Koweitoniscus tamei (Omer-Cooper, 1923)

Kashani, Ghasem M., Abedini, Ahdiyeh & Montesanto, Giuseppe, 2018, Terrestrial isopods of the family Eubelidae Budde-Lund, 1899 from Iran, with description of a new species (Isopoda, Oniscidea), ZooKeys 801, pp. 177-187: 177

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.801.23340

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scientific name

Koweitoniscus tamei (Omer-Cooper, 1923)
status

 

Koweitoniscus tamei (Omer-Cooper, 1923)   Figure 2B

Material examined.

Boushehr, [15] 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Borazjan to Boushehr, 20 Km to Boushehr, 29°02.7'N, 51°03.0'E, 16 May 2008, leg. G.M. Kashani, (PCGMK 1224); Kohgiluyeh-va-Boyerahmad, [10] 1 ♂, Sough, 2 May 2003, leg. M. Rezaei (PCGMK 1271); 1 ♀, Sough, 2 May 2003, leg. M. Rezaei ( IRIPP Iso-1006); [11] 1 ♀, Dehdasht, 2 May 2003, leg. M. Rezaei (PCGMK 1272); [12] 1 ♀, Gachsaran, Tappe-Aqrab, 3 May 2003, leg. M. Rezaei (PCGMK 1268); Cheharmahal-va-Bakhtiari, [9] 1 ♂, Sarkhoun to Lordegan, 31°40.3'N, 50°44.4'E, 18 June 2016, leg. G.M. Kashani, A. Abedini & Z. Hatami (PCGMK 2328); Lorestan, [2] 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Poldokhtar, 33°07.0'N, 47°43.4'E, 12 Nov. 2008, leg. G.M. Kashani ( IRIPP Iso-1007); [3] 15 ♂♂, 20 ♀♀, Poldokhtar to Andimeshk, 80 Km to Andimeshk, 32°56.2'N, 47°52.5'E, 12 Nov. 2008, leg. G.M. Kashani (PCGMK 1395); [3] 1 ♂, 7 ♀♀, Poldokhtar to Andimeshk, 80 Km to Andimeshk, 32°56.2'N, 47°52.5'E, 12 Nov. 2008, leg. G.M. Kashani ( IRIPP Iso-1008); Ilam, [4] 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Dehloran to Abdanan, 32°39.9'N, 47°32.0'E, 13 Nove. 2008, leg. G.M. Kashani (PCGMK 1399); Tehran, [1] 1 ♂, Varamin, Pishva, 35°12.4'N, 51°48.4'E, 26 Apr. 2009, leg. G.M. Kashani (PCGMK 1436); Khouzestan, [5] 5 ♂♂, 1 ♀, Shoush, Karkhe national park, 5 Aug. 2017, leg. H. Maddahi (PCGMK 2642); [6] 2 ♀♀, Shoush to Andimeshk, Safar Abad village, by the Dez river, 32°16.1'N, 48°24.0'E, 6 May 2009, leg. H. Salehi ( IRIPP Iso-1010); [7] 9 ♂♂, 9 ♀♀, Ramhormoz, Bony village, 23 Mar. 2015, leg. M. Larti (PCGMK 2078); [8] 3 ♂♂, 9 ♀♀, Dehdez to Izeh, 22 Km to Izeh, 31°49.0'N, 50°03.0'E, 19 Jun. 2016, leg. G.M. Kashani, A. Abedini & Z. Hatami (PCGMK 2350); Fars, [13] 1 ♀, Kopen to Masiri, 2 Km to Dozak village, 30°18.5'N, 51°22.7'E, 19 Jul. 2015, leg. G.M. Kashani, Z. Hatami & A. Abedini (PCGMK 2207); [14] 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Shiraz, by the Parishan lake, 31 Oct. 2012, leg. S. Hosseini ( IRIPP Iso-1011).

Remarks.

The broad distribution of Koweitoniscus tamei   in south and south-western Iran was reported by Kashani (2014). Here, more localities are introduced for the species (Figure 1). The presence of the species in the town of Tehran might be due to human activities. The identification of the species was based on the comparison of the species (Figure 2B) with the original descriptions and illustrations presented by Omer-Cooper (1923: 96, figs 1-16) and the figures by Ferrara & Taiti (1986: 100, fig. 15).

Distribution.

Syria; Iraq; Kuwait; Iran.