Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 55 (1), pp. 1–10, 2009

Title: Phaonia oxystoma-group (Diptera, Muscidae): diagnosis, key to identification, description of two new species and synonymic notes

Authors: Xue, W. Q., Zhao, D. D. and Wang, M. F.

Authors' address: Institute of Entomology, Shenyang Normal University, Shenyang 110034, P. R. China, E-mail:

Abstract: The paper deals with the diagnosis, distribution and identification of species of the Phaonia oxystoma-group from China; describes two new species, namely, Phaonia bacillirostris Xue et Wang sp. n. and Phaonia sublatilamella Xue et Zhao sp. n.; and revises the status of Phaonia subhebeta Ma et Deng, 2002.

Key words: Diptera, Muscidae, Phaonia, new species, synonymy

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 55 (1), pp. 11–21, 2009

Title: Three new species of the family Oppiidae (Acari, Oribatida) from Turkey

Authors: Toluk, A.1, Ayyildiz, N.1 and Subías, L. S.2

Authors' addresses: 1Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Erciyes University, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey, E-mail:,
2Departamento de Zoologia, Facultad de Biologia, Universidad Complutense, 28040 Madrid, Spain, E-mail:

Abstract: Three new species of oribatid mites, Multioppia (Multioppia) turcica sp. n, Rhinoppia mahunkai sp. n. and Rhinoppia elifae sp. n. found in the decaying debris, soil and litter under Pinus nigra and Quercus spp. collected from Yozgat Pine Grove National Park in Turkey are described and illustrated. Type materials presently kept in the Acarological Collection of the Zoological Museum, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey.

Key words: Acari, Oribatida, Oppiidae, Multioppia, Rhinoppia, Turkey

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 55 (1), pp. 23–30, 2009

Title: A new species and a new interesting record of the genus Hypogastrura Bourlet, 1839 (Collembola, Hypogastruridae) from Ukraine

Authors: Skarzynski, D.1 and Kaprus', I. J.2

Authors' addresses: 1Zoological Institute, Wroclaw University, Przybyszewskiego 63/77, 51–148 Wroclaw, Poland E-mail:
2State Museum of Natural History, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, Teatral"na St. 18, UA–79008 L'viv, Ukraine; E-mail:

Abstract: Hypogastrura martiani sp. n. is described from Crimea, Ukraine. The new species belongs to the H. viatica group and can be easily distinguished from its two relatives, H. tullbergii (Schäffer, 1900) and H. concolor (Carpenter, 1900), by the structure of the antennal III-organ, the shape of dorsal setae, the range of distribution, habitat preferences, and the ability to pass ecomorphosis. Hypogastrura janetscheki Steiner, 1959 is removed from synonymy of Hypogastrura socialis (Uzel, 1891). This species has been recorded from Ukraine for the first time.

Key words: taxonomy, springtails, Hypogastrura martiani sp. n., Hypogastrura janetscheki

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 55 (1), pp. 31–38, 2009

Title: Morphometric key for the discrimination of two wood mice species, Apodemus sylvaticus and A. flavicollis

Authors: Barciová2, L.1,2 and Macholán, M.3,4

Authors' addresses: 1Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Branisovská 31, 370 05 Ceské Budejovice, Czech Republic. E-mail:
2Department of Biological Disciplines, Faculty of Agriculture, University of South Bohemia, Studentská 13, 370 05 Ceské Budejovice, Czech Republic
3Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics ASCR, Veverí 97, 602 00 Brno. E-mail:
4Institute of Botany and Zoology, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Abstract: Sixteen cranial measurements were examined in 311 genetically identified specimens of Apodemus sylvaticus and A. flavicollis in order to establish a simple identification key diagnosing these two morphologically similar species using the classification tree technique. The resulting identification key includes three cranial measurements only (length of the lower tooth row, condylobasal length, length of bulla tympanica) and enables separation of the species under investigation with 98.3% accuracy. Moreover, some previously proposed identification criteria for A. sylvaticus and A. flavicollis are reviewed and their applicability is discussed.

Key words: Apodemus, discrimination, classification trees

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 55 (1), pp. 39–54, 2009

Title: Morphological characteristics of hybrid pikeperch (Sander lucioperca female × Sander volgensis male) (Osteichthyes, Percidae)

Authors: Specziár, A.1, Bercsényi, M.2 and Müller, T.3*

Author's address: 1Balaton Limnological Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, H-8237 Tihany, Klebelsberg K. u. 3., Hungary
2Pannon University, Georgikon Faculty of Agriculture, H-8360 Keszthely, Deák F. u. 16., Hungary
3Szent István University, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. H-2103 Gödöllõ, Páter K. u. 1., Hungary, E-mail:

Abstract: Sander lucioperca (Linnaeus, 1758) and S. volgensis (Gmelin, 1788) have been successfully hybridized under laboratory conditions with the common fertilization procedure, resulting fertile hybrids as viable as the parent species are. Although natural hybrids have not been reported yet, failing an effective postzygotic reproductive barrier, there is a good chance for natural hybridization can also not be excluded. In order to facilitate the recognition of hybrid Sander we studied morphological characteristics of S. lucioperca and S. volgensis compared with their laboratory bred F1 hybrids. There are some evident external features, which are generally used to distinguish the parent species, such as the presence of canine teeth in S. lucioperca, the position of the end of maxilla related to centre of eye and the different body pattern of the two species. However, in case of hybridization, these characters cannot be used for identification since even F1 hybrids cover the full transitional scale between the parent species. Out of the 38 morphometric and 10 meristic characters examined, only the number of perforated scales in lateral line did not overlap among the three genotypes. We found, however, that S. lucioperca, S. volgensis and their F1 hybrids can clearly be separated based on multivariate analysis of meristic and morphometric characters.

Key words: Sander lucioperca, Sander volgensis, hybrid, morphology

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 55 (1), pp. 55–65, 2009

Title: Age and growth of the Southern Crested Newt, Triturus karelinii (Strauch, 1870), in a lowland population from northwest Turkey

Authors: Üzüm, N. and Olgun, K.

Authors' addresses: Adnan Menderes University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, 09010 Aydin, Turkey, E-mail:

Abstract: We estimated the age, size, and growth patterns of the Southern Crested Newt, Triturus karelinii, from northwest Anatolia using skeletochronology. Lines of arrested growth (LAGs) recorded in phalanges allowed us to estimate the age of juveniles and adults. Results showed that age at maturity in this population was 3 years. The average ages of the males and females in this population were calculated as 5.07±1.36 and 5.00±1.63 years, respectively. Males attained a maximum age of 9 years, whereas females attained a maximum age of 8 years. No significant differences were found between the age distributions of the two sexes. Mean body length of males was significantly smaller than that of females. Growth of the Southern Crested Newt was well described by the von Bertalanffy model, and males and females did not differ in growth parameters. These growth parameters were compared with those obtained from other amphibians, especially salamandrids.

Key words: skeletochronology, age structure, growth, Triturus karelinii, Turkey

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 55 (1), pp. 67–75, 2009

Title: Recent range expansion of Pomatias rivulare (Eichwald, 1829) (Mollusca: Pomatiidae) in Central-Eastern Europe

Authors: Fehér, Z.,1 Szabó, K.,2, Bozsó, M.,2 and Pénzes, Zs.2,3

Authors' addresses: 1Department of Zoology, Hungarian Natural History Museum, H-1088, Baross Street 13, Budapest, Hungary E-mail:
2Institute of Genetics, Biological Research Center of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, H-6701, P.O. Box 521, Szeged, Hungary
3Department of Ecology,University of Szeged, H-6726, Közép fasor 52, Szeged, Hungary

Abstract: We have investigated the diversity of mitochondrial COI gene sequences of Pomatias rivulare populations, originated from the western edge of the species' area. COI gene has not shown any variability, the same haplotype was found in all of the examined Hungarian, Romanian, Serbian and Montenegrin populations, which arises most probably from a rapid range expansion. Based on it, we can rule out that Hungarian populations are relicts and we can conclude that the Pannonicum, the Southern Carpathians and the Eastern Dinarids were colonized very recently, most probably in the Holocene.

Key words: Pomatias, biogeography, phylogeography, Pannonicum, Carpathians, Balkans

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 55 (1), pp. 77–87, 2009

Title: New records of Helicopsyche bacescui (Trichoptera, Helicopsychidae) from the Balkan Peninsula with notes on its habitat

Authors: Zivic, I.1, Markovic, Z.2, Simic, V.3 and Kucinic, M.4

Authors' addresses: 1Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, 11000 Belgrade Serbia, E-mail:
2Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade, 11000 Belgrade Serbia
3Faculty of Science, University of Kragujevac, 34 000 Kragujevac Serbia
4Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Rooseveltov trg 6, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Abstract: The species Helicopsyche bacescui in Europe has a disjunct area that is mainly situated south of 45º N latitude and east of 22º E longitude with an isolated smaller part in southwestern Hungary. Recent investigations on the territory of Serbia documented the presence of H. bacescui at 39 localities south of the Danube. The known area of the species is thereby enlarged by about 30%, while its western boundary is relocated by about 440 km. H. bacescui is primarily found in lowlands at elevations of less than 200 m above sea level, frequently in streams that periodically run dry. In Serbia, on the other hand, it is found in permanent highland streams at localities with average elevation of 467±35 m above sea level. The highest locality at which this species has been found is the spring of the Obudojevica (Western Serbia), which lies at an elevation of 1060 m above sea level. H. bacescui belongs to specific benthic communities that differ from typical macrozoobenthos assemblages found in similar habitats in Serbia by the pronounced dominance of Gammaridae, significant presence of Pisidium species, and absence of other groups of Trichoptera (above all, members of the family Hydropsychidae).

Key words: Helicopsyche bacescui, disjunct area, Serbia, Balkan Peninsula

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