A new species and taxonomic notes on some Anatolian and Syrian species of cave crickets Dolichopoda (Orthoptera: Rhaphidophoridae): Following the trail of Martínez de la Escalera after 123 years

Taylan M. S., Şirin D., París M.

Zoology in the Middle East, vol.69, no.1, pp.57-65, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09397140.2023.2172845
  • Journal Name: Zoology in the Middle East
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Animal Behavior Abstracts, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Environment Index, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.57-65
  • Keywords: Akbez Cave, Dolichopoda rampinii, new species, Turkey
  • Hakkari University Affiliated: Yes


We examined cave crickets in southern Anatolian and northern Syrian in areas where Martínez de la Escalera collected at the end of the 19th century and compared our material with type material. We found a new species of the genus Dolichopoda Bolívar, 1880, D. rampinii Taylan & Şirin sp. n. from Anatolia (Hatay province). Additionally, some taxonomical notes and new figures of both sexes for D. pusilla Bolívar, 1899 and D. aranea Bolívar, 1899 are given according to syntype specimens. The new species, which is collected from Akbez cave (Turkey, Hatay province). Our data obtained from the type specimens indicates the validation of D. pusilla and D. aranea. Dolichopoda pusilla has to be removed from the Turkish list, as the collection locality is now located in Syria. http://www.zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:6D9B7C90-2835-4B2B-A241-1AE0F3234E03.