New Record of the Genus Homolophus (Opiliones: Phalangiidae) in Turkey and SEM Studies on Its Morphology

Kemal Kurt

Abstract


In this study, Homolophus nakhichevanicus Snegovaya, 2012 (Opiliones: Phalangiidae) was recorded in Turkey for the first time. This is only the second known location for this species, the first being the type locality (Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic, Azerbaijan). The morphological characteristics are described along with a scannig electron microscope (SEM) study on the dorsal aspect, crown-shape on cephalothorax, ocularium, chelicera, pedipalp, the first pair of legs. The male genitalia of the specimens are also presented.

 

En este estudio, se registro por primera vez Homolophus nakhichevanicus Snegovaya, 2012 (Opiliones: Phalangiidae) en Turquia con la excepcion de la localidad tipo (Azerbaiyan, Republica Autonoma de Najichevan). Se proveen las caracteristicas morfologicas, datos relativos a los sitios de recoleccion y de distribucion mundial de esta especie. Tambien, se presenta estudios de microscopia electronica de barrido (MEB) de la vista dorsal, la forma corona en el cefalotorax, el ocularium, queliceros, pedipalpos, el primer par de patas y la genitalia masculina de los especimenes.

 

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Keywords


Opiliones; Phalangiidae; Homolophus nakhichevanicus; new record; scanning electron microscope (SEM); Turkey

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