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Checklist of carrion beetles (Coleoptera...

Shota Japarashvili recently published a checklist of 26 species of carrion beetles (Silphidae, Coleoptera) for Sakartvelo in the journal Annals of Agrarian Science (vol. 19, 211-215). These species are represented by nine genera (Ablattaria Reitter, Aclypea Reitter, Dendroxena Motschulsky, Necrodes Leach, Nicrophorus Fabricius, Oiceoptoma Leach, Phosphuga Leach, Silpha Linnaeus, Thanatophilus Leach) and two subfamilies Nicrophorinae […]

Every Single Specimen Counts

Every Single Specimen Counts

Kurina and Kirik describe a new fungus gnat species from a single specimen collected from Georgia (Sakartvelo). The new species—Docosia caucasica sp. n.—has been described from material collected from the Lesser Caucasus Mountains.

Explore Georgia’s wealth of plants

Explore Georgia’s wealth of plants

Georgia may be a small country, but it has an extraordinary range of ecosystems, from humid Colchic forest to continental steppe, from Mediterranean vegetation along the Black Sea coast to alpine meadows next to mountain glaciers. This gives rise to an extremely rich flora, making Georgia a key contributor to the biodiversity hotspot of the […]

103 Ichneumonidae species are reported f...

103 Ichneumonidae species are reported for the first time in the Caucasus

Riedle & Japoshvili recently published new records of Ichneumonidae for the Caucasus with a special focus on Sakartvelo (Georgia) in the Linzer biologische Beiträge. 149 of the species are new records for the Georgian fauna, and 103 species have not been reported from the Caucasus region before. In addition, three species new to science are […]

Check out a review on the faunal biodive...

Check out a review on the faunal biodiversity research in the Caucasus: with a special focus on the Republic of Georgia

Mumladze et al. (2020) published a comprehensive analysis on the status of faunal biodiversity assessment in the Caucasus Republic of Georgia. Although it was published last year, it has not lost any of its relevance. Currently, major gaps remain in all branches of animal diversity research in Georgia.



CaBOL/GGBC applied for the International Award for Education and Science Diplomacy of the BMBF in September 2020. In the course of this, a short video was created in which the project is presented and possible future initiatives are advertised.

A new nemacheilid loach from the eastern...

A new nemacheilid loach from the eastern Black Sea basin

Freyhof et al. recently published an article in Zootaxa. Oxynoemacheilus phasicus, new species, is described from the Rioni and Enguri River drainages in Georgia. Oxynoemacheilus phasicus is distinguished by molecular data (COI) and from other Oxynoemacheilus species in the O. brandtii group by a mottled or marbled flank pattern in adults, a slightly emarginate caudal […]

First DNA-based Records of New Alien Fre...

Japoshvili et al. recently detected two new alien species in the Republic of Georgia. DNA barcodes (CO1) were obtained from samples, which turned out to belong to Rhithropanopeus harrisii (Decapoda: Panopeidae) and Rhinogobius lindbergi (Gobiiformes: Oxudercidae). These two species were detected in Georgia for the first time. Their results emphasize the importance of taxon sampling […]