Thursday, 5 November 2009

Pacific species described in Genus

Eastern European taxonomists are prolific. Over the past couple of years, a few have described a fair number of Pacific Island species of scydmaenid leaf beetles, jumping spiders in the journal Genus, published by the Polish Taxonomical Society.

These include nine species of Galerucinae from New Caledonia, the jumping spiders Lagnus monteithorum from Fiji and Phintella caledoniensis from New Caledonia, and thee scydmaenid beetles from New Guinea: Paraneseuthia guineana, P. devia and Cephennodes papuanus.

All of these papers are rather standard and dry (unless you're really into the taxa!) taxonomic papers, but there's some pretty cool photos in the spider papers....

Beenen R. 2008. Contribution to the knowledge of Galerucinae of New Caledonia (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Genus 19(1): 65-87

Jałoszyński P. 2008. First record of the occurrence of Eutheiini and Cephenniini in New
Guinea, with descriptions of new species of Paraneseuthia Franz and Cephennodes Reitter
(Coleoptera: Scydmaenidae). Genus 19(1): 37-44

Jałoszyński P. 2009. Paraneseuthia guineana n. sp. from Indonesian part of New Guinea
(Coleoptera: Scydmaenidae). Genus 20(1): 23-26

Patoleta B. 2008. Description of a new species of Lagnus L. Koch, 1879 from Fiji archipelago (Araneae: Salticidae). Genus 19(4): 717-720

Patoleta B. 2009. Description of a new species of Phintella Strand in Bösenberg et Strand, 1906 from New Caledonia (Araneae: Salticidae). Genus 20(3): 539-543

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