Zootaxa https://mapress.com/zt <p><strong>Zootaxa</strong> is a mega-journal for zoological taxonomists in the world</p> Mangolia Press en-US Zootaxa 1175-5326 <p><strong>Morphological and phylogenetic study of <em>Acanthosquilla</em> Manning, 1963 (Stomatopoda: Nannosquillidae) mantis shrimps, with description of two new species from the Ryukyu Islands, Japan</strong></p> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5231.4.1 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">Three species of nannosquillid mantis shrimps, including two new species, <em>Acanthosquilla ryukyuensis</em> <strong>n. sp.</strong> and <em>Acanthosquilla shoheii</em> <strong>n. sp.</strong>, are described based on specimens collected from the Ryukyu Islands, Japan. The two new species resemble <em>A. derijardi</em> Manning, 1970, but can be distinguished from <em>A. derijardi</em> by the following features: 1) rostral plate anterolateral corner forms almost a right angle; 2) the distal tip of the antennular somite dorsal process reaches or slightly falls short of proximal half of rostral plate; and 3) eighth thoracic somite (= TS8) posterior margin is black medially. Furthermore, <em>A. ryukyuensis</em> <strong>n. sp.</strong> and<em> A. shoheii</em> <strong>n. sp.</strong> are easy to identify by the bifurcated lateral tooth of the telson, and by the posterodorsal pattern of the telson, respectively. In this study, molecular analyses based on partial sequences of mitochondrial 12S and 16S ribosomal DNA, cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI), and the partial nuclear gene of 28S ribosomal DNA recovers these three species of <em>Acanthosquilla </em>and <em>A. multifasciata</em> (Wood-Mason, 1895) (the type species of the genus) in a single clade. The resulting trees also suggest the polyphyly of Nannosquillidae but with low nodal support. Detailed examinations of the morphological and color features and DNA barcoding results allowed us to delineate intraspecific variations and interspecific differences. The number and shape of setae under the dorsal spine of raptorial claw carpus was found to be useful in distinguishing <em>A. shoheii</em> <strong>n. sp.</strong> from <em>A. derijardi</em> and <em>A. ryukyuensis</em> <strong>n. sp.</strong>, while combinations of the coloration of the rostral plate, posterior margin of TS8 and posterodorsal surface of telson are useful to distinguish the three species.</span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> HIROKI NAKAJIMA JAMES DAVIS REIMER TOHRU NARUSE Copyright (c) 2023 2023-02-01 2023-02-01 5231 4 351 375 10.11646/zootaxa.5231.4.1 <p><strong>A new deep-sea palaemonid shrimp assigned to <em>Periclimenes</em> Costa, 1844 (Decapoda: Caridea) from the West Mariana Ridge, northwestern Pacific</strong></p> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5231.4.2 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">A new palaemonid species, <em>Periclimenes variabilis</em>, is described and illustrated on the basis of four specimens from the Ritto Seamount, West Marina Ridge, northwestern Pacific, at depths of 642–666 m. Specimens of the new species were collected with an unidentified hexacoral of Primnoidae (Cnidaria), an antipatharian octocoral <em>Leiopathes</em> sp. (Cnidaria), and an unidentified crinoid (Echinodermata), suggesting association with those invertebrates. Morphological comparison and molecular phylogenetic analyses using the mitochondrial 16S ribosomal RNA and cytochrome C oxidase subunit I genes indicate that the new species is closest to <em>Periclimenes uniunguiculatus</em> Bruce, 1990 although the possession of more than two spiniform setae on either side of the telson in the new species is consistent with the generic diagnosis of <em>Bathymenes</em> Kou, Li &amp; Bruce, 2016. In reference to the close relationship to the species currently assigned to <em>Periclimenes</em> Costa, 1844 and the unsettled taxonomy of the genus, the new species is provisionally assigned to <em>Periclimenes.</em> Differentiating characters between the new species and closely related taxa are discussed.</span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> TOMOYUKI KOMAI SHINJI TSUCHIDA YOSHIHIRO FUJIWARA Copyright (c) 2023 2023-02-01 2023-02-01 5231 4 376 392 10.11646/zootaxa.5231.4.2 <p><strong>A revision of eastern Palaearctic <em>Anthobium</em> Leach, 1819 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Omaliinae: Anthophagini). VII. Six new species and faunistic records from Middle Asia, Himalayan Region and China</strong></p> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5231.4.3 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">Seven species of the genus <em>Anthobium</em> Leach, 1819 from the eastern Palaearctic Region are (re-) described and illustrated: Nepalese <em>A</em>. <em>jaegeri</em> Shavrin &amp; Smetana, 2019 of the<em> consanguineum</em> group, <em>A</em>. <em>schawalleri</em> <strong>sp. n.</strong> (China, Gansu: Lianhuashan) of the <em>convexior</em> group, <em>A</em>. <em>ruzickai</em> <strong>sp. n.</strong> (China, Yunnan: Biluo Mts.) of the <em>crassum</em> group, and<em> a</em>. <em>faillei</em> <strong>sp. n.</strong> (Nepal, Myagdi Khola), <em>A</em>. <em>luteolum</em> <strong>sp. n.</strong> (Nepal, Kulanga Khola), <em>A</em>. <em>pauxillum</em> <strong>sp. n.</strong> (Nepal, Solukhundu) and <em>A</em>. <em>wittmeri</em> <strong>sp. n.</strong> (India, Kashmir) of the <em>fusculum</em> group. Distributional maps for all (re-) described species are provided. Key to species of the Fusculum group is modified. Faunistic records of eleven species of the atrocephalum, fusculum, gracilipalpe, nigrum and reflexum groups are provided. <em>Anthobium</em> <em>nigrum</em> (Cameron, 1924) is recorded from Nepal for the first time. A checklist of species of the eastern Palaearctic Region is provided.</span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> ALEXEY V. SHAVRIN Copyright (c) 2023 2023-02-01 2023-02-01 5231 4 393 413 10.11646/zootaxa.5231.4.3 <p><strong>Description of three new species of <em>Myrmeleon</em> Linnaeus, 1767 from West Africa (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae)</strong></p> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5231.4.4 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">Three antlion species, <em>Myrmeleon</em> <em>croceus</em> <strong>n. sp</strong>., <em>Myrmeleon foucarti</em> <strong>n. sp.</strong> and <em>Myrmeleon nemoleontoides</em> <strong>n. sp.</strong> from West Africa are described and illustrated. Information on their distribution, ecology and predators is provided.</span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> BRUNO MICHEL MASSOUROUDINI AKOUDJIN Copyright (c) 2023 2023-02-01 2023-02-01 5231 4 414 426 10.11646/zootaxa.5231.4.4 <p><strong>The genus <em>Holaptilon</em> Beier, 1964: discussion on the poorly known boxer mantis genus,&nbsp;with a new species (Mantodea, Gonypetidae)&nbsp;</strong></p> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5231.4.5 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">The boxer mantis genus <em>Holaptilon</em> Beier, 1964 (Mantodea: Gonypetidae: Gonypetinae) is known to include two flightless species with a similar body size and morphology. Type species of the genus, <em>H. pusillulum</em> Beier, 1964, is reported from Israel and Jordan. An interesting species of the genus was recently identified from Iran (<em>H. brevipugilis</em> Kolnegari, 2018). In this research, a new species of <em>H. yagmur</em> Yılmaz &amp; Sevgili <strong>sp. n.</strong> is described from Turkey. This new species was collected from Karacadağ (Şanlıurfa), a volcanic mountain in the Southeastern Anatolia region. Its typical habitat is steppic stony areas. It indicates that the species may be cryptic or nocturnal since it was collected from under stones and ground traps. This finding indicates that the genus is more widespread than previously known and may have more species yet to be discovered. The existence of the genus <em>Holaptilon </em>was reported for the first time in Turkey. Meanwhile, while reviewing the praying mantis list of Turkey, we determined that the samples collected from Ağrı, which are given in the Mantodea list of Turkey, were misdiagnosed as <em>Armene robusta </em>Mishchenko, 1956 and actually belong to the genus <em>Holaptilon</em>, and that Turkey currently hosts 20 praying mantis species/subspecies.</span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> KAAN YILMAZ HASAN SEVGİLİ Copyright (c) 2023 2023-02-01 2023-02-01 5231 4 427 444 10.11646/zootaxa.5231.4.5 <p><strong>Three new <em>Spinirta</em> species from China (Araneae, Corinnidae),</strong> <strong>with the first description of the male of S. <em>leigongshanensis</em> Jin &amp; Zhang, 2020</strong></p> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5231.4.6 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">Three new species of the genus <em>Spinirta</em> Jin &amp; Zhang, 2020 are described from China: <em>S. shenwushanensis</em> <strong>sp. nov.</strong>, <em>S. lanceola </em><strong>sp. nov. </strong>and<em> S. caudata </em><strong>sp. nov.</strong>. Additionally, the male of <em>S. leigongshanensis</em> Jin &amp; Zhang, 2020 is described for the first time. Finally, we provide an updated distribution map of the genus.</span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> LU ZHANG CHI JIN FENG ZHANG Copyright (c) 2023 2023-02-01 2023-02-01 5231 4 445 458 10.11646/zootaxa.5231.4.6 <p><strong>An updated key to the genus <em>Limnophora</em> Robineau-Desvoidy (Diptera: Muscidae) from China, with descriptions of two new species</strong></p> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5231.4.7 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">A key to the 80 species and 2 subspecies of the genus <em>Limnophora</em> Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 from China based on males is provided, including two new species <em>Limnophora magnipulvilla</em> <strong>sp. nov.</strong> and <em>Limnophora apiciflata</em> <strong>sp. nov.</strong> Photographs of habitus and male genitalia as well as illustrations of the male genitalia of the new species are given.</span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> BINTAO DU XIAOYAN LIU DING YANG Copyright (c) 2023 2023-02-01 2023-02-01 5231 4 459 470 10.11646/zootaxa.5231.4.7 <p><strong>First report of two eulophid genera (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eulophidae) from India with the description of two new species</strong></p> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5231.4.8 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">The eulophid genera <em>Dermatopelte </em>Erdös &amp; Novicky and <em>Iniostichus </em>Kamijo &amp; Ikeda are reported for the first time from India. Two new species, <em>Dermatopelte striata </em><strong>n. sp. </strong>and <em>Iniostichus proximus </em><strong>n. sp. </strong>are described and illustrated. A revised key to the Indo-Malayan species of <em>Dermatopelte </em>and a key to the extant species of <em>Iniostichus </em>are included.</span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> A.P. RANJITH ROGER A. BURKS E.B. FEMI DHARMA RAJAN PRIYADARSANAN Copyright (c) 2023 2023-02-01 2023-02-01 5231 4 471 480 10.11646/zootaxa.5231.4.8 <p><strong>First record of <em>Neorthostigma</em> Belokobylskij (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Alysiinae) from Neotropical region with description of two new species</strong></p> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5231.4.9 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">The genus <em>Neorthostigma </em>Belokobylskij, 1998 is recorded in the Neotropical region for the first time, with description of two new species from Brazil viz. <em>Neorthostigma</em> <em>neotropicalis </em><strong>sp. nov.</strong> and <em>Neorthostigma signifrons</em> <strong>sp. nov.</strong> A dichotomous identification key for the known species of <em>Neorthostigma </em>is provided.</span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> FRANCIÉLLE DIAS DE OLIVEIRA ANGÉLICA MARIA PENTEADO-DIAS Copyright (c) 2023 2023-02-01 2023-02-01 5231 4 481 490 10.11646/zootaxa.5231.4.9 <p><strong>Integrative taxonomy revealing a troglobitic new genus of Diplommatinidae from Jiangxi, China (Gastropoda: Caenogastropoda: Cyclophoroidea)</strong></p> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5231.4.10 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">A new subterranean diplommatinid snail is described and illustrated from Jiangxi, China. The species is diagnosed by its cylindrical-fusiform shell and absence of internal columellar lamellae and parietal folds. The morphological and molecular phylogenetic characterization of the new species supports the erection of a new genus, <em>Sohtsuia </em>Z.-Y. Chen, <strong>gen. nov.</strong> A molecular phylogeny of representative East Asian continental species of<em> Diplommatina</em> Benson, 1949 is provided and the relationships of the new genus are discussed. <em>Sohtsuia diting</em> <strong>sp. nov</strong>. is described as new species.</span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> ZHE-YU CHEN ZHI-TONG LYU HUI-MING CHEN Copyright (c) 2023 2023-02-01 2023-02-01 5231 4 491 500 10.11646/zootaxa.5231.4.10