Anterastes davrazensis sp n. (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae): morphology, song and 16S rDNA phylogeny

Kaya S., Chobanov D., ÇIPLAK B.

ZOOTAXA, no.3401, pp.49-59, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/zootaxa.3401.1.4
  • Journal Name: ZOOTAXA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.49-59
  • Keywords: Anterastes, Anterastes davrazensis sp n., Anatolia, taxonomy, song, phylogeny, DNA, BIODIVERSITY, SEQUENCES, EVOLUTION, UTILITY, TURKEY
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


The new species Anterastes davrazensis sp. n. (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae) is described from south-eastern Turkey. Description, diagnosis and relationships of the new species were studied utilizing morphology, male calling songs and 16S rDNA sequence data from all species in the genus. Morphology and song syllable structure indicate A. davrazensis sp. n. is related to A. uludaghensis. Phylogenetic analyses based on representative haplotypes of 16S rDNA, using Sureyaella bella, Parapholidoptera distincta and Bolua turkiyae as outgroups, also suggested strong support to the relationship of these two species. A. davrazensis sp. n. differs from its closest relative A. uludaghensis by the higher number of stridulatory pegs and the song, consisting of irregular syllable groups.