Poecilimon luschani subsp. birandi, Boztepe & Kaya & Çiplak, 2013

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 : 63

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https://doi.org/ 10.1111/zoj.12058

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scientific name

Poecilimon luschani subsp. birandi
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POECILIMON LUSCHANI BIRANDI KARABAĞ, 1950 STAT. NOV.

Poecilimon birandi Karabag ˘, 1950: 150.

Type information: Holotype – male; Turkey – Antalya Province, Tahtalıdag ˘ (Natural History Museum, London). Photos given in OSF2 ( Orthoptera Species File v.2.0) were 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. luschani birandi (as P. birandi ) in the collection of K. G. Heller (K. G. Heller, pers. comm.) are as follows. Two males and two females, Turkey – Antalya Province, Bakırlı Dag ˘, 2020 m, 24.vii.2011 (legitat Dragan Chobanov) ; three males and two females, Turkey – Antalya Province, Saklıkent (c. 10 km below the village), 36°53′N, 30°24′E, 26.vi.2002 (legitat K. G. Heller) GoogleMaps ; ten males and one female, Turkey – Antalya Province, Termessos (c. 25 km north-west of Antalya), 36°58′N, 30°30′E, 31.v.2000 (legitat K. G. Heller) GoogleMaps ; three males and three females, Turkey – Antalya Province, 10 km east of Kumluca (c. 70 km south-west of Antalya) 36°23′N, 30°22′E, 300 m, 4.vi.2000 (legitat K. G. Heller) GoogleMaps .

Description: For morphology see Table S1, Figures 17–21 View Figures 4–21 , 29 View Figures 22–29 , 43–47 View Figures 30–47 , 61–65 View Figures 48–65 , 73 View Figures 66–73 ; for song see Table 2 and Figures 81 View Figures 74–81 , 82–84 View Figures 82–84 . Further description can be found in Karabag˘ (1950), Bei-Bienko (1954), and Sevgili (2001).

Distribution: This subspecies is endemic to the western part of Antalya Province ( Fig. 1 View Figure 1 ). Ünal (2004) reported this subspecies (as P. birandi ) from the Isparta (road to Senirkent) Province of Turkey; however, no specimens of P. birandi were observed although we visited the locality (on 03-04.vii.2011, searching an altitudinal range of 1000–1750 m). The P. birandi record by Karabag˘ (1958) from Mug˘la Province, Fethiye, and that by Sevgili (2001) from Burdur Province, Altınyayla, are probably P. luschani chobanovi ssp. nov. From our extensive field studies we conclude that P. luschani birandi occurs only on the southern slopes of Western Taurus, not in the north of Antalya Province.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Orthoptera

Family

Tettigoniidae

Genus

Poecilimon