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 swisssystematics@yahoo.com.

Click below for previous years:

2015 = 104 new species

2016 = 188 new species


2017 (8 new species)

Proteocephalus demshini
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Proteocephalus demshini
Proteocephalus demshini

2 tapeworms from Russia

Publication: Proteocephalid tapeworms (Cestoda: Onchoproteocephalidea) of loaches (Cobitoidea): Evidence for monophyly and high endemism of parasites in the Far East.

Authors: Tomáš Scholz, Alain de Chambrier, Takeshi Shimazu, Alexey Ermolenko & Andrea Waeschenbach

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic; Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia; Natural History Museum, UK; Nagano, Japan.

Note: This species lives in the intestine of freshwater fishes (loaches).

Cichlidocestus gillesi
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Cichlidocestus gillesi
Cichlidocestus gillesi

2 tapeworms from Costa Rica

Publication: A new genus and two new species of Proteocephalidean tapeworms (Cestoda) from cichlid fish (Perciformes: Cichlidae) in the neotropics.

Authors: Alain de Chambrier, Carlos Daniel Pinacho-Pinacho, Jesus Servando Hernández-Orts &Tomás Scholz

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México & Universidad de la Sierra Sur, México; Instituto de Biologı́a Marina y Pesquera Almirante Storni, Argentina; Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic.

Note: This species lives in the intestine of freshwater fishes.

Orientatractis brycini
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Orientatractis brycini
Orientatractis brycini

1 nematode parasite from Gabon

Publication: Orientatractis brycini sp. nov. (Nematoda: Atractidae) from characiform freshwater fishes in Gabon, Africa.

Authors: David González-Solís & Jean Mariaux

Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Mexico & Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic.

Note: This species lives in the intestine of freshwater fishes.

Tylonycteris_tonkinensis
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Tylonycteris_tonkinensis
Tylonycteris_tonkinensis

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
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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 2017