He A, Liu J, Xu X, Yin H, Peng X. Description of three new species of spider genus Leptonetela Kratochvíl, 1978 from caves of Hunan Province, China (Araneae, Leptonetidae). Zootaxa. 2019;4554:584-600 pubmed publisher
..nov., Leptonetela latapicalis sp. nov. and Leptonetela tangi sp. nov. Detailed illustrations of the three new species are provided. ..
Jaiswara R, Dong J, Ma L, Yin H, Robillard T. Taxonomic revision of the genus Xenogryllus Bolívar, 1890 (Orthoptera, Gryllidae, Eneopterinae, Xenogryllini). Zootaxa. 2019;4545:301-338 pubmed publisher
..We redescribe or append their taxonomic features using external morphological features and internal genitalic structures. We update the list of Xenogryllus by describing three new spe. ..
Cao C, Dang Y, Yin Z. A new species and key to all known species of the genus Ceracris Walker, 1870 from China (Orthoptera: Acridoidea, Arcypteridae). Zootaxa. 2019;4555:275-279 pubmed publisher
..Type specimens are deposited in the Natural Museum of Hebei University, Baoding, Hebei, China. ..
Bobrov A, Qin Y, Payne R. A new testate amoebae species Planhoogenraadia wuchanica sp. nov. from subtropical forest soils in Wuhan, central China. Zootaxa. 2019;4550:289-294 pubmed publisher
..wuchanica morphologically distinct from similar taxa in the genus. While this new species is morphologically distinctive, phylogenetic analyses would be beneficial to clarify taxonomic relationships within the genus Planhoogenraadia. ..
Yu H, Li S. Eight new species of the genus Clubiona Latreille, 1804 from Xishuangbanna Rainforest, southwestern China (Araneae, Clubionidae). Zootaxa. 2019;4545:151-178 pubmed publisher
..zhengi sp. nov. from the C. hystrix species-group; and C. cheni sp. nov. and C. subquebecana sp. nov. from the C. trivialis species-group. These species are currently known to occur only in Xishuangbanna Rainforest, Yunnan, China. ..
Lee G, Hayden J. A new Calliprora species mining lead trees in Florida (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Zootaxa. 2019;4555:301-318 pubmed publisher
..Comparative diagnoses of the morphology and ecology are presented for the newly described species and other thiotrichine species. ..
Xu Y, Zhao Z, Alexander B, Li D. Isolation of Litylenchus coprosma from Coprosma macrocarpa, a new host and distribution in New Zealand. Zootaxa. 2019;4555:287-290 pubmed publisher
..macrocarpa have been reported. Here we report the detection and identification of the nematode, Litylenchus coprosma, extracted from C. macrocarpa in Otata Island. ..
Li B, Zhao Z, Zhang C, Li S. Troglocoelotes gen. n., a new genus of Coelotinae spiders (Araneae, Agelenidae) from caves in South China. Zootaxa. 2019;4554:219-238 pubmed publisher
..n. (♂♀) and T. yosiianus (Nishikawa, 1999) comb. n (♀). All species are cave dwellers and not found outside of caves. New combinations are all ex-Draconarius Ovtchinnikov, 1999. DNA barcodes are provided for all species. ..
Zhang S, Mound L, Feng J. Systematic significance of antennal segmentation and sense cones in Thripidae (Thysanoptera: Terebrantia). Zootaxa. 2019;4554:239-254 pubmed publisher
..It is concluded that the number of antennal segments is subject to irregular homoplasy, and is thus sometimes an unreliable indicator of relationships. ..
Cui Y, Lee G, Wang J. Taeniothrips changbaiensis sp. n. (Thysanoptera, Thripidae) living on the leaves of a Poaceae species in China. Zootaxa. 2019;4559:314-320 pubmed publisher
..The number of setae is variable on the distal half of the fore wing first vein. ..
Sgouros K, Page L, Orlofske S, Jadin R. A revised molecular phylogeny reveals polyphyly in Schistura (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Nemacheilidae). Zootaxa. 2019;4559:349-362 pubmed publisher
..Taxonomic implications of these results are discussed; however, a more taxon-rich dataset and nuclear sequence data are needed before making taxonomic changes. ..
Cao C, Chen S, Yin Z. A new genus and a new species of pygmy mole cricket in Cretaceous amber from Burma (Orthoptera: Tridactylidae). Zootaxa. 2019;4559:193-195 pubmed publisher
..Type specimen is deposited in the College of Life Science, Leshan Normal University, Leshan 614004, China. ..
Phuge S, Dinesh K, Andhale R, Bhakare K, Pandit R. A new species of Fejervarya Bolkay, 1915 (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from the northern Western Ghats parts of Maharashtra, India. Zootaxa. 2019;4544:251-268 pubmed publisher
..The problems in morphological groupings for the Fejervarya frogs of the Western Ghats in the recent studies are discussed with the sub-clade composition based on geography in the phylogenetic tree. ..
Li Y, Li Z, Zhang H. Trichromothrips genus-group (Thysanoptera, Thripidae) from China, with descriptions of three new species and ten new records. Zootaxa. 2019;4544:79-92 pubmed publisher
..n., T. guizhouensis sp.n. and T. moundi sp.n.. The male of T. elegans is described, and a key provided to the 16 species of Trichromothrips known from China. ..
Xu Y, Zhang F, Zhang Z. Description of a new species of Prolixus (Acari: Trombidiformes: Tenuipalpidae) from Austroderia splendens (Poaceae) in New Zealand, with discussion of its ontogenetic patterns in chaetotaxy. Zootaxa. 2018;4540:158-177 pubmed publisher
..In this paper, we present the ontogenetic additions in idiosomal and leg chaetotaxy from larva to adult for the new species. A key to world species of Prolixus is also proposed. ..
Huang W, Zhang Y. First record of the genus Eleazara Distant (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae, Ledrinae) in Malaysia, with description of a new species. Zootaxa. 2018;4532:434-440 pubmed publisher
..The genus Eleazara Distant is reported from Malaysia for the first time based on one new species, E. viraktamathi sp. nov. This new species is described and illustrated. A checklist and key to the known species of Eleazara are provided. ..
De Souza C, Rivera Correa M, Padial J, Castroviejo Fisher S. The advertisement call of the treefrog Nyctimantis rugiceps Boulenger, 1882 (Anura: Hylidae), with notes on its natural history and toxicity. Zootaxa. 2018;4532:441-443 pubmed publisher
..Considering these limitations and the importance of advertisement calls to the study of anurans (Köhler et al. 2017), we provide a quantitative description using a call recording obtained in Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia. ..
Dehghani A, Sari A, Naderloo R. Annotated checklist of the snapping shrimps of the genus Alpheus Fabricius, 1798 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Alpheidae) from the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, Iran. Zootaxa. 2019;4544:479-504 pubmed publisher
..Among Alpheus species, three (10%) were endemic to the Persian Gulf. Most taxa show affinities to both western Indian Ocean and East Indian/West Pacific Oceans. ..
Bochkov A, Klimov P, Kim D, Skoracki M. Validation of the status of a species with high CO1 and low nuclear genetic divergences: the scab mite Caparinia ictonyctis stat. res. (Acariformes: Psoroptidae) parasitizing the African hedgehog Atelerix albiventris. Zootaxa. 2019;4544:523-547 pubmed publisher
..For all known species of Caparinia, we document their host associations and give a key to species of the world based on results of our morphological and molecular analyses and a nearly exhaustive study of museum specimens. ..
Zhao M, Zhang J. Contribution to the knowledge of the genus Cucujus Fabricius (Coleoptera, Cucujidae) from China. Zootaxa. 2019;4544:144-150 pubmed publisher
..Additional records for C. kempi Grouvelle, 1913 and C. elongatus Lee Pütz, 2008 are added. A key to the known Chinese species of Cucujus Fabricius is given. ..
LeocÁdio M, Mermudes J. Description of immatures of Stolas aenea (Olivier, 1790) and Stolas nudicollis (Boheman, 1850) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae: Mesomphaliini). Zootaxa. 2019;4545:61-76 pubmed publisher
..New host plant records are presented for both species. This is the first detailed description for any species in the genus Stolas. Morphological comparisons with other Mesomphaliini species are provided. ..
Wojton M, Kania I, Krzeminski W. Review of Mycetobia Meigen, 1818 (Diptera, Anisopodidae) in the Eocene ambers. Zootaxa. 2019;4544:1-40 pubmed publisher
..nov., Mycetobia hansi sp. nov., Mycetobia silvia sp. nov., Mycetobia szwedoi sp. nov. and one from the Ukrainian amber: Mycetobia perkovskyi sp. nov. Key to the species of Mycetobia known from the Eocene is provided. ..
He H, Yang M, Yu X. Three new species of the leafhopper genus Processina (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Mileewinae) from Thailand. Zootaxa. 2018;4531:279-287 pubmed publisher
..nov., P. topoarmata sp. nov. and P. kamphaengensis sp. nov. A checklist to the species of the genus and a key for their separation are provided. ..
Yu K, Zhang Z. On three species of the trapdoor spider Genus Cyclocosmia from China (Araneae, Halonoproctidae). Zootaxa. 2018;4532:248-256 pubmed publisher
..subricketti sp. nov. (male and female) and C. sublatusicosta sp. nov. (male only) from China. The male of C. latusicosta Zhu, Zhang Zhang, 2006 is described for the first time. ..
Ung V. The need for standard protocols in bioregionalisation: Comments on "The spectre of biogeographical regionalization" by Morrone (2018). Zootaxa. 2018;4532:296-300 pubmed publisher
..This kind of standardisation has already been used in different context of biogeographical analysis and highlighted interesting results (Hoagstrom et al., 2014; Ung et al., 2016, 2017). ..
Chang H, Wang Z, Liu H. Four new feather mite species of the genus Anhemialges Gaud, 1958 (Astigmata: Analgidae) from China. Zootaxa. 2018;4531:251-265 pubmed publisher
..seicercus sp. nov. from the Golden-spectacled Warbler Seicercus burkii (Passeriformes, Phylloscopidae); and A. zosterops sp. nov. from the Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus (Passeriformes, Zosteropidae). ..
Kuberan G, Chakraborty R, Purushothaman P, Maheswarudu G. First record of deep-sea caridean shrimp Acanthephyra fimbriata Alcock Anderson, 1894 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Acanthephyridae) from southwest coast of India. Zootaxa. 2018;4531:288-294 pubmed publisher
..The results revealed intraspecies (COI: 0-3 % 16S: 0-0.3 %) and interspecies divergence (COI: 17.5-20.9 % 16S: 5.2-9.5 %) among A. fimbriata. ..
Nakamura Y, Nakano T, Ota Y, Tomikawa K. A new species of the genus Elasmopus from Miyako Island, Japan (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Maeridae). Zootaxa. 2019;4544:395-406 pubmed publisher
..A key to the species of Elasmopus species occurring Japanese and adjacent waters is provided. ..
Komai T, Fujita Y. A new genus and new species assigned to Macrophthalmidae (Decapoda: Brachyura: Thoracotremata) from the Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Zootaxa. 2018;4531:109-116 pubmed publisher
..The functional fusion of the male pleomeres 4-6 is unique in the Macrophthalmidae. ..
Kotov A, Ibragimova A, Neretina A. Identification of Ceriodaphnia Dana, 1853 (Crustacea: Cladocera) taxa from European Russia based on ephippial morphology. Zootaxa. 2018;4527:105-123 pubmed publisher
..This approach to identification of Ceriodaphnia remains in sediments could improve palaeoecological reconstructions. However a global revision of the genus is still needed. ..
MarÍn E, Palacios Vargas J. Redescription of Neelus fimbriatus Bretfeld Trinklein, 2000 (Collembola: Neelidae) from Colombia. Zootaxa. 2018;4527:414-424 pubmed publisher
..Neelus fimbriatus is redescribed using specimens from Colombia. Drawings and phase contrast microscope photos of the species are used. New characters are used as tibiotarsal tuberculate setae and abdominal ventral acetabula. ..
Pecly N, Quintas V, Cavichioli R, Mejdalani G. A new species of Cardioscarta (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Cicadellini) from the Atlantic Forest of southeastern Brazil and key to species of the genus. Zootaxa. 2018;4527:124-130 pubmed publisher
..A key to species of Cardioscarta is provided and the new species is compared with the other ones of the genus. ..
Ma M, Fan Q, Zhang Z. Ontogenetic changes in the morphology of Eharius chergui (Acari: Phytoseiidae). Zootaxa. 2018;4540:23-39 pubmed publisher
..Lamiaceae) collected in North Island, New Zealand. Malformation was observed in the development of some idiosomal setae in some specimens and was suggested to be related to the host plant M. vulgare. ..
Kuberan G, Chakraborty R, Purushothaman P, Maheswarudu G. Record of the deep sea shrimp Pasiphaea alcocki (Wood-Mason Alcock, 1891) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Pasiphaeidae) from the southwestern coast of India. Zootaxa. 2018;4532:597-600 pubmed publisher
Boumendjel L, Rabet N, Amarouayache M. Chirocephalus sanhadjaensis sp. nov., a new chirocephalid species (Branchiopoda: Anostraca) from Numidia (Algeria). Zootaxa. 2018;4526:381-391 pubmed publisher
..nov. are similar to those of C. diaphanus or C. salinus but are larger (448.24 ± 30.93 µm). The restricted distribution of this species confirms the high biological diversity of the area of the Guerbes-Sanhadja eco-complex. ..
Gong Z, Lin P, Liu F, Liu H. Exostoma tibetana, a new glyptosternine catfish from the lower Yarlung Tsangpo River drainage in southeastern Tibet, China (Siluriformes: Sisoridae). Zootaxa. 2018;4527:392-402 pubmed publisher
..The validity of this new species was also supported by molecular phylogenetic analysis based on Cyt b gene sequences. ..
Ahnelt H, Sauberer M. A new species of Schindler's fish (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Schindleria) from the Malay Archipelago (Southeast Asia), with notes on the caudal fin complex of Schindleria. Zootaxa. 2018;4531:95-108 pubmed publisher
..The record of S. macrodentata is the first of the genus Schindleria for Indonesia and, at more than 100 km distant to the next shore, it is the first offshore record of a Schindler's fish. ..
Zhu Q, Wu Y, Shi F. The genus Mimadiestra Storozhenko Dawwrueng, 2014 (Orthoptera: Rhaphidophoridae) from China, with description of two new species. Zootaxa. 2018;4531:295-300 pubmed publisher
..e. Mimadiestra gracila sp. nov. and Mimadiestra dicha sp. nov. Morphological photographs of the two species are provided. All type specimens are preserved in the Museum of Hebei University. ..
Liu J, Zhang Z. A survey of descriptions of immature instars of mites during the last three years. Zootaxa. 2018;4540:211-224 pubmed publisher
..2013; Liu Zhang 2016; Li Zhang 2016; Wei Zhang 2016; Liu et al. 2017), while expanding the scope further to include more journals that publish a significant amount of mite taxonomic papers. ..
Nakahara S, Macdonald J, Delgado F, PadrÓn P. Discovery of a rare and striking new pierid butterfly from Panama (Lepidoptera: Pieridae). Zootaxa. 2018;4527:281-291 pubmed publisher
..lisa Baumann Reissinger, 1969 is its sister species. ..
Arano Ruiz A, ViÑola lÓpez L, Rojas Consuegra R, Borges Sellen C. Re-evaluation of the taxonomic status of Vegaranina (Crustacea: Raninidae) from the Late Cretaceous of Cuba, with description of a new species. Zootaxa. 2018;4527:588-594 pubmed publisher
..However, after collecting the new specimens and recent major revisions of the group, we identified a unique combination of characters in the Cuban specimens that separate them from the other species in the genus. ..
Gong Z, Freyhof J, Wang J, Liu M, Liu F, Lin P, et al
. Two new species of Garra (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) from the lower Yarlung Tsangpo River drainage in southeastern Tibet, China. Zootaxa. 2018;4532:367-384 pubmed publisher
..The validities of these two new species were also corroborated by molecular phylogenetic analysis based on Cyt b gene sequences. ..
Lopes M, Padua A, Cóndor Luján B, Klautau M. Calcareous sponges (Porifera, Calcarea) from Florida: new species, new records and biogeographical affinities. Zootaxa. 2018;4526:127-150 pubmed publisher
..A complete list of the calcareous sponges from Florida is presented and their distributional patterns are discussed. ..
Zhang D, Lin C, Yin Z. A new species of the genus Haplotropis Saussure, 1888 (Orthoptera, Acridoidea, Pamphagidae) from Inner Mongolia, China. Zootaxa. 2019;4544:598-600 pubmed publisher
..Type specimen is deposited in the College of Plant Protection, Shandong Agricultural University, Taian, Shandong, China. ..
Sudasinghe H, Pethiyagoda R. A commentary on the taxonomic review of Sri Lankan Devario by Batuwita et al. 2017 (Teleostei: Danionidae). Zootaxa. 2019;4543:421-430 pubmed publisher
..Much of the material examined, stated to be in the collection of the National Museum of Sri Lanka, is not deposited in that institution: such material as is deposited is inconsistent with the specimen data published by Batuwita et al. ..
Myers A, Sreepada R, Sanaye S. A new species of Grandidierella Coutière, 1904, G. nioensis sp. nov. (Amphipoda, Aoridae), from the east coast of India. Zootaxa. 2019;4544:119-124 pubmed publisher
..halophilus Wongkamhaeng, Pholpunthin Azman, 2012 from Thailand. A key is provided to facilitate the identification of species in the Grandidierella mahafalensis Coutière, 1904 species-complex. ..
Riccardi P, von Tschirnhaus M. Revision of Camarota Meigen (Diptera: Chloropidae), with a new species from Uganda. Zootaxa. 2018;4526:221-231 pubmed publisher
..Distinctive morphological characters, such as the dark transverse band on the arista, the "vena spuria" of the wing and the placement of apical scutellar bristles, are interpreted. ..
Du L, Hou M, Chen X, Yang J. A new species of Yunnanilus (Cypriniformes: Nemacheilidae) from Sichuan, southwest China. Zootaxa. 2018;4532:137-144 pubmed publisher
Sanchooli N, Rastegar Pouyani E, Hosseinian S. Genetic variability among Paralaudakia microlepis (Blanford, 1874) (Sauria: Agamidae) populations in the Iranian Plateau. Zootaxa. 2018;4526:245-250 pubmed publisher
..microlepis. Comparison of all P. microlepis, P. erythrogastra and P. caucasia populations using both molecular and morphological characters is needed to make a strong taxonomic decision on the clade as a whole. ..
Seniczak S, Seniczak A. Morphological ontogeny of Minunthozetes semirufus (Acari: Oribatida: Punctoribatidae). Zootaxa. 2018;4540:73-92 pubmed publisher
..In the tritonymph, seta l' is added on femora I and II, whereas seta l" on these femora is added in the adult, which is unique in Punctoribatidae. ..
Garibian P, Neretina A, Klimovsky A, Kotov A. A new case of West-East differentiation of the freshwater fauna in Northern Eurasia: the Pleuroxus trigonellus species group (Crustacea: Cladocera: Chydoridae). Zootaxa. 2018;4532:451-482 pubmed publisher
..Additionally we offer an identification key for discrimination of the P. trigonellus group from P. uncinatus (Baird, 1850) according to morphological features of the males. ..
Wang C, Hájek J. Two new species of Tenomerga Neboiss from eastern Asia (Coleoptera: Cupedidae). Zootaxa. 2018;4526:531-546 pubmed publisher
..In addition, T. anguliscutis is for the first time recorded from Hainan and Jiangxi Provinces of China. ..
Gilasian E, Ziegler J, Parchami Araghi M. Review of the genus Trichactia Stein (Diptera: Tachinidae) in the Palaearctic Region, with the description of a new species from Iran and the East Mediterranean. Zootaxa. 2018;4526:207-220 pubmed publisher
..Intraspecific variation between different geographical populations of T. meridiana sp. nov. is discussed. ..
Baumsteiger J, Moyle P. A reappraisal of the California Roach/Hitch (Cypriniformes, Cyprinidae, Hesperoleucus/Lavinia) species complex. Zootaxa. 2019;4543:221-240 pubmed publisher
..Additional studies are needed to improve range-wide boundaries and to investigate population structure within all species and subspecies identified in both Lavinia and Hesperoleucus lineages. ..
Lins A, de Magalhães R, Costa R, Brandão R, Py Daniel T, De Oliveira Miranda N, et al
. The larvae of two species of Bokermannohyla (Anura, Hylidae, Cophomantini) endemic to the highlands of central Brazil. Zootaxa. 2018;4527:501-520 pubmed publisher
..Finally, we provide the first comparison of data on the skeletal system of Bokermannohyla and other Cophomantini, highlighting characters of potential relevance to the systematics of the tribe. ..
Wu W, Xu C, Wang D, Xie H. A new species of the genus Eudorylaimus Andrássy, 1959 (Nematoda: (Dorylaimida: Qudsianematidae) associated with Picea crassifolia in China. Zootaxa. 2018;4526:576-588 pubmed publisher
..6 times the anal body diameter in length; tail conoid and bent ventrally, c' value 1.5-1.8 and males unknown. Phylogenetic analyses based on sequences of 18S small subunit rDNA and the D2-D3 expansion region of 28S rDNA are presented. ..
Fibla P, Salinas H, Lobos G, Pozo T, Fabres A, Mendez M. Where is the enigmatic Telmatobius halli Noble 1938? Rediscovery and clarification of a frog species not seen for 80 years. Zootaxa. 2018;4527:61-74 pubmed publisher
..halli be changed from "around Ollagüe" to the area of the Copaquire ravine, so its distribution would be restricted to this system and Choja-Chijlla ravine, both in the high Andean zone of the Región de Tarapacá, Chile. ..
Mccowin M, Rouse G. A new Lamellibrachia species and confirmed range extension for Lamellibrachia barhami (Siboglinidae, Annelida) from Costa Rica methane seeps. Zootaxa. 2018;4504:1-22 pubmed publisher
..barhami, L. donwalshi sp. nov. formed a clade with Atlantic and Mediterranean Lamellibrachia species. This suggests a vicariant event may have occurred after an Atlantic radiation of Lamellibrachia. ..
Fiemapong A, Enghoff H. A giant African millipede re-discovered, re-located and re-classified after 120 years (Diplopoda, Spirobolida, Pachybolidae). Zootaxa. 2018;4527:403-413 pubmed publisher
..brachysternus (Cook, 1897) as new to the fauna of Cameroon. Pelmatojulus insignis (Saussure, 1859) and P. togoensis are recorded as new to the fauna of Ghana. ..
Tian J, Tu L. A new species of the spider genus Solenysa from China (Araneae, Linyphiidae). Zootaxa. 2018;4531:142-146 pubmed publisher
Lugo garcÍa G, Cuate M V, Cortez Isiordia K. Description of the larvae of Faula jaliscoensis (Delgado Navarrete-Heredia) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) from Nayarit, Mexico. Zootaxa. 2018;4527:297-300 pubmed publisher
..oaxacaensis (Delgado, 2001), and F. pilatei Harold, 1863 (Evans Smith 2009). The objectives of this study are to describe the third instar of F. jaliscoensis and compare it with other described species of Faula in Mexico. ..
Lu T, Koh J, Zhang Z, Li S. A new Ovia species (Araneae, Lycosidae) from Singapore, with the transfer of Pardosa alboannulata Yin et al., 1997. Zootaxa. 2018;4527:436-450 pubmed publisher
..Colour photos, line drawings, SEM photos and detailed descriptions are provided for both the new species O. macritchie and the newly combined species O. alboannulata. ..
Shults P, Borkent A. Pupae of the Nearctic species of Culicoides Latreille subgenus Monoculicoides Khalaf (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). Zootaxa. 2018;4504:451-472 pubmed publisher
..shemanchuki Grogan Lysyk are newly described and those of C. riethi Kieffer, C. stigma (Meigen), and C. variipennis Wirth Jones are redescribed in detail. The seventh species, C. sonorensis, was fully described recently. ..
Takaoka H, Ya cob Z, Sofian Azirun M. Classification, annotated list and keys for the black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) of Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa. 2018;4498:1-65 pubmed publisher
..G.) adleri are redescribed. Simulium (G.) sp. A is identified as S. (G.) pegalanense. Brief notes for each species are given on morphological characteristics, aquatic habitats and geographical distributions. ..
Lago Barcia D, Carbayo F. Taxonomic revision of four species of the Neotropical land planarian genera Cratera and Geoplana (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida) with a description of two new species and an emendation of Cratera. Zootaxa. 2018;4500:517-542 pubmed publisher
..hina, C. joia, C. picuia sp. n., and C. arucuia sp. n. Based on the monophyletic status of Cratera inferred elsewhere, an emendation of the genus is here proposed to encompass the morphological variation observed in the genus. ..
Kaiser C, Kaiser H, O shea M. The taxonomic history of Indo-Papuan groundsnakes, genus Stegonotus Duméril et al., 1854 (Colubridae), with some taxonomic revisions and the designation of a neotype for S. parvus (Meyer, 1874). Zootaxa. 2018;4512:1-73 pubmed publisher
..Only through the careful work of connecting type material with museum specimens and molecular data can the taxonomy and nomenclature of complex taxa be stabilized. ..
Cui L, Jiang N. Aquilargilla gen. nov., a new genus of Sterrhinae from China with description of two new species (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). Zootaxa. 2018;4514:431-437 pubmed publisher
..are described from China. Illustrations of adults and genitalia are presented. The new genus is assigned to Scopulini on the basis of the morphological evidence. Comparisons of Aquilargilla with closely related genera are also provided. ..
Fukui Y. A new species of Terelabrus (Perciformes: Labridae) from the Philippines with a key to species of Terelabrus and new record of Terelabrus dewapyle. Zootaxa. 2018;4526:84-90 pubmed publisher
..An underwater photograph of T. dewapyle is reported as the first record of the species from the Philippines. A key to species of Terelabrus is provided. ..
Setiawan E, Erpenbeck D, Worheide G, de Voogd N. Bearing the wrong identity: A case study of an Indo-Pacific common shallow water sponge of the genus Neopetrosia (Haplosclerida; Petrosiidae). Zootaxa. 2018;4500:43-58 pubmed publisher
..pacifica should be considered as junior synonyms of N. chaliniformis. In conclusion, we advocate that molecular barcoding could significantly aid on sponge species' delimitation that possess limited morphological characters. ..
Cao Y, Dmitriev D, Zhang Y. New species of the leafhopper genera Kusala Dworakowska and Diomma Motschulsky (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Typhlocybinae: Erythroneurini) with description of a new subgenus. Zootaxa. 2018;4514:263-272 pubmed publisher
..Scodela) directa and K. (S.) sinuata spp. nov.. The related genus Diomma Motschulsky is also redescribed and a new species is described: Diomma (Diomma) sangzhiensis sp. nov.. ..
Feng L, Qiao N, Yin H. A new species of the genus Ceracris Walker, 1870 from Hainan of China (Orthoptera: Acridoidea, Arcypteridae). Zootaxa. 2018;4508:443-445 pubmed publisher
..Type specimens are deposited in the Natural Museum of Hebei University, Baoding, Hebei, China. ..
Xu D, Zhang Y. Review of Indonesian species of the leafhopper genus Drabescus Stål (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) with description of two new species. Zootaxa. 2018;4524:473-481 pubmed publisher
..A checklist and key to males from Indonesia are provided. Type specimens of the new species are deposited in the Natural History Museum, London, U.K. (BMNH) and the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, U.K. (NMW). ..
Maquart P, Richard D, Vitali F. Description of two new Obriini Mulsant, 1839 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from the Tankwa Karoo biome in South Africa and Namibia. Zootaxa. 2018;4521:183-190 pubmed publisher
..Two new species of Capezoum: C. tankwakarooensis sp. nov. and C. museiconfluentiarum sp. nov. are described from the Succulent Karoo ecosystem in South Africa and Namibia. ..
Wang Y, Dietrich C, Zhang Y. Four new species of the leafhopper genus Riseveinus Li (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Evacanthinae) from China and Thailand. Zootaxa. 2018;4508:259-266 pubmed publisher
..nov., R. hamatus sp. nov., R. spinatus sp. nov. and R. tenuispinus sp. nov., are described and illustrated. Their diagnostic characteristics are compared with close relatives. A key to all known species of Riseveinus is provided. ..
Dias A, Silva G, Oliveira C, Roxo F. A new species of Hisonotus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from Aripuanã river, Amazon basin, Brazil. Zootaxa. 2018;4504:577-585 pubmed publisher
Lange F, Preez L. The tadpole of Afrixalus knysnae (Loveridge) (Anura: Hyperoliidae), with comments on reproductive biology. Zootaxa. 2018;4521:121-124 pubmed publisher
Adamson E, Britz R. The snakehead fish Channa aurolineata is a valid species (Teleostei: Channidae) distinct from Channa marulius. Zootaxa. 2018;4514:542-552 pubmed publisher
..The Indo-Burman ranges appear to delineate the western geographical limit of this species, with C. marulius restricted to the western side of this mountain chain. ..
Ng P, Grinang J. A new species of highland vampire crab (Crustacea: Brachyura: Sesarmidae: Geosesarma) from Serian, Sarawak. Zootaxa. 2018;4508:569-575 pubmed publisher
..The colour pattern in life is also strikingly different from allied species. Notes on its ecology are provided and conservation threats briefly discussed. ..
Acosta Galvis A, Streicher J, Manuelli L, Cuddy T, de Sá R. Molecular insights into the phylogenetic placement of the poorly known genus Niceforonia Goin Cochran, 1963 (Anura: Brachycephaloidea). Zootaxa. 2018;4514:487-500 pubmed publisher
..Finally, Nicefornia nana is quite divergent from other species of Niceforonia (uncorrected genetic distances of ca. 10% 16S and 7% TYR) suggesting that further taxonomic revision may be warranted. ..
Lu L, Webb M, Zhang Y. A new leafhopper genus of subtribe Paraboloponina (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae: Drabescini), with description of two new species from Papua New Guinea. Zootaxa. 2018;4521:281-286 pubmed publisher
..robustipenis sp. nov. Kutara lucidicosta (Walker, 1870) is transferred to Papuakutara comb. nov. A checklist of the genera in the subtribe Paraboloponina from Papua New Guinea and West Papua and a key for their separation are provided. ..
Lv W, Zhao C, Zhou H. One New Species of the Genus Stenus Latreille (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) from Hubei, China. Zootaxa. 2018;4459:179-187 pubmed publisher
..nov. from Hubei, China. S. detestabilis Puthz and S. hui Tang Puthz are newly recorded to Hubei Province. Their diagnostic characters are illustrated. ..
Chandra K, Mazumder A, Sanyal A, Ash A, Bandyopadhyay U, Mallick K, et al
. Catalogue of Indian Notodontidae Stephens, 1829 (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea). Zootaxa. 2018;4505:1-84 pubmed publisher
..Extensive surveys in the less explored southern part of the country are expected to enrich the inventory of Indian Notodontidae. The distribution map and detailed illustrations of the four new records are provided. ..
Liu K, Meng Z, Xiao Y, Xu X. Five new Lathys species (Araneae: Dictynidae) from South China and the first description of the male of Lathys spiralis Zhang, Hu Zhang, 2012. Zootaxa. 2018;4500:151-178 pubmed publisher
..All specimens are deposited in the Animal Specimen Museum, Life Science College, at the Jinggangshan University (ASM-JGSU). ..
Gong X, Qin C, Yu D. Two new species of Tomocerus ocreatus group with a single large distal dental spine (Collembola, Tomoceridae). Zootaxa. 2018;4514:273-282 pubmed publisher
..Distances of COI mtDNA also support the validation of two new species. A key to species of T. ocreatus species-group with single large dental spine is provided. ..
Fletcher M, Dai W. Two new species of Maiestas Distant (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae: Deltocephalini) with a new record from Australia. Zootaxa. 2018;4521:430-440 pubmed publisher
..viraktamathi n. sp. In addition, Maiestas webbi Zhang Duan, previously known only from China, is recorded for the first time from Australia. A checklist of species from the Australian region and a key for their separation are provided. ..
Li J, Liu J, Chen J. A review of some Neriene spiders (Araneae, Linyphiidae) from China. Zootaxa. 2018;4513:1-90 pubmed publisher
Cruz I, Nuñeza O, Lin C. A new record of Neoperla obliqua Banks, 1930 (Plecoptera: Perlidae) from Mt. Malindang, Mindanao, Philippines and association of life stages using DNA barcodes. Zootaxa. 2018;4514:145-150 pubmed publisher
..Additionally, the mature ova from female adults are described using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The distinctive chorionic surface is rugose with longitudinal ridge-like pattern with a bare and flat collar. ..
Harrison S, Rix M, Harvey M, Austin A. Systematics of the Australian spiny trapdoor spiders of the genus Blakistonia Hogg (Araneae: Idiopidae). Zootaxa. 2018;4518:1-76 pubmed publisher
..tunstilli sp. n., and B. wingellina sp. n. The genus Blakistonia is found to be distributed throughout the Australian arid and semi-arid zones, from the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia to central Queensland and western Victoria. ..
Costa Campos C, De Carvalho T. The advertisement call of the Hoogmoed's harlequin toad Atelopus hoogmoedi Lescure, 1974 from northern Brazil (Anura, Bufonidae). Zootaxa. 2018;4521:141-144 pubmed publisher
..hoogmoedi), based on phylogeographic evidence. The species' range is currently restricted to the Guiana Shield of French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, and in adjacent regions of northern Brazil (Lötters et al. 2005). ..
Hu Y, Wang B, Sun C. A new species of Chimarra from China (Trichoptera, Philopotamidae) with description of its larva. Zootaxa. 2018;4504:253-260 pubmed publisher
..The larval description is the first for Chimarra in China. ..
Suwannarat N, Malicky H, Laudee P. Two new species of Caddisflies (Trichoptera: Insecta) from Lower-Hill Evergreen Forests of Southern Thailand. Zootaxa. 2018;4524:496-500 pubmed publisher
..Anisocentropus tairomyenensis n. sp. is a member of the subgenus Anisomontropus and is characterized by the obvious basal expansion of the preanal appendages. ..
Zhao C, Wang Z, Tong X. Three new species and three new records of the genus Bamboosiella from China (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae). Zootaxa. 2018;4514:167-180 pubmed publisher
..In addition, B. brevis Okajima, B. lewisi (Bagnall) and B. xiphophora Okajima are newly recorded from this country. A key for identification of seventeen Chinese Bamboosiella species is provided. ..