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      Faunistic Composition, Ecological Properties, and Zoogeographical Composition of the Elateridae (Coleoptera) Family in the Western Black Sea Region of Turkey

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          The main aim of this study was to understand the faunistic composition, ecological properties, and zoogeographical composition of the family Elateridae (Coleoptera) of the Western Black Sea region of Turkey. As a result, 44 species belonging to 5 subfamilies and 19 genera were identified. After adding species reported in the literature to the analysis, the fauna in the research area consists of 6 subfamilies, 23 genera and 72 species. Most of the Elateridae fauna of the Western Black Sea region were classified in the subfamilies Elaterinae and Dendrometrinae. The genus Athous was the most species-rich genus. The species composition of the Elateridae fauna of the Western Black Sea region partially overlaps with the known Elateridae fauna of Turkey. The Western Black Sea region shares the most species with the European part of the Western Palaearctic region, including many of those in the Elateridae family, compared to other regions. Comparisons of the three geographical regions of Turkey show that fauna composition, ecological properties, and zoogeographical compositions of the Middle and Western Black Sea regions are more similar to each other than to those of the Central Anatolian region.

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            Catalogue of the family Cebrionidae, Elateridae, Lissomidae, Melasidae and Throscidae (Coleoptera) from Turkey.

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              Descrizione di nuove specie di Elateridi di Grecia e Turchia con chiave per due gruppi di specie (Coleoptera, Elateridae).

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                Journal
                J Insect Sci
                J. Insect Sci
                insc
                Journal of Insect Science
                University of Wisconsin Library
                1536-2442
                2013
                7 December 2013
                : 13
                : 144
                Affiliations
                [1]Hacettepe University Faculty of Science Department of Biology 06800 Beytepe Ankara Turkey
                Author notes

                Editor: Demian Kondo was editor of this paper.

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                10.1673/031.013.14401
                4015395
                24787627
                48a07872-355c-4e6b-bc26-d0bd54f2ae10
                © 2013

                This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

                History
                : 20 April 2012
                : 29 March 2013
                Page count
                Pages: 21
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                Entomology
                abundance,click beetles,distribution,habitat preference,phenology,species composition
                Entomology
                abundance, click beetles, distribution, habitat preference, phenology, species composition

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