[Mollusca • 2024] Figuladra finlaysoni, F. robertirwini, F. bromileyorum & F. vidulus • Systematic Revision of the eastern Queensland Land Snail Genus Figuladra Köhler & Bouchet, 2020 (Eupulmonata,: Camaenidae) based on mitochondrial phylogenetics and comparative morpho-anatomy
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   Figuladra robertirwini sp. nov., F. vidulus sp. nov., etc. L. Stanisic, J. Stanisic &  Köhler, 2024 DOI: 10.1080/13235818.2024.2321650    twitter.com/SocStudMollDiv ABSTRACT The current study revises the systematic taxonomy of Figuladra, a genus of camaenid land snails endemic to eastern Queensland, based on the investigation of many recently collected ethanol-preserved samples as well as historic museum material, including types. We employed comparative analyses to investigate the variation in morphological featu ..read more
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[Botany • 2021] Elatostema xingyiense (Urticaceae) • A New Species and A New Series of Elatostema from south-western China
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Elatostema xingyiense L.D. Duan & D.H.Yin,  in Yin, Huang, Lu et Duan, 2021. DOI: 10.3897/phytokeys.180.65813 Abstract The new series Elatostema section Weddellia series Xingyiensia L.D. Duan & D.H. Yin (Urticaceae) is described. In addition, its new species Elatostema xingyiense L.D. Duan & D.H. Yin, endemic to Guizhou Province, is also described and illustrated with photographs. The new series is morphologically similar to series Melanocarpa W.T. Wang and series Sublinearia W.T. Wang. The new species is most similar to E. melanocarpum, E. s ..read more
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[Botany • 2021] Muscari inundatum (Asparagaceae: Scilloideae) • A New Species from southern Anatolia
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Muscari inundatum  Yıldırım & Eker,   in Eker et Yıldırım, 2021.  DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.484.2.3   Researchgate.net/publication/349366298 Abstract A new species, Muscari inundatum (Asparagaceae) from Turkey, is described and illustrated. It is morphologically similar to M. neglectum and M. adilii, but differs mainly by its shouldered fertile flowers with erect to slightly recurved lobes at maturity. In this study, a comprehensive description, diagnostic characters, original photographs, detailed ..read more
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Leopoldia oztasii Eker, Eroğlu & Pınar,   in Eroğlu, Pinar et Eker, 2024. Konya Morbaşı  ||  DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.633.1.3   facebook.com: Ismail Eker   Abstract Leopoldia oztasii sp. nov. (Asparagaceae, Scilloideae) is described as a new species in this study. It spreads on the stony slopes of Konya province in the south of Türkiye. Leopoldia oztasii is similar to L. tenuiflora, but it is easily distinguished from it, by having larger bulbs, falcate leaves, shorter scape, conical inflorescence, longer pedicels, and lar ..read more
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[Crustacea • 2024] The “Mr. and Mrs. Ghat crab”, Ghatiana dvirupa sp. nov. (Decapoda: Brachyura: Gecarcinucidae) from the Central Western Ghats of India
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  Ghatiana dvirupa   Pati,  Bajantri & Hegde, 2024  DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.5443.1.6 Abstract A new species of gecarcinucid freshwater crab, Ghatiana dvirupa sp. nov., is described herein from the Kali Tiger Reserve of the Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka state, India. The Kali Tiger Reserve is a protected area, which is situated in the Central Western Ghats. The new species superficially most resembles Ghatiana sanguinolenta Pati, Thackeray & Pawar, 2023, from Karnataka but can easily be distinguished mainly by its ultim ..read more
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[Botany • 2024] Gladiolus oreophilus (Iridaceae: Crocoideae) • A New Species from southern Anatolia, Turkey
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  Gladiolus oreophilus  Eker & Sağıroğlu, in Sağıroğlu et Eker, 2024.  Amanos Kılıçotu  ||   facebook.com/IsmailEker946 Gladiolus oreophilus Eker & Sağıroğlu sp. nova (Iridaceae) is described as a new species from the Hatay Province, Turkey. It resembles G. kotschyanus, G. alanyensis and G. adanus, but it clearly differs from these three species by capsule size, flower colour, number and width of leaves, seed shape and ornamentation, and shapes of periclinal cell walls and testa epidermal cells. Herein, w ..read more
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[PaleoIchthyology • 2024] Macroprosopon hiltoni • A Long-snouted marine Bonytongue (Teleostei: Osteoglossidae) from the early Eocene of Morocco and the Phylogenetic Affinities of Marine osteoglossids
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Macroprosopon hiltoni  Capobianco, Zouhri & Friedman, 2024 DOI: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zlae015  twitter.com/acapomorphic  life reconstruction by Sky Jung   Abstract Osteoglossid bonytongues (arapaimas, arowanas, and relatives) are extant tropical freshwater fishes with a relatively abundant and diverse fossil record. Most osteoglossid fossils come from a 25-million-year interval in the early Palaeogene, when these fishes were distributed worldwide in both freshwater and marine environments. Despite their biogeographic and palaeoecological relevance, and ..read more
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[Paleontology • 2024] Vasuki indicus • Largest known madtsoiid Snake (Ophidia: Madtsoiidae) from warm Eocene period of India suggests intercontinental Gondwana dispersal
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Vasuki indicus Datta & Bajpai, 2024 DOI: 10.1038/s41598-024-58377-0 Nix Illustration (CC BY-NC 4.0) (modified Madtsoiidae illustration) Abstract Here we report the discovery of fossils representing partial vertebral column of a giant madtsoiid snake from an early Middle Eocene (Lutetian, ~ 47 Ma) lignite-bearing succession in Kutch, western India. The estimated body length of ~ 11–15 m makes this new taxon (Vasuki indicus gen et sp. nov.) the largest known madtsoiid snake, which thrived during a warm geological interval with average temperatures estimated at ~ 28 °C. Phy ..read more
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[Ichthyology • 2024] Careproctus io • A New Snailfish (Scorpaeniformes: Liparidae) from the Western North Pacific, with Comments on Generic Limits
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   Careproctus io  Kai, Morikawa & Misawa, 2024 DOI: 10.12782/specdiv.29.111  Researchgate.net/publication/379567236  twitter.com/Species_Divers  Abstract The new snailfish Careproctus io is described on the basis of three specimens collected from the western North Pacific, off northeastern Honshu Island, Japan. The new species can be distinguished from congeners by the following characters: vertebrae 40–42; dorsal-fin rays 36 or 37; anal-fin rays 30; pectoral fin deeply notched with 28 or 29 rays, lower lobe reaching to anal-fin o ..read more
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[Botany • 2024] Casearia septandra (Salicaceae) • A New tree Species from the Mountains of Guinea, West Africa
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Casearia septandra Breteler & Baldé,  in Breteler et Baldé, 2024.  DOI: 10.1007/s12225-024-10166-8   twitter.com/KewBulletin Summary In the synopsis of Casearia Jacq. in West and Central Africa (Breteler 2008), only a single, poor collection (Adam 3972), identified as C. prismatocarpa Mast., was recorded from the mountains of Guinea. More recently, some other flowering and fruiting specimens of Casearia have been collected from the same region as Adam’s specimen and together they represent a new species. It is illustrated and named he ..read more
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