A review of saproxylic click beetles (Coleoptera: Elateridae) of Turkey from the European red list and a preliminary redlist assessment of the all elaterids of Turkey

Abstract :

The European Red List is a assessment of the status of European species according to IUCN regional Red Listing guidelines. It identifies those species that are under strong decline or threatened by extinction at the European level. This gives the states a possibility to learn what species need extra concern and, so that appropriate conservation action can be taken to improve their status. The saproxylic click beetles are included European Red List of saproxylic beetles is published by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The studies on the red listed click beetles in Turkey are very limited and spread on many different sources. Consequently with this summary, an improved list of all saproxylic Turkish click beetles from the European Red List is provided. The Red List status of the saproxylic Click Beetles for Turkey as a preliminary national assessment is also presented. The aim of this paper is to make a list, from the literature, of the species that are endangered in Europe and found in Turkey, and make a preliminary redlisting assessment for all the click beetles in Turkey, but also to highlight the importance of these species. Because the conservation of beetles that depend on dying or dead wood, has received a great deal of attention in many parts of the world in recent years. Human activities such as urbanization and logging, and their results, e.g. global warming, destroy natural ecosystems and threaten unusual species. Attempts have been made to conserve the habitats upon which these species depend. Although represented by a large number of species, saproxylic beetles in Turkey have not received much attention. Although some Turkish studies have acknowledged their value, comprehensive investigations of these species are very limited.


Keyword :

European Red List, saproxylic click beetles, diversity, Coleoptera, Elateridae, Turkey


Author(s) : Gülperçin, N.
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Published Issue : 2022 Vol. 17 Number 2


2022 Vol. 17 Number 2