Systematics of Problepsis wiltshirei (Prout, 1938), comb. nov. (Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Sterrhinae) – an endemic species to the Zagros Mountains in the Middle East

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Wanke , D , Krogmann , L , Murillo Ramos , L D C , Sihvonen , P & Rajaei , H 2021 , ' Systematics of Problepsis wiltshirei (Prout, 1938), comb. nov. (Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Sterrhinae) – an endemic species to the Zagros Mountains in the Middle East ' , Nota Lepidopterologica , vol. 44 , pp. 175-192 . https://doi.org/10.3897/nl.44.67345

Title: Systematics of Problepsis wiltshirei (Prout, 1938), comb. nov. (Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Sterrhinae) – an endemic species to the Zagros Mountains in the Middle East
Author: Wanke, Dominic; Krogmann, Lars; Murillo Ramos, Leidys Del Carmen; Sihvonen, Pasi; Rajaei, Hossein
Contributor organization: Finnish Museum of Natural History
Zoology
Biosciences
Date: 2021-10-05
Language: eng
Number of pages: 18
Belongs to series: Nota Lepidopterologica
ISSN: 0342-7536
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3897/nl.44.67345
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/335899
Abstract: Within Iran, the Zagros Mountains show high biodiversity, with a wealth of endemic species. One of these is the geometrid moth Somatina wiltshirei Prout, 1938, originally described from Iran and Iraq. In the present study, one mitochondrial and up to nine protein-coding nuclear gene regions were used along with a comparative morphological examination to investigate the systematic position of this species. The results support the reclassification of this species as Problepsis wiltshirei comb. nov. Since the original species description is superficial, we provide a re-description supported by rich illustrations of morphological characters and distribution. In addition, Problepsis wiltshirei comb. nov. is reported as a new species for the fauna of Turkey. The importance of the habitat for the conservation of this species is discussed.
Subject: 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
SCOPULINI MOTHS LEPIDOPTERA
GEOGRAPHICAL-DISTRIBUTION
MOLECULAR PHYLOGENY
MITOCHONDRIAL-DNA
GLACIAL REFUGIA
IRAN
CONSERVATION
BIODIVERSITY
PHOTOGRAPHY
DIVERSITY
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