Institut für Biologie der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg


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Erforschung biologischer Ressourcen der Mongolei (2021) band 14: 329-360.

Ergebnisse der Mongolisch-Deutschen Biologischen Expeditionen seit 1962, Nr. 361.


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The steppe regions of Mongolia have a rich grasshopper fauna. Especially, the short-horned (Caelifera) grasshopper family Acrididae with the subfamilies Gomphocerinae (slant-faced grasshoppers) and Oedipodinae (band-winged grasshoppers) show a high diversity and abundance. This study reviews the Mongolian fauna of band-winged grasshoppers based on collection data of 50 years of expeditions of the German-Mongolian research cooperation. These collection data (assembled between 1962 and 2019) were used to generate a faunistic overview of Oedipodinae species for the region. In total 740 specimens belonging to 16 species were reported. Based on the collected material, study of the types and the original species descriptions following species were synonymized: Bryodema gebleri mongolica ZUBOWSKY, 1900 syn. nov. with Bryodema gebleri (FISCHER von WALDHEIM, 1836), as well as Oedaleus asiaticus BEY-BIENKO, 1941 syn. nov. with Oedaleus decorus (GERMAR, 1825). Based on the generated dataset the region around Khustai National Park and the Great Lakes Depression in North-West-Mongolia were evaluated as the most species-rich spots of Oedipodinae.