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1 January 2012 Tettigoniidae (Orthoptera) from Turkey and the Middle East II
Mustafa Ünal
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This is the second part of the taxonomic studies on Palaearctic Tettigoniidae carried out in some European and Turkish collections. Sixty species and subspecies collected from Turkey and the Middle East countries are given. The genera Farsodecticus Mirzayans and Zagrosiella Mirzayans are studied and discussed for the first time after their descriptions. Farsodecticus is included to the tribe Tettigoniini. Known species of Mixodusa Stolyarov are compared using both sexes. Anterastes uludaghensis species group is reviewed. Three species of Uvarovistia Maran are given with comparable new illustrations. The genus Koroglus Ünal is validated with a discussion and comparison to the A. uludaghensis sp. group. Two new species, Lithodusa mirzayani sp.n. from Iran, Platycleis (s.str.) kibris sp.n. from Cyprus are described. A lectotype for Eupholidoptera smyrnensis (Brunner, 1882) is designated. Two species are synonymized: Anterastes ucari Çiplak, 2004 with A. babadaghi Uvarov, 1939 and Eupholidoptera femorata Çiplak, 1999 with E. unimacula Karabağ, 1956. Besides, the priority of the paper of Schulthess-Rechberg (1882) and the book of Brunner von Wattenwyl (1882) is discussed and the precedence is given to Schulthess-Rechberg. Therefore, Brunner's taxa Anterastes serbicus Brunner, 1882 and Metrioptera (Broughtonia) domogledi (Brunner, 1882) are synonymized with Anterastes serbicus (Schulthess-Rechberg, 1882) and Metrioptera (Broughtonia) domogleti (Schulthess-Rechberg, 1882) respectively and currently synonyms two more taxa described by Schulthess are discussed under the account of A. serbicus in the text. The authorship of the tribes Pholidopterini and Platycleidini is discussed. Keys to the species of Lithodusa Bey-Bienko, 1951, Uvarovistia Maran, 1953 and A. uludaghensis sp. group are prepared. Besides, many taxonomic, systematic and faunistic discussions for the taxa are given. To support the descriptions and discussions 152 figures are provided.

Mustafa Ünal "Tettigoniidae (Orthoptera) from Turkey and the Middle East II," Transactions of the American Entomological Society 138(1&2), 21-54, (1 January 2012). https://doi.org/10.3157/061.138.0104
Published: 1 January 2012
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Cyprus and Turkey
fauna
Iran
Israel
Lebanon
new species
Orthoptera
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