New Discoveries

Published:

11 May 2021

1

new species

Sphyraena stellata, a new barracuda from the Indo-Pacific, with redescriptions of S. helleri Jenkins, 1901 and S. novaehollandiae Günther, 1860 (Perciformes: Sphyraenidae).

Morishita, S. and H. Motomura

Zootaxa 4772 (3): 545–566

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

1 April 2021

1

new species

Nannophya fenshami sp. nov., a tiny dragonfly from an artesian spring wetland in Queensland, Australia (Anisoptera: Libellulidae).

Theischinger, G.

International Dragonfly Fund - Report 149: 1-10

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

11 March 2021

1

new species

The Leopard Mantis Shrimp, Ankersquilla pardus, a new genus and species of eurysquillid stomatopod from Indo-West Pacific coral reefs

Ahyong, S.T., Porter, M.L. & Caldwell, R.L.

Records of the Australian Museum 72(1):1-8

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Published:

1 March 2021

1

new species

A new species of Yoyetta Moulds (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Cicadettini) allied to Yoyetta tristrigata (Goding and Froggatt)

Moulds, M.S., Emery D.L. and Popple, L.W.

Australian Entomologist 47(1):25-38

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

28 February 2021

9

new species

A review of the Australian Macrotomini (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Prioninae).

Jin M., de Keyzer R., Hutchinson P., Pang H., Slipinski A.

Annales Zoologici 70(1):33

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

31 December 2020

1

new species

Deep-sea clawed lobster Nephropsis stewarti Wood-Mason, 1872 species complex in the Indo-West Pacific (Crustacea, Decapoda, Nephropidae), with description of a new species.

Su-Ching Chang, Tin-Yam Chan, Appukuttannair Biju Kumar

ZooKeys 1008: 37-60 [Date published 31/12/2020]

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

30 December 2020

1

new species

New record of Gelotia Thorell, !890 and a new species of Parahelpis Gardzinska & Zabka, 2010 (Aranneae: Salticidae) from Australia.

Barbara M. Patoleta, Marek Żabka

Zootaxa 4809: 280-286

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

18 December 2020

14

new species

Fungal Planet description sheets: 1112–1181.

Crous, P.W.; Cowan, D.A.; Maggs-Kölling, G.; Yilmaz, N.; Larsson, E.; Angelini, C.; Brandrud, T.E.; Dearnaley, J.D.W.; Dima, B.; Dovana, F.; Fechner, N.; García, D.; Gené, J.; Halling, R.E.; Houbraken, J.; Leonard, P.; Luangsa-ard, J.J.; Noisripoom, W.; Rea-Ireland, A.E.; Ševčíková, H.; Smyth, C.W.; Vizzini, A.; Adam, J.D.; Adams, G.C.; Alexandrova, A.V.; Alizadeh, A.; Álvarez Duarte, E.; Andjic, V.; Antonín, V.; Arenas, F.; Assabgui, R.; Ballarà, J.; Banwell, A.; Berraf-Tebbal, A.; Bhatt, V.K.; Bonito, G.; Botha, W.; Burgess, T.I.; Caboň, M.; Calvert, J.; Carvalhais, L.C.; Courtecuisse, R.; Cullington, P.; Davoodian, N.; Decock, C.A.; Dimitrov, R.; Di Piazza, S.; Drenth, A.; Dumez, S.; Eichmeier, A.; Etayo, J.; Fernández, I.; Fiard, J.-P.; Fournier, J.; Fuentes-Aponte, S.; Ghanbary, M.A.T.; Ghorbani, G.; Giraldo, A.; Glushakova, A.M.; Gouliamova, D.E.; Guarro, J.; Halleen, F.; Hampe, F.; Hernández-Restrepo, M.; Iturrieta-González, I.; Jeppson, M.; Kachalkin, A.V.; Karimi, O.; Khalid, A.N.; Khonsanit, A.; Kim, J.I.; Kim, K.; Kiran, M.; Krisai-Greilhuber, I.; Kučera, V.; Kušan, I.; Langenhoven, S.D.; Lebel, T.; Lebeuf, R.; Liimatainen, K.; Linde, C.; Lindner, D.L.; Lombard, L.; Mahamedi, A.E.; Matočec, N.; Maxwell, A.; May, T.W.; McTaggart, A.R.; Meijer, M.; Mešić, A.; Mileto, A.J.; Miller, A.N.; Molia, A.; Mongkolsamrit, S.; Muñoz Cortés, C.; Muñoz-Mohedano, J.; Morte, A.; Morozova, O.V.; Mostert, L.; Mostowfizadeh-Ghalamfarsa, R.; Nagy, L.G.; Navarro-Ródenas, A.; Örstadius, L.; Overton, B.E.; Papp, V.; Para, R.; Peintner, U.; Pham, T.H.G.; Pordel, A.; Pošta, A.; Rodríguez, A.; Romberg, M.; Sandoval-Denis, M.; Seifert, K.A.; Semwal, K.C.; Sewall, B.J.; Shivas, R.G.; Slovak, M.; Smith, K.; Spetik, M.; Spies, C.F.J.; Syme, K.; Tasanathai, K.; Thorn, R.G.; Tkalčec, Z.; Tomashevskaya, M.A.; Torres-Garcia, D.; Ullah, Z.; Visagie, C.M.; Voitk, A.; Winton, L.M.; Groenewald, J.Z.

Persoonia 45: 251– 409.

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

15 December 2020

7

new species

New and little-known sun-moth species from Australia (Lepidoptera, Castniidae).

Axel Kallies, Edward D. Edwards, Andrew A. E. Williams

Zootaxa 4895: 151-195

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

11 December 2020

2

new species

The more the merrier: unparalleled sympatric species richness in a sea spider genus (Pycnogonida : Callipallenidae : Pallenella) from Tasmanian waters

Georg Brenneis, Claudia P. Arango, Prashant P. Sharma and Martin Schwentner

Invertebrate Systematics 34(8) 837-870

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

4 December 2020

1

new species

Tyligma gen. nov., a new Australian genus of planthopper and a key to the Australian genera of Cixiini (Hemiptera: Cixiidae).

Birgit Löcker & Werner E. Holzinger

Austral Entomology 59(4): 747–757

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

3 December 2020

1

new species

Integrative Taxonomy of Australian Metopia (Sarcophagidae: Miltogramminae) Reveals a New Species and Challenges Traditional Phylogeny.

Nikolas P Johnston, James F Wallman, Thomas Pape

Insect Systematics and Diversity 4: 1-13

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

2 December 2020

7

new species

Opaluma Lessard & Woodley, gen. nov: a new genus of iridescent soldier flies (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) from Australia, including seven new species.

Bryan D Lessard, David K Yeates, Norman E Woodley

Austral Entomology 59: 467-486

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

30 November 2020

1

new species

Covidthrips novendecim, an isolated new phlaeothripine taxon (Thysanoptera) from Queensland.

Laurence A. Mound

Australian Entomologist 47(4): 248–252 [Date published 18 Dec 2020]

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

24 November 2020

1

new species

Snakewood Mistletoe (Amyema xiphophylla: Loranthaceae), a distinctive new species from Western Australia’s arid zone

Wege, J.A. And Start, A.N.

Nuytsia 31: 277–281

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

17 November 2020

1

new species

Stenanthera localis (Ericaceae: Epacridoideae: Styphelieae), a new rarity from Western Australia

Hislop, M.

Nuytsia 31: 271–275

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

16 November 2020

1

new species

Phylogenetic placement of the stone-nest orb-weaving spider Nemoscolus Simon, 1895 (Araneae : Araneidae) and the description of the first species from Australia.

Robert J. Kallal, Gustavo Hormiga

Invertebrate Systematics 34: 893–905

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

13 November 2020

3

new species

New carnivorous sponges and allied species from the Great Australian Bight

Merrick Ekins, Dirk Erpenbeck, Lisa Goudie & John N.A. Hooper

Zootaxa 4878 (2): 240–266

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

11 November 2020

4

new species

The systematics and phylogenetic position of the troglobitic Australian spider genus Troglodiplura (Araneae:Mygalomorphae), with a new classification for Anamidae

Mark S. Harvey, Michael G. Rix, Mia J. Hillyer and Joel A. Huey

Invertebrate Systematics 34(8) 799-822

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

10 November 2020

1

new species

Leeuwen’s Lily (Arthropodium vanleeuwenii: Asparagaceae), a remarkable new discovery from the Pilbara, Western Australia

Dillon, S.J. And Macfarlane, T.D.

Nuytsia 31: 265–269

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

3 November 2020

6

new species

New species of Tulasnella associated with Australian terrestrial orchids in the
Cryptostylidinae and Drakaeinae

Arifin AR, May TW & Linde CC

Mycologia DOI: 10.1080/00275514.2020.1813473

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

3 November 2020

1

new species

A new species that’s worth its salt: Verticordia elizabethiae (Myrtaceae: Chamelaucieae), a salt-tolerant rarity from semi-arid Western Australia

Rye, B.L. And Barrett, M.D.

Nuytsia 31: 259–263

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

30 October 2020

1

new species

Fungal diversity notes 1277–1386: taxonomic and phylogenetic contributions to fungal taxa.

Yuan, H.S.; Lu, X.; Dai, Y.C.. et al.

Fugnal Diversity 104: 1-266.

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

29 October 2020

106

new species

Monograph of Orbiliomycetes (Ascomycota) based on vital taxonomy

Baral, H.O.; Weber, E.; Marson. G.

National Museum of Natural History Luxembourg: Luxembourg

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

28 October 2020

1

new species

Taxonomic revision of Australian Amobia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 (Sarcophagidae: Miltogramminae): integrating morphology and genetics finds a new species and tackles old problems.

Johnston, N. P., Wallman, J. F., Dowton, M., Szpila, K., & Pape, T.

European Journal of Taxonomy 722: 75-96 [urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:0756897B-BCA5-4CE6-B1AF-29425B3B9BA9]

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

27 October 2020

1

new species

Stylidium shepherdianum (Stylidiaceae), a new Boomerang Triggerplant from Western Australia’s Mallee bioregion

Wege, J.A.

Nuytsia 31: 253–257

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

22 October 2020

13

new species

A systematic revision of Draculoides (Schizomida: Hubbardiidae) of the Pilbara, Western Australia, Part I: the Western Pilbara

Kym M. Abrams, Joel A. Huey, Mia J. Hillyer, Raphael K. Didham, Mark S. Harvey

Zootaxa 4864(1): 1-75

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

20 October 2020

1

new species

Crystal clear: Dampiera prasiolita (Goodeniaceae), a distinctive new Western Australian species with translucent sepals

Shepherd, K.A. and Hislop, M.

Nuytsia 31: 249–252

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

15 October 2020

4

new species

The open-holed trapdoor spiders (Mygalomorphae: Anamidae: Namea) of Australia’s D’Aguilar Range: revealing an unexpected subtropical hotspot of rainforest diversity

Michael G. Rix, Jeremy D. Wilson, Mark S. Harvey

Zootaxa 4861(1): 63–70

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

13 October 2020

1

new species

Microcorys elatoides (Lamiaceae), a new species from the Coolgardie bioregion of Western Australia

Wilson, T.C. and Hislop, M.

Nuytsia 31: 243–248

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

13 October 2020

1

new species

Maratus tiddalik, a new peacock spider in the flavus group from Western Australia (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryini)

Jürgen C. Otto and David E. Hill

Peckhamia 223.1

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

6 October 2020

1

new species

Caesia arcuata (Hemerocallidaceae) from Western Australia, a new rarity with curved inflorescence branches

Macfarlane, T.D., Conran, J.G. and French, C.J.

Nuytsia 31: 239–242

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

2 October 2020

1

new species

Life on the rocks: Darwinia sphaerica (Myrtaceae: Chamelaucieae), a new species currently known from one granite outcrop

Davis, R.W. and Rye, B.L.

Nuytsia 31: 233–237

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

30 September 2020

11

new species

New species of the open-holed trapdoor spider genus Aname (Araneae: Mygalomorphae: Anamidae) from arid Western Australia

Mark A. Castalanelli, Volker W. Framenau, Joel A. Huey, Mia J. Hillyer, Mark S. Harvey

J. Arachnology, 48(2):169-213

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

30 September 2020

1

new species

A new species of frog in the Litoria ewingii species group (Anura: Pelodryadidae) from south-eastern Australia.

Michael Mahony, Bede Moses, Stephen V. Mahony, Frank L. Lemckert, Stephen Donnellan

Zootaxa 4858(2): 201-230

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

25 September 2020

28

new species

The Eophreatoicus Nicholls, 1926 species flock from Kakadu and Arnhem Land, with a description of a new genus of Amphisopidae (Crustacea : Isopoda : Phreatoicidea).

George D.F. Wilson, Christopher L. Humphrey

Zootaxa 4854(1): 1-303

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

22 September 2020

1

new species

Persistence pays off: resolution of Lasiopetalum hapalocalyx (Malvaceae: Byttnerioideae), a new species from south-western Australia

Shepherd, K.A. and Wilkins, C.F.

Nuytsia 31: 229–232

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

21 September 2020

10

new species

Diversity of Backusella (Mucoromycotina) in south-eastern Australia revealed through polyphasic taxonomy

Urquhart, A.S.; Douch, J.K.; Heafield, T.A.; Buddie, A.G.; Idnurm, A.

Persoonia 46, 2021: 1–25

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

19 September 2020

1

new species

Cavonus Sharp, 1875 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Pentodontini: Pseudoryctina) in Western Australia with description of a new species and the female of Cavonus sculpturatus Blackburn, 1888.

Paul M. Hutchinson, Peter G. Allsopp

Zootaxa 4852(4): 449-460

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

15 September 2020

1

new species

Gompholobium glabristylum (Fabaceae), a new native pea from montane habitats in Stirling Range National Park

Wilkins, C.F. and Sandiford, E.M.

Nuytsia 31: 223–227

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

7 September 2020

1

new species

Between a rock and a hard place: Quoya zonalis (Lamiaceae: Chloantheae), a threatened Foxglove from Western Australia’s Pilbara bioregion

Shepherd, K.A. and Hislop, M.

Nuytsia 31: 217–221

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

1 September 2020

1

new species

Three new species of abdominal shrimp parasites (Crustacea: Isopoda: Bopyridae:Hemiarthrinae) from the Indo-West Pacific.

Jianmei An, Ruru Chen, Gustav Paulay

Zootaxa 4845(2): 264-274 [Date published 2/9/2020]

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

1 September 2020

1

new species

Acacia lachnocarpa (Fabaceae), a new, geographically restricted Wattle from the Coolgardie bioregion of Western Australia

Davis, R.W. and Hislop, M.

Nuytsia 31: 213–216

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

29 August 2020

1

new species

Resolution of the identity of Pinnotheres latipes Hombron & Jacquinot, 1846 and description of a new species of Viridotheres Manning, 1996 (Decapoda: Brachyura: Pinnotheridae): two symbionts of bivalve molluscs

Shane T Ahyong

Journal of Crustacean Biology 40(6): 879–886

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

25 August 2020

1

new species

Beyeria lateralis (Euphorbiaceae), a previously overlooked new species from Western Australia’s Mallee region

Hislop, M.

Nuytsia 31: 207–211

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

24 August 2020

1

new species

Phebalium cicatricatum (Rutaceae), a newly described and Critically Endangered species from north-eastern Queensland, Australia.

Ford, Andrew J. and Duretto, Marco F.

Telopea 23 : 131-136.

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

21 August 2020

1

new species

Shining some light on a poorly known species: Haloragis luminosa (Haloragaceae), a new Western Australian species from a Threatened Ecological Community

Wege, J.A. and Orchard, A.E.

Nuytsia 31: 203–206

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

20 August 2020

1

new species

Wurmbea flavanthera (Yellow-anthered Wurmbea, Colchicaceae), a new species from Western Australia’s Mid West region

Macfarlane, T.D., Brown, A.P. and French, C.J.

Nuytsia 31: 197–202

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

20 August 2020

1

new species

Carpentaria gen. nov., a new talitrid genus from tropical Australia (Amphipoda,Senticaudata, Talitroidea, Protorchestiidae).

J.K. Lowry, R.T. Springthorpe, A.A. Myers

Zootaxa 4834(3): 425-433 [Date published 20/08/2020]

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

19 August 2020

1

new species

Goodenia quartzitica (Goodeniaceae), a new range-restricted species discovered in a remote part of the eastern Gascoyne bioregion

Shepherd, K.A.

Nuytsia 31: 193–196

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

18 August 2020

1

new species

A case of mistaken identity: Isotropis iophyta (Fabaceae), a new Western Australian Lamb’s Poison previously confused with I. forrestii

Wege, J.A. and Davis, R.W.

Nuytsia 31: 187–191

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

17 August 2020

1

new species

Nowhere to be seen: Deyeuxia abscondita (Poaceae), a new but presumed extinct species from south-western Australia

Macfarlane, T.D.

Nuytsia 31: 179–185

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

17 August 2020

5

new species

The clearwing moths (Lepidoptera, Sesiidae) of Australia, New Guinea and the Pacific Islands.

Axel Kallies

Zootaxa 4833(1): 001-064 [Date published 17 Aug 2020]

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

17 August 2020

13

new species

A revision of the genus Bubastes Laporte & Gory, 1836 (Coleoptera: Buprestidae).

Svatopluk Bílý, Mark Hanlon

Zootaxa 4832(1): 1-75

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

17 August 2020

19

new species

New genera, species and combinations in the Pseudomicrocara Armstrong group (Coleoptera: Scirtidae) based on morphology supported by mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequence data.

C.H.S. Watts, S.J.B. Cooper, M.L. Libonatti

Zootaxa 4831(1): 1-66

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

12 August 2020

4

new species

Four new species of Cicadas in the Yoyetta abdominalis (Distant) species group (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Cicadettinae) from southeastern Australia.

Lindsay W. Popple; David L. Emery

Records of the Australian Museum 72(4): 123-147

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

11 August 2020

1

new species

Gomphrena verecunda (Amaranthaceae), a modest new species from Western Australia’s arid zone

Davis, R.W.

Nuytsia 31: 175–178

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

11 August 2020

1

new species

Reevaluation of species richness in Winnertzia (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae, Winnertziinae), with descriptions of 37 new species from Sweden, Peru and Australia.

Mathias Jaschhof, Catrin Jaschhof

Zootaxa 4829: 001-072

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

11 August 2020

1

new species

The rare Richardsitas Betsch (Collembola, Symphypleona, Sminthuridae): A new species from Australia with comments on the genus and on the Sminthurinae.

Gleyce Da S. Medeiros,Penelope Greenslade, And Bruno C. Bellini

Insects 11: 1-16

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

4 August 2020

1

new species

A new Wedding Bush from the eastern goldfields of Western Australia (Ricinocarpos digynus: Euphorbiaceae)

HIslop, M. and Wege, J.A.,

Nuytsia 31: 169–173

Taxonomy Australia blog:

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28 July 2020

1

new species

Out of the dark: Leptofauchea lucida (Rhodymeniales: Faucheaceae), a new red algal species from the Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia

Huisman, J.M. and Saunders, G.W.

Nuytsia 31: 163–167

Taxonomy Australia blog:

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21 July 2020

1

new species

Formal naming of Bossiaea reptans (Fabaceae), an endangered species from the Warren region, Western Australia

Macfarlane, T.D., Ross, J.H., Smith, J. and Hearn, R.W.

Nuytsia 31: 157–161

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

20 July 2020

4

new species

Revision of the endemic Australian robber fly genus Daptolestes Hull, 1962 (Diptera: Asilidae) and description of Humorolethalis gen. nov.

Isabella J Robinson, Xuankun Li, David K Yeates

Austral Entomology 59: 487-504

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

19 July 2020

2

new species

A taxonomic revision of the Striated Grasswren Amytornis striatus complex (Aves: Maluridae) after analysis of phylogenetic and phenotypic data.

Andrew Black, Gaynor Dolman, Christopher A. Wilson, Catriona D. Campbell, Lynn Pedler & Leo Joseph

Emu 120(3): 191-200

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

16 July 2020

2

new species

Host-shifts at family level in the Australian Acacia-thrips lineage (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripinae) with two new species.

Laurence A. Mound, Alice Wells

Zootaxa 4816(2): 202–208 [Date published 16 Jul. 2020]

Taxonomy Australia blog:

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14 July 2020

1

new species

Olearia adpressa (Asteraceae: Astereae), a new, geographically restricted species from shale breakaways in the Mid West of Western Australia

Hislop, M.

Nuytsia 31: 153–156

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

10 July 2020

3

new species

Revision of the Australian bee fly genus Meomyia Evenhuis, 1983, with description of three new species (Bombyliidae, Bombyliinae, Bombyliini)

Xuankun Li, David K. Yeates

Zootaxa 4810(2): 201–243

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

9 July 2020

1

new species

A new species of Indigofera (Fabaceae: Faboideae) from Central Australia

Wilson, Peter G. and Rowe, Ross R.M.

Telopea 23 : 113-117

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

8 July 2020

4

new species

Four new species of Splendid Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae: Aenetus) from Australia and Papua New Guinea

 

Ethan P. Beaver, Michael D. Moore, John R. Grehan, Alejandro Velasco-Castrillón, Mark I. Stevens

Zootaxa 4809(3): 449–474

Taxonomy Australia blog:

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7 July 2020

1

new species

Taxonomy and phylogeny of Sidera (Hymenochaetales, Basidiomycota): four new species and keys to species of the genus

Rui Du, Fang Wu, Genevieve M. Gates, Yu-Cheng Dai, Xue-Mei Tian

MycoKeys 68: 115–135

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

7 July 2020

1

new species

Styphelia capillaris (Ericaceae: Epacridoideae: Styphelieae), a formal name for a Critically Endangered species from Wandoo National Park

Hislop, M.,

Nuytsia 31: 147–151

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

30 June 2020

2

new species

Two new peacock spider species of the genus Maratus (Araneae: Salticidae: Salticinae) from south-western Australia.

Julianne M. Waldock, Michael Duncan, Michael Doe, Adam Fletcher, Christian O’Toole And Paul Irvine

Records of the Western Australian Museum 35: 1-9

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

30 June 2020

5

new species

Revision of Leades Jacobi with the description of a new genus, Yamirrina gen. nov., and notes on the absence of Iolania Kirkaldy from Australia (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Fulgoromorpha: Cixiidae: Cixiini).

Birgit Löcker

Journal of Insect Biodiversity 18(1): 17–49

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

30 June 2020

1

new species

Australian species of Dicranomyia (Idioglochina)(Diptera: Tipuloidea: Limoniidae).

Gunther Theischinger, Zac Billingham, Albert George Orr

Australian Entomologist 47(2): 53-72

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

30 June 2020

1

new species

Description of the rare Goldfields Laceflower, Thryptomene planiflora (Myrtaceae)

Rye, B.L.,

Nuytsia 31: 141–145

Taxonomy Australia blog:

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29 June 2020

1

new species

Marasmius vagus Guard, M.D. Barrett & Farid, sp. nov.

Guard FE, Barrett MD, Farid A, Smith ME, Lebel T

Fungal Planet 1091

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

29 June 2020

15

new species

Fungal Planet description sheets: 1042-1111

Crous PW, Wingfield MJ, Chooi YH, et al.

Persoonia 44: 301-459

Taxonomy Australia blog:

Published:

26 June 2020

4

new species

An enigma no more: an integrated taxonomic revision of Aenigmetopia Malloch reveals novel phylogenetic placement and four new species (Diptera : Sarcophagidae : Miltogramminae).

Nikolas P. Johnston, James F. Wallman, Krzysztof Szpila, Thomas Pape

Invertebrate Systematics 34: 519-534

Taxonomy Australia blog:

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24 June 2020

2

new species

A new genus and two new species of Caprellidae (Crustacea: Amphipoda) from mesophotic and deep-sea waters of Australia

José M. Guerra-García & Shane T. Ahyong

Rec. Aust. Mus. 72(2): 45–62

Taxonomy Australia blog:

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24 June 2020

2

new species

Review of Australian Sarginae Soldier Fly Genera (Diptera: Stratiomyidae), with First Records of Cephalochrysa, Formosargus and Microchrysa.

Bryan D. Lessard; David K. Yeates; Norman E. Woodley

Records of the Australian Museum 72(2): 23-43

Taxonomy Australia blog:

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23 June 2020

1

new species

Remarkably unremarkable: Tecticornia enodis (Chenopodiaceae), a new samphire with smooth seeds from the arid interior of Western Australia

Shepherd, K.A.,

Nuytsia 31: 135–139

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17 June 2020

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Four new tri-forked species of the Australian genus Abantiades Herrich-Schäffer (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae) from the “dark obscura clade”

Michael D. Moore, Ethan P. Beaver, Alejandro Velasco-Castrillón, Mark I. Stevens

Zootaxa 4801(1): 115–141

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16 June 2020

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new species

Better the devil you know: Teucrium diabolicum (Lamiaceae), a new species from mining tenements in the Coolgardie bioregion

Wege, J.A. and Davis, R.W.

Nuytsia 31: 129–133

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16 June 2020

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new species

Synopsis of the parasitoid wasp genus Cotesia Cameron, 1891 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Microgastrinae) in Australia, with the description of seven new species.

Erinn Fagan-Jeffries & Andrew Austin

European Journal of Taxonomy 667: 1-70

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15 June 2020

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new species

The “minute diving beetles” of southern Australia – taxonomic revision of Gibbidessus Watts, 1978, with description of six new species (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Bidessini).

Lars Hendrich, Chris H.S. Watts, Michael Balke

ZooKeys 975: 11-49 [Date published 12/10/2020]

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12 June 2020

4

new species

A taxonomic review of the Styphelia intertexta group (Ericaceae: Epacridoideae: Styphelieae)

Michael Hislop

Swainsona 33: 63–73

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12 June 2020

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new species

Taxonomic evaluation of Ptilotus manglesii (Amaranthaceae) and recognition of P. davisii for two phrase names in south-west Western Australia

Timothy A. Hammer

Swainsona 33: 103–109

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11 June 2020

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new species

Additional species in the Indigofera haplophylla group (Fabaceae: Faboideae).

Wilson, Peter G.

Telopea 23 : 89-93.

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4 June 2020

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new species

A synopsis of Typhlocarcinops Rathbun, 1909 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Pilumnidae), with descriptions of nine new species from the Indo-West Pacific.

Peter K. L. Ng, Dwi Listyo Rahayu

Zootaxa 4788(1): 1-100

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2 June 2020

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new species

Kunzea dracopetrensis (Myrtaceae: Leptospermeae), an uncommon new species from Western Australia’s south-eastern wheatbelt

Ryonen Butcher

Nuytsia 31: 117–123

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31 May 2020

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A new species of the shore-fly genus Paralimna Loew, 1862 (Diptera: Ephydridae) from Australia.

M.G. Krivosheina & A.L. Ozerov

Russian Entomological Journal 29: 222-226

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31 May 2020

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new species

Five new species of the open-holed trapdoor spider genus Aname (Araneae: Mygalomorphae: Anamidae) from Western Australia, with a revised generic placement for Aname armigera.

Mark S. Harvey, Karl Gruber, Mia J. Hillyer And Joel A. Huey

Records of the Western Australian Museum 35: 010–038

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28 May 2020

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new species

Macronychia (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) goes cosmopolitan: description and molecular delineation of the first Australasian species.

Nikolas P Johnston, James F Wallman, Thomas Pape, Daniel Whitmore

Austral Entomology 59: 292-301

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28 May 2020

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new species

New Lobellini (Collembola: Neanuridae) from Queensland contribute to understanding distribution and ecology of Australian fauna.

Adrian Smolis, Penelope Greenslade

Austral Entomology 59: 253-264

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27 May 2020

1

new species

Utricularia gaagudju, a new species for the Northern Territory, and a recircumscription of U. kimberleyensis C.A.Gardner

 

Richard W. Jobson & Wayne Cherry

Telopea 23: 61–68

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26 May 2020

1

new species

Leucopogon kirupensis (Ericaceae: Styphelioideae: Styphelieae), a new, short-range endemic from the south-west corner of Western Australia

 

M. Hislop

Nuytsia 31: 111–115

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25 May 2020

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new species

Eucalyptus calidissima (Myrtaceae), a new ironbark species from the Hunter Valley of New South Wales, Australia

Stephen AJ Bell and Van Klaphake

Telopea 23: 73–87

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22 May 2020

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new species

A rediscovered rarity: Pimelea cruciata (Thymelaeaceae), a new species from Western Australia’s Mallee bioregion

Rye, B.L. & Wege, J.A.

Nuytsia 31: 107–110

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21 May 2020

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new species

The phoma-like dilemma

Hou, L.W.; Groenewald, J.Z.; Pfenning, L.H.; Yarden, O.; Crous, P.W.; Cai, L.

Studies in Mycology 96 : 309-396

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20 May 2020

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new species

A new velvet gecko (Oedura: Diplodactylidae) from Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory

Paul M. Oliver, Chris J. Jolly, Phillip L. Skipwith, Leonardo G. Tedeschi, Graeme R. Gillespie

Zootaxa 4779(3): 438–450

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20 May 2020

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new species

A new velvet gecko (Oedura: Diplodactylidae) from Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory.

Paul M. Oliver, Chris J. Jolly, Phillip L. Skipwith, Leonardo G. Tedeschi, Graeme R. Gillespie

Zootaxa 4779(3): 438-450

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13 May 2020

1

new species

What’s under the hood? Phylogeny and taxonomy of the snake genera Parasuta Worrell and Suta Worrell (Squamata: Elapidae), with a description of a new species from the Pilbara, Western Australia

 

 

Brad Maryan, Ian G. Brennan, Mark N. Hutchinson, Lukas S. Geidans

Zootaxa 4778, No 1: 1-47

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12 May 2020

1

new species

Schoenus coultasii (Cyperaceae: Schoeneae), a new annual species known from a single site in the Pilbara region of Western Australia

 

 

Hislop, M.

Nuytsia 31: 101–106

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12 May 2020

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new species

Carnivorous sponges from the Australian Bathyal and Abyssal zones collected during the RV Investigator 2017 Expedition

Merrick Ekins, Dirk Erpenbeck, John N.A. Hooper

Zootaxa 4774(1): 1–159

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Published:

11 May 2020

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new species

Pentamerid brachiopods from the lower Silurian (Wenlock) Canberra Formation, A.C.T., Australia.

Strusz, D.L.

Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 142, 15-28.

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6 May 2020

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Biogeographical and ecological insights from Australasian faunas: the megadiverse collembolan genus, Entomobrya (Entomobryidae)

Rafael Jordana, Penelope Greenslade

Zootaxa 4770(1): 1–104

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5 May 2020

1

new species

Sixty years in the making: Isopogon nutans (Proteaceae), a new species with pendulous flower heads

 

Rye, B.L. And Hislop, M.

Nuytsia 31: 95–99

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4 May 2020

1

new species

Re-examination of Australian and Oriental species of Minagenia Banks, 1934 (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae), with a new record for the genus in Australia and a new species description

Brenna L. Decker, James P. Pitts, David Yuan, Juanita Rodriguez

Zootaxa 4768(3): 383–394

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4 May 2020

1

new species

Multi-gene phylogeny and taxonomy of Amauroderma s.lat. (Ganodermataceae)

Y.-F. Sun, D.H. Costa-Rezende, J.-H. Xing, J.-L. Zhou, B. Zhang, T.B. Gibertoni, G. Gates, M. Glen, Y.-C. Dai, B.-K. Cui

Persoonia 44: 206–239.

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29 April 2020

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new species

Drosera stipularis, a new species for the D. petiolaris complex from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland

 

Paulo C. Baleeiro, Richard W. Jobson & Russell L. Barrett

Telopea 23: 35–40

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28 April 2020

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new species

Worthy of love: Geleznowia amabilis (Rutaceae), a stunning new species of ‘Yellow Bells’ from Kalbarri in Western Australia

 

 

Shepherd, K.A. And Crawford, A.D.

Nuytsia 31: 89–93

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23 April 2020

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new species

Three new species of the barracudina genus Lestidium (Aulopiformes: Paralepididae) from the Indo-West Pacific

Hsuan-Ching Ho, Ken Graham, Barry Russell

Zootaxa 4767(1): 71–88

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23 April 2020

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new species

Redescription of the suspended aquatic Utricularia aurea Lour. (sect. Utricularia) and a new species U. adamsii for northern Australia

 

Richard W. Jobson & Taylor Davies-Colley

Telopea 23: 21–33

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21 April 2020

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new species

Corchorus fitzroyensis (Malvaceae: Grewioideae), a new, poorly known species from Western Australia’s Kimberley region

Dillon, S.J., Barrett, R.L. And Shepherd, K.A.,

Nuytsia 31: 83–87

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21 April 2020

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new species

Two new genera of gymnopoid/marasmioid euagarics.

Petersen, R.H.; Hughes, K.W.

Mycotaxon 135: 1-95.

 

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20 April 2020

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new species

Drosera buubugujin M.T.Mathieson (Droseraceae, Drosera section Prolifera C.T.White), a spectacular new species of sundew from the Cape York Peninsula bioregion

 

Michael T. Mathieson & Simon L. Thompson

Austrobaileya 10(4): 549–557

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20 April 2020

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new species

A taxonomic revision of Camptacra N.T.Burb. (Asteraceae: Astereae)

A.R. Bean

Austrobaileya 10(4): 564–575

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20 April 2020

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new species

Lobelia fenshamii N.G.Walsh & Albr. and L. fontana Albr. & N.G.Walsh (Campanulaceae: Lobelioideae), two new species endemic to artesian springs in central and south-western Queensland

D.E. Albrecht, N.G. Walsh, R.W. Jobson & E.B. Knox