Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Discoveries of the week #35

A new species of Hisonotus is described from the rio São Francisco basin. The new species can be distinguished from congeners by having (1) a unique coloration pattern of caudal fin with one black spot extending from its origin to the ventral lobe and two dark spots at the end of the lobe’s rays; (2) odontodes forming longitudinally aligned rows on head and trunk; (3) a functional V-shaped spinelet; (4) a single rostral plate at the tip of the snout; (5) by lacking contrasting dark geometric spots on the anterodorsal region of the body; (6) a lower caudal-peduncle depth; and (7) lower counts of the lateral median plates and (8) higher premaxillary and dentary teeth. The new species is the second described species of the genus Hisonotus in the rio São Francisco basin. It was found inhabiting the marginal vegetation of the rio São Francisco and three of its tributary, rio das Velhas, rio Paraopeba and rio Formoso.

And yet another new loricariid species. This one was named after Amerigo Vespucci, navigator and explorer who discovered the Rio São Francisco in 1501, which is the type locality of the species.
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Taxidiotisoma portabile gen. n., sp. n. is described from scattered populations in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, Australia. Populations of T. portabile in Victoria, Tasmania and parts of New South Wales occur in urban, suburban and agricultural areas, with no collections of the species in natural habitats in the same district. Taxidiotisoma portabile is likely to be a native exotic species whose home range is in eastern New South Wales.

Not only a new millipede species but also a new genus. The genus name means travelling body and refers to the fact that the only species of this genus is perhaps a species that moved into new areas. The species name has a similar meaning referring to the fact that this species is almost certainly being transported to new areas in Australia by cars or trucks.
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The small genus Savarna Huber, 2005 only contains three species: Savarna baso (Roewer, 1963) from Sumatra, Indonesia, S. tesselata (Simon, 1901) from Malaysia, and S. thaleban Huber, 2005 from Thailand (World Spider Catalog 2014). In this paper, we describe one more, a new species from Ranong, Thailand.

A new spider species from Thailand named after the type locality district.
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A new scleractinian coral species, Cyphastrea kausti sp. n., is described from 13 specimens from the Red Sea. It is characterised by the presence of eight primary septa, unlike the other species of the genus, which have six, ten or 12 primary septa. The new species has morphological affinities with Cyphastrea microphthalma, from which it can be distinguished by the lower number of septa (on average eight instead of ten), and smaller calices and corallites. This species was observed in the northern and central Red Sea and appears to be absent from the southern Red Sea.

This new scleractinian coral species was discocvered at the coast of Saudi Arabia. This species is named after the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
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The family Jacobsoniidae Heller (短跗甲科) is newly recorded from China upon the discovery of Sarothrias sinicus Bi & Chen, sp. n. (中华短跗甲) from Motuo, Southeast Xizang. Description and illustrations of the habitus and major diagnostic features of the new taxon are provided. A key to the species of Sarothrias and some ecological notes on the new species are presented.

This new species is named after the country of the type locality, China.
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Critoniopsis bogotana is more precisely delimited, and two related Colombian species are described as new. The form of trichomes on the abaxial surfaces of the leaves is found to be of major importance. A short key to the C. bogotana group is provided.

Two new species from the Northern Andes. One has been named after a department of Columbia, Nariño, and the other one is named after the type locality, Municipality de Tausa.
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