The SSS presents the list of new species, plants or animals (including fossils), recently described by researchers working in Switzerland.
If you wish to contribute, send your publication and a picture of the organism to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click below for previous years:
2015 = 104 new species
2016 = 203 new species
2017 = 140 new species
Authors: Jean Mariaux & Boyko B. Georgiev
Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva & University of Geneva, Switzerland; Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Authors: Cene Fišer, Roman Alther, Valerija Zakšek, Špela Borko, Andreas Fuchs & Florian Altermatt
Eawag Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Dübendorf, & University of Zurich, Switzerland; University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany.
Note: The species were named after Hans Lukas “Luc” Hoffmann (1923–2016), naturalist and ecologists, founder of the MAVA foundation and co-founder of the World Wild Fund for NAture (WWF), and after Tony Whitten (1953–2017), who devoted his life to nature conservation including conserving life in caves, also being a co-chair of the Cave Invertebrate Specialist Group at IUCN.
Authors: Nadhira Benhadji, Karima Abdellaoui Hassaine & Michel Sartori
Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, & University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Université de Tlemcen, Algérie
Authors: Bernard Landry & Donald R. Davis
Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland; National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, USA
Authors: Chanaporn Sutthinun, Jean-Luc Gattolliat & Boonsatien Boonsoong
Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, & University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
Authors: Samantha Fernández-Brime, Ibai Olariaga, Hans-Otto Baral, Gernot Friebes, Walter Jaklitsch,
Beatrice Senn-Irlet & Mats Wedin
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow, and Landscape Research WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland; Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden; BOKU-University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences & University of Vienna, Austria; Tübingen, Germany.
Authors: Joel Moubayed-Breil & Brigitte Lods-Crozet
Museum of Zoology, Lausanne, Switzerland; Freshwater & Marine biology, Montpellier, France
Foreyia maxkuhni is on display in the expositions of the Natural History Museum of the Grisons at Chur/Bündner Naturmuseum, Chur.
Most publications of new species on this page are linked to Plazi, an association supporting and promoting the development of persistent and openly accessible digital taxonomic literature.