Sunius longispinosus, Assing, 2005

Assing, Volker, 2005, On the Turkish species of Sunius. VI. New micropterous species from central southern Anatolia and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Paederinae), Beiträge Zur Entomologie = Contributions to Entomology 55 (2), pp. 289-298: 293

publication ID 10.21248/contrib.entomol.55.2.289-298


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Sunius longispinosus

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Sunius longispinosus   sp. n. ( Figs. 9-13 View Figs , Map 2 View Map 2 )

Type material:

Holotype : TR [51] – 1450 m, W Kahramanmaraş, Baskonus Yaylası , 5.V.2005, 37°33'32, 36°35'21E, Brachat & Meybohm   / Holotypus  Sunius longispinosus   sp. n. det. V. Assing 2005 (cAss)   . Paratypes: 2, 1: same data as holotype (cAss, cWun); 4: TR [50] – 1250 m, W Kahramanmaraş, Baskonus Yaylası , 5.V.2005, 37°33'36, 36°33'37E, Brachat & Meybohm (cAss); GoogleMaps   1 [without abdominal apex): TR Karahmanmaras [sic] (24), 30 km W, 1270 m, Baskonus Yaylasi [sic] / 37°33'58N, 36°34'10E (24), 28.4.2004, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss); GoogleMaps   1: TR Karahmanmaras [sic] (25), 30 km W, 1500 m, Baskonus Yaylasi [sic] / 37°33'30N, 36°35'12E (25), 28.4.2004, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   .


External characters as in S. brevispinosus   .

: sternite VII similar to that of S. brevispinosus   , with very weakly concave posterior margin, pubescence weakly modified ( Fig. 12 View Figs ); sternite VIII without conspicuous modifications ( Fig. 13 View Figs ); aedeagus with row of long and apically curved sclerotised spines in internal sac ( Figs. 9-11 View Figs ).

Etymology: The name (Lat., adj.: with long spines) refers to the shape of the spines in the internal sac of the aedeagus.

Comparative notes and systematics:

Sunius longispinosus   is distinguished from S. brevispinosus   by the longer, more numerous, and apically more strongly curved sclerotised spines in the internal sac and by the slightly more slender apical part (lateral view!) of the ventral process of the aedeagus. For more details see the comparative notes below S. brevispinosus   .

Distribution and bionomics:

The restricted distributions of the closely related congeners suggest that S. longispinosus   may be locally endemic in the area to the west of Kahramanmaraş. The types were sifted from leaf litter and grass roots between rocks (BRACHAT, pers. comm.) at altitudes of 1250-1500 m   .


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