Biodiv Sci ›› 2021, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (8): 1044-1049.  DOI: 10.17520/biods.2021164

Special Issue: 昆虫多样性与生态功能

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New taxa of Coleoptera from China in 2020

Lulu Li1,2, Yuanyuan Lu2, Pingping Du2,3, Yuhuan He4, Xiaoyi Dong4, Jiasheng Hao1,*(), Xingke Yang2,5, Ming Bai2,*()   

  1. 1 College of Life Sciences, Anhui Normal University, Wuhu, Anhui 241000
    2 Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101
    3 Institutes of Physical Science and Information Technology, Anhui University, Hefei 230601
    4 College of Biological Sciences and Technology, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing 100083
    5 Institute of Zoology, Guangdong Academy of Sciences, Guangdong Key Laboratory of Animal Conservation and Resource Utilization, Guangdong Public Laboratory of Wild Animal Conservation and Utilization, Guangzhou 510260
  • Received:2021-04-28 Accepted:2021-07-02 Online:2021-08-20 Published:2021-08-07
  • Contact: Jiasheng Hao,Ming Bai


Aims: Coleoptera are the most diverse of all insect orders, exhibiting high economic and ecological significance. The aim of this study is to grasp the situation of new taxa and name changes of Coleoptera from China published in 2020.

Methods: In this study, 198 articles published in 2020 were utilized to form an annual taxonomic report outlining new taxa and name changes of Chinese Coleoptera.

Results: A total of 421 new taxa of Chinese Coleoptera were published in 2020, including 21 new genera, 2 new subgenera, 387 new species, and 11 new subspecies. At the Chinese national level, 51 new taxa were recorded. In addition, 56 new combinations, 70 synonyms, 7 restorations and 3 degradations were provided. The taxa of greatest attention included Carabidae, Staphylinidae, Tenebrionidae, Cerambycidae and Curculionidae. 33 Chinese provincial-level administration areas contributed to new taxa and records, with most discoveries being concentrated in Yunnan and Sichuan provinces.

Conclusion: It is crucial that taxonomic information is regularly updated, digitized, and made available to researchers to promote the dissemination of recent research results and reflect the most current state of scientific knowledge.

Key words: Coleoptera, new taxa, new name changes, China