Poecilimon tuncayi, KARABAG, 1953

Boztepe, Zehra, Kaya, Sarp & Çiplak, Battal, 2013, Integrated systematics of the Poecilimon luschani species group (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae): radiation as a chain of populations in a small heterogeneous area, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 169 (1), pp. 43-69 : 61

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Poecilimon tuncayi
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POECILIMON TUNCAYI KARABAĞ, 1953 STAT. REV.

Poecilimon tuncayi Karabag ˘, 1953: 179.

Poecilimon ledereri Ramme ; Ünal, 2005: 439. Type information: Holotype – male; Turkey, Aydın Province, Bölüntü (Natural History Museum, London) (not examined).

Material examined: Specimens used for morphological, bioacoustic, and molecular studies are listed in Table 1 and shown in Figure 1 View Figure 1 . Further specimens identified as P. tuncayi in the collection of K. G. Heller (K. G. Heller, pers. comm.) are as follows ( Fig. 1 View Figure 1 ). Eight males and two females, Turkey – Mug ˘ la Province, Labranda, 37°24′N, 27°42′E, 2.v.1985 (legitat K. G. Heller); two males, Turkey – Aydın Province, 10 km south of Bozdog ˘ an, 37°35′41 " N, 28°20′52 " E, 3.vi.2005 (legitat K. Reinhold) GoogleMaps .

Description: For morphology see Table S1, Figures 8 View Figures 4–21 , 26 View Figures 22–29 , 34 View Figures 30–47 , 52 View Figures 48–65 , 70 View Figures 66–73 ; for song see Table 2A Figures 78 View Figures 74–81 , 82–84 View Figures 82–84 . Additional description can be found in Karabag˘ (1953) and Bei-Bienko (1954).

Distribution ( Fig. 1 View Figure 1 ): In addition to the type locality, this species has been recorded from Savas¸tepe, Balıkesir (Karabag˘, 1964), and the road to Zeytinköy, Aydın (Karabag˘, Gümüs¸suyu & Tutkun, 1981). The records by Ünal (2005) from Aydın (1, Bozdog˘an; Kemer; 2, Çakirbeyli; and 3, Çamköy) are also indicative of P. tuncayi . Both earlier records and localities listed in the Material examined section indicate that this species has a narrow range in the Aegean lowlands in the southern parts of Aydın Province (bordered by the Büyük Menderes River and Aydın Dag˘ları mountains in the north) and northern parts of Mugla Province. We think that the record by Karabag˘ (1964) from Savas¸tepe (Balıkesir Province) is possibly not P. tuncayi as this locality is in the north of Bozdag˘ and the Aydın Dag˘ları mountain ranges are the region inhabited by P. ledereri .

Remarks: Ünal (2004) suggested that this species is very similar, and possibly synonymous, to P. luschani ; later, he synonymized it with P. ledereri ( Ünal, 2005) . As presented in the Results section, the Aydın population constitutes a distinct phylogroup. Additionally, this population differs from the others by having the lowest average impulse number per syllable. Thus, we think it is a distinct and independent reproductive unit and we re-establish it at a species rank. For diagnosis, see P. ledereri and P. luschani .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Orthoptera

Family

Tettigoniidae

Genus

Poecilimon

Loc

Poecilimon tuncayi

Boztepe, Zehra, Kaya, Sarp & Çiplak, Battal 2013
2013
Loc

Poecilimon ledereri

Unal M 2005: 439
2005