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  • 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
  • A Brazilian Free-tailed Bat, Tadarida brasiliensis (I. Geoffroy, 1824)
           (Chiroptera, Molossidae), colony in Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico, with
           records of other bat species

    • Abstract: Check List 18(6): 1369-1375
      DOI : 10.15560/18.6.1369
      Authors : Ángel Rodríguez-Moreno, E. Yafhed Martínez-Hernández, Jesús A. Fernández : We report here the first record of a colony of the Brazilian Free-tailed Bat, Tadarida brasiliensis (I. Geoffroy, 1824), in a mine located in central Chihuahua, Mexico. This record represents the most central point of the distribution of the species in the state and is located in the Central Valleys biome. We highlight the importance of recognizing and preserving this mine as a refuge for the largest bat colony reported in the state of Chihuahua. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 22 Dec 2022 21:40:00 +020
  • Survey of ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in the city of Providence (Rhode
           Island, United States) and a new northern-most record for Brachyponera
           chinensis (Emery, 1895)

    • Abstract: Check List 18(6): 1347-1368
      DOI : 10.15560/18.6.1347
      Authors : James S. Waters, Nicole W. Keough, Joseph Burt, Jonathan D. Eckel, Trey Hutchinson, Jonathan Ewanchuk, Matthew Rock, Jeffrey A. Markert, Heather J. Axen, David Gregg : We surveyed ants in Providence, Rhode Island, from 2015 to 2019. Methods including repeated pitfall trap sampling and manual searching were used to collect ants at Providence College and a rapid biological assess-ment was conducted at Roger Williams Park. A total of 36 species were identified based on morphology, including the first observations of a colony of Needle Ants (Brachyponera chinensis Emery, 1895) in New England. Twenty-six species identified were new county records and seven species were new state records, representing a substantial update to the list of known ant species in Rhode Island, currently totaling 41 species in Providence and 69 spe-cies from six subfamilies across the state. These results are comparable with similarly scaled surveys conducted at parks and cities across the world, and they also offer a reminder that while urbanization can be associated with reductions in habitat availability for some fauna, cities can be accessible and ecologically important locations for exploring myrmecological biodiversity. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 09:02:00 +020
  • Some interesting desmids (Desmidiaceae, Zygnematophyceae): first records,
           taxonomic notes, and distribution for the Amazon Brazilian flora

    • Abstract: Check List 18(6): 1337-1346
      DOI : 10.15560/18.6.1337
      Authors : Camila Barbosa de Araújo, Mayara Fabiana de Melo Furtado, Sérgio de Melo, Luís Roberto Takiyama, Patrick de Castro Cantuária, Carlos Eduardo de Mattos Bicudo : We report nine interesting desmid taxa, which five were recorded for the first time for the Amazon Bra-zilian flora, including first records of two infraspecific taxa from Brazil. The material was collected from an Ama-zon flooded area in the state of Amapá, Brazil. A description, geographical distribution in Brazil, water conditions, and frequency of occurrence are provided for each taxon. Our study expands the knowledge of desmids by provid-ing taxonomic notes and information on geographic distribution. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 20 Dec 2022 16:34:00 +020
  • New records and notes on the geographical distribution of the colonial cup
           coral Coenocyathus bowersi Vaughan, 1906 (Cnidaria, Scleractinia) from
           northern Chile

    • Abstract: Check List 18(6): 1333-1336
      DOI : 10.15560/18.6.1333
      Authors : Felipe Méndez-Abarca, Renzo Pepe-Victoriano, Enrique A. Mundaca : We present two new records of the colonial cup coral Coenocyathus bowersi Vaughan, 1906 from northern Chile. Colonies were collected off the coastal of Taltal, Antofagasta Region, and off the coast of the city of Iquique, Tarapacá Region, both in northern Chile. Our finds confirm the presence of this species on the Chilean coast and extend the geographic range of this species approximately 765 km north from the only other known occurrences of C. bowersi in Chile. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Sat, 17 Dec 2022 18:58:00 +020
  • The holoplanktonic mollusks (Pteropoda and Pterotrachoidea) in surface
           waters of the Campeche Canyon (southern Gulf of Mexico) during a winter
           storm (“Nortes”) season

    • Abstract: Check List 18(6): 1321-1331
      DOI : 10.15560/18.6.1321
      Authors : Zayra López-Cabello, Erik Coria-Monter, María Adela Monreal-Gómez, David Alberto Salas-de-León, Elizabeth Durán-Campos, Adolfo Gracia : The holoplanktonic mollusks (Mollusca, Pteropoda and Pterotrachoidea) are independent and key groups of organisms in any marine ecosystem due to the role they play in the carbon and energy transfer along the marine trophic webs. We document the species of holoplanktonic mollusks collected in the surface waters (10 m depth) during an oceanographic expedition in the Campeche Canyon, southern Gulf of Mexico, during the February 2011 winter storm (“Nortes”) season. Organisms were collected using a close/open/close net system. Eighteen species belonging to 12 genera and nine families of pteropods were identified. Three species of Pterotrachoidea were identified. Limacina trochiformis (d’Orbigny, 1835), Heliconoides inflatus (d’Orbigny, 1835), and Creseis conica (Eschscholtz, 1829) were the species with highest density values (600.3, 678.5, and 746.8 ind · 100 m−3, respectively). The results presented here contribute to the knowledge of this group of organisms in oceanic waters of the southern Gulf of Mexico, especially during a time of year where observations are scarce. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 16 Dec 2022 12:12:00 +020
  • An updated checklist of vascular epiphytes in the Darjeeling Himalaya,

    • Abstract: Check List 18(6): 1279-1319
      DOI : 10.15560/18.6.1279
      Authors : Preshina Rai, Saurav Moktan : The Darjeeling Himalaya, located in eastern part of the Himalaya biodiversity hotspot in India, is known for its diverse vegetation. The varying climatic conditions along the elevational gradient provide suitable habitats for supporting a rich flora in the region. We provide an updated checklist of vascular epiphytes in Darjeeling Himalaya. A total of 239 vascular epiphyte species belonging to 93 genera and 38 families have been recorded from the region, which include holoepiphytes, hemiepiphytes, facultative and accidental epiphytes. Orchidaceae was the largest family with 70 species, followed by Polypodiaceae comprising 42 species. We make available baseline biodiversity information on vascular epiphytes of the study area and provide details on taxonomic diversity and distribution in terms of vegetation types and along the elevational gradient. We also provide photographs to facilitate field identification. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 16 Dec 2022 11:54:00 +020
  • Pteridaceae in remnants of Cerrado in Maranhão state, Brazil

    • Abstract: Check List 18(6): 1263-1278
      DOI : 10.15560/18.6.1263
      Authors : Pedro Henrique Castro-Aguiar, Rozijane Santos Fernandes, Jefferson Prado : . The Pteridaceae is one of the most diverse families of ferns, with representatives adapted to diverse habitats ranging from aquatic to dry environments. It is the most species-rich family of ferns in the Brazilian Cerrado, although it is still poorly known in some areas of this domain in Maranhão state. Our objective was to investigate the diversity of Pteridaceae in Cerrado remnants in Maranhão. We based our study on the morphological analyses of specimens deposited in the herbaria, as well as additional new collections made by us and collaborators. Five genera comprising 15 species were recorded. Illustrations, an identification key, taxonomic comments, habitat, and geographic distribution are provided. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 14 Dec 2022 09:10:00 +020
  • DNA barcoding identifies a novel population of the imperiled Trinity
           Pigtoe, Fusconaia chunii (Lea, 1862) (Bivalvia, Unionidae), in the San
           Jacinto River drainage in Texas

    • Abstract: Check List 18(6): 1255-1262
      DOI : 10.15560/18.6.1255
      Authors : Chase H. Smith, Clinton R. Robertson, Charles R. Randklev : The Trinity Pigtoe, Fusconaia chunii (Lea, 1862), is a freshwater mussel endemic to the Trinity River drainage in Texas. Here, we report the first population of F. chunii in the San Jacinto River drainage in Texas. We identified three specimens of F. chunii using DNA barcoding, which were morphologically indistinguishable from syntopic Fusconaia flava (Rafinesque, 1820). A similar issue occurs in the Trinity River drainage. Fusconaia chunii is listed as state threatened, and future research is necessary to assess its status within the San Jacinto River drainage HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Nov 2022 21:26:00 +020
  • First report of Economidichthys pygmaeus (Holly, 1929) (Gobiidae) in Lake
           Lesser Prespa, Greece

    • Abstract: Check List 18(6): 1249-1253
      DOI : 10.15560/18.6.1249
      Authors : Frank van Oosterhout, Valentini Maliaka, Kees van Bochove, Miquel Lürling : Lake Lesser Prespa in Greece is part of the Prespa Lakes area which is a Ramsar site and a Special Protection Area due to its international importance for endemic biodiversity and migratory birds. Twenty fish taxa have been reported in that lake. From a field survey in July 2016, the species Economidichthys pygmaeus (Holly, 1929) (Gobiidae) was identified based on a molecular analysis and can be added to the list of fish species inhabiting Lake Lesser Prespa, which is the most northern location where this species has been found in Greece. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Nov 2022 08:59:00 +020
  • New records and geographic distribution map of Proceratophrys sanctaritae
           Cruz & Napoli, 2010 (Anura, Odontophrynidae)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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