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Published: 2020-07-06

Taxonomy and distribution of Cylindera germanica (Linnaeus, 1758) in the Middle East with the description of two new subspecies (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Cicindelinae)

Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, Biocenter, University of Würzburg, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg, Germany
Zoologische Staatssammlung München (ZSM-SNSB), Münchhausenstr. 21, 81247 München, Germany
Coleoptera Cylindera germanica germanica Cylindera germanica muelleri Cylindera germanica lyciae Cylindera germanica erzincana ssp. nov. Cylindera germanica persiana ssp. nov. tiger beetles taxonomy distribution Turkey Iran

Abstract

Two new tiger beetle taxa, Cylindera germanica erzincana ssp. nov. Boetzl & Franzen, 2020 from eastern Anatolia and Cylindera germanica persiana ssp. nov. Boetzl & Franzen, 2020 from southern Iran are described based on morphological characters. We present the current knowledge on the distribution of C. germanica (Linnaeus, 1758) in the Middle East and present a first record of C. germanica muelleri (Magistretti, 1966) for Turkey. An identification key for the subspecies of C. germanica occurring in the Middle East is provided.

 

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How to Cite

BOETZL, F. A., & FRANZEN, M. (2020). Taxonomy and distribution of <em>Cylindera germanica</em> (Linnaeus, 1758) in the Middle East with the description of two new subspecies (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Cicindelinae). Zootaxa, 4809(1), 95–110. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4809.1.5