Platycleis species

Çiplak, Battal, Heller, Klaus-Gerhard & Demirsoy, Ali, 2002, Review and key to species of Platycleis from Turkey (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) with descriptions of Yalvaciana subgen. n. and two new species, Journal of Natural History 36 (2), pp. 197-236: 199-202

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scientific name

Platycleis species
status

 

Platycleis species   in Turkey

Data about Platycleis species   of Turkey can be found in BolõÂvar (1899), Brunner von Wattenwyl (1882), CË õplak (1992), CË õplak et al. (1993, 1996), Demirsoy (1974, 1975), Harz (1969), KarabagÏ (1949, 1950, 1958), KarabagÏ et al. (1971, 1981), Ramme (1930, 1951), Salman (1978), Sevgili (1997), Uvarov (1934), Werner (1901), and some other papers. In these studies 21 species have been recorded. Due to new ®ndings during the present study, some nomenclatural changes had to be made and two new species were added.

14 Genus Platycleis Fieber, 1852  

Subgenus Platycleis Fieber, 1852 a   nis ( Fieber, 1853)

at albopunctata (Goeze, 1778)   (as P. a. grisea (Fabricius))   escalerai (BolõÂvar, 1899)   intermedia (Serville, 1838)  

of Subgenus Incertana Zeuner, 1941   incerta Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1882   persica Uvarov, 1917   Subgenus Montana Zeuner, 1941   ankarensis   (KarabagÏ, 1950)

by armeniaca Ramme, 1951   elegans (Uvarov, 1934)   schereri Werner, 1901   ( P. bifoveolata   (KarabagÏ, 1950) syn. n.) taurica BolõÂvar, 1899   uvarovi   (KarabagÏ, 1950) Subgenus Sepiana Zeuner, 1941   sepium (Yersin, 1854)   Subgenus Sporadiana Zeuner, 1941   sporadarum (Werner, 1933)   ( P. brevipes (Uvarov, 1934)   syn. n.) Subgenus Squamiana Zeuner, 1941   kurmana ( Ramme, 1951)   melendisensis   sp. n. sinuata Ramme, 1951   (transferred from subgenus Platycleis Fieber, 1852   ) salmani   sp. n. weidneri (Demirsoy, 1974)   Subgenus Tessellana Zeuner, 1941   nigrosignata   (Costa, 1863) tessellata   holoptera Ramme, 1951 veyseli KocËak, 1884   (as P. vittata (Charpentier, 1825))  

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Subgenus Yalvaciana   subg. n. yalvaci (Demirsoy, 1974)   (transferred from subgenus Decorana Zeuner, 1941   )

Otte (1997) gives the type locality of P. irritans Ramme, 1951   as Turkey?, Tschubuchly, but on labels of the type series it is mentioned as Armenia (Armenian) by Ramme himself. Thus, it is not included in this study.

Descriptions of many species can be found in Ramme (1951) or Harz (1969), for the other species references to detailed descriptions are mentioned in the text of the respective species.

As indicated by Ragge (1990), for correct identi®cation of Platycleis species   the calling song is very helpful (`for reliable identi®cation the song should be used whenever possible’). For many European Platycleis species   song descriptions and sound recordings are available ( Heller, 1988; Ragge and Reynolds, 1998) which should be useful for the identi®cation of the widespread species (for all Turkish species of the subgenera Platycleis   , Tessellana   , Sepiana   and for P. (Incertana) incerta   ). Unfortunately, not many sound recordings are available from Turkey or from species endemic to Turkey. Published recordings from Turkey are mentioned under the respective species. For further help in identi®cation, we will present oscillograms from P. armeniaca   and P. taurica   whose songs have not been published before.

Materials and methods

Depositories and abbreviations. All specimens mentioned in`Material examined’ are deposited in the Zoological Museum of Akdeniz University, Antayla ( Turkey) ( AUZM, Collectio CË õplak) except otherwise stated. BMNH, The Natural History Museum, London ( UK)   ; MNHU, Museum fuÈr Naturkunde, Humboldt-Universit aÈt zu Berlin ( Germany)   ; HUBM, Collectio Demirsoy at Hacettepe University, Biological Museum , Ankara ( Turkey)   ; CH, Collectio Heller, Department of Zoology , University Erlangen ( Germany)   ; NMW, Naturhistorisches Museum Wien ( Austria)   ; MM, Madrid Museum   .

Localities of previous records for Turkey and specimens examined given under the collection in which they are preserved, and collector with province (the uppercase 14 word) alphabetically, respectively.

Measurements refer to examined specimens and data about specimens from of by

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at of by Turkey in the literature ( Ramme, 1930, 1951; Uvarov, 1934; KarabagÏ, 1950; Demirsoy, 1974, 1975; Salman, 1978; CË õplak, 1992). For each species the range (minimum±maximum) for all data found is presented. All measurements are given in mm and refer to the length. Stridulatory ®les were studied with a light microscope.

For recordings of the song the following equipment has been used: Uher 4200 IC with Uher M 645 microphone (in the ®eld) and Rascal store 4 D with microphones, BruÈel and Kjaer 4133 and 4135 in the laboratory. Oscillograms were made using a PC and the program Turbolab (Stemmer AG). Wing movements were registered by an opto-electronic device ( Heller, 1988).

In this text the following terms were used to de®ne the sound ®les: (i) syllable, the sound produced with two-direction (opening and closing) movement of the fore wings, (ii) hemisyllable, the sound produced with one-direction (opening or closing) movement of the fore wings, and (iii) echeme, each of the separate assemblage of syllables.

NMW

Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien

MM

University of Montpellier

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Orthoptera

Family

Tettigoniidae

Genus

Platycleis

Loc

Platycleis species

Çiplak, Battal, Heller, Klaus-Gerhard & Demirsoy, Ali 2002
2002
Loc

melendisensis

Çiplak & Heller & Demirsoy 2002
2002
Loc

salmani

Çiplak & Heller & Demirsoy 2002
2002
Loc

armeniaca

Ramme 1951
1951
Loc

sinuata

Ramme 1951
1951
Loc

P. bifoveolata

Karabag 1950
1950
Loc

uvarovi

Karabag 1950
1950
Loc

Sepiana

Zeuner 1941
1941
Loc

Sporadiana

Zeuner 1941
1941
Loc

Squamiana

Zeuner 1941
1941
Loc

Tessellana

Zeuner 1941
1941
Loc

schereri

Werner 1901
1901
Loc

taurica BolõÂvar, 1899

BoloAvar 1899
1899
Loc

veyseli KocËak, 1884

KocEak 1884
1884
Loc

Platycleis

Fieber 1852
1852