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, 20 Jun 2024 11:17:55 +1200 OJS 3.3.0.6 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 <strong>Key to sessile gnesiotrochan rotifers: <em>Floscularia</em> (Monogononta; Flosculariidae)</strong> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.4.1 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">Correct identification of species is necessary if we are to understand their biology, ecology, and evolutionary history, as well as to catalog their global biodiversity. This is acutely critical for many micrometazoans like rotifers, which are often difficult to identify because of their small size and complicated morphologies. Rotifers are ubiquitous micrometazoans that are found worldwide in fresh, brackish, and some marine waters. However, their study is hindered by a lack of both taxonomic expertise and concomitantly adequate guides to the identification of some taxa. These deficiencies are particularly true for the sessile species. To help alleviate these impediments, we assembled information from the literature on easily recognizable characters of all nine valid species in one notable genus: <em>Floscularia </em>(Monogononta; Gnesiotrocha; Flosculariidae). Using that information we developed a simple, dichotomous key to enable workers to identify species in this genus. Our key emphasizes easily observable characters of adult female morphology, including features of their tubes, anterior ends, trophi, and colony formation abilities, thereby allowing for relatively quick identification.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> ALEXANDRE LAFLEUR, NATALIE DAVIES, RICK HOCHBERG, ELIZABETH J. WALSH, ROBERT L. WALLACE Copyright (c) 2024 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.4.1 Thu, 20 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +1200 <strong>Three new species, one subspecies, and new records of the Oriental genus <em>Loeblites</em> Franz (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scydmaeninae)</strong> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.4.2 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Loeblites</em> is a small genus of Oriental Scydmaeninae, currently comprising only five species distributed in Thailand, Malaysia (Sabah), China (Yunnan), and the Philippines (Mindanao).<em> Loeblites anaiensis</em> <strong>sp. n.</strong> (Sumatra), <em>L. umphangensis</em> <strong>sp. n.</strong> (Thailand), <em>L. pseudominor pseudominor</em> <strong>sp. n.</strong> (Borneo, Thailand), and <em>L. pseudominor sumatrensis</em> <strong>subsp. n.</strong> (Sumatra) are described. New records for <em>L. sabahensis</em> Franz in Sarawak are reported, a species so far known to occur only in Sabah. Identification key to species of <em>Loeblites</em> is given.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> PAWEŁ JAŁOSZYŃSKI Copyright (c) 2024 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.4.2 Thu, 20 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +1200 <strong>A new species of direct-developing frog of the genus <em>Eleutherodactylus</em> (Anura: Eleutherodactylidae) from Tamaulipas, Mexico</strong> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.4.3 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">The number of species of the subgenus <em>Syrrhophus</em>, genus <em>Eleutherodactylus</em> has increased rapidly in the last eight years, due to recent taxonomic studies. This subgenus of direct-developing frogs is well represented in Mexico, which harbors more than 90% of the species richness reported for the subgenus. In this study, we describe one new species, <em>Eleutherodactylus</em> (<em>Syrrhophus</em>) <em>coelum</em> <strong>sp. nov.</strong> from the El Cielo Biosphere Reserve in Tamaulipas, Mexico, based on morphological and molecular data. The new species, which was previously assigned to <em>E</em>. <em>cystignathoides</em>, differs from its congeners mainly by its small size and by having the tips of Finger III and IV expanded to twice the width of the narrowest part of these fingers. Phylogenetic analyses recovered a well-supported relationship of the new species as the sister group to an undescribed taxon from San Luis Potosí. This analysis also indicates there are more lineages wating for description. </span></span></span></p> <p> </p> RAQUEL HERNÁNDEZ-AUSTRIA, MIRNA G. GARCÍA-CASTILLO, GABRIELA PARRA-OLEA Copyright (c) 2024 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.4.3 Thu, 20 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +1200 <strong>Review of the ground beetle subgenus <em>Micronialoe</em> from Korea, with a description of a new species (Coleoptera: Carabidae: <em>Pterostichus</em>)</strong> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.4.4 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Micronialoe </em>(Pterostichini: <em>Pterostichus</em>) is a poorly known subgenus of the ground beetle genus <em>Pterostichus</em>, which includes three species from the Korean Peninsula and adjacent islands. Here, a new species, <em>Pterostichus </em>(<em>Micronialoe</em>)<em> spinulosus </em><strong>sp. nov.</strong>, was identified among the specimens collected from Mt. Biseulsan and Mt. Choejeongsan, Daegu-si, Korea. Along with the description of the new species, all Korean species are redescribed, and the subgenus is re-diagnosed. The new species is morphologically allied to <em>P. </em>(<em>M.</em>) <em>bifoveolatus</em>, thus, the intraspecific variation of the new species is examined and valid characters for distinguishing species are discussed. A key for the identification of the species of the subgenus is also provided.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> DOOYOUNG KIM, SANG JAE SUH Copyright (c) 2024 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.4.4 Thu, 20 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +1200 <strong>Cephenniini of the Philippines. Part 6. First record of <em>Cephennomicrus</em> Reitter from Mindanao, with three new species (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Scydmaeninae)</strong> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.4.5 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">Seven nominal species of <em>Cephennomicrus </em>Reitter are currently known to occur in the Philippines: three species have been recorded from Luzon, three from Palawan, and one from Leyte. The occurrence of this genus on Mindanao is reported for the first time, with three new species described: <em>Cm. apoensis</em> <strong>sp. n.</strong>, <em>Cm. candalaganus</em> <strong>sp. n.</strong>, and <em>Cm. talonoensis</em> <strong>sp. n.</strong> The distribution of Philippine <em>Cephennomicrus</em> species is summarized.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> PAWEŁ JAŁOSZYŃSKI Copyright (c) 2024 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.4.5 Thu, 20 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +1200 <strong>First record of the family Azotidae from Ecuador, with a description of a new species of <em>Ablerus</em> Howard (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Azotidae) from the Galapagos Islands</strong> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.4.6 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">Azotidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) is a small family (1 genus, 92 species) comprised primarily of hyperparasitoids of species of Hymenoptera that target whiteflies and scale insects. In the present study, we provide the first record of the genus <em>Ablerus</em> Howard, 1898 (=<em>Azotus </em>Howard 1898) from the Galapagos Islands, based on material collected in a survey of Hymenoptera across the archipelago’s main islands. One new species, <em>Ablerus byroni</em> <strong>sp. n. </strong>is described and illustrated. </span></span></span></p> <p> </p> JOSÉ M. AVENDAÑO, PATRICIO PICÓN-RENTERÍA, ROBERT L. KRESSLEIN, HENRI W. HERRERA Copyright (c) 2024 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.4.6 Thu, 20 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +1200 <strong><em>Planiculus angulatus</em>, a new species of xyleborine ambrosia beetle from Thailand (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Scolytinae, Xyleborini)</strong> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.4.7 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">A new species, <em>Planiculus angulatus</em> sp. nov., is described and<em> P. shiva </em>is reported from Thailand for the first time. A list of <em>Planiculus</em> species found in Thailand with distributions, habitat types and a key to species are also provided.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> WISUT SITTICHAYA, ANTHONY I. COGNATO Copyright (c) 2024 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.4.7 Thu, 20 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +1200 <strong><em>Rhinoceromyia</em>, a peculiar new genus of long-legged flies from Guinea (Diptera: Dolichopodidae: Dolichopodinae)</strong> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.4.8 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">The genus <em>Rhinoceromyia </em>Grichanov <strong>gen. nov.</strong> is described from the tropical forest of southeastern Guinea to accommodate a new species, <em>Rhinoceromyia dubrovskii </em>Grichanov <strong>sp. nov.</strong> with a peculiar horn on the male face, a very unusual character in the Empidoidea. The secondary segmentation and articulation of the male cercus is also an extraordinary character in the Dolichopodidae. The new genus is placed in the subfamily Dolichopodinae and is considered close to the Afrotropical genus <em>Afropelastoneurus </em>Grichanov, differing from the latter in remarkable characters of head, wing and male genitalia.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> IGOR YA. GRICHANOV Copyright (c) 2024 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.4.8 Thu, 20 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +1200 <strong>Male genitalia of the fungus-growing ants <em>Mycocepurus goeldii</em> (Forel, 1893) and <em>Mycocepurus smithii</em> (Forel, 1893) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae)</strong> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.4.9 CARLOS DANIEL ASSIS DOS SANTOS, JÚLIO CEZAR MÁRIO CHAUL, JOSÉ EDUARDO SERRÃO Copyright (c) 2024 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.4.9 Thu, 20 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +1200