Venegas, P. J., García-Ayachi, L. A., Barboza, A. C. and Catenazzi, A. (2024) Description of two new species of Pristimantis (Anura: Strabomantidae) from northern Peru, previously confused with P. phoxocephalus Lynch 1979. Holotipus rivista di zoologia sistematica e tassonomia V (1).

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.11103883.


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Based on morphological and previously published molecular evidence, herein we describe two new species of Pristimantis from the Andes of northern Peru; Pristimantis sp. nov. 1 from Cañaris in the northern region of the Cordillera Occidental of the Andes, at an elevation of 3200 m.a.s.l., Lambayeque Department, northwestern Peru, and Pristimantis sp. nov. 2 from the Huarmicocha to Cochabamba trail in the northern region of the Cordillera Central, at an elevation of 3376 m.a.s.l., Amazonas Department, northeastern Peru. Both new species are morphologically similar to and were previously confused with Pristimantis phoxocephalus, because they shared (i) the presence of a pointed rostral papilla, (ii) acutely or acuminated shaped snout in dorsal view, and (iii) in life, distinctive coloration on groin and concealed surfaces of thighs. However, the new species are not closely related to species from the P. phoxocephalus group and can be readily diagnosed from morphologically similar Pristimantis from Peru and Ecuador by the combination of the following characters: snout shape, tuberculate or coarsely tuberculate dorsum, and the color of concealed surfaces of thighs and groin.

Keywords: Amazonas; Lambayeque; Cordillera Central Paramo; Peruvian Yunga; taxonomy; Tropical Andes.

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Birkin, J. & Manghani, S. (2024) From Dürer’s Rhinoceros to AI Image Diffusion Models. Holotipus rivista di zoologia sistematica e tassonomia V (1).

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10848177


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The article explores the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and image creation, comparing the advancements in AI image diffusion models like OpenAI’s DALL-E 2 with Albrecht Dürer’s iconic 1515 woodcut of a rhinoceros. It discusses how both Dürer’s artwork and AI-generated images challenge traditional notions of knowledge production and representation. Dürer’s rhinoceros, produced from textual descriptions without direct observation, is paralleled with modern AI’s ability to generate images based on vast datasets. The article examines the historical significance of the rhinoceros as a symbol of early globalization and the Anthropocene, together with the societal, epistemological, and environmental dilemmas posed by AI’s rapid development. By drawing such parallels, the complex relationship between technology, art, and the representation of the world is highlighted, emphasizing the implications of AI in reshaping our understanding and documentation of reality.

Keywords: AI, classification, Dürer, episteme, representation, rhinoceros.

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Giannachi, G. (2024) Into the Archive: revisiting key works by Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. Holotipus rivista di zoologia sistematica e tassonomia V (1).

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10678083


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This article revisits key works by Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison, including Lagoon Cycle (1974-84) and Meditations on the Condition of the Sacramento River, its Delta and the Bays at San Francisco (1976-1977), to propose a novel framework for the documentation of ecological art.

Keywords: Eco-art; living systems; sustainability; food production and consumption; water management; archives; documentation.

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Ambrosini, E. et al. (2023). Unlearning Taxonomies: Artistic Unveiling Practices. Holotipus rivista di zoologia sistematica e tassonomia V(1).

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10609444


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The Anthropocene era seems to be described by starting from the analysis of the effects of human action. But in reality, the Anthropocene is not ended and thus was determined by an imagination projected onto a possible future. In this sense, we will try to show that when trying to define something, one must focus on the effects of the individual’s activities. In fact, descriptive taxonomy does not provide an understanding of the world, but a universal abstraction of ideological characteristics. The goal of this article is to problematize taxonomies by showing that they can only be useful if they are thought of in a posteriori terms. A coherent taxonomic description must be approached by taking into account the changing relational status of things in the world. This means being able to rethink taxonomies no longer with a hierarchical and universal model, but from the network of relationships and complexity. Our proposal is not to suggest new categories, but to open them up to the event, understood as the determining quality of a process in constant becoming. Taxonomies must not only be contextualized a posteriori, but also react to an epistemological paradox that seeks to crystallize ever-evolving processes. Cosmologies from anthropology and contemporary art will be used to support this thesis.

Keywords: Anthropocene; Cosmologies; Complexity; Event; Ideology; Taxonomies; Unlearning.

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Abenia, T. (2024) Towards Non-Extractive Taxonomies in Architecture. Holotipus rivista di zoologia sistematica e tassonomia V(1).

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10609181


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Architecture, as a dissipative practice, strongly relies on extraction. This article investigates resistance to the extractive paradigm by studying the critical transformation of historical taxonomies in architecture. What are the forms and prerogatives of non-extractive taxonomies? This article first traces the evolution of architectural classificatory systems, to better understand the modalities of their contemporary renewal. An inventory of alternative taxonomies of built situations follows, emphasizing their critical departure from conventional practices. The article concludes by assessing the extent to which these alternatives contribute to framing nonextractive principles in architecture.

Keywords: classification in architecture, non-extractive taxonomies, externalities, abandonment, design.

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Quinteros-Muñoz, O. & Pérez, E. (2024) Finding the way home: an unusual case of homing behaviour of Hyloscirtus armatus (Anura: Hylidae) in Bolivia. Holotipus rivista di zoologia sistematica e tassonomia V(1).

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10598629


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Many factors are attributed to homing behaviour in anurans, including the extension of its home range and the search for new shelter and/or food. To date, homing behaviour remains poorly understood, especially within the family Hylidae. A rescue, marking, and translocation project of the endangered frog, Hyloscirtus armatus was carried out in December 2019, in Sehuencas, Carrasco National Park, Cochabamba, Bolivia. In February 2020, a marked individual of H. armatus was recaptured, which registered a displacement of more than 1900 meters between its translocation point to its recapture point. In this study, the homing ability of H. armatus is documented for the first time, and suggests that homing behaviour in this species is based on authentic navigation.

Keywords: behaviour, Carrasco National Park, Hylidae, navigation, Yungas.

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Moore, t. & Grasso, M. (2023) Una nueva especie de Stigmoderini del extremo sur-oriental-amazónico de Perù (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). Holotipus rivista di zoologia sistematica e tassonomia IV(1).

https://doi.org/10.53561/OEAR8611


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Resumen: Se describe Conognatha (s. str.) douglasi n. sp. de Loreto, en el extremo sur-oriental de la zona amazónica peruana, la quinta especie dada para Perù.
Palabras clave: Taxonomy, Conognatha, Loreto.
Abstract: Conognatha (s. str.) douglasi n. sp. is described from Loreto, in extreme south-eastern of the Peruvian Amazonic zone. It is the fifth Peruvian species of the genus

Keywords: Taxonomy, Conognatha, Loreto.

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Quinteros-Muñoz, O. et al. (2022) First formal evidence and distribution extension of Erythrolamprus macrosomus (Amaral, 1936) (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) in Bolivia. Holotipus rivista di zoologia sistematica e tassonomia III(2): 23-30.

https://doi.org/10.53561/QMFE4806 


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Erythrolamprus macrosomus (Amaral, 1936) is a snake recently revalidated to the species level, with a known distribution in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. We discovered a single specimen in Bolivia from the Department of Cochabamba, that corroborates this species in the country and extends its distribution westward.

Keywords: Carrasco National Park, Cochabamba, humid montane forest,
new country record, range extension, snakes, Xenodontini.

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Baldacci, C. & Guaraldo, E. (2022) Archiving the Anthropocene: New Taxonomies Between Art and Science. Holotipus rivista di zoologia sistematica e tassonomia III(1): 17-22.

https://doi.org/10.53561/DVUH1025


Call for papers.
Since its initial formulation and popularization in the public sphere, the Anthropocene thesis has triggered several critical debates across scientific disciplines and artistic practices, which have included non-anthropocentric and decolonial perspectives, critiques of species thinking and extractive economies, and insights from political ecology and the natural sciences. While scientific institutions have increasingly initiated collaborations with artists and designers, visual artists from different geographies and traditions have creatively engaged with the geological and planetary imaginaries mobilized by the ‘epoch of man’. They have done so by maintaining a critical relationship with the forms of knowledge reproduced by geoscientific research and communication.

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Zappi, I. (2022) Pelonium aulaeum n. sp., a new checkered beetle from French Guiana (Coleoptera: Cleridae). Holotipus rivista di zoologia sistematica e tassonomia III(1): 11-16.

https://doi.org/10.53561/LXDA8318


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Pelonium aulaeum n. sp., a new species of Pelonium Spinola, 1844, from French Guiana, is described and figured. The new species is distinguishable from its congeners on the basis of colour, setal pattern and elytral sculpturing.

Keywords: Coleoptera, Cleridae, Pelonium, new species, French Guiana, Neotropical region.

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FANTi, f. & menufandu, h. (2022)Two new species of Heteromastix (Cantharidae, Dysmorphocerinae) from New Guinea. Holotipus rivista di zoologia sistematica e tassonomia IIi(1): 1-10.

https://doi.org/10.53561/HSBU7449


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Two new Heteromastix Boheman, 1858 from Mount Arfak in New Guinea (Indonesia, West Papua) are described. Heteromastix casadioi sp. nov. is characterized by 12 antennomeres, a feature only known in one other species until now. Heteromastix colacurcioi sp. nov. is similar to H. elongatus Wittmer, 1959 but differs in the antennomeres X-XI. Furthermore, a redefinition of the species-groups of the entire genus Heteromastix is provided.

Keywords: Cantharidae, Heteromastix, Entomology, new species, soldier beetles, West Papua.

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Cabral, H. & Cacciali, P. (2021) A new species of Homonota 
(Squamata: Gekkota: Phyllodactylidae) from Paraguay. Holotipus rivista di zoologia sistematica e tassonomia II(2): 93-108.

https://doi.org/10.53561/KAYV6367


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The 12 recognized species of the genus Homonota are geographically restricted to central and southern South America in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia, and Paraguay. The phylogenetic relationships within the genus are well known where three groups are identified, each of them containing four species: the whitii group (Homonota darwinii, H. williamsii, H. whitii, and H. andicola), the borellii group (H. borellii, H. taragui, H. rupicola, and H. uruguayensis) and the horrida group (H. horrida, H. underwoodi, H. septentrionalis, and H. marthae). During fieldwork in Paraguay, we found a specimen of Homonota with unique morphological and geographical traits. Thus, we performed a comparative morphological analysis against specimens housed in different Paraguayan collections. Additionally, we performed a DNA analysis of our specimen to assess its relationships within the genus. Results suggest that this specimen represents a new species of the Homonota horrida group based on molecular and morphological evidence. The new species is characterized by a robust body, 10 longitudinal rows of strongly keeled scales separated by one or two granular scales, square-shaped mental scales, small postmental scales, one or two rows of rectangular scales in the upper eye scales, rostral scale divided, edge of auditory meatus serrated posteriorly, and black and brown background coloration with one white vertebral line and seven white transverse bands. The new species is restricted to Paraguarí Department, characterized by herbaceous grasslands with rocky outcrops.

Keywords: Geckos, Homonota, grasslands, phylogeny, taxonomy, South America

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Santos Magalhães, R. (2021) A New Species of the genus Augochloropsis Cockerell 1897 (Halictidae, Augochlorini) from Northeast Brazil, and a key to species from the Bahia State. Holotipus rivista di zoologia sistematica e tassonomia, II(2): 81-92.

https://doi.org/10.53561/IRGI9543


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Augochloropsis, with 150 species, is the most speciose Augochlorini genus. This taxon displays a wide spectrum of social behavior ranging from solitary to primitively eusocial. In the present study Augochloropsis beatrice sp. nov. from Bahia, northeast Brazil, is described and a key to the species occurring in Bahia is provided, together with their distribution.

Keywords: Augochloropsis, Bees, Halictidae, Neotropical, Systematics, Taxonomy.

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MASCELLARO, V. & PAGELLA, E. (2021) A REVIEW OF PLANET OF PEOPLE (LITHUANIAN SPACE AGENCY, BIENNALE ARCHITETTURA 2021). HOLOTIPUS RIVISTA DI ZOOLOGIA SISTEMATICA E TASSONOMIA, II (1): 47–55 

https://doi.org/10.53561/MXFJ1180


Abstract.
Julijonas Urbonas presents his project Planet of people, brought by the Lithuanian Space Agency in the Lithuanian Pavilion, and is curated by Jan Boelen.

Keywords: Art, Venice, Biennale, Lithuania, Urbonas.

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Grasso, M., Vodoz, R. & Menufandu, H. (2021) Notes on species of the tribe Stigmoderini lacordaire, 1857 (cOLEOPTERA: bUPRESTIDAE) FROM AUSTRALIA AND PAPUA NEW GUINEA, WITH DESCRIPTION OF A NEW SUBSPECIES OF CALODEMA WALLACEI DEYROLLE, 1864. Holotipus rivista di zoologia sistematica e tassonomia, II (1): 57-80

https://doi.org/10.53561/TAQS2785


Abstract. Two new distribution records for Western New Guinea for Metaxymorpha Parry, 1848 and one for Calodema Gory & Laporte de Castelnau, 1838, previously known only from Papua New Guinea, are reported. In addition, Calodema  wallacei meeki ssp. nov. is described based on an old specimen in the collection of Neervoort van de Poll. New corrigenda to previous published records are also reported.

Keywords: Australia, Calodema, corrigenda, Metaxymorpha, New Guinea, new records, new taxon, Stigmoderini.

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Grasso, M. & Casadio, C.A. (2021) Taxonomic notes on the genus Rosenbergia Ritsema, 1881 with description of a new species and subspecies (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae). Holotipus rivista di zoologia sistematica e tassonomia, II (1): 11-46

https://doi.org/10.53561/LJAR3165


Abstract. The R. dianneae species group of the genus Rosenbergia is described and enlarged with the additional descriptions of R. cheesmanae sp. nov. and R. valentinae eki ssp. nov. Adult genitalia are depicted. The R. weiskei species group is analysed and Rosenbergia valentinae Rigout, 2004 stat. nov. is raised to species level and no longer considered a subspecies of R. dianneae Allard, 1990. The rediscovery of the holotype of Rosenbergia humeralis Gilmour, 1966 allows for the description of the male of this species. After extensive research, the holotype of R. dianneae is considered lost and a neotype has been designated.


Keywords: New Guinea, Batocerini, Rosenbergia, new taxa.

This is a special issue aimed to Rosenbergia genus.

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SMITH, P. 2021; What is Azara’s (1805) No. 193 Suiriri pardo amarillo menor? Holotipus rivista di zoologia sistematica e tassonomia II (1) 2021: 3-10

https://doi.org/10.53561/PGSL4753


Abstract. Despite being well-described, Azara’s No. 193 Suiriri pardo amarillo menor has never been conclusively identified. Indeed, during the 19th Century it was usually associated with species in the genus Myiarchus, despite the cup nest description provided being incompatible with that genus. In the early 20th Century it became associated with Elaenia obscura, and that has not been seriously questioned since. However, Paraguayan populations formerly attributed to E. obscura are now known as E. sordida, a species that is rare in Paraguay and incompatible with the original description. In this paper I argue that the true identity of No. 193 is Large Elaenia E. spectabilis (Pelzeln, 1868), a common species in Paraguay, and this error of understanding is responsible for many early 20th Century Paraguayan reports of E. obscura. Azara’s description predates the type description of E. spectabilis by 63 years.


Keywords: Elaenia flavogaster; Elaenia sordida; Elaenia spectabilis; Large Elaenia; Myiarchus ferox.



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Pessani, D. 2021; HOLOTIPUS IN MARINE BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION. Holotipus rivista di zoologia sistematica e tassonomia II (1) 2021: 1-2

https://doi.org/10.53561/RXWK2858


Abstract. With its editorial policy, Holotipus (open access, peer-reviewed, and no article processing charges) supports and reaffirms the importance of taxonomic and morphological studies, by accepting works on marine biodiversity and its conservation. The journal firmly believes that we must “understand in order to protect”.


Keywords: Holotipus; marine; biodiversity; conservation; Taxonomy; Systematics



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Davis, J. 2020; Unification of knowledge. Holotipus rivista di zoologia sistematica e tassonomia I (2) 2020: 49-76

https://doi.org/10.53561/AMNL3104


This is a special issue. Introduction by Matteo Grasso, text by Joe Davis, pictures by Vincent Fournier


Keywords: BioArt

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Entiauspe-Neto, O. et al. 2020; Rediscovery of Apostolepis niceforoi Amaral, 1935 (Serpentes: Dipsadidae: Elapomorphini. Holotipus rivista di zoologia sistematica e tassonomia I (2) 2020: 21-35

https://doi.org/10.53561/CQYG1236


Abstract. Apostolepis is a speciose Neotropical snake genus, encompassing 38 species, widely distributed in South America. Most species of the genus are known based on small series, which has contributed to a convoluted taxonomic history. In this study, we report the rediscovery of Apostolepis niceforoi, a taxon that remained known from a single specimen since its original description in 1935, providing a detailed redescription, with comments on putatively close congeners, as well as taxonomic misidentifications related to this species. 


Keywords: Caenophidia; Colombia; Neotropical; Taxonomy.



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Grasso, M. & Casadio, C. A. 2020; A new species of Apriona Chevrolat 1852 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) from Western New Guinea. Holotipus rivista di zoologia sistematica e tassonomia I (2) 2020: 37-47

https://doi.org/10.53561/OFOC4753


Abstract. A new species of Apriona Chevrolat, 1852 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) from West Papua is described as new: Apriona herlinae sp. nov. The adult and genitalia are depicted.


Keywords: West Papua; Lamiinae; Apriona; new species



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Cacciali, P. 2020; ADVANTAGES OF HOLOTIPUS
FOR TAXONOMIC HERPETOLOGY. Holotipus rivista di zoologia sistematica e tassonomia I (1) 2020: 19-20

https://doi.org/10.53561/FMBU2662


Abstract. This is an open letter to researchers in specimen-based taxonomic herpetology, to bring to your attention a new open-access peer-reviewed journal which emphasizes the importance of type material and voucher specimens in taxonomy and systematics.


Keywords: Holotipus; Taxonomy; Systematics; Herpetology; Cacciali; Guyra; Paraguay



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Zappi, I. & Khidhir, A.-Q. S. 2020; New data on distribution of checkered beetles from Kurdistan Region of Iraq (Coleoptera, Cleridae). Holotipus rivista di zoologia sistematica e tassonomia I (1) 2020: 11-18 

https://doi.org/10.53561/TPST4174


Abstract. Ten species of checkered beetles (Coleoptera, Cleridae) from Kurdistan Region of Iraq are listed in this paper. Four species: Trichodes ephippiger Chevrolat, 1874, Trichodes olivieri (Chevrolat, 1843), Winklerius grandis (Stierlin, 1868) and Necrobia rufipes (De Geer, 1775) were already known from Iraq while six Clerus mutillaroides Reitter, 1894, Trichodes ganglbaueri Escherich, 1894, Trichodes inermis Reitter, 1894, Trichodes longissimus (Abeille de Perrin, 1881), Trichodes pulcherrimus Escherich, 1892 and Trichodes reichei (Mulsant & Rey, 1863) are recorded from Iraq for the first time. Synonymies and distribution data are given. All the species are pictured for easy identification.


Keywords: Coleoptera, Cleridae, checkered beetle, new record, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.



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Voitsekhovskii, V. 2020; A new subspecies of Sphingnotus Perroud 1855 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from West Papua, Indonesia. Holotipus rivista di zoologia sistematica e tassonomia I (1) 2020: 1-9

https://doi.org/10.53561/YXGE5554


Abstract. A new subspecies of the genus Sphingnotus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). According to the species keys of this genus, Sphingnotus mirabilis Boisduval should be assigned a new subspecies, 1835. The new subspecies is more similar to S. m. mirabilis Boisduval, which has different variations from blue-green to purple-black and coppery color, while this new subspecies has different characteristics described below.

Keywords: long-horn beetles, Lamiinae, Sphingnotus, taxonomy, West Papua, Indonesia




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