https://mapress.com/zt/issue/feed Zootaxa 2022-05-19T12:19:24+12:00 Dr Zhi-Qiang Zhang zed@mapress.com Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Zootaxa</strong> is a mega-journal for zoological taxonomists in the world</p> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5138.4.1 <p><strong>Partial redescriptions of three holothurians with “hook papillae” (Apodida: Chiridotidae): <em>Taeniogyrus</em> <em>japonicus</em> (Marenzeller, 1882), <em>T. dendyi</em> (Mortensen, 1925), <em>Scoliorhapis</em> <em>theelii</em> (Heding, 1928)</strong></p> 2022-05-19T12:19:24+12:00 YUSUKE YAMANA yamanayusuke39@gmail.com FRANCISCO A SOLIS-MARIN fasolis@cmarl.unam.mx MASAKI YAMAMOTO m-yamamoto@g.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp YUZO OTA yota1164@gmail.com HISANORI KOHTSUKA kohtsuka@g.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp AKIHITO OMORI omori@cc.niigata-u.ac.jp KAZUMA IWASAKI user@example.com DAVIN H. E. SETIAMARGA davin@wakayama.kosen-ac.jp <p>New specimens of <em>Taeniogyrus japonicus</em> (Marenzeller) were collected from Iwami coast and Sado island of the Sea of Japan. According to detailed observations of external and internal organs, we transferred <em>T. japonicus</em>, <em>T. dendyi </em>(Mortensen), and <em>Scoliorhapis theelii</em> (Heding) to the newly revived genus <em>Scoliodota</em>, with a large retractor organ and hook papillae as major diagnostic characters. We also concluded that <em>Scoliorhapis dianthus</em> Solis-marin <em>et al</em>. is a synonym of <em>T. japonicus</em>. Our molecular phylogeny and genetic distance analysis showed that specimens from Iwami and specimens from Sado of <em>T. japonicus</em> form a monophyletic clade, indicating that they are most likely the same species despite their morphological variation. The phylogenetic analysis also indicated that <em>T. japonicus</em> forms a sister group relationship with <em>Taeniogyrus verruculosus </em>Yamana &amp; Tanaka and <em>Scoliorhapis sesokoensis </em>Yamana &amp; Tanaka, suggesting that <em>Taeniogyrus</em> is not monophyletic. Taken together, these results brought new insights to sea cucumber diversity in Japanese waters.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2022-05-19T00:00:00+12:00 Copyright (c) 2022 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5138.4.2 <p><strong>A new species and new records of Gnorimoschemini (Lepidoptera, Gelechiidae) from Ecuador</strong></p> 2022-05-19T12:19:15+12:00 OLEKSIY BIDZILYA olexbid@gmail.com PATRICIA ESTHER CORRO CHANG estherpatricia04@gmail.com <p><em>Scrobipalpula onorei</em> <strong>sp. nov.</strong> is described from Las Pampas, Ecuador. The species is tentatively placed near <em>Scrobipalpula densata</em> (Meyrick, 1917) and <em>S. caustonae</em> Landry, 2010 based on both having a slender, elongate phallus and a bipartite corpus bursae without a signum. <em>Eurysacca media</em> Povolný, 1986 is recorded for the first time from Ecuador. Sexual dimorphism in structures of abdominal segments VII–VIII are described for the first time for <em>E. media</em>. The female of this species has patches of melanized scales on abdominal segment VII. The diagnosis of the species is updated with descriptions and illustration of additional details of external morphology and characters of male and female genitalia. We also provide an annotated list of Gnorimoschemini from Ecuador.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2022-05-19T00:00:00+12:00 Copyright (c) 2022 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5138.4.3 <p><strong>Korean species of the <em>Atheta</em> Thomson subgenus <em>Dimetrota</em> Mulsant &amp; Rey (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae) with a description of new species</strong> </p> 2022-05-19T12:19:01+12:00 SEUNG-GYU LEE jspdi84@korea.kr KEE-JEONG AHN kjahn@cnu.ac.kr <p>A taxonomic review of the <em>Atheta</em> Thomson subgenus <em>Dimetrota</em> Mulsant &amp; Rey in the Korean Peninsula is presented. The subgenus is represented in Korea by 11 species including a new species, <em>A</em>. (<em>D</em>.) <em>ovata </em>Lee &amp; Ahn, <strong>sp. nov. </strong>and a new synonym [<em>A</em>. (<em>Badura</em>) <em>tokiokai </em>Sawada =<em> A</em>. (<em>D</em>.) <em>chagangensis </em>Paśnik<strong> syn. nov.</strong>]. <em>Atheta </em>(<em>D</em>.) <em>yamamotoi </em>Sawada is reported for the first time in the Korean Peninsula and <em>A</em>. (<em>D</em>.) <em>machonryongica </em>in South Korea. A key to Korean species and descriptions with illustrations of habitus photographs and diagnostic characters of three species new to Korea are provided.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2022-05-19T00:00:00+12:00 Copyright (c) 2022 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5138.4.4 <p><strong>Rediscovery and systematics of the rarely encountered Blue-bellied kukri snake (<em>Oligodon</em> <em>melaneus</em> Wall, 1909) from Assam, India</strong></p> 2022-05-19T12:18:57+12:00 ABHIJIT DAS abhijit@wii.gov.in DAVID J. GOWER d.gower@nhm.ac.uk SURYA NARAYANAN surya.ornata@gmail.com SAUNAK PAL herps.saunak@gmail.com BITUPAN BORUAH bitupan.kaz@gmail.com SANJAY MAGAR user@example.com SANJIB DAS user@example.com SOUMABRATA MOULICK user@example.com V. DEEPAK user@example.com <p>We report the rediscovery of <em>Oligodon melaneus </em>112 years after its original description and document the third, and only non-type, specimen for the species. The new specimen was found 267 km east of the type locality (Tindharia, West Bengal state) from Assam state, India. We designate a lectotype for the species, and provide an extended description of a freshly collected male specimen. Phylogenetic analyses of <em>16s</em> and <em>cytb</em> mitochondrial genes provide support for <em>O. melaneus </em>being closely related to the widespread South Asian endemic <em>O. arnensis</em>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2022-05-19T00:00:00+12:00 Copyright (c) 2022 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5138.4.5 <p><strong>Two species of metallic Microlepidoptera, one new species of <em>Adela</em> Latreille, [1796] (Adeloidea, Adelidae) and one unrecorded species of <em>Coleophora</em> Hübner, 1822 (Gelechioidea, Coleophoridae), from Korea</strong></p> 2022-05-19T12:18:53+12:00 JUN-MO KOO taran9539@gmail.com SOOWON CHO chosoowon@gmail.com <p>One new species of <em>Adela </em>Latreille, [1796], <em>A. palella </em>Koo &amp; Cho, <strong>sp. nov.</strong>, belonging to Adelidae is described from Korea, and one species of <em>Coleophora</em> Hübner, 1822, <em>C. fuscocuprella </em>Herrich-Schäffer, 1855, belonging to Coleophoridae is reported for the first time. Diagnostic characters and descriptions are provided along with close-up photographs of notable features of adults.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2022-05-19T00:00:00+12:00 Copyright (c) 2022 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5138.4.6 <p><strong>Updated taxonomy of Syntermitinae (Blattodea: Isoptera, Termitidae), with the description of three new genera</strong></p> 2022-05-19T12:18:49+12:00 MAURICIO M. ROCHA mmrocha.cupim@gmail.com ELIANA M. CANCELLO ecancell@usp.br <p>Herein we describe three new genera based on a previous phylogenetic analysis of the termite subfamily Syntermitinae (Termitidae), which indicated that the genera <em>Embiratermes</em> Fontes and <em>Ibitermes</em> Fontes were paraphyletic. In order to resolve this paraphyly, the genus is more narrowly circumscribed, resulting in the following taxonomic changes: <em>Biratermes</em> <strong>gen. n.</strong>, is established to accommodate <em>Embiratermes robustus</em> Constantino, 1992; <em>Vaninitermes</em> <strong>gen. n.</strong> is described for <em>Armitermes brevinasisus</em> Emerson &amp; Banks, 1957 and <em>E.</em> <em>ignotus </em>Constantino, 1991; and <em>Bandeiratermes </em><strong>gen. n.</strong>, is proposed to accommodate <em>Armitermes silvestrii</em> Emerson <em>in</em> Snyder, 1949 and <em>Ibitermes tellustris</em> Constantino, 1990. In addition, <em>E. parvirostris</em> Constantino, 1992 is considered a new junior subjective synonym of <em>E. ignotus,</em> and the imago of <em>E.</em> <em>ignotus </em>is described for the first time. Descriptions and illustrations of the workers’ digestive tube are included for all species, along with drawings of the coiling worker gut of <em>E. festivellus </em>(Silvestri, 1901). Photographs are provided for the soldiers of all of the aforementioned species. The new genera are compared with all other genera of Syntermitinae.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2022-05-19T00:00:00+12:00 Copyright (c) 2022 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5138.4.7 <p><strong>Review of some mites of the genus <em>Ololaelaps</em> Berlese (Acari, Laelapidae) in Russia, with description of a new species </strong></p> 2022-05-19T12:18:43+12:00 OMID JOHARCHI J.omid2000@gmail.com MARIA K. STANYUKOVICH user@example.com OLGA S. ASYAMOVA user@example.com ISMAIL DÖKER user@example.com ANDREI V. TOLSTIKOV user@example.com <p>This study provides additional morphological information and new illustrations for three species of <em>Ololaelaps</em> Berlese described by Bregetova &amp; Koroleva (1964) from Russia—<em>O</em>.<em> caucasicus</em>, <em>O</em>.<em> sellnicki</em> and <em>O</em>.<em> ussuriensis—</em>to supplement the original descriptions. Since holotypes for these three species were not designated, a lectotype is chosen from among the syntypes of each examined species. We describe the adult male and female of <em>Ololaelaps</em> <em>altaiensis</em> Joharchi <strong>sp. nov.</strong>, from specimens collected from moss on the shore of the Teletskoye Lake, in Altai Mountains, Russia. The new species is distinguished from other <em>Ololaelaps </em>species by its short peritremes, ending near the middle of coxae II. The new species also has elongate paradactyli, extending well beyond the pretarsal claws; this feature appears to be correlated with the species’ semiaquatic habitat, and such correlation between tarsal morphology and ecology occurs in other species of <em>Ololaelaps</em> and of <em>Gaeolaelaps</em> with similar habitats.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2022-05-19T00:00:00+12:00 Copyright (c) 2022 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5138.4.8 <p><strong>Review of the genus <em>Stictane</em> Hampson (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae) in Thailand with description of a new species</strong></p> 2022-05-19T12:18:39+12:00 ULZIIJARGAL BAYARSAIKHAN uug0228@gmail.com YEONG-BIN CHA cyb0201@naver.com KAREL ČERNÝ natura.cerny@aon.at HYUNG-WOOK KWON hwkwon@inu.ac.kr YANG-SEOP BAE baeys@inu.ac.kr <p>The genus <em>Stictane </em>Hampson is reviewed in Thailand, which is represented with 11 species including seven newly recorded and one newly described species, <em>S. bokorensis, S. cambodiensis, S. fuscus,</em> <em>S. gemina, S. kualabohi, S. mlcochi, S. transversana</em> and <em>S. trigonica </em><strong>sp. n.</strong> Females of <em>S. kualabohi </em>and <em>S. cambodensis </em>are studied for the first time. Illustrations showing the general view of the body of adults and genitalia of all examined species from Thailand are provided.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2022-05-19T00:00:00+12:00 Copyright (c) 2022 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5138.4.9 <p><strong>Report of suctorian ciliates (Ciliophora, Suctorea) as epibionts on meiobenthic nematodes in an oxygen minimum zone of the Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean</strong></p> 2022-05-19T12:18:36+12:00 TAPAS CHATTERJEE drtchatterjee@yahoo.co.in SABYASACHI SAUTYA sautya@nio.org IGOR DOVGAL dovgal-1954@mail.ru SANTOSH GAIKWAD santygaikwad@gmail.com <p>Three suctorian ciliate species, <em>Paracineta livadiana</em> (Mereschkowsky, 1881), <em>Loricophrya bosporica </em>Sergeeva &amp; Dovgal, 2014 and <em>Acinetopsis lynni </em>Baldrighi <em>et al</em>., 2020 are found as epibionts on meiobenthic nematodes in an oxygen minimum zone of the Arabian Sea. All three species are recorded here for the first time from the Indian Ocean.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2022-05-19T00:00:00+12:00 Copyright (c) 2022