Zootaxa https://mapress.com/zt <p><strong>Zootaxa</strong> is a mega-journal for zoological taxonomists in the world</p> en-US zed@mapress.com (Dr Zhi-Qiang Zhang) zed@mapress.com (Magnolia Press Journal Support Team) Thu, 19 May 2022 00:00:00 +1200 OJS http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 <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> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5138.4.1 <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> YUSUKE YAMANA, FRANCISCO A SOLIS-MARIN, MASAKI YAMAMOTO, YUZO OTA, HISANORI KOHTSUKA, AKIHITO OMORI, KAZUMA IWASAKI, DAVIN H. E. SETIAMARGA Copyright (c) 2022 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5138.4.1 Thu, 19 May 2022 00:00:00 +1200 <p><strong>A new species and new records of Gnorimoschemini (Lepidoptera, Gelechiidae) from Ecuador</strong></p> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5138.4.2 <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> OLEKSIY BIDZILYA, PATRICIA ESTHER CORRO CHANG Copyright (c) 2022 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5138.4.2 Thu, 19 May 2022 00:00:00 +1200 <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> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5138.4.3 <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> SEUNG-GYU LEE, KEE-JEONG AHN Copyright (c) 2022 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5138.4.3 Thu, 19 May 2022 00:00:00 +1200 <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> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5138.4.4 <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> ABHIJIT DAS, DAVID J. GOWER, SURYA NARAYANAN, SAUNAK PAL, BITUPAN BORUAH, SANJAY MAGAR, SANJIB DAS, SOUMABRATA MOULICK, V. DEEPAK Copyright (c) 2022 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5138.4.4 Thu, 19 May 2022 00:00:00 +1200 <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> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5138.4.5 <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> JUN-MO KOO, SOOWON CHO Copyright (c) 2022 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5138.4.5 Thu, 19 May 2022 00:00:00 +1200 <p><strong>Updated taxonomy of Syntermitinae (Blattodea: Isoptera, Termitidae), with the description of three new genera</strong></p> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5138.4.6 <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> MAURICIO M. ROCHA, ELIANA M. CANCELLO Copyright (c) 2022 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5138.4.6 Thu, 19 May 2022 00:00:00 +1200 <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> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5138.4.7 <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> OMID JOHARCHI, MARIA K. STANYUKOVICH, OLGA S. ASYAMOVA, ISMAIL DÖKER, ANDREI V. TOLSTIKOV Copyright (c) 2022 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5138.4.7 Thu, 19 May 2022 00:00:00 +1200 <p><strong>Review of the genus <em>Stictane</em> Hampson (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae) in Thailand with description of a new species</strong></p> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5138.4.8 <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> ULZIIJARGAL BAYARSAIKHAN, YEONG-BIN CHA, KAREL ČERNÝ, HYUNG-WOOK KWON, YANG-SEOP BAE Copyright (c) 2022 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5138.4.8 Thu, 19 May 2022 00:00:00 +1200 <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> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5138.4.9 <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> TAPAS CHATTERJEE, SABYASACHI SAUTYA, IGOR DOVGAL, SANTOSH GAIKWAD Copyright (c) 2022 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5138.4.9 Thu, 19 May 2022 00:00:00 +1200