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  • First record and description of the female genitalia of Palingonalia subta
           Freytag & Vargas, 2007 (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae, Cicadellini) from
           Amazonas state, Brazil, and distribution map for the genus

    • Abstract: Check List 19(6): 965-970
      DOI : 10.15560/19.6.965
      Authors : Alexandre Cruz Domahovski, Luísa Alasmar, Rodney Ramino Cavichioli, Andrielli Oliveira, Sâmia Leticia Reolon da Cruz, Jefferson Marcelo Arantes-da-Silva, Nayane Silva de Oliveira, Torbjørn Haugaasen, Carlos A. Peres, Andressa Paladini : Palingonalia Young, 1977 is a small, poorly known genus of Neotropical leafhoppers comprising only three described species. Here, we describe for the first time the female genitalia of Palingonalia and provided the first record of P. subta Freytag & Vargas, 2007 from Amazonas state, Brazil. Additionally, a distributional map for the genus, discussion about its distribution, and key to species are provided. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 27 Nov 2023 12:13:00 +020
  • Annotated checklist of birds from Triângulo Mineiro and Alto Paranaíba
           in southeastern Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 19(6): 909-963
      DOI : 10.15560/19.6.909
      Authors : Vitor Carneiro de Magalhães Tolentino, Camilla Queiroz Baesse, Celine de Melo, Heraldo Luis Vasconcelos : The Brazilian region known as Triângulo Mineiro and Alto Paranaíba (TMAP) has some areas of high bird diversity. Yet, the region has not been systematically surveyed despite the large transformations its original vegetation has suffered over the past few decades. We report on the most comprehensive bird inventory of the TMAP region, in which we surveyed in 353 sites. For this, we used point transects (11,120 sampling hours) and mist nets (41,920 net-hours). We recorded 469 species belonging to 27 orders and 73 families. Forest-associated species represented 49.04% of the total, grassland and savanna species 38.81%, and aquatic species 11.73%. We found 44 endemic species and 37 species that are threatened at some level. An annotated list of the rare, endemic, and threatened species is provided. This study may serve as a baseline for future studies within the region, including those designed to identify areas of conservation priority. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 23 Nov 2023 11:52:00 +020
  • New records of Aspidoras fuscoguttatus Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1976
           (Callichthyidae, Corydoradinae) from the São Francisco river basin,

    • Abstract: Check List 19(6): 901-908
      DOI : 10.15560/19.6.901
      Authors : Matheus Oliveira Freitas, Adriano Hauer, Roger Henrique Dalcin, Luz Elena De la Ossa-Guerra, Roberto Ferreira Artoni, Rodrigo Leão de Moura, Vinícius Abilhoa : Aspidoras fuscoguttatus Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1976 is a small, relatively common armored catfish considered endemic to the upper Paraná river basin. Here, based on recent collections, as well as morphological and molecular evidence, the known geographic distribution of this species is extended to the basin of the São Francisco River. Specimens were collected during biological surveys in two unnamed tributaries of the Paraopeba River, in the headwaters of the São Francisco River. The new records may be a consequence of headwater stream-captures between São Francisco and upper Paraná drainages. Continued surveys are needed to assess and mitigate natural and human impacts, including biological exchanges between basins. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 22 Nov 2023 07:05:00 +020
  • Non-volant mammals of the Serra da Fortaleza Wildlife Refuge, southern
           Goiás, central Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 19(6): 883-900
      DOI : 10.15560/19.6.883
      Authors : Wellington Hannibal, Hermes Willyan Parreira Claro, Ana Claudia Bernardes-Dias, Carolina Alves, Patricia Rezende Bernardes, Thaynara Lorrane Linhares da Silva : Protected areas are essential for the maintenance of biodiversity, but we know little about local biodiversity in these areas. In this study, we describe the composition and structure of the non-volant mammal community in the Serra da Fortaleza Wildlife Refuge in southern Goiás state, central Brazil. We distributed 20 hexagons (~57 ha each), 10 in the protected area and 10 in its surroundings. We collected data on composition, richness, and abundance of non-volant mammals using live and pitfall traps, camera traps, and active searching. We recorded 39 species (five threatened) of non-volant mammals. The use of diverse sampling methods allowed for a com-prehensive depiction of mammal diversity and composition, lead to the discovery of new species records for the region, including Marmosa limae Thomas, 1920, Cerradomys scotti (Langguth & Bonvicino, 2002), Hylaeamys megacephalus (G. Fischer, 1814), and Tayassu pecari (Link, 1795). We emphasize the importance of protected areas for the conservation of the mammal fauna in the highly fragmented landscape of central Brazil. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Nov 2023 07:21:00 +020
  • First southeastern Pacific record of Balloon Alfonsin, Beryx mollis Abe,
           1959 (Beryciformes, Berycidae), with notes on geographical meristic

    • Abstract: Check List 19(6): 877-882
      DOI : 10.15560/19.6.877
      Authors : Katsuya Kimura : Four specimens (151–156 mm in standard length) of Beryx mollis Abe, 1959 were collected from the Nazca Ridge, southeastern Pacific Ocean. These specimens represent the first record of the species from the south-eastern Pacific Ocean and extend the distributional range of the species eastward by ca. 10,000 km from New Caledonia, the previously known eastern limit. Comparison with specimens from other regions reveals geographical variations of some meristic characters in the species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 16 Nov 2023 07:11:00 +020
  • The nematode tapeworm: rediscovery of the bizarre parasite of nematodes,
           Spirogyromyces vermicola Tzean & Barron (Fungi, incertae sedis) in
           northeastern Mexico

    • Abstract: Check List 19(6): 869-875
      DOI : 10.15560/19.6.869
      Authors : Martha Santis-Santis, Moisés Felipe-Victoriano, Sergio R. Sanchez-Peña : We report the second world observation of the bizarre nematode-parasitic fungus-like organism, Spirogyromyces vermicola, from forest soil at Saltillo, Mexico. It is a benign parasite of nematodes that fills their intestine. Its phylogenetic position remains a mystery, but its morphology and development are reminiscent of Harpellales and Orphellales in the Kickxellomycotina. Spirogyromyces was cultivated in vivo in the original host (Rhabditis) and in Caenorhabditis elegans. Spirogyromyces proliferated in both hosts, and it did not appear to affect significantly health, reproduction, or numbers of hosts. The rediscovery of Spirogyromyces will highlight its potential in the study of parasitic systems in nematodes, including Caenorhabditis research. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 15 Nov 2023 21:09:00 +020
  • New overwintering location of Burrowing Owl, Athene cunicularia hypugaea
           (Molina, 1782) (Strigidae) in Tennessee, USA, with diet assessed through

    • Abstract: Check List 19(6): 863-868
      DOI : 10.15560/19.6.863
      Authors : Scott A. Rush, Adrián Naveda-Rodríguez, Elizabeth B. Hamrick : Reporting new occurrence records of organisms is key to overcome the Wallacean shortfall. Here, we report the first sighting of a Burrowing Owl, Athene cunicularia (Molina, 1782), overwintering on a peninsula in the Tennessee River in Tennessee, USA, during boreal winters 2020–2022. Pellets from this bird showed combination of six species. This is the first record for the species in the Interior Plateau of the USA. Conditions supporting this bird and evidence of it overwintering bear to explore the environmental conditions that support this species in novel areas. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Nov 2023 07:53:00 +020
  • First record of Sooty Tern, Onychoprion fuscatus (Linnaeus, 1766)
           (Laridae, Charadriiformes), from São Paulo state, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 19(6): 855-861
      DOI : 10.15560/19.6.855
      Authors : Juarez de Castro Cabral, Vanessa Lanes Ribeiro, Gabriela Cristina da Silva, Isabella Cristina da Rocha Boaventura, Lucas Cardoso Laurindo, Cristiane Macedo del Rio do Valle, Rodrigo del Rio do Valle, Claudia Carvalho do Nascimento, Juliana Plácido Guimarães, Carolina Pacheco Bertozzi : Sooty Tern, Onychoprion fuscatus (Linnaeus 1766), is a rare species along the Brazilian coast due to oceanic habits. We report the first documented record of this species from São Paulo state, southeastern Brazil. The specimen was found beached in Mongaguá municipality. Morphological assessment, necropsy, and histological analysis allowed us to identify species, reproductive state (non-breeding), and sex (male) of this specimen. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 9 Nov 2023 18:00:00 +0200
  • Feliz cumpleaños, 21 years for the Beni Anaconda, Eunectes beniensis
           (Dirksen, 2002) (Serpentes, Boidae): an update of voucher specimens,
           species’ distribution, and clarification of locality data of type

    • Abstract: Check List 19(6): 847-854
      DOI : 10.15560/19.6.847
      Authors : Randy L. Powell, Cord B. Eversole, Luis Rolando Rivas, Ashton V. Crocker, Paola De la Quintana : Little information for Eunectes beniensis (Dirksen, 2002) (Serpentes, Boidae) exists in the scientific literature and museum data. We review the natural history, diet, reproduction, distribution of this species and discuss its identifying characteristics. We present new records and discuss the species’ distribution in Bolivia. As reported in the previous literature, the geographic locality data of the holotype and paratypes are incorrect. We report corrected data for these specimens and update knowledge of the species’ distributional status and natural history by summarizing novel and existing data from the entirety of this species’ known range. We provide a distribution map based on vouchered museum specimens. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 9 Nov 2023 07:56:00 +0200
  • On the distribution and conservation of Sievekingia hirtzii Waldvogel
           (Orchidaceae, Stanhopeinae): first records from Colombia

    • Abstract: Check List 19(6): 839-845
      DOI : 10.15560/19.6.839
      Authors : Natalia Rodríguez-S, Albeiro Rojas-P, Alejandro Lizcano, Edwin Trujillo Trujillo, Oscar Perdomo : We newly report two populations of the orchid Sievekingia hirtzii in the Andean–Amazonian foothills of Caquetá, Colombia. Following the B criterion of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, we propose the categorization of this species as Endangered, due to its small Area of Occupancy and Extent of Occur-rence, the limited number of populations, and habitat fragmentation and degradation caused by the expansion of agriculture. Additionally, we propose actions for in situ and ex situ conservation of this orchid, including habitat protection and cultivation in botanical gardens. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 8 Nov 2023 14:43:00 +0200
  • First records of Clubiona hitchinsi Saaristo, 2002 on Ascension Island
           (Araneae, Clubionidae)

    • Abstract: Check List 19(6): 833-838
      DOI : 10.15560/19.6.833
      Authors : Danniella Sherwood, Yuri M. Marusik, Adam Sharp : Clubiona hitchinsi Saaristo, 2002, previously known from the Seychelles and French Polynesia, is newly recorded from Ascension Island, based on comparison of the Ascension specimens against two paratypes. The first detailed figures of the endogyne, based on a paratype, are provided. Characters in this species not found in European species of Clubiona Latreille, 1804 but found in the misplaced hystrix-group in Asia—namely the presence of a spine at the tip of the cymbium, retrolateral tibial apophysis with spine-like tip, and presence of a keel on the tegulum in the male, and copulatory ducts running on the posterior side in the genitalia of the female—are discussed. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 8 Nov 2023 14:15:00 +0200
  • First record of Microspingus cinereus (Bonaparte, 1850), Cinereous
           Warbling Finch (Passeriformes, Thraupidae), from the state of Rio de
           Janeiro, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 19(6): 827-832
      DOI : 10.15560/19.6.827
      Authors : Gabriel Magalhães Tavares, João Rafael Gomes de Almeida e Marins, Manoel Tuler Filho, Carlos Nei Ortúzar-Ferreira : We document from the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the first record of Microspingus cinereus (Bonaparte, 1850), which was observed in the municipality of Barra Mansa in October 2020. The species was originally documented in central Brazil, potentially linked to Cerrado habitats. However, recent observations from eBird and WikiAves databases indicate that M. cinereus has been spreading towards the southeast for several years. It has been considered Vulnerable for almost two decades due to the loss of grassland habitats. Our discovery expands the known geographic range of M. cinereus to eastern Brazil and may have importance for future biogeographic studies and the conservation of this species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 6 Nov 2023 18:20:00 +0200
  • First record of Macrobrachium mammillodactylus (Thallwitz, 1891)
           (Crustacea, Decapoda, Palaemonidae) from Japan

    • Abstract: Check List 19(6): 821-826
      DOI : 10.15560/19.6.821
      Authors : Yusuke Fuke, Tomoaki Maruyama : Knobtooth Prawn, Macrobrachium mammillodactylus (Thallwitz, 1891), is an amphidromous freshwater prawn that occurs in the tropics of the western Pacific Ocean. Here, we report a new record of this species from Miyako Island, in the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. The obtained specimens were mature, suggesting that they had overwintered. This record updates the northern limit of M. mammillodactylus and suggests an expansion of the range of this species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 6 Nov 2023 08:38:00 +0200
  • They arrived and don’t stop coming: an update on the distribution of
           exotic ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in continental Ecuador

    • Abstract: Check List 19(6): 801-819
      DOI : 10.15560/19.6.801
      Authors : Jefferson Salazar-Basurto, Adrián Troya, Francisco Romero, Alexander L. Wild, Alex Pazmiño-Palomino : We present an updated list of introduced ants to continental Ecuador, and compile records of occurrence, as well as map the distribution of 15 exotic species. We analyzed specimens in entomological collections and data from AntWeb, GBIF and iNaturalist. Among these, we add two new records for the country: Cardiocondyla mauritanica Forel, 1980 and Pheidole megacephala (Fabricius, 1793). The former is also the first record for South America, while the finding of the latter shows how little we know about introduced tramp ants. In addition, we add site records for nine species: Cardiocondyla emeryi Forel, 1881, Cardiocondyla minutior Forel, 1899, Cardiocon­dyla wroughtonii (Forel, 1890), Linepithema humile (Mayr, 1868), Monomorium floricola (Jerdon, 1851), Monomo­rium pharaonis (Linnaeus, 1758), Paratrechina longicornis (Latreille, 1802), Tapinoma melanocephalum (Fabricius, 1793), and Tetramorium bicarinatum (Nylander, 1846). Based on our previous fieldwork observations, it appears that our understanding of exotic species richness is still in its early stages. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 3 Nov 2023 14:30:00 +0200
  • Diptera species recorded for the first time in Slovakia found along the
           Danube floodplain

    • Abstract: Check List 19(6): 791-800
      DOI : 10.15560/19.6.791
      Authors : Marek Semelbauer, Ján Samay, Jan Zavřel : Four species of Diptera are recorded as new for the fauna of Slovakia: Acrocera orbiculus (Fabricius, 1787) (Acroceridae), Conops insignis Loew, 1848 (Conopidae), Hermetia illucens (Linnaeus, 1758) (Stratiomyidae), and Tolmerus cowini (Hobby, 1946) (Asilidae). The specimens were collected by means of Malaise trap, yellow pan trap, and sweep nets, in the years 2019–2022. Our findings highlight the value of the Danube floodplain from a conservation point of view. The appearance of H. illucens in Bratislava fits well with what is known about this synanthropic species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2023 15:23:00 +0200
  • Gymnotiform electric fishes of the Tres Fronteras region of the western

    • Abstract: Check List 19(5): 767-790
      DOI : 10.15560/19.5.767
      Authors : Kevin T. Torgersen, Juan D. Bogotá-Gregory, Astrid Acosta-Santos, Jhon J. Potosí-Chuña, Edwin Agudelo-Cordoba, James S. Albert : Gymnotiform electric knifefishes are an important yet undersampled component of the Neotropical aquatic biota. We report on the gymnotiform fauna of the Tres Fronteras region located at the triple border of Brazil, Colombia, and Peru in the biodiverse western Amazon. The presence of at least 33 species of gymnotiforms in the Tres Fronteras region is validated from recent sampling efforts and the review of previously collected materials. A key is provided for the identification of the species that have been collected from the region. We comment on the diversity of habitat utilization and intraspecific colour variation of some species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Oct 2023 13:27:00 +020
  • Distribution and range extension of Anoura cadenai Mantilla-Meluk & Baker
           2006 in the central and eastern Colombian Andes, and comments on the
           distribution of A. fistulata Muchhala, Mena-Valenzuela & Albuja 2005 in

    • Abstract: Check List 19(5): 757-765
      DOI : 10.15560/19.5.757
      Authors : Camilo A. Calderón-Acevedo, Darwin M. Morales-Martínez, Daniela Martínez-Medina, Miguel E. Rodríguez-Posada : Anoura cadenai Mantilla-Meluk & Baker, 2006 is currently known from the Pacific versant of the Cordillera Occidental of Colombia. Based on the review of additional specimens we present a range extension to the southern Cordillera Central and the western slopes of the Cordillera Oriental, extending its range by 30 km north-west, 138 km south, and 155 km southwest; our data also increase the known elevation of the species from 1600 to 1970 m a.s.l. Additionally, we present a summary of the current knowledge regarding the distribution of A. fistulata in Colombia. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 27 Oct 2023 07:23:00 +030
  • Glironia venusta (Thomas, 1912) (Didelphidae) reaches the Atlantic! New
           records in French Guiana, with notes on behaviour

    • Abstract: Check List 19(5): 753-756
      DOI : 10.15560/19.5.753
      Authors : Paul Alexandre, Benoit de Thoisy : We report observations of Glironia venusta Thomas, 1912, Bushy-tailed Opossum, from coastal French Guiana, expanding the distribution of this species 300 km north of its previously known range. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 26 Oct 2023 08:51:00 +030
  • Addition of two species to the Maltese flora: Lythrum tribracteatum Salzm.
           ex Spreng. (Lythraceae) and Poa maroccana Nannf. (Poaceae)

    • Abstract: Check List 19(5): 743-751
      DOI : 10.15560/19.5.743
      Authors : Gianmarco Tavilla, Pietro Minissale, Leanne Camilleri, Sandro Lanfranco : During a fieldwork in Malta in 2023, we discovered two species of plant previously unknown to the Maltese flora, Lythrum tribracteatum Salzm. ex Spreng. and Poa maroccana Nannf. Specific information on their morphology and ecology is provided. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 20 Oct 2023 19:03:00 +030
  • First record of Gargaphia paula Drake, 1939 (Hemiptera, Tingidae) from
           Colombia, with a new host plant and an updated checklist of Gargaphia
           species in the country

    • Abstract: Check List 19(5): 735-741
      DOI : 10.15560/19.5.735
      Authors : Jean Gamboa, Carolina Fontecha, Erika Valentina Vergara-Navarro, Yennifer Andrea Carreño-Guevara, John Quiroz, Francisco Serna : Gargaphia paula Drake, 1939 is recorded for the first time for Colombia in two extreme localities, one in the northern region of the country and the other in the southeast. Moreover, it was found on Calopogonium mucunoides Desv. (Fabaceae), a new host plant recorded for the species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 20 Oct 2023 18:51:00 +030
  • Confirmed presence of Clathrus columnatus Bosc (Phallales, Clathraceae) in
           the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

    • Abstract: Check List 19(5): 727-733
      DOI : 10.15560/19.5.727
      Authors : Justine Villalba-Alemán, Paúl Mayorga, C. Miguel Pinto, Patricia Jaramillo Díaz : In July 2022, we collected three groups of Clathrus columnatus Bosc (Clathraceae) specimens (four mature and eight immature basidiomata) from Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos. We report these specimens as the first confirmed records of this species from the Galapagos Archipelago and Ecuador. We hypothesize that C. columnatus constitutes a recent introduction to the islands. We provide macro- and microscopic descriptions, including photographs of fresh and fluid-preserved basidiomata, and comments on the species’ taxonomy, ecology, and distribution. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 16 Oct 2023 13:33:00 +030
  • Geographic range extension of the Spix’s Disk-winged Bat, Thyroptera
           tricolor Spix, 1823 (Chiroptera, Thyropteridae)—first record from Santa
           Catarina, southern Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 19(5): 719-725
      DOI : 10.15560/19.5.719
      Authors : Fernando Carvalho, Karolaine P. Supi, Beatriz F. L. Luciano, Artur S. Sobrinho, Sam Generoso, Victor Quintas, Sérgio L. Althoff : We captured the Spix’s Disk-winged Bat, Thyroptera tricolor Spix, 1823, at two locations in Santa Catarina state, southern Brazil. These are the first records of occurrence of T. tricolor from the state and expand the southern limit of the species’ geographical range by 408 km. With our new data, 52 species of bat are now con-firmed to occur in Santa Catarina; this state has the second richest bat fauna in southern Brazil. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 11 Oct 2023 15:44:00 +030
  • Xysticus grallator Simon, 1932 new to mainland Italy (Araneae, Thomisidae)

    • Abstract: Check List 19(5): 713-718
      DOI : 10.15560/19.5.713
      Authors : Tobias Bauer, Raffaele Falato, Paolo Pantini : Xysticus grallator Simon, 1932 is a little-known species of crab spider distributed in the western Mediterranean region. We present new records of this species from mainland Italy, together with images of living and preserved specimens, the copulatory organs, and the habitat. A map of literature records provides insights into the known distribution of this species. Additionally, we show that a historical record of Xysticus pavesii O. Pickard- Cambridge, 1873 by L. di Caporiacco is misidentified and in fact the first record of X. grallator on the Italian Peninsula. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 11 Oct 2023 15:33:00 +030
  • First record of Hemidactylus mabouia (Moreau de Jonnès, 1818) (Squamata,
           Gekkonidae) from Colonia Carlos Pellegrini (Corrientes) and Salvador Mazza
           (Salta) in Argentina

    • Abstract: Check List 19(5): 709-711
      DOI : 10.15560/19.5.709
      Authors : Vanesa Chocobar, Carolina Lobo Terán, Fernando Lobo, Matías Quipildor, Soledad Ruiz, Soledad Valdecantos : Hemidactylus mabouia (Moreau de Jonnès, 1818) is an African species introduced and widely distributed in South America. We report H. mabouia for the first time in the municipal campsite of Colonia Carlos Pellegrini (province of Corrientes, Argentina) and in Salvador Mazza (province of Salta, Argentina). These new records increase the known distribution in Argentina of this invasive species, and they are the first from Salta, and only the second from Corrientes. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 11 Oct 2023 15:24:00 +030
  • First record of Centropomus undecimalis (Bloch, 1792) (Perciformes,
           Centropomidae), Common Snook, in the Patos Lagoon estuary, in southern

    • Abstract: Check List 19(5): 703-708
      DOI : 10.15560/19.5.703
      Authors : Samanta da Silveira Borges, Luiz Felipe Cestari Dumont, Alexandre Miranda Garcia, Valéria Marques Lemos : We report the first record of Centropomus undecimalis (Bloch, 1792), Common Snook, in the Patos Lagoon estuary (32°S), Brazil. Two specimens were caught in April and May 2021 as bycatch in the fyke nets fish-ery for shrimp. Centropomus undecimalis was previously known to occur south to 29° S. We hypothesize that the intensification of the warm Brazilian Current has being promoted an expansion southward of this fish species along the Brazilian coast. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 6 Oct 2023 21:49:00 +0300
  • Cubomedusae (Cubozoa, Carybdeida, Carukiidae) in Hong Kong, China: first
           records of cubozoans in Chinese waters confirmed using citizen science and
           digital authentication

    • Abstract: Check List 19(5): 691-701
      DOI : 10.15560/19.5.691
      Authors : John Terenzini, Sheldon Rey Boco, Laura J. Falkenberg : The Hong Kong Jellyfish Project uses photographs and videos from citizen scientists to document the occurrence of jellyfish in this region. Based on these records, we describe sightings of two previously unrecorded species of box jellyfish, Malo filipina (Bentlage & Lewis, 2012) and an unidentified species of Morbakka sp. Gershwin, 2008, in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China. This understanding of where these species currently occur is important due to the potential impacts of box jellyfish on human activities and their role in local ecosystems. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 4 Oct 2023 08:03:00 +0300
  • Mammals from the Base de Selva da Polícia Militar, Porto Velho,
           Rondônia, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 19(5): 675-690
      DOI : 10.15560/19.5.675
      Authors : Raul Afonso Pommer-Barbosa, André Luiz da Cruz Prestes, Welington da Silva Paula do Nascimento, Jéssica Fernanda Teodoro Reis, Geovanna Santos da Silva, Claudia Christian Bezerra de Souza, Flávio Aparecido Terassini, Mizael Andrade Pedersoli, Marcela Alvares Oliveira : The state of Rondônia harbors 185 of the 399 species of mammals recorded from the Amazon biome, which corresponds to 46.4% of the total number of species. The state is also an important center of diversity and endemism, especially due to the presence of major biogeographical barriers such as the rio Madeira. We employed trap cameras and track surveys to assess the mammal community in the Base de Selva da Polícia Militar in Rondônia state, Brazil. During one year of survey, we recorded 40 species of medium-sized and large mammals, and, in our study, we recorded the highest mammal richness for a locality in Rondônia, which highlights the importance of private protected areas for mammal conservation in the state. Camera-trap records also showed the occurrence of threatened species. Finally, we provide recommendations for additional studies in this region that is threatened by deforestation and expansion of agriculture. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 3 Oct 2023 08:10:00 +0300
  • First record of Microvelia albonotata Champion, 1898 (Hemiptera,
           Heteroptera, Gerridae) from a cave in Colombia

    • Abstract: Check List 19(5): 669-674
      DOI : 10.15560/19.5.669
      Authors : Edwin Alfonso Arias Afanador, Irina Morales, Felipe Ferraz Figuereido Moreira : Microvelia albonotata Champion, 1898 (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Gerridae) is a small semiaquatic bug distributed from southeastern Canada to Peru, including the West Indies. Despite this wide range and an easy identification of male specimens, it was recorded for the first time from Colombia only in 2021. Here, we report this species from the country once more, this time based on material collected in a cave in the department of Boyacá. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 3 Oct 2023 08:06:00 +0300
  • Cotula australis Hook.f. (Asteraceae), a species newly introduced in

    • Abstract: Check List 19(5): 661-668
      DOI : 10.15560/19.5.661
      Authors : Abdelilah Jbilou, Ouafae Benkhnigue, Hind Elaidi, Lahcen Zidane, Jamila Dahmani, Nadia Belahbib : We report the discovery of Cotula australis Hook.f. for the first time in Morocco and North Africa. We found it living in the cork-oak forest of Maamora (Northwest). This species, a member of the family Asteraceae, is introduced to Morocco and has potential to be highly invasive and destructive to the native environment. We describe the distinctive taxonomic and morphological characters of this species and provide notes on its distribution, ecology, and habitat. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 2 Oct 2023 18:41:00 +0300
  • First record of Hauxwell’s Thrush (Turdus hauxwelli Lawrence, 1869)
           (Passeriformes, Turdidae) from Goiás state, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 19(5): 657-660
      DOI : 10.15560/19.5.657
      Authors : Estevão F. Santos, Jayrson A. Oliveira, André C. De Luca : We report the first record of Turdus hauxwelli Lawrence, 1869, Hauxwell’s Thrush, from the state of Goiás, central Brazil, based on photographic and vocal records obtained at Taquaral de Goiás. This new record substantially expands the species’ distribution beyond the Amazonian domain and marks its new easternmost geographical limit. The new record extends this species’ distribution by 650 km from the nearest recent record. We also discuss the importance of this record in understanding the biogeographical affinities of the seasonal forests of central-western Brazil. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 2 Oct 2023 18:28:00 +0300
  • First records of the genus Elatosara Malzacher, 2020 (Ephemeroptera,
           Caenidae) from the Lao People’s Democratic Republic

    • Abstract: Check List 19(5): 647-656
      DOI : 10.15560/19.5.647
      Authors : Viengkhone Vannachak, Peter Malzacher, Narumon Sangpradub : The genus Elatosara was described by Malzacher, 2020 from the Mekong River in Thailand, with E. phanomensis Malzacher, 2020 as its type species. Here, we report E. phanomensis for the first time from central and southern Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR). A few morphological variations were observed in the Lao PDR population as compared to the paratypes of E. phanomensis. The discovery of E. phanomensis extends the distribution of the genus to the Lao PDR. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 21 Sep 2023 09:22:00 +030
  • New records and updated list of species in Gobiidae in the Hoi estuary of
           Ma River, Thanh Hoa province, Vietnam

    • Abstract: Check List 19(5): 639-645
      DOI : 10.15560/19.5.639
      Authors : Trinh Thi Thu, Hoang Ngoc Thao : Fieldwork in the Hoi estuary area of the Ma River has recorded nine species of Gobiidae. Three of these species are recorded for the first time in the study area, including Acentrogobius caninus (Valenciennes, 1837), Glossogobius olivaceus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845), and Oxyurichthys papuensis (Valenciennes, 1837). We update the list of gobiid species in the Hoi estuary; it now includes 18 species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 21 Sep 2023 09:11:00 +030
  • New record of Azurina intercrusma (Evermann & Radcliffe, 1917)
           (Ovalentaria incertae sedis, Pomacentridae) and confirmation of Scuticaria
           tigrina (Lesson, 1828) (Anguilliformes, Muraenidae) in the Galápagos

    • Abstract: Check List 19(5): 611-620
      DOI : 10.15560/19.5.611
      Authors : William Bensted-Smith, Inti Keith, Jack Grove, Stuart Banks : Herein we provide the first published records for Azurina intercrusma and a correction of previous Scuticaria tigrina records within the Galápagos Marine Reserve. The former had not previously been reported north of the southern Ecuadorian coastline and represents a significant step outside of its known distribution for this cold-water species. Scuticaria tigrina had been mentioned in previous literature as present, but its inclusion appears to have been in error; we confirm its presence as a vagrant and provide evidence of live observations in different parts of the archipelago. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 18 Sep 2023 21:18:00 +030
  • First records of Lepidophyma zongolicum García-Vázquez, Canseco-Márquez
           & Aguilar-López, 2010 (Squamata, Xantusiidae) from Veracruz, Mexico

    • Abstract: Check List 19(5): 635-638
      DOI : 10.15560/19.5.635
      Authors : Angel I. Contreras-Calvario, Medardo Arreortúa, Adán Bautista-del Moral, Jorge L. Castillo-Juárez, Rene Avalos-Vela : Lepidophyma Duméril, 1851 is the most diverse genus among the nocturnal lizards, with 23 species distributed from the Atlantic and Pacific slopes of Mexico southeast into Panama. Currently, the available information on the ecology and distribution of these species is limited mainly due to their saxicolous habits. Here we present five new state records of Lepidophyma zongolicum from Atoyac, a locality in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. These new data expand the geographic range of this species by 48 km from its nearest previously known occurrence. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 18 Sep 2023 07:07:00 +030
  • The damsel bug genus Alloeorhynchus Fieber, 1860 (Hemiptera, Heteroptera,
           Nabidae) in Japan

    • Abstract: Check List 19(5): 621-633
      DOI : 10.15560/19.5.621
      Authors : Jun Souma, Tadashi Ishikawa : The damsel bug genus Alloeorhynchus Fieber, 1860 (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Nabidae, Prostemmatinae, Prostemmatini) comprises at least 50 species worldwide, and seven species have been recorded from East Asia. In Japan, two species, A. (Alloeorhynchus) reinhardi Kerzhner & Günther, 1999 and A. (A.) vinulus Stål, 1864, are currently known. In this study, A. (A.) notatus Distant, 1919 is reported in Japan for the first time. A geographical color variation of A. (A.) vinulus is reported based on specimens collected from Kume Island in the Ryukyu Islands. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 18 Sep 2023 06:55:00 +030
  • New record of Spot-Legged Turtle, Rhinoclemmys punctularia (Daudin, 1801)
           (Reptilia, Testudines, Geoemydidae), from an Amazon ecotonal zone in the
           Tocantins–Araguaia river basin, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 19(5): 605-610
      DOI : 10.15560/19.5.605
      Authors : Maria Augusta Paes Agostini, Ewerthon O. Batista, Wilson Rufino Dias Junior, Richard C. Vogt, Thiago Costa Gonçalves Portelinha : We report a new record of Rhinoclemmys punctularia (Daudin, 1801), extending the geographic dis-tribution of this species by 450 km towards the south to the Araguaia River in the state of Pará, Brazil. The new record comes from an ecotonal area of the Cerrado and Amazon biomes, which indicates a possible adaptability of this species in fragmented environments and in agricultural areas. These new findings help enable future investi-gations better understand the distribution of R. punctularia in the southern Amazon Basin and in ecotones. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 13 Sep 2023 07:41:00 +030
  • Distribution of Thereuonema tuberculata (Wood, 1862) (Chilopoda,
           Scutigeromorpha, Scutigeridae) in Hokkaido, Japan

    • Abstract: Check List 19(4): 599-604
      DOI : 10.15560/19.4.599
      Authors : Natsuki Hirakizawa, Hijiri Noda, Ryotaro Wakimura, Koji Tojo, Takeo Yamauchi : Thereuonema tuberculata (Wood, 1862), a centipede, is distributed mainly in Asia. In Japan, T. tuberculata is found throughout Honshu Island and southwards, although less commonly to the north on Hokkaido. Our survey additionally showed that this species occurs commonly at altitudes of 0–540 m on Hokkaido. The northern limit of this species in Japan seems to be Nakagawa Town, Hokkaido. Thereuonema tuberculata was also collected on isolated islands off southwestern Hokkaido. Although previous studies have suggested distribution of T. tuberculata in Hokkaido is anthropogenic, it may be natural. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Aug 2023 12:26:00 +030
  • The hitchhiker’s guide to Australia: the 18,000-km-long journey of
           Alepia viatrix Jaume-Schinkel, Kvifte, Weele & Mengual, 2022 (Diptera,
           Psychodidae) discovered through citizen science

    • Abstract: Check List 19(4): 589-597
      DOI : 10.15560/19.4.589
      Authors : Santiago Jaume-Schinkel, Ximo Mengual, Andy G. Howe, Erinn P. Fagan-Jeffries : The Neotropical genus Alepia Enderlein, 1937 (Diptera, Psychodidae) is newly recorded in Australia. We present new geographical records for Alepia viatrix Jaume-Schinkel, Kvifte, Weele & Mengual, 2022, extending the range of this species by 18,000 km. We attribute these new Australian records to the likely unintentional introduction of A. viatrix through international bromeliad trade. This moth fly was found by school children working with insect taxonomists through an Australian citizen-science project, Insect Investigators. We describe and present for the first time high-resolution SEM pictures of the eggs of the genus Alepia. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Aug 2023 16:23:00 +030
  • Geographic distribution of pocket gophers (Rodentia, Geomyidae) of

    • Abstract: Check List 19(4): 581-588
      DOI : 10.15560/19.4.581
      Authors : Wilson Noel Gómez-Corea, Leonel Marineros, Hermes Leonel Vega, Tania Paola López-Aguilar : Three species of pocket gophers, family Geomyidae, have been reported from Honduras. We summarize and update the distribution of these species based on burrow observations, sightings, photographs, and a voucher specimen, most of which were obtained during surveys conducted between 2011 and 2022. We report one new, eastern most locality for Heterogeomys hispidus from the Department of Atlántida, a specimen of Orthogeomys grandis from the Department of La Paz, and 17 additional localities for geomyids. These include records located on the Caribbean versant of the Sierra Madre along the Río Ulúa and between the documented distributions of H. hispidus and O. grandis, and records between the known distributions of H. hispidus and H. cherriei. These observations provide an excellent opportunity to examine the relative ecological limits of the three taxa. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Aug 2023 16:04:00 +030
  • New records and range extension of a Brazilian Amazon white-sand endemic
           species: Roraimaea aurantiaca Struwe, S.Nilsson & V.A.Albert

    • Abstract: Check List 19(4): 573-580
      DOI : 10.15560/19.4.573
      Authors : Layon Oreste Demarchi, Lena Struwe, Maria Julia Ferreira, Jochen Schöngart, Florian Wittmann, Maria Teresa Fernandez Piedade : Roraimaea aurantiaca Struwe, S.Nilsson & V.A.Albert, a white-sand endemic species, was previously known from only two specimens collected in Roraima state, Brazil. Our new field collections and re-identified herbarium specimens expand this species’ distribution and include the first records from the Brazilian state of Amazonas. Based on this effort, we present a distribution map, preliminary conservation status of Endangered, the first photographs of living plants, and an updated morphological description. This study aggregates new information on the flora of the northern Amazon Basin, in addition to discussing conservation of R. aurantiaca. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 22 Aug 2023 10:55:00 +030
  • DNA barcoding of springsnails (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Caenogastropoda)
           endemic to the Trans-Pecos region of Texas (USA)

    • Abstract: Check List 19(4): 561-572
      DOI : 10.15560/19.4.561
      Authors : Kathryn E. Perez, Vanessa Saenz, Natalia Salazar-Lozano, Benjamin F. Schwartz, Benjamin T. Hutchins : In desert environments, unique communities depend on groundwater from springs, including a diverse radiation of small (
      PubDate: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 09:44:00 +030
  • New records of Kallstroemia tribuloides (Mart.) Steud. (Zygophyllaceae) in

    • Abstract: Check List 19(4): 555-560
      DOI : 10.15560/19.4.555
      Authors : Thiago de Azevedo Amorim, Alex Braz Iacone Santos : We report the occurrence of Kallstroemia tribuloides (Mart.) Steud. in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil after 136 years. Kallstroemia tribuloides is adapted to open, sunny environments with a preference for sandy soils, which are typical drylands (e.g., the Caatinga biome) and Restingas. This species has attributes that may favor its expansion into newly environments, and its bioinvasive potential should not be overlooked. Thus, we strongly recommend that further studies monitor the spread of K. tribuloides on the Brazilian southeast coast, which can help in its control. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 08:20:00 +030
  • Tropidurus chromatops Harvey & Gutberlet, 1998 (Squamata, Tropiduridae):
           first records from and range extension to the Beni Department, Bolivia

    • Abstract: Check List 19(4): 549-553
      DOI : 10.15560/19.4.549
      Authors : Luis R. Rivas, Gil A. Ojopi, Cord B. Eversole, Randy L. Powell, Gabriel Callapa : We present the first records of Tropidurus chromatops Harvey & Gutberlet, 1998 from the Beni Department (Bolivia) and extend this species’ distribution to western Bolivia by approximately 256 km in a straight line to the Beni Floodplains ecoregion. Likewise, we contribute information on some aspects of the natural history, altitude of occurrence, and the geographic distribution of T. chromatops in the Department of Beni. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 11 Aug 2023 22:04:00 +030
  • Rediscovery and range extension for Platyclarias machadoi Poll, 1977
           (Siluriformes, Clariidae) in the Kwanza River, Angola

    • Abstract: Check List 19(4): 541-548
      DOI : 10.15560/19.4.541
      Authors : Maxwell J. Bernt, Domingos da Silva Neto, Ernst R. Swartz, Melanie L. J. Stiassny : We report the first record of Platyclarias machadoi Poll, 1977 since its original description. This species was sampled by electrofishing in rapids on the Kwanza River upstream of Capanda Dam in Angola. Morphomet-ric and meristic data for the Kwanza River material were compared to published data from the Platyclarias type series. Osteology was compared between the Kwanza specimens and two Platyclarias paratypes using computed tomography (CT) scans. Prior to this discovery, the genus was known only from the Kwango River in Angola. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 8 Aug 2023 08:49:00 +0300
  • Updated distribution of an alien frog species, Lithobates catesbeianus
           (Shaw, 1802), in Ecuador: new records of Bullfrog in the semideciduous
           lowland forest of western Ecuador

    • Abstract: Check List 19(4): 533-539
      DOI : 10.15560/19.4.533
      Authors : Andrea E. Narváez, Marissa Barreno, Stefania Cuadrado, Katherine Vera, Natalia Molina-Moreira : We report the occurrence of Lithobates catesbeianus (Shaw, 1802), Bullfrog, in a protected semidecidu-ous forest in the city of Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador and in a nearby wildlife management center. Bosqueira Pro-tected Forest is an isolated spot of diversity surrounded by urbanization, quarries, and highways. We found a juvenile Bullfrog in a water canal on the edge of the protected forest, near a private housing complex, and several tadpoles in an artificial pond in a wildlife management center located near the reserve. This is the first sighting of the invasive L. catesbeianus in a native ecosystem in Guayaquil. We also report the this species from, three other provinces of Ecuador, based on observations in iNaturalist. These records reinforce the ability of L. catesbeianus to adapt easily to varied environmental conditions and to disturbed areas. The invasion of L. catesbeianus towards semideciduous forest represents a new threat to biodiversity, particularly the endemic fauna, due to predation or competition. In future studies, it will be important to fully evaluate the Bullfrog diet and population status to esti-mate its impact on remnant forests of Guayaquil. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 2 Aug 2023 13:19:00 +0300
  • New records of Largemouth Black Bass, Micropterus salmoides (Lacépède,
           1802) (Pisces, Centrarchidae), in Bulgaria

    • Abstract: Check List 19(4): 527-532
      DOI : 10.15560/19.4.527
      Authors : Kiril Valkanov, Nikolay Kolev, Teodora Koynova, Nikolay Natchev : In the present study we report on new localities of Largemouth Black Bass, Micropterus salmoides (Lacé-pède, 1802), detected on the territory of Bulgaria. This invasive predator was observed for the first time in 2018 in a water basin in the capital city of Sofia city (western Bulgaria) and the following monitoring revealed that seven water bodies in the capital were inhabited by adults, subadults, and juvenile specimens. In 2021 and 2022, this spe-cies was captured in water basins in the vicinity of lake Mandra near the city of Burgas (south-eastren Bulgaria). Currently, these sites represent the easternmost localities within the distribution of M. salmoides in the Balkan peninsula and perhaps in continental Europe. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Jul 2023 11:03:00 +030
  • New data on the distribution and echolocation calls of Big Naked-backed
           Bat, Pteronotus gymnonotus (Wagner, 1843) (Chiroptera, Mormoopidae):
           northernmost records in Mexico

    • Abstract: Check List 19(4): 521-526
      DOI : 10.15560/19.4.521
      Authors : Karla P. Borges-Jesús, Antonio Guillén-Servent, Vinicio J. Sosa : Pteronotus gymnonotus (Wagner, 1843) has its northernmost distribution records in southeastern Mexico, where it is classified as an endangered species. In this report we communicate two northernmost extralimital acoustic records of the species in the state of Veracruz, obtained in 2018 and 2022. The average constant frequency of echolocation calls of P. gymnonotus was 56.5 kHz in Boca Andrea and 53.88 kHz in Buena Vista. Acoustic detection surveys of the conspicuous echolocation calls of the species would help much in the detection of the species in roosts and foraging habitats. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jul 2023 16:48:00 +030
  • Extending the geographical distribution of Side-striped Jackal, Lupulella
           adusta (Sundevall, 1847) (Carnivora, Canidae), in South Africa

    • Abstract: Check List 19(4): 509-520
      DOI : 10.15560/19.4.509
      Authors : Lourens H. Swanepoel, J. Philip B. Faure, Lauren Foden, Kevin W. Emslie : Side-striped Jackal, Lupulella adusta (Sundevall, 1847), occurs in a vast area within sub-Saharan Africa. In South Africa, the current geographical distribution is limited to eastern coastal regions. Recent sightings from north-central areas of the country suggest a wider geographical distribution. Here we report on 5,130 confirmed, repeated detections of Side-striped Jackal. Of these, 3,625 captures were from 471 new locations not previously recorded in the scientific literature, thereby expanding their current geographical distribution. These new records were captured in 33 vegetation types, including the forest and grassland biomes where they are not commonly detected. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jul 2023 16:47:00 +030
  • Endangered Black Marsh Turtle, Siebenrockiella crassicollis (Gray, 1831)
           (Reptilia, Testudines, Geoemydidae): distribution extension and first
           record from Belitung Island, Indonesia

    • Abstract: Check List 19(4): 505-508
      DOI : 10.15560/19.4.505
      Authors : Veryl Hasan, Josie South, Fitri Sil Valen, Sapto Andriyono : Black Marsh Turtle, Siebenrockiella crassicollis (Gray, 1831), is a freshwater turtle native across Southeast Asia and is categorized as Endangered according to the IUCN Red List. We report the first record of this species from Belitung, a remote island in Indonesia, based on photographs. The new record is approximately 200 km to the east of the nearest locality in Sumatra, and 250 km to the west of the nearest locality in Borneo. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jul 2023 16:46:00 +030
  • New distributional records and rediscovery of three rare freshwater
           mussels (Bivalvia, Unionidae) in the Sequatchie River, Tennessee

    • Abstract: Check List 19(4): 485-503
      DOI : 10.15560/19.4.485
      Authors : Gerald R. Dinkins, Barbara J. Dinkins, Hugh D. Faust, Robert T. Eldridge, Brian M. Mize : We present new drainage records for five freshwater mussels in the Sequatchie River, a tributary of the Tennessee River. We also report the rediscovery of Purple Lilliput, Toxolasma lividum Rafinesque, 1831, Tennessee Pigtoe, Pleuronaia barnesiana (Lea, 1838), and the federally endangered Slabside Pearlymussel, Pleuronaia dolabelloides (Lea, 1840), and we provide information on other mussel species found in our survey. In the Sequatchie River, T. lividum was last seen in 1957 and P. barnesiana and P. dolabelloides were last seen in 1980. The discovery of five new drainage records and rediscovery of three rare species highlights the need for additional mussel surveys in the Sequatchie River and the importance of surveys in conservation efforts. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Jul 2023 15:41:00 +030
  • Hyphaene guineensis Schumach. & Thonn. (Arecaceae), a new palm for the
           flora of Benin

    • Abstract: Check List 19(4): 479-484
      DOI : 10.15560/19.4.479
      Authors : Gbèwonmèdéa Hospice Dassou, Doudjo Noufou Ouattara, Kifouli Adéoti, Judicael Makponsè, Augustin Sodjinou, Didier Roguet, Fred Stauffer : We report for the first time the occurence of Hyphaene guineensis Schumach. & Thonn. (Arecaceae) in the flora of Benin at Grand-Popo. We describe this species using stem, leaf, and fruit morphological traits from field observations, specialized keys, historical and modern herbarium vouchers. Demographic and phenological observations are also provided, and a key is proposed for differentiating H. guineensis from the other species of Hyphaene known from Benin. This work contributes to the knowledge of the geographical distribution, the ecology, and the conservation of H. guineensis in tropical Africa. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 6 Jul 2023 12:34:00 +0300
  • First record of a potentially introduced leech, Helobdella aff. robusta

    • Abstract: Check List 19(4): 473-477
      DOI : 10.15560/19.4.473
      Authors : Chiaki Kambayashi, Takafumi Nakano : Helobdella aff. robusta Shankland, Bissen & Weisblat, 1992 is recorded for the first time from Japan. The haplotype of the cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene sequence of a specimen from Japan is identical to that of one collected in California, USA. The dorsal pigmentation pattern of the Japanese specimens is different from that of H. robusta inhabiting North America, but nonetheless, most of their morphological characteristics are con-sistent with the diagnostic features of this species. This species is considered to be of New World origin, and the Japanese population was likely established from a recent introduction. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 5 Jul 2023 18:27:00 +0300
  • First records of Hydrocotyle itatiaiensis Brade (Araliaceae) in the state
           of Paraná, southern Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 19(4): 467-472
      DOI : 10.15560/19.4.467
      Authors : Inti de Souza, Christopher Thomas Blum, Mauricio Bergamini Scheer, Pedro Higuchi : Despite the existence of important floristic and forest inventories in the Paraná state, the montane and upper montane ecosystems still give rise to new species and new records of plants. Here, we report for the first time in the Paraná state Hydrocotyle itatiaiensis Brade (Araliaceae), a rare and poorly studied species endemic to montane and upper montane rainforests and highland grasslands of the South and Southeast regions of Brazil. The previously known geographic distribution had a 700 km gap between northern São Paulo and southern Santa Catarina states, which is now filled by the present record. We provide photographs from the field, a map of occurrences, a description, and comments on the morphology, taxonomy, and conservation status of the species. Our new records reinforce the conservation importance of these environments and the need for further floristic sur-veys in the region. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 3 Jul 2023 18:38:00 +0300
  • Herpetological records from the Abujao basin, central Peruvian Amazon

    • Abstract: Check List 19(4): 433-465
      DOI : 10.15560/19.4.433
      Authors : Brian Crnobrna, Roy Santa-Cruz Farfan, Cesar Gallegos, Jhon Jairo López-Rojas, Irbin B. Llanqui, Grober Panduro Pisco, Angel Kelsen Arbaiza : The effort to uncover herpetofauna within the zone of influence of the Sierra del Divisor National Park has been focused on the northern reaches. The Abujao basin represents the Sierra del Divisor region well in an understudied area central to the Peruvian Amazon. We found 108 species of amphibians and squamate reptiles. Seven records extend ranges from the northern regions, while two records unite with southern regions (Madre De Dios and the Fitzcarrald Arc/Purus valley). There are higher levels of diversity attributable to land-cover units indicative of high terraces and hilly zones, as opposed to low hydromorphic habitats. Our new record for Pristimantis iiap Padial, Gagliardi-Urrutia, Chaparro & Gutiérrez, 2016 brings more resolution to this newly described species. We made observations of an unidentified species of blindsnake, which could represent a unique part of the fauna. Despite variations, we only uphold the presence of various subspecies of Micrurus annellatus Peters, 1871. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 3 Jul 2023 18:23:00 +0300
  • New records and geographic distribution of Microhyla gadjahmadai Atmaja
           et al., 2018 (Amphibia, Microhylidae) from West Sumatra, Indonesia

    • Abstract: Check List 19(3): 429-432
      DOI : 10.15560/19.3.429
      Authors : Sepriyoga Virdana, Elfira Septiansyah, Catrini Pratihari Kubontubuh, Muhammad Akbar, Gusra Wahyudi, Nadila Eveisca : The last report of Microhyla gadjahmadai was recorded from Vila Hijau on Curup, Bengkulu Province, Indonesia. Here, we report this species from the conservation area and palm-oil plantation of PT. Tidar Kerinci Agung, Solok Selatan and Dharmasraya Regency, West Sumatra Province. These new records extend the known distribution by 213 km to the north-northwest from the nearest previously known occurrence. These finds add to the information known about this species and as an indicator to support management for further conservation strategy of the forest. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Jun 2023 08:46:00 +030
  • Taxonomic revision and additional comments of some bats (Mammalia,
           Chiroptera) reported from Bolivia, with an updated checklist based on
           voucher material with verified identities

    • Abstract: Check List 19(3): 409-427
      DOI : 10.15560/19.3.409
      Authors : José L. Poma-Urey, Luis H. Acosta S., Kathia Rivero, Marisol Hidalgo-Cossio, Erika Hingst-Zaher, Juliana Gualda-Barros, Beatriz D. da Natividade, Kathrin Barboza-Marquez, Héctor E. Ramírez-Chaves, Jorge Salazar-Bravo, José Ochoa G. : We review the taxonomic identities of museum specimens of three bat species previously reported from Bolivia. We comment on some erroneously reported taxa, or taxa either not represented by voucher materials or based on insufficient data (including acoustic detections) to verify their taxonomic affinities. As result of this review, the list of bat species known to occur in Bolivia is updated to eight families and 133 species, unlike the nine families and 146 species of previous lists. Some recommendations for future research and a brief historical revision of bat inventories in the country are included. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Jun 2023 14:12:00 +030
  • First records from Cape Verde and range extension of Coniophora eremophila
           Lindsey & Gilb. (Basidiomycota, Boletales): a morphological and molecular

    • Abstract: Check List 19(3): 399-408
      DOI : 10.15560/19.3.399
      Authors : Margarita Dueñas, María P. Martín, M. Teresa Telleria : In the framework of a research project on corticioid fungi (Basidiomycota) from Cape Verde, we collected several specimens provisionally assigned to Coniophora sp. On the basis of morphological and molecular analyses, we identified these specimens as C. eremophila Lindsey & Gilb. These records extend the geographical distribution of this species by approximately 8,800 km in a straight line west to east, from its previously known North American locality and 8,700 km southwest to northeast from the other known locality in Chile. The pres-ence of the genus Coniophora is reported for the first time in the Cape Verde Archipelago. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 5 Jun 2023 09:45:00 +0300
  • Occurrence of Hyphessobrycon langeanii Lima & Moreira, 2003
           (Characiformes, Characidae) in the upper Paraguay river basin

    • Abstract: Check List 19(3): 391-397
      DOI : 10.15560/19.3.391
      Authors : Vandergleison de Carvalho Gomes, Luiz Fernando Caserta Tencatt, Fernando R. Carvalho, Cristiano R. Moreira : Hyphessobrycon langeanii was originally described as endemic to the upper Araguaia river basin, Brazil. However, our analysis of several Hyphessobrycon specimens collected in the Correntes river basin and another tributary of the Itiquira River in Mato Grosso state (both belonging to the Paraguay river basin) reveals the first verified record of H. langeanii from this basin and from the states of Mato Grosso do Sul and Mato Grosso. The objective of this study is to provide a novel record of H. langeanii from the basin of the Paraguay River and from the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. We compare the newly discovered populations with the populations in the Araguaia river basin, and we also provide a brief discussion on the biogeography of this species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 5 Jun 2023 08:55:00 +0300
  • On the identity and distribution of the rare Rymosia tolleti
           Burghele-Balacesco, 1965 (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) encountered in European

    • Abstract: Check List 19(3): 381-389
      DOI : 10.15560/19.3.381
      Authors : Olavi Kurina, Jostein Kjærandsen, Heli Kirik, Dominika Hadbavná, Anna Dénes, Jozef Oboňa, Peter Manko : The identity and distribution of a neglected fungus gnat species, Rymosia tolleti Burghele-Balacesco, 1965, in Europe is reviewed based on examination of newly collected specimens as well as available museum mate-rials. Rymosia tolleti is widespread but rather rare in Central Europe, with confirmed records from Romania, Slo-vakia, Germany, and France. All the specimens with known collection details originate from cave environments. Detailed photographs of the male terminalia are provided for the first time, along with two unique DNA barcodes for the species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 2 Jun 2023 12:48:00 +0300
  • New records of agaricoid macrofungi (Agaricales, Basidiomycota) in an
           urban fragment of tropical dry forest from Colombian Caribbean Region

    • Abstract: Check List 19(3): 371-379
      DOI : 10.15560/19.3.371
      Authors : Jorge A. Luna-Fontalvo, Cristian Abaunza, Alejandra Barrios, Kevin Ramírez-Roncallo, Roberto J. Guerrero, María A. Negritto : Three new records of Agaricales species from the Colombian Caribbean region are presented: Agrocybe pediades (Fr.) Fayod, Macrocybe titans (H.E. Bigelow & Kimbr.) Pegler, Lodge & Nakasone, and Podaxis pistillaris (L.) Fr. Descriptions, photographs, and illustrations of the macroscopic and microscopic features of each species are presented, as well as a brief discussion of their distribution. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 2 Jun 2023 12:38:00 +0300
  • Amphibians and reptiles of Isla Santay (Durán, Ecuador)

    • Abstract: Check List 19(3): 347-369
      DOI : 10.15560/19.3.347
      Authors : Keyko Cruz-García, Marissa Barreno, Stefania Cuadrado, M.D.M. Moretta-Urdiales, Natalia Molina, Jaime A. Salas, Álvaro Torres-Domínguez, Andrea E. Narváez : Amphibian and reptile diversity from Isla Santay (Durán, Ecuador) has been underestimated due to the lack of monitoring throughout the island. Historically, this island has also been affected by anthropic landscape changes which limit the occurrence of certain species and favors the dispersion of opportunistic or more tolerant species. Such species dynamics tend to be more evident on islands, since their isolation limits species’ mobility. We present an updated checklist of the herpetofauna of Isla Santay Durán, Ecuador, and report for the first time the occurrence of two introduced species, Anolis sagrei Duméril & Bibron, 1837, Brown Anole, and Hemydactylus frenatus Duméril & Bibron, 1836. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 30 May 2023 07:20:00 +030
  • Two new records of the fern genus Lindsaea Dryand. ex Sm. (Lindsaeaceae)
           from Panama 

    • Abstract: Check List 19(3): 339-345
      DOI : 10.15560/19.3.339
      Authors : Alexander Rojas-Alvarado, Yaneilys Ospino, Orlando O. Ortiz : We present the first records of Lindsaea leprieurii Hook. and Lindsaea angustipinna A.Rojas & Tejero from Panama. Images, taxonomic comments, conservation assessments, and geographic notes are provided. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 19 May 2023 13:23:00 +030
  • New records of semiaquatic bugs (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Gerromorpha) from
           the Caatinga biome, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 19(3): 311-338
      DOI : 10.15560/19.3.311
      Authors : Juliana Mourão dos Santos Rodrigues, Felipe Ferraz Figueiredo Moreira : Semiaquatic bugs (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Gerromorpha) are small to mid-sized insects, currently represented by more than 2,100 known species distributed on all continents, except for Antarctica. So far, 244 species have been recorded from Brazil, but only 63 from the Northeast Region of the country. The relatively small number of species in this region is related to the virtual lack of knowledge on the fauna of the Caatinga, a biome that is distributed essentially throughout this region. We present here new records for 28 species based on material collected in four Federal Conservation Units of the Caatinga biome: Aiuaba Ecological Station (Ceará state), Chapada Diamantina National Park (Bahia state), Catimbau National Park (Pernambuco state), and Serra das Confusões National Park (Piauí state). Moreover, several species are recorded for the first time from at least one of these states: 11 from Bahia, ten from Ceará, two from Pernambuco, and eight from Piauí. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 11 May 2023 07:10:00 +030
  • New confirmed record of Diclidurus albus Wied-Neuwied, 1820, Northern
           Ghost Bat (Mammalia, Chiroptera, Emballonuridae), in northern Costa Rica

    • Abstract: Check List 19(3): 305-309
      DOI : 10.15560/19.3.305
      Authors : Francisco Morazán-Fernández, Christian G. Herrera-Martínez, Javier E. Cortés-Suárez, Diego R. Gutiérrez-Sanabria : We provided a new occurrence report with ecological notes of Diclidurus albus Wied-Neuwied, 1820, from Costa Rica. Two individuals were found roosting in the roof of a cabin of the Luna Nueva Hotel ecolodge in Peñas Blancas, San Ramón, Alajuela, Costa Rica. We provide a distribution map of previous visual sightings and the new record of this bat species from Costa Rica. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 9 May 2023 08:55:00 +0300
  • First record of the Vulnerable Malayan Flat-shelled Turtle, Notochelys
           platynota (Gray 1834) (Reptilia, Testudines, Geoemydidae), in Belitung,

    • Abstract: Check List 19(3): 301-304
      DOI : 10.15560/19.3.301
      Authors : Veryl Hasan, Josie South : The Malayan Flat-shelled Turtle, Notochelys platynota (Gray 1834), is a freshwater turtle endemic across Southeast Asia and is categorized as Vulnerable according to the IUCN Red list. We report the first record of this species from Belitung, a remote Island in Indonesia, based on photographs. The new record is approximately 150 km to the east of the nearest locality on Bangka Island, Indonesia. This species was obtained in upstream, slow-flowing waters in forested hills 75 m above sea level. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 9 May 2023 08:40:00 +0300
  • Newly recorded for the vascular flora of Lebanon: Ferula biverticellata
           J.Thiébaut (Apiaceae)

    • Abstract: Check List 19(3): 293-299
      DOI : 10.15560/19.3.293
      Authors : Hicham El Zein, Lamis Chalak, Safaa Baydoun, Kevin Plouhinec : During surveys in 2020 on the Lebanese western slopes of Mount Hermon, we detected Ferula biverticellata J.Thiébaut, which is new to the flora of Lebanon. The species has a distribution extending from Mount Hermon, the Golan, and the Hauran in South Syria to the Negev and Transjordan. We discuss the range of this southern Levantine element, its presence in Lebanon, and its conservation status. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 4 May 2023 08:32:00 +0300
  • Annotated checklist of amphibians and reptiles from Querétaro, Mexico,
           including new records, and comments on controversial species

    • Abstract: Check List 19(2): 269-292
      DOI : 10.15560/19.2.269
      Authors : Mauricio Tepos-Ramírez, Fátima Soledad Garduño-Fonseca, Cristhian Alejandro Peralta-Robles, Oscar Ricardo García-Rubio, Ricardo Cervantes Jiménez : We present an updated checklist of amphibians and reptiles of Querétaro, Mexico. The herpetofauna of Querétaro is composed of 136 species, 35 amphibians (seven caudates and 28 anurans) grouped in nine families and 20 genera; 101 reptiles (five turtles, 33 lizards, and 63 snakes) grouped in 20 families and 59 genera. We did not include 13 previous records that do not have adequate evidence. We include three newly reported species for Querétaro: Coniophanes imperialis (Baird & Girard, 1859), Scaphiodontophis annulatus (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854), and Xenosaurus newmanorum (Taylor, 1949). A total of 69 species (51% of the total species) are endemic to Mexico, while one species, Sceloporus exsul (Dixon, Ketchersid & Lieb, 1972), is endemic to the state. According to Mexican law (SEMARNAT NOM-059), 50 species are threatened or under special protection, while according to the IUCN red list, only 11 species are under some category of risk. We suggest that a greater survey effort for amphibians and reptiles is required to discover unrecorded species in those areas that have not been sufficiently sampled. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Apr 2023 08:32:00 +030
  • New record of Vitex orinocensis Kunth (Lamiaceae) for the state of Ceará,
           Brazil: insights on its conservation

    • Abstract: Check List 19(2): 263-268
      DOI : 10.15560/19.2.263
      Authors : Diego Santos, Francisco Carlos Pinheiro da Costa : We report the first record of Vitex orinocensis Kunth (Lamiaceae) from Ceará state, northeastern Brazil. This species was collected in an upland Semideciduous Seasonal Forest. This occurrence adds new information about the flora of Ceará and expands the geographic range of this species in Brazil, which is important for its conservation. We provide taxonomic information, distribution map, implications for its conservation status, photographs, and a identification key for the Vitex Tour. ex L. species from Ceará. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Apr 2023 08:24:00 +030
  • An annotated checklist of Prioninae Latreille, 1802 (Coleoptera,
           Cerambycidae) of Lithuania

    • Abstract: Check List 19(2): 251-262
      DOI : 10.15560/19.2.251
      Authors : Vytautas Tamutis, Romas Ferenca, Vitalijus Bačianskas : We present the first annotated checklist of the subfamily Prioninae Latreille, 1802 (Coleoptera, Ceram-bycidae) in Lithuania. At least 140 published and unpublished records of Prioninae were analyzed and collected specimens were verified. As a result, one species, Aegosoma scabricorne (Scopoli, 1763), was found to be new for Lithuanian fauna and three species, Ergates faber (Linnaeus, 1761), Tragosoma depsarium (Linnaeus, 1767), and Prionus coriarius (Linnaeus, 1758), were confirmed in the country. The information on the local occurrence, natu-ral history, general distribution, and conservation status of these species is reviewed. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 26 Apr 2023 09:06:00 +030
  • First record of Lasiurus (Aeorestes) villosissimus (É. Geoffroy
           St.-Hilaire, 1806) (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) in San Juan province,

    • Abstract: Check List 19(2): 247-250
      DOI : 10.15560/19.2.247
      Authors : Lilen Sánchez-Castro, Gustavo A. Rivero-Castro, Elias G. Ruiz-Estebes, Orlando G. A. Pastrán-López, Nicolas J. Maya-Perez, Araceli R. Leos : We report the first record of Lasiurus villosissimus (É. Geoffroy & St.-Hilaire, 1806) in San Juan prov-ince, Argentina. A male, determined as a juvenile by its degree of ossification of the epiphyses of the phalanges and the color and texture of the fur, was found on 31 August 2021 in a suburban area 2.44 km south of the city of San Juan. This new report increases the richness of bat species in the province and expands the distribution of this spe-cies towards the west of the country. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 19 Apr 2023 14:43:00 +030
  • First record of Xenodon nattereri (Steindachner, 1869) (Reptilia,
           Squamata, Dipsadidae) from Paraguay

    • Abstract: Check List 19(2): 231-234
      DOI : 10.15560/19.2.231
      Authors : Pier Cacciali, Carlos Ortega : Xenodon nattereri (Steindachner, 1869) is a diurnal snake primarily associated with the Cerrado ecoregion in South America, and it is considered endemic to Brazil. Here, we report a record of this species from Cerro Corá National Park (Amambay, Paraguay), extending the geographic range of this species by approximately 30 km to the southwest. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Apr 2023 08:01:00 +030
  • Range extension of White-naped Jay, Cyanocorax cyanopogon (Wied-Neuwied,
           1821) (Passeriformes, Corvidae), to southeastern Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 19(2): 225-230
      DOI : 10.15560/19.2.225
      Authors : Guilherme Sementili-Cardoso, Reginaldo José Donatelli : Cyanocorax cyanopogon (Wied-Neuwied, 1821), a bird endemic to Brazil, inhabits dry scrub and woodlands and the borders of tropical and riparian forests. Although C. cyanopogon is more common in central and northeastern Brazil, owing to increasing deforestation, its distribution has expanded to south. There are several records of this species outside its distribution as usually given. Here, we present the southernmost record of this species in Brazil, showing this species’ expansion to the Southeastern Region. Therefore, this new record shows the importance of surveys to fill gaps in biodiversity knowledge, especially in disturbed environments. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Apr 2023 08:00:01 +030
  • New record of Clinodiplosis capsici Gagné, 2000 (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae),
           a sweet-pepper pest in Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 19(2): 221-223
      DOI : 10.15560/19.2.221
      Authors : Valéria C. Maia, Marcos V.B. Garcia, Rodrigo F. Berni : We report for the first time conical galls of Clinodiplosis capsici Gagné, 2000 (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae) on sweet pepper (Capsicum annuum L., Solanaceae) in Brazil. This report has agricultural importance since this midge is one of the known sweet-pepper pests. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 11 Apr 2023 16:33:00 +030
  • Dipsas indica (Laurenti, 1768) (Serpentes, Colubridae, Dipsandinae):
           additional country record, list of voucher specimens, and discussion on
           distribution in Bolivia

    • Abstract: Check List 19(2): 215-220
      DOI : 10.15560/19.2.215
      Authors : Cord B. Eversole, Randy L. Powell, Luis Rolando Rivas : We present a new country record for Dipsas indica (Laurenti, 1768) (Serpentes, Colubridae, Dipsadinae) and discuss the species’ distribution in Bolivia and South America. Little information on museum specimens and locality data from Bolivia exists for this species in the scientific literature, which has been largely based on a single museum specimen. This information contributes to the knowledge of its distributional status and summarizes known and available data for Bolivia. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 11 Apr 2023 15:45:00 +030
  • Semiaquatic bugs (Insecta, Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Gerromorpha) from
           Parque Natural Municipal das Andorinhas, Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais state,

    • Abstract: Check List 19(2): 215-226
      DOI : 10.15560/19.2.215
      Authors : Gustavo Lisboa Vieira Machado, Oséias Martins Magalhães, Marco Antonio Alves Carneiro, Felipe Ferraz Figueiredo Moreira : We present a survey of the semiaquatic bugs (Insecta, Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Gerromorpha) from Parque Natural Municipal das Andorinhas, Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais State, southeastern Brazil. Thirteen species are recorded from the area based on regular collection events, namely Brachymetra albinervus (Amyot & Serville, 1843); Cylindrostethus palmaris Drake & Harris, 1934; Halobatopsis delectus Drake & Harris, 1941; Ha. platensis (Berg, 1879); Metrobates plaumanni genikos Nieser, 1993; Neogerris kontos Nieser, 1994 (Gerridae); Hydrometra fruhstorferi Hungerford & Evans, 1934 (Hydrometridae); Platyvelia brachialis (Stål, 1860); Rhagovelia macta Drake & Carvalho, 1955; R. robusta Gould, 1931; R. sbolos Nieser & Melo, 1997; R. triangula Drake, 1953; and R. trianguloides Nieser & Melo, 1997 (Veliidae). HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Mar 2023 10:32:00 +030
  • First records of Mesoplodon europaeus (Gervais, 1855), Gervais’ Beaked
           Whale (Cetacea, Ziphiidae, Mesoplodon), and other beaked whales in
           Suriname, South America

    • Abstract: Check List 19(2): 209-214
      DOI : 10.15560/19.2.209
      Authors : Marijke N. de Boer, Michiel van den Bergh, Monique Pool, Tomas Willems : A group of Mesoplodon europaeus (Gervais, 1885), Gervais’ Beaked Whales, were recorded along the Demerara Plateau (Suriname) at depths of 2,300 and 2,700 m. These are the first records of the species within the Guiana Basin. The Demerara Plateau may well offer an important habitat for deep-diving beaked whales, but further research is needed. We emphasize that, in light of a recent increase in oil and gas exploitation activities, there is an urgency to develop effective regionally and nationally specific conservation measures for whales in Suriname. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 23 Mar 2023 09:35:00 +020
  • An unexpected record of the endemic species Polylepis albicans Pilger
           (Rosaceae) in Huancavelica, Peru, with notes on its conservation and
           complex geographic distribution pattern

    • Abstract: Check List 19(2): 199-207
      DOI : 10.15560/19.2.199
      Authors : Harold Rusbelth Quispe-Melgar, Yashira Stefani Llacua-Tineo, Robinson Daniel Cuadros-Rojas, L. David Huayta-Hinojosa, Katherine Lucero Lagones Poma, Fressia Nathalie Ames-Martínez, Tatiana Erika Boza Espinoza : Polylepis albicans Pilger (Rosaceae) is restricted to the Cordillera Blanca in Ancash and La Libertad, northwestern Peru. Here, we report the occurrence of a new population of the species in Huancavelica, central Peru. We analyzed its morphology and compared samples of the new record with samples collected from the Cordillera Blanca, where the main populations of the species are concentrated. We discuss the complex patterns of the geographic distribution P. albicans and the implications for its conservation. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Mar 2023 15:52:00 +020
  • Bacopa egensis (Poepp.) Pennell (Plantaginaceae): new records from
           Northeast Brazil and the Cerrado domain

    • Abstract: Check List 19(2): 191-197
      DOI : 10.15560/19.2.191
      Authors : Mateus César Araújo Pestana, Rafael Ferreira de Oliveira, André Vito Scatigna, Raysa Valéria Carvalho Saraiva, Maria Ildilene da Silva, Maria da Conceição de Carvalho Bastos, Elidio Armando Exposto Guarçoni : We report the first records of Bacopa egensis (Poepp.) Pennell from the Brazilian Northeast and the Cerrado domain. This species was collected in the municipality of Chapadinha, in eastern Maranhão state. Photographs, a map of occurrences in Brazil, a description, and comments on the morphology and taxonomy of B. egensis are provided, as well as an identification key to the Bacopa species of Maranhão. These new records are important due to the scarcity of collections of B. egensis from Brazil. The new data expand the longitudinal distribution of this species in the country and are an especially important contribution to the flora of Maranhão. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Mar 2023 09:32:00 +020
  • Notable range extension of Chinchillula sahamae Thomas, 1898 (Rodentia,
           Sigmodontinae) to central Peru, with natural history notes

    • Abstract: Check List 19(2): 183-190
      DOI : 10.15560/19.2.183
      Authors : Víctor Pacheco, Raisa Cairampoma, Alan Quispe, Giancarlo Velezvilla, Alicia Vasquez : Chinchillula sahamae Thomas, 1898 is a sigmodontine rat, known to occur in southern Peru, northern Chile, and western Bolivia. In this study, we report new records of the species in the departments of Huancavelica and Junín, Peru, which extend this species’ known distribution 370 km northwest, and new records in the department of Tacna, which extend the upper elevational range of the species to 5100 m, 250 m higher than previously known. In addition, we include notes on natural history, especially nesting behaviour, based on direct observations. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Mar 2023 12:08:00 +020
  • First record of the genus Anatopynia Johannsen, 1905 (Diptera,
           Chironomidae) from Slovakia, in a semi-permanent oxbow lake

    • Abstract: Check List 19(2): 177-181
      DOI : 10.15560/19.2.177
      Authors : Zuzana Vráblová, Igor Kokavec, Tomáš Navara, Miroslav Mláka, Ladislav Hamerlík : We present the first record of Anatopynia plumipes (Fries, 1823) from Slovakia. Larva of this species was found in a semi-permanent oxbow lake, a remnant of a plesiopotamal-type side arm of the Danube River. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 16 Mar 2023 10:04:00 +020
  • Occurrence of Pheidole tijucana Borgmeier, 1927 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)
           in the state of São Paulo, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 19(2): 169-175
      DOI : 10.15560/19.2.169
      Authors : Débora Cristina de Oliveira Gonçalves, Lívia Pires do Prado, Fabrício Severo Magalhães, Marlina Ribeiro Abonizio-Santos, Maria Santina de Castro Morini : Pheidole Westwood, 1839 is a hyperdiverse ant genus that is widely distributed in a variety of terrestrial ecosystems, especially in the tropics. The identification of Pheidole species is challenging, thus contributing to the description of several questionable morphospecies in the literature and making the geographic distribution of most species uncertain. In this work, we present the first records of Pheidole tijucana Borgmeier, 1927 from the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The specimens were recorded at Parque Ibirapuera Conservação, an urban green area located in the southern part of the city of São Paulo. The sampling was performed in 2015, 2016, and 2017 using pitfall traps. In total, 224 specimens (one major worker and 223 minor workers) of P. tijucana were recorded. Our new data help fill a distribution gap and highlights the importance of reporting species that are a challenge to identify. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Mar 2023 08:27:00 +020
  • New records of mesopelagic siphonophores (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) from the
           Colombian Caribbean collected during offshore exploration cruises

    • Abstract: Check List 19(2): 163-168
      DOI : 10.15560/19.2.163
      Authors : Cristina Cedeño-Posso, Edgar Fernando Dorado-Roncancio : Five species of siphonophores are newly recorded in the Colombian Caribbean Sea: the physonects Athorybia rosacea (Forsskål, 1775), Nanomia bijuga (Delle Chiaje, 1844), and Agalma okenii Eschscholtz, 1825 and the calycophores Amphicaryon ernesti Totton, 1954 and Hippopodius hippopus (Forsskål, 1776), from samples collected with deep-water trawls in six hydrocarbon exploration areas (GUA OFF 3, COL 1, COL 2, COL 3, COL 4; COL 10) where research projects were undertaken in 2013 and 2018 by the Marine and Coastal Research Institute “Jose Benito Vives de Andreis” in agreement with the National Hydrocarbon Agency. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Mar 2023 07:19:00 +020
  • Out of East Asia: Epermenia sinjovi Gaedike, 1993 (Lepidoptera,
           Epermeniidae) newly recorded from the European Alps

    • Abstract: Check List 19(2): 155-161
      DOI : 10.15560/19.2.155
      Authors : Peter Huemer, Alfred Haslberger, Andreas H. Segerer : Epermenia sinjovi Gaedike, 1993, a species with a hitherto westernmost known occurrence in Central Siberia, is recorded from the European Alps (Tyrol, Austria and Bavaria, Germany). Its identification is based on DNA barcodes and morphological characteristics. The probability of a recent introduction is considered as very low due to the remoteness and wild nature of the habitat, and it seems likely that the species was previously over-looked due to its similarity to Epermenia chaerophyllella (Goeze, 1783). HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 9 Mar 2023 09:02:00 +0200
  • Updated distribution of the Indo-Pacific Slender Gecko, Hemiphyllodactylus
           typus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata, Gekkonidae), in Peninsular Malaysia and a
           discussion of its range expansion

    • Abstract: Check List 19(2): 147-153
      DOI : 10.15560/19.2.147
      Authors : Zijia Hong, Shahrul Anuar, Bei Zou, L. Lee Grismer, Evan S. H. Quah : Hemiphyllodactylus typus Bleeker, 1860 is a small, nocturnal, scansorial, unisexual gecko having a wide distribution throughout the archipelagos of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. In Peninsular Malaysia, it was previously reported from seven localities. Since then, H. typus has been reported from several new localities based on observations from recent field surveys. The updated distribution records of H. typus in Peninsular Malaysia are compiled here, where it is now known from 18 localities. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 3 Mar 2023 16:07:00 +0200
  • First record of Holothele longipes (L. Koch, 1875) (Araneae,
           Theraphosidae) from Ecuador

    • Abstract: Check List 19(2): 141-145
      DOI : 10.15560/19.2.141
      Authors : Pedro Peñaherrera-R., Ariel Guerrero-Campoverde, Roberto J. León-E., Diego F. Cisneros-Heredia : We present the first record of Holothele longipes (L. Koch, 1875) (Araneae, Theraphosidae) from the Republic of Ecuador, based on a male specimen collected near Puerto Misahuallí, province of Napo, in the north-eastern foothills of the Andes, upper River Napo basin. This new record extends the geographic range of H. longipes by approximately 554 km west of the nearest previously known locality, on the River Momón, department of Loreto, Peru. Our new record also represents the first time a species of the theraphosid subfamily Ischnocolinae has been found in Ecuador. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 3 Mar 2023 11:02:00 +0200
  • Unseen for 43 years! A new occurrence of Glaucomys volans (Linnaeus, 1758)
           (Rodentia, Sciuridae) in Honduras

    • Abstract: Check List 19(1): 133-139
      DOI : 10.15560/19.1.133
      Authors : Manfredo A. Turcios-Casco, Golver S. Hernández, Felix E. Mancía, Carlos F. Molinero, José Muñoz, Celeste M. López, Nicté Ordóñez-Garza : We report an occurrence of Glaucomys volans (Linnaeus, 1758) in Honduras after 43 years since its last verified record. The observation was in an area in which forestry and silvicultural activities are carried out for the sustainable exploitation of logging and timber of Pinus oocarpa in Las Lechuzas, department of Olancho (eastern Honduras). This record supports the initiation of new conservation activities in areas in which forestry is being implemented; population studies and the protection of their refuges are the priorities at its southernmost locality. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Feb 2023 14:15:00 +020
  • Metamasius hemipterus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Coleoptera, Curculionidae,
           Dryophthorinae) on a hand of bananas in Greece

    • Abstract: Check List 19(1): 127-131
      DOI : 10.15560/19.1.127
      Authors : Jakovos Demetriou, Evangelos Koutsoukos, Christos Kazilas, Konstantinos Kalaentzis, Christos Georgiadis : A dead individual of Metamasius hemipterus (Linnaeus, 1758) was collected by a citizen scientist in Athens, Greece from a hand of imported bananas. The equatorial origin of the fruit as well as the extensive growth of a fungus on the specimen, both suggest an unintentional introduction as a contaminant. Nevertheless, this record highlights the valu-able contribution of citizen scientists in the study of alien species. Although the species is not presently considered as established in the country, citizen-science initiatives in order to raise awareness and monitor its presence are ongoing. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 27 Feb 2023 09:33:00 +020
  • Confirmation of the presence of the Striped Lizard Eater, Mastigodryas
           dorsalis (Bocourt, 1890) (Squamata, Colubridae), in Mexico

    • Abstract: Check List 19(1): 115-125
      DOI : 10.15560/19.1.115
      Authors : Jorge Arturo Hidalgo-García, Roberto Luna-Reyes, Adam G. Clause, Rubén Alonso Carbajal-Márquez, José Jesús Sigala-Rodríguez, Luis Antonio Muñoz-Alonso : The snake Mastigodryas dorsalis (Bocourt, 1890) is generally considered absent from Mexico, but a few sources indicate otherwise. Herein we resolve this issue by re-examining a historical specimen and by reporting new records for M. dorsalis in Chiapas, Mexico. These records extend the known distribution of the species 87 km northwest of the nearest pre-existing record in Guatemala. Additionally, based on these new records and an exhaustive literature review, we present an updated distribution for the species and revise its known elevational range to 300–2110 m. A complete Spanish translation of this paper is available in the Supplemental Data. Una traducción completa al español de este artículo está disponible en los Datos Suplementarios. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 23 Feb 2023 14:53:00 +020
  • Fish fauna of the trans-Andean Tumbes river basin in northern Peru

    • Abstract: Check List 19(1): 91-114
      DOI : 10.15560/19.1.91
      Authors : Silvia Valenzuela, Ricardo Britzke, Lenin D. Chumbe-Nolasco, José Apaza, Vanessa Meza-Vargas, Maricell Armas, Ana M. Cortijo, Hernán Ortega : To update the knowledge of the ichthyofauna of the Tumbes River basin, we provide a list of species. We report 47 species of fishes, grouped into 23 families and 11 orders. Characiformes was the most diverse order with 12 species (25.5% of the total richness), followed by Carangiformes with eight species (17%). In our study, two species are newly reported from this river basin: Pseudophallus starksii (Jordan & Culver, 1895) and Evorthodus minutus Meek & Hildebrand 1928. According to salinity tolerance, the ichthyofauna is composed of 20 primary, 14 secondary, and 13 peripheral species. Despite having the highest diversity of fish on the Peruvian Pacific slope, the Tumbes river basin is one of the most polluted coastal drainages. This study compiles information on the ichthyofauna of the entire basin, increases the known diversity of freshwater fish from trans-Andean drainages in Peru, and can be used in the management and conservation of the Tumbes River. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Feb 2023 17:19:00 +020
  • Fish fauna from the estuaries of Ceará state, Brazil: a checklist in
           support of conservation of the Brazilian semiarid coast

    • Abstract: Check List 19(1): 63-90
      DOI : 10.15560/19.1.63
      Authors : Ronaldo César Gurgel-Lourenço, Lucas Silva de Medeiros, Leonardo Mesquita Pinto, Wallace Alves de Sousa, Felipe Braga Pereira, Telton Pedro Anselmo Ramos, Sergio Maia Queiroz Lima, Jorge Iván Sánchez-Botero : We provide extensive surveys in eight estuaries along the coast of Ceará State in Northeastern Brazil, including local samples and data compiled from online data bases and literature. Samplings resulted in a checklist of the estuarine fish fauna, which recorded 126 fish species, and provides original information of some estuaries. Most of the sampled marine species are widely distributed and many are important commercial species for the artisanal fisheries. The addition of records from existing inventories and online collections increases the number of species to 245, of which 11 are threatened (critically endangered or vulnerable) and six are introduced. Our study provides an updated list of fish species of the estuaries along the semiarid coast of Brazil and is intended as a subsidy for further research, conservation and management efforts. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Feb 2023 17:16:00 +020
  • New records of Tripedalia cystophora Conant, 1897 (Cubozoa, Carybdeida)
           along the southeastern Florida coastline

    • Abstract: Check List 19(1): 57-62
      DOI : 10.15560/19.1.57
      Authors : Angela D. Witmer, Thomas Chesnes, Zachariah Miller, Scott Tedford, Alaina C. Bell : Regional changes in coastal climates have recently resulted in many marine species expanding their natural ranges poleward. Among these newly migrating species is the Mangrove Box Jelly, Tripedalia cystophora Conant, 1897 (Cubozoa, Carybdeida). Discovery of this tropical species on the western coast of Florida has been well documented, but records on the eastern coast of Florida are less definitive. We identified 99 individuals in southeast Florida, including adults of both sexes. Evidence of a stable, breeding population of this box jelly on the southeast Florida coast was indicated. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 6 Feb 2023 17:38:00 +0200
  • First record of the vulnerable freshwater fish Lobocheilos falcifer
           (Valenciennes, 1842) (Teleostei, Cyprinidae) in Sumatra, Indonesia

    • Abstract: Check List 19(1): 51-55
      DOI : 10.15560/19.1.51
      Authors : Veryl Hasan, Felipe P. Ottoni, Josie South : Lobocheilos falcifer (Valenciennes, 1842) is a freshwater fish endemic to the island of Java, Indonesia, and has been assessed as Vulnerable according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature criteria. In May 2022, a male specimen of L. falcifer was collected in the Way Sekampung River, Lampung Province, Sumatra, Indonesia. This represents the first record of this species outside of Java. This new record expanded the species distribution about 300 km to the north, and to an additional island within the Indonesian archipelago. The occurrence of this species on the island of Sumatra likely changes its conservation status; thus, new conservation actions may be more appropriate for the species and its known populations. The presence of L. falcifer on separate islands indicates that biogeographic interpretations of Indonesian fishes may change and highlights the need for urgent study of freshwater biodiversity in the region. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 3 Feb 2023 11:24:00 +0200
  • First records of the Truandó Toad, Rhaebo haematiticus (Cope, 1862)
           (Anura, Bufonidae) in the Middle Cauca river valley, Caldas, Colombia

    • Abstract: Check List 19(1): 47-50
      DOI : 10.15560/19.1.47
      Authors : Héctor Fabio Arias-Monsalve, Luis Santiago Caicedo-Martínez, Juan Felipe Cardona-Zuluaga, Alexandra Cardona-Giraldo, Héctor E. Ramírez-Chaves : We present the first records of the Truandó Toad, Rhaebo haematiticus (Cope, 1862), in the inter-Andean valley of the Middle Cauca River, Colombia, the second largest inter-Andean basin of the country. In Colombia, this species has been extensively documented in the Chocó biogeographic region, on the western slopes of the Cordillera Occidental, in the valley of Magdalena River, and the foothills of the western slope of the northern Cordillera Oriental. Our records help fill an expansive hiatus in the known distribution of this species and increases the number of amphibians known to occur in the basin of the Cauca River. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Jan 2023 15:29:00 +020
  • First record of the Delicate Salt Flat Mouse, Salinomys delicatus Braun &
           Mares, 1995 (Rodentia, Cricetidae) in a xeric environment of northwestern
           Córdoba (Argentina), with comments on its conservation status

    • Abstract: Check List 19(1): 41-45
      DOI : 10.15560/19.1.41
      Authors : Julián Mignino, Andrea del Pilar Tarquino-Carbonell, Agustina A. Ojeda, Pablo Teta : Salinomys delicatus Braun & Mares, 1995 is a sigmodontine rodent endemic to perisaline environments in west-central Argentina. It is currently considered to be a Vulnerable species due to its patchy distribution and the loss of optimal habitats caused by intensive anthropogenic activities. In this work, we document the first record for this species in the Dry Chaco ecoregion of northwestern Córdoba province (Argentina), enlarging the geographic distribution of this species by approximately 115 km to the east of previously known occurrences. Our new record highlights the need to strengthen conservation policies in the Dry Chaco of Córdoba province. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 20 Jan 2023 22:23:00 +020
  • First record of the threatened Giant Anteater, Myrmecophaga tridactyla
           Linnaeus, 1758 (Xenarthra, Myrmecophagidae), at the Reserva Particular do
           Patrimônio Natural Poço Fundo in Minas Gerais state, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 19(1): 35-40
      DOI : 10.15560/19.1.35
      Authors : Paola Cardias Soares, Lara Modesto Mendes, Rodolfo da Cunha Sarcinelli, Kleiber José Vaz de Melo Barbosa, Fabiano Rodrigues de Melo : Myrmecophaga tridactyla Linnaeus, 1758, Giant Anteater, is a very sensitive species in the Quadrilátero Ferrífero, a region of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais responsible for a large part of the country’s iron ore production. Information on the occurrence of this species in the area is limited to literature reviews, data papers, and interviews. Here, we present the first record of M. tridactyla from the Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural Poço Fundo (a natural heritage private reserve) and what is likely to be only the fifth record from the Quadrilátero Ferrífero region. We highlight the importance of larger, connected areas for the long-term survival of this threat-ened species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Jan 2023 10:49:00 +020
  • Area of occupancy of Brachycephalus coloratus Ribeiro, Blackburn, Stanley,
           Pie & Bornschein, 2017 (Anura, Brachycephalidae), endemic to the Serra da
           Baitaca, Brazil, and its implications for the conservation and Green
           Status of the species

    • Abstract: Check List 19(1): 21-26
      DOI : 10.15560/19.1.21
      Authors : Júnior Nadaline, Giovanna Sandretti-Silva, Luiz Fernando Ribeiro, Larissa Teixeira, Marcio Roberto Pie, Marcos Ricardo Bornschein : Brachycephalus coloratus was known only from its type locality in the Serra da Baitaca of Paraná, Brazil. Its extent of occurrence was estimated at 0.37 km2, and its conservation status was proposed as Vulnerable. Here, we provide a second record for B. coloratus at Pão de Ló, Paraná, at 1,230 m of altitude. We estimate its current area of occupancy at 1.17 km2 and propose its conservation status as Endangered. The assessment of the Green Status suggests that it is Depleted; the prevention of deforestation and fires could lead to high conservation returns. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 16 Jan 2023 22:41:00 +020
  • A new occurrence of Gyrodontium sacchari (Spreng.) Hjortstam Pat.
           (Boletales, Coniophoraceae) expands the geographic distribution of the
           genus in Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 19(1): 27-34
      DOI : 10.15560/19.1.27
      Authors : Lucas Leonardo-Silva, Francisco J. Simões Calaça, Geovane Pereira-Silva, Carlos de Melo e Silva-Neto, Solange Xavier-Santos : We report the first occurrence of the genus Gyrodontium Pat. from the Brazilian Cerrado based on our finding of G. sacchari (Spreng.) Hjortstam. This also represents the first record of the family Coniophoraceae from the Midwest Region of central Brazil. We identified the sample by morphological and phylogenetic analyses (ITS gene), and a voucher was deposited in the fungarium of the Universidade Estadual de Goiás (HUEG-Fungi). This record adds to the knowledge of the Cerrado’s funga by providing new phylogenetic and biogeographic data for G. sacchari from a Neotropical region. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 16 Jan 2023 15:56:00 +020
  • New records of the caddisflies Diplectrona erinya Malicky, 2002 and
           Diplectrona extrema Banks, 1920 (Trichoptera, Hydropsychidae) from

    • Abstract: Check List 19(1): 13-20
      DOI : 10.15560/19.1.13
      Authors : Rungnapa Somnark, Narumon Sangpradub : The distributions of Diplectrona erinya Malicky, 2002 and Diplectrona extrema Banks, 1920 are somewhat limited. Diplectrona extrema has been known in some areas of the Indochina Peninsula archipelago and D. erinya only at the type locality in the north of Vietnam. We provide new records of these two species, which bring the number of Thai species of Diplectrona to 10. These two species were collected from a protected area in Thap Lan National Park. It is obvious that these two species occur at low densities and are probably rare in Thailand. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 9 Jan 2023 22:35:00 +0200
  • A noteworthy new record of Gray-bellied Hawk, Accipiter poliogaster
           (Temmink, 1824) (Accipitiformes, Accipitridae), in the lowlands of
           northern Costa Rica

    • Abstract: Check List 19(1): 7-11
      DOI : 10.15560/19.1.7
      Authors : Elián Villalobos Alvarado, José Manuel Mora : Gray-bellied Hawk, Accipiter poliogaster (Temmink, 1824), is a rare forest dwelling raptor in South America. This hawk migrates from Paraguay and northern Argentina (Misiones) in the south to the equator for the winter. In Costa Rica this species has occasionally been recorded from a few localities. We present here a new record from a disturbed area in the northern lowlands of the country. Accipiter poliogaster may be a rare vagrant or an occasional visitor in Costa Rica, or it may be expanding its range northward into the country due to increases in disturbed land caused by humans. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 3 Jan 2023 08:28:00 +0200
  • Mussurana bicolor (Peracca, 1904) (Squamata, Colubridae): additional
           country records and first list of voucher specimens from Bolivia

    • Abstract: Check List 19(1): 1-6
      DOI : 10.15560/19.1.1
      Authors : Luis Rolando Rivas, Gabriel Callapa, Cord B. Eversole, Randy L. Powell, Robert Wallace : We present country records and a list of voucher specimens for Mussurana bicolor (Peracca, 1904) (Serpentes, Colubridae) from Bolivia. There is scarce information on museum specimens and locality data from Bolivia for this species in the scientific literature. Additionally, we discuss two newly collected specimens from the Llanos de Moxos, a floodplain in the Beni Department. This account contributes to the knowledge of the northwestern distributional status of M. bicolor and summarizes available data for Bolivia. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 3 Jan 2023 08:13:00 +0200
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