Hemilepistus aphganicus Borutzky, 1958, Borutzky, 1958

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: 56-57

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Hemilepistus aphganicus Borutzky, 1958
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Hemilepistus aphganicus Borutzky, 1958  

Figs 2 View FIGURE 2 A –C, 3

Hemilepistus aphganicus Borutzky 1958: 1471   .– 1978: 42.– Lincoln 1970: 125.

Material examined. Iran, Mashhad, 36 ˚ 21.8 'N, 59 ˚ 38.1 'E, 8 May 2008, 9 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1004); Mashhad, 36 ˚09.6'N, 59 ˚ 49.2 'E, 9 May 2008, 6 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1005); Mashhad to Mozdooran, 36 ˚01.8'N, 60 ˚07.4'E, 9 May 2008, 3 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1006); Mozdooran, 36 ˚ 11.9 'N, 60 ˚ 33.4 'E, 9 May 2008, 6 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1007); Sarakhs, 36 ˚ 33.1 'N, 61 ˚09.4'E, 10 May 2008, 4 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1008); Torbate Jaam, 35 ˚ 15.6 'N, 60 ˚ 38.5 'E, 10 May 2008, 5 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1009); Torbate Jaam to Bakhezr, 35 ˚03.0'N, 60 ˚ 29.1 'E, 10 May 2008, 8 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1010); Bakhezr, 34 ˚ 59.7 'N, 60 ˚ 20.6 'E, 10 May 2008, 4 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1011); Jajarm to Sankhast, 37 ˚05.6'N, 56 ˚ 49.7 'E, 12 September 2008, 2 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1012); Esfarayen, 37 ˚01.6'N, 57 ˚ 29.9 'E, 12 September 2008, 10 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1013); Esfarayen to Sabzevar, Hokmabad, 36 ˚ 37.5 'N, 57 ˚ 36.5 'E, 12 September 2008, 5 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1014); Kashmar to Feyzabad, 35 ˚ 12.6 'N, 58 ˚ 32.4 'E, 5 February 2009, 3 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1015); Feyzabad to Torbate Heydarieh, 35 ˚06.6'N, 58 ˚ 58.5 'E, 5 February 2009, 3 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1016); Torbate Heydarieh to Rashtkhar, 35 ˚05.7'N, 59 ˚ 26.5 'E, 6 February 2009, 2 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1017); Rashtkhar, 34 ˚ 59.4 'N, 59 ˚ 34.8 'E, 6 February 2009, 5 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1018); Salami to Khaaf, 34 ˚ 42.5 'N, 59 ˚ 59.9 'E, 6 February 2009, 3 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1019); Khaaf, 34 ˚ 33.1 'N, 60 ˚09.5'E, 6 February 2009, 5 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1020); Khaaf to Ghaen, 33 ˚ 54.4 'N, 59 ˚ 33.8 'E, 6 February 2009, 5 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1021); Ghaen, 33 ˚ 44.4 'N, 59 ˚ 24.1 'E, 6 February 2009, 6 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1022); Ghaen to Esfadan, 33 ˚ 44.3 'N, 59 ˚ 28.9 'E, 7 February 2009, 2 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1023); Birjand, 32 ˚ 59.7 'N, 59 ˚ 29.5 'E, 7 February 2009, 3 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1024); Sarbisheh, 32 ˚ 36.6 'N, 59 ˚ 48.2 'E, 8 February 2009, 2 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1025); Arian Shahr, 33 ˚ 15.8 'N, 59 ˚ 16.9 'E, 10 February 2009, 7 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1026); Ghaen to Gonabad, 33 ˚ 56.9 'N, 58 ˚ 49.6 'E, 10 February 2009, 6 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1027); Bardeskan, 35 ˚ 14.9 'N, 57 ˚ 47.5 'E, 11 February 2009, 4 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1028); Bardeskan to Biarjomand, 35 ˚ 35.2 'N, 56 ˚ 46.1 'E, 12 February 2009, 7 specimens ( ZUTC Iso. 1029).

Additional material. Turkmenia, Serakhs, 19 February 1886, leg. the Afghanistan Boundary Commission, det. R. J. Lincoln, 12 specimens ( BMNH 1893.2.19: 1–12); Pakistan, Belutschestan, misidentified as H. klugii   , 1 specimen ( NMNH under previous name USNM 62994); Pakistan, Belutschestan, misidentified as H. klugii   , 1 specimen ( MNB 21701 View Materials ); Pakistan, Belutschestan, 1915, Verhoeff collection, det. Kashani, 1 specimen ( SMF 629); Pakistan, Belutschestan, 1915, misidentified as H. klugii   , 1 specimen ( ZMG 497, now at SFM); Afghanistan, Kabul, Summer 1964, 9 specimens ( SMF 7551); Afghanistan, Kabul, 19633, leg. Schneider, 3 specimens ( SMNS 12027); Afghanistan, Kabul, 16 May 1970, leg. D. Schneider, det. D. Schneider, 3 specimens ( MNB 26292 View Materials ).

Remarks. This species differs from the others based on the unique arrangement of tubercles on the head, which form a median semicircle of 6 tubercles surrounding two large ones, and a row of 3–4 large tubercles extending to the postero-lateral margins ( Fig. 2 View FIGURE 2 A). The absence of small tubercles on the head is conspicuous. This species is the largest among the Iranian representatives of the subgenus (maximum length = 24 mm). Schotte (1993) reported the presence of a single specimen of H. klugii   from Beluchistan, Pakistan at USNM. Schmalfuss (2003) questioned the presence of this species in Pakistan. Examination of the specimen by the senior author clearly indicates that this specimen belongs to H. aphganicus   . Based on the presence of strong dorsal tubercles, Schotte (19993) also suggested that "it is quite likely that it can be encountered in the desert areas and sandy dunes near the coast of Pakistan ". However, the presence of this and other species of the subgenus Hemilepistus   ( Hemilepistus   ) in sandy dunes is improbable, and regarding to the report of this species from Kabul, it is more likely that this specimen was found in north of Pakistan. We also examined other material of this species from Belouchistan, Pakistan ( SMF 629, SMF 7551 and MNB 21701 View Materials ) that confirms the specimens from Pakistan belong to H. aphganicus   .

Distribution. Afghanistan; Pakistan; Turkmenia; East and Northeast Iran.

NMNH

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

SMF

Forschungsinstitut und Natur-Museum Senckenberg

ZMG

Zoologischen Museums Greifswald

SMNS

Staatliches Museum fuer Naturkund Stuttgart

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Isopoda

Family

Trachelipodidae

Genus

Hemilepistus

Loc

Hemilepistus aphganicus Borutzky, 1958

Kashani, Ghasem M., Sari, Alireza & Hosseinie, Shidokht 2010
2010
Loc

Hemilepistus aphganicus

Lincoln 1970: 125
Borutzky 1958: 1471
1958