Oxypoda cristata, 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: 282-284

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5432984

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D587DA-F431-FFA2-93E1-FD809FEC70FA

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Valdenar

scientific name

Oxypoda cristata
status

sp.n.

Oxypoda cristata   sp.n. ( Figs 17-27 View Figs 17-27 , Map 2 View Map 2 )

Holotype 3: TR - Mersin , road Silifke -> Gülnar, 1015 m, No. 9, 36°20'38N, 33°35'06E, Quercus litter, 27.12.2000, V. Assing GoogleMaps   / Holotypus 3 Oxypoda cristata   sp. n. det. V. Assing 2005 (cAss). Paratypes: 1♀: same data as holotype, but leg. Wunderle (cWun) GoogleMaps   ; 1♀: TR - Muğla, No. 20, SE Fethiye , Baba Dağ , above Ovacik , 1170 m, 36°32'47N, 29°10'52E, 30.III.2000, V. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 13: N37°16', E028°10', Türkei Umg. Mugla, Bayir, 400 m, Meybohm , 1.5.2001 (cAss)   ; 13, 1♀: TR - Antalya, 12-, 1230 m, N Kalkan, Dumanlı Dağı , cedar-pine forest, pasture, 36°24'01N, 29°25'53E, 5.X.2002, V. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 13: TR - Antalya, 1200 m, Umg. Manavgat , 12, 01.I.1991, Assing (cAss)   ; 1♀: TR - Antalya, 150 m, Umg. Manavgat, Ges. , 30.XII.1990, Assing (cAss)   ; 233, 2♀♀: 1.1.-7.1.91, SW-TÜ, Akseki , Imrasan, 1500 m, Pinusstreu, leg. P. Wunderle (cWun)   ; 5 exs., 1.1.-7.1.91, SW-TÜ, Umg. Akseki , 1000-1200 m, leg. P. Wunderle (cWun)   ; 1♀: Türkei-Südküste, Umgeb.: Egirdir [sic], Kovada Nat. Park [Isparta: ca. 37°39'N, 30°52'E], 13.5.200 Meybohm & Brachat (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 13, 2♀♀: N36°21', E 32°56'E, Türkei Umg. Anamur, Abanoz, 1240 m, Meybohm , 20.5.2000 (cAss)   ; 233, 1♀: TR-Südküste, Str. Anamur-Ermenek, 8 km nach Abanoz , 1240 m, 19.- 20.5.2000, Meybohm, Brachat (cAss)   ; 13: TR [18] - Mersin, 16 km N Ermenek, N Anamur , 36°28'00N, 32°50'45E, 1420 m, 22.IV.2005, Brachat & Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex.: TR [17] - Mersin, 2 km S Kazancı, N Anamur , 36°43'20N, 32°55'35E, 1580 m, 21.IV.2005, Brachat & Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex.: TR [5] - Mersin, 1270 m, 33 km N Silifke , 36°36'07N, 33°53'36E, 18.IV.2005, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1♀: TR [1] - Mersin, 1120 m, N Silifke, N Uzuncaburc , 36°34'47N, 33°55'09E, 17.IV.2005, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1♀: TR - Mersin, 30 km NW Erdemli, S Yağda, 1310 m, 36°43'46N, 34°03'00E, Abies forest , No. 16, 29.12.2000, V. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 13, 2♀♀: same data, but leg. Wunderle (cWun) GoogleMaps   ; 333, 3♀♀: TR - Mersin, 30 km NW Erdemli, N Yağda, 1345 m, 36°43'48N, 34°02'12E, Abies forest , No. 17, 29.12.2000, V. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 13, 2♀♀: same data, but leg Wunderle (cWun) GoogleMaps   ; 1♀, 1 ex.: TR Mersin (42), road Silifke-Gülnar , 1000 m / 36°20'37N, 33°35'17E, (42) 6.5.2004, Brachat & Meybohm (cAss, cFel) GoogleMaps   ; 1♀: TR Mersin (43), road Silifke-Gülnar , 990 m / 36°20'57N, 33°36'54E, (43) 6.5.2004, Brachat & Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 13, 1♀: TR Mersin (48), Güzeloluk-Erdemli, S Aydinlar , 1350 m / 36°44'59N, 34°7'48E, (48), 7.5.2004, Brachat & Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1♀: TR Mersin (46), Kirobasi-Güzeloluk , 14 km W Güz., 1430 m / 36°45'1N, 33°57'51E, (46) 8.5.2004, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 30 exs., TR - Mersin [46], Kirobasi-Güzeloluk , 1430 m, 36°45'01N, 33°57'51E, 7.-8. V.2004, Besuchet (cAss, cFel) GoogleMaps   ; 13, 3♀♀: TR Mersin (39), road to Güzeloluk, S Aydinlar , 1220 m / 36°43'10N, 34°9'39E, (39) 4.5.2004, Brachat & Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 13, 2♀♀: TR - Mersin, 18, 1400 m, N Pozanti, Tekir , cedar wood, 4. V.2002, 37°18N, 34°51E, Meybohm & Brachat (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 9 exs.: TR [36] - Adana, NE Kozan, Pınarbaşı- Eyüplü , 37°56'45N, 36°06'22E, 1560 m, 27.IV.2005, Brachat & Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 13, 2 exs.: TR [44] - Osmaniye, 11 km NE Andırın, -> Geben , 37°38'42N, 36°25'51E, 1280 m, 3. V.2005, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 13: TR - Kahramanmaraş [4], 50 km W K.Maraş, 8 km SE Andırın , 1180 m, 37°34'49N, 36°25'07E, 19.III.2005, V. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 13: same data, but [5], 1240 m, 37°34'54N, 36°24'58E (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 13: same data, but [6], 1120 m, 37°33'17N, 36°25'48 (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 233, 3♀♀: TR - Kahramanmaraş, 70 km WNW K.Maraş, NE Çokak , 1120 m, [30], 37°44'39N, 36°21'30E, 26.III.2005, P. Wunderle (cWun) GoogleMaps   ; 13: TR - Kahramanmaraş [24], 30 km W Baskonus Yaylasi , 1270 m, leg. Brachat & Meybohm, 27.IV.2004, 37°33'58N, 36°34'10E (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 633, 4♀♀: TR - Kahramanmaraş [33], S Göksun, 1380 m, 50 km NW Kahramanmaraş , 37°56'48N, 36°34'05E, 10.IV.2004, leg. V. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 13, 2♀♀: Turkey (Kahramanmaraş), 50 km NW Kahramanmaraş , 1360 m, 37°56'48"N, 36°34'05"E, NW-slope with snowfields, Juniperus, Cedrus, grass, bark, sifted, 10.IV.2004, leg. M. Schülke [ T04-33] (cSch) GoogleMaps   ; 333, 5♀♀: TR - Kahramanmaraş [18], Pass N Tekir, S Göksun , 37°56'56N, 36°46E, 1400-1550 m, leg. Brachat & Meybohm, 26.IV.2004 (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 13, 1♀: same data, but leg Besuchet (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 13, 2 exs., Turkey - (Kahramanmaraş), 50 km NW Kahramanmaraş , 1360 m, 37°56'48"N, 36°34'05"E, NW-slope with snowfields, Juniperus, Cedrus, bark, grass sifted, 10.IV.2004, leg. M. Schülke [ T04-33] (cSch) GoogleMaps   ; 333, 1♀: TR - Kahramanmaraş [37], Ahır Dağı , 1400 m, 11 km ENE Kahramanmaraş, 37°42'07N, 36°13'38E, 11.IV.2004, leg. V. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 13: Turkey (Kahramanmaraş), Ahır Dağı, 9 km ENE Kahramanmaraş, 37°38'19", 37°01'39"E, 1850 m, NE-slope with snow, small Cedrus and Juniperus , grass, sifted, 11.IV.2004, leg. M. Schülke [ T04-35] (cSch)   ; 1♀: Türkei: Kastamonu SE (Akkaya), Waldrand , 8.VII.1996, Bayer & Winkelmann (cAss)   ; 13: GR- Makedonia, Bez.: Kavala, Mt. Falakron , s/o Volakas , 900-1150 m, 12. VI.2002, leg. Brachat (cAss)   .

D e s c r i p t i o n: 2.4-3.0 mm. Usual coloration: blackish brown, with the pronotum, the elytra, the posterior margins of the abdominal segments, and the abdominal apex slightly paler, dark brown; legs light brown; antennae dark brown, with the basal 2-3 antennomeres somewhat paler; occasionally, the body may be of darker or of slightly paler coloration. Habitus as in Fig. 17 View Figs 17-27 .

Head approximately as wide as long; puncturation fine, shallow, indistinct; microsculpture shallow, but distinct ( Fig. 18 View Figs 17-27 ); eyes moderately large ( Fig. 19 View Figs 17-27 ), weakly projecting from lateral outline of head, slightly shorter than postocular region in dorsal view. Antenna as in Fig. 20 View Figs 17-27 , antennomere X approximately 1.5 times as wide as long. Preapical joint of maxillary palpus approximately twice as long as wide.

Pronotum 1.35-1.40 times as wide as head and approximately 1.30 times as wide as long ( Fig. 18 View Figs 17-27 ); maximal width in or slightly behind middle; puncturation fine, but less so than that of head, dense, and shallow; microsculpture shallow, but distinct; surface with little shine.

Elytra slightly wider than pronotum and at suture approximately as long as pronotum; puncturation fine and dense, usually slightly more distinct than that of pronotum; microsculpture distinct; surface mostly with somewhat more shine than pronotum. Hind wings fully developed. Legs moderately slender; metatarsomere I long, as long as or even longer than combined length of metatarsomeres II-IV.

Abdomen slightly narrower than elytra; widest at segments V / VI, segments VII-VIII weakly tapering ( Fig. 17 View Figs 17-27 ); puncturation extremely fine and very dense, slightly less dense on posterior than on anterior tergites; microsculpture shallow; posterior margin of tergite VII with palisade fringe.

3: sternite VIII approximately as long as wide, its posterior margin pointed in the middle ( Fig. 21 View Figs 17-27 ); median lobe of aedeagus shaped as in Figs 23-25 View Figs 17-27 , ventral process distinctly angled in lateral view, internal structures of highly distinctive shape; apical lobe of paramere rather long, with short apical, long thin intermediate, and two long basal setae ( Fig. 26 View Figs 17-27 ).

♀: sternite VIII transverse, its posterior margin broadly convex ( Fig. 22 View Figs 17-27 ); spermatheca as in Fig. 27. View Figs 17-27

E t y m o l o g y: The name (Lat., adj.) refers to the resemblance of the subapical structures of the aedeagus with a cockscomb.

C o m p a r a t i v e n o t e s: Among the Eastern Mediterranean congeners, Oxypoda cristata   is most similar and also most closely related to O. moreatica SCHEERPELTZ   from Greece, a conclusion suggested by the similarly derived morphology of the aedeagus. From this species, O. cristata   is reliably distinguished only by the primary sexual characters, i. e. the distinctly angled ventral process and the internal structures of the aedeagus, as well as the shape of the spermatheca.

D i s t r i b u t i o n a n d b i o n o m i c s: The known range of the species extends from northeastern Greece to central southern Anatolia. It is apparently not very rare in southern Anatolia from Muğla in the west to Kahramanmaraş in the east ( Map 2 View Map 2 ). It is was mostly sifted from leaf litter in various forested and unforested biotopes, at a wide range of altitudes, from 150 m to 1850 m. A dissected female collected in July had a mature egg in the ovaries.

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Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

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Mykotektet, National Veterinary Institute