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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   (Followers: 1)
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: 3)
Advances in Geosciences (ADGEO)     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Advances in Statistical Climatology, Meteorology and Oceanography     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Africa Insight     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Africa Spectrum     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
African Geographical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Afrika Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AGORA Magazine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Agronomía & Ambiente     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AGU Advances     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
All Earth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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: 6)
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: 31)
Annals of the American Association of Geographers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Annual Review of Marine Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65)
Anuario     Open Access  
Applied Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Applied Geomatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ar@cne     Open Access  
Arctic     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Arctic Science     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Area Development and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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: 10)
Aurora Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Antarctic Magazine     Free   (Followers: 5)
Australian Geographer     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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 de Ciências Geodésicas     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   (Followers: 1)
Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
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: 12)
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: 32)
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: 35)
Climate Change Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Comparative Cultural Studies : European and Latin American Perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Computational Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Computational Urban Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 16)
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: 20)
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: 42)
Économie rurale     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ecosystems and People     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Entorno Geográfico     Open Access  
Environment & Ecosystem Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Environmental and Sustainability Indicators     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Environmental Science : Atmospheres     Open Access  
Environmental Science and Sustainable Development : International Journal Of Environmental Science & Sustainable Development     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
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 Bulletin of Himalayan Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
European Countryside     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Spatial Research and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Evolutionary Human Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Fennia : International Journal of Geography     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Finisterra : Revista Portuguesa de Geografia     Open Access  
Fire Ecology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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: 9)
Geo UERJ     Open Access  
Geo-Image     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Geo-spatial Information Science     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
GeoArabia     Hybrid Journal  
Géocarrefour     Open Access  
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
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   (Followers: 1)
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: 3)
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: 11)
Geographical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Geographicalia     Open Access  
Géographie et cultures     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Geography and Natural Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Geography and Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Geography Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
GeoHumanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
GeoInformatica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Geoinformatics & Geostatistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Geoinformatics FCE CTU     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Geoingá : Revista do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Geografia     Open Access  
GeoJournal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
GEOMATICA     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
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: 199)
Geoplanning : Journal of Geomatics and Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
GeoScape     Open Access  
Geosciences Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Geosphere     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
GEOUSP : Espaço e Tempo     Open Access  
Ghana Journal of Geography     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Ghana Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
GIScience & Remote Sensing     Open Access   (Followers: 55)
Global Challenges     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Global Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Globe, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
GPS Solutions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Grafo Working Papers     Open Access  
HiN : Alexander von Humboldt im Netz. Internationale Zeitschrift für Humboldt-Studien     Open Access  

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Check List : The Journal of Biodiversity Data
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  • New records and geographic distribution map of Proceratophrys sanctaritae
           Cruz & Napoli, 2010 (Anura, Odontophrynidae)

    • Abstract: Check List 18(6): 1243-1247
      DOI : 10.15560/18.6.1243
      Authors : Ana Paula Almeida, Deivson Fraga de Oliveira Bastos, Paulo Barros de Abreu Júnior, Marcos Ferreira Vila Nova, Iuri Ribeiro Dias, Juliana Zina : Until now, Proceratophrys sanctaritae Cruz & Napoli, 2010 has only been known from its type locality, Serra do Timbó, municipality of Amargosa, Bahia, Brazil. Due to its restricted geographic range, this species is considered Critically Endangered. We report new records of P. sanctaritae in Bahia and update its geographic distribution. Although the geographic range of P. sanctaritae is significantly expanded with our new data, the mountainous forest habitat of this species is highly susceptible to human modification, and P. sanctaritae is still likely threatened under IUCN criteria. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Nov 2022 07:05:00 +020
       
  • Chrysaster ostensackenella (Fitch, 1859), a potentially invasive species
           newly recorded from Europe (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae)

    • Abstract: Check List 18(6): 1237-1242
      DOI : 10.15560/18.6.1237
      Authors : Peter Huemer, Toni Mayr : Chrysaster ostensackenella (Fitch, 1859), originally a New World species with recent records from East Asia, is newly reported from Europe (Italy, Province Rieti). The potentially invasive species is a trophic leaf-mining specialist on Robinia. Species identification is based on DNA barcoding and morphological characteristics. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Nov 2022 09:34:00 +020
       
  • New records of land-snail species from caves of Mato Grosso state, Midwest
           Brazil (Gastropoda, Neritimorpha and Stylommatophora)

    • Abstract: Check List 18(6): 1231-1236
      DOI : 10.15560/18.6.1231
      Authors : Rodrigo Brincalepe Salvador, Fernanda dos Santos Silva, Maria Elina Bichuette : Recent collection efforts in caves of Mato Grosso state, Brazilian Midwest, have brought to light specimens of four Neritimorpha and Stylommatophora land-snail species previously unrecorded from that state: Helicina fulva d’Orbigny, 1835 (Family Helicinidae), Streptartemon abunaensis (F. Baker, 1914) and Streptartemon decipiens (Crosse, 1865) (family Streptaxidae), and Systrophia alcidiana Ancey, 1892 (family Scolodontidae). These records are not only the first from that state, but also represent large extensions to those species’ known distributions, as well as their first records from a cave habitat. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Nov 2022 09:27:00 +020
       
  • Sixty-seven species newly recorded for the flora of Angola: recent
           findings from vegetation surveys and herbarium collections

    • Abstract: Check List 18(6): 1203-1230
      DOI : 10.15560/18.6.1203
      Authors : Thea Lautenschläger, Anne Göhre, Barbara Ditsch, Christin Baumgärtel, Mawunu Monizi, José Lau Mandombe, Marcus Lehnert, Carel C.H. Jongkind, Hans J.G.M. Persoon, Martin Cheek, Alexandre Monro, David Goyder, Iain Darbyshire, Alan Paton, Fernanda Lages, Tom Wells, Norbert Jürgens, Manfred Finckh, Paulina Meller : Angola is a tropical country with many biogeographical units and, therefore, has a high floristic diversity. Although an increasing number of floristic studies has been carried out in Angola in recent years, the country is still considered to be underinvestigated as many species being collected were previously unknown there. Several scientific groups working in different parts of Angola contributed to this paper their data from biodiversity assessments. With this we can add 67 species newly recorded for Angola, including two new generic records and five alien species, to the almost 7,300 vascular plant taxa known so far for Angola. Most of the new records for Angola are also present in different neighbouring countries, but they are little known, and their IUCN threat status has not been assessed yet. However, ongoing fieldwork and exploration are needed to complete the floristic knowledge of the understudied country. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 2 Nov 2022 16:32:00 +0200
       
  • First record and redescription of Helionothrips annosus Wang, 1993
           (Thysanoptera, Thripidae) in South Asian region: a pest of True Cinnamon
           Tree, Cinnamomum verum J.Presl. in Sri Lanka

    • Abstract: Check List 18(6): 1195-1201
      DOI : 10.15560/18.6.1195
      Authors : Chinthaka U. Widanapathirana, Sheryl A. Yap, Manfred R. Ulitzka, G.G. Jayasinghe : A thrips species, Helionothrips annosus Wang, 1993, is reported for the first time from the South Asian region as a leaf damaging pest on True Cinnamon Tree in Sri Lanka and taxonomically redescribed. The species is very distinct in hav-ing a complete comb of microtrichia on abdominal tergite VIII. Female is dark brown and 1.5–1.6mm in length with a prominent transverse occipital ridge and metascutum triangle with posterior margin extending over the metascutellum. Its local distribution, alternative host plants, and damage to cultivated True Cinnamon leaves are also recorded in this study. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 2 Nov 2022 16:25:00 +0200
       
  • Discovery of Helorus brethesi Oglobin, 1928 (Hymenoptera, Heloridae) in
           Honduras and Guatemala

    • Abstract: Check List 18(5): 1191-1194
      DOI : 10.15560/18.5.1191
      Authors : Patricia E. Corro-Chang, Yostin J. Añino, Roberto A. Cambra : We report the first records of the family Heloridae in Honduras and Guatemala. We illustrate and report the presence of Helorus brethesi Oglobin, 1928 as the only species known from the Neotropics. We include habitus photographs and updated distributional patterns of the species across the Neotropics. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Oct 2022 10:12:00 +030
       
  • Biodiversity of Sematophyllaceae s. str. in northeastern Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 18(5): 1181-1189
      DOI : 10.15560/18.5.1181
      Authors : Milena Evangelista-dos-Santos, Emília de B. Valente : In this study, we list 25 moss species belonging to Sematophyllaceae s. str. Six species are reported for the first time from some of the states in the Northeast Region of Brazil. Sematophyllum succedaneum (Hook.f. & Wilson) Mitt. stands out for being found for the first time in this region. The Atlantic Forest is the phytogeographic domain with the greatest number of Sematophyllaceae species, which are either exclusive to this domain or shared with the Caatinga and/or Cerrado. Our study expands on the previous knowledge of these species and provides a foundation for further studies. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 26 Oct 2022 15:42:00 +030
       
  • Notes on the butterfly theridiid Episinus marignaci (Lessert, 1933)
           (Araneae, Theridiidae) from South Africa

    • Abstract: Check List 18(5): 1177-1180
      DOI : 10.15560/18.5.1177
      Authors : Anna S. Dippenaar-Schoeman, Stefan H. Foord : We present the first records of the butterfly theridiid Episinus marignaci (Lessert, 1933) beyond its type locality, resulting in an extension of its geographic range from Angola to South Africa. Images of live specimens and a dis-tribution map are provided. Episinus marignaci is rare locally but has a relatively large geographical distribution in South Africa. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 26 Oct 2022 15:30:00 +030
       
  • Distribution of Phloeosinus tacubayae Hopkins, 1905 (Curculionidae,
           Scolytinae), the Cypress Bark Beetle, and new records from potential
           distribution models

    • Abstract: Check List 18(5): 1165-1175
      DOI : 10.15560/18.5.1165
      Authors : Montserrat Cervantes-Espinoza, Gerardo Cuellar-Rodríguez, Enrico Alejandro Ruíz, Thomas H. Atkinson, José Francisco García Ochaeta, Juan Alfredo Hernández-García, Francisco Armendáriz-Toledano : We evaluated the biotic and abiotic conditions related to the presence of Phloeosinus tacubayae Hopkins, 1905, to update its distribution and explore new areas to collect the species from potential distribution models and establish its host range. Our results support that P. tacubayae is an oligophagous species distributed mostly in five provinces from the Mexican Transition Zone; its distribution pattern belongs to the Nearctic cenocron and is related to the distribution pattern of its principal host. The modeling and distribution of its hosts suggest invadable zones where new records may exist. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Oct 2022 10:46:00 +030
       
  • An annotated checklist of birds of the Dinagat Islands, Philippines

    • Abstract: Check List 18(5): 1147-1164
      DOI : 10.15560/18.5.1147
      Authors : Gil Gabriel Villancio, Renz Angelo Duco, Ronaldo Sales Jr, Gerald Labiano, Jason Frank Beloy, Rolly Urriza, Eleanor Austria : The Dinagat Islands hold a large and varied avian fauna with high rate of endemism and species of conservation concern. However, anthropogenic activities pose a grave threat to the avian diversity of these islands. We conducted a three-year (2017–2019) avifaunal survey using mist-nets to inventory the avian species of the islands. We recorded 37 species in 22 families. Seventeen species are Philippine endemic, one species is of conservation concern, and two species are newly recorded from the Dinagat Islands. We also present an annotated checklist of bird species of the Dinagat Islands based on our own surveys, three published studies, and an online database; 246 species in 71 families are included. The results of our study highlight the need for further assessment to conserve the island’s avifaunal community, especially with increasing threats of anthropogenic disturbance. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 21 Oct 2022 22:56:00 +030
       
  • First records of Anthopleura nigrescens (Verrill, 1928) and Telmatactis
           panamensis (Verrill, 1869) (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Actiniaria) from Parque
           Nacional Coiba, Pacific coast of Panama

    • Abstract: Check List 18(5): 1141-1146
      DOI : 10.15560/18.5.1141
      Authors : Fabián H. Acuña, Ricardo González-Muñoz, Agustin Garese, Edgardo Díaz-Ferguson : We report two species of sea anemones, Anthopleura nigrescens (Verrill, 1928) and Telmatactis panamensis (Verrill, 1869), for the first time from Parque Nacional Coiba, a large, protected area in the Pacific off Panama. In addition, we describe the external anatomical taxonomic characters and provide images of live specimens of each species. The number of sea anemones species known for Panama is updated to 57. This work constitutes the first study in the documentation of sea anemones of Coiba Island. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 21 Oct 2022 22:47:00 +030
       
  • New distributional and biological data for three species of Stenodynerus
           (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Eumeninae) from Panama

    • Abstract: Check List 18(5): 1135-1139
      DOI : 10.15560/18.5.1135
      Authors : Jeancarlos Abrego L., Alonso Santos M., Bolívar R. Garcete-Barrett : We provide new data on the distribution and biology of the three Stenodynerus species (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Eumeninae) from Panama: Stenodynerus iolans (Cameron, 1905) is recorded for the first time from Panama; several localities are added to the known distribution in Panama of S. farias (Saussure, 1857); and S. otomitus (Saussure, 1857), currently known as a ground-nester, was found emerging from exposed cells together with Ipsiura pilifrons (Cameron, 1888) (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae). HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 19 Oct 2022 15:26:00 +030
       
  • Cevaeria estebani Tavakilian, 2004 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae): new country
           record from Amazonas, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 18(5): 1131-1134
      DOI : 10.15560/18.5.1131
      Authors : Camila da S. Carli, Diego de S. Souza, Marcela L. Monné : We report the occurrence of Cevaeria estebani Tavakilian, 2004 (Cerambycinae, Cerambycini) for the first time in Amazonas, Brazil. This species was previously recorded from French Guiana and Bolivia. We provide a distribution map for C. estebani and photographs of the habitus of the new record and its potential mimetic species, the chrysomelid Sceloenopla maculata (Olivier, 1792). HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 19 Oct 2022 15:02:00 +030
       
  • Distribution of Nemipterus marginatus (Valenciennes, 1830) (Nemipteridae,
           

    • Abstract: Check List 18(5): 1127-1130
      DOI : 10.15560/18.5.1127
      Authors : Hoang Ngoc Thao, Trinh Thi Thu, Le Thi Ha, Nguyen Thi Ly, Dao Thi Hong : We provide data on morphological characteristics and the distribution of the nemipterid fish Nemipterus marginatus (Valenciennes, 1830) in the estuary and coastal area of Thanh Hoa province, North Central Vietnam. This is also a clear location record for the distribution of this species in the North Central region compared to previous studies, and a new record for the study area. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 18 Oct 2022 13:06:00 +030
       
  • First record of the stink bug genus Ochrophara Stål, 1871 (Hemiptera,
           Heteroptera, Pentatomidae) from Japan

    • Abstract: Check List 18(5): 1121-1125
      DOI : 10.15560/18.5.1121
      Authors : Jun Souma, Tadashi Ishikawa : The stink bug genus Ochrophara Stål, 1871 (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Pentatomidae, Pentatominae, Sephelini) is dis-tributed in the Oriental Region, including southern China; however, no species has been recorded in Japan. To date, O. chinensis Zheng & Liu, 1987 has only been reported in China. In the present study, Ochrophara and O. chinensis were recorded in Japan for the first time based on materials from Okinawa and Ishigaki islands of the Ryukyu Islands. Oki-nawa Island is the northernmost locality for this genus. The species was attracted to artificial light on Okinawa Island. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 18 Oct 2022 10:35:00 +030
       
  • A preliminary checklist of saproxylic beetles (Coleoptera) in the
           Hyrcanian forests of Iran, with distributional data

    • Abstract: Check List 18(5): 1053-1120
      DOI : 10.15560/18.5.1053
      Authors : Mohammad Ebrahim Farashiani, Hassan Barimani Varandi, Frazane Kazerani, Hamid Yarmand, Mohammadreza Babaee, Simon Thorn, Frank Lange, Razieh Rafiei-Jahed, Jörg Müller, Sudabe Amini : Saproxylic beetles play a vital role in conservation as indicators of the status of unmanaged forests. In light of the concern regarding the adverse impact of anthropogenic pressure on biodiversity, an essential step in forest conserva-tion strategy is the identification of saproxylic beetles. The Hyrcanian forests are a unique remnant of natural broadleaf temperate forests, with an evolutionary history that can be traced to the Tertiary and a high diversity tree species. Here we present the first checklist of saproxylic beetles in the Hyrcanian forests, including 398 species of saproxylic beetles, belonging to 207 genera and 46 families, identified by us. Based on our results and literature data, at least 670 saproxylic beetles occur in the Hyrcanian forests. The bias in our results towards some families supports the view that the detection of additional species can be expected, particularly from the forests with a greater diversity of tree species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 14 Oct 2022 18:01:00 +030
       
  • First records of the genus Aristosyrphus Curran, 1941 (Diptera, Syrphidae)
           from Ecuador

    • Abstract: Check List 18(5): 1045-1051
      DOI : 10.15560/18.5.1045
      Authors : Ximo Mengual, Isabel C. Kilian, Alex Pazmiño-Palomino : We record Aristosyrphus carpenteri (Hull, 1945) for the first time from South America. This species was previously known from Panama and Costa Rica. New specimens, collected in Pichincha Province of Ecuador, represent the first reported occurrence of this flower fly genus from the country. Images, diagnosis, and DNA barcodes are provided to help with the identification of this species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 14 Oct 2022 17:48:00 +030
       
  • Monitoring diversity and abundance of mammals with camera-traps: a case
           study of Manas National Park, Assam, India

    • Abstract: Check List 18(5): 1023-1043
      DOI : 10.15560/18.5.1023
      Authors : Urjit Bhatt, B.S. Adhikari, Salvador Lyngdoh : Information on the status and distribution of species within a geographical area is vital for developing effective conservation plans. We conducted camera-trapping (n = 473) to determine diversity, species composition, relative abundance index, sampling effort, and conservation status of mammals in forested habitats of Manas National Park, Assam, India. Camera stations accumulated data over 11,388 trap nights over three sampling years: 2017–2019. Camera-traps recorded 34 mammalian species belonging to seven orders, 15 families, and 29 genera, with 22,738 independent records. Among them, 17 species are globally threatened or 50% of the recorded species. The species accumulation curve reached an asymptote, indicating an adequate sampling design for obtaining a robust inventory of the mammalian community. Despite a history of ethnopolitical conflict, almost all mammals expected to occur in the park were detected. Our study will enable future evaluations of the recovery process in terms of changes in mammal abundance over time. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Oct 2022 21:30:00 +030
       
  • Pteronotus rubiginosus (Wagner, 1843): first record of the bat family
           Mormoopidae in the Southeastern Region of Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 18(5): 1017-1022
      DOI : 10.15560/18.5.1017
      Authors : Michael Bruno, Fábio Falcão : Pteronotus rubiginosus (Wagner, 1843) is a bat species belonging to the family Mormoopidae and has a wide distribution in the Amazon and Cerrado biomes in the Northern, Northeastern, and Central-Western regions of Brazil. In this study, we report the first record of this species from the state of Minas Gerais based on the capture of an individual using mistnets. With this record, we confirm the presence of P. rubiginosus in the Southeastern Region of Brazil, increasing to eight the number of chiropteran families there. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 7 Oct 2022 09:36:00 +0300
       
  • Leaf-litter-dwelling microsnails of Prince Edward Island, Canada
           (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Eupulmonata)

    • Abstract: Check List 18(5): 1005-1015
      DOI : 10.15560/18.5.1005
      Authors : Robert G. Forsyth, Mark A. Arsenault, Rosemary Curley : Samples of leaf litter were collected from 22 woodland sites throughout Prince Edward Island, Canada. Eighty-two specimens belonging to 15 species of litter-dwelling land snails were recovered from 20 of the 22 samples. One-third of the species—Carychium exile H.C. Lea, 1842, Helicodiscus shimeki Hubricht, 1982, Strobilops labyrinthicus (Say, 1817), Perpolita binneyana (Morse, 1864), and Striatura ferrea Morse, 1864—were previously undocumented in the literature as occurring in PEI. Leaf-litter sampling, even in smaller quantities, is an effective method for finding the often-neglected terrestrial mollusc fauna, which is composed largely of minute species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 5 Oct 2022 13:40:00 +0300
       
  • Updated distribution map and notes on the cranial morphometry of
           Dasyprocta azarae Lichtenstein, 1823, Azara’s Agouti (Mammalia,
           Rodentia, Dasyproctidae), in South America

    • Abstract: Check List 18(5): 995-1003
      DOI : 10.15560/18.5.995
      Authors : Ingrith Yuliany Mejía-Fontecha, Paula A. Ossa-López, Fredy A. Rivera-Páez, Bruce D. Patterson, Héctor E. Ramírez-Chaves : Dasyprocta azarae Lichtenstein, 1823 is currently distributed in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, with controversial records in Bolivia. Recent records using trail cameras have expanded its distribution in the Chaco region of Paraguay, but its distribution remains unclear because of its morphological similarity to species in Bolivia and northwestern Argentina. We present an updated map of distribution of D. azarae based on the review of specimens in biological collections and literature. Our results show that D. azarae is distributed in four biomes, across 11 ecoregions, and has an extent of occurrence of 2,512,985 km2. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 29 Sep 2022 20:44:00 +030
       
  • The first record of an invasive reptile species, Pelomedusa cf. olivacea
           (Schweigger, 1812) (Pelomedusidae, Testudines), in the wild of South Korea
           

    • Abstract: Check List 18(5): 989-993
      DOI : 10.15560/18.5.989
      Authors : Seung-Min Park, Md Mizanur Rahman, Choong-Ho Ham, Ha-Cheol Sung : Invasive species are of global conservation concern. South Korea is also facing the same challenge, especially, due to the growing pet trade. Herein, we report Pelomedusa cf. olivacea (Schweigger, 1812) from the wild in South Korea, where it has been imported as a pet. This is the first record of Pelomedusa in the Asian continent. In October 2019, we found an individual of this species beside Hongje Stream in Seoul. We recommend immediate control measures and strict monitoring of the pet trade to avoid the introduction of more invasive species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 27 Sep 2022 20:09:00 +030
       
  • First record of Utricularia breviscapa C.Wright ex Griseb.
           (Lentibulariaceae) in Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 18(5): 983-987
      DOI : 10.15560/18.5.983
      Authors : Yasmin de Mello Canalli, Bruno Eleres Soares, Andréia Donza Rezende Moreira, Cássia Mônica Sakuragui : Utricularia breviscapa C.Wright ex Griseb. belongs to the Lentibulariaceae, a family of carnivorous plants with many aquatic species. We report a new record of U. breviscapa in a perennial wetland along the São João River, in a Lowland Forest within the Atlantic Forest biome. This is the first record of this species from the state of Rio de Janeiro, southeastern Brazil. Utricularia breviscapa differs from the its aquatic congeners in South America by the presence of a whorl of 3–7 basally connate cylindrical floats at the base of the floral scape, and by the primary and secondary leaf-segments arranged into groups of threes. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 27 Sep 2022 19:55:00 +030
       
  • First record of Tantilla flavilineata Smith & Burger, 1950 (Squamata,
           Colubridae) for Puebla, Mexico

    • Abstract: Check List 18(5): 979-982
      DOI : 10.15560/18.5.979
      Authors : Angel I. Contreras-Calvario, Rene Avalos-Vela, César Orozco, Víctor H. Jiménez-Arcos : We record Tantilla flavilineata Smith & Burger, 1950, for the first time in the state of Puebla, Mexico. It was previously considered endemic to a small region of the state of Oaxaca. With this record, we extend the known distribution 100 km north-northwestward in a straight line. We also provide scales counts and description of the coloration in life of a female specimen. The geographic distribution of T. flavilineata appears to be restricted to mid-elevations in various oak woodlands which have been limited in area by agriculture. More information on its natural history, ecology, and geographic distribution is needed to develop conservation strategies for this rare snake. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Sep 2022 09:04:00 +030
       
  • First distributional record of Parascolopsis akatamae Miyamoto, McMahan, &
           Kaneko, 2020, a dwarf monocle bream (Perciformes, Nemipteridae), from
           Indian waters

    • Abstract: Check List 18(5): 973-977
      DOI : 10.15560/18.5.973
      Authors : Gopalan Mahadevan, Perumal Murugesan, Giri Bhavan Sreekanth, Kei Miyamoto, Caleb D. McMahan : New records of Parascolopsis akatamae Miyamoto, McMahan, & Kaneko, 2020 are reported from India’s southeast coast. Three specimens were collected in April 2021 on the Parangipettai coast, Tamil Nadu, India. We examined and compared morphometric and meristic characters of our specimens with published data from the holotype. The new India records expand the known distribution of P. akatamae, which had previously been reported from southern Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, and Thailand. Parascolopsis akatamae is a new addition to the list of marine fishes from Indian coastal waters. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 19 Sep 2022 21:07:00 +030
       
  • First records of Dendrothereua linceci (Wood, 1867) (Chilopoda,
           Scutigeromorpha, Scutigeridae) in Colombia

    • Abstract: Check List 18(5): 967-971
      DOI : 10.15560/18.5.967
      Authors : Sebastian Galvis Jiménez, Amazonas Chagas-Jr : We collected nine scutigeromorph centipede specimens in Colombia, which are the first records of Dendrothereua linceci (Wood, 1867) from the country and South America, expanding the the known distribution of the species. With these data, one more species of Scutigeromorpha centipede is added to the chilopod fauna of the region. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Sep 2022 08:53:00 +030
       
  • Occurrence of Oxyruncus cristatus (Swainson, 1821), Sharpbill (Aves,
           Oxyruncidae), in the Belem area of endemism and first records from
           Maranhão, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 18(5): 961-965
      DOI : 10.15560/18.5.961
      Authors : Luis Aguiar de Morais, Flávio Kulaif Ubaid : We document the first record of Oxyruncus cristatus Swainson, 1821, Sharpbill, in the Brazilian state of Maranhão. This represents the first documented occurrence of this species in the Bélem area of endemism. The species was monitored in a fragment of lowland forest where it remained throughout the year, contradicting the altitudinal migrations described for the Amazonian subspecies, O. c. tocantinsi Chapman, 1939. It is possible that migratory movements are facultative in O. cristatus, or even that extensive deforestation can suppress migratory behavior, based in scattered records. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 13 Sep 2022 12:00:00 +030
       
  • First records of the Tokay Gecko, Gekko gecko (Linnaeus, 1758) (Squamata,
           Gekkonidae), in Mexico

    • Abstract: Check List 18(5): 957-960
      DOI : 10.15560/18.5.957
      Authors : Ivan Villalobos-Juárez, Elí García-Padilla, José Jesús Sigala-Rodríguez, Giovanna Villalobos-Jiménez : We report the first records of the invasive Tokay Gecko, Gekko gecko (Linnaeus, 1758), in Mexico, based on the discovery of five specimens from Reynosa, Tamaulipas. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 13 Sep 2022 10:17:00 +030
       
  • First record of Eurystyles actinosophila (Barb. Rodr.) Schltr. in the
           Central-West region of Brazil and notes on distribution of Eurystyles and
           Lankesterella (Orchidaceae, Spiranthinae) in Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 18(5): 949-955
      DOI : 10.15560/18.5.949
      Authors : José Herlânio de Lima, Viviane Vaz Queiroz, Luciano de Bem Bianchetti : We report the first record of Eurystyles actinosophila (Barb.Rodr.) Schltr. and the genus Eurystyles Wawra (Orchidaceae) in the Central-West region of Brazil. The species was found in the Brasília National Park, in Brasília, Distrito Federal, in the core region of the Cerrado. We also undertook a survey of collection sites in Brazil for species of Eurystyles and Lankesterella Ames, which together form the epiphytic clade of Spiranthinae, in order to create an updated distribution map. Previously identified only in the Atlantic Forest and Pampa, we note that some species of these two genera also occur in the Cerrado and Caatinga domains. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 12 Sep 2022 11:45:00 +030
       
  • Amphibian and reptile diversity along a ridge-to-reef elevational gradient
           on a small isolated oceanic island of the central Philippines

    • Abstract: Check List 18(5): 941-948
      DOI : 10.15560/18.5.941
      Authors : Camila G. Meneses, Cameron D. Siler, Phillip A. Alviola, Juan Carlos T. Gonzalez, Juancho B. Balatibat, Cheryl A. Natividad, Rafe M. Brown : Despite multiple recent field studies, herpetological species diversity of the Romblon Island Group in the central Philippines—particularly Sibuyan Island—has remained underestimated. Recently, we investigated the diversity of the herpetofauna of Mount Guiting-Guiting Natural Park, based on an elevational transect (10–1557 m a.s.l.). Our surveys resulted in a total of 47 species of amphibians and reptiles, including 14 new island records and one atypical occurrence of a snake species recorded for the first time from a high elevation (939 m a.s.l). These new records constitute a notable increase (21%) in Sibuyan’s herpetological species diversity as compared to surveys from a decade ago. We also provide updates of the taxonomy and identification of species endemic to this island (e.g., members of the genera Platymantis Günther, 1858, Brachymeles Duméril & Gibron, 1839, and Pseudogekko Taylor, 1922), and discuss the importance of continued surveys and field-derived data to inform conservation status assessments of Sibuyan’s unique assemblage of amphibians and reptiles. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 12 Sep 2022 11:38:00 +030
       
  • New record of Dolichorhinotermes lanciarius Engel & Krishna, 2007
           (Blattodea, Rhinotermitidae) from Colombia

    • Abstract: Check List 18(5): 937-940
      DOI : 10.15560/18.5.937
      Authors : Olga Patricia Pinzón-Florián : Dolichorhinotermes Snyder & Emerson, 1949, a genus of Neotropical distribution, includes seven living termite species characterized by the presence of distinct major and minor soldiers. In Colombia, to date, only Dolichorhinotermes longilabius (Emerson, 1924) has been recorded in the Colombian Amazon Basin. A new distribution record of Dolichorhinotermes lanciarius Engel & Krishna, 2007 (Rhinotermitidae, Rhinotermitidae) is reported from an Andean region of the Department of Caldas, Colombia, where it was found at an altitude of 2100 m. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 12 Sep 2022 11:23:00 +030
       
  • New records of invasive hammerhead flatworms (Platyhelminthes,
           Geoplanidae, Bipaliinae) from Mexico using a citizen science platform,
           with an identification key to the species found in North America

    • Abstract: Check List 18(5): 925-935
      DOI : 10.15560/18.5.925
      Authors : Manuel de Luna, Roberto García-Barrios, Paola Valle, Piter Kehoma Boll : We present new records of the invasive hammerhead flatworms Bipalium kewense Moseley, 1878 and Bipalium vagum Jones & Sterrer, 2005 (Platyhelminthes, Geoplanidae, Bipaliinae) from several states in Mexico based on iNaturalist and two vouchered specimens. This represents for Mexico the first review of distribution records of this group and highlights the importance of citizen science in monitoring the distribution of these ecologically important invasive predators. Methods for the collection and preservation of hammerhead flatworms, as well as an identification key, are proposed. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 7 Sep 2022 08:31:00 +0300
       
  • A new record of Leptobotia pellegrini Fang, 1936 (Teleostei,
           Cypriniformes, Botiidae) from the Western Nghe An Biosphere Reserve,
           Vietnam

    • Abstract: Check List 18(4): 919-923
      DOI : 10.15560/18.4.919
      Authors : Thao Hoang, An Vinh Ong, Quang Hoang, Ho Anh Tuan, Xuan Khoa Nguyen : We report a new record of Leptobotia pellegrini Fang, 1936 from the Western Nghe An Biosphere Reserve, Vietnam, based on 25 specimens collected in the Kien stream (Ca River), Tuong Duong district, Nghe An province. Morphological features of these specimens were confirmed against the description of this species by Fang (1936). Our new data extend the species’ geographic range southward by approximately 650 km from the Gam River (Na Hang, Tuyen Quang province), Vietnam. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 30 Aug 2022 11:13:00 +030
       
  • Distribution extension of Lasiurus arequipae Málaga, Díaz, Arias &
           Medina, 2020 (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) and contributions to its
           natural history

    • Abstract: Check List 18(4): 907-918
      DOI : 10.15560/18.4.907
      Authors : Gandhy Portugal-Zegarra, Giüseppy Calizaya-Mamani, Pamela Sánchez-Vendizú, Marisel Flores-Quispe, Joaquín Ugarte-Núñez : The recently described bat Lasiurus arequipae Málaga, Díaz, Arias & Medina, 2020 is endemic to Peru. Lasiurus are­quipae is currently known to occur at two localities in the department of Arequipa and one locality in the department of Tacna in southwestern Peru. Here, based on morphological and molecular data, we present a fourth locality that represents the southernmost record of this species and extends its known range 62 km south from the nearest locality in Tacna. Additionally, we provide information some aspects on the natural history and acoustic profile of L. arequipae. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 30 Aug 2022 11:13:00 +030
       
  • Discovery of Aedes (Ochlerotatus) pionips Dyar, 1919 (Diptera, Culicidae)
           in Germany

    • Abstract: Check List 18(4): 897-906
      DOI : 10.15560/18.4.897
      Authors : Cornelius Kuhlisch : A group of black-legged mosquito species within the subgenus Ochlerotatus Lynch Arribalzaga, 1891 of the genus Aedes Meigen, 1818 is difficult to identify based on their morphology. This group includes Aedes pionips Dyar, 1919, whose first record in the Erzgebirge (Germany) is reported in this study. The objective was to compile and add species specific characters for the morphological discrimination of Ae. pionips from similar mosquitoes in order to facilitate species identification. Generated cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene DNA sequences of Ae. pionips from Germany were compared to sequences from related species, using a phylogenetic tree. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 25 Aug 2022 12:55:00 +030
       
  • New records of whiteflies (Hemiptera, Aleyrodidae) and their host plants
           from Colombia

    • Abstract: Check List 18(4): 889-896
      DOI : 10.15560/18.4.889
      Authors : Julian Leonardo Díaz-Sánchez, Francisco Serna, Muhammad Z. Ahmed : More than half of whiteflies (Aleyrodidae) species are distributed in the tropics. In Colombia, the taxonomic survey of this group has been neglected for almost three decades. This situation causes limitations in the study of basic and applied entomology for these sap-sucking insects, which are of considerable importance in agriculture as they affect an extensive number of cultivated and wild plants. In this work, we provide six species new records for the country, whose distribution is depicted in maps. Lastly, we mention the identification of the corresponding host plants. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 23 Aug 2022 13:45:00 +030
       
  • First record of Black-eared Rice Rat, Handleyomys melanotis (Thomas, 1893)
           (Rodentia, Cricetidae), on a protected island off the Pacific Coast of
           Jalisco, Mexico, with notes on its potential threat for avian nesting
           species

    • Abstract: Check List 18(4): 883-888
      DOI : 10.15560/18.4.883
      Authors : Héctor Hugo Siliceo-Cantero, Julieta Benítez-Malvido, Ireri Suazo-Ortuño, Victor Hugo Soria-González, Laura Bibiana Larios-Llamas, Gerardo Ceballos : Black-eared Rice Rat, Handleyomys melanotis (Thomas, 1893), is a small, abundant rodent thought endemic to Mexico. We present a new record of this rat on Cocinas Island off the Chamela coast of Jalisco, Mexico. On this protected island located at 19.5°N, 105.1°W, we captured 11 specimens with the physical characteristics that confirm their identity as H. melanotis. We explore the possible implications of this species on Cocinas Island. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 22 Aug 2022 21:13:00 +030
       
  • First record of Aspergillus hongkongensis C.C. Tsang et al. (Eurotiales,
           Ascomycota) in South America and the third report worldwide

    • Abstract: Check List 18(4): 875-881
      DOI : 10.15560/18.4.875
      Authors : Joenny Maria da Silveira de Lima, Renan do Nascimento Barbosa, Laureana de Vasconcelos Sobral, Diogo Xavier Lima, Roberta Cruz, Cristina Maria de Souza-Motta : The genus Aspergillus P. Micheli is among the most abundant fungi worldwide. Numerous species belonging to this genus have been reported to contaminate food and cause infections. We isolated Aspergillus hongkongensis C.C. Tsang et al. from eggplant flour sold in Recife, Brazil. The isolate was identified using morphological and molecular analyses (beta-tubulin and calmodulin genes). This is the first record of A. hongkongensis in South America and the third report worldwide. Our study contributes to a better understanding of the phenotypic variations in this species, as well as the geographic distribution of Aspergillus species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 10:01:00 +030
       
  • Confirmation of the occurrence of Andean cottontail, Sylvilagus andinus
           (Thomas, 1897) (Leporidae, Lagomorpha), in Peru

    • Abstract: Check List 18(4): 867-873
      DOI : 10.15560/18.4.867
      Authors : Silvia Diaz, Victor Pacheco : Sylvilagus andinus (Thomas, 1897) is a highland lagomorph from the Ecuadorean Paramos. Its distribution was tentatively believed to extend to northwestern Peru on the basis of ecological niche modeling and the inclusion of the Peruvian S. capsalis Thomas, 1913 as a synonym. Here, we confirm the occurrence of S. andinus in Peru by a morphological examination of seven new records from northwestern Peru and one new record from Ancash department in central Peru. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 9 Aug 2022 15:51:00 +0300
       
  • First records of Utricularia breviscapa C. Wright ex Griseb.
           (Lentibulariaceae) for Maranhão state, northeastern Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 18(4): 861-866
      DOI : 10.15560/18.4.861
      Authors : Mateus C.A. Pestana, Niksoney A. Mendonça, Rafael F. Oliveira, Maria da C. C. Bastos, Maria I. Silva, Amabille M. Barroso, Regis C. Hora, Elidio A. E. Guarçoni : We report the first record of Utricularia breviscapa from the state of Maranhão, northeastern Brazil. We collected this species in the municipality of Chapadinha, eastern Maranhão, within the Cerrado domain. This work adds new information on the flora of Maranhão and on the distribution of U. breviscapa. Illustrations and descriptions are also provided. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 4 Aug 2022 09:52:00 +0300
       
  • Update on the distribution of Isaurus tuberculatus Gray, 1828 (Cnidaria,
           Zoantharia) and first insight into the microanatomy and cnidom of South
           Atlantic populations

    • Abstract: Check List 18(4): 849-860
      DOI : 10.15560/18.4.849
      Authors : Erica P. Lima, Daniele A. Vila-Nova, Carlos D. Perez, Paula B. Gomes : The zoantharian Isaurus tuberculatus Gray, 1828 is highly variable in its morphology, and considered pantropical. As it is a shallow water and zooxanthellate species, its wide distribution has been questioned, and it is likely that the Atlantic and Indo-Pacific populations are distinct species. Here we update the distribution of this species in Brazil and provide the first description of the microanatomy and cnidom of populations in the South Atlantic. Along the Brazilian coast, the species is distributed from Ceará to Bahia, and is also in the Fernando de Noronha archipelago. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 3 Aug 2022 09:13:00 +0300
       
  • Carolinensis minutus (Dujardin, 1845) Travassos 1937 (Nematoda,
           Heligmonellidae) in Microtus agrestis in the United Kingdom

    • Abstract: Check List 18(4): 845-848
      DOI : 10.15560/18.4.845
      Authors : Joseph A. Jackson, Ida M. Friberg : The heligmonellid nematode Carolinensis minutus (Dujardin, 1845) Travassos, 1937 is recorded for the first time in Microtus agrestis (Linnaeus, 1761) in the United Kingdom. Small heligmosomoid specimens were recovered from a M. agrestis vole inhabiting mole (Talpa europaea Linnaeus, 1758) tunnels in mid Wales. The identity of these specimens was confirmed as C. minutus by >99% nucleotide identity with internally transcribed spacer (ITS) 1 and ITS 2 sequences in French C. minutus. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 3 Aug 2022 08:34:00 +0300
       
  • First records of the lace bug genus Lasiacantha Stål, 1873 (Hemiptera,
           Heteroptera, Tingidae) from Japan

    • Abstract: Check List 18(4): 839-843
      DOI : 10.15560/18.4.839
      Authors : Jun Souma : The lace bug genus Lasiacantha Stål, 1873 (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Tingidae, Tinginae, Tingini) is widely distributed in the Old World; however, no species has been recorded in Japan. To date, L. altimitrata (Takeya, 1933) has been reported in China and Taiwan. Here, I report Lasiacantha and L. altimitrata from Japan for the first time, based on materials collected from Ishigaki and Miyako islands in the Ryukyu Islands. In Japan, this lace bug is found in grasslands near beaches. Miyako Island is the easternmost locality for L. altimitrata. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 2 Aug 2022 09:44:00 +0300
       
  • New distribution record of Habenaria gibsonii var. foetida Blatt. & McCann
           (Orchidaceae, Orchidoideae) from Panay Island, Philippines, with notes on
           allied taxa, ecology, and conservation

    • Abstract: Check List 18(4): 829-837
      DOI : 10.15560/18.4.829
      Authors : Ma. Regina B. Altamirano, Maria Celia D. Malay, Rene Alfred Anton Bustamante : We report the occurrence of Habenaria gibsonii var. foetida Blatt. & McCann on Panay Island in the Philippines. Our new records represent the easternmost distribution of this species, and also the first in the Malesian region. We present a full description, photographs, updated distribution map, and notes on allied taxa, ecology, and conservation status of this taxon. Our report highlights the importance of Panay Island in floristic studies of the Philippines. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 2 Aug 2022 09:18:00 +0300
       
  • Northwesternmost records of Vampyressa thyone Thomas, 1909 (Chiroptera,
           Phyllostomidae) from Sierra de Atoyac, Guerrero, México

    • Abstract: Check List 18(4): 821-827
      DOI : 10.15560/18.4.821
      Authors : Angel Neftali Osorio-Rodriguez, Alejandro Juárez-Agis, Cinthia Castro-Flores, Mayra Rivas González, Jacqueline Zeferino Torres, Luis Alvin Garzón Lopez, Giovani Hernández-Canchola : We report new northwesternmost records of the Northern Little Yellow-eared Bat, Vampyressa thyone Thomas, 1909 (Phyllostomidae, Stenodermatinae), from Sierra de Atoyac, Guerrero, Mexico. We identified four individuals using morphological characters; two of the individuals were collected at 1,234 and 1,285 m above sea level, altitudes atypical for this species. Captures were recorded between 19:20 and 23:18 h, and all individuals presented signs of reproductive activity. With these data, we increase the scarce knowledge about this rare frugivorous bat. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 1 Aug 2022 16:11:00 +0300
       
  • The geographic distribution of Atractus lehmanni (Boettger, 1898)
           (Serpentes, Colubridae, Dipsadinae) in Colombia, and clarification of its
           status and type locality in Ecuador

    • Abstract: Check List 18(4): 815-820
      DOI : 10.15560/18.4.815
      Authors : John G. Himes, Alejandro Arteaga, Luis Enrique Vera-Pérez, Kevin M. Enge : Atractus lehmanni (Boettger, 1898), Lehmann’s Ground Snake, (Serpentes, Colubridae, Dipsadinae), was described by Boettger (1898) from Cuenca, Ecuador. We examined records of snakes labeled as A. lehmanni to determine if they fit the original description of this species. The results of our record examinations, in conjunction with long-term field surveys and a review of Friedrich Carl Lehmann’s travel logs, indicate that A. lehmanni occurs in the Cordilleras Central and Occidental of Colombia. Conversely, this species is apparently absent from Ecuador, where records of this species are in error or based on misidentifications. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Jul 2022 21:59:00 +030
       
  • Annotated list of Pachyrhynchini (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Entiminae) in
           Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines

    • Abstract: Check List 18(4): 799-814
      DOI : 10.15560/18.4.799
      Authors : Analyn A. Cabras, Milton Norman D. Medina, Chrestine Torrejos, Efhrain Loidge Pajota, Mark John Pepito, Roel Ceballos, Treaseur Susulan, Anita Rukmane : Pachyrhynchini is a group of flightless plant-feeding weevils known for their complex and iridescent body ornamentation. It has its center of diversity in the Philippines and this paper presents the first comprehensive record of Pachyrhynchini fauna in Davao City. Data gathering was done through a combination of belt transect, photo documentation, and opportunistic sampling techniques. Materials were collected from trees and shrubs in twelve selected green spaces in Davao City using handpicking and bush beating techniques between 2016 and 2019. A total of 1103 individuals consisting of 32 species and two genera-Pachyrhynchus Germar and Metapocyrtus Heller, were documented. Thirty (30) species (93.75%) are endemic to Mindanao, while fifteen (15) species (46.88%) are considered vulnerable based on Department of Environment and Natural Resources Administrative Order No. 2019-09. The high endemism and the presence of rare species associated with the remaining forest patches call for immediate conservation actions. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 07:16:00 +030
       
  • First records of Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus (Bloch, 1790), Whitespotted
           Grouper, (Teleostei, Epinephelidae) in the southern Arabian Gulf

    • Abstract: Check List 18(4): 793-797
      DOI : 10.15560/18.4.793
      Authors : Daniel Mateos-Molina, Ivonne Bejarano, Matthew T. Craig : Two individuals of Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus (Bloch, 1790), Whitespotted Grouper, were recorded in an offshore marine protected area of the United Arab Emirates on the Arabian Gulf coast at depths of 5 m and 10 m. These are the first records of the species in the southern Arabian Gulf, and they add this species to the few groupers that inhabit one of the most extreme environmental waters of the world. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 15 Jul 2022 16:15:00 +030
       
  • First faunistic report of limno-terrestrial tardigrades (Tardigrada
           Doyère, 1840) from the Maltese Islands

    • Abstract: Check List 18(4): 779-792
      DOI : 10.15560/18.4.779
      Authors : Daniele Camarda, Oscar Lisi, David Mifsud : Until now, the tardigrade fauna of the Maltese archipelago was unknown, since only the presence of unidentified tardigrades in Malta was reported in the literature. The present study includes the analysis of 11 moss and lichen samples collected in 2015 and 2017 from the islands of Malta and Gozo, and 10 historical microscopic preparations from past fieldwork by Pilato and Binda. Eleven species are reported for the Maltese archipelago, of which, three are new to science but still to be formally described. The taxonomic and faunistic data obtained are discussed in comparison with those of Sicily and North Africa, aiming to draft preliminary faunistic and biogeographic considerations. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 14 Jul 2022 07:03:00 +030
       
  • Pyrenula chlorospila (Nyl.) Arnold (Pyrenulaceae), a new addition to
           lichen biota of India

    • Abstract: Check List 18(4): 773-777
      DOI : 10.15560/18.4.773
      Authors : Suparna Biswas, Rebecca Daimari, Pungbili Islary, Sanjeeva Nayaka, Dalip Kumar Upreti, Pranjit Kumar Sarma : Climatic conditions and physical features of the Eastern Himalayan region encompasses a rich diversity of lichen biota. However, the region’s lichens are still far from extensively explored. Here, we study the genus Pyrenula Ach. from the Dhubri district of Assam in North-East India. Twelve species of Pyrenula have been recorded, of which one of the species, P. chlorospila (Nyl.) Arnold, is a newly reported from India. Morphotaxonomic comments on this species, emphasizing its distribution, are provided. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 12 Jul 2022 22:18:00 +030
       
  • Five newly recorded alien species of Hydrocotyle Tourn. ex L. (Araliaceae)
           in Java, Indonesia

    • Abstract: Check List 18(4): 763-772
      DOI : 10.15560/18.4.763
      Authors : Arifin Surya Dwipa Irsyam, Muhammad Rifqi Hariri, Peniwidiyanti Peniwidiyanti, Zakaria Al Anshori, Prima Wahyu Kusuma Hutabarat, Asih Perwita Dewi, Rina Ratnasih Irwanto : We provide the occurrence data on five newly recorded alien Hydrocotyle Tourn. ex L. species (Araliaceae) in Java, namely H. acutiloba (F.Muell.) N.A.Wakef., H. bonariensis Comm. ex Lam., H. leucocephala Cham. & Schltdl., H. tripartita R.Br. ex A.Rich., and H. verticillata Thunb. Most species were introduced as ornamental plants and naturalized in Java. Hydrocotyle acutiloba and H. tripartita might have been accidentally introduced as soil contaminants during the Dutch Colonial Era, but both species had been misidentified as H. sibthorpioides. Descriptions, a key, distribution map, and images of the species are provided. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 5 Jul 2022 21:43:00 +0300
       
  • First records of Agamyxis pectinifrons (Cope, 1870) (Siluriformes,
           Doradidae) from the state of Chiapas, Mexico, and an extension of the
           geographic range in the Grijalva river basin

    • Abstract: Check List 18(3): 757-761
      DOI : 10.15560/18.3.757
      Authors : Eduardo Reyes-Grajales, Ernesto E. Perera-Trejo, Carlos A. Guichard-Romero, Alfonso A. González-Díaz : We provide the first records of occurrence of Spotted Raphael Catfish, Agamyxis pectinifrons, in Chiapas, Mexico, and extend the geographic range of this species in the Grijalva river basin. We collected 42 specimens, for which we present morphological and meristic data from 28 of these. The larger number of individuals and the range of sizes recorded suggest that A. pectinifrons is established in this region of the Grijalva basin. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 07:00:02 +030
       
  • Elateridae (Insecta, Coleoptera) from Yaku Island (Ryukyu Islands, Japan)

    • Abstract: Check List 18(3): 733-755
      DOI : 10.15560/18.3.733
      Authors : Kôichi Arimoto, Reo Itô, Ryô Noda : The elaterid beetle fauna has been thoroughly investigated on Yaku Island, one of the Ôsumi Islands, Ryukyu Islands, Japan, and many species have been added to or excluded from the fauna. However, the fauna is difficult to assess because there is discordance in the information from the distribution records. In this study, we examined specimens collected by us as well as reviewed previous records from Yaku Island understand the elaterid beetle fauna of the island. During our fieldwork, we found 43 species, but no newly recorded species. Based on references and specimen information, the distributions of four species are discussed: Rismethus ryukyuensis Ôhira, 1999, Elater niponensis (Lewis, 1894), Zorochros (Yamatostrius) osawai (Ôhira, 1972), and Paracardiophorus opacus (Lewis, 1894). Of these, E. niponensis and P. opacus are removed from the list of species occurring on the island. As a result, 95 species in 48 genera of six subfamilies have been confirmed on Yaku Island, and a checklist of these elaterid species is provided. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +030
       
  • First records of three Pergamasinae species (Acari, Mesostigmata,
           Parasitidae) from Slovakia

    • Abstract: Check List 18(3): 725-731
      DOI : 10.15560/18.3.725
      Authors : Kamila Ondrejková, Peter Fenďa : We recorded three mite species, Pergamasus (Thenargamasus) instatutus Athias-Henriot, 1967, Pergamasus (Pergamasus) laminarius Witaliński, 1971 and Holoparasitus ampullaris Witaliński, 1994, from Slovakia for the first time. Mites of the genera Pergamasus Berlese, 1903 and Holoparasitus Oudemans, 1936 are predatory mites living mainly in a soil and a rotting organic matter of the Holarctic region with a centre of distribution in Europe. Till now, P. instatutus was recorded in Austria and Hungary, while P. laminarius and H. ampullaris were known only from Poland. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 27 Jun 2022 15:10:00 +030
       
  • First records of species of the Spissipes Section (Culex (Melanoconion))
           (Diptera, Culicidae) in Guainía Department, Colombia

    • Abstract: Check List 18(3): 721-724
      DOI : 10.15560/18.3.721
      Authors : Nathan D. Burkett-Cadena : The Spissipes section of the subgenus Melanoconion Theobald, 1903 of Culex Linnaeus, 1758 (Diptera, Culicidae) consists of 23 species, many of which transmit various subtypes of Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus. Members of the Spissipes section are distributed throughout the American tropics, and most species are associated with mesic sylvatic environments. Here are reported two first records of Spissipes section females from Guainía Department, Colombia. Females of Culex gnomatos Sallum et al., 1997 and Culex portesi Senevet & Abonnenc, 1941, were observed biting the author and photographed in situ. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 18:28:00 +030
       
  • Diversity of small non-volant mammals of Lita, northwestern Imbabura,
           Ecuador

    • Abstract: Check List 18(3): 709-719
      DOI : 10.15560/18.3.709
      Authors : Jenny Curay, David Mantilla, Jorge Brito : The subtropical forests of the Pacific slope of Ecuador lie within a region of wide biodiversity due to the biogeographic influence of Chocó. However, the diversity of small non-volant mammals in these forests is poorly understood. We conducted surveys at seven localities in 2020 and 2021 in Lita, northwestern Imbabura province, Ecuador. Sampling was done on an altitudinal range of 1,314–1,812 m. We used a combination of techniques (Sherman, Tomahawk, and pitfall traps) to capture non-volant small mammals. Our accumulated trapping effort was 2,724 trap/nights. We recorded 180 individuals of 23 species, of which rodents were the most diverse with 17 species, representing 73.9% of the composition. The record of Pattonimus musseri Brito et al. (2020) stands out, representing both latitudinal and elevational altitudinal range extensions. Finally, our results indicate that Lita is a natural area with a high concentration of non-volant mammals in the northwestern Ecuadorian subtropics. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 15 Jun 2022 10:55:00 +030
       
  • Freshwater mollusk species of Itupararanga Reservoir, São Paulo,
           Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 18(3): 629-708
      DOI : 10.15560/18.3.629
      Authors : Bianca Medeiros Vendramini, Eliane Pintor de Arruda : The Itupararanga Reservoir, located within an environmental protection area, is an important water source that supplies four cities in the state of São Paulo. Samples of mollusks were collected in the reservoir to create an inventory of species and identify possible bioindicators. Thirteen species were identified: Diplodon caipira (Ihering, 1893), Anodontites trapesialis (Lamarck, 1819), Pisidium globulus Clessin, 1888, Pomacea figulina (Spix in Wagner, 1827), Omalonyx convexus (Heynemann, 1868), Drepanotrema cimex (Moricand, 1839), Biomphalaria tenagophila (d’Orbigny, 1835), Uncancylus concentricus (d’Orbigny, 1835), Stenophysa marmorata (Guilding, 1828), and Pseudosuccinea columella (Say, 1817), which are native to Brazil, and Corbicula fluminea (O.F. Müller, 1774), Melanoides tuberculata (O.F. Müller, 1774), and Physa acuta Draparnaud, 1805, which are invasive species. This is the first inventory of mollusks in this area, and this initial study will allow complementary research into populational ecology. Additionally, this inventory contributes records that clarify the areas of occurrence of the reported species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 15 Jun 2022 10:36:00 +030
       
  • Annotated checklist and biodiversity analysis of benthic fauna at Sylt
           Outer Reef and Borkum Reef Ground (North Sea)

    • Abstract: Check List 18(3): 593-628
      DOI : 10.15560/18.3.593
      Authors : Sarah Joy Hahn, Angelika Brandt, Moritz Sonnewald : Benthic fauna caught by ring dredge and 2 m beam trawl at the NATURA 2000 Sylt Outer Reef (SAR) and Borkum Reef Ground (BRG) sites in the North Sea are examined in relation to the intensity of mobile bottom-trawling fisheries. Samples were taken from 33 stations in the two areas, and the collected benthic fauna, consisting of infauna, epifauna, and demersal fish was determined. A total of 123 species were found, consisting of the phyla Chordata, Mollusca, Arthropoda, Echinodermata, Annelida, Cnidaria, and Bryozoa, with Chordata and Mollusca being the most species-rich phyla. The species compositions of BRG and SAR are relatively clearly separated. There was greater species diversity at BRG, likely due to lower fishing pressure from mobile bottom trawling than at SAR. Long-term data acquisition and analysis will be needed to visualize past and future changes in biodiversity HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Jun 2022 10:02:00 +030
       
  • Rediscovery of the extremely rare running crab spider Philodromus
           (Artanes) poecilus (Thorell, 1872) in Bavaria, Germany, after 141 years
           (Araneae, Philodromidae)

    • Abstract: Check List 18(3): 583-591
      DOI : 10.15560/18.3.583
      Authors : Tobias Bauer, Hans-Jürgen Thorns, Jürgen Guttenberger : Philodromus poecilus (Thorell, 1872) is a Transeurasian species reported from most parts of Europe except the British Isles and the Iberian Peninsula. Although widely distributed, this species is extremely rarely recorded in Germany and neighbouring countries. In Bavaria, it has not been found since the time of Ludwig Koch (1825–1908). Recently, sev-eral specimens were collected from urban plane trees in Deggendorf (Lower Bavaria), proving that the species is still present in Bavaria. Additionally, images of the copulatory organs and of living and preserved specimens are presented, as is a compilation of records in Germany and neighbouring countries. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 7 Jun 2022 11:05:00 +0300
       
  • First record of Caromiobenella helgolandica (Claus, 1863) (Copepoda,
           Monstrilloida) from the Saudi waters of the Arabian Gulf

    • Abstract: Check List 18(3): 575-581
      DOI : 10.15560/18.3.575
      Authors : Biji Thomas, Karuppasamy Manikandan, Mohammed Qurban, Todd Clardy, Arumugam Sundaramanickam, Eduardo Suarez-Morales : Caromiobenella helgolandica (Claus, 1863), a presumedly widespread monstrilloid copepod, is reported for the first time from Saudi waters of the Arabian Gulf; only females were found in zooplankton samples collected from Tarut Bay in the Arabian Gulf. Caromiobenella Jeon, Lee, & Soh, 2018 is a recently described genus that is distinguished by having modified male antennules. The nauplii of monstrilloid copepods are endoparasitic on molluscs and polychaetes, while the adults are free-living reproductive forms. This study is an unprecedented record of C. helgolandica from the Arabian Gulf region. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 6 Jun 2022 21:52:00 +0300
       
  • New records of Hydraena schuleri Ganglbauer, 1901 from Slovakia
           (Coleoptera, Hydraenidae)

    • Abstract: Check List 18(3): 571-574
      DOI : 10.15560/18.3.571
      Authors : Ján Kodada, Manfred A. Jäch, Dávid Selnekovič, Kamila Ondrejková : Hydraena schuleri Ganglbauer, 1901 was rediscovered after 18 years in Starý Potok, a small stream in eastern Slovakia, and we recorded it, for the first time, from the small rivers Stará Rieka and Udava in southern and eastern Slovakia. Adults were collected mainly from submerged moss growing on rocks in shallow water, where they were found together with Hydraena minutissima Stephens, 1929, H. pulchella Germar, 1824, H. pygmaea Waterhouse, 1833; Ochthebius colveranus Ferro, 1979, O. melanescens Dalla Torre, 1877, and O. metallescens Rosenhauer, 1847. We provide illustrations of the habitus and aedeagus, and a distribution map. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 6 Jun 2022 21:41:00 +0300
       
  • An important new record of Military Macaw, Ara militaris (Linnaeus, 1766)
           (Psittacidae), in Santo Domingo Narro, Oaxaca, Mexico

    • Abstract: Check List 18(3): 563-569
      DOI : 10.15560/18.3.563
      Authors : Gilberto Pozo-Montuy, Licet Olguín-Hernández, José G. Téllez Torres : Military Macaw, Ara militaris (Linnaeus, 1766), is in danger of extinction in Mexico and Vulnerable internationally. We recorded a new locality with a notable presence of this species and identified its nocturnal resting site by the Tehuantepec River, near the community of Santo Domingo Narro in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. We discuss the importance of considering this population as different from those previously identified in Oaxaca state and discuss the threats to this species’ conservation and implications for its survival at Santo Domingo Narro and in the region. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 3 Jun 2022 10:55:00 +0300
       
  • First records of Tylopilus glutinosus Iqbal Hosen (Boletaceae) from Shorea
           robusta-dominated forests in tropical India: morphological description and
           phylogenetic estimation

    • Abstract: Check List 18(3): 553-562
      DOI : 10.15560/18.3.553
      Authors : Dyutiparna Chakraborty, Matteo Gelardi, Manoj Emanuel Hembrom, Aniket Ghosh : During the routine survey for exploring the hidden macrofungal wealth of tropical Sal (Shorea robusta Roth) forests in West Bengal and Jharkhand (India), we found a specimen similar to Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceous (Snell & E.A.Dick) Snell & E.A.Dick. After careful morphological observations and phylogenetic analysis, the species was found to be conspecific with Tylopilus glutinosus Iqbal Hosen, a recently established taxon from Bangladesh. We report T. glutinosus for the first time from India and provide a detailed description, figures, a multigene phylogenetic analysis, and comprehensive comparisons with similar species. A distributional map is also provided. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Jun 2022 13:11:00 +0300
       
  • Aliens in changing seascapes: a newly reported non-native sacoglossan
           (Mollusca, Heterobranchia) in the western Mediterranean Sea

    • Abstract: Check List 18(3): 545-551
      DOI : 10.15560/18.3.545
      Authors : Egidio Trainito, Mauro Doneddu, Giulia Furfaro : We report the discovery of the Indo-Pacific sacoglossan Elysia nealae Ostergaard, 1955 from northeastern Sardinia (Central Tyrrhenian Sea). This is the first record of this species in the western Mediterranean Sea and only the second for the whole of the Mediterranean Sea following a report from Cape Epanomi, Greece. We discuss the identification of this species as well as the expansion of its geographical range. Data on the ecology and behavior of E. nealae leads us to hypothesize that the increase in the Mediterranean’s water temperature due to climate change has favored this non-native species and contributed to its expanded distribution. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 27 May 2022 12:53:00 +030
       
  • The alien Black-and-yellow Mud Dauber, Sceliphron caementarium (Drury,
           1773) (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae), continues its spread: new citizen-science
           records from Eastern Europe and the Balkans

    • Abstract: Check List 18(3): 535-543
      DOI : 10.15560/18.3.535
      Authors : Jakovos Demetriou, Joan Díaz-Calafat, Konstantinos Kalaentzis, Christos Kazilas, Christos Georgiadis, Giuseppe Fabrizio Turrisi, Evangelos Koutsoukos : The Nearctic Sceliphron caementarium (Drury, 1773) is widely distributed in the Western Palearctic and is spreading to new territories. Despite the large quantities of data on citizen-science platforms, these records have been mostly overlooked. In this publication, the first records of S. caementarium from six Eastern European and Balkan countries (Albania, Greece, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, and Slovakia) are presented. Data derived from online citizen-science observations and museum specimens supplement our knowledge of this species’ range. The distribution of this species in Europe and possible ecological implications are discussed. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 26 May 2022 22:56:00 +030
       
  • First records of Bolbitius coprophilus (Agaricales, Bolbitiaceae) from
           Pakistan

    • Abstract: Check List 18(3): 525-533
      DOI : 10.15560/18.3.525
      Authors : Muhammad Usman, Ayesha Noor Awan, Nousheen Yousaf, Ghulam Murtaza, Muhammad Hanif, Abdul Nasir Khalid : In efforts to record fungal biodiversity of Pakistan, specimens of genus Bolbitius Fr., namely B. coprophilus (Peck) Hongo, collected from two different localities with arid to semi-arid climate of Punjab province, have been described and identified based on morphological and ITS-nrDNA sequence data. The genus is not quite common in Pakistan since only one species of Bolbitius has been reported so far. In current study, B. coprophilus is presented as a new record and second report of the genus from the country after 40 years. Distribution records of B. coprophilus and a morphological comparison with closely related taxa are also provided. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 25 May 2022 13:34:00 +030
       
  • New records and a new mtDNA lineage of Cryptonanus agricolai (Moojen,
           1943) (Didelphimorphia, Didelphidae) from Maranhão state, northeastern
           Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 18(3): 515-523
      DOI : 10.15560/18.3.515
      Authors : Daiane Chaves do Nascimento, Bruno Augusto Torres Parahyba Campos, Elmary Costa Fraga, Maria Claudene Barros, Nelson Jurandi Rosa Fagundes : Cryptonanus agricolai (Moojen, 1943) is a small didelphid widely distributed across of central and northeastern Brazil and in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. A recent phylogeographic study of this species identified three major mtDNA clades with strong geographic structure. Here, we present new records of C. agricolai in northeastern Brazil, including the first report for Maranhão state. We also identify a novel mtDNA lineage, sister to one of the three major clades, in some specimens from Maranhão, indicating that C. agricolai is morphologically and genetically more variable than previously recognized. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 23 May 2022 09:50:00 +030
       
  • Persicaria barbata (L.) H. Hara and Persicaria glabra (Willd.) M. Gómez
           (Polygonaceae): two newly recorded species from the Yucatan Peninsula and
           Mexico

    • Abstract: Check List 18(3): 507-513
      DOI : 10.15560/18.3.507
      Authors : Juan Javier Ortiz-Díaz, Juan José Ancona, Juan Tun-Garrido : Two species of Persicaria (L.) Mill. are reported for the first time in the Neotropics. Persicaria glabra (Willd.) M. Gómez is reported for the first time as part of the flora of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, and Persicaria barbata (L.) H. Hara is newly recorded from Mexico and the Americas. We present morphological descriptions of these two species along with figures, a distribution map, and a dichotomous key for the identification of the six species of Persicaria from the Yucatan Peninsula. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 13 May 2022 09:49:00 +030
       
  • New records of three lace bug species from Laos (Hemiptera, Heteroptera,
           Tingidae)

    • Abstract: Check List 18(3): 501-506
      DOI : 10.15560/18.3.501
      Authors : Jun Souma, Geonho Cho, Seunghwan Lee : We report from Laos for the first time two genera and three species of lace bugs (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Tingidae). This brings the number of tingids reported from Laos to 25 genera and 32 species. The two genera are Eritingis Drake & Ruhoff, 1962 and Haedus Distant, 1904, and the three species are Eritingis recentis (Drake & Poor, 1937), Haedus vicarius (Drake, 1927), and Trachypeplus jingae Dang, Guilbert & Bu, 2013. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 13 May 2022 09:36:00 +030
       
  • First confirmed records of Godman’s Long-tailed Bat, Choeroniscus
           godmani (Thomas, 1903) (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae), from Brazil and
           Panama

    • Abstract: Check List 18(3): 493-499
      DOI : 10.15560/18.3.493
      Authors : Guilherme S. T. Garbino, Marcus Vinicius Brandão, Valeria da Cunha Tavares : We report on the occurrence of Choeroniscus godmani (Thomas, 1903) in Brazil and Panama. The Panama record fills a distribution gap for the species in Central America. The three records from Brazil are from the Amazonia in the state of Pará, and from the Cerrado and an Amazonia/Cerrado ecotone in the state of Mato Grosso. At two localities in Brazil, C. minor, a larger species of Choeroniscus, was also recorded. These new records extend the distribution of C. godmani by 2,065 km south to central South America. One of the Brazilian specimens represents the first record of supernumerary incisors in C. godmani. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 12 May 2022 07:37:00 +030
       
  • Updating the distribution of Dicrodon guttulatum Duméril & Bibron, 1839
           (Reptilia, Teiidae) with a disjunct population in the eastern slope of the
           Peruvian Andes

    • Abstract: Check List 18(3): 483-491
      DOI : 10.15560/18.3.483
      Authors : Antonio García-Bravo, Betty K. Guzman, Jani E. Mendoza, Cristóbal Torres Guzmán, Manuel Oliva, Elgar Barboza, Jhon Quiñones Rámirez, J. Luis Zabarburu-Veneros, Pablo J. Venegas : We report a disjunct population of Dicrodon guttulatum Duméril & Bibron, 1839 on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Occidental in the inter-Andean Seasonally Dry Forests of the Marañón River, in the Departments of Cajamarca and Piura in northwestern Peru. We include an updated range distribution map using records from museum specimens, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, and available photographic records on iNaturalist. In addition, we identify widespread cultivation of rice crops as the main threat to D. guttulatum in the inter-Andean Seasonally Dry Forests of the Marañón. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 11 May 2022 07:15:00 +030
       
  • 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
       
 
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