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Boano G.,Museo Civico di Storia Naturale | Vinals N.,Museo Civico di Storia Naturale | Durante A.,Museo di Storia Naturale Del Salento | Pavia M.,University of Turin

We report the occurrence of the recently-described Stiphrornis pyrrholaemus in the Makokou area, northeastern Gabon, more than 600 kilometers NE from its type locality, in areas covered by dense primary to secondary forest. The previous records of Stiphrornis from the same area were referred to S. xanthogaster. We confirm this attribution on the basis of museum specimens. Although several recent sources treat all Stiphrornis as a single species, our findings strongly suggest the sympatric coexistence of two Stiphrornis species and thus that they should be treated as separate species under the Biological Species Concept. Copyright © 2015 Magnolia Press. Source

Carlino P.,Museo di Storia Naturale Del Salento | Pauwels O.S.G.,Institute Royal Des Science Naturelles Of Belgique
North-Western Journal of Zoology

The presence of the arboreal colubrid Thrasops jacksonii in Gabon is confirmed based on a juvenile specimen collected in Ivindo National Park. Morphological and biological data are provided for the Gabonese specimen. This new record brings to 71 the number of snake species currently inventoried from Gabon. © NwjZ, Oradea, Romania, 2013. Source

Loudit S.M.B.,Institute Of Recherches Agronomiques Et Forestieres | Durante A.,Museo di Storia Naturale Del Salento | Susini A.,Corso Porta Ticinese

Specimens of Membracidae belonging to the genus Hamma collected in several surveys conducted between 2009 and 2012 in Gabon were examined. They represent six species, of which three are described as new to science: Hamma boulardi n. sp., Hamma carlini n. sp., Hamma franciscae n. sp. Copyright © 2014 Magnolia Press. Source

The author presents the first work on two surveys in the National Park of Ivindo in Gabon. He examines the genus Afrasura Durante, 2009, describes the female of A. emma Durante, 2009, and five new species: A. trunca sp. n., A. camilla sp. n., A. duplex sp. n., A. aetheria sp. n., A. fracta sp. n., of which the last four belong to the newly proposed A. submarmorata species group. Copyright © 2012 Magnolia Press. Source

Durante A.,Museo di Storia Naturale Del Salento | Zangrilli M.P.,Museo di Storia Naturale Del Salento

We reviewed the subgenus Daphaenisca Kiriakoff, 1953 created for the single species Pseudapiconoma daphaena Hampson, 1898, in order to separate it from the other species included in the genus Pseudapiconoma Aurivillius, 1881. However, Kiriakoff's diagnosis was entirely based on the differences in the shape of the uncus among the subgenera Daphaenisca, Pseudapiconoma and Balacra Hampson, 1914. This study provides new, more accurate descriptions of the group, taking into account the differential characters and possible synapomorphies within the subgenus Daphaenisca. Our findings are supported by three new species recently discovered in Gabon and Ghana, belonging to the subgenus Daphaenisca: Balacra (Daphaenisca) inexpectata sp. n.; Balacra (Daphaenisca) magnoloi sp. n.; Balacra (Daphaenisca) flava sp. n. Copyright © 2016 Magnolia Press. Source

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