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Tropea G.,Societa Romana di Science Naturali | Yagmur E.A.,Celal Bayar University | Koc H.,Sinop University | Yesilyurt F.,University of Art | Rossi A.,Centro Studi sugli Aracnidi
ZooKeys | Year: 2012

A new species of the genus Euscorpius Thorell, 1876 is described based on specimens collected from Dilek Peninsula (Davutlar, Aydin) in Turkey. It is characterized by an oligotrichous trichobothrial pattern (Pv= 7, et= 5/6, eb= 4) and small size. Euscorpius (Euscorpius) avcii sp. n. is the first named species of the subgenus Euscorpius from Turkey.


Yagmur E.A.,Celal Bayar University | Tropea G.,Societa Romana di Science Naturali
ZooKeys | Year: 2013

A new species of the genus Euscorpius Thorell, 1876 is described based on specimens collected from Bursa Province, in Marmara Region of Turkey. It is characterized by a mesotrichous trichobothrial pattern (Pv= 8, et= 6, em=4, eb= 4), medium size and light coloration. Euscorpius (Euscorpius) rahsenae sp. n. is the second species of the subgenus Euscorpius recognized in Turkey. © Ersen Aydi{dotless}n Yaǧmur, Gioele Tropea.


Angelini C.,Zirichiltaggi S.W.C. | Sotgiu G.,Zirichiltaggi S.W.C. | Tessa G.,Zirichiltaggi S.W.C. | Tessa G.,University of Turin | And 9 more authors.
Evolutionary Ecology | Year: 2015

Sexual size dimorphism (SSD) is widespread among amphibians, and it is attributed to fecundity selection, invoked for female-biased-SSD species, sexual selection, usually invoked for male-biased-SSD species, or other forms of natural selection. Further, SSD interplays with body size variability at population level. By using a male-biased-SSD newt (Euproctus platycephalus) as model species, we investigated body size and SSD variability across the whole species’ range, the island of Sardinia, looking for the main evolutionary force behind SSD. We found geographic variation of body size and SSD: newts from northern populations were generally larger than those from southern ones, with a larger degree of male biased dimorphism in the former. The mean age of newts varied among populations, but it did not follow any geographical pattern, and it did not differ between sexes. Southern populations reached sexual maturity earlier than northern ones, and maturity was positively correlated with temperature. Growth curves show that northern populations achieved male-biased SSD before reaching sexual maturity, whilst in the south males become larger than females after 6 years in age, following a non-asymptotic growth curve. The geographical pattern of the adult body size variation is attributable to delayed maturation of the larger newts in more northerly populations, and earlier sexual maturation due to warmer temperature in southern populations, which leads to smaller body size. SSD varies consistently with body size: it is evident in the north, where sexual bimaturation caused larger males, but it is weak in the south, where warmer temperature caused an earlier maturation of both sexes. © 2014, Springer International Publishing Switzerland.


Yagmur E.A.,Celal Bayar University | Tropea G.,Societa Romana di Science Naturali | Yesilyurt F.,Kirikkale University
ZooKeys | Year: 2013

A new scorpion species, Euscorpius lycius sp. n., is described based on specimens collected from Muǧla and Antalya Provinces, in southwestern Turkey. It is characterized by a standard trichobothrial pattern (Pv= 8/9, et= 6, em=4, eb= 4), small size and light brown/reddish coloration. With the description of Euscorpius lycius sp. n., the number of valid species of the genus Euscorpius in Turkey increases to 5. © Ersen Aydi{dotless}n Yaǧmur et al.


After briefly reviewing past research, the present status of our knowledge on the bats of Latium, Central Italy, one of the richest biodiversity districts of the Central Mediterranean Ecoregion, is outlined, highlighting the contribution of Benedetto Lanza.


Crucitti P.,Societa Romana di Science Naturali | Emiliani F.,Societa Romana di Science Naturali
Zoology in the Middle East | Year: 2012

Morphological variation among a population of Testudo graeca from two neighbouring sites of the Nemrut Volcano has been analysed, and six morphometric characters have been assessed in 305 specimens, mainly adults. This population shows remarkable morphometric differences. Macrohabitat differences among sites have been involved to explain this variability in the light of the huge morphological plasticity of this wide-ranging taxon. © Kasparek Verlag, Heidelberg.


Crucitti P.,Societa Romana di Science Naturali | Brocchieri D.,Societa Romana di Science Naturali | Emiliani F.,Societa Romana di Science Naturali | Malori M.,Societa Romana di Science Naturali | And 3 more authors.
Acta Herpetologica | Year: 2010

Little attention has been paid to the herpetological fauna of the Simbruini Mountains Regional Park, Latium (Central Italy). In this study, we surveyed 50 sites in the course of about ten years of field research, especially during the period 2005-2008. Nine amphibian species, four Caudata and five Anura, 60.0% out of the 15 amphibian species so far observed in Latium, were discovered in the protected area: Salamandra salamandra, Salamandrina perspicillata, Lissotriton vulgaris, Triturus carnifex, Bombina pachypus, Bufo balearicus, Bufo bufo, Rana dalmatina, Rana italica. Physiography of sites has been detailed together with potential threatening patterns. For each species the following topics have been discussed; ecology of sites, altitudinal distribution, phenology, sintopy. Salamandra salamandra and Bombina pachypus are at higher risk. The importance of the maintenance of artificial/natural water bodies for the conservation management of amphibian population of this territory is discussed. © Firenze University Press.


PubMed | Societa Romana di Science Naturali
Type: | Journal: ZooKeys | Year: 2012

A new species of the genus Euscorpius Thorell, 1876is described based on specimens collected from Dilek Peninsula (Davutlar, Aydn) in Turkey. It is characterized by an oligotrichous trichobothrial pattern (Pv= 7, et= 5/6, eb= 4) and small size. Euscorpius (Euscorpius) avciisp. n. is the first named species of the subgenus Euscorpius from Turkey.

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