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New Species in the Old World: Europe as a Frontier in Biodiversity Exploration, a Test Bed for 21st Century Taxonomy

  • Benoît Fontaine mail,

    fontaine@mnhn.fr

    Affiliation: UMR 7204, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France

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  • Kees van Achterberg,

    Affiliation: NCB Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands

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  • Miguel Angel Alonso-Zarazaga,

    Affiliation: Depto. de Biodiversidad y Biologıa Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid, Spain

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  • Rafael Araujo,

    Affiliation: Depto. de Biodiversidad y Biologıa Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid, Spain

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  • Manfred Asche,

    Affiliation: Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions und Biodiversitätsforschung an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Horst Aspöck,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Parasitology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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  • Ulrike Aspöck,

    Affiliation: Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Universität Wien, Wien, Austria

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  • Paolo Audisio,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and Biotechnology “C. Darwin", Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

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  • Berend Aukema,

    Affiliation: Renkum, The Netherlands

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  • Nicolas Bailly,

    Affiliation: WorldFish Center, Natural Resource Management, Laguna, Philippines

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  • Maria Balsamo,

    Affiliation: Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Uomo, dell’Ambiente e della Natura, Università di Urbino ‘Carlo Bo’, Urbino, Italy

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  • Ruud A. Bank,

    Affiliation: Hoogezand, Netherlands

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  • Carlo Belfiore,

    Affiliation: Dipartimento di Scienze Ecologiche e Biologiche, Università della Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy

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  • Wieslaw Bogdanowicz,

    Affiliation: Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland

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  • Geoffrey Boxshall,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

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  • Daniel Burckhardt,

    Affiliation: Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Przemysław Chylarecki,

    Affiliation: Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland

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  • Louis Deharveng,

    Affiliation: Dépt Systématique et Evolution, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France

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  • Alain Dubois,

    Affiliation: Dépt Systématique et Evolution, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France

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  • Henrik Enghoff,

    Affiliation: Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Romolo Fochetti,

    Affiliation: Universita degli Studi della Tuscia, Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali, Viterbo, Italy

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  • Colin Fontaine,

    Affiliation: UMR 7204, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France

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  • Olivier Gargominy,

    Affiliation: Service du Patrimoine Naturel, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France

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  • Maria Soledad Gomez Lopez,

    Affiliation: Laboratori de Parasitologia, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Daniel Goujet,

    Affiliation: Dept. Histoire de la Terre, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France

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  • Mark S. Harvey,

    Affiliation: Department of Terrestrial Zoology, Western Australian Museum, Welshpool, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Klaus-Gerhard Heller,

    Affiliation: Institut für Zoologie, University of Erlangen-Nürenberg, Erlangen, Germany

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  • Peter van Helsdingen,

    Affiliation: Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum Naturalis, European Invertebrate Survey, Leiden, The Netherlands

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  • Hannelore Hoch,

    Affiliation: Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions und Biodiversitätsforschung an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Yde De Jong,

    Affiliation: Zoological Museum, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Ole Karsholt,

    Affiliation: Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Wouter Los,

    Affiliation: Zoological Museum, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Wojciech Magowski,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Taxonomy and Ecology, A. Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

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  • Jos A. Massard,

    Affiliation: Echternach, Luxembourg

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  • Sandra J. McInnes,

    Affiliation: . British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Luis F. Mendes,

    Affiliation: Instituto de Investigacao Cientifica Tropical, Centro de Zoologia, Lisboa, Portugal

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  • Eberhard Mey,

    Affiliation: Naturhistorisches Museum im Thüringer Landesmuseum, Rudolstadt, Germany

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  • Verner Michelsen,

    Affiliation: Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Alessandro Minelli,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy

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  • Juan M. Nieto Nafrıa,

    Affiliation: Departamento de Biodiversidad y Gestión Ambiental, Universidad de Leon, Leon, Spain

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  • Erik J. van Nieukerken,

    Affiliation: NCB Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands

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  • Thomas Pape,

    Affiliation: Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Willy De Prins,

    Affiliation: Flemish Entomological Society, Leefdaal, Belgium

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  • Marian Ramos,

    Affiliation: Depto. de Biodiversidad y Biologıa Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid, Spain

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  • Claudia Ricci,

    Affiliation: Dipartimento di protezione dei sistemi agroalimentare e urbano e valorizzazione delle biodiversità, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy

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  • Cees Roselaar,

    Affiliation: NCB Naturalis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Emilia Rota,

    Affiliation: Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali, Sezione di Sistematica ed Ecologia animale e vegetale, Universita di Siena, Siena, Italy

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  • Hendrik Segers,

    Affiliation: Freshwater Laboratory, Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium

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  • Tarmo Timm,

    Affiliation: Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartumaa, Estonia

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  • Jan van Tol,

    Affiliation: NCB Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands

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  • Philippe Bouchet

    Affiliation: Dépt Systématique et Evolution, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France

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  • Published: May 23, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036881

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