New Species Swiss Made

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 researchers working in Switzerland.

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2015 = 104 new species

2016 = 202 new species

2017 = 138 new species

New Species 2018 (1)


1 ascomycete from Europe

Publication: Cryptodiscus muriformis and Schizoxylon gilenstamii, two new species of Stictidaceae (Ascomycota).

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.

Species News

Foreyia maxkuhni

A 240 million years old bizarre fish, species of the year 2018 of the SSS

Foreyia maxkuhni is on display in the expositions of the Natural History Museum of the Grisons at Chur/Bündner Naturmuseum, Chur.

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PLAZI - taxonomic publishing

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.