New species Switzerland

The annual list of species described by researchers working in Switzerland

The SSS presents the list of new species, plants or animals (including fossils), recently described by reseachers working in Switzerland.

If you wish to contribute, send your publication and a picture of the organism to

Click below for previous years:

2015 = 102 new species

2016 = 174 new species

2017 (3 new species)


1 bamboo bat from Indochina

Publication: Comparative phylogeography of bamboo bats of the genus Tylonycteris (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) in Southeast Asia.

Authors: Vuong Tan Tu, Gábor Csorba, Manuel Ruedi, Neil M. Furey, Nguyen Truong Son, Vu Dinh Thong, Céline Bonillo & Alexandre Hassanin

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam; Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, France; Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest, Hungary; Fauna & Flora International, Cambodia Programme, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Otiorhynchus gultekini
Otiorhynchus gultekini
Otiorhynchus gultekini

2 beetles from Anatolia

Publication: Two new species of Otiorhynchus Germar, 1822 (Tecutinus Reitter, 1912) from south-western Anatolia (Coleoptera, Curculionidae: Entiminae).

Author: Christoph Germann

Naturmuseum Solothurn & Naturhistorisches Museum der Burgergemeinde Bern, Switzerland.

A rabbit-eared beetle, species of the year 2017 of the SSS

Colilodion schulzi

Press release – 16 January 201