Papua New Guinea Expedition

 
 
Complete list of species discovered new to science

Plants New to Science = 9

Muller Range = 9

Begoniaceae, Begonia sandsiana Takeuchi sp. nov. ined.
Ericaceae, Rhododendron sp. nov., aff. multinervium Sleumer
Lecythidaceae, Barringtonia jebbiana Takeuchi, Harvard Pap. Bot. 15 (1): 27, Figs. 1–3. 2010.
Myrtaceae, Syzygium sp. nov.
Myrtaceae, Xanthomyrtus sp. nov., aff. X. compacta (Ridley) Diels
Rubiaceae, Psychotria stevedarwiniana Takeuchi sp. nov. ined.
Psychotria stolonifera Takeuchi, Phytotaxa 7: 25, Figs. 1–4. 2010.
Psychotria ternatifolia Takeuchi, Phytotaxa 7: 29, Figs. 6–8. 2010.
Psychotria sp. nov.
 

Dragonflies and damselflies new to science = 7

Muller Range = 6

Argiolestes muller Kalkman et al. 2010
Teinobasis sp. nov.
Papuargia sp. nov.
Paramecocnemis sp. nov.
Arrhenocnemis parvibullis Orr & Kalkman, 2010
Nannophlebia sp. nov.


Nakanai Mountains = 1

Pseudagrion sp (undescribed but known to exist before the RAP)


Ant species new to science =  37

Muller (n = 29 new species)

Rhitidoponera, sp_EMS01_strigosa_cplx* 
Rhitidoponera, sp_cf_nexa*
Adelomyrmex, sp_nov*
Polyrachis, nr_alphea*
Polyrachis, nr_variolosa*
Polyrachis, sp_nov_Chariomyrma_grp*
Ancyridris, sp_EMS02*
Ancyridris, sp_EMS03*
Dacetinops, sp_cf¬_ignotus*
Lordomyrma, sp_EMS01*
Lordomyrma, sp_EMS03*
Lordomyrma, sp_EMS04*
Monomorium, sp_EMS02*
Podomyrma, sp_EMS01*
Podomyrma, sp_EMS03*
Podomyrma, sp_EMS04*
Podomyrma, sp_EMS05*
Tetramorium, sp_cf_politum*
Vombisidris, sp_nov*
New Genus, sp_EMS01*
Strumigenys, sp_cf_kyroma(2)*
Strumigenys, sp_cf_kyroma(1)*
Strumigenys, sp_cf_stemonixys*
Strumigenys, sp_cf_hemichlaena*
Strumigenys, sp_EMS16*
Strumigenys, sp_EMS17*
Probolomyrmex, sp_EMS01*
Platythyrea, sp_cf¬_ quadridenta*
Odontomachus, sp_nov*


Nakanai (n = 8 new species)

Amblyoponinae
Amblyopone, sp_cf_noonadan*
Amblyopone, sp¬_cf_papuana*
Rhitidoponera, sp_EMS02*
Paratrechina, sp_cf_minutula*
Lordomyrma, sp_EMS05*
Lordomyrma, sp_EMS06*
Lordomyrma, sp_cf_furcifera
Cryptopone, sp_cf_fusciceps*


Katydids new to science (21-42 or more)

Muller Range = at least 9, as many as 30

Gressittiella sp. n. 2
Gressittiella sp. n. 1
N. gen. cf. Gressittiella sp. n. 1
Mossula sp. n. 2
Scytocera sp. n. 2
Anelytra sp. n. 2
Paradiaphlebus sp. n. 1
Phrictaetypus sp. n.
Mossula sp. n. 1


Nakanai Mountains (n = 12-13 new species)

Anelytra  sp. (n.?)
Anthracites  sp. n. 1
Anthracites  sp. n. 2
Gen. n. 1 & sp. n.
Microsalomona  sp. n.
Nicsara  sp. n. 1
Nicsara  sp. n. 2
Philmontis  sp. n.
Salomona  sp. n. 1
Spinisternum  sp. n. 4
Spinisternum  sp. n. 5
Spinisternum  sp. n. 6
Trichophallus  sp. n. 1


Frogs new to science = 24

Muller Range = 20

Albericus sp 3 (Camp 2)
Albericus sp 4 (Camp 3)
Austrochaperina sp 2 (Camp 2)
Austrochaperina sp 3 (Camp 2)
Choerophryne sp 1 (Camp 1)
Cophixalus sp 2 (tiny, green) (Camp 2)
Copiula sp 1 (Camp 2)
Copiula sp 2 (Camp 2)
Hylophorbus sp 1 (tiny; Camp 1)
Litoria sp nov (Camp 3)
Litoria cf genimaculata (Camp 1)
Litoria cf longicrus (Camp 1)
Litoria cf nigropunctata (Camp 1)
Oreophryne sp 1 (egg brooder)
Oreophryne sp 2 (1600 m rattler)
Oreophryne sp 3 (mottled) – Camp 2)
Oreophryne sp 4 (montane)
Xenorhina sp 1 (tiny) Camp 1
Xenorhina sp 2 (slow) Camp 1
Xenorhina sp 3 (camp 1)


Nakanai = 4

Platymantis sp 1
Platymantis sp 2
Batrachylodes sp 3
Litoria sp 1


Mammals

Nakanai = 2 new genera and ~ 4 new species

Melomys sp. nov.
Muridae New Genus and Species 1
Muridae New Genus and Species 2


Muller Range = 2 new species

Distoechurus sp nov (known previously only from Sisa)
Syconycterus sp nov (widespread – previously known)


Totals:

Odonates 7
Plants 9
Frogs 24
Ants 37
Katydids 21-42
Spiders ~ 95
Mammals 6

GRAND TOTAL = ~224

 
 
 
 
 
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