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40 [degrees] South     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
AAG Review of Books     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
AbeÁfrica : Revista da Associação Brasileira de Estudos Africanos     Open Access  
ACME : An International Journal for Critical Geographies     Open Access  
Acta Universitatis Lodziensis : Folia Geographica Socio-Oeconomica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Adam Academy : Journal of Social Sciences / Adam Akademi : Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Cartography and GIScience of the ICA     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Geosciences (ADGEO)     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Advances in Statistical Climatology, Meteorology and Oceanography     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Africa Insight     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Africa Spectrum     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
African Geographical Review     Hybrid Journal  
Afrika Focus     Open Access  
AGORA Magazine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Agronomía & Ambiente     Open Access  
AGU Advances     Open Access  
All Earth     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
American Journal of Geographic Information System     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
American Journal of Human Ecology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Rural Development     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Amerika     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anales de Geografía de la Universidad Complutense     Open Access  
Anatoli     Open Access  
Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis / Studia de Cultura     Open Access  
Annals of GIS     Open Access   (Followers: 30)
Annals of the American Association of Geographers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Annual Review of Marine Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63)
Anuario     Open Access  
Applied Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Applied Geomatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ar@cne     Open Access  
Arctic     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arctic Science     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Area Development and Policy     Hybrid Journal  
Asia Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Asian Geographer     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Geographical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ateneo Korean Studies Conference Proceedings     Open Access  
Atmospheric Measurement Techniques (AMT)     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions (AMTD)     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Aurora Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Antarctic Magazine     Free   (Followers: 4)
Australian Geographer     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Barn : Forskning om barn og barndom i Norden     Open Access  
Baru : Revista Brasileira de Assuntos Regionais e Urbanos     Open Access  
Belgeo     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Biblio3W : Revista Bibliográfica de Geografía y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Biogeographia : The Journal of Integrative Biogeography     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BioRisk     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Boletim Campineiro de Geografia     Open Access  
Boletim Gaúcho de Geografia     Open Access  
Boletim Goiano de Geografia     Open Access  
Boletín de Estudios Geográficos     Open Access  
Boletín de la Asociación de Geógrafos Españoles     Open Access  
Brill Research Perspectives in Map History     Full-text available via subscription  
Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Bulletin de la Société Géographique de Liège     Open Access  
Bulletin de l’association de géographes français     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bulletin of Geography. Physical Geography Series     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin of Geosciences     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin of the Serbian Geographical Society     Open Access  
Caderno de Geografia     Open Access  
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers Charlevoix : Études franco-ontariennes     Full-text available via subscription  
Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Canadian Journal of Soil Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Cardinalis     Open Access  
Carnets de géographes     Open Access  
Cartographic Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Cartographic Perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cartographica : The International Journal for Geographic Information and Geovisualization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Cartography and Geographic Information Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Check List : The Journal of Biodiversity Data     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
China : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Climate and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Climate Change Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Comparative Cultural Studies : European and Latin American Perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Computational Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Computational Urban Science     Open Access  
Confins     Open Access  
Conjuntura Austral : Journal of the Global South     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Coolabah     Open Access  
Creativity Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Critical Romani Studies     Open Access  
Crossings : Journal of Migration & Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Cuadernos de Desarrollo Rural     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Geografía : Revista Colombiana de Geografía     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Geografía de la Universitat de València     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Investigación Geográfica / Geographical Research Letters     Open Access  
Cuadernos Inter.c.a.mbio sobre Centroamérica y el Caribe     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Research in Geoscience     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Dela     Open Access  
Dialogues in Human Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Didáctica Geográfica     Open Access  
DIE ERDE : Journal of the Geographical Society of Berlin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Documenti Geografici     Open Access  
Documents d'Anàlisi Geogràfica     Open Access  
Doğu Coğrafya Dergisi : Eastern Geographical Review     Open Access  
DRd - Desenvolvimento Regional em debate     Open Access  
Earth System Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Earth Systems and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
East/West : Journal of Ukrainian Studies     Open Access  
Eastern European Countryside     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Economic and Regional Studies / Studia Ekonomiczne i Regionalne     Open Access  
Economic Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Économie rurale     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ecosystems and People     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Entorno Geográfico     Open Access  
Environment & Ecosystem Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Environmental and Sustainability Indicators     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Environmental Science : Atmospheres     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Environmental Science and Sustainable Development : International Journal Of Environmental Science & Sustainable Development     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Environmental Smoke     Open Access  
Ería : Revista Cuatrimestral de Geografía     Open Access  
Espacio y Desarrollo     Open Access  
Espacios : Revista de |Geografía     Open Access  
Espaço & Economia : Revista Brasileira de Geografia Econômica     Open Access  
Espaço Aberto     Open Access  
Espaço e Cultura     Open Access  
Espaço e Tempo Midiáticos     Open Access  
Estudios Geográficos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios Socioterritoriales : Revista de Geografía     Open Access  
Ethnobiology Letters     Open Access  
Ethnoscientia : Brazilian Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnoecology     Open Access  
eTropic : electronic journal of studies in the tropics     Open Access  
Études internationales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Études/Inuit/Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
European Countryside     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Spatial Research and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Evolutionary Human Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Fennia : International Journal of Geography     Open Access  
Finisterra : Revista Portuguesa de Geografia     Open Access  
Fire Ecology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Florida Geographer     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Focus on Geography     Partially Free   (Followers: 5)
Forum Geografi     Open Access  
Frontera Norte     Open Access  
GEM - International Journal on Geomathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Genre & histoire     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Geo : Geography and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Geo UERJ     Open Access  
Geo-Image     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Geo-spatial Information Science     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
GeoArabia     Hybrid Journal  
Géocarrefour     Open Access  
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35)
Geochronometria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Geoderma Regional : The International Journal for Regional Soil Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Geodesy and Cartography     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Geoforum Perspektiv     Open Access  
Geofronter     Open Access  
Geografares     Open Access  
Geografisk Tidsskrift-Danish Journal of Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Geografiska Annaler, Series A : Physical Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Geographia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Geographica Helvetica     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Geographical Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Geographical Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Geographical Journal of Nepal     Open Access  
Geographical Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Geographical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Geographicalia     Open Access  
Géographie et cultures     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Geography and Natural Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Geography and Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Geography Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
GeoHumanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
GeoInformatica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Geoinformatics & Geostatistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Geoinformatics FCE CTU     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Geoingá : Revista do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Geografia     Open Access  
GeoJournal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
GEOMATICA     Hybrid Journal  
Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
GEOmedia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Geopauta : Revista de Geografia da Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia     Open Access  
Geophysical Research Letters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 160)
Geoplanning : Journal of Geomatics and Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
GeoScape     Open Access  
Geosciences Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Geosphere     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
GEOUSP : Espaço e Tempo     Open Access  
Ghana Journal of Geography     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Ghana Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
GIScience & Remote Sensing     Open Access   (Followers: 52)
Global Challenges     Open Access  
Global Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Globe, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
GPS Solutions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Grafo Working Papers     Open Access  
HiN : Alexander von Humboldt im Netz. Internationale Zeitschrift für Humboldt-Studien     Open Access  
História, Natureza e Espaço - Revista Eletrônica do Grupo de Pesquisa NIESBF     Open Access  
History of Geo- and Space Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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Check List : The Journal of Biodiversity Data
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  • First record of the Gangetic Swamp Eel, Ophichthys cuchia (Hamilton, 1822)
           (Teleostei: Synbranchidae), from Texas (USA) based on museum vouchered
           material, and confirmation of a second established non-native population
           in the USA

    • Abstract: Check List 18(3): 475-482
      DOI : 10.15560/18.3.475
      Authors : Alice Best, Joshuah S. Perkin, Amanda K. Pinion, Hailey Binkley, Kevin W. Conway : The native range of Ophichthys cuchia includes part of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, and Nepal. Ophichthys cuchia has also been collected within six states in the USA (Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania) and an established invasive population exists in New Orleans (Louisiana). We provide the first record of O. cuchia from Texas and the second report of an established non-native population in the USA based on 26 museum vouchered specimens collected from a series of urban ponds within the Houston metro area (Fort Bend Co.). HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 10 May 2022 07:14:00 +030
       
  • First record of Chlorophyllum molybdites (G. Mey.) Massee (Basidiomycota,
           Agaricales, Agaricaceae) from Bucaramanga, Department of Santander,
           Colombia

    • Abstract: Check List 18(3): 469-474
      DOI : 10.15560/18.3.469
      Authors : Ximena A. Olarte-Castillo, Carlos Andrés Antolínez : Colombia is a megadiverse country with many macrofungi species. Despite their ecological, anthropological, and economic importance, the distribution of many macrofungal species is still scarcely known in this country. Chlorophyllum molybdites (G. Mey.) Massee is a poisonous macrofungus common in urban settings of tropical and subtropical regions. In Colombia it has only been reported in three of 32 departments. To fill this gap in knowledge we morphologically describe for the first time C. molybdites from the city of Bucaramanga, Department of Santander, extending the known distribution of this macrofungus in Colombia. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 9 May 2022 11:58:00 +0300
       
  • Completely caught off guard: a new record of Jaguar, Panthera
           onca (Linnaeus, 1758) (Mammalia, Felidae), from an urban park

    • Abstract: Check List 18(3): 463-467
      DOI : 10.15560/18.3.463
      Authors : Priscilla Braga Petrazzini, Ludmilla Moura de Souza Aguiar : Jaguar, Panthera onca (Linnaeus, 1758), is a paramount predator that contributes to ecosystem balance but rarely inhabits small conserved areas. We report a new record of a Jaguar in Brasilia National Park that was photographed while monitoring the Giant Anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla Linnaeus, 1758) population using camera traps. This Jaguar record is critical in documenting the presence of this species in highly human-inhabited and urbanized areas. Our new record also contributes to the understanding of the current distribution of remaining individuals and confirms the importance of large-scale protected areas in providing habitat for species, such as jaguars, that have large ranges. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 9 May 2022 11:48:00 +0300
       
  • New record of the Japanese Seahorse Hippocampus mohnikei Bleeker, 1853
           (Syngnathiformes: Syngnathidae) in Hong Kong waters

    • Abstract: Check List 18(3): 455-461
      DOI : 10.15560/18.3.455
      Authors : Sam King Fung Yiu, Cher Fuk Yat Chow, Steven Hong Tai Tsang, Xiong Zhang, Jeffery Tzu Hao Chung, Shadow Ying Tung Sin, Wing Kuen Chow, Leo Lai Chan : A new record of Hippocampus mohnikei Bleeker, 1853 was confirmed in Hong Kong through morphological and molecular identification. It is highly possible that there is an established population of H. mohnikei in Hong Kong due to continuous sightings by citizen scientists in the past nine years. The record is significant from a biogeographical perspective as it connects the distributions of known populations in northern China and Japan to those spanning Thailand to India. This further affirms the status of Hong Kong as a hotspot for seahorse biodiversity and conservation in China. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 4 May 2022 09:12:00 +0300
       
  • Elevational range extension of Drab Water Tyrant, Ochthornis littoralis
           (Pelzeln, 1868) (Passeriformes, Tyrannidae)

    • Abstract: Check List 18(3): 451-453
      DOI : 10.15560/18.3.451
      Authors : Jefferson García-Loor : The Drab Water Tyrant, Ochthornis littoralis (Pelzeln, 1868), is a small flycatcher occurring across lower Amazonia. Its usual habitat is the edges of rivers, and it is easily observed flying over sandbanks and among the trunks of fallen trees and branches. Here, I present a new locality in the Ecuadorian Andean foothills which represents a significant increase in this species’ elevational range from the Amazon lowlands. The new record is also from a previously unknown habitat for the species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 4 May 2022 09:12:00 +0300
       
  • New record and range extension of Columbina minuta (Linnaeus, 1766)
           (Columbiformes, Columbidae) in Rondônia state, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 18(2): 447-450
      DOI : 10.15560/18.2.447
      Authors : Raul Afonso Pommer Barbosa, Marcela Oliveira, Jéssica Fernanda Teodoro Reis, Welington da Silva Paula do Nascimento, André Luiz da Cruz Prestes : Based on field surveys, we report new distribution data of Columbina minuta (Linnaeus, 1766), Plain-breasted Ground-dove, from Rondônia state, southwestern Amazonia, Brazil. A new record of C. minuta from Rondônia, extends the geographic distribution of this species by approximately 550 km north and 430 km east of the previously known distribution. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 29 Apr 2022 16:39:00 +030
       
  • First records of Loxopholis southi (Ruthven & Gaige, 1924) (Squamata,
           Gymnophthalmidae) in the Cordillera Oriental of the Colombian Andes

    • Abstract: Check List 18(2): 441-446
      DOI : 10.15560/18.2.441
      Authors : Hugo Bernal-Hernández, Alejandro Montañez-Méndez, Manuel Hernando Bernal : We present the first records of Loxopholis southi (Ruthven & Gaige, 1924) from the western slope of the Cordillera Oriental in Colombia. This species had previously only been known from the biogeographic regions of Chocó and Magdalena River valley in the Cordillera Occidental and Central Colombia, and from Central America. This record expands the distribution of L. southi to the Andean mountains of the Cordillera Oriental, crossing the Magdalena River valley. It now constitutes the easternmost known occurrence in Colombia and the highest altitudinal record for this species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 29 Apr 2022 16:03:00 +030
       
  • First records of Gulcamptus huronensis Reid, 1996 (Copepoda,
           Harpacticoida, Canthocamptidae) from Lake Superior, with morphological
           notes on the male

    • Abstract: Check List 18(2): 435-440
      DOI : 10.15560/18.2.435
      Authors : Joseph K. Connolly, James M. Watkins, Lars G. Rudstam, Janet R. Reid : Gulcamptus huronensis Reid, 1996 is a seldom-reported harpacticoid copepod known only from two female specimens, one collected from Lake Huron, Michigan, USA, the other from Nunatak Creek, Alaska, USA. Herein, we report a new distributional record for G. huronensis from the meiobenthos of Lake Superior, Michigan and Wisconsin, USA. A total of 12 specimens were collected from four localities across Lake Superior in August, 2018. Additionally, we provide information on the habitats where specimens of G. huronensis were recovered and morphological notes on the previously undescribed male of the species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 29 Apr 2022 10:14:00 +030
       
  • Thereuonema tuberculata (Wood, 1862) (Chilopoda, Scutigeromorpha,
           Scutigeridae) from forested habitats in North America

    • Abstract: Check List 18(2): 431-434
      DOI : 10.15560/18.2.431
      Authors : Will K. Reeves, Myrna M. Miller : Thereuonema tuberculata (Wood, 1862) is an anthropophilic centipede originating from Asia. Introduced populations were recently reported from inside buildings in the United Kingdom and the USA; however, this centipede has not been reported from outdoor habitats where it is an introduced species. We report established populations of T. tuberculata in two forested and lakeside habitats in Nebraska, USA, which indicates this species has a widely dispersed, established population in the continental USA. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 28 Apr 2022 13:03:00 +030
       
  • First records of Mylonchulus brachyuris (Bütschli, 1873) (Nematoda,
           Mononchida, Mylonchulidae) from South Kalimantan, Indonesia

    • Abstract: Check List 18(2): 425-430
      DOI : 10.15560/18.2.425
      Authors : Abdul Gafur, Aulia Ajizah : Mononchids are predatory soil nematodes of ecological and agricultural importance. Our morphological examination of preserved mononchid specimens collected from South Kalimantan, Indonesia, revealed that they are Mylonchulus brachyuris (Bütschli, 1873). The morphological characters of these South Kalimantan specimens generally fit the published descriptions of this species. However, they have some deviations which are considered to be intraspecific variations and contribute to a redescription of the species. This is the first report of M. brachyuris from Indonesia, expanding the the distribution of the genus Mylonchulus Cobb, 1916 and adding to the nematode fauna in the Indonesian archipelago. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 28 Apr 2022 13:02:00 +030
       
  • Sailing by boat: a second arrival point of the exotic gecko Lepidodactylus
           lugubris (Duméril & Bibron, 1836) (Squamata, Gekkonidae) in the Brazilian
           Atlantic Forest

    • Abstract: Check List 18(2): 419-424
      DOI : 10.15560/18.2.419
      Authors : Victor Rocha Bandeira, Alexandre Felipe Raimundo Missassi : We present a new record of the Asian Mourning Gecko, Lepidodactylus lugubris (Duméril & Bibron, 1836) in the Atlantic Forest of eastern South America. Lepidodactylus lugubris is a widely distributed lizard currently occurring throughout most of the northern Neotropical Region, including the Galapagos and the eastern Pacific islands. Unlike the Amazon Rainforest, which has wide forested cover and essentially diurnal geckos, the threatened Atlantic Forest has had most of its original vegetation removed. The arrival of L. lugubris in the region deserves attention and study, aiming understand the impact of this exotic gecko on the Atlantic Forest native gecko fauna. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 28 Apr 2022 13:01:00 +030
       
  • Phyllanthus tenellus Roxb. (Phyllanthaceae), a newly naturalising species
           in Morocco

    • Abstract: Check List 18(2): 411-417
      DOI : 10.15560/18.2.411
      Authors : Hamid Khamar, Ouafae Benkhnigue, Allal Douira, Lahcen Zidane, Amina Ouazzani Touhami : We report the herbaceous plant Phyllanthus tenellus Roxb., a species native to tropical regions, from Morocco. This is the first time that the genus and species are reported from Morocco and continental North Africa. We found this species to be naturalising in several localities in north-western Morocco. A morphological description, the geographic distribution, and notes on the ecology of this species are provided. We present for the first time photographs of P. tenellus from continental North Africa. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Apr 2022 13:57:00 +030
       
  • First collected specimen of Trachycephalus hadroceps (Duellman & Hoogmoed,
           1992) (Anura, Hylidae) from Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 18(2): 405-410
      DOI : 10.15560/18.2.405
      Authors : Rodrigo Tavares-Pinheiro, André Gomes Lopes, Vinícius Antônio M. B. de Figueiredo, Jackson C. Sousa, Carlos Eduardo Costa-Campos, Antoine Fouquet : We report the first collected specimen of Trachycephalus hadroceps (Duellman & Hoogmoed, 1992) from Brazil. This record, from the municipality of Porto Grande in the state of Amapá, expands the geographic distribution of this species by approximately 230 km south-southeast from the nearest previously known locality at Camopi, French Guiana. We also provide data on the advertisement call of the species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 26 Apr 2022 11:11:00 +030
       
  • New distribution record of Bicolored Trailing Ant, Monomorium floricola
           (Jerdon, 1851) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Ecuador, with information on
           

    • Abstract: Check List 18(2): 399-404
      DOI : 10.15560/18.2.399
      Authors : Pablo Sebastián Padrón, Lucía Vanessa Ortiz, Pamela Estefanía Andrade, José Manuel Falcón, Anja Junghanns : Invasive ant species are a serious threat to native fauna, especially in highly diverse tropical countries. Therefore, new distribution reports and information on the interactions with other species are essential to understand the potential effects of invasive ants on biodiversity. Here we report for the first time the presence of colonies of Monomorium floricola (Jerdon, 1851) in the nest of the Neotropical social spider Anelosimus eximius (Keyserling, 1884) in the southern part of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Our report extends the known distributional range of M. floricola to the southern Ecuador. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 22 Apr 2022 16:13:00 +030
       
  • Range extension and review of the conservation status of the freshwater
           mussel Alasmidonta mccordi Athearn, 1964 (Bivalvia, Unionidae) in the
           Coosa River drainage of Alabama and Georgia

    • Abstract: Check List 18(2): 391-398
      DOI : 10.15560/18.2.391
      Authors : James D. Williams, Jason M. Wisniewski, Gerald R. Dinkins : The Coosa Elktoe, Alasmidonta mccordi Athearn, 1964, was previously known only from the type specimen collected in the Coosa River, St. Clair County, Alabama. Based on the discovery of five previously misidentified specimens in three museum lots, we extend the distribution of A. mccordi into the Etowah and Conasauga Rivers, tributaries of the Coosa River in northwest Georgia. Shell morphology of these museum specimens compare favorably with the only known specimen of the species. The conservation status of A. mccordi is examined in light of its wider historical distribution in the Coosa River drainage. We include recommendations for future research to detect extant populations of this presumed extinct freshwater mussel. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 21 Apr 2022 13:23:00 +030
       
  • Range and elevation extension for the Yunnan Water Snake, Trimerodytes
           yunnanensis (Rao & Yang, 1998) (Serpentes, Colubridae), from Thailand and
           some notes on its natural history

    • Abstract: Check List 18(2): 385-390
      DOI : 10.15560/18.2.385
      Authors : Patchara Danaisawadi, Wut Taksinthum : Trimerodytes yunnanensis (Rao & Yang, 1998), Mountain Water Snake, mainly occurs at elevations of more than 1,000 m above sea level (a.s.l.). We provide both a range extension to Lampang, Thailand, and the lowest known elevation record for this species at 400 m a.s.l. This record is also the southernmost known occurrence of T. yunnanensis and the genus as a whole. In addition, a morphological description of the juvenile, ecological notes in the field, and feeding habits in captivity are provided. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Apr 2022 10:54:00 +030
       
  • Additional Records of Small Mammals Collected from Nepal

    • Abstract: Check List 18(2): 369-384
      DOI : 10.15560/18.2.369
      Authors : Nelish Pradhan, C. William Kilpatrick : Small mammals were surveyed in areas of the Annapurna Conservation Area, Shey Phoksundo National Park, and the Manaslu Conservation Area between 2013 and 2015. We collected 117 specimens representing 10 species of small mammals from two orders, Soricomorpha and Rodentia. We report on localities sampled from Central Nepal expanding known distributions and reporting new sampling localities for Apodemus gurkha Thomas, 1924; Apodemus pallipes (Barrett-Hamilton, 1900); Mus musculus Linnaeus, 1758; Niviventer fulvescens (Gray, 1847); Rattus rattus (Linnaeus, 1758); Rattus pyctoris (Hodgson, 1845); Rattus nitidus (Hodgson, 1845); and Soriculus nigrescens (Gray, 1842). Specimens collected from the Manaslu Conservation Area, which had not been previously surveyed, documented the occurrence of four species between previously known collection localities in the Kali Gandaki Valley and the Langtang and Khumbu valleys. Distribution records of Episoriculus soluensis Gruber, 1969 in Nepal are clarified for this recently recognized species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Apr 2022 10:39:00 +030
       
  • An observational record of Kingsleya attenboroughi Pinheiro & Santana,
           2016 (Decapoda, Pseudothelphusidae), an endemic species from the Chapada
           do Araripe, southern Ceará, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 18(2): 363-367
      DOI : 10.15560/18.2.363
      Authors : Juliana G. Araújo, Whandenson M. Nascimento, Carlos A. M. Martins, Paulo H.P. Nobre, Allysson P. Pinheiro : We observed the occurrence of the pseudothelphusid freshwater crab Kingsleya attenboroughi Pinheiro & Santana, 2016 in an unexplored stream on the northern slopes of the Chapada do Araripe, Ceará state, northeastern Brazil. A female specimen of K. attenboroughi was found in a small pool of Gameleira stream, district of Missão Nova, municipality of Missão Velha, in the southern part of the state. The new occurrence record extends the geographic distribution of K. attenboroughi by 7 km beyond the Sítio Cocos, its easternmost previously known occurrence; this expands the geographic range of this species to the southeast and indicates that its real distribution is still poorly known. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 12 Apr 2022 10:55:00 +030
       
  • First records of the jellyfishes Thysanostoma loriferum (Ehrenberg, 1837)
           and Netrostoma setouchianum (Kishinouye, 1902) in Hong Kong waters

    • Abstract: Check List 18(2): 357-362
      DOI : 10.15560/18.2.357
      Authors : John Terenzini, Laura J. Falkenberg : Jellyfish have wide distributions throughout the world’s oceans, with new species records emerging from increasingly broad areas as novel identification approaches are implemented, including citizen science. Here, the first accounts of Thysanostoma loriferum (Ehrenberg, 1837) and Netrostoma setouchianum (Kishinouye, 1902) in Hong Kong waters are reported based on photographs and videos collected by the Hong Kong Jellyfish Project. Together, these sightings obtained through a citizen science project provide evidence for a greater diversity of jellyfish in Hong Kong oceanic waters than has previously been recognized. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 8 Apr 2022 21:51:00 +0300
       
  • Checklist of the freshwater shrimps (Crustacea, Decapoda, Caridea) from
           the Banggai Archipelago, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

    • Abstract: Check List 18(2): 341-355
      DOI : 10.15560/18.2.341
      Authors : Annawaty Annawaty, Nur Hidayah E. Lapasang, Puji Rahayu, Hairul Hairul, Fazlur Rahman I. Tadeko, Diky Dwiyanto : The mainland of Sulawesi is well known for its high diversity of freshwater shrimps. However, many small islands surrounding Sulawesi have been neglected and have not been unexplored. Here, we report on the freshwater shrimps of the Banggai Archipelago, eastern Sulawesi, based on field collections between 2017 and 2019 on four islands, Peleng, Labobo, Bangkurung, and Banggai. Eleven species were found: Caridina brevidactyla J. Roux, 1920, Caridina brevicarpalis De Man, 1892, Caridina gracilipes De Man, 1892, Caridina gracilirostris De Man, 1892, Caridina serratirostris De Man, 1892, Caridina typus H. Milne Edwards, 1837, Caridina weberi De Man, 1892, Macrobrachium australe (Guérin-Méneville, 1838), Macrobrachium equidens (Dana, 1852), Macrobrachium lar (Fabricius, 1798), and Macrobrachium latidactylus (Thallwitz, 1891). One species, C. brevidactyla, is a newly recorded from Sulawesi. Knowledge of the diversity of the freshwater shrimp fauna can contribute to the conservation of species and their habitats. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 6 Apr 2022 14:07:00 +0300
       
  • Extension of the distribution of Townsend’s Big-eared Bat, Corynorhinus
           townsendii (Cooper, 1837) (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae), to Chiapas,
           Mexico

    • Abstract: Check List 18(2): 335-339
      DOI : 10.15560/18.2.335
      Authors : Issachar L. López-Cuamatzi, Yolanda Hortelano-Moncada, Jorge Ortega, Sandra M. Ospina-Garcés, Gerardo Zúñiga, M. Cristina Mac Swiney G. : We report the first record of Townsend’s Big-eared Bat, Corynorhinus townsendii (Cooper, 1837) from Chiapas, Mexico, based on three females collected on 29 September 1979 near Ocozocoautla de Espinosa and stored in the Colección Nacional de Mamíferos of the Instituto de Biología at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. The Chiapas locality is ~180 km east of the closest previously known occurrence in Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico. This extends the distribution of C. townsendii through tropical areas of southeastern Mexico and corroborates the capacity of this species to inhabit a diversity of ecosystems. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 4 Apr 2022 19:36:00 +0300
       
  • First record of the damsel bug genus Rhamphocoris Kirkaldy, 1901
           (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Nabidae) from Japan

    • Abstract: Check List 18(2): 331-334
      DOI : 10.15560/18.2.331
      Authors : Jun Souma, Tadashi Ishikawa : The damsel bug genus Rhamphocoris Kirkaldy, 1901 (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Nabidae, Prostemmatinae, Phorticini) is widely distributed in the Australian, Palaearctic, and Oriental regions; however, no species has been recorded from Japan. To date, R. hasegawai (Ishihara, 1943) has been reported in China, Korea, and Taiwan. In the present study, Rhamphocoris and R. hasegawai are recorded from Japan for the first time, representing the easternmost record of the species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 4 Apr 2022 19:23:00 +0300
       
  • First report of Hippeastrum puniceum (Lam.) Kuntze (Amaryllidaceae) from
           the state of Maranhão, Brazil, and expansion of the geographical
           distribution of Alophia drummondii (Graham) R.Foster (Iridaceae) and
           Rapatea paludosa Aubl. (Rapateaceae)

    • Abstract: Check List 18(2): 323-330
      DOI : 10.15560/18.2.323
      Authors : Miguel Sena de Oliveira, Wagner Ribeiro da Silva Junior, Eduardo Oliveira Silva, Raysa Valéria Carvalho Saraiva, Alessandro Wagner Coelho Ferreira : We report the first record of Hippeastrum puniceum (Lam.) Kuntze in Maranhão and expand the known geographical distributions of Alophia drummondii (Graham) R. Foster and Rapatea paludosa Aubl. in that state. Alophia drummondii and Hippeastrum puniceum were collected in Cerrado fragments in the municipality of Caxias and Rapatea paludosa in a swamp-forest gallery in a transition area between the Amazon region and the Cerrado in the municipality of Morros. Ecological and taxonomic information is included, as well as morphological descriptions, identification keys to species, distribution maps, photographs, and preliminary conservation statuses of these species in Brazil. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 1 Apr 2022 17:02:00 +0300
       
  • An updated herpetofaunal species inventory of Iona National Park in
           southwestern Angola

    • Abstract: Check List 18(2): 289-321
      DOI : 10.15560/18.2.289
      Authors : Javier Lobón-Rovira, Pedro Vaz Pinto, François S. Becker, Krystal A. Tolley, John Measey, Bruce Bennet, Bastiaan Boon, Sango de Sá, Werner Conradie : Angola has experienced an incredible increase of the knowledge of its herpetofauna over the past decade. However, accurate biodiversity inventories remain deficient for certain regions of particular conservation interest. We therefore provide an updated checklist of Iona National Park’s herpetofauna, with 75 recorded species, including five amphibians and 70 reptiles, 40 of these recorded for the first time in Iona National Park. These species comprise ~80% of the reptile diversity of Namibe Province. Therefore, this work recognises Iona National Park as the most reptile-diverse protected area in Angola and is potentially one of the richest in southern Africa. Consequently, this work enhances the importance of specific conservation plans in the area and the need for further investigation into the hidden biodiversity of this region. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 1 Apr 2022 10:59:00 +0300
       
  • First records of Yellowbar King Angelfish, Pomacanthus maculosus
           (Forsskål, 1775) (Perciformes, Pomacanthidae), in the Tropical Eastern
           Pacific

    • Abstract: Check List 18(2): 281-284
      DOI : 10.15560/18.2.281
      Authors : Aldo Alfonso Zavala Jiménez : The first records are presented of Pomacanthus maculosus (Forsskål, 1775) in the Tropical Eastern Pacific. The natural range of this fish species extends from the Persian Gulf to the coast of East Africa. Two adults were recorded at Los Arcos de Mismaloya, México, one in June 2018 and another in September 2020, 1 km from the site of the first observation. This species was probably introduced into this area as an aquarium release due to proximity of the two sites to highly dense human population centers. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 22 Mar 2022 20:36:00 +020
       
  • Borneodessus zetteli kalimantanensis Balke, Hendrich, Mazzoldi & Biström,
           2002: first record of a rare and little-known diving beetle from Sarawak
           (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae)

    • Abstract: Check List 18(2): 285-288
      DOI : 10.15560/18.2.285
      Authors : Ján Kodada, Dávid Selnekovič, Michael Balke, Lars Hendrich : The diving beetle Borneodessus zetteli kalimantanensis Balke, Hendrich, Mazzoldi & Biström, 2002, an endemic species of Borneo, is recorded for the first time from Sarawak. The specimen was collected from submerged rootlets of a large shore tree from the Pa’ Ngaruren River (Kelabit Highland, Sarawak) with Neptosternus kodadai Hendrich & Balke, 1997 and N. quadrimaculatus Hendrich & Balke, 1997. Two species of the genus Elmomorphus Sharp, 1881, Stenomystax minutus Kodada, Jäch & Čiampor, 2003, and S. depressus Kodada, Jäch & Čiampor, 2003 shared the same microhabitat. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 22 Mar 2022 16:16:00 +020
       
  • Wyeomyia abebela Dyar & Knab, 1908 and W. coenonus Dyar & Knab, 1913: new
           mosquito records (Diptera, Culicidae) in the Choco Biosphere Reserve,
           Ecuador, a biodiversity hotspot

    • Abstract: Check List 18(2): 275-280
      DOI : 10.15560/18.2.275
      Authors : Franklin Vaca-Moyano, Paul L. Duque, Sandra Enríquez, Vanessa Herrera, Marco Sánchez-Murillo, Erika Rivadeneira, C. Alfonso Molina : We report the first records of two mosquito species, Wyeomyia (Wyeomyia) abebela Dyar & Knab, 1908 and W. (Hystatomyia) coenonus Dyar & Knab, 1913, from the Choco Biosphere Reserve, a global biodiversity hotspot in Ecuador. We collected these mosquitoes in the Mashpi Lodge Reserve, a conserved natural area. Specimens were collected during their immature stages in bromeliads using a 375-ml absorber dropper. Our new data for W. abelela increases the geographical distribution of this species to include seven countries of America (Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, and Ecuador); W. coenonus is now known from two countries of America (Panama and Ecuador), and our records of W. abelela and W. coenonus are the first from South America. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 17 Mar 2022 14:05:00 +020
       
  • Pedicularis gracilis var. brunoniana (Wall. ex Pennell) T. Husain & Arti
           Garg: first report from Ladakh, Trans-Himalaya, India

    • Abstract: Check List 18(2): 269-273
      DOI : 10.15560/18.2.269
      Authors : Sakina Banoo, Aijaz H. Ganie, Anzar Ahmad Khuroo : We report Pedicularis gracilis var. brunoniana (Wall. ex Pennell) T. Husain & Arti Garg (Orobanchaceae) for the first time from Ladakh, a region of Trans-Himalaya in India. This variety is most similar to P. gracilis var. macrocarpa but differs in having out-curved galea, long calyx lobes with hairy margin. Detailed morphological notes along with photographs are provided to validate this report and facilitate the field identification of this taxon. As we observed only small populations of this variety, strategies are likely required for its conservation in this Himalayan region. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Mar 2022 21:19:00 +020
       
  • New records and range extension of Euphractus sexcinctus (Linnaeus, 1758)
           (Cingulata, Chlamyphoridae) in Rondônia state, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 18(2): 265-268
      DOI : 10.15560/18.2.265
      Authors : Raul Afonso Pommer Barbosa, Marcela Alvares Oliveira : We report two new records of occurrence of Six-banded Armadillo, Euphractus sexcinctus (Linnaeus, 1758), in the state of Rondônia, Brazil, based on roadkills. These new records extend the geographic distribution of this species by 70 km. The records are from the region with a high deforestation rate called the “Arc of Deforestation”, which includes the state of Rondônia. Euphractus sexcinctus was recorded in an area with a high loss of vegetation cover, where the forest is being converted to pasture. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 9 Mar 2022 12:16:00 +0200
       
  • New records of the damsel bug Alloeorhynchus reinhardi Kerzhner &
           Günther, 1999 (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Nabidae) from Japan

    • Abstract: Check List 18(2): 261-264
      DOI : 10.15560/18.2.261
      Authors : Jun Souma, Tatsuya Nozaki, Keiichi Otsui, Tadashi Ishikawa : To date, the damsel bug Alloeorhynchus reinhardi Kerzhner & Günther, 1999 (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Nabidae, Prostemmatinae, Prostemmatini) has been reported from China and Korea. We report from Japan for the first time A. reinhardi, which represents the second member of the genus in the country. This species inhabits the ground surface of grasslands in Kyushu. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 8 Mar 2022 16:37:00 +0200
       
  • First and recurrent records of Stiphodon surrufus Watson & Kottelat, 1995
           (Gobiiformes, Gobiidae, Sicydiinae), a naturally rare amphidromous goby,
           in Sulawesi, Indonesia

    • Abstract: Check List 18(2): 253-260
      DOI : 10.15560/18.2.253
      Authors : Samliok Ndobe, Abdul Gani, Achmad A. Bakri, Devita Tetra Adriyani, Erwin Wuniarto, Lady Diana Khartiono, Muh. Herjayanto, Veryl Hasan, Abigail M. Moore : Stiphodon surrufus Watson & Kottelat, 1995, with its recent synonym S. birdsong Watson, 1996, is recorded from widely separated locations in the Western Pacific, including Papua and Halmahera in eastern Indonesia. We collected a single specimen of male S. surrufus from the Bohi River, Banggai District, Central Sulawesi Province, Indonesia in 2019; this represents the first record of S. surrufus from Sulawesi, the largest island in the Wallacea biodiversity hotspot. Three additional specimens were collected in 2020, one in 2021, and two in 2022, all from the same site. These records expand the known distribution of a naturally rare but widespread sicydiine goby and contribute to the underexplored but increasingly threatened Sulawesian riverine ichthyofauna. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 4 Mar 2022 18:48:00 +0200
       
  • An updated checklist of the herpetofauna from Isla María Cleofas,
           Mexico

    • Abstract: Check List 18(1): 241-252
      DOI : 10.15560/18.1.241
      Authors : Jose Rafael Nolasco-Luna, Ilse K. Barraza-Soltero, Manuel A. López-Montes, Jesús A. Moreno-López, Armando H. Escobedo-Galván : We provide an updated checklist of amphibians and reptiles from Isla María Cleofas, Mexico. This island is located at the Islas Marías Archipelago Biosphere Reserve on the coast of the state of Nayarit. The herpetofaunal diversity of Isla María Cleofas has been addressed for over a century; however, the literature is limited just a few scientific explorations and occasional records. In addition, previous herpetofaunal lists contain taxonomic inaccuracies, which are revised here, and recent nomenclatural changes are incorporated. Records of three newly reported species, Lampropeltis polyzona Cope, 1860, Leptophis diplotropis (Günther, 1872) and Tantilla calamarina Cope, 1866, were obtained during our fieldwork. Based on both our field observations and a literature review, the herpetofauna of Isla María Cleofas includes 16 species (two amphibians and 14 reptiles). We also review the conservation status of all species using three independent systems [NOM 059-SEMARNAT-2010, IUCN, and environmental vulnerability score (EVS)]. Finally, we discuss the likely occurrence of evolutionary independent lineages on the island. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 28 Feb 2022 14:05:00 +020
       
  • The Trichoptera of Panama. XVII. One new genus record and twelve first
           species records of microcaddisflies (Trichoptera, Hydroptilidae) from the
           Republic of Panama

    • Abstract: Check List 18(1): 233-239
      DOI : 10.15560/18.1.233
      Authors : Brian J. Armitage, Steven C. Harris, Tomás A. Ríos González, Yusseff P. Aguirre E., Tatiana I. Arefina-Armitage : Herein we add first country records to Panama’s microcaddisfly fauna (Trichoptera, Hydroptilidae), one genus—Orthotrichia Eaton, 1873—and 12 species—Alisotrichia latipalpis Flint, 1991; Hydroptila constricta Bueno-Soria, 1984; Metrichia decora Bueno-Soria & Holzenthal, 2003; Metrichia malada (Flint, 1991); Neotrichia amplector Keth, 2004; Neotrichia armata Botosaneanu, 1993; Neotrichia kampa Oláh & Johanson, 2011; Ochrotrichia silva Bueno-Soria & Holzenthal, 1998; Orthotrichia aegerfasciella (Chambers, 1873); Rhyacopsyche hasta Wasmund & Holzenthal, 2007; Rhyacopsyche mexicana (Flint, 1067); and Zumatrichia strobilina Flint, 1970. Panama now hosts 461 species of Trichoptera. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 28 Feb 2022 13:17:00 +020
       
  • New records and range extension of Trimorphodon tau Cope, 1869 (Squamata,
           Colubridae) in Nuevo León, México

    • Abstract: Check List 18(1): 227-231
      DOI : 10.15560/18.1.227
      Authors : Javier Banda-Leal, David Lazcano, Manuel Nevárez-de los Reyes, Carlos Barriga-Vallejo, Larry David Wilson : The distribution of Trimorphodon tau Cope, 1869 in Nuevo León, Mexico, is understood on the basis of only a few records from the municipality of Iturbide and the central portion in the municipality of Monterrey, both in the southern portion of the state. The most recent record was reported in 2020. We provide new information on specimens from the collection of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León and photographic vouchers, which extend the known geographic range of this species to the northern portion of the state. We also review the scutellation in the new specimens and other specimens cited in the literature. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 23 Feb 2022 14:46:00 +020
       
  • Historical and new records of the Irrawaddy Dolphins, Orcaella
           brevirostris (Owen in Gray, 1866) (Cetacea, Delphinidae) from the east
           coast of South Sumatra, Indonesia

    • Abstract: Check List 18(1): 219-225
      DOI : 10.15560/18.1.219
      Authors : Fauziyah, Fitri Agustriani, Rozirwan, Apon Z. Mustopa, Irianes C. Gozali, Muhammad Iqbal, Ellis N. Ningsih : Irrawaddy Dolphin, Orcaella brevirostris (Owen in Gray, 1866), has been reported in the waters of Berbak Sembilang National Park, Indonesia, since 1990. We used interview techniques, direct observations, and secondary data from the literature to show that this dolphin occurs on the east coast of South Sumatra from October to February. An Irrawaddy Dolphin bycatch was recorded on 26 January 2021 in a gillnet. There have been historical sightings of fewer than six individuals of Irrawaddy Dolphins between 1990 and 2013 in the estuaries of Bogem, Bungin, Ngirawan, Terusan Dalam, Betet Island, Banyuasin, Lalan, and Tanjung Carat to Makarti Jaya. We map the geographic distribution of Irrawaddy Dolphin in South Sumatra. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 22 Feb 2022 13:30:00 +020
       
  • The specialized white-sand flora of the Uatumã Sustainable Development
           Reserve, central Amazon, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 18(1): 187-217
      DOI : 10.15560/18.1.187
      Authors : Layon Oreste Demarchi, Viviane Pagnussat Klein, Daniel Praia Portela Aguiar, Lucas Cardoso Marinho, Maria Julia Ferreira, Aline Lopes, Jefferson da Cruz, Adriano Costa Quaresma, Jochen Schöngart, Florian Wittmann, Maria Teresa Fernandez Piedade : The consensus is that Amazonian white-sand ecosystems (campinaranas) shelter several endemic plant species. However, recent studies have shown that most species are generalists, and they also occur in other Neotropical ecosystems. To investigate this issue, we analyzed the proportion of endemic/specialist species in a checklist of trees, palms, and shrubs sampled between 2014 and 2020 in campinarana patches of the Uatumã Sustainable Development Reserve (USDR), central Amazon. We also provide a description of phytophysiognomies, habitats, distribution, and phenology. We found 167 species belonging to 117 genera and 50 families. Fabaceae was the most representative (21 spp.), followed by Rubiaceae (16 spp.) and Chrysobalanaceae (10 spp.). We found that 30.5% of the species were exclusive to campinaranas, confirming that although there are many endemics, proportionally most species are generalists. The USDR has a rich flora specialized in oligotrophic habitats, which must be considered in the management and conservation strategies of these complex and fragile Amazonian ecosystems. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 17 Feb 2022 16:57:00 +020
       
  • The vascular epiphyte flora in a white-sand ecosystem of the Uatumã
           Sustainable Development Reserve, Central Amazon

    • Abstract: Check List 18(1): 157-186
      DOI : 10.15560/18.1.157
      Authors : Viviane Pagnussat Klein, Layon Oreste Demarchi, Adriano Costa Quaresma, Jefferson da Cruz, Maria Teresa Fernandez Piedade : Amazon ecosystems have suffered constant losses due to fragmentation processes, which as a result puts associated biodiversity at risk. Although vascular epiphytes constitute a representative component of tropical forests, they are still poorly studied in white-sand ecosystems. We present a description and checklist of the vascular epiphytes present in white-sand ecosystems (campinaranas) in the Central Amazon. We also analyzed the structure and determined of the value of epiphytic importance (VEI) for the species. We recorded 112 species, 58 genera, and 16 families of vascular epiphytes. The greatest richness (95 spp.) was observed in forested phytophysiognomies. Orchidaceae (66 spp.), Bromeliaceae (12 spp.), and Araceae (9 spp.) were the richest families. Prosthechea aemula W.E.Higgins (Orchidaceae) had the highest VEI and accounted for about 28% of an abundance of individuals. Among the species, 36.6% have a distribution restricted to the Amazon region, which emphasizes the importance of the conservation of these environments. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 17 Feb 2022 09:46:00 +020
       
  • First record of Migonemyia vaniae Galati, Fonseca & Marassá, 2007
           (Diptera, Psychodidae, Phlebotominae) in the state of Rio de Janeiro,
           Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 18(1): 151-155
      DOI : 10.15560/18.1.151
      Authors : Thamiris D'Almeida Balthazar, Antônio Luís Ferreira de Santana, Luiz Henrique Costa, Jacenir R. Santos Mallet, Maurício Luiz Vilela : In an investigation carried out at the headquarters of Jequitibá in Três Picos State Park, the presence of the sandfly Migonemyia vaniae Galati, Fonseca & Marassá, 2007 was observed. Morphometric analyzes of the sperm pump and aedeagal ducts and photographs of the structures were performed to compare the differences between Migonemyia vaniae and Migonemyia migonei (França, 1920). Since its description, Mg. vaniae has been recorded only in the state of São Paulo. Therefore, we report the first encounter of this species in the state of Rio de Janeiro. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 11 Feb 2022 20:58:00 +020
       
  • New record of Chinese Reddish Mantis, Hierodula chinensis Werner, 1929
           (Mantodea, Mantidae) from Japan

    • Abstract: Check List 18(1): 147-150
      DOI : 10.15560/18.1.147
      Authors : Kazuhisa Yamasaki, Kai Schütte, Tetsuo Nawa : We report on a new distribution record of Hierodula chinensis Werner, 1929 from Gifu Prefecture, Honshu, Japan. This species is distributed in China and recently recorded from Korea. This is the first formal record of this species from Japan. Our comparison of the morphological characters of Japanese specimens with those of type specimens revealed that H. chinensis from Japan has dimorphic male genitalia and retains morphological diversity. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 9 Feb 2022 19:23:00 +0200
       
  • Expansion of the geographic distribution of a Brazilian endemic, Encyclia
           gonzalezii L.C. Menezes (Orchidaceae, Epidendroideae), to the Cerrado of
           Maranhão and the Northeast Region of Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 18(1): 139-145
      DOI : 10.15560/18.1.139
      Authors : Alessandro Wagner Coelho Ferreira, Ilisandra Zanandrea, Juliano dos Santos, Weslley Alexandre de Jesus Pereira, Miguel Sena de Oliveira : We report the first occurrence of Encyclia gonzalezii L.C. Menezes (Orchidaceae) from the state of Maranhão and the Northeast Region of Brazil. The species was collected in the Cerrado domain in Estreito, Maranhão. We present a map of the collection site, a morphological description, photographs, ecological comments, a provisional conservation assessment, and an identification key for the species of Encyclia from Maranhão. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 4 Feb 2022 09:57:00 +0200
       
  • Serra de São Mamede Natural Park, a macrofungal diversity hotspot in
           the Mediterranean region

    • Abstract: Check List 18(1): 109-137
      DOI : 10.15560/18.1.109
      Authors : Celeste Santos-Silva, Bruno Natário, José Andrade, Rogério Louro : The Serra de São Mamede Natural Park is a biodiversity hotspot in the broad region of Alentejo, Portugal, where the influence of the Atlantic Ocean allows for the continuity of a Eurosiberian-like forest in the heart of a Mediterranean region. The park is therefore unique among the few protected areas in Portugal. We attempt to describe the macrofungal diversity of the park for the first time. Our results reveal a rich and diverse assembly of macrofungal species (239 taxa), and in particular, mycorrhizal species (145 taxa). Furthermore, 26 taxa are newly recorded from Portugal, while 81 taxa are newly recorded from Alto Alentejo Province. Also, the majority of these newly reported taxa were recorded in mixed stands of Quercus pyrenaica Willd.—a European protected habitat of limited extent—whose importance is enhanced now the rich and diverse associated macrofungal community, as shown in our study. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Jan 2022 15:39:00 +020
       
  • First record of the spider Oecobius ferdowsii Mirshamsi, Zamani & Marusik,
           2017 (Araneae, Oecobiidae) in Kazakhstan

    • Abstract: Check List 18(1): 103-107
      DOI : 10.15560/18.1.103
      Authors : Alexander A. Fomichev : The first record from Kazakhstan of the oecobiid spider Oecobius ferdowsii Mirshamsi, Zamani & Marusik, 2017 is presented. This species was previously known only from Iran. A single male specimen was collected on the Ustyurt Plateau in southwestern Kazakhstan, approximately 900 km north from the closest known locality in northern Iran. A redescription, photographs, and distribution map are provided. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 15:32:00 +020
       
  • The exotic snail Rumina decollata (Linnaeus, 1758) (Gastropoda,
           Achatinidae, Rumininae) in Argentina: new records, range extension, and
           areas of origin of Argentine populations

    • Abstract: Check List 18(1): 91-102
      DOI : 10.15560/18.1.91
      Authors : Angemara I. Rau, Ariel A. Beltramino, Enzo N. Serniotti, Julia Pizá, Jacqueline D. Caffetti, Roberto E. Vogler : The decollate land snail Rumina decollata (Linnaeus, 1758), native to the Mediterranean region, has been introduced across several countries worldwide. We report here three new records for R. decollata in Argentina, two from Córdoba Province and the first one from Misiones Province, which also constitutes the northernmost record for the country, extending its northeastern distribution range. Species-specific identification was achieved based on anatomical, conchological, and molecular information. DNA data showed that different haplotypes are present in Argentina, which originated from distinct source areas along the native range. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 14:09:00 +020
       
  • New records and a significant range extension of the recently described
           Pelexia vinosa A.W.C. Ferreira, M.I.S. Lima & Pansarin (Orchidaceae) in
           southernmost Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 18(1): 85-90
      DOI : 10.15560/18.1.85
      Authors : Tângela Denise Perleberg, Ana Paula Thiel, Gustavo Crizel Gomes, Henrique Noguez da Cunha : We present new records for Pelexia vinosa A.W.C. Ferreira, M.I.S. Lima & Pansarin, a Brazilian terricolous orchid described in 2012 and at that moment known only from the type population and considered endemic to the state of São Paulo. We report the occurrence of populations in seasonal semideciduous forest fragments at three locations in the southernmost Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil. This would mean that the species distribution is extended by ca. 1,500 km in a straight line from previous records. We also reassess the conservation status of P. vinosa as Endangered. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 13:58:00 +020
       
  • Discovery of the diving beetle Laccornis oblongus (Stephens, 1835) in
           Bavaria, southern Germany (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Hydroporinae,
           Laccornini)

    • Abstract: Check List 18(1): 79-84
      DOI : 10.15560/18.1.79
      Authors : Lars Hendrich, Michael Manuel, Michael Balke : The diving beetle Laccornis oblongus (Stephens, 1835) is recorded for the first time from Bavaria, southern Germany, which marks the most south-westerly record of the species known to date. Three specimens were collected in the Murnauer Moos nature reserve in Upper Bavaria. We summarize what is known about the species habitat in Germany and provide photographs of the sampling site and habitus, median lobe of aedeagus, and paramere of the species. We provide a checklist of the 20 other diving beetle species we found syntopic with L. oblongus. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 14 Jan 2022 07:14:00 +020
       
  • New records of fungal pathogens of invertebrates from endemic pine forests
           in Mexico

    • Abstract: Check List 18(1): 67-77
      DOI : 10.15560/18.1.67
      Authors : Rebeca Casique-Valdés, Sten Anslan, Fernando Galindo-García, Sergio R. Sanchez-Peña : We report fungal pathogens of invertebrates (FPI) (Entomophthorales, Hypocreales, and Orbiliales) from roots of an endemic Mexican pine, Pinus greggii Engelm. ex Parl., at four primary montane forests using next-generation sequencing. We found twenty-nine OTUs from 18 genera of FPI associated to the roots of P. greggii. New records for Mexico are: Beauveria felina (DC.) J.W.Carmich., Dactylella mammillata S.M. Dixon, Dactylella ramosa Matsushima, Drechslerella brochopaga (Drechsler) M. Scholler, Hagedorn & A. Rubner, Hirsutella minnesotensis Chen, Liu & Chen, Leptobacillium leptobactrum (W.Gams) Zare & W.Gams, Metapochonia variabilis Z.F.Zhang, F.Liu & L.Cai, Monacrosporium leptosporum (Drechsler) A. Rubner, and Simplicillium aogashimaense Nonaka, Kaifuchi & Masuma. A largely unknown array of fungal pathogens of invertebrates are likely to be found in Mexican forests. This work facilitates future analyses of fungal diversity in these primary forests, as well as basic and applied research in biological control. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 6 Jan 2022 08:36:00 +0200
       
  • Bird species inventory in secondary tropical montane cloud forest at
           Cloudbridge Nature Reserve, Talamanca Mountains, Costa Rica

    • Abstract: Check List 18(1): 17-65
      DOI : 10.15560/18.1.17
      Authors : Jennifer R. Powell, Jonathan P. Slifkin, Frank T. Spooner, Jeffrey Roth, Laurie Allnatt, Ryan Andrews, Matt Smokoska : The tropical montane cloud forests (TMCF) of the Talamanca Mountains of Costa Rica are a unique and understudied habitat that is home to a high number of endemic bird species. Cloudbridge Nature Reserve is a TMCF reforestation reserve lying on the Pacific slope of Cerro Chirripó in the cantón of Pérez Zeledón. Here, we synthesize data collected at Cloudbridge between March 2016 and May 2020 from multi-year point count, walking, call-playback, and camera trap surveys along with photographs collected from February 2007 to April 2021 to present a bird species inventory of the reserve. In total, 204 bird species from 40 families, including 40 endemic species, were identified, and monthly presence summarized for each species. We discuss the implications of our findings for understanding TMCF avian communities, as well as the importance of year-round surveys using a variety of techniques to better capture overall avian diversity. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 4 Jan 2022 15:48:00 +0200
       
  • First records and range extension of Bristle-spined Porcupine, Chaetomys
           subspinosus (Olfers, 1818) (Rodentia, Erethizontidae), in Minas Gerais
           state, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 18(1): 11-15
      DOI : 10.15560/18.1.11
      Authors : Flávio Kulaif Ubaid, Tarcilla Valtuille, Helbert Sansão, João Marques Lima, Adriano Garcia Chiarello, Fernando Lima, Daniel da Silva Ferraz, Fabiano Rodrigues de Melo : We report from three localities four new records of the threatened Brazilian Atlantic Forest endemic Chaetomys subspinosus (Olfers, 1818). These are the first records of this porcupine species from the state of Minas Gerais, and these new data extend the distribution of this species by approximately 220 km to the southwest. As C. subspinosus was observed in areas of transitional vegetation, this species may be found in a much broader spectrum of habitat types than previously thought. We recommend further surveys focusing on documenting this species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 4 Jan 2022 15:36:00 +0200
       
  • New record of Hypselodoris infucata (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1830) (Mollusca,
           Gastropoda, Chromodorididae) in the Republic of Mauritius

    • Abstract: Check List 18(1): 1-9
      DOI : 10.15560/18.1.1
      Authors : Lisa Ah Shee Tee, Daneshwar Puchooa, Chandani Appadoo, Vishwakalyan Bhoyroo : To date, 179 species belonging to the gastropod infraclass Euthyneura are known from Mauritius. We report for the first time from Mauritius the chromodorid nudibranch, Hypselodoris infucata (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1830), based on 47 sites surveyed over 17 months. This species was previously known from the eastern Mediterranean Sea, Indo-Pacific Ocean, and Western Indian Ocean. We observed it in Mauritius at Bain des Dames near a shipwreck under coral rubble. Considering the small size and camouflage behavior of some nudibranch species, additional fieldwork will likely add others species unknown from the islands. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 4 Jan 2022 15:25:00 +0200
       
  • Phaeosphaeria deschampsii J. Putzke & A.B.Pereira (Ascomycota, Fungi)
           causing whitening in Deschampsia antarctica Desv. (Poaceae) in the South
           Shetland Islands

    • Abstract: Check List 17(6): 1751-1754
      DOI : 10.15560/17.6.1751
      Authors : Antonio Batista Pereira, Jorge Renato Pinheiro Velloso, Jair Putzke : Phaeosphaeria deschampsii was described from dead leaves of Deschampsia antarctica (Antarctic Grass). We surveyed other islands of the South Shetland archipelago, Antarctica, and also found Arctic Grass whitening, the disease associated with this fungus, indicating that is disease is widespread. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 23 Dec 2021 10:48:00 +020
       
  • A new locality for the rare Guerreran Centipede Snake, Tantilla coronadoi
           Hartweg, 1944 (Squamata, Colubridae), with comments on morphological
           variation

    • Abstract: Check List 17(6): 1745-1749
      DOI : 10.15560/17.6.1745
      Authors : Ricardo Palacios Aguilar, Samuel A. Santa Cruz Padilla, Víctor H. Jiménez Arcos : We record the third known specimen of Tantilla coronadoi Hartweg, 1944 from Guerrero, Mexico. Our new record extends this species’ distribution by 90 km and to a new Mexican biogeographic province (Balsas Basin). The morphological similarity between this and the two previously known specimens supports the validity of the taxon, and otherwise points to the possible presence of an undescribed taxon on the coast of Guerrero. Additional fieldwork yielding a larger series of this and other infrequently encountered species may enable a better understanding of their distribution, natural history, ecology, and conservation. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 16 Dec 2021 10:28:00 +020
       
  • Bat diversity from an area of coastal Atlantic Forest in southeastern
           Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 17(6): 1731-1743
      DOI : 10.15560/17.6.1731
      Authors : Marcella De Assis Araújo Abreu, Valeria Da Cunha Tavares, Ligiane Martins Moras : We characterize the bat fauna of forested sites in the municipality of Domingos Martins, Espírito Santo state, southeastern Brazil, and update the list of bat species of the state. We conducted a rapid inventory using ground-level mist nets (27,000 m²·h effort) and occasional roost searching, which resulted in a list of 23 species belonging to Phyllostomidae (18 species), Vespertilionidae (3), and Molossidae (2). We report the first record of Molossops neglectus Williams & Genoways, 1980 and Myotis lavali Moratelli, Peracchi, Dias & Oliveira, 2011 from Espírito Santo, bringing the total number of confirmed species in the state to 86. The molossid Nyctinomops laticaudatus (É. Geoffroy, 1805) was exclusively recorded in its diurnal roost in rocky outcrops. Our study fills knowledge gaps in the distribution of bat species in southeastern Brazil, and more specifically in the highly diverse coastal Atlantic Forest of Espírito Santo. These data reinforce the importance of continuously inventorying and documenting bats in the Neotropics. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 16 Dec 2021 10:18:00 +020
       
  • An annotated checklist of vascular plants in and around two
           major high-altitude wetlands of Lahaul-Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India

    • Abstract: Check List 17(6): 1715-1730
      DOI : 10.15560/17.6.1715
      Authors : Dipti Dey, Puja Bhojak, K. Chandra Sekar, Dhani Arya : We document for the first time the diversity of vascular plants of Chandra Tal and Suraj Tal, two high-altitude wetlands (HAWs) spanning the cold desert region of Lahaul-Spiti, showing the occurrence of 188 species and one variety distributed among 97 genera and 29 families. Only one species, Ephedra intermedia Schrenk & C.A. Mey. is a gymnosperm, and the other 187 species are angiosperms. Of the angiosperms, Asteraceae is the dominant family, consisting of 27 species and one variety in 17 genera. Among the species, six are classified as threatened, 17 species are native, and two species (Eritrichium nanum (L.) Gaudin and Ranunculus trivedii Aswal & Mehrotra) are endemic to the Himalayan region. We provide baseline data for future research on the floristic diversity of two major HAWs of Lahaul-Spiti. We also highlight the importance of HAWs for the conservation of species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 16 Dec 2021 10:07:00 +020
       
  • Fishes of the Mfimi River in the central Congo basin of the Democratic
           Republic of Congo. Kasai ecoregion or part of the Cuvette Centrale'

    • Abstract: Check List 17(6): 1681-1714
      DOI : 10.15560/17.6.1681
      Authors : Melanie L. J. Stiassny, S. Elizabeth Alter, Tobit L. D. Liyandja, Myriam Y. Modimo, Raoul J. C. Monsembula Iyaba : Despite the cultural and economic importance of fisheries to communities in the region, the Mfimi is one of the least well-documented river systems in the central Congo basin. Here we present a preliminary listing of species collected during two surveys sampling 35 sites along the main channel, in major tributaries, and in some marginal habitats. A total of 2195 specimens representing 141 species were collected and archived at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, and in the teaching collections of the University of Kinshasa. Five species are considered as potentially new to science, and range extensions of numerous species into the Mfimi are recorded. Based on the data presented we conclude that the fish communities in the Mfimi share affinities with those of the Cuvette Centrale to the north, rather than the Kasai basin with which the river is currently connected via an inflow at the Kwa-Kasai junction. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 15 Dec 2021 22:41:00 +020
       
  • New records of Passiflora from Itatiaia National Park, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 17(6): 1671-1679
      DOI : 10.15560/17.6.1671
      Authors : Suellen Nunes Sarmento, Ana Carolina Mezzonato-Pires, Marcelo Trovó : We present new records of Passifloraceae sensu stricto from Itatiaia National Park, Brazil, contributing new data on the geographic distribution of four Passiflora L. species to the flora of Brazil: P. deidamioides Harms, P. miersii Mast., P. rhamnifolia Mast., and P. setulosa Killip. The last three species are reported from Itatiaia National Park and the last species from the state of Rio de Janeiro for the first time. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Dec 2021 11:27:00 +020
       
  • Checklist of free-living microturbellarian flatworms (Turbellaria,
           Platyhelminthes) in the Suquía River Basin, Córdoba, Argentina

    • Abstract: Check List 17(6): 1659-1669
      DOI : 10.15560/17.6.1659
      Authors : Mariana L. Adami, Cristina Damborenea : Free-living microturbellarians are a part of lentic and lotic aquatic assemblages and play an important but underestimated role in aquatic ecosystems. Consequently, they are not included in studies on the dynamics of freshwater aquatic invertebrate communities. We report eight new records of microturbellarians from the Suquía River (Córdoba, Argentina): Catenula lemnae Dugès, 1832, Stenostomum arevaloi Gieysztor, 1931, Stenostomum aff. amphotum Marcus, 1945, Macrostomum aff. quiritium Beklemischev, 1951, Macrostomum platensis Adami, Damborenea & Ronderos, 2012, Microstomum sp., and Mesostoma erhenbergii (Focke, 1836). We discuss these results within the geomorphological history of the river basin HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Dec 2021 10:12:00 +020
       
  • New records of Gerridae (Insecta, Hemiptera, Heteroptera) from northern
           South America

    • Abstract: Check List 17(6): 1647-1658
      DOI : 10.15560/17.6.1647
      Authors : Irina Morales, Silvia P. Mondragón-F., Felipe Ferraz Figueiredo Moreira : Based on material deposited in a Colombian entomological collection, new records from northern South America (Colombia and Venezuela) are presented for eight species of Gerridae (Insecta, Hemiptera, Heteroptera). The species belong to the genera Brachymetra Mayr, 1865 (Charmatometrinae); Limnogonus Stål, 1868; Neogerris Matsumura, 1913 (Gerrinae, Gerrini); Tachygerris Drake, 1957 (Gerrinae, Tachygerrini); Metrobates Uhler, 1871 (Trepobatinae, Metrobatini); and Telmatometra Bergroth, 1908 (Trepobatinae, Trepobatini). Photographs of the habitus of adults and distribution maps are also presented for each species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 8 Dec 2021 13:46:00 +0200
       
  • Distribution extension and first verified records for Narrow-bridged Musk
           Turtle, Claudius angustatus Cope, 1865 (Testudines, Kinosternidae) in the
           Selva Lacandona, Mexico

    • Abstract: Check List 17(6): 1639-1646
      DOI : 10.15560/17.6.1639
      Authors : Martín de Jesús Cervantes-López, Ricard Arasa-Gisbert, Omar Hernández-Ordóñez, Víctor Arroyo-Rodríguez : We document the first verifiable records of Claudius angustatus Cope, 1865 in the Selva Lacandona, Chiapas, Mexico. Three individuals were observed in different types of anthropic land covers. These records are the most recent observations of C. angustatus in the southeastern zone of its range in more than 20 years, thus representing the southernmost known occurrences of this species. With these records we confirm the long-suspected presence of C. angustatus in the region, increasing the number of reptile species in the Selva Lacandona to 91. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 08:59:00 +020
       
  • New records of Xerotyphlops vermicularis (Merrem, 1820) indicate the
           northernmost locality of the species in the Balkan Peninsula

    • Abstract: Check List 17(6): 1623-1626
      DOI : 10.15560/17.6.1623
      Authors : Teodora Koynova, Pavlina Marinova, Nikola Stanchev, Nikolay Natchev, Daniel Jablonski : The Xerotyphlops vermicularis (Merrem, 1820) complex represents small, burrowing snakes that occur from the Balkan Peninsula to Afghanistan and generally they are mostly observed during the springtime. In the present study, we report new records of this snake (10 individuals observed) from Elenite village in coastal Bulgaria. According to current knowledge, they represent the northernmost locality of the species in the Balkan Peninsula. We expand the known distribution of X. vermicularis and help to fill information gaps. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 16:52:00 +020
       
  • First record and range extension of Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774)
           

    • Abstract: Check List 17(6): 1627-1631
      DOI : 10.15560/17.6.1627
      Authors : Yan Felipe Figueira Soares, Maria Júlia Martins-Silva : Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774) is an Asian freshwater clam that is widely distributed throughout the world through multiple introductions. Its invasion can cause environmental and economic damage. In Brazil, C. fluminea is recorded in all major hydrographic basins. Here, we report the first record of C. fluminea in the Chapada dos Veadeiros region of Goiás, Brazil. This new record extends the known distribution of this species to a conserved area in the Cerrado biome, towards areas of interest for conservation and integral protection units of the biodiversity. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 16:49:00 +020
       
  • Lutjanus inermis (Peters, 1869), Golden Snapper, range extension to the
           Galapagos Islands

    • Abstract: Check List 17(6): 1633-1637
      DOI : 10.15560/17.6.1633
      Authors : D. Ross Robertson, Carol D. Cox, Robert L. Cox : The well-cataloged marine fish fauna of the Galapagos Islands includes eight of the 12 species of snappers (Lutjanidae) found in the Tropical Eastern Pacific. A recent recreational scuba dive in the Galapagos produced photographs of an additional snapper species, Lutjanus inermis (Peters, 1869), which was sufficiently common as to likely have a recently established resident population. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 16:46:00 +020
       
  • First record of non-native Xiphophorus maculatus (Günther, 1866)
           (Cyprinodontiformes, Poeciliidae) in the state of Maranhão, northeastern
           Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 17(6): 1615-1622
      DOI : 10.15560/17.6.1615
      Authors : Felipe Polivanov Ottoni, Erick Cristofore Guimarães, Jadson Pinheiro Santos, Pâmella Silva de Brito, Josie South, Pedro Henrique Negreiros de Bragança : During a field expedition in 2020, we recorded specimens of an invasive platy fish, Xiphophorus maculatus, in the state of Maranhão, Brazil. This new occurrence, in the Municipality of São Luis, is only the second time that this non-native species has been found in northeastern Brazil. We provide an updated list of all invasive species recorded from the island of São Luís, highlighting the negative impacts they may confer for the native biodiversity. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 23 Nov 2021 14:43:00 +020
       
  • Walckenaeria stylifrons and Spiracme mongolica (Araneae, Linyphiidae,
           Thomisidae), two new species to Slovakia

    • Abstract: Check List 17(6): 1601-1608
      DOI : 10.15560/17.6.1601
      Authors : Pavol Purgat, Peter Gajdoš, Adrián Purkart, Natália Hurajtová, Ľubomír Volnár, Katarína Krajčovičová : The spiders Walckenaeria stylifrons (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1875) and Spiracme mongolica (Schenkel, 1963) are reported from Slovakia for the first time. These new records are based on adult males found in Western Slovakia in xerothermic habitats. The occurrence of W. stylifrons in Slovakia fills the gap in its distribution in Pannonian Basin and between Austria and Ukraine. Spiracme mongolica has been known only from the Balkans and south-eastern part of Europe to central Asia, this is the first record for Central Europe. We suggest Spiracme mongolica (Schenkel, 1963) new combination for Xysticus mongolicus Schenkel, 1963. Characteristic features, photographs of habitus and copulatory organs, and habitats of the new records are presented. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 22 Nov 2021 22:48:00 +020
       
  • Acanthurus mata (Cuvier, 1829), Elongate Surgeonfish (Acanthuridae), newly
           recorded in the Tropical Eastern Pacifi

    • Abstract: Check List 17(6): 1609-1614
      DOI : 10.15560/17.6.1609
      Authors : D. Ross Robertson, Allison L. Morgan-Estapé, Carlos J. Estapé : The reef-fish fauna of the Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) includes 12 species of surgeonfishes (Acanthuridae), five of them in the genus Acanthurus. Recent recreational scuba diving at Isla Darwin in the Galapagos archipelago produced photographs of adults of an additional species of Acanthurus, A. mata (Cuvier, 1829), for which there are no previous records in the TEP. This species may have escaped previous notice due to its semi-pelagic habitat preference and its resemblance to Acanthurus xanthopterus Valenciennes, 1835, which occurs throughout much of the Galapagos. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 22 Nov 2021 11:34:00 +020
       
  • Ichthyofauna associated with sandy beaches of the rio Machado, tributary
           of the rio Madeira, northern Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 17(6): 1593-1600
      DOI : 10.15560/17.6.1593
      Authors : Igor David da Costa, Natalia Neto dos Santos Nunes, Ilana Rosental Zalmon : The rio Machado is an large tributary of the rio Madeira, and investigations of the ichthyofauna are urgent given the current high threat of habitat loss on account of a hydroelectric plant under construction. Our inventory quantified 9,544 specimens, representing four orders and 38 species. Our study provides an unprecedented list of fish species from a poorly studied South American basin. This basin, which is considered one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots, presents high endemism, few cases of co-existence of phylogenetically related lineages, low species diversity, and few species occurrences with wide distribution. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 19 Nov 2021 18:38:00 +020
       
  • Distribution of the Mexican saucer bug Ambrysus signoreti Stål, 1862
           (Heteroptera, Nepomorpha, Naucoridae, Ambrysinae)

    • Abstract: Check List 17(6): 1585-1591
      DOI : 10.15560/17.6.1585
      Authors : Daniel Reynoso-Velasco : The geographic range of the saucer bug Ambrysus signoreti Stål, 1862 is reported and mapped for the first time. Results are based on records from approximately 1,700 specimens examined from seven collections. New distribution records are presented from the Mexican states of Coahuila, Hidalgo, Nuevo León, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, and Tamaulipas. This species is exclusively distributed in the eastern part of Mexico, in the Sierra Madre Oriental, Tamaulipas, and Veracruzan biogeographic provinces. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 18 Nov 2021 17:23:00 +020
       
  • Birds of Parque Nacional do Caparaó, Atlantic Forest, southeastern
           Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 17(6): 1557-1584
      DOI : 10.15560/17.6.1557
      Authors : Carolina Demetrio Ferreira, Michelle Noronha da Matta Baptista : Parque Nacional do Caparaó is located in the Serra do Caparaó in the southeastern region of Brazil. It lies on the border between the states of Espírito Santo and Minas Gerais. It is a large fragment of Atlantic Forest vegetation, with altitudinal variation from 630 to 2,892 m. We present an annotated list of bird species found in the park based on data collected from 2012 to 2018. We recorded 216 species, including 66 endemic, 22 threatened, and 17 newly recorded species. To complete the list of species, we added data available in several bibliographic sources and digital databases, bringing the total number of bird species in the park to 348 and including 98 endemic and 33 threatened species. This work is the first to present an updated list of birds for the park, and the data presented show the importance of this protected area for conservation of birds in the region. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 15:07:00 +020
       
  • Amphibians (Amphibia, Anura and Caudata) and reptiles (Reptilia, Squamata)
           from the headwaters of Río Guázaro on the Caribbean versant of Veraguas
           province, western Panama

    • Abstract: Check List 17(6): 1541-1556
      DOI : 10.15560/17.6.1541
      Authors : Sebastian Lotzkat, Gerrit Wehrenberg, Marcel Haas, Gunther Köhler : We present a list of amphibian and reptile species encountered from 16–20 July 2016 in the upper drainage of Río Guázaro, Parque Nacional Santa Fé, Veraguas, Panama. We collected 10 amphibian and 10 reptile species and observed three additional amphibian and one additional reptile species. Our collected material provides the first records from Veraguas province for the amphibians Bolitoglossa schizodactyla Wake & Brame, 1966 and Diasporus aff. quidditus (Lynch, 2001), as well as for the reptiles Basiliscus plumifrons Cope, 1876, Micrurus stewarti Barbour & Amaral, 1928, and Sibon argus (Cope, 1876). Although relatively small in species and specimen numbers, our collection represents the first documented herpetological inventory on the largely unexplored Caribbean versant of Veraguas in 50 years. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Nov 2021 13:54:00 +020
       
  • Tintinnids (Ciliophora, Oligotrichea) within power plant discharge and
           marine protected areas in Masinloc-Oyon Bay

    • Abstract: Check List 17(6): 1533-1539
      DOI : 10.15560/17.6.1533
      Authors : Jane Abigail Santiago, Ma Carmen Ablan-Lagman : There are only five studies on tintinnids of the Philippines. We present a checklist of tintinnids (Ciliophora, Oligotrichea) from Masinloc-Oyon Bay, Province of Zambales, West Philippine Sea. Masinloc-Oyon Bay is a unique in having both marine protected areas and a coal-fired thermal power plant within the same bay. Field sampling was performed in July 2017, which recorded 10 species belonging to one order, six families, and seven genera. Station 1 inside the power plant’s outfall had the lowest diversity, whereas the stations within marine protected areas had a relatively higher species diversity index. Our new data are the first records of tintinnid species in Masinloc-Oyon Bay. These records add to the regional checklist of the Philippine Sea. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Nov 2021 13:43:00 +020
       
  • Out of Indochina: confirmed specimen record and first molecular
           identification of Psammophis indochinensis Smith, 1943 (Squamata,
           Psammophiidae) from Bali, Indonesia

    • Abstract: Check List 17(6): 1521-1531
      DOI : 10.15560/17.6.1521
      Authors : Nia Kurniawan, Luhur Septiadi, Muhammad Fathoni, Gigih Setia Wibawa, Panupong Thammachoti : Psammophis indochinensis Smith, 1943 was reported in the eastern Java and Bali of Indonesia despite its primary geographic range being in the Indochina region. We confirm its presence in Bali based on a newly collected specimen and provide morphological and genetic data. The specimen was found in a lowland, urban areas near open grassland habitat, which confirms the distribution of P. indochinensis along the northern coast of Bali. We note some character aberrations in the supralabials compared to Thailand specimens, suggesting an extended character. The basal clade position of P. indochinensis raises the possibility of an intercontinental dispersal scenario of this African-origin snake. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 10 Nov 2021 15:48:00 +020
       
  •  New records of two teleost species from two insular areas of the
           western equatorial Atlantic

    • Abstract: Check List 17(6): 1515-1520
      DOI : 10.15560/17.6.1515
      Authors : Rodrigo Xavier Soares, Karlla Danielle Jorge Amorim, Amanda Torres Borges, Wagner Franco Molina, José Garcia Júnior : We report the first record of two teleost species from two archipelagos in the western equatorial Atlantic. We recorded the occurrence of Cantherhines pullus (Ranzani, 1842) (Monacanthidae, Tetraodontiformes) from the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, a group of volcanic islands 345 km off the northeastern coast of Brazil. We also report the first regional record of Hemiramphus brasiliensis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Hemiramphidae, Beloniformes) from the Saint Peter and Saint Paul’s Archipelago, which is a small and isolated group of rocky islands 520 km from the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 10 Nov 2021 15:25:00 +020
       
  • Mycetobia obscura Mamaev, 1968—the first records of Mycetobiinae
           (Diptera, Anisopodidae) from the Baltic States

    • Abstract: Check List 17(6): 1509-1514
      DOI : 10.15560/17.6.1509
      Authors : Olavi Kurina, Ilmar Süda : Mycetobia obscura Mamaev, 1968 and the subfamily Mycetobiinae (Diptera, Anisopodidae) are recorded from Estonia as well as from the Baltic States for the first time. The morphology and biology of the species is briefly discussed and detailed photographs of the general habitus of M. obscura and both the male and female terminalia are provided. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 9 Nov 2021 20:12:00 +0200
       
  • First record of the terrestrial predatory leech, Orobdella kawakatsuorum
           Richardson, 1975 (Clitellata, Hirudinea, Erpobdelliformes), from Moneron
           Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia

    • Abstract: Check List 17(6): 1487-1491
      DOI : 10.15560/17.6.1487
      Authors : Larisa A. Prozorova, Takafumi Nakano : The terrestrial predatory leech of the genus Orobdella Oka, 1895 is recorded for the first time from Moneron Island, which is located southwest of Sakhalin, Russia. Morphological characteristics of the Moneron Orobdella clarify its taxonomic identification as O. kawakatsuorum Richardson, 1975, which is indigenous to Hokkaido Island in the Japanese Archipelago. The occurrence data extends the northernmost range of the genus Orobdella and shows that the leech fauna is shared between Moneron Island and Hokkaido. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 8 Nov 2021 16:53:00 +0200
       
  • An annotated checklist of Planorbinae (Heterobranchia, Hygrophila,
           Planorbidae) from northwestern Argentina

    • Abstract: Check List 17(6): 1493-1507
      DOI : 10.15560/17.6.1493
      Authors : Ximena M. C. Ovando, Giovanna F. Marchi : The family Planorbidae comprises freshwater gastropods with planispiral, spiral and limpet-shaped shells. Subfamily Planorbinae sensu stricto, has a richness of almost 300 species, with some of the main genera being Biomphalaria Preston, 1910 and Drepanotrema Fischer & Crosse, 1880. Some Biomphalaria species are of concern to human health as they are intermediate hosts of blood flukes in Latin America. In Argentina, the family Planorbidae is represented by 15 species in four genera. In Northern Argentina (NOA region), records of the family are scarce, and most of them are a result of occasional collecting. We provide an updated checklist of Planorbinae in NOA resulting from fieldwork, material in malacological collections, and data in the literature. Nine species occur in the area: four species of Biomphalaria and five of Drepanotrema. Among Biomphalaria species, we recorded Biomphalaria straminea (Dunker, 1848), which is considered a natural host of the blood fluke Schistostoma mansoni Sambon, 1907, for first time in Salta province; the known geographic distribution of B. straminea is extended in the country. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 8 Nov 2021 06:23:00 +0200
       
  • Harmostes Burmeister, 1835 (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Rhopalidae): new
           records, with an emphasis in the southernmost region of Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 17(6): 1475-1486
      DOI : 10.15560/17.6.1475
      Authors : Thaíz Ramos, Aline Barcellos : Harmostes Burmeister, 1835 (Rhopalidae, Rhopalinae) comprises 32 species distributed from Canada to southern South America. From the analysis of material deposited in collections, we identified and diagnosed the species of Harmostes from the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Among the analyzed material, seven species of Harmostes are included, six of them being reported from the state for the first time. The known geographical distribution in other Brazilian regions was also expanded for H. (H.) serratus (Fabricius, 1775) (Amapá, Amazonas, Santa Catarina), H. (N.) apicatus Stål, 1859 (Mato Grosso do Sul), and H. (H.) incisuratus Distant, 1881 (Santa Catarina). HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 5 Nov 2021 10:45:00 +0200
       
  • Review of the distribution and new occurrences of Lacunicambarus thomai
           (Jezerinac, 1993) (Decapoda, Cambaridae) in Pennsylvania and its possible
           introduction outside of its native range

    • Abstract: Check List 17(6): 1461-1473
      DOI : 10.15560/17.6.1461
      Authors : Patrick F. Allison Jr., Tanya N. Khan, Destinee A. Davis, David A. Lieb, Zachary J. Loughman : Recent investigations into the distributions of western Pennsylvania, USA, crayfishes have yielded 30 new occurrences of Lacunicambarus thomai (Jezerinac, 1993). The discovery of a population of L. thomai in Crawford County is the furthest north population in the state. Two populations of L. thomai were discovered outside of its historic range in Fayette and Somerset counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. These populations are in recreational fishing destinations and may have been introduced by bait bucket or construction fill. Additional surveys for Pennsylvania L. thomai should occur in areas lacking recent, thorough searches. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 3 Nov 2021 22:08:00 +0200
       
  • First record of the genus Micromeriella Betrem, 1972 (Hymenoptera,
           Scoliidae) from the Maltese Islands, central Mediterranean

    • Abstract: Check List 17(6): 1455-1460
      DOI : 10.15560/17.6.1455
      Authors : Adriana Vella, Sylvana Tabone, Noel Vella : Here we report the first distribution record of the genus Micromeriella Betrem, 1972 (Hymenoptera, Scoliidae) from the archipelago of Malta, based on two specimens of Micromeriella aurolea (Klug, 1832) collected from the island of Gozo. Although this species is relatively well distributed in the Afrotropical and Palaearctic regions, we extend its distribution to the central Mediterranean islands. Molecular barcoding using the cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene was conducted and compared with the known COI sequences of the genus to confirm the identification of the species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 3 Nov 2021 16:30:00 +0200
       
  • Range extension of the Melogale personata I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1831
           (Mustelidae) in Nepal

    • Abstract: Check List 17(6): 1451-1454
      DOI : 10.15560/17.6.1451
      Authors : Sijar Bhatta, Dipak Khadka, Gobinda Prasad Pokharel, Komal Raj Kafle, Man Kumar Dhamala, Badri Bahadur Khawas, Ramesh Prasad Sapkota, Jerrold L. Belant : Melogale personata I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1831, Large-toothed Ferret Badger (Mustelidae), is distributed from Nepal to Vietnam with very few records. It historically is known by only one recent sighting record from an unspeci-fied area of Nepal. The IUCN species distribution map shows this species in the Okhaldhunga District. We confirm the presence of M. personata in Nepal based on a sighting of a juvenile individual. This is the first record of this species from Syangja District, Nepal. The geographical range of this species is extended farther west in Nepal. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 2 Nov 2021 22:07:00 +0200
       
  • Contribution to the knowledge of the beetle fauna (Insecta, Coleoptera) of
           Malta: new records of seven species with supporting DNA barcodes

    • Abstract: Check List 17(5): 1443-1449
      DOI : 10.15560/17.5.1443
      Authors : Clare Marie Mifsud, Noel Vella, Adriana Vella : We report the presence of seven species of Coleoptera newly found on the Maltese Islands in the central Mediterranean. The first species records from the Maltese Islands include: Ancylopus melanocephalus (Olivier, 1808) (Endomychidae), Aplidia transversa (Fabricius, 1801) (Scarabaeidae), Cercyon quisquilius (Linnaeus, 1761) (Hydrophilidae), Hyperaspis duvergeri Fürsch, 1985 (Coccinellidae), Lebia cruxminor (Linnaeus, 1758) (Carabidae), Smicronyx pauperculus Wollaston, 1864 (Curculionidae), and Oxytelus sculptus Gravenhorst, 1806 (Staphylinidae). The morphological identification of each newly reported species was also confirmed through DNA barcoding. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 29 Oct 2021 22:30:00 +030
       
  • New records of Neocrex erythrops (Sclater, 1867) (Aves, Rallidae) from
           Espírito Santo state, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 17(5): 1439-1442
      DOI : 10.15560/17.5.1439
      Authors : Gabriele Andreia da Silva, Eduardo Roberto Alexandrino, Michelle Noronha da Matta Baptista, Flávia Guimarães Chaves : Neocrex erythrops (Sclater, 1867), Paint-billed Crake, is a difficult bird to find and has few, scattered records spread over Brazil. The state of Espírito Santo has only one documented record of this species, which is based on a specimen collected in 1940. After 76 years since this first and only record, we present new records of N. erythrops from Espírito Santo. The new data increase the knowledge of this species in the state. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 26 Oct 2021 08:33:00 +030
       
  • Medium-sized and large mammals of the Floresta da Cicuta Area of Relevant
           Ecological Interest, a protected area in southeastern Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 17(5): 1421-1437
      DOI : 10.15560/17.5.1421
      Authors : Sandro Leonardo Alves, Jeferson de Paula Miranda, Paulo Sérgio do Nascimento Furtado, Fúlvia Cristiny Tereza Nelis, Hugo Leonardo Domingues de Paula, Samuel de Almeida Rocha, Suênia Cristine Campos, Pâmella Montine Souza Martins Amaral Ferreira, Gabriel Magalhães Tavares, Márcia Valéria da Fonseca Porto : The Atlantic Forest is one of the most biodiverse biomes in the world and has been severely degraded and fragmented, with the extirpation of most medium-sized and large vertebrates from the forest remnants. Here we present the results of a survey of medium-sized and large mammals in an area of protected seasonal semideciduous forest, the Floresta da Cicuta Area of Relevant Ecological Interest (ARIE-FC), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, part the Atlantic Forest biome. We used camera traps (2,257 camera days) and direct observations over a 23-month period. We recorded 19 species (including two domestic species), seven of which are classified as at-risk, such as Leopardus guttulus (Hensel, 1872), Sylvilagus tapetillus Thomas, 1913, Alouatta clamitans Cabrera, 1940, and Chrysocyon brachyurus (Illiger, 1815). A diverse terrestrial mammal assemblage in the ARIE-FC reinforces the importance of small forest fragments for the conservation of biodiversity in human-modified landscapes of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 19:52:00 +030
       
  • First floristic study on epiphyllous bryophytes of the state Terengganu,
           Peninsular Malaysia

    • Abstract: Check List 17(5): 1403-1419
      DOI : 10.15560/17.5.1403
      Authors : Elizabeth Pesiu, Muhammad Syafiq Sarimi, Nor Aishah Shafie, Chin Wen Koid, Maziah Ghazaly, Nik Norhazrina, Tamás Pócs, Gaik Ee Lee : A floristic exploration was carried out of the epiphyllous bryophytes in Mount Tebu Forest Reserve, in the state of Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia. Epiphyllous liverworts are reported for the first time from Terengganu. A total of 54 species from 18 genera and seven families of epiphyllous bryophytes were discovered, and of these, 43 liverworts are newly reported from Terengganu. The largest family is represented by Lejeuneaceae, with 44 species (81%) from 12 genera, and the largest genus is Cololejeunea, with 15 species (28%). Most of the species (43 spp., 69%) have an Indo-Pacific distribution. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Oct 2021 08:15:00 +030
       
  • Occurrence of Euterpe edulis Mart. (Arecaceae) in Atlantic Forest
           fragments in southern Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 17(5): 1395-1401
      DOI : 10.15560/17.5.1395
      Authors : Maicon T. Szczygel, Emanuel R. Cararo, Terezinha J. Zandavalli, Cássia A. Lima‑Rezende, Renan de S. Rezende : We report new occurrence records of Euterpe edulis Mart. and compare them to a database of known occurrences data available in online repositories. The new records are from an Atlantic Forest fragment in São José do Capinzal village, municipality of Chapecó, Santa Catarina, Brazil. We found 1,393 occurrence records in the online database, of which 491 are unique records primarily from within the Atlantic Forest remnants. We also present photographs, distribution maps, and ecological characterizations that may be useful for future studies. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 13 Oct 2021 09:15:00 +030
       
  • New records of Agaricaceae (Agaricales, Basidiomycota) from Colombia

    • Abstract: Check List 17(5): 1383-1393
      DOI : 10.15560/17.5.1383
      Authors : Jorge A. Luna-Fontalvo, Alejandra Barrios, Cristian Abaunza, Kevin Ramírez-Roncallo, María A. Negritto : The Agaricales are the largest clade of mushroom-forming fungi, in Colombia, with 544 species of the approximately 16,000 species currently recognized worldwide in the phylum Basidiomycota. We document seven species of Agaricaceae for the first time from the Colombian Caribbean region. Two of these species are newly recorded from the country: Leucoagaricus lilaceus Singer and Leucoagaricus roseilividus (Murrill) E. Ludw. Five species are reported from the Colombian Caribbean for the first time: Agaricus griseorimosus Pegler, Chlorophyllum hortense (Murrill) Vellinga, Leucoagaricus rubrotinctus (Peck) Singer, Leucocoprinus cepistipes (Sowerby) Pat., and L. venezuelanus Dennis. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 8 Oct 2021 08:02:00 +0300
       
  • First record of Hylaeus pictipes Nylander, 1852 (Hymenoptera, Colletidae)
           in Virginia, United States of America

    • Abstract: Check List 17(5): 1375-1381
      DOI : 10.15560/17.5.1375
      Authors : Robert B. J. Ostrom, Kristine L. Grayson : Insect surveys of developed areas can provide important new species records as these areas are often under-surveyed and assumed to have low biodiversity. These surveys are of increasing importance as fragmentation and habitat conversion further alters the biosphere. We report a new state species record from Virginia: five Hylaeus (Paraprosopis) pictipes Nylander, 1852 (Hymenoptera, Colletidae). Field surveys in Richmond and the surrounding areas found this species from 28 April to 5 August 2019. This is the furthest south H. pictipes has been recorded on the east coast of the USA. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 7 Oct 2021 15:11:00 +0300
       
  • The discovery of Coptodon guineensis (Günther, 1862) (Perciformes,
           Cichlidae) in the Moulay Bousselham lagoon extends the species’ range
           1000 km northward in Morocco 

    • Abstract: Check List 17(5): 1365-1373
      DOI : 10.15560/17.5.1365
      Authors : Hala Ainou, Halima Louizi, Imane Rahmouni, Antoine Pariselle, Abdelaziz Benhoussa, Ouafae Berrada Rkhami, Jean-François Agnèse : Two specimens of Coptodon guineensis (Günther, 1862) were unexpectedly found in the Canal de Nador, Moulay Bousselham lagoon, almost 1000 km north of the Aabar River the northernmost river previously recorded. To confirm this identification nineteen measurements were recorded from each specimen and compared with other specimens of C. guineensis from Morocco and Mauritania. The COI gene was partially sequenced and compared with formerly published sequences of Coptodon species of the region. Both morphology and DNA revealed no differences with specimens from known populations of C. guineensis in Morocco. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 4 Oct 2021 14:02:00 +0300
       
  • A ghost in the mist: extension of the known range of Colombian Weasel,
           Neogale felipei (Izor & de la Torre, 1978) (Carnivora, Mustelidae), in the
           Cordillera Occidental

    • Abstract: Check List 17(5): 1359-1364
      DOI : 10.15560/17.5.1359
      Authors : Juan C. Cepeda-Duque, Andrés Link, Luis Mazariegos, Elver Ledesma-Castañeda, Uriel Rendón-Jaramillo, Héctor E. Ramírez-Chaves : The Colombian weasel, Neogale felipei (Izor & de la Torre, 1978), is one of the most enigmatic and threatened carnivores in South America, with only six confirmed records in the Andes of Ecuador and Colombia. During a long-term trail camera survey conducted at Mesenia-Paramillo Natural Reserve, we recorded the northernmost occurrence of the species, which extends its distribution by approximately 120 km to the north from the nearest previously known locality in Colombia. We also provide some comments on its natural history. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 08:01:00 +030
       
  • The reappearance of Puma concolor (Linnaeus, 1771) (Mammalia, Carnivora,
           Felidae) in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 17(5): 1353-1358
      DOI : 10.15560/17.5.1353
      Authors : Jorge Antônio Lourenço Pontes, Rafael Andrada de Araújo Martins, Luiz Eduardo Mendonça Regio, Mário Luiz Gomes Soares, Filipe de Oliveira Chaves, Helena Godoy Bergallo : Large mammals, especially felids such as Mountain Lion, Puma concolor (Linnaeus, 1771), are disappearing from their original habitats, due to the loss of natural areas and hunting, especially in the metropolitan regions. In the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, P. concolor had not been observed for almost a century, despite the city having forest fragments as large as 10,000 ha. Here we present records that confirm the reappearance of this species in the city of Rio de Janeiro, where it has been considered extirpated. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 07:46:00 +030
       
  • First record of the Northern Ecuadorian Shrew, Cryptotis niausa Moreno
           Cárdenas & Albuja, 2014 (Eulipotyphla, Soricidae), in Colombia

    • Abstract: Check List 17(5): 1345-1352
      DOI : 10.15560/17.5.1345
      Authors : Ingrith Yuliany Mejía-Fontecha, Daniela Velásquez-Guarín, Karol Dangeli Pérez Tapie, Paula Andrea Ossa-Lopez, Fredy Arvey Rivera-Páez, Héctor E. Ramírez-Chaves : In Colombia, seven species of small-eared shrews of the genus Cryptotis Pomel, 1848 have been reported, and five of them endemic to the country. Here, we present the first confirmed record from Colombia of Cryptotis niausa Moreno Cárdenas & Albuja, 2014, a species that was previously known from only nine localities in Ecuador. The Colombian record comes from the Departamento de Nariño, in extreme southwestern Colombia, and it is supported by morphology and cytochrome-b gene evidence. This record increases to eight the number of species of Cryptotis from Colombia. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 27 Sep 2021 22:58:00 +030
       
  • Semiaquatic bugs (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Gerromorpha) from Rio Grande do
           Sul, southern Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 17(5): 1323-1343
      DOI : 10.15560/17.5.1323
      Authors : Juliana Mourão dos Santos Rodrigues, Oséias Martins Magalhães, Evaldo Alves Joaquim Júnior, José Ricardo Inacio Ribeiro, Felipe Ferraz Figueiredo Moreira : Rio Grande do Sul (RS) is the southernmost state in Brazil and includes areas within the Pampa and Atlantic Forest biomes. The semiaquatic bugs (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Gerromorpha) from RS are poorly known, with only 14 previously recorded species. We carried out two expeditions in this state, in 2002 and 2019, across 19 municipalities. Here, we provide new records for 19 species, of which 13 are recorded for the first time from the state, five have their distributions expanded, and one is recorded again from a same locality previously reported in the literature. Furthermore, 13 species were collected for the first time in the Pampa biome and one in the Atlantic Forest. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 27 Sep 2021 17:31:00 +030
       
  • First record of Gypogyna forceps Simon, 1900 (Araneae, Salticidae,
           Scopocirini) in Uruguay, with notes on its taxonomy and natural history

    • Abstract: Check List 17(5): 1313-1322
      DOI : 10.15560/17.5.1313
      Authors : Damián Hagopián, Ary Mailhos : We present the first record of Gypogyna forceps Simon, 1900 from Uruguay. This also constitutes the first record of tribe Scopocirini from the country, as well as being the southernmost record for the tribe and species. We provide new data and comments on its taxonomy, including the first description and images of internal female genitalia, as well as an updated distribution and notes on its natural history. Photographs of living and preserved specimens are also included. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Sep 2021 08:13:00 +030
       
  • First record of Tridacna crocea Lamarck, 1819 (Bivalvia, Cardiidae) from
           Patnanungan Island, Philippines 

    • Abstract: Check List 17(5): 1305-1312
      DOI : 10.15560/17.5.1305
      Authors : Jane Abigail Santiago, Ma Carmen Ablan-Lagman : We present a new record and information on the distribution of the IUCN listed Tridacna crocea Lamarck, 1819 in the Philippines. The new record in Patnanungan Island extends the known distribution of this species by 80 km east of the nearest previously known occurrence. The collected specimens are found in shallow water at a depth of 3 m, exhibit a relatively small size, and showed the characteristic of completely burrowing its valves in coral substrates. DNA barcoding was also done, and the constructed phylogenetic tree demonstrated that the giant clams created a monophyletic group. Tridacna crocea has a wide distribution and is relatively abundant throughout the Philippine reefs. We recommend updating the population status and stock assessment of giant clams in the country for local regulation and conservation management. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 08:37:00 +030
       
  • Validating the presence of Spanish Flag, Gonioplectrus hispanus (Cuvier,
           1828) (Perciformes, Serranidae), from the south-western Gulf of Mexico

    • Abstract: Check List 17(5): 1299-1303
      DOI : 10.15560/17.5.1299
      Authors : Luis Fernando Del Moral-Flores, Eduardo López-Segovia, Viridiana R. Escartín-Alpizar, María de Lourdes Jiménez-Badillo : We report the presence of Gonioplectrus hispanus (Cuvier, 1828) in Mexican waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Four specimens (198–224 mm standard length) were caught at two locations south of Veracruz. These records increases the number of species in the family Serranidae for Mexico to 113. We include morphometry and meristic data of our specimens. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2021 07:22:00 +030
       
  • First records of the diving beetles Hydrovatus subrotundatus Motschulsky,
           1859 and Hydrovatus pudicus (Clark, 1863) in Taiwan (Coleoptera,
           Dytiscidae, Hydroporinae, Hydrovatini)

    • Abstract: Check List 17(5): 1295-1298
      DOI : 10.15560/17.5.1295
      Authors : Liang-Jong Wang, Lars Hendrich, Michael Balke : We provide the first records of the diving beetles Hydrovatus subrotundatus Motschulsky, 1859 and Hydrovatus pudicus (Clark, 1863) from Taiwan. They are otherwise widespread in Southeast Asia. The habitats of both species and the associated diving beetle fauna are briefly described. Altogether eight species of the genus Hydrovatus are now recorded from Taiwan, raising the number of Taiwanese dytiscid species to 68. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Sep 2021 08:00:03 +030
       
  • First record of the diving beetle Copelatus chevrolati Aubé, 1838 in Cuba
           (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Copelatinae)

    • Abstract: Check List 17(5): 1291-1294
      DOI : 10.15560/17.5.1291
      Authors : Yoandri S. Megna, Michael Balke, Lars Hendrich : We present the first distributional record of Copelatus chevrolati Aubé, 1838 from Cuba. Four specimens were collected in a light trap in August 2016 on the Isla de La Juventud. Ten species of Copelatus are now known from Cuba. We present a modified key to the Cuban species of Copelatus. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Sep 2021 08:00:02 +030
       
  • Triuris hyalina Miers: first record of Triuridaceae in the southern
           Atlantic Forest of Paraná, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 17(5): 1285-1290
      DOI : 10.15560/17.5.1285
      Authors : Román Carlos Ríos, Vinicyus Jorge Mordaski Visni da Cruz : We report the first occurrence of the family Triuridaceae in the Atlantic Forest of Paraná state, Brazil. We found Triuris hyalina Miers in a nature reserve and present a description, taxonomic and ecological comments, distribution data, and images. It is a small, mycoheterotrophic plant species. We found it in an area of dense ombrophilous forest in the municipality of Piraquara, eastern Paraná. Our new record represents the first of the family in the state and the southernmost known occurrence of the species. The new occurrence highlights the importance of floristic surveys to better understand the flora of the Atlantic Forest. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Sep 2021 08:00:01 +030
       
  • Distribution modeling of Psellogrammus kennedyi (Eigenmann, 1903) and new
           records in the Lower Paranapanema River, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 17(5): 1277-1284
      DOI : 10.15560/17.5.1277
      Authors : Lucas Ribeiro Jarduli, Alan Deivid Pereira, Diego Azevedo Zoccal Garcia, João Daniel Ferraz, Iago Vinicios Geller, Mario Luís Orsi : Understanding the potential distribution of non-native species can be an important tool in preventing biological invasions. We recorded for the first time Psellogrammus kennedyi, a small non-native characiform, in the Lower Paranapanema River, Brazil. According to environmental variables and prediction modeling, the species presents high potential distribution in the Upper Paraná river basin. The model used herein is an efficient tool to determine where non-native species may be able to establish. This approach can be used as a preventive measure, once the control and eradication measures are often ineffective and uneconomical. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Sep 2021 08:21:00 +030
       
  • On Atlantic Forest rock outcrops: the first record of
           Phyllopezus pollicaris (Spix, 1825) (Squamata, Phyllodactylidae) in the
           state of Espírito Santo, southeastern Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 17(5): 1265-1276
      DOI : 10.15560/17.5.1265
      Authors : Thais H. Condez, João F. R. Tonini, Juliane Pereira-Ribeiro, Marcos J. M. Dubeux : We present the first record of Phyllopezus pollicaris from the state of Espírito Santo, southeastern Brazil, at the Atlantic Forest rock outcrops of the Pedra do Elefante – an inselberg area located at the municipality of Nova Venécia. We discuss the first state record for the genus, the geographic distribution range for this species, and the records outside the seasonally dry forest biomes, in which the species rarely occurs. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 08:26:00 +030
       
  • First record of Fulvous Whistling-duck, Dendrocygna bicolor (Vieillot,
           1816) (Anseriformes, Anatidae), in the Rondônia state, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 17(5): 1261-1264
      DOI : 10.15560/17.5.1261
      Authors : Raul Afonso Pommer Barbosa, Daniel Camilo Teixeira, Alisson Martins Albino, Welington da Silva Paula do Nascimento, Ricardo Segundo da Silva Dutra, Ariel Adorno de Sousa, Marcela Alvares Oliveira, André Luiz da Cruz Prestes : Based on field surveys, we report new distribution data of Fulvous Whistling-duck, Dendrocygna bicolor (Vieillot, 1816), from the state of Rondônia, southwestern Amazon, Brazil. This is the first record of D. bicolor from Rondônia and extend the geographic distribution of this species by 946 km from São Fabiano, Mato Grosso state, Brazil, and 688 km from Trinidad, Bolivia. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Sep 2021 08:00:01 +030
       
  • Tipulodes annae Przybyłowicz, 2003 (Lepidoptera, Erebidae), citizen
           science and its rediscovery in the wild.

    • Abstract: Check List 17(5): 1255-1259
      DOI : 10.15560/17.5.1255
      Authors : Julian Alzate Cano, Edwin Alejandro Hurtado Pimienta : We report here the rediscovery of Tipulodes annae Przybyłowicz, 2003 (Erebidae, Arctiinae), which was originally collected in 1924 and has been unseen and not collected in 84 years, until 2008. We also report this species’ first record in Panama and additional localities in Colombia using citizen science platforms. This data is useful information for the conservation of this small moth, and it highlights the importance and utility of citizen science platforms in biodiversity research. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Sep 2021 08:00:02 +030
       
 
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