Hemilepistus klugii ( Brandt, 1833 ), Brandt, 1833

Kashani, Ghasem M., Sari, Alireza & Hosseinie, Shidokht, 2010, Terrestrial isopods of the subgenus Hemilepistus (Hemilepistus) Budde-Lund, 1879 (Isopoda: Oniscidea) from Iran, Zootaxa 2549, pp. 54-68: 60-61

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Hemilepistus klugii ( Brandt, 1833 )
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Hemilepistus klugii ( Brandt, 1833)  

Figs 5 View FIGURE 5 A –C, 6

Material examined. Qom, Qanavat, 34 ˚37.0'N, 51 ˚01.3'E, 3 September 2004, 6 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1038); Pishva, 35 ˚ 12.3 'N, 51 ˚ 48.5 'E, 16 March 2008, leg: E. Entezari, 10 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1039); [35 km] N of Isfahan, 33 ˚01.1'N, 51 ˚ 31.5 'E, 10 February 2008, 6 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1040); Isfahan to Meymeh, 33 ˚04.6'N, 51 ˚29.0'E, 14 February 2008, 4 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1041); Meymeh to Delijan, 33 ˚ 38.3 'N, 50 ˚59.0'E, 14 February 2008, 3 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1042); [20 km] S of Tehran to Qom, 35 ˚ 15.4 'N, 51 ˚10.0'E, 8 April 2008, 8 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1043); Meshkat, 34 ˚ 12.4 'N, 51 ˚ 16.3 'E, 8 April 2008, 5 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1044); Hosnijeh, 33 ˚03.9'N, 51 ˚01.3'E, 11 April 2008, 8 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1045); Dehaq, 33 ˚07.1'N, 50 ˚ 56.6 'E, 11 April 2008, 6 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1046); Borzak, 33 ˚ 46.8 'N, 51 ˚04.4'E, 11 April 2008, 4 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1047); Robat Karim, 35 ˚ 36.3 'N, 51 ˚ 11.8 'E, 24 April 2008, 7 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1048); Parand, 35 ˚ 27.4 'N, 50 ˚ 57.9 'E, 24 April 2008, 7 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1049); Saveh, Zavieh, 35 ˚ 17.7 'N, 50 ˚ 28.4 'E, 24 April 2008, 5 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1050); Komijan to Khondab, 34 ˚ 36.8 'N, 49 ˚07.6'E, 25 April 2008, 6 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1051); Arak, 34 ˚04.6'N, 49 ˚ 49.4 'E, 26 April 2008, 2 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1052); Mahallat to Delijan, 33 ˚ 53.2 'N, 50 ˚ 32.1 'E, 26 April 2008, 10 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1053); Delijan to Qom, Imamzade Abdollah, 34 ˚ 22.5 'N, 50 ˚ 36.1 'E, 26 April 2008, 9 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1054); Garmsar, 35 ˚ 15.4 'N, 52 ˚ 11.2 'E, 5 May 2008, 4 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1055); Boien Zahra, 35 ˚ 46.4 'N, 50 ˚01.7'E, 1 June 2008, 7 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1056); Tehran, Eshtehard, 35 ˚ 42.7 'N, 50 ˚ 46.6 'E, 15 June 2008, 3 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1057); Boien Zahra to Qazvin, 35 ˚ 51.7 'N, 50 ˚03.7'E, 15 June 2008, 3 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1058); Qazvin, 36 ˚03.9'N, 50 ˚03.6'E, 15 June 2008, 4 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1059); Qidar, Ardalan village, 35 ˚ 53.6 'N, 48 ˚ 54.7 'E, 21 June 2008, 10 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1060); Eyvankey, 35 ˚ 21.1 'N, 52 ˚03.2'E, 8 September 2008, 4 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1061); Garmsar, 35 ˚ 14.5 'N, 52 ˚ 21.1 'E, 8 September 2008, 5 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1062); [20 km] N of Qom, 34 ˚ 49.7 'N, 50 ˚ 51.1 'E, 11 November 2008, 7 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1063).

Additional material. Iran, Tehran, 1862 – 63, leg. G. Doria, more than 50 specimens ( MRST Is- 243); Iran, Qom, 14 February 1937, leg. Danish, det. G. M. Kashani, 1 specimen ( SMNS 11278); Iran, [150 km] N Isfahan, 4 June 1975, leg. Bauer, det. G. M. Kashani, 5 specimens ( SMNS 11020); Iran, Kashan, 30 September 1977, leg. Volz, det. G. M. Kashani ( SMNS 11062); Iran, Tehran, Budde-Lund collection, 2 specimens ( BMNH 1921.10.18: 4110–4111); Azerbaidjan, S Baku, [20 km] N Salayany, 30 April 1996, leg. N Schwaller, det. H. Schmalfuss, 1 specimen ( SMNS 11530); Caucasus, leg. Olivier, syntype, 1 specimen (MNB 7083); Caucasus, Budde-Lund collection, 4 specimens ( BMNH 1921.10.18: 4106–4109).

Remarks. This species is different from the others in the arrangement of tubercles on the head. There is a large circle of eight tubercles in the middle of the head which may encircle no or few large ones, and a row of 3–5 large tubercles runs to the postero-lateral margins ( Fig. 5 View FIGURE 5 A).

The type locality of this species is Caucasus ( Brandt 1833). Lincoln (1970), by comparing the syntype material and other material from Caucasus, identified the specimens in Budde-Lund collection from Tehran as H. klugii   . Examination of same material by G. M. K. and their comparison with new material from Iran resulted in no concrete decision on their belonging to two separate species. This is based on the similarity in arrangement of tubercles on the head and pereonites. However, due to their separate geographical localities, their situation as the same species remains a subject under discussion. Lincoln (1970) also assigned the specimens collected from Ashkhabad to H. klugii   but examination of material revealed that they belong to H. cristatus   .

Distribution. Caucasus, Azerbaidjan; Central Iran.

MRST

Museo Regionale di Storia Naturale, Terrasini

SMNS

Staatliches Museum fuer Naturkund Stuttgart