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If you have any questions about <em>EJT</em>, please <a href="">contact us</a></p> en-US <h3>Creative Commons Copyright Notices</h3> <div class="page"> <p>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</p> <ol> <li class="show">Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a&nbsp;<a href="">Creative Commons Attribution License</a> (CC BY 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</li> <li class="show">Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</li> <li class="show">Authors are NOT ALLOWED TO post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to taxonomic issues.</li> </ol> </div> (Laurence Benichou) (Radka Rosenbaumová) Mon, 05 Jun 2023 02:45:18 -0700 OJS 60 Survey of Linyphiidae spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) from Wulipo National Nature Reserve, Chongqing, China <p>An extensive survey of Linyphiidae spiders from Wulipo National Nature Reserve (NNR), Chongqing has been conducted, in which 24 species belonging to 16 genera are recorded including two new genera and eight new species described here as: <em>Agyneta</em> Hull, 1911, <em>A.</em> <em>orthogonia</em> sp.&nbsp;nov. (♂♀);<em> Dicristatus </em>gen. nov., <em>D. minutus </em>gen. et sp. nov. (♂♀); <em>Dicymbium</em> Menge, 1868, <em>D.&nbsp;pingqianense </em>sp.&nbsp;nov. (♂♀); <em>Himalaphantes </em>Tanasevitch, 1992, <em>H. azumiensis </em>(Oi, 1979) (♂♀); <em>Indophantes </em>Saaristo &amp; Tanasevitch, 2003, <em>I. wushanensis </em>sp. nov. (♂♀); <em>Ketambea </em>Millidge &amp; Russell-Smith, 1992, <em>K. nigripectoris </em>(Oi, 1960) (♂♀); <em>Molestia </em>Tu, Saaristo &amp;&nbsp;Li, 2006, <em>M. pollicaris </em>sp. nov. (♂♀); <em>Neriene </em>Blackwall, 1833, <em>N. calozonata </em>Chen &amp; Zhu, 1989 (♀), <em>N. cavaleriei </em>(Schenkel, 1963) (♂♀), <em>N.&nbsp;emphana </em>(Walckenaer, 1841) (♂♀), <em>N.&nbsp;japonica </em>(Oi, 1960) (♂♀), <em>N. limbatinella </em>(Bösenberg &amp;&nbsp;Strand, 1906) (♀), <em>N. longipedella </em>(Bösenberg &amp;&nbsp;Strand, 1906) (♂♀), <em>N. oidedicata </em>van Helsdingen, 1969 (♀); <em>Prosoponoides </em>Millidge &amp;&nbsp;Russell-Smith, 1992, <em>P. sinense </em>(Chen, 1991) (♂♀); <em>Ryojius </em>Saito &amp;&nbsp;Ono, 2001, <em>R. simplex </em>sp. nov. (♂♀); <em>Stemonyphantes </em>Menge, 1866, <em>S. bifurcus </em>sp. nov. (♂); <em>Syedra</em> Simon, 1884, <em>S.&nbsp;oii</em> Saito, 1983; <em>Tapinopa </em>Westring, 1851, <em>T.&nbsp;guttata </em>Komatsu, 1937 (♀); <em>Tenuiphantes </em>Saaristo &amp;&nbsp;Tanasevitch, 1996, <em>T. ancatus </em>(Zhu, Li &amp;&nbsp;Sha, 1986) (♂♀); <em>Walckenaeria </em>Blackwall, 1833, <em>Walckenaeria asymmetrica</em> Song &amp;&nbsp;Li, 2011 (♂♀); <em>Wuliphantes</em> gen. nov., <em>W. guanshan</em> (Irfan, Wang &amp; Zhang, 2022) gen. et comb. nov. (♂♀), <em>W. tongluensis</em> (Chen &amp;&nbsp;Song, 1988) gen. et comb. nov. (♂♀), <em>W.</em>&nbsp;<em>trigyrus </em>gen. et sp.&nbsp;nov. (♂♀). Male of <em>Tenuiphantes ancatus</em> (Zhu, Li &amp;&nbsp;Sha, 1986) is described here for the first time as new to science. The taxonomic status of <em>Bathyphantes guanshan</em> Irfan, Wang &amp;&nbsp;Zhang, 2022 and <em>Bathyphantes tongluensis</em> (Chen &amp; Song, 1988) is revised and proposed here as: <em>Wuliphantes tongluensis</em> (Chen&amp;&nbsp;Song, 1988) gen. et comb.&nbsp;nov. (♂♀) and <em>Wuliphantes guanshan</em> (Irfan, Wang &amp;&nbsp;Zhang, 2022) gen. et comb.&nbsp;nov. (♂♀), respectively. Morphological descriptions, photos of body and copulatory organs, as well as the locality map are provided.</p> Muhammad Irfan, Lu-Yu Wang, Zhi-Sheng Zhang Copyright (c) 2023 Muhammad Irfan, Lu-Yu Wang, Zhi-Sheng Zhang Mon, 05 Jun 2023 02:42:51 -0700 A new highly apomorphic species of Bujurquina (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from a reverse flowing river in the Peruvian Amazon, with a key to the species in the genus <p><em>Bujurquina</em> is the most widely distributed and species-rich genus of cichlids in the western Amazon of South America. In this study we describe a new species from Peru from a hypothesized reverse flowing river system. Prior to the origin of the modern Amazon River at 4.5 Ma, this river system had its headwaters on the Iquitos arch, one of several main structural arches (swells) in the Amazon. Prior to the origin of the modern Amazon these arches formed topographic barriers of drainage basins in lowland Amazonia. For our analyses we use morphological and molecular data, analyzed through multivariate statistics and molecular phylogenies, respectivelly. For all valid species in the genus (except <em>B. cordemadi </em>and<em> B. pardus</em>) we additionally for the first time provide photographs of live specimens. Based on DNA phylogeny and coloration patterns we demonstrate that <em>Bujurquina</em> is divided into two main clades and based on this we provide a dichotomous key for all the species.</p> Oldřich Říčan, Štěpánka Říčanová Copyright (c) 2023 Oldřich Říčan, Štěpánka Říčanová Thu, 01 Jun 2023 00:00:00 -0700 A new species of Dravidogecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the under-surveyed Periyar Plateau of the Southern Western Ghats in Peninsular India <p>We describe a new species of <em>Dravidogecko</em> from the poorly-inventoried Periyar Plateau of Southern Western Ghats, Peninsular India. The new species <em>Dravidogecko beddomei</em> sp. nov. is characterized by: precloacal-femoral pores 46‒52; scales across belly 31‒33; supralabials 9–11; infralabials 8–9; lamellae on digit IV of pes 10–11. Additionally, the new species is divergent (&gt;13%) from its related congeners. Like its congeners, the new species is currently known only from its type locality and its vicinity – the Devar Malai, Kakki Reservoir – and Sivagiri Hills in the Periyar Plateau of Southern Western Ghats. This discovery further increases the list of new reptiles described from this under-studied massif in the Southern Western Ghats.</p> Omkar Dilip Adhikari, Achyuthan N. Srikanthan, S.R. Ganesh Copyright (c) 2023 Omkar Dilip Adhikari, Achyuthan N. Srikanthan, S.R. Ganesh Tue, 30 May 2023 00:00:00 -0700 New insights into the Enchytraeus albidus complex (Annelida, Enchytraeidae), with the description of three new species from seashores in Italy and Croatia <p>Between 2019 and 2021, samplings were carried out from seashores in Italy and Croatia, where specimens were found morphologically similar to the species of the <em>Enchytraeus albidus </em>complex. The taxon <em>Enchytraeus albidus</em> was recently divided into a number of separate species, and the new Italian and Croatian specimens of <em>Enchytraeus</em> proved to be three additional species, all new to science, based on the results of morphological and molecular studies. In this paper, we present the description of these new species, namely <em>Enchytraeus</em> <em>adrianensis</em> sp.&nbsp;nov., <em>Enchytraeus andrasi</em> sp.&nbsp;nov. and <em>Enchytraeus andrasiformis</em> sp.&nbsp;nov., and provide additional morphological data and new reference sequences for <em>E</em>. <em>albidus</em> s. str., <em>E.&nbsp;krumbachi</em>, <em>E.&nbsp;irregularis</em> and further unidentified specimens that belong to the <em>E.&nbsp;albidus</em> group collected formerly from Hungary, Korea, Svalbard and Kerguelen Islands.</p> Hajnalka Nagy, Klára Dózsa-Farkas, Tamás Felföldi Copyright (c) 2023 Hajnalka Nagy, Klára Dózsa-Farkas, Tamás Felföldi Fri, 26 May 2023 00:24:31 -0700 A new species of Microphotina Beier, 1935 from the southernmost region of Amazonia (Mantodea: Photinaidae) <p>A new species of <em>Microphotina</em> Beier, 1935 (Mantodea: Photinaidae: Microphotinini), <em>Microphotina</em> <em>cristalino</em> sp.&nbsp;nov., is described from Mato Grosso, Brazil based on two male specimens. The new species extended the distribution of <em>Microphotina</em> to the southern limits of the Amazon rainforest, in the Cerrado-Amazônia ecotone. A synthesis of the taxonomy, systematics, natural history, and geographic distribution of&nbsp;<em>Microphotina</em> spp. is provided, along with an updated dichotomous key to species. The hypothesis that <em>Microphotina</em> represents a canopy-dwelling lineage is formulated. The role of praying mantises as flagship species for insect and Amazon conservation is briefly discussed.</p> Leonardo Moutinho Lanna, Lucas Linhares Fiat, João Felipe Herculano, Julio Rivera, Pedro Peloso Copyright (c) 2023 Leonardo Moutinho Lanna, Lucas Linhares Fiat, João Felipe Herculano, Julio Rivera, Pedro Peloso Fri, 19 May 2023 00:59:11 -0700 Inocybe subhimalayanensis (Agaricales, Inocybaceae), a new smooth spored Inocybe species from Pakistan <p class="p1">During mycological explorations, a new smooth spored species, <span class="s1"><em>Inocybe subhimalayanensis </em></span>Razzaq, Naseer &amp; Khalid sp. nov. was collected from moist temperate sub-Himalayan region, Pakistan. Phylogeny of ITS and LSU regions of nrDNA, and morphoanatomical data make it distinct from other known species of the genus. The taxon is characterized by: a yellowish orange to brown pileus with prominent fibrillose, prominent umbo; ellipsoid to amygdaliform smooth larger basidiospores (8.4‒)8.6‒12.2(‒12.6) × (4.9‒)5.1‒7.1(‒7.3) µm; and lack of velipellis. Molecular phylogenetic analyses further support the recognition of the new species.</p> Annum Razzaq, Arooj Naseer, Abdul Nasir Khalid Copyright (c) 2023 Annum Razzaq, Arooj Naseer, Abdul Nasir Khalid Wed, 17 May 2023 05:09:57 -0700 Euryalida (Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea) from Northwest Africa <p>From 2004 to 2012, ten multidisciplinary oceanographic surveys were conducted along the coast of Northwest Africa, between the Strait of Gibraltar and the northern border of Sierra Leone. A total of five species of Euryalida Lamarck, 1816 belonging to three families were captured at 29 of the 1298&nbsp;stations sampled in the area. Among them, <em>Astrodendrum juancarlosi</em> sp.&nbsp;nov. is described and figured in this paper. <em>Ophiocreas oedipus</em> Lyman, 1879 is recorded for the first time on West African continental margin and <em>Gorgonocephalus</em> <em>pustulatum </em>(H.L. Clark, 1916), an Indo-Pacific species only known from South African coast in the Atlantic, is reported off Guinea-Bissau, greatly extending to the North its Atlantic distribution. In addition, <em>Asteroschema inornatum</em> Koehler, 1906, a northeast Atlantic species, is recorded for the first time in African waters, off Western Sahara, extending its range of distribution to the south. Our data also extend the bathymetric distribution of <em>A.&nbsp;inornatum</em> to shallower waters and of <em>G. pustulatum</em> to deeper waters. The association of some euryalids with certain species of pennatulaceans and gorgonians is also described.</p> Belén Calero, Fran Ramil Copyright (c) 2023 Belén Calero, Fran Ramil Fri, 12 May 2023 00:19:39 -0700 Inocybe hopeae sp. nov. and first record of Pseudosperma keralense (Inocybaceae) from Thailand <p>Based on genetic studies, supported further by morphological and ecological differences, we present a taxonomic novelty (<em>Inocybe hopeae</em> Raghoonundon &amp; Raspé sp. nov.) and a new geographical record (<em>Pseudosperma keralense</em>) from forests of Northern Thailand. <em>Inocybe hopeae</em> is characterized by medium-sized basidiomes, brownish orange to brown pileus that is darker towards the margin, off-white to pale brown context, light brown to dark brown stipe with off-white basal mycelium and pale brown to grayish brown lamellae. A three-gene phylogeny (LSU, <em>tef</em>1, <em>rpb</em>2) coupled with macroscopic / microscopic descriptions and illustrations are provided confirming the species’ positions in their respective generic clades. <em>Inocybe hopeae</em> was sister to <em>I. thailandica</em> with strong support (BS&nbsp;= 100%, PP&nbsp;= 1.0). Our Thai collections of OR1629 had similar morphological characters and 100% identical sequences with the holotype of <em>Pseudosperma keralense</em> from India.</p> Bhavesh Raghoonundon, Santhiti Vadthanarat, Yuwei Hu, Olivier Raspé Copyright (c) 2023 Bhavesh Raghoonundon, Santhiti Vadthanarat, Yuwei Hu, Olivier Raspé Tue, 09 May 2023 06:38:01 -0700 The genus Ophelina Örsted, 1843 (Annelida: Opheliidae) in the coast of Kuwait (northern Indian Ocean), with the description of a new species <p>Two species of the genus<em> Ophelina </em>Örsted, 1843 (Annelida, Opheliidae) are reported from the coast of Kuwait (Arabian Gulf) after specimens collected in the intertidal and shallow subtidal, namely <em>Ophelina arabica</em> sp. nov. and <em>Ophelina grandis</em> (Pillai, 1961). The new species is mainly characterised by features of the anal tube, which is provided with about 25 annulations at each side; the ventral margins are fully fused while dorsal margins are fused at most of their length but are free at the distal end in the shape of a conspicuous incision; the posterior end is opened with free margins; the anal tube also lacks marginal papillae but bears a pair of basal papillae and an unpaired anal cirrus attached to ventral margin at mid-length. <em>Ophelina grandis</em> is reported for the first time in the Arabian Gulf; specimens are fully described and compared with similar species. A key for species of <em>Ophelina</em> in the Indo-Pacific, Southern Asia, Indo-Malay Archipelago and Australia, is also provided.</p> Julio Parapar, Manal Al-Kandari, María Barroso, Juan Moreira Copyright (c) 2023 Julio Parapar, Manal Al-Kandari, María Barroso, Juan Moreira Fri, 05 May 2023 00:00:00 -0700 An annotated type catalogue of the Cerambycidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) in the Zoological Museum Hamburg <p>An annotated catalogue of the type specimens of the family Cerambycidae Latreille, 1802 (Coleoptera) housed at the Zoological Museum of Hamburg (ZMH), Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change (LIB) is provided: one holotype and nine secondary types were found deposited at the ZHM. A list of the primary types lost during the bombardment in the Second World War is also provided, including types of 103 names, 14 of Cerambycinae, 87 of Lamiinae, and two of Prioninae. In addition, we report secondary types that have been found, corresponding to names of subspecific rank and unavailable names with infrasubspecific rank.</p> Juan Pablo Botero, Gérard L. Tavakilian, Matthias Seidel, Martin Husemann, Marianna V.P. Simões Copyright (c) 2023 Juan Pablo Botero, Gérard L. Tavakilian, Matthias Seidel, Martin Husemann, Marianna V.P. Simões Wed, 03 May 2023 01:41:58 -0700