A taxonomic review of the species of the genus Amara Bonelli (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Pterostichinae) from south-central Turkey

Avgin S. S. , Emre I.

AFRICAN JOURNAL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY, cilt.8, ss.5926-5936, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 8 Konu: 21
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.5926-5936


The twelve species and subspecies of the pterostichine genus Amara Bonelli living in the study area represent about 22% of the Turkish species of this genus. This study is based on material collected primarily in the province of Kahramanmaras, but also in the surrounding provinces of Adana, Adiyaman, Gaziantep, Kayseri, and Malatya, situated in south-central Turkey, in the Taurus Mountains, and mostly within the Taurus refugium. The taxa are characterized by: keys; description of structural features; and photographs of habitus (male and female), and of male genitalia. For each species, the localities (many of them new), coordinates, altitudes of collection, its distribution in Turkey, and its chorotype were also given.