Biodiv Sci ›› 2023, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (10): 23202.  DOI: 10.17520/biods.2023202

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The world new taxa for extant Coleoptera in 2022

Xuan Zhou1,2, Yiping Luo2,3, Zi Jin4, Yuqing Qiao4, Yiyao Zhang4, Lulu Li2,5, Yuanyuan Lu2, Ning Liu2, Meike Liu1,*(), Ming Bai2,5,6,*()   

  1. 1. College of Agriculture, Yangtze University, Jingzhou, Hubei 434000
    2. Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101
    3. School of Agriculture, Ningxia University, Yinchuan 750021
    4. College of Life Science, Shenyang Normal University, Shenyang 110034
    5. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049
    6. Northeast Asia Biodiversity Research Center, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin 150040
  • Received:2023-06-15 Accepted:2023-09-28 Online:2023-10-20 Published:2023-09-28
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Aims: The aim of this paper is to summarize the world new taxa of extant Coleoptera in 2022, and to sort out the new species and new records in China separately.

Methods: By searching the relevant databases and related taxonomic journals, with the help of peer experts, 857 journal publications and 1 monograph were obtained and analyzed.

Results: In 2022, a total of 2,810 new taxa of extant Coleoptera globally, including 1 new subfamily, 2 new tribes, 3 new subtribes, 144 new genera, 48 new subgenera, 2,570 new species, and 42 new subspecies were observed. Additionally, 620 new combinations, 457 new synonyms, 39 upgradations, and 12 degradations were proposed. As China is the most biodiverse countries in the world of these new taxa, 8 new genera, 7 new subgenera, 480 new species, 9 new subspecies, 11 newly recorded genera, 1 newly recorded subgenus, 87 newly recorded species, and 1 newly recorded subspecies were recorded in China.

Conclusion: Yunnan and Xizang are hot regions for new species (subspecies) discovery in China, accounting for about 46% of the total published new species (subspecies). The new taxa for extant Coleoptera in 2022 is lower than it was in 2021, globally.

Key words: Coleoptera, taxonomy, biodiversity, new species, China