Psorodonotus davisi Karabağ, 1956

Ünal, Mustafa, 2018, Tettigoniinae (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) from Turkey with key to genera and descriptions of six new species, Zootaxa 4432 (1), pp. 1-66: 17-18

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4432.1.1

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scientific name

Psorodonotus davisi Karabağ, 1956
status

 

Psorodonotus davisi Karabağ, 1956 

Psorodonotus rize Kaya & Çıplak, 2014  syn. nov.

Material examined. TURKEY: Rize, İkizdere, Cimil Yaylası , 1883 m, 2.10.2013, 2 males, 5 females, in alcohol (leg. A. Erden) (AİBÜEM). 

Remarks. The specimens examined here were collected from the type locality, Cimil Yaylası. I also studied the type specimens of this species preserved in the NHMUKAbout NHMUK. During the identification process I compared it with the recently described species, Psorodonotus rize Kaya & Çıplak, 2014  . One of the males studied here has cerci nearer to P. rize  with inner tooth almost in the middle (slightly in distal part of cercus), which is slightly in proximal part in the other male. It seems to me the differences, which are very small, given by Kaya et al. (2014) are typically in a variation range of a single species, including the songs. Şirin et al. (2014) also gave another record of the song of P. davisi  from Ovit Dağı. P. rize  was found from only one locality, although many extensive field trips were carried out in the same mountain by orthopterists, including the authors of this taxon. The type localities of both species are very near, almost 30 kms straight line distance, in the same mountain ridge, without any geographical barrier. In case of a likely secondary distributional convergent, more distinct external characters must be seen between two different species. Moreover the distributions of very close species in this genus are clear. In my opinion it is not more different from a population of the same species. Therefore, P. rize  is proposed as a synonym of this species.

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Orthoptera

Family

Tettigoniidae

Genus

Psorodonotus

Loc

Psorodonotus davisi Karabağ, 1956

Ünal, Mustafa 2018

2018
Loc

Psorodonotus rize Kaya & Çıplak, 2014

Kaya & Ciplak 2014

2014