Oxypoda (Oxypoda) disiuncta, Assing, 2006

Assing, V., 2006, On some species of Oxypoda MANNERHEIM from Turkey and adjacent regions (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae Aleocharinae), Linzer biologische Beiträge 38 (1), pp. 277-331: 307-308

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Oxypoda (Oxypoda) disiuncta


Oxypoda (Oxypoda) disiuncta   sp.n. ( Figs 181-192 View Figs 181-192 , 214-216 View Figs 207-220 , Map 10 View Map 10 )

Holotype 3: TR - Antakya [10], 1480 m, 9 km SE Iskenderun, 6 km NE Belen, snowfield, 36°31'39N, 36°15'27E, 4.IV.2004, leg. V. Assing GoogleMaps   / Holotypus 3 Oxypoda disiuncta   sp.n. det. V. Assing 2006 (cAss). Paratypes: 1♀: TR - Antakya, 9, 25 km S Senköy, 901 m, sifted Laurus litter, 36°01'11N, 36°07'16E, 27.IV.2002, Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 13: TR - Antakya, 8a, 25 km S Senköy, 900 m, sifted Laurus litter, 36°01N, 36°07E, 27.IV.2002, Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 13: TR - Antakya, 8, 25 km S Senköy , 914 m, edge of meadow, sifted, 36°01'58N, 36°07'11E, 26.IV.2002, Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1♀: Turkey (Antakya): Nur Dağl., 9 km SE Iskenderun, ca. 5 km NE Belen , N slope, oak & beech forest, sifted, 36°31'19N, 36°14'50E, 1240 m, 4.IV.2004, leg. M. Schülke [ T04-11] (cSch) GoogleMaps   ; 13: TR - Gaziantep [29], 28 km WNW Gaziantep, Kartal Dağı , 1100 m, 37°10'11N, 37°06'28E, 9.IV.2004, leg. V. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 13: TR Gaziantep (16), Kartal Dag, W Isikli , 1120 m / 37°8'29N, 37°10'52E (16), 25.4.2004, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1♀ [teneral]: TR - Kahramanmaraş [36], Ahır Dağı , 1580 m, 11 km NE Kahramanmaraş, 37°40'48N, 37°01'49E, 11.IV.2004, leg. V. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 233: Israel, Hermon , N 33°18,194', E 035°46,811', 18.IV.2005, leg. Assmann (cFel, cAss)   .

D e s c r i p t i o n: 4.2-5.5 mm; habitus as in Fig. 181 View Figs 181-192 . Similar to O. collaris   ( Figs 181-184 View Figs 181-192 ), but distinguished as follows:

Coloration as in O. collaris   , but maxillary palpi on average darker, usually dark brown to blackish brown, and elytra on average more extensively infuscate near postero-lateral angles. Head of similar morphology as in O. collaris   , but eyes usually slightly larger ( Fig. 183 View Figs 181-192 ), about as long as postocular region in dorsal view. Antennae slightly shorter ( Fig. 184 View Figs 181-192 ) and with shorter antennomere XI. Pronotum wider and more transverse, approximately 1.45 times as wide as head and 1.2 times as wide as long; anteriorly more strongly narrowed; hypomera narrowly visible in lateral view. Metatarsus approximately as long as metatibia; metatarsomere I shorter than combined length of II-IV.

3: posterior margin of sternite VIII less sharply pointed ( Fig. 214 View Figs 207-220 ); median lobe of aedeagus as in Figs 185-190 View Figs 181-192 , ventral process split down to base ( Fig. 190 View Figs 181-192 ); apical lobe of paramere slightly shorter ( Fig. 215 View Figs 207-220 ).

♀: sternite VIII weakly oblong, its posterior margin as in O. collaris   ( Fig. 216 View Figs 207-220 ); spermatheca similar to that of O. collaris   ( Figs 191-192 View Figs 181-192 ).

E t y m o l o g y: The name (Lat., adj.: separate) refers to the completely split ventral process of the aedeagus.

C o m p a r a t i v e n o t e s: Like the preceding species, O. disiuncta   is separated from other West Palaearctic consubgeners by the relatively narrow pronotum, as well as by the long and slender antennae and legs, and by the morphology of the aedeagus.

D i s t r i b u t i o n a n d b i o n o m i c s: This species is currently known only from one locality in Israel and from several localities in central southern Anatolia ( Map 10 View Map 10 ). The type specimens were sifted from grass and from the litter of trees and shrubs at altitudes of 900-1580 m. One female collected in the beginning of April is teneral. In several localities, the species was found together with O. collaris   or O. longipes   .


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