Faunitaxys – Instructions to authors

General informations

- Faunitaxys publishes original research results of zoological systematics, taxonomy, phylogeny and related fields.

- All manuscripts will be refereed by taxonomic experts.

- Submission of a manuscript implies that it has been approved by all authors, that it reports their unpublished work and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere. 

- Manuscripts must be submitted via email (lionel.delaunay@free.fr) as an attached Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx).

- Letterings must use Times New Roman font.

- There is no maximal length of the articles.

- No financial contribution is requested from the authors regardless of the number of pages and the number of illustrations.

- Please suggest at least two names of reviewers. 

- The language must be English, French, Spanish, Italian or German. Authors not writing in their native language should pay particular attention to the linguistic quality of the text. 

- The text should be in standard type face throughout, except for genus and species names which must be formatted in italics.

- The abstract summarise the contents and conclusions of the paper and name all newly described taxa.

 

Descriptions

- The International Code of Zoological Nomenclature must be strictly followed. 

- The current location of the examined museum material must be given. Types must always be deposited in a museum or similar institution. 

- The abbreviations gen. nov., sp. nov. (or sp. n.), syn. nov. and comb. nov. must be used to distinguish all new taxa, synonyms or combinations. 

- All examined specimens should be listed using the following listing system: Museum Acronym followed by accession number if available; number of specimens and sex; locality names, coordinates, other locality data; collection date; other data. 

- The Description section may be subdivided by adding subtitles, e. g. Head: Pronotum: Abdomen: etc. 

 

References

- All literature cited in the text must be listed at the end of the article in the references

- The list of references must include all publications cited in the text but only these. 

- Titles of periodicals in italics must be given in full, not abbreviated. 

- Authors are requested to include, where they exist, the DOIs of the articles cited in the bibliography, in the form https://doi.org/... 

- Citation of references in the text must use the following format: Vermer & Bayon (2005), (Vermer & Bayon, 2005), (Vermer, 2005a, b), (Vermer et al., 2005) etc.

- The references are presented alphabetically and then chronologically. If there are several references by the same authors and the same year, add small letters after the year (e. g. Vermer, 2005a; Vermer, 2005b). 

 

Figures, photos & tables

- For the first submission, figures can be provided as a PDF file if desired. At least after acceptance of the paper, the figures must be sent as separate files, not integrated in the text-file, and all numbered consecutively. 

- Legends to figures, example: 

Fig. 1-2. Scorpiops (Euscorpiops) piceus sp. n., ♀ holotype, habitus. 1. Dorsal aspect. 2. Ventral aspect.

- Photos must be in JPG or TIF format in the best possible resolution. They must be transmitted with the WeTransfer or TransferNow applications, and especially not as attachments to an email.

- Tables are numbered from 1 to n and have to figure at the end of the paper, after the references. 

 

Proofs

- Page proofs will be sent by email to the corresponding author as PDF files only. You can make your corrections and comments directly into the PDF file using suitable editing software.

 

Contacts

- If you have questions concerning your manuscript submission, please do not hesitate to contact us by email. 

 

Lionel Delaunay, 28, rue Voltaire, 42100 Saint-Etienne

lionel.delaunay@free.fr

www.faunitaxys.fr

 

Example

 

A new species of the genus Scorpiops Peters, 1861, subgenus Euscorpiops Vachon, 1980 from Laos (Scorpiones: Scorpiopidae) 

 

Une nouvelle espèce du genre Scorpiops Peters, 1861, sous-genre Euscorpiops Vachon, 1980 du Laos (Scorpiones: Scorpiopidae) 

 

WILSON R. LOURENÇO (1) & ERIC YTHIER (2) 

 

(1) Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Sorbonne Universités, Institut de Systématique, Evolution, Biodiversité (ISYEB), UMR7205 - CNRS, MNHN, UPMC, EPHE, CP 53, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France. 

E-mail:
ZooBank: http://zoobank.org/

Orcid : https://orcid.org/ 

 

(2) BYG Taxa, 382 rue des Guillates, 71570 Romanèche-Thorins, France. 

E-mail:
ZooBank: http://zoobank.org/

Orcid : https://orcid.org/

 

Abstract. A new species, Scorpiops (Euscorpiops) piceus sp. n., belonging … in the family Scorpiopidae and a number of these are revalidated at the subgeneric level. 

 

Keywords. Scorpiones, Scorpiopidae, Scorpiops, Euscorpiops, taxonomy, new species, description, morphology, Khammouane, forest cover, Laos. 

 

Résumé. Une nouvelle espèce, Scorpiops (Euscorpiops) piceus sp. n., appartenant … dans la famille des Scorpiopidae est également discutée, et une partie de ceux-ci sont revalidés au niveau sous-générique. 

 

Mots-clés. Scorpiones, Scorpiopidae, Scorpiops, Euscorpiops, taxinomie, nouvelle espèce, description, morphologie, Khammouane, couverture forestière, Laos. 

 

Introduction 

Material and Methods 

Acronyms

Taxonomic treatment

Scorpiops (Euscorpiops) piceus sp. n. (Fig. 1-13)

Holotype … 

Paratypes  …

Description of the holotype (Fig. 1 - 4) 

Coloration. Head. Thorax. Elytra. Legs. Abdomen. Genitalia …

Female (Fig. 5 - 8).

Dimensions (mm). Total length, Prothoracic length, Anterior prothoracic width, Posterior prothoracic width, Maximum prothoracic width, Humeral width, Elytral length. …

Etymology. 

Variability.

Relationships.

Remarks. 

Repartition.

Ecological notes.

Biology.

Acknowledgments

References 

Háva J., 2021. – Second contribution to knowledge of Dermestidae (Coleoptera) from Senegal. Faunitaxys, 9(43): 1-5.