New species 2019

New Australian species 2019

Every year, taxonomists in Australia and overseas discover and name many new Australian species. You can keep abreast of these new discoveries using the Discoveries Dashboard below.

 

Click on an item to see a list of new species in that group, named since the beginning of the year.

There is also a dashboard page for species published in 2020

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All new species

771

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New species of insects and their relatives

281

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New species of crustaceans

61

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New species of centipedes, millipedes and their relatives

39

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New species of nematodes

12

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New species of corals, sea jellies and relatives

6

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New species of chromists (diatoms and their relatives)

3

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New species of tunicates

2

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New species of apicomplexans

1

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New species of vascular plants

117

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New species of spiders and their relatives

51

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New species of flatworms

27

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New species of molluscs

8

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New species of green and red algae

6

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New species of bacteria

2

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New species of dinoflagellates

2

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New species of fungi

77

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New species of vertebrates

47

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New species of annelids (segmented worms and relatives)

14

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New species of sponges

7

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New species of slime moulds

5

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New species of water bears

2

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New species of acanthocephalans

1