European Journal of Taxonomy

The European Journal of Taxonomy is a peer-reviewed international journal in descriptive taxonomy, covering the eukaryotic world. Its content is fully electronic and Open Access. It is published and funded by a consortium of European natural history institutions. Neither authors nor readers have to pay fees. All articles published in EJT are compliant with the different nomenclatural codes. EJT is an archived and indexed journal that welcomes scientific contributions from all over the world, both in content and authorship. If you have any questions about EJT, please contact us

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EJT publishes a new beetle species named after Sir David Attenborough


A new species of dung beetle from South America, Sylvicanthon attenboroughi sp. nov., has just been published in EJT 467. The authors Mario CUPELLO and Fernando Z. VAZ-DE-MELLO decided to honour the great British naturalist and broadcaster, Sir David Attenborough "In recognition of his profoundly influential work on the public understanding of natural history and evolutionary biology, which, for more than six decades, has been inspiring young people of successive generations."

Posted: 2018-10-17 More...

An artful revision of dragon millipedes


This week, EJT publishes two papers by Ruttapon Srisonchai and co-workers on new genera and species of dragon millipedes from Thailand that, on top of the impressive scientific pictures (photographs and line drawings), each include a watercolour painting by Thai artist Photchana Kriatpraprai.

To ensure that non-millipede workers can also observe the beauty of these paintings and of the dragon millipedes themselves, we exceptionally present them here on our homepage for all to enjoy.

Posted: 2018-09-25 More...
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No 499 (2019): Annotated review of Cryptocephalinae (Clytrini), Synetinae and part of Galerucinae (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) described by Carl Peter Thunberg


Section: Entomology; pp. 1–42, 18 figures, 89 references;

accepted: 12 November 2018; published: 19 February 2019

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