Pronomaea anatolica FAGEL, 1969

Assing, Volker, 2007, A revision of the species of Pronomaea E of the Western Palaearctic region, including Middle Asia (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae: Pronomaeini), Beiträge Zur Entomologie = Contributions to Entomology 57 (2), pp. 367-396: 387-389

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Pronomaea anatolica FAGEL, 1969


Pronomaea anatolica FAGEL, 1969   ( Figs 44-47 View Figs 44-51 , Map 4 View Map 4 )

Pronomaea anatolica FAGEL, 1969: 31   f.

Type material examined:

Holotype ♂: " Anatolie mér., Antalya, V.1968, G. Fagel / G. Fagel det. anatolica n. sp. / Type / Pronomaea anatolica Fagel   det. V. Assing 2007 " ( IRSNB)   . Paratypes: 1 ♂, 2 ♀ ♀: "Anatolie mér., Alanya: Dim Irmak, VI.1968, G. Fagel / G. Fagel det. anatolica n. sp. / Paratype / Pronomaea anatolica Fagel   det. V. Assing 2007 " ( IRSNB)   .


The original description is based on a holotype male from " Anatolie méridionale: Antalya, au pied d’un peuplier au sommet des falaises du bord de mer" and three paratypes (one male and two females) from "Anatolie méridionale: Alanya, dans détritus végétaux sur plages du Dim Irmak" ( FAGEL 1969)   .

Additional material examined: Bulgaria: 1 ex., Chirpan [" Tschirpan "; 42°12 'N, 25°20 'E], III.1941, leg. Schubert ( NHMW) GoogleMaps   .

Turkey: Muğla: 4 exs., 70 km NE Fethiye, Seki, above Temel , 36°44 'N, 29°37 'E, 2225 m, snow field, 8.VII.2002, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 20 exs., Gölgeli Dağları, 20 km NE Köyceğız, above Ağla , 37°03 'N, 28°49 'E, 1690 m, 6.X.2002, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   . Isparta: 7 exs., Anamasdağı [37°47 'N, 31°13 'E], leg. Weirather ( MHNG, cAss) GoogleMaps   . Antalya: 1 ex., N Kalkar, Dumanlı, Dağı , 36°24 'N, 29°26 'E, 1230 m, pine-cedar forest, pasture, sifted, 5.X.2002, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   . Kahramanmaraş: 1 ♀, N Andırın , 37°37 'N, 36°21 'E, 1120 m, stream bank, flood debris sifted, 26.III.2005, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♀, 10 km N Andırın, road to Çokak , 37°39 'N, 36°21 'E, 1150 m, 1.-2.V.2005, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   .


Size, proportions, and other external characters similar to those of P. picea   .

♂: aedeagus 0.41-0.44 mm long; median lobe of distinctive morpholgy, with conspicuous shape of the apex. ( Figs 44-46 View Figs 44-51 ).

♀: spermatheca minute and with strongly reduced duct ( Fig. 47 View Figs 44-51 ).

Comparative notes:

The aedeagus of P. anatolicaanatolica   is similar to that of its adelphotaxon P. khnzoriani   , but distinguished especially by the shape of the apical internal structure. From other congeners, P. anatolica   is at once separated by the distinctive shape of the median lobe of the aedeagus.

Distribution and bionomics:

The known distribution ranges from southeastern Bulgaria to central southern Anatolia ( Map 4 View Map 4 ). The species has been collected in a variety of completely different habitats: in poplar litter at the coast, in leaf litter on the beach, in flood debris on a stream bank, at the margin of a mixed pine and cedar forest, in a damp forest clearing (with Juncus   , etc.), and near snowfields at alpine elevations. The altitudes range from sea-level to 2225 m. The specimens listed above were found in March, May, June, July, and October.


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Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien


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Pronomaea anatolica FAGEL, 1969

Assing, Volker 2007

Pronomaea anatolica FAGEL, 1969: 31

FAGEL, G. 1969: 31