Zootaxa https://www.mapress.com/zt <p><strong>Zootaxa</strong> is a mega-journal for zoological taxonomists in the world</p> en-US zhangz@landcareresearch.co.nz (Dr Zhi-Qiang Zhang) zed@mapress.com (Magnolia Press Journal Support Team) Thu, 29 Jul 2021 12:21:08 +1200 OJS 3.3.0.6 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 <p><strong>An annotated checklist of the insectivores (Mammalia, Eulipotyphla) of Laos</strong></p> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.5 <p>An annotated checklist of the insectivorous mammals (order Eulipotyphla) of Laos is presented for the first time. The checklist is based on an extensive literature review and an examination of available museum specimens from world collections. Confirmed fauna of eulipotyphlans includes 11 species from 7 genera and 3 families. Additionally, several species which are known from neighbouring countries and could potentially occur in Laos are included in this checklist. According to these data, the Laotian fauna can include at least 23 species in 11 genera.</p> ALEXEI V. ABRAMOV Copyright (c) 2021 Magnolia press https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.5 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +1200 <p><strong>Review of the <em>Epeolus tarsalis</em> species group (Hymenoptera: Apidae, <em>Epeolus</em> Latreille, 1802), with description of a new species</strong></p> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.6 <p>The five species of <em>Epeolus tarsalis </em>species group are reviewed. One new species, <em>Epeolus mikhailovi</em> <strong>sp. nov.</strong> (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan), is described and illustrated. <em>Epeolus melectiformis</em> Yasumatsu, 1938 is newly recorded from China, and <em>E. tarsalis</em>&nbsp;Morawitz, 1874 is newly recorded from Kazakhstan. The distribution data for other species are supplemented. An identification key for both sexes of this species group is presented.</p> YULIA V. ASTAFUROVA, MAXIM YU. PROSHCHALYKIN Copyright (c) 2021 Magnolia press https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.6 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +1200 <p><strong>A new species of <em>Galumnella</em> (Acari, Oribatida, Galumnellidae) from Mozambique</strong></p> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.7 <p>The present study is based on oribatid mite materials collected from Mozambique in 2019. A list of identified taxa, including 53 species/subspecies from 44 genera and 28 families is provided. Of these, six species are new to science, all other taxa are recorded for the first time in the Mozambican fauna. One new species,<em> Galumnella mikhailovi </em>Ermilov <strong>sp. nov.</strong>, is described herein: it is similar to <em>G. csavasorum</em> in the presence of setiform, unilaterally spinose bothridial setae and rugose notogaster, but differs in smaller body size, the presence of monodactylous legs and rounded rostrum, as well as in the absence of sublamellar line and rugose sculpturing in the anogenital region.</p> SERGEY G. ERMILOV, MAREK BĄKOWSKI Copyright (c) 2021 Magnolia press https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.7 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +1200 <p><strong><em>Glebych minutissimus</em> gen. et sp. nov., the smallest cobweb spider (Araneae: Theridiidae)</strong></p> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.8 <p><em>Glebych minutissimus </em><strong>gen. et sp. n<em>.</em></strong>, (♂♀), a minute six-eyed and apparently lungless theridiid spider, inhabiting epiphytes in foggy-forest belt at Peruvian Andes is described, representing the smallest (total length varies from 0.79 to 0.92 mm, carapace length ca. 0.36 mm) member of the family. <em>Glebych </em><strong>gen. n<em>.</em></strong> is related to the Neotropic genus <em>Styposis</em> Simon, 1894, which is small-sized and six-eyed as well.</p> KIRILL Y. ESKOV, YURI M. MARUSIK Copyright (c) 2021 Magnolia press https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.8 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +1200 <p><strong>Three new species of <em>Olivierus</em> (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan</strong></p> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.9 <p>Following Graham <em>et al.</em> (2019), the recently described desert species <em>Olivierus</em> <em>gorelovi </em>(Fet <em>et al.</em>, 2018) from Central Asia is herein restricted to Turkmenistan and southern Uzbekistan. In this contribution, we described other populations formerly included in <em>O. gorelovi </em>as three new species: <em>O. mikhailovi</em> <strong>sp. n.</strong> (southern Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan), <em>O. tarabaevi</em> <strong>sp. n.</strong> (Kazakhstan) and <em>O. voldemari</em> <strong>sp. n.</strong> (Uzbekistan: Ferghana Valley).</p> VICTOR FET, FRANTIŠEK KOVAŘÍK, BENJAMIN GANTENBEIN, MATTHEW R. GRAHAM Copyright (c) 2021 Magnolia press https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.9 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +1200 <p><strong>Notes on the spider genus <em>Dysdera</em> Latreille, 1804 (Araneae: Dysderidae) in Central Asia</strong></p> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.10 <p>A new species, <em>Dysdera mikhailovi </em><strong>sp. nov.</strong> (♀), is described from Tajikistan (nr. Dushanbe). A poorly known species <em>Dysdera subcylindrica</em> Charitonov, 1956 from Central Asia is redescribed based on newly collected material. <em>Dysdera dushengi</em> Lin, Chang et Li, 2020, known from western Xinjiang (China) is reported from Kazakhstan for the first time. (Re)descriptions, figures, diagnoses and distribution maps of all the studied species are provided.</p> ALEXANDER A. FOMICHEV, YURI M. MARUSIK Copyright (c) 2021 Magnolia press https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.10 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +1200 <p><strong><em>Probles mikhailovi</em>, a new enigmatic species of Tersilochinae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) from Madagascar</strong></p> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.11 <p>A new species of the genus <em>Probles </em>Förster, <em>P. mikhailovi </em><strong>sp. nov.</strong>, is described from Central Madagascar. The new species possesses unique venation of the fore wing previously unknown in the subfamily Tersilochinae. The genus<em> Probles</em> is recorded from Madagascar for the first time.</p> ANDREY I. KHALAIM Copyright (c) 2021 Magnolia press https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.11 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +1200 <p><strong>A new species of the genus <em>Dorytomus</em> Germar, 1817 (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) from Rovno amber</strong></p> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.12 <p>A new species, <em>Dorytomus mikhailovi </em>sp. n., from late Eocene Rovno amber is described and illustrated. The new species is similar to <em>D</em>. <em>groehni</em> Bukejs et Legalov, 2019 from Baltic amber but differs in the shorter rostrum, dorsum covered with denser decumbent hairs and erect to semierect scale-like setae, and smaller body sizes. It is distinguished from <em>D</em>. <em>bukejsi</em> Legalov, 2020 from Baltic amber by the densely punctate pronotum, longer rostrum and wide elytral interstriae. The new species differs from <em>D</em>. <em>vlaskini</em> Legalov <em>et al.</em>, 2019 from Rovno amber by the elytral interstriae covered with decumbent hairs and erect to semierect scale-like setae, shorter rostrum and coarsely punctuate pronotum. It is the first named curculionid beetle from the Olevsk amber locality, and the eleventh amber species reported from the Zhitomyr region. The presence of seven species of <em>Dorytomus</em> suggests a rather high diversity of Salicaceae in the late Eocene amber forests of Europe. It corresponds well with other principal Holarctic species in European amber biotas.</p> ANDREI A. LEGALOV, VITALIY Y. NAZARENKO, EVGENY E. PERKOVSKY Copyright (c) 2021 Magnolia press https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.12 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +1200 <p><strong>A new species of the genus <em>Petersenidia</em> Lelej (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) from Indonesia, eastward of Wallace’s line</strong></p> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.13 <p><em>Petersenidia mikhailovi</em> <strong>sp. nov.</strong> (♀, Indonesia: Sulawesi) is described and illustrated. The new species is related to <em>P. macassarica</em> (Zavattati, 1914) by having a median longitudinal carina on the basal half of metasomal tergum 2, but differs by the carina being shorter and lower, by the lack of a posterior interrupted pale fringe on metasomal tergum 2 and by a smooth pygidium. The lectotype of <em>Mutilla macassarica</em> Zavattari, 1914 is designated.</p> ARKADY S. LELEJ Copyright (c) 2021 Magnolia press https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.13 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +1200 <p><strong>A new species of <em>Plectrocnemia</em> (Trichoptera: Polycentropodidae) from Rovno amber</strong></p> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.14 <p>A new caddisfly species <em>Plectrocnemia</em> <em>kirmikhia</em> sp. nov. (Polycentropodidae) is described from Priabonian Rovno amber (Upper Eocene, 33.9–37.8 million years old). Now the family Polycentropodidae is represented in Rovno amber by 16 named species, and the genus <em>Plectrocnemia</em> includes 5 described species in this locality.</p> STANISLAV I. MELNITSKY, VLADIMIR D. IVANOV, EVGENY E. PERKOVSKY Copyright (c) 2021 Magnolia press https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.14 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +1200 <p><strong>Notes on the genus <em>Chinattus</em> Logunov, 1999 from India, Pakistan and Nepal (Arachnida: Araneae: Salticidae)</strong></p> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.15 <p>A new species—<em>Chinattus mikhailovi</em> <strong>sp. nov.</strong> (♂♀, from Pakistan, Peshawar)—is diagnosed, described and illustrated. New records of <em>Chinattus validus</em> (Xie, Peng et Kim, 1993) from Nepal, India (Himachal Pradesh) and Vietnam, and <em>C. chichila</em> Logunov, 2003 from Nepal are presented. The collecting localities of all three species are mapped. A brief discussion of the state of knowledge of the genus <em>Chinattus</em> Logunov, 1999 is provided as well.</p> DMITRI V. LOGUNOV Copyright (c) 2021 Magnolia press https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.15 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +1200 <p><strong>A review of the spider wasp genus <em>Austrosalius</em> Turner, 1917 (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae), with the description of a new species</strong></p> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.16 <p>The Australasian spider wasp genus <em>Austrosalius</em> Turner, 1917 is reviewed for the first time. The genus comprises three species, of them <em>Austrosalius mikhailovi </em>Loktionov, <strong>sp. nov</strong>. is described and illustrated, based on female specimens from West Papua Province of Indonesia. The genus <em>Austrosalius</em> is newly reported from the island of New Guinea. The generic diagnosis and a key to the species are given.</p> VALERY M. LOKTIONOV Copyright (c) 2021 Magnolia press https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.16 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +1200 <p><strong>The hidden diversity of the genus <em>Lyurella</em> Derzhavin, 1939 (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Crangonyctidae): four new species from the subterranean habitats of the northwestern Caucasus, Russia</strong></p> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.17 <p>Four new species of the Palaearctic crangonyctid amphipod genus <em>Lyurella</em> Derzhavin, 1939 (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Crangonyctidae), <em>L. mikhailovi</em> sp. n., <em>L. fanagorica</em> sp. n., <em>L. fontinalis</em> sp. n. and <em>L. asheensis</em> sp. n., are described based on an integrative approach from the subterranean habitats of the southwestern foothills of the Greater Caucasian Ridge (the north-eastern Black Sea coast). Despite the relative proximity of the habitats, the interspecific genetic divergence (by COI mtDNA gene marker) between the newly outlined Caucasian species of the genus varied from 11 to 21%, demonstrating a long-term isolation and lack of gene flow for at least 3–7Mya, starting from the Pliocene. The lowest genetic divergence between <em>L. shepsiensis</em> Sidorov, 2015 and <em>L.</em><em> asheensis </em>sp. n., estimated as 4%, is also considered species-specific due to the presence of distinct morphological differences. We discuss the phylogeny, morphology, and distribution and provide a key for all known species of <em>Lyurella</em>. DNA barcoding data for all species, including the type species of the genus, <em>Lyurella hyrcana </em>Derzhavin, 1939, are presented for the first time.</p> IVAN N. MARIN, DMITRY M. PALATOV Copyright (c) 2021 Magnolia press https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.17 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +1200 <p><strong>The new species <em>Gorytes mikhailovi</em> sp. nov. from Kazakhstan with a key to the Palaearctic species of <em>Gorytes</em> Latreille, 1804 (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Crabronidae)</strong></p> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.18 <p><em>Gorytes mikhailovi</em> <strong>sp. nov.</strong> is described and illustrated from southeastern Kazakhstan (Zhambyl and Almaty Regions). The species groups of the Palaearctic <em>Gorytes</em> Latreille, 1804 (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Crabronidae) are reviewed and an updated key to the Palaearctic species is provided.</p> MIKHAIL V. MOKROUSOV, MAXIM YU. PROSHCHALYKIN Copyright (c) 2021 Magnolia press https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.18 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +1200 <p><strong>New data on the pygmy grasshopper genus <em>Epitettix</em> Hancock, 1907 (Orthoptera: Tetrigidae)</strong></p> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.19 <p>The species composition of the genus <em>Epitettix</em> (Tetrigidae: Cladonotinae) is discussed. The differential diagnosis of the genus is given. New synonymies are proposed: <em>Epitettix </em>Hancock, 1907 = <em>Vaotettix</em> Podgornaja, 1986, <strong>syn. nov.</strong>, = <em>Pseudepitettix</em> Zheng, 1995, <strong>syn. nov.</strong> Two new taxa are described, namely <em>Epitettix mikhailovi</em> <strong>sp. nov.</strong> from Vietnam (Gia Lai Province) and <em>Epitettix punctatus montanus</em> <strong>subsp. nov.</strong> from Malaysia (Sabah, North Borneo). Seven new combinations are established: <em>Epitettix</em> <em>guibeiensis</em> (Zheng et Jiang, 1995), <strong>comb. nov.</strong>, <em>E. hainanensis</em> (Deng, 2020), <strong>comb. nov.</strong>, <em>E. linaoshanensis</em> (Liang et Jiang, 2004), <strong>comb. nov.</strong>, <em>E. nigritibis</em> (Zheng et Jiang, 2000), <strong>comb. nov.</strong>, <em>E. pimkarnae</em> (Storozhenko et Dawwrueng, 2014), <strong>comb. nov.</strong>, <em>E. strictivertex</em> (Deng, 2020), <strong>comb. nov.</strong>, and <em>E.</em> <em>parallelus </em>(Podgornaja, 1986),<strong> comb. nov.</strong> The unknown male of the latter species is also described and illustrated.</p> SERGEY YU. STOROZHENKO Copyright (c) 2021 Magnolia press https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.19 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +1200 <p><strong><em>Protomauroania mikhailovi</em>—a new species of malachite beetles (Coleoptera, Dasytidae) in Rovno amber</strong></p> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.20 <p>A new species of malachite beetles, <em>Protomauroania mikhailovi</em> Tshernyshev &amp; Perkovsky, <strong>sp. n.</strong> is described from late Eocene Rovno amber. The new beetle is the second species of the Eocene fossil genus <em>Protomauroania</em> Tshernyshev, 2021 that was first recorded in Rovno amber and shows fauna similarity of dasytids in Baltic and Rovno amber. The new species is typical owing to the following characters: antennae with 5-segmented wide club, surface covered with dark-brown long semi-erect thin setae, and the ultimate ventrite (apical sternite) simple, narrow, not depressed. Digital high resolution pictures of the beetle are provided.</p> SERGEI E. TSHERNYSHEV, EVGENY E. PERKOVSKY Copyright (c) 2021 Magnolia press https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.20 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +1200 <p><strong>Resurrection of the spider genus <em>Bucliona</em> Benoit, 1977, with a description of a new species from Kenya (Araneae, Clubionidae)</strong></p> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.21 <p>The monotypic genus <em>Bucliona </em>Benoit, 1977 (type <em>Clubiona dubia</em> O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1870 from Saint Helena Island), previously considered a junior synonym of <em>Clubiona</em> Latreille, 1804, is resurrected. Three species are assigned to the genus <em>Bucliona</em>: <em>B. dubia</em> <strong>comb. reval.</strong>, <em>B. kirilli </em><strong>sp. n. </strong>(♂, Kenya), and <em>B. jucunda </em>(Karsch, 1879) <strong>comb. n.</strong>, ex <em>Clubiona</em> (♂♀, Far East Asia).</p> JIANSHUANG ZHANG, YURI M. MARUSIK, AMBATA D. OKETCH, ESTHER N. KIOKO, HAO YU, SHUQIANG LI Copyright (c) 2021 Magnolia press https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.21 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +1200 <p><strong>A new species of <em>Raveniola</em> (Araneae, Nemesiidae) from Western Tien-Shan</strong></p> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.22 <p>An illustrated description of <em>Raveniola mikhailovi</em> <strong>sp. n.</strong> from Chatkal Mt. Ridge is provided. The new taxon resembles <em>R. virgata</em> (Simon, 1891); it differs from the latter species in having a somewhat more compact eye group, combined with a narrower tegulum and a relatively longer embolus, and with noticeably longer inner stalks of the spermathecae.</p> SERGEI ZONSTEIN Copyright (c) 2021 Magnolia press https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.22 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +1200 <p><strong>Kirill Glebovich Mikhailov: On the occasion of his 60th Birthday (Cover)</strong></p> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.1 YURI M. MARUSIK, VLADIMIR BLAGODEROV Copyright (c) 2021 Magnolia press https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.1 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +1200 <p><strong>Kirill Glebovich Mikhailov: On the occasion of his 60th Birthday (Table of contents)</strong></p> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.2 YURI M. MARUSIK, VLADIMIR BLAGODEROV Copyright (c) 2021 Magnolia press https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.2 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +1200 <p><strong>Kirill Glebovich Mikhailov: On the occasion of his 60th Birthday (Foreword)</strong></p> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.3 YURI M. MARUSIK, VLADIMIR BLAGODEROV Copyright (c) 2021 Magnolia press https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.3 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +1200 <p><strong>Kirill Glebovich Mikhailov: On the occasion of his 60th Birthday (Biography)</strong></p> https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.4 YURI M. MARUSIK, VICTOR FET Copyright (c) 2021 Magnolia press https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5006.1.4 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +1200