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April 2006 (25 issues; 98 papers with 14 for open access)

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 Zootaxa 1188, 68 pp. (28 Apr. 2006) 6 papers                                                                                              

Zootaxa 1188: 1-22 (28 Apr. 2006) 8 plates; 38 references                              Accepted: 16 Mar. 2006
Speciation in the "Várzéa" flooded forest: a new Mabuya (Squamata, Scincidae) from Western Amazonia
A. MIRALLES (France), C.L. BARRIO-AMORÓS (Venezuela), G. RIVAS (Venezuela) & J.C. CHAPARRO-AUZA (Peru) 
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Zootaxa 1188: 23-36 (28 Apr. 2006) 2 plates; 12 references                             Accepted: 10 Feb. 2006
On the osteology of a distinctive specie of the genus Leptodactylus: Leptodactylus laticeps (Boulenger, 1917) (Anura, Leptodactylidae)
M.L. PONSSA (Argentina) 
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Zootaxa 1188: 37-47 (28 Apr. 2006) 4 plates; 26 references                            Accepted: 27 Mar. 2006
Alucitidae (Lepidoptera) of Korea: Description of a new species and records of two previously unrecorded species
B.-K. BYUN (P. Korea) 
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Zootaxa 1188: 49-54 (28 Apr. 2006)  28 references                                              Accepted: 1 Feb. 2006
Parartemiopsis longicornis (Smirnov), senior synonym of P. mongolica Rogers (Crustacea: Branchiopoda: Anostraca), with remarks on the validity of the genus
D.C. ROGERS (USA) 
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Zootaxa 1188: 55-62 (28 Apr. 2006) 4 plates; 8 references                                Accepted: 7 Mar. 2006
Porites decasepta: a new species of scleractinian coral (Scleractinia, Poritidae) from Oman
M.R. CLAEREBOUDT (Sultanate of Oman) 
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Zootaxa 1188: 63-68 (28 Apr. 2006) 2 plates; 4 references                                Accepted: 3 Apr. 2006
Neobaculentulus heterotarsus sp.n. from Liaoning, China (Protura: Berberentulidae)
Y. BU & R.D. XIE (P.R. China) 
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 Zootaxa 1187, 68 pp. (28 Apr. 2006) 4 papers                                                                                              

Zootaxa 1187: 1-36 (28 Apr. 2006) 11 plates; 46 references                            Accepted: 23 Feb. 2006
Tanaidacean (Crustacea: Peracarida) fauna from chemically reduced habitats—the lucky strike hydrothermal vent system, mid-atlantic ridge
K. LARSEN (Denmark), M. BLAZEWICZ-PASZKOWYCZ (Poland) & M.R. CUNHA (Portugal) 
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Zootaxa 1187: 37-46 (28 Apr. 2006) 4 plates; 13 references                            Accepted: 20 Mar. 2006
A new species of Palaemon (Crustacea, Decapoda, Palaemonidae) from Qatar
S. DE GRAVE & I. AL-MASLAMANI (UK) 
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Zootaxa 1187: 47-59 (28 Apr. 2006) 2 plates; 12 references                            Accepted: 23 Mar. 2006
Cabecar serratus, a new genus and species of leptohyphid mayfly from Central America, and description of the imaginal stages of Tricorythodes sordidus Allen (Ephemeroptera: Leptohyphidae) 
D.E. BAUMGARDNER (USA) & S. ÁVILA A. (Costa Rica) 
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Zootaxa 1187: 61-68 (28 Apr. 2006) 3 plates; 8 references                            Accepted: 27 Mar. 2006
Taxonomic study on new-record genus Bambusana Anufriev (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) in China
W. DAI & Y.L. ZHANG (P.R. China) 
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 Zootaxa 1186, 68 pp. (28 Apr. 2006) 2 papers                                                                                              

Zootaxa 1186: 1-56 (28 Apr. 2006) 16 plates; 56 references                            Accepted: 10 Feb. 2006
The Stephanidae (Hymenoptera) of Mexico, with description of six new species and key to western Foenatopus Smith
A.P. AGUIAR (Brazil)
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Zootaxa 1186: 57-68 (28 Apr. 2006) 6 plates; 10 references                            Accepted: 20 Mar. 2006
Description of a new genus and two new species of Ioninae (Isopoda: Epicaridea: Bopyridae) parasites of Leucosiidae (Decapoda: Brachyura) from Beibu Gulf
J.M. AN, H.Y. YU & X.Z. LI (P.R. China)
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 Zootaxa 1185, 68 pp. (24 Apr. 2006) 5 papers                                                                                              

Zootaxa 1185: 1-19 (24 Apr. 2006) 7 plates; 40 references                            Accepted: 10 Feb. 2006
Taxonomic notes on the Volucella pellucens species group (Diptera: Syrphidae) with a description of one new species from the Eastern Palaearctic
D.-S. CHOI (R. Korea), K. ÔHARA (Japan) & H.-Y. HAN (R. Korea)
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Zootaxa 1185: 21-35 (24 Apr. 2006) 16 plates; 18 references                           Accepted: 21 Mar. 2006
Two Seira Lubbock 1869 (Collembola, Arthropleona, Entomobryidae) new to science, with remarkable secondary sexual characters
D. ZEPPELINI & B.C. BELLINI (Brazil)
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Zootaxa 1185: 37-51 (24 Apr. 2006) 3 plates; 15 references                           Accepted: 10 Feb. 2006
Two new genera of Agathidinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) with a key to the genera of the New World
M. SHARKEY (USA)
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Zootaxa 1185: 53-59 (24 Apr. 2006) 2 plates; 2 references                           Accepted: 30 Mar. 2006
The Chinese Folsomia with a description of a new species (Collembola: Isotomidae)
Y.F. DING, M. JI & J.X. CHEN (P.R. China)
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Zootaxa 1185: 61-68 (24 Apr. 2006) 3 plates; 8 references                           Accepted: 19 Feb. 2006
A new species of Aphodius Illiger (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae) from the central United States
M.J. PAULSEN (USA)
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 Zootaxa 1184, 68 pp. (24 Apr. 2006) 4 papers                                                                                              

Zootaxa 1184: 1-27 (24 Apr. 2006) 2 plates; 57 references                            Accepted: 20 Feb. 2006
Checklist of the Decapods (Crustacea) from the outer continental shelf and seamounts from Northeast of BrazilREVIZEE Program (NE III)
P.A.C. FILHO (Brazil)
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Zootaxa 1184: 29-42 (24 Apr. 2006) 6 plates; 39 references                            Accepted: 23 Feb. 2006
Morphometrical analysis, histology, and taxonomy of Thyroscyphus ramosus (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) from the coast of Brazil
V. SHIMABUKURO & A.C. MARQUES (Brazil)
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Zootaxa 1184: 43-55 (24 Apr. 2006) 5 plates; 21 references                            Accepted: 4 Mar. 2006
Rhopalomenia glandulosa spec. nov., and the restoration of Entonomenia Leloup (Mollusca: Solenogastres)
A. EISENHUT & L.V. SALVINI-PLAWEN (Austria)
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Zootaxa 1184: 57-68 (24 Apr. 2006) 4 plates; 12 references                            Accepted: 24 Feb. 2006
Notes on Coleophora (Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae) injurious to Lycium (Solanaceae), with descriptions of two new species from China
H.H. LI (P.R. China)
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 Zootaxa 1183, 68 pp. (24 Apr. 2006) 4 papers                                                                                              

Zootaxa 1183: 1-26 (24 Apr. 2006) 6 plates; 70 references                            Accepted: 22 Feb. 2006
Pelagic ctenophores from the Săo Sebastiăo Channel, southeastern Brazil
O.M.P. OLIVEIRA & A.E. MIGOTTO (Brazil)
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Zootaxa 1183: 27-41 (24 Apr. 2006) 6 plates; 45 references                            Accepted: 8 Jan. 2006
Leslibetaeus coibita, n. gen., n. sp., a new alpheid shrimp from the Pacific coast of Panama (Crustacea: Decapoda)
A. ANKER (USA), D. PODDOUBTCHENKO (USA) & I.S. WEHRTMANN (Costa Rica)
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Zootaxa 1183: 43-56 (24 Apr. 2006) 3 plates; 22 references                            Accepted: 3 Mar. 2006
Tokunagaia Sćther from China (Diptera: Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae)
Y.D. LIU & X.H. WANG (P.R. China)
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Zootaxa 1183: 57-68 (24 Apr. 2006) 3 plates; 18 references                            Accepted: 16 Mar. 2006
A new species of Hoplacephala Macquart (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) from Namibia, with a discussion of generic monophyly
T. PAPE (Denamrk)
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 Zootaxa 1182, 130 pp. (21 Apr. 2006) 1 monograph                                                                                   

 Monograph 
Zootaxa 1182: 1-130 (21 Apr. 2006) 36 plates; 77 references                          Accepted: 28 Jan. 2006
Revision and cladistic analysis of the genus: Ptychoderes Schoenherr, 1823 (Coleoptera, Anthribidae, Anthribinae, Ptychoderini)
J.R.M. MERMUDES & D.S. NAPP (Brazil)
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 Zootaxa 1181, 102 pp. (21 Apr. 2006) 1 monograph                                                                                   

 Monograph 
Zootaxa 1181: 1-102 (21 Apr. 2006) 31 plates; 52 references                         Accepted: 10 Dec. 2005
Revision of the subgenus Metaeuops Legalov of Euops Schoenherr (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea, Attelabidae) from the Papuan region
A. RIEDEL (Germany)
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 Zootaxa 1180, 172 pp. (21 Apr. 2006) 1 monograph                                                                                   

 Monograph 
Zootaxa
1180: 1-172 (21 Apr. 2006) 69 plates; 250 references                        Accepted: 25 Feb. 2006

The morphology, higher-level phylogeny and classification of the Empidoidea (Diptera)
B.J. SINCLAIR (Germany) & J.M. CUMMING (Canada)
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 Zootaxa 1179, 96 pp. (21 Apr. 2006) 1 monograph                                                                                     

 Monograph 
Zootaxa 1179: 1-96 (21 Apr. 2006) 43 plates; 52 references                           Accepted: 9 Oct. 2005
Taxonomy and phylogeny of the World species of the genus Ischnopoda Stephens, 1837 (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae)
G. PASNIK (Poland)
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 Zootaxa 1178, 209 pp. (21 Apr. 2006) 1 monograph                                                                                   

 Monograph 
Zootaxa 1178: 1-209 (21 Apr. 2006) 2 plates; 887 references                            Accepted: 17 Dec. 2005
A checklist of the butterflies of Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia and some adjacent areas
W.J. TENNENT  (UK)
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 Zootaxa 1177, 68 pp. (21 Apr. 2006) 6 papers                                                                                              

Zootaxa 1177: 1-19 (21 Apr. 2006) 7 plates; 23 references                             Accepted: 1 Feb. 2006
Heterorhabditis floridensis n. sp. (Rhabditida: Heterorhabditidae) from Florida
K.B. NGUYEN (USA), U. GOZEL (Turkey), H.S. KÖPPENHÖFER (USA), & B.J. ADAMS (USA)
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Zootaxa 1177: 21-26 (21 Apr. 2006) 2 plates; 10 references                             Accepted: 28 Feb. 2006
Studies on the Zoarcidae (Teleostei: Perciformes) of the southern hemisphere. IX. A new species of Pachycara from the southwestern Atlantic
M.E. ANDERSON  (South Africa) & M.M. MINCARONE (Brazil)
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Zootaxa 1177: 27-37 (21 Apr. 2006) 4 plates; 5 references                             Accepted: 6 Apr. 2006
Five new species of Myrsidea Waterston (Phthiraptera: Menoponidae) from bristlebills and greenbuls (Passeriformes: Pycnonotidae) in Ghana
K.P. JOHNSON & R.D. PRICE (USA)
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Zootaxa 1177: 39-49 (21 Apr. 2006) 3 plates; 10 references                              Accepted: 11 Feb. 2006
New mouthless nematode of the genus Parastomonema Kito, 1989 (Nematoda: Siphonolaimidae) from a mangrove forest on the coast of Thailand, and erection of the new subfamily Astomonematinae within the Siphonolaimidae
K. KITO (Japan) & C. ARYUTHAKA  (Thailand)
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Zootaxa 1177: 51-55 (21 Apr. 2006) 1 plate; 11 references                              Accepted: 21 Mar. 2006
A new genus and species of grasshopper from China (Orthoptera: Acrididae Catantopinae)
X.-C. YIN & X.-J. LI (P.R. China)
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Zootaxa 1177: 57-68 (21 Apr. 2006) 4 plates; 26 references                              Accepted: 11 Feb. 2006
Description of last-instar larva of Corydalus nubilus Erichson, 1848 (Megaloptera: Corydalidae) and notes on its bionomics
C.A.S. DE AZEVĘDO & N. HAMADA (Brazil)
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 Zootaxa 1176, 68 pp. (21 Apr. 2006) 6 papers                                                                                              

Zootaxa 1176: 1-16 (21 Apr. 2006) 5 plates; 32 references                              Accepted: 17 Jan. 2006
Leonardesmus injucundus, n. gen., n. sp., an aromatic, small-bodied milliped from Washington State, U. S. A., and a revised account of the family Nearctodesmidae (Polydesmida)
R.M. SHELLEY & W.A. SHEAR (USA)
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Zootaxa 1176: 17-25 (21 Apr. 2006) 4 plates; 5 references                              Accepted: 5 Mar. 2006
The reduviid genus Nagustoides Miller (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae) found in China, with description of a new species
P. ZHAO, W.Z. CAI & D. REN (P.R. China)
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Zootaxa 1176: 27-40 (21 Apr. 2006) 3 plates; 17 references                             Accepted: 13 Mar. 2006
Maabella gen. nov. (Streblidae: Ascodipterinae) from Guangxi Province, China and Vietnam with notes on preservation of Ascodipterinae
M.W. HASTRITER & S.E. BUSH (USA)
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Zootaxa 1176: 41-52 (21 Apr. 2006) 5 plates; 8 references                              Accepted: 23 Feb. 2006
Urolophus kapalensis sp. nov., a new stingaree (Myliobatiformes: Urolophidae) off eastern Australia
G.K. YEARSLEY & P.R. LAST (Australia)
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Zootaxa 1176: 53-58 (21 Apr. 2006) 3 plates; 11 references                           Accepted: 16 Mar. 2006
Description of a new species of Micrencaustes (subgenus Mimencaustes Heller) (Coleoptera: Erotylidae: Encaustini) from China
J. LI & G.-D. REN (P.R. China)
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Zootaxa 1176: 59-68 (21 Apr. 2006) 2 plates; 23 references                          Accepted: 14 Mar. 2006
First fossil Eccoptarthridae (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) from the Mesozoic of China
M. LIU & D. REN (P.R. China)
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 Zootaxa 1175, 68 pp. (19 Apr. 2006) 5 papers                                                                                              

Zootaxa 1175: 1-29 (19 Apr. 2006) 8 plates; 26 references                              Accepted: 29 Nov. 2005
An annotated checklist of the earthworm fauna of Turkey (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae)
CS. CSUZDI (Hungary), A. ZICSI (Hungary) & M. MISIRLIOGLU (Turkey)
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Zootaxa 1175: 31-35 (19 Apr. 2006) 1 plate; 5 references                                 Accepted: 1 Feb. 2006
The thoracic sclerites of Belostoma Latreille (Hemiptera: Belostomatidae) and their usefulness for species identification
A.L. ESTEVEZ, J.A. SCHNACK & C.A. DE REYES (Argentina)
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Zootaxa 1175: 37-42 (19 Apr. 2006) 1 plate; 7 references                                 Accepted: 1 Feb. 2006
Description of the preimaginal instars and redescription of the adult stage of Belostoma elongatum Montandon (Hemiptera: Belostomatidae)
C.A. DE REYES, A.L. ESTÉVEZ & J.A. SCHNACK (Argentina)
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Zootaxa 1175: 43-54 (19 Apr. 2006) 3 plates; 9 references                              Accepted: 15 Feb. 2006
New species of palaearctic Euphthiracaridae (Acari, Oribatida)
W. NIEDBALA (Poland)
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Zootaxa 1175: 55-68 (19 Apr. 2006) 5 plates; 4 references                              Accepted: 17 Feb. 2006
New species of palaearctic Oribotritiidae (Acari, Oribatida)
W. NIEDBALA (Poland)
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 Zootaxa 1174, 68 pp. (19 Apr. 2006) 5 papers                                                                                              

Zootaxa 1174: 1-25 (19 Apr. 2006) 4 plates; 17 references                               Accepted: 6 Feb. 2006
Myrsidea Waterston (Phthiraptera: Menoponidae) from tanagers (Passeriformes: Thraupidae), with descriptions of 18 new species
R.D. PRICE & R.C. DALGLEISH (USA)
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Zootaxa 1174: 27-39 (19 Apr. 2006) 8 plates; 11 references                            Accepted: 17 Mar. 2006
Deep-sea Pasiphaeidae (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea) from off the Brazilian central coast between 11° and 22°S, collected by the Revizee Program
C.R. TAVARES & I.A. CARDOSO (Brazil)
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Zootaxa 1174: 41-48 (19 Apr. 2006) 4 plates; 2 references                               Accepted: 8 Mar. 2006
Two new species of Cumacea (Malacostraca, Peracarida) from Peter The Great Bay (Sea of Japan)
L. TZAREVA & S. VASSILENKO (Russia)
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Zootaxa 1174: 49-62 (19 Apr. 2006) 7 plates; 21 references                             Accepted: 23 Feb. 2006
Description of two new species of Neorhagio (Diptera, Tabanomorpha, Rhagionidae), and remarks on a controversial female character
C.M.D. SANTOS (Brazil)
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Zootaxa 1174: 63-68 (19 Apr. 2006) 1 plate; 11 references                              Accepted: 14 Mar. 2006
A new species of Apenesia (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae) from India, a parasitoid of coffee white stem borer Xylotrechus quadripes (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae)
C.O. AZEVEDO & C. WAICHERT (Brazil)
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 Zootaxa 1173, 68 pp. (13 Apr. 2006) 4 papers                                                                                              

Zootaxa 1173: 1-37 (13 Apr. 2006) 13 plates; 29 references                           Accepted: 21 Feb. 2006
Revision of the snailfish genus Allocareproctus Pitruk & Fedorov (Teleostei: Liparidae), with descriptions of four new species from the Aleutian Islands
J.W. ORR & M.S. BUSBY (USA)
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Zootaxa 1173: 39-56 (13 Apr. 2006) 10 plates; 27 references                           Accepted: 27 Feb. 2006
New species of Gnathiidae (Crustacea, Isopoda, Cymothoida) from seamounts off northern New Zealand
J. SVAVARSSON (Iceland)
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Zootaxa 1173: 57-62 (13 Apr. 2006) 3 plates; 8 references                             Accepted: 14 Feb. 2006
Craspedorrhynchus linardii, a new species of chewing louse (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera: Philopteridae) from the Gray-headed Kite (Aves: Falconiformes: Accipitridae)
M.P. VALIM (Brazil)
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Zootaxa 1173: 63-68 (13 Apr. 2006) 1 plate; 7 references                             Accepted: 28 Feb. 2006
New South American genus and species of Pteroplatini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Cerambycinae)
D.S. NAPP & U.R. MARTINS (Brazil)
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 Zootaxa 1172, 68 pp. (13 Apr. 2006) 5 papers                                                                                              

Zootaxa 1172: 1-19 (13 Apr. 2006) 9 plates; 12 references                             Accepted: 4 Feb. 2006
Gnathostomulida from the Otago Peninsula, southern New Zealand
W. STERRER (Bermuda)
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Zootaxa 1172: 21-29 (13 Apr. 2006) 4 plates; 9 references                             Accepted: 9 Mar. 2006
Two new species of Picicola Clay & Meinertzhagen, 1938 (Phthiraptera: Philopteridae) from Piciformes (Bucconidae and Galbulidae) in Brazil
M.P. VALIM & P.M. LINARDI  (Brazil)
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Zootaxa 1172: 31-41 (13 Apr. 2006) 6 plates; 12 references                             Accepted: 10 Mar. 2006
Notes on the genus Astinus Stĺl (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae) from Vietnam, with the description of the female of Astinus intermedius Miller
X.L. TRUONG (Vietnam), P. ZHAO (P.R. China) & W.Z. CAI (P.R. China)
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Zootaxa 1172: 43-48 (13 Apr. 2006) 1 plate; 14 references                             Accepted: 22 Feb. 2006
Discovery of the spider family Desidae (Araneae) in South China, with description of a new species of the genus Badumna Thorell, 1890
M.-S. ZHU, Z.-S. ZHANG & Z.-Z. YANG (P.R. China)
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Zootaxa 1172: 49-67 (13 Apr. 2006) 6 plates; 30 references                             Accepted: 10 Mar. 2006
New records of Munidopsis (Crustacea: Anomura: Galatheidae) from New Zealand with description of two new species from a seamount and underwater canyon
K.E. SCHNABEL & N.L. BRUCE (New Zealand)
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Zootaxa 1172: 68 (13 Apr. 2006
Corrigenda: Marley, N.J. (2006) Zootaxa, 1166, 35–48
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 Zootaxa 1171, 68 pp. (10 Apr. 2006) 5 papers                                                                                              

Zootaxa 1171: 1-16 (10 Apr. 2006) 6 plates; 22 references                              Accepted: 3 Mar. 2006
Macrophthalmus (Macrophthalmus) microfylacas, a new species of sentinel crab (Decapoda: Brachyura: Ocypodidae) from western Japan
T. NAGAI (Japan), T. WATANABE (Japan)  & T. NARUSE (Singapore)
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Zootaxa 1171: 17-29 (10 Apr. 2006) 1 plate; 19 references                            Accepted: 17 Feb. 2006
Placement of Cacoceria and phylogenetic relationships of the xylotine genera of the tribe Milesiini (Diptera, Syrphidae: Eristalinae) based on molecular characters
G. STĹHLS (Finland)
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Zootaxa 1171: 31-37 (10 Apr. 2006) 2 plates; 2 references                            Accepted: 14 Mar. 2006
A new species of Phanaeus Macleay (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Phanaeini) from Oaxaca, Mexico
W. D. EDMONDS (USA)
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Zootaxa 1171: 39-45 (10 Apr. 2006) 3 plates; 7 references                             Accepted: 25 Feb. 2006
A new species of frog (genus Eleutherodactylus) from a cloud forest in Western Colombia
J.C. GARCÍA & J.D. LYNCH (Colombia)
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Zootaxa 1171: 47-68 (10 Apr. 2006) 3 plates; 94 references                             Accepted: 23 Jan. 2006
Checklist and distribution patterns of apoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Sphecidae and Crabronidae) of Cuba
J.A. GENARO (Canada)
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 Zootaxa 1170, 68 pp. (10 Apr. 2006) 3 papers                                                                                              

Zootaxa 1170: 1-26 (10 Apr. 2006) 10 plates; 38 references                           Accepted: 11 Feb. 2006
DNA barcodes: Evaluating the potential of COI to diffentiate closely related species of Elachista (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Elachistidae) from Australia
L. KAILA & G. STĹHLS (Finland)
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Zootaxa 1170: 27-56 (10 Apr. 2006) 6 plates; 22 references                               Accepted: 8 Mar. 2006
Revision of the longiusculus-group of the genus Hydroporus Clairville, 1806 (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae)
H.V. SHAVERDO (Austria)
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Zootaxa 1170: 57-68 (10 Apr. 2006) 5 plates; 35 references                              Accepted: 13 Oct. 2005
A redescription of Leucothoe spinicarpa (Abildgaard, 1789) based on material from the North Atlantic (Amphipoda: Leucothoidae)
S.E. CROWE (USA)
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 Zootaxa 1169, 68 pp. (10 Apr. 2006) 4 papers                                                                                              

Zootaxa 1169: 1-32 (10 Apr. 2006) 3 plates; 28 references                               Accepted: 28 Feb. 2006
Taxonomic revision of the epigean representatives of the spider subfamily Harpacteinae (Araneae: Dysderidae) on the island of Crete
M. CHATZAKI (Greece) & M.A. ARNEDO (Spain)
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Zootaxa 1169: 33-46 (10 Apr. 2006) 4 plates; 19 references                               Accepted: 20 Feb. 2006
A new species of Nanochromis (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Mai Ndombe, central Congo Basin, Democratic Republic of Congo
U.K. SCHLIEWEN (Germany) & M.L.J. STIASSNY (USA)
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Zootaxa 1169: 47-59 (10 Apr. 2006) 12 plates; 7 references                               Accepted: 25 Jan. 2006
Macrobiotus huziori, a new species of Tardigrada (Eutardigrada: Macrobiotidae) from Costa Rica (Central America)
L. MICHALCZYK & L. KACZMAREK (Poland)
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Zootaxa 1169: 61-68 (10 Apr. 2006) 3 plates; 12 references                               Accepted: 5 Mar. 2006
Maldonadocoris annulipes, a new genus and new species of Harpactorinae (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae) from China
P. ZHAO, J.L. Yuan & W.Z. CAI (Poland)
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 Zootaxa 1168, 68 pp. (6 Apr. 2006) 6 papers                                                                                                

Zootaxa 1168: 1-20 (6 Apr. 2006) 9 plates; 28 references                                Accepted: 2 Mar. 2006
Eriocheir ogasawaraensis Komai, a new species of mitten crab (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Varunidae) from the Ogasawara Islands, Japan, with notes on the systematics of Eriocheir De Haan, 1835
T. KOMAI, I. YAMASAKI, S. KOBAYASHI, T. YAMAMOTO & S. WATANABE (Japan)
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Zootaxa 1168: 21-30 (6 Apr. 2006) 3 plates; 32 references                           Accepted: 28 Feb. 2006
Adventive and native Byrrhidae (Coleoptera) newly recorded from Prince Edward Island, Canada
C.G. MAJKA, C NORONHA & M. SMITH (Canada)
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Zootaxa 1168: 31-41 (6 Apr. 2006) 7 plates; 30 references                              Accepted: 10 Jan. 2006
A dryinid wasp in Early Eocene amber from the Paris basin (Hymenoptera: Dryinidae)
J. PEINADO, A. NEL & A. WALLER (France)
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Zootaxa 1168: 43-49 (6 Apr. 2006) 4 plates; 8 references                                 Accepted: 6 Mar. 2006
A deep water Ascidia (Ascidiidae, Tunicata) from the tropical western Pacific
F. MONNIOT & C. MONNIOT (France)
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Zootaxa 1168: 51-58 (6 Apr. 2006) 4 plates; 15 references                              Accepted: 2 Mar. 2006
Description of Chone usticensis sp. nov. (Polychaeta, Sabellidae) from the Mediterranean Sea
A. GIANGRANDE, M. LICCIANO, & L. CASTRIOTA (Italy)
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Zootaxa 1168: 59-68 (6 Apr. 2006) 4 plates; 13 references                                Accepted: 23 Feb. 2006
Anostomoides passionis, a new fish species from rio Xingu, Brasil (Characiformes: Anostomidae)
G.M.D. SANTOS & J. ZUANON (Brazil)
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 Zootaxa 1167, 68 pp. (6 Apr. 2006) 5 papers                                                                                                

Zootaxa 1167: 1-16 (6 Apr. 2006) 5 plates; 34 references                                Accepted: 15 Feb. 2006
A new species of Brethesiella (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) from California, USA, a parasitoid of Steatococcus tabernicolus (Hemiptera: Margarodidae)
V.A. TRJAPITZIN (Russia) & S.V. TRIAPITSYN (USA)
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Zootaxa 1167: 17-30 (6 Apr. 2006) 5 plates; 7 references                                Accepted: 17 Feb. 2006
First description of species of Chvalaea Papp & Földvári from the Neotropical Region (Diptera, Hybotidae, Ocydromiinae)
R. ALE-ROCHA (Brazil)
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Zootaxa 1167: 31-45 (6 Apr. 2006) 5 plates; 17 references                                Accepted: 14 Feb. 2006
A review of Chinese Phyllocoptes Nalepa (Acari: Eriophyoidea: Eriophyidae: Phyllocoptinae) with descriptions of five new species
Z.-W. SONG, X.-F. XUE & X.-Y. HONG (P.R. China)
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Zootaxa 1167: 47-60 (6 Apr. 2006) 8 plates; 12 references                                Accepted: 27 Feb. 2006
Simulium (Inaequalium) margaritatum, a new species of black fly (Diptera: Simuliidae) from the central region of Bahia State, Brazil
M. PEPINELLI, N. HAMADA & S.L.B. LUZ (Brazil)
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Zootaxa 1167: 61-68 (6 Apr. 2006) 4 plates; 4 references                                 Accepted: 10 Jan. 2006
Recharacterization of Rhynchoheterotricha Freeman (Diptera, Sciaroidea), with description of R. chandleri sp. n. from South Africa
H. HIPPA (Sweden) & P. VILKAMAA (Finland)
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 Zootaxa 1166, 68 pp. (3 Apr. 2006) 5 papers                                                                                                

Zootaxa 1166: 1-20 (3 Apr. 2006) 6 plates; 23 references                              Accepted: 22 Feb. 2006
Four new species of the genus Diaphorus (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) from China
M.Q. WANG (P.R. China), D. YANG (P.R. China) & P. GROOTAERT (Belgium)
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Zootaxa 1166: 21-33 (3 Apr. 2006) 5 plates; 9 references                              Accepted: 2 Mar. 2006
First record of the genus Dictyopharina Melichar, 1903 (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea: Dictyopharidae) from China, with descriptions of two new species
Z.-S. SONG & A.-P. LIANG (P.R. China)
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Zootaxa 1166: 35-48 (3 Apr. 2006) 6 plates; 22 references                              Accepted: 24 Feb. 2006
A new species of Tardigrada, Platicrista ramsayi sp. nov. from the páramo of Volcán Chiles, Ecuador
N.J. MARLEY (UK)
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Zootaxa 1166: 49-55 (3 Apr. 2006) 2 plates; 24 references                              Accepted: 4 Mar. 2006
The name Synallaxis whitneyi Pacheco and Gonzaga, 1995, is not a synonym of Synallaxis cinereus Wied, 1831 (Aves: Passeriformes: Furnariidae)
R. STOPIGLIA & M.A. RAPOSO (Brazil)
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Zootaxa 1166: 57-68 (3 Apr. 2006) 2 plates; 31 references                              Accepted: 26 Jan. 2006
Sternarchorhynchus curumim (Gymnotiformes: Apteronotidae), a new species of tube-snouted ghost electric knifefish from the lowland Amazon basin, Brazil
C.D. DE SANTANA & W.G.R. CRAMPTON  (USA)
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 Zootaxa 1165, 68 pp. (3 Apr. 2006) 4 papers                                                                                                

Zootaxa 1165: 1-31 (3 Apr. 2006) 10 plates; 21 references                              Accepted: 16 Feb. 2006
Thaumatelsonine Stenothoids (Crustacea, Amphipoda). Part 2
T. KRAPP-SCHICKEL (Germany)
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Zootaxa 1165: 33-46 (3 Apr. 2006) 1 plate; 51 references                              Accepted: 28 Feb. 2006
The two-spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae Koch and the carmine spider mite Tetranychus cinnabarinus (Boisduval) in China mixed in their Wolbachia phylogenetic tree
L. XIE, H. MIAO & X.-Y. HONG (P.R. China)
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Zootaxa 1165: 47-55 (3 Apr. 2006) 2 plates; 6 references                                Accepted: 12 Feb. 2006
Morphological descriptions of the female, pupa, and larva of Culex (Culex) cuyanus Duret (Diptera: Culicidae)
G.C. ROSSI, E. SCHEIBLER & M.C. DOMINGUEZ (Argentina)
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Zootaxa 1165: 57-68 (3 Apr. 2006) 2 plates; 13 references                                Accepted: 23 Feb. 2006
On two new species of Halopteris Allman, 1877 (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) from Chile
H.R. GALEA (Chile)
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 Zootaxa 1164, 68 pp. (3 Apr. 2006)  5 papers                                                                                               

Zootaxa 1164: 1-33 (3 Apr. 2006) 12 plates; 36 references                           Accepted: 16 Feb. 2006
Tanaidacea (Crustacea; Peracarida) from chemically reduced habitats—the hydrothermal vent system of the Juan de Fuca Ridge, Escabana Trough and Gorda Ridge, northeast Pacific
K. LARSEN (Denmark)
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Zootaxa 1164: 35-50 (3 Apr. 2006) 8 plates; 24 references                           Accepted: 15 Feb. 2006
Revision of the Scopula dubernardi species group: how many species? (Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Sterrhinae)
P. SIHVONEN (Finland) & D. STÜNING (Germany)
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Zootaxa 1164: 51-55 (3 Apr. 2006) 2 plates; 5 references                             Accepted: 28 Feb. 2006
A new species of the genus Hyidiothrips (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) from China
J. WANG, X.-L. TONG & W.-Q. ZHANG (P.R. China)
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Zootaxa 1164: 57-61 (3 Apr. 2006) 1 plate; 7 references                                 Accepted: 2 Feb. 2006
Description of a new species of Anteon Jurine from the People’s Republic of China and of the male of Anteon fidum Olmi (Hymenoptera: Dryinidae)
Z.F. XU, M. OLMI & J.H. HE (P.R. China)
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Zootaxa 1164: 63-68 (3 Apr. 2006) 6 plates; 10 references                               Accepted: 1 Sept. 2005
Athysanella bidentata n.sp. (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae): a probable endemic leafhopper from the San Luis Valley in Colorado
A. HICKS & D.M. SMITH (USA)
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