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CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
2012 NEW SPECIES LIST

 
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AMPHIBIAN
Species
Common Name Location Reference
Arthroleptis kutogundua frog Tanzania Blackburn 2012
REPTILE
Species
Common Name Location Reference
Hemidactylus principensis gecko Principe Miller et al. 2012b
FISHES
Species
Common Name Location Reference
Acentrogobius cendrawasih fish East Indies Allen and Erdmann 2012a
Amblyglyphidodon flavopurpureus fish East Indies Allen and Erdmann 2012a
Amblyglyphidodon silolona fish East Indies Allen and Erdmann 2012a
Aspasmichthys alor fish East Indies Allen and Erdmann 2012a
Austrobatrachus iseleseli toadfish South Africa Greenfield 2012
Bythaelurus giddingsi jaguar catshark Galapagos McCosker et al. 2012a
Cirrhilabrus humanni fish East Indies Allen and Erdmann 2012a
Colletteichthys flavipinnis toadfish Sri Lanka, India Greenfield et al. 2012
Eviota atriventris goby Indo-Pacific Greenfield and Suzuki 2012
Eviota fallax goby Western Pacific Ocean Greenfield and Allen 2012
Eviota notata goby Indian Ocean Greenfield and Jewett 2012
Eviota springeri goby Indian Ocean Greenfield and Jewett 2012
Forcipiger wanai fish East Indies Allen and Erdmann 2012a
Grallenia baliensis fish East Indies Allen and Erdmann 2012a
Iniistius naevus fish East Indies Allen and Erdmann 2012a
Lepadichthys akiko fish East Indies Allen and Erdmann 2012a
Myrichthys paleracio snake eel Philippines McCosker and Allen 2012
Neoglyphidodon mitratus fish East Indies Allen and Erdmann 2012a
Ophichthus machidai snake eel Japan McCosker et al. 2012b
Ophichthus obtusus snake eel Japan McCosker et al. 2012b
Ostorhinchus tricinctus fish East Indies Allen and Erdmann 2012a
Parapercis bimacula fish East Indies Allen and Erdmann 2012a
Parapercis sagma fish East Indies Allen and Erdmann 2012a
Pentapodus komodoensis fish East Indies Allen and Erdmann 2012a
Pseudanthias mica fish East Indies Allen and Erdmann 2012a
Pseudochromis ammeri fish Philippines, Indonesia Gill et al. 2012b
Pseudochromis eichleri fish Philippines, Indonesia Gill et al. 2012b
Pseudochromis oligochrysus fish Indonesia Gill et al. 2012a
Pseudochromis rutilus fish Indonesia Gill et al. 2012a
Pseudochromis tigrinus fish East Indies Allen and Erdmann 2012a
Pseudocoris petila fish East Indies Allen and Erdmann 2012a
Pteropsaron longipinnis fish East Indies Allen and Erdmann 2012a
Ptereleotris caeruleomarginata fish East Indies Allen and Erdmann 2012a
Ptereleotris rubristigma fish East Indies Allen and Erdmann 2012a
Scolecenchelys fuscapenis worm eel Japan McCosker et al. 2012b
Scorpaenodes bathycolus fish East Indies Allen and Erdmann 2012a
Synchiropus tudorjonesi fish Indonesia Allen and Erdmann 2012b
Tomiyamichthys gomezi fish East Indies Allen and Erdmann 2012a
Tomiyamichthys nudus fish East Indies Allen and Erdmann 2012a
Tryssogobius sarah fish East Indies Allen and Erdmann 2012a
Vanderhorstia wayag fish East Indies Allen and Erdmann 2012a
PLANTS
Species
Common Name Location Reference
Miconia cocoensis shrub Costa Rica Kriebel and Almeda 2012
Miconia diegogomezii shrub Costa Rica Kriebel and Almeda 2012
Miconia hildeana shrub Costa Rica, Panama Kriebel and Almeda 2012
Miconia kappellei shrub Costa Rica Kriebel and Almeda 2012
Miconia ricardoi herb Costa Rica Kriebel and Almeda 2012
Microlicia wurdackiana shrub Brazil Almeda and Martins 2012
Ptychostomum pacificum moss California, Oregon, Nevada Spence and Shevock 2012
SEA SLUGS
Species
Common Name Location Reference
Melibe colemani sea slug Malaysia Gosliner and Pola 2012
Melibe coralophilia sea slug Philippines, Malaysia Gosliner and Pola 2012
Notobryon panamica sea slug Central America, Caribbean Pola et al. 2012
Notobryon thompsoni sea slug South Africa Pola et al. 2012
INSECTS
Species
Common Name Location Reference
Adetomyrma aureocuprea ant Madagascar Yoshimura and Fisher 2012
Adetomyrma bressleri ant Madagascar Yoshimura and Fisher 2012
Adetomyrma caputleae ant Madagascar Yoshimura and Fisher 2012
Adetomyrma cassis ant Madagascar Yoshimura and Fisher 2012
Adetomyrma caudapinniger ant Madagascar Yoshimura and Fisher 2012
Adetomyrma cilium ant Madagascar Yoshimura and Fisher 2012
Adetomyrma clarivida ant Madagascar Yoshimura and Fisher 2012
Adetomyrma goblin ant Madagascar Yoshimura and Fisher 2012
Chydaeus asetosus beetle China Kataev et al. 2012
Chydaeus fugongensis beetle China Kataev et al. 2012
Incasemidalis lineatellus lacewing Argentina Sziraki and Penny 2012
Pheidole christinaeantUganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, GabonFischer et al. 2012
Pheidole darwiniantGabon, Cameroon, Central African RepublicFischer et al. 2012
Pheidole glabrellaantCameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, GabonFischer et al. 2012
Pheidole heliosaantIvory Coast, CameroonFischer et al. 2012
Pheidole rebeccaeantIvory Coast, GhanaFischer et al. 2012
Pheidole semideaantNigeriaFischer et al. 2012
Pheidole setosaantDemocratic Republic of CongoFischer et al. 2012
Simopone amana ant Gabon Bolton and Fisher 2012
Simopone brunnea ant Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo Bolton and Fisher 2012
Simopone consimilis ant Madagascar Bolton and Fisher 2012
Simopone dignita ant Madagascar Bolton and Fisher 2012
Simopone dryas ant Kenya Bolton and Fisher 2012
Simopone dux ant Madagascar Bolton and Fisher 2012
Simopone elegans ant Madagascar Bolton and Fisher 2012
Simopone fera ant Madagascar Bolton and Fisher 2012
Simopone inculta ant Madagascar Bolton and Fisher 2012
Simopone latiscapa ant Sierra Leone, Ghana, Gabon Bolton and Fisher 2012
Simopone merita ant Madagascar Bolton and Fisher 2012
Simopone miniflava ant Gabon Bolton and Fisher 2012
Simopone nonnihil ant Madagascar Bolton and Fisher 2012
Simopone occulta ant Gabon Bolton and Fisher 2012
Simopone persculpta ant Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa Bolton and Fisher 2012
Simopone rabula ant Tanzania Bolton and Fisher 2012
Simopone rex ant Madagascar Bolton and Fisher 2012
Simopone sicaria ant Madagascar Bolton and Fisher 2012
Simopone silens ant Madagascar Bolton and Fisher 2012
Simopone trita ant Madagascar Bolton and Fisher 2012
Simopone vepres ant Ghana Bolton and Fisher 2012
Simopone victrix ant Madagascar Bolton and Fisher 2012
Tanipone aglandula (also new genus) ant Madagascar Bolton and Fisher 2012
Tanipone aversa (also new genus) ant Madagascar Bolton and Fisher 2012
Tanipone cognata (also new genus) ant Madagascar Bolton and Fisher 2012
Tanipone hirsuta (also new genus) ant Madagascar Bolton and Fisher 2012
Tanipone maculata (also new genus) ant Madagascar Bolton and Fisher 2012
Tanipone pilosa (also new genus) ant Madagascar Bolton and Fisher 2012
Tanipone scelesta (also new genus) ant Madagascar Bolton and Fisher 2012
Tanipone subpilosa (also new genus) ant Madagascar Bolton and Fisher 2012
Tanipone varia (also new genus) ant Madagascar Bolton and Fisher 2012
Tanipone zona (also new genus) ant Madagascar Bolton and Fisher 2012
Tetramorium ambatovyantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012a
Tetramorium artemisantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012a
Tetramorium bonibonyantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012a
Tetramorium hectorantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012a
Tetramorium kaliantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012a
Tetramorium mackiantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012a
Tetramorium malagasyantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012a
Tetramorium mallenseanaantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012a
Tetramorium norvigiantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012a
Tetramorium nosybeantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012a
Tetramorium olanaantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012a
Tetramorium orcantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012a
Tetramorium popellantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012a
Tetramorium robitikaantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012a
Tetramorium ryanphelanaeantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012a
Tetramorium sadaantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012a
Tetramorium sarginaantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012a
Tetramorium shamshirantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012a
Tetramorium silvicolaantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012a
Tetramorium tsingyantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012a
Tetramorium trafoantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012a
Tetramorium tyrionantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012a
Tetramorium valkyantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012a
Tetramorium vohitraantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012a
Tetramorium vonyantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012a
Tetramorium wardiantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012a
Tetramorium yammerantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012a
Tetramorium adamsiantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012b
Tetramorium aherniantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012b
Tetramorium alaantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012b
Tetramorium ambanizanaantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012b
Tetramorium andohahelaantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012b
Tetramorium ankaranaantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012b
Tetramorium avaratraantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012b
Tetramorium elfantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012b
Tetramorium isoelectrumantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012b
Tetramorium jediantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012b
Tetramorium marojejyantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012b
Tetramorium nazgulantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012b
Tetramorium nifyantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012b
Tetramorium noeliantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012b
Tetramorium sabatraantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012b
Tetramorium singletonaeantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012b
Tetramorium smaugantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012b
Tetramorium voasaryantMadagascarHita Garcia and Fisher 2012b
SPIDERS
Species
Common Name Location Reference
Ambohima andrefana (also new genus) spider Madagascar Griswold et al. 2012b
Ambohima antsinanana (also new genus) spider Madagascar Griswold et al. 2012b
Ambohima avaratra (also new genus) spider Madagascar Griswold et al. 2012b
Ambohima maizina (also new genus) spider Madagascar Griswold et al. 2012b
Ambohima ranohira (also new genus) spider Madagascar Griswold et al. 2012b
Ambohima vato (also new genus) spider Madagascar Griswold et al. 2012b
Ambohima zandry (also new genus) spider Madagascar Griswold et al. 2012b
Ambohima zoky (also new genus) spider Madagascar Griswold et al. 2012b
Manampoka atsimo (also new genus) spider Madagascar Griswold et al. 2012b
Noideatella amboa (also new genus) spider Madagascar Alvarez-Padilla et al. 2012
Noideatella famafa (also new genus) spider Madagascar Alvarez-Padilla et al. 2012
Noideatella fantara (also new genus) spider Madagascar Alvarez-Padilla et al. 2012
Noideatella farihy (also new genus) spider Madagascar Alvarez-Padilla et al. 2012
Noideatella gamela (also new genus) spider Madagascar Alvarez-Padilla et al. 2012
Noideatella lakana (also new genus) spider Madagascar Alvarez-Padilla et al. 2012
Noideatella mamba (also new genus) spider Madagascar Alvarez-Padilla et al. 2012
Noideatella saka (also new genus) spider Madagascar Alvarez-Padilla et al. 2012
Noideatella tany (also new genus) spider Madagascar Alvarez-Padilla et al. 2012
Noideatella tsiba (also new genus) spider Madagascar Alvarez-Padilla et al. 2012
Paradonea presleyi spider Zimbabwe, South Africa Miller et al. 2012a
Rahavavy ida (also new genus) spider Madagascar Griswold et al. 2012b
Tayshaneta archambaulti spider Texas Ledford et al. 2012
Tayshaneta emeraldae spider Texas Ledford et al. 2012
Tayshaneta fawcetti spider Texas Ledford et al. 2012
Tayshaneta grubbsi spider Texas Ledford et al. 2012
Tayshaneta madla spider Texas Ledford et al. 2012
Tayshaneta oconnorae spider Texas Ledford et al. 2012
Tayshaneta sandersi spider Texas Ledford et al. 2012
Tayshaneta sprousei spider Texas Ledford et al. 2012
Tayshaneta vidrio spider Texas Ledford et al. 2012
Tayshaneta whitei spider Texas Ledford et al. 2012
Tolegnaro kepleri (also new genus) spider Madagascar Alvarez-Padilla et al. 2012
Tolegnaro sagani (also new genus) spider Madagascar Alvarez-Padilla et al. 2012
Triaeris fako spider Cameroon Platnick et al. 2012
Triaeris ibadan spider Nigeria Platnick et al. 2012
Triaeris menchum spider Cameroon Platnick et al. 2012
Triaeris moca spider Equatorial Guinea Platnick et al. 2012
Triaeris oku spider Cameroon Platnick et al. 2012
Triaeris togo spider Togo Platnick et al. 2012
Trogloraptor marchingtoni (also new family and genus) spider Oregon, California Griswold et al. 2012a

 
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