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Check List, Volume 17, pp 1439-1442; https://doi.org/10.15560/17.5.1439
Neocrex erythrops (Sclater, 1867), Paint-billed Crake, is a difficult bird to find and has few, scattered records spread over Brazil. The state of Espírito Santo has only one documented record of this species, which is based on a specimen collected in 1940. After 76 years since this first and only record, we present new records of N. erythrops from Espírito Santo. The new data increase the knowledge of this species in the state.
Check List, Volume 17, pp 1421-1436; https://doi.org/10.15560/17.5.1421
The Atlantic Forest is one of the most biodiverse biomes in the world and has been severely degraded and fragmented, with the extirpation of most medium-sized and large vertebrates from the forest remnants. Here we present the results of a survey of medium-sized and large mammals in an area of protected seasonal semideciduous forest, the Floresta da Cicuta Area of Relevant Ecological Interest (ARIE-FC), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, part the Atlantic Forest biome. We used camera traps (2,257 camera days) and direct observations over a 23-month period. We recorded 19 species (including two domestic species), seven of which are classified as at-risk, such as Leopardus guttulus (Hensel, 1872), Sylvilagus tapetillus Thomas, 1913, Alouatta clamitans Cabrera, 1940, and Chrysocyon brachyurus (Illiger, 1815). A diverse terrestrial mammal assemblage in the ARIE-FC reinforces the importance of small forest fragments for the conservation of biodiversity in human-modified landscapes of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest.
Check List, Volume 17, pp 1403-1419; https://doi.org/10.15560/17.5.1403
A floristic exploration was carried out of the epiphyllous bryophytes in Mount Tebu Forest Reserve, in the state of Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia. Epiphyllous liverworts are reported for the first time from Terengganu. A total of 54 species from 18 genera and seven families of epiphyllous bryophytes were discovered, and of these, 43 liverworts are newly reported from Terengganu. The largest family is represented by Lejeuneaceae, with 44 species (81%) from 12 genera, and the largest genus is Cololejeunea, with 15 species (28%). Most of the species (43 spp., 69%) have an Indo-Pacific distribution.
Check List, Volume 17, pp 1395-1401; https://doi.org/10.15560/17.5.1395
We report new occurrence records of Euterpe edulis Mart. and compare them to a database of known occurrences data available in online repositories. The new records are from an Atlantic Forest fragment in São José do Capinzal village, municipality of Chapecó, Santa Catarina, Brazil. We found 1,393 occurrence records in the online database, of which 491 are unique records primarily from within the Atlantic Forest remnants. We also present photographs, distribution maps, and ecological characterizations that may be useful for future studies.
Check List, Volume 17, pp 1383-1393; https://doi.org/10.15560/17.5.1383
The Agaricales are the largest clade of mushroom-forming fungi, in Colombia, with 544 species of the approximately 16,000 species currently recognized worldwide in the phylum Basidiomycota. We document seven species of Agaricaceae for the first time from the Colombian Caribbean region. Two of these species are newly recorded from the country: Leucoagaricus lilaceus Singer and Leucoagaricus roseilividus (Murrill) E. Ludw. Five species are reported from the Colombian Caribbean for the first time: Agaricus griseorimosus Pegler, Chlorophyllum hortense (Murrill) Vellinga, Leucoagaricus rubrotinctus (Peck) Singer, Leucocoprinus cepistipes (Sowerby) Pat., and L. venezuelanus Dennis.
Check List, Volume 17, pp 1375-1381; https://doi.org/10.15560/17.5.1375
Insect surveys of developed areas can provide important new species records as these areas are often under-surveyed and assumed to have low biodiversity. These surveys are of increasing importance as fragmentation and habitat conversion further alters the biosphere. We report a new state species record from Virginia: five Hylaeus (Paraprosopis) pictipes Nylander, 1852 (Hymenoptera, Colletidae). Field surveys in Richmond and the surrounding areas found this species from 28 April to 5 August 2019. This is the furthest south H. pictipes has been recorded on the east coast of the USA.
Check List, Volume 17, pp 1365-1373; https://doi.org/10.15560/17.5.1365
Two specimens of Coptodon guineensis (Günther, 1862) were unexpectedly found in the Canal de Nador, Moulay Bousselham lagoon, almost 1000 km north of the Aabar River the northernmost river previously recorded. To confirm this identification nineteen measurements were recorded from each specimen and compared with other specimens of C. guineensis from Morocco and Mauritania. The COI gene was partially sequenced and compared with formerly published sequences of Coptodon species of the region. Both morphology and DNA revealed no differences with specimens from known populations of C. guineensis in Morocco.
Check List, Volume 17, pp 1323-1343; https://doi.org/10.15560/17.5.1323
Rio Grande do Sul (RS) is the southernmost state in Brazil and includes areas within the Pampa and Atlantic Forest biomes. The semiaquatic bugs (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Gerromorpha) from RS are poorly known, with only 14 previously recorded species. We carried out two expeditions in this state, in 2002 and 2019, across 19 municipalities. Here, we provide new records for 19 species, of which 13 are recorded for the first time from the state, five have their distributions expanded, and one is recorded again from a same locality previously reported in the literature. Furthermore, 13 species were collected for the first time in the Pampa biome and one in the Atlantic Forest.
Check List, Volume 17, pp 1313-1322; https://doi.org/10.15560/17.5.1313
We present the first record of Gypogyna forceps Simon, 1900 from Uruguay. This also constitutes the first record of tribe Scopocirini from the country, as well as being the southernmost record for the tribe and species. We provide new data and comments on its taxonomy, including the first description and images of internal female genitalia, as well as an updated distribution and notes on its natural history. Photographs of living and preserved specimens are also included.
Check List, Volume 17, pp 1305-1312; https://doi.org/10.15560/17.5.1305
We present a new record and information on the distribution of the IUCN listed Tridacna crocea Lamarck, 1819 in the Philippines. The new record in Patnanungan Island extends the known distribution of this species by 80 km east of the nearest previously known occurrence. The collected specimens are found in shallow water at a depth of 3 m, exhibit a relatively small size, and showed the characteristic of completely burrowing its valves in coral substrates. DNA barcoding was also done, and the constructed phylogenetic tree demonstrated that the giant clams created a monophyletic group. Tridacna crocea has a wide distribution and is relatively abundant throughout the Philippine reefs. We recommend updating the population status and stock assessment of giant clams in the country for local regulation and conservation management.