A Good Sample to Concurrent Fauna: Study on Aquatic Coleoptera Fauna (Adephaga and Polyphaga) of Lake Van Basin (Turkey), with some Zoogeographic Remarks

  • Erhan G. Taşar
  • Ahmet Polat
  • Mustafa C. Darılmaz
  • Hicran Türken
  • Zeynep Aydoğan
  • Ümit İncekara
  • Ahmet Kasapoğlu
Keywords: Water beetles, zoogeography, distribution, Lake Van Basin, Turkey.

Abstract

A brief zoogeographic analysis of the aquatic and semi aquatic Coleoptera fauna of Lake Van Basin (East Anatolia) based on the distribution of 194 species/subspecies belong to ten families in basin shows the existence of three major faunas, one influenced European-Siberian region, the others by the Eremia and Mediterranean. Species from different zoogeographical units are determined and listed. Totally, in research area, it is found out that 111 species find in every three zoogeographic region. Rhantus frontalis (Dytiscidae), Helophorus occidentalis and H. yammounensis (Helophoridae) are newly recorded from Turkey. Turkey is southern limit of Ochthebius costatellus, and eastern limit of Hygrobia hermanni ranges.

Published
2012-07-30
How to Cite
Taşar, E., Polat, A., Darılmaz, M., Türken, H., Aydoğan, Z., İncekara, Ümit, & Kasapoğlu, A. (2012). A Good Sample to Concurrent Fauna: Study on Aquatic Coleoptera Fauna (Adephaga and Polyphaga) of Lake Van Basin (Turkey), with some Zoogeographic Remarks. Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 14(2), 27-37. Retrieved from http://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/386
Section
Journal of the Entomological Research Society