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
Publication: Three Critically Endangered new species of Capurodendron (Sapotaceae) from Madagascar.
Authors: Laurent Gautier & Yamama Naciri
Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques, Geneva, Switzerland
Publication: Five new species and two new genera of xenophyophores (Foraminifera: Rhizaria) from part of the abyssal equatorial Pacific licensed for polymetallic nodule exploration.
Authors: Andrew J. Gooday, Maria Holzmann, Aurélie Goineau, Richard B. Pearce, Ivan Voltski, Alexandra A.-T. Weber & Jan Pawlowski
University of Geneva, Switzerland; National Oceanography Centre & Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton, UK
Note: Bizarria bryiformis gen. et sp. nov. (picture) displays unusual features for the group.
Publication: Eyes of the Deep-sea Floor: The Integrative Taxonomy of the Foraminiferal Genus Vanhoeffenella.
Authors: Ivan Voltskia, Andrew J. Goodayb & Jan Pawlowski
University of Geneva, Switzerland; National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, UK
Publication: Cyrea szymborska gen. et sp. nov., a new textulariid foraminifer from the Mediterranean Sea.
Authors: Maria Holzmann, Sylvain Rigaud, Shahrouz Amini, Ivan Voltski & Jan Pawlowski
University of Geneva, Switzerland; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Note: a new genus was also proposed for this new species
Publication: DNA barcoding of some Pandeidae species (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa, Anthoathecata).
Author: Peter Schuchert
Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva & University of Geneva, Switzerland
Authors: Sonia Fisch-Muller, Jan H. A. Mol & Raphaël Covain
Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva & University of Geneva, Switzerland; University of Suriname, Paramaribo, Suriname
Note: a new genus was also described in this work.
Publication: A revision of the Chilean Brachyglutini – Part 3. Revision of Achilia Reitter, 1890: A. frontalis species group (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae).
Authors: Sergey A. Kurbatov, Giulio Cuccodoro & Giorgio Sabella
Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva & University of Geneva, Switzerland; Museum of Entomology, Bykovo, Russia; University of Catania, Italy.
Publication: Microphallus ochotensis sp. nov. (Digenea, Microphallidae) and relative merits of two-host microphallid life cycles.
Authors: Kirill V. Galaktionov & Isabel Blasco-Costa
Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva & University of Geneva, Switzerland; Russian Academy of Sciences & St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Note: this species is an internal parasite of Pacific eiders.
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.