Astenus thoracicus ( Baudi di Selve, 1857 ),

Anlaş, Sinan, 2020, Notes on the genus Astenus Dejean, 1833 in the Mediterranean and adjacent regions. A new species from Turkey, seven new synonyms, and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae), Zootaxa 4869 (2), pp. 251-263: 258-261

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Astenus thoracicus ( Baudi di Selve, 1857 )
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Astenus thoracicus ( Baudi di Selve, 1857)  ( Figs. 55–66View FIGURES 55–66)

Sunius thoracicus Baud  idi Selve, 1857: 105

Astenus jordanicus Coiffait, 1981: 19  , syn. n. ( Figs. 67–74View FIGURES 67–74)

Type material examined: Astenus jordanicus Coiffait, 1981: 1  ♀, “ Zerkatal b. Romana ”, “ 100 m, 8.1.1958 ”, “O. Jordan. J. Klapperich ”, “ Astenus (Astenognhus) jordanicus Coiffait 1980  ” with red printed label reading “ Allotype ” ( MNHNP); 1♂, same data as Allotype, “ Astenus jordanicus Coiffait  ” with red printed label reading “ Paratype ” ( MNHNP)  ; 1♀, “ Jordan. J. Klapperich ”, “ Wadi Farra , Jordan ” “ 200 m, 16.12.1957 ” with red printed label reading “ Paratype ” ( MNHNP)  .

Additional material examined: GEORGIA: 1♂, Sukhum, Caucasus , 27.X.1911, leg. Zaitsev ( ZIN)  . ISRAEL: 2♂♂, Galilée, Ginosan , 26.V.1973, leg. Löbl ( MHNG)  . LEBANON: 1♂, 1♀, Soum , 29.III.1975, leg. Besuchet ( MHNG)  . RUSSIA: 2♂♂, 1♀, Krasnodar, 23.IV.1976, leg. Korotayev ( ZIN)  . 1♂, Russia, Krasnador Reg., Bolshoi Utrish vill., 1–5.V.2009, leg. Khachikov ( AZMM)  . TURKEY: 1♂, Aksaray, Ekecik Dağı , 38°44’07”N, 34°02’56”E, 1830 m, 23.III.2018, leg. Örgel & Yaman ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 1♂, 1♀, Aksaray, Melendiz River , 38°12’00”N, 34°19’50”E, 1400 m, 22.III.2018, leg. Örgel & Yaman. ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 1♂, Ankara, Ayaş 10 km SE, Abdülselam Dağı , 39°56’40”N, 32°22’25”E, 1414 m, 11.III.2018, leg. Örgel & Yaman ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 1♂, Ankara, Kızılcahamam , Sorgun göleti, 40°19’51”N, 32°13’08”E, 1271 m, 24.IX.2017, leg. Örgel & Yaman ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 1♀, Ankara, Beypazarı, Kıbrıscık road, 40°20’33”N, 31°56’48”E, 1630 m, 25.IX.2017, leg. Örgel & Yaman ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 1♂, Çankırı, Kurşunlu 5 km E, Taşkaracalar , 1647 m, 40°42’11”N, 33°19’43”E, 20.V.2018, leg. Örgel & Yaman ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 1♂, Eskişehir, Sündiken Dağları , 40°00’15”N, 30°57’12”E, 1140 m, 12.III.2018, leg. Örgel & Yaman ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 1♂, 2♀♀, Karaman, Sertavul Geçidi , 36°53’39”N, 33°17’18”E, 1754 m, 02.IV.2017, leg. Örgel & Yaman ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 1♀, Kayseri, Yahyalı , 38°03’01”N, 35°24’01”E, 1427 m, 05.VI.2016, leg. Yağmur, Örgel & Yaman ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 1♂, 4♀♀, Konya, Seydişehir, Geyik Dağları , 37°27’36”N, 31°43’54”E, 1477 m, 15.IV.2016, leg. Örgel & Yaman ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 1♂, 1♀, Kırşehir, Kurtbeyliyeniyapan 2 km W, 39°15’34”N, 33°58’45”E, 1590 m, 27.III.2019, leg. Örgel & Köksal ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 3♂♂, 2♀♀, Kırşehir, Akçakent, Yaylaözü 2 km NE, 39°37’33”N, 34°12’00”E, 1512 m, 01.V.2019, leg. Örgel & Köksal ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 1♂, Konya, Hadim, Beyreli Yolu , 36°53’01”N, 32°25’10”E, 1933 m, 24.V.2016, leg. Örgel & Yaman ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 1♀, Konya, Bozkır, Tanrıdağı Tepesi , 36°58’19”N, 32°08’58”E, 2015 m, 23.V.2016, leg. Örgel & Yaman ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 3♂♂, 2♀♀, Konya, Beyşehir, Geyik Dağları , 37°25’36”N, 31°43’00”E, 2000 m, 21.V.2016, leg. Örgel & Yaman ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 2♂♂, Nevşehir, Hacıbektaş , 38°56’22”N, 34°37’40”E, 1210 m, 26.III.2018, leg. Örgel & Yaman. ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 1♂, Izmir, Karaburun 5 km SW, 01.V.2013, leg. Anlaş & Yağmur ( AZMM)  . 4♂♂, 5♀♀, Izmir, Nif Dağı , 38°23’”N, 27°21’”E, 1200–1500 m, 16.III.2014, 05.V.2014, leg. Anlaş, Yağmur & Örgel ( AZMM)  . 1♂, Izmir, Buca, Kaynaklar , 03.III.2013, leg. Yağmur ( AZMM)  . 5♂♂, 3♀♀, Izmir, Bozdağlar , leg. Özgen, 11.IV.2014, Yağmur & Örgel ( AZMM)  . 1♂, Erzincan, Üzümlü, Küçük Sarıkaya creek bank, 1713 m, 39°14’20’’N, 39°50’02’’E, 18.V.2011, leg. Anlaş, Özgen & Khachikov ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 1♂, Muş, Hasköy, Elmaçulak , 15.V.2013, leg. Gündüz ( AZMM)  . 1♀, Aydın, Imambaba Tepesi , 37°56’06”N, 27°53’56”E, 1644 m, 24.III.2014, leg. Anlaş & Örgel ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 1♂, 1♀, Aydın, Çine 10 km S, 30.IV.1975, leg. Besuchet & Löbl ( MHNG)  . 1♂, Denizli, Çal, Ayaz Tepesi , 38°02’00”N, 29°21’25”E, 1365 m, 01.V.2013, leg. Yağmur & Örgel ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 2♂♂, 1♀, Denizli, Çal, Erikli Mevkii , 38°02’45”N, 29°22’31”E, 1382 m, l 01.V.2013, eg. Yağmur & Örgel ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 1♂, 1♀, Denizli, Karcı Dağı , 37°44’53”N, 28°58’56”E, 724 m, 12.X.2013, leg. Özgen & Örgel ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 1♂, Manisa, Turgutlu, Baktırlı 2 km W, 38°25’38”N, 27°52’44”E, 780 m, 20.III.2013, leg. Anlaş, Yağmur & Örgel ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 1♂, Manisa, Spil Dağı Dağı Milli Parkı , 1200 m, 38°33’20’’N, 27°23’17’’E, 27.IX.2009, leg. Anlaş ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 2♂♂, 2♀♀, Spil Dağı , 38°32’57”N, 27°27’06”E, 1274 m, 15.III.2014, leg. Yağmur & Örgel ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 1♂, Manisa, Selendi, Omurlar 38°02’45”N, 29°22’31”E, 1382 m, 14.III.2014, leg. Yağmur & Örgel ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 1♂, 1♀, Denizli, Karcı Dağı , 37°44’53”N, 28°58’56”E, 724 m, 12.X.2013, leg. Özgen & Örgel ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 1♂, Manisa, Turgutlu, Baktırlı 2 km W, 38°25’38”N, 27°52’44”E, 780 m, 20.III.2013, leg. Anlaş, Yağmur & Örgel ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 1♂, Manisa, Spil Köyü , 38°52’15”N, 28°49’11”E, 974 m, 27.IX.2009, leg. Yağmur & Örgel ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 5♂♂, 2♀♀, Manisa, Soma, Yağcılı , 39°20’05”N, 27°40’23”E, 306 m, 07.IV.2015, leg. Anlaş, Yağmur & Örgel ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 5♂♂, 2♀♀, Soma, Tabanlar , 39°19’47”N, 27°44’17”E, 682 m, 07.IV.2015, leg. Yağmur & Örgel ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 3♂♂, 2♀♀, Analya, Kemer, Üçoluk , 36°38’50”N, 30°26’02”E, 1078 m, 25.III.2017, leg. Kunt ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 2♂♂, Antalya, Serik, Hapıllar Köyü , 30.I.2016, leg. Örgel ( AZMM)  . 1♂, Kütahya, Beşdeğirmen , 961 m, 39°31’18”N, 30°53’28”E, 17.V.2013, leg. Örgel ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 2♂♂, 1♀, Kütahya, Simav, Esenbağ , 39°23’53”N, 29°00’16”E, 1012 m, 14.IV.2014, leg. Özgen & Örgel ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . 1♂, 1♀, Muğla, Bozburun 3 km N, 36°41’25”N, 28°05’01”E, 215 m, 05.IV.2013, leg. Yağmur & Örgel ( AZMM)GoogleMaps  . For additional material examined see also in Anlaş (2017).

Distribution: A. thoracicus  is a widespread species in the Eastern Mediterranean and adjacent regions. It is distributed in Georgia, Azerbaijan, Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Italy, Canary Islands, Iran, Syria, Israel, Uzbekistan and Turkey. The records from Lebanon and Russia are reported for the first time.

Comments: Coiffait (1981) described A. jordanicus  based on a male (holotype) from Zerkatal b. Romana (Zarka Valley near Rumana), four males and three females (paratypes) from Jordan Valley, Wadi Farra in Jordan. According to Coiffait (1981), type series of the species were deposited in the author`s collection in MNHNP and HNHM. I visited both museums, but I could not find any type specimen of A. jordanicus in HNHM. An Allotype  , one male and one female (paratypes) of A. jordanicus  were studied in the collection of H. Coiffait in MNHNP. Coiffait (1981) did not mention the differences of this species from other Astenus  species in the original description of A. jordanicus  .

A. thoracicus  is probably the most common species of the genus in the East Mediterranean. Based on the original description of A. jordanicus  ( Figs. 67–74View FIGURES 67–74) and the illustrations of the aedeagus in Coiffait (1981: Figs. 1View FIGURES 1–12 G–H), the external morphology and aedeagal characters are found within the range of intraspecific variation of A. thoracicus ( Figs. 55–66View FIGURES 55–66). This species is here placed in the synonymy of A. thoracicus  .

ZIN

Russia, St. Petersburg, Russian Academy of Sciences, Zoological Institute

MHNG

Switzerland, Geneva, Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

MNHNP

Museo Nacional de Historia Natural del Paraguay

ZIN

Russian Academy of Sciences, Zoological Institute, Zoological Museum

MHNG

Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Astenus

Loc

Astenus thoracicus ( Baudi di Selve, 1857 )

Anlaş, Sinan 2020
2020
Loc

Astenus jordanicus

Coiffait, H. 1981: 19
1981
Loc

Sunius thoracicus

Baudi di Selve, F. 1857: 105
1857