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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 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
  • 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
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