EJT: 1000 species and beyond!


The European Journal of Taxonomy has published its 1000th new species: Pristimantis boucephalus sp. nov. in EJT issue 325. This minute species of Amphibia, described by Lehr et al. from Peru, measures less than 15 mm and has been nicknamed the “Bigheaded Rubber Frog”.
This milestone represents an important achievement for EJT, which was founded upon the conviction that descriptive taxonomic research is essential to safeguard our planet’s biodiversity. Fully peer-reviewed, international, electronic and Open Access, EJT is published and funded by a consortium of Natural History Institutions with a common goal: to encourage scientific excellence and facilitate the global exchange of knowledge.
On top of 1000 species, EJT has also published 90 new genera and 8 new (sub-) families to date. So here’s to the next 1000 new species descriptions... and beyond!