70% of the 30 newly described species are based upon collections that were
made since the formerly
available taxonomy was published.Other new collections allowed us to reevaluate the validity of formerly recognized species and,
conversely, to verify the existence of discrete species that were not previously distinguished
despite earlier representative collections.Clearly, assessments
of conservation status based upon the taxonomic frameworks that existed prior
to our reevaluation would
have been highly flawed and misleading.