Poecilimon (Poecilimon) sureyanus Uvarov, 1930

Chobanov, Dragan P., Kaya, Sarp & Çiplak, Battal, 2015, Contribution to the taxonomy of Poecilimon bosphoricus species group (Orthoptera: Phaneropteridae): two new species from its core range, Zootaxa 3964 (1), pp. 63-76 : 64-65

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https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3964.1.3

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5618524

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scientific name

Poecilimon (Poecilimon) sureyanus Uvarov, 1930
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Poecilimon (Poecilimon) sureyanus Uvarov, 1930 , stat. rev.

http://lsid.speciesfile.org/urn:lsid: Orthoptera .speciesfile.org:TaxonName: 461318 Figs 1 View FIGURES 1 – 7 , 8 View FIGURES 8 – 13 , 14, 15 View FIGURES 14, 15 , 20 View FIGURES 20 – 23 , 28 View FIGURE 28

Poecilimon sureyanus Uvarov 1930: 350 .

Eupoecilimon sureyanus (Uvarov) ; Ramme 1951: 339.

Poecilimon sureyanus Uvarov ; Bei-Bienko 1954: 337 –338.

Poecilimon anatolicus Ramme 1933: 555 , stat. rev.

Poecilimon rufonitens Ingrisch et Pavićević 1985: 51 –54, by synonymy with P. anatolicus Ramme.

Note on the synonymy: P. anatolicus has been synonymised with P. sureyanus by Kaya et al. (2012). Ünal (2012) re-established P. anatolicus on account of differences in the orientation of the cercal teeth and some characters considered by Ramme (1951). According to Ramme (1951) both taxa differ in the number and size of cercal teeth and the length and shape of male subgenital plate. However, when observing rich material (see Kaya et al. 2012), the mentioned differences become less obvious with more or less smooth transition of characters between populations. The number of cercal teeth largely varies within populations of P. anatolicus / sureyanus , which is observed in other taxa of the group as well (compare Table 1 View TABLE 1 in Kaya et al. 2012 and Table 1 View TABLE 1 in this paper). This may be observed when compare the cerci of a syntype specimen of P. anatolicus presented in OSF online ( Eades et al. 2015 on Fig. 14 View FIGURES 14, 15 here; see http:// orthoptera .speciesfile.org/Common/basic/PopImage.aspx?ImageID= 148759 &width = 640 &Full= 1) with the cerci of the holotype specimens of P. sureyanus from the same source ( Eades et al. 2015 http:// orthoptera .speciesfile.org/Common/basic/PopImage.aspx?ImageID= 148759 &width= 640 &Full= 1; Fig. 15 View FIGURES 14, 15 ). Significant variation may be observed between the left (with at least 7–8 external teeth) and right (with about 5 external teeth including the apical tooth) cercus of the syntype of P. anatolicus ( Fig. 14 View FIGURES 14, 15 ). Thus, the left cercus of the latter specimen is similar to the cerci of the holotype of P. sureyanus ( Fig. 15 View FIGURES 14, 15 ). Regarding the position of teeth, in both specimens and all studied material the internal teeth row has a dorso-apical position, while the external one is proximally positioned. The male subgenital plate ( Fig. 1 View FIGURES 1 – 7 E) is generally longer in the European populations, while being significantly variable in the Anatolian specimens (see Figs 94 and 109 in Kaya et al. 2012); in addition to variation its hind margin may look truncated, convex or concave depending on the angle of observation (compare Fig. 1 View FIGURES 1 – 7 C and 1 E). In addition, concerning the acoustic similarities all over the range of P. anatolicus and P. sureyanus , the similar colouration and morphology (incl. number of stridulatory teeth) (see Kaya et al. 2012: Figs 175, 176 and Tables 1 View TABLE 1 –3) we consider both taxa synonyms of one variable species, for which the name P. sureyanus should be used for having priority. Additionally, the range pattern of this taxon (incl. P. anatolicus and P. sureyanus ) in relation to other species in P. bosphoricus group indicates for a geographically discrete population ( Kaya et al. 2012; own unpublished data).

The synonymization of P. diversus Ünal, 2010 with P. sureyanus by Kaya et al. (2012) has been rejected by Ünal (2012). Indeed, the cercal shape of P. diversus is characteristic for the southernmost populations of the Subgroup 1, found in the mountainous belt from the border of Balıkesir and Kütahya provinces in the West to the Kazdağı Mts (formerly reported as P. anatolicus by Sevgili et al. 2011 and as P. sureyanus by Kaya et al. 2012: see Fig. 82 G) in the East, between 31.5 ° and 40 ° latitude. The song of these populations entirely corresponds to the song pattern of P. sureyanus but we refrain to discuss its taxonomic status until genetic data will be available.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Orthoptera

Family

Phaneropteridae

Genus

Poecilimon

Loc

Poecilimon (Poecilimon) sureyanus Uvarov, 1930

Chobanov, Dragan P., Kaya, Sarp & Çiplak, Battal 2015
2015
Loc

Poecilimon rufonitens Ingrisch et Pavićević 1985 : 51

Ingrisch 1985: 51
1985
Loc

Poecilimon sureyanus

Bei-Bienko 1954: 337
1954
Loc

Eupoecilimon sureyanus

Ramme 1951: 339
1951
Loc

Poecilimon anatolicus

Ramme 1933: 555
1933
Loc

Poecilimon sureyanus

Uvarov 1930: 350
1930