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First record of Tetraspora gelatinosa Link ex Desvaux (Tetrasporales, Chlorophyceae) in the state of Goiás, Central-Western Brazil

Tetraspora gelatinosa is rare and has been recorded only in 3 Brazilian states since the 2000s. The flora of the state of Goiás is incipiently known, but there is no record of Tetraspora thus far. We record the occurrence of T. gelatinosa in Goiás and characterize this species’ morphology and ecological preferences. Specimens were found in the Samambaia Reservoir, Goiânia, Goiás...

New records of Passiflora subgenus Decaloba (Passifloraceae)

New records of 5 species of Passiflora subgenus Decaloba (Passiflora amalocarpa, P. auriculata, P. longilobis, P. saxicola, and P. transversalis) from various municipalities, Brazilian states, and Latin American countries are documented. Therefore, this survey contributes to the knowledge and geographical distribution of the family Passifloraceae sensu stricto. Records of P...

Range extension for Lacantunia enigmatica Rodiles-Hernández, Hendrickson & Lundberg, 2005 (Siluriformes, Lacantuniidae) in the Usumacinta river basin, Guatemala

The Lacantun Catfish, Lacantunia enigmatica, is reported for the first time in the Usumacinta river basin in Guatemala. Two specimens were collected in the Usumacinta tributaries Río La Pasión and Río Negro, which are characterized by seasonally fast-flowing deep channels and high fluctuations in water-level. We present a map with new records, and a brief description, and images...

New record of Serpocaulon triseriale (Sw.) A.R. Sm. (Polypodiaceae) in Argentina, with morphological comparison of relatives

Serpocaulon triseriale (Sw.) A.R. Sm. is considered the most widespread species in the genus. It has been recorded from south of Mexico to Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil. Here, we expand its distribution by reporting a new record from Salta province, Argentina, based on material that was previously misidentified as S. polystichum (Link) A.R. Sm. We compare the S. triseriale and S...

Geographic distribution of Phalloceros Eigenmann, 1907 (Cyprinodontiformes, Poeciliidae) in the Ilha Grande Bay Hydrographic Region, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The diversity and geographic distribution of Phalloceros Eigenmann, 1907 in the Ilha Grande Bay Hydrographic Region, in southeastern Brazil, is investigated. Examination of 81 samples revealed the presence of 5 species in the region: Phalloceros anisophallos Lucinda, 2008, P. aspilos Lucinda, 2008, P. enneaktinos Lucinda, 2008, P. harpagos Lucinda, 2008, and P. tupinamba Lucinda...

Filling the distribution gaps of two species of Accipiter Brisson, 1760 (Aves, Accipitriformes) in northeastern Brazil

We present new records of Gray-bellied Hawk, Accipiter poliogaster (Temminck, 1824), and Rufous-thighed Hawk, A. striatus erythronemius (Kaup, 1850), from northeastern Brazil and review the occurrence of these species in this region. While A. s. erythronemius occurs in secondary forests in the semi-arid regions of northeast Brazil, A. poliogaster seems to be associated more with...

Survey of medium-sized and large mammals in semideciduous Atlantic Forest patches near Alfenas, southern Minas Gerais, Brazil

We surveyed, with the aid of camera traps, medium-sized and large terrestrial mammals in 8 patches of semideciduous Atlantic Forest near the city of Alfenas, Minas Gerais, Brazil. We recorded species occurrence using 2 camera traps per fragment, which were simultaneously active for 2 months each. We recorded 16 species, plus a species of armadillo that we were unable to identify...

Significant occurrence of Musellifer profundus Vivier, 1974 (Gastrotricha, Chaetonotida) in the Black Sea

Specimens of the gastrotrich genus Musellifer are recorded for the first time from the Black Sea. These specimens, identified as M. profundus Vivier, 1974, were found in sediment samples collected at various depths (22−135 m) and from waters characterized by low salinity (17.3−18.62‰) and varying levels of oxygen (2.43−299.59 μM). Three specimens were found from the Istanbul...

The Red-fin Goby, Evorthodus minutus Meek & Hildebrand, 1928: a new record from Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Archipelago

The Red-fin Goby, Evorthodus minutus Meek & Hildebrand, 1928, is a coastal brackish species which is commonly distributed from Sinaloa, Mexico to Guayaquil, Ecuador and particularly abundant in mangroves of Central American eastern Pacific. We report a new record of E. minutus collected from the Santa Cruz Island, part of the Galapagos Archipelago. This new record represents a...

Tachymenis peruviana Wiegmann, 1834 (Serpentes, Dipsadidae) in Argentina: geographic distribution and a new province record

Tachymenis peruviana Wiegmann, 1834 (Serpentes, Dipsadidae) is known from Peru, Bolivia, northern Chile and northwestern Argentina.  In northwestern Argentina, the species is distributed from Jujuy to Catamarca province. In this study, we present the accurate distribution of the species in Argentina and the first records from La Rioja province, at 2000 and 3000 m a.s.l. in the...

First record of Plantago heterophylla Nutt. (Plantaginaceae) for the Brazilian flora

We present the first record of Plantago heterophylla Nutt. (Plantaginaceae) to Brazil, based on specimens from Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The species is easily recognized due to its linear leaves, 2 stamens, and pixidium with 10­–30 seeds. Plantago heterophylla is considered native from United States and Mexico, but it is distributed as adventitious in the east of...

Geographic range extension of Elachistocleis corumbaensis Piva, Caramaschi & Albuquerque, 2017 (Anura, Microhylidae) with new records in ecotonal zones in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil

Elachistocleis corumbaensis was documented in 2017 in the central region of the Brazilian Pantanal and no other record of the species has since been reported. In this study, we report on the extension of the geographic range of E. corumbaensis based on 4 new records found in the riparian forests of the Paraguay River, in the state of Mato Grosso. Of these, 1 specimen was...

New records of Darevskia armeniaca (Méhely, 1909) and Darevskia valentini (Boettger, 1892) (Squamata, Sauria, Lacertidae) from Armenia and updated geographic distribution maps

During field survey in 2018, we recorded in Armenia the occurrences of the parthenogenetic lizard Darevskia armeniaca and its “paternal” bisexual species D. valentini. Based on our new data and records taken from publications and museums, we update the distribution maps of these species. The new records expand the geographical boundaries of sympatric habitats of these species and...

Validation of occurrence of tropical shads, Tenualosa ilisha (Hamilton, 1822) and T. toli (Valenciennes, 1847) (Teleostei, Clupeidae), in Malaysian waters

The tropical shads of the genus Tenualosa are important and high-value commercial clupeid fishes in the Indo-Pacific region. Although there is difficulty in accurately identifying tropical shads based solely on morphology, we successfully identified T. ilisha and T. toli from Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo, which were confirmed by an analysis using 16S ribosomal RNA gene...

First records of Sepedonea lindneri (Hendel, 1932) and Protodictya lilloana Steyskal, 1953 (Diptera, Sciomyzidae) from Uruguay with an overview on their biology

Sciomyzidae (Diptera) has been recorded in several countries of South America, but few species have been found in Uruguay. We report the first record of Sepedonea lindneri (Hendel, 1932) and Protodictya lilloana Steyskal, 1953 (Diptera, Sciomyzidae) from Uruguay. The specimens were collected in rice crops and in adjacent native vegetation with sweep net and vacuum sampler from...

New records of the Brazilian Anthomyiidae (Diptera) and a checklist of species from Palmas Grasslands Wildlife Refuge

The Anthomyiidae (Insecta, Diptera) include 1,941 species in 53 genera that are found in a wide range of habitats (forests, cities, agricultural fields). Herein, the anthomyiid fauna of the Atlantic Forest of Palmas (south of the state of Paraná) was surveyed using Malaise traps at altitudes higher than 1,000 meters. The collection of these flies was conducted in Palmas...

Molecular and morphological identification of Phylloderma stenops Peters, 1865 (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae) and new records for Colombia

Based on revisionary work of recently collected material in Colombian museums we confirm the presence of Phylloderma stenops Peters, 1865 in 6 new localities for the country, including the first record of the species in the dry lowlands of the northern Caribbean coast, and the increase by more than 800 m of the elevational range of the species in Colombia. DNA-barcoding confirmed...

A range extension of Gentiana capitata Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don subsp. harwanensis (G.Singh) Halda (Gentianaceae) to Ladakh Trans-Himalaya, India

We collected Gentiana capitata subsp. harwanensis for the first time from Suru valley in Kargil district of Ladakh region, India, and thus extend this subspecies’ geographic distribution to the Trans-Himalayan biogeographic region. This subspecies is endemic to India and so far recorded from the North-west and Western Himalaya of India.

New record of Marmosa (Stegomarmosa) andersoni Pine, 1972 (Didelphimorphia, Didelphidae), a rare and endemic Peruvian marsupial

Marmosa (Stegomarmosa) andersoni Pine, 1972 is one of the rarest members of the genus Marmosa. This species is endemic to southeastern Peru and currently known from only 3 close localities in Cusco. Herein we report a new record for the species from Pasco, which extends its geographic distribution by 360 km and represents its northernmost record

Goniadella bobrezkii (Annenkova, 1929) (Annelida, Polychaeta): first record in the Italian waters

Goniadella bobrezkii (Annenkova, 1929) is a small goniadid worm identifiable by the number of anterior uniramous parapodia and by the position of the posterior spine-like notochetae arising dorsal to dorsal cirri. Although it was already reported in the Mediterranean Sea, it has never been found in the Italian waters. This study represents the first generic and specific record of...

First record of Conura (Conura) maculata (Fabricius, 1787) (Hymenoptera, Chalcididae) parasitizing Opsiphanes invirae amplificatus Stichel, 1904 (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae) in the province of Corrientes, Argentina

We report the first record of Conura (Conura) maculata (Fabricius, 1787) in the province of Corrientes, Argentina. A total of 85 adult wasps of C. maculata were obtained from 3 chrysalides of Opsiphanes invirae amplificatus Stichel, 1904, a lepidopteran pest of native and exotic palm trees. This is the first report of the occurrence of this parasitoid in the province of...

First record of Proechimys pattoni da Silva, 1998 (Rodentia, Echimyidae) in northwestern Bolivia

Proechimys pattoni da Silva, 1998 is one of the 3 small-bodied species of Proechimys and its geographic range is only known in western Brazil and eastern and southern Peru. However, based on morphological and molecular analyses, we report P. pattoni from the lowland forest of Bolivia (Pando: Rio Madre de Dios, near San Rosa). This is the first report of P. pattoni in Bolivia and...

Range extension of Northern Naked-tailed Armadillo, Cabassous centralis Miller, 1899 (Mammalia, Cingulata, Chlamyphoridae), in Belize

Little is known about the Northern Naked-tailed Armadillo, Cabassous centralis (Miller, 1899). Here we present a new record of C. centralis in the Maya Mountain Massif of Belize, from camera-trap surveys covering an area of 200 km2 conducted yearly between 2002 and 2017 in lowland tropical broadleaf evergreen forest, and a dead specimen found adjacent to a highway. The record...

Birds of Estação Ecológica da Serra das Araras, state of Mato Grosso, Brazil: additions and review

We present an inventory, followed by a consolidated list, for the avifauna of Estação Ecológica da Serra das Araras (EESA), state of Mato Grosso, Brazil. In our expeditions, we identified 287 species, 82% of them documented. Of these, 28 species are new records for EESA. Six are threatened, such as Lophornis gouldii (Lesson, 1832). Other noteworthy records include the first...

Eulimids (Gastropoda, Eulimidae) on the Sea Cucumber Holothuria mexicana (Ludwig, 1875) (Holothuroidea, Holothuriidae) in Belize

This study presents new records for 4 eulimid species (Gastropoda, Eulimidae) including Melanella eburnea (Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1824), Melanella hypsela (Verrill & Bush, 1900), Melanella sp., and Eulimostraca encalada Espinosa, Ortea & Magaña, 2006 found on the body wall of the sea cucumber Holothuria mexicana in Belize. Three of these records (M. hypsela, M. eburnea, and E...