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Habibiollah Mohammadi

Habibiollah Mohammadi

Academic rank: Assistant Professor
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 4564547
Faculty: Faculty of Natural Resources
Address: Iran - Kurdistan Province - sananndaj - Pasdaran Blvd. - Kurdistan University - Department of fisheries
Phone: 087-33664600


Athripsodes saral sp. nov., a new Leptoceridae (Trichoptera) from the Kurdistan Province, Iran
Athripsodes sewangensis Species Group; microscale endemism; new species; Middle East; Zagros.
Journal Ecologica Montenegrina
Researchers Habibiollah Mohammadi ، Halil Ibrahimi ، Edris Ghaderi ، Erfan Karimian ، Arman mansouri ، Farshad Maolodi


In this paper, we describe Athripsodes saral sp. nov., a new species from the Kurdistan Province, Iran, which belongs to the A. sewangensis Species Group. The new species is morphologically most close to Athripsodes caglari Sipahiler, 2008 from Turkey and Athripsodes sewangensis Martynov, 1925 from Armenia. It can be distinguished from all known species of this group by notable morphological characteristics of genitalia. In males, the dorsal projection of the coxopodite is slightly longer or equal in size to the harpago, while in females, the dorsolateral lobes of segment X exhibit a distinct triangular shape, evident in both ventral and dorsal views. Furthermore, the new species displays distinct differences from its closest congeners in the shape of segment IX, prolongations of segment X, and the structure of the aedeagus.