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Specific status of Isophya fatrensis confirmed

Roy Kleukers - 31 January 2017
Oscillogram of the male calling song of Isophya fatrensis and other Isophya species of the Carpathians.

The first detailed study of the bioacoustics of Isophya fatrensis has been published. This species was described as recently as 2007 and is endemic to the Slovakian western Carpathian mountains. The song and male-female acoustic duetting is a bit similar to I. harzi, but the authors present some clear differences, thus confirming the specific status of this species.

Source: 

Iorgu, I.S., A. Krištín, G. Szövényi, P. Kaňuch, B. Jarčuška, T. C. Sahlean, E.I. Iorgu & K.M. Orci 2017. Distinctive male–female acoustic duetting supports the specific status of Isophya fatrensis, a West-Carpathian endemic bush-cricket (Insecta: Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Phaneropterinae). Bioacoustics, DOI: 10.1080/09524622.2016.1272005