Zootaxa https://www.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) Tue, 18 Jun 2024 12:08:20 +1200 OJS http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 <strong>The genus <em>Coenagrion</em> Kirby, 1890 (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) in the Russian part of the Caucasus</strong> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.2.1 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">Distribution, characters and habitats of <em>Coenagrion</em> spp. in the Russian part of the Caucasus is considered, chiefly by the authors’ own data. There are seven species, of which <em>C. australocaspicum</em> Dumont &amp; Heidari, 1996 is for the first time recorded in Russia (Dagestan), <em>C. ornatum</em> (Selys, 1850) and <em>C. scitulum</em> (Rambur, 1842) in Karachay-Cherkess and Dagestan Republics and <em>C. pulchellum</em> (Vander Linden, 1825) in Dagestan. <em>Coenagrion lunulatum</em> is still known from the territory only by a century-old record by A.N. Bartenev from the highlands of West Caucasus. Keys for identification of the Caucasian species of the <em>puella</em>-group in a broad sense—<em>C. australocaspicum, C. puella </em>(Linnaeus, 1758)<em>, C. pulchellum</em> and <em>C. ponticum </em>(Bartenef, 1929)—are provided. <em>Coenagrion ponticum</em> is supposed to be a hybridogenic species resulting from hybridiisation between <em>C. puella</em> and <em>C. pulchellum</em> in the past. Three of the EPIC (exon-primed intron-crossing) molecular markers, <em>AgT, MLC</em> and <em>PRMT</em>, were sequenced from the above mentioned <em>puella</em>-group spp. and <em>C. ornatum</em>, from the territory considered and elsewhere, plus from <em>C. persicum</em> (Lohmann, 1993) from Iran. <em>Coenagrion ponticum</em> thus entered molecular analysis for the first time. <em>Coenagrion australocaspicum</em> appeared divergent from the rest of the group. <em>Coenagrion ponticum</em> appeared inside the cluster of <em>C. pulchellum</em> while <em>C. persicum</em> outside it, so the species status of the former is challenged while that of the latter confirmed. The joint tree showed two clades in <em>C. puella</em> (with no difference in outer characters), one composed of specimens originating from the regions to the south of the Main Caucasian Range and from the Caspian areas of Dagestan including foothills, and the other with specimens from Inner Dagestan (plus one locality in the Caspian-faced foothills), West Caucasus, Western Europe, Ural and West Siberia.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> OLEG E. KOSTERIN, VLADIMIR V. ONISHKO, ELENA V. ILYINA, GRIGORY YU. CHEPURNOV, ALEXANDER G. BLINOV Copyright (c) 2024 https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.2.1 Tue, 18 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +1200 <strong>Distribution of the genus <em>Dendrocephalus</em> (Crustacea, Branchiopoda, Anostraca) in Argentina: a review</strong> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.2.2 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">The fairy shrimp <em>Dendrocephalus brasiliensis</em> was first found in Brazil in temporary rainpools in the northeastern states of Piauí and Bahia. Gradually, new records were added in other northeastern states up to the state of Minas Gerais, in the Southeast region of the country. The species was even found south of Minas Gerais in the state of São Paulo, but not in wild conditions, but in rearing tanks associated with aquaculture practices. On the other hand, <em>D. brasiliensis </em>was reported much further south, in Argentina, living in temporary natural environments, in northern and central provinces and even in a Patagonian province. The wide latitudinal distribution of the species with a striking gap between Brazilian and Argentinean records has been questioned by some researchers. In the present paper we reexamine the Argentinean records of <em>D. brasiliensis</em> and provide an update of the geographic distribution of the species of the genus in this country.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> ROSA GRACIELA COHEN Copyright (c) 2024 https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.2.2 Tue, 18 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +1200 <strong>Species distribution ranges of <em>Ilyocryptus</em> Sars, 1862 (Cladocera: Ilyocryptidae) fit the transitional zone between Boreal and Tropical Provinces in the Far East</strong> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.2.3 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">In previous papers, it was shown that the Far East is a territory where moving south, Boreal fauna is fluently changed to Tropical fauna. Kotov (2016) proposed to place all taxa from the northern portion of Far East in several faunistic complexes according to the area of their differentiation in the past, i.e. in Pleistocene refugia. But many daphniids and chydorids were placed in an artificial group of non-revised taxa rather than a certain faunistic complex. Ilyocryptids are less numerous and better studied, and they could be used as a model group to test such an approach. Totally, 10 species were found in the Far East: from the very common <em>I. spinifer</em> group, the relatively common <em>I. acutifrons</em>, <em>I agilis</em>, <em>I. yooni</em>,<em> I. raridentatus</em> and <em>I. cuneatus</em> to the very rare <em>I. </em>cf.<em> bhardwaji</em>, <em>I. isanensis</em>, <em>I. thailandensis </em>and<em> I. uenoi</em>. Note that four species are found in Vietnam for the first time, namely, <em>I. isanensis</em>,<em> I. </em>cf. <em>raridentatus</em>,<em> I. thailandensis </em>and<em> I. yooni</em>. In contrast to the aforementioned daphniids and chydorids, ten Far Eastern ilyocryptid taxa accurately fit three faunistic complexes: WE—widely distributed in North Eurasia; ST—southern tropical; EN—Far Eastern endemic. Ilyocryptid distribution fits well with the “wide transitional zone concept” between “Palaearctic” (in reality, we have found that its separation within the Holarctic does not work well for the cladocerans) and Oriental zones, and such our conclusion is made based on the analysis of the adequately known group. </span></span></span></p> <p> </p> ALEXEY A. KOTOV, PETR G. GARIBIAN, IVAN A. DADYKIN, VLADIMIR A. GUSAKOV, CÙ NGUYÊN ÐỊNH, TRẦN VĂN TIẾN, GAOHUA JI, RUSSELL J. SHIEL Copyright (c) 2024 https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.2.3 Tue, 18 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +1200 <strong>Species groups of <em>Crossodonthina</em> Yosii (Collembola: Neanuridae), with the description of a new species and a new record for <em>C. bidentata</em> Luo & Chen</strong> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.2.4 <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 two-eyed species of the genus <em>Crossodonthina </em>Yosii (Collembola: Neanuridae) is recorded and described from the Nanling National Forest Park, Ruyuan Yao Autonomous County, Guangdong Province, China. <em>Crossodonthina quadridentata</em> <strong>sp. nov.</strong> is characterized by 2+2 eyes, labral chaetotaxy formula as 4/4, 2, cephalic chaeta O present, cephalic tubercles Dl, L and So fused together, mandible with 4 basal teeth and 5 fringed rami, and maxilla with two lamellae, the outer lamella apically bifurcated, the inner lamella ciliated. <em>Crossodonthina bidentata</em> Luo &amp; Chen is also recorded for the first time in the Mount Wuyi National Nature Reserve, Fujian Province. The genus <em>Crossodonthina</em> is herein tentatively divided into two species groups. The main differences between the <em>montana</em> and the <em>nipponica</em> groups are listed and discussed, and the importance of the number of eyes in the classification of Neanuridae is stressed.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> JI-GANG JIANG, QING-YUN WANG Copyright (c) 2024 https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.2.4 Tue, 18 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +1200 <strong>Description of the female of <em>Labium walkeri</em> Turner & Waterson, 1920 from Australia with new distribution data of <em>L. montivagum</em> (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Labeninae)</strong> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.2.5 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">The female of <em>Labium walkeri</em> Turner &amp; Waterson, 1920 is described and illustrated for the first time from material collected in Australia, and the male is redescribed. New distribution data of <em>Labium montivagum</em> Turner &amp; Waterson, 1920 are also provided. Distribution maps with all known records of both species are included.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> JOSÉ MANUEL ROYO, SANTIAGO BORDERA Copyright (c) 2024 https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.2.5 Tue, 18 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +1200 <strong>A new species of <em>Cymonomus</em> A. Milne-Edwards, 1880, from the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico (Crustacea: Brachyura: Cymonomidae)</strong> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.2.6 <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 western Atlantic member of the cymonomid crab genus, <em>Cymonomus </em>A. Milne-Edwards, 1880, is described from the continental slope in the northern Gulf of Mexico. While the only two available specimens are poorly preserved and lack appendages, they are clearly distinct from other known members of the genus on the basis of the subangular anterolateral margin of the carapace paired with nearly straight, untapered eyestalks that terminate in a slightly bulbous, well-defined cornea, and antennal peduncles that reach beyond the second article of the antennular peduncle. Despite extensive collecting efforts in adjacent waters, the specimens remain known from only the type locality at 850 m depth.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> DARRYL L. FELDER, MARCOS TAVARES Copyright (c) 2024 https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.2.6 Tue, 18 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +1200 <strong>A new species of mite in the genus <em>Nenteria</em> (Uropodina, Trematuridae), with a key to the Egyptian species</strong> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.2.7 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">We describe a new species of mite in the genus <em>Nenteria</em> Oudemans, collected from the Red Palm Weevil, <em>Rhynchophorus ferrugineus </em>(Oliver) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), at Bahariya Oasis, Egypt. <em>Nenteria bahariyaensis </em><strong>n. sp.</strong> is the third species from this genus reported from Egypt, after <em>Nenteria hypotrichus</em> El-Borolossy &amp; El-Banhawy, 1995 and <em>N</em>. <em>egypticus</em> (Abo-Shnaf, El-Bishlawy &amp; Allam, 2018). A key to separate those species is provided. This work considers the possibility of using this mite species in integrated control approaches for <em>R</em>.<em> ferrugineus</em>.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> REHAM ABO-SHNAF, SALLY F.M. ALLAM, NEHAL A.A. OTHMAN Copyright (c) 2024 https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.2.7 Tue, 18 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +1200 <strong>Three new species of <em>Pomphopsilla</em> Jałoszyński in Togo (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scydmaeninae)</strong> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.2.8 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">The cephenniine genus <em>Pomphopsilla</em> currently comprises twelve nominal species distributed in Burundi, DR Congo, Kenya, Rwanda and the Seychelles. Three new species are described, all based on specimens collected in Togo: <em>P. spinosa</em> <strong>sp. n.</strong>, <em>P. bifurcata</em> <strong>sp. n.</strong> and <em>P. klotoensis</em> <strong>sp. n.</strong> The distribution of <em>Pomphopsilla</em> is summarized.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> PAWEŁ JAŁOSZYŃSKI Copyright (c) 2024 https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.2.8 Tue, 18 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +1200 <strong>The Pselaphinae of Madagascar. IX. New species of the genus <em>Semiclaviger</em> Wasmann, 1893 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae: Clavigeritae)</strong> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.2.9 PETER HLAVÁČ, MIDERAH RAKOTONDRAVELO Copyright (c) 2024 https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.2.9 Tue, 18 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +1200 <strong>Two new generic synonyms in Palearctic Ciinae (Coleoptera: Ciidae)</strong> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.2.10 CRISTIANO LOPES-ANDRADE Copyright (c) 2024 https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5471.2.10 Tue, 18 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +1200