New species named after Dr Luc Hoffmann

Two new Niphargus species (a type of amphipod crustacean) from Central Europe (Austria, Germany, Switzerland) have recently been described  in zookeys. One of the species – Niphargus luchoffmanni  – is endemic to the Swiss Alps and has nicely been named after our founder Dr Luc Hoffmann.

The other species – Niphargus tonywhitteni – has been named after Tony Whitten (1953–2017), who devoted his life to nature conservation including conserving life in caves, also being a co-chair of the Cave Invertebrate Specialist Group at IUCN.

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