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Description of two new species and redescription of one species of agnarid terrestrial isopods (Oniscidea, Agnaridae) from western Iran.

Kashani GM - Zookeys (2014)

Bottom Line: The genus Mongoloniscus Verhoeff, 1930 is recorded for the first time from Iran, with description of a new species: M. persicus sp. n.Protracheoniscus ehsani sp. n. is described and P. darevskii Borutzky, 1975 is redescribed based on Iranian specimens.The diagnostic characters of these species are figured and their geographical distribution is presented on a map.

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Affiliation: Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran.

ABSTRACT
The present study reports on three species of terrestrial isopods from western Iran. The genus Mongoloniscus Verhoeff, 1930 is recorded for the first time from Iran, with description of a new species: M. persicus sp. n. Protracheoniscus ehsani sp. n. is described and P. darevskii Borutzky, 1975 is redescribed based on Iranian specimens. The diagnostic characters of these species are figured and their geographical distribution is presented on a map.

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Map of Iran indicating the sampling localities of Mongoloniscus persicus sp. n. (in black), Protracheoniscus ehsani sp. n. (in blue) and Protracheoniscus darevskii (in red).
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Figure 1: Map of Iran indicating the sampling localities of Mongoloniscus persicus sp. n. (in black), Protracheoniscus ehsani sp. n. (in blue) and Protracheoniscus darevskii (in red).

Mentions: According to world catalogue of terrestrial isopods (Schmalfuss 2003), Agnaridae include 15 nominal genera. Former studies recorded two genera in Iran: Hemilepistus Budde-Lund, 1879 and Protracheoniscus Verhoeff, 1917 (Kashani et al. 2010, 2013, Kashani 2014). In this study, three agnarid species are reported from western Iran, of which two are new species. The genus Mongoloniscus is found for the first time in Iran. Protracheoniscus darevskii Borutzky, 1975 is reported for the first time from Iran. Since the type specimens are lost, a redescription of the species is presented based on Iranian specimens. Moreover, two new species, namely Mongoloniscus persicus sp. n. and Protracheoniscus ehsani sp. n. are described. Sampling localities for these species are presented on the map (Fig. 1).


Description of two new species and redescription of one species of agnarid terrestrial isopods (Oniscidea, Agnaridae) from western Iran.

Kashani GM - Zookeys (2014)

Map of Iran indicating the sampling localities of Mongoloniscus persicus sp. n. (in black), Protracheoniscus ehsani sp. n. (in blue) and Protracheoniscus darevskii (in red).
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Figure 1: Map of Iran indicating the sampling localities of Mongoloniscus persicus sp. n. (in black), Protracheoniscus ehsani sp. n. (in blue) and Protracheoniscus darevskii (in red).
Mentions: According to world catalogue of terrestrial isopods (Schmalfuss 2003), Agnaridae include 15 nominal genera. Former studies recorded two genera in Iran: Hemilepistus Budde-Lund, 1879 and Protracheoniscus Verhoeff, 1917 (Kashani et al. 2010, 2013, Kashani 2014). In this study, three agnarid species are reported from western Iran, of which two are new species. The genus Mongoloniscus is found for the first time in Iran. Protracheoniscus darevskii Borutzky, 1975 is reported for the first time from Iran. Since the type specimens are lost, a redescription of the species is presented based on Iranian specimens. Moreover, two new species, namely Mongoloniscus persicus sp. n. and Protracheoniscus ehsani sp. n. are described. Sampling localities for these species are presented on the map (Fig. 1).

Bottom Line: The genus Mongoloniscus Verhoeff, 1930 is recorded for the first time from Iran, with description of a new species: M. persicus sp. n.Protracheoniscus ehsani sp. n. is described and P. darevskii Borutzky, 1975 is redescribed based on Iranian specimens.The diagnostic characters of these species are figured and their geographical distribution is presented on a map.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran.

ABSTRACT
The present study reports on three species of terrestrial isopods from western Iran. The genus Mongoloniscus Verhoeff, 1930 is recorded for the first time from Iran, with description of a new species: M. persicus sp. n. Protracheoniscus ehsani sp. n. is described and P. darevskii Borutzky, 1975 is redescribed based on Iranian specimens. The diagnostic characters of these species are figured and their geographical distribution is presented on a map.

No MeSH data available.