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      The ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) of the Strandzha Mountain and adjacent coastal territories (Bulgaria and Turkey)

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          The knowledge of the ground-beetle fauna of Strandzha is currently incomplete, and is largely based on data from the Bulgarian part of the region and on records resulting from casual collecting. This study represents a critical revision of the available literature, museum collections and a three years field study of the carabid beetles of the Bulgarian and Turkish parts of Strandzha Mountain and the adjacent Black Sea Coast territories.

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          A total of 328 species and subspecies of Carabidae , belonging to 327 species from the region of Strandzha Mountain and adjacent seacoast area, have been listed. Of these, 77 taxa represent new records for the Bulgarian part of the region, and 110 taxa new records for Turkish part of the studied region.

          Two taxa, one subgenus ( Haptotapinus Reitter, 1886) and one species ( Pterostichus crassiusculus ), are new to the fauna of Bulgaria. Based on a misidentification, the species Apotomus testaceus is excluded from the list of the Bulgarian fauna. Seven species ( Carabus violaceus azurescens , Apotomus rufus , Platynus proximus , Molops alpestris kalofericus , M. dilatatus angulicollis , Pterostichus merklii , and Calathus metallicus ) are treated as doubtful for the regional fauna, and one ( Apotomus rufus ) also for the Bulgarian fauna.

          Altogether, 43 taxa collected in the Turkish part of the region are new for European Turkey. New taxa for Turkey are the genera Myas and Oxypselaphus , the subgenus Feronidius , and nine species and subspecies ( Carabus granulatus granulatus , Dyschirius tristis , Bembidion normannum apfelbecki , B. subcostatum vau , Acupalpus exiguus , Myas chalybaeus , Oxypselaphus obscurus , Pterostichus leonisi , Pt. melas ). In addition, there are a further seven species that are here confirmed for Turkey.

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                Journal
                Biodivers Data J
                Biodivers Data J
                Biodiversity Data Journal
                Biodiversity Data Journal
                Biodiversity Data Journal
                Pensoft Publishers
                1314-2828
                2016
                01 April 2016
                : 4
                Affiliations
                []Sofia University, Faculty of Biology, Sofia, Bulgaria
                [§ ]National Museum of Natural History Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
                Author notes
                Corresponding author: Rumyana Kostova ( rumy.kostova@ 123456gmail.com ).

                Academic editor: Stephen Venn

                Article
                Biodiversity Data Journal 4283
                10.3897/BDJ.4.e8135
                4822067
                27099564
                Rumyana Kostova, Borislav Guéorguiev

                This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 (CC-BY), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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                Categories
                Taxonomic Paper
                Animalia
                Hexapoda
                Coleoptera
                Adephaga
                Carabidae
                Insecta
                Arthropoda
                Invertebrata
                Biodiversity & Conservation

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