Demirsoyus n. gen. (Orthoptera, Acrididae, Oedipodinae) and D. salmani n. sp. from the Mediterranean anatolia with remarks on biogeography of the related genera

Yalim F. B., Şirin D., Taylan M. S., Çıplak B.

Transactions of the American Entomological Society, vol.130, no.4, pp.425-437, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 130 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Name: Transactions of the American Entomological Society
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.425-437
  • Keywords: Acrididae, Demirsoyus n. gen., Demirsoyus salmani n. sp., Oedipodinae, Orthoptera, Turkey
  • Hakkari University Affiliated: No


The new genus Demirsoyus Sirin and Ciplak n. gen. (Orthoptera, Acrididae, Oedipodinae) and the new species Demirsoyus salmani Sirin and Ciplak n. sp. are described on the basis of specimens from Antalya in Mediterranean Turkey. The necessary illustrations are provided to support the descriptions. Relationships between new genus and closely related genera are discussed. Relationships between Aiolopus group genera are suggested to be Aiolopus + (Platypygius + (Epacromius + Demirsoyus n. gen.)). Finally, a biogeographic evaluation of the last three genera is presented, assuming their history to be related with tectonic evolution of Mediterranean.