European Journal of Taxonomy

The European Journal of Taxonomy is a peer-reviewed international journal in descriptive taxonomy, covering the eukaryotic world. Its content is fully electronic and Open Access. It is published and funded by a consortium of European natural history institutions. Neither authors nor readers have to pay fees. All articles published in EJT are compliant with the different nomenclatural codes. EJT is an archived and indexed journal that welcomes scientific contributions from all over the world, both in content and authorship. If you have any questions about EJT, please contact us

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An artful revision of dragon millipedes


This week, EJT publishes two papers by Ruttapon Srisonchai and co-workers on new genera and species of dragon millipedes from Thailand that, on top of the impressive scientific pictures (photographs and line drawings), each include a watercolour painting by Thai artist Photchana Kriatpraprai.

To ensure that non-millipede workers can also observe the beauty of these paintings and of the dragon millipedes themselves, we exceptionally present them here on our homepage for all to enjoy.

Posted: 2018-09-25 More...

New species of millipede named after EJT and CETAF


EJT vol 445 contains installment 7 of Henrik Enghoff’s monographic work “A mountain of millipedes”, which describes the (mostly endemic) millipede fauna of the Udzungwa Mountains in East Africa. In this 7th part, the author describes 22 new species of the genus Eviulisoma Silvestri, 1910 from the Eastern Arc Mountains (Tanzania).

One of these species is rather special to our journal, as Enghoff has dedicated it to EJT itself: Eviulisoma ejti sp. nov.!! 

Posted: 2018-06-19 More...
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No 467 (2018): A monographic revision of the Neotropical dung beetle genus Sylvicanthon Halffter & Martínez, 1977 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Deltochilini), including a reappraisal of the taxonomic history of ‘Canthon sensu lato’

Mario CUPELLO & Fernando Z. VAZ-DE-MELLO

Section: Entomology; pp. 1–205, 46 figures, 5 tables, 369 references;

accepted: 7 February 2018; published: 16 October 2018

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Mario Cupello, Fernando Z. Vaz-de-Mello