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CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
2011 NEW SPECIES LIST

 
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REPTILE
Species
Common Name Location Reference
Gopherus morafkai tortoise Arizona, Mexico Murphy et al. 2011
CORALS
Species
Common Name Location Reference
Anthoptilum gowletthomesae sea pen Australia Williams and Alderslade 2011
Anthoptilum lithoptilum sea pen California Williams and Alderslade 2011
Calibelemnon francei sea pen Bahamas Williams and Alderslade 2011
PLANTS
Species
Common Name Location Reference
Siphanthera todziae herb Brazil Almeda and Robinson 2011
Siphanthera wurdackii herb Brazil Almeda and Robinson 2011
Schistidium mucronatum moss China Blom et al. 2011
Schistidium riparium moss China Blom et al. 2011
Yunnanobryon rhyacophilum (also new genus) moss China Shevock et al. 2011
Porotrichum saotomense moss Sao Tome Enroth and Shevock 2011
Orthotrichum mazimpakanum moss California Garilleti et al. 2011
Orthotrichum pilosissimum moss Nevada Medina et al. 2011
Gaultheria paucinervia shrub Malaysia Fritsch and Bush 2011
Cambessedesia angelana subshrub Brazil Fidanza and Almeda 2011
Cambessedesia uncinata subshrub Brazil Fidanza and Almeda 2011
SPONGES
Species
Common Name Location Reference
Aplysinopsis bergquistae sponge Pacific Van Soest et al. 2011
Callyspongia roosevelti sponge Pacific Van Soest et al. 2011
Clathria hermicola sponge Pacific Van Soest et al. 2011
Clathrina passionensis sponge Pacific Van Soest et al. 2011
Paratimea globastrella sponge Pacific Van Soest et al. 2011
Plakinastrella clippertonensis sponge Pacific Van Soest et al. 2011
Suberea etiennei sponge Pacific Van Soest et al. 2011
Timea clippertoni sponge Pacific Van Soest et al. 2011
Ulosa pacifica sponge Pacific Van Soest et al. 2011
FISHES
Species
Common Name Location Reference
Squatina caillieti angel shark Philippines Walsh et al. 2011
Eviota ancora goby Japan Greenfield and Suzuki 2011
Eviota dorsogilva goby Indo-Pacific Greenfield and Randall 2011
Eviota dorsopurpurea goby Indo-Pacific Greenfield and Randall 2011
Eviota rubriceps goby Southwest Pacific Greenfield and Jewett 2011
Eviota rubriguttata goby Japan Greenfield and Suzuki 2011
Etmopterus joungi lanternshark Taiwan Knuckey et al. 2011
Etmopterus sculptus lanternshark Southern Africa Ebert et al. 2011
Sparisoma sp. parrotfish Sao Tome In press
Pristiophorus nancyae sawshark Mozambique Ebert and Cailliet 2011
Yirrkala calyptras snake eel Australia McCosker 2011
Yirrkala ori snake eel South Africa McCosker 2011
Colletteichthys occidentalis toadfish Arabian Sea Greenfield 2011
SEA SLUGS
Species
Common Name Location Reference
Chelidonura alisonae sea slug Central and Eastern Pacific Gosliner 2011
Chelidonura mandroroa sea slug Indo-Pacific Gosliner 2011
Dermatobranchus albineus sea slug South Africa Gosliner and Fahey 2011
Dermatobranchus arminus sea slug South Africa Gosliner and Fahey 2011
Dermatobranchus caeruleomaculatus sea slug Indo-Pacific Gosliner and Fahey 2011
Dermatobranchus caesitius sea slug South Africa Gosliner and Fahey 2011
Dermatobranchus cymatilis sea slug Japan Gosliner and Fahey 2011
Dermatobranchus dendronephtyphagus sea slug Indo-Pacific Gosliner and Fahey 2011
Dermatobranchus diagonalis sea slug Indo-Pacific Gosliner and Fahey 2011
Dermatobranchus earlei sea slug Oman Fahey and Gosliner 2011
Dermatobranchus fasciatus sea slug Indo-Pacific Gosliner and Fahey 2011
Dermatobranchus funiculus sea slug Indo-Pacific Gosliner and Fahey 2011
Dermatobranchus kalyptos sea slug Indo-Pacific Gosliner and Fahey 2011
Dermatobranchus kokonas sea slug Papua New Guinea Gosliner and Fahey 2011
Dermatobranchus leoni sea slug Philippines Gosliner and Fahey 2011
Dermatobranchus microphallus sea slug Indonesia Gosliner and Fahey 2011
Dermatobranchus oculus sea slug Japan Gosliner and Fahey 2011
Dermatobranchus phylloides sea slug Indo-Pacific Gosliner and Fahey 2011
Dermatobranchus piperoides sea slug Reunion Gosliner and Fahey 2011
Dermatobranchus rodmani sea slug Indo-Pacific Gosliner and Fahey 2011
Dermatobranchus semilunus sea slug Indo-Pacific Gosliner and Fahey 2011
Dermatobranchus tuberculatus sea slug Indo-Pacific Gosliner and Fahey 2011
Odontoglaja mosaica sea slug Indian Ocean Gosliner 2011
Philine alboides sea slug Atlantic Ocean Price et al 2011
Philine fenestrum sea slug South Africa Price et al 2011
Philine paucipapillata sea slug China, Cambodia Price et al 2011
Philine puka sea slug Hawaii Price et al 2011
Philine sarcophaga sea slug South Africa Price et al 2011
Philinopsis coronata sea slug Philippines Gosliner 2011
Philinopsis ctenophoraphaga sea slug Indo-Pacific Gosliner 2011
Philinopsis falciphallus sea slug Indo-Pacific Gosliner 2011
ARTHROPODS
Species
Common Name Location Reference
Hypoponera aprora ant Tanzania Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera austra ant South Africa Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera blanda ant Central African Republic Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera comis ant Tanzania Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera defessa ant Central Africa Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera dema ant Rwanda Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera dis ant Tanzania Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera exigua ant Ethiopia Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera faex ant Ethiopia Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera fatiga ant Central Africa Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera hawkesi ant Tanzania Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera hebes ant Rwanda Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera ignavia ant Zimbabwe Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera importuna ant Gabon, Congo Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera jocosa ant Ethiopia Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera juxta ant Ethiopia Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera lassa ant Ghana Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera lepida ant Central Africa Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera meridia ant South Africa Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera mixta ant Kenya Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera molesta ant Gabon Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera obtunsa ant Zimbabwe Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera odiosa ant Cameroon Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera perparva ant South Africa, Tanzania Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera producta ant Gabon Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera pulchra ant Equatorial Guinea Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera quaestio ant Tanzania Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera regis ant Tanzania Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera rigida ant Uganda Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera segnis ant Rwanda Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera surda ant Kenya Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera tecta ant Kenya Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera tristis ant Rwanda Bolton and Fisher 2011
Hypoponera venusta ant Rwanda Bolton and Fisher 2011
Nylanderia boltoni ant Africa LaPolla et al. 2011
Nylanderia brevisetula ant Cameroon, Gabon, Ivory Coast LaPolla et al. 2011
Nylanderia impolita ant West Africa LaPolla et al. 2011
Nylanderia luteafra ant Cameroon, Gabon LaPolla et al. 2011
Nylanderia scintilla ant Ivory Coast LaPolla et al. 2011
Nylanderia silvula ant Kenya LaPolla et al. 2011
Nylanderia umbella ant Cameroon, Uganda LaPolla et al. 2011
Nylanderia usambarica ant Tanzania LaPolla et al. 2011
Tetramorium mahafaly ant Madagascar Hita Garcia and Fisher 2011
Archoxynaspis (new genus) barnacle (fossil) England Van Syoc and Dekelboum 2011
Minyaspis amylaneae (also new genus) barnacle Fiji Van Syoc and Dekelboum 2011
Minyaspis opreskoi (also new genus) barnacle Fiji Van Syoc and Dekelboum 2011
Minyaspis welchi (also new genus) barnacle Fiji Van Syoc and Dekelboum 2011
Oxynaspis joandianae barnacle Palau Van Syoc and Dekelboum 2011
Oxynaspis joankovanae barnacle Fiji Van Syoc and Dekelboum 2011
Oxynaspis perekrestenkoi barnacle Fiji Van Syoc and Dekelboum 2011
Pycnaspis (new genus) barnacle Malaysia Van Syoc and Dekelboum 2011
Chlaenius propeagilis beetle China Liu et al. 2011
Pterostichus bousqueti beetle Idaho Bergdahl and Kavanaugh 2011
Pterostichus lolo beetle Idaho Bergdahl and Kavanaugh 2011
Dalmasula dodebai (also new genus) goblin spider South Africa Platnick et al. 2011
Dalmasula griswoldi (also new genus) goblin spider South Africa Platnick et al. 2011
Dalmasula lorelei (also new genus) goblin spider Namibia, South Africa Platnick et al. 2011
Dalmasula tsumkwe (also new genus) goblin spider Namibia Platnick et al. 2011
Malagiella ambalavao (also new genus) goblin spider Madagascar Ubick and Griswold 2011a
Malagiella andringitra (also new genus) goblin spider Madagascar Ubick and Griswold 2011a
Malagiella fisheri (also new genus) goblin spider Madagascar Ubick and Griswold 2011a
Malagiella goodmani (also new genus) goblin spider Madagascar Ubick and Griswold 2011a
Malagiella nikina (also new genus) goblin spider Madagascar Ubick and Griswold 2011a
Malagiella ranavalona (also new genus) goblin spider Madagascar Ubick and Griswold 2011a
Malagiella ranomafana (also new genus) goblin spider Madagascar Ubick and Griswold 2011a
Malagiella toliara (also new genus) goblin spider Madagascar Ubick and Griswold 2011a
Malagiella valterova (also new genus) goblin spider Madagascar Ubick and Griswold 2011a
Malagiella vohiparara (also new genus) goblin spider Madagascar Ubick and Griswold 2011a
Molotra katarinae (also new genus) goblin spider Madagascar Ubick and Griswold 2011b
Molotra milloti (also new genus) goblin spider Madagascar Ubick and Griswold 2011b
Molotra molotra (also new genus) goblin spider Madagascar Ubick and Griswold 2011b
Molotra ninae (also new genus) goblin spider Madagascar Ubick and Griswold 2011b
Molotra suzannae (also new genus) goblin spider Madagascar Ubick and Griswold 2011b
Molotra tsingy (also new genus) goblin spider Madagascar Ubick and Griswold 2011b

 
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