Post Tagged with: "China"

A new species of mountain stream snake, from China

A new species of mountain stream snake, from China

New Species, Reptiles December 4, 2017 at 4:40 pm

A new species of natricine snake of the Southeast Asia.

A large dragonfly from Hainan Province, China

A large dragonfly from Hainan Province, China

Insects, New Species November 7, 2017 at 1:41 pm

A new species, a big and robust dragonfly. is described from Hainan province, China.  Only a few adults were collected from Mt. Diaoluoshan Mountain in Hainan Island. The population is quite small and all the males were hidden in the very dense forested streams. Males held the territory quite near water, usually perch on the short trees or top of sticks. They always perch but seldom fly, and only appear in the sunny days when the sunlight can pass through the dense tropical rain forest.

A new newt is described, The Anhui knobby newt

A new newt is described, The Anhui knobby newt

Amphibians, New Species October 26, 2017 at 12:19 pm

Distinct morphological and molecular genetic differences were to be found between newt populations of Tylototriton from Yaoluoping National Nature Reserve in Yuexi county, Anhui Province of China, rvealing a previously unrecognized species.

A small gudgeon from Guangxi Province, Southern China

A small gudgeon from Guangxi Province, Southern China

Fish, New Species April 17, 2017 at 1:19 pm

The new species was found in the Xiang River, a tributary of Yangtze River, Quanzhou County, Guangxi Province, China.

A small loach from the Li River, Guilin, southern China

A small loach from the Li River, Guilin, southern China

Fish, New Species April 5, 2017 at 9:38 am

Leptobotia micra, new species, is described from the upper Li River (Pearl River basin) around Guilin in Guangxi province, southern China.

A new skipper from south China

A new skipper from south China

Insects, New Species January 31, 2017 at 10:52 am

The new species resembles, and is named for O. maga which is widely distributed in S. China and Taiwan.

An unknown species of orb-weaving spider mimics a leaf

An unknown species of orb-weaving spider mimics a leaf

Arachnids, New Species January 25, 2017 at 9:51 am

Scientists stumbled upon the potentially new species in a Chinese rain forest. The arachnid uses its silk to attach leaves to tree branches, and then hides among the branches. The researchers still aren’t sure why the spider does this, but they believe it’s likely to hide from predators or sneak up on prey.   The orb weaving spider from southwest China and Southeast Asia belongs to a taxonomically and biologically unstudied species group within the genus Poltys C. L. Koch, 1843 (Araneidae).

New Wasp Species Discovered Parasitizing Pests of Pine Trees

New Wasp Species Discovered Parasitizing Pests of Pine Trees

Insects, New Species January 25, 2017 at 12:29 am

A new parasitoid wasp species has been discovered in China. The new species is known to parasitize larvae of two species of Dioryctria, which are serious pests of pine trees, and was found during a survey looking for natural enemies of Dioryctria pryeri and D. abietella.  This finding is important because the new species could potentially be used as a biological control agent.

Beautiful new moths from China

Beautiful new moths from China

Insects, New Species January 24, 2017 at 3:54 pm

A group of beautiful snout moths from China was revised by three scientists from the Institute of Zoology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

A New Primate Species, a Gibbon from South West China

A New Primate Species, a Gibbon from South West China

Mammals, New Species January 19, 2017 at 12:48 am

A gibbon living in the tropical forests of south west China is a new species of primate, scientists have concluded.  The animal has been studied for some time, but new research confirms it is different from all other gibbons.

A new spined loach from China

A new spined loach from China

Fish, New Species November 13, 2016 at 10:29 am

A new spined loach, Cobitis gracilis sp. nov., is described based on specimens collected from Jilin and Heilongjiang Provinces, China.

A new seahorse from the South China Sea

A new seahorse from the South China Sea

Fish, New Species October 4, 2016 at 10:43 pm

A new species of seahorse, Hippocampus casscsio sp. nov. was collected over shallow seagrass beds in Beibu Bay, China.  This seahorse species has a large population in south China’s coast, with body sizes and shape and molecular characteristics different with the current known species.                        

Crustaceans, New Species September 14, 2016 at 8:40 am

Authors from the Institute of Oceanology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, describe a new species of Palaemonid Shrimp from off the coast of Houhai Beach on Hainan Island.

Four New Wasp Species Identified in China

Four New Wasp Species Identified in China

New Species September 9, 2016 at 8:31 am

The newfound species are parasitoid wasps which lays eggs inside bee nests.  The emerging larvae feed on bee eggs and larvae, and the food reserves of the nest. The young wasps pupate in their hosts’ nests and emerge as adults in spring.

New species of crab first found sold in Chinese pet market.

New species of crab first found sold in Chinese pet market.

Crustaceans, New Species, Species Discovery September 7, 2016 at 11:07 am

Knowing about the growing demand for eye-catching freshwater crabs from southern China, the authors took a look at the ornamental fish market to eventually identify an individual with unusually structured male gonopod, which in crustaceans is a swimming appendage modified to serve as a reproductive organ. Having their interest drawn by the peculiar crab, lead author Chao Huang managed to persuade the fish dealer to let them survey the collection site located in northern Guangdong, southern China.

A new litter frog from China

A new litter frog from China

Amphibians, New Species August 21, 2016 at 12:34 pm

The new species was found mainly on the riparian forest floor, near shallow, clear-water rocky streams in well-preserved montane evergreen broadleaf forest at elevations between 2000–2500 m. Most adult males were found calling with their bodies buried in the moist topsoil and heads hidden under leaf litter, making them difficult to detect ( Fig. 5 A). A few males were calling amongst rock crevices ( Fig. 5 B). No females were detected during the surveys.

A new species of Freshwater Crab from Vietnam and China

A new species of Freshwater Crab from Vietnam and China

Crustaceans, New Species August 21, 2016 at 11:13 am

Freshwater Crabs of the genus Tiwaripotamon are found across southern China and Northern Vietnam. They have flattened bodies and elongate legs, and are commonly found in or close to limestone cave systems, though they lack specialist adaptations to cave-dwelling, and their natural history is not well inderstood.

A New Assassin Bug from Tibet

A New Assassin Bug from Tibet

Arachnids, New Species August 17, 2016 at 11:02 pm

The new species represents the first record of Epidaus species from Tibet.

Beetle named after Chinese President Xi Jinpin; media fumigated.

Beetle named after Chinese President Xi Jinpin; media fumigated.

Celebrity Taxa, Insects, New Species July 12, 2016 at 8:17 pm

A patriotic Chinese scientist named a newly-discovered beetle species after Chinese President Xi Jinping. Apparently, Xi Dada was less than flattered, given that the beetle feeds on decaying matter. Posts about the bug have subsequently been removed from Chinese social media sites like Weibo, Douban and RenRen as Chinese censors fumigate the internet yet again.

A new flowering plant from Chongqing in SW China.

A new flowering plant from Chongqing in SW China.

New Species, Plants June 16, 2016 at 1:12 pm

  Found in the Pengshui County, China in 2013 and only recently described.   Spiradiclis pengshuiensis was found growing on  cliffs nearby the A-Yi-He river. Source: One species a day: A new plant: Spiradiclis pengshuiensis Report: One species a day: A new plant: Spiradiclis pengshuiensis