Category:New New Zealand species 2016

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Includes only new species first published (not necessarily validly) in 2016, with a New Zealand type locality. Other new to N.Z. species are not included.

[F=Freshwater; M=Marine; T=Terrestrial]



















  • Anderson, O.F. 2016: A review of New Zealand and southeast Australian echinothurioids (Echinodermata: Echinothurioida)—excluding the subfamily Echinothuriinae—with a description of a new species of Tromikosoma. Zootaxa, 4092(4): 451-488. doi Reference page
  • Beever, J.E.; Fife, A.J. 2016: A new species of Didymodon (Pottiaceae, Bryophyta) and a key to New Zealand representatives of the genus. Phytotaxa, 258(3): 279-286. doi Reference page
  • Beveridge, P.; Glenny, D.; Smissen, R. 2016 (Online) 2017 (Print): Cephaloziella tahora Bever. & Glenny, a new species of Cephaloziella (Jungermanniopsida, Cephaloziellaceae) from eastern Taranaki, New Zealand. Journal of bryology, 39(1): 57-65. doi Reference page
  • Blaha, J.; Mayrhofer, H.; Elix, J.A. 2016: Five new saxicolous species of Amandinea (Ascomycota, Physciaceae) from New Zealand and southern Australia. Australasian lichenology, (79): 35-57. Full article (PDF) Reference page
  • Buhl, P.N. 2016: Keys to species of Ceratacis and Synopeas from New Zealand, with the description of new species (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae). International journal of environmental studies, 73(6): 1016-1036. doi Reference page
  • Carvalho, M. de S. et al. 2016: Seven new species of sponges (Porifera) from deep-sea coral mounds at Campos Basin (SW Atlantic). Helgoland marine research, 70:10. doi Reference page
  • Coca-Abia, M.M.; Romero-Samper, J. 2016: Establishment of the identity of Costelytra zealandica (White 1846) (Coleoptera: Scarabeidae: Melolonthinae) a species commonly known as the New Zealand grass grub. New Zealand entomologist, 39(2): 129-146. doi [Corrigendum in New Zealand entomologist, 39(2): i. doi] Reference page
  • Cooper, J.A.; Park, D. 2016: The fungal genus Tricholomopsis (Agaricales) in New Zealand, including Tricholomopsis scabra sp. nov. Phytotaxa, 288(1): 69-76. doi Reference page
  • de Lange, P.J. et al. 2016: Systematics of Simplicia Kirk (Poaceae, Agrostidinae) – an endemic, threatened New Zealand grass genus. PhytoKeys, 75: 119-144. doi Reference page
  • De Pietri, V.L. et al. 2016: Sheathbill-like birds (Charadriiformes: Chionoidea) from the Oligocene and Miocene of Australasia. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 46(3-4): 181-199. doi Reference page
  • Donovan, B.J. 2016: Description of Leioproctus (Leioproctus) hukarere new species (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Colletidae), a new native bee from the Mackenzie Country, New Zealand. New Zealand entomologist, 39(2): 64-78. doi Reference page
  • Elix, J.A; Mayrhofer, H. 2016: Two new species of Buellia sens. lat. (Ascomycota, Physciaceae) from New Zealand with 1-septate ascospores. Australasian lichenology, (79): 10-15. Reference page
  • Engel, M.S.; Kaulfuss, U. 2016 (Online) 2017 (Print): Diverse, primitive termites (Isoptera: Kalotermitidae, incertae sedis) from the early Miocene of New Zealand. Austral entomology, 56(1): 94-103. doi Reference page
  • Ermilov, S.G.; Minor, M.A. 2016: Three new species of oribatid mites of the family Punctoribatidae (Acari, Oribatida) from alpine bogs of New Zealand. Zootaxa, 4092(2): 243-257. doi Reference page
  • Ermilov, S.G.; Minor, M.A. 2016: New Oripodoidea (Acari, Oribatida) from alpine herbaceous snowbanks of New Zealand. Systematic & applied acarology, 21(8): 1116-1132. doi Reference page
  • Ermilov, S.G.; Minor, M.A.; Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 2016: Contribution to the knowledge of the oribatid mite genus Safrobates (Acari, Oribatida, Punctoribatidae). Systematic & applied acarology, 21(9): 1210-1224. doi Reference page
  • Fan, Q.-H. et al. 2016: New Zealand Pneumolaelaps Berlese (Acari: Laelapidae): description of a new species, key to species and notes on biology. Systematic & applied acarology, 21(1): 119-138. doi Reference page
  • Fordyce, R.E.; Marx, F.G. 2016: Mysticetes baring their teeth: a new fossil whale, Mammalodon hakataramea, from the Southwest Pacific. Memoirs of Museum Victoria, 74: 107-116. Abstract and full article (PDF) Reference page
  • Grosse-Veldmann, B.; Conn, B.J.; Weigend, M. 2016: Weeding the nettles IV: A redefinition of Urtica incisa and allies in New Zealand and Australia, including the segregation of two new species Urtica sykesii and U. perconfusa. Phytotaxa, 245(4): 251-261. doi
  • Hitchings, T.R.; Hitchings, T.R. 2016: Two further species of Deleatidium (Deleatidium) (Ephemeroptera: Leptophlebiidae) from New Zealand. Records of the Canterbury Museum, 30: 52-64. Full issue (PDF) Reference page
  • Hodgson, C.J.; Gunawardana, D.N.; Richmond, J.E. 2016: A new species in the indigenous New Zealand soft scale insect genus Kalasiris Henderson & Hodgson (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccomorpha: Coccidae) on Gahnia setifolia (Cyperaceae). Zootaxa, 4092(1): 122-128. doi Reference page
  • Hood, I.A.; Ramsfield, T.D. 2016: Armillaria aotearoa species nova. New Zealand journal of forestry science, 46:2 doi
  • Jaschhof, M. 2016: New species of Monepidosis Mamaev, 1966 and Antipodosis gen. nov., a closely related genus from New Zealand (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae). European journal of taxonomy, (192) doi Reference page
  • Jaschhof, M. 2016: A review of world Diallactiini (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae, Winnertziinae), with the description of six new genera and seventeen new species. Zootaxa, 4127(2): 201-244. doi Reference page
  • Johnston, P.R.; Park, D. 2016: Neocoleroa metrosideri sp. nov. (Sympoventuriaceae, Venturiales). Phytotaxa, 253(3): 214-218. doi Reference page
  • Kelly, M.; Cárdenas, P. 2016: An unprecedented new genus and family of Tetractinellida (Porifera, Demospongiae) from New Zealand’s Colville Ridge, with a new type of mitochondrial group I intron. Zoological journal of the Linnean Society, 177(2): 335-352. doi Reference page
  • Khaustov, A.A.; Minor, M.A. 2016: New taxa and record of mite family Microdispidae (Acari: Heterostigmata) from alpine New Zealand. International journal of acarology, 42(3): 159-167. doi Reference page
  • Köhler, A.; Mohrig, W. 2016: Additions to the New Zealand fauna of black fungus gnats (Diptera: Sciaridae), with descriptions of six new species. New Zealand entomologist, 39(2): 91-109. doi Reference page
  • Larivière, M.-C.; Larochelle, A. 2016: Aoteasalda and Kiwisaldula, two new genera of Saldidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera), with a key to New Zealand genera and a new synonymy in Zemacrosaldula. Zootaxa, 4085(4): 451-480. doi Reference page
  • Leduc, D.; Zhao, Z.Q. 2016: Molecular characterisation of five nematode species (Chromadorida, Selachinematidae) from shelf and upper slope sediments off New Zealand, with description of three new species. Zootaxa, 4132(1): 59-76. doi Reference page
  • Leduc, D.; Zhao, Z.Q. 2016: Morphological and molecular characterisation of new Acanthopharynx and Desmodora species (Nematoda: Desmodorinae) from intertidal sediments of New Zealand. Nematology, 18(8): 905-924. doi Reference page
  • Leduc, D.; Zhao, Z.Q. 2016: Review of the genus Odontophora (Nematoda: Axonolaimidae), with a key to valid species and description of Odontophora atrox sp. n. from the New Zealand coast. Nematology, 18(10): 1125-1139. doi Reference page
  • Lehnebach, C.A. et al. 2016: Five new species of Corybas (Diurideae, Orchidaceae) endemic to New Zealand and phylogeny of the Nematoceras clade. Phytotaxa, 270(1): 1-24. doi Reference page
  • Lehnebach, C.A. et al. 2016: Two new species of Gastrodia (Gastrodieae, Orchidaceae) endemic to New Zealand. Phytotaxa, 277(3): 237-254. doi Reference page
  • Liu, D. 2016: New and little known ptyctimous mites (Acari: Oribatida) with a key to known species of Oribotritia from the Australasian Region. Biologia, 71(8): 917-923. doi Reference page
  • Liu, D.; Wu, D. 2016: Two new species of Austrophthiracarus (Acari: Oribatida: Phthiracaridae) from Capleston Biological Reserve in New Zealand. International journal of acarology, 42(8): 416-419. doi Reference page
  • Liu, D.; Zhang, Z.-Q. 2016: Phthiracarus species (Acari, Oribatida, Phthiracaridae) from New Zealand, with description of a new species, redescription of Phthiracarus pellucidus and a key to 19 described species from the Australian Region. Journal of natural history, 50(23-24): 1463-1472. doi Reference page
  • Marshall, B.A. 2016: New species of Venustatrochus Powell, 1951 from New Zealand, and new species of Falsimargarita Powell, 1951 and a new genus of the Calliostomatidae from the southwest Pacific, with comments on some other calliostomatid genera (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Molluscan research, 36(2): 119-141. doi Reference page
  • Niedbała, W.; Ermilov, S.G. 2016: Checklist of ptyctimous mites (Acari, Oribatida) of New Zealand with descriptions of three new species. Acarologia, 56(2): 203-211. doi Reference page
  • Otero, R.A. et al. 2016: Alexandronectes zealandiensis gen. et sp. nov., a new aristonectine plesiosaur from the lower Maastrichtian of New Zealand. Journal of vertebrate paleontology, 36(2): e1054494. doi Reference page
  • Perrie, L.R.; Brownsey, P.J. 2016: Asplenium lepidotum, a new fern species from New Zealand allied to Asplenium oblongifolium and Asplenium obtusatum. New Zealand journal of botany, 54(3): 377-391. doi Reference page
  • Saether, K.P. et al. 2016. New records and a new species of bivalve (Mollusca: Bivalvia) from Miocene hydrocarbon seep deposits, North Island, New Zealand. Zootaxa, 4154(1): 1-26. doi Reference page
  • Santamaria, S.; Enghoff, H.; Reboleira, A.S. 2016: Hidden biodiversity revealed by collections-based research—Laboulbeniales in millipedes: genus Rickia. Phytotaxa, 243(2): 101-127. doi
  • Sinclair, B.J. et al. 2016: Gondwanamyia, a new empidoid (Diptera) genus of uncertain placement. ZooKeys, 621: 137-147. doi Reference page
  • Sokolov, I.M. 2016: A taxonomic review of the anilline genus Zeanillus Jeannel (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Bembidiini) of New Zealand, with descriptions of seven new species, re-classification of the species, and notes on their biogeography and evolution. Zootaxa, 4196(1): 1-37. doi Reference page
  • Soop, K. 2016: A contribution to the study of the cortinarioid mycoflora of New Zealand, VII. New Zealand journal of botany, 54(3): 344-365. doi Reference page
  • Stein, D.L. 2016: Description of a new hadal Notoliparis from the Kermadec Trench, New Zealand, and redescription of Notoliparis kermadecensis (Neilsen) (Liparidae, Scorpaeniformes). Copeia, 104(4): 907-920. doi Reference page
  • Sychra, O.; Kolencik, S.; Palma, R.L. 2016: Three new species of Myrsidea (Phthiraptera: Menoponidae) from New Zealand passerines (Aves: Passeriformes). Zootaxa, 4126(3): 397-410. doi Reference page
  • Taylor, C.K. 2016: First record of a representative of Ballarrinae (Opiliones: Neopilionidae), Americovibone remota sp. nov., from New Zealand. Journal of arachnology, 44(2): 194-198. doi Reference page
  • Taylor Smith, B.L.; Trewick, S.A.; Morgan-Richards, M. 2016: Three new ground wētā species and a redescription of Hemiandrus maculifrons. New Zealand journal of zoology, 43(4): 363-383. doi Reference page
  • Thorsen, M.J.; de Lange, P.J. 2016: Carex applanata (Cyperaceae), a new species from southern New Zealand. New Zealand journal of botany, 54(3): 335-343. doi Reference page
  • Tsai, C.H.; Fordyce, R.E. 2016: Archaic baleen whale from the Kokoamu Greensand: earbones distinguish a new late Oligocene mysticete (Cetacea: Mysticeti) from New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 46(2): 117-138. doi Reference page
  • Visagie, C.M. et al. 2016: Fifteen new species of Penicillium. Persoonia, 36: 247-280. doi Reference page
  • Vizzini, A. et al. 2016: Phylogeny and morphology of the Peziza ammophila complex (Pezizales, Ascomycota), with description of two new species and a new form. Mycological progress, 15(8): 883-901. doi Reference page

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