Psorodonotus specularis inermis Ramme, 1951

Kaya, Sarp, Chobanov, Dragan & Çiplak, Battal, 2014, Review of Psorodonotus Specularis Group (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae, Tettigoniinae): two new species from North-east Anatolia, Zootaxa 3895 (3), pp. 367-400 : 388

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https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3895.3.3

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5615876

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scientific name

Psorodonotus specularis inermis Ramme, 1951
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Psorodonotus specularis inermis Ramme, 1951 , stat. rev.

( Figs 1 View FIGURE 1 , 19 View FIGURES 6 – 19 , 33 View FIGURES 20 – 33 , 47 View FIGURES 34 – 47 , 48 View FIGURE 48 , 62 View FIGURES 49 – 62 , 76 View FIGURES 63 – 76 , 90 View FIGURES 77 – 90 , 104 View FIGURES 91 – 104 , 118 View FIGURES 105 – 118 , 132 View FIGURES 119 – 132 , 133 View FIGURE 133 , 134 View FIGURE 134 B, 136, 137 A, 156, 157; Tables 1–4 View TABLE 1 View TABLE 2 )

Psorodonotus specularis inermis Ramme 1951: 263 .

Psorodonotus specularis (Fischer von Waldheim); Stolyarov 1983: 18 (including P. s. inermis Ramme as a subspecies).

Type specimen information. Holotype, male, Caucasus, Georgia, Gudaur; Paratypes, 3 males, 4 females from the same locality; 2 males, 3 females—Kasbek (Kazbegi), 1800–2000 m.

Material examined. See Table 1 View TABLE 1 . Additionally: GEORGIA: 1 M, 2 M (paratypes), 5 F (paratypes), Kaukasus, Gudaur, 2100m. 23.9. 1927 (leg. Ramme) ( MfN); 1 M, Gudaur, V. Kavkaz, Tiflis, 8000 ft, 9.1912 (NHM); 1 F, Gudaur, prov. Tiflis, 25.8. 1915, Mus. Caucas. 94 – 15 (leg. B. Uvarov) (NHM); 1 M, 2 F (paratypes), Kaukasus, am Kazbek, 1800–2200 m, 24.9. 1927 (leg. Ramme) ( MfN).

Remarks. P. specularis inermis differs from the nominate subspecies by the short song-phrase duration and the hind margin of male anal tergite with a narrow incision and two large rounded processes (it is almost truncate in Psorodonotus specularis specularis ). The diagnostic characters of P. specularis inermis indicated by Ramme (1951) are also observed in a population from the Western Greater Caucasus (GeorgiaMestia), including the shorter and less widened metazona of pronotum (compare Figs 18, 19 View FIGURES 6 – 19 with 13–17), wider male subgenital plate with slender styli (compare Figs 89, 90 View FIGURES 77 – 90 with 84–88) and unarmed ventral side of the hind femur. However, the GeorgiaMestia population differs from the typical P. s. inermis by the truncated hind edge of male anal tergite, while being bilobate in the GeorgiaKitochi population (compare Fig. 61 View FIGURES 49 – 62 with 62) and by much deeper excision of the female subgenital plate (compare Fig. 131 View FIGURES 119 – 132 with 132). Unfortunately, we do not dispose with song recordings of specimens from GeorgiaMestia.

Distribution. Known from the central main ridge of the Greater Caucasus Mountains. Its distribution to the west may border the range of Psorodonotus inflatus . Yet, we failed in revealing the taxonomic status of the population collected in Mestia ( Georgia), near the suspected type locality of P. inflatus . The GeorgiaMestia population showed intermediate characters between P. specularis specularis and P. specularis inermis .

MfN

Museum für Naturkunde

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Orthoptera

Family

Tettigoniidae

Genus

Psorodonotus

Loc

Psorodonotus specularis inermis Ramme, 1951

Kaya, Sarp, Chobanov, Dragan & Çiplak, Battal 2014
2014
Loc

Psorodonotus specularis

Stolyarov 1983: 18
1983
Loc

Psorodonotus specularis inermis

Ramme 1951: 263
1951