Local Rediscoveries

If an extirpated species or subspecies is rediscovered within that area, provided recolonisation/translocation from another area can be ruled out, then a genuine local rediscovery has real import for conservation biology. If a large carnivore is thought to have been extirpated from a small island, but is later rediscovered there, then its having genuinely gone undetected for a long period (despite methodologically appropriate survey methods) demonstrates that the classification of "extirpated" was premature. It is entirely irrelevant that individuals of that taxon survive elsewhere (since we have theoretically ruled out recolonisation/translocation), and therefore  a population went genuinely undetected despite surveys for a significant period.



Panthera pardus saxicolor

Cervus elaphus bactrianus



Ben Si Said, Z. and Rebbas, K. (2022). Rediscovery of Ophrys omegaifera subsp. hayekii (H. Fleisch. & Soó) and Dactylorhiza markusii (Tineo) H. Baumann & Künkele Kreutz in the region of Tizi Ouzou (Great Kabylia, Algeria). Journal of EcoAgriTourism 18(2): 47-53.

Chaker, Amina et al. (2023). New data on lichen flora of the Edough Peninsula in north-eastern Algeria. Botanica 29(1): 9-20. [Fuscopannaria leucosticta]

Chelli, Abdelmadjid, Moulaï, Riadh and Djemai, Abdelhadi. (2020). Does the Tichi Haf dam construction affect dragonfly and damselfly (Odonata : Insecta) assemblages of the Boussellam watercourse (central north Algeria)? A preliminary study. Zoology and Ecology 30(1): 37-47.

Glöer, P. and Ramdini, R. (2019). Hippeutis complanatus Linnaeus, 1758 in Algeria, refound after more than 150 years. Ecologica Montenegrina 22: 226-227.

Khelifa, Rassim and Zebsa, Rabah. (2018). Rediscovery of the regionally critically endangered dragonfly Lindenia tetraphylla in Northeast Algeria after 170 years of apparent absence (Odonata: Gomphidae). Notulae odonatologicae 9(2) 2018: 50-54.

Ramdini, R., van Damme, D., Sadouk, G. and Medjdoub-Bensaad, F. (2020). Rediscovery of Armiger crista (Linnaeus, 1758) (Gastropoda, Planorbidae) in Algeria. Biodiversity Journal 11(4): 821-824.

Slimani, S. et al. (2020). New reports of the Argentine ant Linepithema humile (Mayr, 1868) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Algeria. Ukrainian Journal of Ecology 10(5): 248-252. doi:10.15421/2020_239



Etchepare, E. G.; V. H. Zaracho. (2009). Serpentes, Colubridae, Taeniophallus poecilopogon (Cope, 1863): Rediscovery in Corrientes, Argentina, and natural history. Check List 5(4): 770-772.

Leuchtenberger, Caroline et al. (2021). Hope for an apex predator: giant otters rediscovered in Argentina. Oryx 55(6): 810-811.

Nenda, S. J.; D. O. Di Pietro. (2009). Serpentes, Dipsadidae, Echinantherini, Taeniophallus poecilopogon (Cope, 1863): Rediscovery in Argentina. Check List 5(3): 503-506.

Pardiñas, Ulyses F. J. et al. (2008). Rediscovery of Juliomys pictipes (Rodentia: Cricetidae) in Argentina: emended diagnosis, geographic distribution, and insights on genetic structure. Zootaxa 1758(1): 29-44. [Abstract]

Schejter, Laura, Cristobo, Javier and Ríos, Pilar. (2022). Rediscovering Fibulia myxillioides (Burton, 1932) (Porifera, Poecilosclerida) in the SW Atlantic Ocean. Panamjas 17: 16.



Arakelyan, Marine, Ananian, Vasil and Petrosyan, Ruzanna. (2019). Rediscovery of Chernov’s skink (Ablepharus chernovi Darevsky, 1953) in Armenia. Herpetology Notes 12: 475-477.



Aitken, P. F. (1971). Rediscovery of the Large Desert Sminthopsis (Sminthopsis psammophilus Spencer) on Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. Victorian Naturalist 88: 103-111.

Aitken, P. F. (1977). Rediscovery of swamp antechinus in South Australia after 37 years. South Australian Naturalist 52: 28–30. [Antechinus minimus maritimus]

Baynes, Alexander, Chapman, Andrew and Lynam, Antony J. (1987). The rediscovery, after 56 years, of the heath rat Pseudomys shortridgei (Thomas, 1907) (Rodentia: Muridae) in Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 13(2): 319-322.

Bourke, Patricia M and Willan, Richard C. (2009). 'Anadara granosa' (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Arcidae) Discovered Live in Darwin Harbour, with Implications for Understanding Climate Change in Northern Australia. The Beagle: Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 25: 115-118. [Abstract]

Cheal, David. (2010). Velvet Thread-petal 'Stenopetalum velutinum' Rediscovery in Victoria. The Victorian Naturalist 127(1): 19-22. [Abstract]

Doody, J. Sean, Rhind, David, Castellano, Christina M. and Bass, Michael. (2012). Rediscovery of the scaly-tailed possum (Wyulda squamicaudata) in the eastern Kimberley. Australian Mammalogy 34(2): 260-262. [Abstract]

Eldridge, M. D. B. and Close, R. L. (1995). Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby Petrogale penicillata, pp. 383-385. In: Strahan, Ronald (ed.). The Mammals of Australia. Chatswood: Reed Books Australia. [rediscovery in Victoria]

Falconer, Audrey and Burn, Robert. (2010). Rediscovery of the Seaweed Limpet 'Naccula parva' in Victorian Waters. The Victorian Naturalist 127(6): 246-247. [abstract]

Hammer, Michael P. et al. (2015). Regional extinction, rediscovery and rescue of a freshwater fish from a highly modified environment: The need for rapid response. Biological Conservation 192: 91-100. [Abstract]

Houston, Wayne, Porter, Gary, Elder, Rod, Black, Robert and Sheaves, Marcus. (2004). Rediscovery of yellow chats (Capricorn subspecies) on the Fitzroy River delta central Queensland. The Sunbird: Journal of the Queensland Ornithological Society 34(1): 36-42. [abstract]

Humphreys. W. F.. Brooks, R. D. and Bine. B. (1990). Rediscovery of the palm Livistona alfredii on North West cape Peninsula. Records of the Western Australian Museum 14(4): 647-650.

Jaensch, Roger, Houston, Wayne, Black, Robert, Campbell, Lorelle, McCabe, John, Elder, Rod and Porter, Gary. (2004). Rediscovery of the Capricorn subspecies of yellow chat 'Epthianura crocea macgregori' at Torilla Plain, on the mainland coast of central Queensland. The Sunbird: Journal of the Queensland Ornithological Society 34(1): 24-35. [abstract]

Kerrigan, Raelee, Dixon, Dale and Cowie, Ian. (2003). Ptychosperma macarthurii or P. bleeseri? The Taxonomic Status of P. bleeseri Reconsidered. The Beagle: Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 19: 81-86. [abstract]

New, T. R. (2007). The Hemiphlebia Damselfly 'Hemiphlebia mirabilis' Selys (Odonata, Zygoptera) as a Flagship Species for Aquatic Insect Conservation in South-Eastern Australia. The Victorian Naturalist 124(4): 269-272. [abstract]

Warneke, R. M. (1960). Rediscovery of the broad-toothed rat in Gippsland. Victorian Naturalist 77: 195-196. [Mastacomys fuscus]



Osborne, W. S., K. Kukolic, M. S. Davis and R. Blackburn. (1993). Recent records of the earless dragon Tympanocryptis lineata pinguicolla in the Canberra region and a description of its habitat. Herpetofauna 23(1): 16-25.

Xylocopa aerata


Christmas Island

Labuanium vitatum


Macquarie Island

Galium antarcticum


New South Wales

Curran, T. J. and Curran, S. R. (2005). Rediscovery of Ooline, Cadellia pentastylis, near Gunnedah: notes on the habitat and ecology of this dry rainforest tree. Cunninghamia 9: 311-316.

Leggett, Keith E. A., Welaratne, Thanuri, Letnic, Michael, McLeod, Steven and Dawson, Terrence. (2017). Rediscovery of the plains mouse (Pseudomys australis) (Rodentia: Muridae) in New South Wales. Australian Mammalogy 40(1): 127-130.

Theischinger, G., Miller, J., Miller, R. & Krogh. M. (2009). Rediscovery of Austrocordulia leonardi (Sydney Hawk) in the suburbia of Sydney. Agrion 13(2): 50-53.

Dasycercus cristicauda (Crest-tailed mulgara)

Correa lawrenceana genoensis

Boronia deanei (Deane's boronia)

Pomaderris cotoneaster

Nalbaugh nematolepis

Dodonaea stenophylla

Litoria booroongensis


Northern Territory

Braby, Michael F. and Westaway, John O. (2016). Rediscovery of the Spinifex Sand-skipper (Proeidosa polysema) in the Darwin area, Northern Territory. Northern Territory Naturalist 27: 121-125. [Abstract]



Barker, Dayana et al. (2022). Rediscovery of Ixodes confusus in Australia with the first description of the male from Australia, a redescription of the female and the mitochondrial (mt) genomes of five species of Ixodes. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 18: 1-11.

Freeman, A. B., Benham, B., Sebasio, D., Cann, J. and Strevens, W. (2014). Summary of the rediscovery of the Jardine River turtle in Australia: Management implications and recommendations. Brisbane: Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland Government.

Field, Ashley and Renner, Matthew. (Accepted, 2018). Rediscovered or reconsidered: The presumed Extinct ferns and lycophytes of tropical Queensland, Australia. Australian Systematic Botany. [Abstract] [Oreogrammitis leonardii]

Jerrard, Cyril H. H. (1925). Black-breasted Quail (Turnix melanogaster) in the Burnett district, Queensland. The Emu 25(2): 123. [global rediscovery?]

Huperzia dalhousieana:

Monaeses brevicaudatus:


South Australia

Bates, R. (1981). The rediscovery of Lycopodium deuterodensum Herter in South Australia. S. Austral. Nat. 55(4): 63.

Carpenter, G. and Horton, P. (1999). Birds, pp. 205-224. In: Robinson, A. C. and Armstrong, D. M. (eds.). (1999). A Biological Survey of Kangaroo Island, South Australia, 1989 & 1990. South Australia: Heritage and Biodiversity Section, Department for Environment, Heritage and Aboriginal Affairs. ["[Psophodes nigrogularis was] rediscovered in South Australia by Hal Crouch on Kangaroo Island in 1967" (p. 221)]

Grund, Roger, Stolarski, Alex and Stevens, Mark. (2018). Rediscovery of Synemon selene (Lepidoptera: Castniidae) in the mid-north of South Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 143(1): 86-91.

Toelken, H. R. (2014). Notes on Hibbertia (Dilleniaceae) 10. Hibbertia hirsuta (subgen. Hemistemma: H. vestita group) does occur in South Australia and Tasmania. Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 27: 35-39.



Bonham, Kevin J. (1997). Native land snails of King Island and the Hunter Group. The Tasmanian Naturalist 119: 10-22. [Chloritobadistes victoriae]

Bonham, Kevin J. (2008). Rediscovery of Corunastylis nudiscapa (Hook.f.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. in Tasmania. The Tasmanian Naturalist 130: 100-102.

Skabo, Roy. (2009). Resurrecting Hibbertia rufa (Brown Guineaflower). The Tasmanian Naturalist 131: 12-16.

Wapstra, M., Duncan, F., Buchanan, A. and Schahinger, R. (2006). Finding a botanical Lazarus: tales of Tasmanian plant species ‘risen from the dead’. The Tasmanian Naturalist 128: 61-85. [Senecio campylocarpus, Bossiaea obcordata, Lycopus australis, Mentha australis, Myosurus australis, Vittadinia australasica oricola]

Wapstra, M., French, B., Tyquin, V. & Skabo, R. (2011). From presumed extinct to probably secure? The resurrection and ongoing management of Hibbertia rufa (brown guineaflower) in north-east Tasmania. Tasforests 19: 54-70.

McLenna, April. (2021, 20 October). New Holland Mouse, thought to be extinct, rediscovered on Tasmania's Flinders Island. ABC News (online), available at: [Accessed 11 November 2021]



Anon. (1995). On the rediscovery of Thelymitra merraniae at Moggs Creek. Native Orchid Soc. S. Austral. J. 19(2): 18-19.

Barker, W. R. (1987). Taxonomic studies in Euphrasia L. (Scrophulariaceae). V. New and Rediscovered taxa, typifications, and other notes on the genus in Australia. J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 10(2): 201-221.

Beardsell D, Beardsell C. 1986 Rediscovery of Pterostylis woollsii R.D. Fitzgerald in Victoria after half a century. Victorian Nat., 103. (5): 140-141.

BRUNNER, H. & BERTUCH, I.D., 1976: The Broadtoothed rat still in Sherbrooke Forest. A successful search for Mastacomys fuscus Thomas. Vict. Nat. 93: 55-56.

Burns, A.N., 1955. Rediscovery of a “Living Fossil” Damsel-fly in Victoria. Victorian Naturalist 72: 116-117. [Hemiphlebia mirabilis]

Dunn, Kelvyn L. (2020). Rediscovery of the Rayed Blue, Candalides heathi (Cox 1873) (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) on Mount Buffalo, Victoria. Calodema, 750: 1-27.

Falconer, Audrey and Burn, Robert. (2010). Rediscovery of the Seaweed Limpet 'Naccula parva' in Victorian Waters. The Victorian Naturalist 127(6): 246-247. [Abstract]

Field, R. P. (1978). Rediscovery of Pseudodipsas brisbanensis in Victoria. Victorian Entomologist 8: 5-7.

Littlejohn, M. and Martin, A. A. (1967). The rediscovery of Heleioporus australiacus (Shaw) [Anura: Leptodactylidae] in eastern Victoria. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 80(1): 31-36.

Litoria littlejohni

Euastacus yarraensis

Psophodes leucogaster (White-bellied whipbird)

Bearded flatsedge (Cyperus squarrosus)


Western Australia

Baggs, J. W. (1953). Re-discovery of the Ground Parrot at the Bow River. Western Australian Naturalist 3(8): [pagination?].

Harvey, Judith. (2017). Forget-me-not, not forgotten any more: rediscovery of Myosotis australis on Rottnest Island. Landscope [2017]: 36.

Mesembriomys gouldii gouldii (Black-footed tree rat)

O'Donoghue, Mike and Atkins, Ken. (2000). Lost Jewels in the Bush. Landscope 15(3): 23-27. [Lepidium aschersonii]

Petrogale concinna (Nabarlek):

Macarthuria keigheryi

Western pygmy possum



Hödl, Walter and Eder, Erich. (1996). Rediscovery of Leptestheria dahalacensis and Eoleptestheria ticinensis (Crustacea: Branchiopoda: Spinicaudata): an overview on presence and conservation of clam shrimps in Austria. Hydrobiologia 318: 203-206.

Wanzenböck, J. and Spindler, T. (1995). Rediscovery of Umbra krameri Walbaum, 1792, in Austria and subsequent investigations. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 97B: 450-457.

Umbra krameri (Wanzenböck & Spindler, 1995)



Alam, A. B. M. Sarowar et al. (2016). Rediscovery of the Critically Endangered Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris in Bangladesh. BirdingASIA 25: 69-70.

Hasan, Mohammad Tarikul and Uddin, Mohammad Zashim. (2022). Rediscovery of Potentilla supina L. (Rosaceae) in Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 29(2): 437-440.

Hossain, Monwar. (2014). Rediscovery of a butterfly, Neptis soma shania Evans 1924 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in the Sundarbans of Bangladesh. International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies 1(3): 8-10.

Islam, Khandakar Kamrul and Rahman, Naimur. (2017). Two new records and one rediscovery of angiosperms for Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 24(2): 227-231.

Islam, Khandakar Kamrul and Uddin, Sarder Nasir. (2021). Flemingia fluminalis C.B.Clarke (Fabaceae) - rediscovery of an angiosperm from Bangladesh. Bull. Bangladesh National Herb. 7: 149-151.

Khan, Md Kawsar and Hämäläinen, Matti. (2022). The rare and beautiful damselfly Rhinocypha trimaculata rediscovered in Bangladesh: With notes on earlier records, redescription of male and distinguishing characters from R. ignipennis (Odonata: Chlorocyphidae). Notulae odonatologicae 9(8): 315-330.

Rahman, M. Atiqur. (2017). Plant diversity inventory and assessment in the Hazarikhil Wildlife Sanctuary of Bangladesh and their conservation management plan. J. biodivers. conserv. bioresour. Manag. (under publ.) Aglaia edulis, Knema erratica, Artabotrys caudatus, Miliosa globosa]

Rahman, M. Atiqur and Rashid, M. Enamur. (2013). Status of endemic plants of Bangladesh and conservation management strategies. International Journal of Environment 2(1): 231-249. [Boesenbergia islamii]

Saha, Anik et al. (2022). A re-discovery of Coelops frithii (Chiroptera, Hipposideridae) from its type locality after one and a half century. Mammalia.

Shetu, Shayla Sharmin et al. (2022). An inventory of vascular flora of the Lalmai Hill area of Cumilla District, Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 29(2): 203-240.

Sourav, Md Sharif Hossain, Anwar, Kabir Bin and Sultana, Mahbuba. (2020). Rediscovery of Dendrobium angulatum Lindl. (Orchidaceae), from Bangladesh after 198 years. Tropical Plant Research 7(2): 326-330.

Sourav, Md Sharif Hossain and Halder, Ronald. (2016). Rediscovery of Amorphophallus margaritifer (Roxb.) Kunth (Araceae) from Bangladesh. Tropical Plant Research 3(2): 361-363.

Uddin, Mohammad Zashim et al. (2011). Rediscovery of Osbeckia truncata D. Don ex Wight & Arn. (Melastomaceae) in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Botany 40(1): 101-103.

Chaetornis striata (Bristled grassbird)

Pelecanus philippensis (spot-billed pelican or grey pelican) [just a vagrant individual?]



Neptis sappho



DEKONINCK W. & GROOTAERT P., 2005. - Rediscovery of Lasius bicornis (FÖRSTER, 1850) in Belgium (Hymenoptera : Formicidae). Bulletin S.R.B.E./K.B.V.E., 141: 27–29.

Dekoninck, W. et al. (2004). Comments on rare and doubtful Belgian ant species and rediscovery of Myrmica lobicornis Nylander, 1846 (Formicidae, Hymenoptera). Bulletin S.R.B.E./K.B.V.E. 140: 31-33.

Dekoninck, W., Versteirt, V. and Grootaert, P. (2001). Rediscovery of a colony Polyergus rufescens (Latreille, 1798) in Belgium: Observations at the "Hageven" Nature reserve (Hymenoptera Formicidae). Bull. Soc. R. Belge Entomol. 137: 98-101. [Abstract]

Jacobs, Annelies and Jacobs, Steven. (2019). Rediscovery of Polycnemum majus (Amaranthaceae) in Belgium due to a 152 year old herbarium specimen. Dumortiera 114: 3-7.

Lock, Koen and Drumont, Alain. (2017). Rediscovery after seven decades of Limnephilus ignavus McLachlan, 1865 in Brussels and list of the caddisflies recorded for the botanical garden Jean Massart (Trichoptera: Limnephilidae). Bulletin de la Société royale belge d’Entomologie/Bulletin van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Entomologie 153: 94-96.

Pollet, Marc et al. (2017). The rediscovery of Orthoceratium lacustre (Scopoli, 1763) (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) in Belgium, with data on its ecology and distribution in the Palaearctic region. Biologia 72(1): 62-69. [Abstract]

Sanabria, M. J., Lock, K., Scheepens, M. and Tempelman, D. (2012). Oligostomis reticulata (Linnaeus, 1761) (Trichoptera, Phryganeidae) recorded again in The Netherlands and Belgium. Lauterbornia 75: 1-13.

Sérusiaux, Emmanuël, Diederich, Paul, Ertz, Damien and van der Boom, Pieter. (2003). New or interesting lichens and lichenicolous fungi from Belgium, Luxembourg and northern France. IX (suite 1). Lejeunia, Revue de Botanique 173: [article 2].

Thomaes, Arno, Crevecouer, Luc and Wijnants, Michael. (2015). Tree cavity beetles in Haspengouw and Pays De Herve: Crepidophorus mutilatus (Elateridae) new for the Belgian fauna and rediscovery of Gnorimus variabilis (Cetoniidae) (Insecta: Coleoptera). Bulletin de la Société royale belge d’Entomologie/Bulletin van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Entomologie 151: 40-51.

Vankerkhoven, François, Vanstraelen, Z. and Dekoninckd, W. (2011). Rediscovery of the parasitic ant Myrmica karavajevi (Arnoldi, 1930) in Belgium (Formicidae, Hymenoptera). Bulletin S.R.B.E./K.B.V.E. 147: 185-187.

Vanschoenwinkel, Bram, Brendonck, Luc, Pinceel, Tom, Dupriez, Pascal and Waterkeyn, Aline. (2013). Rediscovery of Branchipus schaefferi (Branchiopoda: Anostraca) in Belgium – notes on habitat requirements and conservation management. Belgian Journal of Zoology 143(1): 3-14.

VERSTEIRT V., DEKONINCK W., DESENDER K. & GROOTAERT P., 2002. - Rediscovery of Amara strenua in the ‘Uitkerkse polder’ area (Flanders, Belgium). Bulletin S.R.B.E./K.B.V.E., 138: 49 -52.



Balick MJ, Atha DE, Canham S, Romero L. (2002). Capoche - rediscovery of a forgotten febrifuge (Ocotea veraguensis [Meisn.] Mez) from Belize, Central America, including a new floristic record. Econ. Bot. 56(1): 89-91.



Delgado, Eliseo, Pacheco, Luis Fernando, Salazar-Bravo, Jorge and Rocha, Omar. (2018). Rediscovery of the chinchilla in Bolivia. Oryx 52(1): 13-15. [Abstract]

Gonzales, L., Lötters, S. and Reichle, S. (1999). On the dendrobatid frogs from Bolivia: rediscovery of Epipedobates bolivianus (Boulenger, 1902), first record of Colostethus brunneus (Cope, 1887) and comments on other species (Anura: Dendrobatidae). Herpetozoa 12: 179-186. [rediscovery of the Pilon Lajas Biosphere Reserve population after c.100 years]

Quinteros-Muñoz, Oliver et al. (2022). Signs of life: rediscovery of Erythrolamprus andinus (Dixon, 1983) (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) in Bolivia. Graellsia 78(1): e166.

Arachis ipaensis


Bosnia and Herzegovina

Koren, Toni and Martinović, Matea. (2019). The rediscovery of the Southern Swallowtail (Papilio alexanor Esper, 1799) in Bosnia & Herzegovina after 50 years of absence. Entomologist’s Gazette 70: 27-30.

Milanović, Đorđije. (2012). Liparis loeselii (L.) Rich. – a plant rediscovered in the Balkan peninsula. Botanica Serbica 36(2): 85-89.



Alves, S.S., Bolzan, A.M.R., Santos, T.G., Gressler, D.T., Cechin, S.Z. (2013). Rediscovery, distribution extension and defensive behavior of Xenodon histricus (Squamata: Serpentes) in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Salamandra 49(4): 219-222.

Barbosa, J. L. et al. (2016). Rediscovery and range extension of the black-shouldered opossum Caluromysiops irrupta Sanborn, 1951 (Didelphimorphia, Didelphidae) in Brazil. Mammalia 80(3): 325-328. [Abstract]

Bencke, Glayson A. et al. (2018). Recent records of the Star-throated Antwren, Rhopias gularis (Spix, 1825) (Aves, Thamnophilidae), in Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil. Check List 14(6): 1099-1104.

Carvalho dos Reis, Luciana; Cassiano de Oliveira, Hermeson; Cavalcanti Pôrto, Kátia. (2020). Drepanolejeunea pinnatiloba Schiffn. (Lejeuneaceae): a rare species in Brazil rediscovered after 17 years. CheckList 16(4): 593-596.

Corrêa-do-Nascimento, Guilherme Sanches et al. (2020). The rediscovery of Rhodnius domesticus Neiva & Pinto, 1923 (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae) in the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil. Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 54:e03232020. doi: 10.1590/0037-8682-0323-2020.

Correa L. L. C.; D. E. Silva; L. H. Cappellari. (2010). Aves, Tinamidae, Crypturellus noctivagus noctivagus (Wied, 1820): Southward range extension and rediscovery in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Check List 6(4): 585-586.

Cunha, Carlo M. and Migotto, Alvaro E. (2015). Rediscovery of Gastropteron chacmol (Gastropoda: Gastropteridae) on the Brazilian coast. Marine Biodiversity. DOI: 10.1007/s12526-015-0312-1 [Abstract]

Filgueiras, T. S. and Shirasuna, R. T. (2009). Redescoberta de espécies presumivelmente extintas de Poaceae da Flora de São Paulo, Brasil. Hoehnea 36: 507-509. [Gymnopogon burchellii, Ichnanthus bambusiflorus, Leersia ligularis, Merostachys neesii, Paspalum falcatum]

Freitas, A. V. L., L. A. Kaminski, C. A. Iserhard, E. P. Barbosa & O. J. Marini Filho. 2011. The endangered butterfly Charonias theano (Boisduval) (Lepidoptera: Pieridae): current status, threats and its rediscovery in the state of São Paulo, southeastern Brazil. Neotrop. Entomol. 40(6): 669–676.

Gissi, Danilo Soares and Groppo, Milton. (2017). Parasites on the spot: the rediscovery of a presumably extinct Apodanthaceae in São Paulo state, Brazil. Check List 13(1): 2028. [Pilostyles blanchetti]

Gonçalves, Mateus Tomás Anselmo et al. (2022). Rediscovering Andreaea subulata Harv., a critically endangered moss in Brazil. Acta Botanica Brasilica 36: e20220165.

Just, João Paulo Gava, Colvero, Ricardo Dossa and Zocche, Jairo José. (2017). Rediscovery of Sporophila frontalis (Verreaux, 1869) (Aves, Thraupidae) in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil. Check List 13(2): 2069.

Kindel, Ivo and Kohler, Glauco. (2017). Rediscovery of Blackfronted Piping Guan Aburria jacutinga in the Itajaí Valley, Santa Catarina, southern Brazil. Cotinga 39: 50-51.

Macedo, J. M. et al. (2023). Rediscovery of Uzelothrips scabrosus Hood, 1952, a recent representative of a basal Thysanoptera (Arthropoda: Insecta) lineage, in Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Biology 83: e251434.

Maciel, A.O.; H.C. Costa; L.O. Drummond; J.O. Gomes; A. D’Angiolella. (2013). Rediscovery of Siphonops annulatus (Mikan, 1820) (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Siphonopidae) in the state of Pará, Brazil, with an updated geographic distribution map, and notes on size and variation. Check List 9(1): 106-110.

Marinho-Filho, Jader and Veríssimo, Ed Wilson. (1997). The rediscovery of Callicebus personatus barbarabrownae in northeastern Brazil with a new western limit for its distribution. Primates 38(4): 429-433. [Abstract]

Marini, M. A., Duraes, R., Lopes, L. E., Fernandes, A. M. and de Alencar Carvalho, C. E. (2003). Rediscovery of Scalloped Antbird Myrmeciza ruficauda in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Cotinga 19: 59-61.

Marmontel, M., Calvimontes U., J. and Carvalho Jr, O. (2015). Rediscovery of Pteronura brasiliensis in the Amanã Sustainable Development Reserve, Amazonas, Brazil. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals 10(2): 147-151.

Meller, Dante Andres, Frick, Ademir et al. (2021). The rediscovery of the Crested Eagle (Morphnus guianensis) in Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil. Ornithology Research. [Abstract]

Meller, Dante Andres and Guadagnin, Demétrio Luís. (2016). Rediscovery of the Harpy eagle Harpia harpyja (Accipitriformes: Accipitridae) for Rio Grande Do Sul State, Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia 24(1): 53-57.

de Melo, Alyson Vieira et al. (2021). Rediscovery and historical records of the Strange-tailed Tyrant Alectrurus risora (Passeriformes: Tyrannidae) in Brazil. Ornithology Research 29: 56-60. [Abstract]

Mendonça-Lima A, Zilio F, Joenck CM, Barcellos A (2006) Novos registros de Spizaetus ornatus (Accipitridae) no sul do Brasil. Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia 14(3): 279-282.

Parentes, Jaíne Maria Silva and Cavalcanti, Laise de Holanda. (2022). Rediscovery of Hemitrichia leiocarpa (Trichiales, Myxomycetes) in Brazil. Rodriguésia 73: e02242020.

de Pontes, Ricardo A. and Versieux, Leonardo M. (2018). Rediscovering the rare bromeliad Araeococcus goeldianus L.B. Smith (Bromelioideae) in Brazil and an amendment to its description. Phytotaxa 367(2): 186-190. [Abstract]

Roberto, I. J.; S. C. Ribeiro; M. M. S. Delfino; W. O. Almeida. (2009). Reptilia, Colubridae, Helicops angulatus: distribution extension and rediscovery in the state of Ceará. Check List 5(1): 118-121.

Sagot-Martin, François et al. (2020). An updated checklist of the birds of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, with comments on new, rare, and unconfrmed species.  Bull. B.O.C. 2020 140(3): 218-298. [Crypturellus noctivagus (ethnoknown) and Procnias averano]

Sales, Licia, Queiroz, Vinicius and Migotto, Alvaro E. (2016). Rediscovery of Okenia impexa Marcus 1957 on the Brazilian coast: the first image of a living specimen from Brazil. Spixiana 39(2): 203-204.

Santos, T. G.; C. F. B. Haddad. (2006). Amphibia, Anura, Leptodactylidae, Leptodactylus labyrinthicus: rediscovery and distribution extension in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Check List 2(1): 22-23.

Siewert, Ricardo Russo et al. (2016). Stichelia pelotensis (Lepidoptera, Riodinidae): conservation, notes, and rediscovery of an endangered butterfly from southern Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 60: 105-108.

Silva, Eduardo Oliveira, Milward-de-Azevedo MA, Ferreira AWC, Sobral MEG (2020) Rediscovery and new records of Passiflora auriculata Kunth and P. cisnana Harms (Passifloraceae) in Brazil. Check List 16(2): 441-449.

Simon, José Eduardo and Magnago, Gustavo rodrigues. (2013). Rediscovery of the cryptic Forest-Falcon Micrastur mintoni Whittaker, 2002 (Falconidae) in the atlantic forest of southeastern Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia 21(4): 257-262.

Spielmann, Adriano Afonso et al. (2021). The rediscovery of Xanthoria (Teloschistaceae) in Brazil. Archive For Lichenology 24: 1-7.

Tomas, Walfrido Moraes et al. (2015). The Carandilla Palm (Trithrinax schizophylla Drude, Arecaceae) is not extinct in Brazil: first primary records from the Chaco region of Mato Grosso do Sul. Check List 11(4): 1669.

João Filipe Riva Tonini, Israel Souza Mendonça, Alyson Borges Coutinho and João Luiz Gasparini. (2011). Anurans from Costa Bela, state of Espírito Santo, southeastern Brazil: inventory at an urban area and the re-discovery of Allobates in the state. Herpetology Notes 4: 435-444. [Allobates olfersioides]

Velloso, Jorge Renato Pinheiro, Putzke, Jair and Cavalcanti, Laise de Holanda. (2022). Lycogala flavofuscum (Liceales, Myxomycetes): a rare species in South America, rediscovered in Brazil after 100 years. Rodriguésia 73: e01442021.

Zank, C.; I. L. Kaefer; P. Colombo; R. Lingnau; A. P. Santos-Jr; C. Both; F. M. D'Agostini; R. C. Santos; S. Z. Cechin. (2008). Amphibia, Anura, Leptodactylidae, Leptodactylus furnarius: Rediscovery and distribution extension in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Check List 4(1): 89-91.

"rediscovery of Morpho epistrophus nikolajewna (Morphini) in a highly urbanized forest fragment in northeast Brazil."



Alexander, K. N. A. (2007). Lebia chlorocephala (Hoffmannsegg) (Carabidae) rediscovered in Devon after 100 years. The Coleopterist 16(3): 124.

Allan., P.B.M., 1965 The New Forest Cicada. The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 77: 295-296.

Balfour-Browne, F. (1909). Notes on the rediscovery of Apus cancriformis in Britain. Annales of Scottish Natural History 1909: 118.

Balfour-Browne F. 1948. Re-discovery of Apus cancriformis. Nature 162:116

Beaumont, H. E. (2019). Nematopogon magna (Zeller, 1878) (Lep.:Adelidae). Rediscovery inYorkshire after more than 100 years. The Entomologist’s Record and Journal of Variation 131: 150-151.

Davy-Bowker, John et al. (2018). Rediscovery of the critically endangered ‘scarce yellow sally stonefly’ Isogenus nubecula in United Kingdom after a 22 year period of absence. Zootaxa 4394(2): 295-300. [Abstract]

Efford, Ian. (1959). Rediscovery of Bathynella chappuisi Delachaux in Britain. Nature 184: 558-559.

Fay, M. F. (2013). 751. ORCHIS MILITARIS. Curtis's Botanical Magazine 30: 9-17.

Foster, C. W. and Holloway, G. J. (2018). Dicranocephalus agilis (Scopoli) (Hemiptera, Heteroptera) at Slapton Sands. Field Studies [2018]: 4 pp.

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Gerlach, Justin. (2014). Extinct Animals of the British Isles. Phelsuma Press. 96 pp. [Lithophane furcifera furcifera]

Golding, N., Nunn, M. A., Medlock, J. M., Purse, B. V., Vaux, A. G. C. and Schafer, S. M. (2012). West Nile virus vector Culex modestus established in southern England. Parasites & Vectors 5(1): 32.

Long, David G. (2021). Grimmia anodon rediscovered on Arthur's Seat. Field Bryology 88: 2-3.

McCulloch, James I. (2021). Amphimallon fallenii (Gyllenhal) (Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) rediscovered in south-west England. The Coleopterist 30(2): 94-100.

Rackley, Adele (9 February 2012). Disease-spreading mosquito found in UK after 60 years. Planet Earth Online. UK Natural Environment Research Council.

Russell-Smith A (2017) The rediscovery of Nigma flavescens in Britain. Newsletter of the British Arachnological Society 140: 16-17.

Turner, Clive R. (2008). On the rediscovery of Lebia chlorocephala (Hoffmann, J.) (Carabidae) in Devon. The Coleopterist 17(2): 99-100.

Walters, S. M. (1974). The rediscovery of Senecio paludosus L. in Britain. Watsonia 10(1): 49-54. [now Jacobaea paludosa angustifolius]

Williams P, Whitfield M, Biggs J, Bray S, Fox G, Nicolet P, Sear D. 2004. Comparative biodiversity of rivers, streams, ditches and ponds in an agricultural landscape in Southern England. Biological Conservation 115(2): 329-341. [Abstract] [Triops cancriformis] [source: Sellers GS, Griffin LR, Hänfling B, Gómez A. (2017) A new molecular diagnostic tool for surveying and monitoring Triops cancriformis populations. PeerJ 5:e3228]

Wolton, Robert J. and Drake, C. Martin. (2015). Rhaphium pectinatum (Loew) (Diptera, Dolichopodidae) re-found in Britain. Dipterists Digest 22: 1-4.

Catocala fraxini (Clifden nonpareil)

Greater mouse-eared bat (Myotis myotis)



Anon. (1976). Fen ragwort rediscovered. Conserv. Rev., no. 13. 8.[Senecio paludosus]

Chrysolina graminis



Khalaf, A. N. (1978). Some notes on the biology and rediscovery of the tadpole shrimp, Triops (Apus) cancriformis Bosc. (Notostraca: Branchiopoda) in Hampshire, Britain. Bulletin of the Natural History Research Centre (Iraq) 7(2): 29-34.



Villa cingulata (Downland villa)


Isle of Wight

Beavan, S. D. (2021). Dialectica imperialella (Zeller, 1847) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) rediscovered on the Isle of Wight after 45 years and consideration of one of its larval foodplants. Entomologist's Gazette 72(4): 221-228.

Pope, Colin. (2017). The Marshlands of Freshwater, a case study. Proc. Isle of Wight Nat. Hist. Archaeol. Soc. 31: 37-57. [Valeriana dioica, the Marsh valerian]



Hornet moth

Clibanarius erythropus


Hypsosinga heri

Rhaphium pectinatum

Megalomus hirtus

Scarce Hook-tip (Sabra harpagula)

Adrena vaga

Meloe proscarabaeus

Pisa armata

Marsh fritillary butterfly

Lady Amherst’s pheasant

Thanatus formicinus

Cypripedium calceolus

Lasioglossum sexnotatum

Ulmus wentworthii pendula

Grizzled skipper butterly

Agelastica alni



Assyov, Boris, Bozok, Fuat, Slavova, Monica and Taşkın, Hatıra. (2023). Rediscovery and ITS-barcoding of Entonaema cinnabarinum
(Xylariales, Ascomycota) from Bulgaria
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Assyov, Boris and Dimitrov, Dimitar. (2022). Pluteus fenzlii (Pluteaceae, Agaricales) Rediscovered in the Balkan Peninsula after over 150 Years Gap. Ecologia Balkanica 14(1): 155-160.

Assyov, Boris and Petrova, A. (eds.). (2012). Conspectus of the Vascular Flora of Bulgaria. Distribution maps and floristic elements. BBF, Fourth revised and enlarged edition, S. 490 p. (in Bulgarian). [Hammarbya paludosa and Liparis loeselii]

Bekchiev, Rostislav et al. (In Press, 2020). One Hundred Years of Solitude: Rediscovery of the Rare and Protected Beetle Rhysodes sulcatus (Fabricius, 1787) (Coleoptera: Rhysodidae) in Bulgaria. Acta Zool. Bulg. 

Bekchiev, Rostislav et al. (2022). Carabus variolosus (Fabricius, 1787) (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in Bulgaria: rediscovered after 111 years. Historia Naturalis Bulgarica 44(10): 119-123.

Beshkov, S. 2014. Field Guide to the Butterflies and Skippers (Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea) from Vitosha Nature Park, Bulgaria. II. Directorate of the Vitosha Nature Park, Sofia. 222 p. (In Bulgarian). [Nymphalis xanthomelas]

Hoejgaard, K. and Beshkov, S. (2011). Rediscovering Muschampia tessellum (Hübner, [1803]) (Lep.: Hesperiidae) in Bulgaria with Additional Notes on M. cribrellum (Eversmann, 1841) from the Eastern Balkan (Stara Planina) Mountains. – The Entomologist’s Record and Journal of Variation 123: 147-150.

Marinov, Y. et al. (2014). Current status of the rare species Lathyrus transsilvanicus in Bulgaria. Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science 20 (Supplement 1): 160-164.



Goes, F., Hong C., Suon M., Luon K. and Meas, R. (1998). Waterbird counting and survey at Prek Toal and Boeng Chhma/ Moat Khla. May – June 1998. Tonle Sap Technical Coordination Unit, Ministry of Environment, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. [Heliopais personata]

Platt, S.G., Stuart, B.L., Sovannara, H., Kheng, L., Kalyar & Kimchhay, H. (2003) Rediscovery of the critically endangered river terrapin, Batagur baska, in Cambodia, with notes on occurrence, reproduction and conservation status. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 4: 691-695.

Hog deer:



Bleakney, J. S. and Bailey, K. H. (1967). Rediscovery of the salt-marsh sacoglossan Alderia modesta Loven in eastern Canada. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 37(5), 347-349.

Picard, Isabelle et al. (2009). Modern Records of the Pink Heelsplitter Mussel, Potamilus alatus (Say, 1817), in the Ottawa RiverDrainage, Québec and Ontario, Canada. Northeastern Naturalist 16(3): 355-364.

Red-foot spikerush

Short-flower suncup (Taraxia breviflora)

Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly

Stylophorum diphyllum


British Columbia

Kenner, Rex D. and Cannings, Robert A. (2000). Rediscovery of the Western Pondhawk in the Lower Mainland. Discovery [2000](Winter): 50-52.

Kimoto, Troy and Buck, Matthias. (2015). Rediscovery of Cerceris fumipennis (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae) in British Columbia, Canada, with notes on geographic variation and nesting habits. The Canadian Entomologist 147(4): 419-424.



Lewis, Christopher J. (2019). Heterodermia leucomela (L.) Poelt discovered in Ontario, Canada for the first time in over 150 Years. Evansia 36(2): 30-38.


Canary Islands

Verloove, F., Sennikov, A. N., Reyes-Betancort, J. A. (2023). Taxonomy and nomenclature of Abutilon albidum (Malvaceae, Malvoideae), a cryptic Saharo-Canarian species recently rediscovered in Tenerife. PhytoKeys 221: 41-60.



Araya, Juan Francisco and Bitner, Maria Aleksandra. (2018). Rediscovery of Terebratulina austroamericana Zezina, 1981 (Brachiopoda: Cancellothyrididae) from off northern Chile. Zootaxa 4407(3): 443-446. [Abstract]



Arai, R., Xie, Y. and Akai, Y. (1995). Rediscovery of the bitterling, Tanakia lanceolata, in China (Pisces, Cyprinidae). Japanese Journal of Ichthyology 42(2): 196-199.

Byun, Bong-Kyu and Yan, Shanchun. (2005). Description of a new species, records of five previously unrecorded species, and rediscovery of a lost species in the genus Ancylis Hübner (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) from China. Zootaxa 1103: 17-26. [Abstract]

Chen, Zhi-Teng and Du, Si-Kai. (2020). Rediscovery of the only known salmonfly from China, Pteronarcys sachalina Klapálek, 1908 (Plecoptera: Pteronarcyidae). Aquatic Insects 41(2): 174-183. [Abstract]

Du, H.; Li, L.; Wei, Q.; Zhang, S.; Wang, C.; Sun, Q.; Yang, X.; Li, L., 2014: The rediscovery of Hucho bleekeri in the Taibai River, the upper tributary of the Hanjiang River, China. Chin. J. Zool. 3, 414 (In Chinese).

Fei Li, Xi Zheng, Xue-Long Jiang and Bosco Pui Lok Chan. (2017). Rediscovery of the sun bear Helarctos malayanus in Yingjiang County, Yunnan Province, China. Zoological Research 38(4): 1-11. [automatic download]

Guo, Wei et al. (2017). The rediscovery of Large-spotted Civet Viverra megaspila in China. Small Carnivore Conservation 55: 88-90.

Jiang, Kai-Wen et al. (2022). Legume additions to the flora of China. Phytotaxa 532(1): 1-21. [Flemingia vestita]

Liang, Tao et al. (2021). Rediscovery of Ablepharus deserti (Squamata: Scincidae) from the northwest of China, including a northeastward range extension for this species. Herpetology Notes 14: 1373-1374.

Wang, Ji-Shen. (2022). New and little-known species of the genus Dicerapanorpa from northwestern Yunnan, China (Mecoptera: Panorpidae). Acta Entomologica 62(1): 1-13. [Dicerapanorpa triclada]


China (Hong Kong)

Yan, Yue-Hong et al. (2004). Rediscovered ferns from Hong Kong, China. Porcupine 31: 12-13. [Trichomanes auriculatum, Hypolepis punctata, Cyrtomidictyum basipinnatum, Chieniopteris kempii]



Mengjun, Sun, Zhenghai, Chen, Weisong, Weng, Shundong, Ying and Qun, Du. (2001). New records on the distribution of the rare and endangered plants in Zhejiang. Journal of Zhejiang Forestry Science and Technology 21(4): 7-10. [Abstract] [Ranalisma rostratum, Disanthus cercidifolius longipes]



Bryce, G.W., Jr. 1970 Rediscovery of the limpet, Acroloxus colorandensis (Basommatophora: Acroloxidae), in Colorado. Nautilus 83: 105-108.

Colorado, Gabriel J. (2008). Rediscovery of the Recurve-billed Bushbird for the Cordillera Central of Colombia. Ornitologia Neotropical 19: 467-471.

Fernández-Roldán, Juan David, Lynch, John D. and Bocanumenth, Daniel. (2022). Rediscovery of Oscaecilia ocrocephala (Cope, 1886) (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Caeciliidae) in Colombia, with comments on its variation and affinity to O. polyzona (Fischer, 1880). Revista Latinoamericana de Herpetología 5(3): 25-31.

Kattan, Gustavo H. and Beltrán, J. William. (1997). Rediscovery and status of the Brown-banded Antpitta Grallaria milleri in the central Andes of Colombia. Bird Conservation International 7: 367-371.

Mendieta-Giraldo, L., Escobar-Lasso, S., Grajales-Suaza, E. and González-Maya, J.F. (2021). Not all gone: the rediscovery of Jaguar (Carnivora: Felidae: Panthera onca) and records of threatened monkeys (Primates: Mammalia) in the Magdalena River Valley of Caldas Department in Colombia, a call for their conservation. Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(3): 17865-17874.


Costa Rica

Angulo, Arturo et al. (2022). Rediscovery of the endangered Amphilophus lyonsi (Gosse 1966) (Cichliformes: Cichlidae) in Costa Rica; extended diagnosis and description and new ecological data. Zootaxa 5182(6): 528-540.

Chaves, G., Zumbado-Ulate, H., García-Rodríguez, A., Gómez, E., Vredenburg, V. T. and Ryan, M. J. (2014). Rediscovery of the Critically Endangered streamside frog, Craugastor taurus (Craugastoridae), in Costa Rica. Tropical Conservation Science 7(4): 628-638.

Kubicki, B. (2004). Rediscovery of Hyalinobatrachium chirripoi (Anura: Centrolenidae) in southeastern Costa Rica. Revista de Biología Tropical 52: 215-218.

Pineda, W., Rodríguez-Herrera, B. and Timm, R. M. (2008). Rediscovery, ecology, and identification of rare free-tailed bats (Chiroptera: Molossidae) in Costa Rica. Acta Chiropterologica 10(1): 97-102.

Craugastor ranoides

Pristimantis lemur



Bogdanović, Sandro, Šegota, Vedran and Alegro, Antun. (Accepted, 2018). Resurrection of a regionally extinct taxon in Croatia – the case of Ammophila arenaria (L.) Link (Poaceae). Acta Botanica Croatica. DOI: 10.2478/botcro-2018-0013

Gljušćić, Edi, Bilajac, Andrea and Iveša, Ljiljana. (2022). Rediscovery of Digenea simplex (Wulfen) C. Agardh 1822 (Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales) in the northern Adriatic, p. 159. In: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, 6th PhD Student Symposium 2022, April 23-24, 2022.

Justić, M., Bučar, M., Vizec, P., Vukres, A., Šegota V. & Vuković, N. (2020). The rare and endangered orchid Cypripedium calceolus L. in Croatia - refound in Gorski Kotar (West Croatia) after 126 years. Nat. Croat. 29(1): 55-62.

Mihoci, Iva et al. (2012). Rediscovery of the threatened butterfly Nymphalis vaualbum in Croatia with remarks on its historical findings. Nartura Croatica 21(1): 259-262.

Šegota, Vedran, Hršak, Vladimir and Alegro, Antun. (2016). Long time no see – rediscovery of peculiar ephemeral fern Anogramma leptophylla (L.) Link in Croatia. Acta Botanica Croatica 76(1): 91-94.

Skejo, Josip et al. (2023). Endangered Transsylvanian wingless groundhopper (Tetrix transsylvanica) is not extinct in Croatia and requires urgent protection. Nat. Croat. 32(1): 241-255. [Tetrix transsylvanica hypsocorypha]

Verovnik, R. and Švara, V. (2016). Confirmed recent occurrence of the Southern Swallowtail (Papilio alexanor Esper, 1799) in Croatia (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae). SHILAP Revta. lepid., 44(176): 547-552.



Aristophanous, Marios, Pittaway, Anthony R. and Aristophanous, Aristos. (2022). Rediscovery of Clarina syriaca (Lederer, 1855) (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae, Macroglossinae) in Cyprus after 70 years; with notes on its biology and early life history from the Levant. Nota Lepi. 45: 305-314.

Sparrow, David J. et al. (2020). First records of Aeshna isoceles and the rediscovery of Lestes barbarus on Cyprus (Odonata: Lestidae, Aeshnidae). Notulae odonatologicae 9(5): 185-195.


Czech Republic

Brabec, J. and Honsa, P. (2004). Rerisnicnik skalni (Cardaminopsis petraea) - znovunalezeny druh CHKO Krivoklatsko. (Cardaminopsis petraea - rediscovered species of the Krivoklatsko Biosphere Reserve (Central Bohemia).) Zpravy Ceske Bot. Spol. (Prague) 39. 387-392.

Chvojka, P., Komzák P. and Špaček J. (2009). New faunistic records of Trichoptera (Insecta) from the Czech Republic, III. Acta Musei Moraviae, Scientiae biologicae (Brno), 94: 81-85. [Hydroptila occulta]

Halačka, Karel et al. (2017). A newly discovered population of the Balkan spiny loach Sabanejewia balcanica (Karaman, 1922) in the River Jihlava, Czech Republic. Folia Zoologica 66(3): 163-166. [Abstract]

Jurajda, Pavel and Pavlov, Igor. (2016). Rediscovery of Rutilus virgo in the River Dyje, Czech Republic. Folia Zoologica 65(2): 98-100. [Abstract]

Komzák, Petr and Kroča, Jiří. (2011): New faunistic records of Trichoptera (Insecta) from the Czech Republic, IV. Acta Musei Moraviae, Scientiae Biologicae 96(1): 189-192. [Hydroptila tineoides]

Komzák, Petr & Kroča, Jiří. (2018). New faunistic records of Hydroptilidae (Insecta, Trichoptera) from the Czech Republic. Acta Mus. Siles. Sci. Natur., 67: 165-173. [Oxyethira tristella]

Malíček J., Berger F., Bouda F., Cezanne R., Eichler M., Halda J. P., Langbehn T., Palice Z., Šoun J., Uhlík P. & Vondrák J. (2017). Lišejníky zaznamenané během bryologicko-lichenologického setkání v Mohelně na Třebíčsku na jaře 2016 [Lichens recorded during the bryological and lichenological meeting in Mohelno (Třebíč region, southwestern Moravia) in spring 2016]. Bryonora 60: 24-45. [Arthopyrenia analepta]

Peterka, Tomáš et al. (2021). Drepanocladus lycopodioides rediscovered in the Czech Republic: Abandoned quarries as refugia for endangered fen species. Aquatic Botany 172: 103380. [Abstract]

Procházka, Jiří et al. (2020). Rediscovery of the rare saproxylic beetle Peltis grossa (Linnaeus, 1758), Coleoptera: Trogossitidae, in the Šumava National Park and its occurrence in surrounding area. Silva Gabreta 26: 33-49.

Vondrák, Jan et al. (2022). From Cinderella to Princess: an exceptional hotspot of lichen diversity in a long-inhabited central-European landscape. Preslia 94: 143-181. [Arthopyrenia fraxini, Callome multipartita, Dermatocarpon meiophyllizum, Ramalina obtusata, Rinodina archaea]


Dominica, Commonwealth of

Pterodroma hasitata



Balslev, H. (1979). On the distribution of Rostkovia magellanica (Juncaceae), a species newly rediscovered in Ecuador. Brittonia 31(2): 243 - 247.

Henning, Tilo, Acuña-Castillo, Rafael, Cornejo, Xavier, Gonzáles, Paúl, Segovia, Edgar, Wong Sato, Akira Armando and Weigend, Maximilian. (2023). When the absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence: Nasa (Loasaceae) rediscoveries from Peru and Ecuador, and the contribution of community science networks. PhytoKeys 229: 1-19. [Nasa ramirezii]

Valdiviezo-Rivera, J., Buenaño Carriel, M. and Escobar-Camacho, D. (2021). Rediscovery of Hemigrammus unilineatus (Gill, 1858) (Characiformes, Characidae) in Ecuador after more than three decades. Check List 17(4): 1181-1185.



García, N., Cuttelod, A. and Abdul Malak, D. (eds.) (2010). The Status and Distribution of Freshwater Biodiversity in Northern Africa. Gland, Switzerland, Cambridge, UK, and Malaga, Spain: IUCN. xiii+141pp. [Agriocnemis sania]

Serag, Mamdouh S. (2000). The Rediscovery of Papyrus (Cyperus papyrus L.), on the bank of the Damietta branch of the Nile Delta, Egypt. Taeckholmia 20(2): [pagination?]. [Abstract]



Atkinson P., Robertson P., Dellelegn Y., Wondafrash M., Atkins J. (1996). The recent rediscovery of White-winged Flufftails in Ethiopia. African Bird Club 3(1): 34-36.



Clause, Adam G., Thomas-Moko, Nunia, Rasalato, Sialisi and Fisher, Robert N. (2018). All is not lost: Herpetofaunal “extinctions” in the Fiji Islands. Pacific Science 72(3): [pagination?].

Morrison, C., Naikatini, A., Thomas, N., Rounds, I., Thaman, B and Niukuln, J. (2004). Rediscovery of an endangered frog Platymantis vitianus, on mainland Fiji: implications for conservation and management. Pacific Conservation Biology 10(4): 237-240.



Evertsen, J.; Bakken, T.; Green, S. Rediscovery of Tenellia adspersa (Nudibranchia) from the Finnish archipelago. Sarsia 2004, 89, 362–365.

Vahtera, Varpu and Lehtinen, Pekka T. (2018). Rediscovery of Geophilus carpophagus Leach (Chilopoda: Geophilomorpha) from Finland. Memoranda Soc. Fauna Flora Fennica 94: 36-38. [automatic download]



Denux, Olivier et al. (2017). Rediscovery of the endangered species Harpalus flavescens (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in the Loire River. Insect Conservation and Diversity 10(6): 488-494. [Abstract]

Nienhuis, J. A. J. H. (2003). The rediscovery of Spengler's freshwater pearlmussel Pseudunio auricularius (Spengler, 1793) (Bivalvia, Unionoidea, Margaritiferidae) in two river systems in France, with an analysis of some factors causing its decline. Basteria 67: 67-86.

Pires, Mathias et al. (2021). Redécouverte de Trifolium isthmocarpum Brot. en France continentale, espèce non revue depuis plus de cent ans. Carnets botaniques 69: 1-4.



Scalera, R. and Angelici, F. M. 2002. Rediscovery of the Apennine Hare Lepus corsicanusin Corsica. Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali Bollettino (Turin) 20(1): 161-166.


French Guiana

Massary, J.C., Hoogmoed, M.S. & Blanc, M. (2000) Comments on the type specimen of Dracaena guianensis Daudin, 1801 (Reptilia: Sauria: Teiidae), and rediscovery of the species in French Guiana. Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden 74: 167-180.

Scharf, Uwe, Maas, Paul J. M. and Morawetz, Wilfried. (2006). Guatteria richardii (Annonaceae) rediscovered along with two new species from French Guiana. Blumea - Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants 51(3): 541-552.



Beridze, Tamar et al. (2021). Ship sturgeon rediscovered in the Rioni River in Georgia. Oryx 55(1): 9.

Tuniyev B.S., Iremashvili G.N., Petrova T.V. and Kravchenko M.A. 2018. Rediscovery of the steppe viper in Georgia. Proceedings of the Zoological Institute RAS, 322(2): 87–107. [Abstract]

Salmo lacustris romanovi



Balkenhol, Birgit et al. (2022). The Great Raft Spider Dolomedes plantarius rediscovered in Saxony (Araneae: Pisauridae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen / Arachnology Letters 63: 24-29.

Bauer, Tobias, Thorns, H.-J. and Guttenberger, J. (2022). Rediscovery of the extremely rare running crab spider Philodromus (Artanes) poecilus (Thorell, 1872) in Bavaria, Germany, after 141 years (Araneae, Philodromidae). Check List 18(3): 583-591.

Cezanne, R. and Eichler, M. (2013). Neue Funde von Parmotrema reticulatum (Taylor) M. Choisy in Hessen und Rheinland-Pfalz. Hessische Floristische Briefe 6 (2): 17-24.

Krüger, Andreas and Tannich, Egbert. (2013). Rediscovery of Anopheles algeriensis Theob. (Diptera: Culicidae) in Germany after half a century. Journal of the European Mosquito Control Association 31: 14-16.

Kuhlisch, Cornelius, Kampen, Helge and Walther, Doreen. (2018). Rediscovery of Culex (Neoculex) martinii Medschid, 1930 (Diptera, Culicidae) in Germany. Parasitology Research 117(10): 3351-3354. [Abstract]

Liston, Andrew D. and Skacel, Peter. (2015). The reappearance of Pseudoclavellaria amerinae (Linnaeus, 1758) in Germany (Hymenoptera, Cimbicidae). Contributions to Entomology 65 (1): 125-129.

Mrácek, Z., Weiser, J., Bureš, M. and Kahounová, L. (1992). Steinernema kraussei (Steiner, 1923) (Nematoda – Steinernematidae) rediscovery of its type locality in Germany. Folia Parasitologica 39: 181-182.

Müller, J. (2020). Wiederbesiedlung des Bayerischen Waldes durch Peltis grossa (Linnaeus, 1758). Faunistische Notiz, Arbeitsgemeinschaft bayerischer Entomologen.

Müller, Reinhard and Hendrich, Lars. (2022). Wiederfund von Stenelmis canaliculata (Gyllenhal, 1808) (Coleoptera: Elmidae) in Niedersachsen nach über 100 Jahren. Lauterbornia 88: 75-81.

Neiber, Marco T. (2017). 'Auf der Reeperbahn nachts um halb eins' — Wiederfund des Bierschnegels in Hamburg nach 80 Jahren. Mitt. dtsch. malakozool. Ges. 96: 1-6. [Limacus flavus]

Otte, V., van den Boom, P. & Rätzel, S. 2006. Bemerkenswerte Funde von Flechten und lichenicolen Pilzen aus Brandenburg XI. Verhandlungen des Botanischen Vereins von Berlin und Brandenburg 139: 275-291. [Parmotrema reticulatum]

Raabe, U. (2009). Chara baueri rediscovered in Germany—Plus additional notes on Gustav Heinrich Bauer (1794–1888) and his herbarium. Int. Res. Group Charophytes News 20: 13-15.

Rychła, Anna and Buczyński, Paweł. (2003). Wiederfund von Leucorrhinia caudalis in Sachsen (Odonata: Libellulidae) [Rediscovery of Leucorrhinia caudalis in Saxony (Odonata: Libellulidae)]. Libellula 22(3-4): 119-125.

Werner, D. (2003). The Simuliidae (Diptera) of the River Oder and its tributaries, with special reference to the reappearance of Simulium (Schoenbaueria) nigrum (Meigen) in larger rivers in Central Europe. Journal of Natural History 37: 1509-1528.



Anonymous. (2004). White-necked Picathartes rediscovered. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 11(2): 95-96.

Brichieri-Colombi, T. A. et al. (2016). In aid of (re)discovered species: maximizing conservation insights from minimal data. Animal Conservation. DOI: 10.1111/acv.12306

East, Rod. (1990). Antelopes: global survey and regional action plan. Part 3: West and Central Africa. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland. [Tragelaphus spekii gratus]

Marks, B. D. et al. (2004). Rediscovery of the White-necked Picathartes Picathartes gymnocephalus in Ghana. Bull. Br. Orn. Club 124: 151-153.



Bogaerts, Sergé et al. (2018). Rediscovery of the grass snake (Natrix natrix) on the island of Karpathos, Greece. Herpetology Notes 11: 303-305.

Strid, Arne et al. (2017). Additions to the flora of the Prespa National Park, Greece. Phytologia Balcanica 23(2): 207-269. [Aldrovanda vesiculosa in Lake Mikri Prespa]

Yannitsaros, Artemios G. and Constantinidis, Theophanis A. (1996). The rediscovery of Biebersteinia orphanidis Boiss. (Geraniaceae) in Greece. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 120: 239-242.


Gulf of Guinea

Ayissi, Isidore et al. (2014). Rediscovery of Cameroon Dolphin, the Gulf of Guinea Population of Sousa teuszii (Kükenthal, 1892). ISRN Biodiversity 2014: 819827.


Gulf of Mannar (between India and Sri Lanka)

Avelin, Mary, Mary, Vitalina, Lorella, Araceli and Matias, Jonathan R. (2009). Rediscovery of naturally occurring seagrape Caulerpa lentillifera from the Gulf of Mannar and its mariculture. Current Science 97(10): 1418-1420.



Skog, L. E. and Talpey, T. E. (1971). Rediscovery of Gesneria humilis. Gloxinian 21(3): 7-9.



Ordoñez-Mazier DI, Ávila-Palma HD, Soler-Orellana JA, Ordoñez-Trejo EJ, Martínez M, Turcios-Casco MA. (2020). Rediscovery of Vampyressa thyone (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae) in Honduras: updated distribution and notes on its conservation. Neotropical Biology and Conservation 15(3): 379-390.

Hogg Island boa



Erzberger, Peter et al. (2015). Revision of the Red List status of Hungarian bryophytes 1. new occurrences of species previously thought to be regionally extinct or without recent data. Studia Botanica Hungarica 46(2): 15-53. [Ulota hutchinsiae, Brachythecium geheebii, Fontinalis hypnoides, Isopterygiopsis pulchella, Riccardia chamedryfolia]

Kontschán, Jenő, Attila, Takács and Kőszegi, Klaudia. (2024). Rediscovery of Livilla radiata (Foerster, 1848) after 130 years in Hungary, with notes to the Fabaceae-associated jumping plant lice in Hungary (Insecta: Psylloidea). Ecologica Montenegrina 71: 139-143.

Kontschán, Jenő, Kiss, E. and Ripka, G. (2019). Rediscovery of three rare spider mites in Hungary (Acari: Tetranychidae). Növényvédelem 55(6): 249-252. [Abstract]

Kontschán, Jenő, Kiss, E. and Ripka, G. (2020). Rediscovery of Cenopalpus lineola (Canestrini and Fanzago, 1876) in Hungary (Acari Tenuipalpidae). Acta Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica 55(1): 103-114.

Koszka, Attila and Papp, Viktor. (2020). Aurantiporus croceus, a flagship species of the European fungal conservation is re-discovered after half century in Hungary. Acta Biologica Plantarum Agriensis 8(1): 40-52.

Kovács, T. & A. Ambrus, A. (2001). Ephemeroptera, Odonata and Plecoptera larvae from the rivers of Rába and Lapincs (Hungary).- Folia Historico-Naturalia Musei Matraensis 25: 145-162. [Palingenia longicauda]

Lengyel,  A. (2009). New occurrence of Botrychium matricariifolium (Retz.) A. Braun ex W.D.J. Koch in Hungary. Acta Botanica Hungarica 51(1-2): 99-104.

Schmotzer, András and Táborská, Jana. (2016). Rediscovery of Campanula macrostachya Waldst. & Kit. Ex Willd. in the Bükk Foothills. Acta Biologica Plantarum Agriensis 4: 72-88.

Seres, G., Romsauer, J. and Merkl, O. (2014). Rediscovery of Parazuphium chevrolatii praepannonicum in Hungary (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Folia Entomologica Hungarica 75: 15-19.



A. J., Robi and Udayan, P. S. (2020). A re-investigation on the identity of Litsea nigrescens (Lauraceae) in the Western Ghats of India. Rheedea 30(2): 270-277.

A. R., Viji and Pandurangan, A. G. (2015). On the occurrence of little known sedge, Carex walkeri from Nilgiri Mountains, Western Ghats, India. Int. J. Pure App. Biosci. 3(2): 105-107.

Aishwarya, K. et al. (2015). A new species of Boesenbergia and rediscovery of B. rotunda (Zingiberaceae) from India. Phytotaxa 197(3): 186-196.

Akhilesh, K. V. et al. (2011). Rediscovery and description of the quagga shark, Halaelurus quagga (Alcock, 1899) (Chondrichthyes: Scyliorhinidae) from the southwest coast of India. Zootaxa 2781: 40-48. [Abstract]

Alam, A., S. Vats & K.K. Behera (2012). Exormotheca ceylonensis Meijer-A Threatened Liverwort in India, rediscovered in Palni Hills, Tamil Nadu. Journal of Threatened Taxa 4(5): 2593–2595.

Arockianathan, Samson et al. (2014). Calliophis bibroni (Bibroni Coral Snake): Rediscovery in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, South India. Herpetological Bulletin 127: 35-36.

Arumugam, S., K.S. Kumar, B. Karthik & V. Ravichandran (2019). Cordia difusa K.C. Jacob, the Kovai Manjack (Boraginaceae): a highly threatened stenoendemic species from Coimbatore City, Tamil Nadu, India.Journal of Threatened Taxa 11(14): 14870-14875.

Asthana, G. and Saxena, M. (2011). Lejeunea kodamae Ikegami & Inoue new to India, with a note on the rediscovery of L. bidentula Herzog. Journal of Bryology 33(1): 89-92.

Augustine KT. 2003 Rediscovery of Phyllanthus rotundifolius Klein ex Willd., Euphorbiaceae, after 101 years (1899-2000) in Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, South India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 99. (3): 562-564.

Baidya, Sarika et al. (2023). Rediscovery of Lethe tristigmata Elwes, 1887 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae). ZooNova 26: 1-9.

Balan, A. P. and Predeep, S. V. (2016). Note on the occurrence of Dunbaria punctata (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae), a little-known legume from the Western Ghats, India. Rheedea 26(2): 157-160.

Bhatt, Harish, Kumar, Shankar and Singh, Paramjit. (2020). Rediscovery of small silverfork, Lethe jalaurida (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) from Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India. Bionotes 22(4): 198-200.

Borah, Dipankar et al. (2020). Rediscovery of Tupistra stoliczkana (Asparagaceae) in northeastern India and the identity of T. ashihoi. Phytotaxa 443(2): 207-210. [Abstract] [specific name is actually stoliczana]

Borah, M. M. and Bordoloi, S. (2001). Rediscovery of Bufo macrotis Boulenger (Amphibia: Anura) in Arunachal Pradesh, India. Zoos' Print Journal 16(8): 574.

Apurba Chakraborty, Sayan Tripathi & Bidyut B. Bhattacharya. (In Press, 2018). Rediscovery of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea on the coast of West Bengal, India. Indian BIRDS 14: 83-84.

Chakrovorty, Arnob et al. (2023). A note on the rediscovery of the sand wasp Bembecinus proximus (Handlirsch) from an urban habitat. Indian Journal of Entomology Online [2023]: e23148. doi:10.55446/IJE.2023.1148

Choudhury, A., Chandiramani, S. S. and Naik, R. N. (1999). White-winged wood duck rediscovered in Namdapha. Tigerpaper 26(2): 27-28. [Asarcornis scutulata]

Choudhury, Kushal. (2010). Rediscovery of two rare butterflies Papilio elephenor Doubleday, 1845 and Shijimia moorei Leech, 1889 from proposed Ripu-Chirang Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2(4): 831-834. [local rediscovery of Shijimia moorei, global rediscovery of Papilio elephenor]

Chowdhury, S. and Soren, R. (2009). Rediscovery of Small Salmon Arab Colotis amata Fabricius (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) from saline and semi-saline areas of West Bengal, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(6): 351-352.

Dahal, S., Sharma, T. P. and Borthakur, S. K. (2017). Rediscovery of Aconitum novoluridum (Ranunculaceae) from Sikkim Himalaya, India. Rheedea 27(2): 116-118.

Deuti, K., Biswas, S., Ahmed, M. F. and Dutta, S. K. (2000). Rediscovery of Chirixalus simus Annandale, 1915 (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Assam and West Bengal, eastern India. Hamadryad 25(2): 215-217.

Dewan. S., B.K. Acharya & S. Ghatani (2018). A new record of the lesser-known buterfy Small Woodbrown Lethe nicetella de Nicéville, 1887 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) from Khangchendzonga Natonal Park, Sikkim, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 10(6): 11775–11779.

Dey, D., M. Baruah, N. Devi & J.N. Borah (2020). Re-collection of the Luminous Lantern Flower Ceropegia lucida Wall. (Apocynaceae) from Assam, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 12(1): 15212–15215.

Dey, Sentu Kumar and Maity, Debabrata. (2015). Rediscovery of Pseudoyoungia simulatrix (Cichorieae-Asteraceae) from India and its taxonomic history. Rheedea 25(1): 31-35.

Dey, Sentu Kumar and Maity, Debabrata. (2016). The rediscovery of Youngia atripappa (Babc.) N. Kilian in India after a century; its circumscription and nomenclature and the lectotypification of Crepis atripappa Babc. Taiwania 61(4): 362-368.

Dey, D., Yadav, S. R. and Devi, N. (2021). Rediscovery of Aponogeton lakhonensis A. Camus (Aponogetonaceae): a long-lost aquatic plant of India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(11): 19632-19635.

Gautum, Ajay Kumar and Avasthi, Shubhi. (2017). Discovery of Puccinia tiliaefolia (Puciniales) in northwestern Himalayas, India. Polish Botanical Journal 62(1): xx-xx.

Ghosh, Chandra, Paul, T. K. and Das, Abhaya Prasad. (2013). Rediscovery of Hibiscus fragrans Roxburgh (Malvaceae) from Jaldapara National Park in Duars of West Bengal, India. Pleione 7(2): 531-537.

PhytoKeys 160: 99-107.

Jalal, J. S. and Pangtey, Y. P. S. (2011). Rediscovery of Vanda alpina, a rare epiphytic orchid in Western Himalaya, India. Richardiana 9(4): 173-178.

James, D. B. (1966). Studies on Indian Echinoderms-I Rediscovery of the Echinoid, Breynia verdenburgi Anderson from Andaman Sea, with an emended description. Journal of Marine Biological Association of India 8: 76-81.

Joe, A., Sreejith, P. E., Ashfak, O. A. and Sabu, M. (2014). Regarding the identity, rediscovery and taxonomic history of Musa nagensium (Musaceae) from India. Rheedea 24(1): 5-11.

Kavade, S., S. Deokule, P. Lakshminarasimhan, P. Diwakar & S. Punekar (2012). Belosynapsis vivipara (Dalzell) C.E.C. Fisch. (Commelinaceae), a vulnerable spiderwort, rediscovered after sixteen decades from Maharashtra, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 4(6): 2660-2663.

Kishor, Rajkumar. (2012). Rediscovery of Kaempferia marginata (Zingiberaceae) after a lapse of 100 years from India. Rheedea 22(1): 28-31.

Kumar, Mohd. Umar, Mochi, Shakir Ahmad and Riyaz, Muzafar. (2022). Rediscovery, distribution and taxonomic description of Astragalus trichocarpus Benth. (Fabaceae) from the Northwestern Himalayas - Kashmir, India. Species 23(71): 169-172.

Kumar, Rahul and Sharma, Ajay Kumar. (2022). Rediscovery of Campanacella hamiltonella (Westwood, 1867) (Neuroptera: Mantispidae) from India after 155 years. Uttar Pradesh Journal of Zoology 43(5): 78-85. [Abstract]

Kumar S, Singh RS, Singh P, Kumar S. (2019). Rediscovery of butterflies Arhopala bazalus Hewitson, 1862 and Catapaecilma major Druce, 1895 from Uttarakhand, India. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 7(1): 125-128.

Kumar, Shankar et al. (2020). Rediscovery of Tiger hopper Ochus subvittatus (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae) from Uttarakhand, India. Bionotes 22(4): 216-217.

Kumar, Y. (1992). 'Extinct' orchid rediscovered. Current Science 62(8): 547-548. [Bulbophyllum rothschildianum]

Kunte, K. and Manthey, U. (2009). Rediscovery of Japalura sagittifera (Sauria: Agamidae)from the Eastern Himalayas, Arunachal Pradesh: An addition to the Indian Herpetofauna. Sauria 39(2): 42-55.

S. N. Litvinchuk, D. A. Melnikov, L. J. Borkin, S. Hofmann. (2019). Rediscovery of the High Altitude Lazy Toad, Scutiger occidentalis Dubois, 1978, in India. Russian Journal of Herpetology 26(1): 17-22. [Abstract]

Maity, Rohan et al. (2022). Rediscovery of Phlogacanthus jenkinsii (Acanthaceae) from India after 140 years. Phytotaxa 573(2): 286-292.

Mao, A. A., Krishna, Gopal and Jalal, Jeewan Singh. (2022). Notes on recollection of Primula sherriffiae W.W.Sm. after a gap of 74 years from India with comments on the typification of the name. Phytotaxa 571(2): 234-238.

Mathew, Jose and George, K. V. (2013). Rediscovery of Arisaema jacquemontii Blume (Araceae) from Achankovil Valley of Southern Western Ghats, India. NeBIO 4(6): 96-97.

Meena, S.S., A. Tripathi, V.K. Koli & M.A. Awan. (2021). Rediscovery of the rare Desert Grizzled Skipper Spialia doris evanida Butler, 1880 (Hesperiidae: Pyrginae) from the Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(3): 18042-18044.

Mir, Aabid Hussain, Upadhaya, Krishna, Odyuo, Nripemo and Tiwari, B. K. (2017). Rediscovery of Magnolia rabaniana (Magnoliaceae): a threatened tree species of Meghalaya, northeast India. Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity 10(1): 127-131.

Moaakum and Dey, S. (2013). Rediscovery of Hedychium longipedunculatum A.R.K. Sastry & D.M. Verma [Zingiberaceae] from Nagaland, India. Pleione 7(1): 290-294.

Mohanty, Biswaprajna et al. (2019). First record of a Leucosid crab Paranursia abbreviata Bell, 1855 from Devi estuary, Odisha Coast, India. Indian Journal of Geo Marine Sciences 48(1): 117-119.

Mondal, Sujit et al. (2018). Areca triandra Roxb. ex Buch.-Ham. (Arecaceae): new record for West Bengal, India. Plant Archives 18(2): 1700-1702.

Muansanga, Lal et al. (2021). Rediscovery of Doria’s Foam-nesting Treefrog, Chirixalus doriae Boulenger 1893 (Anura: Rhacophoridae), from India. Reptiles & Amphibians 28(1): 79-81.

Nair, N. C. and Srinivasan, S. R. (1983 "1982"). On the rediscovery of Koilodepas calycinum Bedd. (Euphorbiaceae) and Holcolemma canaliculatum (Nees ex Steud.) Stapf. ex Hubbard (Poaceae) from south India. Bull. Bot. Surv. India 24(1-4): 241-242. [Holcolemma canaliculatum]

Naithani, H. B. (2021). Rediscovery of Strobilanthes pterygorrhachis C.B. Clarke (Acanthaceae) from India. The Indian Forester 147(12): 1233.

Nandikar M D, Gurav R V and Umesh D. (2011). Rediscovery of Murdannia striatipetala (Commelinaceae), a little known species from Southern India with a note on its identity and distribution. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society 108(1): 67-68.

Panday, Samiran and Sinha, B. K. (2012). Rediscovery of Campanumoea javanica Blume- a rare climber of Campanulaceae from Phawngpui National Park in Mizoram, India. Pleione 6(1): 241-243.

Ragavan, P. et al. (2016). The rediscovery of Brownlowia tersa (L.) Kosterm. (Malvaceae), from the Andaman Islands, India — a Near Threatened mangrove species. Check List 12(3): 1897.

Rai, S., K.D. Bhutia & K. Kunte (2012). Recent sightings of two very rare butterflies, Lethe margaritae Elwes, 1882 and Neptis nycteus de Nicéville, 1890, from Sikkim, eastern Himalaya, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 4(14): 3319–3326. [local rediscovery of both taxa]

Rajkumar, Muthusamy, Saravanan, Raju and Maheswarudu, Gidda. (2018). Rediscovery of rare porcellanid crab Pseudoporcellanella manoliensis Sankarankutty, 1961, from Palk Bay, Tamil Nadu, India. Indian Journal of Geo Marine Sciences 47(11): 2182-2185.

Reddy, C.S., S.M.M. Javed, F. Tampal, C. Pattanaik & V.S. Raju (2010). Rediscovery of Chamaesyce sebastinei (Binojk. & N.P. Balakr.) V.S. Raju (Angiosperms: Euphorbiaceae) a little-known rare species from Andhra Pradesh, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2(9): 1160-1161.

Sadasivan, Kalesh et al. (2021). Rediscovery of Martin’s Duskhawker Anaciaeschna martini (Selys, 1897) (Odonata: Aeshnidae) from Western Ghats, peninsular India, with notes on its current distribution and oviposition behavior. Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(1): 17543-17547.

Saji Kumar, K K and Rajeeshkumar, M P and Laxmilatha, P and Manjebrayakath, Hashim and Venkatesan, V and Saravanane, N. (2022). Rediscovery of Ram’s horn squid, Spirula spirula (Cephalopoda: Spirulidae), from the Arabian Sea. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India 64(1): 69-73.

Sarania, B., Devi, A., Kumar, A., Wang, K. and Rakshit, K. (2015). A record of Scutiger nyingchiensis Fei, 1977 (Amphibia: Anuran: Megophryidae) in the Eastern Himalaya, North East India. Current Science 109(3): 413-414.

Sarode, B.V., N.U. Joshi, P.P. Pansare & H.V. Ghate (2018). A record afer 52 years, and additonal descripton of the emesine assassin bug Emesopsis nubila (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Emesinae) from western India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 10(9): 12282-12285.

Sharma, A., N. Singh & P. Kumar (2019). Rediscovery of Calanthe davidii (Orchidaceae) after 11 decades in the western Himalaya, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 11(10): 14368-14372.

Singhamahapatra, Aniruddha and Roy, Subhajit. (2023). First record of the rare moth Amana angulifera Walker, 1855 (Lepidoptera: Epicopeiidae) from India since the 19 th century. Cuadernos de Biodiversidad 64: 19-23.

Singh, Arun P. (2013). Rediscovery of the Empress, Sasakia funebris Leech (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Nymphalinae: Apaturini) after 88 years in India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(10): 4514-4516.

Singh, Bikarma and Bedi, Yashbir Singh. (2016). Rediscovery, Taxonomic History and Extended Enumeration of Haematocarpus validus Bakh.f. ex Forman (Menispermaceae) to Indo-Myanmar Biodiversity Hotspot. National Academy Science Letters. DOI: 10.1007/s40009-016-0483-8 [Abstract]

Singh, D. K. and Majumdar, Shuvadeep. (2017). Notes on Scarcely Collected Indian Liverworts III. Plagiochila kurzii (Plagiochilaceae, Marchantiophyta). Indian Journal of Forestry 40(2): 155-158.

SINGH, W., HANDIQUE, P. & DEVI, H. (2016). Musa sikkimensis Kurz (Musaceae): A note on the rediscovery from Manipur, India. Folia Malaysiana, 17, 47-53.

Sreebha, R., Kariyappa, K. C. and Daniels, A. E. D. (2016). Rediscovery of a long-lost moss Fissidens serratus var. serratus in the Western Ghats of India. Acta Botanica Hungarica 58(1-2): 183-186. [Abstract]

Srinivasulu, C., D. Venkateshwarlu & M. Seetharamaraju (2009). Rediscovery of the Banded Krait Bungarus fasciatus (Schneider 1801) (Serpentes: Elapidae) from Warangal District, Andhra Pradesh, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(6): 353-354.

Swamy, J. and Arumugam, S. (2021). Sporobolus tetragonus (Poaceae: Chloridoideae), an addition to the flora of South India. Rheedea 31(4): 296-299.

Venugopal, N. and Pamidimarri, Stella. (2015). Rediscovery of critically endangered Gymnocladus assamicus Kanjilal ex P.C. Kanjilal (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae) from West Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya. Pleione 9(1): 186-192.

Draco norvillii

Psydrax salicifolia [global rediscovery?]

Sarcandra chloranthoides (global rediscovery?):

Brettus cingulatus:

Lumnitzera racemosa:


Andaman Islands

Gupta, Stutee et al. (2002). Rediscovery of Podocarpus wallichianus: A rare gymnosperm from tropical rain forests of Great Nicobar Island. Current Science 87(3): 806-807.

Karthigeyan, K., Sumathi, R. and Jayanthi, J. (2012). Recollection of a rare epiphytic orchid Taeniophyllum filiforme J.J. Sm. (Orchidaceae) after a lapse of 135 years from South Andaman Islands, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 4(15): 3433-3435.

Mathew, Sam P. (2013). Thunia alba (Lindl.) Reichb.F. a rare wild ornamental orchid from the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. Orchid Digest 77(3): 150-151.

Ramana, M. V., Venu, P. and Sanjappa, M. (2012). The rediscovery of Polyalthia crassa (Annonaceae) from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. Rheedea 22(1): 5-8.


Andhra Pradesh

Ramana, S. P. Venkata  and Harinth, P. (2022). Rediscovery of the endangered spider tarantula Poecilotheria formosa from Sri Lankamalleswara reserve forest - Southern Andhra Pradesh - India. Journal of Applied Entomologist 2(3): 33-36.


Arunchal Pradesh

KHANDAL D., MORE S., KATARIA G. & S.S. KAMBALE. (2018). Ceropegia lucida–rediscovery and new distribution record for Arunachal Pradesh, India. Current Science 113(11): 2077.



Baruah, S. et al. (2013). Notes on two interesting angiosperms from Assam, India.  Pleione 7(2): 401-405.

Gogoi, Khyanjeet. (2023). Rediscovery of Calanthe nana (Orchidaceae) and new addition to the flora of Assam. Richardiana 7: 132-139.

Pagag, K. and Borthakur, S. K. (2012). Rediscovery of Blyxa japonica (Miquel) Maximowicz ex Ascherson et Gürke - a hydrophyte from Lakhimpur district of Assam, India. Pleione 6(2): 435-437.

Nothapodytes nimmoniana



Patel, Mitesh and Reddy, Mandadi Narsimha. (2018). Equisetum ramosissimum Desf. Subsp. debile (Roxb. ex Vaucher) Hauke – is really extinct from Gujarat, India? International Journal of Botany Studies 3(4): 21-24.

Rana, Karan G. et al. (2015). Rediscovery of Olax nana (Olacaceae) for Gujarat state. J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 39(2): 297-299.


Jammu and Kashmir

Adhikari, BS, A. Kunzes, JS Jalal and GS Rawat. (2013). Rediscovery of Dactylorhiza kafiriana, a lesser known orchid from Suru valley, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Richardiana 8: 220-225.

Dar, Afaq Ahmad et al. (2022). Detailed Taxonomic Redescription, Distribution, and Rediscovery of the Birch Emperor Moth, Rinaca lindia (Moore 1865) (Bombycoidea: Saturniidae) from Jammu & Kashmir, India, After a 38-Year Hiatus. The J. of the Lepidopterists' Society 76(3): 203-206.

Sharma, Shakha and Sharma, Neeraj. (2020). On the rediscovery and new additions of Skippers (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea: Hesperiidae) from Jammu and Kashmir, India. Revista Chilena de Entomología 46(4): 591-599. [Pseudocoladenia fatih]

Sheikh, Taslima et al. (2022). Rediscovery of white-bordered copper, Lycaena panava (Westwood, 1852) (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Life Sciences Leaflets 144: 1-5.

Sheikh, T. and Mishra, S. (2023). A note on the reconfirmation of tawny mime, Papilio agestor Gray, 1831 (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) from union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, India after 115 years. Munis Entomology & Zoology 18(1): 629-633

Singh, Sumit and Sheikh, Taslima. (2021). Rediscovery of Popinjay, Stibochiona nicea (Gray, 1846) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Nymphalinae) from Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Revista Chilena de Entomología 47(3): 497-499.



Sant, N., Shelke, V. and Shelke, S. (2016). Rediscovery of the Broad-tailed Grassbird Schoenicola platyurus at Belgaum, Karnataka. Indian BIRDS 12 (4&5): 145-147.





Madhya Pradesh, India

Lohit, Tushar A. et al. (2022). Nomenclatural notes and rediscovery of Viola cinerea var. stocksii (Violaceae) from Chambal ravines of Madhya Pradesh, India. Phytotaxa 566(2): 209-218.



Sathaye, G., Ranade, S. and Ghate, H. V. (2022). Rediscovery of an interestng preying mants Deiphobella latceps (Mantodea: Rivetnidae) from Maharashtra, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 14(11): 22190-22194. htps://



Dhatchanamoorthy, Narayanasamy, Ravikumar, Kaliamoorthy and Balachandran, Natesan. (2023). Rediscovery of Polygonatum tessellatum F. T. Wang & Tang in Manipur, north-eastern India. Biodiv. Res. Conserv. 70. [Abstract]

NGANGBAM, R. D., DEVI, N. P., DEVI, M. H. & SINGH, P. K. 2019. Rediscovery of Aldrovanda vesiculosa L. (Droseraceae), an endangered plant, from Manipur in India after six decades, with studies on micromorphology and physico-chemistry of water. Reinwardtia 18(2): 71-80.

Soibam, Baleshwor Singh, Huidrom, Harmenn and Irungbam, Jatishwor Singh. (2016). A century later: Tricolored Pied Flat Coladenia indrani uposathra Fruhstorfer, 1911 (Hesperiidae: Pyrginae) and Crenulate Oakblue Apporasa atkinsoni Hewitson, 1869 (Lycaenidae: Theclinae) reported from Manipur, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 8(7): 9030-9033.



Shankar, U. (2021). Lectotypification and recollection of Bulbophyllum crabro in Meghalaya after 125 years. Rheedea 31(3): 211-217.

Sharma, Sachin et al. (2021). Rediscovery of Hedge Cupid, Bothrinia chennellii (de Nicéville, 1884) (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) to Meghalaya, Northeastern India. Revista Chilena de Entomología 47(3): 493-496.



Mahata, A., Jena, S. K. and Palita, S. K. (2019). First record in 129 years of the Tamil Treebrown Lethe drypets todara Moore, 1881 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) from Odisha, India by fruit-baitng. Journal of Threatened Taxa 11(15): 15047-15052.

Tripathy, A. (2020). Rediscovery of Cyclopodia sykesii, an ectoparasite on the Indian Flying Fox from Udayagiri Range, Odisha, India. Vet Brief #12, In: Zoo’s Print 35(6): 36-38.



Dookia, S., G. Singh & R. Mishra (2017). Re-sighting record of Fulvous Leaf-nosed Bat Hipposideros fulvus Gray, 1838 (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) from Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 9(1): 9764-9767.



Nautiyal, D. C., Sharma, S. K. and Pandit, M. K. (2009). Notes on the taxonomic history, rediscovery and conservation status of two endangered species of Ceropegia (Asclepiadaceae) from Sikkim, India. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 3(2): 815-822. [Ceropegia lucida]

Pradhan, D. K. (2021). Recollection of Galeola falconeri Hook. f. (Orchidaceae) from Sikkim Himalaya after 123 years. Pleione 15(2): 246-248.


Tamil Nadu

Britto, S. J. (2002). Rediscovery of Crotalaria orixensis Rottler ex Willd. (Papilionoideae) after 90 years - a little known and rare species in Tamil Nadu. J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 26(3): 583-585.

Ganesh, S. R. and S. R. Chandramouli. (2010). Rediscovery of Hemidactylus scabriceps (Annandale, 1906) (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Eastern Tamil Nadu, India. Russ. J. Herpetol. 17(1): 70-74.

MosaChristas, Kithiyon, Karthick, Ravikumar, Kowsalya, Elumalai and Jaquline, Chinna Rani I. (2021). Musa kattuvazhana (Musaceae): Rediscovery and additional notes on a critically endangered species from Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu, India. Feddes Repertorium 132(3): 263-268.

Ravikumar, Kaliamoorthy, Sankar, R. Vijaya and Prabhakaran, V. (2001). Utleria salicifolia Bedd. ex Hook.f. (Periplocaceae) A Monotypic, Endemic and Critically Endangered, Red Listed Medicinal Plant relocated from its type locality. MyForest 37(2): 495-498.

Tejavathi, D. H., Sumalatha, B. S., Nijagunaiah, R., Anitha, P. and Gayatramma, K. (2019). Studies on the Factors that Restrict Sexual Reproduction and Fruit Setting in Memecylon flavescens: An Endangered Taxon. Journal of Tropical Forestry and Environment 9(2): 101-107.


Uttar Pradesh

Kumari, Priyanka and Sheikh, Taslima. (2021). A note on the rediscovery of the Redspot butterfly Zesius chrysomallus Hübner, 1819 (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Theclinae) from Uttar Pradesh State, with a new larval host plant record for India. Revista Chilena de Entomología 47(2): 399-404.



Kasana, Shruti, Uniyal, P. L. and Pandey, Arun K. (2019). Rediscovery of Saussurea andryaloides (Asteraceae: Cardueae) from Uttarakhand, India. Rheedea 29(1): 116-118.

Kumar, Shankar et al. (2019a). Rediscoveries of dusky yellow-breasted flat Gerosis phisara Moore (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae) and angled Pierrot Caleta decidia hewitson (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from Uttarakhand. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 7(1): 45-48.

Kumar, Shankar et al. (2019b). Rediscovery of butterflies Arhopala bazalus Hewitson, 1862 and Catapaecilma major Druce, 1895 from Uttarakhand, India. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 7(2): 864-867.

Kumar, Shankar et al. (2020). Rediscovery of white-striped snow flat Tagiades cohaerens Mabille, 1914 (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae) from Uttarakhand, India. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 8(1): 1431-1433. [Tagiades cohaerens cynthia]

Trachischium laeve



Auliya, M. (2002). Rediscovery of the Indochinese Rat Snake Ptyas korros (Schlegel, 1837) (Serpenthes: Colubridae) in Borneo. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 50(1): 197-198.

Putra, Ivan Permana, Hermawan, Rudy and Maulana, Indra. (2022). Re-discovery of the rare poisonous mushroom Podostroma cornu-damae in Indonesia. Biharean Biologist 16(2): 60-64.

Trainor, Colin R. (2002). An expedition to Damar Island, South West Maluku, Indonesia. Bulletin of the Oriental Bird Club 36: 18-23. [Chrysococcyx rufomerus]

Soejono. (2014). Rediscovery of a remnant habitat of the critically endangered species, Hopea sangal, in Pasuruan District, East Java, Indonesia. Biodiversitas 15(2): 236-239.



Damayanto, I Putu Gede P. and Riastiwi, Indira. (2019). Balanophora papuana Schltr. (Balanophoraceae), a Neglected Holoparasite Species: Rediscovery for Indonesia. Proceedings of the 3rd SATREPS Conference, Bogor, 22 November, 2018, pp. 102-110.



Bagheri, Ali et al. (2018). Rediscovery of Astragalus saganlugensis (Fabaceae, Galegeae) in Iran after 184 years. Phytotaxa 350(3): 297-299. [Abstract]

Gholipour, Abbas. (2013). Rediscovery of Acorus calamus (Acoraceae) in Iran. Journal? [Abstract]

Jalilian, N., Nemati Paykani, M. and Soleimani, F. (2021). Rediscovery of Dionysia bornmuelleri (Pax) Clay (Primulaceae) in West Iran. Iranian Journal of Botany 27(2): 98-102. doi:10.22092/ijb.2021.355470.1333

Kidov, A. A. (2021). Rediscovery of the Persian dwarf snake (Eirenis persicus, Ophidia, Colubridae) in Qazvin Province, Iran. Zoologicheskiy Zhurnal 100(6): 690-692. [Abstract]

Najafi-Majd, Elnaz and Kaya, Uğur. (2013). Rediscovery of the Lake Urmia newt, Neurergus crocatus Cope, 1862 (Caudata: Salamandridae) in northwestern Iran after 150 years. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 6(4): 36-41.

Schneider, T., Schneider, E., Schneider, J. and Müller, O. (2014). Rediscovery of Cordulegaster vanbrinkae in Iran (Odonata: Cordulegastridae). Odonatologica 43: 25-34.

Shafiei, Soheila et al. (2014). Rediscovery of Maynard's Longnose Sand Snake, Lytorhynchus maynardi, with the geographic distribution of the genus Lytorhynchus Peters, 1863 in Iran. Zoology in the Middle East. DOI:10.1080/09397140.2014.994309 [Abstract]



Alexander, K. N. (2009). The rediscovery of some of Ireland's rarest wood-decay beetles (Coleoptera: Lymexylidae, Phloiophilidae, Ciidae, Tetratomidae, Melandryidae). The Irish Naturalists’ Journal 30(2): 130-133.

Bannister P. 1996 A rediscovered site for Erica erigena R. Ross (Ericaceae) on Achill Island, County Mayo (v.c. H27), Ireland. Watsonia 21(1): 99-101.

Apis mellifera mellifera

Parastichtis suspecta

Leucodonta bicoloria



Vaginsky, E. (1990). The Bat Miniopterus schreibersi Did Not Vanish. Journal of Israel Cave Research 1990: 97-98.



Aguzzi, Stefano, Bogliani, Giuseppe, Orioli, Valerio and Pilon, Nicola. (2017). Nehalennia speciosa rediscovered in northwestern Italy (Odonata: Coenagrionidae). Notulae odonatologicae 8(9): 319-374.

Baldini, Riccardo M. (1999). Fumana scoparia Pomel (Cistaceae): considerations on a poorly known species for the Italian flora / Fumana scoparla Pomel (Cistaceae), considerazioni su di una non ben nota specie della Flora Italiana. Webbia 54(1): 73-84.

Bianco P, Medagli P, D'Emerico S. 1989 Nuovi dati distributivi e osservazioni morfologiche su Aegilops uniaristata Vis. (Gramineae), entita mediterraneo-oriental riaccertata per la flora italiana. (Morphological observations on Aegilops uniaristata Vis. (Gramineae), eastern-Mediterranean entity rediscovered for the Italian flora.) Webbia 43. (1): 19-24.

Bonini, Federica et al. (2020). Juncus atratus Krock. (Juncaceae) rediscovered in Italy: a species deserving urgent conservation actions. Biologia. DOI: [Abstract]

Bruno, S. and Hotz, H. (1976). Coluber hippocrepis auf der Insel Sardinien. Salamandra 12: 69-86.

Canovi N., Gheza G., Pavesi M. & Villa D. 2014. Un nuovo importante sito di Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877) (Odonata: Zygoptera: Lestidae) in Lombardia (Italia Settentrionale). Il Naturalista Valtellinese - Atti del Museo civico di Storia naturale di Morbegno, 25: 5–14.

Dondini, Gianna, Tomassini, A., Inguscio, S., and Rossi, E. (2014). Rediscovery of Mehely's horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus mehelyi) in peninsular Italy. Hystrix 25(1): 59-60.

Efetov, K. A.; Kucherenko, E. E.; Tarmann, G. M. (2020). An application of the synthetic sex attractants from the series "EFETOV-2" for studying Procridinae in Italy (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae). Revista de Lepidopterologia 48(192): 733-749. [Abstract] [Rhagades pruni]

Fanelli, G., De Sanctis, M. and Serafini Sauli, A. (2012). La riscoperta di Trifolium latinum (Fabaceae) in Roma un secolo dopo la sua apparente sparizione dall’Italia. Informatore Botanico Italiano 44: 337-339.

Guariento, Elia and Franzini, Gabriele. (2021). Attalus minimus (Insecta, Melyridae) recently rediscovered in South Tyrol after 109 years. Gredleriana 21: 169-171.

Lorenzini, R., Lovari, S. and Masseti, M. (2002). The rediscovery of the Italian roe deer: Genetic differentiation and management implications. Italian Journal of Zoology 69: 367-379. [rediscovery in southern Tuscany]

Mercurio, Vincenzo and Li Vigni, Fabrizio. (2007). Rediscovery of Pelobates fuscus insubricus in the Asti Province, north-western Italy. Acta Herpetologica 2: 1-6.

Piazzini, Sandro and Favilli, Leonardo. (2020). Rediscovery of a species considered to be extinct in the Pollino massif (Calabria, Italy): Erebia gorge (Hübner, [1804]) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Fragmenta Entomologica 52(1): 43-46.

Spinelli, Andrea et al. (2018). Returning of Hippocampus hippocampus(Linnaeus, 1758) (Syngnathidae) in the Faro Lake – oriented Natural Reserve of Capo Peloro, Italy. Natural Product Research. doi: [Abstract]

Stinca, Adriano. (2017). Orchis italica Poir. (Orchidaceae): rediscovery after four centuries of a presumably extinct species in Mt. Vesuvius, Italy. Annali Di Botanica 7: 1-4.

Stinca, Adriano. (2023). Vegetation features of two vascular plant species presumed extinct and recently rediscovered in the natural habitat of community interest 8320 from Mt. Vesuvius, Italy. Plant Sociology 60(1): 13-23. doi:10.3897/pls2023601/02

Surdo, Salvatore. (2017). First record of Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825) and rediscovery of Orthetrum nitidinerve (Selys, 1841) in Sicily (Insecta: Odonata). Fragmenta entomologica 49(2): 185-189.



Suncus etruscus



"The Spotted Rail (Pardirallus maculatus) was presumed extinct in Jamaica for most of the period between its discovery by W.T. March in 1863 and its rediscovery in 1977 in the Upper Morass of the Black River system, St. Elizabeth Parish."



Akiyama, Yoshihiro B. and Yuhara, Takeshi. (2022). Rediscovery of the threatened gastropod Batillaria multiformis (Batillariidae) on the intertidal flat in the Edogawa Drainage Canal 27 years after the last observation. Biogeography 24: 53-63.

Hisashi ASHIDA and Kenji KITAYAMA, 1998. Rediscovery of Callytron inspeculare from Hyogo Prefecture. Ent. Rev. Japan, Osaka 53(1): 15-16.

Degawa, Yousuke et al. (2015). Rediscovery of Roesleria subterranea from Japan with a discussion of its infraspecific relationships detected using molecular analysis. MycoKeys 9: 1-9.

Iketani, Hiroyuki and Mase, Nobuko. (2015). Collection of Wild and Cultivated Rare Malus Genetic Resources in Northern Kyūshū, Japan. AREIPGR 31: 53-59.

Imahara, Y. and Ogawa, K. (2006). Rediscovery of Virgularia juncea (Octocorallia, Pennatulacea) from a tidal marsh in Okinawa, with a short note on its peculiar behavior, pp. 9-13. Proceedings of 10th International Coral Reef Symposium, Okinawa, Japan. June 28-July 2, 2004.

Imai, T., T. Oonuki, K. Matsuyama-Serisawa and Y. Serisawa. (2017). Rediscovery of freshwater prawn Macrobrachium formosense (Decapoda, Palaemonidae) ectoparasitized by green alga Cladogonium sp. from Shimama River, Tanega-shima Island, Kagoshima Prefecture, southern Japan. Nature of Kagoshima 43: 305-310.

Jørgensen, P. M. (2000). Survey of the lichen family Pannariaceae on the American continent, north of Mexico. The Bryologist 103: 670-704. [Fuscopannaria leucosticta]

Kato, Makoto and Sota, Teiji. (2022). Rediscovery of Macroplea japana (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Donaciinae), an aquatic leaf beetle once thought to be extinct in Japan. Entomological Science 25(3): e12517.

Kato, S., Higuchi, S., Kondo, Y., Kitano, S., Nozaki, H. and Tanaka, J. (2005). Rediscovery of the wild-extinct species Nitellopsis obtusa (Charales) in Lake Kawaguchi, Japan. J. Jpn. Bot. 80: 84-91.

Nagasawa, Kazuya and Nitta, Masato. (2015). Rediscovery of a Fish Acanthocephalan, Acanthocephalus minor (Echinorhynchida: Echinorhynchidae), in the Lake Biwa Basin, Central Japan, with a Review of the Fish Acanthocephalan Fauna of the Basin. Species Diversity 20: 73-81.

Nagasawa K., Yamamoto M., Sakurai Y. and Kumagai A. (1995). Rediscovery in Japan and host association of Salmincola carpionis (Copepoda: Lernaeopodidae), a parasite of wild and reared freshwater salmonids. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 52: 178-185.

Naiki, Akiyo et al. (2023). Rediscovery of Exallage auricularia (Rubiaceae) from Yonaguni Island, Okinawa, Japan. The Journal of Japanese Botany 98(3): 134-139.

Nakajima, Hiroki and Ariyama, Hiroyuki. (2022). Record of Cloridopsis scorpio (Latreille in Latreille, Le Peletier, Serville & Guérin, 1828) (Stomatopoda: Squillidae) from Japan: rediscovery after almost a century. Plankton Benthos Res 17(2): 185-191. doi:10.3800/pbr.17.185

Okuno, Junji and Osawa, Masayuki. (2016). Rediscovery of Chirostylus dolichopus Ortmann, 1892 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura: Chirostylidae) from its type locality, Boso Peninsula, Japan, with description of the colouration in life. Marine Biodiversity Records 9: 28.

Onuki, Keisuke and Fuke, Yusuke. (2022). Rediscovery of a native freshwater shrimp, Neocaridina denticulata, and expansion of an invasive species in and around Lake Biwa, Japan: genetic and morphological approach. Conservation Genetics 23: 967-980.

Sasaki, Mizuki, Iwaki, Takashi and Nakao, Minoru. (2022). Rediscovery of Michajlovia turdi (Digenea: Brachylaimoidea) from Japan. J. Parasitol. 108(2): 122-126.

Tashiro, Yushu. (2022). Creating a Space for Creativity: Agricultural Canals and the Endangered Species Hemigrammocypris rasborella, pp. 51-65. In: Miyauchi, Taisuke and Fukunaga, Mayumi (eds.). Adaptive Participatory Environmental Governance in Japan: Local Experiences, Global Lessons. Springer Singapore.

Uchida, Kei et al. (2016). Rediscovery of Celes akitanus (Orthoptera: Acrididae) from semi-natural grasslands in Japan. Entomological Science 19(2): 89-96. [Abstract]

Watanabe, Reiya, Iwata, Yasuyuki and Kato, Atsushi. (2022). Rediscovery of Helophorus auriculatus Sharp, 1884 (Coleoptera, Helophoridae) in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, with ecological notes. 昆蟲(ニューシリーズ)25(3): 111-116.

Watanabe, Reiya and Ohba, Shin-ya. (2021). Rediscovery of Helophorus (Gephelophorus) auriculatus Sharp, 1884 (Coleoptera, Helophoridae) from Tsushima Island and Comparison of its Habitat, Morphology, and Mitochondrial COI among Another Japanese Population. Elytra, Tokyo, New Series 11(2): 295-300.

Yamana, Yusuke and Kohtsuka, Hisanori. (2016). Rediscovery of Plesiocolochirus inornatus (Marenzeller, 1881) (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Dendrochirotida: Cucumariidae) in Japan and new information on its external and ossicle morphology. Plankton & Benthos Research 11(2): 57-70.

Myotis yanbarensis



Cisticola eximius


Korean Peninsula

Byun, Bong-Kyu. (In Press, 2018). Rediscovery of the little-known species of the subfamily Olethreutinae (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae) in the Korean Peninsula. Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity. [three species: Olethreutes castaneana, Rudisociaria velutina and Phaecasiophora fernaldana]



Hämäläinen, Matti. (2020). A memorable encounter with Platycnemis phasmovolans, the ‘Flying Phantom Featherleg’ in Laos. Agrion 24(2): 84-88.



Balalaikins, Maksims et al. (2018). New record of Calosoma (Campalita) auropunctatum (Herbst, 1784) in Latvia with notes on its occurrence in the Eastern Baltic region. Periodicum Biologorum 120(1): 59-65.

Jurciņš, Didzis et al. (2014). Refound of extinct lichen Lobaria amplissima (Scop.) Forssell in Latvia. Acta Biol. Univ. Daugavp. 14(1): 59-65.



Bury, Jaroslaw. (2014). Rediscovery of Charaxes jasius jasius (LINNAEUS, 1767) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in Lebanon. CESA News 97: 13-19.


Lesser Antilles



Gros-Desormeaux, J.-R., T. Lesales, and A.-G. Tayalay. 2015. Behavioral observations on the White-breasted Thrasher (Ramphocinclus brachyurus brachyurus): conservation implications. Acta Ethologica 18: 197-208. [A pair was found in 1951 on the Caravelle Peninsula; cites Pinchon and Bon Saint Come, 1951]



Coote, Thomas, Schmidt, Robert E. and Schmidt, Kathleen A. (2021). Rediscovery of Populations of Pyrgophorus parvulus (Guilding, 1828) (Gastropoda, Cochliopidae), from a Freshwater Stream on Montserrat, West Indies. American Malacological Bulletin 38(2): 1-4. [Abstract]

Larsen, Roxanne et al. (2007). Mist netting bias, species accumulation curves, and the rediscovery of two bats on Montserrat (Lesser Antilles). Acta Chiropterologica 9(2): 423-435.



Meininger, P. .L, Wolf, P. A., Hadoud, D. A. and Essghaier, M. F. A. (1994). Rediscovery of Lesser Crested Terns breeding in Libya. British Birds 87: 160-170.



Gudžinskas, Zigmantas and Taura, Laurynas. (2022). Rediscovery of endangered species Laphangium luteoalbum (Asteraceae) in Lithuania. Botanica 28(1): 60-66.



Jovanovska, Daniela et al. (2017). Rediscovery of Aldrovanda vesiculosa L. and new data on its distribution in the Republic of Macedonia. Acta Musei Macedonici Scientiarum Naturalium 20: 31-40.

Nahirnić-Beshkova A., Beshkov S., Kucherenko E.E. & Efetov K.A. (2021). Theresimima ampellophaga (Bayle-Barelle, 1808) rediscovered in the Republic of North Macedonia by using sex attractant traps (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae). SHILAP Revista de Lepidopterología, 49(193): 161-170.

Teofilovski, Aco. (2017). Contribution to knowledge of the flora of the Republic of Macedonia. Botanica Serbica 41(1): 99-103. [Lathyrus linifolius, Lactuca plumieri, Serratula tinctoria]


Madeiran Archipelago

Cameron, Robert A. D., Teixeira, Dinarte, Pokryszko, Beata, Silva, Isamberto and Groh, Klaus. (2021). An annotated checklist of the extant and Quaternary land molluscs of the Desertas Islands, Madeiran Archipelago. Journal of Conchology 44(1): 53-70. [Actinella actinophora; Deserta Grande (Desertas Islands)]

Medina, Leopoldo et al. (2021). Rediscovering of Chara braunii (Characeae, Charophyta) in Madeira (Macaronesian region, Portugal). Botanica Complutensis 45: e79754.



Ali, S. and Santapau, H. (1958). Rediscovery of the smaller Asiatic one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus Desmarest) in Malaya. Jour. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 55: 554-556.



HAMZA, A., MAMAT, I.B.H. & ABDULLAH, MT. 2019. Results of a seabird survey at the southern Seribuat Archipelago, Johor, Malaysia. Marine Ornithology 47: 49–53.

HAMZA, A. A., WONG, C.H. & AHMAD, A. 2016. Rediscovery of least known breeding sites for seabirds in East Coast Peninsular Malaysia. Malayan Nature Journal 68: 121-129.

Maideen, Haja et al. (2019). Rediscovery of Diplazium procumbens (Athyriaceae) in Peninsular Malaysia after more than 70 years, with notes on the morphology, spore ornamentation and anatomy. Phytotaxa 422(3): 241-247. [Abstract]

Quah, Evan S. H. et al. (2018). Identification and a new record from Penang Island of the rare redbellied reed snake (Calamaria albiventer) (Gray, 1835) (Serpentes: Calamariinae). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 66: 486-493.



Tupaia dorsalis



Dinets, V. (2003). First photo of a bay cat in the wild? Cat News 38: 14.

Ramji, Mohamad Fizl Sidq et al. (2012). Rediscovery of the Enigmatic Mountain Blackeye, Chlorocharis emiliae Sharpe, 1888 (Passeriformes: Zosteropidae)from Mount Pueh, Sarawak. Tropical Natural History 12(2): 261-266. [Chlorocharis emiliae moultoni]



Lalov, S. V. (2007). Rediscovery of Asparagus stipularis Forskal (Family: Asparagaceae) in the Maltese Islands (Central Mediterranean). The Central Mediterranean Naturalist 4: 199-201.

Lalov, S. V. et al. (2007). Rediscovery of Ornithogalum divergens Boreau (Hyacinthaceae) in Malta (central Mediterranean). The Central Mediterranean Naturalist 4(3): 205-206.

Mifsud, Stephen. (2017). A Preliminary Survey and Taxonomy of Wild Roses (Rosa Spp.) Occurring on the Maltese Islands. Xjenza Online 5: 36-56. [Rosa canina, Rosa gallica]

Islands. Fl. Medit. 30: 143-154. [Lactuca saligna]

Mifsud, Stephen, Napier, M., Fenech, S., and Cassar, L. F. (2016). Current status of Asplenium sagittatum (Aspleniaceae) in the Maltese islands. Fl. Medit. 26: 69-80.


Mariana Islands

Lemke, Dr. Thomas O. (1987). Sheath-tailed Bats Rediscovered in the Mariana Islands. BATS Magazine 5(1): (pagination?).

Richmond, Jonathan Q. et al. (2022). Range eclipse leads to tenuous survival of a rare lizard species on a barrier atoll. Oryx 56(1): 63-72.



Shine, T., Böhme, W., Nickel, H., Thies, D. F. and Wilms, T. (2001). Rediscovery of relict populations of the Nile crocodile Crocodylus niloticus in south-eastern Mauritania, with observations on their natural history. Oryx 35: 260–262. [Abstract]



Florens, F. B. Vincent and Baider, Claudia. (2006). Relocation of ‘extinct’ Ficus densifolia Miq. (Moraceae) in Mauritius. Phelsuma 14: 101-103.



Bean, Preston T. et al. (2010). Rediscovery of Headwater Catfish, Ictalurus lupus (Ictaluridae), in a Western Gulf Slope Drainage. DFC Annual Meeting 2010 Program.

Caviedes-Solis, I. W., L. F. Vázquez-Vega, I. Solano-Savaleta, E. Pérez-Ramos, S. M. Rovito, T. J. Devitt, P. Heimes, O. A. Flores-Villela, J. A. Campbell, and A. Nieto-Montes de Oca. 2015. Everything is not lost: recent records, rediscoveries, and range extensions of Mexican hylid frogs. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2: 230-241. [Agalychnis moreletti]

Delia, J. R. J., J. L. Whitney, and T. Burkhardt. 2013. Rediscovery of ‘lost’ treefrogs from Oaxacan highlands of Mexico. Biodiversity Conservation 22: 1,405–1,414. [Agalychnis moreletti]

Harper, Alan et al. (2016). Rediscovery of a high-altitude vole, Microtus californicus, in Baja California, Mexico. The Southwestern Naturalist 61(4): 333-338.

Janeba, Zlatko and Elizondo, Cecilia. (2022). Genus Mammillaria Haw. in the Yucatán Peninsula. Bradleya 2022(sp40): 150-160. [Mammillaria columbiana yucatanensis]

Lagunas-Calvo, O., Hernández-Mena, D.I., Rivas, G., Contreraas-Mirón, S., Mendoza-Garfias, B., Echeverría-Martínez, O. M. and Oceguera-Figueroa, A. (2018). Rediscovery of the nemertean Prostoma graecense from Xochimilco, 75 years after its first and only record. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 89: 39-45.

López-García, Margarita M., Deloya, C. and Gasca-Álvarez, H. J. (2016). Rediscovery of Tomarus cuniculus (Fabricius, 1801) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) in Mexico. Annales de la Société entomologique de France, New Series, 51: 494-498. [Abstract]

Nolasco-Luna, Jose Rafael, Cupul-Magaña, F. G., Escobedo-Galván, A. H., MataSilva, V. and Wilson, L. D. (2019). Rediscovery of Tantilla bocourti (Günther, 1895) on Isla María Cleofas, Nayarit, Mexico (Squamata: Colubridae). Herpetology Notes 12: 343-346.

Sigel, Erin M. et al. (2014). Rediscovery of Polypodium calirhiza (Polypodiaceae) in Mexico. Brittonia 66: 278-286.

Solano-Gómez Rodolfo, Jiménez-Machorro, Rolando and Damon, Anne A. (2011). Two new records and one rediscovery for Orchidaceae of México. Acta Botanica Mexicana 96: 59-72. [Plectrophora alata]

Vázquez-Vega, L. F., I. W. Caviedes-Solis, I. Solano-Zavelata, R. Villegas-García, and O. A. Flores-Villela. 2015. Distribution Notes. Agalychnis moreletii (Duméril, 1853). Mesoamerican Herpetology 2: 538–539.



Munjiu, Oxana. (2017). Distribution of endangered mayfly Palingenia longicauda (Olivier, 1791) (Ephemeroptera, Palingeniidae) on the territory of the Republic of Moldova. Lauterbornia 84: 39-51.



Gundegmaa, Vanjil et al. (2022). The vascular flora of the Sutai Khairkhan Mountain Nature Reserve, Mongolia. Botanica Pacifica. A journal of plant science and conservation 11(1): 115-128. doi:10.17581/bp.2022.11102 [Microula tibetica pratensis]



El Alami, Abderrazak, Bouzid, El Mustapha and Fattah, Aderrazzak. (2022). Rediscovery of the striped hyaena Hyaena hyaena in the central High Atlas after 22 years. Oryx 56(5): 650.

Escoriza, D., Comas, M. M., Donaire, D. and Carranza, S. (2006). Rediscovery of Salamandra algira Bedriaga, 1883 from the Beni Snassen massif (Morocco) and phylogenetic relationships of North African Salamandra. Amphibia-Reptilia 27(3): 448-455.



Oo, Sai Sein Lin and Bates, Paul Jeremy James. (2016). The rediscovery of the common water monitor lizard Varanus salvator (Squamata: Varanidae) in northern Myanmar. Journal of Threatened Taxa 8(5): 8827-8828.



Raju Acharya, Yadav Ghimirey, Geraldine Werhahn, Naresh Kusi, Bidhan Adhikary, Binod Kunwar. (2015). Wild yak Bos mutus in Nepal: rediscovery of a flagship species. Mammalia. DOI: 10.1515/mammalia-2015-0066 [Abstract]

Liocichla phoenicea



Kooijman, Annemieke, Hedenäs, Lars, Mettrop, Ivan and Cusell, Casper. (2015). Calliergon megalophyllum rediscovered in the Netherlands after 50 years: comparison to Swedish habitats. Lindbergia 38: 20-29.

Sanabria, M. J., Lock, K., Scheepens, M. and Tempelman, D. (2012). Oligostomis reticulata (Linnaeus, 1761) (Trichoptera, Phryganeidae) recorded again in The Netherlands and Belgium. Lauterbornia 75: 1-13.

van den Berg LJ, te Linde BH. 2001 Brede wolfsmelk (Euphorbia platyphyllos L.) weer gevonden in het oostelijk rivierengebied. (Euphorbia platyphyllos L. rediscovered in the Nederlands.) Gorteria 27. (1): 1-4.

Nehallennia speciosa


New Caledonia

BARGIER, N., DOMINIQUE, Y., UMBERT, J.-F., PARPET, J.-F., LACROIX, G., JEANPERT, J. & GENTON, P. (2018). Diagnose des Dolines de Nouvelle-Calédonie. – [Rapport de recherche] CNRT “Nickel et son environnement”, 136 pp. [Phalilus oberthuri]

Pignal, Marc, Laudereau, Christian, Laudereau, Pierre.-Louis and Bruy, David. (2022). Une révision de Dendrobium Sw. sect. Rhizobium Lindl. en Nouvelle-Calédonie. Adansonia, sér. 3, 44(15): 153-164.

van Vondel, B. J. et al. (2021). On the rediscovery of Phalilus oberthuri (GUIGNOT, 1935) in New Caledonia (Coleoptera: Haliplidae). Koleopterologische Rundschau 91: 311-322. [Phalilus oberthuri]

Gymnomyza aubryana


New Guinea

Bednarek-Ochyra, Halina and Plášek, Vítězslav. (2017). Occurrence of Racomitrium pruinosum (Grimmiaceae, Bryophyta) in New Guinea, with a Review of Gondwanan Mosses in the Tropics. Herzogia 30(2): 412-426. [Abstract]

Ceriops decandra


New Zealand

Cameron EK. 2000 Native sow thistle, Sonchus kirkii, rediscovered in the Auckland region. Auckland Bot. Soc. J. 55. (1): 21-24.

Laing, Robert M. (1914). A Revised List of the Norfolk Island Flora, with some Notes on the Species. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 47: 1-39. [Lycopodium drummondii]

Mary Morgan-Richards, M. Rheyda Hinlo, Chris Smuts-Kennedy, John Innes, Weihong Ji, Manuela Barry, Dianne Brunton, and Rodney A. Hitchmough. (In Press, 2015). Identification of a Rare Gecko from North Island New Zealand, and Genetic Assessment of Its Probable Origin: A Novel Mainland Conservation Priority? Journal of Herpetology. [Abstract]

Izatha caustopa

Potamogeton pectinatus

Juncus caepiticius

Leptinella rotundata



Olive tree skink



Flåten, M. and Fjellberg, A. (2008). Rediscovery of Osmoderma eremita (Scopoli, 1763) (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) in Norway. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 55: 165-168.

Kjærandsen, Jostein. (2022). Rocetelion humerale (Zetterstedt, 1850) (Diptera, Keroplatidae) rediscovered in Norway after more than 100 years, with description of the larva and its habitat. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 69, 000–000.



Awan, Muhammad Naeem et al. (2019). Rediscovery and first nesting record of the Vulnerable Cheer Pheasant Catreus wallichii in Machiara National Park, Kashmir Himalaya, Pakistan. BirdingASIA 31: 79-84.

Baig, K. J. (2002). Rediscovery of Murree Hill Frog, Paa vicina after 130 years from Ayubia National Park. Proceedings of Pakistan Academy of Sciences 39(2): 261-262.

Mebert, Konrad et al. (2013). The Dice Snake, Natrix tessellata (Serpentes: Colubridae) in Pakistan: Analysis of its Range Limited to Few Valleys in the Western Karakoram. Pakistan J. Zool. 45(2): 395-410.

Mebert, Konrad and Masroor, Rafaqat. (2013). Dice Snakes in the western Himalayas: discussion of potential expansion routes of Natrix tessellata after its rediscovery in Pakistan. Salamandra 49(4): 229-233. [automatic download]

Morandini, André C. and Gul, Shahnawaz. (2016). Rediscovery of Sanderia malayensis and remarks on Rhopilema nomadica record in Pakistan (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa). Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia 56(15): 171‑175.

Roberts, T. J. (1999). Rediscovery of the Afghan Mole Ellobius fuscocapillus in Pakistan. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 96: 134-139.

Shah, B., Hassan, M.A., Naveed, H., Shakeel, M., Khan, M.T. & Duan, Y.N. (2023) New findings of Deltocephalinae (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae) from Pakistan. Journal of Insect Biodiversity and Systematics 9(3): 583-590. [Platymetopius fidelis]

Tirmizi, N. M. and Ghani, N. (1994). Recovery of a Leucosid crab Nursia abbreviata Bell, 1855 from Arabian sea fish. Pakistan J. of Mar. Sci. 3(1): 83-85.


Papua New Guinea

Keim, A. P. (2009). Pandanaceae of the island of Yapen, Papua (West New Guinea), Indonesia, with their nomenclature and notes on the rediscovery of Sararanga sinuosa, and several new species and records. Blumea 54: 255-266.

White, W. T., Appleyard, S. A., Sabub, B., Kyne, P. M., Harris, M., Lis, R. et al. (2015). Rediscovery of the Threatened River Sharks, Glyphis garricki and G. glyphis, in Papua New Guinea. PLoS ONE 10(10): e0140075.



Satterlee, S. Andrew et al. (2012). Rediscovery of Aeglid Crabs in the Rio Jejuí Watershed, Paraguay. Journal of Crustacean Biology 32(4): 541-543. [Abstract]



Quiñones, Javier et al. (2014).  Rediscovery of the Yellow-bellied Sea Snake, Hydrophis platurus (Linnaeus, 1766) in Máncora, northern Perú. Check List 10(6): 1563-1564. [automatic download]



Allen, D. (2009). Worcester's Buttonquail Turnix worcesteri rediscovered at Dalton Pass. BirdingASIA 11: 83-84. [Luzon, Philippines]

Beukema, Wouter. (2011). First record of the genus Tropidonophis (Serpentes: Colubridae) and rediscovery of Parias flavomaculatus (Serpentes: Viperidae) on Siquijor Island, Philippines. Herpetology Notes 4: 177-179.

Tan, Benito C. et al. (2017). Additions to the moss floras of Mindanao and the Philippines with a focus on the rediscovery of Euptychium setigerum. Nat. Hist. Bull. Siam Soc. 62(1): 15-20.

Biag, Rachel D. and Alejandro, Grecebio Jonathan D. (2020). Rediscovery of Psychotria species, subspecies, and varieties collected in the 1990s and new records of Antirhea benguetensis (Elmer) Valeton and Ixora longifolia Smith (Rubiaceae) in Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park, Luzon, Philippines. Biodiversitas 21(10): 4524-4535.

GONZALEZ JC, DANS ATL, PEDREGOSA MG, CHIU C, VILLAHERMOSA R. 1999. Island-wide survey of forest and fauna and flora inventory of selected sites for priority conservation on Cebu. Manila: Fauna & Flora International (unpublished). [Copsychus cebuensis]

van de Ven, Willem et al. (2017). Movements and home ranges of Philippine crocodiles in San Mariano, lsabela.  NMP Journal of Natural History 2(1): 38-45.

Gallicolumba luzonica (Polillo population)



Blaik T., Malkiewicz A. & Wasala R. 2011: Rediscovery and remarks on occurrence of Thaumetopoea processionea (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae: Thaumetopoeinae) in Poland. Wiadomości Entomologiczne
30(4): 246-256.

Brzeska, Paulina et al. (In Press, 2015). New records of Chara connivens P. Salzmann ex A. Braun 1835 – an extremely rare and protected species in Polish brackish waters. Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae. DOI: 10.5586/asbp.2015.010.

Bury, J. (2020). Common Glider – Neptis sappho (Pallas, 1771) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in south-eastern Poland: another case of oversight or rapid range expansion of a species considered extinct? ANNALS OF THE UPPER SILESIAN MUSEUM IN BYTOM ENTOMOLOGY Vol. 29 (online 006): 1-20.

Górski, P. and Romański, M. (2016). Rediscovery of the rare liverwort Liochlaena subulata (Jungermanniaceae) in Poland. Herzogia 29(2): 810–813. [Abstract]

Gruzik, Janusz and Paul, Wojciech. (2000). Veronica peregrina (Scrophulariaceae) in Kraków – rediscovered after a century. Fragm. Flor. Geobot. 45(1-2): 513–539.

Guzik, Piotr and Guzik, Wojciech. (2022). Rediscovery of Isophya stysi (Čejchan, 1957) (Orthoptera: Tettigonioidea: Phaneropterinae) in south-eastern Poland. Fragmenta Faunistica 65(1): 69-75. doi:10.3161/00159301FF2022.65.1.069

Krajewski, Łukasz. (2017). Drepanocladus turgescens (Bryophyta, Amblystegiaceae) Rediscovered in Poland. Cryptogamie, Bryologie 38(3): 265-273. [Abstract]

Marciniuk P, Marciniuk J, Łysko A, Krajewski Ł, Chudecka J, Skrzyczyńska J, Popiela AA. 2020. Rediscovery of Cyperus flavescens (Cyperaceae) on the northeast periphery of its range in Europe. PeerJ 8:e9837

Plášek, V., Ochyra, R., Smoczyk, M., Wiaderny, A. and Koopman, J. (2013). Recent rediscovery of the epiphytic moss Orthotrichum pulchellum Brunt. in Poland. Čas. Slez. Muz. Opava (A), 62: 97-100.

Plášek, V. et al. (2016). Rediscovery of the epiphytic moss Ulota coarctata (Orthotrichaceae) in Poland. Polish Botanical Journal 61(1): 99-105.

Stebel, Adam. (2010). Rediscovery of Orthotrichum rogeri Brid. (Bryophyta) in Poland. Opole Scientific Society Nature Journal 43: 23-27.

Szeląg, Zbigniew and Wójcik, Grzegorz. (In Press, 2014). Hieracium sudetubulosum (Asteraceae) rediscovered outside the Karkonosze Mts. Polish Botanical Journal 59(1): 1-xx. [automatic download]

Vončina, Grzegorz, Cykowska, Beata and Chachuła, Piotr. (2011). Rediscovery of Buxbaumia viridis (Bryophyta, Buxbaumiaceae) in the Tatraand Gorce in the Polish western Carpathians, pp. 171-176. In: Stebel, A. and Ochyra, R. (eds.). Chorological Studies on Polish Carpathian Bryophytes, Sorus, Poznań.

Szeląg, Zbigniew. (2011). Hieracium albinum (Asteraceae) rediscovered. Polish Botanical Journal 56: 77-79.



Cunha, Alexander Henriques et al. (2013). The rediscovery of Caulerpa prolifera in Ria Formosa, Portugal, 60 years after the previous record. Notebooks Marine Biology 54(3): 359-364.

Sérgio, C., Rodríguez-González, P. M., Albuquerque. A. and Garcia, C. A. (2011). Rediscovery of Rhamphidium purpuratum Mitt. (Bryophyta, Ditrichaceae) in Portugal after more than 60 years. Field Bryology 105: 40-41.


Puerto Rico

Caraballo-Ortiz, Marcos A. (2013). Rediscovery of Arrabidaea chica (Bignoniaceae) and Entada polystachya var. polyphylla (Fabaceae) in Puerto Rico. Phytotaxa 125(1): 53-58. [both local rediscoveries]


Réunion (French)

Albert, S., Rhumeur, A., Rivière, J. L., Chauvrat, A., Sauroy-Toucouère, S., Martos, F. and Strasberg, D. (2017). Rediscovery of the mistletoe Bakerella hoyifolia subsp. bojeri (Loranthaceae) on Reunion Island: population status assessment for its conservation. Botany Letters 164(3): 229-236.



Balázs, Z. R., Roman, A., Balázs, H. E., Căpraș, D., Podar, D. (2016) Rediscovery of Cypripedium calceolus L. in the vicinity of Cluj-Napoca (Romania) after 80 years, Botanical Contribution, LI: 43-53.

Bartha, L. and Bartók, A. (2013). Rediscovery of Astragalus roemeri Simonk. in the Scăriţa-Belioara Natural Reserve (Apuseni Mountains, Romania). Contributii Botanice 48: 23-26. [Abstract]

Bartók, A., Brădeanu, AN, Bobocea, MM, Goja, PL. (2019). Rediscovery and a new record of the elusive and enigmatic Hammarbya paludosa (L.) Kuntze (Orchidaceae) in Romania. Contribuţii Botanice 54: 99-106. DOI: 10.24193/Contrib.Bot.54.7

Bobocea, M. M., Tomescu, C. V. and Moscaliuc, L. A. (2020). The rediscovery of the rare Carpathian endemic orchid Nigritella carpatica in Romania after 139 years. Ber. Arbeitskrs. Heim. Orchid. 37(2): 188-210.

Cazan, Cristina Daniela et al. (2021). Seasonal dynamics of Phlebotomus neglectus (Diptera: Psychodidae) in cave microhabitats in Romania and the rediscovery of Sergentomyia minuta (Rondani, 1843) after 50 years. Parasites & Vectors 14: 476.

Cserkész, T., Aczél‐Fridrich, Z., Hegyeli, Z., Sugár, S., Czabán, D., Horváth, O., Sramkó, G. (2015): Rediscovery of Hungarian birch mouse (Sicista subtilis trizona) in Transylvania (Romania) with molecular characterisation of its phylogenetic affinities. Mammalia 79: 215‐224.

DINCĂ V. & VILA R. 2008: Improving the knowledge on the Romanian Rhopalocera, including the rediscovery of Polyommatus amandus (Schneider, 1792) and an application of DNAbased identifi cation. Nota Lepid. 31: 3-23.

Mátis, Attila et al. (2014). Lost and found: rediscovery of Saussurea porcii Degen in the Rodnei Mountains (Eastern Carpathians, Romania) after more than a century. Contribuţii Botanice XLIX: 39-42.

Pintilioaie, Alexandru-Mihai and Urák, István. (2022). The rediscovery of Aculepeira armida (Araneae: Araneidae) in Romania after more than 100 years. Biharean Biologist 16(1): 40-43.

Rákosy L, Craioveanu C (2015) Redescovering Tomares nogelii dobrogensis Caradja, 1895 in Romania. Entomologica Romanica 19: 13-16.

Eryx jaculus



Popov, Igor. (2021). In the search of the lost pearl: Rediscovery of Southern Populations of Margaritifera margaritifera (L.) in Russia as a Model of Conservation Research. Springer Nature. [Abstract]



Cosgrove, Peter. (2002). The Cairngorms Local Biodiversity Action Plan. 200 pp. [Buxbaumia viridis]


Shetland Islands

Lugg, Keith et al. (2022). Re-discovery of Geophilus proximus C.L.Koch, 1847 in Shetland (Chilopoda: Geophilomorpha, Geophilidae). Bulletin of the British Myriapod & Isopod Group 34: 2-6.



SLOBODAN IVKOVIĆ et al. (2020). Rediscovery of Southern Barbed-wire Bush-cricket, Onconotus servillei Fischer von Waldheim (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Tettigoniinae: Onconotini) in Serbia, with notes on species’ calling song at the westernmost border of its distribution area. Zootaxa 4732(4): 596-600. [Abstract]

Steenis, Jeroen van et al. (2019). New records of hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) and the rediscovery of Primocerioides regale Violovitsh for the fauna of Serbia. Biologia Serbica 41(1): 94-103.

Trbojević, Ivana et al. (2019). Rediscovery of Chara canescens Loiseleur in Serbia. Botanica Serbica 43(1): 97-102.



Krijn Buitelaar and Philip de Pous. (2011). First record of Pelusios castanoides intergularis and rediscovery of Pelusios subniger parietalis on Cousin Island, Seychelles. Herpetology Notes 4: 9-10.



Ang, W. F., Lok, A. F. S. L. and Tan, H. T. W. (2010). Rediscovery in Singapore of Pinanga simplicifrons (Miq.) Becc. (Arecaceae). Nature in Singapore 3: 83-86.

Ang, W.F., Lok, A.F.S.L., Yeo, C.K., Angkasa, A., Ng, P.X. Ng, B.Y.Q. & Tan, H.T.W. (2011). Rediscovery of Renanthera elongata (Blume) Lindl. (Orchidaceae) in Singapore. Nat. Singapore 4: 297-301.

Ang, W.F., Lok, A.F.S.L., Yeo, C.K., Angkasa, A., Ng, P.X. & Tan, H.T.W. (2012). Rediscovery of Freycinetia javanica Blume (Pandanaceae) in Singapore. Nat. Singapore 5: 117-122.

Ang, W. F., Lok, A. F. S. L., Yeo, C. K., Tan, S. Y. and Tan, H. T. W. (2010). Rediscovery of Dendrobium aloifolium (Blume) Rchb. f. (Orchidaceae) in Singapore. Nature in Singapore 3: 321-325.

Ang, W.F., Yeo, C.K., Lok, A.F.S.L., Angkasa, A., Ng, P.X. & Tan, H.T.W. (2012). Rediscovery of Trichotosia velutina (Lodd. ex Lindl.) Kraenzl. (Orchidaceae) in Singapore. Nat. Singapore 5: 199-204.

Ang, W.F., Yeo, C.K., Ooi, Z.Y., Lok, A.F.S.L., Abdullah, I.H. & Tan, H.T.W. (2014). Rediscovery in Singapore of Ficus delosyce Corner (Moraceae). Nat. Singapore 7: 167–172.

Ascher, John S. et al. (2022). The bees of Singapore (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila): First comprehensive country checklist and conservation assessment for a Southeast Asian bee fauna. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 70: 39-64. [Thyreus abdominalis rostratus]

Chong KY, Lim RCJ, Loh JW, Neo L, Seah WW, Tan SY & Tan HTW. (2018). Rediscoveries, new records, and the floristic value of the Nee Soon freshwater swamp forest, Singapore. Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore, 70 (Supplement 1): 49-69. [Baccaurea macrophylla]

Choo, L. M. and Ngo, K. M. (2020). A revision of the genus Sindora (Fabaceae, Detarioideae) in Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 72(2): 233-254.

Chua, M., Sivasothi, N. & Teo, R., 2009. Rediscovery of the greater mousedeer Tragulus napu (Mammalia: Artiodactyla: Tragulidae) in Pulau Ubin, Singapore. Nature in Singapore 2: 373-378.

Ganesan, S. K. (2013). Status and distribution of Pterospermum species in Singapore. Nature In Singapore 6: 149-152. [P. diversifolium]

Ho, B. C. and Lua, H. K. (2022). Flora of Singapore precursors, 32: Discoveries in Mucuna (Leguminosae, subfamily Papilionoideae) with a review of the genus in Singapore. Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 74(1): 37-55.

Ho, B. C. et al. (2018). New records and rediscoveries of vascular plants in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Singapore. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 70(1): 33-55. [Aglaia palembanica, Bolbitis sinuata, Calamus ornatus, Claoxylon longifolium, Dapania racemosa, Dioscorea kingii, Ficus rosulata, Lasianthus reticulatus, Ryparosa hullettii, Senegalia kekapur]

Ibrahim, Ali et al. (2023). Biodiversity Record: Rediscovery of Engelhardia serrata in Singapore. Nature In Singapore 16: e2023047. doi:10.26107/NIS-2023-0047

Ibrahim, Hassan, Leong, P. K. F., Yam, T. W. and Lua, H. K. (2011). The rediscovery of the ground orchid Dienia ophrydis (J. König) Seidenf. (Orchidaceae) in Singapore. Nature in Singapore 4: 329-337.

Jain, Anuj et al. (2019). Rediscovery of the orange gull butterfly, Cepora iudith malaya, in Singapore. Singapore Biodiversity Records 2019: 22-23.

Lam WN, Loh JW, Chong R, Ting YY, Chan PJ, Rahman NE & Chong KY. (2022). Towards a field guide to the trees of the Nee Soon Swamp Forest (VII): Phyllanthaceae. Nature in Singapore, Supplement no. 1: e2022073. DOI: 10.26107/NIS-2022-0073 [Baccaurea pyriformis, Bridelia cinnamomea]

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Leong, Paul K. F. et al. (2018). Acriopsis ridleyi Hook.f. (Orchidaceae): Re-encounter of an orchid thought extinct since its 1889 holotype collection in Singapore. Nature in Singapore 11: 27-36.

Leong, T.M. & Lim, K.K.P. (2009). Noteworthy microchiropteran records from the Bukit Timah and Central Catchment Nature Reserves, Singapore. Nat. Singapore 2: 83-90. [Bukit Timah Nature Reserve: Hipposideros bicolor]

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Leow, Calvin Jiah Jay. (2021). Biodiversity Record: A rediscovery and three new molluscan records for Singapore. Nature in Singapore 14: e2021110. DOI: 10.26107/NIS-2021-0110 [Swainsonia ocellata]

Lim, Norman T-L. and Xiuling, Ou Yang. (2012). Occurence of the Malay civet , Viverra tangalunga (Mammalia: Carnivora: Vivierridae) in Singapore. Nature In Singapore 5: 79-81.

Lim, Reuben C. J. et al. (2014). Rediscovery in Singapore of Vrydagyznea lancifolia Ridl. (Orchidaceae). Nature in Singapore 7: 1-7.

Lin, Jiayuan. (2022). Rediscovery of the thumbprint emperor, Lethrinus harak, in Singapore. Nature in Singapore 15: e2022148.

Loh, Jess et al. (2022). Biodiversity Record: Rediscovery of the butterfly, Rapala cowani, on Singapore Island. Nature in Singapore 15: e2022113.

Lok, A. F. S. L., W. F. Ang, K. Y. Chong & H. T. W. Tan. (2010). Rediscovery of Liparis barbata Lindl.(Orchidaceae) in Singapore. Nature in Singapore 3: 277-281.

Lok, A. F. S. L., W. F. Ang, K. Y. Chong, C. K. Yeo & H. T. W. Tan, 2011. Rediscovery in Singapore of Coelogyne rochussenii de Vriese (Orchidaceae). Nature in Singapore 4: 49-53.

Lok, A.F.S.L., Ang, W.F. & Yeo, C.K. (2012). Rediscovery of Callostylis pulchella (Lindl.) S.C.Chen & Z.H.Tsi (Orchidaceae) in Singapore. Nat. Singapore 5: 205-209.

Lok, A. F. S. L., K-x. Tan and H. T. W. Tan. (2008). Rediscovery of Dendrobium lobbii Teijsm. & Binnend. (Orchidaceae) in Singapore. Nature in Singapore 1: 35-39.

Lok, A.F.S.L., Ang, W.F. & Tan, H.T.W. (2011). The rediscovery in Singapore of Polystachya concreta (Jacq.) Garay & H.R. Sweet (Orchidaceae). Nat. Singapore 4: 19-24.

Lok, A. F. S. L. and Tan, H. T. W. (2008). Rediscovery of Aeschynanthus albidus (Blume) Steud. (Gesneriaceae) in Singapore. Nature in Singapore 1: 5-8.

Loo, Adrian H. B. (2011). Rediscovery in Singapore of Salacca affinis Griff. (Arecaceae). Nature in Singapore 4: 123-126.

Loo, Adrian H. B. et al. (2017). Rediscovery in Singapore of Calamus densiflorus Becc. (Arecaceae). Nature in Singapore 10: 1-5.

Ng, P.K.L. & Lim, K.K.P. (1989). Rediscovery of the Dwarf Snakehead, Channa gachua (Hamilton, 1822) (Channidae) in Singapore. Raffles B. Zool. 37(1): 172-174.

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Niissalo, Matti A. et al. (2016). Rediscovery in Singapore of Plocoglottis lowii Rchb.f. (Orchidaceae). Nature in Singapore 9: 41-46.

Ong, Xin Rui, Chua, Siew Chin and Potts, Matthew D. (2013). Recent records of the dung beetle Catharsius molossus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in Singapore. Nature in Singapore 6: 1-6.

Ooi, Z. Y. and Ang, W. F. (2015). Rediscovery in Singapore of Lepironia articulata (Retz.) Domin (Cyperaceae). Nature in Singapore 8: 65-68.

Pottie, S.A. (1996). Studies of the Ecology and Behaviour of Insectivorous Bat Species in Singapore. Unpublished M.Sc. thesis, School of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore. [Bukit Timah Nature Reserve: Emballonura monticola]

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Rodda, M., Tran, H. D., Chiew, P. T., Liew, D. and Leong-Škorničková, J. (2012). The rediscovery of Dischidia hirsuta (Apocynaceae, Asclepiadoideae) in Singapore. Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 64(2): 293-299.

Serin, S., Law, I. S. and Thomas, N. (2017). Rediscovery of Gimlett’s reed snake in Singapore. Singapore Biodiversity Records 2017: 89-90.

Sheue, Chiou-Rong, Yong, Jean W. H. and Yang, Yeun-Po. (2005). The Bruguiera (Rhizophoraceae) Species in the Mangroves of Singapore, Especially on the New Record and the Rediscovery. Taiwania 50(4): 251-260. [Bruguiera sexangula]

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Tan, Siong Kiat et al. (2015). Terrestrial snails and slugs (Mollusca: Gastropoda) of Pulau Tekong, Singapore. Nature in Singapore 8: 25-30. [Paropeas achatinaceum]

Tan, Tsu Soo and Toh, Chay Hoon. (2019). Rediscovery of spotfin frogfish in Singapore. Singapore Biodiversity Records 2019: 141-142.

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Dítě, Daniel et al. (2017). Triglochin maritima – rediscovered in southern Slovakia. Thaiszia - J. Bot., Košice, 27(2): 129-136.

Dítě, D., Balla, M. and Dítě, Z. (2021). Ranunculus polyphyllus Willd. still grows in Slovakia. Thaiszia - J. Bot. 31 (2): 205-212.

Fuljer, Filip, Jamrich, Michal and Kautmanová, Ivona. (2023). Rediscovery of Lactarius nanus in Slovakia after 24 years. Acta Botanica Universitatis Comenianae 61: 37-50.

Hemala, V. et al. (2017). Additional records of Tropidothorax leucopterus (Goeze, 1778) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Lygaeidae) for Slovakia. Naturae Tutela 21(1): 51-58. [summarises previous rediscoveries]

Hemala, V. et al. (2018). Rediscovery of the rare flat bug Mezira tremulae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Aradidae) in Slovakia. Naturae Tutela 22(1): 69-78. [the nominate subspecies]

Kodada, J., Jäch, M. A., Selnekovič, D. and Ondrejková, K. (2022). New records of Hydraena schuleri Ganglbauer, 1901 from Slovakia (Coleoptera, Hydraenidae). Check List 18(3): 571-574.

Májeková, J., Zaliberová, M. and Jehlík, V. (2013). Extinct species Ceratocephala testiculata (Crantz) Besser rediscovered in Slovakia after 44 years. Thaiszia 23(2): 141-145. [Abstract]

Olejková, Dagmar et al. (2022). Yellow vetchling (Lathyrus aphaca L.) and round-seeded vetchling (Lathyrus sphaericus Retz.) – two species rediscovered for the flora of Slovakia. Thaiszia - J. Bot. 32(1): 55-65. 


South Africa

Disa forficaria



Angus, Robert B. et al. (2022). Rediscovery of Helophorus cincticollis Guillebeau (Coleoptera, Helophoridae) in Spain. In: Adrián Villastrigo, Andrés Millán, David Sánchez-Fernández, Javier Fresneda, Luis F. Valladares  (eds.). Advances in aquatic and subterranean beetles research: a tribute to Ignacio Ribera. Suplementos del Boletín de la Asociación española de Entomología 4: 1-2.

Carballeira, Rafael. (2018). Rediscovery of Eunapius carteri (Bowerbank, 1863) in Western Europe. Turkish Journal of Zoology 42: 137-145.

Olariaga I., Paz-Bermúdez G., Calvo J., Etayo J., Prieto M. (2020). Rediscovery of the endangered lichen Pseudocyphellaria aurata (Lobariaceae, Ascomycota) in mainland Spain. Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid 77: e099.

Ortiz, J. H., López, F. V., 2012: Redescubrimiento de Lavatera trimestris var. brachypoda. Revista de la Sociedad Gaditana de Historia Natural 6, 23–24.

Villegas, Francisco Jesús Cano and del la Haza, Elisa Zafra. (2007). Redescubrimiento de Apteromantis aptera (Fuente, 1894) (Dictyoptera, Mantidae) en la provincia de Córdoba (sur de España). Boletín Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 41: 449-450.

Author? (1994). Rediscovery of Pardel Lynx colony. Animals & Men 2: 6.



Spirodela polyrrhiza


Sri Lanka

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De Silva, H. S. D. R., Wijekoon, W. M. C. D., Wegiriya, H. C. E. and Bandara, K. V. S. N. (2023). Rediscovery of the endemic firefly, Harmatelia bilinia Walker (Coleoptera: Lampyridae: Ototretinae) from Ranmale Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka. Proceedings of 10th Ruhuna International Science & Technology Conference, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka.

Fernando, Denise R. M. et al. (2022). Assessment of plant diversity and foliar chemistry on the Sri Lankan ultramafics reveals inconsistencies in the metal hyperaccumulator trait. Ecological Research 37: 215-227. [Rinorea bengalensis]

Nanayakkara, R., N. Vishvanath and T. G. T. Kusuminda. (2012). Rediscovery of Pouch bearing sheath–tailed bat Saccolaimus saccolaimus Temminck (Chiroptera: Emballonuridae) from Sri Lanka after 75 years. Asian Journal of Conservation Biology 1(2): 134-137.

Ranasinghe, T. and Ghate, H. V. (2022). Rediscovery of Gardena melinarthrum Dohrn from Sri Lanka. Journal of Threatened Taxa 14(6): 21318-21320. htps://

de Silva, Anslem, M. Madawala, A.M. Bauer & S. Karunarathna (2016). Rediscovery of the Frilled Tail Gecko Hemidactylus platyurus (Schneider, 1792) in Sri Lanka after more than 160 years. Journal of Threatened Taxa 8(14): 9663-9666.

de Silva, Anslem et al. (2017). An authentic record of Eutropis bibronii (Gray, 1838) (Reptilia: Scincidae) from Sri Lanka. Zootaxa 4329(2): 175-182. [Abstract]



Jairam, Rawien. (2017). The Distribution of Taeniophallus nicagus (Colubridae) in Suriname with Some Information on Morphology. IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 24(3): 177-179.



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Vuataz, Laurent, Stucki, P., Fauquet, L. and Bernard, R. (2021). Rediscovery of Stactobia eatoniella McLachlan, 1880 (Trichoptera, Hydroptilidae) in Switzerland after more than seventy years. Alpine Entomology 5: 55-60.



Chen, Ying Chun et al. (2017). Re-emergence of Lilium callosum Sieb. et Zucc. in Taiwan after a fire allows propagation and renews the possibility of conservation. Botanical Studies 58: 47.

Lee, C. F. and Tsou, M. H. (2020). Rediscovery of Philopona vibex (Erichson, 1834) (Insecta: Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini) in Taiwan, with notes on its biology. J. Taiwan Agric. Res. 69(4): 265-273.

Liu, Shih-Hui, Huang, Chau-Ching and Liao, Chun-Kuei. (2021). Rediscovery of an ‘Extinct’ species Scleria sumatrensis Retz. in Taiwan using both morphological and molecular authentications. Taiwania 66(3): 398-407. doi:10.6165/tai.2021.66.398

Mong-Huai Su, Sheng-Chieh Wu, Chang-Fu Hsieh, Sin-I Chen and Kuoh-Cheng Yang. (2003). Rediscovery of Quercus aliena Blume (Fagaceae) in Taiwan. Taiwania 48(2): 112-117.

Terada, Katsuyuki, Yeh, Lan-Wei and Wu, Wen-Jer. (2013). Notes on the Taiwanese Caraboidea (Coleoptera) III. Rediscovery of Eustra chinensis Bänninger (Paussinae: Ozaenini). Collection and Research 26: 31-36.

Yeh, Lan-Wei, Terada, Katsuyuki and Huang, Chung-Hsin. (2023). A Preliminary Faunistic Survey of Carabidae (Coleoptera) from Gaomei Wetlands
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Lysimachia candida



Mlingwa, C. O. F. (1996). A note on the rediscovery of the Sokoke Pipit Anthus sokokensis in the Pugu Hills, Tanzania.  Bird Cons. Int. 6: 293-294.



Kunya, K.; O.S.G. Pauwels; P. Sairum; A. Taokratok. (2011). Squamata, Gekkonidae, Ptychozoon trinotaterra Brown, 1999: Rediscovery in Thailand. Check List 7(6): 820-822.

Felis chaus (Jungle cat)



Adıgüzel, N., Bani, B. & Mavi, Ö. (2011). Rediscovery of Dichoropetalum aureum (Umbelliferae) in South Anatolia (Turkey). Phyton 50(2): 221–230.

Akkaya, A. and Uğurtaş, İ. H. (2011). Rediscovery of Vipera ammodytes (Linnaeus, 1758) at Uludağ-Bursa, Turkey, after 62 years. Herpetozoa 24(3-4): 181-185.

Yakin, Batuhan Yaman et al. (2018). New records and rediscovery of some snakes from Gökçeada (Imbros), Turkey. Biharean Biologist 12(1): e171305.



Balashov, I., Yarotskaya, M., Filatova, J., Starichenko, I. and Kovalov, V. (2017). Terrestrial Molluscs of the Tsyr-Pripyat Area in Volyn (Northern Ukraine): the First Findings of the Threatened Snail Vertigo moulinsiana in Mainland Ukraine. Vestnik zoologii 51(2): 251-258.


United Arab Emirates

Ahmed, S., Alzaabi, R., Soorae, P., Shah, J., Al Hammadi, E., Pusey, R. & Al Dhaheri, S. 2016. Rediscovering the Arabian sand cat (Felis margarita harrisoni) after a gap of 10 years using camera traps in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. European Journal of Wildlife Research 62(5): 627-631.

Gubiani, R., R.A. Zaabi, J. Chuven & P. Soorae (2020). Rediscovery of Caracal Caracal caracal (Schreber, 1776) (Mammalia: Carnivora: Felidae) in Abu Dhabi Emirate, UAE. Journal of Threatened Taxa 12(16): 17194-17202.

Todorova, V. 2018. Eyes in the desert: Two rare species snapped in Abu Dhabi. The National, August 11th , 2018.



Brucher, H. (1976). Zur Wiederentdeckung von Solanum commersonii Dunal nach 200 Jahren am originalstandort in Uruguay. (Rediscovery of Solanum commersonii on the original habitat in Uruguay after 200 years). Angew. Bot. 50(3-4): 97-111.

Hassemer, G. and Marchesi, E. H. (2016). Rediscovery of Plantago commersoniana (Plantaginaceae), a rare and threatened species, after two centuries in Uruguay. Webbia 71(1): 121-126. [Abstract]

Natale, G. S.; R. Maneyro. (2008). Amphibia, Anura, Leiuperidae, Pleurodema bibroni: Rediscovery. Check List 4(1): 47-49.



Baker, Claude D. et al. (1985). Rediscovery of the Spotted Darter, Etheostoma maculatum, in Indiana Waters: Blue River; Crawford, Harrison and Washington Counties; Ohio River Drainage, USA. Indiana Academy of Science 94: 603-605. [automatic download]

Boone DD, Fenwick GH, Hirst F. 1984 The rediscovery of Oxypolis canbyi on the Delmarva Peninsula. Bartonia, no.50. 21-22.

Calder, Dale R. et al. (In Press, 2014). Clava multicornis (Forsskål, 1775): rediscovery of a North Atlantic hydroid (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa, Anthoathecata) on the Pacific coast of North America. BioInvasions Records.

Heger, Thierry J. et al. (2011). Rediscovery of Nebela ansata (Amoebozoa: Arcellinida) in eastern North America: biogeographical implications. Journal of Biogeography 38: 1897-1906.

Morrill, Daniel P.; Rezac, Calvin R.; Adams, Ginny; Adams, S. R.; and Hrabik, Robert (2021). Rediscovery of the Pallid Shiner, Hybopsis amnis, in the Black River System of Arkansas and Missouri Including Notes on Ecology and Life History. Southeastern Fishes Council Proceedings 61(1): article 2.

Schmidt Silveira, Fernanda, Schneider, Angelo Alberto, de Moura Baptista, Luis Rios. (2019). The role of a local rediscovery in the evaluation of the conservation status of a plant species: Testing the hypothesis of the biodiversity knowledge gap. Journal for Nature Conservation 48: 91-98. [Abstract]

Skvarla, Michael J. and Fisher, J. Ray. (2022). Rediscovery of Polystoechotes punctata (Fabricius, 1793) (Neuroptera: Ithonidae) in Eastern North America. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 124(2): 332-345.

Wood, Julia E. et al. (2021). Range Extension of Blackfin Darter and Tennessee Dace, and First Collection of Western Blacknose Dace from Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River in 80 Years. Southeastern Naturalist 20(1): N30-N36. [Abstract]

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Lychnothamnus barbatus



England, J. Kevin et al. (2021). Rockefellera crossophylla (Pannariaceae) Rediscovered in Alabama. Opuscula Philolichenum 20: 1-6.

Keener, Brian R. and Davenport, L. J. (2013). Rediscovery of Callirhoe papaver (Malvaceae) in Alabama (U.S.A.). Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 7(2):835-839. [Abstract]



Fryday, Alan M. and Tønsberg, Tor. (2015). Ameliella - a bryicolous lichen genus rediscovered in North America after 50 years. Evansia 32(4): 171-175. [Abstract]



Bezy, Robert L., Sherbrooke, Wade C. and Lowe, Charles H. (1966). The rediscovery of Eleutherodactylus augusti in Arizona. Herpetologica 22(3): 221-225.

Boucher, P. F. (1988). Shorter notes: rediscovery of Gymnocarpium dryopteris in Arizona. Amer. Fern J. 78(2): 71.

Carnahan, Susan D. and Verrier, James T. (2022). Hosackia oblongifolia (Fabaceae) Rediscovered in Arizona after 111-year Absence. Desert Plants 37(2): 37-39.

Embrey, Teague. (2021). Rediscovery of Eriogonum heermannii var. argense in southeastern Arizona. Phytoneuron 1: 1-7.



Ericson, R. (1989). Rediscovery of Halesia diptera Ellis (Styracaceae) in Arkansas. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Sciences 43: 38

Serviss, Brett E. and Peck, James H. (2013). Rediscovery of Persea borbonia var. borbonia (Lauraceae), Prosopis glandulosa var. glandulosa (Fabaceae), and Pinus palustris (Pinaceae) in Arkansas, with three new angiosperm species for Arkansas (U.S.A.). Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 7(2):841-845. [Abstract]

Skvarla, Michael J. and Fisher, J. Ray. (2022). Rediscovery of Polystoechotes punctata (Fabricius, 1793) (Neuroptera: Ithonidae) in Eastern North America. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 124(2): 332-345.



Cowart, Dominique A. et al. (2018). Environmental DNA (eDNA) applications for the conservation of imperiled crayfish (Decapoda: Astacidea) through monitoring of invasive species barriers and relocated populations. Journal of Crustacean Biology. [Pacifastacus fortis]

Kippenhan, Michael G., Knisley, C. Barry and Haines, R. Dennis. (2012). Rediscovery and status of Cylindera (s. str.) lunalonga (Schaupp, 1884) (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Cicindelinae) in the San Joaquin Valley of California with a comparison to a Sierra Nevada population. Insecta Mundi 0254: 1-27.

Rejmánek, Marcel. (2018). Vascular plant extinctions in California: A critical assessment. Diversity and Distributions 24(1): 129-136. [Pyrola chlorantha (Eldorado County, in 1964); Triteleia grandiflora (Mendocino County, 1993)]

Howellia aquatilis

Dipodomys venustus venustus



Bestgen, K. R., Fausch, K. D., & Riley, S. C. (1991). Rediscovery of a relict southern population of Lake Chub, Couesius plumbeus, in Colorado. The Southwestern Naturalist, 36(1), 125-127.



Anagnostakis, Sandra L., Welch, Kenneth M., Snow, J. Wendell, Scarborough, Kathy and Eichlin, Thomas D. (1994). The Rediscovery of the Clearwing Chestnut Moth, Synanthedon castaneae (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) in Connecticut. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 102(1): 111-112.

Wehr, John D., Steirer, Sarah E. and Sleith, Robin S. (2019). Rediscovery of the Freshwater Brown Alga Heribaudiella in Connecticut after 100 Years. Northeastern Naturalist, 26(2): 343-361. [Abstract]



McAvoy, William A. (2021). Noteworthy plant collections from Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. Phytoneuron 19: 1-8. [Carex lucorum and possibly Opuntia mesacantha mesacantha]

Lobelia boykinii [rediscovered after 100 years and 19 days]

Castanea dentata (American chestnut)



Alexander, T. R. (1974). Schizaea germanii rediscovered in Florida. Amer. Fern J. 64(1): 30.

Hribar, Lawrence J. and Cerminara, Carrie. (2021). Rediscovery of Aedes scapularis (Diptera: Culicidae) in the Florida Keys. Florida Entomologist 104(2): 145.

Patterson, L. N., Geda, S. R. and Johnson, N. A. (2021). Rediscovery and genetic confirmation of the Threeridge Mussel, Amblema plicata (Say, 1817) (Bivalvia, Unionidae), in the Choctawhatchee River, Florida, USA. Check List 17 (3): 783-790.

Ward, D. B. and Minno, M. C. (2002). Rediscovery of the endangered Okeechobee gourd (Cucurbita okeechobeensis) along the St. Johns river, Florida, where last reported by William Bartram in 1774. Castanea 67(2): 201-206.



Beck, A. F. (1990). 1989 season summary. Zone 9 southeast. Georgia. News Lepid. Soc. 2: 28. [Chlosyne gorgone gorgone]

Bridges EL, Orzell SL. 1992 The rediscovery of Rhynchospora solitaria Harper (Cyperaceae) in Georgia. Phytologia 72. (5): 369-372.

Bruce JG. 1979 Vittaria lineata rediscovered in Georgia. Amer. Fern J. 69. (1): 29.

Stark, B. P., Harrison, A. B. and Nye, K. C. (2016). Records of an uncommon stonefly, Nemocapnia carolina Banks (Plecoptera: Capniidae), in South Carolina and nearby states. Illiesia 12(2): 10-14.

Wisniewski, J.M., Rankin, N.M., Weiler, D.A., Strickland, B.A. and H.C. Chandler. (2013). Use of occupancy modelling to assess the status and habitat relationships of freshwater mussels in the Lower Flint River, Georgia, USA. Walkerana 17(1): 24-40.



Abbott, J.C. & Petr, D. 1997. Rediscovery of Apterocyclus honoluluensis Waterhouse on Kauai (Coleoptera: lucanidae). Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 49(2): 71. [erroneous taxonomic assignation, i.e. not really A. honoluluensis]

Boynton, David and Wood, Kenneth R. (2007). Erinna newcombi Adams & Adams (Mollusca: Lymnaeidae): a Rediscovered Population in Hanakoa, Kaua'i, Hawai'i. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 96: 52-54.

Hodel, Donald R. (2009). A new species of Pritchardia and the rediscovery of P. lowreyana on Oahu, Hawaii. Palms 53(4): 173-179.

Lorence, David H., Flynn, Timothy W. and Wagner, Warren L. (1995). Contributions to the flora of Hawai`i. III. New additions, range extensions, and rediscoveries of flowering plants. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 41: 19-58. [Spermolepis hawaiiensis and Argemona glauca on Kauai]

Nyberg, Benjamin et al. (2023). Recent notable plant records and rediscoveries from Kaua‘i, Hawaiian Islands. Records of the Hawaii Biological Survey for 2022. Edited by Neal L. Evenhuis. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 148: 163-168. [Gouania meyenii, Silene lanceolata]

Polhemus, D.A., Oppenheimer, H.L., Starr, F. and Martz, K. (1999). Notable rediscoveries of Megalagrion species on Maui (odonata: Coenagrionidae). Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 59(2): 27-29. [M. pacificum, M. xanthomelas]

Preston, David and Imada, Clyde. (2014). Biological Survey on a 10-Acre Parcel and Adjacent Areas, Proposed Land Acquisition, Kahului, Maui, Hawaii. Final Report. Hawaii Biological Survey No. 2014-001. [rediscovery of Manduca blackburni in 1984 on Maui]

Wood, Kenneth R. (2006). New Plant Records and Rediscoveries within the Hawaiian Islands. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 88: 15-19. [Diellia erecta alexandri]

Wood, Kenneth R. (2012). Posible Extinctions, Rediscoveries, and New Plant Records within the Hawaiian Islands. Records of the Hawaii Biological Survey for 2011. Edited by Neal L. Evenhuis & Lucius G. Eldredge. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 113: 91-102. [Ctenitis squamigera, Lysimachia filifolia, Cyclosorus pendens]

Wood, Kenneth R., Burney, D. A., Allison, A. and Fisher, R. (2013). Emoia impar (Squamata, Scincidae): not extinct in the Hawaiian Islands. Oryx 47: 328.

Wood, Kenneth R. and Kirkpatrick, Megan. (2014). Rediscovery of Melicope quadrangularis (Rutaceae) and other notable plant records for the island of Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i. Records of the Hawaii Biological Survey for 2013. Edited by Neal L. Evenhuis. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 115: 29-32. [Lysimachia filifolia]

Megalagrion xanthomelas (O'ahu in 1994)



Bouseman, J. K. (1982). Note on the rediscovery of Xeromelecta interrupta (Cresson) in Illinois (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 55(2): 349-350.

Kluge, Mark and Garness, Kathleen Marie. (2022). Newly Documented Populations of Two State Endangered Carex Species in Lake County, Illinois. Erigenia 28: 74-76. [Carex intumescens (Cook County)]

Lynch, John T. (1965). Rediscovery of the Four-Toed Salamander, Hemidactglium scutatum, in Illinois: A Relict Population. Herpetologica 21(2): 152-153.



Alix MS, Scribailo RW. ("2001" 2002). Rediscovery of Wolffiella gladiata (Lemnaceae) in Indiana. Mich. Bot. 40. (1): 17-21.

Baker, Claude D., Forsyth, Bill J. and Wiles, Tom. (1985). Rediscovery of the Spotted Darter, Etheostoma maculatum, in Indiana Waters: Blue River; Crawford, Harrison and Washington Counties; Ohio River Drainage, USA. Indiana Academy of Science 94: 603-605.

Homoya, M. A., Aldrich, J. R. and Jacquart, E. M. (1989). The rediscovery of the globally endangered clover, Trifolium stoloniferum, in Indiana. Rhodora 91(866): 207-212.



Angelo, R.T., and M.S. Cringan. (2003). Rediscovery of the black sandshell, Ligumia recta (Bamarck, 1819), in Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 106(1-2): 111-113.

Gustafson, Grey T. et al. (2014). Rediscovery of Lutrochus laticeps Casey, 1893 (Coleoptera: Lutrochidae) and the Discovery of Dineutus productus Roberts, 1895 and Dineutus serrulatus analis Régimbart, 1882 (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae) in Kansas, USA, with Notes on Habitat Preference. The Coleopterists Bulletin 68(4): 714-718.



Baskin JM, Baskin CC. 1984 Rediscovery of the rare Kentucky endemic Solidago shortii T. & G. in Fleming and Nicholas counties. Trans. Kentucky Acad. Sci., 45(3-4): 159.

Eisenhour, David J.; Thomas, Matthew R.; Culp, J. Jacob; Compton, Michael C.; Brandt, Stephanie L.; and Pierce, Rodney. (2018). Updated Distributional Records of Selected Kentucky Fishes. Southeastern Fishes Council Proceedings 58: 1-19. [Ichthyomyzon gagei, Hemitremia flammea, Hybopsis amnis]



Doffitt, Christopher H. (2016). Rediscovery of Triosteum perfoliatum in Louisiana. Phytoneuron 56: 1-2.



Arsenault MP, Haines A. 2004 New England note. Rediscovery of Carex typhina (Cyperaceae) in Maine. Rhodora 106. (925): 52-54.

Daigle, J. J. (1988). Ophiogomphus anomalus Harvey rediscovered in Maine, United States (Anisoptera: Gomphidae). Notul. Odonatol. 3: 32-33.

Hellquist, C. B. (1981). The rediscovery of Juncus stygius in Maine. Rhodora 83(834): 321-322.

Aletris farinosa



Frye, Christopher, McAvoy, William and Thomas, Justin. (2022). Rediscovery of Dichanthelium ravenelii (Poaceae) in Maryland. Phytoneuron 56: 1-2.

McAvoy, William A. (2021). Noteworthy plant collections from Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. Phytoneuron 19: 1-8. [Hexalectris spicata]

Minney, Coleman and Landsman, Andrew P. (In Press, 2017). Rediscovery of Ribes americanum (Grossulariaceae) in Maryland. Castanea.



Angelo, R. (1979). Ledum groenlandicum rediscovered in Concord, Massachusetts. Rhodora 81: 285-286.

Davidson, Robert and Ryyken, Jessica. (2011). Rediscovery of Bembidion (Lymnaeum) nigropiceum (Marsham) (= puritanum Hayward) in Massachusetts, with remarks on biology and habitat (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Bembidiini). ZooKeys 147: 487-496.



Taylor, S. M. (1990). The Allegheny plum of Michigan’s jack pine plains. Michigan Academician 22(4): 381-384. [Prunus alleghaniensis]



MacGown, J. A. and Hill, J. G. (2007). Rediscovery of the Florida harvester ant in mainland Mississippi. Mississippi Native Plants and Environmental Education Newletter 25: 1-4.

MacGown, J. A., Hill, J. G., Majure, L. C. and Seltzer, J. L. (2008). Rediscovery of Pogonomyrmex badius (Latreille) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in mainland Mississippi, U.S.A with an analysis of associated seeds and vegetation. Midsouth Entomology 1: 17-28.



Brant, Alan E. (2019). Panic grasses of southeastern Missouri–one new and one rediscovery. Phytoneuron 14: 1-3.

Buback, Steven. (2021). Rediscovery of Echinacea angustifolia and Cirsium undulatum in the loess hills of Missouri, with confirmation of Solidago jejunifolia. Missouriensis 39: 1-6.

Wakeman, Ann and McKenzie, Paul M. (1996). Rediscovery of Oryzopsis racemosa (Poaceae) in Missouri. Missouriensis 16(2): 16-23.


New Hampshire

Brackley, F. E. (1979). Cypripedium reginae rediscovered in New Hampshire. Rhodora 81. (828): 579-580.


New Jersey

Stalked woolgrass


New Mexico

Thamnophis eques megalops


New York

Losey, John E. et al. (2014). Lady Beetles in New York: Insidious Invasions, Erstwhile Extirpations and Recent Rediscoveries. Northeastern Naturalist 21(2): 271-284. [Adalia bipunctata, Coccinella novemnotata]

Rosen, David J., Richardson, Alfred and King, Ken. (2016). Rediscovery of Eleocharis obtusetrigona (Cyperaceae) in Texas. Phytoneuron 45: 1-3.

Damak-damak Tahun (Scolopia macrophylla)



Cusick, A. W. (1988). Trifolium stoloniferum (Fabaceae) rediscovered in Ohio. Ohio J. Sci. 89(2): 6.

Cusick, A. W. (1989). Trifolium stoloniferum (Fabaceae) in Ohio: history, habitats, decline and rediscovery. Sida 13(4): 467-480.

Riley, B. P., Vincent, M. A. and Widrlechner, M. P. (2020). Ohio flora: Additions, noteworthy finds, and deletions. Phytoneuron 2020(2): 1-39. [Amelanchier interior, Anagallis minima, Carex formosa, Juncus subcaudatus, Rubus trivialis]

Longhead darter

Curved tortella moss (Tortella inclinata)



Kagan, Jimmy and Vrilakas, Susan. (1993). Extinct and Extirpated Plants from Oregon. Kalmiopsis [1993]: 12-16.



Buker W. 1980 Rediscovery of colic root in western Pennsylvania. Castanea 45. (2): 143-144. [Aletris farinosa]

Glon, Mael G. et al. (2018). Rediscovery of Cambarus diogenes (Devil Crayfish) in Pennsylvania. Northeastern Naturalist 25(3): 355-361.

Krochmal, Jimmy et al. (2022). The Rediscovery of the Spiny-cheek crayfish (Faxonius limosus) in the Middle and Upper Susquehanna River Basin in Pennsylvania. Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science 94(1). 



Ahlstedt, Steven A. et al. (2017). Freshwater mussels of the National Park Service Obed wild and scenic river, Tennessee. Malacological Review 45-46: 193-211. [Lampsilis virescens and Villosa perpurpurea]

Bates, V. and Lewis, P. (1984). Rediscovery of Stylisma humistrata (Convolvulaceae) in Tennessee. Rhodora 86(847): 393-394.

Floden, Aaron J. and Schilling, Edward E. (Accepted, 2017). Trautvetteria fonticalcarea (Ranunculaceae: Ranunculeae), a new tassel rue species endemic to Tennessee. Nordic Journal of Botany. DOI: 10.1111/njb.01738 [Abstract] [Rhynchospora capillacea]

Stout, Jeremy B. and Stout, Elliott S. (2022). Rediscovery and Site Ecology of Pennsylvania Catchfly (Silene caroliniana ssp. pensylvanica) at Watauga River Bluffs State Natural Area (Carter County, Tennessee). Castanea 87(2): 306-311.

Youssef, Nadeer N., Basham, Joshua P. and Oliver, Jason B. (2022). Rediscovery of Coccinella novemnotata Herbst (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in Tennessee, USA. The Coleopterists Bulletin 76(1): 82-83.



Styrax platanifolius youngiae



Baumann, R. W. (2006). Rediscovery of the rare stonefly Utaperla sopladora at the type locality more than half a century after it was described. Western North American Naturalist, 66(2), 254-255.



Congdon, J. W. (1875). Rare plants. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 6(9): 56.

Dobbin, Frank. (1907). Rediscovery of Podostemon ceratophyllus in Vermont. Rhodora 9(106): 220.

Pupko, Julia and McFarland, Kent. (2022). Vermont Lady Beetle Atlas: Progress Report. Vermont Center for Ecostudies. [Hippodamia convergens, Hyperaspis bigeminata, Brachiacantha quadripunctata, Hyperaspis octavia, Brachiacantha decempustulata, Mulsantina hudsonica]

Lythrum alatum (winged loosestrife):

Isotria medeoloides (Small whorled pogonia)

Empetrum atropurpureum (purple crowberry)



Marsh, P. C., Douglas, M. E., Minckley, W. L. and Timmons, R. J. (1991). Rediscovery of Colorado Squawfish, Ptychocheilus lucius (Cyprinidae), in Wyoming. Copeia 1991(4): 1091-1092.



Nguyen Quang Truong, Tran Thanh Tung, Hoang van Ngoc, Wolfgang Böhme, and Thomas Ziegler. (2008). Rediscovery and redescription of Ateuchosaurus chinensis Gray, 1845 (Squamata: Sauria: Scincidae) from northeastern Vietnam. Herpetology Notes 1: 17-21.

Orlov, Nikolai L., Ryabov, Sergei A., Nguyen, Tao Thien, and Nguyen, Truong Quang. (2010). Rediscovery and Redescription of Two Rare Snake Species: Oligodon lacroixi Angel et Bourret, 1933 and Maculophis bellus chapaensis (Bourret, 1934) [Squamata: Ophidia: Colubridae] from Fansipan Mountains, Northern Vietnam. Russian Journal of Herpetology 17(4): 310-322. [Abstract] [Oligodon lacroixi]

Trần, Hữu Đăng et al. (2018). Identification, sexual dimorphism and aspects of the natural history of Sapria himalayana (Rafflesiaceae) on Vietnam’s Lang Biang Plateau. Botanical Studies 59: 29.

Tu, V.T., S. Arai, F. Kikuchi, C.T. Hang, T.A. Tuan, G. Csorba & T. Gorfol (2019). Rediscovery of Van Hasselt’s Mouse-eared Bat Myots hasselti (Temminck, 1840) and its frst genetc data from Hanoi, northern Vietnam. Journal of Threatened Taxa 11(7): 13915-13919.



Blackstock TH, Jones RA. (1997). Juncus capitatus Weigel (Juncaceae) rediscovered near its original locality in Anglesey (v.c. 52). Watsonia 21. (3): 277-278.



Kuthan, Jan. (1980). Rediscovery of Stereum reflexulum on the Island of Lokrum (Yugoslavia) on another host. Acta Botanica Croatica 39(1): 143-144.



Boele, C. (1988). Brachystelma tavalla K.Schum rediscovered in Zimbabwe. Excelsa no.13. 47-49.



Appendix 1: Local rediscovery turned out to be new (sub)species

Watt, J. C. (1963). The rediscovery of a giant weta, Deinacrida heteracantha, on the North Island mainland. New Zealand Entomologist 3(2): 9-13.

Borya mirabilis:


Appendix 2: Global rediscovery turned out to be new (sub)species

Ford, Bruce A. et al. (2017). Two Extraordinary New Pseudopetiolate Carex Species from Vietnam (sect. Hemiscaposae, Cyperaceae). Systematic Botany 42(3): 402-417. [Abstract]

Calystegia felix [originally thought to be C. sepium binghamiae]


Appendix 3: Country unknown

Silveira, Fernanda Schmidt et al. (In Press, 2018). The role of a local rediscovery in the evaluation of the conservation status of a plant species: Testing the hypothesis of the biodiversity knowledge gap. Journal for Nature Conservation.

Tamayo and D'Angelo. (1980).  Hallazgo del Murcielago Colorado, Lasiurus borealis varius (Poeppig, 1835) en Magallanes y Cosideraciones Acerca de la Distribucion de los Lasiurus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae). Noticiario Mensual [1980]: 10. [Argentina or Chile]

Türkay, M. and Koukouras, A. (1988). The rediscovery of Monodaeus guinotae Forest, 1976 in the Aegean Sea. Senckenbergiana Biologica 68: 401-405.

Wasserlauf, Yohay et al. (2023). A telemetry study shows that an endangered nocturnal avian species roosts in extremely dry habitats to avoid predation. Scientific Reports 13: 11888. [Egyptian Nightjar (Caprimulgus aegyptius)]


Appendix 4: Rediscovery turned out to be recolonisation

Manlick, Philip J. et al. (2018). Dynamic colonization history in a rediscovered Isle Royale carnivore. Scientific Reports 8: 12711.


Appendix 5: Local rediscovery rejected

Jumellea recurva on Mauritius:

Sevathian, J.C. (2011). The rediscovery of Jumellea recurva (Orchidaceae) in native forests of Bel Ombre, Mauritius. Phytotaxa: 29: 56–60.

Baider, Claudia et al. (2012). Jumellea recurva (Orchidaceae): not a rediscovery in Mauritius. Phytotaxa 40: 31-32. [Abstract]


Amorphophallus staudtii from Ivory Coast:

Barthlott, W. and Bogner, J. (1981). Rediscovery of Amorphophallus staudtii (Engl.) N.E. Br. in the Tai National Park, Ivory Coast. Aroideana 4(4): 109-113.


Appendix 6: Rediscovery of introduced population

Costa, V. A. et al. (2022). Rediscovering Tetrastichus giffardianus (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) 60 years after its introduction in Brazil. CArq. Inst. Biol. 72(4): 539-541.