrose branch leaves that give this species a “spiky” look. These are the first records of this species from Brazil and the first of the subgenus Squarrosa from South America. These 5 records represent the southernmost known populations of this species in the Southern Hemisphere. A brief description, a key to the species of subgenus Squarrosa, and illustrations are given. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:14:43 +030
  • Range extension and conservation of Psophia interjecta Griscom &
           Greenway, 1937 (Aves: Psophidae) in the Tocantins–Araguaia interfluve,
           state of Tocantins, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 141-146
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.141
      Authors : Túlio Dornas, Dianes Gomes Marcelino, Sidnei de Melo Dantas, Renato Torres Pinheiro, Alexandre Aleixo : The genus Psophia includes terrestrial birds endemic to the Amazon. The number of species in this genus is still controversial, with alternative taxonomic treatments currently available. We present new and historical records of P. interjecta for the state of Tocantins, which extend this species’ range to the Tocantins–Araguaia interfluve, in southeasternmost Amazonia. Psophia interjecta is considered Vulnerable in Brazil, but we discuss that the species is likely more Critically Endangered in Tocantins due to drastic deforestation and hunting. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:22:10 +030
  • First record of Boana alfaroi (Caminer & Ron, 2014)
           (Anura: Hylidae) in Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 135-139
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.135
      Authors : Thiago Ribeiro de Carvalho, Davi Lee Bang, Bernardo Franco da Veiga Teixeira, Ariovaldo Giaretta : We report the occurrence of the Amazonian hylid Boana alfaroi outside of Ecuador for the first  time. The locality (Assis Brasil, state of Acre) lies in northern Brazil, approximately 1,280 km southeast from the easternmost records in Ecuador. Additionally, we describe the vocalization of a male of B. alfaroi from the Brazilian population, including a second type of note besides the advertisement note. Boana alfaroi may occur across Amazonian lowland forests of Ecuador, northern Peru, and the Brazilian states of Acre and Amazonas.
        HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:22:10 +030
  • First record of the Vulnerable bat Furipterus horrens (Cuvier,
           1828) (Chiroptera: Furipteridae) in the state of Paraná, southern Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 13(4): 127-134
      DOI : 10.15560/13.4.127
      Authors : Tatiana P Portella, Nathalia Y Kaku-Oliveira, Jennifer de S Barros, Gisele C Sessegolo : We report the first record of Furipterus horrens (Cuvier, 1828) in the state of Paraná, southern Brazil. A male specimen was captured using a harp trap in the entrance of a cave in the Parque Municipal Gruta do Bacaetava. The morphometric data and morphological characters of the specimen are within the known range documented for this species. This new record fills a gap in the known distribution of F. horrens and provides potentially valuable information that can be
      used to plan conservation measures. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:22:10 +030
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