Distribution and Taxonomy of Gomphocerinae (Orthoptera, Acrididae) Species in The Anatolian Black Sea Basin and Check List of Turkey Subfamily Fauna
Keywords:Orthoptera, Acrididae, Gomphocerinae, Fauna, taxonomic, Anatolian Black Sea Basin, Turkey.
Â This study was carried out especially between 2003 and 2006, at different altitudes and habitats, and 5244 Gomphocerinae specimens were collected in Black Sea Regions to determine subfamily species ranging between 200 meter and 2460 meter in 175 different localities in this area. These specimens were prepared according to standart methods in the laboratory, then researched and compared with present literature, acoustics characteristics, museum specimens determined before, and specimens researched. Finally, 52 species belonging to 17 genera of the Gomphocerinae subfamily along with present literature were indicated in the Black Sea Region. Eight of 52 Gomphocerinae subfamily species were collected for the first time from the Black Sea Region and with previous studies totaly 60 Gomphocerinae subfamily taxon are distributed in this area. In addition to these, Dociostaurus (Kazakia) tartarus has been given a new record for Turkey. Original description name, printed journal, distributions for world, and variations, if existed, were given for every genus and species. By checking over previous studies, check list for Gomphocerinae subfamily fauna of Turkey was prepared, and evaluated in terms of taxonomic, faunistics, and biogeographic terms.
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