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Zootaxa 3957 (3): 251–276 (15 May 2015)
Phylogeny and taxonomic revision of the subgenus Velleius Leach (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae)

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The impact factor of Zootaxa for 2013 is 1.060.
A See-through Skeleton shrimp (published in Zootaxa 3718 (5): 467–476), a look hard to see Leaf-tailed gecko (published in Zootaxa 3717 (5): 543–558)  and an Amoeboid protist (published in Zootaxa 3669 (4): 571–584) identified by the SUNY-ESF International Institute for Species Exploration (IISE) as the top 10 species discovered last year.
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Zootaxa published 24% of all new taxa and nomenclatural acts in the last five years, according to Zoological Record
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10/10/12 The number of new Pisces published in Zootaxa has reached 800!
3/08/12 According to AmphibiaWeb (http://amphibiaweb.org/), 
a species of glassfrog described in Zootaxa [Zootaxa 3388: 56–68 (2012)] made the number of known amphibians 7,000.

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Topic  Zootaxa special issues  
» Animal Biodiversity: 2011 volume 2013 Addenda all for open access
» A glimpse of undiscovered insect diversity: ... 150 new taxa of insects
Research on the Terrestrial Arthropods of Sardinia

Benthic Amphipoda (Crustacea: Peracarida) of the Great Barrier Reef
Deep-sea Taxonomy—a Contribution to our Knowledge of Biodiversity
» Bringing Light into Deep-sea Biodiversity
» Linnaeus Tercentenary: Progress in Invertebrate Taxonomy
» Updating the Linnaean Heritage: Names as Tools for Thinking about Animals and Plants
Views  A forum for taxonomists 
Spider Systematics: Past and Future » To name or not to name: Criteria to promote economy of change in ...
The limits of understanding in biological systematics
Towards a List of Available Names in Zoology, partim Phylum Rotifera
An index to evaluate the quality of taxonomic publications  
» Cyber nomenclaturalists and the “CESA itch”Comments
» BioCode: Third time lucky?  | Four related papers in Bionomina 3
» Describing unexplored biodiversity: Zootaxa in ... Year of Biodiversity
» Genetypes: a concept to help integrate molecular phylogenetics & ...
Phylogenies without Synapomorphies—A Crisis in Fish Systematics
» Syngraph for graphic display and interactive use of synonym lists
» ZooBank: Developing a nomenclatural tool for unifying 250 years of... 
Invertebrate systematics or spineless taxonomy?
» Accelerating taxonomic discovery via automated character extraction
Helping solve the "other" taxonomic impedimentComments
»The "Mihi itch"—a brief history
Books  Monographs & revisions 
» Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil Part 1 p1–300  & part 2 p301–628
» Revision of the femoralis group of Blepharoneura (Diptera: Tephritidae)
On diagnostic characters of Stygonitocrella (Copepoda, Harpacticoida)
» New World direct-developing frogs (Anura: Terrarana)
Annotated catalogue of the Tachinidae  (Insecta: Diptera) of China
» A revision of the Australian handfishes | George Perry’s molluscan taxa
» Taxonomy of Serpulidae (Annelida, Polychaeta): The state of affairs
» Revision of the Mexican and Central American species of Mortoniella
» An annotated check list of the world’s whiteflies
» Catalogue of squat lobsters of the world
» Annotated checklist of the rotifers (Phylum Rotifera)
» Phylogeny and systematics of the leafhopper subfamily Ledrinae
» Genera of the Asian Catfish Families Sisoridae and Erethistidae
Free !  Open-access papers       
» Automating the "Material examined" section of taxonomic papers ...
Animal biodiversity: An introduction to higher-level classification ...
» A modern look at the Animal Tree of Life | The Tree of Life Web Project
» Cybertaxonomy exemplar: Five new species of the damselfish...Chromis
» Revision of Neodialineura: an empirical example of cybertaxonomy
» Learning from Linnaeus: towards ... foundation for ... morphology
Review of eriococcid genera (Sternorrhyncha) of South Americae
» Phylogeny and higher classification of the scale insects
» A revision of Eugorgia (Coelenterata: Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae)
» On the molecular phylogeny of sponges (Porifera)
Taxonomic revision of the stone geckos of southern Australia
» A review of taxonomic concepts in the Nannoniscidae
At the lower size limit in snakes | Three new pygmy seahorse species
Phylogeny and Classification of Hymenoptera
Phylogeny and systematics of Diptera | Phylum Echinodermata
» Culicidae (Diptera): a review of taxonomy, classification and phylogeny
» The insect order Thysanoptera: classification versus systematics
» Tingidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) from Laos | Order Trichoptera
A synopsis of the orchid weevil genus Orchidophilus Buchanan
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About Zootaxa 

The first five years of Zootaxa | The making of a mega-journal in taxonomy | Contributing to the progress of descriptive taxonomy | A daily journal of taxonomy | Accelerating biodiversity descriptions and transforming taxonomic publishing: the first decade of Zootaxa | Q&A Recommendations about nomenclature | Statistics | Impact Factor  

Accelerate taxonomic discovery

As the top journal in species discovery, Zootaxa has published nearly a quarter of new taxa indexed in Zoological Record since 2009! What about plants and fungi? Check out sister journal Phytotaxa  

Spotlight our taxonomists

MSc. Juan Pablo Botero winner of the J.G. Edwards Prize for his Zootaxa paper on “Revision of the genus Andraegoidus
Aurivillius (Insecta, Coleoptera, Cerambycidae)
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Facilitate scientific debates

Morphological and Molecular Approaches to the Phylogeny of Fishes: Integration or Conflict?
A collection of 15 essays and more

Encourage open access 

Zootaxa supports and encourages open-access. Over 2,000 papers were published for open access. Read our hot free books/papers, especially the special volume Animal Biodiversity: Porifera, Nematoda, Tardigrada, Rotifera, Acanthocephala, Arthropoda (Trilobita, Pycnogonida, Opiliones, Scorpiones, Parasitiformes, Oribatida, Trombidiformes, Araneae, Diplopoda, Crustacea, Collembola, Thysanoptera, Orthoptera, Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Diptera ... ) ... PiscesAmphibia, Mammalia...

Increase impact of taxonomy 

Zootaxa published many high impact monographs, including many highly cited papers/books in taxonomy. Zootaxa is among the most highly cited journals by Wikipedia and is frequently covered in global news media. Zootaxa's impact factorcontinues to increase and was a featured journal of Essential Science Indicators in 2008.

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